153 entries, 35 innovations shortlisted - A record year for the International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation

The judging panel of the EQUIP AUTO International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation, made up of around 50 journalists from 15 countries, has just revealed the results of its voting: from the 153 applications received (+30% vs 2017), 35 entries have been shortlisted. A record edition!

On 11 September, a final vote will designate the winner in each of the 7 categories.

The official awards ceremony will take place at the EQUIP AUTO gala evening, to be held on Tuesday 15 October, in the presence of many leading personalities from the automotive industry and media.

The 35 shortlisted entries are as follows:


BODYWORK EQUIPMENT AND PAINT category

  • SGI SPRAY GUN IMPORT for NTS Nitro Master
  • ITALCAN for Raptor
  • 3M FRANCE for 3MTM Paint Preparation System 2.0
  • ENOVCAR for Steam Optical Renovation
  • OMIA for FULL REPAIR unit (smart repair)

ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT category

  • PURFLUX for Sogefi fuel filter made of recycled Airbags
  • NTN-SNR for Absolute Angle Sensor Bearing for BLDC Motor Control
  • CONTINENTAL for Conti Sense and Conti Adapt
  • SCHAEFFLER for Schaeffler Intelligent Corner Module
  • SKF FRANCE Rechange Véhicules, for Spring insulating suspension bearing

LUBRICANTS, VEHICLE CARE PRODUCTS, WASHING, ROADSIDE SERVICES category

  • D2 CONCEPT - TECNOVAP FRANCE / STARC for CAR HYGIENE PLUS
  • XENUM for Nexgen Coating
  • BERNER SARL for X-in-1 Multifoam Cleaner Premium
  • WD-40 COMPANY for WD-40 Flexible
  • KÄRCHER for premium gantry car wash Kärcher CWB 3 Klean!Star iQ

PARTS, EQUIPMENT AND COMPONENTS (REPLACEMENT) category

  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG for the Electric Blue brake pad
  • PURFLUX for the Cabin3Tech+ cabin filter
  • VENEPORTE for SCR – Selective Catalytic Reduction
  • SCHAEFFLER for LuK RepSet 2 CT "wet" with special tool
  • SCHAEFFLER for Engine Kit

TYRES, WHEEL ACCESSORIES AND SERVICES category

  • FEBI FRANCE for the Febi wheel puller
  • ABAC FRANCE for XPN O15
  • CLAS Equipements for OM 9320 - WHEEL MOUNTING GUIDE SET M12-M14
  • PROVAC for the Hunter Revolution™ Walkaway™ tire changer
  • ATEQ for ATEQ VT TRUCK

REPAIRS, MAINTENANCE, GARAGE EQUIPMENT category

  • TEXA for ELIGHT
  • DELPHI Technologies for DS-FLASH™ Pass-Thru
  • ACTIA for OPACI-DIAG
  • FLEXFUEL Energy Development for Hy-Carbon Connect
  • MAHLE AFTERMARKET for @DAS - DIGITAL ADAS

SERVICES FOR PROFESSIONALS/SERVICES FOR CONNECTED MOBILITY category

  • TEXA for ETRUCK
  • HELLA for Macs Live
  • VISIONOR for the SELF CAR kiosk
  • EXXOTEST Education for Immersive-D8
  • Groupe LACOUR for SERI

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