SPE Automotive Division Names Innovation Winners

The Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE®), Troy, Michigan announced the winners of its 50th annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala, which was held in Livonia, Michigan. The announcement was made November 10 during the gala.

This year’s Grand Award winner was selected from the winners of each category by a panel of industry experts. The Chassis/Hardware category winner – the Multi-Material Rear Leaf Spring – also was this year’s Grand Award winner.

A Vehicle Engineering Team Award (VETA) also was announced at the gala. The VETA honors work in research, design, engineering and/or manufacturing that has led to the integration of polymeric materials on a notable vehicle. The winner of the VETA for 2021 was the team at Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Michigan, and its suppliers that developed the 2021 model year Ford F-150 pickup.

Instead of picking a single Hall of Fame Winner for 2021, the committee selected the top five leading innovations from the previous 37 winners. Those results can be found here.

For more information, visit www.speautomotive.com.