Quality Continues to Drive the Global Automotive Aftermarket Industry


Tampa, FL/USA – July 20, 2016

The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) is an international event held in Las Vegas, NV each year. The global event represents the estimated $328.2 billion aftermarket auto parts industry. And, the 2016 show is expected to have over 2,200 manufacturers and suppliers represented and more than 44,000 attendees.

Pro QC International, a third-party quality consulting and engineering solutions company, will be exhibiting at AAPEX and focusing on providing solutions to the challenges faced by the industry.

In the AASA Aftermarket 2020 Report issued by Booz & Co., challenges to the automotive aftermarket industry include:

  • Future Replacement Rates
  • Consolidation of Suppliers
  • Channel Consolidation Impact
  • New Safety Regulations
  • Impact of Electric Vehicles
  • Manufacturer vs. Channel Brands

A proactive approach towards quality offers a competitive advantage that ensures long-term sustainability while effectively addressing challenges.

Pro QC’s Sales Manager in North America, Jeffrey Moellering, has worked with automotive clients for over two decades. He advises organizations to “use caution with supplier selection and consider basic verification and/or on-site initial evaluations. Supplier management via ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001 environmental/sustainability, SA8000 social responsibility and C-TPAT security on-site evaluations provide a level of assurance that reduces risk and assists in the development of a long-term customer-supplier partnership. QC inspections also go a long way towards reducing associated warranty costs, rework, etc. In the automotive industry especially, ensuring quality is about being able to consistently meet customer expectations.”

Pro QC offers over three decades of experience in quality and has a reputation for employing highly qualified and skilled professionals. Attendees at this year’s AAPEX event will find
Pro QC in Booth 1874. Personnel will be on-site to discuss reducing quality risk and cost.

To learn more about Pro QC’s quality solutions within the automotive industry, visit the website at http://proqcna.proqc.com/automotive-product-inspections.

Pro QC International provides quality control and engineering solutions in over 38 countries. Whether we’re testing products, auditing suppliers, inspecting shipments or managing corrective actions, our skilled team of QA professionals represents the quality interests of our clients at factories worldwide.

Jennifer Stepniowski
Regional Director, North America
14502 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618