A new report focused on the accessorization of utility task vehicles (UTVs, also known as side-by-sides) reveals that approximately 670,000 UTV models were sold in the United States in 2010-2012. Released by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the 62-page report provides auto accessory businesses with an understanding of the needs and purchase habits of UTV owners and aids in their marketing, sales and product development efforts.
The SEMA Data Co-op is now helping more than 600 automotive specialty equipment Suppliers and re-sellers around the world standardize and manage their parts data to improve efficiency and increase sales, a 300 percent increase from August last year. The Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) is the trade organization representing the $31 billion automotive aftermarket industry.
Students at Ohio Technical College (OTC) may be able to win a scholarship for a one-year tuition, valued at up to $29,400. The scholarship is part of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF), which encourages and supports those pursuing careers in the automotive aftermarket.
SEMA will host a webinar detailing the product development process, titled “10 Ways to Better Product Development.” This webinar will share recommendations on improving the product development process from beginning to end.
The Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) made the most of the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show in Indianapolis during December, gathering together some of the motorsports industry’s leading manufacturers. The day before the show officially opened, attendees had the opportunity to meet face to face with MPMC-member manufacturers for an education day packed with workshops on installations, new products, marketing, selling techniques and tips for running a successful high-performance business.
As a SEMA member, you have the opportunity to nominate yourself or another individual for a Select Committee seat on one of the Association’s councils or networks.
As a SEMA member, you have the opportunity to nominate an individual for the 2014 SEMA Hall of Fame.
The SEMA Town Hall Meeting and Reception Tour is coming to Chattanooga, TN. Join us for an opportunity to network with the Board of Directors, local industry leaders, members and SEMA Staff. This is your chance to share the challenges and opportunities that your business is facing with your peers.
Those traveling to the MPMC Media Trade Conference* or working in the greater Los Angeles/Orange County area are invited to a networking mixer on Thursday, January 23 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. SEMA's Young Executive Network (YEN), the SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN), and the Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council will host the event in the lounge of the Embassy Suites Santa Ana - Orange County Airport North.
Manufacturing companies and members of the media participating in the upcoming SEMA Media Trade Conference have been e-mailed the preliminary meeting schedules for the upcoming event, taking place Tuesday–Thursday, January 21–23, at the Embassy Suites Orange County Airport North in Santa Ana, California.