Facil, the Belgian Full Service Provider of fasteners and other C-parts to the automotive, truck and related industries, has signed a new contract with one of its most important customers, Ford.
Already a loyal customer of Genk based Facil, the car manufacturer recently selected the Belgian company as a key partner in the production of the new Ford Focus.
The contract covers the FSP service for the new Ford Focus to be produced in Ford’s Saarlouis plant.
Success story with Ford
This contract reinforces Facil‘s success story with Ford.
Covering a period of 5 years, the intensive partnership deal involves not only the logistical supply of all fasteners but also active collaboration in all aspects of fastening technology, as well as in the development phase of the new model.
Rolling out a global strategy
“Facil is the Belgian service provider of small parts”, Facil CEO, René Achten, stated in an earlier BeAutomotive interview entitled “Our customers save 5% a year on fasteners”. “We are now rolling out our global strategy.”
Starting from its home base in Limburg, Facil has opened branches in Europe, North and Central America, China, Thailand and Japan. With their approach, they also provide a unique added value to the car and truck manufacturers that are today their main customer sectors.
Coordination from Belgium
In total, nearly 100 of the overall 400 Facil employees work in Belgium. The entire staff is here and coordination is done from Belgium. The service to solve local problems is provided locally at customers.