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Industry Trends - 2012 Annual Market Study Overview

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Thursday, April 12, 2012; Presented by: Gavin Knapp, SEMA

The SEMA 2012 Annual Market Study will soon be released. This annual report will help SEMA member companies to better understand the overall specialty equipment market and its components.

Join the SEMA Education Institute (SEI) and Gavin Knapp, Senior Manager of SEMA’s Market Research Department, on Thursday, April 12, 10:00 a.m. (Pacific) for a webinar that will highlight the results of this recent study.

During this session, you will learn:

  • The overall size of the specialty equipment market
  • Sales within specialty equipment product segments and niches
  • Industry and product trends
  • Vehicle sales trends

This webinar will explain changes in this year’s data to better track the compact performance and street performance segments.

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How to Use A2Mac1

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Thursday, March 22, 2012; Presented by: Mike Fairbanks, A2Mac1 – Automotive Benchmarking

SEMA is conducting an innovative pilot program with the company A2Mac1 to help support our members with complete vehicle data and information for product development, engineering, installation, service, customization and marketing. A2Mac1 is making their comprehensive vehicle data base and information resources including specifications, photos and videos for over 200 vehicles available to SEMA members registered to participate in this pilot (limited space is available). This is the same information the OEMs use to support their own product development programs.

SEMA is continually working to provide unique benefits and value to members by developing vehicle technology solutions and building partner relationships that foster collaboration between automakers, suppliers, retailers, technology providers,
research organizations, industry associations and member companies. By developing a complete benchmarking management software solution, A2mac1 offers SEMA members global access of data to be shared by suppliers, installers and customizers. A2mac1 has the potential to add significant value to your business operations by helping reduce costs, improve efficiency and increase your profits.

If you would like additional information on the pilot program and how A2Mac1’s services and solutions can support your company’s needs, please contact John Waraniak at 248-363-5313 / johnw@sema.org, or Oscar Munoz at 909-978-6731 / oscarm@sema.org.

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3D Design and Additive Manufacturing: Technology that Will Change the Aftermarket

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Thursday, January 12, 2012; Presented by: David Gurrola, GROWit

Additive manufacturing is quickly becoming more commonly used in specialized technology applications where limited quantities of durable precision components are needed. Imagine “printing” a limited number of products or designing product without manufacturing limitations---all while reducing waste and cost.

3D design and additive manufacturing will change the aftermarket Industry in a number of ways. For one, it can eliminate the costly and time-consuming process of tool making by producing fully assembled parts directly from 3D CAD models. Creating hybrid tooling can duplicate production quality for limited production runs.  Additive technologies also give designers the freedom to create with fewer limitations than they had when using traditional manufacturing processes. 3D design changes can be employed with complete flexibility, no wasted inventory, and no wait time for costly tool changes.

Bringing all of the best Additive Manufacturing technologies together allows the industry to provide customers with exactly what their project requires, whichever Additive Manufacturing method fits best.  

Today, when a customer comes to you looking for a replacement taillight that is no longer being manufactured, you can either 3D scan that part to save time or have a designer take hand measurements and design it in a 3D software. On top of that, if you want any design changes made to that part 3D design engineers can make those changes and print out the newly designed part in a few days!

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Industry Trends: Light Truck Research Overview

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Thursday, May 26, 2011; Presented by: Gavin Knapp, SEMA,

Powered by LTAASEMA is about to unveil a new research study that provides an updated look at the market for pickup trucks and accessories. If you manufacture, distribute, sell and/or install products for the light truck segment, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn more about current and upcoming truck trends.

This study provides insight into how full-size and mid-size pickup owners accessorize their trucks. Join Gavin Knapp, Senior Manger of SEMA’s Market Research Department, on as he highlights results from this recent study.

Learn:

  • The top pickup truck accessories
  • How pickup owners shop for accessories
  • Accessories wanted on their next truck
  • Pickup truck sales trends

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Industry Trends: Annual Market Study Overview

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Thursday, April 28, 2011; Presented by: Gavin Knapp, SEMA

The SEMA 2011 Annual Market Study has just been released! This annual report will help SEMA-member companies better understand the overall specialty equipment market and its components. Within the specialty segment of the aftermarket, SEMA tracks nine primary niche markets. Data includes information from businesses in the industry as well as consumers.

