EQUIP AUTO Lyon 2023 unveils Tyre and Innovation Village: Celebrating the Past and Shaping the Future of Tyres

EQUIP AUTO Lyon 2023 is set to showcase the remarkable journey of tyres at its upcoming event, featuring the all-new Tyre and Innovation Village. In collaboration with the French Tyre Association (Syndicat du Pneu), the renowned automotive aftersales and connected mobility services expo will bring together key players from the tyre sector.

Transtar unveils comprehensive line of air conditioning parts and tools for automotive professionals

With more than 70 locations across North America and over 150 sales and customer service team members, Transtar now offers an expansive selection of transmission, driveline and A/C parts from more than 500 top manufacturers.

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.

EQUIP AUTO Lyon 2023 unveils Tyre and Innovation Village: Celebrating the Past and Shaping the Future of Tyres

EQUIP AUTO Lyon 2023 is set to showcase the remarkable journey of tyres at its upcoming event, featuring the all-new Tyre and Innovation Village. In collaboration with the French Tyre Association (Syndicat du Pneu), the renowned automotive aftersales and connected mobility services expo will bring together key players from the tyre sector.

John Bean’s Tru-Point ADAS calibration tool unveils software update 1.8.0, with new features and enhanced user experience

A one-stop solution for ADAS calibration, Tru-Point uses highly accurate advanced camera technology, targets and top-of-the-line software to quickly uncover any vehicle alignment issues, allowing users to perform an accurate ADAS calibration, the company says.

Monday update: Bendix honors employees, 4M Parts Warehouse acquires 10 Auto Plus Locations, Fenix Parts acquires Fox Auto Parts and more

4M Parts Warehouse has purchased 10 locations from Auto Plus, including nine retail stores and a distribution center, to be rebranded as Bumper to Bumper Parts Stores, boosting its total store count to 20.

Sunsong North America celebrates retirement of Dan Lewis 

After a remarkable career spanning several decades, Dan has decided to embark on a new chapter, capping off a legacy of outstanding contributions to Sunsong North America and the automotive industry.

Paul McCarthy addresses 2023 Aftermarket Conference in Turkey

McCarthy took the stage May 25th for his presentation, “Impact of Electrification and Advanced Vehicle Technologies on the Aftermarket – U.S. Case” 

WVE Vehicle Electronics introduces nearly 300 new part numbers in May

In all, WVE announced 128 HVAC products, 39 switches, 29 fuel injection products, 25 sensors, 21 connectors, 18 emissions products, 4 relays, 4 electrical products, 1 solenoid, and 1 knock sensor kit – which includes more than 220 million sales opportunities.

Industry leaders nominated for prestigious Remanufacturer of the Year Awards

The winners will be announced at the upcoming awards ceremony at this year's Rematec Amsterdam show.

CLEPA is gearing up for its 2024 Aftermarket Conference

The CLEPA Aftermarket Conference will be hosted at the Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel.

LIQUI MOLY USA celebrates growth, success in the U.S. market

Sebastian Zelger, CEO of LIQUI MOLY USA, expressed his delight in the company's progress.

Spotlight on Taotao Wu, Vice President of ShenZhen YiGuo Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.

TaoTao Wu oversees the production of car DVRs, radar detectors for cars and truck/car Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), key offerings in the company's portfolio.

Hemant Damani appointed as Director of IT for Niterra North America Inc., leading digital transformation and IT strategy

Ron Laboda, Niterra, Vice President of Finance and IT, announced the appointment and expressed his pleasure in Damani's new role.

INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico marks 25 years with innovative features and show firsts

The 25th Anniversary edition of INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico, Latin America's largest international trade show for the automotive aftermarket, OE manufacturing, and service industry, is set to take place at Centro Citibanamex from July 12-14, 2023.

A conversation with Ken Mooney, president, ROWE USA Inc.

"I am extremely proud to have been working with ROWE since its introduction in the states back in 2014," Mooney says.

STRADVISION opens autonomous driving workshop in Dongtan, Korea

The Autonomous Driving Workshop offers nearly 18,000 square feet of space to optimize and calibrate autonomous driving cameras and sensor equipment.

MEMA, JNPSoft OptiCat announce partnership offering benefits to new members, including access to discounted products and services

To encourage membership to MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers, JNPSoft OptiCat is offering discounts on subscription products and consulting services to commercial vehicle suppliers.

LIQUI MOLY signs multi-year partnership with Supercars

LIQUI MOLY has been a regular name in Australian motorsport over the past decade, primarily through its presence as naming rights partner of the Bathurst 12 Hour since 2013.

Auto Care Association’s 2023 Industry Awards season opens

Dozens of industry leaders are recognized each year through the association’s awards, which are given to individuals and companies demonstrating excellence in the auto care industry through professional development, outstanding communication efforts and educational initiatives for the advancement of the next generation.

CAPAS 2023 drives green development in the automotive industry, showcasing innovation in new energy vehicles and connected mobility

The Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) concluded May 20, 2023, in Chengdu, China, with a focus on green development in the automotive industry.

