The Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo opened this morning at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre with a grand breakfast to celebrate the winners of the 2017 Australian Auto Aftermarket Innovation Awards.
Organised by the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA), the Innovation Awards recognise creative new products and marketing strategies in the highly competitive auto aftermarket. More than 340 industry colleagues attended the event to cheer the winners.
AAAA Executive Director Stuart Charity said the AAAA Board of Directors congratulate the Innovation Award winners and thank all the businesses for their 173 entries in the competition. “The Australian aftermarket is recognised internationally for its high technology, high quality products and services,” he said.
“Creativity and technology are major drivers of the auto aftermarket. The impressive list of 2017 Innovation Awards winners reflects the strong commitment these companies have to excellence.
“The Australian Auto Aftermarket Innovation Awards are unique in Australia and are another successful product of AAAA industry leadership. They are run in tandem with the Expo every two years, so we invite all Australian aftermarket businesses to begin planning now for an entry in the 2019 Innovation Awards,” said Stuart Charity.
The 2017 Australian Auto Aftermarket Innovation Awards winners are:
|Most Innovative New Aftermarket 4WD Product||SmartBar||StealthBar|
|Most Innovative New Aftermarket Accessories Product||Cequent||Hayman Reese Hitch Step|
|Most Innovative New Aftermarket Chemical Product||Selleys Pty Ltd||Turtle Wax MAX-Power|
|Most Innovative New Aftermarket Electrical Product||AECAA Pty Ltd||KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panels|
|Most Innovative New Aftermarket Parts Product||Don Kyatt Spare Parts Pty Ltd||Flashlube Catch Can Pro|
|Most Innovative New Aftermarket Performance Product||Australian Clutch Services Pty Ltd||Ford Focus RS Mk 3 Twin Organic Clutch Kit|
|Most Innovative New Servicing Tools & Equipment Product||Gates Australia||New Belt Wear Gauge|
|Most Innovative New Packaging||Penrite Oil Company||Enviro Box|
|Most Innovative Employee Engagement Program||AECAA Pty Ltd|
|Most Innovative Community Impact Program||MotorActive||Cruise For Charity|
|Most Innovative Marketing Campaign||Supercheap Auto Pty Ltd|
|Most Innovative Trade Catalogue / E-Commerce Solution||Repco Auto-Tech||Repair Times with SmartQuote|
Winning products and competition entries were on display in the special New Products Award Showcase at the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo 2017.