Smalley receives the General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for the 10th consecutive year

Lake Zurich, IL, August 25, 2022 - Smalley received the 2021 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for the 10th consecutive year.

The award, which was created in 2012, is given to specific top-performing suppliers that have met or exceeded a stringent set of quality performance criteria. Smalley has now won the award every year since its inception.

"To win the award every year since it was created is a testament to our Manufacturing, Engineering, and Quality teams and our company as a whole. We always put our customers and quality first," said Blanca Gerue, Quality Systems Manager.

Smalley is a quality-driven organization that provides the highest quality retaining rings and wave springs. Smalley's products have been used in the Automotive industry for over 100 years. With offices throughout the globe, Smalley has been committed to quality and customer satisfaction. In accordance with the requirements of ISO 13485:2016, ISO 9001:2015, IATF 16949:2016, AS9100:2016, and ISO 14001:2015, Smalley is able to offer customers worldwide unparalleled service and quality. Smalley is an ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) registered facility.

Visit for links to download our current Quality certifications, review our REACH and RoHS compliance information, or to submit a request for Smalley to become an approved supplier for your company.


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. For manufacturing news and product updates, follow us on social media or follow our blog at

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