Auto supplier wins Excellence Award from Jaguar Land Rover


Zeeland-based Gentex, founded in 1974, is a diversified maker of products for the automotive, aviation and fire industries. Courtesy Gentex

An automotive supplier in the region is being honored for its excellence by a European luxury car maker.

Zeeland-based Gentex was one of 15 companies around the world to receive a Global Purchasing Supplier Excellence Award from Coventry, U.K.-based Jaguar Land Rover in May.

The awards recognize suppliers that have made a contribution to the company’s business, cost transformation and operational delivery over the past 12 months, with the winners picking up either a gold, silver or bronze award.

Ian Harnett, director of global purchasing at Jaguar Land Rover, said the winners demonstrated “dedication and hard work,” as well as “attention to detail” over the past year.

Gentex — a supplier of digital vision, connected car and dimmable glass technologies for the global automotive industry — received a bronze award in the product engineering category.

“Gentex is honored to be acknowledged for excellence by one of the industry’s most select brands,” said Neil Boehm, VP of engineering and CTO, Gentex.

“We look forward to the future as we work together to bring new technologies to market, delivered with the same distinct quality for which we’ve been recognized today.”

Other Michigan winners


Borg Warner, Auburn Hills


AAM Global, Detroit


Founded in 1974, Gentex Corporation (Nasdaq: GNTX) is a supplier of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and electronics to the automotive industry, dimmable aircraft windows for aviation markets and fire-protection products to the fire industry.

Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover designs, develops, manufactures and sells cars bearing the Jaguar and Land Rover marquees, including luxury automobiles, specialist sports cars and four-wheel-drive off-road vehicles, as well as related parts and accessories.

Its parent company is Coventry, U.K.-based Jaguar Land Rover Automotive, which is a subsidiary of Mumbai-based Tata Motors.

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