X-Cart integrates with Amazon to drive growth in automotive and more

The integration will greatly benefit clients building stores on the X-Cart platform as it will allow to automatically transfer product listings from their X-Cart stores to the Amazon store, as well as import orders from their Amazon stores onto the X-Cart platform, X-Cart says.

Electrifying the future: EV Innovations and Sustainable Solutions at Taipei AMPA 2024

Exhibitors like AcBel Polytech are showcasing pivotal components designed to optimize vehicle performance and promote environmental responsibility.

ROWE: A family business looking to the future

The lubricant manufacturer offers a complete range of innovative, high-quality motor oils, coolants and special products for industrial applications.

Madeleine Meldoth: Leading the Automotive Industry’s Transformation and Market Expansion in EMEA, APAC and Baltics regions

Madeleine Meldoth, a global business leader in the automotive industry and owner of Scandinavian Automotive G.R.X. Consulting, leverages an array of strategic methodologies to ignite transformative growth and operational excellence across diverse markets.

X-Cart integrates with Amazon to drive growth in automotive and more

The integration will greatly benefit clients building stores on the X-Cart platform as it will allow to automatically transfer product listings from their X-Cart stores to the Amazon store, as well as import orders from their Amazon stores onto the X-Cart platform, X-Cart says.

Electrifying the future: EV Innovations and Sustainable Solutions at Taipei AMPA 2024

Exhibitors like AcBel Polytech are showcasing pivotal components designed to optimize vehicle performance and promote environmental responsibility.

Driving towards vision zero: Advanced safety solutions at Taipei AMPA 2024

This year, exhibitors like oToBrite and WHETRON ELECTRONICS are taking center stage with their cutting-edge safety solutions, driving the industry towards the goal of Vision Zero – the elimination of all traffic fatalities and severe injuries.

Innovative solutions take center stage at Taipei AMPA 2024: Spotlight on mTARC and E-lead

This year, two exhibitors, in particular, are drawing attention for their groundbreaking advancements: the Mobility Taiwan Auto Research Consortium (mTARC) and E-lead.

Taipei AMPA Show 2024: Unveiling the future of the automotive aftermarket

As one of the largest automotive trade shows globally, Taipei AMPA 2024 is expected to host nearly 1,000 exhibitors across more than 2,800 booths, attracting industry-leading automotive and motorcycle manufacturers.

SH Auto Parts: Leading the way in automotive innovation and sustainability at Taipei AMPA 2024

With a history spanning more than four decades, SH Auto Parts has established itself as a global leader in automotive suspension and steering systems.

Free Webinar from ASE: Chrysler Generation 3 Hemi Engine Swap

In this webinar, Mark Lake with Summit Racing will cover details about the popular Chrysler Generation 3 Hemi Engine.

DMA Industries welcomes Kevin Stock as Chief Financial Officer

Stock joins DMA with a strong background in finance, having previously served as CFO at CRP Industries Inc., where he played a key role in modernizing financial systems and driving growth, DMA said. His expertise includes financial reporting, treasury, risk management, operations, legal, IT and quality functions.

UK Garage and Bodyshop Event highlights show features and new training hubs for 2024

The trade show has unveiled details of this year’s 14 show features and new training hubs designed exclusively for shops and technicians.

Secure your spot at the International Aftermarket Summit: Shaping the future of the automotive aftermarket in Latin America

The two-day IAS, scheduled for July 9-10, 2024, at the Centro Citibanamex in Mexico City, promises an unparalleled experience for professionals across the entire automotive aftermarket supply chain. Attendees will be immersed in a dynamic environment featuring keynote presentations, thought-provoking panel discussions, and extensive networking opportunities.

ASE Education Foundation seeking outstanding instructor for the 2024 Byrl Shoemaker Award

The winner of the Byrl Shoemaker/ASE Education Foundation Instructor of the Year will receive a plaque, a $1,000 award, and an expenses-paid trip for two to attend the ASE Instructor Training Conference held July 15-18 in Minneapolis and ASE's fall board of directors meeting to be celebrated at the annual technician of the year recognition banquet on Nov. 20 in New Orleans.

