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AAPEX 2016: A Quick Peek From The Show Floor


It was another great year at AAPEX 2016!

Now that a few weeks have passed since the AAPEX 2016 show, we've had some time to catch up and compile our favorite footage from the show to share. With so many great booths and displays, it was tough to narrow down to our favorites. We just posted our first cut below. Enjoy! And keep your eyes out for Aisin, Liqui Moly, ACDelco, Wix Filters, AP Exhaust, KYB, Johnson Controls and more in this video.

Over the next few weeks, we'll be releasing more video from the AAPEX and SEMA show floors, as well as interviews from garages and WD's captured during our cross-country road trip to AAPEX, so stay tuned and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

PartsTech at AAPEX:

We've attended AAPEX / SEMA for the last few years, so this wasn't our first rodeo. But this was our first year exhibiting and presenting at AAPEX.  We had the opportunity to participate in two inaugural initiatives: the Automotive Technology Section and Let's Tech - both programs designed to focus on the latest technology in the automotive aftermarket.

Let's Tech

Let's Tech was a new program designed to highlight emerging technology players in the aftermarket.  It presented an opportunity for attendees to hear from thought leaders in the industry in 20-minute a "TED Talk" format.  We collaborated with the folks from Mechanic Advisor to present "Googles, Dongles and Parts: Using Technology to Communicate with Customer Cars" in which we illustrated how telematics, CRM and parts ordering technology can come together to streamline the repair process for both vehicle owner and repair facility.

Automotive Technology Section

PartsTech was also featured as an exhibitor in the Automotive Technology Section - a new exhibit section at AAPEX 2016 designed to showcase the technology products and services that impact the supply chain and day-to-day business of retailers, warehouse distributors (WDs) and automotive service professionals.  We were thrilled and honored to be a part of this new section. We had great traffic through our booth for the entire week, and the number of new conversations started and existing business relationships furthered was truly staggering.  We're already looking forward to AAPEX 2017!

About AAPEX 2016:

The 2016 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo is the premier global event in the $356B autocare industry.  Hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Sands Expo, AAPEX 2016 featured over 2,200 automotive aftermarket manufacturers and suppliers demonstrating the latest products and technologies to thousands of industry buyers, including warehouse distributors, retailers, buying groups and repair facilities.