First Brands Group recognized as a General Motors 2021 Supplier of the Year

This is the sixth time Brake Parts Inc has received the award and the fourth time Champion Laboratories has received the award; both are divisions of First Brands Group. 

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General Motors recognized First Brands Group as a 2021 Supplier of the Year. GM celebrated honorees at its 30th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona.

GM’s Supplier of the Year award recognizes global suppliers that distinguish themselves by exceeding GM’s requirements, in turn providing GM customers with innovative technologies and among the highest quality in the automotive industry. This year, GM recognized 134 suppliers from 16 countries with the Supplier of the Year distinction.

This is the sixth time Brake Parts Inc has received the award and the fourth time Champion Laboratories has received the award; both are divisions of First Brands Group. 

“It’s always a tremendous honor to be recognized by GM as a Supplier of the Year and that’s especially the case this year, given the global supply chain challenges,” said Rich Fleming, chief commercial officer for First Brands Group. “We look forward to our continued collaboration with GM as we deliver on our commitment to supplying the highest quality products, advanced innovation and superior customer service.”

“This year’s Supplier of the Year event was special not only because it’s the 30th anniversary of the program, but because it provided us with the opportunity to recognize our suppliers for persevering through one of the most challenging years the industry has ever faced,” said Shilpan Amin, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “These top suppliers showed resilience and reinforced their commitment to pursuing sustainability and innovation. Through our strong relationships and collaboration, GM and our suppliers are poised to build a brighter future for generations to come.”

A global cross functional team selected the 2021 Supplier of the Year winners based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales and Logistics.

About First Brands Group™:

First Brands Group™ is a global automotive parts company that develops, markets and sells premium products through a portfolio of nine market-leading brands: Raybestos® complete brake solutions, Centric® Parts replacement brake components, FRAM® filtration products, Luber-finer® filtration products, TRICO® wiper blades, ANCO® wiper blades, Carter® fuel and water pumps, Autolite® spark plugs, and StrongArm® lift supports. The First Brands Group™ portfolio of world-class brands offers best-in-class technology, industry-leading engineering capabilities and superior customer service.


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