May 16, 2007
FANUC Robotics America, Inc., a supplier of industrial robots, was presented the General Motors 2006 Supplier of the Year award for its overall business performance in providing GM with world-class parts and services. The 15th annual award—themed the "Best of the Best"—was given during ceremonies March 31 at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla. In addition to 2006, FANUC Robotics was named among GM's top suppliers in 1997 and 2005.
"We are proud to honor FANUC Robotics as one of the 'Best of the Best' GM suppliers in 2006," said Bo Andersson, GM group vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "FANUC Robotics achieved the award based on outstanding performance in 2006. We appreciate their energy, hard work and dedication to the success of GM."
The GM Supplier of the Year award began as a global program in 1992. Winners are selected by a global team of executives from purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and logistics who base their decisions on supplier performance in quality, service, technology and price. This year, GM honored 89 suppliers for their outstanding performance throughout 2006.