Aftermarket automotive companies set to expand global reach through International Matchmaking Virtual Program

The Auto Care Association has teamed up with the United States Commercial Service (USCS) to host the International Matchmaking Virtual Program from June 27-29, 2023.

Snap-on unveils new software with Live demonstrations in upcoming webinars

Hosted by Diagnostic Expert and National Field Sales Trainer, Jason Gabrenas, the webinars will feature practical demonstrations and live walkthroughs to help professional technicians get up to speed with the advanced features and coverage.

Rematec returns with focus on electric vehicles, sustainable manufacturing and batteries

With the ambitious goal set by the European Commission to make Europe carbon emission-free by 2050, the shift toward EVs is only going to accelerate. This means that remanufacturers need to stay up-to-date on the latest technical developments and begin researching these new systems and their components for opportunities.

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.

Aftermarket automotive companies set to expand global reach through International Matchmaking Virtual Program

The Auto Care Association has teamed up with the United States Commercial Service (USCS) to host the International Matchmaking Virtual Program from June 27-29, 2023.

Snap-on unveils new software with Live demonstrations in upcoming webinars

Hosted by Diagnostic Expert and National Field Sales Trainer, Jason Gabrenas, the webinars will feature practical demonstrations and live walkthroughs to help professional technicians get up to speed with the advanced features and coverage.

AAPEX accepting proposals for pre-show webinars 

The hour-long webinars will be offered in June, July, September and October, leading up to AAPEX 2023, Tuesday, Oct. 31 through Thursday, Nov. 2, at The Venetian Expo in Las Vegas. 

Continental adds new OE knock, cam and crankshaft sensors to engine management line

The new sensors are designed to provide exact vehicle fit, form, and function, and are built in ISO/TS certified facilities to deliver the highest quality, dependability, and long service life.

AISIN unveils new aftermarket website

New interactive design and user-friendly layout will support customer needs as aftermarket product line grows.

LIQUI MOLY, DENSO, SMP, Epicor among award winners at Automotive Parts Associates annual general meeting

APA is celebrating 50 years in business and met at the Henry Hotel in Dearborn, Mich., for the three-day event. The meeting included presentations from industry analysts and one-on-one meetings with suppliers. AWDA Executive Director Ted Hughes provided an update on happenings at the Auto Care Association.

Randy Buller, Mike Odell and Todd Leimenstoll to speak at 2023 Vision Conference

Leaders from Parts Authority, XL Parts & The Parts House and Auto-Wares to speak on the future of WDs and the bright outlook for the channel.

CLEPA calls for holistic strategy and competitive policy measures in EU’s net-zero industry transition

The European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) supports the EU Commission's proposal for a Critical Raw Materials and Net-Zero Industry Act, but calls for additional principles to ensure a competitive transition to a net-zero industry.

ASE winter registration deadline March 31

Those service professionals registering by the deadline will have 90 days to schedule an appointment to take their selected ASE tests. 

Federated ‘Suite-Stakes’ under way with more ways to win

Eligible enrolled participants will have the chance to win one of thousands of prizes, such as an incredible ocean cruise, an ultimate St. Louis weekend featuring a Cardinals baseball game and the World of Outlaws race at Federated Auto Parts Raceway, a Get Dirty with Kenny driving experience and suite tickets to the 2024 Dirt Car Nationals in Florida.  

Automechanika Birmingham 2023: The UK’s largest automotive trade exhibition announces free visitor registration now open

Taking place from June 6-8, 2023 at the NEC, Automechanika Birmingham 2023 will be the first UK event since 2019 and is already set to be a sell-out show packed with exciting brands exhibiting including Bilstein Group, Bosch, Brembo, Castrol, Delphi, HELLA, LIQUI MOLY, MANN & HUMMEL and ZF Aftermarket.

Ironman 4X4 unveils new adventure-ready upgrades for Toyota RAV4 enthusiasts

The new line includes the Ironman ATS Suspension, ATS X Bumper Guard, Atlas Crossbars and the Uberlight Tent. Each of these upgrades is designed to enhance the RAV4's performance and versatility, whether on the daily commute or an off-road adventure.

ASE celebrates Automotive Service Professionals Month with special logo

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has announced June 2023 as Automotive Service Professionals Month (ASPM).

Timken, Dana earn prestigious spots on World’s Most Ethical Companies List

This year, Ethisphere named 135 honorees from 19 countries and 48 industries, with Timken being one of only nine companies in the industrial manufacturing category.

Automechanika Kuala Lumpur opens to a record-breaking return with unique ‘S.E.T.’ concept

From today until March 18, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre will host 330 exhibitors from 17 countries across a sprawling 11,071 sqm, featuring thematic zones and concurrent events to maximize participant engagement.

Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2023 opens Thursday, tapping into the rise of digitalization, electrification

To celebrate its 20th year in the Malaysian market, Automechanika Kuala Lumpur will host an array of entertaining and interactive events, including performances, modified cars, and an OEM & Auto City Marketplace.

CAPAS 2023 to boost Southwest China’s automotive industry and explore RCEP market opportunities

The show will continue to actively promote trade opportunities and the advancement of the automotive industry in Southwest China by hosting an expected 550 exhibitors across 40,000 square meters of space.

Remanufacturing sees bright opportunities with the growth of electric vehicles

As EV adoption continues to increase, the remanufacturing industry — which honed its skills on internal combustion engine vehicles — is well positioned to reap the benefits. 

Rematec Amsterdam 2023: AS-PL shares insights, builds partnerships for future growth and innovation

Poland-based AS-PL will be exhibiting at this year's Rematec Amsterdam, which is taking place June 27-29, 2023.

John Chalifoux: MEMA’s Center for Sustainability is for all members

Chalifoux's comments came during MEMA's Thursday quarterly media update.

MEMA’s Paul McCarthy: We continue to see strong demand for repair

"Could we expect consumers to further hold back dollars on repairs?" I asked him. The federal reserve has signaled further interest rate increases could be on the horizon.

DENSO expands its aftermarket line of ignition coils

The new part numbers cover more than 9 million vehicles in operation, expanding DENSO’s portfolio of high-performance ignition coils to fit more than 218 million cars and trucks on the road today.

TechForce Foundation announces Grand Prize Winner of Annual FutureTechs Rock Awards

Taeler Coverdale of Houston honored with $1,000 scholarship and $4,000 in prizes; Ten transportation technician students honored with over $20,000 in National Awards.

Auto-Wares acquires Lafayette Warehouse

The Lafayette Warehouse customers will soon have access to the Alliance exclusive brands and the Auto Value Parts Store and Certified Service Center programs.

Formula 1: LIQUI MOLY remains loyal to the ‘pinnacle of motorsport’ with renewal for 2023 season

LIQUI MOLY has been an “Official Sponsor” in the globally popular racing series since 2019.

Rematec Amsterdam: Unlocking new opportunities for the remanufacturing industry

Rematec Amsterdam is co-organized with APRA and will be held in RAI Amsterdam from June 27-29, 2023.

GKN Automotive expands U.S. operations with new aftermarket warehouse in Dallas-Fort Worth

The new facility will house its extensive and constantly updated portfolio of products for its aftermarket customers, including axle assemblies for light-duty passenger vehicles, driveshafts, joint and boot kits for all common makes and vehicle types.

Automechanika Shanghai – Shenzhen Edition participants look forward to the show’s return in November to its hometown

Following their visit to Shenzhen for the 17th edition of Automechanika Shanghai, attendees are reflecting on their experiences at the event, with a number of them expressing appreciation for the efforts made to integrate resources from the automotive manufacturing cluster in the Greater Bay Area.

Futurmotive – Expo & Talks presented to an international audience

Futurmotive – Expo & Talks is scheduled to take place Nov. 16-18, 2023, in Bologna, Italy, and comes before the next Autopromotec show, to be held in 2025.

Logan Schuchart and Shark Racing announce multi-year partnership with Federated Auto Parts for World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

The sponsorship starts with Sunday’s finale of the WoO Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway in Barberville, Florida. 

MEMA announces 2023 Spring into Advocacy Legislative Summit for aftermarket suppliers in Washington, D.C.

Scheduled for April 26-27 in Washington, D.C., the yearly summit offers an important chance for aftermarket suppliers to interact with policymakers and regulators regarding crucial industry concerns such as repair access and the approval of the REPAIR Act.

BendPak announces death of Gary Henthorn

Gary Henthorn died surrounded by family and friends at home Feb. 4 following a courageous battle with cancer. He was 52.

Sina Ataei named new head of media relations international at LIQUI MOLY

Over the past six years, the graduate journalist has successfully promoted the company’s international web and social media presence as Content Strategy Lead. He succeeds Dr. Peter Szarafinski, who passed away unexpectedly last year. 

Meineke Dealers select The Group as the 2022 Vendor of the Year 

The Group has been a member of the MDPCI Co-op for many years. Over the past few, The Group has expanded their footprint significantly and now provides parts and services through a vast group of independent parts providers including Auto Pride, Auto Value, Bumper to Bumper, Federated Auto Parts, Parts Plus and Pronto Auto Parts.

CRC Industries announces CSR Report and earns EcoVadis Medal 

The CRC Corporate Social Responsibility report is available on the Company’s global website landing page at as well as its regional websites.

Advance Auto Parts receives UL Validation for DieHard Platinum and Gold Automotive Batteries

DieHard Platinum and Gold batteries are produced by Clarios, a global leader in advanced battery technologies and energy storage solutions.

