November 07, 2012 // Franchising.com // WESTON, FL – Tint World, the nation’s leading automotive styling franchise, attended the 2012 SEMA Show held annually at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada; Oct 30 – Nov 2, 2012. Tint World corporate officers and franchisees had the opportunity to explore new possibilities for product offerings, educational seminars, special events and networking with vendor relationships.
Corporate officers who attended included Charles Bonfiglio (CEO), Robert Garza (COO), and Paul Pirro (VP of Operations & Vendor Relations) who met with auto brands such as Sony Car Audio, Brand Motion, NAV TV, Intrathex, Accele, Rostra, Hushmat, Powerbase, Scosche, Mobile Solutions Craftsman Tools, Racedeck, as well as Window Film and Vehicle Wrap manufactures and others.
Attending the show for over 20 years, Bonfiglio shares, “We always look forward to the SEMA Show every year. We arrive at the show as an entourage and always have a good time—whether it’s talking to vendors, checking out new products, or learning new auto styling techniques—it’s a great experience to take back home and reinvigorate our franchise members.”
As the SEMA Show is the premier aftermarket tradeshow in the world, the Tint World team was exposed to the latest automotive accessories, advanced mobile technologies, new product demonstrations, research technological advancements and the most diverse vehicle styles and upgrades. This year marks the first time that several of Tint World’s franchisees attended the show with the more seasoned corporate officers. For many of the franchisees, who hailed from all parts of the country, the SEMA Show gave them their first look at the aftermarket accessories industry at this grand of a scale. Given the opportunity to learn more about the newest products and accessories in the industry, franchisees had a better idea of what they would like to potentially implement in their own stores, which can range from products or techniques acquired during the seminars and demonstrations.
In addition to finding new products to offer Tint World customers, representatives met with top automotive brands and manufacturer representatives to further develop strong relations to gain more buying power for franchisees and offer more competitive prices for customers. Tint World has been an authorized dealer for most major aftermarket brands and gained even more direct dealer brands authorization agreements at the SEMA Show to grow its product offerings.
Established 1982 in Tamarac, Florida, Tint World® is now the leading franchised provider of automotive, residential, commercial, and marine window tinting and security film services in the US. Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers also offer auto security, mobile electronics, performance and styling accessories, custom wheels and tire packages, auto detailing, and reconditioning services.
Charles J. Bonfiglio