AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Unique Fabricating, Inc. ("Unique") (NYSE MKT: UFAB), which engineers and manufactures multi-material foam, rubber, and plastic components utilized in noise, vibration and harshness management and air/water sealing applications for the automotive and industrial appliance market, today announced it has been awarded a new program order by a major Japanese OEM for its new TwinShape™ foam duct to be installed in select 2017 model SUVs.
"We continue to leverage our innovative technical capabilities to develop new, cutting-edge solutions that help expand our relationships with existing customers and open doors to new ones," said John Weinhardt, CEO of Unique Fabricating. "This award from an existing customer further validates the opportunity we see for new products that help automotive manufacturers advance light-weighting initiatives and new programs that help improve fuel efficiency."
Unique's proprietary TwinShape technology, utilizes twin sheet vacuum-formed lightweight polyolefin ducting to produce an innovative solution that is 80% lighter than blow-molded polypropylene and high-density polyethylene ducts that have been traditionally used by automotive manufacturers. TwinShape technology also provides increased HVAC and NVH performance, providing an attractive value proposition to the market.
Mr. Weinhardt added, "Federal regulations mandating improved fuel efficiency for all automotive manufacturers by 2025 are driving demand for solutions that advance light weighting initiatives. Unique continues to drive innovation in the market place and is positioned as a trusted partner with all major OEM's and Tier-1 suppliers."
To learn more about the TwinShape technology and other products offered by Unique Fabricating, please contact Brad Hazen at 248-497-3268 or email [email protected].
About Unique Fabricating, Inc.
Unique Fabricating, Inc. (NYSE MKT: UFAB) engineers and manufactures components for customers in the automotive and industrial appliance market. The Company's solutions are comprised of multi-material foam, rubber, and plastic components and utilized in noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) management, acoustical management, water and air sealing, decorative and other functional applications. Unique leverages proprietary manufacturing processes including die cutting, thermoforming, compression molding and fusion molding to manufacture a wide range of products including air management products, heating ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), seals, fender stuffers, air ducts, acoustical insulation, door water shields, gas tank pads, light gaskets, topper pads, mirror gaskets and glove box liners. The Company is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. For more information, visit http://www.uniquefab.com/.
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