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Spen-Tech Machine Engineering Corp. Named “Overdrive Award” Winner by General Motors


Spen-Tech Machine Engineering Corp. was one of 31 companies out of 20,000 to earn an Overdrive Award for 2021.
Flint MI 03/18/2022 – General Motors recognized Spen-Tech Machine Engineering Corp. as an Overdrive Award winner as part of GM’s 30th annual Supplier of the Year awards. Spen-Tech Machine Engineering Corp. was one of 31 companies out of 20,000 to earn an Overdrive Award for 2021. The company celebrated honorees at an awards ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona, earlier this week.
First presented in 2012, the Overdrive Award is a distinction reserved for suppliers who display outstanding achievement across the Global Purchasing and Supply Chain organization’s key priorities. These include sustainability, innovation, relationships, total enterprise cost, launch excellence and safety.

“This year’s Supplier of the Year event was special not only because it’s the 30th anniversary of the program, but because it provided us with the opportunity to recognize our suppliers for persevering through one of the most challenging years the industry has ever faced,” said Shilpan Amin, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “These top suppliers showed resilience and reinforced their commitment to pursuing sustainability and innovation. Through our strong relationships and collaboration, GM and our suppliers are poised to build a brighter future for generations to come.”

A global cross-functional team selected the 2021 Supplier of the Year and Overdrive Award winners based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales and Logistics.

About Spen-Tech:
Spen-Tech Machine Engineering Corporation was founded 35 years ago in Flint, Michigan and has been a supplier of special machinery and automation equipment to General Motors since inception.

“Exciting news and culmination of years of effort was receiving the General Motors Overdrive Award. I know this kind of official affirmation does not come easy. There are many ways to measure success. This is major recognition and achievement. This does not happen without the Spen-Tech team of talented dedicated professionals committed to successful execution of every General Motors service request. My personal sense of accomplishment cannot be expressed in words. I am sincerely honored by those who supported Spen-Tech nomination of this very special award”. Said Troy Spence President of Spen-Tech Machine engineering Corp.

Another noteworthy and unique recent accomplishment was Spen-Tech’s execution of Ventilator production equipment for GM’s “Project V”. Many deliverable components were required such as: tooling, gauges, robot adhesive stations, and quality inspection equipment for the GM Kokomo production plant in 3 weeks time.

Spen-Tech’s essence, its values, its passions, and its vision of the future are summarized in the statement “Bringing New Energy to Automation”. This statement synthesizes the culture of our company, our experience, what we have done and what we are able to do. This culture, our DNA, can be seen through the values posted throughout our facilities. We ask our employees to pursue these values in their everyday work.

General Motors (NYSE:GM) is a global company focused on advancing an all-electric future that is inclusive and accessible to all. At the heart of this strategy is the Ultium battery platform, which will power everything from mass-market to high-performance vehicles. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Baojun and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, can be found at .

Tom Hunt

Director of Engineering


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