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Automechanika Dubai 2022 Awards

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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 2nd edition of the Automechanika Dubai Awards.

After the success of the launch edition of the Awards last year as the first-ever platform to recognise and award top talent and high-performing organisations in the automotive aftermarket and service industry, the Automechanika Dubai Awards returns for its 2nd edition. 

With new categories added, the awards present a unique opportunity for the industry to celebrate success, excellence and innovation. The awards will recognise individuals, organisations and products across the MENA region for their outstanding performance, exceptional service quality, sustainability and safety initiatives and achievements.

Winners will be announced on 23 November 2022 in a ceremony where the industry’s most dynamic leaders will gather to witness and celebrate the collective progress made.

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.

Nominate yourself, your organisation, your products and/or your industry colleagues and highlight achievements to global industry leaders at Automechanika Dubai Awards.

2021 Award Winners

161 Entries. 49 Shortlists. 19 Winners

2021 Awards Highlights

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Award Categories & Criteria

SERVICE PROVIDER

The purpose of this award is to recognise the best among the commercial vehicle workshops in the MENA region. 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 automotive service and repair workshops in the MENA region. An online form submission is required to hear from automotive 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 the submission should be based on 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 public sector workshops in the MENA region. 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 on 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 bodyshops in the MENA region. An online form submission is required to hear from 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 submission 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 bodyshops in the MENA region. 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 (lubricants / tires / batteries) in the MENA region. 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 on a single automotive quick service provider and can be from businesses who offer fixed site or mobile services.

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.

The purpose of this award is to recognise the best among automotive customization / specialized service providers in the MENA region. An online form submission is required to hear from automotive customization / specialized 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 on a single automotive customization / specialized service providers

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

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 services provider among the automotive off-roading/4x4 community in the GCC. Your business can be an automotive repair and service centre specializing in off-road vehicles, a dedicated customization centre or supplier dedicated to the off-road sector.

 An online form submission is required to hear from off-road 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 on a single off-road services provider and can be from businesses that offer fixed site or mobile services.

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

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

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:

  • Impact: How significant is the impact of the nominee to the company, client, community and industry?
  • Relevance: How has the nominee added value to the company and industry?
  • Inspiration: How does this nominee stand out from others? Are they strong enough to serve as role models?

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.

No entries for this category need to be submitted. The winner of this category is selected by members of the jury, based on their exceptional achievements and service to the industry.

PRODUCTS

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

An online form submission is required to enter your nomination. Shortlisted entries will present their innovation to the judging panel.

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

An online form submission is required to enter your nomination. Shortlisted entries will present their product / solution to the judging panel.

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

An online form submission is required to enter your nomination. Shortlisted entries will present their product / solution to the judging panel.

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

An online form submission is required to enter your nomination. Shortlisted entries will present their product / solution to the judging panel.

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.

TRAINING

If you are an automotive workshop or bodyshop who recognise that upskilling your staff is a key focus for your business and you are providing a high standard of training and development for your organization and people; 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 and creating a sustainable approach for their business.

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

An online form submission is required to enter your nomination. Shortlisted entries 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 an automotive focused organization, training organization or college, who are delivering a comprehensive training and education program for your customers or the automotive market; 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 and creating a sustainable approach for the sector.

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

An online form submission is required to enter your nomination. Shortlisted entries 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: Friday – 14 October 2022

Announcement of Shortlisted Entries: Tuesday – 1 November 2022

Awards Ceremony: Wednesday – 23 November 2022

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 14 October 2022

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 23 November 2022. The event location will be shared with all shortlisted candidates.

The awards ceremony will be held on 23 November 2022 from 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Hall 8 (Academy Area), Dubai World Trade Centre. Doors will be open from 08:30 AM. Entry is by invitation only!

For more information on the awards, nomination process and criteria, please contact
Tommy Le
tommy.le@uae.messefrankfurt.com

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Darshvir Kaur
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