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Automechanika Dubai 2021 Awards Announcement

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Automechanika Dubai, the largest international trade show for the automotive aftermarket and service industry in the MEA region is delighted to announce the launch of the Automechanika Dubai Awards.

For close to two decades, Automechanika Dubai has been a one-stop trade platform in the MEA region for businesses in the automotive aftermarket and service industry seeking to expand their network, explore opportunities, get updated with the latest trends and solutions while evaluating market trends and sharing expertise.

The launch of the awards presents a unique opportunity for the industry to celebrate success, excellence and innovation in the industry. The awards will recognize individuals, organisations and products across the GCC for their outstanding performance, exceptional service quality, sustainability initiatives and achievements.

Winners will be announced on the 15 December 2021 in a ceremony where the industry’s most dynamic leaders will gather to witness and celebrate the collective progress made.

Award Categories & Criteria

SERVICE PROVIDER

The purpose of this award is to recognise the best among the commercial vehicle workshops in the GCC. An online form submission is required to hear from commercial vehicle workshops performing beyond market averages, demonstrating best industry practice, a sustainable business model, efficiency, working to the highest quality standards, technical excellence and delivering high standards of customer care. Please note that submission should be based for a single workshop.

Shortlisted candidates will present to a Judge with a site visit while being assessed on various parameters of excellence and standards maintained in the workshop.

You can support your submission with evidence which can include press clippings, customer feedback, marketing materials and anything else you deem appropriate to aid your entry.

The purpose of this award is to recognise the best among the commercial vehicle bodyshops in the GCC. An online form submission is required to hear from commercial vehicle bodyshops performing beyond market averages, demonstrating best industry practice, a sustainable business model, efficiency, working to the highest quality standards, technical excellence and delivering high standards of customer care. Please note that answers should be based on a single bodyshop.

Shortlisted candidates will present to a Judge with a site visit while being assessed on various parameters of excellence and standards maintained in the bodyshop.

You can support your submission with evidence which can include press clippings, customer feedback, marketing materials and anything else you deem appropriate to aid your entry.

The purpose of this award is to recognise the best among the independent workshops in the GCC. An online form submission is required to hear from independent workshops performing beyond market averages, demonstrating best industry practice, a sustainable business model, efficiency, working to the highest quality standards, technical excellence and delivering high standards of customer care. Please note that submission should be based for a single workshop.

Shortlisted candidates will present to a Judge with a site visit while being assessed on various parameters of excellence and standards maintained in the workshop.

You can support your submission with evidence which can include press clippings, customer feedback, marketing materials and anything else you deem appropriate to aid your entry.

The purpose of this award is to recognise the best among the independent bodyshops in the GCC. An online form submission is required to hear from independent bodyshops performing beyond market averages, demonstrating best industry practice, a sustainable business model, efficiency, working to the highest quality standards, technical excellence and delivering high standards of customer care. Please note that answers should be based on a single bodyshop.

Shortlisted candidates will present to a Judge with a site visit while being assessed on various parameters of excellence and standards maintained in the bodyshop.

You can support your submission with evidence which can include press clippings, customer feedback, marketing materials and anything else you deem appropriate to aid your entry.

The purpose of this award is to recognise the best among the agency workshops in the GCC. An online form submission is required to hear from agency workshops performing beyond market averages, demonstrating best industry practice, a sustainable business model, efficiency, working to the highest quality standards, technical excellence and delivering high standards of customer care. Please note that submission should be based for a single workshop.

Shortlisted candidates will present to a Judge with a site visit while being assessed on various parameters of excellence and standards maintained in the workshop.

You can support your submission with evidence which can include press clippings, customer feedback, marketing materials and anything else you deem appropriate to aid your entry.

The purpose of this award is to recognise the best among the agency bodyshops in the GCC. An online form submission is required to hear from agency bodyshops performing beyond market averages, demonstrating best industry practice, a sustainable business model, efficiency, working to the highest quality standards, technical excellence and delivering high standards of customer care. Please note that answers should be based on a single bodyshop.

Shortlisted candidates will present to a Judge with a site visit while being assessed on various parameters of excellence and standards maintained in the bodyshop.

You can support your submission with evidence which can include press clippings, customer feedback, marketing materials and anything else you deem appropriate to aid your entry.

