DEP Achieves Ford Q1 Certification


Diversified Engineering & Plastics Celebrates Dual Milestones

DEP Achieves Ford Q1 Certification While Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

Jackson, Michigan (February 23, 2024) – Diversified Engineering & Plastics (DEP Engineering) proudly commemorates a momentous double achievement, achieving the prestigious Ford Q1 Certification as they celebrate their 50th year in business.

Ford’s Q1 accreditation is a coveted recognition bestowed upon suppliers exhibiting excellence in crucial areas such as capable systems, continuous improvement, ongoing performance, superior manufacturing processes, and unwavering customer satisfaction. DEP Engineering’s Michigan-based team has not only met but exceeded these stringent criteria, earning Ford’s highest honor for suppliers.

The Q1 designation acknowledges the exceptional processes, systems, and performance maintained by DEP Engineering in Michigan, where the team plays a pivotal role in supplying components found in many of Ford’s popular vehicles. For half a century, DEP Engineering has solidified its reputation as a reliable partner, consistently delivering patented and highly engineered engine components to Ford Motor Company.

In addition to its longstanding collaboration with Ford, DEP Engineering has cultivated enduring partnerships with suppliers, emphasizing continuous improvement to meet the demands of this dynamic market. The Michigan facility’s commitment to stringent quality and environmental management criteria, coupled with the implementation of manufacturing processes aligning with Ford’s high standards, has earned DEP Engineering well-deserved recognition.

Anita-María Quillen, President & CEO of DEP Engineering, expressed her pride in the team’s achievement, “The DEP team has continually worked to meet the stringent quality and environmental management criteria while also implementing manufacturing processes that support Ford standards. The recognition is proof of the team’s quality standards and a true testament to the team’s relentless focus on quality, continuous improvement, customer satisfaction, and the achievement of world-class manufacturing standards.”

As DEP Engineering celebrates these dual milestones, it reaffirms its commitment to excellence, innovation, and enduring partnerships in the engineering and plastics industry.

About Diversified Engineering & Plastics

Diversified Engineering & Plastics (DEP Engineering) is a leading provider of highly engineered plastic components, dedicated to delivering innovative solutions for the automotive industry. With 50 years of excellence, DEP Engineering’s commitment to quality, continuous improvement, and customer satisfaction has earned them prestigious accolades, including the Ford Q1 Certification.