Kautex Shanghai receives JLRQ Award

March 23, 2018
JLRQ Award

Contributed by Xiang Wang, Candy Chen and Min Jiang

Congratulations to Kautex Shanghai for receiving the Jaguar Land Rover Quality (JLRQ) Award. Jaguar Land Rover presents this award to suppliers who meet their high requirements - in terms of quality and in development- and project performance.

Kautex Shanghai was established in 2004. Since then, Kautex Shanghai expanded to 3 production lines with about 140 employees. Our main customers there are JLR, GM, Ford and SAIC. For JLR, we are currently producing products for L550 (Land Rover --DiscoverySports), L538 (Range Rover-Evoque) and X260 (Jaguar - XFL).

This customer recognition to Kautex Shanghai cements the improvement of the internal management system in performance since the launch of JLR’s vehicles L550 (Land Rover --DiscoverySports), L538 (Range Rover-Evoque) and X260 (Jaguar - XFL). It also complements our efforts to drive to zero injuries, zero scrap and zero downtime, as we have made solid improvements in our scrap rate and OEE to ensure products are ready for shipment.

During the auditing process with Kautex Shanghai, JLR’s Supplier Technical Assistance (STA), Plant Quality and Material Planning and Logistics (MP&L) were involved. To meet the auditing requirements, Kautex Shanghai had to prove good and continuous performance. The three mandatory conditions were a level A rating in the Material Management of Guideline (MMOG), a successful site audit and a Quality Manufacture System Assessment (MSA) audit score of >90.

The hard work of all employees at Kautex Shanghai was critical in enabling our facility to achieve the requirements of JLRQ. The results of our efforts are not only important for us as a company, but also a key contribution to JLR to produce premium quality vehicles.

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK's largest car maker, bringing together the two iconic brands of Land Rover as a leading producer of premium-class SUVs and off-road vehicles, and Jaguar as a premium manufacturer of luxury saloons, sports cars and crossovers. In addition to manufacturing facilities in the UK, the JLR has further plants in China, Brazil, India and Slovakia.