Tuesday, October 30, 2012

AAPEX Announces 2012 Product and New Packaging Showcase Winners

AAPEX Announces 2012 Product and New Packaging Showcase Winners

LAS VEGAS, NEV.  – Oct. 30, 2012 – 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 Pack

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

AAPEX represents the $395 billion global motor vehicle aftermarket and is jointly sponsored by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). For more information, please visit www.aapexshow.com or e-mail: info@aapexshow.com.

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