AAPEX 2022 sees overwhelming presence of exhibitors

The energy on the AAPEX show floor was electric. With attendance numbers at near pre-pandemic levels, booths were packed as attendees took in the latest and greatest products, services and innovations the automotive aftermarket has to offer.

The AAPEX 2022 show that was held from November 1-3 in Las Vegas witnessed overwhelming response from the global automotive aftermarket exhibitors from across the world. The show also announced the winners for best booth and new product and packaging showcases.

AAPEX represents more than 1.8 trillion dollar global automotive aftermarket industry and historically features 2,500 exhibiting companies that display innovative products, services and technologies that keep the world’s 1.5 billion vehicles on the road. AAPEX also provides advanced technical and business management training for professionals to maintain excellence and take their businesses to the next level. Industry buyers include automotive service and repair professionals, auto parts retailers, independent warehouse distributors, program groups, service chains, automotive dealers, fleet buyers and engine builders.

The winning entries in the new product and packaging showcases are:     Accessories & General Merchandise – Scrubblade Inc. for Scrubblade Shade Blade; Appearance Chemicals & Car Care – Kafko Int’l Ltd. for overnight stain remover for Concrete & More; Automotive Lighting – Brown & Watson International for ULTIMA Explora Double Row 22 inch Light Bar; Business Tools & Service – TOPDON USA INC. for AR Glasses; Chemicals, Lubricants & Filters – Prestone Products Corporation for Prestone Max Ready to Use and Concentrate Antifreeze + Coolant; Hard Parts – Robert Bosch LLC, Bosch Tire Pressure Monitor Sensors (TPMS); Safety – ITW Global Brands, Slime Deluxe Emergency Roadside Kit; Technology – Baccus Global LLC, DeWalt DXAEOBD 1 Amp Battery Charger & Battery Maintainer; Tools & Equipment – Brown & Watson International, PROJECTA Intelli-Start 12V Lithium Jumpstarter.

The AAPEX 2022 New Packaging Showcase features the latest and most innovative packaging designs and concepts in the automotive aftermarket. This year’s awards were presented by Mr Bill Hanvey, President and CEO, Auto Care Association, and Mr Paul McCarthy, President and CEO, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA).

The winners for the Best Booth Awards was also announced during a ceremony held during the event. Best in Show awards were presented to American Express (10X10 or Linear), and Manufacturas Diversas S.A. de C.V., (Peninsula or Island). Winners were announced in the following categories: Best 10X10 – Open Road Brands; Best Linear (200 sq. ft. or more) – American Express; Best Small Peninsula (less than 800 sq. ft.) – Manufacturas Diversas S.A. de C.V; Best Large Peninsula (800 sq. ft. or more) – DEFA North America Inc.; Best Small Island (less than 800 sq. ft) – Meyle AG and Best Large Island (800 sq. ft. or more) – CRC Industries; Best Pavilion – Brasil Auto Parts (Sindipecas).