Nexteer Automotive was recognized as a top-performing global supplier for Ford Motor Company, receiving two awards at the 20th annual Ford World Excellence Awards. The company was also earned an Innovation Award from General Motors.
Nexteer earned the award for achieving the highest levels of global excellence based on the Aligned Business Framework principals which focuses on quality, delivery, value and innovation. Additionally, Nexteer received the Silver Award, recognizing the company’s steering gear manufacturing facility in El Marques, Queretaro, Mexico.
The company was presented with the World Excellence Awards by Ford Motor Company’s Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president, global operations, and Hau Thai-Tang, executive vice president, product development and purchasing.
“Our World Excellence awards recognize the outstanding achievements of Ford Motor Company’s top-performing suppliers around the world,” said Thai-Tang. “Suppliers like Nexteer are key to Ford’s continued success as we work towards our goal of becoming world’s most trusted mobility company.”
“Receiving these awards from Ford Motor Company demonstrates Nexteer’s leadership in developing technologies to advance the mobility industry,” says Mike Richardson, president and executive board director, Nexteer Automotive. “We are honored to have received these awards and look forward to continuing the collaboration with Ford to bring advance steering technologies to the market.”
Nexteer also was named a GM Innovation Award winner during General Motors’s 26th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held in Orlando, Florida.
GM’s Innovation Award recognizes the top suppliers among thousands of global contenders who introduced innovations that benefit customers. Nexteer Automotive was named one of four 2017 Innovation Award winners for High Availability Electric Power Steering System (EPS) – a steering innovation that enables advanced safety for varying levels of autonomous driving.
“Nexteer’s High Availability Electric Power Steering ensures that the driver’s steering safety net is always ‘on’ as the automotive industry moves towards varying levels of autonomous driving. It’s all about safety and performance,” said Leah Lemanski, Nexteer Engineering Manager.