Southfield, Michigan - Three Lear Corp. seating plants, in the US, Canada and Europe, have received silver World Excellence Awards from Ford Motor Co. for superior performance in 2007. Lear tied for the highest number of awards for any single supplier.
Ford's gold and silver awards go to suppliers that excel in quality, delivery and cost.
The Lear facilities being honoured are:
° St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
° Liberty, Missouri US
° Genk, Belgium
"This marks the tenth year we have honored world-class suppliers for extraordinary contributions that directly impact Ford's ability to deliver high quality vehicles and customer satisfaction," commented Tony Brown, group vice president, Global Purchasing, in a Ford statement. "This commitment to excellence is coming through in the latest quality data, which show Ford's initial quality in North America is now equal to the best in the industry," he said, adding that this success belongs "not just to Ford - but our suppliers as well."