HUNTLEY, Ill. Vertical Development has announced that its new ShowMeTheParts-Mobile App received the AAPEX New Product Award in the “Work Smart” category. The award was presented to Ron Garand, the company's vice president, the first day of AAPEX by Steve Handschuh, AASA; Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA; and Robert Egan, Federal-Mogul Corp.
The award was presented to Ron Garand, the company's vice president, the first day of AAPEX. From left, Steve Handschuh, AASA; Garand; Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA; and Robert Egan, Federal-Mogul Corp.
“We were delighted to receive the highest honors in competitions for Work Smart products during AAPEX held last month in Las Vegas,” said Ron Garand, vice president, ShowMeTheParts.com.
“AAPEX is one of the world’s largest shows for businesses in the automotive parts and service industry, and the perfect place to release this new technology," he added.
Judging was based on the product’s overall enhancement of the parts lookup experience through mobile application technology. ShowMeTheParts-Mobile is available to everyone as a free parts lookup tool. Users can search by year/make/model, part number or even an industry part number interchange. With more than 17 million visits since its inception, ShowMeTheParts has
grown to more than 180 brands covering 2,778 part types, millions of applications available to users with images, interchanges, specifications and more. “This award is representative of our significant investment in market-leading catalog technology,” Garand said.
Companies utilizing branded versions of ShowMeTheParts-Mobile include Airtex, AP Exhaust, Continental, Eastern Catalytic, Luber-Finer, SKF and Timken. These companies have realized the importance of mobile technology in reaching their customers. Some are even implementing the latest in QR Code technology utilizing the embedded technology in ShowMeTheParts-Mobile, allowing their customers to capture a QR Code on packaging to access important product information available in their electronic catalogs. With new applications designed for the Android, Blackberry, and iPhone/Pad marketplace, the app contains all of the functionalities of the original www.ShowMeTheParts.com