Aftermarket Business

Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance
The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance held its annual Sales & Marketing Forum in San Antonio September 10-12. More than seventy marketing leaders representing more than forty Alliance shareholders attended.
SEMA
SEMA has been awarded part of a $2.2M federal grant to expand exports of automotive aftermarket products into foreign markets including Russia, the United Arab Emirates and China.
Northwood University
The new Motor Vehicle Aftermarket Executive MBA from Northwood University is designed with the career demands of emerging and established industry leaders at all levels of the aftermarket supply, distribution and service network in mind.
ATP Automotive
ATP Automotive launched a new website at www.atpautomotive.com, featuring a functional design that reflects the company’s new corporate identity.
Auto Care Association
The Auto Care Association named the 2014 recipients of its Impact Award, which annually honors four aftermarket professionals, age 40 or younger, who have made remarkable contributions within the aftermarket industry.
Pronto, National Pronto Association
Autodistribution International (ADI) and National Pronto Association (Pronto) announced their decision to develop common automotive aftermarket activities in their joint venture “1Parts.”
Autologue Computer Systems
Autologue Computer Systems is launching a mobile business intelligence and CRM tool called eSalesBI Dashboard, which is designed to help outside sales teams and counter personnel boost sales.
The Pep Boys
LogicSource will provide on-site resources and access to shared service subject matter experts, optimizing Pep Boys’ strategic sourcing and procurement processes and reducing Pep Boys’ costs and time to market.
Air Lift Company
Air Lift Company will mark its 65th year of business this year by buuilding a 40,000-square-foot addition at the company's Lansing, Mich., headquarters.
Elgin Industries
Martin Skok founded Elgin Machine Works in September 1919 and soon expanded into a variety of products, including water pumps, oil pumps, push rods, king pin sets, steering gear sets and pistons.

Special Reports

The vast majority of tire dealers said they expect to order about the same number of auto parts or more in 2014 as they did in 2013, according to the Aftermarket Business World Tire Dealer Product Study.