Eberspächer Port Elizabeth hosted special guests from Ford Motor Company South Africa on 12 February 2020. The occasion was the ceremonial handover of the Ford Q1 plaque and flag to round off the achievement of this coveted award by the plant in late 2019.
The plaque was presented by Mr. Neels Lourens, General Manager STA, Ford Motor Company of South Africa. In his address to the Eberspächer team he said it was an honour to present the Q1 award to the Company. He said that the Q1 rating system measures all aspects of the business system including Quality, Cost and Delivery and Eberspächer is to be congratulated for their achievements in all the facets evaluated.
Kieron Jordaan, Managing Director of Eberspächer South Africa, noted that the Company had received various awards in recent years but that none surpassed the achievement of Ford Q1 because of its prestige and recognition in the global automotive sector. The Port Elizabeth Plant has supplied products for the Ford DV-Neo Program to Ford plants in Hungary, Spain and Germany since 2018.