We are proud to reveal our first annual sustainability report marking a key milestone for Shape Corp. by showcasing our progress and future vision for a more sustainable future. We’ve worked to nest our commitment to sustainability into strategic areas of focus we anticipate will assist in benefitting our planet, team members, customers, industry and communities globally. Our team of stakeholders focused on Shape’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals across the world are working collectively to ensure we are staying connected and honing the best practices for our reporting standards as this landscape evolves. Collaboration with industry leaders and the development of partnerships along our sustainability journey has assisted […]
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Valley State University celebrated Shape Corp.’s lead gift and its longstanding commitment to engineering students by naming its Innovation Design Center for the tier-one automotive supplier. The recent gift from Shape Corp. will establish a significant endowment for the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing to promote innovation and meet the greatest needs for Grand Valley’s engineering students. This gift is the latest in Shape’s decades of support for the university. The naming ceremony for the Shape Corp. Innovation Design Center, 227 Winter Ave. NW, was held on August 9. Grand Valley purchased the Winter Avenue building in 2017 to expand its engineering program. Paul […]
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., 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Shape China won the Greater Suzhou Employer Award! It is outstanding for the way Shape cares about the benefits and wellbeing of its team members. This award demonstrates that the people are the most important element for the company and that our core values are lived and recognized worldwide. Congratulations to Shape China and its entire team!
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.