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Pirelli Gets Q1 Status from Ford

(Akron/Tire Review) Pirelli Tire North America’s automated tire plant in Rome, Ga., received Ford Motor Co. Q1 Accreditation for operational excellence recently.


The plant, featuring Pirelli’s MIRS production system, supplies OE tires for various Ford vehicles.


“This is a prestigious award from a world-class organization and is a sure indication of the rapidly developing capability of our company in the U.S.,” said Francesco Gori, managing director of Pirelli Tire. “Pirelli Tire North America is focused on selective growth in both the replacement and original equipment markets in the U.S., and Ford is very much part of that strategy, making it doubly satisfying to receive the accolade of their Q1 Accreditation.”

Q1 Accreditation is a set of quality and manufacturing guidelines developed by Ford for its suppliers. Pirelli said it met or exceeded each criteria.

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