(August 4, 2015) 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 VehicleServicePros.com 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.