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Bridgestone Wins GM Supplier of the Year Award

Mar 14, 2011

Bridgestone has been awarded the accolade of 2010 GM Supplier of the Year for tyres. In a letter to Mr Shoshi Arakawa, Chairman, CEO and President of Bridgestone Corporation in Japan, Mr Robert E Socia, GM's Vice President of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain notes that Bridgestone played an important role in GM's efforts to design, build and sell the world's best vehicles.

This is the 13th time Bridgestone has received this award on a global basis since its inception in 1992. Mr Socia said GM appreciated Bridgestone's dedication and commitment to consistently perform above expectations and wanted to recognise Bridgestone for its outstanding performance.

"It is truly an accomplishment to receive this award in light of the challenges that we've faced with GM over the past year related to production capacity limitations, rising raw material costs, technical resource limitations, and even GM's own struggles to emerge from bankruptcy in North America," said Mr John E Behr, Bridgestone's Senior Director of OE Account Management in North America.

Bridgestone received its award at GM's Supplier of the Year award ceremony at GM's World Headquarters in Detroit on March 10.

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