Ford Motor Co. has honored its top suppliers for outstanding performance in 1998.
Ford presented the first World Excellence Awards March 16. The awards were based on performance in three areas: cost reduction, delivery efficiency and quality improvement.
Gold awards were given to business units of suppliers that were judged extraordinary in the three target areas.
Silver awards honor business units that stand out in one or two target areas.
Recognitions of Achievement were given for special efforts.
Gold Award winners: Durr Industries; Hadley Auto Trans-port; J.M. Olson Corp.; Special Projects; Walbridge Aldinger.
Silver Award winners for quality: AMP Inc.; Hayes Lemmerz International; Dana Corp., Victor Reinz Division; DuPont Herberts Automotive Systems; Eaton Corp., Controls and Hydraulics; Eaton Corp., Fluid Power Division; GNB Inc.; J.A. Krause Inc.; LDM Technologies; Mannesmann AG, Mannesmann Hoesch GmbH; Matsushita Electric, Panasonic; Michelin North American; Michelin Riefenwerke KGaA; NGK Spark Plug Co.; NTN Corp., Driveshaft Inc.; Schuler Pressen; Toledo Molding & Die Inc.; United Technologies Automotive, Europe; Wescast Industries, Wingham.
Silver Award winners for cost: DuPont Herberts Automotive Systems; INA Waelzlager Schaeffler OHG; International Paper; J.A. Krause Inc.; Pass-Gummiwerke GmbH & Co., KG; Schuler Pressen; Sommer Allibert Industrie; Wescast Industries, Wingham.
Silver Award winners for delivery: Dofasco Inc.; DuPont Herberts Automotive Systems; Goodyear Tire and Rubber, European region; Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Transportation Products Group; International Paper; Krupp Fabco; Mannesmann AG, Mannesmann Sachs, North America; Mannesmann AG, Mannesmann Hoesch GmbH.
Recognition of Achievement for supply performance: Dortec Industries; East Penn Manufacturing Co.; Navistar International Transportation Corp.; Robert Bosch Corp., Bosch Bomoro; Ryobi Die Casting USA Corp.; Uni Boring Co.; Ventra Seeburn Metal Products Ltd.; Visteon Automotive Systems.
Recognition of Achievement for minority supplier development: TRW Inc., TRW Occupant Restraints; Dayco Europe S.p.A., Gropo Antolin; Johnson Controls Inc.
Recognition of Achievement for warranty reduction programs: Alcoa Fujikura Ltd.; Continental General Tire, Continental-Teves; Eaton Corp.; LucasVarity; Motorola; Robert Bosch; TRW Inc.; United Technologies Automotive; Yazaki North America.
Other recognitions of achievement: RS Electronics (innovative cost savings idea); Crowley Maritime Corp. (efforts during a natural disaster); Motorola, Seguin, Texas (cost improvement); Motorola, Elmira, N.Y. (warranty reduction); ZF Group, North American Operations, Lemforder Corp. (quality improvement).