PTEN announces 2015 Innovation Award winners

Aug. 4, 2015
With 117 product entries, top products in 26 categories have been recognized.

PTEN magazine has announced the winners of the 2015 Innovation Awards. This year, the publication received a record 117 product nominations. 

Evaluated by a panel of judges consisting of technicians and shop owners, the PTEN Innovation Awards recognize the most innovative products introduced in the last year to the automotive aftermarket. These tools, introduced or significantly updated within the last year, are evaluated based on their ability make vehicle diagnosis and repair easier and more efficient, and make shops more productive.

Nominees were featured in the May and June 2015 issues of Professional Distributor and PTEN.  (View a full list of the 2015 PTEN Innovation Award nominees.) Winners can also be found in the August issues of Professional Distributor and PTEN.

Air Conditioning: Airsept A/C Blend Door Repair Tool 

Air Tools: King Tony America M7 1/2" Drive Air Impact Wrench, No. NC-4232Q

Battery Service Equipment: OTC 3200 Smart Battery Tester

Body Shop: Car-O-Liner Aluminum Workstation

Brake Service: Lock Technology Truck Brake Spring Tool, No. LT890

Chemicals: Boss Products RapidFix UV

Computers and Software: Mitchell 1 Mobile ManagerPro

Diagnostic Test Equipment: OTC 3395 MIT Tester

Education & Training: Chief Automotive Technologies Aluminum Damage Analysis and Repair Technology

Electrical Systems: Lang Tools Cat IV Wireless Clamp, No. 13810

Engine Service and Repair: Redline Detection Power Intake Adapter Set

Fluid Exchange: EBS Products Power Steering Gear Oil Fluid Exchange Equipment

Hand Tools: SK X-Frame Ratcheting Wrench

Heavy Duty: Bosch Esitronic Truck Scan Tool

Leak Detection: Redline Detection JLR High Pressure Diagnostic Leak Detector

Lifts, Jacks and Stands: Shinn Fu OMEGA Wheel Arm

Lighting: ATD Tools SABER Corded/Cordless Underhood Light, No. ATD-80355

Oil and Lube: Lisle Corporation Right Angle Funnel, No. 17232

Power Tools: Ingersoll Rand W5330 Cordless Right Angle Impactool

Repair Information Sources: Mitchell 1 ProDemand - Top 10 Repairs List

Scan Tools: Drew Technologies MongoosePro VW

Specialty Tools: OTC 7485 Locking Collar Wrench

Tire, Wheel Service: Thexton Manufacturing 805 GM Stuck Spare Tire Release Kit, No. THX805

Tool Accessories: Irwin Impact Performance Series BOLT-GRIP Extractors, No. 1859143

Tool Storage: Snap-on Tools Tool Box and Cart Handle Mount System for Electronics - Nos. KAMH2024A, KAMHTBLTAIR1

Welding: Chief Automotive Technologies TrueAutoMode

View a full list of the 2015 PTEN Innovation Award winners.

The PTEN and staff will be holding the annual awards ceremony on the show floor of the AAPEX Show in Las Vegas this November. Look for more coverage of the 2015 PTEN Innovation Awards and the AAPEX Show this fall.

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