CEVA recognized by General Motors with Certificate of Merit in Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 27 April, 2011 – CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, has been recognized by General Motors (GM) with a Certificate of Merit for Quality, Service, Technology and Price at the annual Supplier of the Year Awards. This is the sixth time CEVA has received this award from GM, and this year it was awarded to AV Manufacturing, a wholly owned subsidiary of CEVA that has supplied dressed engines to GM’s Gravataí plant since 2006.The event, held in São Caetano do Sul, São Paulo, recognizes the performance of GM’s top suppliers measured against key criteria such as quality, service, technology and price.

CEVA is considered by GM in Brazil as a strategic supplier with excellent performance. “We have a solid partnership with GM and this recognition shows we are on the right path,” states Caio Najm, Senior Vice President and General Director of CEVA in Brazil. “This is the result of the work of a dedicated and motivated team,” he added.

The annual awards are a GM initiative to recognize the work of suppliers that support the company’s achievements throughout the year.  In total, 6,800 suppliers competed in categories such as direct materials, indirect materials, replacement parts and logistics. The event has been held since 1973 and is currently in its 39th year.

For more information please contact:

Giovanna Lopes
In Press Porter Novelli
+55 11 3323-1644

Elisandra Casaroti
Marketing Manager, CEVA
+55 11 2199-6820

About General Motors

General Motors, one of the largest vehicle manufacturers in the world, was founded in 1908. Headquartered in Detroit, GM employs 202 thousand people in the main regions of the world, and operates in more than 120 countries. GM, with its strategic partners, produces vehicles in 30 countries, selling and servicing these vehicles under the following brands: Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Daewoo, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling. GM’s largest national market is China, followed by the United States, Brazil, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada and Italy. GM’s OnStar subsidiary is leader in vehicle security and information services. For more information on the new General Motors, access www.gm.com.

In Brazil, GM manufactures and markets vehicles under the Chevrolet brand already for 86 years. In 2010 Chevrolet registered a historic sales record in the country, with a volume of 657,724 vehicles. The company operates three Industrial Complexes producing vehicles in São Caetano do Sul and in São José dos Campos, both in São Paulo, and in Gravataí (RS). It has also units in Mogi das Cruzes (production of stamp components), Sorocaba (Parts Distribution Center) and Indaiatuba (Test Site), all in SP, in addition to a modern Engineering and Design Technologic Center in São Caetano do Sul (SP), capable of full development of new vehicles. The Brazilian subsidiary is one of the five worldwide centers for vehicles creation and development, in the fields of engineering, design and manufacturing. More information can be found at the Web sites http://media.gm.com and www.gmnoticias.com.br

CEVA – Making business flow
CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, designs and implements industry leading solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies. Approximately 50,000 employees are dedicated to delivering effective and robust supply chain solutions across a variety of sectors and CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-class services across its integrated network, with a presence in over 170 countries. For the year ending 31 December 2010, the Group reported revenues of €6.8 billion. For more information, please visit www.cevalogistics.com

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