WHITE, Ga.—Ford Motor Co. has named Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. a Ford Q1 preferred supplier for superior product quality, high reliability, exceptional materials and dependable supply chain management.
"We are extremely pleased to have earned the Ford Q1 Award and consider it an acknowledgement of Toyo's never-ending pursuit of its customer-focused mission," said Steve Wesner, senior director of quality at Toyo. "This achievement is the direct result of our team members' success in providing customers the highest quality products that exceed our customers' expectations."
The Ford Q1 award recognizes suppliers that surpass ISO/TSI 6949 automotive certification requirements and meet Ford's stringent quality standards. Toyo underwent a series of audits to ensure that its operations and offers met Ford's criteria.
Toyo has supplied original equipment tires to Ford since April 2014.