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AAAA Launches Expanded Australian Auto Aftermarket Awards

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) has revised and expanded its popular biennial aftermarket industry awards program to recognise companies and individuals who set the benchmark for excellence in our industry.

Run in conjunction with the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo, to be held from 16 to 18 April, 2015 in Melbourne, applications for the Awards program are now open for entries from organisations and individuals, across a wide variety of marketing, manufacturing, product and service award categories.

AAAA Executive Director Stuart Charity said the Awards program was reviewed following research conducted during the last Awards event in 2013. “While we learned that the AAAA Awards were highly regarded, we did learn from the industry input and have streamlined the entry process and expanded the program,” said Stuart Charity.

Award entries are invited from AAAA members engaged in manufacturing, re-manufacturing, wholesaling, distribution, mechanical repair and modification services, and retailing of all vehicle parts, accessories, tools, equipment and services, excluding products exclusively used in the manufacture of original equipment.

The entries may be for an organisation or an employee. See the categories at www.aftermarketawards.com.au for details of the Excellence Award and Innovation Award categories.

For the first time, entries in the Most Innovative New Product category are welcomed from companies not exhibiting at the Expo. However, to cover administration costs, non-exhibitors are charged a $500 fee to submit two product award entries. There is no fee for Expo exhibitors.

“The objectives of the Australian Auto Aftermarket Awards are to foster excellence and innovation within the industry. In today’s challenging automotive business environment, this expanded Awards program is an important part of the AAAA’s commitment to promoting a sustainable future for Australia’s automotive parts, accessories, tools and equipment industry.

“The AAAA Awards are unique because this is the only Awards program specifically recognising excellence in service and innovation in the Australian automotive aftermarket. As the biennial Awards are run in tandem with the Expo, the next chance to score a win will be in 2017.

“We encourage all members to visit the dedicated Awards website at www.aftermarketawards.com.au and submit their entry before Friday 20 February, 2015.

“The Australian Auto Aftermarket Innovation Awards will be presented at a breakfast on Thursday 16 April, and the Australian Auto Aftermarket Excellence Awards will be presented at a Gala Banquet that evening.

“With over 1000 industry representatives attending the combined events, these award presentations will be the pinnacle of the 2015 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo”.

“We wish entrants all the best for their submissions and look forward to seeing you on stage at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne next year to receive an Australian Auto Aftermarket Award,” said Stuart Charity.

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