Winnebago Industries Inc. was once again recognized by Ford Motor Co. for receiving the “fully meets” classification as part of its Truck Quality Program.
The Truck Quality Program is the highest honor awarded to vehicle modifiers, according to a Winnebago news release. It is based on an assessment of a modifier’s engineering capability, design and build process controls, management commitment and quality control procedures.
According to Ford, the purpose of this program is to assure vehicle modifiers have the capability and processes in place to complete the vehicle in a repeatable manner that maintains the integrity of the Ford chassis system, meets federal and other standards in place at the time of the build and provides end users with a quality-built vehicle that meets their expectations. Winnebago Industries has received this award since the program’s inception in 1997.
“We are extremely proud to earn the ‘fully meets’ classification from Ford’s Truck Quality Program,” said Chuck Hughes, Winnebago Industries’ director of quality control. “We believe we have excelled in this program due to the advanced technology we utilize in the development and manufacturing process of our motorhomes with industry-leading designs, as well as by employing seasoned manufacturing engineering staffs and manufacturing management with the commitment to adhere to these stringent guidelines. Winnebago Industries also has ingrained a philosophy of continual improvement into all areas of the company.
“We work closely with our suppliers, such as Ford, to maintain the integrity of the purchased components in order to provide a superior product for our customers in the market place. The vehicle chassis is a critical element in our motor home design and we put a lot of time and effort into achieving these exemplary ratings from Ford. It continues to be a priority for us in order to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations for the quality found in each Winnebago and Itasca motor home that we build.”