The BASF Wyandotte Cellasto® business, a leading manufacturer of automotive spring aids, coil spring isolators and top mounts, was recently recognized by Ford Motor Company as a preferred supplier and was awarded the Ford Q1 certification. The award acknowledges suppliers for superior quality and delivery, and the ongoing implementation of an effective quality system.
The Ford Q1 award is Ford Motor Company’s highest distinction for supplier quality and uses several key elements to rate suppliers:
- Assessment and validation of management system capabilities to insure safety, environmental, quality and customer satisfaction
- Ford manufacturing plant endorsements which reflect the effectiveness of a supplier’s systems towards meeting daily quality and delivery targets
- Ongoing monitoring of performance
- Continuous improvement activities within the company
Suppliers must initially achieve, and then maintain, a performance score of >800 points. The BASF Cellasto plant maintains a >1300 point status, positioning them as one of Ford’s top suppliers.
“Receiving Ford’s Q1 award is an honor and we are very proud of this accomplishment,” said Jim Miller, BASF Cellasto Quality Manager. “This achievement is the result of the entire team’s effort and celebrates our ongoing commitment to provide quality products and services that exceed customer expectations.”
Representatives from Ford Motor Company visited BASF and presented a plaque and a Ford Q1 flag to employees. The flag was raised in front of the Cellasto plant during an award ceremony and luncheon.
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Suggested caption: Ford Motor Company recently recognized the BASF Cellasto team in Wyandotte, MI with its Q1 Award. From left are Dan Dickson, Sales/Technical Manager, BASF; Tom St. Henry, Senior Marketing Specialist, BASF; David Grimes, Business Director, BASF; Jim Miller, Cellasto Quality Manager, BASF; Veronica Braker, Manufacturing Manager, BASF; Saadat Hameed, Supplier Quality Engineer, Ford Motor Company; Norman Kreuzer, North American Chasis Site Manager, Ford Motor Company; and Greg Pflum, Vice President, Wyandotte Site, BASF.
Suggested caption: The BASF Cellasto team in Wyandotte, MI hosted a site luncheon and flag raising ceremony in honor of receiving the 2013 Ford Q1 supplier award. From left are Tom St. Henry, Senior Marketing Specialist, BASF; and Jim Miller, Cellasto Quality Manager, BASF.
Suggested caption: The Ford Q1 banner flies high above the BASF Cellasto plant in Wyandotte, MI to recognize the team’s 2013 preferred quality status from Ford Motor Company.
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