Eagan, MN (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
Cerasis, Inc., a third party logistics company, is exhibiting alongside Automotive Aftermarket companies at this year’s Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo Show 2013 in order to speak to companies about their logistics needs. Cerasis will demonstrate their transportation management system and how the system aids in North American logistics and freight planning for both outbound and inbound freight. Included alongside the TMS offering are integrated freight management services from Cerasis to include freight payment, freight invoice auditing, and freight claims.
AAPEX 2013 represents the $477 billion global motor vehicle aftermarket with more than 130,000 professionals from around the globe participate in Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas, Nevada.
AAPEX 2013 is the connection to automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators all in one place. Automotive parts wholesale distributors, retailers, service chains, jobbers and service professionals attend AAPEX. These buyers represent billions of dollars in buying power.
AAPEX 2013 is Tuesday, Nov. 5 through Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, Nev., and will feature nearly 2,400 exhibitors and approximately 5,000 booths.
Cerasis will exhibit at AAPEX 2013 in booth number #37031.
“With such great current customers such as Beck/Arnley (booth #4621) and H.E.C.A.T. (who will exhibit alongside Ritchie Engineering Company Inc. at booth #1253) , both automotive aftermarket companies, exhibiting this year at AAPEX 2013, as well as a handful of other of our current customers, we felt it was important for us to provide logistics solutions via our freight technology and freight management services to aid other automotive aftermarket companies in mitigating transportation and logistics costs as the industry grows,” said Vice President of Business Development, Steve Norall.
State of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry
This industry includes any product you might buy for a light-, medium-, or heavy-duty vehicle after the original sale, according to the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). That includes replacement parts, accessories, lubricants, products to improve appearance, tires, and tools and equipment for making repairs. Together with attendant services, auto aftermarket products represented $307.7 billion in sales in 2012.
The automotive aftermarket is poised to grow even further. In 2012, sales increased 3.5 percent over 2011, according to the AAIA. And the average age of light vehicles on the road in the United States has been increasing steadily over the past decade, reaching a record high of 11.4 years in 2013, reports Polk, a global automotive intelligence firm based in Southfield, Mich.
“The forecast model demonstrates that despite strong new vehicle sales, historic high gas prices and a flattening of miles driven, our industry is poised for steady growth,” said Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA president and CEO. “Why? The average age of vehicles is 11.3 years, the oldest ever, and the age mix of vehicles continues to favor older vehicles, creating a robust sweet spot for service and repair.”
As people keep their cars and light trucks longer, demand for aftermarket parts will increase, as well as the ability to manage rising freight costs as a result of steady growth, making it more important than ever for vendors in that market to drive smarter automotive logistics strategies.
About Cerasis, Inc.
Founded in 1997, Cerasis is a top freight logistics company and truckload freight broker. Our customers leverage proprietary web-based TMS, the Cerasis Rater™, to ship LTL Freight, Truckload Freight, and small package freight.
In addition to this freight technology we offer full support to our shippers for both inbound & outbound freight routing, through dedicated and integrated freight management services.