Issue: Jul 2006


Ford’s top suppliers



Sixty World Excellence Awards were presented to Ford's global suppliers at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn for their exemplary performance during 2005.

Sixty World Excellence Awards were presented to Ford's global suppliers at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn for their exemplary performance during 2005.
Keynote speaker Richard Parry-Jones, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development and Chief Technical Officer, told suppliers they were part of an elite group within the global automotive community
More than 150 of Ford's largest production and non-production suppliers from 17 countries attended the eighth annual event in Dearborn.
The World Excellence Awards recognize suppliers who not only achieve the highest levels of cost, quality and delivery but who also embrace the vision to build on Ford's legacy and drive innovation to new heights.
"Our World Excellence Award-winning suppliers are integral in our ability to address the needs of our customers today and tomorrow," said Tony (Thomas K.) Brown, senior vice president, Global Purchasing. "We are grateful for their ceaseless concentration on delivering value."
Parry-Jones, said Ford and its suppliers shares a vision and aimed for many of the same goals.
"You come from all over the world, speak many different languages and represent many different cultures. But you share this in common - you are all a most valued part of the extended Ford family," Parry-Jones said.
There are three types of World Excellence Awards -- Gold, Silver and Recognition of Achievement. The Gold and Silver Awards are given to suppliers that excel in quality, cost and delivery; 13 Gold Awards and 32 Silver Awards were presented.
The Recognition of Achievement Award is given to suppliers who impact customer satisfaction by providing significant contributions in key areas: Environmental Leadership, Consumer-Focused Technology and Consumer-Driven 6-Sigma. Nine suppliers received Recognition of Achievement Awards and six other suppliers received Special Recognition Awards for an undisclosed project.
Winners of the Gold Award (Quality, Cost and Delivery) are:
* AK Steel Corporation; Middletown, Ohio - Steel
* Arvin Exhaust, S.A.; Valencia, Spain - Exhaust Systems
* BASF Canada; Windsor, Ontario - Automotive Coatings
* BASF Coatings S.A.; Guadalajara, Spain - Automotive Coatings
* BASF Coatings AG; Munster, Germany - Automotive Coatings
* Beru AG; Ludwigsburg, Germany - Glow Plugs
* Burgess-Norton Manufacturing Company; Geneva, Illinois - Piston
Components
* FTE Automotive Move GmbH; Muhlhausen, Germany - Clutch Actuation
* Hankook Tire Co., Ltd.; Taejon, Korea - Tires
* Harada Industry Co., Ltd.; Tokyo, Japan - Audio and Navigation Systems
* Right Way Industrial Co., Ltd.; Tainan, Taiwan - Connecting Rods
* Ronal Iberica S.A.; Teruel, Spain - Wheels
* Sanden Manufacturing Europe, S.A.; Tinteniac, France - A/C Compressors
Winners of the Silver Award (Quality, Cost and Delivery) are:
* Acumuladores Moura S/A; Sao Paulo, Brasil - Batteries
* Akkardan; Kocaeli, Turkey - Propeller Shafts
* Allevard Springs Ltd.; Rhondda Cynon Taff, United Kingdom - Suspension
Coil Springs
* Autoliv, Shanghai Vehicle Safety Systems Co., Ltd.; Shanghai, China -
Air Bags
* Bosch Systemes De Freinage SAS; Yzeure, France - Brakes
* Cosma Body and Chassis Systems; Belle Plaine, Iowa - Stampings
* Cosma Body and Chassis Systems; Montezuma, Iowa - Stampings
* Cosma Body and Chassis Systems; Piedmont, South Carolina - Stampings
* Cosma Body and Chassis Systems; Williamsburg, Iowa - Stampings
* Delphi Automotive Systems; Juarez, Mexico - Sensors
* Erbsloh AG; Velbert, Germany - Rolled Section
* EWIE Canada Company; Windsor, Ontario - Special Tools
* Hella Electronics Corporation; Flora, Illinois - Vacuum Motor
Assemblies
* Honsel GmbH and Co.; Meschede, Germany - Aluminum Castings
* Intier Automotive Seating of America, Inc.; Excelsior Springs, Missouri
- Seats
* Johnson Controls, Inc.; Hudson, Wisconsin - Seats
* Johnson Controls, Inc.; Shelbyville, Kentucky - Seats
* Johnson Matthey (Pty) Ltd. CSD; Gauteng, South Africa - Catalytic
Converter Internals
* KS Pistoes Ltda.; Nova Odessa, Brasil - Engine Pistons
* Metzeler Automotive Profile Systems SA de CV; Gomez Palacio, Mexico -
Weatherstrips
* Miniature Precision Components, Inc.; Richland Center, Wisconsin -
Engineered Plastics
* MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH; Friedrichshafen, Germany - Drive Shafts
* Nishikawa Standard Company; Bremen, Indiana - Weatherstrips
* Nishikawa Standard Company; New Haven, Indiana - Weatherstrips
* PBR Australia (Pty) Ltd.; East Bentleigh, Australia - Brake Components
* Quadrad Manufacturing; Guelph, Ontario - Transmission Shafts
* Stabilus GmbH; Koblenz, Denmark - Gas Struts
* ThyssenKrupp Automotive Tallent Chassis Limited; Durham, United Kingdom
- Frames and Cross Members
* TRW Canada Limited; St. Catharines, Ontario - Suspension Components
* Valeo Engine Cooling, Inc.; Jamestown, New York - Engine Cooling
* Wheels India Limited; Chennai, India - Wheels
* Yumex Corporation; Hiroshima, Japan - Exhaust Systems
Winners of the Recognition of Achievement Awards are:
* Freudenberg NOK - Consumer-Driven 6-Sigma
* Visteon Corporation - Consumer-Driven 6-Sigma
* Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics - Corporate Responsibility
* Wexford Sand Co. - Corporate Responsibility
* Johnson Controls, Inc. - Diversity and Community Service
* Warn Industries, Inc. - High Mileage Improvement
* GP Daikyo Corporation - New Consumer-Focused Technology
* Sonora Forming Technologies - New Consumer-Focused Technology
* Mituyoyo America Corporation - New Consumer-Focused Technology
Winners of the Special Recognition Award are:
* Continental Teves, Inc., Auburn Hills, Michigan - Special Recognition
Award
* Delphi Automotive Systems, Troy, Michigan - Special Recognition Award
* Lear Corporation, Southfield, Michigan - Special Recognition Award
* Motorola, Shaumburg, Illinois - Special Recognition Award
* Visteon Corporation, Van Buren Township, Michigan - Special Recognition
Award
* Yazaki Corporation, Canton, Michigan - Special Recognition Award


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