RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. / SHANGHAI – Top aftermarket supplier executives can count on hearing the latest industry trends in China’s growing aftermarket and on networking with fellow aftermarket professionals at the quarterly meetings of the China Aftermarket Forum (CAF) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA).
“The aftermarket in China has experienced tremendous growth, and it will be the largest aftermarket in the world in the future,” said Paul McCarthy, MEMA senior vice president and AASA executive vice president. “AASA established its China Aftermarket Forum over a decade ago to support the growth of our member companies’ business in this fast-developing global market. Over the years, CAF has grown to a record number of members and an active community of the leading aftermarket executive responsible for their company’s operations in China.”
The Forum’s Q3 2018 meeting on September 7 is a prime example of the presentations featured at the gatherings. Members engaged in discussions with guest speakers Jiang Renhai, founder and president, Kuaizhun Auto Parts (fast-growing aftermarket customer KZMall) and Mark Zhang, deputy director, auto repair parts executive committee, CAMRA & CEO, UQI Auto of Beijing New Auto Tech Co. Ltd., who addressed, “When Supply Chain Meets Blockchain.”
The CAF quarterly meeting agendas are planned by its Executive Committee, who also facilitate the highly-valued discussions among members during meetings. At the Q3 2018 meeting, Committee members were honored for their contributions to the CAF, the supplier industry and aftermarket:
- Philippe Thegner, Hella
- Dominic Seto, Valvoline
- Ricky Wang, Brake Parts Inc
- Hongmei Chen, MAHLE
The next CAF event is the Automotive Aftermarket Summit on Thursday, November 29, held concurrently with Automechanika Shanghai and co-hosted by Messe Frankfurt. The Q4 2018 CAF meeting will be held following the Summit on Friday, Nov. 30.
The CAF is comprised of the leaders of China aftermarket operations for international aftermarket suppliers. Its membership includes the top global aftermarket suppliers in the region. Recently added members are: Bando (Shanghai) Management Co., Ltd, Dana Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Horizon Global and TecAlliance.
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About AASA China Aftermarket Forum
For more than a decade, the AASA China Aftermarket Forum (CAF) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) has provided a community for its supplier member executives in China with their peers and other constituencies in the region, facilitating collaboration among the members. Its mission is to support the growth of member companies’ business within the Chinese automotive aftermarket. The CAF accomplishes this mission through offering opportunities to meet with peers and other selected constituencies, facilitating collaboration among the members, and representing member interests via coordinated member participation in relevant industry groups.
AASA (www.aftermarketsuppliers.org) exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products, an important part of the automotive parts manufacturing industry which supports 871,000 American jobs. AASA is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues and serving as a valued resource for members. AASA is the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). “AASA, The Voice for the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Industry”