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Faurecia Automotive Seating Plant in Mississippi Earns GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award

Faurecia, the world’s sixth-largest automotive supplier, was presented the General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for 2012 this week for its automotive seating plant in Cleveland, Miss. This is a new award program for GM, and the Faurecia Automotive Seating facility in Cleveland is among one of its first honorees.

The Supplier Quality Excellence Award recognizes supplier achievements during the period of July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012. The Cleveland facility produces rear seat frames for a number of GM platforms across its brands, including the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Malibu and others.

“We are very proud of our associates in Cleveland and of all that they have achieved for our customer, General Motors,” said Faurecia North America President Mike Heneka. “Through our Faurecia Excellence System and the commitment of the entire Faurecia organization, we are devoted to ensuring top-quality production of innovative components and systems. All of us at Faurecia are most grateful for the recognition we have earned from General Motors and are honored to be among the first to receive the GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award.”

The GM award honors specific locations of top-performing suppliers. It recognizes sites that have demonstrated the highest levels of quality performance over the previous 12 months and reflects the facility’s entire quality performance. Facilities are evaluated on more than a dozen metrics-based criteria. Fewer than 10% of GM supplier plants received this honor for the first half of 2012.

In notifying Faurecia of its recognition, General Motors stated, “GM is striving to move from good to great as a company, and achieving that goal depends largely on the quality of our products. We view product quality as the foundation for the overall customer experience. GM quality is now considered to be among the best in the industry. Our continued progress is directly related to your progress and a shared commitment to quality.”

About Faurecia North America
Faurecia North America had sales of $4.8 billion in 2011. The Group has 37 production sites in the United States, Canada and Mexico and employs more than 17,000 people in the region. It has five technical and development centers, situated in Auburn Hills (2), Holland and Troy, Mich., and in Columbus, Ind., as well as customer centers in Southfield, Mich. and Toledo, Ohio, and a services center in Auburn Hills.

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About Faurecia
Faurecia is the world’s sixth largest automotive supplier with four key Business Groups: Automotive Seating, Emissions Control Technologies, Interior Systems and Automotive Exteriors. In 2011, the Group posted total sales of $22.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Nanterre, France, with its North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. It employs 84,000 people in 36 countries at 270 sites and 40 R&D centers. Faurecia is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange. For more information, visit: