Englewood, Ohio – October, 2013 – General Motors recognized Liteflex LLC for demonstrating some of the highest levels of quality performance over the past 12 months.
"We are honored to be recognized as a quality supplier," said John Prikkel, president and owner of Liteflex. "This recognition is proof that Liteflex is continuing to move forward, provide high-quality service and products while also continuing a pattern of growth in the automotive and transportation industries. The future remains promising."
This is the second year GM is honoring suppliers who are making noteworthy contributions to GM's goal of providing the best overall customer experience in the automotive industry. This is the first time Liteflex has received the Supplier Quality Award.
"Liteflex helped play a critical role in GM's success in 2013 through their dedication and commitment to consistently exceed our expectations by being innovative, delivering high quality products and services on time and by creating outstanding value," said Grace Lieblein, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain.
GM's Supplier Quality Excellence Award is focused on improving collaboration with suppliers. Winning suppliers met more than 12 quality criteria during the 12 months ending June 30.
For more than 30 years Liteflex has been a leading provider of composite springs for the automotive and transportation industries. These environmentally friendly springs increase longevity, reduce weight and save fuel while providing comparable – and oftentimes better – performance than their traditional counterparts. Installed in more than 15 million vehicles around the world, Liteflex provides General Motors with its line of innovative products, as well as several other auto manufacturers world-wide.
Liteflex LLC has been providing composite springs to the automotive and transportation industries for more than 30 years. They are in use on more than 15 million vehicles, including GM, Ford, Range Rover, Daimler Chrysler, Iveco, Kenworth, Peterbuilt, Freightliner and Navistar, and others. Liteflex LLC products are currently exported from the United States to customers in Germany, Italy, Sweden, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine, Argentina, New Zealand, South Africa, China, South Korea, Mexico, India and Canada. Liteflex is headquartered in Englewood, Ohio.
About General Motors Co.
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com