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Yazaki Honored to Receive 2024 Automotive News PACE Award
May 2, 2024

CANTON, MICH. – May 02, 2024 – Yazaki North America is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious 2024 Automotive News PACE Award for its innovative battery busbar module technology. The award recognizes Yazaki's commitment to advancing automotive technology while addressing the evolving needs of drivers worldwide.

Yazaki’s solution, a battery busbar module utilizing a flexible printed circuit (FPC), represents a significant step forward in the automotive industry. This innovative design allows for a thinner and lighter battery assembly, reducing weight by 51 percent and saving 60 percent more space compared to previous iterations of wire-based busbar modules. This advancement enables greater battery pack capacity, contributing to longer ranges for electric vehicles and alleviating range anxiety among owners.

Kenichi Fujisawa, President and CEO of Yazaki North America, expressed gratitude for the recognition, stating, "We prioritize collaboration and partnership. By working closely with our OEM customers, we gain invaluable insights into the needs of drivers worldwide. This award reaffirms our collective efforts to meet these challenges head-on."

In the realm of electric vehicles, Yazaki remains dedicated to pioneering solutions that not only extend range but also prioritize safety and efficiency. Leveraging FPC technology, Yazaki's space-saving solution optimizes battery volume without compromising safety or reliability.

The 2024 Automotive News PACE Awards, now in their 29th year, recognize auto supplier technical innovations that have been embraced by customers and successfully integrated into commercial production processes.

For more information about the PACE awards, please visit Automotive News website.


About Yazaki: Yazaki Corporation is a global leader in the research, development, and delivery of vehicle power, data, and display for automotive applications. Yazaki produces wire harnesses, power distribution and control products, connectors, driver information displays, hybrid and electric vehicle products, and sensors. Worldwide, the company employs more than 235,000 people in 45 countries and regions and growing. Yazaki has been committed to the preservation of the environment for more than 80 years. The company continues this commitment today through the development of advanced electric components for hybrid and fully electric vehicles, the promotion of recycling, and the efficient use of resources. For more information about Yazaki and its vision for a greener tomorrow, visit


Daniel Curren | Corporate Communications Manager, Yazaki North America

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