MEXICO CITY (Feb. 18, 2016) — Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., has earned Mexico's National Quality Award in recognition of the “world class quality systems, global competitiveness and customer-focused success” of its automotive friction facility in Tepotzotlán, Mexico, the firm said.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto presented the award to Martin Hendricks, president, Global Braking and EMEA, Federal-Mogul Motorparts, and Victor Cota, Tepotzotlán braking plant manager, during a recent ceremony at Los Pinos, Mexico's official presidential residence and office.
Established in 2001, Federal-Mogul's 150,695-sq.-ft. Tepotzotlán plant produces a broad range of premium-quality replacement brake pads and related friction products for OE customers and also marketed under Federal-Mogul Motorparts' Wagner brand.
“We are honored to receive the Mexico National Quality Award, which reflects the hard work and dedication of our employees in Tepotzotlán,” Mr. Hendricks said. “Their commitment to quality, innovation and service enables them to consistently meet and exceed the exacting standards of the most demanding OE customers in the braking industry.
“At the same time, their efforts have helped make Wagner a leading automotive brand in vehicle service facilities throughout North America and around the world.”
The National Quality Award, created in 1989 and presided over by Mexico's National Institute of Entrepreneurship, is considered Mexico's most prestigious honor for organizations that serve as national benchmarks for quality and competitiveness, according to Federal-Mogul. Past winners have included American Express, Daimler Chrysler, General Motors, IBM, and Motorola Solutions.
Award recipients are selected based on criteria such as the precepts of the National Model for Competitiveness established by the Institute for the Promotion of Total Quality. Judges include representatives of 10 leading national organizations, including the Mexican ministries of Public Education, Labor and Social Welfare, and Tourism.