The purpose of this award is to recognise the best among the public sector workshops in the GCC. An online form submission is required to hear from public sector workshops performing beyond market averages, demonstrating best industry practice, a sustainable business model, efficiency, working to the highest quality standards, technical excellence and delivering high standards of customer care. Please note that submission should be based for a single workshop.

Shortlisted candidates will present to a Judge with a site visit while being assessed on various parameters of excellence and standards maintained in the public sector workshop.

You can support your submission with evidence which can include press clippings, customer feedback, marketing materials and anything else you deem appropriate to aid your entry.

The purpose of this award is to recognise the best among the public sector bodyshops in the GCC. An online form submission is required to hear from public sector bodyshops performing beyond market averages, demonstrating best industry practice, a sustainable business model, efficiency, working to the highest quality standards, technical excellence and delivering high standards of customer care. Please note that answers should be based on a single bodyshop.

Shortlisted candidates will present to a Judge with a site visit while being assessed on various parameters of excellence and standards maintained in the public sector bodyshop.

You can support your submission with evidence which can include press clippings, customer feedback, marketing materials and anything else you deem appropriate to aid your entry.

The purpose of this award is to recognise the best among the automotive quick service providers in the GCC. An online form submission is required to hear from automotive quick service providers performing beyond market averages, demonstrating best industry practice, a sustainable business model, efficiency, working to the highest quality standards, technical excellence and delivering high standards of customer care. Please note that submission should be based for a single automotive quick service provider.

Shortlisted candidates will present to a Judge with a site visit while being assessed on various parameters of excellence and standards maintained in the automotive quick services provider.

You can support your submission with evidence which can include press clippings, customer feedback, marketing materials and anything else you deem appropriate to aid your entry.

PEOPLE

Shaikh Silar
Ali Faisal Alawieh

We want to hear from Aftersales managers performing beyond the market averages, individuals who can demonstrate leadership and perform across the key areas of driving their business to achieve high standards and performance, building and motivating strong teams, have developed a sustainable business model and provide customer service excellence.

You can either nominate yourself or be nominated by your employer, customer, colleague or supplier

Shortlisted candidates will present to a Judge various aspects of their excellence and standards including but not limited to:

  • Describe the service standards practice
  • Performance against industry KPI’s (Productivity/Efficiency/Profitability)
  • How does the manager add value to the company
  • Implementing latest technology
  • Employee training and development
  • Maintaining health and safety regulations
  • Hazard preventive maintenance programme
  • Utilization management, replacement programme
  • Efforts made at carbon and emission control
  • Challenges encountered and how were those challenges overcome
  • Effectively re-cycles/reuses and safely disposes waste
  • Demonstrates best practice examples

You can support your submission with evidence which can include press clippings, customer feedback, marketing materials and anything else you deem appropriate to aid your entry.

We want to hear from workshop managers performing beyond the market averages, , individuals who can demonstrate leadership and perform across the key areas of driving their business to achieve high standards and performance, building and motivating strong teams, have developed a sustainable business model and provide customer service excellence. 

You can either nominate yourself or be nominated by your employer, customer, colleague or supplier

Shortlisted candidates will present to a Judge various aspects of their excellence and standards including but not limited to:

  • Describe the service standards practice
  • Performance against industry KPI’s (Productivity/Efficiency/Profitability)
  • How does the manager add value to the company
  • Implementing latest technology
  • Employee training and development
  • Maintaining health and safety regulations
  • Hazard preventive maintenance programme
  • Utilization management, replacement programme
  • Efforts made at carbon and emission control
  • Challenges encountered and how were those challenges overcome
  • Effectively re-cycles/reuses and safely disposes waste
  • Demonstrates best practice examples

You can support your submission with evidence which can include press clippings, customer feedback, marketing materials and anything else you deem appropriate to aid your entry.

We want to hear from bodyshop managers performing beyond the market averages, , individuals who can demonstrate leadership and perform across the key areas of driving their business to achieve high standards and performance, building and motivating strong teams, have developed a sustainable business model and provide customer service excellence.

