What does The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Federated Auto Parts joint venture mean?

Q. Will the two offices be combined? No. Both offices will be maintained and both will continue to focus on marketing programs and other specific areas of member support with a focus on their specific brands.

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Federated Auto Parts form joint venture

The collaboration will provide a framework for sharing benefits and costs in a number of administrative and support areas, including shared ownership in The Automotive Parts Services Group, a joint venture with The ProntoNetwork.

A conversation with Hardy Yu of Kuo Chuan Precision/KC Auto Parts

"One-stop research and development is what we have been doing since 1985," says Yu.

Raybestos Element3 Premium Brake Line, Enhanced for Ultimate Performance

As a market leader, Raybestos is committed to manufacturing high-quality brake components that offer unparalleled performance.

What does The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Federated Auto Parts joint venture mean?

Q. Will the two offices be combined? No. Both offices will be maintained and both will continue to focus on marketing programs and other specific areas of member support with a focus on their specific brands.

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Federated Auto Parts form joint venture

The collaboration will provide a framework for sharing benefits and costs in a number of administrative and support areas, including shared ownership in The Automotive Parts Services Group, a joint venture with The ProntoNetwork.

CRP Automotive appoints Christian Eichstaedt as Director of Innovation

The announcement was made by Michael Palm, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CRP Industries.

FMSI Automotive Hardware acquires Edelmann brass and brake assets

FMSI Automotive Hardware has been a leading manufacturer of brake, fuel, transmission, AC and coolant repair lines and fittings for more than 30 years.

The Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources: SA will become a leader in the sustainable production of metals

His Excellency Khalid Al-Mudaifer, Vice-Minister for Mining Affairs, Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, laid out the case for urgent investment in minerals and metals extraction and value chains in Saudi Arabia.

University of the Aftermarket Foundation announces officers, trustees for 2023

An official confirmation vote was held on Oct. 29 during the UAF board of trustees meeting held in Las Vegas.

Automechanika releases digital Advent calendar

"This year we were able to experience a successful restart of Automechanika Frankfurt together with you, we say thank you very much for your loyalty even in difficult times!" the Automechanika team wrote.

‘The Group’ launches Toys for Tots campaign

Since partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program in 2012, The Group, its members and vendor partners have helped raise over $3 million for Toys and Tots.

Extend expiring ASE A-Series certifications for one year with ASE Renewal App

The ASE renewal app makes it easy to renew ASE automotive certifications without having to take time off or going to a secure test center for testing.

LIQUI MOLY announces Uli Weller as managing director

LIQUI MOLY announced that Dr. Uli Weller has been nominated as managing director in addition to Günter Hiermaier.

Ziebart VP of marketing featured in list of 50 Franchise CMOs

In addition, Ziebart announced its spot on Entrepreneur's 2022 Top 150 Franchises for Veterans, listed as number 18 out of 150 brands.

Automechanika Shanghai 2022 — The Shenzhen Edition has been postponed

Automechanika Shanghai’s AMS Live will remain open until Jan. 10, 2023. The platform supports business expansion into various markets around the world where buyers and suppliers can virtually connect and explore new potential partnerships. 

WAI Global announces passing of long-time colleague and friend Bill Ernst

Ernst began working in March 2001 at WAI as a regional distribution manager in Chicago.

NTN announces retirement of industry icon Kevin Judge

An industry veteran, Judge joined NTN in 2015 as the Eastern Regional Sales Manager.

Spring Manufacturers Institute names Gary McCoy new executive director

McCoy will officially start with SMI Dec. 1 and will work with Lynne Carr through the annual meeting to ensure a smooth transition.

Alumobility’s Dr. Thomas Rudlaff to discuss aluminum’s sustainability in the automotive industry

Alumobility’s Managing Director, Dr. Thomas Rudlaff will share recent insights and study results while discussing “Strategies and roadmaps for the sustainable use of aluminum in the automotive industry,” on Nov. 30 at 10:45 a.m. CET.

CRC Industries takes home prestigious awards for Best Booth and New Packaging at 2022 AAPEX Show 

The two awards include a Best Booth Award for CRC Industries’ new AAPEX booth and a 2022 Packaging Showcase Award for the redesign of the CRC Guaranteed to Pass Emissions System Cleaner package.

Aruna Anand named Continental Automotive North America president and CEO

Anand joined the company in 1997, holding leadership positions in the company since.

