On Monday, April 12, the 2010 Automotive News PACE Awards were given out at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit, MI.
The Max M. Fisher Music Center: Photo Courtesy of detroitsymphony.com
As stated on the Automotive News homepage “The Automotive News PACE Awards honor superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance among automotive suppliers. This prestigious award, now in its sixteenth year, is recognized around the world as the industry symbol of innovation. PACE Award finalists have come from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, Australia, the UK, Korea and Japan.”
Among the list of suppliers and manufacturers awarded there were several that were Michigan based. The full list of winners are as follows:
•Delphi Corporation – Troy, Mich. – Electronically Scanning Radar
•DURA Automotive Systems Inc. – Rochester Hills, Mich. – Horizonal Sliding Rear Window with Defrost
•Meridian Lightweight Technologies Inc. – Strathroy, Ontario, Canada – Single Piece Cast Magnesium Liftgate Inner Panel
•PPG Industries – Troy, Mich. – Super High Power Electrocoat
•TI Group Automotive Systems LLC – Auburn Hills, Mich. – Dual Channel Single Stage (DCSS 39-50) Electric Fuel Pump
•WABCO – Brussels, Belgium – WABCO OptiDrive
•Continental – Regensburg, Germany and Auburn Hills, Mich. & NGK Insulators, Ltd – Nagoya, Japan – Smart NOx Sensor
•Delphi Corporation Powertrain Systems Division – Bascharage, Luxembourg – Delphi Direct Acting Piezo Injector
•Federal-Mogul Corporation – Aubange, Belgium and Southfield, Mich. – Bayonet Connection System for Profile Wiper Blades
•ZF Getriebe GmbH – Saarbruecken, Germany – ZF 8HP 8 Automatic Transmission
Manufacturing Process and Capital Equipment
•Henkel Corporation – Madison Heights, Mich. – Aquence® Autodeposition and Co-Cure Paint Process
•Durr Systems, Inc. – Plymouth, Mich. – EcoDryScrubber
•Federal-Mogul Corporation – Southfield, Mich. – DuraBowl Piston Reinforcement Process
•Federal-Mogul Corporation – Southfield, Mich. – High Precision Electro-Erosion Machining
•Johnson Controls GmbH Automotive Experience – Burscheid, Germany & NORDENIA DEUTSCHLAND Gronau, GmbH – Gronau, Germany – PP Thin Film
Information Technology and Services
•Siemens PLM Software – Plano, Texas – Teamcenter In-Vehicle Software (IVS) Management System
Innovation Partnership Award
•Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. for its partnership on VSS, Vehicle Stability System for a 3-Wheeled Vehicle with Robert Bosch LLC
•Ford Motor Co. for its partnership on Next Generation Navigation System with Clarion Corporation of America
•Ford Motor Co. for its partnership on Horizonal Sliding Rear Window with Defrost with DURA Automotive Systems Inc.
•Ford Motor Co. for its partnership on Single Piece Cast Magnesium Liftgate Inner Panel with Meridian Lightweight Technologies Inc.
For more information regarding this years winners, judges and the award ceremony you can visit the Automotive News Pace Awards website.
Source: Automotive News