General Motors honored its top-performing suppliers at an Award Ceremony Wednesday, September 24 at Cobo Center. Vari-Form, the technology leader in hydroforming for the automotive industry, was one of the recipients of a Supplier Quality Excellence Award.

“We are honored to be recognized again by General Motors for our quality products and technologies,” said Stephen Dow, president of Vari-Form. “This recognition for quality excellence reflects Vari-Form’s long-term commitment to customer satisfaction and support.”

The GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award is focused on improving collaboration with suppliers. Winning suppliers met more than 12 quality criteria during a 12-month period that ended on June 30. This is the third year GM is honoring suppliers who are making noteworthy contributions to GM’s goal of providing the best overall customer experience in the automotive industry. Vari-Form was an earlier recipient of this prestigious Award; recognized by GM in 2012 for meeting or exceeding GM’s stringent quality performance criteria.

“We know that maintaining a focus on the details to achieve perfection each day is not an easy task, so much so that only a fraction of our suppliers have earned this special recognition. You (Vari-Form) are a critical part of the team who helps ensure the customer is delighted with their product purchase and we want to recognize and thank you for that,” said Sheri Hickok, Executive Director, Global Supplier Quality & Development, GM.

Current Vari-Form projects with General Motors include hyroformed aluminum frame rail components for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, produced by the Vari-Form Strathroy manufacturing facility, and delivered to the GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant, Home of the Corvette. These innovative rails are optimized for light weight and superior strength, and helped GM engineers achieve significant reduction of gross vehicle weight over prior models.