We are honored to announce that in the first half of 2022, HARMAN received top recognition from leading OEMs, earning several industry awards and certifications for our quality excellence and best-in-class partnership programs. As the demand for outstanding in-vehicle tech continues to grow, strong partnerships are necessary to create the kinds of experiences that consumers expect from their vehicles.
Already, more than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems, bringing cutting-edge technology and seamless experiences to millions of people.
“These awards and certifications are confirmation that our efforts to exceed expectations and build strong industry relationships are being recognized,” said Mark Quint, Vice President, Global Quality Excellence at HARMAN. “In such an innovative and competitive market, partnerships are the true key to success. They are what allows HARMAN to really push the boundaries for how the vehicle can connect to the world around it. We are honored to receive this recognition from our valued partners and industry leaders.”
Below is an overview of the awards and certifications HARMAN Automotive has achieved since January 2022:
Ford FMC1278 Certification: The HARMAN Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Lab in Novi, Michigan was recognized by Ford for achieving its FMC1278 standard, a robust process to assure the EMC of a vehicle’s electrical system. FMC1278 details the EMC requirements for both the complete vehicle in addition to the requirements for components and subsystems that make up the vehicle’s total electrical system.
Ford Q1 Certification: HARMAN earned Q1 status for the Querétaro and Juárez facilities. Q1 certification is a Ford requirement, and now all HARMAN plants supplying Ford are Q1 certified. To be considered for Ford Q1, a manufacturing plant must sustain high standard scores in quality, delivery, warranty, and systems assessment, and complete a very detailed, assessment to gain endorsement from supplier quality and planning and logistics teams at Ford.
General Motors Infotainment Supplier of the Year Award: HARMAN was named a GM Infotainment Supplier of the Year for the second year in a row, once again ranking in the top 1% of GM suppliers. The GM Supplier of the Year awards recognize the company’s top-performing suppliers based on performance criteria in product purchasing, global purchasing and manufacturing services, customer care and aftersales and logistics.
General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Awards: HARMAN’s Suzhou, Juárez, and Querétaro I & II facilities were all granted the GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award. This special recognition is given to specific top-performing supplier manufacturing locations that have met or exceeded a very stringent set of quality performance criteria and have received the cross-functional support of the entire GM organization for the calendar year 2021.
Maruti Suzuki India Limited Supplier Awards: HARMAN received awards for the Best Local Supplier and for Overall Performance during the 2022 Maruti Suzuki India Limited Supplier Awards Ceremony. Specifically, we were recognized for driving 93% localization in all parts categories and seamless quality, delivery, and e-comp crisis management.
Subaru of Indiana Automotive Awards: Subaru of Indiana Automotive recognized HARMAN for exceptional performance in 2021. HARMAN was named a Commodity Leader for being a top-scoring supplier in commodity and a winner of the Excellent Performance award for achieving SIA for safety, quality, cost, and delivery targets.
Volkswagen Best Supplier in Quality Partnership Award: HARMAN’s Suzhou facility was recognized by Volkswagen as a Best Supplier in Quality for excellent performance in 2021. HARMAN earned this recognition with zero point deductions in its on-site process audit and a collective problem-solving mentality.
These accomplishments not only showcase our commitment to providing extraordinary experiences for our automotive partners, but the dedication and diligence of our team here at HARMAN. As we look to the second half of the year, these strategic partnerships inspire us to continue building upon our quality and delivering meaningful mobility innovations.