INNOVATION REWARDED AT SPARKLING BREAKFAST
The 2022 Australian Auto Aftermarket Innovation Awards Breakfast provided the perfect beginning to AAAE
At the Crown Palladium on the opening day of the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo, the Australian Auto Aftermarket Innovation Awards Breakfast recognised outstanding contributions to the development of the industry.
Chairman of the AAAA Board, Mark Pedder, opened proceedings ahead of the announcing of this year’s award winners. Also speaking at the Breakfast was Labor Senator, Deborah O’Neill – see page 43 of this magazine for more detail.
“I believe the key to the success of our industry is innovation and we have it in spades in the Australian aftermarket,” Mark said.
“Innovative people, delivering innovative products and services and continually lifting the bar, solving problems and taking on the world in that understated Australian way.
“While many in our industry shy away from the spotlight and just get on with the job, I believe it is fitting that each Expo we take time out to formally acknowledge and recognise this innovation and success.
“This year we received 120 entries from 61 companies for the Australian Auto Aftermarket Awards program and I want to congratulate each and every participant on the high quality of entries.
“The companies and individuals that are formally recognised are the “best of the best” in our industry and I believe the entire industry should be proud of setting such a high benchmark.”
Recognised as winners of the 2022 Australian Auto Aftermarket Innovation Awards at the Breakfast were:
Most Innovative New Aftermarket Product (4WD):
CoolDrive Auto Parts for the Hulk 4×4 Adjustable Vehicle Door Stop
Most Innovative New Aftermarket Product (Accessories):
HSP 4×4 for the HSP Roll R Cover Series 3
Most Innovative New Aftermarket Product (Electrical):
IM Group for the Hybrid Battery Remanufacturing Program
Most Innovative New Aftermarket Product (Parts):
Pedders Suspension and Brakes for the LoadRyder Onboard Weight Scales
Most Innovative New Aftermarket Product (Performance):
Turbosmart for the eSG50 StraightGate50 Electronic External Wastegate
Most Innovative New Servicing Product (Tools and Equipment):
Autel Intelligent Technology Corporation for the MaxiSys IA900WA
Most Innovative Community Impact Program:
BAPCOR New Zealand for Gumboot Friday – Scrap Battery Collection Campaign
Most Innovative Marketing Campaign:
Repco Australia for ‘Bringin’ The Bathurst’
Most Innovative E-Commerce Solution:
Repco Australia for the Navigator Pro – Repco Online Service Quote API
For more information, visit www.aftermarketawards.com.au