Detroit, Michigan - DuPont Automotive OEM Coatings, which manufactures some polyurethane coatings, has been named a General Motors Supplier of the year for 2008, for the second consecutive year, a 12 Aug company statement said.
The company supplies GM globally with products including undercoats, colour coats and clear coats, DuPont said.
"This honour is particularly special to DuPont because of our long and successful partnership with General Motors," said B.C. Chong, DuPont vice president ad general manager.
In separate news, DuPont has also announced a number of structural and organisational changes. Actions will include the elimination of five DuPont group vice-president positions and existing support structure, consolidating the company's 23 businesses into 14 and streamlining those businesses by increasing regional business responsibility and accountability, DuPont said.
The company also said it will redefine its external financial reporting, effective 1 Oct, to the following aggregated segments:
•Agriculture & Nutrition (Pioneer Hi-Bred, Crop Protection, Nutrition & Health)
• Electronics & Communications
• Performance Coatings
• Performance Materials (Performance Polymers and Packaging & Industrial Polymers)
• Safety & Protection (Protection Technologies, Building Innovations, Safety Resources)
• Performance Chemicals (Chemical Solutions, Fluoroproducts, Titanium Technologies)