RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — Four new product manufacturers have made it into the top 10 on the 2004 Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Top 100 Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers list, which will be mailed with the May issue of Counterman magazine. The list will also be featured on its own Web page on aftermarketNews.com.
The list will also be distributed at the 2004 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS), which will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 18 and 19, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago.
Now in its second year, the list has been expanded to include the top 100 suppliers (up from 70 in 2003). Produced by Babcox Publications, it includes numerous other enhancements this year including: a comprehensive market overview; a listing of the top suppliers by product category; and a listing of major suppliers that cannot reveal aftermarket sales figures.
“The feedback we received last year told us that this type of list was long overdue,” said Paul Foley, AASA vice president. “This year’s list is bigger and better and will be a valuable tool in helping key audiences, such as the financial community, understand how big and important the aftermarket product manufacturer industry is.”