2021 GM Award

Lake Zurich, IL, January 21, 2021 - Smalley was presented the General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for the year 2019, marking the 8th consecutive year to receive this prestigious honor.

General Motors works with thousands of suppliers worldwide, but only a small percentage are presented with this award. The Supplier Quality Excellence Award is exclusive to top-performing suppliers that have met or exceeded a rigorous quality audit involving 13 specific requirements, including zero product defects and continual on-time delivery.

“To be recognized for our commitment to quality, customer service, and engineering excellence is a great honor,” said Jamie Madison, Smalley’s Director of Quality Engineering. “We strive to be a trusted partner to GM and the global automotive industry, so to receive this award for eight consecutive years is a great confirmation of our efforts and position as an industry leader.”

Smalley is a quality-driven organization dedicated to manufacturing excellence. From steering systems to electric motors, Smalley retaining rings and wave springs have been trusted in the Automotive industry for over 100 years. Smalley’s products are manufactured in compliance to ISO 9001, IATF 16949, and ISO 14001. With award-winning, quick inspection processes within the manufacturing flow, Smalley provides the highest level of quality every time.


About Smalley: As the inventor of the edgewound wave spring and with over 100 years of manufacturing excellence,
Smalley is the Engineer’s Choice® in providing wave springs, retaining rings, and constant section rings for all of your
application needs. Smalley stocks over 10,000 standard parts across 30 configurations and 400 sizes. Prototype or
production volume, our team of industry-specialized engineers and No-Tooling-Charges™ manufacturing process meets
the design flexibility your application, budget, and timeline requires. While all of our manufacturing is made in our U.S.
based 300,000 ft2 facility, our global network of offices, engineers, and distribution partners allows you to receive parts
and support quickly from anywhere in the world. As an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 company, we deliver quality products
certified to IATF 16949, AS9100, and ISO 13485. For manufacturing news and product updates, follow us on social
media or follow our blog at smalley.com/blog.

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