Ford Honors Siemens at 21st Annual World Excellence Awards


Wednesday, June 5, 2019 10:46 am EDT


  • Siemens honored by Ford Motor Company with a Gold World Excellence Award


  • Ford’s World Excellence Awards honor companies that exceed expectations and achieve the highest levels of excellence in quality, cost, performance and delivery


  • Awards span 10 categories, including quality, sustainability, safe, smart, aligned business framework, special recognition, diverse supplier of the year, supplier diversity development corporation of the year, gold and silver


Siemens was recognized as a top-performing global supplier at the 21st annual Ford World Excellence Awards. Siemens was presented with a Gold Award by Hau Thai-Tang, Ford chief product development and purchasing officer and Linda Cash, Ford vice president, quality and new model programs.


”Siemens is honored to receive this prestigious award from Ford. Automation suppliers are not often recognized in this category so this demonstrates that Siemens is making the right strides in innovation and digitalization delivering improved quality, increased efficiency and shorter time to market,” says Reinhold Niesing, Head of Vertical Markets Automotive, Siemens Digital Industries US.


“Ford’s annual World Excellence Awards recognize our top-performing suppliers for their contributions to our success,” said Thai-Tang. “Suppliers like Siemens play an instrumental role in helping us achieve our vision of being the most trusted mobility company.”


Honorees were recognized for achieving the highest levels of global excellence in 10 categories, including:


  • Quality, sustainability, safe and smart categories for suppliers that demonstrate leadership in Ford’s primary brand pillars
  • Aligned business framework for suppliers that most exemplify the framework’s principles, with an emphasis on quality, value and innovation
  • Special recognition for suppliers that delivered results exceeding expectations
  • Diverse supplier of the year and supplier diversity development corporation of the year to honor suppliers that excel in integrating diversity into their organization and business process
  • Gold and silver for supplier manufacturing sites demonstrating superior quality, delivery and cost performance throughout the year


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Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 75,000 employees internationally.



Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of power generation and distribution, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Through the separately managed company Siemens Mobility, a leading supplier of smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is shaping the world market for passenger and freight services. Due to its majority stakes in the publicly listed companies Siemens Healthineers AG and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital healthcare services as well as environmentally friendly solutions for onshore and offshore wind power generation. For more than 160 years, the company has innovated and invented technologies to support American industry spanning manufacturing, energy, healthcare and infrastructure. In fiscal 2018, Siemens USA reported revenue of $23.7 billion, including $5.0 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

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