The Ford Motor Company recognized Pirelli as one of its top-performing global suppliers at its 20th annual Ford World Excellence Awards. From thousands of Ford suppliers globally, only 88 companies were selected as finalists for the award and Pirelli made the cut.
The Pirelli team received the Gold Excellence Award from Ford Motor Company’s Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president, global operations, and Hau Thai-Tang, executive vice president, product development and purchasing. Pirelli was also one of the finalist on a global basis for the Brand Pillar Award.
Commenting on the award, Marco Crola, CEO of Pirelli Tire North America said that it was an honor for Pirelli to receive the Gold World Excellence Award from Ford. Pirelli received the award on the basis of its high technology and flexibility capabilities in supplying tires to Ford’s global vehicle portfolio. He said that the partnership with Ford is highly important for Pirelli.
“Being a global finalist for the Brand Pillar Award in Quality is also a great achievement, as it reflects Pirelli’s quality processes and productions across all business units worldwide”, Crola added.
Thai-Tang said that Ford’s World Excellence awards recognize the outstanding achievements of Ford Motor Company’s top-performing suppliers around the world. He went on to affirm that suppliers like Pirelli play a key role in Ford’s continued success as the company works on its goal of becoming the world’s most trusted mobility company.”
The winners of the awards were recognized for achieving the highest levels of global excellence in a variety of categories, including:
• Primary Brand Pillars – quality, green, safe and smart
• Aligned Business Framework principles focused on quality, delivery, value and innovation
• Lincoln Luxury
• Supplier Diversity Development
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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