DENSO collaborates with Aeva to bring new LiDAR to market

This collaboration boosts DENSO’s development of sensing and perception systems, supports company goal to deliver accident-free society.

LSI Chemical signs NanoTech Petroleum as authorized distributor for South Africa

NanoTech Petroleum will now market and sell the LSI Chemical line of products as well as the entire line of Hot Shot’s Secret products – over 35 performance additives and specialty oils.

Edelmann Elite power steering program features new rack & pinion, pumps and gear boxes

Proprietary tooling; all units 100% tested; engineered to eliminate OE flaws, improve design.

Automechanika Shanghai 2020 creates channels for cross-sector collaboration

The show aims to amplify these latest forms of cooperation through leveraging its exhibitor and buyer resources in the supply chain. It will draw attention to ever-evolving digital, technological and consumer trends revolutionizing the auto market and place more emphasis on network expansion, supply chain integration and sustainability.

DENSO collaborates with Aeva to bring new LiDAR to market

This collaboration boosts DENSO’s development of sensing and perception systems, supports company goal to deliver accident-free society.

LSI Chemical signs NanoTech Petroleum as authorized distributor for South Africa

NanoTech Petroleum will now market and sell the LSI Chemical line of products as well as the entire line of Hot Shot’s Secret products – over 35 performance additives and specialty oils.

ASE winter certification registration now open

More than 50 ASE certification tests are available, covering nearly every aspect of the motor vehicle service and repair industry.

DENSO selects New North American CEO, announces organization changes

DENSO has named Seiji Maeda CEO of DENSO’s North American operations. He also is a senior director at DENSO Corporation.

New MEYLE-PD cabin air filter protects against NOx, fine dust

Drivers and passengers want to protect themselves from harmful gases and particles, which in addition to smog, exhaust, soot, ozone and pollen also includes fine dust and nitrogen oxide (NOx).

ACMA, Messe Frankfurt India announce first hybrid edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi in 2021

Messe Frankfurt India together with Auto Component Manufacturers of India (ACMA) have announced that the 5th edition through its new dynamic digital model will allow automotive aftermarket players to take advantage of both physical interactions and virtual networking opportunities.

ASE applauds outgoing chairman Bobby Bassett

Bassett receives AWDA Art Fisher Excellence in Education Award.

Plews & Edelmann delivers total power steering solution with innovative Edelmann Elite program

This new and innovative program features all new rack & pinion assemblies, pumps, and gear boxes, plus an advanced, patent pending filter, and the market’s first premium, high performance power steering hose line.

Timken Board of Directors elects Sarah Lauber, Douglas Dynamics CFO

Lauber has served as chief financial officer and secretary of Douglas Dynamics, a premier manufacturer and upfitter of work truck attachments and equipment, since 2017.

Yokohama Tire’s GEOLANDAR CV G058 wins a 2020 GOOD DESIGN Award

The H- and V-rated GEOLANDAR CV G058 is designed for crossovers, smaller SUVs and minivans.

Free service technician webinar from ASE: Color Theory

This Axalta webinar, presented by Gordon Wry, will go over the color theory and the three dimensions of color.

AMSOIL INC. becomes world’s first APQP4Wind-certified lubricant supplier

APQP4Wind is a non-profit organization founded by the world’s leading wind-turbine manufacturers and suppliers. Its mission is to standardize and simplify processes that ensure product quality across the wind industry.

Polsinelli joins MBE Group as Account Coordinator

Sophia Polsinelli joined MBE Group as a communications intern in late September 2020 as part of the company’s recently launched internship program. Her skills, willingness to learn and quick growth prompted the team to bring her on full-time.

MAXSA’s Escaper Buddy Traction Mats keep motorists from getting stuck

New for 2021, MAXSA has added metal traction grips to the company's Escaper Buddy Traction Mats line.

ASE renewal app developed with input from prominent industry organizations

ASE recruited an experienced, creative group of industry experts to help with the development of its innovative new tool designed to help ASE Certified professionals extend the expiration date of their A1-A9 certifications, the ASE renewal app.

University of the Aftermarket Foundation expands scholarship fields of interest to include IT/Cybersecurity

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies reports that the demand for cybersecurity experts is growing 12 times faster than the current U.S. job market.

ODYSSEY and NorthStar battery portfolios by EnerSys to launch nationwide in TravelCenters of America

As part of this exclusive agreement, purchase of any of the ODYSSEY and NorthStar Group 31 batteries through a TA supplier will include a limited four-year full replacement warranty.

