Metaldyne LLC, headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, USA, has announced that its Bluffton, Indiana, USA, operation was recognised by Ford Motor Company with a World Excellence Award for production in clutch modules.
The Ford World Excellence Awards are given to the automaker’s suppliers who exceed company expectations and distinguish themselves from their peers by achieving the highest levels of global excellence in terms of quality, delivery and total cost in 2014. Fifty-two awards were given in ten categories.
Over the past year, Metaldyne’s Bluffton, Indiana operation has delivered exceptional results for Ford. The operation has significantly increased capacity for six speed transmission clutch modules without any material quality issues, all while maintaining exceptional on-time deliveries.
“This recognition from our largest customer is a testament to the outstanding work from all our employees at our Bluffton operation,” stated Thomas A Amato, President and CEO, Metaldyne, and Co-President, Metaldyne Performance Group. “Our transmission products are manufactured with a highly sophisticated process with tight tolerances, and the Bluffton team’s combination of leading technology and a strong commitment to quality have helped us earn this prestigious award.”
Metaldyne manufactures, machines and assembles a variety of transmission products, including clutch modules, differential gears and assemblies, end cover assemblies and aluminium valve bodies.
“Ford’s World Excellence Awards allow us to recognise and thank our partners who support us in all we do,” stated Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s group Vice President, Global Purchasing. “In a year with a record number of global product introductions, these companies demonstrated a strong commitment to both quality and performance, and we’re honoured that they are a part of our ONE Ford team.”