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General Motors Names Yazaki a 2021 Supplier of the Year
April 6, 2022

GM hosted its 30th annual Supplier of the Year Awards March 15-16, 2022 in Phoenix, AZ.  GM’s Vice President of Global Purchasing & Supply Chain, Shilpan Amin, welcomed the guests to Phoenix. Photo Courtesy of General Motors Co.

(From left) Brent Skillman, Director, SAL, and Greg Rochowiak, VP, Global GM Business Unit,Yazaki NA, accepted the 2021 GM Supplier of the Year Award at ceremonies in Phoenix, Arizona March 15, 2022
Photo Courtesy of General Motors Co.

Detroit, March 30, 2022 – General Motors recognized Yazaki North America, Inc. as a 2021 Supplier of the Year. GM celebrated honorees at its 30th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona, March 15-16, 2022.

GM’s Supplier of the Year award recognizes global suppliers that distinguish themselves by exceeding GM’s requirements, in turn providing GM customers with innovative technologies and among the highest quality in the automotive industry. This year, GM recognized 134 suppliers from 16 countries with the Supplier of the Year distinction.

This is the 5th consecutive year (ten years in total) Yazaki NA has received the award.

“As a dedicated supplier partner to GM and a company in step with society, Yazaki is committed to GM’s vision of a future with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion—a mission underscored by GM’s focus on electric, autonomous, and holistically safe vehicles,” said Greg Rochowiak, Yazaki vice president, Global GM Business Unit. “This prestigious award further demonstrates Yazaki’s commitment to providing GM with industry-leading solutions. We are honored to be recognized by GM as we collectively take a moment to pause and reflect on the accomplishments of the past year. We look forward to building on that foundation in the years to come.”

“This year’s Supplier of the Year event was special not only because it’s the 30th anniversary of the program, but because it provided us with the opportunity to recognize our suppliers for persevering through one of the most challenging years the industry has ever faced,” said Shilpan Amin, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “These top suppliers showed resilience and reinforced their commitment to pursuing sustainability and innovation. Through our strong relationships and collaboration, GM and our suppliers are poised to build a brighter future for generations to come.”

A global cross functional team selected the 2021 Supplier of the Year winners based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales and Logistics.


Yazaki Corporation is a global leader in the research, development, and delivery of vehicle power, data, and display for automotive applications. Yazaki produces wire harnesses, power distribution and control products, connectors, driver information displays, hybrid and electric vehicle products, and sensors. Worldwide, the company employs 243,723 people in 45 countries. Yazaki has been committed to the preservation of the environment for more than 80 years. The company continues this commitment today through the development of advanced electric components for hybrid and fully electric vehicles, the promotion of recycling, and the efficient use of resources. For more information about Yazaki and its vision for a greener tomorrow, visit

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Norman Johnson

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