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Valiant TMS Wins GM Supplier of the Year Award

March 11, 2016

Windsor, Ontario, Canada, March 11, 2016 – Valiant TMS was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 24th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Thursday, March 10 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.


GM recognized 110 of its best suppliers from 17 countries who have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value, or brought new innovations to the company. The announcement represented the most suppliers GM has recognized since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992. This is the 4th time (2009, 2013, 2014, 2015) Valiant TMS has received the award.


“We are focused on building positive supplier relationships, bringing new, customer-centric innovations to GM, and being the OEM of choice among suppliers,” said Steve Kiefer, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “The companies we recognize tonight not only have brought innovation, they delivered it with the quality our customers deserve.”


GM’s 2015 supplier recognition represents a nearly 40 percent increase in the number of suppliers honored compared to 79 recipients in 2014. More than half of the suppliers are repeat winners from 2014.


Winning suppliers were chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing, and logistics executives and selected based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Indirect Purchasing, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.


“I would like to acknowledge our entire Valiant TMS team around the globe. It is through their dedication, innovative ideas and focus on customer satisfaction that puts our company in a position to be recognized with this award” said Dr. Stefan Wilden, CEO, Valiant TMS. “We measure our success by the success of our customers and we are honored to receive an award that validates our commitment and drives us to continue to provide innovative solutions that enable our customers to build products better.”


About Valiant TMS


Based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Valiant TMS ( is a fully integrated manufacturer, supplying automated production systems and tooling for the automotive, aerospace, mining, composites, construction and forestry industries. These systems include welding systems, assembly systems, parts cleaning systems, material handling systems, leak-test equipment, hemming systems, plastic and composite forming tools. Valiant TMS provides innovative manufacturing solutions through a growing family of companies. Valiant TMS has 24 facilities in 14 countries allowing the company to provide full service, turn-key automated production systems on a global scale.


About General Motors


General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at

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