AutoForm is recognized as a reliable, long-term partner for innovative, practical and cost-effective solutions. For its technological innovation and business success, AutoForm has been honored with several international awards.
EFB ‘Innovative Allianz’ Seal of Quality
AutoForm Engineering Deutschland GmbH has been awarded the EFB ‘Innovative Allianz’ Seal of Quality by the European Research Association for Sheet Metal Working Hanover. The award was given on April 16, 2013 during the 33rd EFB Sheet Metal Working Congress.
The EFB ‘Innovative Allianz’ Seal of Quality is awarded to companies and research institutes which have demonstrated their commitment to the EFB network through their many years of continued collaboration in research and which have promoted pre-competitive research in the areas of materials, production processes and quality assurance of sheet metal forming.
‘Swiss Venture Club Award for Entrepreneurs’
AutoForm won the Swiss Venture Club (SVC) Award for Entrepreneurs 2009. The Jury nominated AutoForm Engineering for the final from among more than a hundred companies. The software supplier emerged the winner against five other finalists.
The SVC Award for Entrepreneurs recognizes small and medium-size companies which have achieved an impressive performance record through consistent success, ensure or create jobs and for which continuous innovation play a central role. The quality of staff members and the management as well as a clear strategy for the future are further criteria which the Jury takes into consideration during the extensive evaluation process.
‘Excellence in Productivity’ Award
At the 2006 INDUSTRIE trade show in Paris, five companies received the ’Excellence in Productivity’ award, given for innovative products that improve user productivity. AutoForm received the award for AutoForm-Sigma.
AutoForm-Sigma, unique on the stamping simulation market, allows sheet metal stampers to improve their efficiency and productivity. The software automatically carries out multiple stamping simulations, changing design and process parameters and performing statistical analyses, until it finds the ‘robust optimum’ stamping conditions.
‘MM Award 2004’
The editors of the German magazine MaschinenMarkt, specialized for the metalworking industries, selected the fifteen most innovative products exhibited at the EuroBLECH 2004 trade show for their MM Awards.
AutoForm-Sigma, a new software solution that helps sheet metal formers to develop a robust, six-sigma production process – even during part and tooling design – won one of these prestigious awards.
‘Automotive News PACE Award 2004’
The Automotive News PACE Awards are given annually by Automotive News, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and Transportation Research Center Inc., in Detroit, Michigan. These awards recognize supplier innovation in product and process.
AutoForm was a winner of the Automotive News PACE Award in 2004. The company was chosen for its software solution AutoForm-DieDesigner, a major innovation that enhances quality and productivity in stamping die design and tooling development.
Commenting about their selection of AutoForm, the PACE judges said: “Although simulation programs for die design and die design programs using CAD have existing before, this software takes a new approach based upon the tool maker´s point of view using unique algorithms. It has a power and speed several orders of magnitude better than anything seen before and is viewed in some tool and die shops as ‘indispensable’ and ‘the most important software we have’.”
‘Entrepreneur of the Year 2002’ Award
The Swiss ’Entrepreneur of the Year 2002’ award from Ernst & Young recognizes successful entrepreneurial companies. This prestigious award follows an in-depth evaluation and selection process.
AutoForm won the award in the ’Start-Up’ category; the company’s record of continuous growth and its strong focus on customer requirements worldwide were the main selection factors.