The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced its Best New Products Award winners this morning at the 2019 SEMA Show. SEMA’s annual New Product Awards competition recognizes outstanding achievements in the development of products being introduced to the automotive specialty-equipment market at the SEMA Show. Products are judged in 16 award categories, and each category has one winner and two runners-up.
Warren Kosikov has been named vice-president of sales for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). In this position he will lead the sales team and guide the day-to-day sales strategy for both the SEMA and PRI Shows, SEMA News and Performance Racing Industry magazines and related media content. Kosikov, who joined SEMA in 2014, has more than 30 years of industry experience.
Meguiar made a new addition to its popular Ultimate line at the recent SEMA show in Las Vegas – Ultimate All Wheel Cleaner. The new wheel cleaner is said to be “a powerful formula that offers deep cleaning, yet is gentle enough that it can be used on any wheel finish or type”.
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has voiced its disapproval of US President Trump’s aim to impose 25 per cent tariffs on a range of products imported from China; the US-based association, which represents the vehicle aftermarket, says it opposes these tariffs as well as the Trump administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminium and the threatened tariffs on imported cars and automotive parts – it considers them “as misplaced and having the potential to impose significant harm on US businesses and consumers.”
The SEMA Show in Las Vegas hosted the first overseas launch of ZC Rubber’s ‘Smart Tire System’ ahead of the cloud-based tyre lifecycle management platform’s release within the region. The system is intended for use with buses and trucks used in a range of application, and assists in the monitoring of tyre temperature and pressure, vehicle position, as well as fleet management. Through the use of the Smart Tire System, ZC Rubber aims to achieve “win-win cooperation” with its dealers and customers.
Cooper Tire’s newest crossover vehicle (CUV), sport utility vehicle (SUV) and pickup truck tyre has been named a New Product Award winner in the tyre and related product category at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas.
Momo-branded car, light truck and SUV tyres make their North American debut this month. The tyre range was launched in Europe in 2012 and will be on display at the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show (SEMA) at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Atturo will introduce its new CV400 commercial van tyre at SEMA (booth 43265, South Hall). The tyre is designed for such models as the Ford Transit and Ram Pro Master, vehicles which have become increasingly popular for all types of urban service and delivery fleets. The segment opportunities have expanded into consumer markets as the modern full size van for camping, luxury conversions and group transportation. Atturo says the extension of its range for this category is a “natural complement to the brand’s dedication to the light truck market segment.”
At the start of June Tim Martin from K&N Engineering was elected SEMA’s chairman-elect and will help the SEMA board of directors lead the association for the 2017–2019 term. Martin fills the position held for the past two years by Wade Kawasaki of the Coker Group, who will begin serving his term as chairman in July. James Lawrence from Power Automedia was also voted onto the SEMA board of directors, and Greg Adler from Transamerican Auto Parts was re-elected, and will serve another term.
Alloy wheel protection system AlloyGator has launched an extra-large alloy wheel protector. Designed to fit wheels between 12 and 24 inches in diameter, the new size profile was officially launched at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas in response to the rapid global growth of the SUV and Crossover market.
Alloy wheel protection specialist AlloyGator has snapped up a 2017 Global Media Award at this year’s annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas. A jury panel of 34 leading journalists from around the world selected the company ahead of nearly 3,000 product in recognition of its products’ potential mass appeal to consumers in countries outside of the United States.
Zafco has unveiled two new tyres at Las Vegas’ SEMA show. The all-season Zeetex ZT3000, an eco-friendly alternative in the PCR category that offers exceptional wet grip and balanced driving behavior, and the slick Accelera Delta Sport, the brand’s first racing tyre engineered with the “R-Compound” are the new models on stand, which also featured Zeetex’s Café Zee concept.
Hercules Tire will showcase its latest tyres at SEMA 2015 in Las Vegas. Located in Booth #43079, the company will feature new consumer lines, such as the ultra-high performance Hercules Raptis R-T5, new medium truck tyre offerings, and new sizes in popular existing Hercules products.
To loosely paraphrase the 2012 Taylor Swift song, Sentury Tires America is never, ever getting back together with the CLV6 tyre. In a statement released 19 February, Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. shared that Sentury has “agreed to never produce the original CLV6 tyre that was displayed at the 2012 SEMA Show or any tyre with a similar tread design” as part of the settlement it has reached with Toyo. The CLV6 was viewed by Toyo as an infringement of its United States design patent for the tread design used on its Nitto Motivo tyre.