Tuesday, May 14, 2013

AAPEX Opens Online Registration for 2013 Event

Online registration for the 2013 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) is open for attendees and media at www.aapexshow.com/Register. AAPEX, the event that represents the $395 billion global automotive aftermarket industry, is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5 through Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at the Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, Nev.

The fee for attendee online registration is only $25 (US) through Monday, Oct. 21, and includes the AAPEX badge, which also can be used at the SEMA Show being held in Las Vegas the same week. The fee for AAPEX registration via fax or mail is $50 through Oct. 21.

Buyers who attend AAPEX will grow their businesses by seeing the newest products, networking with the smartest people and participating in the best seminars in the industry. The 2012 AAPEX featured more than 2,300 exhibitors, 5,000-plus booths and 32 education sessions on sales, marketing, branding, warehouse distributor management, industry trends, employee productivity, technology and service readiness.

To learn more about AAPEX 2013, visit the event’s website, www.aapexshow.com. To search for products and exhibitors by product, exhibitor or brand, visit the website’s Find Products and Exhibitors section, www.aapexshow.com/Search.

AAPEX represents the $395 billion global motor vehicle aftermarket and is jointly sponsored by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). For more information, please visit www.aapexshow.com or e-mail: info@aapexshow.com.

AAPEX Opens Housing Reservations for 2013 Event

Attendees can now use the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) website, www.aapexshow.com, to make their hotel reservations for the 2013 event. AAPEX is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5 through Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Sands Expo Center, in Las Vegas, Nev., and features new products and services, cutting-edge technologies, valuable education sessions, networking opportunities and product demonstrations to "Grow Your Business at AAPEX.

Attendees can select from more than 38 hotels listed on the website, many of which offer special rates if reservations are made by the hotel’s early registration deadline.

Travel Planners is the only official housing company associated with the 2013 AAPEX, and attendees are encouraged to use Travel Planners to ensure the best rates and service. For housing questions, contact Travel Planners directly at 800-221-3531 (US/Canada) or +1-212-532-1660 (International) or groups@tphousing.com.

AAPEX represents the $395 billion global motor vehicle aftermarket and is jointly sponsored by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). For more information, please visit www.aapexshow.com or e-mail: info@aapexshow.com.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013



AAPEX Exhibitor's - If you receive the above letter from Fair Guides please shred it; IT'S A SCAM. The letter may look like it is coming from AAIA or AASA and mentions in the fine print a charge for $1717 to be included in the Show Guide. 

Please note that all official AAPEX correspondence will have the AAPEX Logo'ed stationary and be from our event management team at W. T. Glasgow. You may want to forward this to your accounts receivables and the person(s) responsible for exhibiting at AAPEX. 

If you ever have questions about a form or letter you received about AAPEX, please call us at 1.708.226.1300 or email us at info@aapexshow.com

Friday, November 16, 2012


Two technical video series scripted and produced entirely in-house byAirtex Vehicle Electronics™ won multiple honors – including “Best-in-Show” – in the 2012 Automotive Communications Awards, held in conjunction with the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas. 
The awards are the latest in a long list of training achievements by the company’s technical services team, which develops an array of in-depth video case studies and other materials for professional automotive technicians, parts professionals and do-it-yourselfers.
The Airtex Vehicle Electronics technical and diagnostic video series was judged “Best-in-Show” in the Business-to-Business category and also received the award for Best Use of YouTube Video. This ever-growing series of hands-on diagnostic videos – available in English and Spanish languages – garners more than 160,000 views per month and is expected to exceed three million views on YouTube by the end of this year.
The Airtex team also won the Best Use of YouTube Video award in the Business-to-Consumer category for its series of “Airtex Innovations” videos, which highlight the company’s problem-solving, better-than-original equipment product designs for vehicles susceptible to known driveability issues.
“We have invested heavily in training resources that can have a real bottom-line impact on our customers’ businesses. These awards and the extraordinary popularity of our YouTube videos tell us we’re meeting that objective,” said Bill Nonnamaker, vice president of sales and marketing for Airtex Vehicle Electronics. “We were a pioneer in this space and we continue to build on our leadership through painstaking research into the issues that are facing today’s automotive professionals.”
Available through multiple YouTube channels, including “Airtextech,” as well as the www.airtexVE.com website, the technical and diagnostic video series comprises dozens of case studies covering a variety of common and emerging diagnostic challenges. The most recent case study is “No-Code Misfire Mode 6 Diagnostics,” which offers timesaving tips for diagnosing intermittent misfires on Ford applications.
In addition to Web-based video training and an array of interactive resources offered through www.airtexVE.com, Airtex offers a toll-free technical support hotline featuring Master and L1 ASE-certified technicians. This service is available at 1-800-486-7125, Option 3 (7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. CST), or by email at technical@airtexVE.com.

