The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) announced winners of its 2012 Product Showcase and New Packaging Showcase on Oct. 29, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. All product and new packaging entries are on display in Hall D extension of the Sands Expo Center during AAPEX, Tuesday, Oct. 30 through Thursday, Nov. 1.
Product Showcase award winners were selected by pre-registered AAPEX buyers. Entries were displayed in 13 categories in the online 2012 AAPEX Product Extra and more than 4,600 votes were cast for products in this year’s showcase, an increase of approximately 28 percent over 2011.
Product Showcase winners are:
*Accessories: Gold Eagle, 303 Instant Windshield Washer Tablets
*Automotive Lighting: Cequent Consumer Products, Highland Black Tailgate Lighted Logos – Stealth
*Business Tools: Alldata, Alldata Training Garage
*Chemical, Lube & Filter: Armoured Automotive Group, Armor All Mini Wipes
*Electrical: Standard Motor Products, Standard & Intermotor Clone-able TPMS Sensors
*General Merchandise: Permatex, Fast Orange Pumice Lotion
*Hard Parts: Heat n Clean Products, Automatic Heated Wiper Blades
*Innovation (two winners): Goodyear, Gatorback Timing Belt Replacement Kit Display, and
Swiss+Tech Products, Micro-light Touch Screen Cleaner
*Mobile Electronics: Striker Hand Tools, Simple Sucker Smartphone Mount
*Paint, Body & Equipment: Workshop Hero, Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath
*Safety: Atlantic Safety Products, Orange Lightning Gloves
*Tires & Wheels: Fix-a-Flat, Fix-A-Flat Advanced
*Tools & Equipment (two winners): Autel, MaxiDAS DS708, and
Lemur Vehicle Monitors, Bluedrive.
The 2012 New Packaging Showcase award winners reflect the highest standards in packaging design set by the Institute of Packaging Professionals. Ben Miyares, president of the Packaging Management Institute, judged this year’s entries, The 2012 New Packaging winners are:
* Economics (tie): UView Ultraviolet Systems, Universal A/C Dye Cartridge Packaging and
Grote Industries, LED Work Lamp Industrial Pack & Retail Pac
* Environmental Impact: Valeo Service, ULTIMATE Master Connect Wiper Blades
* Innovation (tie): Bar’s Products, Rislone Dual-Cavity Bottle with Funnel, and
Universal Lubricants, LLC, ECO ULTRA Flex Pak
* Marketing: Federal Mogul, Wagner Lighting Night Defense 2-Pack Capsules
* Performance: Spectra Premium Industries, Spectra Premium Fuel Module Packaging
Pre-registered buyers can vote on entries in 13 categories for Product Showcase.
700 more votes already cast than last year.
Grand prize: Chevy SSR and all-expense-paid trip to Las Vegas.