You can either nominate yourself or be nominated by your employer, customer, colleague or supplier

Shortlisted candidates will present to a Judge various aspects of their excellence and standards including but not limited to:

  • Describe the service standards practice
  • Performance against industry KPI’s (Productivity/Efficiency/Profitability)
  • How does the manager add value to the company
  • Implementing latest technology
  • Employee training and development
  • Maintaining health and safety regulations
  • Hazard preventive maintenance programme
  • Utilization management, replacement programme
  • Efforts made at carbon and emission control
  • Challenges encountered and how were those challenges overcome
  • Effectively re-cycles/reuses and safely disposes waste
  • Demonstrates best practice examples

You can support your submission with evidence which can include press clippings, customer feedback, marketing materials and anything else you deem appropriate to aid your entry.

We want to hear from public sector managers performing beyond the market averages, individuals who can demonstrate leadership and perform across the key areas of driving their business to achieve high standards and performance, building and motivating strong teams, have developed a sustainable business model and provide customer service excellence. 

You can either nominate yourself or be nominated by your employer, customer, colleague or supplier

Shortlisted candidates will present to a Judge various aspects of their excellence and standards including but not limited to:

  • Describe the service standards practice
  • Performance against industry KPI’s (Productivity/Efficiency/Profitability)
  • How does the manager add value to the company
  • Implementing latest technology
  • Employee training and development
  • Maintaining health and safety regulations
  • Hazard preventive maintenance programme
  • Utilization management, replacement programme
  • Efforts made at carbon and emission control
  • Challenges encountered and how were those challenges overcome
  • Effectively re-cycles/reuses and safely disposes waste
  • Demonstrates best practice examples

You can support your submission with evidence which can include press clippings, customer feedback, marketing materials and anything else you deem appropriate to aid your entry.

We want to hear from women in the automotive aftermarket performing beyond the market averages, individuals who can demonstrate inspirational leadership and perform across the key areas of driving their business to achieve high standards and performance, building and motivating strong teams, have developed a sustainable business model and provide customer service excellence.

You can either nominate yourself or be nominated by your employer, customer, colleague or supplier

Shortlisted candidates will present to a Judge various aspects of their excellence and standards including but not limited to:

  • Describe the service standards practice
  • Performance against industry KPI’s (Productivity/Efficiency/Profitability)
  • How does the manager add value to the company
  • Implementing latest technology
  • Employee training and development
  • Maintaining health and safety regulations
  • Hazard preventive maintenance programme
  • Utilization management, replacement programme
  • Efforts made at carbon and emission control
  • Challenges encountered and how were those challenges overcome
  • Effectively re-cycles/reuses and safely disposes waste
  • Demonstrates best practice examples

You can support your submission with evidence which can include press clippings, customer feedback, marketing materials and anything else you deem appropriate to aid your entry.

PRODUCTS AND TRAINING

This category recognises innovation of a product, equipment, process, or solution which can demonstrate it has had measurable, sustainable, economically viable and forward thinking impact on the automotive aftermarket. 

Your submission will be judged along the following key points:

  • The problem or challenges within the automotive aftermarket your innovation has helped to improve 
  • The benefits generated from the innovation 
  • The scope and scale the impact the innovation has had 
  • The potential wider benefits that your innovation can provide
  • How you have utilised your resources
  • The scalability of your innovation
  • Shortlisting for nomination will be made with a reply to an online form submission.
  • Shortlisted candidate will present to a Judge their innovation.

You can support your submission with evidence which can include press clippings, customer feedback, marketing materials and anything else you deem appropriate to aid your entry.

This category recognises sustainability at the core of its function. It could involve product, equipment, or a solution while being environmentally sustainable, economically viable and socially equitable in the automotive aftermarket. 

Your submission will be judged along the following key points:

  • The benefits related to sustainability created from the initiative 
  • The scope and scale provided from the sustainability initiative 
  • The wider potential benefits from your sustainability initiative
  • How you have utilised your resources
  • The future impact
  • Shortlisting for nomination will be made with a reply to an online form submission.
  • Shortlisted candidate will present to a Judge their sustainability solution.

You can support your submission with evidence which can include press clippings, customer feedback, marketing materials and anything else you deem appropriate to aid your entry.

This category recognizes where examples for the best practice in safety, health and environmental policies and systems operate across your business leading to a safer, healthier and environmentally friendlier workplace.

Your submission will be judged along the following key points:

  • Your approaches towards managing the safety, health and environmental policies in your business
  • How they are implemented and managed
  • How you control and update the management of safety, health and environmental policies
  • The scope of their impact
  • Shortlisting for nomination will be made with a reply to an online form submission.
  • Shortlisted candidate will present to a Judge their safety solution.

