#aftermarket – Federal-Mogul Powertrain, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation, was the recipient of two 2015 Automotive News PACE Awards at a ceremony on April 20 in Detroit. The prestigious award recognizes automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance.
The company earned PACE awards for its MicroTorq Seal and DuroGlide Low Friction Ring Pack technologies. Additionally, Federal-Mogul Powertrain was a finalist for its High Precision Bearing Profiling manufacturing process technology.
“We’re deeply honored for this recognition from PACE,” said Gian Maria Olivetti, vice president, technology and innovation, Federal-Mogul Powertrain. “We pride ourselves in creating highly-engineered powertrain solutions that are both innovative and sustainable and each of these PACE finalists, especially the winners, demonstrates that commitment.”
MicroTorq is an innovative elastomeric shaft seal that addresses the automotive industry’s need for reduced parasitic power losses. MicroTorq reduces frictional losses by up to 80% versus comparable designs, and CO2 reduction of up to 1.5 g/km per engine. The new design concept relies on a dual-hinge flex section to maintain uniform contact with the rotating shaft without creating high loads and without jeopardizing the durability or reliability of an engine, and is capable of performing under all engine application conditions.
The 21st annual PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) Award was presented by Automotive News, EY and Transportation Research Center Inc. (TRC Inc.). The competition was open to suppliers who 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 symbol of innovation.