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JR Automation Receives Supplier of the Year Award from General Motors

JR Automation Receives Supplier of the Year Award from General Motors

Holland, MI – June 29, 2021 – JR Automation, a leading global systems integrator and wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), is pleased to announce that they have been selected for the 2020 Overdrive Award from General Motors, as part of their 29th Annual Supplier of the Year Awards. This award comes to the Esys division as a result of the medical mask line that our team deployed in just six days in March of last year.

Each year, General Motors (GM) names their “Suppliers of the Year,” which includes companies that exceed their expectations as a supplier. In 2012, they introduced an even higher form of recognition: the Overdrive Award. This award is “a distinction reserved for suppliers who display outstanding achievement within the Global Purchasing and Supply Chain organization’s key priorities, including sustainable value streams, total enterprise cost and profitability, safety, launch excellence, accelerating innovation and nurturing relationships.” Recipients of the Supplier of the Year award include 122 suppliers representing 16 countries, with more than a dozen first-time winners. Additionally, 26 companies representing eight countries earned GM’s coveted Overdrive Award.

“This award is an incredible acknowledgment of our team and all that we did throughout 2020 to deliver results to General Motors,” said Craig Ulrich, CEO of JR Automation. “While the award calls out the remarkable work we did to pull off the mask lines at record speed, it goes without saying that this award is also in recognition of the entire team's effort on every job we do, every single day to deliver and exceed our customer’s expectations.  Watching our joint GM and Esys team pull together to execute on Project M was personally a very proud moment for me and demonstrated what could be accomplished when great companies work in partnership, especially at a time when the world needed it.”

JR Automation is proud to partner with customers like General Motors to make the world a safer place and the team looks forward to continuing those partnerships well into the future.

About JR Automation

Established in 1980, JR Automation is a leading provider of intelligent automated manufacturing and technology solutions that solve customers’ key operational and productivity challenges. JR Automation serves customers across the globe in a variety of industries, including automotive, life sciences, aerospace, and more.

In 2019, JR Automation was acquired by Hitachi, Ltd. In a strategic effort towards offering a seamless connection between the physical and cyber space for industrial manufacturers and distributers worldwide. With this partnership, JR Automation provides customers a unique, single-source solution for complete integration of their physical assets and data information, offering greater speed, flexibility, and efficiencies towards achieving their Industry 4.0 visions. JR Automation employs over 2,000 people at 27 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia.

For additional information, contact Lizzie Uhl at +1 616.335.7371.

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