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Left to right: Hau Thai-Tang, Ford Group Vice President, Global Purchasing, Pratik Shah, Senior Vice President, Global Key Account Ford, Schaeffler. Raj Nair, EVP and CTO, Global Product Development, Ford Group.
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2017-05-22 | Troy
Ford Motor Company honored Schaeffler as a top-performing supplier at the 19th annual Ford World Excellence Awards at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. Ford presented Schaeffler with its Quality Pillar Award and the company’s Buehl, Germany Luk GmBH & Co. KG facility with a Silver Award for its clutch actuation. Fifty-four companies were selected for awards from thousands of Ford global suppliers.
“Schaeffler is honored to be recognized by Ford for superior quality by receiving its prestigious World Excellence Quality Brand Pillar Award,” said Pratik Shah, senior vice president, Global Key Account Ford, Schaeffler. “While striving for zero defects, Schaeffler has globally achieved a very low level of PPM (Parts Per Million) of 2.8. More than 90 percent of Schaeffler plants are recognized with Ford’s Q1 quality certification. Winning this award is a recognition of all Schaeffler employees and their commitment to quality, and should motivate all to continue that commitment in the future.”
“The Ford World Excellence Awards recognize our outstanding suppliers around the world,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford group vice president, global purchasing. “These suppliers deliver excellence at every level, and are key to Ford’s success as we transform to an auto and mobility company.”
Honorees were recognized for achieving the highest levels of global excellence in a variety of categories. In addition, top-performing manufacturing sites were honored with Gold and Silver awards.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 202,000 employees and 62 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. To expand its business model, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility. Ford provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products and services, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.
Schaeffler is a recognized development partner for global automakers and suppliers. To serve the North American automotive market, Schaeffler operates development centers in: Troy, Mich.; Fort Mill, S.C.; Wooster, Ohio; and Puebla, Mexico. The company’s 600 North American engineers and technicians, who are supported by a team of more than 6,700 global R&D engineers, drive development in the region by utilizing state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment, computational tools and CAD systems. Schaeffler Automotive has headquarters in Fort Mill and manufacturing facilities in: South Carolina; Missouri; Ohio; Ontario, Canada; Puebla and Irapuato, Mexico. For more information, please visit www.schaeffler.us.