Faurecia North America Honors Two Plants for Exceptional Performance in Safety, Quality and Employee Empowerment

Aug 30, 2011, 14:04 ET from Faurecia North America

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tier-one automotive supplier Faurecia (www.faurecia.com), recently honored employees from its emission control technologies production plant in Hermosillo, Mexico and its interior systems production plant in Fountain Inn, S.C., for their exceptional performance in quality, safety and employee empowerment. The awards were presented at Faurecia North America's annual managers' conference in Rochester, Mich.

The annual awards were based on meeting and exceeding defined criteria related to overall performance and improvement.

  • Faurecia's emissions control technologies facility in Hermosillo, Mexico, was recognized for outstanding performance for safety by achieving  zero lost-time accidents, industry-leading quality performance, and employee empowerment efforts that resulted in more than 61 implemented  improvement ideas per person.
  • Faurecia's interior systems facility in Fountain Inn, S.C., was recognized as the most improved plant for consistency in safety and achieving zero lost-time accidents, improvements in quality, and increasing implemented improvement ideas per person by 70 percent. This is the second consecutive year that the Fountain Inn plant has been honored as the most improved plant in North America.

"Being named the most improved plant two years in a row makes us even more determined to continue our success with the goal of receiving the outstanding performance award next year," said Martin Round, plant manager of Faurecia's Fountain Inn facility. "We are extremely proud of all the hours and dedication our team has put into improving our site's production in each of the categories."

In addition to the plant awards, Faurecia also honored two sites for their outstanding efforts in community service. As part of its FUELS (Faurecia Unites Employees for Local Service) program the Hermosillo, Mexico and Northwood, Ohio, plants were honored for donating 18,245 lbs and 4,933 lbs of food respectively to local food banks in September 2010.

"We are proud of how well all of our sites have performed and honored to be able to recognize those sites that have gone above and beyond this year," said Michael Heneka, president of Faurecia North America. "The awards program has been a great driver in bringing employees together, with everyone working toward achieving one common goal and continuously improving our overall performance as a company."

Faurecia is the sixth-largest automotive supplier in the world and the ninth-largest in North America. It specializes in automotive seating, emissions control technologies, interior systems and automotive exteriors. The annual regional awards recognize exceptional performance and instill a sense of community and pride in the plants that excel in the required categories.

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About Faurecia North America

Faurecia North America had sales of $3.4 billion in 2010. The Group has 32 production sites in the United States, Canada and Mexico and employs more than 10,000 people in the region. It has four technical and development centers, situated in Auburn Hills, Holland and Troy, Mich., and in Columbus, Ind., as well as a customer center in Toledo, Ohio.

About Faurecia

Faurecia is the world's sixth-largest automotive supplier with four key Business Groups: Automotive Seating, Emissions Control Technologies, Interior Systems and Automotive Exteriors. In 2010, the Group posted total sales of $18.22 billion. The company is headquartered in Nanterre, France, with its North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. It employs 75,000 people in 33 countries at 238 sites and 38 R&D centers. Faurecia is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange. For more information, visit: www.faurecia.com.

SOURCE Faurecia North America