‘Supplier of the Year’ award highlights 20-year relationship

APL Logistics has received the Global Supplier of the Year award from General Motors for excellence in international logistics.

The award, presented in a ceremony at the General Motors Vehicle Engineering Center in Warren, MI, highlights a 20-year relationship between the two companies centered on inbound logistics management and ocean freight transportation.

‘We are pleased and proud to receive this honor from one of the world’s great companies,’ said David Lim, Group President and CEO of NOL Group, the parent company of APL Logistics. ‘We have built our reputation on customer service, and recognition from General Motors is validation that we are living up to our reputation.’

A global team of GM executives from purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and logistics evaluate candidates for the prestigious awards. Winners are determined based on performance, quality, service, technology and price.

‘Global reach and automotive-industry expertise are core strengths of ours,’ said APL Logistics President Brian Lutt. ‘It’s gratifying to be recognized for these strengths by General Motors.’

The world’s largest automaker has turned to APL Logistics for more than two decades to provide superior inbound logistics services. APL Logistics manages parts flows for GM within the NAFTA region between suppliers in the greater Midwest and GM assembly plants in Mexico. It also ships parts manufactured in Mexico to GM plants in the U.S. and Canada. Sister company APL, one of the world’s leading container shipping lines, serves GM with ocean transport in the Trans-Pacific trade.