Amazon and eBay at Aftermarket IP Forum: Protecting Brands Online
June 27, 2019
Kaleigh Miller, global relations manager of Amazon, and Jordan Hettinga, director of merchandising - parts & accessories, eBay, will discuss intellectual property (IP) protection in today’s... READ MORE
​AASA 2019 OES Special Summit to Highlight ‘OE Aftersales Strategies’
June 27, 2019
David Mestdagh, general director of global product management, General Motors, will examine “OEM: Aftersales Product & Brand Strategies” at the 2019 AASA OES Special Summit on Wednesday, Aug. 14... READ MORE
​ATC Member Online Meetings in July to Examine Global Vehicle Data
June 27, 2019
The AASA Technology Council (ATC) will hold two online meetings for members in July: “Global Vehicle Data: Current Environment, Challenges & Opportunities.” The meetings will focus on... READ MORE
​MEMA Testimony Before USTR Focuses on Impact of China Tariffs
June 27, 2019
MEMA testified June 21 before the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in Washington D.C. regarding the Trump Administration’s proposal to implement Section 301 tariffs on China... READ MORE
Orders Holding Steady on Uptick in Discretionary Orders
June 27, 2019
After improving in the last survey, the Automotive Aftermarket Manufacturing Companies Survey of U.S. orders held steady in the latest survey. Discretionary orders moved up, offsetting drops in... READ MORE
​Welcome New Members
June 27, 2019
Welcome AASA’s newest members:   Supplier FH Group   FH Group creates seat covers that fit a wide range of vehicles at an affordable price, without any sacrifice on quality. Of course... READ MORE
Paul McCarthy Takes the Helm at AASA as Aftermarket Faces Important Challenges
June 20, 2019
The Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Association (AASA) has tapped Paul McCarthy to lead the association as president and chief operating officer, effective Monday, July 1.   McCarthy comes up... READ MORE
​Two Major Resellers Slated for ‘Customer Technology Town Hall’ at ATC Fall Meeting
June 20, 2019
The AASA Technology Council (ATC) will host two major aftermarket resellers in its new Fall Conference feature: “Customer Technology Town Hall.” The ATC Fall Conference is open to manufacturers... READ MORE
MEMA and AASA Applaud Passage of USMCA in Mexico and Calls for US to Follow Lead
June 20, 2019
MEMA and AASA applaud Mexico, which took the lead this week and passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – making it the first county to ratify the new North American trade deal.... READ MORE
Time Is Running Out to Mix and Mingle at INA PAACE: Reserve Your Tickets for the OAC Reception Now
June 20, 2019
The AASA Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) will host its annual Networking Reception 7:45 – 9 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 10, at the Galeri Restaurant, Centro Citibanamex. It is a great way to close... READ MORE
IMR Insights: Cell Phone Usage in Bays at Independent Repair Shops
June 20, 2019
Nearly every auto repair technician owns a cell phone (99.6 percent), and nearly half own a tablet or iPad (46.4 percent), according to the latest IMR Insight. For 57 percent, those personal devices... READ MORE
Bosch’s Mark Phipps Selected as BMC Executive Committee Chairman
June 20, 2019
Mark Phipps, director of engineering, Bosch Brake Components, was elected chairman of the Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC) Executive Committee at the group’s recent mid-year meeting. BMC is a... READ MORE
Things Are Looking Up: AASA Supplier Barometer Shows Suppliers Are Optimistic
June 20, 2019
The latest AASA Supplier Barometer showed a significant increase in optimism among AASA supplier members who participated in the quarterly survey. Not only were more suppliers feeling good about... READ MORE
​AASA’s Landmark ‘Aftermarket 2025/2030’ Foreshadowed Current Analysis About Advanced Technology Growth
June 20, 2019
Recent reports show that a number of automotive industry analysts are becoming more conservative in their forecasts of advanced technology’s growth – a position that AASA noted in its study with... READ MORE
Gain Insights into the Future of IoT and Everything Digital – and How It Will Impact the Aftermarket at 2019 AASA Technology Conference
June 13, 2019
Alan Chakra, managing director, Deloitte Digital, Deloitte Consulting LLP, will explore future technology and automotive trends that may alter how vehicles are serviced in his keynote presentation, “... READ MORE
Protecting Brands on Mega Online Marketplaces: Aftermarket 2019 IP Forum
June 13, 2019
Jordan Hettinga of eBay and a representative of Amazon will discuss intellectual property (IP) protection in today’s digital commerce environment in the panel discussion, “Protecting Brands on Mega... READ MORE
AASA Suppliers Urged to Attend USMCA Briefing with USTR
June 13, 2019
All AASA supplier members with operations in North America are encouraged to attend an important briefing with United States Trade Representative (USTR) staff to review the details of the new North... READ MORE
New 232 Steel and Aluminum Exclusions Portal is Live
June 13, 2019
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will no longer accept 232 exclusion requests on Regulations.gov. Commerce has moved the process over to a new Section 232 Exclusion Portal on their webpage... READ MORE
​AASA 2019 OES Special Summit to Highlight ‘OE Dealer Trends’
June 13, 2019
Mario Clementoni, dealership management consultant with NADA, will provide insights into dealer business model trends at the 2019 AASA OES Special Summit on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at The Ford Conference... READ MORE