Visteon plant in China achieves Ford quality award

Maintaining the standard of exceptional performance across its global operations – recently exemplified by the company’s plant in Chihuahua, Mexico – Visteon’s manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China has followed suit in achieving Q1 certification on quality delivery for major customer, Ford.

Marking the accomplishment on Nov. 20, Visteon staged an award ceremony at its Shanghai Visteon Automotive Electronics (SVAE) site, where the management team hosted company employees and senior representatives from Ford’s purchasing division in China.

Representing a quality first mind-set, the certification is a significant milestone for SVAE’s standing and development as a leading and trusted manufacturing facility within the region. Ford’s Q1 qualification signifies an influential benchmark for supplier quality assessment in the automotive industry, and is the highest honor bestowed by the automaker to its Tier 1 partners. The quality attainment confirms SVAE’s position as a valued member of Ford’s global supplier team.

In order to gain Q1 validation, SVAE were tasked with meeting a number of critical requirements beyond technical specifications – demonstrating capable systems, continuous improvement, superior manufacturing processes and, ultimately, customer satisfaction.

Sharon Gao, Vice President, Purchasing, Ford Greater China
Ford acknowledges the supreme efforts displayed by the entire team at SVAE to achieve Q1 status and we hope Visteon’s plant will use this as a springboard to continue to provide competitive products with exceptional quality to Ford’s regional and global operations.
Sharon Gao, Vice President, Purchasing, Ford Greater China

To ensure success in pursuing the award and all goals were met throughout, SVAE established a cross-functional team that monitored performance metrics and developed action plans on a regular basis, from the starting point in January 2018.

William Lau, Managing Director, Visteon China
On behalf of Visteon, I congratulate SVAE on this momentous achievement – and all employees who have played a key role through unquestionable efforts and comprehensive strength within the quality system, site management and product delivery. I also extend thanks to Ford for their recognition and support over the years. The two organizations have always been closely linked and with this latest development in China it is encouraging to see the partnership strengthened as we drive towards a successful future together.
William Lau, Managing Director, Visteon China

SVAE has a long and proud history of delivering pioneering cockpit technologies to Ford, including the dual display to the Ford Territory compact crossover SUV for the past 16 years. With this endorsement of excellent quality and delivery from the customer, SVAE demonstrates how Visteon’s superior technical acumen and market insight makes it a leader within the cockpit electronics space with the potential to drive extended success for the future.