Quantum’s Anthony Tocco to speak at Automated Vehicles Symposium on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Challenges with Big Data

Anthony Tocco will discuss the big data challenges associated with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and offer some innovative storage solutions to help researchers cope with the flood of sensor data.

David McKinney of AutoZone appointed to the CAWA Board of Directors

McKinney serves as Vice President, Government and Community Relations, Customer Satisfaction for AutoZone.

Automechanika Shanghai 2019 embraces the evolving automotive ecosystem

The show stands as a dedicated platform for world-renowned industry leaders to connect at one of Asia’s most influential automotive trade fairs.

Timken is exploring the link between bearings and electric commercial vehicle fuel economy

Increasingly, countries and cities around the world are announcing bans on fossil fuel vehicles. And while these sanctions may be a decade or more down the road, the trend toward electrification is clear.

Quantum’s Anthony Tocco to speak at Automated Vehicles Symposium on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Challenges with Big Data

Anthony Tocco will discuss the big data challenges associated with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and offer some innovative storage solutions to help researchers cope with the flood of sensor data.

David McKinney of AutoZone appointed to the CAWA Board of Directors

McKinney serves as Vice President, Government and Community Relations, Customer Satisfaction for AutoZone.

Bendix workforce across North America practices living, working sustainably

Across North America this month, more than 2,500 Bendix men and women are taking part in educational and volunteer opportunities to tackle one major goal: eliminating waste.

New Board of Directors announced by Auto Care Association

The Auto Care Association today announced the elected members of its board of directors for 2019-2020. This board is effective as of July 1, 2019.

Giving away money isn’t as easy as it sounds

Over the past few months, I’ve taken part in the process of giving away nearly $40,000 in scholarships as part of one of several University of the Aftermarket Foundation scholarship committees. Giving away money sounds pretty easy, right?

University of the Aftermarket Foundation announces record-setting amount of scholarships awarded

The scholarship recipients will attend either a two-year or four-year college or university or an accredited automotive vocational program in the 2019-20 academic year, and each will receive a scholarship worth $1,000 to $5,000 to advance their education.

Dayco names Joel E. Wiegert new CEO

Wiegert is responsible for the global operational performance and strategic direction of Dayco and also been named as a member of Dayco’s Board of Managers.

In business and in life, we make our own luck

What I sometimes forget is that in order to catch fish, you need to actually cast and get the line in the water.

DEI introduces new sales representatives

Hired in late June, Eric Baun and Will Farkas will work with both existing and new automotive and powersports accounts to grow sales of heat and sound control products in North America. Both report directly to Tom Miller, DEI’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

GEARWRENCH introduces new Chrome Hex Bit Sockets, improving access without skimping on strength

The new line of mid-length and long-length hex bits includes 61 total products (57 open stock options and four sets) for 3/8-inch and 1/2-inch drives in both SAE and metric.

DENSO and Toyota agree to establish joint venture for research and advanced development of next-generation, in-vehicle semiconductors

The two companies will study the details and aim to establish the new company in April 2020. The establishment of the joint venture requires the approval of antitrust authorities.

Continental Names Denzel Lall as sales technical training specialist

In this role, Lall will join Continental’s Training Team and be responsible for the organization, coordination, and execution of presentations and demonstrations for both existing and potential customers in the Western U.S. He will provide training for both the VDO REDI-Sensor and ATE Brake Systems brands.

API Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System updated

The 18th edition of API 1509, Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System, describes the voluntary API Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System (EOLCS) as well as methods for developing new engine oil performance standards.

Bar’s Leaks unveils Hydraulic Manual Clutch Fluid with Stop Leak

Leaks in the clutch master cylinder, slave cylinder and hose/connections can lead to drivability issues. New Bar’s Leaks Hydraulic Manual Clutch Fluid with Stop Leak (P/N 1350) reconditions seals and O-rings to stop these leaks and preventnew ones. Its full synthetic formula provides trouble-free, smooth shifting in any hydraulic clutch application, and can be used in place of regular clutch fluid, the company says.

