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QA Consultants (QAC) wins BIG Innovation Award for its role in Project Arrow

Toronto, Ontario – QAC was recently recognized as an innovative partner in the development of Canada’s first, original, full-build, zero-emission concept vehicle, Project Arrow, with a 2024 BIG Innovation Award — a prestigious award program managed by the Business Intelligence Group (BIG) that recognizes the people, organizations, and ideas changing how people experience the world.

Project Arrow is an award-winning, future-looking product that dramatically advances the automotive industry. Designed, engineered, and built entirely in Canada, with the participation of 60 world-class automotive suppliers, including QA Consultants (QAC) and post-secondary institutions, the project is spearheaded by the Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association (APMA). QAC – one of North America’s most recognized performance, quality, and cybersecurity engineering firms — led the cybersecurity architecture and integration of the state-of-the-art cybersecurity services within the Arrow vehicle, which is a vital factor in its design and development.

Over 600 nominations were received from around the globe, and winners were chosen by a select group of business leaders and executives who volunteer their time and expertise to vet submissions based on innovative solutions, function, and positive impact in their industry.

“QAC is honored to be a part of such a significant project – for Canada and the entire automotive industry,” said Peter Watkins, Chief Operations Officer and founder of QA Consultants. “Not only is Project Arrow meeting the national guidelines for a zero-emissions future, but it is setting the bar for the world’s leading automotive manufacturers to future-proof the personal transportation industry and protect our global environment for generations to come. We are excited to see Project Arrow come to fruition and look forward to participating in Phase 2.0 of this exciting initiative.”

The Project Arrow automotive concept is a bold, innovative solution answering Prime Minister Trudeau’s call for a Zero-Emissions future by 2050 that brings together the best of the best of Canada’s electric-drive, alternative-fuel, connected, autonomous, and light-weight technology companies. Other partners involved in the concept development include: Autodesk, BASF, Lenovo, META, Microsoft, Siemens, Toyota, and others.

QAC and the Project Arrow team are honored alongside a prestigious lineup of other world-class, innovative honorees, including Cisco, IBM, Bausch + Lomb, Capgemini, Norton, Paychex, ADP, Microsoft, Google, and dozens of others.

Visit Project Arrow to learn more about the project to-date, as well as Project Arrow 2.0, which aims to address Canada’s electric vehicle ecosystem’s pressing challenges, including supply chain disruptions, mineral production capacity, and cybersecurity threats.

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About QA Consultants

QA Consultants (QAC) is North America’s largest quality engineering firm and part of the $5B Alten Group. For over 30 years, QAC has successfully delivered 12,000+ mission-critical projects across industries, including media, healthcare, government, insurance, energy, and more. QAC’s award-winning services are sought after by quality, product development, and business application professionals who need to: improve the time to market of new and updated products or applications, reduce risk associated with software failures, and lower software product and/or app development costs. QAC’s services, solutions, and products leverage current automation frameworks and tools to ensure your software applications: perform reliably under normal, unusual, and high stress situations, conform to all security requirements, maintain data quality, comply with local or national accessibility standards, and utilize cost-efficient testing methods and tools. Learn more about QA Consultants.

About APMA

The Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association (APMA) is Canada’s national association representing OEM producers of parts, equipment, tools, supplies, advanced technology, and services for the worldwide automotive industry. In 2018, automotive parts shipments were over $35 Billion, and the industry employment level was over 100,000 people. The Association was founded in 1952 and its members account for 90% of independent parts production in Canada. Learn more here about APMA.

About BIG Innovation Awards

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike its industry award programs, these programs are judged by business executives who have experience and knowledge. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers. The BIG Innovation Awards program recognizes the people, organizations, and ideas changing how we experience the world. Learn more here the BIG Innovation Awards.

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