WIXOM, Mich., April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Automotive Heritage Foundation has selected Kiekert AG, the technology leader in automotive locking systems, as the official sponsor of its 2019 journalism awards competition.
The annual awards program recognizes outstanding journalism in 10 automotive heritage categories, including best book, best vehicle-restoration article and best broadcast story. Based in Heiligenhaus, Germany, Kiekert has a long-history as a leader in the development and production of automotive latches and entry systems.
The 2019 awards will be presented at the Concours d'Elegance of America in July at the Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, Michigan. The entry deadline for this year's program is May 31. Additional information is available at bit.ly/2WS6rab.
"Kiekert is ideally suited to be the presenting sponsor for our 2019 journalism awards program," said Steve Purdy, founder of the Automotive Heritage Awards (AHA) program. "Founded in 1857, Kiekert has a long and distinguished history in the auto industry."
Award winners are selected by a jury of 20 automotive journalists, headed by Csaba Csere, former editor-in-chief of Car & Driver magazine, and Gary Witzenburg, a North American Car of the Year juror. The journalism awards competition is one of four AHA programs, including Concept Car of the Year, Future Collectible Vehicle of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award.
Kiekert AG employs 6,500 people in 11 countries at eight production plants, seven development centers and three sales units, developing, producing and selling various customer solutions 24/7. In the United States, Kiekert has two facilities in Wixom, Michigan – a production plant and the company's lead engineering, sales and program management center for the NAFTA region.