The 2021 winners are:
Category Bodywork manufacturers
«Taking part in Solutrans is a unique occasion where we meet nearly all our clients. The tradeshow offers premium visibility: we present our know-how, the quality of our products and our expertise in the disciplines of low bed trailers and lifting. The I-nnovation Award came as a genuine surprise to us. We had entered a safety system for low bed trailers: a side extension platform to improve driver safety when they load or unload a machine. We submitted the entry describing our patented system without any high hopes; it was a way of promoting the results of the hard work of the company’s teams over the previous few months. To our great surprise, we were shortlisted for the I-nnovation Awards ceremony, which was already a victory of sorts for us. In the end we were honoured to win the Gold award, for a solution that the judges qualified as pragmatic and CSR. This award offers us real recognition from the industry, illustrating our desire to innovate for our clients. We received a lot of visits to our stand after this win, and we are regularly contacted by new clients about this innovation.»
Arnaud LEBON-ROUAULT - CVIM Chief manufacturing officer
"For our group, Solutrans is an essential moment for reuniting with our clients. Firstly, it offers a moment of exchange and conviviality. It is also a showcase to present all the innovations we developed since the previous edition. It allows our clients to discover the new solutions we place at their disposal. As such, taking part in the Innovation Awards is an excellent showcase in which to present our new products. This Award offers a spotlight through which to address the topic of innovation and present it more widely to the market. The investment in terms of time to prepare our entry has been clearly paid back by the media coverage we received. The award also gives a form of legitimacy to the innovation, even if the acid test is ultimately its commercial success."
Mathilde LEVALLOIS - Event communication officer at Chereau
"In Solutrans show Allison Transmission’s e-axle eGen Power met for the first time in Europe, trucks manufacturers, logistics companies and drivers.Solutrans is the place to reveal this kind of disruptive innovation. eGen Power received such an enthusiastic welcome, that it won an I-nnovation Award from Solutrans jury.This award is a powerful tool to develop new partnerships and to place Allison Transmission as a key supplier in Electro mobility. Internally, it was also a great teamwork and a way to receive a reward of all efforts spent by our whole company."
Stéphane GONNAND - REGIONAL SALES MANAGER FOR ALLISON TRANSMISSION
Category Digital Award
"Lamberet received double honours in the Solutrans Innovation Awards competition, winning the prize in the new Digital category for the voice command solution for body-built vehicles, and indirectly with the Joseph Libner Award in the Equipment Suppliers category, presented to Bosch for the hydrogen-powered semi-trailer FRESH2, a project in which Lamberet is a partner alongside Carrier Transicold and Stef. The Innovation Awards offer an opportunity to highlight, both inside and outside the profession, the achievements made by companies who lead the way in the heavy commercial vehicle area. This is very important, since our sector’s public reputation does not acknowledge its innovation capacity and the efforts that it is genuinely making in aid of the low-carbon transition. For Lamberet and our teams, these awards come as recognition for the quality of the developments we have accomplished: a sort of ‘label’ that we can promote to our clients. The awards presented this year to Lamberet also hold great value since they underline our expertise in the two areas which make up the gene code of the brand: the ergonomics and safety of our equipment for its users on the one hand, and energy efficiency on the other."
QUENTIN WIEDEMANN - MARKETING MANAGER LAMBERET SAS
"The trade show was organized in a professional manner, the award ceremony and the gala were great events. The award that we received surprised us and showed us that Solutrans is oriented towards the future of technology."
CALIN MIHALASCU - VICE-PRESIDENT EMEA OF IDRIVE
THE I-NNOVATION AWARDS ARE ON THE MOVE!
NEW VENUE - NEW AWARD
Open to HGV and LCV bodybuilders, manufacturers of trailers and semi-trailers, bodywork and vehicle equipment suppliers, these awards recognise innovations that bring substantial and significant improvements and concrete benefits to the transport chain (haulier, driver, order principal or end client).
Since 2019, the I-nnovation AWARDS have had a new look and feel, an expanded judging panel, revised award criteria, but also new exclusive trophies created by an artist and a new award in homage to Joseph Libner, the former FFC chairman who passed away in 2018.
In 2021, SOLUTRANS has created another new award: the "Digital AWARD", which will pay tribute to the success of a company that has stood out in the field of IT or connectivity for the sector: software publishers, electronic engineering firms.
The official presentation of the I-nnovation Awards took place on Tuesday 16 November 2021, during an exceptional evening in a legendary venue, the Groupama Stadium in Lyon.
JURY I-NNOVATION AWARDS
Assistant Editor - CARROSSERIE MAGAZINE
Journalist - AMJ MEDIA
Journalist specializing in Road Transport
Journalist - J2R JPL
Journalist, Publisher - LOIC FIEUX MEDIA
Editor-In-Chief, Transport Info & Trucks Mag - EDITIONS LARIVIERE
Journalist - APV ZEPROS
I-nnovation AWARDS Jury President - CCI LYON METROPOLE
Ingénieur chargé d'affaires - INPI
Regional Sales Manager - GROUPE IRP AUTO
Managing Director - FNTR
Secretary General and Trades Coordinator - OTRE
General Manager - CARA
Pre-sales and certification service Manager - DAF TRUCKS France
LCV Product Manager - MAN Truck and Bus SAS
Body builders relation manager - PSA PEUGEOT CITROEN
Project Manager for Conversion and Commercial Vehicles - RENAULT
Product and Connectivity Manager - VOLVO TRUCK France
Product Manager - RENAULT TRUCKS
Product Adaptation and OEM Relations Manager - IVECO
For 82% of visitors, SOLUTRANS is the place to discover new products*
*source: 2019 exhibition surveys