Large Turkish automotive steel components maker Beycelik Gestamp’s Romanian facility has been recognized as one of Ford’s top automotive components suppliers by receiving the automaker’s Q1 quality certification, the company said Oct. 11.
The Q1 Certification is awarded to Ford suppliers that demonstrate excellence beyond the ISO/TS certification requirements in five critical areas: capable systems, continuous improvement, ongoing performance, superior manufacturing process and customer satisfaction.
The plant in Romania supplies automotive sheet components to major domestic and global automakers. In Turkey, Beycelik also has a sheet forming and welding plant in Bursa and a plant in Kocaeli.
Beycelik, which is aiming to raise its mill capacities with investments in Turkey and Romania in 2023, will also start to supply parts to UK electric vehicle maker Arrival in 2023.
The company will also supply body and chassis components to other EV makers, Dacia and Togg, it said.
Platts, part of S&P Global, assessed Turkish HRC at $685/mt ex-works Oct. 7, down from an intra-year high of over $1,200/mt reached in mid-March.
— Cenk Can