Kiekert AG, the leading global developer of automotive locking systems, has received a Ford Motor Company World Excellence Award.
Kiekert was one of 52 global Ford supplier partners recognized at a recent award ceremony in Dearborn, Mich. for excellence in key areas such as quality, cost, performance and delivery.
"Ford's World Excellence Award is an honor we strive to achieve each and every year," said Dr. Karl Krause, CEO Kiekert AG. "It is a validation of our successful partnership with Ford and we thank Ford for the confidence placed in us. The award recognizes and confirms our commitment to identify market trends and supplying Ford and our customers with innovative products of superior quality."
Kiekert received a Silver World Excellence Award that recognizes supplier manufacturing sites that have demonstrated superior quality, delivery and cost performance throughout the past year.
"Ford's World Excellence Awards allow us to recognize and thank our partners who support us in all we do," said Hau Thai-Tang, group vice president, Global Purchasing. "In a year with a record number of global product introductions, these companies demonstrated a strong commitment to both quality and performance, and we're honored that they are a part of our ONE Ford team."
With more than 1,600 patents, Kiekert is a leading development partner for vehicle manufacturers around the world. One in three cars worldwide uses a locking system based on a Kiekert design. In its more than 150-year history, Kiekert has developed and produced more than 1.5 billion automotive locking systems.
About Kiekert AG - www.kiekert.com
Kiekert AG, founded in 1857, is the worldwide market leader in automotive locking systems for the global automotive industry. With 5,100 employees in nine countries as well as six development, six production and two sales centers, Kiekert develops, produces and sells tailor-made solutions for its customers. Kiekert's turnover for the 2014 business year was 680 million euros.