The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) Irish Motor Industry Awards took place in Dublin on Thursday, where Parts for Cars was crowned Motor Factor of the Year.
Winner of Factor of the Year Award, Parts For Cars. Pictured L to R: Gerard O’Farrell – SIMI President, Gary Murphy – Parts for Cars, Brian Cooke – SIMI Deputy Director General, George Tohill, Conor Parsons, Derek Tohill and Jack Kramonski – Parts for Cars with Derek McDermott – Managing Director at Bank of Ireland Finance. Photo Aidan Oliver
Category Award Winners on the night were:
Franchised Sales Operation of the Year – Tom Murphy Car Sales, Waterford
Franchised Aftersales Operation of the Year- Kevin Egan Cars, Sligo
Commercial Vehicle Operation of the Year- Fitzgerald Commercial Ltd, Co Cork
Independent Sales Operation of the Year- Auto Assure Ltd, Co. Louth
Independent Aftersales Operation of the Year- Autokey, Dublin 22
Innovation in Fleet Management Solutions- Provision Vehicle Cameras Dublin 15
Vehicle Recovery Operator of the Year- Dysart Breakdown Recovery Repairs Ltd t/a Dysart Motors Co. Laois
Bodyshop of the Year- Pratt’s Auto Bodyshop, Carlow
Innovation in Bodyshop Operation – Accident Repair Centre, Dublin 24
Motor Factor of the Year- Parts for Cars, Dublin 6
The winners were those companies that had demonstrated an award-winning level of excellence and best practice over the last 12 months, as adjudicated by an independent panel.
A special recognition award, in conjunction with the Road Safety Authority, was presented to the Gardai Press Office for their contribution towards road safety.