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Ford Honors Axalta Coating Systems At 20th Annual World Excellence Awards

Axalta received a Green Pillar World Excellence Award from Ford.

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Axalta Coating Systems was recognized as a top-performing global supplier to Ford Motor Co. at the 20th annual Ford World Excellence Awards.

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Rahul Gogate, Axalta regional business director – Ford (middle) was presented with a Green Pillar Award recognizing Axalta’s leadership in coatings sustainability by Ford Motor Co.’s Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president, global operations (left), and Hau Thai-Tang, executive vice president, product development and purchasing (right). Photo credit: Ford.

Axalta was presented with a Green Pillar Award recognizing Axalta’s leadership in coatings sustainability by Ford Motor Co.’s Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president, global operations, and Hau Thai Tang, executive vice president, product development and purchasing.

“At Axalta, we recognize that sustainability is not only about environmentally responsible manufacturing and products, but it’s also about working with suppliers that share our values to operate ethically and sustain the communities where they do business,” said Steven Markevich, Axalta executive vice president and president, Transportation Coatings and Greater China. “We’re thrilled and honored to receive Ford’s Green Pillar Award for managing transparency and addressing risk in our supply chain which benefit the reputation of our business partners like Ford – who share our values – as well as the communities affected by our purchases. Thanks to Ford for this prestigious and meaningful honor.”

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“Our World Excellence awards recognize the outstanding achievements of Ford Motor Co.’s top-performing suppliers around the world,” said Thai-Tang. “Suppliers like Axalta are key to Ford’s continued success as we work toward our goal of becoming world’s most trusted mobility company.”

Honorees were recognized for achieving the highest levels of global excellence in a variety of categories, including:

  • Primary Brand Pillars – quality, green, safe and smart
  • Aligned Business Framework principles focused on quality, delivery, value and innovation
  • Lincoln Luxury
  • Supplier Diversity Development

Only 88 companies from thousands of Ford suppliers globally were selected as finalists for this year’s awards.

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