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Highest-Rated Speaker Gary Silberg Returns to the 2020 AASA Vision Conference to Discuss the Future of Repair in the Age of Automotive Semiconductors
December 13, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA announces Gary Silberg, Partner, National Automotive Industry Leader, with KPMG, as the returning highest-rated speaker for the 2020 AASA Vision Conference, which will be held March 26, 2020 in Rosemont, Ill. In his session, Gary will discuss KPMGs newest study, “Automotive Semiconductors: The New ICE Age” and the future of automotive innovation. He... READ MORE
MEMA Congratulates House and USTR for Reaching USMCA Deal
December 10, 2019
MEMA congratulates Speaker Nancy Pelosi, USTR Robert Lighthizer, and their teams for successfully completing the hard to work required to reach this important deal to finalize the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The agreement announced today opens the door to passage of the USMCA, which will help ensure that U.S. businesses stay competitive in the global marketplace. While... READ MORE
Petition Calling on Congress to Guarantee Consumers Access and Control Over Data Generated by Their Own Cars Reaches 15,000 Signatures
November 25, 2019
BETHESDA, MD – A petition created by the national education and advocacy campaign Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ reached 15,000 petition signatures on Friday, Nov. 22, marking a significant milestone in the effort to ensure drivers have direct access to and control of their car data.   Newer model cars today are equipped with advanced technologies that enable real-time, wireless... READ MORE
MEMA Responds to FCC Plans to Split the Spectrum
November 20, 2019
MEMA is concerned that the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced plans for the Commission to vote on a proposal allowing other wireless uses on the 5.9 GHz spectrum. Traditionally, this band has been reserved for the transportation industry to allow for the implementation of new critical safety technologies. Allowing other wireless uses on the spectrum could compromise motor vehicle safety.... READ MORE
AASA’s MAP Virtual Summit Educates the Aftermarket on Minimum Advertised Price
November 1, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) will host its MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) Virtual Summit on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. The summit will feature important information to inform a choice about implementation of a MAP pricing strategy. Summit participants will receive a general overview of Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policies, a... READ MORE
The OAC’s Annual Global Reception Welcomes Growing Number of Visiting International Delegations to AAPEX
October 31, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Overseas Automotive Council (OAC), a council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), will host its annual Global Reception on Nov. 5 at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas, Nev. The evening provides a fun environment at AAPEX for international and domestic executives in the aftermarket export market to come together and celebrate the growing... READ MORE
AASA’s Annual Technology Conference Supports Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF)
October 23, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) wrapped up the recent AASA Technology Conference with a fun contest to raise funds in support of the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF). Terence O’Reilly and Jeffrey Marshall of Pricedex Software, the conference’s Premier Sponsor, once again led closing banquet attendees in the “Toonie... READ MORE
AASA's AutoTech Connect and Mobility Innovation Conference Put Focus on Tech in the Automotive Aftermarket
October 16, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) just wrapped up its second event focused on advancing technology and business interests for the automotive industry. AASA’s Mobility Innovation Conference and its co-hosting of AutoTech Connect provided valuable venues for industry professionals to learn about and discuss the recent... READ MORE
Know Your Parts Offers Technicians at AAPEX the Chance to Win a $5,000 Prize
October 10, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Know Your Parts® (KYP) Booth (#34001) will feature a scavenger hunt that will be both fun and educational for industry technicians attending AAPEX. Technicians who visit the booth and participating supplier booths will have a chance to win a package prize valued at up to $5,000.   The goal is to help... READ MORE
Auto Care Association and AASA Partner on Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. Campaign
September 18, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – The Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) today announced a strategic partnership to educate and activate the industry and consumers in the fight for access to, and control of, vehicle data through the Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ national consumer education campaign. Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ is an... READ MORE
Heavy Duty Content Grows at AASA Technology Conference
September 6, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The AASA Technology Council (ATC) board of governors has planned for an increased focus on heavy duty content during the 2019 AASA Technology Conference, which will take place Sep. 29 – Oct. 1 in Boca Raton, Fla. Elements with a commercial vehicle aftermarket technology focus include: Keynote presentation by Bendix Commercial Vehicle... READ MORE
AASA and Member Companies Take Repair Restriction Issue to Federal Trade Commission
September 5, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), met with officials from the Federal Trade Commission in Washington on Aug. 29 to discuss the rising problems of repair restrictions, motor vehicle data ownership, and the consumer’s right to choose his or her own repair... READ MORE
Industry-First Event Highlights IPR Solutions
September 4, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Six leading organizations recently partnered to produce the Aftermarket IP Forum, which was held on Aug. 15 in Dearborn, Mich. The event emphasized resources and solutions that automotive aftermarket brand owners can utilize to protect intellectual property, work with major online marketplaces and address intellectual property rights (IPR) violators.... READ MORE
Larry Pavey of The Group to Present at AASA Technology Conference
August 29, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA announced that Larry Pavey, President & CEO, Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group), will deliver the Channel Partner Spotlight at the AASA Technology Conference, which will be held Sep. 29 – Oct. 1 in Boca Raton, Fla. The annual Channel Partner Spotlight is one of the highlights of the industry’s top technology event.   The event brings... READ MORE
AASA Technology Conference to Explore Digital Products
August 22, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Attendees at the 2019 AASA Technology Conference will explore unique ways to develop and introduce new aftermarket products. Charles Vaillant, Chief Technology Officer for Mann+Hummel, will present on “Developing Digital Aftermarket Products” at the event, which will be held Sept. 29 – Oct.1 in Boca Raton, Fla.   Mann+Hummel, a leading filtration system... READ MORE
MEMA Responds to Imposition of Additional Tariffs on Goods from China
August 2, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – MEMA has repeatedly called for China and the United States to work together to reach a trade agreement that works for both countries. It was our hope that on-going talks would lead to an agreement and allow the Trump administration to lift existing tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese inputs. Yesterday’s announcement by President Trump that he will impose 10 percent... READ MORE
AASA Mexico Technology Summit A Huge Success
July 25, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) hosted the first annual Mexico Technology Summit recently during the INA PAACE Automechanika show in Mexico City. Business and technology leaders representing several dozen manufacturers and distributors attended the event.   “The Summit focused on business intelligence, data formats, and other business... READ MORE
Homeland Security to Present at Aftermarket IP Forum
July 24, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA’s Intellectual Property Council (IPC) and its partner organizations will host William Ross, senior advisor to the Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s National IPR Coordination Center, at the inaugural Aftermarket IP Forum on Aug. 15 at the Ford Conference Center in Dearborn, Mich. Mr. Ross will deliver the event’s keynote presentation, “The U.S.... READ MORE
Data Access and Consumer Choice Highlight AASA Member Congressional Visits This Week
July 19, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – An organized effort to inform members of Congress on issues related to data access and consumers’ right to choose who repairs their vehicles and with what parts, brought representatives from AASA and MERA – The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing, to Washington, D.C., this week. “A government milestone of our generation will be protecting the freedoms that have... READ MORE