Automaker praises partners’ spirit and creativity in ‘challenging’ year
Hyundai Motor Central and South America held the “Hyundai Suppliers of the Year” awards, which recognized partners who “achieved excellence in performance and excellence in the delivery of products and services in 2021”.
As in other years, the award ceremony took place during the annual seminar promoted by the manufacturer in Piracicaba (SP), the city where the HB20 and Creta models are produced.
“We seek to appreciate and recognize the quality of our partners and share their best practices. It is a great opportunity to engage the entire supply chain to continue the search for innovative methods to significantly increase reliability, flexibility and responsiveness, increase our competitiveness and, at the end of the day , customer satisfaction,” said Ken Ramirez, president and CEO. of Hyundai Motor for Central and South America.
The companies were awarded in seven categories and evaluated based on their business management, “based on efforts to implement in practice prudent measures aimed at improving competitiveness and the quality of products and services provided”.
“The industry is still dealing with the effects of this pandemic, but 2021 presented conditions that allow hope and our suppliers showed great commitment to meet the demands of quality, quantity, sustainability and competitiveness”, praised Ivan Carvalho, director of Hyundai’s Purchasing division. Engine Brazil.
Jae Min Lee, vice president of Industrial Operations at Hyundai Motor Brasil, announced that the award is “fundamental to increase supplier performance”.
“We are happy that our suppliers strive to continue to improve. The year has been very challenging for many reasons and this group of elite suppliers has proven that, in any situation, they can overcome the challenges and obstacles to provide excellent and high-quality services every time.
Meet the winners and their fields of activity:
Excellence in Foreign Trade Services – Pinho S/A (Customs Clearance)
Excellence in Indirect Wholesale Procurement – 2S Inovações (IT Equipment)
Excellence in Direct Wholesale – Axalta Paint (Automotive Paint)
Excellence in Sustainability – Maxion Wheels (Car Wheels)
Excellence in Quality Management – Robert Bosch (Autoparts)
Competitive Excellence – U-Shin do Brasil (Interior and Exterior Finishing Systems) and Clarios Brazil (Car Batteries)
Excellence in Performance – Bara do Brasil Automotive (Auto Parts) and Seoyon E-HWA (Interior and Exterior Finishing Systems)