Innovation Award sponsored by University of Sunderland
Winner – Lear Corporation Sunderland (Foam Plant)
Beneficiary – Bring it On
Innovation is one of the core values at Lear and a pillar used in satisfying the needs of its customer, delivering the highest quality products and services and providing low-cost and high-value added solutions by continually improving its operating efficiency. All employees are encouraged and empowered to improve their own working environment. The new Lear Innovation Portal brings several benefits including empowerment of employees, the sharing of innovative ideas, the enablement of connections between those with problems and those with solutions. This gives an equal voice to all employees regardless of location or position.
The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) is established to support the economic sustainable growth and competitiveness of the automotive sector in the North East of England. The NEAA provides a single unified voice to key stakeholder groups and promotes the true value created by the region's automotive industry.