Celebrating Innovations - at Automechanika Frankfurt, we celebrate pioneering innovations in the industry. The renowned Automechanika Innovation Awards put your products and services in the spotlight.
Automechanika Frankfurt is where the latest developments in the industry are first presented to professionals. In 1996 Messe Frankfurt therefore launched the Automechanika Innovation Awards. The winners are selected by an independent jury.
There are three classes of the award. From the submissions received in each category, there will be one ‘Winner’ and four ‘Finalist’ awards conferred.
Submissions that the awards panel views as innovations will be given the designation ‘Nominee’.
Would you like to participate in the Innovation Awards with your product? Become an exhibitor at Automechanika Frankfurt from 13 to 17 September 2022.
The entries are being evaluated in accordance with the following criteria:
Innovative content, economic efficiency, user benefit, aftermarket relevance, safety and quality as well as sustainability and their contribution to environmental protection.
NEW: International panel of experts
The submitted products are examined and evaluated by an independent panel of experts. This year’s panel has been expanded to include international aftermarket experts, including representatives from the industry, retail and associations:
- Ben Brucato, Vice President of Engagement, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)
- Stuart Charity, CEO, Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA)
- Jason Moseley, CEO, International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS)
- Jakkie Olivier, CEO, Retail Motor Industry Association (RMI)
- Frank Schlehuber, Senior Consultant Market Affairs, European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA)
- Klaus Hüttinger, publisher a.v. & m. Verlag
- Prof. Dr. Stefan Reindl, Head of the Institue, IfA
- Hartmut Abeln, Managing Director, TÜV Nord
- Dr. Axel Glanz, Managing Director, Innovation Institute
- Edwin Grabowski, Publisher, Car Wash Info
- Wilhelm Hüldsonk, Vice President, German Federation for Motor Trades and Repairs (ZDK)
- Wolfgang Michel, Editor-in-chief kfz-betrieb
- Burkhard Riering, Editor-in-chief Automobilwoche
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Schumacher, Leader of the Chair for Optimization of Mechanical Structures, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Faculty for Mechanical Engineering and Safety Engineering
New categories in 2022
Automechanika Frankfurt exhibitors can submit their products and solutions in the following 9 categories:
- Data & Connectivity
- Workshop & Service Solutions
- Parts & Technology Solutions
- Body & Paint
- Car wash & Care
- Accessories & Customizing
- Commercial Vehicles
The application deadline has expired
From 01 February until 30 April 2022 exhibitors could apply with their products and solutions.
Participation fee for submission received on or after 1 March 2022
€100.00 per submission*
Fee for the award:
That's why you should apply for the Innovation Award:
- Use of the label Innovation Award Nominee/ Finalist/ Winner
- Information in the exhibitor and product search on the Automechanika website
- Inclusion in the visitor brochure
- Online presentation on the Automechanika website *
- Awards ceremony **
- Press work **
* Only valid for Innovation Award finalist and winner
** Only valid for Innovation Award winner
The award ceremony will take place on September 13th on Automechanika Frankfurt. The first place winners in each category will be awarded in this festive setting.
Impressions of the award ceremony 2018
Winners and finalists of Innovation Awards 2018
Category: Parts & Components
Winner: FIAMM AGM powerCUBE batteries for Commercial Vehicles
FIAMM AGM powerCUBE is a new range of batteries for commercial vehicles, created to meet the needs of today’s medium and long-range heavy vehicles. The AGM Technology with gas recombination and the cell blocking system ensures high-level performances, longer battery life and no need of maintenance.
DC AFAM NV
SHIDO Connect – Connect your motorcycle battery with your smartphone
Ceramic balls wheel bearing design: friction and mass reduction for all!
Robert Bosch GmbH
Brake Fluid ENV6
VALEO Services SAS
All-in-one high technology lighting solution
Category: Electronics & Systems
Winner: OSRAM LEDriving® Golf VII Headlight
The OSRAM LEDriving® headlights for VW Golf VII offer a legal performance and design upgrade for halogen-based or high intense discharge (HID)-based VW Golf VII models. All the lighting functions feature state-of-the-art LED technology: dipped beam, high beam, daytime running, position and turn lights. Road safety also plays a major role.
CTEK Sweden AB
CTEK D250SA/SMARTPASS 120 onboard charging and power management system
REDARC In-vehicle DC-DC & Solar Battery Charger (BCDC range)
Steelmate Automotive UK Ltd.
