Ford Motor Company
Ford has relied on KLA for various communication needs for over 80 years and KLA has been a blanketed Tier-1 Supplier to Ford since 1994. KLA provides cabling (copper/fiber) and Cisco Network Implementation services for Ford throughout North America, including deployment of switches, routers, wireless access points, controllers, and assorted Unified Communications technologies.
KLA supports Ford’s network refresh programs where Ford upgrades 20-50 sites annually including plant, warehouse and Office Building facilities.
KLA is also supporting the implementation of new Data Center network infrastructure at Ford’s new Data Centers.
Ford is also leveraging KLA for its Connected Vehicle Program ensuring in vehicle communication installations are performed and managed to its specifications and requirements.
KLA has over a dozen Network support personnel (CCNA/CCNP) permanently assigned to Ford in Southeast Michigan. Their scope includes Network LAN and Voice Planning, network deployments and support at over 100 buildings including its data centers.
KLA is also involved with it’s partner Verizon to install cellular DAS and emerging 5G technologies at Ford facilities.
Finally, Ford relies on KLA to assist in setting its global standard for wireless surveys, deployments, and certification.