Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association

  • Bailey Overman’s primary responsibilities include analyzing industry trends impacting aftermarket suppliers and authoring the association’s key surveys and reports, which include several benchmarking reports
    Bailey Overman
  • Beck Besecker of Marxent will demonstrate how 3D visualization is transforming inventory and customer decisions at the 2015 Technology Conference presented by AASA.
  • The well-documented explosion of light vehicle sales in China will create a vast aftermarket and opportunities for aftermarket suppliers.
  • The Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) survey respondents reported that overall business conditions in the global marketplace are good. While OAC members are positive about global markets, many report that they are tracking the impact of the strong U.S. dollar on exports.
    Ben Brucato
  • The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) announced that Jay Burkhart, AASA vice president and chief strategy officer, has been named executive director of the association’s new China Aftermarket Office.
  • Certified trade missions are hosted by Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service overseas offices. These meetings bring representatives of U.S. companies into contact with potential agents, distributors, joint venture partners, licensees, local businesses and government contacts.
  • Turkey is the world’s 17th largest economy, with a GDP just over U.S. $ 1.7 billion. In the five years after the global economic crisis, Turkey has seen strong economic growth average 5.6 percent per year. In 2014, the growth moderated to about 2.9 percent.
  • The U.S. automotive aftermarket is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.6 percent through 2018, according to the “2015 Joint Channel Forecast Model” produced jointly by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association.