Apply now for Federated Car Care Scholarships 

The scholarships are funded by Fisher Auto Parts in memory of Art Fisher, founder of Federated Auto Parts and the Federated Car Care program, and the deadline to apply is March 31, 2023.

Greg Havekost promoted to Business Intelligence Coordinator at The Alliance

In this role, Havekost will play a key role in the development of Alliance data solutions and their deployment and usage for Alliance shareholder members.

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.

Apply now for Federated Car Care Scholarships 

The scholarships are funded by Fisher Auto Parts in memory of Art Fisher, founder of Federated Auto Parts and the Federated Car Care program, and the deadline to apply is March 31, 2023.

Greg Havekost promoted to Business Intelligence Coordinator at The Alliance

In this role, Havekost will play a key role in the development of Alliance data solutions and their deployment and usage for Alliance shareholder members.

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.

NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.) announces new company name and logo

The name change, announced late last year, will include a new corporate logo and identity as the organization follows a strategy to unify the global brand and promote efforts to transform the organization's business portfolio.

South African automotive industry to showcase latest technology and design at four major exhibitions in 2023

Festival of Motoring, NAACAM Show 2023, Automechanika Johannesburg and Futuroad make for an exciting August and September.

ATMC announces new officers for 2023

"Our directors bring a great wealth of knowledge, relevant experience and expertise in the auto, truck and collision training industry," said Matt Shepanek, president of ATMC.

Dayco names Craig Frohock as its new aftermarket/belt CEO

Reporting directly to the Board of Dayco, Frohock is responsible for the business unit’s global operational performance and strategic direction. 

Federated Free Fuel Fridays returns

Federated Auto Parts has brought back its popular Free Fuel Fridays program that gives its Facebook followers a chance to win some free fuel. 

LIQUI MOLY reports nearly 10 percent increase in sales

German-based motor oil and additive manufacturer LIQUI MOLY has exceeded its annual target, generating €800 million in sales for 2022, the company announced Monday.

Apply for automotive, heavy-duty scholarships by March 31

Hundreds of scholarships, including scholarships for engineering, finance and IT/cybersecurity fields of study, will be awarded for the 2023-24 academic year to students enrolled in four-year and two-year colleges as well as ASE/NATEF certified automotive, collision and heavy-duty/diesel post-secondary programs. In 2022, 461 scholarships totaling $731,350 were awarded.

Combatting the issue of catalytic converter theft

Catalytic converters are a prime target for thieves looking to make a quick profit, either by selling them outright or extracting the precious metals inside the converters so they can be sold for a high price on the black market.

Automechanika Shanghai – Shenzhen Edition puts technological innovation at center stage 

More than 3,500 exhibitors will offer a first-hand gateway into the market by pulling in resources that amplify home-grown inventions and overseas capabilities in production and aftermarket solutions.

The Group Training Academy adds new training and research center

The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) and Automotive Video Innovations (AVI) have established The Group Training Academy Training and Research Center at AVI headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida.

Automotive Parts Associates welcomes Texas Auto Parts

Texas Auto Parts, located in Sugar Land, Texas, is an up-and-coming business started by a father and son duo, APA says.

IAA MOBILITY 2023 increases focus, opportunities for B2B attendees

The Open Space in downtown Munich will focus on B2C audience, while the IAA Summit will be established as a B2B platform. The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Olaf Scholz, will inaugurate IAA MOBILITY.

RepairPal launches Car Genius

Car Genius is staffed by RepairPal auto repair experts who provide mechanical advice and education on vehicle repairs and maintenance, RepairPal says.

Rob Eberhart of R & R Marketing named BOLT Lock’s Manufacturer’s Representative of the Year

Candidates for BOLT Lock’s Manufacturer’s Representative of the Year award are recognized for excellence in sales and for going beyond the requirements of a superior sales representative by exhibiting comprehensive knowledge of the BOLT “Breakthrough One-Key Lock” Technology product line, while building strong relationships with both existing and prospective accounts.

Plews & Edelmann’s John Burkardt is the 2023 ACPN Scholarship recipient

John Burkardt will be provided with the opportunity to attend the 2023 ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference, which is the largest gathering of content professionals and service providers in the aftermarket.