MEMA presents 2023-2024 Executive Committee and Board Members 

Board members represent key MEMA market segments: aftermarket, commercial vehicle, original equipment, remanufacturing and sustainability. 

Head of Turkey’s Exporters Assembly: We are more dedicated than ever

Despite the recent earthquakes, "our member companies throughout Türkiye carry on with their production as usual and in a more dedicated manner than ever before," writes Mustafa Gültepe, chairman of Türkiye Exporters Assembly.

Sunsong North America names Drew Stahl as Director of Sales 

In his new role, Drew will report to Jeff Coggins, Vice President of Sunsong USA. 

Tom Greco to retire as Advance Auto Parts CEO, company announces succession plan

The search for the next CEO will consider both internal and external candidates, and a leading executive search firm will assist in the thorough and comprehensive search process.

The Group announces membership meeting keynote speaker

Known for presentations packed with entertaining motivational stories, Mark Scharenbroich focuses his inspiration messages on leadership, team collaboration and connecting with customers. 

AAPEX gets discounted rates at 30 Las Vegas hotels for the 2023 show

Show organizers encourage attendees to use onPeak to book their hotel in order to get discounts.

3M’s Finesse-it Robotic Paint Repair System wins 2022 SURCAR Award

This is the second year in a row that 3M has taken home the "The Award for Technique" at SURCAR.

ASE Instructor Conference set for July in North Carolina

Offering more than 20 hours of technical update training, the in-person conference will provide separate tracks for auto, medium/heavy truck and collision repair instructors.

LKQ Corporation has announced its acquisition of Uni-Select Inc.

The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2023, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

Registration now open for Aftermarket 101: A comprehensive introduction to the automotive aftermarket

Borg Warner's Malcolm Sissmore, Federated's Roy Kent, AWDA's Ted Hughes and Tina Hubbard, President and CEO of HDA Truck Pride among industry experts featured in this year's programming.

Worldpac expands services in Puerto Rico with new warehouse in Hatillo

The warehouse's location will enable Worldpac to support local independent businesses across Puerto Rico, including most vehicle makes and models on the road.

Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2023 accelerates Vietnam’s EV development, automotive manufacturing advancement

The show is set to take place from June 23-25, 2023, at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), and will bring together local players who are leading the EV supply chain formation.

BGA Automotive launches 21 new product references including timing chains, steering & suspension parts

The company's product development team continuously works to release the most relevant references each month, ensuring that businesses remain competitive and up-to-date with the latest aftermarket applications, the company says.

VDO Cockpit International GEN II gauges feature rugged reliability for a wide range of applications

Designed for both on and off-highway vehicles as well as stationary equipment, the new line includes 3 3/8” (85mm) speedometers and tachometers as well as 2 1/16” (52mm) voltmeters, oil pressure, gear pressure, water temperature, oil temperature, and fuel gauges.

Deloitte study forecasts the future of automotive mobility to 2035

This study, authored by Sebastian Pfeifle, partner, Global Automotive Mobility Lead Consulting, and Jeff Paul, managing director, U.S. Auto Captive Finance Leader, offers quantitative and qualitative data from executive sessions and interviews, an international customer survey and a new profit pool simulation tool.

Navistar honors exceptional dealer technicians with first-ever Technician of the Year award

This year's award recognized two exceptional technicians for their dedication to continuous learning and providing exceptional customer service: rookie technician Scott Killebrew of Landmark Trucks LLC in Knoxville, Tenn. and veteran technician Tony Guzman of Kyrish Truck Centers in Houston, Texas.

Arbe Robotics obtains Japanese certification for its mass production RF chipset, accelerating market for ADAS and autonomous vehicles

This certification marks a significant milestone for Arbe, enabling it to tap into one of the world's top automotive markets.

Continental recognized on Forbes Best Employers list for seventh time

This prestigious recognition places Continental alongside the top U.S. organizations, ranking companies on employee experience, including work atmosphere and career growth.

BOLT Lock appoints Gregor Germana as new product business manager

Germana brings a wealth of experience to his new position, having worked for STRATTEC Security Corp. since 2005.

Rematec Amsterdam webinar: Companies are coming together to solve problems

The webinar, titled “Eyes on the US: The evolving landscape of remanufacturing in the U.S.” brought together a team of highly experienced manufacturing professionals.

ASE Chairman Homer Hogg to focus on advancing certification for vehicle technologies, recognizing automotive service professionals

As an ASE board member since 2015, Hogg said he's honored to serve in his new role and recognizes the valuable service that ASE provides to the industry.

Automechanika Shanghai – Shenzhen Edition concludes with record numbers and industry-shaping innovations

The 17th edition of the world-renowned event showcased the latest developments in vehicle connectivity and new energy while fostering renewed connections between overseas and domestic supply chains.
error: Our apologies. This content is protected.