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Company News, 2001-01-30, 01:00 AM

Ford award for Hüller Hille / Cross Hüller

Hüller Hille / Cross Hüller - an international machine tool specialist with production locations in Germany, the UK, the USA and Canada - is a recognized partner to the worldwide automobile industry. The company's advanced metal cutting technology, ranging from its successful SPECHT agile systems to complete transfer lines, is used all over the world, in particular in the automotive sector.

In December 2000 the company received the Q1 quality award of Ford Motor Company in the USA for its location at Ludwigsburg. This, together with the booked orders and projects agreed in recent months, confirms and underscores the capability and dependability of Hüller Hille / Cross Hüller in its long-standing partnership with Ford. Now the four locations of Hüller Hille / Cross Hüller (Ludwigsburg, Knowsley/UK, Port Huron/USA, Windsor/CDN) are all cerfiticated on this standard.

Ford bestows the Q1 award on its key suppliers in recognition of their high production quality. Taking in a spectrum from quality planning through testing and manufacturing to assessment of the final results, the strict criteria surpass even the high standards set by ISO 9001.

Production Systems groups together ThyssenKrupp's equipment manufacturing capabilities in a global network of top-performing companies. The Metal Cutting, Assembly Plant and Autobody Manufacturing Systems units bring together innovative potential and expertise in the manufacture of high-tech capital goods, specialized machinery and equipment and complete systems, primarily for the automotive sector. With over 8,000 employees and sales of euro1.4 billion in fiscal 1999/2000, Production Systems is the world's largest supplier of production equipment.

Peter Jablonski
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Prof. Rolf Lidl, Chairman of Hüller Hille Cross Hüller, accepts the Q1 award from Klaus Bohlken, Ford Germany, in December 2000.

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