Emporia, Kan.-based supplier Hopkins Manufacturing Corp. earned the top innovation award at the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX) held Nov. 4-6 in Las Vegas.
According to a press release pre-registered buyers and show attendees recognized the Suds-N-Spray Foaming Wash System as the best new product in the appearance chemicals and car care category.
Using patent-pending technology and design, the Suds-N-Spray works with any car wash soap to deliver foam directly to the vehicles surface. Foam soaks, softens, and loosens stuck on dirt and debris allowing it to be easily rinsed away and minimizing the potential for scratching the vehicles clear coat. The integrated clean-spray nozzle grip rinses away any remaining soap.
Hopkins Chief Marketing Officer Mike Williams noted, “We are humbled to be recognized with the industry’s highest innovation award for the third time in four years. This reflects our marketing team’s ability to truly listen and to engineer solutions that fundamentally improve the consumers’ experience.”
The Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX) is the largest annual automotive trade show, drawing more than 100,000 buyers from across the globe. Showcase awards are regarded as the most prestigious in the industry.