- Published on 05 April 2017
This is the 16th time that the Group has received the award in the last 17 years.
The Grimaldi Group was named a Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Friday, March 31st in Orlando, Florida.
GM recognized 118 of its best suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or brought new innovations to the company. The announcement represented the most suppliers GM has recognized since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992. This is the 16th time that the Grimaldi Group has received the award in the last 17 years.
“We are focused on building positive supplier relationships, bringing new, customercentric innovations to GM and being the OEM of choice among suppliers,” said Steve Kiefer, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “The companies we recognize tonight not only have brought innovation, they delivered it with the quality our customers deserve”, added Steve Kiefer.
More than half of the suppliers are repeat winners from 2015. Winning suppliers were chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives and selected based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Indirect Purchasing, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.
“We are proud to have been chosen once again as the recipient of the 2016 General Motors Supplier of the Year award for the category for Vehicle Outbound - Short Sea Transportation”, said Emanuele Grimaldi, Managing Director of the Grimaldi Group. “This additional recognition reflects our ongoing efforts to enhance and provide ever sophisticated logistics services based on maritime transport to the automotive sector”, concluded Emanuele Grimaldi.
With 70 years of experience in shipping, the Grimaldi Group is specialised in the operation of roll-on/roll-off vessels, car carriers and ferries. Headquartered in Naples, Italy, it is a dedicated supplier of integrated logistics services based on maritime transport to the world’s major vehicle manufacturers. With regards to General Motors, the Grimaldi Group provides logistics services for the transport of GM vehicles between North Europe, the Mediterranean, West Africa, North and South America.
Pictured from left: James P. Bovenzi, Executive Director, Global Purchasing & Supply Chain, GM, Costantino Baldissara, Commercial, Logistics & Operations Director, Grimaldi Group, Francesco Olivieri, Commercial Manager, Grimaldi Group, Todd Scott, Executive Director, Global Supply Chain, GM.