Pierburg Fountain Inn Earns Ford Q1 Award

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C.--()--KSPG Automotive’s Pierburg Fountain Inn, S.C., production facility has earned Ford Motor Company’s coveted Q1 Award for outstanding quality and performance. The Ford Q1 award signifies the facility has achieved excellence in the areas of Quality, capable systems, site action planning, customer endorsement and continuous performance improvement. The award was presented by at team of Ford Motor Company executives at a ceremony at the Pierburg facility including Pierburg executives, plant employees, and local government and civic leaders.

“We are extremely pleased and proud to have earned this recognition from Ford”

“We are extremely pleased and proud to have earned this recognition from Ford,” said Rene Gansauge, president, Mechatronics, KSPG Automotive. “It not only validates our commitment to being a key partner with Ford as they continue to grow in the automotive industry, but also demonstrates the resolve our employees have to exceed customer expectations.”

Long considered one of the highest honors bestowed upon suppliers in the industry, the Q1 award program is intended to drive continuous improvement and customer satisfaction in pursuit of quality excellence.

“Not only is the Ford Q1 award an important achievement for continued work with Ford, but it is important to the future and vitality of KSPG’s business in South Carolina,” added Gansauge.

KSPG’s Pierburg Fountain Inn facility produces a number of vehicle powertrain products for Ford that are designed to reduce emissions, improve fuel economy and enhance vehicle performance. Products include EGR valves, throttle bodies and booster control valves.

KSPG AG represents the automotive industry supplier sector within the Rheinmetall Group. With a global workforce of about 12,000, this sector generated sales of $3.27 billion in 2013, thus contributing over half of the Group’s sales of $6.4 billion.

Contacts

Media Contact:
KSPG Automotive
Paul Klapproth
P: 248-836-2904
C: 248-760-0596
paul.klapproth@kspg.com

Release Summary

KSPG Automotive’s Pierburg Fountain Inn, S.C., production facility has earned Ford Motor Company’s coveted Q1 Award for outstanding quality and performance.