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Registration Open for 2019 Upholstery and Trim International Council Convention

Posted by Auto Care News on June 27, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – June 27, 2019 – The Upholstery and Trim International Council (UTIC), a community of the Auto Care Association, today announced registration is open for the 55th UTIC Convention, scheduled for Sept. 11-13, 2019 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. The annual convention focuses on building relationships between the premier trim wholesalers and exhibitors in the auto care industry.
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U.S. Aftermarket Sales Reach $297 Billion in 2018, Exceeding Forecasted Growth by Nearly $1 Billion

Posted by Auto Care News on June 26, 2019

Joint Channel Forecast Model Predicts Sales to Total $338 Billion through 2022


BETHESDA, Md. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – June 26, 2019 – The U.S. automotive aftermarket reached total sales of $297 billion in 2018, exceeding the projected growth rate by nearly $1 billion, according to the 2019 Joint Channel Forecast Model produced by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association.

Keywords: auto care industry

Auto Care Industry Projected to Reach $405B by 2020 in New Research

Posted by Auto Care News on June 25, 2019

Auto Care Association releases annual flagship publications Auto Care Factbook 2020 and Auto Care Factbook Plus Lang Annual 2020, providing comprehensive research, analysis and trends for the automotive aftermarket

BETHESDA, Md. – June 25, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today released the newest edition of its award-winning and industry-leading online publication, the Auto Care Factbook 2020 and the Auto Care Factbook Plus Lang Annual 2020. The annual research report serves as the industry’s flagship publication and an essential informational resource for the growing $405 billion United States auto care industry.

Keywords: auto care industry

Auto Care Association Hosts Business Development Trade Mission and Technology Standards Seminar in Colombia

Posted by Auto Care News on June 19, 2019

BETHESDA, Md. – June 19, 2019 – The Auto Care Association hosted a delegation of automotive aftermarket companies on a trade mission to Bogota, Colombia, June 5-6 to develop and expand business opportunities in the market. Through a partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce in Colombia (AmCham), the delegation participated in business-to-business meetings with potential clients matched to each company’s products and specific business objectives.

Keywords: international

Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey Testifies Before USTR on Fourth Section 301 China Tariff

Posted by Auto Care News on June 18, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – June 18, 2019 – Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey testified earlier today before the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in Washington, D.C. on the latest proposed fourth Section 301 tariff list on imports from China. Hanvey voiced our support for the Trump administration’s efforts to address China’s unfair trade policies but warned the administration of the negative impact tariffs are having on our industry’s supply chain.

Demand Index Bridges Gap Between Product Line Performance and Market

Posted by Auto Care News on June 18, 2019

Auto Care Association’s Demand Index provides automotive aftermarket one-of-a-kind insight into product line market trends


BETHESDA, Md. – June 18, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today announced the release of its new Demand Index, developed to enable auto care industry companies to view product category performance trends detailing the monthly demand of automotive aftermarket product lines in the U.S. This data can offer one-of-a-kind insight into company product performance versus the market, including a more accurate gauge of the strengths, opportunities and gaps to improve strategic decision-making. Aftermarket executives can utilize the index and its true market data as a valuable forecasting tool to observe historical trends and infer how the market will behave in the future. Category and product managers are also able to utilize the tool as a barometer for product performance against the market.

Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. Partners with Clay Millican as Co-Primary Sponsor at NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Posted by Auto Care News on June 11, 2019

National campaign engages with popular sporting event to drive home importance of car data access and control


BRISTOL, Tenn. – June 11, 2019 – The national education and advocacy campaign Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. will be a major sponsor of the Clay Millican-driven Top Fuel Dragster for the upcoming NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tenn., June 14 – 16. The campaign is a co-sponsor with Parts Plus for the Straightline Strategy Group dragster.