MILAN, Italy (May 10, 2005) — Pirelli Pneus S.A. in Santo Andre, Brazil, was among 52 suppliers receiving Ford Motor Co.'s Gold World Excellence Award for superior performance in 2004.
The World Excellence Awards provide annual recognition based on quality, cost and delivery performance, according to Pirelli. Fifty-two suppliers from 21 countries won awards in various categories, but just 17 suppliers have been awarded with the “Gold” award.
“For achieving the highest level of performance, we gratefully recognize Pirelli for its exceptional contributions and effort,” said Tony Brown, Ford senior vice president, Global Purchasing, noting the auto maker was recognizing “the best of our best suppliers. You are an impressive group, providing us with a wide range of outstanding products.”
Ford's World Excellence Awards are presented annually in Gold, Silver and Recognition of Achievement categories.