In October 2000, Ford launched an all-new Mondeo at its assembly plant in Genk, Belgium. Ford of Europe chairman Nick Scheele commented, "The significance of the new Mondeo to the future of Ford Motor Company here in Europe cannot be overstated." Analysts and journalists, optimists and pessimists alike all agreed. But the Mondeo's success isn't just crucial to Ford. There are suppliers to think of, as well.