iwis is pleased to receive General Motors Award

4. June 2019 | iwis engine systems

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.

Corporate information:

iwis is a leading supplier of precision chain systems for drive and conveyor applications and is now active in the following areas:

  • iwis motorsysteme makes chains and timing drives for the automotive industry.
  • iwis antriebssysteme manufactures precision roller chains and conveyor chains for industrial applications, including machine and plant engineering, packaging and printing, the food industry and conveyor technology.
  • iwis smart connect is active in the fields of housing technology, high-precision metalworking, stamping and bending technology, in particular in the area of electrical connection technology, press-fit technology, IDC insulation displacement connectors and MCS contact technology.
  • THIEN eDrives: e-mobility and electric motors


Joh. Winklhofer Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG
Andrea Schiller
Albert-Roßhaupter-Str. 53
81369 Munich, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)89 76909 1111
Fax: +49 (0)89 76909 1103
Email: andrea.schiller@iwis.com
Internet: www.iwis.com


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