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Ford Motor Company recognizes Webasto's Schierling plant for achieving the highest levels of excellence in quality, innovation, and cost performance
STOCKDORF, Germany, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Webasto has won the World Excellence Award from Ford in the Gold category. After winning Silver twice and Gold once, it is the fourth award Webasto has been given by Ford for its production plant in Schierling, Germany, which is representative of Webasto's outstanding achievements in Europe. With the award, the automaker pays tribute to its best suppliers each year. In all, 51 companies worldwide received the award from Ford. Only five percent of them were presented with the Gold award.
"Winning the Gold award again confirms our years of excellence in quality, innovation, and cost performance," said Dr. Holger Engelmann, Chairman of the Management Board of Webasto SE.
"Ford Motor Company is extremely proud to recognize the excellent performance of our suppliers and their contribution to our success," said Hau Thai-Tang, Group Vice President, Global Purchasing. "Your companies' commitment to quality, cutting-edge technology and cost efficiency is a vital part of the One Ford plan. Thank you for helping Ford achieve our business objectives and deliver world-class products and outstanding value to our customers."
Schierling stands for lightweight innovation
At its Schierling plant, the automotive supplier has almost 30 years of manufacturing experience. Since 1986, Webasto has produced various roof systems for renowned automobile manufacturers here. So far, around 4.5 million roofs have been manufactured for Ford in Schierling. Today, Schierling is Webasto's worldwide plastics competence center for roof systems. At this plant, Webasto manufactures polycarbonate panels and roofs, light Webasto Glas ProTec® safety glass, solar roofs, and lightweight sliding headliners made of a polyurethane composite material.
Webasto Group based in Stockdorf near Munich has been a family-owned business ever since the company was founded in 1901. The group operates internationally at over 50 locations (over 30 of these production sites) in the divisions roof and thermo systems. Webasto is one of the top 100 automotive suppliers worldwide. For 2013 the Group realized a sales volume of more than 2.5 Billion Euros and employs over 10,000 employees. The company´s core competencies encompass the development, production and sales of complete roof and convertible systems as well as heating, cooling and ventilation systems for passenger cars, commercial and special vehicles, recreational vehicles and boats. For more information please visit www.webasto-group.com
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