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Automechanika Innovation Awards

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
  • Detlef Peter Grün, 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:

  1. E-Mobility
  2. Data & Connectivity
  3. Workshop & Service Solutions
  4. Parts & Technology Solutions
  5. Body & Paint
  6. Car wash & Care
  7. Accessories & Customizing
  8. Commercial Vehicles
  9. Motorcycle

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:

  • Nominee: €200.00*
  • Finalist (2nd place - 5th place): €500.00*
  • Winner (1st place): €650.00*

*The prices shown are net and do not include VAT.

The detailed Terms & Conditions can be found here.

Your contact

Do you have any questions? Heike Dietz and Selina Menges will be happy to answer your questions. E-Mail:

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

Award ceremony

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 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.

SHIDO Connect – Connect your motorcycle battery with your smartphone

NTN-SNR Roulements
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

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 Electronics
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

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 Fosco 540

Category: Repair & Maintenance

Winner: MEYLE-HD slotted bushing kit, including installation tool

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.

Carbon GmbH
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
Valeo AquaBlade™

Category: Repair & Diagnostics

Winner: AVL DiTEST AKAM – acoustic camera

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
real image.

Autel Europe GmbH
Maxisys 906TS

CAPELEC S.a.r.l.
REAL-e: Real emission Measurement Tailpipe & cloud based

Jifeline BV
Peer-to-peer diagnostics

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

TwoTronic GmbH
Vehicle scanner 3.0


Category: Alternative Drive Systems & Digital Solutions

Winner: Bosch Common Augmented Platform (CAP)

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.

HV-Safety MixedRealityGuide

Conceito GmbH
MIA & video-based 3D reconstruction – the future of quality assurance

Category: Classic Cars Products & Services

Winner: AVL DiTEST – Multisense 1000

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 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)

Electronic Air Control (EAC)

EAC innovations:

  • Intelligent control of the coupling compressor
  • Modular service concept
  • EconX EAC1
  • Integration of electronic parking brake

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

Mobile truck tyre and breakdown service – 3.5 tonne and driving licence class B


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