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Michigan Automotive Compressor Inc. (MACI) received one of Ford Motor Company’s highest recognitions for suppliers – the Silver Award – which marks the second time in six years MACI has received a world excellence award.

Ford also honored MACI’s parent company DENSO with the coveted Aligned Business Framework (ABF) award for its global supply of a full line up of Air Conditioning (AC) Compressors and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) assemblies and modules at Ford’s 17th World Excellence Awards ceremony. DENSO was one of nine suppliers to receive this distinguished award.

“DENSO places a great emphasis on providing innovative and high quality products, and this award helps demonstrate our commitment to those goals,” said Haruya Maruyama, executive vice president of DENSO Japan. “We want to congratulate all of our employees who helped earn this award, and we look forward to meeting high quality standards with our products in the future.”

The World Excellence Awards honor production and non-production suppliers that have exceeded Ford’s highest standards in cost, quality, technology and delivery, while at the same time embracing the ONE Ford mindset and helping the company deliver products with an unparalleled standard of excellence. Ford honored 32 suppliers out of their top 150 global suppliers at its annual recognition event. MACI was one of 21 suppliers that received the recognition of the Silver World Excellence award.

The Aligned Business Framework is a program where Ford and some of the most strategic suppliers across the globe partner to increase mutual profitability, improve quality, drive innovation and to help encourage shared commitment to sustainability goals.

Michigan Automotive Compressor, Inc. (MACI) is the largest manufacturing employer in Jackson County with over 1,050 associates. Established in 1989, the company manufactures automotive air-conditioning compressor units for many automotive manufacturers. Customers include GM, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, and Honda, as well as Freightliner and John Deere. The company celebrates its 25th anniversary this fall. ( www.michauto.com  )


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