“How to get into SEMA?” answered You must work in the specialty equipment aftermarket Not open to the general public You must provide documentation of employment You don’t have to be a member of SEMA Getting into the SEMA Show is a common question each fall, around the first week of November. The SEMA Show…

According to the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) the Canadian aftermarket reached a record C$21 billion/US$16.5 in 2015. This represents a 2.6% increase over 2014, when the aftermarket was C$20.4 billion/US$16 billion. There are over 4,600 auto parts & accessories retailers and over 23,000 auto repair and maintenance business locations in Canada. Most…

Summary: The Mexican auto aftermarket is estimated to be more than US$4 billion in 2016 and is expected to grow at a rate of between 5% and 6% over the next few years. There are approximately 30 million vehicles in operation (VIO) in Mexico, making it the 11th largest national fleet in the world. The…

The automotive aftermarket is the auto industry’s after-sale market. “Aftermarket” includes vehicle parts, equipment, replacement tires, service repair, collision repair and accessories, sold after the sale of the original vehicle. The aftermarket includes companies in manufacturing, re-manufacturing, distribution, retailing, and installation of replacement vehicle parts, equipment, service repair and automotive accessories. Automotive aftermarket market segments…

Total U.S. aftermarket size The U.S. automotive aftermarket is a $287 billion industry (2017) with a compound annual growth rate of 3.6% projected through 2020. The entire aftermarket, including medium and heavy-duty vehicles, is projected at $381 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach $421.2 billion in 2020.* It includes 535,000 individual businesses consisting…

Many trade associations represent the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia and other counties in the global automotive aftermarket. These trade associations include: The Auto Care Association The Auto Care Association represents the auto care industry—a 50-state network of more than 500,000 independent manufacturers, distributors, parts stores and repair shops offering quality, choice and innovation for vehicle…

Automotive direct mail lists, sometimes known as “DMV mailing lists,” are available in the aftermarket, to reach vehicle owners for marketing purposes. Some of the most common types of vehicle owner lists that are available include: BMW, Audi or Mercedes-Benz owners Ford car or truck owners Chevrolet car or truck owners Honda, Acura, Toyota or…

What Is ACES and PIES Data? ACES and PIES are industry-standard data formats. ACES (Aftermarket Catalog Exchange Standard) is used to manage and exchange automotive application (fitment) data. PIES (Product Information Exchange Standard) is used to manage and exchange product (part number) data. In this article we will be looking into the two leading industry…