Current Press Releases

Post on: 06/19/2014 - 10:57am

Leaders and volunteers from the automotive accessories industry will be honored during the annual SEMA Installation Gala, Friday, July 18, at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona, California.

Post on: 06/12/2014 - 9:50am

Results of the 2014 SEMA Board of Directors election are in, with two new members joining the group.

Post on: 06/10/2014 - 9:28am

The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) enhanced its product data management tools to make it easier and faster for auto accessory suppliers to process their files. The new tools, which were introduced last month, will reduce the time it takes to load and validate large files from days to hours.

Post on: 06/06/2014 - 12:37pm

For one night, the SEMA Garage - Industry Innovations Center is taking a break from the welding, scanning and development that typically takes place in the facility, and will welcome the $31 billion automotive specialty equipment industry for an Open House on Thursday, July 17, in Diamond Bar, California.

Post on: 05/20/2014 - 3:56pm

The photo cove in the SEMA Garage-Industry Innovations Center opened for business last month, as celebrity builders Pete Chapouris and Jimmy Shine of So-Cal Speed Shop utilized the studio to photograph a celebrated project car they are building for rock guitarist Billy Gibbons.

Post on: 05/15/2014 - 10:01am

Nile Cornelison, Jim Cozzie, John Menzler and Fred Offenhauser will receive the industry's highest honor and be inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame-an elite group of leaders who shaped and inspired the $31 billion automotive specialty-equipment market.

Post on: 05/14/2014 - 2:51pm

Election materials for this year's SEMA Board of Directors election have been emailed to the primary contacts at all eligible SEMA-member companies. The voting period is May 14-June 10, 2014.

Post on: 05/12/2014 - 3:31pm

Registration to attend the 2014 SEMA Show is now available at The annual trade show for the automotive accessories market is set for Tuesday-Friday, November 4-7, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Post on: 05/06/2014 - 9:54am

Industry veteran Ira Gabriel has joined the SEMA executive team as VP of Marketing. The former publisher of Hot Rod Magazine will work from SEMA's headquarters in Diamond Bar, CA, where he will oversee strategic marketing initiatives for programs such as the SEMA Garage, SEMA Data Co-op, and the world-famous SEMA Show.

Post on: 03/24/2014 - 2:07pm

Confused about how to get started managing your product data? Even businesses that have no prior experience with product data can be up and running quickly with the SEMA Data Co-op's (SDC) powerful online tools and live Help Desk support. Businesses can learn how to get started and see a live demonstration of the SDC system from Director of Membership Jim Graven by attending the SEMA webinar taking place April 3, 2014. The session will explain how businesses like yours can benefit from the SDC, which is already helping more than 600 suppliers and re-sellers manage their parts data, improve efficiencies and increase sales.