DEARBORN, Mich. (May 20, 2016) — Continental A.G., Group Michelin and Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. are among Ford Motor Co.'s top-performing global suppliers last year, the car maker disclosed at its 18th annual World Excellence Awards in Dearborn.
“Ford's World Excellence Awards allow us to recognize suppliers who demonstrate a strong commitment to quality, performance and teamwork,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford group vice president, global purchasing.
“These award-winning companies have helped Ford deliver a breakthrough year, and we are thankful they are part of our One Ford team.”
In all, Ford handed out 57 awards in 11 categories.
Continental was honored in the “aligned business framework” category, for suppliers that exemplify the category's principles, with an emphasis on quality, value and innovation.
Michelin, through its Soc. Michelin de Part. Ind. E Com. Ltda. unit in Brazil, and Pirelli's Brazilian Pirelli Pneus S.A. subsidiary earned gold and silver, respectively, in the supplier diversity category/manufacturing sites for demonstrating superior quality, delivery and cost performance throughout the year.
In addition, Maxion Wheels received recognition under the quality brand pillar.