David Patience named 2022 Mitchell 1 Educator of the Year 

Each year, Mitchell 1 recognizes one of the nation’s top teachers for their commitment to educational excellence in the automotive repair industry.

Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) now accepting 2023 scholarship applications

The ACPN Scholarship awards one deserving individual, who has the passion and determination to pursue professional and personal growth, the opportunity to attend the annual ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference.

International automotive aftermarket meets again in Frankfurt in September

After last year's compact hybrid format, the 2022 fair is building on its international stature. So far, 80 percent of the companies will come to the fair from abroad, and in total, exhibitors will travel from around 70 countries.

TPMS overload? Here’s how aftermarket repair shops, distributors can solve it

Despite TPMS being a requirement on all new vehicles, it remains a sore point for many repair shops and tire dealers I’ve talked to. The reason is there are just too many makes, models and the TPMS requirements that come with them and this complicates stocking TPMS sensors both at the parts warehouse, stores and repair shops.

David Patience named 2022 Mitchell 1 Educator of the Year 

Each year, Mitchell 1 recognizes one of the nation’s top teachers for their commitment to educational excellence in the automotive repair industry.

Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) now accepting 2023 scholarship applications

The ACPN Scholarship awards one deserving individual, who has the passion and determination to pursue professional and personal growth, the opportunity to attend the annual ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference.

CAPAS 2022 opens to lift the Southwest China automotive aftermarket

The 8th Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) opened Thursday.

DENSO sponsors Japan Festival CANADA 2022, celebrates 50 years in Mississauga, Ontario

The annual event, which is the largest celebration of Japanese culture in North America, returns in-person Aug. 20-21 in Mississauga, Ontario.

New maintenance, repair industry indicators added to Auto Care’s TrendLens Data Platform

The latest additions to the TrendLens platform provide users with the ability to monitor overall employment numbers combined with average wages, giving new insight into what's happening in the maintenance and repair sector.

Donna Wagner named assistant vice president of ASE Education Foundation

In her new role, Wagner will work closely with the foundation’s field managers, industry partners, state and national educators, and career and technical education (CTE) organizations to help the foundation meet its goals.

CRC BRAKLEEN 50th anniversary celebration culminates at Pocono Raceway

Many CRC employees and customers attended the event along with lucky CRC fans and students from the TechForce Foundation, who won tickets through a CRC-sponsored promotion.

Federated Suite-Stakes winners enjoy ultimate weekend

The Ultimate Weekend kicked off with a St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds baseball game from a skybox at Busch Stadium.

ASE Education Foundation unveils new Adopt-A-School program

The goal of the Adopt-A-School program is to give businesses the tools to implement successful work-based learning programs so they can identify and train the next generation of skilled service professionals, said Mike Coley, president, ASE Education Foundation.

Auto Care Association to host Aug. 24 webinar examining challenges with ocean shipping

In response to importers continuing to experience disruptions and challenges with freight movement due to a range of issues, four experts will share their take on the challenges and how aftermarket companies can adapt.

Eucon Americas names Kumar Saha as vice president for U.S market

In this new dual position, Saha will direct business development activities, data operations, and product development in the U.S. and Canadian markets.

NGK Spark Plugs to change company name effective April 1, 2023

The company will not change the brand of their products with this transition, stating the NGK and NTK brands will remain the trusted brands of their portfolio or products. However, other brands may be added in the future as they continue to evolve.

Gold Eagle Co. earns lifetime trustee status with University of the Aftermarket Foundation

All capital donated by Gold Eagle Co. will be used to fund education programs, grants, and research for the automotive aftermarket industry. 

Continental expands OE engine management program with new sensor coverage and applications 

All of the parts are built in ISO/TS certified facilities to deliver the highest quality, dependability, and a long service life.

Beware of someone who wants to change ‘everything’ in an organization

How could an organization that has been around for quite a while, employing many people, be a complete and utter failure that if this person doesn’t fix immediately, will surely perish?

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners to acquire Dayco

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is currently expected to be completed in the third quarter of calendar year 2022.

Students recognized for excellence with Federated Car Care Scholarships

Federated Auto Parts has awarded Car Care scholarships to four outstanding students for the 2022-23 academic year: Taylor Butler of Swanton, Vermont; Alexander Pearl of Niantic, Connecticut; Jarred Simmons of Cape Coral, Florida; and Elizabeth Snow of Twinsburg, Ohio.

