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The Grimaldi Group recognised by General Motors as a 2012 supplier of the year

Date: 10/04/2013

Naples, 18th March 2013 – Last 13th March, during the 21st annual awards presentation ceremony which took place at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, the Grimaldi Group has been recognised by General Motors as a 2012 world class automotive Supplier of the Year.

“It has been a great honour for us to have been chosen for the twelfth time as the best supplier by one of our biggest customers” said Emanuele Grimaldi, Managing Director of the Grimaldi Group. “We are pleased to receive this award which is the result of the continuous efforts of our Group to offer high-quality logistics services to General Motors”, concluded Mr. Grimaldi.

The Grimaldi Group is one of the 83 suppliers awarded by GM, having consistently exceeded the expectations of GM thanks to its innovative services, the timely delivery of products, the high quality services and the high creation value. This is the 12th time that the Neapolitan group receives the GM Supplier of the Year award in the last 13 years.

“The Grimaldi Group played an important role in contributing to achieve GM’s excellent results in 2012 with its dedication and commitment to consistently exceed our expectations thanks to its innovative nature, the timely delivery of products, the high quality services and the exceptional creation value," said Grace Lieblein, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "We are very happy to award the Grimaldi Group, which we consider a worldwide supplier".

The Supplier of the Year Award is recognised to less than 1 percent of the nearly 18,500 suppliers to GM worldwide. The winners are awarded for their  ontribution of innovative technologies, their superior quality, the high quality crisis management and their cost-competitive services.

With over 60 years of experience in shipping, the Grimaldi Group is specialised in the operation of rollon/ roll-off vessels, car carriers and ferries. It is a dedicated supplier of integrated logistics services based on maritime transport to the world’s major vehicle manufacturers. With regards to General Motors, the

Grimaldi Group provides logistics services for the transport of GM vehicles between North Europe, the Mediterranean, West Africa, North and South America.

For further information:

Grimaldi Group, External Relations: Paul Kyprianou Ph:+39 081/496246 Mail: [email protected]


The Grimaldi Group operates a fleet of more than 100 ships and is a world leading operator in the transport of cars and ro/ro cargo. Established in

1947, the Group is headquartered in Naples and has about 10,000 employees. In the passenger sector, the Group controls Finnlines, leader in ro/ro transport in the Baltic Sea and Minoan Lines, the Greek ferry operator leader in the Adriatic Sea and on the route between Piraeus and Crete.

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