A number of key Motor Factor Awards winners will be announced at the Irish Auto Trade Awards, which takes place at Citywest Hotel, on Saturday Night, October 17.
Some 40 companies that sell their wares into the wholesale and retail motor factor sector are currently fighting it out in five categories.
The Automotive Aftermarket Parts Manufacturer of the Year will be chosen from Bosch, Denso,
febi Bilstein, Schaeffler, Sogefi and WAI.
Meanwhile the Wholesale Parts Distributor of the Year will be chosen from: Hella Ireland , National Autoparts, Origo Autoparts, Serfac, Somora, Team PR Reilly and Top Part.
The Transport Parts Distributor of the Year will be chosen from Commercial Diesel & Electric , Electro Maintenance, Finol Oils, Transpec, Truck & Bus Parts and WAI.
Six companies remain in contention for the Paint Distributor of the Year – AkzoNobel Car Refinish Ireland, B&C Paints Centre, Crown Paints, National Autoparts, Paint Distributors and Team PR Reilly.
The Paint Brand of the Year will be chosen from: Cromax, DeBeers, Glasurit, PPG, Selemix , Sikkens and Spies Hecker.
The Motor Factor of the Year will be chosen from Ballina Motorcare, Ballina, Swords Motor Factors, Swords, John Laverty, Coes Road, Dundalk, Avondhu Motor Factors, Fermoy,
Top Part, Ennis and Giv-Ran Autoparts Belfast Road, Newry.