Aftermarket Business

O’Reilly Automotive
O’Reilly Automotive announced record revenues and earnings for its third quarter ended September 30, 2016, and that it will purchase Bond Auto Parts. The purchase is expected to be completed before the end of this year.
Standard Motor Products
The agreement will leverage SMP’s marketing and distribution strategies to deliver PurePower Technologies’ premium diesel products to the automotive aftermarket, including new and remanufactured diesel fuel injectors.
Auto parts resellers say part quality matters most to professional technicians, while price is king with DIY customers
Multi Parts announced the SPARK2016 luminaries. Seven automotive aftermarket executives will share their expertise and insights with 14 SPARK student-participants from across the U.S.
The glitz around the development of autonomous vehicles has obscured what is a more near-term automotive safety innovation, one that will have a much bigger impact on the aftermarket: connected cars.
This marks the ninth time in 10 consecutive years DENSO has earned the prestigious award from Pronto.
Scott Luckett
For decades to come autonomous vehicles will operate as an addition to the vehicle fleet and not a replacement. They will be owned by commercial businesses with a keen interest in up-time. They will be better maintained and serviced than the existing
Automotive Parts Associates
Automotive Parts Associates (APA) adds four new shareholders to group membership: Holbrook Auto Parts, Highland Park, Mich.; Singh Auto Parts, Santa Clarita, Calif.; Value Plus Auto Parts, Westland, Mich.; and KDR Distributing, Mooresville, N.C.
Just because you are implementing new procedures doesn’t mean they are written in stone. They should remain alive and adaptable. Keeping them alive will allow you to make incremental changes as your operation adapts to new situations.
GCommerce announced the release of Match3, a robust web-based application that eliminates the labor and paper intensive steps by automating the manual procedures associated with the accounts payable process.

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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