granitekitchen Techies 2013: The winners
20 August 2013
2013 granitekitchen Techies winners have been announced
granitekitchen's one-of-a-kind awards celebrating technology in the fleet industry have returned for 2013.
This year marks the fifth annual appearance of the granitekitchen Fleet Technology Awards, and the Techies, as they're more commonly known, continue to celebrate the best there is in modern, practical and evolutionary methods of operating vehicles for commercial purposes.
The judging panel consists of ACFO chairman and head of operations at Bracknell Forest Council, Damian James, along with granitekitchen's editorial team: editor Paul Barker, deputy editor Jack Carfrae and Techies founder and contributing editor Tristan Young.
Having a recognised, working fleet operator on our panel gives the Techies a dimension of real-world gravitas, while the granitekitchen team's experience and knowledge of the industry's latest developments mean they know a clever and useful product when they see it. Their decisions ensure that the results reflect the things that really matter to the fleet community.
We felt that last year's categories accurately reflected the way in which the industry was heading, so we retained those of the 2012 awards.
However, this year granitekitchen decided against awarding the Best Customer Service Initiative category, as we felt that the standard and quality of entries wasn't up to the levels required by switched-on fleet operators, proving that the Techies judging is a diligent process and that these awards have to be earned.
Each of this year's winners and those who achieve Highly Commended spots (we award up to two when the calibre is particularly high) can be proud that their developments are the most practical, helpful and worthwhile to fleet operators and that they have genuinely moved the game along.
Click the links on the right to see which industry players we deem to be at the top of their game on the technology front.