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Kukui Corporation, the maker of the All-in-One Success Platform®, a market leading digital marketing solution for the automotive aftermarket industry, announced today that it has secured $27 million in Series A funding. The strategic growth investment from Memphis-based SSM Partners will provide...
New light-vehicle sales in May surprised many in the industry. The SAAR of 17.31 million units for the month represents an increase of 0.7% compared to May 2018. But the increase in May was not enough to offset the declines from earlier this year, and the result is a year-to-date SAAR of 16.84...
ROSEVILLE, CA - JUNE 4, 2019: Kukui Corporation,  the maker of the All-in-One Success Platform®, a market leading digital marketing solution for the automotive aftermarket industry, announced today that it has secured $27 million in Series A funding. The strategic growth investment from Memphis-...
All motor vehicle parts suppliers with operations in North America are encouraged to attend an important briefing with the United States Trade Representative staff to review the details of the new North American trade deal on Monday, June 24 in Greenville, S.C. The event will be held at the Clemson...
Late last week, President Trump announced a plan to adopt a broad five percent tariff on all imports from Mexico into the United States. The tariffs are slated to begin on June 10 and could increase to as much as 25 percent by October 1, 2019. Unlike other tariffs his administration has...
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (June 3, 2019) – Tickets to SEMA’s Installation & Gala, taking place Friday, July 26, 2019, in Anaheim, CA, are now available at www.sema.org/gala . Open to all SEMA members, the Gala is one of the industry’s most prestigious celebrations where new Hall of Fame members are...
Video clip in hallmark brand style showcases the fully electrically powered MINI Cooper SE as a “muscle car” taking on the role of an aircraft tug at Frankfurt airport – First purely electrically powered model made by the British premium manufacturer is to be produced at the MINI plant in Oxford...
New York—The global automotive diagnostics market is expected to reach $55.6 billion by 2026, according to a new report by Reports and Data. This can be mainly associated with the increasing applications of cloud diagnostics, neural networks and artificial intelligence, governments initiatives due...
From left: ASA newly installed board of directors include Scott Benavidez, secretary/treasurer; Tom Piippo, director of the ASA Mechanical Division; Bob Wills, chairman; Roy Schnepper, immediate past chairman; Mike LeVasseur, director of the Collision Division; Darrell Amberson, past chairman (not currently on the board) and Ray Fisher, ASA executive director. Not pictured are Fred Hules II, chairman-elect; Elissa Larremore, general director, and Todd Black, general director.
North Richland Hills, Texas—The Automotive Service Association (ASA) had a successful and exciting Annual Business Meeting & Conference, April 30-May 2, at the Hurst Conference Center in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas community of Hurst, said Executive Director Ray Fisher. With a focus on...
North Richland Hills, Texas—ASA unveiled a new app at its Annual Business Meeting & Conference, providing a way to reach its members and others with industry news and association information. ASA partnered with MobileSoft in the development of the app. The partnership will continue as...

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