Silla Automotive Announces New Packaging Design And Box Material

COMPTON, Calif. – Silla Automotive introduced a new packaging design for its radiators at the AAPEX Show last week. This new design will further protect and support the radiator against damage during shipping and handling and reduce the chance of bending or warping while in transit, according to the company. 
The new packaging has the radiator strapped to a cardboard panel with two bands to form a module. This module is loaded into the box so the radiator is suspended on the module and firmly secured. Instapak foam is then inserted in each corner to further protect and cushion the radiator.
In addition, the quality of the box material itself has been improved and is much stronger, Silla says. The new packaging material is more rigid and will better withstand transportation damage. Also, the Instapak adds a second layer of protection to the cardboard insert. This is helpful in the event that the customer opens the box and cuts the strapping, but decides to return the radiator. The unit can be re-mounted onto the cardboard insert and strapped with tape, but if tape is not available, the radiator can still be safely re-packaged back in the box by re-using the Instapak inserts.
The company says it also plans to begin using a similar packaging design for its condenser products by adding a handle on the cardboard insert. Customers can grab the handle to pull out the condenser instead of pulling on the condenser tubing itself to gain leverage, further reducing the risk of accidental damage.
"Developing a package that protects radiators and condensers during shipping has been a long-standing challenge in our industry, but with these designs, we believe that Silla has accomplished this objective without adding significant cost to the product," Mark Hallsman, president and CEO of Silla.

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LIQUI MOLY displays products at AAPEX with far reaching benefits


LIQUI MOLY, ace manufacturers of high quality motor oils, additives, vehicle care products and service products were well represented at the AAPEX show. The company booth occupied a floor space of 800 sq ft and displayed a host of items from their product line which includes over 4000 items.
Among the motor oils and transmission oils, additives, etc, a series of new motor oils were presented which have been developed keeping in mind requirements of engines fitted in American and Japanese vehicles. Modern engines required specific engine oils that differ in properties. Use of the wrong motor oil can have devastating effects on the engine and cause wear and tear quicker while also reducing engine service lift and wide scale damage.
Besides displaying products at the AAPERX show, LIQUI MOLY also showcased its abilities in the new JIMCO X6 SCORE trophy truck from All German Motorsports in California. This 725 HP engine is lubricated with LIQUI MOLY Synthoil Race Tech 10W-60. This sturdy and highly capable truck is on its way to Mexico for Baja 1000 where it will participate in one of the world's toughest desert races.

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TRW Launches Premium Aftermarket Chassis Program At AAPEX

LIVONIA, Mich. – TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.used this year’s Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) as a platform to launch an all-makes premium chassis program into the North American aftermarket.
TRW says it will draw on the company's more than 100 years of experience as a manufacturer of original equipment (OE) quality automotive technologies for this aftermarket offering, which complements TRW’s range of premium, all-makes disc brake pad parts.
The program will be introduced in two phases and will cover 95 percent of the vehicles in operation in North America, according to TRW. The first phase will consist of more than 2,600 SKUs and will be available from January 2013. The premium program will include control arms, ball joints, inner tie rods, stabilizer links, tie rod ends and assemblies, idler arms, and pitman arms and bushings. An additional 2,500 parts will follow by the end of 2013, the company says.
Mark Thorpe, product and marketing manager, TRW North American Aftermarket Group, commented, “We believe the time is right for this launch; that the market is ready for a viable alternative. Our experience in OE safety systems, combined with our commitment to testing our programs to the extreme, allows us to offer quality parts to the aftermarket that have been manufactured to work in perfect harmony, delivering superior safety, performance and comfort.
“TRW is a global company, with OE heritage and worldwide manufacturing capabilities. Working in tandem with our parent company also means that in the aftermarket business, we are in the unique position of being aware of forthcoming technological developments. We can tailor our programs to help future proof the area of vehicle maintenance and cater to the vehicles of tomorrow,” Thorpe said.
According to TRW, major program differentiators in the program include low friction technology where specified at OE level; all installation instructions and hardware kits – where appropriate – are included in the product box to save the installer time and avoid fitment error; the program is supported by the highest quality sales and marketing material, and will be backed by full technical support

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