Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recognised its best suppliers in Latin America during the company’s annual supplier conference held in June 2019 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Photo, left to right: Carl Smiley (Chief Purchasing and Supply Chain Officer FCA Global); Eduardo Zanotti (VP Commercial for ArcelorMittal Flat Carbon South America); Luis Santamaria (VP Purchasing and Supplier Quality FCA LATAM)

ArcelorMittal received the award for best raw material supplier in the region during 2018. The award was accepted by Eduardo Zanotti, vice-president commercial for ArcelorMittal Flat Carbon South America.

ArcelorMittal was one of 14 companies recognised in 16 categories. The winners were all outstanding suppliers who have demonstrated their commitment to deliver value through innovation, quality, and competitiveness. They are all aligned with FCA’s principles of proactive collaboration, continuous improvement, integrity, long-term thinking, mutual transparency, and social responsibility. 

Antonio Filosa, president of FCA Latin America, credited the carmaker’s supplier base as a key pillar on which it is building its US$ 4 billion expansion of Fiat and Jeep factories in Brazil to produce 25 new models by 2024 saying, “We have best-in-class suppliers that contribute to the renewal and expansion of our product portfolio and are partners in the technological development of our products.”