DEARBORN, Mich. (April 17, 2008) — Ford Motor Co. has honored three rubber product firms with silver quality awards for 2007.
South Korea's Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. was the only tire company among 47 global suppliers honored. It supplies Ford both in North America and Europe. It received a gold quality award from Ford in 2005.
Also receiving a silver award were Dawson Manufacturing Co. of Benton Harbor, Mich., for engine and transmission mounts, and Precision Cut Rubber Ltd. of the United Kingdom, which makes instrument panels.
A silver award is given to suppliers that "consistently demonstrate superior quality, delivery and cost performance," according to Ford. This is the 10th year of Ford's World Excellence Awards, presented in three categories: gold, silver and recognition of achievement.