Winterthur, Switzerland — January 29, 2015 — Oerlikon Metco has been awarded special jury recognition for “Transmission Technology of the Year 2014” by India’s Auto Tech Review magazine.
Oerlikon Metco’s friction systems solutions were recognized for their advanced and innovative carbon synchronizer products in the Indian automotive manufacturing environment. These synchronizer fric-tion systems products provide one-stop solutions for transmission synchronizer rings. The exceptional features and benefits of these carbon coated synchronizer rings are: tight tolerances, lightweight, high strength and excellent wear resistance. The carbon friction material on steel synchronizer rings provides superior friction behavior and a constant friction coefficient over lifetime, resulting in a high level of shift comfort in manual transmissions.
Auto Tech Review is India’s first and only automotive magazine with a core focus on technology. This magazine takes a 360-degree approach to automotive journalism and propagates knowledge and information on the sector through its initiatives in print, online, digital and events.
Auto Tech Review magazine annually invites OEMs and OEM suppliers to present their implemented innovation technologies. The award is well known as IATIA (Indian Automotive Technology and Inno-vation Awards) in the Indian market. The various award categories include engines, transmissions, safety, conventional technology, environment, technology innovations, innovations by students and readers’ choice technology of the year. The jury members are eminent personalities from various fields such as R & D, automotive consultants, management service providers, government agencies and top-notch leaders in the auto OEMs.
"We are proud of being recognized and awarded for our innovative products and services in the fast growing Indian automotive market.” says Dietmar Koester, Head Business Line Friction Systems.