You can support your submission with evidence which can include press clippings, customer feedback, marketing materials and anything else you deem appropriate to aid your entry.

The product of the year award is open to suppliers who have the most innovative product, can demonstrate that the product is technically advanced, high quality, provides solutions and adds value to automotive aftermarket businesses. We are looking for the very best products that will stand out for the future of the automotive aftermarket industry.

Your submission will be judged along the following key points:

  • The problem or challenges within the automotive aftermarket your product has helped to improve 
  • The benefits generated from the product 
  • The scope and scale of the benefit (how many sold, etc) the product has had
  • The potential wider benefits the product can offer
  • Shortlisting for nomination will be made on the reply of an online form submission.
  • Shortlisted candidate will present to a Judge various aspects of your excellence and standards.

You can support your submission with evidence which can include press clippings, customer feedback, marketing materials and anything else you deem appropriate to aid your entry.

If you are a workshop, bodyshop, college or training provider offering the highest quality of training and accreditation programmes in the automotive aftermarket industry; we want to hear from you.  We are looking for the very best examples from organisations who are raising industry standards and generating the skill base vital for the future of the automotive aftermarket industry.

Your submission will be judged along the following key points:

  • The scale and scope of your training/education offer (how many trainees, what levels, successful pass levels, ongoing development, training plans, etc)
  • The level of formal accreditation your training has  
  • The sustainability of your training programme and offer
  • The potential wider benefits your training can provide to the aftermarket sector
  • Shortlisting for nomination will be made on the reply of an online form submission.
  • Shortlisted candidate will present to a Judge various aspects of your excellence and standards.

You can support your submission with evidence which can include press clippings, customer feedback, marketing materials and anything else you deem appropriate to aid your entry.

Awards Timeline

Submission Deadline: 15 October, 2021

Announcement of Shortlisted Entries: 19 November, 2021

Announcement of Finalists: 7 December, 2021

Awards Ceremony: 15 December, 2021

Why enter?
  • Recognise and celebrate the hard work, dedication, commitment and achievements of you and your colleagues by submitting your entries
  • Being shortlisted at the awards can improve your brand awareness and promote your business amongst your existing and prospective customers
  • Nominating for the awards enables you to benefit from the Automechanika Dubai’s network and a strong PR and marketing activity for the awards promoting all categories and nominees.
  • A win, making a shortlist, or being nominated is a strong endorsement by the industry for your business, thus becoming a positive way of differentiating yourself from your competitors
  • Entry into the awards will build trust and credibility and can play a key part in a potential new customer's decision to choose you.
  • The awards evening offers plenty of opportunities to meet and network with the leading industry players and discuss new opportunities.
How to enter:
  • All nominations must be submitted online here.
  • Nominations must be in English
  • Deadline for submission is 15 October, 2021

Frequently asked questions

The awards are open to anyone who meets the criteria of the related category.

Yes, you can nominate yourself and/or your company under relevant the category.

No, the award nominations are free to enter.

Nominations are submitted online. Please click here and fill the form to nominate yourself or your company. You will then receive a call from our team to process your nomination.

Submissions must be made in English only.

Yes, you can submit a nomination for more than one category as long as it is relevant and different.

Yes, only the judging panel will get to assess the submission.

No, you will have the option to save your work and re-do any changes before you finally submit your nomination by the end of the deadline. Once you submit your project after the deadline, you cannot make any changes.

You will be informed by an awards team member and any reasoning will be requested by the judging panel over a zoom call.

The judging process is a transparent process which will include:

  • Evaluation by a team of technical experts in the industry
  • To shortlist, a presentation will be first heard over a scheduled zoom call
  • If necessary a site visit will be scheduled with the judging panel

This will be discussed with the judging panel and may be viewed if deemed necessary.

The awards ceremony will be hosted on 14th December, 2021. The event location will be shared with all shortlisted candidates.

The awards ceremony will be conducted over a gala dinner, and there will be a cover charge for those who want to book a seat or table.

For more information on the awards, nomination process and criteria, please contact
Rudolph Anand
rudolph.anand@uae.messefrankfurt.com

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact
Darshvir Kaur
darshvir.kaur@uae.messefrankfurt.com