The winners of the Automechanika Innovation Awards 2016 have been announced. On August 23, 2016, an independent panel of nine experts reached agreement on award winners in eight categories.

The winners were selected from a total of 130 entries, 58 of them from Germany and 72 from other countries. This represents an increase of approximately 30 percent in the number of international entries compared to the previous show.

In the Car Wash, Care & Reconditioning category the winner is WashTec Cleaning Technology GmbH for its MultiFlex Side Washing System. The system pivots backwards when washing the rear of the vehicle. It adapts to the contours of the vehicle and washes with maximum contact, including under the rear spoiler, in bumper depressions, and around the C pillars.