GIFFIN was named a 2017 Automotive News PACE Award winner at an awards ceremony on April 3 in Detroit. The prestigious award recognizes automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance.
GIFFIN was recognized for its ELITE scrubbing technology. The ELITE scrubber is a twin
chambered under floor mounted mechanism that removes paint particulate from the air stream
via cyclonic action conveyed during booth painting operations. Being a wet scrubber, it has the
ability to serve in any scenario required of a paint booth system. The outstanding features of this
scrubber are, having the lowest pressure demand and water usage of any other wet scrubber on
the market, and that it is virtually maintenance free. All of the work is done within the scrubber
vortex, and therefore requires no extraneous baffles, eliminators, or filters to achieve flawless
“With the strategic vision to position our company as a green solutions supplier, we invested in
the development of the ELITE scrubbing technology, offering significant energy and maintenance
savings, while vastly reducing particulate emissions from paint shops,” said Giffin President-CEO
Donald J.P. Giffin.
The 23rd annual PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) Awards were
presented by Automotive News, EY and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA).
The competition was open to suppliers who contribute products, processes, materials or services
directly to the manufacture of cars or trucks. The Automotive News PACE Award is accepted
around the world as the industry benchmark for innovation.
J Ferron, PACE director of judging, said this year’s awards recognize the technology pressures
the industry is facing as automakers push for fuel economy gains and autonomous-drive
“Innovating products and processes for these future needs means surmounting today’s technical
barriers while simultaneously convincing OEMs that those barriers will fall in time to launch
vehicles,” Ferron said.
GIFFIN earned an Automotive News PACE Award following an extensive review by an
independent panel of judges including a comprehensive written application and a site visit.
For complete details of the Automotive News PACE Award, visit www.autonews.com/pace.
Giffin Inc. is a full service, turn-key supplier of integrated Paint Finishing Systems. Giffin world
headquarters is located in Auburn Hills, MI, with operations in Toronto, Canada, and San Luis
Potosi, Mexico as well. Originally founded in 1949, Giffin has grown into a multi-national
company, with over 1,000 employees worldwide.