Meet Veronica Farioli of DEA WORKY NORTH AMERICA INC.

How did you find yourself in the automotive aftermarket? How long have you worked in the industry? "I started by chance, accepting a part-time job during the university period and then it became my passion. It's a great industry — always in motion," Farioli says.

CRP Industries VP Abe Garweg receives Lifetime Industry Achievement Award from Import Vehicle Community

Garweg, a dedicated 20-year CRP employee, received the award during the Import Vehicle Community People Awards, held during the 2022 AAPEX Show in Las Vegas.

MEMA’s reorganization means members get more, AASA’s McCarthy, MERA’s Chalifoux explain

On Friday, MEMA announced that the 118-year-old organization will now operate under one umbrella and represent automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers with two groups: MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers Group and MEMA Original Equipment Suppliers Group.

BREAKING NEWS: MEMA announces plans to reorganize the association

“Today, rapid changes are impacting our industry and we must be more adaptive and agile to respond,” says Bill Long, president and CEO, MEMA.

Parts Authority honors top-performing vendor partners and representatives for 2022

Parts Authority recognized Highline Warren as its 2022 Supplier of the Year.

ASE now offering remote option for recertification testing

Through its partnership with Prometric, ASE will now offer the ProProctor remote testing option as a recertification solution.  

Automechanika Shanghai – Shenzhen Edition listens to perspectives about green repair and talent management

While EV ownership continues to surge, demands for related after-sales services are soaring but far exceeding the supply and capacity of existing stores.

Registration open for the 2023 Women in Auto Care Leadership Conference

The conference will take place Feb. 27-March 1, 2023, in Palm Springs, Calif., at the Renaissance Palm Springs.

MOTOR Information Systems, NGK’s Franchelle Thomas and SMP’s Eric Sills receive AASA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion awards

Jeff Nosek, president of MOTOR Information Systems, was invited by Megan Gardner on stage to receive this award on behalf of the company.  

Free Service Technician Webinar from ASE: How to Keep Things Moving

Technical experts from Permatex will show how to select and properly apply different types of anti-seize lubricants and brake lubricants along with an overview and the application of dielectric tune-up grease. 

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) invites you to the aftermarket’s premier executive conference in 2023 

The AASA Vision Conference will commence with a welcome reception at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel on April 11, 2023, and continue into a full day of presentations, breakout sessions, and networking on April 12, 2023.

What are power steering coolers and what purpose do they serve?

"Over 70 million vehicles in North America require a power steering cooler," says Dan Billie, CEO of Plews & Edelmann.

NGK Spark Plugs announces appointments to leadership team

Megan McDonald, an NGK associate for over 23 years, has been promoted to General Manager of Corporate Planning. Alex Sanchez Salazar has joined the company as General Manager of Internal Audit.

Continental, Centric, Mevotech among 2022 Automotive Communications Awards winners

The Automotive Communications awards are presented by Women in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association.

Women in Auto Care announces 2022 Women of the Year award recipients

The Women of the Year awards include the “Auto Care Woman of the Year”, “Auto Care Woman of Excellence”, “Female Shop Owner of the Year” and new this year, “Female Shop Employee of the Year” and “Women in Auto Care Champion of the Year.”

A holiday tradition: Federated Diecast Giveaway 

Now through Dec. 14, Federated will be giving away an eclectic group of limited-edition diecasts, including racing and classic cars.  

Free Service Technician Webinar from ASE: LS Engine Swap – Part Two

Mark Lake with Summit Racing will discuss upgrades from stock LS engine parts.

AWDA announces new officers and governors

Effective Nov. 4, the new AWDA chair is Ashlee Arnold, vice president, Arnold Oil Company of Austin, Texas.

ams OSRAM shows its latest advanced optical technologies at electronica 2022

At the ams OSRAM booth in Hall B4.279, visitors will experience how ams OSRAM combines sensors and emitters to create advanced optical systems for its customers.

Doug Brown named Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) chairman

The ALI Board of Directors includes representatives of vehicle lift manufacturer members, as well as a representative elected by the ALI Associate Class.

ASE’s Tim Zilke writes open letter to the automotive industry on the 50th anniversary of the organization

There are more than 200,000 ASE Certified professionals employed at general repair shops, vehicle dealerships and service facilities across the country.

Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission to speak during AASA’s Supply Chain & Operations Forum

Daniel Maffei will speak on top issues facing the FMC, including implementation of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, status of the overall ports/shipping crisis, and the work of the FMC’s National Shipper Advisor Council.

