Axalta Coating Systems Honored as a Top Global Supplier by General Motors

Axalta Coating Systems

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has been distinguished by General Motors with the prestigious 2023 Supplier of the Year award during an annual recognition event held last week in Miami. This accolade places Axalta among an elite group of 86 suppliers celebrated for their contributions to GM’s success over the past year.

Hadi Awada, President of Global Mobility Coatings at Axalta, expressed pride in the company’s recognition, emphasizing the strong partnership between Axalta and General Motors. “We are proud to be recognized by General Motors again as a 2023 Supplier of the Year,” Awada stated. He highlighted the innovative products and services that Axalta provides to GM, including AquaEC™ and a sustainable coating system designed to reduce carbon footprint, as well as the COATS Model—efforts that align with both companies’ sustainability goals.

Jeff Morrison, vice president of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain at General Motors, lauded the invaluable partnership with top suppliers like Axalta. Morrison underscored the importance of collaboration in driving innovation and exceeding customer expectations. “Their innovation and support are critical to helping us deliver the world-class vehicles our customers have to come expect,” Morrison remarked.

The selection of Supplier of the Year award winners involves a rigorous evaluation by a global, cross-functional team from GM. This process assesses suppliers based on their performance, innovation, alignment with GM’s values, and commitment to meeting GM’s ambitious objectives. Central to the evaluation is the GPSC Priority Wheel, a framework that places the customer at the heart of supply chain decision-making while emphasizing core values such as Safety, Inclusion, Relationships, Sustainability, Innovation, Execution, Resilience, and Profitability.

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The recognition of Axalta Coating Systems as a Supplier of the Year highlights the vital role that innovative and sustainable supply chain practices play in the automotive industry. It highlights how collaborations between manufacturers and suppliers can lead to advancements in vehicle technology and contribute to broader sustainability efforts. As the automotive sector continues to evolve, with increasing focus on environmental responsibility and technological innovation, partnerships like that between Axalta and General Motors exemplify the synergies necessary to drive progress and meet the changing demands of consumers.

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