NTN Automotive Center employees volunteer at Oakland HOPE

NTN’s new Community Spirit & Engagement Program was launched in January 2023, with the purpose of managing the company in a responsible and ethical manner and making a positive impact on the communities where we operate.

Council of Remanufacturing Excellence celebrates inaugural meeting with donation of 100 trees to be planted in North Carolina national forests

The first meeting of CoRE was held last month in Greenville, S.C., where members discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the remanufacturing industry. Topics included core management, economic pressures and market shifts, supply chain resilience, and digitalization. Attendees also enjoyed a fun-filled evening networking reception, making the event both informative and entertaining.

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.

NTN Automotive Center employees volunteer at Oakland HOPE

NTN’s new Community Spirit & Engagement Program was launched in January 2023, with the purpose of managing the company in a responsible and ethical manner and making a positive impact on the communities where we operate.

Council of Remanufacturing Excellence celebrates inaugural meeting with donation of 100 trees to be planted in North Carolina national forests

The first meeting of CoRE was held last month in Greenville, S.C., where members discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the remanufacturing industry. Topics included core management, economic pressures and market shifts, supply chain resilience, and digitalization. Attendees also enjoyed a fun-filled evening networking reception, making the event both informative and entertaining.

Parker Blust awarded MiX Leadership 2.0 Scholarship for Northwood University program

This full-ride scholarship provides the recipient with an unparalleled opportunity to attend Northwood University’s renowned Leadership 2.0 program.

ASE engine repair survey provides valuable feedback for certification, training options

ASE has been commissioned to conduct a series of studies to identify and understand which repair tasks automotive service technicians perform most frequently. The initial survey focused on gasoline engine repair tasks and showed that 57 percent of those that completed the survey are currently A1 certified or were in the past, and 76 percent hold one or more ASE A2-A8 automotive certifications. A majority of those respondents hold each of those respective certifications.

Auto Aftermarket Guangzhou 2024: Unveiling the future of China’s booming automotive supply chain

Spanning more than 70,000 square meters across six halls, the event will host 1,500 exhibitors, reflecting the dynamic expansion of the market. (AAG is co-located with Rematec Asia.)

NexaMotion Group launches bold new branding for Transend, showcasing dedication to innovation

Transend is an online vehicle repair marketplace that uses technology-driven access and expertise to keep repair shops ahead of rapid change. Transend was built as the go-to site for ordering aftermarket parts and integrates flawlessly with leading shop management systems.

Standard Motor Products certified as a Most Loved Workplace

In order to be certified, The Love of Workplace Index surveys company employees on various categories within employee satisfaction, such as level of respect, collaboration, support, and sense of belonging in the workplace.

C&U Americas honored with Supplier Performance Award by Wolong Electric Motors

C&U was recognized for a history of continuous improvement in products, services, and processes, its significant impact on product quality, and innovations across the supply chain in 2023. C&U provides a variety of single row and angular contact ball bearings to Wolong.

Fuel your summer fun with Federated 

Each Friday through Aug. 9, Federated will announce four randomly selected winners of a $50 gift card on its Federated Auto Parts and Federated Car Care Facebook platforms. On Friday, Aug. 16, one grand prize winner of a $500 gift card will be announced. 

Auto Care Association launches video series featuring REPAIR Act’s original bipartisan co-sponsors

Featured lawmakers include lead REPAIR Act sponsor Rep. Neal Dunn (R-FL) alongside three original co-sponsors: Reps. Marie Gluesenkamp-Perez (D-WA), Warren Davidson (R-OH), and Brendan Boyle (D-PA). The Auto Care Association applauds these lawmakers’ sustained support for expanding choice and competition in car repairs to provide consumers with timely, affordable auto repair options.

EQUIP AUTO Paris 2025: Registrations open for landmark 50th anniversary edition

Set to take place from October 14-18 at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, this milestone event promises to be a cornerstone for automotive professionals worldwide. Show organizers encourage early bookings, due to demand. With 15 months of preparation ahead, the dedicated team is ready to support exhibitors, ensuring a successful and innovative showcase, organizers say.

Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2024 spotlights advancements in automotive mobility solutions

The upcoming edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur, taking place Aug. 1-3, will showcase a variety of cutting-edge automotive solutions, products and services across near 10,000 sqm from Hall 1 – 5 of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Win a trip to see F1 in Barcelona with LIQUI MOLY

Motorsport enthusiasts, gear up for the chance of a lifetime. LIQUI MOLY is offering an incredible contest to win a trip to see the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Barcelona.

