PLYMOUTH, Mich.—Freudenberg Sealing Technologies congratulated Honda Motor Co. Ltd., the Volvo Group and the Ford Motor Co. for winning vehicle industry awards. The Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator were respectively named the 2018 North America Car, Utility Vehicle and Truck of the Year winners.
Freudenberg, a global supplier of seals and gaskets for the automotive and other industries, provides all three vehicles with a variety of gaskets; O-rings; polytetrafluoroethylene slides; boots; and oil, valve stem, steering damper and water pump seals, among other components, according to a company release.
The awards, now in their 25th year, are judged by an independent panel of 60 jurors including analysts, media representatives and other industry experts from the U.S. and Canada. They select the winners based on factors including innovation, comfort, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.
The automotive industry is evolving and adopting revolutionary new powertrain technologies that Freudenberg is working to support, said Matthew Portu, president of Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies.