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Your Automotive News PACE Award application is more than a public statement of commitment to innovating products and processes. Applying signifies:

  • Market acceptance of your innovation
  • Readiness to publicize your team’s success
  • The ability to stand up to a rigorous review by an independent panel of industry experts


  • Apply if you want to:
    • Celebrate and strengthen an innovation culture
    • Accelerate your innovation tempo
    • Sharpen your brand image as an innovator and expand your customer base
    • Energize your engineering and marketing teams
  • Applying is a way to celebrate your engineering and marketing team successes
  • Following a rigorous application review, PACE Award Finalists get a valuable assessment from an independent judging team

Being a PACE Award Finalist means global industry recognition which will help you attract new customers and key engineering talent.


  • Suppliers with innovations delivered to automotive assembler's with a significant impact on vehicles produced between the start of the 2019 Model Year and the end of the 2020 Calendar Year.   
    • Vehicles include Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks, Commercial Trucks, Trailers, and Buses, plus Two or Three Wheel Devices used for personal transportation
    • Innovations include Products, Processes, Materials, or Capital Equipment
    • Information System enabled changes affecting vehicles, connectivity, usability or vehicle operations


“...the benchmark for supplier innovation”


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