ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Webasto has earned the World Excellence Award from global customer Ford Motor Company for the sixth time since 2011. Each year, Ford selects its top-performing suppliers from around the world. The criteria are quality, cost efficiency, performance and delivery. Webasto, which repeatedly sets the industry standard in these areas, was among 54 winning companies selected from thousands of Ford global suppliers.
Ford has already presented the Gold award to the market leader for sunroofs, panorama roofs and convertible roofs three times. This year, Webasto received the Silver Ford World Excellence Award for the third time.
During the award ceremony, Holger Engelmann, Chairman of the Management Board, Webasto SE, emphasized: "Our customer relationships are based on trust and close cooperation. This award acknowledges our long-term partnership with Ford. At the same time, it is an incentive for us to maintain our global production network at the highest level. I would like to express my thanks to the Ford Motor Company and to all Webasto employees, who constantly set the highest standards of quality in order to delight our customers with leading-edge products."
Hau Thai-Tang, Group Vice President Global Purchasing at Ford, added "The Ford World Excellence Awards recognizes our outstanding suppliers around the world. Webasto delivers excellence at every level, and is key to Ford's success. Receiving this award several times is truly remarkable. Thank you for your outstanding effort."
The Webasto Group is a global innovative systems partner to almost all automobile manufacturers and among the top 100 suppliers in this industry sector. In its core business areas the company develops and produces sunroofs, panorama roofs and convertible roofs as well as thermo systems. In addition, the business unit E-Solutions & Services, which makes battery systems and charging solutions, is currently being established. In 2016 the Webasto Group generated sales of 3.2 billion euros and has more than 12,000 employees at more than 50 locations (with over 30 of these being manufacturing plants). The headquarters of the company, founded in 1901, is located in Stockdorf near Munich (Germany). For more information, please visit www.webasto-group.com
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