Join Gavin Knapp, Senior Manager of SEMA’s Market Research Department, as he highlights results from this highly anticipated study and its potential impact on your business. Learn the:

  • Overall size of the Specialty Equipment Market
  • Sales within specialty equipment product segments and niches
  • Industry and product trends
  • Vehicle sales trends

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Industry Trends: How Accessories Influence New Car Sales

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Thursday, March 31, 2011; Presented by: Gavin Knapp, Senior Market Research Manager, SEMA

A new research study commissioned by SEMA shows that accessories can influence over a million new vehicle purchase decisions every year.  This study provides insights into how new vehicle buyers view accessorization and how this affects their car buying experience.

Gavin Knapp, Senior Manger of SEMA’s Market Research Department, highlights results from a recent study:

  • Effect of accessory availability of new car sales decisions
  • Effect of accessorized vehicles on new car sales decisions
  • How enthusiasts can become evangelists for auto brands
  • Opportunities for dealers to sell more vehicles
  • Opportunities for specialty equipment sales through dealerships

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Simulation Technologies to Speed the Aftermarket Product Development Process (Webinar)

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Thursday, March 25, 2010; Presented by: John Warniak, SEMA; Ed Browalski, ACEC; Santhosh Jogi, dSPACE; Tom Gillespie, Mechanical Simulation (CarSim)

Leading automakers and suppliers use simulations to accelerate the new-product development process — and so can your company!

“Simulation Technologies to Speed the Aftermarket Product Development Process” will teach you the tools, rapid prototyping techniques and systems engineering methods that the automakers use to develop new products and integrate mechanical and electronic vehicle systems. These proven methods can improve performance and time-to-profit for a huge variety of products.

John Waraniak, SEMA vice president for technology, moderated the panel discussion, which included Ed Browalski, president of Advanced Controls Engineering Consultants, Santhosh Jogi, engineering director of dSPACE, and Tom Gillespie, founder of Mechanical Simulation (CarSim).

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State of the Global & U.S. Economy: An Automotive Perspective (Webinar)

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Thursday, March 11, 2010; Presented by: Dr. Timothy G. Nash, Northwood University

Jobs, oil prices, housing, health care. They’re all tied to the national and the global economy, and their state of flux has played havoc with the auto makers and specialty-equipment businesses alike. So where do we stand now? Is the industry pulling out of its tailspin or lurching toward another stall? Join noted economic expert Dr. Timothy Nash of Northwood University for a revealing look at the root causes of the financial crisis and a comprehensive overview of current conditions.

Dr. Nash provides special emphasis on the dramatic fluctuation in oil prices and the impact of today’s economic conditions on the automotive aftermarket. He is an associate professor of economics and business as well as economics and public policy at the DeVos Graduate School, and he has co-authored three books and conducted research and consulting for a number of Fortune 500 companies, including GM, UAW/PEL and the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association. His writing and interviews have appeared in The Detroit News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New Jersey Star Ledger and Harvard University Press.

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Major Determinants of U.S. Automotive Demand: Factors Driving the U.S. Automotive Market

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Thursday, September 17, 2009; Moderator: John Waraniak, SEMA Vice President of Vehicle Technology. Presenter: Brett Smith, Assistant Director, Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology, Center of Automotive Research (CAR)

SEMA recently presented the industry research findings and released advanced copies of Phase III (view all three phases) of a groundbreaking multi-phased series of specialty-equipment forecasting reports at the annual State of the Association meeting in Pasadena, CA on 01 August. 

In case you missed this important opportunity, here is your chance to learn more about the major economic drivers of the U.S. automotive market and their potential impact on SEMA-member companies. The information and insights presented in the webinar will assist members with increased understanding and awareness of macroeconomic trends and analyses to support their business development and scenario planning efforts.

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Powertrain Forecast and Analysis: What is Coming and What are the Implications for the Specialty-Equipment Aftermarket

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Thursday, August 13, 2009. Moderator: John Waraniak, SEMA Vice President of Vehicle Technology. Presenters: Brett Smith, Assistant Director, Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology, Center of Automotive Research (CAR)

In case you missed this important opportunity, here is your chance to learn more about vehicle manufacturer plans for powertrain technologies, platforms and economic forecasts that impact the specialty-equipment and performance aftermarket. The information and insights presented in the webinar will assist members with increased understanding and awareness of vehicle technology challenges and opportunities to support their business development and scenario planning efforts.

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