Next to aftermarket
product displays were booths touting pain-relief and skin-care products, model toy cars and Hot Wheels, portraits of cars, Home Shopping Network-like shills selling car wax, recruiters for the Los Angeles police and sheriff's departments and some exhibits that looked like they belonged in a flea market.
Back in 1980, one of my co-workers bought a little aftermarket
black-and-white television for her car so that she could monitor the soap opera "General Hospital" on her way home from work (foolhardy then and illegal now for drivers in 38 states).
Industry Association, 2005 Automotive Aftermarket
Products Expos, Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, NV, AAIA (301) 654-6664--November 1-4.
If his aftermarket
supplier doesn't have the part, the installer can quickly and easily quote the OE price and order the part from the OE dealer.
So even though Delphi is still more widely known by automotive engineers and marketing people than the general public, consumer electronics is Delphi's fastest growing business unit and puts it on track to achieve what it calls "aspirational" sales targets through the end of the decade, with the first aftermarket
products based on future vehicle OE specifications scheduled to debut in fall 2005.
Vehicle service repair, accounting for two-thirds of total automotive aftermarket
sales, rose 6.
Every firm in the aftermarket
business strives for high service levels.
There has been a breakdown in the structure of the traditional aftermarket