In addition to the expansion of the international Automechanika brand with new trade fairs in Birmingham, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Messe Frankfurt has also made acquisitions in the automotive sector.
The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) will examine how new distribution channels, technologies, telematics, administrative policies, regulations and vehicle advancements will drastically alter the aftermarket landscape at its 2017 Vision Conference.
I-CAR announced the winners of its annual I-CAR Awards, which recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to advancing the training and professionalism of the collision repair industry.
Longtime New Jersey shop owner and AASP/NJ Hall of Fame member Joe Lubrano used the Open Mic portion of the Collision Industry Conference at the 2016 SEMA Show to voice his concern over the future direction of CIC and encourage greater action from the forum’s committees and participants.
At this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, U.S. Federal Marshals took action against a Chinese company and seized each and every product from their booth, in the name of German spray gun manufacturer SATA.
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