Chennai bases Comstar Automotive Technologies Private Limited has won the prestigious Ford Global Supplier Excellence Award in ‘Silver’ category. It was given for the supply of starter assemblies. The award was received by the CEO of the company, Sat Mohan Gupta at Ford Global Top Supplier Meet at Dearborn, NA on 22nd May’14.

Comstar AwardInstituted 16 years ago, the ‘World Excellence Awards’ represent the pinnacle of achievement for supplier partners to Ford. These awards were designed to recognise suppliers who exceed Ford’s expectations and distinguish themselves from their peers by achieving the highest levels of global excellence in quality, cost and delivery performance.

Fifty-one global supplier partners were honored at a special ceremony at Dearborn, Michigan for their exceptional contributions to Ford Motor Company in 2013.

Unique Position

Comstar Automotive is the only company from India on this exclusive list. Eighteen countries were represented at the annual Awards. 

Hau Thai-Tang, Group vice president, Global Purchasing, Ford Motor Company, said, “These suppliers have demonstrated the highest level of excellence, and we are honored to have them as part of the One Ford team, Congratulations to the 2013 World Excellence Awards winners.”

Comstar Automotive CEO & President Sat Mohan Gupta receiving the award from Mark Fields (COO, Ford Motor Co).  Hau Thai-Tang, Group vice president, Ford Global Purchasing and Raj Nair, Group vice President, Global Product Development are also present

Comstar Automotive CEO & President Sat Mohan Gupta receiving the award from Mark Fields (COO, Ford Motor Co). Hau Thai-Tang, Group Vice President, Ford Global Purchasing and Raj Nair, Group Vice President, Global Product Development are also present

Congratulations to all of our supplier partners who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence as we together work to achieve mutual growth,” said Mark Fields, Ford chief operating officer. “Our suppliers are key to the success of our One Ford plan, including our commitment to accelerate our pace of progress and deliver even more of the great products and innovations that will create even more growth and define our company going forward.”

Expressing his happiness the CEO and President of Comstar Automotive Sat Mohan Gupta said,  “on behalf of the entire team of Comstar I thank Ford management for honouring us with the 2013 Ford Excellence Award”.  To be recognised by Ford and be on the top of more than 1,500 suppliers world-wide, is a great honour and has made the Comstar Team proud of its achievement. “This award has only increased our passion to excel , continue to improve on all our deliverables – Delivery, Quality, Cost & Technology and aim to bag Gold in 2014.,” the company said.

The award comes at a time when Comstar is engaged with Ford on critical global programs. Comstar is deeply committed to work towards achieving Ford’s objectives as laid out in its ‘One Ford Plan’. Comstar’s Vision statement and 4 Focal Points – Speed, Quality, Process and Performance are the very pillars embodied in the ‘One Ford’ strategy. As a strategic partner, Comstar is fully focused with relentless pursuit of world-class quality and performance, delivered with passion and speed. Comstar product road map is well aligned to Ford’s product and platform strategy, thereby providing optimum and timely solutions.

Comstar Automotive is engaged in the design and manufacture of starting and charging system for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The company has an installed capacity of over 3.8 million starter motors and over 1 million alternators in India at its headquarters in Chennai. Besides, it also has a capacity of 0.5 million starter motors in Tecumseh in the US. Plans are underway for a JV plant in China by end of 2014.

With close to two decades of its operations in design and manufacture the company supplies to several global OEMs including Ford, Volvo, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Mazda, Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland – Nissan JV.


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