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2017 Winners: Corporation of the Year

Corporation of the Year – ABC Group

Awarded to a corporation that actively includes certified Aboriginal and minority suppliers in their procurement opportunities. Nominated by a supplier, the winning corporation continuously explores and assists in the development of Aboriginal and minority suppliers, promotes supplier diversity (SD) and business development within their corporation and to their vendors including other business organizations.  

Founded in 1974, ABC Group Inc. is now one of the world’s leading automotive systems and components manufacturers, covering every facet of plastics processing technologies, and the systems and components for the global automotive industry. The company has over 36 international locations across the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Poland, Japan, China and Canada, including their global headquarters located in Toronto. ABC Group’s employees create unique product solutions, an element crucial to ABC Group’s on-going success in the automotive industry. With a corporate culture where workplace diversity and inclusion are critical components of success, ABC Group has embraced diversity since the beginning. Working closely with diverse suppliers has brought increased service levels within the company and a reduction in overall costs. An open bidding process is now part of the ABC Group’s practice globally and the organization has been lauded for its SD work by SD partners such as GM and Toyota and by SD-certifying councils including CAMSC, WBE, and WEConnect.