Automechanika Innovation Award Finalist

The Automechanika Innovation Awards have been given for the past 20 years to honor pioneering products and solutions with particular promise. Oetiker was chosen as a finalist in the category ‘OE Products’ for our ToothLock® Low Profile Clamp 292.

As one of five finalists, Oetiker was invited to participate in a special digital exhibition at Automechanika Frankfurt called the “Hall of Innovation” featuring the awarded products and solutions in all twelve categories: Parts & Components, Electronics & Systems, Accessories & Customizing, Repair & Maintenance, Repair & Diagnostics, Dealer & Workshop Management, Car Wash Care & Reconditioning, Alternative Drive Systems & Digital Solutions, REIFEN, Classic Cars Products & Services, OE Products and Truck Products & Services.

The ToothLock® Low Profile Clamp 292 is unique. There is no other solution like it offered in the market. The main innovations of the ToothLock® Low Profile Clamp 292 are:

Distinctive ToothLock® feature offers extremely high and permanent compression rates and outstanding expansion resistance – strong enough for the toughest connections.

Innovative CrossTech® feature is highly space-efficient and provides an ultra-low profile design for a very low imbalance on rotating parts.

StepLess® technology eliminates steps and/or overlaps on the inner circumference of the clamp. Because the tongue resides in a groove, the “tongue-in-groove” feature exerts pressure on the assembled parts over 360°.

In addition to our presence at the Hall of Innovation at Automechanika, we introduced our new assortment boxes called “Expertainer” especially created for the needs of Automotive Aftermarket. The exhibit also included our 360° approach by showing our tools. Visitors can create their individual bottle openers with our clamps, rings and pincers. 

Automechanika Frankfurt is the world’s leading trade fair for the automotive service industry. The trade fair is held every two years, organized by Messe Frankfurt. 133,000 professional visitors from 170 countries attended the last show where 4,843 exhibitors presented their innovations. Automechanika Frankfurt celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with special highlights like free of charge training programs, networking events and hands-on activities.