Aftermarket Business

Continental Tire
Continental concluded its acquisition of the U.S. rubber company Veyance Technologies Inc., of Fairlawn, Ohio, on Jan. 30. 
Brake Parts Inc
The purchase by Brake Parts Inc LLC (BPI) of the assets of OE Quality Friction Inc. (OEQF) was finalized ahead of schedule on January 28.
Tim Corcoran, managing director, Region North America, ZF Services LLC, and Keith Wilson, president and CEO, Affinia Group, will serve as the 2015 chairman and vice chairman respectively of the Board of Governors of AASA.
DENSO is investing approximately $85 million to expand production of its gasoline direct injection (GDI) capability at DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee (DMAT), in Athens, Tenn.
WORLDPAC opened a new regional distribution center in Lewisville, Texas. WORLDPAC Canada recently expanded operations with the move of its Toronto area distribution center to a new 110,000-square-foot facility
Wil-Ridge Auto Service
John Lupiccolo of Wil-Ridge Auto Service in Evanston, Ill., was chosen as the second winner of a 2015 pickup truck of his choice in the Alliance’s “Big Game Tailgate Party” Sweepstakes.
Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket
Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket will release a free VDO RoadLog ELD software update to address the FMCSA’s decision to temporarily suspend the 34-hour restart rule revision instituted in July 2013.
Dana Holding Corporation has completed the sale of its Venezuelan operations, C.A. Danaven, to Manufacturing and Logistics Solutions Limited, an independent and locally operated company.
TI Automotive
TI Automotive will be acquired by Bain Capital. The existing management team will continue to lead the company. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.
Jeff Malone has been named senior sales representative for Timken's commercial vehicle aftermarket. He reports to Mike Copeland, regional manager – commercial vehicle aftermarket.

Special Reports

Federated Auto Parts and National Pronto Association rocked the distribution industry with their announcement Dec. 10, 2014, that they would merge their efforts and resources and form an organization that will be called the Automotive Parts Services