Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies in the Americas has been nominated for two industry awards and parent company Freudenberg Sealing Technologies received another global industry award.
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies received the 2014 TOP Innovation Award from the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z) Institute in Berlin. Early in the month, Freudenberg-NOK in the Americas was notified that its material collaboration with Solvay Specialty Plastics secured finalist honours in the 2014 Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Division Innovation Awards for its HLHS GAP thrust bearing. Rounding out this manufacturing recognition, Freudenberg-NOK’s Fluid Power Automotive Lead Center in Findlay, Ohio, has been chosen as a finalist in the 2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants competition.
“The 2014 TOP Innovation Award from the F.A.Z. Institute shows that we are being recognised for our continuous improvement processes and our innovative culture”, said Dr Arman Barimani, the company’s CTO.
In the Americas, Freudenberg-NOK’s close work with Solvay Specialty Plastics to develop a new High-Load, High-Shear Geared Axial Polymer (HLHS GAP) Thrust Bearing caught the interest and recognition of the judging panel of the SPE Automotive Division Innovation Awards. Freudenberg-NOK was notified in September that its Findlay, Ohio, Fluid Power Automotive Lead Center had been selected as a finalist in the 2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants competition. The competition annually recognises the best manufacturing facilities in North America.