SOUTH AFRICA: Ford rubber supplier gains Q1 status

By just-auto.com editorial team | 21 January 2008

Dunlop Industrial Products' Howick automotive plant has received a Ford Q1 preferred supplier award, making the 50-year-old company one of 72 South African automotive suppliers to attain such status.

Ford established the global Q1 quality system to guarantee uniform high production and quality standards and to ensure that suppliers meet these standards.

The supply agreement with Ford for automotive hose and seals accounts for 30% of Dunlop Industrial's automotive annual sales.