PTEN announces 2019 Innovation Award winners

Aug. 2, 2019
With 148 total product entries, top products in 31 categories have been recognized.

PTEN magazine has announced the winners of the 2019 Innovation Awards. This year, the publication received a total of 148 product nominations. Top products in 31 categories have been recognized.

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 to make vehicle diagnosis and repair easier and more efficient and make shops more productive. 

Nominees were featured in the May and June 2019 issues of Professional Distributor and PTEN magazines. Winners can also be found in the August issues of Professional Distributor and PTEN. 

ADAS:  Snap-on Diagnostics - ADAS Software Upgrades 18.2 and 18.4

Air Conditioning Service:  Snap-on Tools - Polartek Dual A/C Machine, No. EEAC334

Air Tools:  Lock Technology - LT855-AH-SK Texas Twister Air Hammer

Alignment Equipment:  The Cartek Group - ZE-RU System

Automotive Scan Tools:  Snap-on Diagnostics - Apollo D8

Battery Service Equipment:  Bosch - BAT 135 Battery Tester with Integrated Printer

Body Shop:  Dent Fix Equipment - Blind Rivet Adapter

Brake Service:  Matco Tools - Universal Brake Caliper Wind-Back Tool, No. BCW6

Chemicals:  WD-40 Company - Specialist Fast-Acting Carb/Throttle Body and Parts Cleaner

Creepers and Seats:  NAPA Balkamp - Interior Creeper, No. 815-1337 

Diagnostics:  TEXA USA - eTruck Telematics Device

Electrical Testing Tools:  Automotive Test Solutions, Inc - LIGHTBRIGHT Self-Powered Circuit 

Engine Service and Repair: Schley Products/SP Tools - 16400-Duramax Injector Puller 

Hand Tools:  Big Gator Tools - Metric V-DrillGuide

Heavy Duty Scan Tools:  Cojali - Jaltest CV Kit

Inspection Tools, Lab Scopes:  FLIR Systems, Inc. - ONE Pro LT

Jacks and Stands:  Snap-on Tools - 1/2 Ton Air-Assist Telescopic Transmission Jack, No. TJA100

Leak Detection:  Bosch - HPT 500 Bladder Adapters

Lifts:  Rotary Lift - Heavy Duty Two Post Lift, No. SPO20

Lighting:  Mac Tools - 600 lm Inspection Light, No. MHL600

Oil and Lube:  Macnaught USA- BOP20 Battery-Operated Pump

Safety and Personal Gear:  Ullman Devices - Metal Marker

Power Tools:  Milwaukee Tool - M12 FUEL 3" Compact Cut Off Tool

Repair Information:  Mitchell 1 - ProDemand Driver Assist ADAS Quick Link Feature

Shop Equipment:  Innovative Products of America - Flow-Thru System with Brush and Venturi, No. 8091

Shop Software:  Mitchell 1 - Manager SE MessageCenter

Specialty Tools:  Matco Tools - E-Z Solder Clamp, No. EZSOLD

Tire, Wheel Service:  Hennessy Industries, Inc. - HTS Tire Inflation Tool

Toolboxes and Carts:  GEARWRENCH - Mobile Work Station

Tool Organizers:  Toolbox Widget - ToolBox Widget Wrench Organizer

Welding:  Monster Mobile - Auto-Darkening Welding Goggles

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 2019 PTEN Innovation Awards and the AAPEX Show this fall.

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