Automechanika JHB 2022 Innovation Awards Entries Now Open

Searching for the next big thing in the automotive aftermarket innovation is synonymous with the Automechanika brand and as such, the Innovation Awards have been a highlight of the local event since it was first held in 2009. Pioneering products and innovations will once again be celebrated when Automechanika Johannesburg – South Africa’s premier trade fair – returns to National Exhibition Centre, Nasrec, Johannesburg between 7 and 10 June 2022.
 aim of the Innovation Awards is to find the best aftermarket products in South Africa from a selection of categories and utilise Automechanika Johannesburg as the platform to honour the pioneering prowess of each winning item. Entries will be judged by an independent jury of highly qualified and respected automotive experts representing recognised organisations and representative bodies within the industry. 




The jury will score products on a predetermined list of criteria. These include design, quality, efficiency, functionality, practicality, value for money, environmental friendliness and – of course – innovation.


In keeping with the latest automotive trends, the categories of the 2022 competition have been streamlined.
The 10 categories are:

1.    Parts

2.    Accessories & Customising

3.    Driver Assistance & Safety

4.    E-mobility

5.    Data & Connectivity

6.    Diagnostics & Tuning

7.    Repair & Maintenance

8.    Original Equipment Products & Services

9.    IT & Management

10.  Service Station & Car Wash equipment



To enter Automechanika Johannesburg’s Innovation Awards Competition, entrants are requested to submit by e-mail on or before midday on Friday, May 6th 2022;

  • Their product motivations, along with hi-resolution pictures of at least 1 Mb in size of the items
  • Each entry must include the e-mail address and telephone number of the person responsible for the submission, along with details of the company he or she represents
  • Entries must be sent to the competition’s convenor, Liana Reiners on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Queries or requests for additional information on the Innovation Awards can be sent to:
Liana Reiners - Competition Convenor
083 407 4600 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.