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South San Francisco, Calif.—SSF Imported Auto Parts announced it is sponsoring the first American team to compete in the International Automotive Technicians Challenge. Best described as “the Olympics for automotive technicians,” the AP Expert International Technicians Challenge will take place...
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (June 26, 2017) – Nominations for the prestigious SEMA Industry Awards are being accepted now through July 14, 2017, at www.sema.org/awards.   Regarded as the highest honors presented to companies and individuals in the automotive specialty equipment aftermarket, SEMA Industry...
Whether choosing brake technology for yourself or helping customers choose what products are right for their next brake job, there are a few key factors to consider before making a decision. Drivers should find the right balance between top-quality pedal feel and affordable price, determine whether...
 Rick Alonzo has joined Yokohama Tire Corporation as senior director of supply chain and logistics.
SANTA ANA, CA. – (June 26, 2017) – Yokohama Tire Corporation’s (YTC) announced that Rick Alonzo has joined the company as senior director of supply chain and logistics. He will report to Yokohama COO Jeff Barna. “Rick brings more than 20 years’ experience in supply chain management, logistics and...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – June 22, 2017 – A new Mobility Park at AAPEX 2017 will feature live demonstrations, giving attendees the opportunity to experience and learn first-hand more about today’s automotive technology. AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry and is held...
SAN DIEGO—(June 21, 2017)—Mitchell, a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty (P&C) claims and Collision Repair industries, is collaborating with Bosch Automotive Service Solutions in North America to deliver the Mitchell Diagnostics...
BETHESDA, MD, June 21, 2017 – Women in Auto Care (formerly Car Care Council Women’s Board) has announced new members of the education, marketing, member development and newly-formed membership committees. The new committee members will serve a two-year term. The education committee, led by Danielle...
Opus Group AB (publ) has acquired 100 percent of the shares in Autologic Diagnostics (Holdings) Ltd, a world leader in advanced aftermarket automotive diagnostics. The purchase price is GBP 8 million (approximately SEK 89 million) on a cash and debt free basis. • Opus Group AB (publ) (Opus), has...
MCHENRY, Ill. – June 21, 2017 – Raybestos® is joining forces once again with world-renowned Schwartz Performance for a custom classic build project. Once completed, the masterpiece will be awarded to one lucky winner. “We are thrilled to work with Jeff Schwartz and his talented team to restore...
POWAY, Calif. – June 20, 2017 – Mitchell 1 will hold this year’s final Shop Management Workshop, Oct. 5-7 in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Plaza Resort. The training is designed for auto shop management software users who want to learn more advanced capabilities, shortcuts and new features to run...

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