Restyling Market to Shine at 2012 SEMA Show



Contact: Della


-- More than 300 exhibitors to showcase in Restyling area --

Diamond Bar, CA
(Oct. 5, 2012)

- As one of the industry's key market segments, the restyling industry is on
track to make a strong presence at the 2012 SEMA Show taking place Tuesday-Friday,
Oct. 30-Nov. 2, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Restyling & Car
Care Accessories area of the 2012 SEMA Show will feature more than 300
companies, including manufacturers of seat covers, dash covers, floor mats,
sunroofs and much more.

"The restyling market
focuses on the appearance of a vehicle," said Peter MacGillivray, SEMA VP of
events and communications. "The industry is filled with products that enhance
the styling and appearance of cars, trucks and SUVs. It really is the foundation
of what we consider to be fashion for the automotive industry."

Restyling is among the SEMA
industry's most active areas. The section has traditionally represented one of
the SEMA Show's top three largest sections, along with Racing &
Performance, Trucks and Tires. With 300-plus exhibitors confirmed for the 2012
Show, this year's Show marks a record high for the Restyling area.

"New car owners like to
personalize their vehicles and make it their own," said MacGillivray. "In
addition, many vehicle owners are keeping their cars and trucks longer and
often update the look with new seats or floor mats. It's easy to see why
there's so much interest and activity in this market segment."

As the number of exhibitors
showcasing products in the area goes up, so, too, does the interest from
independent installers and restylers. Throughout the week of the SEMA Show are
a number of programs and activities targeted specifically to restyling

Spearheaded by the
Professional Restylers Organization (PRO), a SEMA council, the activities
include a PRO Reception where the industry is able to gather and network with
one another. Also hosted by PRO is the PRO Garage. The all-new event is part of
the Technical Skills and Training Conference (TSTC) taking place Thursday,
November 1. Participants will take part in hands-on training sessions and
demonstrations that cover critical growth markets such as custom interiors,
heated seats, mobile electronics, paint protection, window film, sunroofs and

To learn more about the
2012 SEMA Show and the activities specifically for the restyling industry,

About SEMA and the

The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market
Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the
first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading
venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive
specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those
that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of
cars and trucks. Additional details are available at


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