Aftermarket Business

MEMA has joined with other automotive, high-tech and intelligent transportation industry associations in founding the “Smart Transportation Innovation Coalition” to raise awareness of a new vision of transportation.
WORLDPAC announced the opening of a new regional distribution center in Santa Cruz, Calif. It is the 26th WORLDPAC location in California.
More than 18 million people in the U.S. and Canada report having transportation issues relating to physical challenges; 6 million of them are veterans, a figure that has jumped by 25 percent since 2001.
Automotive Distribution Network
Mike Lambert announced his retirement as President of the Automotive Distribution Network. David Prater was appointed interim President until a membership election at the Fall Membership Meeting. Lambert will remain with the Network in an advisory po
Tom Muck
Timken's Demand Insight leverages sales and industry data to improve forecasts and reduce costs. Timken's catalog team matches parts and vehicles, and combines that information with vehicle registration and replacement/failure rates, alo
In an effort to help grow DENSO’s global heavy-duty business, the company is expanding its North American research and development capabilities to include heavy duty and commercial vehicles.
University of the Aftermarket
The University of the Aftermarket, an operating unit of Northwood University, has opened registration for its next Leadership 2.0 class, which begins August 23-28, 2015, at the university’s campus in Midland, Mich.
Automotive Distribution Network
A Parts Plus member since 2003, West Springfield Auto Parts now has 10 locations serving the area, including its 100,000-square-foot corporate headquarters at the Crossroads of New England in West Springfield, Mass.
Category management is becoming more complex and more critical to profitability. During a recent webinar, representatives from Walmart and Procter & Gamble outlined their efforts at improving their assortments, reducing SKU counts to gain share,
Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, AASA
The automotive aftermarket is spending a lot of money to deliver on its “the right part, the right place, the right time” promise. Progress has been made, but significant opportunity remains for cost savings and margin gain.

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Automotive techs surveyed in the Aftermarket Business World Technician Attitude Study overwhelmingly agreed that a wide availability of parts is the primary reason they have a preferred supplier.