The Scherer & Trier USA team delighted about the Q1 award from Ford:
The certificate confirms adherence to the TS 16949 quality standard and
the ISO 14001 environmental standard. It is an important milestone for
Scherer & Trier USA with respect to further orders from Ford.
 
Highway to Success
Receipt of the Ford Q1 award and an extensive parts order from VW are two milestones for Scherer & Trier USA. Despite a substantial slump in the US auto market, the team in Saline, Michigan, was able to achieve important successes in 2009.

The Trier Group's US location continues on its road to success. In addition to Ford, Chrysler and General Motors, the team supporting Managing Director Tom Kozyra has also been able to gain the confidence of BMW, Mercedes and VW this year. Proof of the company's ability to create quality products in cooperation with the customer is provided by receipt of the Q1 award from Ford. This distinctive honor attests to the American subsidiary's ability to maintain the highest standards of quality and environmental protection. "This is a significant milestone for us in obtaining new, innovative orders in the US market as well as in other international markets", explains Plant Manager Franz Ritzel. His assessment has been confirmed: The Q1 award has already paved the way for Scherer & Trier USA to important orders for the Ford C346. Ford has already indicated the American plant may be chosen to participate in more interesting projects. "The Q1 award is a door opener for more technically sophisticated projects where we can prove we not only possess extensive expertise but are able to implement it in practical applications", comments Ritzel in explaining the award's significance.

Experienced partner, attractive partner
"Our company culture calls for close ties to our customers and a commitment tohigh-quality in our
products", emphasizes Kozyra. This is the 'secret' of ongoing success for Scherer & Trier USA. Alone the most recent triumph will increase sales by about 50%! The US team has received an order for more than 30 differently decorated door, middle console and dashboard interior parts for the new
mid-sized VW sedan. January 2011 is the SOP for this model exclusively designed for China and North America. Planning figures project annual calls for these parts in quantities to build about 160,000 vehicles. Scherer & Trier was awarded this contract because of its depth of experience with in-mold technology.
The German plastics specialists developed this technique 15 years ago. In the meantime it has been employed for parts in the VW models Touran, Golf, Scirocco and Eos. Steffen Zeitz in the Michelau headquarters will be responsible for this project until the SOP, thereafter it will be turned over to Project Manager Ritzel and his core-team of four in the US.

Strong team for new projects
Scherer & Trier USA bolstered its team in 2009 with two additional managers in order to be well prepared for the implementation of upcoming orders. Mike Loridas is the new Director of Sales. Following a number of positions in the US automobile industry, Mike will now apply his engineering sales expertise in Saline. Brant Lyall is the second new man aboard. He has over 20 years experience in the automobile and plastics industries and will strengthen the US team as Account Manager. Tom Kozyra and his Saline workforce look forward to 2010 with exhilarated optimism. "We know how strong one must be in a crisis. Our recent successes motivate us to forge ahead with excellent service that is convincing for our customers", states Kozyra confidently about the future's outlook.




published
2010/03/11



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