Motorcar Parts of America Receives Diagnostic Equipment Order From NASA

NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) researchers are developing new applications for the use of electric motors in future aircraft propulsion systems. DC emulators will be utilized in conjunction with other equipment to emulate the electric motor and power generation sub-systems of an aircraft to determine key specifications for electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) systems.

CRP Automotive Earns Manufactured Again Certification for its AAE Steering System Components Brand

The MERA certification notes that CRP Industries’ AAE facility in Tabor City, N.C., meets the same quality standards as a manufacturing facility.

Brake Parts Inc receives Benchmark Award from United Way

Brake Parts Inc (BPI) was recently honored by the United Way of Greater McHenry County with the Benchmark Award for raising more than $272,000 during its annual campaign, which helps support 29 partner agencies in the area.

Automechanika Shanghai 2019 embraces the evolving automotive ecosystem

The show stands as a dedicated platform for world-renowned industry leaders to connect at one of Asia’s most influential automotive trade fairs.

CAWA announces 2019 automotive high school teachers scholarship winners

Named the Motorcar Parts of America – Selwyn Joffe awards, CAWA provided two scholarships this year, in its inaugural year of providing scholarships to high school teachers to support their automotive programs.

Auto Care Association Communities Award Leadership 2.0 Scholarship

Valued at more than $6,000, the annual scholarship gives two individuals – a YANG member and an Import Vehicle Community member – the opportunity to participate in one of the most highly regarded leadership development programs available to the auto care industry’s next generation of leaders.

New John Bean T2545T Swing Arm Tire Changer combines speed, versatility, safety

The John Bean T2545TSwing Arm Tire Changer features a locking mount/demount head offset. This feature offers maximum cosmetic safety for expensive wheels, significantly reducing the risk of harming wheel and tire assemblies.

Mevotech Announces July 2019 New Part Introductions

Mevotech Supreme adds 56 new parts, 33 of which feature the company’s X-Factor application-specific engineered enhancements. These latest releases from the Mevotech Supreme brand feature 27 first‐to‐market parts including the front and rear control arm and ball joint assemblies for the 2017-2019 Honda CRV.

Sangsin Brake America Launches Online Catalog

The new online catalog features a Vehicle Fitment Finder, allowing visitors to select the make, year and model of their vehicle to identify which Sangsin Brake brake pads match their specific application.

Federated Car Care Scholarships Awarded

Awarded to the employees or children of Federated Car Care members, the Federated Car Care scholarship program is funded by Fisher Auto Parts and administered by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in memory of the late Art Fisher, founder of Federated Auto Parts.

Tom Marx Will Present ‘Mergers, Acquisitions and Ownership Changes: An Opportunity Guide’ to Heavy Duty Leadership Professionals at Northwood University

Marx to share an “opportunity guide” with fundamental information on surviving ownership changes, mergers and acquisitions in the ever-changing heavy duty and commercial vehicle aftermarket.

DENSO Wiper Systems to be established to offer safer and more reliable wiper systems

DENSO Corporation announced that Nippon Wiper Blade Co., Ltd. and Asahi Manufacturing Co., Ltd., both of which are subsidiaries of DENSO Corporation, will merge on October 1, 2019, and make a new start as DENSO Wiper Systems, Inc.

Mevotech Announces New Canadian Sales Structure

Dan Morrison will lead the western Canada and Ontario team in selling, servicing, training and promoting Mevotech products.

Lighting specialist Tungsram makes a big splash in New York’s Times Square (in lights, of course)

The company’s logo was seen prominently on the Reuters Sign, attached to the building of Thomson Reuters, a global news and information company, at 3 Times Square.

A one-on-one interview with Paul McCarthy, newly appointed head of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA)

“We are a technology industry; we are an exciting industry; we are an industry where success is driven by innovation and partnership,” McCarthy says.

Carter Fuel Systems Earns Supplier Quality Award from PACCAR

Meeting the rigorous “10 PPM” standard is the equivalent of only 10 defective parts for every million components shipped to PACCAR.