CAWA announces the 2022 Automotive High School Teachers’ Scholarship Award Winners

Named the Motorcar Parts of America — Selwyn Joffe awards, CAWA provided two scholarships this year to high school teachers to support their automotive programs.

Award-winning auto technician Tejpal Singh Gill elected to ASE’s Board of Directors

Behind this honor is a 30-year career of increasing responsibility and service. Tejpal (Tej, for short) is an ASE Certified Master Technician and serves as a quiet role model for the profession.

University of the Aftermarket Foundation welcomes HDA Truck Pride as new lifetime trustee

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation lifetime trustee designation is reserved for exceptional donors who support the UAF mission of providing scholarships and educational opportunities for the next generation of aftermarket professionals.

AirSept introduces Smart Splice repair kits for collision repair market

Smart Splice products are now available for the collision market to ensure that vehicles are repaired efficiently onsite at the shop so the real work of repairing the body damage can be done. 

Nominations open for the 2022 AASA DEI Leadership Awards 

AASA invites the aftermarket community to submit a nomination of an individual or company who is a leader in DEI and contributes to a more diverse future in the aftermarket.

New kick-off event for Automechanika is a CEO Breakfast featuring Formula One pros Mika Häkkinen and Mark Gallagher

In their fireside chats, these two racing pros will be talking about the right mindset for adapting to rapidly changing technologies, delving into lean and agile management, and exploring the team spirit necessary for people to work together and achieve their aims even under extreme pressure.

Alltech Automotive’s QualityPro Brand Parts approved by The Group

Alltech’s exclusive QualityPro brand of products is now available to members. Brake hydraulics, brake hoses, hub and bearing assemblies and radiators are just a few of the available categories.

AWDA opens 2022 Industry Awards Nominations

The AWDA Industry Awards are presented annually during the AWDA Business and Education Conference, which will take place Oct. 30-31, 2022, in Las Vegas.

Pepper Wilson joins AASA as Marketing Manager 

In this role, Pepper will oversee marketing projects including AAPEX and other major events, brand development, and company messaging to reinforce and expand AASA’s presence in the market and focus on connecting members to what matters. 

Clearlake Capital completes acquisition of BBB Industries

Duncan Gillis, CEO of BBB, will continue to lead the Company supported by the existing management team.

Bosch expands access to independent repair shop program featuring added benefits

The independent repair shop program expands access to the Bosch repair shop network, offering complementary benefits with the purchase of $5,000 in Bosch automotive parts annually.

2022 SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) All-Female Vehicle Build is under way

The build began the week of July 18 and will be completed in late October – just before the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. 

YANG announces TopGolf fundraiser In partnership With AACF

Six major TopGolf locations across the country will host events for the fundraiser, with the support of industry sponsors.

Continental adds battery cooling fan replacement coverage for popular hybrids from 2003-21 

The growing line now delivers direct replacement fans for Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, KIA, and Toyota hybrid models from 2003 to 2021.

Federated Auto Parts 400 set for August 14

The race will be televised live at 3 p.m. ET nationally on the USA Network and streamed on PeacockTV.com.  

AAAA’s Stuart Charity, MEMA’s Ben Brucato among Automechanika Frankfurt Innovation Awards jurors

The companies chosen as the winners of the coveted Innovation Awards will not be announced until the awards ceremony at Automechanika, which is taking place on 13 Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. in "Harmonie" hall in the Congress Center. 

AMECA competes as the New LeafMark registrar for Friction Material Environmental Certification 

MEMA, through its division the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), along with the Brake Manufacturers Council, a council of AASA, has developed the LeafMark Certification Program which is designed to certify that brake friction materials manufactured by third parties have passed certain environmental composition standards. 

Going to an aftermarket trade show? Avoid passport pain

There has been ongoing strain in the passport system in the United States that began during the early days of the covid pandemic.

Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2023 magnifies opportunities following the return of trade and mobility

Automechanika Kuala Lumpur will spotlight how manufacturing, electrification, connectivity and services are transforming the Malaysian automotive industry.

CAPAS 2022 returns in four weeks with a wide range of resources to explore

The 2022 show is set for August 18-20 at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center.

