Webasto has won the World Excellence Award from Ford inthe Gold category. After winning Silver twice and Gold once, it is the fourthaward Webasto has been given by Ford for its production plant in Schierling,Germany, which is representative of Webasto’s outstanding achievements inEurope. With the award, the automaker pays tribute to its best suppliers eachyear. In all, 51 companies worldwide received the award from Ford. Only fivepercent of them were presented with the Gold award.
“Winning the Gold award again confirms our years ofexcellence in quality, innovation, and cost performance,” said Dr. HolgerEngelmann, Chairman of the Management Board of Webasto SE.
“Ford Motor Company is extremely proud to recognizethe excellent performance of our suppliers and their contribution to oursuccess,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Group Vice President, Global Purchasing.”Your companies’ commitment to quality, cutting-edge technology and costefficiency is a vital part of the One Ford plan. Thank you for helping Fordachieve our business objectives and deliver world-class products andoutstanding value to our customers.”
Schierling stands for lightweight innovation
At its Schierling plant, the automotive supplier hasalmost 30 years of manufacturing experience. Since 1986, Webasto has producedvarious roof systems for renowned automobile manufacturers here. So far, around4.5 million roofs have been manufactured for Ford in Schierling. Today,Schierling is Webasto’s worldwide plastics competence center for roof systems.At this plant, Webasto manufactures polycarbonate panels and roofs, lightWebasto Glas ProTecÂ® safety glass, solar roofs, and lightweight slidingheadliners made of a polyurethane composite material.
Webasto Group based in Stockdorf near Munich has been afamily-owned business ever since the company was founded in 1901. The groupoperates internationally at over 50 locations (over 30 of these productionsites) in the divisions roof and thermo systems. Webasto is one of the top 100automotive suppliers worldwide. For 2013 the Group realized a sales volume ofmore than 2.5 Billion Euros and employs over 10,000 employees. The companyÂ´score competencies encompass the development, production and sales of completeroof and convertible systems as well as heating, cooling and ventilationsystems for passenger cars, commercial and special vehicles, recreationalvehicles and boats. For more information please visit www.webasto-group.com