HVIA announces ‘extraordinary’ nominees for Product Innovation award

The HVIA National Awards showcase the incredible innovation in Australia’s heavy vehicle manufacturing sector.

HVIA has revealed the five finalists in the Production Innovation category of the 2023 HVIA National Awards.  

The HVIA National Awards showcase the incredible innovation in Australia’s heavy vehicle manufacturing sector  from a trailer that doubles productivity to an air suspension pressure-control system that reduces tyre wear. 

The winners are set to be announced at a Gala Dinner at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on November 24. 

HVIA chief executive Todd Hacking says the impressive line-up of finalists is testament to the ingenuity of Australia’s heavy vehicle industry. 

“Every year we witness more of our members’ extraordinary innovation and ingenuity being revealed,” he says.  

The nominees include O’Phee Trailers, Lucidity Australia, Base Air Global, Carmate Electronics and PT Blueboys.  

O’Phee Trailers got the nod for their ‘London’ Container Double Stack Super B Double SKEL Trailer Combination.  

This world-first trailer combination, inspired by the iconic double-decker buses in London, can carry up to eight empty 20-foot containers at a time or four 40-foot containers, boosting productivity by 100 per cent over current existing Super B Double combinations in a single journey. 

Lucidity Australia were nominated for their Fuel Tanker Overfill Probe Junction Box, which has a unique modular design that utilises standardised parts to massively reduce production time and increase availability. 

Base Air Global were named for their Base Air pressure-control system, which allows vehicles to operate between single- and dual-circuit air suspension as required, reducing vibration and improving load-share, freight damage, tyre-wear, fuel consumption, and Electronic Brake System intervention. 

Carmate Electronics’ Mata7S Multi-Trailer TPMS for Heavy Commercial Vehicles earned them their nomination.  

Mata7S is a multi-trailer tyre pressure monitoring solution (TPMS) suitable for monitoring tyre pressure and temperature on semi-trailers, B-doubles and road-trains with four unique original points. 

Finally, PT Blueboys were nominated for their Coupling Connection Covers flexible silicone covers that completely seal out dust, moisture and grit from air and hydraulic fittings on trucks. 

The Gala Awards Dinner will take place from 6.30pm-11.30pm on Friday, November 24 in the Plaza Terrace Room of the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.  

See the HVIA website for more information.


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