News Release - Magna Facility in Brazil Recognized by Ford with 2011 World Excellence Award
AURORA, Ontario, July 5, 2012 – Magna International Inc. today announced that a manufacturing division of its Cosma International operating unit has won a Silver World Excellence Award from Ford Motor Company for demonstrating superior quality, delivery and cost performance in 2011. The 14th annual awards, Ford’s highest recognition for its suppliers, were given during ceremonies on May 31, 2012.
The Cosma Camacari facility in Bahia, Brazil, was one of 24 global supplier locations to receive the Silver Award. Cosma Camacari supplies chassis structures and welded metallic assemblies to Ford.
Tony Brown, group vice president, Global Purchasing, thanked the awarded suppliers for their dedication and hard work throughout 2011.
“Suppliers are a critical part of our success, and a driving force for continued growth at Ford Motor Company. Without the support, hard work and innovation of our suppliers, we would not be able to deliver on our promise to build quality vehicles,” Brown said. “In 2011, our suppliers stepped up to the challenge of building vehicles that improve commonality and efficiency in more ways than ever before, and we are grateful for their unwavering commitment.”
“On behalf of Cosma, we thank Ford for this recognition and look forward to supporting them with our innovative solutions into the future,” said Don Walker, CEO, Magna International. “In addition, congratulations to the management and staff at the Camacari, Brazil, facility for a job well done in achieving and maintaining the highest levels of customer satisfaction.”
About Cosma International
Cosma International (www.cosma.com), an operating unit of Magna International Inc., manufactures a comprehensive range of metal body systems, components, assemblies and modules including complete vehicle frames, chassis systems and body-in-white systems using a variety of innovative processes such as hydroforming, stamping and roll forming. Cosma has 47 manufacturing facilities and 25 product development and engineering centers worldwide.
About Magna International
Magna International (www.magna.com) is the most diversified global automotive supplier. We design, develop and manufacture technologically advanced automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components, and engineer and assemble complete vehicles, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs") of cars and light trucks. Our capabilities include the design, engineering, testing and manufacture of automotive interior systems; seating systems; closure systems; body and chassis systems; vision systems; electronic systems; exterior systems; powertrain systems; roof systems; hybrid and electric vehicles/systems; as well as complete vehicle engineering and assembly.
Magna has more than 111,000 employees in 294 manufacturing operations and 87 product development, engineering and sales centres in 26 countries.