Private Companies 25

USA

August 16, 2017: Yazaki North America, Inc. issued new European patent [EP3206264 (A1)]

NEWS BITES - PRIVATE COMPANIES

Yazaki North America, Inc. has been issued a new European patent titled "CONNECTOR POSITION ASSURANCE WITH IDENTIFICATION FEATURE" by the European Patent Office.

ABSTRACT

A connector assembly (100) comprises a first housing (120), a second housing (130), a machine readable identifier coupled to the second housing (130), and a position assurance lock (150) disposed proximate to the second housing (130). The position assurance lock (150) is configured to secure the first housing (120) to the second housing (130) and place the machine readable identifier in a first state or a second state, depending on whether the first housing (120) is secured to the second housing (130).

Appl. No.EP20170155307

Source: European Patent Office

INDEX

SECTION 1 YAZAKI NORTH AMERICA, INC. PROFILE

SECTION 2 PRESS RELEASES: 2017

SECTION 3 OTHER NEWS: 2017

SECTION 4 YAZAKI NORTH AMERICA, INC. PATENTS

SECTION 1 YAZAKI NORTH AMERICA, INC. PROFILE

1.1 ACTIVITIES

Yazaki North America, Inc. provides vehicle power and data solutions to the automotive industry internationally. It offers connectors; and electrical distribution systems, such as wire harnesses, data networks, flat flexible cable and flexible printed circuits, and FPC connectors. The company also provides high voltage components and systems, including connection systems, service plugs, battery bus bar modules, cables, and power distribution centers; power and data networks, such as electronics and digital power modules; and vehicle information products. It serves automotive manufacturers and their tier-supply partners. Yazaki North America, Inc. was formerly known as American Yazaki Corporation and changed its name to Yazaki North America, Inc. in January 1997. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Canton, Michigan. Yazaki North America, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Yazaki Corporation.

1.2 SUMMARY

PermID: 4296427038

Website: http://www.yazaki-na.com

Industry: Auto Parts

SECTION 2 PRESS RELEASES: 2017

June 06: Yazaki North America, Inc.: Yazaki Showcases Supplier Commitment to Sustainability During 2017 Environmental, Health & Safety Awards Ceremony

In honor of World Environment Day, Yazaki North America, Inc. honored three of its suppliers at the 2017 Environmental, Health & Safety Supplier Awards ceremony at the North American headquarters. These three suppliers were chosen as leaders based on an audit conducted over the last several months.

All of Yazaki's 97 top suppliers in North and Central America were audited and graded on their commitment and improvement in energy consumption reduction, community service, promotion of environmental awareness, dedication to healthy and safe work conditions, and in their efforts to reduce air, soil, and water pollution.

"We pride ourselves at Yazaki as being a responsible community partner," said Ken Pichla, Head of Purchasing at Yazaki. "A part of that comes from sourcing business to environmentally-conscious suppliers. The Environmental, Health & Safety Supplier award program is a testament to our commitment to the sustainable business model we value."

Source: Company Website

April 06: Yazaki North America, Inc. ; Yazaki Celebrates at the 2017 Automotive News PACE Awards

This week Automotive News held their annual PACE Awards, celebrating recent innovations in the automotive industry. Yazaki attended the PACE Awards as a Finalist for its large aspherical heads-up display mirror and its innovative approach to meeting the needs of both the OEMs. and consumers-smaller package assemblies and larger display images.

For over 20 years the Automotive News PACE Awards have honored superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance among automotive suppliers. This prestigious award is recognized around the world as the industry benchmark for innovation.

SECTION 3 OTHER NEWS: 2017

July 24: Former GM Exec Bo Andersson to Lead Yazaki Europe

Bo Andersson has returned to the automotive industry to lead European operations for Japanese auto supplier Yazaki.

The long time purchasing executive for General Motors was elected president of Yazaki Europe, the company said in a statement. The appointment was effective July 14.

Andersson, 61, succeeded Horst Randolph. Yazaki, the world's biggest maker of wire harness systems, did not specify whether Randolph remains with the company.

A spokesperson for Yazaki was not immediately available to comment.

