FAIRFIELD, Ill. Airtex Fuel Pumps announced that its new Air Cell Packaging received the AAPEX New Packaging Showcase Award in the “protection” category of this year’s show in November.
From left to right: Steve Handschuh, AASA, John Boyer, Airtex, Sharmila Kakac, Airtex, Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA, Robert Egan, Federal-Mogul Corp.
The inner pack design cushions and protects fuel pumps during shipment. Made from a see-through co-extrusion of low-density polyethylene film and nylon, the protective packaging offers superior air retention to ensure the fuel pump is protected through the supply chain.
Offering a 25 percent savings in shelf space, which enables a broader inventory mix and better space utilization, the new boxes are manufactured with certified fiber sourcing through the Sustainable Forestry Initiative program.
“Airtex is dedicated to delivering our customers quality fuel pumps in quality packaging. The air cell design offers protection from point-of-manufacture to point-of-installation,” said John Boyer, Airtex VP of Sales and Marketing. “The shelf space savings are huge, and a real differentiator for our product line. We’re quite pleased with the feedback we’ve received from customers, and now here from the industry.”
In other news, Airtex Fuel Delivery Systems recently announced the winners of its “Energize Your Entertainment” Sweepstakes promo event. Eight lucky repair technicians were drawn from the eligible entrants for the grand-, first- and second-prize items: (2) 55-inch Samsung LED TVs, (3) Engine Block Grills, and (3) Samsung DVD Home Theater Systems, respectively.
The Grand Prize Winners of the 55-inch Samsung LED TVs are:
● Chadwick H., Tommy’s Hi Tech Auto, Texas
● James L., Lucas Auto Center, Ohio
First Prize Winners of the Engine Block Grills are:
● Kelly E., Auto Value Nebraska
● Ed. B., Barnes Service Center, Md.
● Brian V., Brian’s Tire & Service, Mich.
Second Prize Winners of the Samsung DVD Home Theater
● Roger R., Rislow Sevice Center, Minn.
● Ken S., Car Parts Warehouse Inc., Ohio
● Johnny M., Al & Sons Auto, Calif.