The Ficosa plant in Cookeville has received the prestigious Ford Q1 award given out to suppliers that meet high standards of quality and continuous improvement
COOKEVILLE – Ficosa, a top-tier global provider devoted to the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of vision, safety, connectivity and efficiency systems for the automotive and mobility sectors, has been awarded with the Ford Q1 distinction. The Ficosa plant in Cookeville has been recognised by Ford for its high-quality products and capacity for continuous improvement.
Joan Cañellas, Ficosa North America CEO, highlights: “Receiving this award from a top-tier automobile manufacturer like Ford is a huge honour, as it recognizes and reaffirms the hard work we put into ensuring we make excellent products and offering our clients the very best quality. At Ficosa, we’re aware of how hard it is to have this sort of success, and it is very clear that none of this would be possible without hard work, dedication, passion and teamwork.”
Specifically, the U.S. manufacturer has recognised Ficosa North America for complying with ISO/TS certification requirements in five key areas: capable systems, continuous improvement, ongoing performance, superior manufacturing process and customer endorsement.
Ficosa North America has two production plants in the United States, in Cookeville and Kentucky, and an R&D centre in Detroit; plus, two production plants in Mexico, in Escobedo and Salinas Victoria, and an R&D centre in Escobedo, as well. In addition to this award, the Ficosa plant in Kentucky also received the same recognition from Ford in 2017.
North America is a crucial region for the company and the facility in Cookeville (inaugurated in 2016) is a good proof of it. It is equipped with the latest technology and is the group’s most advanced facility in the world.
In recent years, the company has received awards on various occasions from several organizations in the sector and media outlets, including those highlighting the policy of quality, excellence, service, flexibility and continuous improvement that the multinational maintains with its customers worldwide.
Ficosa is a global company devoted to the creation of high-technology vision, safety, efficiency and connectivity solutions for the industry, with the desire to contribute to society through our commitment to technological innovation, human values and energy efficiency. Founded in 1949 and based in Barcelona, Ficosa currently has more than 10,500 employees in 19 countries worldwide in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa, with consolidated sales of €1.208 billion in 2017. The rear-view system (interior/side mirror) is Ficosa’s main business, known worldwide and recognised by top global OEMs.www.ficosa.com