By Carolina Arregoces, associate, International Affairs, Auto Care Association
While it is true that the pandemic impacted the global automotive aftermarket, there are significant trends that are already shaping its growth while providing new global business opportunities for companies looking to expand and explore new markets.
Developing a… READ MORE
By Bill Long, president & CEO, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)
I’ve lost count of the number of years I’ve attended the show, going back to the days at McCormick Place in Chicago.
But what is clear is the significant transformation of AAPEX that I’ve seen over the years… READ MORE
By Aaron Lowe, AAP, senior vice president, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Auto Care Association
Up until recently, anyone wanting to repair a vehicle would simply plug into the vehicle’s on-board diagnostic port, located under the steering wheel, and download the fault codes from the in-vehicle modules. Armed with that diagnostic… READ MORE
By Larry Northup, AAP, executive director, AWDA
Customers make AAPEX successful. Without people and companies to purchase the products on display, there would be no reason for exhibitors to attend the show.
Fortunately, AAPEX draws a huge number of buyers to Las Vegas each fall and among the most important… READ MORE
By Chris Gardner, senior vice president, AASA
We sure have heard a lot about telematics and connected vehicles over the past few years – and for good reason. The penetration, spread and utilization of these technologies is headed our way quickly, so it only makes sense to prepare for… READ MORE
By Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association
After over a year of not being able to be together, there really are no words to express how I feel about the prospect of AAPEX finally being our homecoming this November.
This is the year that challenged us. This is… READ MORE
By Brian Plott, executive director, Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI)
I started this year with great anticipation, feeling that 2020 would be a year charged with evolutionary change in the industry and powerful growth in the automotive aftermarket. As if to confirm this feeling, our first quarter activities came out… READ MORE