Opet Fuchs was awarded the ‘FORD Q1 Quality Certificate’ by Ford Otosan, for which it qualifies as a lubricant partner with its new lubricant production plant in Aliağa. Having successfully passed the audits, Opet Fuchs had been holding the Q1 Certificate for its old Çiğli plant since 2006. The new lubricant production plant of Opet Fuchs, which was commissioned in Aliağa two years ago and equipped with a process automation system, was established on a total area of 55 thousand m². The traceability of the products offered by Opet Fuchs to its customers and the sustainability of its quality increased with this plant, which has an annual production capacity of 60 thousand tons in a single shift, in a wide range of products, including engines, gears, hydraulic systems, industrial oils and antifreeze products. In the scope of the Q1 Certificate, audits are carried out in five critical areas: Capable systems, continuous improvement, continuous superior performance, superior production process and customer satisfaction. Only Ford suppliers who can demonstrate excellence beyond meeting the IATF 16949 Standard qualify for the certificate.