STRATTEC Security Corporation Wins 2018 Automotive News Pace Award for Invis-A-Rise Power Liftgate

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION (STRATTEC), manufacturers of power access systems used in vehicles, has won an Automotive News PACE Award for their new Invis-A-Rise® Power Liftgate, an Overhead Spindle Power Liftgate for 2018 Honda Odyssey. The Company’s Invis-A-Rise® Power Liftgate was selected from 33 total innovations presented from 27 component and technology suppliers from around the world.

An independent panel of judges reviewed applications from automotive companies from countries the world over. Now in its 24th year, the Automotive News PACE Award is a prestigious recognition of the innovation, technological advancements and hard work of automotive companies. The 15 PACE Awards were presented on April 9 at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Detroit to a total of 14 winners. “All of us at STRATTEC are extremely proud to win the PACE Award and to be recognized for our industry innovations,” said Curtis Mazure, Product Business Manager for STRATTEC Power Access. “Our Company plans to continue innovating new technologies for the power access sector while also researching and developing a diverse product line for the autonomous vehicle market in the future.”

STRATTEC has more than 25 years of experience in latch systems, electronic control modules and drive units for original equipment automotive manufacturers. More than four years of development work and corporate investment went into creating the Company’s Invis-A-Rise® Power Liftgate, a product which aligns with the Company’s other power product offerings, including power sliding doors, power decklids on trunks and power end gates. STRATTEC works in conjunction with original equipment manufacturers to integrate its technology into new vehicles.

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STRATTEC designs, develops, manufactures and markets automotive Access Control Products, including mechanical locks and keys, electronically enhanced locks and keys, steering column and instrument panel ignition lock housings, latches, power sliding side door systems, power lift gate systems, power deck lid systems, door handles and related products. These products are provided to customers in North America, and on a global basis through a unique strategic relationship with WITTE Automotive of Velbert, Germany and ADAC Automotive of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Under this relationship, STRATTEC, WITTE and ADAC market our companies' products to global customers under the “VAST” brand name. STRATTEC’s history in the automotive business spans over 110 years.