Trends from the North American International Auto Show

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By Richard Smylie | Jan 29, 2015
GMN Automotive

The annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) took place in Detriot earlier this month. Every year members of the GMN Automotive show attend the expo to learn about emerging industry trends and new technologies. In addition, the show also showcases many impressive concept cars and new vehicles coming to the market.

While walking the show every year we identify a number of automotive trends. Relating to GMN Automotive, one trend that we continue to see the past few years is the growing use of metal in automotive interiors. From metal gas and brake pedals, to speaker grills, lift gate trim, and other accent pieces, the demand for a metal look is growing.

We’ve seen similar trends at GMN Automotive as the requests for aluminum and stainless steel sill plates, and metal badging continues to grow. We currently provide metal sill plates for a number of automotive companies. Thanks to our metal coating capabilities, we can provide custom finishes and protective coatings to enhance the durability and shine of sill plates.

In addition, we continue to grow our metal nameplate offerings. From traditional metal nameplates, to lensclad, electroform, and ElectraGraphic nameplates, we can offer a custom solution for nearly every design.               

We enjoyed visiting the Auto Show this year and are already looking forward to the show next year. It will be exciting to see which of this year’s trends will remain, and other advancements and changes!