HIROTEC AMERICA Honored by General Motors as a 2001 Supplier of the Year

Auburn Hills, MI., April, 2002 – TESCO Engineering was named as a General Motors Supplier of the Year for its superior performance in quality, service, technology and price. The award was given during ceremonies on Saturday, April 27 in Toronto.

“Our ultimate reward is a satisfied customer and being chosen as a supplier of the year is a great honor,” beamed Matt Umeno, TESCO’s Chairman. TESCO Engineering was selected as supplier of the year for efficiently supplying closure weld and hemming systems, which help assemble many of General Motor’s North American vehicles.

“TESCO Engineering is an industry role model that through performance has set an example during the past year for other companies to follow,” said Bo Andersson, Vice President, GM Worldwide Purchasing Production Control & Logistics. “It is a pleasure to work with a company that excels at meeting our priorities for quality, service, technology and competitive pricing.”

As a supplier, TESCO has continually exceeded GM’s expectations, thus, in March 2001 they were named GM’s first strategic supplier for closure weld tooling.

The GM Supplier of the year award began as a global program in 1992. Award-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, General Motors honored 91 suppliers from 18 countries for their excellence throughout 2001.

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