AAPEX 2017: Meeting The Demands of Tomorrow’s Aftermarket

AAPEX 2017: Meeting The Demands of Tomorrow’s Aftermarket
AAPEX 2017 took place at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, from October 31 to November 2. (Photos: Huw Evans)

This year’s Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo emphasized changing technology the need for the industry to adapt.

Held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, this year’s event drew approximately 158,000 automotive aftermarket professionals and featured over 2,200 exhibitors, plus more than 50 AAPEXedu sessions.

As in past years, there were a number of keynote sessions, Let’s Tech workshops as well as a new Mobility Park exhibit. Located outdoors, adjacent to the Sands Expo, this featured a range of demonstrations on the latest scan tools as well as diagnostic procedures—all designed to help keep automotive industry professionals “ahead of the curve.” CarCare Business attended AAPEX 2017 and brings you some highlights.

Alex Ragucci (left) and Monika Laprette from CRP Automotive, with some of the company’s new products, including an electric power steering rack, belts and gaskets.
Hugh Charvat, CEO, APC Automotive Technologies addresses attendees at a company press conference on October 31 at AAPEX 2017.
Paco Agrafojo (left) and Keith Nelson of ITW Global Brands; were showcasing a range of new Permatex sealants and adhesives.
The Transbec booth was a hub of activity during AAPEX 2017.
Mevotech was showcasing its popular TTX line at AAPEX. (Let to right) Derek Chinn, Charles Touchette, Mike Duggan and Mike Caron.
Cardone Industries had this impressive display highlighting the various components it supplies for automobiles.
Dayco was showcasing a new line of water pumps. (Left to right) Dan Sheehan, Joe Greco, Nick Orlando, Danny Infusion and Bob Rosen.
Dominik Jedrzejak (left) and Jason Vandeboom were on hand for product demonstrations at the Bosch booth including brake pads, alternators and starters.
A number of Let’s Tech workshops took place this year, adjacent to the main trade show hall.
Tenneco’s Denise Hanefeld with some of Walker’s newest emissions control and exhaust components.
Spectra Premium’s display included the NASCAR Pinty’s Series Dodge Challenger Racer driven by J-P Dumoulin.
Pico Canada’s Marc Alary, had a variety of new electrical components on display.
Schaeffler featured an interactive display, allowing customers a close up look at some of its newest products.

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