The 2014 Big R/ReMaTecUSA Show is a continuation of the strong partnership between APRA and ReMaTec. The new show has its origins in APRA's International Big R Show, and will now combine with the successful ReMaTec show based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) was founded October 24, 1941 by R. A. Van Alen and Harry Lester in Los Angeles. At the first association convention in 1947 Harry Lester was still president, and attendance was roughly 50 people. Over the past 50+ years membership has grown to about 1,000 member companies worldwide. Convention attendance exceeds 2,000 people with over 150 exhibit booths.