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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.

Due to the postponement of the Tire Cologne expo, the ERJ Journey to Automation (J2A) Awards 2020 programme will proceed with a revised schedule. This is, of course, because the J2A Awards presentations day cannot now take place, as planned, at Tire Cologne.

The J2A Awards programme has already received many excellent entries, but in view of the new circumstances, will remain open-to-entries until 21 April. The expert judging panel will then closely assess all projects, with details of the shortlisted entries to be announced in July.

The programme will culminate in the announcement of winners in September, with full details being published in a J2A Awards Special Report in European Rubber Journal magazine.

In line with the theme of Tire Cologne, the Journey to Automation Awards will recognise digital projects in the fields of tire distribution and retail as well as, of course, tire design and manufacture.

Judging will be by a team of experts brought together by the editorial teams at European Rubber Journal magazine in cooperation with US-based sister publications Tire Business and Rubber & Plastics News.

Entry deadline extended! Submit by 21 April 2020 

Entry Deadline Extended: 21 April 2020

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