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
Where Does Your Company Stand in the Marketplace? Take the 2019 AASA Benchmarking Survey and Find Out!
June 13, 2019
You can gain important business insights for 2019 and beyond by participating in the annual AASA Benchmarking Survey. This unique AASA survey tracks key performance indicators – and the survey... READ MORE
The ‘New Retail’ Future of the Aftermarket: Challenges to Traditional Purchasing Criteria
June 13, 2019
With the entry of “digital giants” in the aftermarket, traditional purchasing criteria will be challenged and new criteria will emerge, according to the groundbreaking report from AASA and Roland... READ MORE
Orders Break Moderation Trend, Move Up on Maintenance and Failure Products
June 13, 2019
After moderating in each of our last three surveys, the Automotive Aftermarket Manufacturing Companies Survey of U.S. orders moved up this week. The increase was driven by better maintenance and... READ MORE
AASA Suppliers Invited to Attend USMCA Briefing with USTR
June 6, 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
​DENSO’s David Williams: Why Suppliers Should Care about the OES Channel
June 6, 2019
David Williams, director of automotive OES Group, DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc. (DPAM), is a member of the AASA OES Executive Steering Committee and a panel discussion moderator at the... READ MORE
Coming Up on June 13: AASA and IHS Markit Present Live Aftermarket Update
June 6, 2019
AASA members can hear a live update on the size and forecast of the U.S. automotive aftermarket by joining AASA and IHS Markit on the exclusive webinar, Joint Channel Forecast, at 2 p.m. EDT on... READ MORE
Doug Kubinak of East Penn to Join MiX June Meeting as First Executive Partner
June 6, 2019
Doug Kubinak, vice president sales – organizational development and strategic initiatives, with East Penn Manufacturing Co. Inc., will participate in a roundtable discussion at the AASA Modern... READ MORE
AASA to Address Using Technology to Grow the Mexican Aftermarket During INA PAACE Automechanika
June 6, 2019
AASA will present the Mexico Technology Summit during INA PAACE Automechanika in Mexico City, focusing on advancing the use of technology to grow Latin America’s aftermarket business. There is no... READ MORE
AASA Aftermarket 2019 IP Forum: Why Do the Bad Guys Pick on the Aftermarket?
June 6, 2019
AASA and its Intellectual Property Council (IPC) and its partnering organizations are opening an important dialogue on IP protection in the aftermarket, which IP infringers often target in the global... READ MORE
Latest AAPEX Blog: Are You Prepared for the ‘New Retail’ Future of the Aftermarket?
June 6, 2019
Digital disruption is enabling an increasingly online-to-offline (o2o) model, Philip Atkins, AASA director, strategic forecasts and planning, notes in the latest blog for AAPEX 2019. He points out... READ MORE