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GSS: Ford Excellence Award Winner

  • Global Steering Systems has been honored by Ford Motor Company with a Compete Like a Challenger World Excellence Award
  • Ford’s World Excellence Awards recognize companies that exceed expectations and achieve the highest levels of excellence in quality, cost, performance and delivery
  • Award categories include Treat Customers Like Family, Turn Around Automotive Operations and Compete Like a Challenger, Create Must-Have Products, Sustainability, Diversity, and Inclusion, plus Gold and Silver Quality awards

Global Steering Systems has been recognized as a top-performing global supplier at the 23rd annual Ford World Excellence Awards. Global Steering Systems was announced as a Compete Like a Challenger winner today at Ford Motor Company’s virtual event.

“Ford Motor Company’s World Excellence Awards recognize our top-performing suppliers around the world for helping bring the Ford+ plan to life,” said Hau Thai-Tang, chief product platform and operations officer. “Suppliers like Global Steering Systems are key to Ford’s continued success as we leverage foundational strengths to build new capabilities and enrich customer experiences.”

Honorees are recognized for achieving the highest levels of global excellence in categories including:

  • Primary brand pillar awards – Treat Customers Like Family, Turn Around Automotive Operations and Compete Like a Challenger, Create Must-Have Products
  • Diversity and inclusion awards for suppliers that excel in integrating diversity into their organization and business process
  • Sustainability awards for suppliers that improve the business environment
  • Gold and Silver Quality awards for supplier manufacturing sites demonstrating superior quality, delivery and cost performance throughout the year

“It is the pleasure of Global Steering Systems to be partnering with Ford to take world class products to the market. It is the commitment of Global Steering Systems to continue to delight Ford and their customers with the performance of our products.”

Dr. Lu Guanqiu Honored at the 2022 Automotive Hall of Fame

On July 21, 2022, the 2022 Automotive Hall of Fame posthumously honored Dr. Lu Guanqiu, founder of Wanxiang Group Corporation. One of China’s original entrepreneurial tycoons, Dr. Guanqiu started Wanxiang with $600 earned by selling scrap metal. He built the company from an agricultural and tractor repair shop into a global automotive supplier. Among Dr. Lu’s notable accomplishments were production of universal joints (1974), expansion into clean energy with electric vehicle manufacturing (2002), acquisition of A123 Systems (2013), and the purchase of Fisker Automotive Holdings, Inc. with subsequent transformation into Karma Automotive (2014). Dr. Lu will be remembered not only for his business acumen in both China and the United States, but also for his dedication to keep workers in their jobs. Dr. Guanqiu was a friend to GSS and his intrepid spirit will be missed.

The Automotive Hall of Fame was established in 1939 to perpetuate the accomplishments of early automotive pioneers and innovators. Today, the Automotive Hall of Fame continues that tradition by honoring and celebrating the accomplishments of innovators and leaders from all over the world who are advancing the automotive industry.


IATF-16949 Global Steering Systems Poland Certifcate
IATF-16949 Global Steering Systems China Certification
Ford Q1 Certification of Supplier Excellence awarded to Global Steering Systems.