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GDi Concept Awarded | Equip Auto 2017

Posted by Becca Knight on October 30, 2017
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Hartridge awarded the Coup de Coeur for the GDi concept bench.

We are delighted to announce that Hartridge's GDi concept test bench received The Coup de Coeur title at Equip Auto Paris. The best in show accolade is awarded by industry journalists at the international show which focuses on innovation & engineering development within the automotive aftersales industry.

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We were very proud to present our newest concept machine to the world at Equip Auto.

The GDi bench, which is currently in it's concept stage of development, has been well received by the customers and has already generated very useful feedback.

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It is very exciting to have the GDi concept bench recognised for its design and innovation by this presitgious group and we are honoured to accept the award.

The bench itself is the third product in the range to be designed using the new all-makes generation platform; which includes the Sabre CRi Master.

Managing Director Simon Quantrell and Engineering Director Lee Jacobs were at the show and delighted with the outcome.

"Our new generation of Hartridge machines provides OE quality testing solutions that are simple to use and affordable. The concept GDi machine uses much of the same technology seen in the successful Sabre CRi Master and new Toledo HEUi Master but is adapted specifically to support the GDi and other petrol injector technology." explains Lee.

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We had huge interest in all machines on display throughout the week and this was an ideal opportunity to collect the all important market feedback from people involved in GDi testing hands on.

If you were at the show and saw our GDi concept machine, or if you are involved in GDi testing and think you have some valuable insights then we welcome your feedback.

Be part of the machine development and share your thoughts on our machine or on other GDi solutions that would be useful to you and your business. Please answer our questionnaire by clicking on the button below:


The GDi concept bench and patented Toledo HEUi Master prototype are both expected to be on sale later in 2018. The Toledo HEUi Master was also a show preview for Equip Auto, and is in fact further along its developement path than the GDi. 

There were many visitors to the stand enquiring about the Toledo HEUi Master test bench, including the team responsible for submitting the patents for the machine, who enjoyed seeing the prototype bench on display to the public for the first time.

Read More: The new style of demo announced for Equip Auto

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Topics: GDi, concept bench, GDi concept, equip auto, Equip Auto Award, Coup de Coeur

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