ASE xEV Certification: Enhancing high-voltage safety training for shops

The ASE xEV certification program is designed to enhance shop personnel's safety and competence when dealing with high-voltage vehicles. It complements existing high-voltage safety training and is developed in line with industry standards. Training managers report that technicians who achieve xEV certification experience increased confidence and reduced anxiety while working on hybrids and EVs.

Repair guidance feature added to Snap-on Pass Thru Assistant

The Pass Thru Assistant not only provides J2534 programming support but now also enables automotive repair and collision technicians to consult a repair guidance specialist for help with complex problems, allowing them to complete repairs in-house, the company says.

Brake Manufacturers Council names Brendan Morris of GRI Engineering as Chair

Currently serving as Vice President of Sales at GRI Engineering, a subsidiary of MAT Holdings, Morris will take over from John Bennett, Managing Director at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Detroit, Inc.

The biggest brake rotor myth: Debunking the warping fallacy

This misconception has been perpetuated for years, leading to unnecessary repairs and replacements, costing car owners time and money. But what if I told you that the temperatures at which brake rotors operate, even the hottest, aren’t sufficient to warp them?

Auto Care Association announces new Board of Directors

The Auto Care Association announced the elected members of its board of directors for the 2024-2025 term. This board is effective as of July 1, 2024. 

Snap-on launches new ‘ADAS for Experts’ site

At ADASforExperts.com, Tru-Point customers can access Tru-Point subscription plans and targets, as well as access the vehicle coverage guide. Once logged in, visitors to the site can also manage subscriptions, view invoices and place service requests. 

Automechanika Dubai 2024: Introducing the show’s new advisory board

Aftermarket Intel Editor & Video Host Mark Phillips joins dynamic group of industry leaders, innovators and experts committed to shaping the future of the automotive aftermarket.

Automechanika Shanghai 2024 pre-registration now open

This year's show is expected to be the largest yet, with more 6,500 exhibitors spread across 350,000 square meters of exhibition space.

Registration open for IAA MOBILITY 2025: Early bird offer for exhibitors

With a new slogan, “It’s All About MOBILITY,” and early commitments from industry leaders, the event promises to set cross-industry trends and lead the way in shaping the future of mobility, show organizers say.

Manufacturers’ Representatives Council announces 2024-2025 Leadership 2.0 scholarship recipient Michael Wamsley

Leadership 2.0 is the premier post-graduate style leadership and business skills education program designed to promote the development of the next generation of auto care leaders. The Leadership 2.0 program will take place in Summer 2024 and Spring 2025. The Leadership 2.0 Scholarship is generously funded by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation.

Registration now open for The Group membership conference

The annual meeting will run concurrently with the AWDA Conference and AAPEX, providing the opportunity for show floor visits and one-on-one sessions between members of The Group and supplier partners. Also on the agenda are multiple receptions, an awards luncheon, breakout sessions and seminars for each banner-marketing brand. 

Automechanika Innovation Awards reach record participation for 2024

This year marks the highest number of entries since the inception of the awards, highlighting a significant surge in innovative developments within the automotive industry.

Automotive Service Professionals Month highlights automotive repair as rewarding career path

The ASE Education Foundation evaluates and accredits entry-level automotive technology education programs and develops career-readiness education for students which fuse local partnerships, rigorous standard-based education, workplace experience, and mentorship together.

MEMA’s Ana Meuwissen speaks at TRB Roadway Safety Conference

Ana Meuwissen was joined by Nat Beuse, Head of Safety, Aurora; Brian Latouf, President and Global Chief Safety and Quality Officer, Hyundai; and Derwood Sheppard from the Florida Department of Transportation. Together, they shared insights and strategies aimed at enhancing road safety through innovative technologies and policies.

AWDA opens 2024 industry awards nominations

The AWDA Industry Awards are presented annually during the AWDA Business Conference, which will take place Nov. 3 - 7, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nev. Over the years, the list of AWDA award recipients has evolved into a who’s-who of aftermarket luminaries. AWDA’s are among the most widely recognized and highly respected awards the aftermarket has to offer.

