Dearborn, Michigan. GROB-WERKE was honored with the Ford World Excellence Award in one of the Ford brand’s "Primary Brand Pillars" of green, safe, quality and smart. "Ford’s World Excellence Awards allow us to honor our best suppliers across the globe," explained Hau Tai-Tang, Vice President of Global Purchasing at the Ford Group. "They deliver excellence at every level and are key to the success of our company".
This is not the first time that the GROB Group has been honored by Ford Motor Company. Our factory in São Paulo was presented the FSAO Supplier Award in 2013 and the World Excellence Award in 2015. The GROB Group was presented the Award of Recognition in 2014 and 2016, and our factories in Mindelheim (1998, 2002, 2004, 2005) and Bluffton (1999, 2002) were honored with the Q1-Award on multiple occasions.
"We are very proud of this award," explained Michael Hutecker, CEO of our factory in Bluffton Ohio, USA, after the ceremony. "It is a great accolade and very special recognition of the work we do as it not only marks our company out as a top supplier to Ford but also provides further proof of the strong foundation of trust that underlies the collaboration between GROB and Ford". Michael Hutecker accepted the award on behalf of the GROB Group.