SMS Auto Fabrics, one of the auto upholstery industry's leading suppliers of original and reproduction fabrics, has purchased longtime competitor Original Auto Interiors. … [Read more...] about SMS Buys Competitor Original Auto Interiors
Industry Trends & Reports
In which U.S. state would you expect to repair more convertible tops — New Jersey or Arizona? Cars.com recently gathered the data, crunched the numbers and found some surprising results. … [Read more...] about Which States Love Convertibles the Most?
Worried about the state of our industry? Don't be. According to a new study by QY Research, the auto upholstery market is expected to experience a significant upswing in the next five years. … [Read more...] about Auto Upholstery is Making a Comeback
Not so long ago industry insiders were warning that convertible vehicles were a dying breed — but not anymore. In recent years, open-air vehicles have seen an extraordinary resurgence, with automakers manufacturing more soft-top models and Haartz Corporation continuing to develop fabric technology. Car drivers have also reaffirmed their love for convertible vehicles. In … [Read more...] about Survey Finds Drivers Still Love Convertibles
Every year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes an "Occupational Outlook Handbook" for nearly every profession in the United States. This year's handbook provides some interesting insight on the health of the auto upholstery industry. … [Read more...] about 2016 Occupational Outlook: Upholstery