The World Excellence Award provides annual recognition based on quality, cost and delivery metrics that were jointly developed by Ford and its suppliers. Fifty suppliers from 10 countries won 65 awards in various categories.
Motorola AIEG was recognized for being "successful in leading Ford initiatives that deliver mutual success in customer satisfaction," earning praise in the warranty reduction program category of "auto body" and in the environmental leadership category for having a majority of its plants registered to ISO 14001.
"Motorola is part of an exclusive world-class club of Ford's top suppliers," said Carlos Mazzorin, Ford Motor Company's group vice president of global purchasing and South America. "Motorola made extraordinary contributions to Ford that helped make 1999 a very successful year. Ford's quest for excellence cannot be accomplished without our supplier partners, and performance like this deserves to be recognized."
"We are delighted a world-class automaker and global leader such as Ford recognizes our commitment to quality," said David Melka, senior vice president and general manager, Motorola AIEG. "These awards are further evidence that Motorola is committed to the automotive industry."
The "Recognition of Achievement Award" is given to suppliers who impact customer satisfaction by leading Ford key initiatives, such as high mileage improvement, warranty reduction, environmental leadership and consumer-focused technology.
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 1999 were $33.1 billion.
The Integrated Electronic Systems Sector (IESS) is part of Motorola, Inc. IESS designs and manufactures a broad range of electronic components, modules and integrated electronic systems and products for automotive, industrial, transportation, navigation, computer, telecommunications and energy system markets. IESS consists of four closely related business units that work together to form a seamless partnership. These units include the Automotive & Industrial Electronics Group (AIEG), Telematics Communications Group (TCG), Motorola Computer Group (MCG) and the Energy Systems Group (ESG). Motorola IESS is headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., and has 20 manufacturing and office sites worldwide.
Motorola's Automotive and Industrial Electronics Group (AIEG) researches, develops and manufactures electronics and electronic systems for automotive original equipment manufacturers and all tiers of automotive system suppliers and industrial customers worldwide. The group operates in four strategic business arenas that include powertrain and powertrain systems, body electronics, sensors and power controls, and chassis controls. AIEG is a part of Motorola's Integrated Electronic Systems Sector (IESS). AIEG is headquartered in Northbrook, Ill.