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Mopar Service Equipment, the one-stop tool and equipment ordering resource for FCA dealers, has added a broad selection of Rotary tire changers, wheel balancers and wheel alignment systems.
Constant personnel “replacement” is not personnel “management.”
Ford Motor Company has approved three Shell ROTELLA heavy-duty engine oils that meet the API CK-4 specification for use in Ford diesel vehicles as they also meet a new Ford specification for their diesel vehicles.
Shell
LIQUID WRENCH Pro Penetrant and Lubricant, powered by FlashSight Technology features a built-in LED light located directly above the spray nozzle, enabling users to see where they spray and improve accuracy in low-light areas.
Liquid Wrench
Bosch has announced ENVISION as the newest addition to the windshield wiper product line, designed to sharpen night visibility and provide extreme weather safety.
Bosch
William “Skip” Potter, who recenlty retires as executive director of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) spoke with Motor Age about his career and the industry.
Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces its acceptance in the Manufactured Again Certification program.
SMP
In August and September the German lubricant and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY employed 23 people, thereby breaking the 800-employee barrier.
Growth, revenue and the number of employees are growing practically in lockstep at LIQUI MOLY.
The AAPEX 2017 Service Professionals Program will feature an all-new Service Professionals Summit, “Emerging Technology: How Will the Aftermarket Prepare?”
AAPEX 2017

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On Monday, September 18, many of the local industry's finest gathered together at the beautiful Colonia Country Club for the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ)'s 13th Annual Lou Scoras Memorial Golf Outing.
AASP-NJ
The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has announced a riveting line-up of panelists participating in the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit (Summit) sessions on November, 2nd as part of the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
SCRS
The seminars will help collision shops improve productivity, write more thorough estimates and gain a greater understanding of how new Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) colors are developed.
BASF
Even if your shop’s state legislature isn’t working on any such bills, keeping up with what’s happening in other states may give you or your state association ideas on what type of laws to work on – or watch out for – wh
Do you want to improve cycle time in your shop, or maybe increase sales, improve sales mix? Whatever it is you want to improve or accomplish, it starts with you, the leader.
Sheryl Driggers
Sporting a  compact footprint, the RubyLaser FLC series boasts unsurpassed efficiency using a third of the power as well as less gas than comparable CO2 systems.
Automation Alternatives
For the 15th-straight year, Service King Collision Repair Centers and its teammates were recognized by The Dallas Business Journal as part of the publication’s annual DFW Best Places to Work list.
Service King
At the recent annual conference, CARSTAR North America recognized both United States and Canadian CARSTAR owners and business groups throughout its network for their leadership and performance.
CARSTAR
The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation – the philanthropic arm of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand – has pledged $750,000 to the American Red Cross and $250,000 to Americares.
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The 2017 SEMA Show will once again include the Performance Pavilion, one of four expansion areas that accommodates manufacturers of automotive parts and accessories and makes it possible for them to exhibit at the event.
SEMA 2017

Aftermarket Business

Genuine Parts Company has agreed to purchase Alliance Automotive Group, a leading European distributor of vehicle parts, tools and workshop equipment, for $2 billion from private equity funds managed by Blackstone and AAG's co-founders.
Genuine Parts Company
Adient said that it paid approximately $360 million for the business including the assumption of approximately $18 million of net debt, subject to adjustments.
Adient
Once upon a time, there was an auto parts distribution system whose footprint was indeed vast by any reasonable measure of size. The wizardry of technology buzzed along expanding the possibilities of acquiring even more shoppes.
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Poor internal alignment, limited collaboration and weak data optimization are three common failings in category management strategies with retailers that can hinder the best-laid plans in building a profitable product assortment.
Alan R. Segal
The Auto Care Association announced the 2017 recipients of its Impact Award: Four for the Future, which annually honors four aftermarket professionals, age 40 or younger, who have made remarkable contributions within the auto care industry.
Auto Care Association
The Intellectual Property Council (IPC) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) is expanding its initiatives to aid its supplier members in protecting IP and market competitiveness.
Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association
Why can’t we get shops to train employees? That is where the conundrum comes in -- the training that the shops know they need becomes secondary to their immediate problems at hand.
The big issue for the aftermarket, the one raised by the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), is whether suppliers can also test AV components the same way auto manufacturers can test vehicles. And the House bill establishes that aut
Asia’s automotive industry is undergoing rapid technological changes, thanks to the ever-growing consumer demand for new energy vehicles, faster workshop speeds, increased customization options and improved in-car technologies.
Automechanika Shanghai
Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, which produces the Consumer Electronics Show, discusses the OEM forum on cooperative partnerships to develop electronic vehicles.
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