Nominations now open for 2024 PTEN Innovation Awards

Jan. 24, 2024
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the PTEN Innovation Awards recognize the most groundbreaking tools and equipment within the automotive aftermarket.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2024 annual PTEN Innovation Awards.

The prestigious awards program began in 1999 and has since been recognizing automotive tools and equipment that have significant importance in helping technicians diagnose and repair vehicles more easily and more efficiently, ultimately making automotive shops more productive.

To be nominated, each product must have been introduced or notably updated in the past year to the automotive aftermarket. With 26 categories to choose from, the awards cover every type of repair and tools used by technicians, including ADAS, brake service tools, inspection tools, lighting, tool storage, training, welding, and more.  

Each nominated product will be assessed by a panel of judges comprised of technicians and shop owners and will be scored based on five criteria: Time savings, task simplification, uniqueness, level of improvement over a current tool, and ease of use.

The winners will be published in the September 2024 issue of PTEN and Professional Distributor and will be honored at PTEN’s annual Innovation Awards ceremony in Las Vegas at the AAPEX Show.

Additionally, all submissions will be eligible for PTEN’s People’s Choice program, an awards program in which winners are selected by PTEN readers. The People's Choice winners will be published in the October issue of PTEN and Professional Distributor.

Click here for a complete list of categories, pricing information, and the nomination form.

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