Automechanika Names Green Award Recipients

The 25 exhibitors with particularly sustainable and resource-friendly products to be listed in the ‘Green Directory’ guide for visitors have been selected. The background to the competition: the deadline for receipt of entries for the Automechanika Green Directory was 1 June 2014. The competition was open to all exhibitors of Automechanika 2014. Altogether, 44 applications for inclusion in the ‘Green Directory’ were received. 17 entries (39 percent) came from companies based in Germany, 27 from other countries (61 percent). Each product entered could be allocated to one of eight different categories.

The highest score in the judging was achieved by Robert Bosch GmbH for its system of remanufacturing electronic automotive components. Explaining the jury’s decision, Dr Gerhard Angerer of Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI said, “Repairing, reconditioning and reselling defective electronic components is a future-oriented technology that is growing in importance. Robert Bosch GmbH has made supplying exchange electronic automotive components an economically attractive proposition, which represents a breakthrough in the practice of throwing away defective electronic products and means valuable raw materials are kept in the economic cycle.” The jury’s report also states, “Remanufacturing electronic components requires in-depth knowledge of the system architecture and complex test algorithms. The technology is applicable to both cars and trucks and is a model for other product groups where a throw-away mentality still exists today, e.g., in the field of entertainment electronics.”

All entries are examined with regard to their innovativeness and sustainability. Points are then given in the subsequent analysis of material and energy efficiency and emissions balance. The 25 entrants with the highest number of points are listed in the Green Directory, the ecological visitor guide to Automechanika 2014, which will be distributed at the fair and be available for downloading as an e-paper from at the end of August. On and in the exhibition halls, visitors will also find a striking green leaf as an orientation aid.

The 25 selected participants and products in the individual categories are:

Parts & Components
Industrie Saleri Italo S.p.A

Modular pump

Carwood Motor Units Limited

Remanufactured common rail diesel fuel pump

Borg Automotive Ltd.

Borg Automotive Remanufacturing Process

Delphi Diesel Systems Ltd.

Delphi Aluminium Cable Systems

Federal-Mogul Global Aftermarket EMEA

Ferodo Eco-friction

FTE automotive GmbH

Remanufactured brake callipers


Ultra Performance Energy Clear – CC6700

Arnott Europe

Remanufactured pneumatic spring

Haugg Kühlerfabrik GmbH

Cooler grill for batteries and power electronics

Electronics & Systems

Robert Bosch GmbH

Bosch 1:1 electronics remanufacturing



Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH

Remanufacturing of pneumatic brake-systems components


Valeo electric supercharger

Big Time Auto Parts Mfg. Co. Ltd.

Transparent, flexible LED brake, turn-signal and reversing light

Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.

Q90 LED work light


Pannex AG

New, highly effective and environmentally friendly tyre sealing agent

Lucidity Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Lucidity 22807 9-diode LED work lamp

IPV Inheidener Produktions- und Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH

12 volt automobile cool box with adjustable current consumption

Repair / Maintenance



MPS Micropaint Deutschland GmbH


Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

Teroson EP 5010TR

Festool Group GmbH & Co. KG

Festool TURBO II stationary dust extractor system

Festool Group GmbH & Co. KG

Festool LEX 3 eccentric sander

Ionitec International AG

Ionitec Aton Paint Drying Robot

Service Station & Car Wash

GPS Service GmbH & Co. KG

Hydraulic plant operated with ‘aqua blue’

No entries were received for the Tuning, IT & Management and Repair / Diagnostics categories.