NTN announces the key addition of Mike Ferris to automotive aftermarket sales team

Ferris joins NTN with a strong background in sales and account management in the automotive and heavy-duty aftermarkets. His experience includes over 11 years on the supplier side of the industry including roles with Lumileds and Mahle, and most recently spending three years as an Account Executive at Schaeffler.

Excitement builds for body & paint industry at Automechanika 2024

Running Sept. 10-14, 2024, Automechanika Frankfurt will feature lectures on repairing electric vehicles, hands-on workshops, live painting demonstrations and a lounge for expert meetings.

AutoSens expands to China: Join industry leaders in Hefei this November

The event is expected to draw 400 attendees, 30 exhibitors and feature a two-track conference agenda, making it a bigger launch than the first AutoSens event in Brussels in 2016.

Countdown to EQUIP AUTO Paris 2025: THE EXTRA MILE Event Preview

THE EXTRA MILE by EQUIP AUTO will take place on October 16, 2024, at La Seine Musicale in Paris, nearly a year to the day before the start of EQUIP AUTO Paris 2025.

NTN employees participate in Puppies and Pizza Volunteer Day

On Wednesday, June 12, 2024, a group of 21 Chicago-area based NTN employees volunteered to spend the day at the Morton Grove, IL based animal rescue.

Autocraft Solutions Group discusses their transition to EV remanufacturing at Rematec Amsterdam

Michael Hague-Morgan, Executive Director of Autocraft Solutions Group, shared insights into the company’s strategic shift towards electric vehicle (EV) remanufacturing in this exclusive interview at Rematec Amsterdam 2023.

Here’s what is waiting for you at Rematec Asia in Guangzhou

Rematec Asia offers a deep dive into the burgeoning Chinese remanufacturing market. The Rematec Theatre will host discussions on technical innovations, market trends, business strategies, government policies and industry practices. Industry executives and experts will share their knowledge on global auto parts remanufacturing, EV parts industry practices, battery remanufacturing, technical standards and policy interpretation.

The largest edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City opens in Vietnam to showcase innovative automotive mobility solutions

This year's edition of the show extends across halls A and B of the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC), expanding by 44 percent to a record-breaking space of more than 22,600 square meters.

PHINIA completes successful 1,000+ km endurance test with Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine (H2ICE) Vehicle

The test demonstrated the potential of hydrogen as a cleaner alternative to traditional internal combustion engines, showcasing the H2ICE powertrain's capabilities in terms of drivability, performance, and compliance with emissions and safety standards.

Lumileds introduces Xperion 3000 Under Bonnet LED Work Light for enhanced engine bay visibility

Boasting selectable light outputs of 1,200, 600 or 300 lumens, the Xperion 3000 Under Bonnet light ensures comprehensive illumination of the work area, facilitating precise and accurate tasks, the company says. This innovative light can be mounted under the vehicle hood using its integrated magnet or one of two fold-out hooks, offering flexibility and convenience.

MEMA Aftermarket Startup Challenge returns for 2024 Aftermarket Technology Conference

The challenge will culminate at the Aftermarket Technology Conference, which will take place from October 13-16, 2024, at the Wyndham in Clearwater Beach, Fla.

Bosch announces leadership transition: Paul Thomas to succeed Mike Mansuetti as president of Bosch in North America

Paul Thomas, currently president of Bosch Mobility in the Americas, will assume the role of president of Bosch in North America on Sept. 1, in addition to his existing responsibilities.

Free Webinar from ASE: OBDII Between the Lines: EVAP Systems

Technical trainer Rick Escalambre will explore the theory, tips and techniques for servicing evaporative emission (EVAP) systems. In this webinar, Escalambre will also provide solutions to common EVAP problems.

Import Vehicle Community announces 2024 awards and events

The Auto Care Association’s Import Vehicle Community has announced the details of its 2024 People and Product Awards programs and events taking place at this year’s Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas Nov. 5-7, 2024.

Polish representatives join CLEPA 2024 General Assembly to drive automotive transformation

The 2024 CLEPA General Assembly, hosted in Warsaw, saw more than 100 participants from 11 national associations and 80 corporate and associate members come together to discuss the future of the automotive industry in Poland and across the European Union.

Fisher Auto Parts expands with new Massachusetts distribution center

The state-of-the-art distribution center is equipped with 32 loading docks and features advanced logistical and material handling technology, including picking modules, conveyor systems and warehouse management software.

