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TRW Honored With Ford's 2001 World Excellence Award

Apr 22, 2002

TRW Automotive has received Ford Motor Company's Recognition of Achievement World Excellence Award, recognizing the company as one of its top suppliers in the world for 2001 performance. This award marks the second consecutive year that TRW has received this award.

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TRW Automotive was honored with the Recognition of Achievement for Warranty Reduction achievement. Warranty Reduction requires the supplier to be actively involved in Ford's warranty sharing program. The Recognition of Achievement is given to suppliers that impact customer satisfaction by leading Ford's key initiatives: Environmental Leadership, High Mileage Improvement, Consumer Driven 6-Sigma and Warranty Reduction.

Carlos Mazzorin, Ford Motor Company's group vice president of Asia Pacific Operations, South American Operations and Global Purchasing, said, "Congratulations to TRW Automotive. You are one of Ford's most valuable partners. Without your extraordinary contributions, we could not have achieved many of our goals in 2001."

Ford's World Excellence Award provides annual recognition based on quality, cost and delivery metrics jointly developed by Ford and its suppliers. Forty-two suppliers from 15 countries won awards in various categories.

TRW Automotive is a world leader in braking systems, steering systems, suspension systems, occupant safety systems, electronics, engine valves, fastening systems, and aftermarket replacement parts for the global automotive industry. TRW Inc. (NYSE: TRW) provides advanced technology products and services to the automotive, aerospace and information technology markets. The company's 2001 sales were $16.4 billion. TRW news is available on the Internet at .


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Contact: Juli Ballesteros of TRW USA, +1-703-345-9053, or Lynette Jackson of TRW Europe, +011-44-121-506-5315


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