JEC has announced the winners of its Innovation Awards.

The company rewarded companies who demonstrated excellence in categories ranging from passenger cars to heavy trucks, focusing on their weight savings, innovative processes, designs, shortened process times and reduced costs.

The winners are:

Passenger cars – Fraunhofer ILT (Germany), hybrid roof bow

Off-road vehicles – Faurecia (France), lightweight vehicle underbody protection

Public transportation – TPI Composites (USA), design and fabrication of an integrated monocoque composite 40ft plug-in electric transit bus

Heavy trucks – Saprex (USA), self-molding, high heat composite insulation system

Sustainability – Bcomp (Switzerland), light-weight automotive interior parts with natural fiber reinforcement.

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