ASE calls for industry support to maintain accreditation standards in automotive programs

In a letter to the industry, ASE President and CEO Dave Johnson says accreditation ensures that students are equipped with the essential skills sought by employers, enhancing their employability and safety in the workplace.

UAF applauds volunteer scholarship reviewers

“These 100 aftermarket professionals donated their time and industry expertise to select the 2024 University of the Aftermarket scholarship winners,” said Mike Buzzard, AAP, UAF scholarship committee chairman.

Goodyear Belts’ Tara Cevallos announced as 2024 Overseas Automotive Council Chair

This historic appointment marks Cevallos as the second woman to ever hold the position in the council's more than 100-year history. A second-generation member of the OAC, her leadership is anticipated to bring fresh perspectives and continued success to the council.

Automechanika Dubai 2024: Largest exhibition to date with new innovations, expanded features

Building on the success of last year’s event, which drew 52,469 visitors and hosted 1,938 exhibitors, Automechanika Dubai 2024 will offer a comprehensive platform highlighting the latest trends, innovations and challenges within the industry, organizers say.

Free Webinar from ASE: Diagnostic Strategies – Fuel Trim

Fuel trim data is one of the most important pieces of your diagnostic puzzle. In this webinar, Vince Manship with Garage Gurus will help participants understand how fuel trims fit with other important data and also explain not just what fuel trims are, but how to use them to diagnose most drivability concerns as well as catalyst efficiency faults. 

Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2024 celebrates top talent

The event took place on June 5th at the Gallery Restaurant, NEC Birmingham, after day one of the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event, bringing together a whole host of industry talent for a night of recognition and celebration.

First edition of Automotive Innovation Village to launch at Autopromotec 2025

Located in Hall 22, the Innovation Village is designed to host businesses specializing in services, products, advanced solutions, and innovative technologies in the after-sales sector.

BCA Bearings honored with ACPN 2024 Content Excellence Award

BCA Bearings received the Gold Award for ACES and PIES Data in the Large Category (250,000+ applications) at the 2024 Auto Care Connect/ACPN Annual Conference, held recently in Chicago, Illinois.

MEMA invites applications for tech demonstrations at 2024 Aftermarket Technology Conference

The technology demonstrations will offer attendees a hands-on look at the future of automotive and commercial vehicle technology, featuring cutting-edge advancements such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR), extended reality (XR), electric vehicle (EV) charging units, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) calibration, 3D printing and remote diagnostics.

Continental names Stefan Feder as new Head of Automotive Aftermarket & OES, North America

Feder has been with the company since 2004, serving in a variety of roles with Continental, Continental Tire and Continental ContiTech. He most recently served as the Head of Sales, WD Channel for Continental ContiTech in the United States and Canada.

Automechanika Frankfurt to offer expanded training, networking opportunities at this year’s show

Olaf Mußhoff, Director of Automechanika Frankfurt, says the show has expanded its training and lecture program and introduced new networking formats. Participants now have the opportunity to update their knowledge, engage in discussions with experts, and network with automotive professionals from around the world across five stages located in themed halls.

LIQUI MOLY USA receives prestigious sales growth award from Würth Group

The award was presented to the entire team by Salvatore Coniglio, Director Export of LIQUI MOLY, who flew in from Germany to join the celebration. On behalf of the German management team, he extended heartfelt thanks for the remarkable efforts and commitment demonstrated by the U.S. team.

The numbers are in: The U.S. aftermarket does it again with surging growth

The U.S. aftermarket has once again surpassed expectations, growing by an impressive 8.6% in 2023, reaching $391 billion in total sales, according to the latest Joint Forecast Model from MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers and the Auto Care Association. This report underscores the resilience of the sector amid ongoing inflation and economic challenges.

MEMA hosts supplier roundtable with senior officials from the U.S. Department of the Treasury at ZF Fowlerville plant

The roundtable provided a unique opportunity for industry leaders to engage directly with Laurel Blatchford, Chief Implementation Officer, Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), and Rachel McCleery, Senior Advisor, Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Program Office. Blatchford and McCleery shared insights into the latest developments and fostered a platform for dialogue and exchange of ideas.

X-Cart integrations with Keystone Automotive operations to enable drop shipping, streamline order fulfillment

The KAO add-on allows X-Cart store owners to automate order processing by connecting directly to the KAO parts database. This integration enables businesses to upload product data effortlessly, keeping orders and inventory synchronized and updated within their X-Cart online store, the company says.
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