BETHESDA, Md. (March 24, 2014) — Twenty-five Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) member companies have committed to exhibit in the AAIA member pavilion at the inaugural Latin Auto Parts Expo in Panama City, Panama, July 9-11.
The participating companies represent a wide range of products and services, but all have the goal to boost global competitiveness and expand into Latin America’s markets, according to AAIA.
The exhibiting companies include: Aisin World Corp. of America; B&B Manufacturing Corp.; Beck/Arnley Worldparts; Chemplex Automotive Group Inc.; Chyasa Inc.; Federal Mogul—Garming, S.A/Auto Mart; GE Appliance & Lighting; GPARTS International LLC; IDQ Holdings Inc.; Mahle Trading; Multi Parts Supply USA Inc.; NAPA Auto Parts; New York Brake Co.; Peak International; Pep Boys—Pep Express; Pylon Manufacturing; Remy Inc.; Robert Bosch Panama S.A.; Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket Mexico S.A. de C.V.; SSF Imported Auto Parts; Standard Motor Products; The Parts House (TPH); Valvoline International Inc.; Walker Products; and Warren Distribution.
“This is an excellent opportunity for these AAIA members to open the door for exports to these rapidly-growing Latin American markets,” said Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA president and CEO.
“AAIA is making a concerted effort to present our member companies with opportunities to expand into new markets and diversify their client base.
“Member companies exhibiting in our pavilion will be able to make personal connections with key players in the region, opening up exciting new possibilities for their companies.”
AAIA also will host a member center, networking reception, and will work with the Latin Auto Parts Expo to organize education sessions and other activities. AAIA members will receive a 15 percent discount off of standard booth pricing.
More information on the Latin Auto Parts Expo is on its website or by calling 786-293-5186.
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