Stellantis Hosts 22nd Annual Supplier Diversity MatchMaker Event

September 16, 2021

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

Continuing a tradition now in a 22nd year, Stellantis currently probably hosted a annual retailer farrago MatchMaker program, furthering a company’s long-standing joining to building a different supply bottom and flourishing resources for different business owners via a value chain. During a event, a company, in partnership with a National Business League (NBL), announced a initial 12 Black suppliers that will attend in a commander of a National Black Supplier Development Program.

This year’s MatchMaker, attended by some-more than 160 exhibitors, 900 attendees and 100 Stellantis preference makers, offering diverse-owned companies a eventuality to horde practical vaunt spaces for networking, attend educational programming and reason 1:1 matchmaking meetings. The opening rite kicked off with remarks from Stellantis executives and Julie Fream, boss and CEO, Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA).

“MatchMaker has been a centerpiece of a award-winning retailer farrago module for scarcely a entertain century,” pronounced Mark Stewart, North America COO, Stellantis. “It continues to be a strenuously effective module formed on a elementary prophesy that an OE can share a mercantile impact of a business to commission different people and communities. This prophesy has never been some-more critical than it is right now.”

National Black Supplier Development Program
Stellantis and a NBL announced a National Black Supplier Development Program in Jun to support a growth of some-more than 2.9 million Black businesses around a nation and internationally for destiny opportunities within a sovereign supervision and open and private sectors. The pilot, that will run by a initial entertain of 2022, is a initial proviso of a incomparable module to rise Black suppliers for destiny constrictive and buying opportunities in a office of larger secular equity in a marketplace.

“The start of a commander for a National Black Supplier Development Program is an critical initial proviso of a tour to grasp mercantile probity for millions of Black businesses,” pronounced Dr. Kenneth Harris, boss and CEO, NBL. “This is where we truly start to turn a personification margin by bringing commerce solutions to a marketplace to solve prolonged station mercantile problems.”

The 12 businesses that will take partial in a commander paint geographic farrago and a operation of disciplines and commodities. They are:

  • Isiah International, Chicago
  • Ten35, Chicago
  • Russell Westbrook Digital, Los Angeles
  • TKT and Associates, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Assured Quality Systems, Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Ryan Industries, Wixom, Michigan
  • ACE Petroleum, Detroit
  • Devon Industrial Group, Detroit
  • Dunamis Clean Energy, Detroit
  • Multi-Training Systems (MTS), Southfield, Michigan
  • Simontic Composite Inc., Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Coltrane Logistics, Wixom, Michigan

The online practical buying and constrictive marketplace is approaching to comprehend 20-30 percent of a untapped business intensity of Black suppliers. The idea is to emanate tolerable Black businesses that will impact a internal and tellurian economies, formulating jobs by entrepreneurship and flourishing a series of Black businesses of all sizes.

Supplier Diversity Excellence Winners
In further to a commander module announcement, Stellantis also famous suppliers that have demonstrated leadership, passion and joining to building strong retailer farrago programs. Winners in 4 categories included:

  • Indirect: Hunter Express
  • Direct Production: Summit Polymers
  • Mopar: Flex N Gate
  • Tier 1 Supplier Diversity Champion: Commercial Contracting Corp.

Stellantis Commitment to Supplier Diversity
MatchMaker has generated some-more than $4 billion in new business opportunities for minority-owned, including women, veterans, LGBTQ and infirm and tiny businesses given a pregnancy in 1999.

Since 1983, a association has purchased some-more than $90 billion from minority-, women- and veteran-owned suppliers. In 2020, Stellantis in North America spent some-more than $6 billion with 200-plus different suppliers and perceived a following honors for a retailer farrago efforts:

  • Corporation of a Year from a National Minority Supplier Diversity Council
  • Top Corporation Gold Award from a Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
  • Supplier Diversity Advocacy from a Veteran Owned Business Roundtable

The company’s retailer farrago goals need that adult to 12.5% of a tier-one retailer spend be sourced to approved minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses and veteran-owned businesses. Stellantis is now also tracking spending among LGBTQ-owned and disable-owned enterprises.

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Stellantis (NYSE: STLA) is one of a world’s heading automakers and a mobility provider, guided by a transparent prophesy to offer leisure of transformation with distinctive, affordable and arguable mobility solutions. In further to a Group’s abounding birthright and extended geographic presence, a biggest strengths distortion in a tolerable performance, abyss of knowledge and a wide-ranging talents of employees operative around a globe. Stellantis will precedence a extended and iconic code portfolio, that was founded by visionaries who infused a brands with passion and a rival suggestion that speaks to employees and business alike. Stellantis aspires to turn a greatest, not a biggest, while formulating combined value for all stakeholders, as good as a communities in that it operates. 

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