With the first models from General Motors’ (GM) T1XX platform program expected to come to market in 2018, Canada Rubber Group Inc. (CRGI) is now working with the supply chain to service the new program with T1XX automotive rubber components and parts.
GM is using the T1XX program to redesign the next model versions of its SUV`s and pickup trucks. These next generation pickup truck models are expected to begin launching in the fall of 2018, with the SUV`s following on about a year later.
Increasingly, as automakers are each trying to be the first to market with new technologies and fresh products, vehicle launches now require a faster cycle from design to full production. The T1XX program is part of a continuing trend within the automotive industry where vehicle OEM`s are shortening design times to achieve faster product cycles. GM's truck platform was last made over in 2013, meaning that with the T1XX program only five years will pass between model generations.
“With the compressed product development cycles, CRGI is ideally positioned to service OEM’s and their suppliers with high quality automotive rubber components and parts,” said Paul Carey, CRGI’s automotive sales manager. “Our strength is in global sourcing, materials, and quality assurance - strengths we can fully leverage to supply T1XX automotive rubber components and parts.”
T1XX Automotive Rubber Components and Parts from CRGI
CRGI is a leading supplier to automotive OEM’s and their supply chains for high performance automotive rubber parts. From gaskets and seals, to stripping, molding, sleeves, grommets, plugs and more, CRGI is a trusted and reliable source of supply. Rubber components and parts that CRGI can supply to the T1XX program include the following:
Seals and stripping for a range of applications, including: body; driveline; engine; steering and suspension; wheel-end; bearing; and doors, windows, hoods and trunks.
Ducts, boots and cuffs. These parts are fabricated from materials that specifically chosen for their resistance to abrasion, solvents, and oils.
Pedal Pads. We can supply pedal pads in a variety of sizes and configurations, made from high-wear, slip-resistant materials.
Isolators and Dampeners. Isolators and acoustic dampeners manufactured from rubber, felt, cork, or other materials.
Anti-Vibration Pads. Our anti-vibration pads resist compression set, aging, and fluids. Pads can be kiss cut and supplied on rolls for ease of installation.
Plenum Plugs. Precision fabricated plenum plugs that provide a high-quality seal and maximum water drainage throughout their life cycle.
Grommets. Rubber grommets of various designs, sizes and shapes to provide protection for vehicle wiring and cabling.
Fuel tank cushions. Rubber extrusion strips or die cut pads to prevent unnecessary wear and noise.
Trim items, including gimp seals.
Sourcing T1XX Automotive Rubber Components and Parts from CRGI
As a supplier of cost-effective, high quality rubber parts for automotive applications, CRGI understands the importance of value-add in the servicing of any vehicle program. Our value chain is designed to provide a seamless customer experience while adding value every step of the way. Value-adding services we offer to our automotive partners include program management, global logistics management, inventory warehouse management to support JIT parts provision, EDI and bar coding, and PPAP and 2D/3D CAD drawing support.
For new programs such as T1XX, CRGI has extensive experience in prototyping and developing new parts. Over the years, we have supplied a variety of parts that meet ASTM D2000 line call-outs, as well as the material specifications of major automakers, including General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, Mazda, BMW, Honda, Toyota, and Volvo.
If you are involved with the sourcing of T1XX automotive rubber components and parts, CRGI is your supply partner of choice. To find out more about how we can help service your T1XX program needs, please contact our sales department at email@example.com.