Shape Guangzhou Earns GTMC Quality Award

Shape Guangzhou Earns GTMC Quality Award

Shape’s Guangzhou facility earned the 2020 Quality Cooperation Award at the 15th GTMC Supplier Conference. This is the third consecutive time that Shape Guangzhou has won this award. Toyota’s stringent quality assessment, including multiple specific requirements in various aspects makes it very difficult to win this award. This victory fully demonstrates the Guangzhou team’s unanimous commitment and dedication to quality and customer service. This is another successful practice of Shape’s global strategy for safety and quality. Shape Guangzhou will continue to work hard to be at the forefront of the industry. The recognition from customers is our driving force. Excellent quality and unparalleled support to customers are foundational to Shape. […]

Shape Czech Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Shape Czech Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Shape Czech is celebrating an important anniversary–10 years since the establishment of the Pilsen plant. “It is hard to believe that 10 years ago there was only a hand full of our team members working in one little office with an empty shop floor and an empty parking lot,” reflects Shape President and CEO, Mark White. “But, since day one, we have worked on making this company great and we have continued to do so every day since.” Currently the location has 450 associates and counting. With six roll form lines, 35 weld cells and other equipment, two buildings and one warehouse are occupied with potential plans to expand into […]

Shape China wins 2020 China Employee Relationship Management Practice Model Enterprise

Shape China wins 2020 China Employee Relationship Management Practice Model Enterprise

The world changed dramatically in 2020, and previously stable relationships and structures are facing an unprecedented reshuffle. But at the end of the year, the 14th China Labor Law and Employee Relations Summit Forum was held as scheduled. In this year’s forum, Shape China was honored to be one of the Top 10 Employee Relationship Management Practices in China 2020. Even under the influence of such a complex internal and external environment, Shape China made remarkable achievements. Its performance rose steadily, and its production line expanded continuously, successfully realizing the growth against the trend. In the people-oriented modern society, the employee’s working attitude is undoubtedly the key to the success […]

President and CEO Mark White Speaks in Lansing on COVID-19 Pandemic

President and CEO Mark White Speaks in Lansing on COVID-19 Pandemic

On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, president and CEO Mark White presented in front of the Joint Select Committee in Lansing to provide testimony on the issues and concerns surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic. White used this time to highlight the top priorities of Shape Corp. during this unprecedented time including support for its people, their families and customers. Click the video above to view the entire presentation.

Shape Mexico Wins Ford Q1 Award

Shape Mexico Wins Ford Q1 Award

On July 17, 2020, the “Q1 Award” ceremony was held for Shape Corp. México. This recognition, one of the most prestigious in the automotive industry awarded by Ford Motor Company, certifies excellence in quality management and logistics of the Hermosillo plant. The delivery of the recognition was in charge of Cipriano Oba, STA Site Manager of Ford HSAP who delivered in the hands of Juan Luis Stemplesca, Plant Operations Manager Hermosillo, the commemorative plaque and the Q1 flag. Oba reiterated the great performance of the Shape Hermosillo plant, and thanked all the team members for their effort and dedication to make possible this award. Congratulations to all Hermosillo plant team […]

General Motors Honors Shape Corp. as Winner of Coveted Supplier Innovation Award

General Motors Honors Shape Corp. as Winner of  Coveted Supplier Innovation Award

Grand Haven, MI – Shape Corp. was named a GM Innovation Award winner during a virtual ceremony to celebrate the recipients of General Motors’ 28th annual Supplier of the Year awards on Wednesday, June 24.   GM’s Innovation Award recognizes the top suppliers among thousands of global contenders that introduced innovations that deliver cutting-edge technologies that substantially enhance vehicle capabilities and/or customer experience. Shape Corp. was named one of four 2019 Innovation Award winners for the innovative carbon fiber pultruded rear bumper beam featured on the 2020 Corvette Stingray. “The GM Innovation Award represents the years of hardwork and determination put forth by our collective teams to push the envelope with carbon […]

SHAPE CORP. WINS INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP AWARD FOR COLLABORATION ON CARBON FIBER BUMPER BEAM

SHAPE CORP. WINS INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP AWARD FOR  COLLABORATION ON CARBON FIBER BUMPER BEAM

Shape Corp., a tier one automotive supplier was awarded a 2020 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Supplier’s Contribution to Excellence) Innovation Partnership Award in conjunction with General Motors for their collaboration in engineering and manufacturing the automotive industry’s first curved, multi-hollow pultruded carbon fiber bumper beam for the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The Innovation Partnership Award was presented virtually to Shape Corp. and General Motors during the 26th annual PACE awards ceremony held on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, recognizing the collaborative effort between General Motors and Shape when defining innovative and cost effective ways to continuously produce the carbon fiber beam for its vehicle application. “Developing innovations through partnerships is […]

Shape Corp. wins Swedish Steel Prize 2019

Shape Corp. wins Swedish Steel Prize 2019

Shape Corp. is the winner of the 20th international Swedish Steel Prize The prize is awarded for the groundbreaking use of martensitic steel in a 3D formed tube for automotive roof rail applications. “With great skill, Shape Corp. has shown the way forward and has succeeded in efficiently utilizing a modern material with the highest possible strength level. This shows a major opportunity in challenging other lightweight materials with a steel solution that allows for circular material flows,” says Eva Petursson, chair of the Swedish Steel Prize jury and head of SSAB’s research and innovation. Shape’s cost effective and robust manufacturing process for 3D shaped tubes made it possible to utilize the cold forming […]

Shape Corp. wins at 2019 SPE® Automotive Innovation Awards

Shape Corp. wins at 2019 SPE® Automotive Innovation Awards

On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, Shape, along with representatives from General Motors, accepted an award for the auto industry’s first curved pultruded composite bumper beam for the rear of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette at the 49th annual SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Gala, at the Burton Manor in Livonia, Michigan. Years of effort from multiple teams culminated with a win in the category of Process/Assembly/Enabling Technologies for the rear bumper. This innovation was produced through a unique radius-pultrusion process to match the rear styling and vehicle package space while saving on mass, adding to the Corvette’s lightweight profile.

Matt Makes Dreams Come True

Matt Makes Dreams Come True

Matt Luna has had a passion for racing motorcycles since he was about five years old. Mini bikes, motorcycles—you name it. “My dad wouldn’t let me race until I was out of the house and as soon as I was out, I started racing,” Matt said. “I went pro in my 30s. I would travel around all around the East coast series doing all of these hill climbs. At age 47, I was 5th in the nation.” Matt, who’s always been very mechanically-included, has been building professional hill climb bikes for people for years. But he has another special talent: He remakes motorcycles for paraplegic racers. “I do what makes […]