By CRM staff
Toronto, Ontario -- October 30, 2018 -- This year’s annual SEMA trade show in Las Vegas kicked off today at 9 a.m. with an influx of visitors to booths on the show floor as well as the announcement of this year’s new product award winners.
These awards are given to the most innovative and cutting-edge automotive aftermarket products that will be available for consumers next year.
Nearly 3,000 products were entered and separated into 16 different categories, which included collision repair and refinish products, interior accessory products, and performance-racing products.
The winners were chosen based on a variety of factors which included superiority of innovation, technical achievement, quality and workmanship, consumer appeal and marketability, and more.
Of the 16 new products that took home an award, there were a few noteworthy ones that carry involvement with the collision repair industry:
Collision Repair & Refinish Product
Winner: ITW Evercoat, OPTEX Color Changing Body Filler and Putty
Runner Up: Bonding Solutions, Like90 Gun Cleaner
Runner Up: Scangrip, NOVA-UV S
Engineered New Product
Winner: Flaming River Industries Inc., VDOG variable angle gear
Runner Up: Holley/MSD, Racepak CL2 OBD2 & EFI Cloud/Mobile Based Data System
Runner Up: QA1, MOD Series Shock
Tools & Equipment Product
Winner: Newarc Tech LLC, NewArc SRS-3 Portable Wheel Straightening System
Runner Up: Towtector/AaLadin, UNDERCARRIAGE CLEANER
Runner Up: Rhino Metals Inc., IWTC6534D