VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global automotive supplier Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) has been awarded a 2012 Shingo Silver Medallion for operational excellence, in recognition of the performance of its Carolinas electronics plant in Chihuahua, Mexico.
The Shingo Silver Medallion is awarded to organizations that demonstrate the strong use of quality and lean manufacturing tools and techniques, have mature systems that drive improvement, and align their thinking and organizational behavior with correct principles of operational excellence. The Visteon plant in Chihuahua was rated highly for its manufacturing processes, environmental health and safety, quality, cost productivity, delivery, customer satisfaction and employee morale.
"We're thrilled to receive the Shingo Silver Medallion and we're proud of the employees at the Carolinas Plant who earned this honor through their exceptional performance against very rigorous operational standards," said Steve Meszaros, Visteon product group president.
"Receiving this award is especially gratifying because the entire team at the Carolinas plant is committed to the Shingo principles for continuous improvement, which has resulted in better products and processes for our customers," added Sunil Bilolikar, global director, electronics operations.
The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence is an internationally recognized, not-for-profit organization that extends beyond manufacturing and has a vision to be the global standard of excellence in every industry. The mission of the Shingo Prize is to create excellence in operations through the application of universally accepted principles of operational excellence and to empower people and transform organizational culture.
Visteon's Carolinas plant produces automotive electronics components including instrument clusters, audio head units, satellite receivers, climate control head units and display panels. Its production processes include software programming and injection molding. The 82,000-square foot plant has more than 350 employees and serves major vehicle manufacturers based in North America, Europe and Asia.
Visteon is a leading global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative climate, electronics and interior products for vehicle manufacturers. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Chelmsford, UK; the company has facilities in 28 countries and employs approximately 22,000 people. Learn more at www.visteon.com.