Lear-STEC in Shanghai received four awards for its wire harness work in 2014—three from Shanghai General Motors (SGM) and one from the SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation). The plant is a joint venture of Lear and STEC, a subsidiary of SAIC.

“I’m really pleased about the customer recognitions that Lear-STEC has received thanks to outstanding performance during 2014,” said Arturo Alvarez, VP of Electrical Operations in Asia. “I would like to congratulate the STEC team, led by our General Manager, Fang Dan, on its great job.”

The SGM awards include the Green Supply Chain Award for lean manufacturing and Value Stream Mapping activity; the Quality System Basics Outstanding Process Award for continuous quality improvement; and an award for 100% on-time delivery for the year from SGM’s Yantai plant. SAIC awarded Lear-STEC its Outstanding Quality Performance Award for being one of its best suppliers.

“This is the first time the plant has received a quality award from SGM, which has very high quality requirements,” added Hyo C. Kim, general manager. “An award is a significant achievement and to receive four illustrates the hard work and dedication of the team.”

With more than 2,500 team members, Lear-STEC began operations in 2003 and produces wire harnesses for SGM, SAIC, Volkswagen and Qoros. General Motors accounts for approximately 45% of its sales, with SAIC sales providing about 12% of its total. SAIC is the largest Chinese OEM by volume, having produced 4.5 million vehicles in 2014. SGM is General Motor’s largest joint venture (out of ten) in China, with the company’s total sales of all products sold under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Baojun, Wuling and Jiefang nameplates totaling 3.5 million units.

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