STAMFORD, Conn.--HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR) , the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced that it has been honored by Ford as a top-performing global supplier at Ford’s 18th annual World Excellence Awards.
The awards recognize Ford suppliers who exceed company expectations and distinguish themselves from their peers by achieving the highest levels of global excellence in 11 categories. HARMAN was presented with the Lincoln Luxury award by Hau Thai-Tang, Ford Motor Company group vice president, global purchasing.
The Lincoln Luxury Award recognizes the collaboration between HARMAN and The Lincoln Motor Company that has brought HARMAN’s Revel audio brand to the automotive space for the first time in the new line-up of Lincoln vehicles. For each model, engineers and designers from both companies worked closely from day one to truly replicate the Revel home audio experience inside the vehicle cabin. Everything from the trim to the door handle placement was considered and designed from the ground up to ensure sonic perfection, guided by a shared legacy rooted in precision craftsmanship.
“We are honored to be recognized by Ford with the Lincoln Luxury award,” said John Fitzgerald, senior vice president and global general manager, Car Audio for HARMAN. “To have Revel audio play a key part in Lincoln’s commitment to build vehicles that exceed luxury expectations is truly exciting, and I congratulate each of our team members who have worked so hard to make this partnership an ongoing success.”
“Ford’s World Excellence Awards allow us to recognize suppliers who demonstrate a strong commitment to quality, performance and teamwork,” said Thai-Tang. “HARMAN has helped Ford deliver a breakthrough year, and we are thankful they are a part of our One Ford team.”
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company’s software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 29,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.7 billion during the 12 months ended March 31, 2016. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.
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