Molex Receives Prestigious Ford Motor Company Q1 Award

Dongguan, China facility recognized for meeting Ford’s highest standards of quality and service

LISLE, Ill. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 30, 2009Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX)(NASDAQ: MOLXA) announced today that its Dongguan, China facility was presented with the Ford Motor Company’s Q1 Award, its highest recognition for supplier quality and service. On November 5, the Ford Q1 plaque and flag were presented to the Dongguan cable team by Steve Tong, senior manager, Ford STA. Molex provides Ford with HSAutoLink™ cable assemblies and Customer Convenience Ports for vehicle infotainment and networking systems.

“The Ford Q1 Award is a testament to our commitment to providing high quality products and service so that our customers can be more successful,” said KH Mak, Molex vice president of operations, east, integrated products division. “We are extremely proud to be recognized by Ford and feel honored to display the Q1 flag at the Dongguan facility.”

Ford, which established the global Q1 quality system to guarantee high standards from its suppliers, evaluates several key categories:

  • System capabilities, including third-party certifications such as QS-9000, TS 16949, etc.
  • Ongoing performance history with Ford
  • Site assessment, including the supplier’s manufacturing process and customer satisfaction ratings
  • Endorsements from customers to ensure the supplier is meeting expectations
  • Evidence of continued improvement so that a supplier is constantly challenged to become better each year

Suppliers needed 800 points to receive and retain Q1 certification. Molex achieved a score of 1,200, putting the company at the upper end of Ford’s top-tier suppliers.

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About Molex Incorporated

Molex Incorporated is a 71-year-old global manufacturer of electronic, electrical and fiber optic interconnection systems. Based in Lisle, Illinois, USA, the company operates 43 manufacturing locations in 18 countries. The Molex website is

Molex is a registered trademark of Molex Incorporated.

Ford is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company.


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