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News   July 4, 2007   by Auto Service World

Equip Auto 2007 Names Grand Prix Awards Shortlist


The international jury of the Equip Auto 2007 International Grands Prix Awards for Automotive Innovation has announced the 24 candidates short-listed for the event’s awards.
The winners, two in each of the four categories, will be announced on the occasion of the official Grands Prix ceremony to be held next October during the Equip Auto 2007 show in Paris, France.
The International Grands Prix Awards for Automotive Innovation were created 20 years ago during Equip Auto 1985, with the objective of promoting the technology of vehicle equipment manufacturers to a wider audience in the automotive world.
Since then, these Awards have become a major event in the automotive news calendar with impressive media impact both in France and on the international scene.
The International Grands Prix Awards for Automotive Innovation are organized by Equip Auto with the participation of the international press.
The prizes will be awarded by an international jury made up of 82 journalists from 27 countries. Their aim is to select and reward the most innovative concepts, products and services from among the new offerings presented by exhibitors at Equip Auto.
For the 2007 edition, the jury is chaired by Bertrand Gay (Les Echos) with the assistance of the vice president David Giardino (Notizario Motoristico).
Two prizes, gold and silver, will be awarded next October in Engineering and Advanced Technology, Spare Parts and Aftermarket , Garage Equipment, and, for the first time, Services (consulting, training, logistics, decision making and management aid, engineering…).

List Of Shortlisted Candidates

–Engineering And Advanced Technology/OEM
BREMBO SPA BREMBO Dual Cast Brake Disc
HELLA SAS Adaptative cut-off line
HONEYWELL TURBO TECHNOLOGIES Dual Stage Parallel Sequential Turbocharger
LUK- SCHAEFFLER GRUPPE LuK – Multifunction Torque Converter
FAG- SCHAEFFLER GRUPPE FAG Twin Tandem 4-row ball bearing
VALEO Camless or SVA (Smart Valve Actuation)

–Spare Parts and Aftermarket
FEDERAL MOGUL FERODO LV brake pads THERMO QUIET
HELLA SAS DynaView Evo2
ROBERT BOSCH Parkpilot URF 6
VALEO Beep&park Keeper
VALEO Advanced Multivision Module
WAECO Distribution Reversing video system

–Garage
ACTIA MULLER Expert Shock Absorber Tester
AKZO NOBEL CAR REFINISHES SA Sikkens Autoclear UV
ROBERT BOSCH EPS 200
ROBERT BOSCH KTS 200
BUTLER ENGINEERING & MARKETING S.p.A. AIKIDO
TENNECO INC. 4G AGAR Advanced Gas Analyser Reader

–Services
ROBERT BOSCH Bosch BDC PREMIUM
EXPONENTIA eXponentia
HELLA SAS The Aftermarket Club
LUK-AFTERMARKET SERVICE OHG RepXpert the workshop portal
NOMADIC SOLUTIONS MUXy Fleet
VALEO eCORPS

The 11th International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation awards ceremony will take place on Monday 15th October, under the glass roof of the Equip Auto gallery. The ceremony will be followed by the exhibitors evening and will thus benefit from a large audience of automotive industry and media personalities.

For more information on Equip Auto 2007, contact Promosalons Canada (514) 861-5668 or via e-mail at canada.montreal@promosalons.com.


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