November 3, 2022: East Penn Manufacturing has again been accredited as a top quality supplier to the Ford Motor Company, the US battery manufacturer announced on October 21.
The Q1 level supplier award acknowledges East Penn’s dedication to designing and implementing processes that generate quality products and service.
Ford Q1 is a set of fundamental quality and manufacturing disciplines which ensure a supplier’s success and drive a supplier’s continuous improvement.
Categories within Q1 include quality performance, capable systems, warranty performance and delivery performance.
East Penn is no stranger to receiving the honour. The company said that one of the accomplishments its founder, DeLight Breidegam, was most proud of was receiving the Ford Q1 award in 1994.
East Penn CEO and president Chris Pruitt said the company holds the recognition with the same high level of esteem that it did back then. “Our invaluable partnership with Ford Motor Company has spurred us toward further progress and we look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in the future.”
Last month, more than 8,000 current and former employees and their families of East Penn marked the battery giant’s 75th anniversary.