Tenneco Inc. facilities in Gliwice, Poland and Ligonier, Indiana have been selected as winners of 2012 Ford Motor Company World Excellence Awards, Ford announced.
The company’s Gliwice Ride Performance plant won a Gold Award in the category of shock absorbers, while its Clean Air plant in Ligonier was acknowledged with a Recognition of Achievement Award for warranty improvement.
“Ford’s partnership with our suppliers played a pivotal role in the progress we made on the One Ford plan in 2012,” said Tony Brown, Ford group vice-president, global purchasing. “Our World Excellence Award winners have shown a dedication to excellence. Thank you for helping Ford serve customers with the best vehicles in the world.”
“Tenneco is honored to be recognized by Ford for our performance at Gliwice and Ligonier,” said Gregg Sherrill, Tenneco chairman and CEO. “Tenneco is committed to delivering the highest quality clean air and ride performance products and services to our global customers and will continue to set the highest standards at all 89 of our manufacturing facilities around the world.”
The Gold Award is presented to Ford’s top suppliers in recognition of their manufacturing sites that consistently demonstrate superior quality, delivery and cost performance. To be considered for a Gold Award, suppliers must rank in the top five percent of qualified suppliers.
The Recognition of Achievement award is given to suppliers who have made significant contributions in certain key areas during the year.