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New Board of Directors Announced by Auto Care Association

Posted by Auto Care News on July 15, 2019

BETHESDA, Md. – July 15, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today announced the elected members of its board of directors for 2019-2020. This board is effective as of July 1, 2019.

Auto Care Association Communities Award Leadership 2.0 Scholarship

Posted by Auto Care News on July 08, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – July 8, 2019 – The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) and Import Vehicle Community of the Auto Care Association, have selected Daniel Romero of Continental ContiTech and Jonny Dykstra of Auto-Wares as scholarship recipients to attend the University of the Aftermarket’s 2019-2020 Leadership 2.0 Program.
Keywords: education

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.
Keywords: events

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.