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Automotive Service and Repair Week (ASRW)

Venue: New Orleans, LA

Date: October 10–13, 2012

Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW), home to NACE (International Autobody Congress & Expo) and CARS (Congress of Automotive Service & Repair), is the premier event for automotive service, collision, and repair professionals. ASRW was created to provide buyers and sellers within the automotive repair, collision, and service community a place to network, an educational resource for learning about technological advancements, and a unique marketplace to see all the products, services, equipment, and technology available to industry professionals. ASRW is a showcase of top manufacturers and suppliers displaying the latest products and equipment needed to run mechanical and collision repair shops effectively and efficiently. ASRW is the forum for new techniques, products, efficiencies, services, skills, technology, knowledge, networking, and equipment.

Seminars: Add-On Education sponsored by I-CAR, PCI and ASE. Sessions are available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Please see the show website for more information.

Exhibitors: 300+ (2011)

Industries: A/C compressor & components, additional services, aftermarket parts, air systems/tools (includes air blowers/blow guns, air cleaners, air compressors/accessories, air dryers, air regulators/gauges), associations/organizations, auto auctions, automotive accessories, batteries, body/frame repair (includes anchoring equipment, clamps/chains, fixturing equipment, measuring equipment, pulling equipment, straightening equipment, business products & services (advertising/marketing materials, business forms/cards, brake repair products, car rental programs), coatings/refinish products, computer hardware/software, consultants, customer service, dent removal, diagnostic software, dryers, educational/training, emission products, estimating systems, facility operations, filters, financial services, fuel injector cleaners, glass repair/replacement, health & wellness, heavy duty, heavy-duty truck equipment/products, hybrid repair information provider, ignition products, internet products/services, lifts/jacks/moving equipment, maintenance products, marketing services, original parts manufacturer, paint booths, prep stations/booth equipment (includes heat/curing lamps, spray guns & accessories, mixing equipment), paint products/services/systems, parts/parts procurement (includes aftermarket parts, brake equipment, custom parts, OEM parts), payment processing services, publications, refinish tools/equipment, remanufactured parts, repair information provider, rotating electrical, safety equipment (includes air purifiers, coveralls and paint suits, eye/face/ear protectors, hand cleaners/dispensers, respirators/hoods/waste removal/recyclers), shop accessories, specialty equipment/services (includes detailing systems/chemicals, fasteners, miscellaneous products/services, paintless dent repair, pin striping, shop supplies), surface preparation (includes adhesives, body fillers/accessories, buffing/polishing compounds/accessories, cleaners, fiberglass repair, masking products, protective coatings/undercoatings, paint strippers/sealers, wiping products), shop accessories, shop management software, specialty products, hand & power tools (includes air power tools, dent pullers, electric power tools, miscellaneous hand tools, rivet tools), transmission repair products, vacuum systems & accessories, vehicle repair software, warranty provider, welding/cutting, and wheels/wheel alignment systems.

Target Buyers: Repair facility owners and managers, wholesalers, parts sales representatives, service writers, educators, service technicians, insurance professionals, claims professionals, mass merchandisers, dealer professionals, warehouse distributors, PBE jobbers, manufacturers’ representatives, technicians, consolidators, auto glass professionals, franchised independents, franchised new car dealers, independent shops (single or multiple locations, specialty shops by vehicle make—domestic/European/Asian, specialty shops by vehicle system), diagnostics/transmission/alignment, and association representatives.

Benefits for Attendees registering through the U.S. Commercial Service

  • Special pricing consideration given to international attendees.
  • Seminar Session prices range from $70–130 each. Please inquire, or see the ASRW Expo website for more information.
  • Airfare and hotel discounts available.
  • Possible technical field trips (please inquire).

Contact: Shelby Peterson, shelby.peterson@trade.gov, (202) 482-5531 or Padraig O’Connor at padraig.o’connor@trade.gov