CHUNG-LI, Taiwan - In celebration of Labor Day, President Ma Ying-jeou paid a visit to Ford Lio Ho (FLH) on April 26. Accompanied by The Minister of Labor and The Taoyuan County Magistrate, Ma visited Ford Lio Ho in recognition of its reputation as a friendly workplace and its labor union relationship.
Wearing the FLH manufacturing employees’ uniform, the President was received by C. C. Tsung, one of the FLH board members; Thomas Fann, president, FLH; Irulandy Nagarajan, director, Human Resources; Becky Cho, director, Communications; David Biing, director, Manufacturing; as well as the Union director and 18 model employees from Manufacturing Division.
After a brief introduction of FLH’s history and milestones, President Ma was led through a tour of the final assembly line. Highlights of the tour included President Ma’s hands-on experience with the right-hand side front door assembly where he had the opportunity to use the air tool (only after standard operation procedures were provided to ensure his safety, of course). He carefully followed all the procedures as required and signed his name on the quality indicator sheet before starting his work. The tour was completed with the President enjoying lunch provided at the employee canteen, where he was joined by 18 model employees.
“I used to drive a Ford vehicle 30 years ago, and still ride on one today” said President Ma. “I am impressed by the fact that FLH hit a 30.7 percent increase in 2013 while industry growth is just 3.4 percent. And with employee seniority averaging over 14 years, I can understand why Ford has been recognized as a great place to work”
In its 41 years of operation in Taiwan, FLH has received several human relations awards: Best Employer in Taiwan, Best Workplace for Taiwanese Women, Top 10 Well-Being Company, Happy Worker Best Employer Award and Best Friendly Workplace Award.