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Voting gets underway for Irish Auto Trade Awards


Voting for the Irish Auto Trade Awards, which takes place at Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Saturday Night, October 22 is now underway, on the back of news that nominations are up almost one third on last year.

When the nominations closed on Thursday, August 4, at 5.30pm, nominations were up an impressive 29 per cent, when compared to 2015.

The addition of three new categories: Power Tools Manufacturer of the Year, Hand Tools Manufacturer of the Year and Diagnostic Equipment Manufacturer of the Year have helped to swell the numbers of nominees for this year’s awards.

Readers now have the opportunity to vote for their favourites companies across 16 categories. Voting close on Friday, September 16 at 5.00pm. The top six in each category will then go ahead to head in a second round of voting, which concludes on Friday, October 7.

The 16 categories are as follows:

AutomotiveAftermarket Parts Manufacturer of the Year
Wholesale Parts Distributor of the Year
Manufacturer / Distributor of the Year – Aftersales Programme
Manufacturer/Distributor of the Year – Trade Parts
Tyre Manufacturer of the Year
Tyre Distributor of the Year
Tools & Equipment Supplier of the Year – Tyre Shop
Paint Distributor of the Year
Bodyshop Consumables Brand of the Year
Tools & Equipment Supplier of the Year – Bodyshop
Paint Brand of the Year
Transport Parts Distributor of the Year
Tools & Equipment Supplier of the Year – Garage
Power Tools Manufacturer of the Year
Hand Tools Manufacturer of the Year
Diagnostic Equipment Manufacturer of the Year

To check out the nominees in each category log on now to AutoTradeAwards.ie

The Irish Auto Trade Awards will take place alongside the Auto Trade EXPO, which takes place Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin, October 22-23.

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