Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) recently honoured 159 employees who have served the company for a period of 25 years or more, at two separate Long Service Awards ceremonies in Pretoria and Port Elizabeth.
This year’s annual awards recognised the dedication and commitment of employees who have contributed to the success of FMCSA, with 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service. Employees, together with their partners, were invited to a dinner where they were thanked for their contributions to the company.
“We are honoured to have such dedicated and loyal employees working at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa and this was our way of thanking them for their commitment and dedication,” said Jeff Nemeth, President and CEO of Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa.
A staggering 103 staff members from the Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria were recognised for having served the company for 25 years, while 43 staff members have enjoyed tenures of 30 years. An exclusive few have gone on to exceed those numbers; four having worked at FMCSA’s Silverton Plant for 35 years and two for over four decades.
In Port Elizabeth a number of staff from the Struandale Engine Plant were also honoured for their long service to the company. One staff member managed to break through the 25 year mark, while three clocked up 30 years of service, two moved on to 35 years of service and one achieved 40 years of service.
“This was a small gesture from Ford to thank our valued employees for their contribution to the company,” added Vice President of Human Resources Anton van der Walt. “Their unwavering commitment over the decades is invaluable to this organisation, and their passion and service is something we can all aspire to.”