C&U Americas Cited for Exceptional Quality & Delivery Excellence in 2018 by BorgWarner

Award recognizes supplier excellence for single row deep groove ball bearings used in OEM starters and alternators.

Cloyes Unveils New Global Branding Strategy and Supporting Website

The updated Cloyes logo and brand materials are reflective of the company’s heritage, while still emblematic of the organization’s current technology and more modern aesthetic. The refreshed Cloyes’ branding strategy ensures that customer interactions with the company’s messaging and materials will be as consistent and high quality as the Cloyes family of products.

DENSO Foundation awards over $1 million in STEM education grants to 26 North American colleges and universities

These donations deliver critical funds to programs that will help expose students to the rewarding careers available in automotive and manufacturing and prepare them to lead in fast-evolving fields.

National Pronto awards scholarships

The annual Pronto scholarship program is funded by National Pronto Association and its warehouse distributor members and is administered by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation.

AAPEX 2019 to Recognize Exhibitors with Best Booth Awards

All AAPEX 2019 exhibiting companies are automatically entered into the competition, without the need to sign up to participate. The Best Booth Award winners will be announced Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 3:30 p.m. on the Let’s Tech stage, Level 2 of the Sands Expo. Award winners will receive plaques, plus recognition in AAPEX post-show coverage.

AISIN Group establishes aftermarket company in Panama

The new company became official on June 25, 2019, and will serve customers in the Central and South American and Caribbean markets.

Ford Honors MANN+HUMMEL at 21st Annual World Excellence Awards

MANN+HUMMEL honored by Ford Motor Company with an Aligned Business Framework World Excellence Award and a Gold World Excellence Award.

The 10th edition of ReMaTec took the remanufacturing industry by storm

During ReMaTec 2019 in Amsterdam, visitors were able to enjoy Keynote and Expert sessions, and the Live Demo on Augmented Reality (AR). There were side events held during the show, including the International Conference on Remanufacturing (ICoR), the Dutch Aftermarket Day and the 1st International Forum on Wind Turbine Remanufacturing, to name a few.

Motorcar Parts of America receives vendor recognition award from AutoZone

The WITTDTJR (What It Takes To Do The Job Right) award is presented annually to a supplier who consistently ensures that AutoZone’s do-it-yourself and do-it-for me customers have the parts to fix vehicles, keep them running smoothly, and do the job right the first time.

Spectra Premium awarded 2019 AutoZone Extra Miler Award

The AutoZone Extra Miler award honors those vendors who are “unfazed by obstacles, go above and beyond the call of duty, exceed expectations and consistently do more than expected.”

Timken is exploring the link between bearings and electric commercial vehicle fuel economy

Increasingly, countries and cities around the world are announcing bans on fossil fuel vehicles. And while these sanctions may be a decade or more down the road, the trend toward electrification is clear.

Hot Shot’s Secret introduces Green Diamond 15W-40 Synthetic Fleet Engine Oil

Recommended for most diesel applications, the 100% purely synthetic engine oil is infused with Hot Shot’s Secret FR3 Nano Technology and a CK-4 additive package, the company says.

Arnott introduces new rear shocks for Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz E-Class and CLS-Class

The Arnott-designed rear shocks feature new top and bottom mounts, a polyurethane bump stop and a protective dust cover. The Arnott aftermarket rear shocks are designed, tested and assembled in the U.S. and backed by Arnott’s industry-leading warranty.

Auto care industry projected to reach $405 billion by 2020 in new research

Auto Care Association releases annual flagship publications Auto Care Factbook 2020 and Auto Care Factbook Plus Lang Annual 2020, providing comprehensive research, analysis and trends for the automotive aftermarket.

Automotive Parts Associates announces scholarship recipients for 2019-20 academic year

The APA scholarships, administered by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF), are awarded annually to students who are attending, or will attend, a two or four-year accredited college; an ASE/NATEF certified post-secondary automotive, heavy duty or collision technician training program; or any licensed and accredited vocational school.

