Top car bosses flew from Germany to Burnley to present TRW Burnley with the highest award for excellence across the worldwide TRW group.
Burnley’s TRW Automotive plant beat off competition from around the world in the Body Controls Systems Division to secure the top award.
The Global Quality Award was presented to Burnley’s operations director John Kennedy at the Eastern Avenue factory.
The award was presented by Mr Ralf Jeskulke, vice president of TRW Global Control Systems, and Mr Krzystof Janiga, the group global quality director.
Mr Kennedy said: “This is something Burnley can be really proud of. Last year we were awarded the global award for health and safety and environmental excellence with the most consistent performance of any of the 185 TRW Plants worldwide, and this year’s award recognises our excellence in quality across all our disciplines.
“We are now in gold medal place for quality across the 12 plants in our group covering almost $1 billion of sales.
“This is a proud day in the history of Burnley’s TRW plant, formerly known as Lucas Electrical. I’d like to thank all my staff.”
Staff and leaders also attended a presentation at Towneley Hall where Mr Jeskulke presented the vision and strategy for TRW’s Global Control and Body Systems business and the important role the Burnley plant plays in that vision.