Customer commitment, opportunities and pride guide six new members to ASE President’s Club

The ASE President’s Club selections are made each year with any changes in status determined at that time. The current requirements include passing 50 ASE certification tests. The military test series and all OEM-specific tests, including the Parts (P4) test are excluded from the ASE President’s Club requirements.

Ascend Elements and Elemental Strategic Metals establish AE Elemental, an electric vehicle battery recycling joint venture in Poland

Together, the companies will jointly own (50/50) and operate a newly constructed, best-in-class electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling facility in Zawiercie, Poland, the companies said. The state-of-the-art facility will disassemble, discharge and shred EV batteries to produce black mass, which can be used to make new engineered EV battery materials

Classic cars off to a roaring start at Automechanika in Frankfurt

Automotive professionals from around the world will be getting together in Frankfurt Sept. 10-14, 2024, to discuss the latest trends in the classic and collectible car business under the motto “Where passion meets business.”

CRC-sponsored GTO goes to auction to support the trades through TechForce Foundation

Tuned by a famously-skilled crew, including NHRA Top Fuel World Champion Clay Millican and Jeff Lutz of Street Outlaws and Lutz Race Cars, the GTO will be auctioned by MECUM Auto Auction at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

Philips Xperion 6000 Under Hood LED Work Light: Hands-free light boosts technician productivity

This advanced LED work light features a motion detection switch that allows technicians to turn the light on and off with a wave of their hand, so they can operate it without putting down tools or interrupting their work.

AkzoNobel invests in Dutch research labs

Two new research labs are being built by AkzoNobel at its Sassenheim site in the Netherlands to further propel the company’s pioneering product development, the company says.

Brandon Lane appointed new plant manager of Continental New Braunfels, Texas

The New Braunfels plant, which opened in September 2022, is an integral part of Continental’s global network, specializing in the manufacturing of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) products.

ZF Friedrichshafen announces new head of corporate communications: Florian Laudan to take the helm

In this position, Laudan will be responsible for overseeing the company's press and public relations, internal and change communications, as well as marketing and brand identity on a global scale, the company said in a statement. Laudan will report directly to ZF's CEO, Dr. Holger Klein.

Holley Performance appoints Chet Baker senior vice president of sales

Baker will lead the company’s sales team, developing and executing strategies to drive growth across Holley’s portfolio of brands, the company said.

Taipei AMPA/AutoTronics to continue as planned amid seismic activity

The Taipei AMPA/Autotronics Show, along with 2035 E-Mobility Taiwan, will continue as scheduled next week, show organizer TAITRA said in an open letter to exhibitors and attendees.

Unveiling success: How to maximize your aftermarket trade show impact through media engagement


Trade journalists are more than just reporters; they are the gateway to a wider audience. By informing them of your participation, you open up opportunities for your brand to be highlighted in their coverage.

CAPAS celebrates 10 editions of advancing the automotive industry in Southwest China

The 10th edition of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) will take place May 16-18, 2024 at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center.

INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico 2024: Unlock your potential in the aftermarket

Scheduled for July 10-12, this premier trade show and training event promises to be a hub of innovation, knowledge and networking opportunities for professionals in the automotive sector, show organizer Messe Frankfurt says.

Free Webinar from ASE: Choosing and Using the Right Gasket Maker

In this webinar, Anthony Mondi with Permatex will discuss the different types of gaskets, gasket makers and gasket sealants. He will also discuss application specifics and proper use.

Call for entries: 2024 CLEPA Innovation Awards – Shaping the future of mobility

This year, the 9th edition of the awards places a special focus on the role of artificial intelligence in revolutionizing the automotive landscape. With the upcoming European elections, the awards seek to highlight how technological innovation enhances the industry's competitive strength and contributes to the Green and Digital transition in Europe.

Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo 2024 in China concludes with increased participation and focus on industry advancements

The Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR) wrapped up its 2024 event on March 23 at the National Convention and Exhibition Center in Tianjin. The expo saw an increase in participation, with a larger exhibition area, more exhibitors and visitors compared to the previous year.

