PSA has recognised 16 suppliers for their contribution to its Push to Pass and Pace initiatives, while also awarding 16 component factories, 'Best Plant of the Year.'

In 2018, Groupe PSA recognised its suppliers' performance in seven categories:

Programme Management Award:

Aisin AW, SMP, Hutchinson Sealing and Mobis received the award in recognition of their performance in terms of the quality of deliverables, on-time delivery, cost control, project management, success of launches and technical expertise.

Value Creation Products & Services Award:

KYB Corporation and Tata Consultancy Services won this award in recognition of their ability to offer technical solutions and new value-creating services.

Industrial Equipment and Service Delivery Performance Award:

Orange Business Services, Mediacom and Haosen were rewarded for their performance in terms of service and quality, cost, on-time delivery and responsiveness.

Aftermarket Performance Award:

Airtex Products SA and Freudenberg Filtration received this accolade, which honours suppliers for their exceptional performance in terms of quality, service and cost savings in the areas of multi-brand and spare parts.

Cost Savings Award:

A.Raymond, Faurecia Clean Mobility and Modine were recognised for their exceptional cost-savings performance (sales, processes, techniques, logistics, etc.) and their 2018 proposals for a cost-reduction portfolio in line with Groupe PSA targets.

Corporate Social Responsibility Award:

Plastic Omnium was rewarded for its remarkable measures based on four criteria: environmental performance, social performance, ethics and control of the subcontracting chain. Performance was assessed by an external firm commissioned by Groupe PSA using a questionnaire based on international sustainable development standards.

Best Supplier Plants Award:

The event is also an opportunity to praise the performance and industrial excellence of supplier plants which meet the Group's quality requirements, from producing the vehicle to handing over the keys to the end customer.

Yann Vincent, Executive Vice-President, Manufacturing & Supply Chain, and Michelle Wen, Executive Vice-President, Global Purchasing and Supplier Quality, also recognised 16 supplier plants receiving the award for the third year in a row.

  • Autoliv, Saint Etienne du Rouvray, France
  • Autoneum Holding, Katowice, Poland
  • CIE Automotive, Compiègne, France
  • CMV Aluminium Ltd, Saint Claude, France
  • Faurecia, O Porriño, Spain
  • Financiere SNOP Dunois, Nigran, Spain
  • Financiere Steep, Luzianky, Slovakia
  • Plastic Omnium, Vincios Gondomar, Spain
  • Silencor - Indústrias Metálicas Lda, Agueda, Portugal
  • Valeo, Issoire, France
  • Visteon Corporation, Bir El Bey, Tunisia
  • AP Microelectronic, Minden, Germany
  • Leoni Autokabel Slowakia, Trencin, Slovakia
  • Bury SP Zoo, Mielec, Poland
  • Plasticos ABC Spain, Soria, Spain
  • Fujitsu Ten España, Malaga, Spain

The 2018 Special Jury Prize was awarded to GMD, a partner of Groupe PSA for nearly 20 years, which distinguished itself through its operational responsiveness.

Along with these awards, Maxime Picat, executive vice-president, Europe, presented a European market focus and thanked the winning suppliers for their past and future commitment.

Opel Vauxhall CEO, Michael Lohscheller also stressed the importance for each partner to improve the performance of their operations.

In 2017, Groupe PSA purchasing represented a total of EUR28bn (US$33bn) of which more than EUR20bn was for direct parts and components which, on average, account for more than 80% of a vehicle's production cost.

The Group works with a panel of more than 8,000 suppliers and encourages local sourcing in all its production sites. French automobile production plants purchase around 50% of their supplies in France and more than 90% in Europe.