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The winners of Global Automotive Components (annual international prize organized by Maks Media Publishing House) came to our notice. The awards ceremony took place at the gala dinner during MIMS Automechanika 2015 exhibition.

On August 26, 2015, in Moscow Expo Center, within the framework of MIMS Automechanika 2015, the solemn ceremony of awarding the annual international prize named «Global Automotive Components 2015». The gala evening organized by Maks Media Publishing House gathered together representatives of lead automotive components manufacturers, as well as representatives of distributors of spare parts, experts and analysts of the automotive market and major sectoral mass media.

Before above guests, the organizers of Global Automotive Components Prize awarded the winners of 2015 and presented awarded special prizes and awards. This year's favorites were represented in 18 nominations, including the Year’s Grand Prix nomination. The representatives of the Expert Board, internet users (who voted online at and participants of the lottery organized by Maks Media PH at MIMS Automechanika helped to determine prize winners.

The winners of the prize named «Global Automotive Components 2015» are:

  • Automotive lamps of the year - Osram.
  • Best brand in the sector of Automotive Chemical Products - CoolStream.
  • Battery of the year - Bosch.
  • Shock absorber of the year - KYB, Monroe.
  • Ignition leads of the year - SLON.
  • Best brand in the sector of Lubricants and oils – LukOil.
  • Brake pads of the year - Ferodo, Textar.
  • Brake discs of the year - Brembo.
  • Driving belts of the year - Gates.
  • Bearings of the year - NTN-SNR.
  • Radiators of the year - Behr Hella Service.
  • Spark plugs of the year - NGK.
  • Clutches of the year - LUK.
  • Filters of the year - MAHLE, Livny.
  • Wiper blades of the year - HEYNER.
  • Grand Prix: Brand of the Year - Continental.

Moreover, the Organizing Committee of Global Automotive Components Prize presented some special awards.

Denso won the prize «For TWIN TIP Technology in Spark Plugs». Valeo was awarded for the development of self-regulated clutch technology. The award for «Innovations in the Automotive Industry» was received by Contitech. In the category named «The Dynamic Development of the Brand in Russia» were awarded such companies as Exide Technologies, Meyle and Zimmermann. Motorservice Company won the prize for «Best Technical Support for Distributors». The award «For the Distribution Development» was received by Corteco, and «For Marketing Activities» – by Managing Company Carville.

The award ceremony of Global Automotive Components became the significant event for the whole automotive sector. According to the Expert Board representatives and winners-companies, this prize is unique phenomenon in the automotive business in Russia, as well as an effective tool for the establishment of strong ties between auto component manufacturers and users of their products. The organizers determine their task as the support for production development and sales promotion in automotive components, as well as continuous improvement of the quality along with constant stimulation of sectoral market in Russia.

Maks Media Publishing House, being the organizer of this event, expresses its thanks for help and support to the following partners: Association of Automotive Parts Distributors «ADAK», ASM-Holding Analytical Company, Russian Automotive Market Research Analytical Agency (NAPI), Committee of the CCI of the Russian Federation, Moscow State Automobile & Road Technical University, Scientific and Research Institute of Motor Transport, National Institute of Standards and Technologies, GiPA Russia Analytical Agency, ASA, ITE, AGV International Marketing Agency, as well as experts from the following magazines: Autokomponents, 5 KOLESO, Autobusiness (Novosibirsk), Autobusiness (Nizhny Novgorod), Info-Parts and internet-portals.

Information about Global Automotive Components Prize:

Global Automotive Components Prize is annual non-profit event founded by Maks Media Publishing House. The purpose of this event is to support the production development and sales promotion in automotive components, as well as to improve continuously the quality along with constant stimulation of sectoral market in Russia. Candidates for this prize are manufacturers and distributors of automotive components, promoting its trademarks (brands) within the territory of the Russian Federation. Annual winners of GAC Prize are determined by the Expert Board, by the voting of visitors of the event’s web site, visitors of MIMS Automechanika Expo, wholesale companies. The opinion poll was conducted before the official announcement of the competition results. Poll results are processed during the meeting of the Expert Board.

Organizing Committee:

Moscow, Butlerova Street, 17B, office 606

Tel.: +7 (495) 249-29-26, +7 (495) 955-90-80