The plant features an innovative production model called sequenced modular assembly used for the first time at Ford. This involves the direct participation of suppliers on assembly lines and in the production process (not only supplying vehicle parts) sharing installations and responsibilities.
Racional received the following awards from Ford:
• Ford Q1 Award
Racional Engenharia is the first Brazilian construction company to become part of a select group of suppliers that have reached excellence in the provision of services in areas considered strategic to Ford. This award qualifies Racional to work with Ford in any country.
• Ford Motor Company
Racional won three of the most important awards presented by Ford in 2000: Supplier of the Year, Ford Motor Company Brazil, in the Services category; Ford Motor Company Brazil Excellence Award for Engineering and Construction services; and the international Gold World Excellence Award that placed the company among the best in the world in services rendered to Ford.