The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) has announced that it is adding an Heavy Duty Engine Suppliers section to the 2009 International BIG R Show.
The 2009 International BIG R Show is being co-located with the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association Powertrain Expo November 1 and 2, 2009 at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev., just prior to the opening of the AAPEX and SEMA Shows and will offer emphasis on the diesel engine remanufacturing market.
During the recent Heavy Duty Reman Summit in Orlando, Fla., it was announced that APRA’s Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group (HDRG) will undertake to provide a venue for diesel engine remanufacturers and distributors to meet and network among their peers.
According to Bill Gager, APRA president, “The International BIG R Show is a natural place for the diesel engine community to meet for technical meetings and networking among all constituents of the remanufacturing marketplace.
“The equipment suppliers to the diesel market and the distributors serving that market will also be able to share their needs and marketing expertise with the other product lines in the HDRG,” Gager says. “The heavy duty transmission, axle and steering market use machining and cleaning equipment one might find in a diesel shop and vice-versa.”
The recent agreement with ATRA provided impetus to proceed with the all-encompassing show. The larger remanufacturing community can be best served by combining the remanufacturing segments in this one location in Las Vegas just before an industry wide event such as Industry Week. ATRA, APRA and HDRG share many needs and this solution seems tailor-made to answer those needs.