Aftermarket Business

Despite continued economic and geopolitical shocks, leading automotive companies are maintaining confidence in a real and sustained economic recovery, according to EY’s ninth Automotive Capital Confidence Barometer.
VIPAR Heavy Duty
Tri Cities Truck Parts of Muscle Shoals, Ala., is the newest company to join the VIPAR Heavy Duty network of distributors as a stockholder. 
Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium, GAAS
The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Board of Directors voted to defer its educational event for 2015 in order to revaluate its purpose in the marketplace.
TRW Aftermarket
TRW’s North American (NA) Aftermarket Group has launched a range of Original Equipment (OE) quality brake pad wear sensors to complement its all-makes friction program.
Advance Auto Parts
Advance Auto Parts entered the Dallas market with its first store in Garland, Texas, on July 17.
Messe Frankfurt will have a permanent presence in Africa after it acquires a 56 percent majority stake in the South African trade show organizer South African Show Services (SASS), based in Johannesburg.
Raybestos, raybestos camaro
Raybestos brand brakes announces the Raybestos Camaro Sweepstakes promotion, where a grand prize winner will drive away in a one-of-a-kind Raybestos 1971 Chevrolet Camaro RS “G-Machine.”
Penray Companies
The Penray Companies was recently awarded approved supplier status for their full line of products for VIPAR Heavy Duty.
The new general session at AAPEX will provide a fund-raising platform for scholarships, which coincides with the GAAS board of directors decision to defer the 2015 GAAS event.
TRW chassis
TRW’s North American (NA) Aftermarket Group has extended its all makes premium chassis program by 527 SKUs.

Special Reports

Auto service franchises report that auto part quality, not price, is the number 1 need of their customers, according to the Aftermarket Business World 2014 Auto Service Franchise Study.