TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (TRW) was recently awarded the Volvo Cars Quality Through Excellence (VQE) Award at two of its manufacturing facilities in Europe.
The facilities are TRW Automotive (Slovakia) s.r.o. in Nove Mesto, Slovakia, where electrically powered steering motors and belt drive steering systems are produced, and TRW Automotive GmbH in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, which manufactures electrically powered hydraulic steering systems and hydraulic rack and pinion steering gears.
The VQE Award is based on a set of fundamental quality and manufacturing disciplines that ensure a supplier’s success and drive a supplier’s continual improvement. The TRW sites in Gelsenkirchen and Nove Meso fulfilled all of Volvo Cars VQE requirements, including 11 award performance elements and a customer endorsement.
In its letter of award notification to TRW, Volvo Cars noted: "Achieving and maintaining the VQE status is proof of the manufacturing site being among the best in the industry. The partnership between the VQE manufacturing sites and Volvo Cars is a key enabler in providing high-quality products that meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.