The announcement also saw Robert Bosch GmbH win special recognition for scoring the highest score in the competition, for its system of remanufacturing electronic automotive components.
The panel said that Bosch’s submission is an economically attractive proposition and is a good model to adopt with the current throw-away mentality.
It added: “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.”
Dr Gerhard Angerer of Fraunhofer Institute of Systems and Innovation Research, 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 competition aims to find products and services that are innovative but also sustainable, saw 44 applicants apply to feature in the listings, with 17 coming from Germany and 27 from the rest of Europe.
Each proposition is then analysed and points given for the materials used, energy efficiency and emission output, with the highest scores being included in the directory, which will be available to download at the end of August.
Out of the eight categories represented at the show in Frankfurt, no entries were submitted for tuning, IT and management and repair and diagnostics.
Green list directory:
Parts and components
Industrie Saleri Italo S.p.A – modular pump
Carwood Motor Units Limited – remanufactured common rail diesel fuel pump
Borg Automotive Ltd. – remanufacturing process
Delphi Diesel Systems Ltd. – aluminium cable systems
Federal-Mogul Global Aftermarket EMEA – Ferodo eco-friction
FTE automotive GmbH – remanufactured brake callipers
Cromax – Ultra Performance Energy Clear
Arnott Europe – remanufactured pneumatic spring
Haugg Kühlerfabrik GmbH – cooler grill for batteries and power electronics
Electronics and systems
Robert Bosch GmbH – 1:1 electronics remanufacturing
Valeo – Hybrid4All
Knorr-Bremse GmbH – remanufacturing of pneumatic brake-systems components
Valeo – electric supercharger
Big Time Auto Parts – transparent, flexible LED brake, indicators and reversing lights
Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. – Q90 LED work light
Pannex AG – 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 – Nitroheat
Henkel AG & Co. – Teroson EP 5010TR
Festool Group GmbH & Co. KG – stationary dust extractor system
Festool Group GmbH & Co. KG – eccentric sander
Ionitec International AG Ionitec – paint drying robot
Service Station & Car Wash
GPS Service GmbH & Co. KG – hydraulic plant operated with ‘aqua blue’