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North Richland Hills, Texas—The Automotive Management Institute (AMi), a nonprofit provider and collaborator of front office and management education for automotive collision and mechanical service repair professionals, announced the approval of Management Success’s “Shop Business Analysis (SBA).”...
The Hool Brothers wrapped the 2017 season with a seventh-place finish in the National Lucas Oil Series points standings. Highlights include three semi-final finishes; three-second place finishes and a win in Richmond, Va.
Sycamore, Ill.—SK Professional Tools announced it has completed a successful 2017 with the debut of e-commerce and expansion of its mobile distribution network. Company spokespeople said those developments and achievements have management eager to jumpstart 2018 with new product innovations and...
Joseph Mejaly outlined Denso’s projected changes in vehicles in operation (VIO) from 2017 to 2030.
Las Vegas—There are new developments in the automotive industry that will have long-ranging effects, particularly as new technology flows from the OEMs to the aftermarket. “It’s not so much a shift in paradigm, but an evolution on how vehicles are becoming powered and used in the future,” said...
AASA Analysis Increasing technology — complexity, lightweighting, friction reduction, ADAS, electrification, sensorization, etc. — will increase parts value. (Source: AASA/ACA Joint Channel Forcast by IHS Markit)
Las Vegas—Two industry experts recently offered their perspectives on the aftermarket outlook for 2018 and beyond during independent presentations at Industry Week in Las Vegas. The following are a few of the takeaways as the calendar turns to the new year. At the annual Gabelli Aftermarket...
December 2017 – LIQUI MOLY is getting a new owner. At the turn of the year the CEO Ernst Prost is selling his company shares to the Würth Group. "I have hereby secured the future of LIQUI MOLY for a time when I may no longer be at the helm myself," says Ernst Prost. He remains the CEO of the...
Washington D.C.—U.S. Congressman Earl “Buddy” Carter, R-Ga., is currently developing an automotive data access bill that will create a stakeholder committee at the U.S. Department of Transportation, allowing policymakers to hear from all sides of the automated vehicle discussion and ensure the...
The event drew 49,382 targeted buyers representing a 4.5-percent increase, and approximately 162,000 automotive aftermarket professionals were in Las Vegas during AAPEX and the SEMA Show.
Las Vegas—AAPEX 2017 demonstrated that the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket is a high-tech industry being reshaped by the many new products, technologies and services that enable mobility and connectivity. The event took place Tuesday, Oct. 31, through Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Sands Expo...
Greg Woo, President of Centric Parts (left) and Charlie Kirkland, Vice President of Sales at Centric Parts (right) with 2017 Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Outstanding Shipping Performance Award.
Carson, CA – Centric Parts, a division of APC Automotive Technologies and North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and chassis components and systems, has received the prestigious “Outstanding Shipping Performance Award” from the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance. This...
PHILADELPHIA (December 20, 2017): CARDONE Industries, a family-owned leader in the automotive aftermarket, has named Michael Cardone, III as the Executive Chairman of its Board of Directors. The company is also pleased to announce the addition of two new Board members: Dena Moore and Bill Strahan....
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – DENSO, one of the world’s largest automotive technology, systems and components suppliers, has acquired Holland, Mich.-based InfiniteKey, Inc., along with several key patents and R&D resources. The acquisition provides foundational pieces to developing phone-as-a-key...

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