To achieve Q1 certification, Ford suppliers must meet stringent criteria, including: International Organization of Standardization (TS 16949 & ISO 14001) certification, proper implementation of quality operating and management systems, as well as environmental management systems and customer endorsements. “Receiving Ford Q1 certification does more than guarantee that the Fraser plant is in-line with Ford’s rigorous quality standards,” Manfred Kwade, President of Faurecia Interior Systems (FIS) North America, said. “The recognition is proof of Faurecia’s commitment to our customers and excellence in automotive manufacturing.” Joe Lupinski, Fraser’s Plant Manager, added that earning this achievement demonstrates the effectiveness of the Faurecia Excellence System (FES).