Dayco announces Mike McTeer As leader for U.S. aftermarket sales and marketing

In this role, McTeer will be accountable for all aspects of Dayco sales and marketing strategy within the United States.

Knorr-Bremse, CRP Industries and Fernand Weiland take home the RotY Awards at ReMaTec 2019

Knorr-Bremse, CRP Industries and Fernand Weiland take home the RotY Awards at ReMaTec 2019.

Raybestos Adds New Air Disc Rotor Part Numbers to Specialty Line

Raybestos air disc rotors are designed to meet or exceed OE fit, form, function and SAE metallurgy. This discipline in design allows for better endurance under extreme temperatures and vehicle load.

Paul McCarthy Named New Head of AASA as Aftermarket Industry Faces Important Challenges

McCarthy comes up through AASA’s top leadership, where he had served nearly three years as second in command and executive vice president to AASA’s previous president and COO Bill Long. Long was named president and CEO of AASA’s parent organization, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), in February.

Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey Testifies Before USTR on Fourth Section 301 China Tariff

Hanvey testified that our members are experiencing many challenges as a result of the Section 301 tariffs, including heavy financial strain from absorbing tariff-related costs, decrease in demand for products, margin pressure and negative cash flow. “As prices increase, not only are American jobs lost, but safety-critical maintenance is deferred, thus making American roads less safe,” Hanvey said in his testimony.

New JOSAM Cab Tower Offers Versatile Solutions for Heavy, High-Reach Body Repair

The JOSAM Cab Tower’s aluminum alloy construction is lightweight and very easy to move around. It can perform multiple pulls or pushes, made at the same time, up to 13 feet in height.

Auto Care Association Hosts Business Development Trade Mission and Technology Standards Seminar in Colombia

Through a partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce in Colombia (AmCham), the delegation participated in business-to-business meetings with potential clients matched to each company’s products and specific business objectives.

Registration Open for Mitchell 1 Shop Management Workshop in Scottsdale, Arizona

The training is designed for auto shop management software users who want to learn more advanced capabilities, shortcuts and new features to run their businesses more efficiently. The sessions will uncover strategies that attendees can use to compete successfully against dealerships, maximize their maintenance and repair opportunities, and enhance their relationships with customers.

National Promotion from Purolator Encourages Drivers to Replace Air and Cabin Air Filters this Summer

Customers at participating automotive retail stores and repair shops will qualify for a $5 mail-in rebate on the purchase of any PurolatorBOSS Premium Cabin Air Filter with Febreze Freshness. A $3 rebate is also available on PurolatorTECH or PurolatorONE Air or Cabin Air Filters.

Arnott Introduces New Premium Coil Spring Conversion Kit for 2004-2009 Jaguar XJ Series

Arnott's premium Jaguar suspension conversion kit C-3270 for the 2004-2009 Jaguar XJ Series (X350 & X358 Chassis) features high-performance Eibach front and rear monotube dampers custom tuned by Arnott to provide the comfort and handling Jaguar owners expect. The conversion kit also features powder-coated steel springs made by Eibach.

Versatile control arm kit in MEYLE-HD quality now also available for Land Rover models

The continuously variable ball joint with exact position display allows camber correction during axle alignment directly on the vehicle.

AAPEX 2019 Lines Up Top Training Partners

To stay ahead of the curve, automotive aftermarket professionals turn to AAPEXedu for classroom, hands-on and underhood training.

Raybestos Web Catalog Wins Automotive Content Professionals Network Award

Judges evaluated all web catalog entries based on the following criteria: design, navigation, catalog content, technology, interactivity and innovation.

Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. Partners with Clay Millican as Co-Primary Sponsor at NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

National campaign engages with popular sporting event to drive home importance of car data access and control.

BCA Bearings Adds 109 Parts to Product Offering

The new products cover BCA’s wheel hubs and bearings product lines. BCA has also updated its late model coverage.
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