Aftermarket Business

Epicor Software
Epicor Software Corporation announced that Carparts Distribution Center, will implement the Epicor Vision business management solution across its two warehouses and 12 company-owned stores.
WORLDPAC announced the opening of a new regional distribution center in downtown Chicago. It is the fourth WORLDPAC location in Illinois.
James Bayley
Continental's James Bayley succeeds Jerry Gabbard, who retired, assuming the position of Vice President and General Manager of the Commercial Vehicles and Aftermarket in North America.
Northwood University
Northwood University has launched a major system-wide restructuring initiative, “Moving Northwood University Forward,” aimed at further positioning it as it strives to be the premier global business university based on the free-enter
Automotive Parts Services Group meets
The initial focus of the summit was a review of joint activities with immediate benefit to members from both original groups as well as an assessment of progress in several key areas.
Automotive Parts Associates
DENSO is the first recipient of the honor, which APA added this year to its annual vendor awards.
Frost and Sullivan
TPMS replacement demand is expected to triple by 2018-2020. Frost and Sullivan expects the total market to grow from $121.1 million last year to $365.5 million in 2020, a compound annual growth rate of 17 percent.
Two high-profile trade agreements are currently in negotiations: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP).
Any lowering of allowable emission levels would force cities and counties that suddenly fall into the ozone "non-attainment" category because of tighter restrictions on hydrocarbon and nitrogen oxide emissions to improve inspection and main
Centric Parts training
Centric Parts and AP Exhaust Technologies announced that AP’s Executive Chairman Vange Proimos will join the Centric Parts Board of Directors, and Centric President and CEO Dan Lelchuk will join the board of AP.  

Special Reports

Independent repair shops that use social media to promote their shop’s services overwhelmingly prefer to use Facebook, according to the Aftermarket Business World 2015 Independent Repair Shop survey.