DENSO Corp., a leading global automotive supplier, and Michigan Automotive Compressor Inc. (MACI), a joint venture between Toyota Industries Corp. and DENSO, were honored as top-performing global suppliers for Ford Motor Co. at the 20th Annual World Excellence Awards. Only 88 companies were selected as finalists from thousands of Ford suppliers globally.
“I would like to extend my personal congratulations to DENSO and its associates, the entire MACI team and the Ford sales team for achieving this award. At DENSO, our core focus is producing and developing high-quality, innovative products and technologies that address the changes happening within the automotive industry while exceeding customers’ expectations,” said Thomas Esser, vice president, Global Ford Sales, DENSO.
DENSO Corp. was awarded Ford’s World Excellence Award for Quality. MACI was recognized for the third time, receiving this year the Gold World Excellence Award for excelling in the categories of cost, quality and delivery. MACI manufactures automotive air conditioning compressors with magnetic clutch for Ford and other customers like Honda, General Motors, Chrysler and Toyota. As the main component of the air conditioning system, MACI’s compressors play an integral role in keeping drivers and passengers comfortable in warm weather.
“Every associate in MACI works toward one goal – to satisfy our customers,” said Joe Shaughnessy, general manager, business planning, human resources, information systems and production control at MACI. “This is our top priority. It is so gratifying to receive such an elite award that recognizes our team’s collective efforts.”
DENSO’s products and systems are an important part of nearly every major vehicle make and model around the world. From air conditioning compressors and retrofittable driver-status monitors to autonomous services and electrification, DENSO is developing innovative solutions that are shaping the future of transportation.
“Our World Excellence awards recognize the outstanding achievements of Ford Motor Company’s top-performing suppliers around the world,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s executive vice president, product development and purchasing. “Suppliers like DENSO and MACI are key to Ford’s continued success as we work toward our goal of becoming the world’s most trusted mobility company.”