MAHLE Aftermarket reports strong sales

MAHLE Aftermarket increased its sales by 18.5 percent to approximately EUR 1.1 billion in 2021, the company said.

Is your company’s product innovative? Get your 2022 Technology Innovation Award submissions in by Aug. 8

This annual award celebrates a company that has shown extraordinary commitment to creating new and innovative products in business process technologies in the aftermarket including sales and marketing, I.T. and data management.  

AAPEX 2022 announces keynote speakers

America’s best-known political consultant James “The Ragin’ Cajun” Carville and iconic political strategist Karl Rove will participate in a keynote discussion at this year’s event for the global automotive aftermarket industry.

LIQUI MOLY reports higher sales despite not meeting revenue targets

The company reported an 8 percent increase in sales to €382 million for the first half of 2022.

EGR USA names Martin & Company Agency of Record

Martin & Company, a Nashville-based marketing firm that specializes in the automotive aftermarket will assist with both B2B and B2C branding, communications, events, and marketing strategies and provide trade show support for the 2022 SEMA Show. 

Meet the publisher of Aftermarket Intel

For Aftermarket Intel, Kim Larson-Phillips oversees all aspects of building relationships with our existing and potential clients and sponsors, helping me promote and support the companies and organizations that are vital to the automotive aftermarket. 

MBE Group promotes Elle Deneau to account manager

Throughout her time at the company, Deneau has supported marketing programs via social media management, content creation, news release writing and digital advertising programs.

Fluids, oils, engine management product groups added to Demand Index Data Platform

With more than two years of improvements and new data, the TrendLens platform is now an established data tool for the automotive aftermarket industry.

EGR USA names Michael Timmons vice president of sales and marketing, aftermarket division

Timmons also formerly worked for Truck Hero Inc., now branded as RealTruck, as vice president of Jeep and off-road.

AASA announces new additions to Council Executive Committees 

The industry leaders bring deep industry experience and valuable insights to AASA council executive committees, the organization said.

Auto Care Association members call on industry to turn up the heat during Right to Repair Awareness Month

As the industry awaits the long-anticipated decision on the Right to Repair court case in Massachusetts, the auto care industry continues the fight for safe and secure access to vehicle maintenance and repair data.

Registration now open for ASE summer certification

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

Federated Car Care to sponsor SRX Series Race at Federated Auto Parts Raceway

Ken Schrader to race with NASCAR and IRL greats, including Tony Stewart.

Getting paid to start a business. UAE moves forward with a creative economic plan

The leader of the United Arab Emirates announced an ambitious plan to spur economic development: people working in the public sector can take a year-long leave from their jobs to start a business. 

Auto Care Association announces new Board of Directors

The new members to the board are Tina Hubbard, John Treece and David Wilbanks.

ASE hosts 50th anniversary celebration

The event had extra special meaning as many past ASE chairmen were in attendance as special guests to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ASE.

SEMA Show project vehicle info available by QR codes for 2022

Through the SEMA Show mobile app, visitors will be able to scan QR codes that are on the vehicles and see comprehensive details about the build, including vehicle make, model, year, sponsors and products.

Automechanika Frankfurt director: ‘Simply no other event like it’

The international automotive aftermarket restarts: Automechanika Frankfurt with high level of international participation – new technologies and innovations focal point of the industry event

Federated 50/50 Challenge hits halfway point

In celebration of ASE’s 50th anniversary, Federated is conducting the 50/50 Challenge to recognize and thank ASE-certified automotive service professionals.

AASA announces dates for expanded 2022 Technology Conference 

The event, hosted by the AASA Technology Council (ATC) and AASA Mobility Technology Council (MTC), will be held from Sunday, September 25, 2022 – Wednesday, September 28, 2022.  

Lubrication Specialties, maker of Hot Shot’s Secret, acquired by Gold Eagle Co.

Ohio-based LSI makes several fuel and oil products for the automotive industry, including the highly rated Hot Shot’s Secret brand line.

E-mobility India Forum 2022 to focus on EV adoption, safety concerns and charging infrastructure development

Organized by Messe Frankfurt India, the conference will discuss topics concerning adoption and promotion of e-mobility, infrastructural requirements as well as highlight upcoming advancements in the EV sector.
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