ToolTech Dates: April 25-27, 2017  
New Orleans, LA
NASTF Meeting April 24, 2017

Putting The Pieces Together

Vehicle technology continues to evolve at lightning speed.  Driven by ever-stringent emissions regulations, CAFE requirements and the consumer’s demand for performance and utility it has an impact on every part of the car.  As the pace of these advances accelerates, the industry will need to anticipate and plan for a future where mobility is a service and vehicles drive themselves.

The winners in this new ecosystem will be those who can take advantage of vehicle technology enhancements to deliver value by creating new products and technologies that will continue to change the face of the global automotive industry.

Innovations in vehicle technology have been steadily changing the way that OEMs, national chains, franchisors, aftermarket tool and equipment companies, and consumers interact. Technology is enabling the automotive industry to evolve from delivering products to creating long-lasting relationships.  Consumers are embracing the features which technology makes possible, with more focus on the value of electronics, secure connectivity, serviceability, and service options when they make their buying decision.  With over 70% of consumers moving to aftermarket service providers when the vehicle is out of warranty, it is essential to embrace the aftermarket repair industry in order to improve brand satisfaction throughout the life of the vehicle. 

To insure the long-term viability of this ecosystem in the rapid pace of vehicle technology evolution, it is vital that everyone in the automotive industry keep up, stayed informed and find solutions to the challenges these new products and technologies present.  The knowledge and information you gain by attending ToolTech will prepare you for upcoming technologies, understand how to overcome barriers in your everyday business, and stay informed on issues and news in the automotive aftermarket industry.  ToolTech is a platform to introduce yourself and your company, seek out synergies and opportunities with industry professionals, and develop new and innovative ways to supply shops with proper tools and equipment.

By connecting the OEM’s, National Chains, Franchisors, and the Aftermarket through ETI all of these pieces of the puzzle fit together and impact brand satisfaction throughout the life of the vehicle.


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