Andersson, a former Swedish army major, started his career with Saab Automotive AB in 1987, followed by a 16-year career at GM. He held several positions at the automaker, including vice president of global purchasing and supply chain from 2001 to 2009. He was seen as instrumental in cutting $2 billion annually from GM's parts bill.

About a month after leaving GM, he was elected chairman of GAZ Group. In short order, he added president to his title, and in 2013, he was appointed to lead AvtoVAZ, the largest Russian car manufacturer.

Russia proved to be a challenge for the hard-nosed executive, who was ousted as CEO after being blamed for nearly $1 billion in losses in 2015.

Andersson, who has been working as a consultant, told Automotive News last year that he could envision himself returning to the automotive industry.

"The global auto industry is where I belong," he said "I had a lot of good experience in North America.

June 09: Yazaki North America, Inc.: Yazaki Opens New Office in Arizona to Meet West Coast Automotive Demand

Yazaki opens a new facility in Arizona to meet demand and growth as west coast automakers and automotive start-ups continue to grow.

The facility, located southeast of Phoenix in Chandler, serves Yazaki's customers stationed on the west coast and currently houses commercial operations including account and program management, sales and pricing, and production control specific to those customers.

Yazaki, which has its North American headquarters in Canton, Michigan-a Detroit suburb-invested in Chandler for its central location to its customers scattered through the western side of the United States as well as Yazaki operations in El Paso, Texas and a research and development center in Camarillo, California.

"As business continues to increase on the West Coast it became increasingly important to open an office close by to manage those customers," said David Conrad, Head of West Coast Business Development and the Hybrid Electric Vehicle Business Unit. "For us, Chandler is centrally located between our customers in California or to our operations in El Paso. The time zone, compared to Michigan, also makes it more convenient for doing business with those based in the western side of the country."

Additionally, the suburbs of Phoenix have become a hot spot for automotive development.

"The Phoenix region is quickly becoming the center of self-driving vehicles and technology," said Robert Kunihiro, Chief Financial Officer, Yazaki North America, Inc.

June 02: Yazaki North America, Inc.: Yazaki Mentoring Starts Early, Welcomes Detroit High School Work Study Students

Yazaki has continued to be dedicated to the mentoring and growth of the next generation with the Company's numerous student programs, which typically partners with local universities. In a partnership with Cristo Rey of Detroit, Yazaki has now opened its doors to high school students.

For the second year, Yazaki has partnered with Cristo Rey High School-a Catholic school with the highest rating among Detroit high schools-to place students as part of their corporate work study program. This program provides the high school students with a real-life work experience as they build on their knowledge, skills, and self-confidence to be successful in higher education and in the workplace.

"Yazaki's commitment to mentoring the next generation has always been a building block of our success," said Tanisha Thibodaux, Yazaki's Senior Talent Attraction Specialist who leads this initiative. "Not only does it allow the students to gain real life experiences that will help them into their futures, it allows our employees to build management and leadership skills by mentoring someone else."

Detroit's Cristo Rey High School provides high-quality college preparatory education to students from local economically disadvantaged families.

SECTION 4 YAZAKI NORTH AMERICA, INC. PATENTS

PREVIOUS 8 PATENT STORIES:

Issue DateIssuing OfficePatent TitlePatent Number
Aug 1, 2017US PTOIntegrated power output service disconnect9,722,438
Jul 12, 2017EPOTERMINAL-THERMISTOR ASSEMBLYEP3190396 (A1)
Mar 28, 2017US PTOAnti-rotation seal for connector assembly9,608,360
Mar 21, 2017US PTOProtective enclosure for a wire harness9,601,909
Jan 24, 2017US PTOAnti-rotation seal for connector assembly9,553,396
Dec 13, 2016US PTOConnector assembly with male terminal protector9,520,669
Sep 28, 2016EPOELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE SPLICE SHIELDEP3073585 (A1)
Sep 13, 2016US PTOBused electrical center for electric or hybrid electric vehicle9,444,183

PermID: 4296427038

Created by www.buysellsignals.com for News Bites Finance