SEMA, the trade association representing the $44.6 billion automotive specialty equipment industry, presented its top honors during the annual SEMA Industry Awards Banquet last night at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) today announced the Top 12 finalists in the sixth annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition, the event that determines the builder the aftermarket community considers best.
Open exclusively to builders with vehicles displayed at the world’s leading automotive trade event, the SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition includes nearly 300 vehicle builders vying for the top title in the prestigious competition. With the competition unfolding annually at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev., the SEMA Battle of the Builders serves as the focal point for a nationwide television special and provides builders and exhibitors with increased brand awareness.
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced the Top 40 builders in the SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition. Battle of the Builders is a competition to honor and recognize builders at the premier automotive trade show, the SEMA Show.
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced its Best New Products Award winners this morning at the 2019 SEMA Show. These awards are given to the most innovative and cutting-edge automotive aftermarket products that will be consumable in 2020.
Reid Lunde, owner and founder of Kaizen Speed, was named winner of the seventh annual SEMA Launch Pad, presented by the Young Executives Network. Lunde pitched his invention in front of a packed audience at the Westgate Theater in Las Vegas and won over a panel of distinguished judges. His winning product has a solution for designing, installing and calibrating a complete performance package into a whole new experience.
EMA Show exhibitors voted on the vehicles that represent the best business opportunities for the aftermarket in five categories. The announcement was made at the SEMA Vehicle Reveal, Monday, Nov. 4, the evening before the first day of the four-day SEMA Show.
Eighty-three percent of automotive specialty-equipment retailers report stable or growing sales in recent years, dispelling reports of a “retailpocalypse” and showing that the more than 3,000 SEMA member retailers are primed for continued growth, according to the new SEMA Retail Landscape Research Report.
The 2019 SEMA Show Education program includes more than 100 seminars designed to help business owners and industry professionals be more competitive and knowledgeable about how to succeed in the $45 billion automotive aftermarket. Back by popular demand are free professional headshots for all Showgoers and Power User cards that reward those attending three or more seminars. A new feature is the the SEMA Education STAGE, where Showgoers will be able to hear from leading experts without leaving the Show floor.
Even as the vehicle landscape is changing, the market for parts to modify those vehicles is growing, according to the new SEMA research report, “SEMA Accessory Opportunity Report: Top Cars and Trucks.”