Each year since 1965, the Metal Powder Industries Federation has sponsored the Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards competition. At this year’s event in Orlando, Fla., United States-based Stanadyne, along with its supplier partner, Indo-MIM, took top honors in the automotive category for an all-new high-pressure gasoline fuel injection pump.
The fuel pump was designed in Windsor, Conn., and is being produced at the Stanadyne facility in Jacksonville, N.C., according to a press release. It is designed as a key enabler for next-generation cars and trucks to reach higher fuel economy standards outlined by Congress.
Stanadyne expects to sell approximately 1 million units for United States automobiles in 2014, the release noted.
“We are delighted to have been recognized for this prestigious award,” said Dave Vanderford, Vice President of Global Supply Chain, Stanadyne. “We are enormously proud of all that we do here at Stanadyne, and are appreciative that the parts we’ve worked so hard to create and perfect are being recognized.”