The majority of businesses in the specialty automotive industry continues to operate during the Coronavirus pandemic…. more than two-thirds on industry businesses have not closed their facilities.
The findings are from a survey of SEMA member companies conducted April 1-7. SEMA has been working to identify areas to support the aftermarket industry during the pandemic as it moves towards recovery.
“The results of this survey show the resiliency of the specialty automotive industry and how it continues to push forward, working to move past the COVID-19 disruption,” said SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting. “We are using this feedback to further develop resources to help member businesses through this time of economic interruption.”
Members are positive
“The aftermarket industry and our members remain positive, and are looking forward to opening back up in the months ahead and participating in a SEMA Show that will play a key role in launching a successful 2021,” said Kersting. “Now more than ever our priority for SEMA is clear: assuring the health, safety, and business continuity for our members, partners, employees, and the overall industry community.”
It is at times like these that the power of a collective can be most beneficial.
— Chris Kersting, President and CEO, SEMA
“I’m optimistic that by working together, we will continue to persevere and thrive.” To date, nearly 2,000 companies have invested in the 2020 SEMA Show.
“The SEMA Show is a reflection of the industry it serves,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA Vice President of Events. “We are committed to build the environment that will be the platform for people to connect in the most safe and productive manner possible.”