Ficosa bags Ford's Q1 award for high-quality products

The Ficosa plant in Cookeville, Tennessee, has received the Ford Q1 award given to suppliers that meet high standards of quality and continuous improvement.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 18 May 2019 Views icon4336 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Ficosa, the top-tier global provider focused on research, development, manufacturing and marketing of vision, safety, connectivity and efficiency systems for the automotive and mobility sectors, has been awarded with the Ford Q1 distinction. The Ficosa plant in Cookeville, Tennessee, has been recognised by Ford Motor Cofor its high-quality products and capacity for continuous improvement.

Commenting on the award, Joan Canellas, Ficosa North America CEO, said: “Receiving this award from a top-tier automobile manufacturer like Ford is a huge honour, as it recognises and reaffirms the hard work we put into ensuring we make excellent products and offering our clients the very best quality. At Ficosa, we’re aware of how hard it is to have this sort of success, and it is very clear that none of this would be possible without hard work, dedication, passion and teamwork.”

Specifically, the US manufacturer has recognised Ficosa North America for complying with ISO/TS certification requirements in five key areas: capable systems, continuous improvement, ongoing performance, superior manufacturing process and customer endorsement.

Ficosa North America has two production plants in the United States, in Cookeville and Kentucky, and an R&D centre in Detroit; plus, two production plants in Mexico, in Escobedo and Salinas Victoria, and an R&D centre in Escobedo, as well. In addition to this award, the Ficosa plant in Kentucky also received the same recognition from Ford in 2017.

North America is a crucial region for the company and the production centre in Cookeville, inaugurated in 2016, is a good example. It is equipped with the latest technology and is the group’s most advanced centre in the world.

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