DANIELSON, Conn.—SPIROL, a manufacturer of engineered components for fastening and joining, reported in July that it received the 2020 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for the ninth straight year. The award, which SPIROL has received every year since GM began presenting it in 2012, applies to two of the manufacturer’s locations—SPIROL International Corporation in Danielson, and SPIROL Industries Limited in Winsor, Ontario, Canada, SPIROL said in a release.

“Suppliers who receive this award recognition have met or exceeded a very stringent set of quality performance criteria and have achieved the cross-functional support of the entire GM organization for the calendar year 2020, said an unnamed General Motors senior supplier quality engineer, in the release.

SPIROL manufactures coiled spring pins, slotted spring pins, solid pins, alignment dowels and bushings, spacers, and compression limiters. The firm also produces inserts for plastics, disc springs, precision metal shims, installation technology, and vibratory feeding equipment. SPIROL supplies millions of engineered fastening components to General Motors’ assembly plants located around the world from several global stocking facilities, the company said.

In a video presentation by General Motors’ top executives for supplier quality development, GM said that it recognizes its top performing supplier manufacturing DUNS locations around the globe each year.

“This General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award is for those locations who consistently deliver quality products, on-time, and at-rate and with zero disruptions throughout the year,” GM said in the video presentation.

Tom Buchta, president of SPIROL Industries in Canada, said that the award is a testament to SPIROL’s “foundational belief in providing high quality product and exceptional service” to its customers.

“SPIROL is committed to being a reliable supplier to General Motors, and we are proud to have received this prestigious award once again—especially during a turbulent year filled with so much uncertainty attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Buchta said in the release.

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