Snap-on spring software update enhances diagnostics for 2023 models including Dodge Hornet, Cadillac Lyric and more

The spring software release from Snap-on drives unparalleled confidence from the moment a Snap-on scan tool is turned on with its general and collision repair coverage and industry exclusive features for domestic, Asian and European vehicles, the company says.

Philips GoPure GP5212 Car Air Purifier eliminates up to 90% of pollen in vehicle interiors

Powerful, compact, and simple to use, GoPure GP5212 effectively filters out airborne allergens including pollen and mold that can pass through the cabin filters typically found in passenger vehicles.

MEMA welcomes EPA’s final rule for emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles

MEMA and its members support the objectives of the EPA to improve national air quality through improvements to heavy-duty vehicles and applauds the agency for incorporating improvements to the rule as advocated by MEMA.

MEMA teams up with eShipping to enhance logistics for the aftermarket

This collaboration introduces the MEMA & eShipping Partner Program, designed to offer enhanced logistics solutions tailored to the needs of the automotive aftermarket industry, MEMA said in the announcement.

Transtar Holding Company promotes Anna Gluck to Chief Human Resources Officer

Gluck has been with Transtar Holding Company since 2020, where she led the company's total rewards program and employee engagement efforts, with a strategic focus on employee training and development programs and attracting and retaining top talent.

Auto Care Association hosts cataloging standards conference in Brazil

The conference attracted more than 70 local auto care industry executives and focused on the development and maintenance of industry standards, including the adoption methodologies for existing standards like the Aftermarket Catalog Exchange Standard (ACES) and the Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES).

MiX sponsors Northwood University student at 2024 Vision Conference

As part of the council’s commitment to supporting emerging talent, MiX members have come together to contribute to the sponsorship of a Northwood University student, providing them with a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a full day of learning, networking, and exposure to industry-leading insights.

Registration open for Aftermarket 101, Heavy Duty 101

Aftermarket 101 will be held May 20-21 at Mahle Aftermarket Inc., in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Free Webinar from ASE: The ASE Renewal App – The Things You Thought You Knew

In this webinar, please join the ASE staff as they explore this innovative certification maintenance tool. Learn more about the purpose of the ASE Renewal App program, how the app started and where the app is going. 

MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers launches CEO Council for industry leaders

The council is designed to be an exclusive group for CEOs and top executives, offering a space for in-depth conversations on shared industry interests. MEMA networking groups have long been recognized as one of the key benefits of MEMA membership, providing regular opportunities for executives to discuss common concerns and challenges.

2024 Vision Conference to include interactive town hall session with MEMA’s Ann Wilson on government impact in the aftermarket

Participants of the 2024 Vision Conference will have the chance to engage in a lively discussion and seek answers to their pressing questions about how government actions affect the aftermarket industry.

Industry veteran Joe Thomas joins CTR America as a key team member

With an extensive background in the automotive aftermarket, Thomas brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the company.

Auto Care Association, MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers applaud FTC and DOJ’s support toward Right to Repair

The Auto Care Association has expressed strong support for the recent comments submitted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division (DOJ) to the U.S. Copyright Office.

Yokohama Rubber to expand footprint with new tire plant in Mexico

The new facility represents a significant investment for Yokohama, with an initial capital outlay of $380 million. Spread over a 150-acre site, the plant is expected to break ground in the second quarter of 2024.

MEMA supports EPA’s final rule on emission standards for future vehicles

MEMA and its members support the objectives of the EPA to improve national air quality through improvements to light- and medium-duty vehicles and applauds the agency for adopting improvements advocated by MEMA.

The Group’s 2024 Conference joins forces with AAPEX and AWDA in Las Vegas: Advancing Right to Repair advocacy

This new setting offers members a unique opportunity to stay abreast of the latest developments in the Right to Repair movement, share strategies for engaging local and grassroots supporters, and contribute to the industry's growth through The Group's active advocacy efforts.

LIQUI MOLY introduces TOP TEC 6310 0W-20 Oil for Stellantis Group vehicles

This premium oil is engineered to provide optimal performance for the latest models under the Stellantis Group umbrella, the company says.

Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR) 2024 kicks off in Tianjin, China

The Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR), which runs through March 23, 2024, at the National Convention and Exhibition Center in Tianjin, China, opened its doors Wednesday.

