BETHESDA, MD, November 9, 2016 - The Import Vehicle Community, formerly the Auto International Association (AIA), a segment community of the Auto Care Association, announced its 2016 Import Product and Marketing Award winners during a press conference at AAPEX in Las Vegas, Nev. The Import Vehicle Community's Import Product and Marketing Awards recognize innovative products and marketing programs designed to serve the import aftermarket.
The 2016 Import Product and Marketing Award winners are:

Best Overall Import Aftermarket Product or Product Line
• Akebono Brake Corporation, Akebono EURO® Ultra-Premium Ceramic Disc Brake Pads

Best New Product or Product Line for Import Cars or Trucks
• AISIN World Corp. of America, Air Suspension Compressor

Best Performance Product, Accessory or Functional Fluids for Import Cars or Trucks
• Centric Parts, StopTech Big Brake Kits for 1965-1989 Porsche 911

Best New Tool for Repairs on Import Cars or Trucks
• Redline Detection, Dual Purpose Diagnostic Leak Locator

Best Problem-Solver for Import Cars or Trucks
• CRP Automotive, Rein Automotive Water Pump Problem Solver Kit - WPL0016

Best Packaging of a Product for Import Cars or Trucks
• Beck/Arnley, European ECO Coolant

Best Merchandising/Advertising of a Product for Import Cars or Trucks
• Permatex, Fast Orange Grease X Mechanic's Laundry Detergent

Best Print or Electronic Catalog of a Product Line for Import Cars or Trucks
• SenSen® Shocks & Struts, SenSen® 2016-2017 Catalog

Best Website Presentation of Product(s) for Import Cars or Trucks
• DENSO, DENSO Auto Parts - www.densoautoparts.com

Best Social Media Campaign for Import Cars or Trucks Product and/or Brand Marketing
• DENSO, DENSO 2 Win NHRA Sweepstakes

For more information, visit www.autocare.org/Who-We-Are/Segments/import-vehicle-community/awards/.
About the Import Vehicle Community
The Import Vehicle Community, formerly the Auto International Association (AIA), is the segment community of the Auto Care Association that is hyper-focused on serving the needs of all businesses engaged in import nameplate products and services. Irrespective of the business' size or share of the business devoted to import nameplate products and services, the Import Vehicle Community’s benefit is unchanged. We develop and deliver opportunities to increase member businesses’ profitability and prospects. Correspondingly, we work to remove obstacles to member businesses’ profitability and prospects. Visit www.autocare.org/import-vehicle-community.
About the Auto Care Association
Based in Bethesda, Md., the Auto Care Association has nearly 3,000 member companies that represent some 150,000 independent automotive businesses that manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, tools, equipment, materials and supplies, and perform vehicle service and repair. Visit www.autocare.org.