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Ford Honors 57 Global Suppliers At Annual OEM Supplier Awards Event

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Ford Motor Company recently got together with 57 of its top global suppliers at the 18th annual World Excellence Awards, recognizing the contributions of its best and brightest equipment manufacturers in eleven different key areas.

“Ford’s World Excellence Awards allow us to recognize suppliers who demonstrate a strong commitment to quality, performance and teamwork,” says Ford Group VP of Global Purchasing Hau Thai-Tang. “These award-winning companies have helped Ford deliver a breakthrough year, and we are thankful they are part of our One Ford team.”

Ford’s awards to its supplier brands were doled out for things like exemplifying the automaker’s core “pillars” (“Quality”, “Green“, “Safe,” and “Smart”), displaying extraordinary quality, value, and innovation (honored in a category named “Aligned Business Framework”), and leading with regard to ethnic and gender diversity (“Diverse Supplier of the Year” and “Supplier Diversity Development Corporation of the Year”).

There was also a “Special Recognition” category for suppliers that exceeded expectations, a “Lincoln Luxury” category for a supplier which positively affected Ford’s luxury division, and “Gold” and “Silver” categories for OEM brands that exhibited extraordinary quality, delivery, and cost performance.

Here are all of Ford’s award-winning suppliers for 2016:

Quality

  • ThyssenKrup
  • Maxion Wheels
  • TI Group Automotive Systems
  • Auma – Bocar Group

Green

Safe

Smart

  • Magna International Inc.
  • Valeo
  • Leggett & Platt Automotive Group
  • Schaeffler Group
  • Nemak

Lincoln Luxury

  • Harman International

Aligned Business Framework

  • BorgWarner Corporation
  • Flex-N-Gate
  • Linamar Corporation
  • Continental AG
  • Thai Summit Group
  • Hitachi Ltd.
  • Agero
  • Active Aero Group

Special Recognition

  • Tower Automotive
  • Martinrea International Inc.

Diverse Supplier of the Year

  • Systems Technology Group

Supplier Diversity Development Corporation of the Year

  • Lear Corporation

Gold

  • Spectra Premium Industries Inc.
  • WPP
  • Abel Construction Company Inc.
  • Transportes Lar Mex SA DE CV
  • Comstar Automotive Technologies
  • Autoliv BKI SA
  • Valeo Lighting Injection SA
  • Yazaki Systems Automotive SRL
  • Rehau SA DE CV
  • Denso Manufacturing Tennessee Inc.
  • Dana Automotive Systems Group
  • Soc. Michelin DE Part Ind E Com LTDA

Silver

  • Iljin Donga Automotive
  • Yapp India Automotive
  • PGI Far East Precision Products Co.
  • BorgWarner Poland SP. Z O.O.
  • Brose Sistemas de Fechaduras Para Automoveis
  • Robert Bosch GMBH
  • Paulstra SNC
  • Honeywell Garrett Italia SRL
  • Advics North America Inc.
  • Hella Electronics Corp.
  • Ogura Corporation
  • Pirelli Pneuss SA
  • EWIE Europe Ltd
  • Sewells Australia PTY Ltd.
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Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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