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Exploring e-Retailing in Automotive Aftermarket at the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association's Vision Conference


MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--Feb. 27, 2014: Frost & Sullivan's Aftermarket Senior Research Analyst Kumar Saha will keynote at the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association's member-only Vision Conference 2014, held at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. on March 25 - 26.

The Vision Conference aims to provide clarity to elements that are essential for suppliers to innovate and end up successful in the many facets that comprise the modern automotive aftermarket through the theme of "Winning in the Aftermarket… The Chase for Innovation."

As such, Frost & Sullivan's Automotive and Transportation Senior Industry Analyst Kumar Saha will present "Winning in Emerging Channels: e-Tailing," which will provide conference participants with tools to take advantage of the opportunities presented through online retailing of parts. This is an important trend that is expected to account for approximately 10 percent of total aftermarket revenue by 2020.

"At the very least, digitization opens up a dynamic channel of communication between suppliers, installers and end-users," said Kumar. "On the other end, digital presence can, in theory, allow a supplier to sell directly to customers. Most importantly, e-retailing and other attendant technologies could potentially shake up an entrenched aftermarket structure."

Kumar's keynote will be held on March 26. For slides previewing his presentation, visit: Kumar Presentation.

For more information on Frost & Sullivan's Automotive and Transportation research, please contact Jeannette Garcia, Corporate Communications, at with your full contact details. For more information about the AASA Vision Conference, visit AASA Vision.

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About AASA

AASA ( exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products. It is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues and serving as a valued resource for members. AASA is a market segment of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). "AASA, The Voice for the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Industry"