What’s the purpose of a trade show booth visit?

Inviting journalists to a trade show booth should be part of a company's strategy for expanding its brand awareness for several reasons.

ASE Education Foundation names new officers, board

The new chair of the ASE Education Foundation is Trey Michael, director CTE and career pathways, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Dana named Great Workplace for Diversity by Newsweek magazine

Separately, the company announced it was recognized as a “Top Employer 2023” in 12 countries in which it operates.

Autopromotec CEO: Futurmotive – Expo and Talks is aimed at the future of mobility

The CEO of Autopromotec says the changes taking place in the automotive industry and elsewhere are a paradigm shift that will reconfigure the entire industry. 

Federated sponsors DIRTcar Nationals, World of Outlaws

The iconic auto parts brand will commence its new partnerships in 2023 with the 52nd DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, Feb. 6-18, which will feature the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Feb. 9-11.

LIQUI MOLY USA CEO Sebastian Zelger: ‘The secret is that there is no secret at all’

Exactly 15 years ago, LIQUI MOLY USA was founded as one of its very first subsidiaries. Today, Sebastian Zelger is CEO of LIQUI MOLY USA and explains why the brand from Germany is so successful in the USA.

MEMA names Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Director for members and employees

April Buford’s focus on DEI will help MEMA members and staff to engage in meaningful dialogue and share best practices to develop a culture of inclusion within the vehicle supplier industry. 

Taipei AMPA 2023, the all-in-one sourcing exhibition for automotive, motorcycle and e-mobility, returns April 12-15

The event will combine the exhibitions of AutoTronics Taipei and 2035 E-Mobility Taiwan to create a comprehensive event.

Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey set to visit Northwood University 

The Feb. 1 event will kick off at 6:30 p.m. at the McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise, located in the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center at Northwood University in Midland. 

MEMA reveals new business structure and branding strategy

The association, which is North America's leading trade association for motor vehicle component manufacturers, will now operate under one umbrella organization with two groups: MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers and MEMA Original Equipment Suppliers.

MEMA establishes the Center for Sustainability 

The Center for Sustainability is a new and vital initiative to support its members as they navigate the increasingly complex processes and requirements of a successful sustainability program. 

Nokian Tyres aims to double tire capacity at Tennessee plant, creating 75 jobs

The total value of the 75 new jobs and the originally planned capacity expansion and warehouse is approximately $174 million. 

Ford awards Dayco India for delivering outstanding quality performance for third consecutive year

Dayco’s India facility is recognized by the Ford Sanand Engine Plant as one of the best suppliers for outstanding contribution towards achieving "Zero QR and Zero Warranty Claims in the year 2022."

MEMA names Megan Gardner Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

In this new role, Gardner leads all MEMA Marketing and Communications functions, including strategy and execution for MEMA’s digital platforms, branding, advertising, event marketing, and media relations.

Gold Eagle CEO Marc Blackman: What the new MEMA means to us

Gold Eagle, founded in 1932, is a family-owned and operated manufacturer of performance chemicals and surface treatments.

MEMA Names Collin Shaw Chief Commercial Vehicle Officer, and Chief Operating Officer for its OE group

Most recently, he served as president and chief operating officer of MEMA’s former heavy duty manufacturers division.

MEMA names Mike Jackson as Executive Director of Strategy and Research

Jackson was most recently executive director of Strategy and Research for MEMA’s light duty original equipment division. 

MEMA names Liz Goad Executive Director of Events

In her new role, Goad manages and executes all events for MEMA and its two membership groups: MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers and MEMA Original Equipment Suppliers.

Mike Buzzard named UAF Scholarship Committee Chair

He will lead the not-for-profit program that has awarded millions of dollars in scholarships to students enrolled in four-year and two-year colleges as well as ASE/NATEF certified automotive, collision and heavy duty post-secondary schools.

Federated 50/50 Challenge awards more than 100 prizes to ASE-certified professionals

In addition, four ASE-certified professionals were also awarded $500 grand prizes.

LIQUI MOLY mourns its press spokesperson

German lubricant specialist LIQUI MOLY has announced the company's press spokesperson, Dr. Peter Szarafinski, long-time Head of Media Relations International, has died at age 47.

