Collision Repair Manufacturers Secure Exhibit Space at 2012 SEMA Show


Contact: Della



Diamond Bar, CA
(May 11, 2012)
After debuting at last year's SEMA Show, the Collision Repair & Refinish
section will return to provide buyers with a dedicated area on the Show floor
where they can quickly and easily meet with major refinish companies, paint
booth manufacturers, parts suppliers and manufacturers, estimating and
management software companies, manufacturers of structural repair and welding
equipment, safety equipment and other related products. The section has been
identified as one of the fastest growing areas of the show, and is on track to
surpass last years' numbers for the 2012 SEMA Show taking place Tuesday -
Friday, October 30 - November 2, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"We've seen interest from
the collision repair market increase over the years," said Peter MacGillivray,
SEMA VP of events and communications. "We're responding to what we're hearing
from the industry by providing them with what they need and want."

Last year, due to
significant growth and interest from the collision repair industry, Show organizers
created a new floor section, "Collision Repair & Refinish," to make it easy
for those in the professional repair business to connect with manufacturers in
the industry. SEMA Show exhibitors are categorized by market segments and
display their products in sectionalized floor areas. The floor sections make it
easy for buyers to concentrate on the markets that are most relevant to their
businesses, while also exploring new opportunities for growth in related

Buyers interested in the
Collision Repair & Refinish segment, for example, often visit the Tools
& Equipment section of the SEMA Show. The related section features products
to help shop owners work smarter and faster, such as new lifts, grinders, jacks
and more.

Last year's SEMA Show featured
more than 300 companies between the two sections, that were of high interest to
the collision repair business owners attending the show.

"One of the unique things
about the SEMA Show is that is encompasses the entire automotive parts and
accessories industry," said MacGillivray. "Participants are able to accomplish
a great deal in a short amount of time."

Other floor sections at the
SEMA Show are Business Services, Global Tire Expo Powered by TIA, Hot Rod
Alley, Mobile Electronics & Technology, Powersports & Utility Vehicles,
Racing & Performance, Restoration Marketplace, Restyling & Car Care
Accessories, Trucks, SUVs & Off-Road, and Wheels & Accessories.

In addition to
manufacturers exhibiting at the Show, the event features nearly 60 educational
seminars and countless networking events. The Society of Collision Repair
Specialists (SCRS) organizes meetings and classes during the week, making it
convenient and affordable for its members to participate while at the SEMA
Show. The combination of unparalleled exhibition opportunities and world-class
education on relevant industry specific topics has defined the SEMA Show as the
destination for collision repairers from across the globe.

To learn more about the
SEMA Show or to register for the event, visit

About SEMA and the

The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market
Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the
first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading
venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive
specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those
that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of
cars and trucks. Additional details are available at


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