Dayco fi­nal­ist for big award

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With a fo­cus on in­creas­ing fuel econ­omy and re­duc­ing ve­hi­cle weight, Dayco’s in­no­va­tive Ac­ti­vac vac­uum gen­er­a­tion sys­tem (VGS) has been named a fi­nal­ist for the 2017 Au­to­mo­tive News PACE (Premier Au­to­mo­tive Sup­pli­ers’ Con­tri­bu­tion to Ex­cel­lence) Awards.

Dayco’s Ac­ti­vac VGS brak­ing tech­nol­ogy re­places costly, heavy, fuel-con­sum­ing me­chan­i­cal and elec­tri­cal vac­uum pumps found on many of to­day’s en­gines.

The new sys­tem in­cludes an ar­ray of stand-alone com­po­nents, such as as­pi­ra­tors, ejec­tors, flow con­trol valves, check valves and noise at­ten­u­a­tors, all built to am­plify or cre­ate a vac­uum, while re­duc­ing ve­hi­cle weight.

That push for lightweight­ing is crit­i­cal for the au­to­mo­tive sec­tor as au­tomak­ers scram­ble to meet (USA) fed­er­ally man­dated fuel econ­omy stan­dards with its ve­hi­cles in the years to come. Con­sumers also ben­e­fit from a lower and more con­sis­tent brake pedal force.

“At Dayco, a core value for all 4,600 of our as­so­ci­ates is a drive to in­no­vate,” said John Bo­henick, CEO for Dayco.

“Dayco has a 111 year his­tory of in­dus­try-lead­ing firsts that have im­proved the ef­fec­tive­ness, ef­fi­ciency and im­pact of prod­ucts in ways that are con­tin­u­ously ben­e­fit­ing cus­tomers and con­sumers alike. We are driven to im­prov­ing how the world moves and are hon­oured to be in­cluded in this year’s dis­tin­guished list of PACE Award fi­nal­ists.”

For 23 years, the Au­to­mo­tive News PACE Awards have recog­nised su­pe­rior in­no­va­tion, tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ment and busi­ness per­for­mance among au­to­mo­tive sup­pli­ers. This pres­ti­gious award, con­sid­ered the “Os­cars” of the au­to­mo­tive com­po­nents in­dus­try, is renowned around the world as the in­dus­try bench­mark for in­no­va­tion.

The 2017 Au­to­mo­tive News PACE Awards will be pre­sented on April 3, 2017 at the Max M. and Mar­jorie S. Fisher Mu­sic Cen­tre in Detroit, kick­ing off SAE World Congress week.

The awards are spon­sored by Ernst & Young, Au­to­mo­tive News and the Orig­i­nal Equip­ment Sup­pli­ers As­so­ci­a­tion. SAE In­ter­na­tional pro­vides fur­ther sup­port. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit­

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