Folds of Honor founder Dan Rooney among 2024 Auto Care Connect Conference Keynote Speakers

Rooney, an F-16 Fighter Pilot with three combat tours in Iraq, PGA Golf Professional, and founder of the Folds of Honor, will share his journey and the mission of his non-profit organization, which provides educational scholarships to the families of wounded or killed military service members.

ASE designates June as Automotive Service Professionals Month

In honor of ASPM, ASE has created a commemorative logo that is available for use by companies, organizations and individuals to acknowledge and pay tribute to vehicle service professionals.

NexaMotion Group announces opening of New Arch Auto Parts Store in Plainview, New York

NexaMotion Group completed the acquisition of Arch Auto Parts in December of 2023 as part of its strategy to combine its core competencies across businesses to better serve its customers with a more comprehensive offering and enhanced service.

Free Technical Webinar from ASE: Engine Management Using Input – Process – Output

In this webinar, ATech Training will provide details about essential engine control sensors, their operation and detailed signal analysis. Instructor Jim Wilson will help the participants sharpen their technical skills when analyzing engine performance issues related to sensor inputs and outputs.

Leadership 2.0 scholarship opportunity for MEMA Modern Industry eXpertise (MiX) members made possible by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation

The Leadership 2.0 Scholarship, made possible by the esteemed University of the Aftermarket Foundation, offers a full ride scholarship to attend Leadership 2.0 at the University of the Aftermarket at Northwood University.

DRiV’s Elisse Richardson, Gates Corp.’s Bryce Neumeier receive MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers MiX Certification

As the latest recipients of the certification, Richardson and Neumeier have demonstrated unwavering dedication to their professional journeys, showcasing a commitment to excellence in their respective roles. The MiX Certification Program highlights their skills, which are needed to thrive in an ever-evolving industry landscape.

U.S. government agencies support MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers’ petition in push for consumer access to vehicle data

The support came in the form of a submission to the U.S. Copyright Office, advocating for a new exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)'s anti-circumvention provisions.

CLEPA welcomes additional weight allowances for zero-emission technologies, but urges further progress in upcoming Council negotiations

Following the European Parliament vote on the Weights and Dimensions Directive, CLEPA underlines the need for further improvements and clarifications in the approved text, which would be vital for the efficient implementation of the new criteria and the uptake of zero-emission technologies in the heavy-duty (HDV) transport sector. 

Federated announces new affiliate member: Association of Independent Oil Distributors

Federated Auto Parts Distributors is entering into a collaboration with the Association of Independent Oil Distributors (AIOD) with a focus on mutual benefits for the respective members. In the agreement, members of AIOD will become affiliate members of Federated, with an emphasis on exploring opportunities and expanded participation.

NTK Technologies to merge with Niterra North America

Set to take effect on April 1, 2024, the merger aims to streamline the organization's management strategy, decision-making processes and resource optimization, the company said in a statement.

Remanufacturing in the automotive industry highlighted at biannual Automechanika Dubai Network

Automechanika Dubai, the MEA region’s largest international trade exhibition for the automotive aftermarket industry, held the biannual Automechanika Dubai Network this week, gathering speakers and international experts to discuss the topic of remanufacturing in the automotive industry. 

Auto Care Association certified as a Great Place to Work

This prestigious award is a testament to the Association's commitment to creating an inclusive, supportive, and dynamic work environment for its employees.

Top exhibitors set for return to Automechanika Frankfurt 2024

In an exclusive update for automotive industry enthusiasts anticipating Automechanika Frankfurt, Show Director Olaf Mußhoff said this year's trade show will showcase the entire value chain of the automotive industry.

MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers welcomes Susan Pase in strategic retainer agreement

In this agreement, Pase will work closely with several MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers networking groups to ensure the most valuable execution of one of MEMA’s core member benefits.

Care Resource receives $50,000 from Advance Auto Parts Foundation

Care Resource has launched a new mobile health unit, made possible by a generous $50,000 donation from the Advance Auto Parts Foundation.  Their financial contribution was further matched by a Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) H8F grant to complete the purchase and customization of the unit.
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