Ford Honours Axalta Coating Systems at 20th Annual World Excellence Awards


Rahul Gogate, Axalta Regional Business Director accepts award

Rahul Gogate, Axalta Regional Business Director accepts award

Axalta Coating Systems was recognised as a top-performing global supplier for Ford Motor Company at the 20th annual Ford World Excellence Awards.

Only 88 companies were selected as finalists from thousands of Ford suppliers globally.

Axalta was presented with a Green Pillar Award recognising Axalta’s leadership in coatings sustainability by Ford Motor Company’s Joe Hinrichs, Executive Vice President and President, Global Operations, and Hau Thai-Tang, Executive Vice President, Product Development and Purchasing.

“At Axalta, we recognise that sustainability is not only about environmentally-responsible manufacturing and products, but also it’s about working with suppliers that share our values to operate ethically and to sustain the communities where they do business,” said Steven Markevich, Axalta Executive Vice President and President, Transportation Coatings and Greater China.

“We’re thrilled and honoured to receive Ford’s Green Pillar Award for managing transparency and addressing risk in our supply chain, which benefit the reputation of our business partners like Ford - who share our values - as well as the communities affected by our purchases.

“Thanks to Ford for this prestigious and meaningful honour.”

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

Honourees were recognised for achieving the highest levels of global excellence in a variety of categories, including:

  • Primary Brand Pillars – quality, green, safe and smart
  • Aligned Business Framework principles focused on quality, delivery, value and innovation
  • Lincoln Luxury
  • Supplier Diversity Development

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