LIQUI MOLY donates goods worth several million euros

Company donates more than 20,000 free packages with oils, additives and care products for rescue services and fire brigades.

EnerSys announces launch of sales of ODYSSEY batteries through NAPA Auto Parts

As an Approved Vendor, EnerSys will have the ability to provide ODYSSEY batteries to 57 distribution centers, 6,000 NAPA Auto Parts stores and more than 17,000 NAPA AutoCare and AutoCare Collision Centers nationwide.

Timken expands manufacturing footprint in the Americas

State-of-the art facility employs cutting-edge technology and automation to serve customers regionally, globally, company says.

NHTSA announces 2020 Update on AEB installation by 20 automakers

Ten manufacturers – Audi, BMW, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo – are already installing AEB in all new passenger vehicles, three years ahead of schedule.

Hoffer Plastics prioritizes hiring veterans in South Elgin, Illinois area

The company has successfully hired on numerous veterans, providing them with opportunities to grow within the organization and further their education. Additionally, Hoffer is committed to supporting the veterans they employ throughout the processes they undertake before, during, and after future deployments.

Lighting leader Tungsram innovates with technology that kills virus causing Covid-19

Hungary-based Tungsram’s UV-C Sanitizer is a disinfection system that eliminates 99.99 percent of bacteria and viruses and can be used in a host of industries and businesses, including car showrooms, nursing homes, hotels, offices, hospitals and beauty salons, to name a few.

IMR Inc. names new senior research analyst

Barlo Hardin brings significant experience in category management to his new role, previously serving as a category manager for an aftermarket manufacturer’s representative company for the last six years.

Vehicle supplier community celebrates 36 Women on Automotive News prestigious list

MEMA and its member base are particularly proud of the 36 women on this prestigious list from the vehicle supplier industry, the largest manufacturing sector in the United States. Of that number, 27 women are employed by MEMA or one of its 1,000 member companies.

AutoZone authorizes additional stock repurchase

Since the inception of the repurchase program in 1998, and including the above amount, AutoZone’s Board of Directors has authorized $24.650 billion in share repurchases.

LIQUI MOLY now available at Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper

The LIQUI MOLY oil and additive brand becomes an official supplier for the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance.

I want you to leave the automotive aftermarket (yes, there’s a catch)

Yes, it’s provocative but here’s the idea: I want you to leave the automotive aftermarket for only a short time, perhaps a half-day or less.

Alliance names Gates the 2020 Channel Partner of the Year

Also, Alliance Parts Warehouse, in collaboration with the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, has named Sunsong as the 2020 Diamond Award Winner.

United Pacific Industries now offers locking gas cap for classic Ford, Chevrolet vehicles

The top-quality rugged, military style fuel cap fits 1957-1970 Ford Bronco and Ford pickup trucks as well as 1949-1970 Ford cars.

Continental’s expanded brushless blower motor program leads aftermarket in SKUs and coverage, company says

Continental Brushless Blower Motors are quality built for exceptional performance and trouble-free installation.

Autopromotec holds Futurmotive, plans next hybrid convention for May 2021

Autopromotec is planning its next "hybrid" convention scheduled for May 2021, in anticipation of resuming the in-person automotive show in May 2022.

Automechanika Kuala Lumpur moved to 2022

The move to reschedule the fair to March 15-17, 2022, comes as a result of travel restrictions hampering both domestic and international attendance. Exhibitors, partners and supporting associations have backed the decision, and they look forward to the fair’s mixture of exhibition and events that promote automotive industry recovery.

IMR Inc. releases latest insights on independent repair shop financial outlook and parts delivery disruption

As of December 1, 2020, 91% of independent repair shops have reported a decrease in revenue this year.

The aftermarket’s only OE service event to be held Dec. 17

This annual summit is the only one of its kind in the aftermarket, where suppliers who service the OE dealer channel gather and discuss best practices and review trends in the channel.

MAHLE OzonePRO effective against coronaviruses

While the sanitizing process is underway, the MAHLE OzonePRO sensors continuously measure the concentration of ozone produced in the environment and keep this constant.

Yokohama Tire named title sponsor of the 2021 Jeepspeed Race Series

Jeepspeed is a class within the Best In The Desert (BITD) racing series. In 2021, Jeepspeed will be featured in all five BITD events, plus the Mint 400.

National Pronto Association, Automotive Distribution Network announce merger

As of Jan. 1, 2021, the newly formed organization will be known as the Pronto Automotive Distribution Network.

