campion bmw-a1 nat_auto woodford_ origo-2 finol autoparts-2 serfac270514a

Automotive aftermarket honoured at SIMI awards


The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) Irish Motor Industry Awards took place in Dublin on Thursday night with a number of companies from the automotive aftermarket honoured.

Kevin Egan Cars, Sligo won the Franchised Aftersales Operation of the Year, Autokey, Dublin 22 won the Independent Aftersales Operation of the Year,

Tom Murphy Car Sales, Waterford won the Franchised Sales Operation of the Year and Auto Assure Ltd, Co. Louth won the Independent Sales Operation of the Year.

Category Award Winners on the night were:

  • Franchised Sales Operation of the Year – Tom Murphy Car Sales, Waterford

  • Franchised Aftersales Operation of the Year- Kevin Egan Cars, Sligo

  • Commercial Vehicle Operation of the Year- Fitzgerald Commercial Ltd, Co Cork

  • Independent Sales Operation of the Year- Auto Assure Ltd, Co. Louth

  • Independent Aftersales Operation of the Year- Autokey, Dublin 22

  • Innovation in Fleet Management Solutions- Provision Vehicle Cameras Dublin 15

  • Vehicle Recovery Operator of the Year- Dysart Breakdown Recovery Repairs Ltd t/a Dysart Motors Co. Laois

  • Bodyshop of the Year- Pratt’s Auto Bodyshop, Carlow

  • Innovation in Bodyshop Operation – Accident Repair Centre, Dublin 24

  • Motor Factor of the Year- Parts for Cars, Dublin 6

The winners were those companies that had demonstrated an award-winning level of excellence and best practice over the last 12 months, as adjudicated by an independent panel.

A special recognition award, in conjunction with the Road Safety Authority, was presented to the Gardai Press Office for their contribution towards road safety. 

 

Winner of the Independent Sales Operation of the Year, Auto Assure, Dundalk. Pictured L to R: Gerard O’Farrell – SIMI President, Brian Cooke – SIMI Deputy Director General, Joe McMahon – Auto Assure, Adrian Sherman – Auto Assure, Shane Moyles – Auto Assure and Derek McDermott – Managing Director at Bank of Ireland Finance. Photo Aidan Oliver

 

Winner of the Independent Aftersales Operation of the Year, Autokey, Dublin. Photo Aidan Oliver

Winner of the Franchise Aftersales Operation of the Year, Kevin Egan Cars, Sligo. Pictured L to R: Gerard O’Farrell – SIMI President, Brian Cooke – SIMI Deputy Director General, Kyle Kane and Kevin Egan – Kevin Egan Cars, and Derek McDermott – Managing Director at Bank of Ireland Finance. Photo Aidan Oliver

Winner of the Franchise Sales Operation of the Year, Tom Murphy Car Sales – Waterford. Pictured L to R: Gerard O’Farrell – SIMI President, Brian Cooke – SIMI Deputy Director General, Tom Murphy – Tom Murphy Car Sales and Derek McDermott – Managing Director at Bank of Ireland Finance. Photo Aidan Oliver