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AP&T Gains SIQ Quality Innovation Award

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

AP&T, Ulricehamn, Sweden, received the Swedish Institute for Quality’s (SIQ) 2017 Quality Innovation Award for its productions solution for forming high-strength aluminum.

“Our new technology for forming high-strength aluminum creates true customer benefit, and allows the automotive industry to meet demands for lighter, safer and more energy-efficient cars,” says Dr. Christian Koroschetz, CTO, Technology Development at AP&T.
SIQ judges shared the following justification for their decision: “By adopting a holistic and systematic approach, which combines many different competencies, a new rational technology for complex forming of high-strength aluminum has been developed. The new technology enables radical reduction of the material’s thickness and weight, which leads to lower fuel consumption and less environmental impact — at the same time that crashworthiness increases. This combination makes the innovation an important breakthrough in aluminum production technology.”

Earlier this year AP&T received the international 2017 Altair Enlighten Award, which recognizes significant weight-saving innovations for the car industry.

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