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September 29, 2021updated 21 Jan 2022 9:03am

Excellence Awards – Shortlists Announced

We are delighted to announce the shortlists for the 2021 Excellence Awards. Look out for the announcement of the winners in November along with our full Awards Report

By Sam Duke

The shortlist categories are divided into FOUR groups:

Excellence Categories – These categories look at achievements in our  core areas of excellence and include everything from Covid-19 Response to Social Impact.

Sector Excellence – These categories look at achievements within each individual market sub-sector and can include everything from notable business expansion through innovation to diversity and environmental initiatives.

Firms of the Year – These categories look at achievements by specific types of companies and includes everything from new market entrants to finance and legal firms.

Deals of the Year – The most notable finance and M&A deals from the research period.

 

*Please note that we also have awards for individuals, the winners of which will be announced in our Awards Report alongside the other category winners

Excellence Categories

COVID-19 RESPONSE

  • Daimler
  • Ford
  • GM
  • Honda
  • Shiftec
  • Torsus

DIVERSITY

  • Driving Pride
  • Hyundai
  • Skoda
  • Volvo Cars

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

  • Audi
  • BMW Group
  • GM
  • Johnson Matthey
  • The Climate Group EV
  • Volvo Cars

INNOVATION

  • Baidu
  • BMW Group
  • Ford
  • Harman
  • Hyzon Motors
  • Stellantis
  • Volvo Thailand

PRODUCT LAUNCH

  • Baidu
  • BMW Group
  • Castrol
  • Delphi Technologies
  • Ford
  • Hyundai
  • KLA
  • Mahle
  • Scania
  • Toyota
  • ZF

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Bentley
  • Carbios, Michelin
  • Denso
  • Ford
  • Great Wall
  • StoreDot

SAFETY

  • Ford
  • GM
  • INRIX
  • Subaru

SOCIAL IMPACT

  • Mitsubishi
  • The Climate Group EV
  • Volvo Cars

Sector Excellence

COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

  • Daimler
  • Ford
  • Michelin
  • Scania
  • TuSimple
  • ZF

COMPONENTS

  • Denso
  • Hyundai Mobis
  • Mahle
  • ZF

ELECTRIC VEHICLES

  • BYD
  • Daimler
  • Electrify America
  • Enel X
  • GM
  • Hyundai
  • LG
  • Mitsubishi
  • Scania
  • Tesla

RETAILING, MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION

  • Enel X
  • Volvo Cars
  • Hyundai Mobis
  • Porsche
  • PSA

SERVICE SUPPLIERS/SUPPLY CHAIN

  • Britishvolt
  • Google Cloud, SAP, Inchcape
  • LG Chem

VEHICLE MANUFACTURING

  • GM
  • Hyundai
  • Nissan

VEHICLE PRODUCT & DESIGN

  • Mahindra
  • Tesla
  • Volvo Cars

Firm of the Year

DISRUPTOR

  • Beijing Qingzhou Zhihang Intelligent
  • Beijing Zhixingzhe Technology
  • Didi Chuxing
  • Nio Inc
  • Online Engineering
  • Shanghai Pateo Network Technology Service
  • Sila Nanotechnologies
  • TradePending
  • Ubitricity
  • Workhorse Group

FINANCE

  • Bank of America
  • Barclays
  • BNP Paribas
  • Citigroup
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Evercore
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co/J.P. Morgan Securities
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers International
  • The Goldman Sachs Group
  • UBS Group

LEGAL

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Cooley
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Hughes Hubbard & Reed
  • Jones Day
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
  • Sullivan & Cromwell
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges

NEWCOMER

  • Cerence
  • Electra
  • FUELL
  • IAA – Impact Auto Auctions
  • Moove Africa
  • Suzhou Haizhibo Electronic Technology
  • Vitesco Technologies

PRIVATE EQUITY/VC

  • Bain Capital
  • BayPine
  • Coatue Management
  • CVC Capital Partners
  • EQT Partners
  • FMR
  • Greenbriar Equity Group
  • IDG Capital
  • KPS Capital Partners
  • PAI Partners
  • The Carlyle Group
  • TSG Consumer Partners

SME

  • AMTE Power
  • Electrovaya
  • Fisker
  • Hyliion Holdings Corporation
  • Leclanche
  • Onto Holdings
  • Saeitta Group

Deal of the Year

FINANCE

  • AUTO1 Group
  • BYD (Build Your Dreams)
  • Cruise
  • FCA
  • Nio
  • Renault
  • SK IE Technology
  • Tesla

M&A (Impact)

  • FCA and Groupe PSA merger
  • Goodyear acquires Cooper
  • Lucid Motors/Churchill Capital Corp IV merger
  • Shell acquires ubitricity
  • Platinum Equity acquires Club Car
  • Zhongsheng Group Holdings acquires Zung Fu

M&A (Innovation)

  • Amazon acquires Zoox
  • Aurora Innovation acquires Uber ATG
  • Brookfield Business Partners acquires DexKo Global
  • Hyundai acquires Boston Dynamics

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