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Winners of Ford’s 2013 World Excellence Awards Announced

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2013 World Excellence AwardsAt the 2013 World Excellence Awards held last week, Ford honored its top global suppliers for their efforts in helping the automaker achieve the ultimate in quality, cost, and delivery performance. Overall, 51 awards were presented to suppliers for everything from performance, innovation, reliability, and service.

“Congratulations to all of our supplier partners who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence as we together work to achieve mutual growth,” said Mark Fields, Ford chief operating officer. “Our suppliers are key to the success of our One Ford plan, including our commitment to accelerate our pace of progress and deliver even more of the great products and innovations that will create even more growth and define our company going forward.”

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Gold and Silver awards were presented to those suppliers who demonstrated peerless quality, delivery, and cost performance during the previous year. Recognition of Achievement awards were given to those suppliers who were integral to bolstering customer approval through contributions including new consumer-focused technology, durability and reliability performance, corporate responsibility, supplier diversity development and community service.

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A complete list of winners from the 2013 World Excellence Awards can be found below (via Ford):

Gold (top 5 percent of qualifying suppliers)

  • Autoliv, La Pobla de Vallbona, Valencia, Spain, side airbags
  • Chaidneme, Gabriel de Venezuela, Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela, mufflers and exhaust
  • Dee Zee, Des Moines, Iowa, running boards
  • Diversified Service Technologies, Romulus, Mich., marketing and sales garage services
  • EWI Worldwide, Livonia, Mich., auto shows, production
  • Flex-N-Gate Seeburn, Beaverton, Ontario, Canada, door hinges and check arms
  • Imagination, Dearborn, Mich., auto shows (creative)
  • NHK Spring, Koka-gun, Shiga-ken, Japan, suspension stabilizer linkages
  • Summit Plastics, Jiangning, Nanjing, China, instrument panel components
  • U-Shin Europe, Komárom-Esztergom, Hungary, steering columns
  • Valeo Electric and Electronic Systems, Czechowice-Dziedzice, Poland, starter assemblies
  • Warn Industries, Milwaukie, Ore., axles
  • Webasto Roof & Components, Schierling, Germany, sliding roofs

Silver (top 10 percent of qualifying suppliers)

  • Arge, Cologne, Germany, total waste management, industrial cleaning services
  • Aristeo Construction Company, Livonia, Mich., construction commodity management
  • BorgWarner Automotive, Ochang-Eup, Chungwon-Gun, Korea, transfer cases
  • Comstar Automotive Technologies, Maraimalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu, India, starter assemblies
  • Dakkota Integrated Systems, Holt, Mich., headliners
  • Dawson Manufacturing, Benton Harbor, Mich., body mounts
  • F. Segura, Burjassot, Valencia, Spain, stampings
  • FCC (Adams), Berne, Ind., clutch modules
  • Flextronics Automotive, Coopersville, Mich., solenoids
  • Hella Slovakia Signal-Lighting, Bánovce nad Bebravou, Slovakia, rear lamps
  • Hill & Knowlton, London, United Kingdom, public relations
  • Huf España, El Burgo de Osma, Soria, Spain, plastic door handles
  • Iochpe-Maxion-Hayes Lemmerz, Guarulhos, São Paulo, Brazil, wheels
  • Iturri, Sevilla, Spain, personal protection equipment
  • Jack Cooper Transport, Kansas City, Mo., car haul transport
  • Kostal Ukraina, Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky, Ukraine, window switches
  • LG Chem, Namchon-ri, Chungcheongbuk-Do, Korea, battery cells
  • Mahle Engine Components, Morristown, Tenn., pistons
  • Penske Logistics, Reading, Pa., lead logistics
  • RB&W Manufacturing, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, fasteners
  • ThyssenKrupp Presta, Ilsenburg, Germany, camshafts
  • Tomkins-Gates Powertrain, Izmir, Turkey, FEAD systems
  • Toro-Vibrac System, Camaçari, Bahia, Brazil, insulators
  • Tower Automotive, Bellevue, Ohio, frames
  • Trico Componentes, Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, wiper systems
  • Walbridge, Detroit, Mich., major construction

Recognition of Achievement

  • Dakkota Integrated Systems, Holt, Mich., supplier diversity development, Diverse Supplier of the Year
  • Dayco Power Transmission, Contagem, São Paulo, Brazil, durability and reliability
  • Dura Automotive Systems, Auburn Hills, Mich., community service
  • Grupo Antolin, Burgos, Spain, aligned business framework principles
  • Laird Technologies, London, United Kingdom, corporate responsibility
  • Linamar Corporation, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, aligned business framework principles
  • Maersk Line, Copenhagen, Denmark, corporate responsibility
  • MSX International, Detroit, Mich., supplier diversity development, Corporation of the Year
  • Stomil Sanok, Sanok, Poland, durability and reliability
  • Stoneridge, Canton, Mass., new consumer-focused technology
  • Summit Polymers, Portage, Mich., warranty improvement
  • Visteon Planta Carolinas, Chihuahua, Mexico, new consumer-focused technology