DEARBORN, MI/PÜTTLINGEN, Germany — Ford Motor Co. recognized Dürr as a top-performing global supplier at the 20th annual Ford World Excellence Awards. Only 88 companies were selected as finalists from thousands of Ford suppliers globally.

Dürr Assembly Products GmbH received an Aligned Business Framework World Excellence Award from Ford Motor Co.’s Joe Hinrichs, Executive Vice President and President, Global Operations, and Hau Thai-Tang, Executive Vice President, Product Development and Purchasing.

“We are happy to contribute to Ford's success with our smart technologies in the field of end-of-line testing. The innovative project at Ford Saarlouis on human-machine collaboration in the area of fog lamp adjustment was a prime example of excellent teamwork,” said Roland Spieß, CEO of Dürr Assembly Products in Püttlingen, Germany. Bruno Welsch, Head of Dürr’s U.S. subsidiary, commented, “We are very proud of this third Ford award in a row for a company in the Dürr Group. It illustrates the long-standing and partnership-based business relationship between Ford and Dürr since 1976.”

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