Motor Age

Hankook Tire, a leading and one of the fastest growing tire companies in the world, announced that the company agreed to acquire stake for Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp.
hankook, hankook tire
BorgWarner supplies its 6.35 mm inverted tooth silent chain for JATCO’s CVT7 continuously variable transmission. 
borgwarner, borg warner, transmission
ALI member manufacturers Rotary Lift, Forward Lift, Challenger Lifts, Mohawk Lifts, PKS and Stertil-Koni USA came together to hold a five-day “all-in-one” training, testing and practical inspection event in Las Vegas Nov. 3-6, 2014.
ALI, automotive lift institute
The number of messages in the professional automotive discussion forums of the iATN exceeded 2 million in early December 2014, with the Shop Management and Technical Discussion forums being the most popular among iATN members.
iatn, technician training
Mighty Distributing System of America, a franchisor of sales and services in auto parts, announces that four of their new franchise distributors added in 2014 are affiliated with tire dealer groups.
mighty, mighty auto parts
This year, Ford is on par to achieve the same success with an impressive 16 launches underway.
Ford, Motorcraft has partnered with the White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on its TireWise campaign and corresponding Tire Safety Month., tire rack
Identifix, an industry leader in vehicle diagnostics and repair for more than 25 years, has achieved another milestone: 1,000 dealerships throughout North America now subscribe to Direct-Hit.
Federated Auto Parts is now accepting nominations for Federated Shop of the Year. 
Federated Auto Parts, Federated Car Care
Snap-on announces a new diagnostic calculator feature has been added to its website to help automotive repair technicians and shop owners determine how much profit they could be making by using a Snap-on diagnostic platform.
snap-on diagnostics, vehicle diagnostics, snap-on software


With a little over three months left before NORTHEAST 2015, March 20-22, the show already has an increasing number of contracted exhibitors and will feature an expanded presence.
New York MSO Nu-Look Collision has won three awards in 2014 for its growth and local popularity.
Sherwin-Williams honored shop owners who averaged better than a double-digit sales increase in 2014 at it annual Vision Conference in Naples, Fla.
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes
The Martin Senour Company announced its 2015 first quarter training schedule, with a variety of hands-on coatings application courses as well as several courses for shop owners and managers looking to increase their collision centers’ productiv
Martin Senour Paints
Service King Collision Repair Centers has acquired Kirmac Collision Services in Seattle, Wash., and signifies Service King’s entrance into the Pacific Northwest market and it reaching more than 200 locations.
Service King Collision Repair Centers
Allstate Insurance Company continues its strong commitment to the future of the collision industry by contributing $100,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation.
Collision Repair Education Foundation
Lefler Collision & Glass Repair Center has acquired B&B Collision in Henderson, Ky., marking the shop’s fourth location and first in the state.
The Automotive Body Parts Association will hosts its 2015 Annual Business Meeting and Trade Fair in Chicago, April 21-24, 2015.
Nineteen CARSTAR shops across the country have either already given away, or are registered to give away, vehicles through the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides Program.
CARSTAR Auto Repair Experts
Seidner’s Collision Centers, along with the Auto Club of Southern California and California Casualty presented two vehicles to local military veterans in the Citrus College Veterans Success Program through the NABC Recycled Rides program.

Aftermarket Business

Powertrain Integration specializes in engineering alternative fueling systems for numerous types of propulsion technologies ranging from hybrid sports cars to propane-powered trucks and uparmored military battlewagons.
Brad Shantry
Commercial fleet operators are increasingly confirming that lean and green work trucks running on alternative fuel systems are proving to be more-than-capable of taking on the meanest and most rugged of jobs while promoting environmental sustainabili
Tech Mahindra Ltd., a specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering, announced the launch of Automotive Suite Solution.
Tech Mahindra
Brake Parts Inc (BPI) has completed the acquisition of the Raybestos brand from Affinia Group Inc. and Affinia International Inc.
Brake Parts Inc, BPI
The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG), a program of the Auto Care Association, is hosting a complimentary webinar, “When Business Meets Social: Using Social Media for Business Success” on Jan. 15 from 3 to 4 p.m. EST.
Auto Care Association
Brake Parts Inc (BPI) raised more than $150,000 for the United Way of Greater McHenry County during its annual campaign drive that ran from early October through the end of November.
Brake Parts Inc, BPI
Buyer attendance at the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW) in Las Vegas increased in key target buyer categories identified by AAPEX, with independent repair garages leading the way with the largest growth at 12 percent.
Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo, AAPEX
Timken named Patrick Durcak sales manager for the commercial vehicle aftermarket in Canada. He reports to Frank Mascia, managing director for the company’s business in Canada.
BBB Industries was recognized for its outstanding service as a supplier of rotating electrical and steering products at the recent Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance meeting.
BBB Industries
Federated Auto Parts and National Pronto Association released additional details to program members today, including frequently asked questions, about the merger of the two companies, which was announced Dec. 10.
Automotive Parts Services Group