Blog Tag: “auto parts”

  • Alliance To Strike It Rich With Their Aftermarket Jackpot

    Get ready Las Vegas, because we’re going all in! The Alliance will be marching 3,000 of the industry’s best shop owners, technicians and warehouse distributors to AAPEX. Are you ready for the swarm of yellow to flood your AAPEX booths? We can’t wait!  READ MORE  
  • Responsible Manufacturing: The Backbone of a Strong Circular Economy and Aftermarket Suppliers

    The automotive aftermarket is a great industry — one that has been around since the advent of the automobile. It’s safe to say that the first aftermarket part was likely installed on the first working automobile moments after the early end of its first test drive. That’s what our industry does. We supply the parts, technologies and services that help people keep their vehicles on the road, every day, after their vehicles are first made. READ MORE  
  • Consumer Demand Driving Ecommerce adoption – shaping the future of the Aftermarket

    Heightened demand for the ease and convenience of the eCommerce channel is driving industry wide changes for market participants and the end-consumer. The automotive aftermarket has historically relied heavily on the brick and motor channel and was slow to adopt the online channel. READ MORE  
  • Exploring and Expanding Business Opportunities in the Global Automotive Aftermarket

    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.  

    E-Commerce Opportunities

    Developing a… READ MORE  

  • AAPEX Shapes and Strengthens Our Collective Future Success

    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  

  • Drivers Deserve the Decision on Where to Repair Their Vehicles – You Can Help Ensure It

    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  

  • AWDA Conference Draws Warehouse Distributors to AAPEX

    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  

  • The Aftermarket Can Take Advantage of Vehicle Data

    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  

  • A Year of Challenge and Change Puts Us in Pole Position for 2021

    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  

  • COVID Didn’t Win! Welcome Virtual AAPEX Experience 2020!

    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