ADAC Automotive Named Celebration of Innovation: Automotive Supplier of the Year

The Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association, or GRNCDA, is excited to announce ADAC Automotive as the recipient of its 2020 “Celebration of Innovation: Automotive Supplier of the Year” award. The award was presented to ADAC Automotive President and CEO Jim Teets during the January 29 Charity Spectacular Preview for the 2020 Michigan International Auto Show.

“There are so many amazing suppliers right here in the Grand Rapids area that are revolutionizing automotive technology,” says George Sharpe Jr., GRNCDA president. “It’s exciting for our association to recognize companies like ADAC Automotive and help show what makes Grand Rapids so special. ADAC is a growing company, they are investing in our community and doing amazing work to improve vehicle access and technology for drivers throughout the country.”

In business since 1975, ADAC attributes its significant growth to continued reinvestment in its people, innovation and the support of communities in which it operates. It is a leader in vehicle access systems with integrated electronics and also designs and produces exterior trim and mirrors.

“I’m pleased to accept the Celebration of Innovation: Automotive Supplier of the Year” award from the Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association,” Teets said. “ADAC’s history of investing in next-generation vehicle access technology has positioned us as a leader in the changing mobility landscape.

“We support our commitment to advanced product development by investing in our people and making sure they have the resources, support and environment they need to think creatively. We’re tremendously proud of our associates. They drive our innovation and open doors to new opportunities.”

ADAC Automotive is a privately-held, family-owned, tier-one automotive supplier that manufactures exterior and interior door handles with integrated electronics, exterior trim and exterior mirrors for the global automotive market. ADAC was founded in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1975 and employs 1,200 associates in nine facilities throughout Michigan. Its five manufacturing locations have a footprint of over 600,000 square feet. The company also maintains a global presence with partnerships worldwide in Europe, Asia, India, Brazil and Mexico.