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Ford Honors Top Global Suppliers at 18th Annual World Excellence Awards

  • Fifty-seven global Ford Motor Company supplier partners honored at 18th annual World Excellence Awards
  • Top-performing suppliers recognized for achieving excellence in quality, cost, performance and delivery
  • Awards presented in 11 categories – quality, green, safe, smart, Lincoln luxury, Aligned Business Framework, special recognition, Diverse Supplier of the Year, Supplier Diversity Development Corporation of the Year, gold and silver

DEARBORN, Mich., May 20, 2016 – Ford honored its top-performing global suppliers at the 18th annual World Excellence Awards. Fifty-seven awards were presented to suppliers who exceed company expectations and distinguish themselves from their peers by achieving the highest levels of global excellence in 11 categories.

“Ford’s World Excellence Awards allow us to recognize suppliers who demonstrate a strong commitment to quality, performance and teamwork,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford group vice president, global purchasing. “These award-winning companies have helped Ford deliver a breakthrough year, and we are thankful they are part of our One Ford team.”

Ford World Excellence Award categories include:

  • Quality, green, safe and smart for suppliers who demonstrate leadership in Ford’s primary brand pillars
  • Aligned Business Framework for suppliers who most exemplify the Aligned Business Framework principles, with an emphasis on quality, value and innovation
  • Special recognition for suppliers that delivered results exceeding expectations
  • Lincoln luxury, which recognizes a supplier helping transform Lincoln to be the luxury vehicle of choice
  • Diverse Supplier of the Year and Supplier Diversity Development Corporation of the Year to honor suppliers that excel in integrating diversity into their organization and business process
  • Gold and silver for supplier manufacturing sites that have demonstrated superior quality, delivery and cost performance throughout the year

The 18th annual World Excellence Award winners include:                                                                       

Quality brand pillar
Maxion Wheels
TI Group Automotive Systems
Auma – Bocar Group

Green brand pillar
Panasonic Automotive Systems
PPG Industries
Tupy S.A.
Kautex Textron GMBH & Co. KG

Safe brand pillar
Windsor Machine Group
Delphi Automotive  

Smart brand pillar
Magna International Inc.
Leggett & Platt Automotive Group
Schaeffler Group

Lincoln luxury
Harman International

Aligned Business Framework
BorgWarner Corporation
Linamar Corporation
Continental AG
Thai Summit Group
Hitachi Ltd.
Active Aero Group

Special recognition
Tower Automotive
Martinrea International Inc.

Diverse Supplier of the Year
Systems Technology Group

Supplier Diversity Development Corporation of the Year
Lear Corporation

Spectra Premium Industries Inc.
Abel Construction Company Inc.
Transportes Lar Mex SA DE CV
Comstar Automotive Technologies
Autoliv BKI SA
Valeo Lighting Injection SA
Yazaki Systems Automotive SRL
Rehau SA DE CV
Denso Manufacturing Tennessee Inc.
Dana Automotive Systems Group
Soc. Michelin DE Part Ind E Com LTDA

Iljin Donga Automotive
Yapp India Automotive
PGI Far East Precision Products Co.
BorgWarner Poland SP. Z O.O.
Brose Sistemas de Fechaduras Para Automoveis
Robert Bosch GMBH
Paulstra SNC
Honeywell Garrett Italia SRL
Advics North America Inc.
Hella Electronics Corp.
Ogura Corporation
Pirelli Pneuss SA
EWIE Europe Ltd
Sewells Australia PTY Ltd. 

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