WHITE, Ga., Aug. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TOYO TIRE NORTH AMERICA MANUFACTURING INC. ("Toyo") announced today that it was recently recognized by Ford Motor Company as a preferred supplier and has been awarded the prestigious Ford Q1 award. Toyo earned the award in recognition of its superior product quality, high reliability, exceptional materials and dependable supply chain management.
The Ford Q1 award is internationally acknowledged as an indication of extraordinary quality and is only granted to those suppliers that have proven capabilities well beyond ISO/TS16949 automotive certification requirements and meet Ford's stringent quality standards. In order to qualify for the award, Toyo was required to undergo rigorous audits, ensuring that the company continuously met Ford's strict criteria.
"We are extremely pleased to have earned the Ford Q1 Award and consider it an acknowledgement of Toyo's never-ending pursuit of its customer-focused mission," says Steve Wesner, Senior Director of Quality at Toyo. "This achievement is the direct result of our team members' success in providing customers the highest quality products that exceed our customers' expectations."
Toyo has supplied original equipment tires to Ford since April, 2014.
About Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc.
TOYO TIRE NORTH AMERICA MANUFACTURING INC. ("Toyo") is a North American subsidiary of TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD. of Osaka, Japan. Toyo manufactures both Toyo and Nitto brand tires at its state-of-the-art facility in White, Georgia.
Toyo maintains its commitment to innovation, quality, performance, and excellent customer service. Significant and continuous investments are made in its White, Georgia facility in order to produce high-quality tires. The company's tire portfolio covers a broad range of applications, including high-performance racing-inspired tires, rugged off-road tires for light trucks and SUVs, and luxury-touring tires.
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