Federal-Mogul Earns 2011 PACE Awards For EcoTough Piston and LKZ Ring
Federal-Mogul Corporation was the recipient of two 2011 Automotive News PACE awards at a ceremony on April 11 in Detroit. The award recognizes automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance.
Federal-Mogul’s EcoTough-coated piston and LKZ oil control ring were recognized in the Product category, which highlights innovations in new products, components or systems that have significant market impact and act as "game changers" in the automotive industry. The company’s IROX polymer bearing overlay and K16 bonded Unipiston were selected as PACE finalists.
“Providing customers with global leading technology and innovation that improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance vehicle safety is the foundation of our strategy to generate sustainable global profitable growth,” said Federal-Mogul President and CEO José Maria Alapont. “We’re extremely honored to receive these two PACE Awards, which underscore our commitment and success in providing our automotive customers with world-class, industry-leading products and services.”
Federal-Mogul’s LKZ oil control ring is an innovative two-piece oil ring for direct-injection gasoline engines, previously developed for demanding diesel applications. The patented LKZ oil control ring reduces oil consumption by up to 50 percent and friction by up to 15 percent, compared to the best conventional two-piece oil rings. Additional benefits include improved fuel economy, emission reduction and longer oil life.
Federal-Mogul’s EcoTough-coated piston for gasoline engines combines the properties of low wear and low friction in a single application. The EcoTough-coated piston offers superior wear resistance and reduces fuel consumption up to 0.8 percent, as well as reduced CO2 emissions, compared to conventional piston coatings.
Federal-Mogul has previously won seven Automotive News PACE awards. For more information about Federal-Mogul, visit the company’s website at www.federalmogul.com