Ford Brasil Top Supplier Award
Limeira, São Paulo, Brazil
On July 20, 2016, Ford Brasil hosted its Top Supplier Awards event in São Paulo, Brazil and also held its annual meeting with global leaders and key suppliers in South America. At this event, Ford honored its partners with the best performance in thirteen categories. Maxion Wheels' Guarulhos plant (passenger cars and commercial vehicle steel wheels) was presented with the Top Supplier Award in the Chassis category. This award is the most important recognition granted by Ford to its suppliers and is based on delivery performance, cost, trade relations, working conditions, product development, customer service, logistics and manufacturing.
Those in attendance from Ford Motor Company included, Hau Thai-Tang, Vice President of Global Purchasing, Birgit Behrendt, Vice President of Purchasing Programs and Global Operations, Greg Hamel, Director of Global Purchases, and Robin Wright, Service Director Technical Supplier to the Americas. Antonio Rodrigues, Maxion Wheels Sales Director Sales represented the organization and accepted the award on behalf of the plant.