Aftermarket Business

Champion brands
Fans of classic and current vehicles cast their votes throughout the summer, ultimately choosing a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro as the grand-prize winner in the Champion Spark Plug “King of the Road” contest.
J.D. Power
Automakers are investing billions of dollars to put technologies in their cars and light trucks that are not being used by many of the owners of those vehicles, according to the J.D. Power 2015 Driver Interactive Vehicle Experience (DrIVE) Report.
National Pronto Association
National Pronto Association added Ancona Autopartes to its membership effective Aug. 13. Ancona has its headquarters in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico and is a leader on the Yucatan Peninsula in aftermarket auto parts.
According to a recent study completed by PwC, the global automotive supplier M&A deal value will likely exceed $48 billion in 2015, easily overtaking the previous high in 2007 of $35 billion, as measured by transactions closed within the calendar
Motorcar Parts of America
Motorcar Parts of America announced it received Advance Auto Parts' Vendor of the Year Award at the automotive retailer's recent 2015 leadership conference.
Integrated Supply Network, ISN
Integrated Supply Network (ISN) continues to improve logistics and provide stronger customer service by adding a twelfth location in Seattle, Wash. 
Auto Care Association
The Midwest Automotive Parts & Service Association (MAPSA) announced the recipients of its scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Tenneco announced an expansion of its Monroe ride control product line, with more than 307 new parts, including 45 replacement strut assemblies that together cover over 15.3 million additional passenger vehicles.
Global auto supplier DENSO announced that it is adding 500 jobs and investing US$400 million to expand its electronics manufacturing capabilities and build a new warehouse at its DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee (DMTN) manufacturing facility i
Most recently, Wang served as the vice president and general manager of East Lake New Energy Automobile Corporation in China where he was responsible for its specialty vehicle business.

Special Reports

More collision repairers report this year than last year that they do not feel any insurance company influence on their parts purchasing practices. However, 13 percent said they feel “major” pressure or “complete control” by t