The 25 exhibitors with particularly sustainable and resource-friendly products to be listed in the â€˜Green Directoryâ€™ 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 â€˜Green Directoryâ€™ 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 juryâ€™s decision, Dr Gerhard Angerer of Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI said, â€œRepairing, 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.â€ The juryâ€™s report also states, â€œRemanufacturing 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.â€
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 www.automechanika.com 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
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
FTE automotive GmbH
Remanufactured brake callipers
Ultra Performance Energy Clear â€“ CC6700
Remanufactured pneumatic spring
Haugg KÃ¼hlerfabrik GmbH
Cooler grill for batteries and power electronics
Electronics & Systems
Robert Bosch GmbH
Bosch 1:1 electronics remanufacturing
Knorr-Bremse Systeme fÃ¼r 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
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
AVL DiTEST GmbH
AVL DiTEST MCS110
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 â€˜aqua blueâ€™
No entries were received for the Tuning, IT & Management and Repair / Diagnostics categories.