HARMAN has been honored by Ford Motor Company with a World Excellence Award for Must-Have Products
Ford’s World Excellence Awards recognize companies that exceed expectations and achieve the highest levels of excellence in quality, cost, performance and delivery
Award categories include Treat Customers Like Family, Turn Around Automotive Operations and Compete Like a Challenger, Create Must-Have Products, Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion, plus Gold and Silver Quality awards

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 22, 2021 – HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer, and enterprise markets, has been recognized as a top-performing global supplier at the 23rd annual Ford World Excellence Awards. HARMAN was announced as a winner in the Create Must-Have Products category at Ford Motor Company’s virtual event.

“We are honored to receive Ford’s World Excellence Award for our state-of-the-art Revel and B&O audio systems in Lincoln and Ford vehicles,” said Michael Asmussen, Vice President and General Manager of the Ford Customer Business Unit at HARMAN International. "This recognition reflects both the unmatched performance and innovation of our audio systems and the value that our world-class brands hold for Ford customers."

“Ford Motor Company’s World Excellence Awards recognize our top-performing suppliers around the world for helping bring the Ford+ plan to life,” said Hau Thai-Tang, chief product platform and operations officer. “Suppliers like HARMAN are key to Ford’s continued success as we leverage foundational strengths to build new capabilities and enrich customer experiences.”

Honorees are recognized for achieving the highest levels of global excellence in categories including:

  • Primary brand pillar awards – Treat Customers Like Family, Turn Around Automotive Operations and Compete Like a Challenger, Create Must-Have Products
  • Diversity and inclusion awards for suppliers that excel in integrating diversity into their organization and business process
  • Sustainability awards for suppliers that improve the business environment
  • Gold and Silver Quality awards for supplier manufacturing sites demonstrating superior quality, delivery and cost performance throughout the year


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 services supporting the Internet of Things. 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 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our 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 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Contacts: Dawn Geary

                  HARMAN International