Motor Age

The technology that has challenged you…even threatened you…is another OEM-inspired and dealership-induced game called shop management.
Bosch, worldwide leader in fuel system technology, is introducing new Bosch Original Equipment (BOE) platforms for its premium aftermarket turbine fuel pump modules. 
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SAKOR Technologies, Inc., has supplied a valve spring test system to SAIC Motor Corporation Limited, a major automotive manufacturing company headquartered in Shanghai, China, with multinational operations. 
Orio AB, formerly Saab Automobile Parts AB, has signed a contract with Nevs and has acquired all the tools located at suppliers and used for producing Saab Original spare parts for all existing Saab models.
BorgWarner supplies its 6.35 mm inverted tooth silent chain for JATCO’s CVT7 continuously variable transmission. 
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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
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


Attorney General Scott Pruitt issued a warning to Oklahomans regarding the practice of steering — where insurers strongly push consumers to auto body repair shops that may provide substandard service to consumers.
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes announced its latest courses and training sites for the first quarter of 2015.
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes
National AutoBody Research is partnering with the Florida Autobody Collision Alliance and Idaho Autobody Craftsman Association to launch the Ray Gunder Real-Time Labor Rate Survey in Florida and Idaho.
autobody news - ABRN
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
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.
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
New York MSO Nu-Look Collision has won three awards in 2014 for its growth and local popularity.
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.
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

Aftermarket Business

The global manufacturer of a sophisticated soft-close vehicle door device, SLAMSTOP, will begin its search for the most qualified professional automotive shops, body shops and car stereo installers in the U.S. to carry the SLAMSTOP device.
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
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
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
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