Mr. Somani has been in the automotive customization business since his university years over 30 years ago. In 1992, Mr. Somani acquired ownership of Automotive Sunroof Company (Pickering), a Toronto based automotive aftermarket accessorizer, and developed it into a leading full service accessorizer servicing over 40% of the Toronto dealers at its peak.
In the late 90’s, seeing an opportunity to expand automotive accessorization into the post production space, i.e., the space between factory and aftermarket, Mr. Somani formed a series of companies including AVG (OEAM) Inc., AVG (OEM) Inc. and National Automotive Customizers Inc., collectively referred to as AVG Group, to execute on select opportunities in this space.
Currently, AVG Group supplies numerous accessory solutions at multiple option points (factory, port, distributor and dealer) in the North American verticals of Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan and GM. The Group also supplies a comprehensive menu of installation services at these points in both union and non-union environments. Today, after under 20 years since inception, AVG Group has become a leading supplier of accessory solutions into the North American automotive post production space.