On April 3rd, 2017, JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corporation was announced as a winner of the 2017 Automotive News PACE Award for its High-Speed Axis Synchronization technology found on the Gear Skiving Horizontal Machining Centers.


Established in 1994, the PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) Award, presented by Automotive News, EY, and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), recognizes organizations that set the industry standard for excellence through superior innovation, technological advancement and outstanding business performance.

The program, open to any supplier that contributes products, materials, processes, capital equipment or services directly to the manufacture and sale of cars or trucks, is accepted around the world as the industry benchmark for innovation.

Through on-site visits, finalists had opportunities to present their innovations to a distinct group of judges, composed of an independent panel of industry leaders, who looked for innovations that:

  • Changed the way vehicles will be designed or produced.
  • Developed the next "gotta have it" technology for automotive OEMs and/or consumers
  • Defined new quality, cost, time-to-market, safety, or environmental performance benchmark