Equip Auto 2015 International Grands Prix winners revealed

The winners of the Gold and Silver trophies for the EQUIP AUTO 2015 International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation have been revealed.

The winners of the Gold and Silver trophies reflect the most innovative concepts, products and services that will be presented at the show in each of the five selected categories.

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 has always been a major event getting 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 networks
–  New category for 2015 : Connectivity
For this 16th session, the jury has shortlisted 30 entries from hundreds of nominations across all categories.

OEM – New Technologies
Gold Trophy: Poclain Powertrain – Addi Drive
Silver Trophy: NTN SNR – Lightweight PCS Hub Joint
Silver Trophy: Schaeffler Automotive – Hybrid module

Spare Parts & Aftermarket
Gold Trophy: Continental Automotive – VDO REDI sensor
Silver Trophy: Opotibelt – Optibelt Secured Change Control (SCC)

Garage Equipment
Gold Trophy: Corghi – Artiglio Uniformity
Gold Trophy: Hella Gutmann – CSC Tool
Silver Trophy: Optimised Surface Preparation System

Services
Gold Trophy: F_M for Me
Gold Trophy: OKI – Roboki 3D car washing robot
Silver Trophy: Guernet Compresseurs – Power Motors System

Connectivity

Gold Trophy: Actia Automotive – Actia iCan

Silver Trophy: T-Scan – Groove Glove