AAPEX 2022 announced winners of the New Product and New Packaging Showcases during an awards ceremony at The Venetian Expo in Las Vegas.
The AAPEX 2022 New Product Showcase is the launchpad for products making their debut at this year’s event. Entries were judged electronically by pre-registered buyers who viewed the products in the AAPEX Product Plus magazine. Entries with the most votes were named Best New Product in each of nine categories.
The winning entries are:
- Accessories & General Merchandise: Scrubblade Inc., Scrubblade Shade Blade, Booth A2954
- Appearance Chemicals & Car Care: Kafko Int’l Ltd., Overnight Stain Remover for Concrete & More, Booth A3438
- Automotive Lighting: Brown & Watson International, ULTIMA Explora Double Row 22″ Light Bar, #LB-72282-1, Booth A5732
- Business Tools & Service: TOPDON USA INC., AR Glasses, Booth R8633
- Chemicals, Lubricants & Filters: Prestone Products Corporation, Prestone Max Ready to Use and Concentrate Antifreeze + Coolant, Booth A2638
- Hard Parts: Robert Bosch LLC, Bosch Tire Pressure Monitor Sensors (TPMS), Booth A4409
- Safety: ITW Global Brands, Slime Deluxe Emergency Roadside Kit, Booth A3418
- Technology: Baccus Global LLC, DeWalt DXAEOBD 1 Amp Battery Charger & Battery Maintainer, Booth A3369
- Tools & Equipment: Brown & Watson International, PROJECTA Intelli-Start 12V Lithium Jumpstarter, #PJ-IS1500-1, Booth A5732
The AAPEX 2022 New Packaging Showcase features the latest and most innovative packaging designs and concepts in the automotive aftermarket. Entries also were judged electronically by pre-registered buyers who viewed the products in the AAPEX Product Plus magazine. Entries with the most votes were named Best New Packaging in each of five categories.
The winning entries are:
- Environmental Impact: Liqui Moly USA Inc., 20L Plastic Container, Booth 3238
- Innovation: XToolUSA, Nitrous Keys Build-A-Key Set, Booths A2064, R7632
- Marketing: CRC Industries, Inc., CRC Guaranteed to Pass Emissions System Cleaner, Booth 3816
- Performance: Berryman Products, Inc., Berryman B-33 Engine Degreaser, Booth A4209
- Protection: AutoTex/Clix Wipers, Clix Silicone+, Booth A3247
This year’s awards were presented by Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association, and Paul McCarthy, president and CEO, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA).
All entries are on display at AAPEX in the New Product and New Packaging Showcases in The Venetian Ballroom. Entries also are included on the AAPEX Mobile App and on the AAPEX website.