Alliance promotes Justin Hebert to Director of Category Management & Commercial Vehicle and Heavy Duty

The program grows with the addition of Arnold Motor Supply and Hahn Automotive.

Sensata Technologies introduces Sensata INSIGHTS, a proprietary platform offering comprehensive IoT solutions

Sensata Technologies has officially launched its new brand Sensata INSIGHTS, which provides end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for worksite and asset monitoring, supply chain and logistics and telematics.

Yokohama Tire announces organizational changes

Fardad Niknam, Ray Polentz and Pavan Desaneni have been promoted.

CRC Industries appoints Len Mazzanti as CEO

Mazzanti has 30 years of experience developing and leading high performing teams on a global scale with a proven track record in growing businesses both domestically and globally.

Continental at CES: Company announces new partnership to accelerate autonomous mobility

Continental and Ambarella will work together to develop end-to-end software and hardware systems for assisted and automated driving, with the goal of eventually creating autonomous vehicles.

See the Michael and Dianne Morey car collection, being auctioned to benefit Northwood University

The Moreys, who are the founders of Bandit Industries, a leading wood chipper company, pledged 35 vehicles to the university.

Valeo forms consortium with NTT Data, Embotech to provide automated parking solutions

VEN.AI offers an infrastructure-based solution that guides vehicles to a dedicated parking spot using sensors, connectivity and offboard computing.

Automechanika Shanghai – Shenzhen Edition gets new dates

The event, to be held at the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, had been postponed from its original December time slot due to covid measures in China. The government has since changed its covid plan, allowing for the show to be rescheduled.

CRP Automotive offers first-to-market Rein Turbo Kits for popular BMW models 

These innovative kits are a first-to-market solution for turbocharger replacement service and include all of the hoses, gaskets, and hardware necessary to complete the job quickly and efficiently, the company says.

Parts Authority acquires B&L Auto Parts and Paint

B&L Auto Parts and Paint has proudly served the Maine area for over 47 years.

ASE announces 2022 Award Winners

“We had a tremendous group of nominees, and they all were deserving of this recognition," said Tim Zilke, ASE president and CEO.

CRP Automotive names Steve Dresser as Sales Representative of the Year

Dresser has been with Hirsig-Frazier Company since 2011 and has represented CRP Automotive’s AAE, REIN, Pentosin, and AJUSA brands in the Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas market.

Jeffrey Schlenker joins NGK Spark Plugs as General Manager of Purchasing 

As General Manager of Purchasing, Schlenker will serve as a leadership team member and be responsible for the efficacy of all sourcing activities across the organization.  

AASA Emerging Technology Event to be held in conjunction with the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show 

The Aftermarket @ CES event, hosted by the Mobility Technology Council (MTC), features discussion around the challenges, opportunities and impact of emerging technologies featured at CES on the automotive aftermarket industry.  

Continental Automotive Aftermarket head Howard Laster retires after a 45-year career 

Laster, a 45-year veteran of the automotive aftermarket, has been with Continental for over 27 years, serving in a variety of key executive and sales management roles.

Philip Daniele of AutoZone will join AASA’s Vision Conference as 2023 Keynote Speaker 

This year’s Vision Conference keynote speaker will provide an AASA-exclusive view on how AutoZone is collaborating with aftermarket suppliers during this transformative time in the industry.

2023 ACPN Content Excellence Awards are open

The awards will be presented at the annual ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference, which will take place from May 21-24, 2023 in Orlando, Florida as part of the Auto Care Association's Auto Care Connect event.

Auto-Wares participates in Salvation Army’s Christmas Angel Tree Toy Drive

The Christmas Angel Tree Toy Drive is a longstanding tradition that provides gifts and necessities to children or teenagers who might not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season.

Meet Patrick Cronin of NTN Bearing Corp.

Patrick Cronin began his career in the automotive aftermarket five years ago, now working as Senior Marketing Specialist for NTN Bearing Corp. 

Goodyear ranked in The Drucker Institute’s Management Top 250

Management Top 250 measures corporate effectiveness by examining performance in five key areas: customer satisfaction, employee engagement and development, innovation, social responsibility and financial strength. The rankings were published in today's Wall Street Journal.
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