The Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation revealed!

The jury for the EQUIP AUTO International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation has revealed, on September 9th the winners of the Gold and Silver trophies for each of the five categories reflecting the offer level of the show. For the first time, the winners are announced one month before the show opening.

The International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation were created 30 years ago, at EQUIP AUTO 1985, with the aim of raising awareness of equipment suppliers’ technology in the global automotive industry. Since then, the Grands Prix have always been a major event that sees significant media attention both in France and abroad.

The International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation are organized by EQUIP AUTO, with the assistance of the AFPA (French Automotive Press Association), the AJTE (French Technical and Business Journalists Association) and the international press. The Grands Prix are awarded by an international jury of 60 journalists from 20 countries. From a wide range of entries submitted by EQUIP AUTO exhibitors, they aim to select and reward the most innovative concepts, products and services in the following categories:

  • OEM – New technologies
  • Spare parts & Aftermarket
  • Garage equipment
  • Services –Service areas – Aftermarket networksConnectivity : new category in 2015!

For this 16th session of the Grand Prix for Automotive Innovation, the jury has shortlisted 30 entries from hundreds of nominations in all categories.

Save the date!

The official awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, October 13th at 3:00 pm on the EQUIP AUTO TV stage,in front of numerous well-known representatives of the automotive industry and media.

The 2015 Awards results which reflect the offer level of EQUIP AUTO will be supplemented at the show by the Special Awards remitted by the French journalists in partnership with the press associations AJTE and AFPA. The Special Awards will reward the “coup de coeur” products discovered by the journalists in the trade show halls and will be presented, on Wednesday October 14th at 5:15 pm, on the EQUIP AUTO TV stage located in Hall 6.

OEM & NEW TECHNOLOGIES

Gold Trophy

  • Company: POCLAIN POWERTRAIN
  • Gold trophy: AddiDrive
  • Market launch: December 2016

Silver Trophy

  • Company: NTN - SNR ROULEMENTS
  • Silver trophy: Lightweight PCS Hub Joint 
  • Market launch: September 2015

Silver Trophy

  • Company: SCHAEFFLER AUTOMOTIVE
  • Silver trophy: Hybrid module
  • Market launch: January 2016

SPARE PARTS & AFTERMARKET

Gold Trophy

  • Company: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE Trading France
  • Gold trophy: VDO REDI Sensor 
  • Market launch: June 2014

Silver Trophy

  • Company: OPTIBELT
  • Silver trophy: Optibelt SCC - Secured Change Control
  • Market launch: May 2015

GARAGE EQUIPMENT

Gold Trophy

  • Company: CCG CORGHI COUGAR GROUP
  • Gold trophy: Artiglio Uniformity
  • Market launch: October 2015

Gold Trophy

  • Company: HELLA
  • Gold trophy: CSC Tool
  • Market launch: October 2014

Silver Trophy

  • Company: MIRKA
  • Silver trophy: OSP-Optimized Surface Preparation sytem 
  • Market launch: November 2015

SERVICES - SERVICE AREAS – AFTERMARKET NETWORKS

Gold Trophy

  • Company: FEDERAL-MOGUL MOTORPARTS
  • Gold trophy: F-M For Me
  • Market launch: September 2014

Gold Trophy

  • Company: OKI
  • Gold trophy: Roboki
  • Market launch: January 2016

Silver Trophy

  • Company: GUERNET COMPRESSEURS
  • Silver trophy: Power Motors System
  • Market launch: June 2015

CONNECTIVITY

Gold Trophy

  • Company: ACTIA AUTOMOTIVE
  • Gold trophy: ACTIA iCAN
  • Market launch: October 2015

Silver Trophy

  • Company: T-SCAN
  • Silver trophy: Groove Glove
  • Market launch: September 2015

 

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Anne-Claire Berthomieu [email protected] / Jessica Djaba [email protected]

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