MEMA’s Elizabeth Goad earns prestigious Certification in Exhibition Management

The Research Triangle Park-based executive undertook a comprehensive three-year program consisting of nine relevant courses and exams to earn the CEM certification. This program reflects current trends and operations in the exhibition management industry, making Goad more equipped in her role at MEMA.

East Penn recognized for sustainability by John Deere

The award is given to suppliers who demonstrate business practices that promote sustainability and reduce environmental impact. East Penn was one of two suppliers to receive the honor, recognized for our state-of-the-art closed loop manufacturing processes and environmental stewardship.

LIQUI MOLY unveils AC System Cleaner

The AC System Cleaner solution is specially formulated to remove bacteria, mold and other contaminants from the evaporator and its casing.

Continental offers Autodiagnos TPMS tools and REDI-Sensor TPMS sensors in a turnkey bundle 

One bundle combines the Autodiagnos TPMS D Tool with a mix of 24 REDI-Sensors: four each of the SE10005 and SE10008 and eight each of the SE10006 and SE10007. The other bundle includes the Autodiagnos TPMS SE Tool with a mix of 12 REDI-Sensors: two each of the SE10005 and SE10008 and four each of the SE10006 and SE10007.

Etrel and Engie Romania team up to boost Romanian EV charging infrastructure

As the Romanian electric vehicle market surges, reporting an 83.5 percent increase in 2022 compared to 2021, the need for a robust and scalable charging infrastructure has never been greater.

Tenneco inaugurates state-of-the-art Monroe European Engineering Center in Poland

The center aims to leverage its resources and team of 240 product engineers to meet the business goals of its customers, aiding in the development of every vehicle model and platform.

Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2023: A beacon for EV development in Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economy

The fifth edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City, the renowned trade show that explores the evolving automotive supply chain, is set to run from June 23-25, 2023, at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center.

International Automotive Innovation Awards open for entries at the upcoming EQUIP AUTO show in Lyon

The awards ceremony will take place during the upcoming EQUIP AUTO show, hosted at Eurexpo Lyon from Sept. 28-30, 2023.

The illusion of brainstorming: Why these sessions miss the mark

Brainstorming sessions are more often than not, ineffective. This revelation might jolt the corporate world, where "brainstorming" is celebrated as a harbinger of innovative ideas.

Pentosin ATF from CRP Automotive improves driving experience, optimizes fuel economy, company says

Pentosin ATF 134 FE Plus is a first-to-market solution for Mercedes Benz models from 2017-today that feature a 9-G Tronic transmission, while Pentosin ATF 64 fluid is a long-life, fully-synthetic fluid that is specially formulated to provide excellent anti-shudder performance, improving the overall driving experience, CRP says.

ATMC annual conference highlighted by release of Training Benchmarks Survey results

The ATMC training benchmarks survey is conducted annually within the automotive and heavy-duty vehicle service and repair industry.

SunCar completes business combination with Goldenbridge Acquisition Ltd. to become publicly traded company

Yongsheng Liu, Chief Executive Officer of Goldenbridge said, "We are excited to complete the Business Combination between Goldenbridge and SunCar. The Goldenbridge team is honored to be part of this landmark occasion for SunCar."

2023 Taipei AMPA/AutoTronics & E-Mobility media tour and more

I recently traveled to Taipei for the 2023 Taipei AMPA/AutoTronics & E-Mobility Taiwan show, where I met with numerous exhibitors to review their latest technologies.

Latin America’s premier automotive trade show INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico Marks 25th anniversary with exciting features

The event is renowned as the largest international trade show for the automotive aftermarket, OE manufacturing and service industry in Latin America.

Company invents fire-suppressant, paper-packaging wrap for lithium-ion batteries

PACT Thermo Shield is a lightweight, pleated paper material treated with a non-toxic moisture vapor application.

CAPAS 2023 opens this week, fueling a strong boost for automotive development in Southwest China

"With a heavier focus on new energy vehicles and connected mobility, the fair will emphasize advanced technologies, innovative products and new services," says James Yu, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd.

SunCar aims to reshape China’s auto insurance and aftermarket services landscape

"With over 42,000 automotive after-sales service partners, SunCar has the bargaining leverage required to mandate that providers meet strict standards related to service quality, cost efficiency and scheduling flexibility," says Zaichang Ye, Chief Executive Officer and chairman of SunCar.

Futurmotive — Expo & Talks: A business traveler’s mini-guide to Bologna, Italy

As you prepare to embark on this Italian adventure, here's a handy mini-guide of sorts to help you navigate this historic city.

Recircle Awards to celebrate excellence and innovation in tire recycling and retreading at Futurmotive – Expo & Talks

The Futurmotive event, according to Renzo Servadei, CEO of Autopromotec, is not just an exhibition but a platform for discussing the energy transition in the mobility sector.

Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) announces 2023 Next Step Program Scholarship recipients

The Next Step Program offers young industry professionals the unique opportunity to develop lasting involvement in the auto care industry by participating in the YANG Leadership Conference and experiencing the Auto Care Association’s Spring Leadership Days event. 

Ferrari pledges to produce ICE vehicles into the 2030s

In a recent interview with the BBC, Ferrari CEO Benedetto Vigna defended the company's decision, asserting that it would be "arrogant" to dictate consumer choice.

Air filters: unsung heroes in vehicle maintenance

Air filters play a pivotal role in a vehicle's operation, though their importance is often underrated. They function as the lungs of the car, filtering out harmful pollutants and debris from the air before it enters the engine or the car's interior.

WAI appoints Mark Hoogterp as Director of Rebuilder Sales

Throughout his impressive 40-year automotive career, he's worked for Motorcar Parts of America, Dixie Electric Ltd., WAI and DuBois Marketing, WAI said in a statement. 

Traveling over several time zones? Be careful

For every time zone you travel, it will take about a day to recover. Travel 12 time zones and you can do the math. Adjusting to a new time zone is bad enough when you’re there, but the real suffering begins when you get home. 

Transtar unveils comprehensive line of air conditioning parts and tools for automotive professionals

With more than 70 locations across North America and over 150 sales and customer service team members, Transtar now offers an expansive selection of transmission, driveline and A/C parts from more than 500 top manufacturers.

The future of spark plugs: Five reasons they’re here to stay despite the rise of electric vehicles

Despite the growing popularity of EVs, ICE remains the most common propulsion technology across much of the world, and the use of spark plugs in hybrid vehicles ensures they will continue to be relevant for years to come.

Federated to sponsor World of Outlaws Memorial Day Spectacular

In addition, Federated will also serve as the primary sponsor of Logan Schuchart’s Shark Racing No. 1 sprint car for the race.

AISIN Corporation announces executive changes across North American divisions

The executive changes include the appointment of Kazuto Koyama as president and CEO of AISIN Holdings of America (AHA), Seymour, Indiana.

Niterra North America Inc. receives Honda Excellence in Delivery and Quality Award

This prestigious award is given to the top original equipment manufacturer (OEM) suppliers in North America who have demonstrated exceptional performance in supplying Honda with parts and materials during the previous year.

ASE Education Foundation seeking outstanding instructor for the 2023 Byrl Shoemaker Award

The award recognizes a high school or college instructor from an ASE accredited automotive, diesel/truck or collision repair program who demonstrates excellence through their personal dedication and commitment to the young men and women who have chosen to pursue a technical career in the automotive service industry.

LIQUI MOLY unveils innovative thermal management solution for EV batteries

The company's new Battery Coolant EV 200, serves an essential function: It acts as a thermal manager. This is crucial because the technology of electric and hybrid vehicles only operates optimally within specific temperature windows.

Fueling the future: The reward of nurturing tomorrow’s automotive talent

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation's commitment to education and talent development in the automotive industry is absolutely unparalleled. To be part of this initiative, to contribute to the nurturing of young minds who are the future of the automotive aftermarket, is an experience that keeps me coming back year after year.

Automechanika Birmingham focuses on next generation with dedicated Autotech Academy student program 

On June 8, day three of the trade event, Automechanika Birmingham and Autotech Academy will be hosting a series of sessions aimed at inspiring and educating students to help arm them with the skills and knowledge they need for the future.

CAPAS Arbour Day 2023 celebrates putting green ideas into practice 

The organizers of Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) hosted a site visit at the show’s afforestation project to celebrate Arbour Day.

BORG Automotive Group to showcase circular economy and innovative remanufactured solutions at Rematec Amsterdam

With more than 40 years of experience, the company is a leader in the circular economy, significantly reducing CO2 emissions, energy consumption and raw material usage through its remanufacturing processes.

Stellantis to showcase sustainable 4R strategy and remanufacturing innovations at Rematec Amsterdam: Exclusive interview with Alison Jones

Stellantis will exhibit at Rematec Amsterdam 2023 with SUSTAINera, the label dedicated to its Circular Economy activities, products and services.

INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico 2023: A live showcase of the automotive industry’s best

In partnership with Grupo CEDVA, INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico will offer three full days of free, hands-on automotive training for all pre-registered attendees.

ASE announces new EV standards and an EV testing and certification program

The purpose of the standards is to provide guidance, document, and establish electrical safety requirements, standards, procedures and safe work practices relating to the development of an electrically safe working area for service professionals in North America working on or around electrified vehicles (xEVs).

Eric Sills inducted into Federated Vendor Hall of Fame

Sills has served as a director of SMP and CEO since March 2016 and as president since 2015.

Continental introduces NightViu LED Working Lights for construction and off-highway applications

Engineered for use in construction, mining, and off-highway equipment applications, these new NightViu Working Lights have been designed to help improve job site safety by dramatically increasing nighttime visibility.

DRiV honored with The Pronto Network Partnership Award

The award was presented last month at the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) national conference and expo held in National Harbor, Maryland.
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