Mando Corporation selected as a 2021 Supplier of the Year by General Motors

Mando, recognized as GM's best supplier, has received the SOY Award eight times since 2003, including this one.

From left, Alison Ellis, Head of Brake Sales, Mando America, Tom McMillen, Executive Director of Global Chassis Purchasing, GM, Jeff Pontius, Director of Brake R&D, Mando America and Jamie Lowe, Director of Customer Service, Mando America.

Mando Corporation, a company specialized in EV and autonomous driving solutions, was selected as the 2021 Supplier of the Year by General Motors.

134 suppliers from 16 countries, including Mando America Corporation, attended the 30th Annual Supplier of the Year Awards held on the 17th (local time) in Phoenix, Arizona, USA and received the award. This Supplier of the Year (SOY) Award, given to outstanding suppliers in the top 1% level, was given to the companies selected from about 20,000 suppliers around the world.

Mando, recognized as GM’s best supplier, has received the SOY Award eight times since 2003, including this one. Mando, which was selected as an excellent supplier based on the score of business performance, such as launch, supply chain, and quality, and the score of qualitative evaluation, such as innovation & engineering, communication & transparency, and safety. Especially in the cultural priorities category, Mando received the highest score. Mando also won the ‘Launch Excellence Award’, the 29th SOY Special Award, by supplying electric parking brakes according to the supply schedule under the circumstance of the 165 km/h hurricane in September 2020.

Shilpan Amin, Vice President of GM Global Purchasing, said, “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. 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”

The CEO of Mando, Cho Seong-hyeon, said, “I am very happy and encouraged to receive the 30th SOY Award. Even though the market situation is still veiled in a mist, we will overcome even greater difficulties through the joint efforts of our global executives and employees, including union members.”

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