Snap-on introduces new diagnostics website

Visitors to the website will notice the homepage is redesigned with a sleek, new look using dropdown menus for viewing diagnostic tools, information and software products, news and training and support.

C&U Americas earns 2020 Whirlpool Supplier Quality Award

Award recognizes C&U’s excellent commitment and support in challenging times.

The 16th edition of Automechanika Shanghai 2020 closes, brokering new automotive trade fair experiences

Reaching across six continents, the show convened exhibitors from 29 countries and regions, maintaining its position as a global assembly point.

Victor Reinz Wave-Stopper gaskets now available

Dana Incorporated has added Victor Reinz Wave-Stopper multi-layer steel (MLS) gaskets to its aftermarket portfolio, featuring Dana-patented technology designed to address the increased sealing requirements of head gaskets in today’s light and commercial diesel engines and forced-induction vehicles.

Innovative Edelmann Elite Power Steering Filter Breaks new ground in design, performance, application coverage

The new Edelmann Elite filter uses dual filtration technology to deliver a high capacity flow while preventing contamination, a leading cause of premature power steering parts failure and warranty issues.

New head named to lead ZF Aftermarket

Philippe Colpron will shape the aftermarket in support of ZF’s strategy for the Next Generation Mobility.

ASE renewal app offers service technicians remote option to extend A1-A9 certifications

By renewing on the app, they can keep their ASE certifications up-to-date without stepping foot in a test center, plus they will receive an immediate one-year extension added to A-series certification when they sign up at

University of the Aftermarket Foundation Planned Giving Program offers new philanthropic opportunities

Legacy Club members will be honored with special recognition in UAF communications, on the website and at special events including the AWDA annual conference and AAPEX.

Deloitte 2020 White Paper of China Automotive Aftermarket highlights digitalization and its impact on China’s market

According to the report, China is expected to surpass the United States to become the world's largest auto market by 2025.

Shell retains leadership of global lubricants market for 14th consecutive year

Shell leads globally in all three main categories – consumer, commercial and industrial.

Women in Auto Care announces first-ever Women in Auto Care Week Virtual Event

With the theme of “Reunite and Reimagine,” the event aims to provide attendees with the opportunity to reunite with industry peers in a new way and to reimagine the road ahead for 2021 and beyond.

Automechanika Shanghai’s massive show goes hybrid

AASA’s Paul McCarthy Participates in Automotive Aftermarket Summit 2020.

Continental expands ATE disc brake rotor coverage

Twenty-five new SKUs added to program now covering over 87 percent of European vehicles.

New Continental Hybrid Inverter Coolant Pumps expand aftermarket offering for OE hybrid parts

This new line extension complements Continental’s popular line of hybrid battery cooling fans and brings more "formerly dealer only" hybrid vehicle replacement parts to the North American aftermarket.

Timken named one of America’s most responsible companies by Newsweek

The award reinforces the company's commitment to building a more efficient and resilient world.

Vehicle service providers, parts distributors and suppliers charting paths to ‘EPIC Results’ through new Epicor program

Company helping aftermarket businesses identify and overcome barriers tofaster growth and increased profitability in rapidly changing market.

ABB’s 1,000th fast charger in Norway marks key e-mobility milestone

Norway’s ambitious plans to move away from fossil fuels include targets to cut CO2 emissions by as much as 55 percent by 2030 compared to 1990, and for all new cars sold from 2025 to be zero-emission.

Free Service Technician Webinar from ASE: GM Smart Charging System Diagnostics

This one-hour webinar will be led by Jim Lewis, instructor/course developer for NAPA Autotech.

ATMC presents results from 2020 Training Benchmarks Survey

In other news, the ASE Training Managers Council (ATMC) has announced recipients of its prestigious National Excellence in Training Awards.

New GEARWRENCH 90-tooth ratcheting wrenches address mechanics’ need for more length, teeth and access

All ratcheting wrenches are finished in professional full-polish chrome that’s easy to handle and easy to clean. The 12-point ratcheting box end easily fits on 6- or 12-point fasteners with a dual-direction off-corner loading design that reduces fastener rounding.

ADVICS Aftermarket launches Facebook page

The company will use this platform to provide automotive service professionals in the U.S. and Canada with rich technical content, product information, photos, articles and more, focused on ADVICS automotive brake pads, brake rotors, friction technology and the entire ADVICS product family.

Plews & Edelmann appoints Dan Billie as CEO

The announcement was made by David Rashid, Executive Chairman for Plews & Edelmann. Prior to the promotion, Billie was the company’s Chief Commercial Officer.
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