Universal 79GHz Radar Blind Spot Detection Systems
VALEO Services SAS
Affordable 48V Plug-in Hybrid Electrical Vehicle
Category: Accessories & Customizing
Gewinner: Enganches y Remolques Aragón IntegraLED Trailer Socket
IntegraLED Trailer Socket is a lighting system developed to facilitate the location and connection of the trailer socket, usually located behind or below the rear bumper of the towing vehicle; close to the tow ball.
Enganches y Remolques Aragón
Universal Full LED Light
International Management Group IMG
Auto LED Light Booster Cables
International Management Group IMG
Goodyear Booster Power Pack
KAMEI GmbH & Co. KG
KAMEI Fosco 540
Category: Repair & Maintenance
Winner: MEYLE-HD slotted bushing kit, including installation tool
Time and resource-saving repairs: With the MEYLE-HD slotted bushing kit including in-house-developed installation tool, Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE offers a comprehensive smart repair kit for the specific replacement of faulty BMW rear control arm bushings in selected 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series and X5 models.
CMA-1200 AluRepair VISAR
HAZET-WERK Hermann Zerver GmbH & Co. KG
Electronic torque wrench with built-in angle gauge for highly precise screwing
applications with smart technology
VALEO Services SAS
Valeo high efficiency cabin air filtration solution
VALEO Services SAS
Category: Repair & Diagnostics
Winner: AVL DiTEST AKAM – acoustic camera
The acoustic camera combines numerous microphones with a camera specifically for automotive applications and enables the precise imaging of the source and intensity of disturbing noises. The noise source is highlighted in colour on the display in the
Autel Europe GmbH
REAL-e: Real emission Measurement Tailpipe & cloud based
MAHLE Aftermarket Italy S.p.A.
Connes – Brain Bee new generation multi-brand diagnostic tool and multimedia diagnostic platform
Category: Dealer & Workshop Management
Winner: PE Data GmbH QR.VIN
Ordering spare parts can be a tedious and frustrating process. The solution – a sticker, which is attached to each truck and trailer and activated in the dealer’s web shop. It’s all incredibly quick. Workshop orders are now child’s play. Simply scan the QR code and order effortlessly.
DVSE GmbH – data processing, service and development company
TOPMOTIVE NEXT – the first generation of self-learning information systems
MAHA Maschinenbau Haldenwang GmbH & Co. KG
Digital car dealership
Vehicle scanner 3.0
Category: Alternative Drive Systems & Digital Solutions
Winner: Bosch Common Augmented Platform (CAP)
Augmented Reality (AR) digitally supplements reality with useful additional information such as videos, images and explanations. Bosch has developed an AR solution that opens up new applications for the training sector, for example technical training for workshop employees.
Category: Classic Cars Products & Services
Winner: AVL DiTEST – Multisense 1000
The AVL DiTEST Multisense 1000 (MS 1000) is a special sensor for an oscilloscope, which can be used as an ignition timing stroboscope, dynamic luxmeter, optical light reflex sensor, dynamic microphone, stethoscope, magnetic field detector and LED flashlight.
Category: OE Products
Winner: VALEO Services SAS A/C loop R-744
Valeo R-744 air-conditioning system works without chemical refrigerants. This natural refrigerant airconditioning solution is a world first.
Delphi Diesel Systems Ltd.
Direct petrol injection system from Delphi Technologies
Industrie Saleri Italo S.p.A.
Electromechanical Water Pump
Litens Automotive GmbH
ALPHA tensioner for mild hybrid belt drives
Oetiker Deutschland GmbH
ToothLock® Low Profile Clamp 292
Category: Truck Products & Services
Winner: Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH Electronic Air Control (EAC)
- Intelligent control of the coupling compressor
- Modular service concept
- EconX EAC1
- Integration of electronic parking brake
AVL DiTEST GmbH
AVL DiTEST – SCR manipulation detector
Balzer GmbH & Co. KG
Environmental pit – wastewater-free workshop / Pre-fabricated assembly pit in filling-chamber design
Johnson Controls Autobatterien GmbH & Co. KGaA
VARTA Promotive AGM
Manatec Electronics Pvt. Ltd.
Development of Multi-axle wheel aligner using 3D technology to measure all wheel alignment parameters up to 5 axles simultaneously
MARTIN KFZ-Technik GmbH
Mobile truck tyre and breakdown service – 3.5 tonne and driving licence class B