Amidst the sounds and musical talents of the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Automotive Executives gathered in the heart of this historic and vibrant city to celebrate achievement, creativity, knowledge and partnership.
Celebrations for the 2017 North American Automotive Global Awards commenced with a champagne reception and opening address by Sam Ogle, sponsored by RICH Logistics where individuals and companies across 20 categories were honoured at this prestigious black-tie ceremony. With its round-the-clock nightlife and vibrant live-music scene embodying the spirit of the carnival, the 2017 Awards event built on the successes of its two previous North American Awards events by once more delighting guests with excellent food and opulent surroundings.
The Product Innovation award was won by Convertible Trailer Manufacturing WorldWide. CTM is a company that was built on the simple idea of improving automotive logistics through the use of improved hardware and a convertible solution. CTM’s Convertible Trailer converts from a conventional auto hauler to a versatile flatbed in minutes. It is further complemented by CTM’s AutoBox: a flexible, stacking, interlocking, collapsible, inter-modal mini container designed to carry virtually any kind of freight. Together, they offer a complete transport solution that can reduce wastage in the auto transport industry around the globe.
Globally, automotive transportation, whether by road, rail or ocean, has an empty rate of up to 50%. Through the use of CTM’s convertible focused solutions, the Convertible Project aims to dramatically reduce this waste along with the numbers of trucks on the road required to do the same job as before.
“Patience, perseverance, persistence. Thank you very much for all of our support out there.”
Shannon Everett, Executive Vice President and CFO of RICH Logistics, the Awards Exclusive Sponsor, gave a final address thanking Three6Zero for a fantastic event and congratulations to all of the evening’s winners. He said “As your sponsor I would like to say a few words. Congratulations to all of the winners today, I know there is a lot of hard work that goes into maintaining the service levels the OEMs expect. Thank you to the Three6Zero team for a great job today, we are proud to sponsor such a great event. Thank you.”
“These awards reflect the enthusiasm for development and innovation across the whole industry. Encouraging and developing individuals through creativity of ideas, through adaptation and flexibility, through planning and pioneering new ways, through new thoughts and new ideas.” Said Peter Wooding, CEO of Three6Zero who organised the Awards “I am delighted with the support we have had to bring this event to North America once again and believe it has brought the opportunity to connect, debate and share the hot topics but also, to celebrate the achievements. We are proud to have welcomed a truly outstanding group of individuals for our annual North American celebrations”
Each of the winners will be profiled online at www.automotiveglobalawards.com