Aftermarket Business

Latin Auto Parts Expo
From parts and components to the latest tools and equipment, and from electronic gadgets to chemicals and car care products, the first-ever Latin Auto Parts Expo is an all-in-one trade show for all things automotive.
Auto Care Association
Today the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) officially announced it has changed its name to the Auto Care Association.
Hahn Automotive Warehouse
Hahn Automotive Warehouse Inc. hosted 248 people during its annual national sales conference in Rochester, N.Y., March 14 – 15, 2014.
Brake Parts Inc.
Brake Parts Inc. announced the 20-year anniversary of its business partnership with Uni-Select Canada. In 1994, Uni-Select  changed to the Raybestos brand.
Automotive Distribution Network
The Automotive Distribution Network is expanding the Parts Plus brand into Puerto Rico. UniPiezas, a group of jobbers on the island, are now flying the Parts Plus banner.
Genuine Parts Company
Thomas C. Gallagher, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genuine Parts Company, said that sales for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014, were $3.6 billion, up 13% compared to $3.2 billion in the first quarter of 2013. 
Standard Motor Products
Standard Motor Products formed a joint venture with Gwo Yng Enterprise Co. Ltd., and announced the acquisition of assets of Annex Manufacturing, a privately held company, for approximately $11.5 million.
Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium, GAAS
The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship program website, www.AutomotiveScholarships.com, received a record-setting 607 completed applications from students seeking the 2014-2015 awards.
Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, AASA
Full service automotive aftermarket suppliers are optimistic and have a positive outlook for 2014, according to responses to the first quarter 2014 “Aftermarket Supplier Barometer” survey conducted by AASA.
Timken
Late last year, Timken joined the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition of more than 130 companies across the United States with a shared objective to hire 100,000 armed forces veterans by the end of 2020.

Special Reports

The deal catapulted Advance to the No. 1 spot in the Aftermarket Business World Top 25 Auto Chain Report with 5,297 company owned stores, 105 WORLDPAC branches and approximately 1,400 independently owned CARQUEST branded stores.