AASA Brake Manufacturers Council announces exclusive partnership with LINK for 2022-2023 

LINK has been a long-time member and supporter of the BMC and redoubles their impact in the brake industry with this exclusive partnership. 

A conversation with Hardy Yu of Kuo Chuan Precision/KC Auto Parts

"One-stop research and development is what we have been doing since 1985," says Yu.

ZF Aftermarket showcases expanded product portfolio at AAPEX, SEMA

The company is showcasing its aftermarket brands including ZF, Lemförder, SACHS, TRW and WABCO with comprehensive solutions to support internal combustion, hybrid, and fully electric vehicles.

TechForce report highlights extended decline in supply of new technicians

The supply of program graduates (completions) slipped 2.6% and 0.4%, respectively, in the diesel and collision repair segments but has fallen by a combined 17% over the past five years.

AAPEX 2022 announces winners of new product and new packaging showcases

The AAPEX 2022 New Product Showcase is the launchpad for products making their debut at this year’s event.

AAPEX 2022 announces service and repair award winners

AAPEX announced Tuesday the winners of the third annual Service and Repair Awards that recognize and elevate the essential services provided by shop owners, service advisors and technicians to keep the motoring public on the road.

Continental unveils expansions on a range of products at AAPEX

Blower motors, disc brake coverage, TPMS among the new offerings.

Plews & Edelmann: Our advantage is having more than 90 percent supply chain in North America

The heart of the operation is the centrally located 320,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility at the company headquarters in Dixon, Illinois.

AASA, Auto Care Association release 2022 Joint Trends Reports on EV, e-Commerce showing strong growth in both categories 

Released at AAPEX, the reports are a part of industry collaboration designed to inform and support the auto care industry as it navigates change.

First Brands Group releases new Raybestos catalog

The new Raybestos product online catalog will be available on a USB drive for those attending the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), Nov. 1-3, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

AWDA announces 2022 award winners

The annual AWDA Industry Awards honor individuals and companies who have shown an exceptional ability to educate, innovate, manage and lead.

Malaysia’s transforming automotive industry represented at Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2023

During the show, companies will reveal the latest enabling technologies, software, smart manufacturing solutions and data management systems that have the ability to enhance the country’s competitiveness in the global supply chain.

Spectra Premium Mobility announces Josh Gordon’s promotion to CEO

Gordon joined Spectra in November 2021 and brings a wealth of experience in the automotive industry, with previous leadership roles at Fram Group and Old World Industries, as well as a rich commercial background in consumer products, the company said.

AWDA Aftermarket Challenge Update: Program groups all in, record-setting supplier support anticipated 

The annual campaign is supported by program groups, aftermarket suppliers, manufacturers’ representatives and other industry organizations to raise funds for scholarships and programs that strengthen the aftermarket through education.

ASE adds ADAS Specialist Certification

ASE created the L4 ADAS Specialist Certification test to identify technicians who possess knowledge of the skills required to diagnose, service and calibrate ADAS on late model automobiles, SUVs and light-duty trucks.

Mark Woodburn receives recognition award from Uni-Select Atlantic Division

The award was presented during the Uni-Select Atlantic Division convention held recently in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Auto Care Association, S&P Global Mobility to host webinar on connected vehicle data trends, implications for automotive aftermarket

Modern vehicles are highly sophisticated machines with hundreds of electronic control units (ECUs), ever-increasing software lines of codes, and advanced technology fitments providing critical functionalities.

CRC Industries to showcase exciting vehicle projects, product innovations and personalities at 2022 AAPEX, SEMA shows

The highlight of CRC’s AAPEX booth will be the unveiling of “Project Dentley,” a vehicle build with Clay Millican, IHRA Top Fuel drag racer, and Jeff Lutz, Street Outlaws star, honoring Millican’s late son. At SEMA, CRC will showcase a stunning 1970 Oldsmobile 442, a Hot Rod contender in SEMA Battle of the Builders.

Free Service Technician Webinar from ASE: Best Practices for Using Service Information

In this webinar, Peter Jones with Alldata will cover how to best navigate the Alldata information system. This will include the top features and benefits, along with maximizing efficiency and return from the system.

NTN announces automotive aftermarket team promotions and additions

“This is an exciting time for the automotive aftermarket team,” said Charles Harris, VP of Automotive Aftermarket.
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