In 2011, Chrysler spent $2.1 billion over approximately 200 different minority suppliers that it depends on for its operations. This number makes up about 8.5% of Chrysler's total annual purchasing, and they have spent more than $47 billion since 1983 on supplies from minority owned businesses.
In response to their recognition, Kevin L. Bell, Chrysler's Senior Manager of Diversity Supplier Development said "Chrysler Group remains as committed as ever to creating a diverse and sustainable supply base that directly reflects our customer base. Chrysler Group will continue to create opportunities for minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses because diversity is in the DNA of our Company. Our goal is a well-developed, diverse supply chain that is inclusive to all." Mr. Bell has himself been recognized by several minority supplier groups for his work in diversifying Chrysler's supply base.
Chrysler has been recognized by other organizations as well. In 2012, LatinaStyle magazine chose Chrysler as one of the top 50 companies in the United States for Hipanic women to have careers. DiversityInc magazine has listed the Chrysler Group as one of its “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” for both 2011 and 2012. Other recognitions have come from “Women of Color” and “Black Engineer of the Year”.
Bosak Chrysler specializes in the sale of new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles, as well as used options from a wide range of manufacturers. Bosak also has a full service department, as well as a parts store. Customers interested in learning more about what Bosak has to offer should call or visit the dealership in Merrillville, on Lincoln Highway just west of Taft Street.