2009 Aftermarket Expo Defies the Economy

Australia’s automotive aftermarket has made a statement of strength by mounting the biggest industry exhibition to date with 370 exhibitors filling four halls of the Sydney Exhibition Centre.

Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) director, Stuart Charity said Expo exhibitors were delighted to see the industry in Sydney region has responded with a 50% increase in registrations compared to the last Sydney event.

“Australian and international exhibitors selected their bst products to bring to Sydney and they have invested heavily in attractive, dynamic displays.”

Turbosmart congratulates all the 2009 Industry Award winners:

Best New Aftermarket Product (Accessories)
Brown & Watson International Pty Ltd – Narva USB Power Cup (joint winner)
Rhino-Rack Australia Pty Ltd – Foxwing Awning (joint winner)

Best New Aftermarket Product (Chemical)
Nulon Products Australia Pty Ltd – 100 Percent Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid

Best New Aftermarket Product (Parts)
LED Technologies Maxilamp – 3XRADR & 5XRADR

Best New Aftermarket Product (Performance)
Pedders Suspension – Sports Ryder Extreme XA Adjustable Coil Over Shock

Best New Servicing Product (Tools & Equipment)
Launch Tech – E431 DiaGun

Best New Packaging
Brown & Watson International Pty Ltd – Narva Ultima 225 Driving Lamp Pack

Excellence in Marketing Under $10 million annual turnover
Redranger Pty Ltd Nolathane, Redranger Pty Ltd Whiteline

Excellence in Marketing Over $10 million annual turnover
Monroe Australia, Pedders Suspension, Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty Ltd

Excellence in Manufacturing Under $10 million annual turnover
Injectronics Australia Pty Ltd, Autocaps Australia Pty Ltd, Black Widow Enterprises P/L

Excellence in Manufacturing Over $10 million annual turnover
Disc Brakes Australia, Nulon Products Australia Pty Ltd, Monroe Australia

Excellence in Export
Don Kyatt Spare Parts Pty Ltd Flashlube, Fulcrum Suspensions Pty Ltd, Injectronics Australia Pty Ltd

Best Print Media Advertisement
Repco Australia – Weeping Women

Best Radio Commercial
Monroe Australia – Just Drive

Best Retail Catalogue
Repco Australia – Father’s Day Catalogue

Best Trade Catalogue
Brown & Watson International Pty Ltd – Narva Automotive Lighting & Electrical Catalogue

Best TV Commercial
Pedders Suspension – Neil’s Surprise Hoist Commercials

Best Website
Monroe Australia

Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association

Performance Racing & Tuning Council of Australia

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