Shape and SSAB Announce Partnership on Fossil-Free Steel for Automotive Applications

Shape and SSAB Announce Partnership on Fossil-Free Steel for Automotive Applications

GRAND HAVEN, MI: Shape Corp. will be the first tier-one automotive supplier to market with fossil-free steel crash management and body structure systems under a new agreement with SSAB, a leading producer of advanced high strength steel (AHSS). Shape will be testing SSAB’s fossil-free steel, the first steel product made of hydrogen-reduced sponge iron utilizing HYBRIT technology, for use in automotive applications. Shape Corp. is setting an aggressive course to offer products made with this innovative material in order to provide a green steel, lightweight alternative for OEM body structure components that aligns with Shape’s own carbon neutrality goals. “Shape continues to lead the industry with innovative, lightweight solutions for […]

Shape Corp and Hydro Aluminium Metal enter partnership to develop automotive products utilizing 75% recycled aluminum scrap

Shape Corp and Hydro Aluminium Metal enter partnership to develop  automotive products utilizing 75% recycled aluminum scrap

Shape Corp., a global tier-one automotive supplier of multi-material impact energy management and lightweight body structures, has entered into an agreement with Hydro, a leading producer of aluminum and renewable energy, to be the first to explore and bring to the US market, automotive components utilizing Hydro CIRCAL®, containing a minimum of 75% post-consumer aluminum scrap. Hydro CIRCAL® is Hydro’s brand of recycled aluminum made with a minimum of 75% recycled, post-consumer aluminum scrap, certified by third-party auditors DNV GL, and has a market-leading CO2 footprint of just 2.3 kg CO2e/kg aluminum – or less. CIRCAL® is expected to deliver an estimated 70% CO2 reduction versus the North American average […]

Toyota Excellent Quality Award for Shape Corp.

Toyota Excellent Quality Award for Shape Corp.

The TMNA R&D Purchasing Supplier Development’s Virtual Annual Business Meeting and Award Ceremony was celebrated last April 7th where Toyota awarded Shape Corp. with the Supplier Excellent Quality Award based on Shape’s 2021 performance. Mr. Robert Young, group vice president and Riichiro Nagaoka, vice president, TMNA R&D purchasing supplier development shared an appreciation letter for all our company: We appreciate your tremendous effort for this achievement. Thank you as always for your strong collaboration and support. We recognize the many challenges you have faced throughout the last year and we greatly appreciate your company’s strong collaboration and continuous improvement mindset to persevere through these extremely difficult times. We are pleased […]

GM Certificate of Excellence – Platinum Supplier Status

GM Certificate of Excellence – Platinum Supplier Status

We are honored to announce that Shape Corp Mexico and Shape Corp China, Kunshan, have been recognized as Platinum Suppliers for Customer Care and Aftersales On-Time Shipping by our customer GM, who granted them the GM Certificate of Excellence Award for 2021. Your organization has played an important role in our efforts to design, build and sell the world’s best vehicles. Your dedication and commitment to consistently perform above expectations are very much appreciated by the entire General Motors team and we want to recognize your organization for its outstanding performance. You have our most sincere congratulations.Heather Latham – CCA Director of Supplier Management, William Kopicki – Executive Director, Global Purchasing. Congratulations to […]

General Motors Names Shape Corp. a 2021 Supplier of the Year

General Motors Names Shape Corp. a 2021 Supplier of the Year

Grand Haven, MI – General Motors recognized Shape Corp. as a 2021 Supplier of the Year. GM celebrated honorees at its 30th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona, earlier this week. GM’s Supplier of the Year award recognizes global suppliers that distinguish themselves by exceeding GM’s requirements, in turn providing GM customers with innovative technologies and among the highest quality in the automotive industry. This year, GM recognized 134 suppliers from 16 countries with the Supplier of the Year distinction. This is the 11th Time Shape has received the award. “Shape is deeply grateful to receive this prestigious acknowledgement from GM,” said Meredith Glass, Shape vice […]

Distinction of Sanitary Security: Shape Mexico

Distinction of Sanitary Security: Shape Mexico

Expert IMSS (Mexican Institute of Social Security) personnel visited Shape Corp. Mexico to verify that their sanitary COVID-19 pandemic protocols were adequate and carried out in the correct way, in addition to reviewing the pertinent documentation. The result of the evaluation was approved and very satisfactory; therefor they were awarded with a recognition by this institute called “Distinction of Sanitary Security (DSS)” that proves that Shape Corp. Mexico is a workplace committed to the health and well-being of its employees by fighting effectively the COVID-19 pandemic; the commitment and effectiveness of their protocols was highlighted as well. We thank the entire Shape community for adhering to these protocols. It is […]

GM Places First at EuroCarBody 2021 for 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8

GM Places First at EuroCarBody 2021 for 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8

During the 2021 EuroCarBody Awards Ceremony, General Motors placed first in the premium segment for their production of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8. As you may know Shape played a pivotal role in the development of the Corvette with engineering and manufacturing the automotive industry’s first curved, multi-hollow pultruded carbon fiber bumper beam for this vehicle. The bumper’s superior properties produced a very light weight component contributing to protecting the rear and expanded trunk. We are proud to support GM in this win and celebrate the amazing collaborative effort between Shape and GM.

Shape Corp. Announces NEW Chief Technology Officer

Shape Corp. Announces NEW Chief Technology Officer

Shape Corp. a global tier-one automotive supplier is strengthening its leadership team by bringing on Ed Pleet as Shape’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). With more than 24 years of dynamic engineering and leadership experience within the industry, this new addition to the Shape Family will bring a wealth of experience and innovation to Shape. “I am thrilled to bring Ed’s tremendous experience to our organization as I believe his expertise will provide us with the knowledge and skills necessary to advance our technology vision,” said Mark White president and CEO of Shape Corp. “This includes his proven ability to lead team members in development that not only advances technology but […]

Shape Corp. Breaks Ground on NEW Aluminum Center of Excellence

Shape Corp. Breaks Ground on NEW Aluminum Center of Excellence

On Thursday, July 15, Shape Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Aluminum Center of Excellence in Trenton, Ohio. The 322,000-sq.-ft facility will allow the company to expand its manufacturing and research capabilities of tight tolerance aluminum extrusions and assemblies while creating more than 170 new jobs in the area.  “Building the Aluminum Center of Excellence is allowing us to take the critical next step in Shape’s growth journey,” said Mark White, president and CEO of Shape Corp. “Not only will this facility attract top talent to the market, but it’s ensuring we stay true to our innovation principles and remain on the leading edge of aluminum technology for […]