Ford Motor Company has recognized Toyo Tire USA Corp. as a preferred supplier with the Ford Q1 award.
According to Toyo, the company earned the award “in recognition of its superior product quality, high reliability, exceptional materials and dependable supply chain management.” Toyo has supplied original equipment tires to Ford since April 2014.
The internationally acknowledged award is as an indication of extraordinary quality and is only granted to suppliers that have proven capabilities beyond ISO/TS16949 automotive certification requirements and meet Ford’s stringent quality standards. In order to qualify for the award, Toyo was required to undergo rigorous audits to ensure the company met Ford’s strict criteria.
“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.”