The automaker created the World Excellence Award to pay tribute to its top suppliers each year. In all, 51 companies worldwide received the award from Ford this year. Only 5 percent of the award recipients were presented with the Gold award, according to Webasto.
“Winning the Gold award again confirms our years of excellence in quality, innovation, and cost performance,” said Holger Engelmann, chairman of the management board of Webasto SE.
“Ford Motor Company is extremely proud to recognize the excellent performance of our suppliers and their contribution to our success,” said Hau Thai-Tang, group vice president, global purchasing of Ford. “Your companies’ commitment to quality, cutting-edge technology and cost efficiency is a vital part of the One Ford plan.”
The Schierling plant has been manufacturing various roof systems for auto makers since 1986. About 4.5 million roofs have been manufactured for Ford in Schierling, according to Webasto. Today, Schierling serves as worldwide plastics competence center for roof systems. The company uses the plant to manufactures polycarbonate panels and roofs, light Webasto Glas ProTec safety glass, solar roofs, and lightweight sliding headliners made of a polyurethane composite material.