The team of iwis engine systems, L.P. in Murray (USA) receives the coveted "Supplier of the Year 2018" award.
DETROIT. General Motors recognized 133 of its best suppliers from around the globe during its 27th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony in Warren, Michigan. One of the proud winners is iwis engine systems, L.P. based in Murray (USA).
Automotive suppliers from 15 countries received GM’s coveted “Supplier of the Year” award for going above and beyond GM’s requirements, providing customers with the most innovative technologies and GM could supply high quality vehicles.
“We hold our suppliers to a high bar,” said Steve Kiefer, GM senior vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “They went above and beyond to deliver the innovations and quality that will help us earn customers for life.”
The “Supplier of the Year” award winners were chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives. Winners were selected based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.
iwis is the world leader in innovative, cost-effective timing drive systems based on precision chains. Virtually all car manufacturers throughout the world are supplied with a total of 60,000 systems each day from plants in Munich, Landsberg, Pinghu and Murray. In addition to the automotive industry, iwis acts as a market leader in supplying precision roller chains to the mechanical engineering and plant construction industries across the globe. The chains are used in the printing and paper industry, packaging industry and conveyor technology, as well as in general engineering and the agricultural machinery industry. iwis smart connect is a specialist for electrical connecting technology for automotive and non-automotive applications.
Founded in 1916, the company is now managed by Johannes Winklhofer, the fourth generation of his family to do so. iwis has a global workforce of more than 2,100 and has set itself the goal of achieving sales of 500 million euros in 2019. Besides its production plants in Germany (Munich, Landsberg, Wilnsdorf, Sontra, Kaufbeuren and Rieden) and in China, the USA and the Czech Republic, it has subsidiaries in various European and overseas countries, including Brazil, UK, France, India, Italy, Canada, Korea, Switzerland, Singapore and South Africa. iwis is represented at a total of 45 locations worldwide.