European Rubber Journal is launching the Journey to Automation (J2A) Awards initiative to recognise leading-edge projects in the field of automation and digital transformation in the tire industry.


The top projects will be presented at a special ERJ event during The Tire Cologne international trade fair, 9-12 June 2020, in Cologne, Germany. The awards will culminate in a series of presentations at a forum for short-listed and winning projects on 11 June 2020.

Please note that only projects started on or after 1 Jan 2017 will be considered.

We look forward to receiving your entry. For the latest event updates, please visit https://tire-conferences.com

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* 1. Personal Details

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* 2. Title of project

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* 3. Project start date (month/year) and date or target date of completion

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* 4. Please state the main focus area of the project:

(Typical examples include: tire design/innovation; materials supply; tire manufacturing process; post-production testing; product handling; supply, distribution, retail; end-of-life tire management).

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* 5. Main goal or objective of the project

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* 6. What are the main technologies being applied within the project

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* 7. If possible, please identify external partners involved in the project

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* 8. If possible, please identify the key people leading the project

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* 9. Please briefly explain the main challenges with the project

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* 10. What were the main achievements and outcomes of the project or, if it still running, what progress has been achieved to date?

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* 11. What are the plans, if any, to build on project?

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* 12. Finally, please explain why you believe the project represents, or will represent, a significant step forward for the tire industry:

Please note, the deadline for receipt of entries is 11 March 2020.

The judging team will then request further information from shortlisted entries to determine the top projects in the J2A Awards.

We look forward to learning about the leading-edge work at your company or organisation and how it is helping to shape the future of the international tire  industry.

Patrick Raleigh, Editor, European Rubber Journal
Tel: +44 (0)7714 137182
Email: praleigh@crain.com

If you would like a record of your completed entry form to be emailed to you, please contact Katherine Hampson at khampson@crain.com

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