Ford Honors Top Suppliers Around the Globe for Excellence in 2012

Forty-seven of Ford’s top-performing suppliers received World Excellence Awards for 2012 A special honor was given to 35 suppliers who demonstrated the Go

Further mindset and continuous pursuit of excellence in the face of unforeseen business challenges

Ford’s supplier partners are recognized for achieving the highest level of excellence in key areas including quality, cost performance and

Ford Motor Company hosted its 15th annual World Excellence Awards (WEA) ceremony Thursday evening to celebrate 47 of its top-performing global suppliers in 2012.

Tony Brown, group vice president, global purchasing, thanked the suppliers for their contribution to delivering high-quality products to Ford customers.

“Our partnership with our suppliers played a pivotal role in the progress we made on the One Ford plan in 2012,” said Brown. “Our WEA winners have shown a dedication to excellence. Thank you for helping Ford serve customers with the best vehicles in the world.”

The WEA honors production and non-production suppliers. The award-winning suppliers represent thousands of employees across the globe who bring diverse cultures, values and ideas to Ford Motor Company.

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across  six continents. With about 175,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln.

Read more about the award in the press release from Ford.