Twenty-Five Companies To Exhibit In AAIA Member Pavilion At New Panama Show

Twenty-Five Companies To Exhibit In AAIA Member Pavilion At New Panama Show

The participating companies represent a wide range of products and services, but all have one goal in common: to boost global competitiveness and expand into Latin America's most dynamic markets.

BETHESDA, Md. – With the April 1 application deadline quickly approaching, 25 Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) member companies have committed to exhibit in the AAIA member pavilion at the first-ever Latin Auto Parts Expo taking place July 9-11, 2014, in Panama City, Panama. The participating companies represent a wide range of products and services, but all have one goal in common – to boost global competitiveness and expand into Latin America’s most dynamic markets.
The following 25 AAIA members will exhibit at the Latin Expo:
1. Aisin World Corp. of America
2. B&B Manufacturing Corp.
3. Beck/Arnley Worldparts
4. Chemplex Automotive Group Inc.
5. Chyasa Inc.
6. Federal-Mogul – Garming, S.A / Auto Mart
7. GE Appliance & Lighting
8. GPARTS International LLC
9. IDQ Holdings Inc.
10. Mahle Trading
11. Multi Parts Supply USA Inc.
12. NAPA Auto Parts
13. New York Brake Company
14. Peak International
16. Pylon Manufacturing
17. Remy Inc.
18. Robert Bosch Panama S.A.
19. Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket Mexico S.A. de C.V.
20. SSF Imported Auto Parts
21. Standard Motor Products
22. The Parts House (TPH)
23. Valvoline International Inc.
24. Walker Products
25. 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.”
The new show will take advantage of Panama’s strategic location as an international business center that is well-known to the Latin American business community, and target buyers from Central and South America and the Caribbean. It will be unique among existing Latin American auto parts shows, allowing exhibitors to target buyers from throughout the region in one place.  
In addition to populating the AAIA pavilion, 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 available at or by calling 786-293-5186. For AAIA member-specific questions please contact Arlene Davis at [email protected] or at 301-654-6664.

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