EJOT Fastening Systems LP
Wins 2020 Automotive News PACE Award

Wixom, MI, USA – EJOT Fastening Systems LP was named a 2020 Automotive News PACE Award winner at an awards ceremony on April 28. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards were presented online. The prestigious award recognizes automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance.

EJOT Fastening Systems was recognized for its EJOWELD® technology. This innovation encompasses the development of a thermo-mechanical joining process, Friction Element Welding, for energy-efficient joining of a light alloy to an ultra-high-strength steel. The technology encompasses the joining process, the manufacturing of elements, and the fully-automatic robot-compatible joining machine.  EJOWELD® expands the current application window for aluminum-steel joining and enables designers the freedom to put “the right material in the right place”. The benefits of EJOWELD® have been recognized by customers on a global scale with EJOWELD® being featured on vehicles such as the AUDI Q7, AUDI A8, AUDI E-Tron, Porsche 911, and more recently, the new FORD Explorer.
Edward Plomer, President & Managing Director EJOT LP; along with Christian Kocherscheidt, CEO EJOT GmbH in Germany, would like to thank Automotive News for this prestigious award. As we joined virtually with our colleagues around the world today to watch the online presentation it became apparent of how important it is to have a dedicated team to bring forth game-changing technology. The EJOWELD® technology brings us a process that enables the automotive industry to join mixed materials and achieve lightweight targets. EJOT group will reach its 100th year anniversary in 2022 and looks forward to supporting our customers with innovative solutions. In short, we like to say, “Bringing it Together”. 

The 26th annual PACE Awards were presented by Automotive News, Deloitte and the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA). The Government of Canada was a platinum sponsor. The competition was open to suppliers that contribute products, processes, materials or services directly to the manufacture of cars or trucks. The Automotive News PACE Award is accepted around the world as the industry benchmark for innovation.
EJOT Fastening Systems earned an Automotive News PACE Award following an extensive review by an independent panel of judges including a comprehensive written application and a site visit. 
For complete details of the Automotive News PACE Award, visit www.autonews.com/pace.
EJOT Fastening Systems LP is the USA based subsidiary of EJOT Holding GmbH & Co, KG, Bad Berleburg, Germany. Founded in 1922, EJOT has expanded into 32 countries with 34 subsidiaries, over 3,500 employees and is committed to supporting its customers as a market leader in fastening technology. 

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