Aftermarket Business

A central theme of AWDA’s new strategic plan is the intent to become more integrated and influential within the Auto Care Association.
AASA President and COO Bill Long fdiscussed steps that the aftermarket must take to achieve the desired outcome of optimizing the industry’s ability to leverage telematics in its favor.
University of the Aftermarket
The Import Vehicle Community has selected Travis McGuire, GRI Engineering and Development, as the recipient of a scholarship to attend the University of the Aftermarket’s 2017-2018 Leadership 2.0 program.
Icahn Enterprises
Pep Boys, a wholly owned subsidiary of Icahn Automotive Group LLC, has acquired PJ’s Auto & Tire Center in Franklin Square, N.Y., and opened a new Service & Tire Center in Bordentown, N.J.
Frost & Sullivan
A rise in innovative business models and services such as e-retailing, telematics and connected car systems, and e-stores are factors propelling demand and creating value for customers in a price-sensitive market.
Auto Care Association
Nominees are now being accepted for the Auto Care Association Impact Award: Four for the Future, which annually honors four aftermarket professionals, aged 40 or younger, who have made remarkable contributions within the auto care industry.
Automotive suppliers ZF and HELLA are entering a strategic partnership on sensor technology, particularly for front camera systems, imaging and radar systems.
The Penray Companies, a portfolio company of Source Capital, was acquired on June 1, 2017, by PLZ Aeroscience Corporation, a company majority owned by Pritzker Group Private Capital.
Lumileds, a subsidiary of Royal Philips, offers a line of advanced headlight bulbs for motorcycles, scooters, and powersports vehicles.
The Rancho “Summer of Savings” mail-in rebate promotion will offer truck and Jeep owners Visa Prepaid cards worth up to $300 until August 31.

Special Reports

Auto service and repair shop owners and technicians are getting more comfortable with some aspects of ordering auto parts online, according to the 2017 Aftermarket Business World Online Purchasing Habits study.

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Last week, the Aftermarket Business World team attended the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas from November 3-5. Take a look at some of our photos and top stories below....Read more