Coastal Automotive Wins GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award

Coastal Automotive earned the 2018 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for the third year in a row. The company received the award during ceremonies in both Rochester Hills and the Holland Headquarters.

General Motors has recognized suppliers with the Quality Excellence Award since 2012. The award recognizes suppliers for meeting 13 different criteria including efficient manufacturing practices, positive customer satisfaction, dependable delivery times and more.

There are currently 4,312 supplier locations across the United States that General Motors utilizes. Of those suppliers, less than 10 percent received the Supplier Quality Excellence Award this year.

“Winning this award takes a collaborative effort of our entire company,” said Jim Zimmerman, Quality Manager for Coastal Automotive. “Our team works hard to put systems and processes in place that set our team up for company-wide success.”

Along with earning the GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award in 2016, 2017 and 2018, Coastal received their third GM Supplier of the Year Award earlier this year.

“Being recognized by General Motors with our third Supplier Quality Excellence Award is special, but not surprising,” said Paul Doyle, Chief Executive Officer for Coastal Automotive. “Every member of our team knows that we are in the business of making vehicles safer. Every part we make could make a difference in the outcome of an accident. This motivates our commitment to the idea that the best quality control system is a person who is motivated, trained, and accepting of accountability. We have great systems led by great people. The recognition by GM is a huge source of pride for every team member and we appreciate that.”

About Coastal Automotive

Coastal Automotive is a forward-looking, Tier 1 global automotive company, whose products and solutions increase the safety of interior passenger spaces and reduce passenger compartment sound in motor vehicles. Coastal Automotive works with unique products and innovative processes to create value for their customers and generates enhanced safety and comfort for the passengers who use their products. Coastal Automotive and its sister company, Coastal Container, have earned recognition as leaders in innovative solutions. For more information visit:  

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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