Press release

EQUIP AUTO 2017: the press reveal their favourite innovations at the exhibition

On 17 October at the EQUIP AUTO gala evening, the two French journalists' associations AFPA and AJTE revealed the winners of their "Judges' Favourites" innovations discovered on exhibitors' stands. The "Favourites" ("coups de coeur") are an integral part of the International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation and recognise innovative tools or technology displayed by professionals which had not been entered in the Grands Prix competition. 

Three products stand out in particular and were singled out for praise by the experts:

CleanOilTM – VALLET DISTRIBUTION (Hall 3 stand E116)

Used engine oils are usually recycled by professionals, free of charge if the oil is pure, or as an invoiced service if, as in the majority of cases, the oil is polluted by water. CleanOil™ can be installed in the workshops of repair professionals and separate oil and water to a rate below 5%. The recovered oil can be either reused or sent for destruction. The water is treated by bacteria to purify it before being disposed of in the drains, or otherwise reused. The product thus fulfils a dual requirement of recyclers and repair professionals.  

The judges particularly appreciated the sustainable nature of this innovation.

Concept GDi – DELPHI (Hall 1 stand L032)

New generations of petrol injection engines use injectors with a design close to those of diesel injection engines. And just like the latter, petrol injectors must be inspected in the event of failure. However, up until now, no dedicated means of measurement existed. Delphi's Concept GDi contributes a solution which is specifically tailored to petrol engines. It is a single test bench for petrol injectors and is designed on a technical platform similar to Delphi's other diesel test benches (Hartridge). For injectors which are not in the database, it is capable of self-calibrating on a new injector.

The panel praised the flexibility of this technological solution.

CHICANE masking tape – MIARCO.

Distributed by ENOVCAR (Hall 1 stand D018)

With its innovative foam design and its double-sided adhesive, the CHICANE masking tape can be applied to all shapes of bodywork when masking before paintwork. This blurs the joins, or even makes them invisible. Result: time saving, less equipment used and a top quality finish.

The judges acknowledged the ingenuity and practical merits of this tape.


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