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Ford Honors Yanfeng Automotive Interiors at 21st Annual World Excellence Awards

Dearborn, Michigan –

  • Yanfeng Automotive Interiors honored by Ford Motor Company with an Aligned Business Framework World Excellence Award
  • Ford’s World Excellence Awards honor companies that exceed expectations and achieve the highest levels of excellence in quality, cost, performance and delivery
  • Awards span 10 categories, including quality, sustainability, safe, smart, aligned business framework, special recognition, diverse supplier of the year, supplier diversity development corporation of the year, gold and silver

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) was recognized as a top-performing global supplier at the 21st annual Ford World Excellence Awards. YFAI was presented with an Aligned Business Framework World Excellence Award by Hau Thai-Tang, Ford chief product development and purchasing officer and Linda Cash, Ford vice president, quality and new model programs.

“Being one of five suppliers globally to receive an Aligned Business Framework World Excellence Award from Ford is truly an honor for the entire Yanfeng Automotive Interiors team,” said Steve Meszaros, CEO of YFAI. “This award is the result of YFAI’s focus and commitment to providing Ford with quality products, value and innovation in all that we do.”

“Ford’s annual World Excellence Awards recognize our top-performing suppliers for their contributions to our success,” said Hau Thai-Tang. “Suppliers like Yanfeng Automotive Interiors play an instrumental role in helping us achieve our vision of being the most trusted mobility company.”

Honorees were recognized for achieving the highest levels of global excellence in 10 categories, including:

  • Quality, sustainability, safe and smart categories for suppliers that demonstrate leadership in Ford’s primary brand pillars
  • Aligned business framework for suppliers that most exemplify the framework’s principles, with an emphasis on quality, value and innovation
  • Special recognition for suppliers that delivered results exceeding expectations
  • Diverse supplier of the year and supplier diversity development corporation of the year to honor suppliers that excel in integrating diversity into their organization and business process
  • Gold and silver for supplier manufacturing sites demonstrating superior quality, delivery and cost performance throughout the year

About Yanfeng Automotive Interiors:
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. YFAI is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has approximately 110 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 20 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture interior components for all automakers. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng, one of the largest automotive suppliers in China and Adient, the global leader in automotive seating. For more information, please visit

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