Aftermarket Business

Poland is a hard place to figure out for aftermarket manufacturing executives. That’s because if you took many different strategies for selling in Poland and throw them against the wall, almost all of them would stick.
BBB Industries
BBB Industries was awarded the 2015 Logistics Vendor of the Year Award at the Bond Auto Parts Leadership Expo.
The U.S. Commerce Department  released 19 Top Markets Reports, including one on auto parts, to provide U.S. exporters with the latest sector-specific export opportunities. Each report combines the latest data, historical trends, current challeng
The new OSHA standard goes into effect on June 23, 2018 and establishes a new permissible exposure limit (PEL) for respirable crystalline silica that is half the old standard. This new PEL will  affect a broad range of auto parts manufacturers,
Terry Heffelfinger
Terry Heffelfinger, vice president of engineering, product development, quality and R&D will retire from Brake Parts Inc (BPI) as of June 30, 2016.
Auto-Wares
Auto-Wares Group of Companies will be expanding its network of company owned store locations. Parts Hut will be joining Auto-Wares group of stores to expand its distribution network in Wisconsin.
J.D. Power
Consumer complaints about vehicle software have been growing steadily over the past several years, and 2016 is already on pace with the record-setting level of 2015, according to data collected by J.D. Power through its SafetyIQ program.
AutoZone
AutoZone Inc. reported net sales of $2.6 billion for its third quarter (12 weeks) ended May 7, 2016, an increase of 4.0% from the third quarter of fiscal 2015 (12 weeks). Domestic same store sales, or sales for stores open at least one year, increase
Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper
Chuck Franklin of Chuck & Meredy’s Auto Service in Big Rapids, Mich., a customer of Alliance shareholder Auto-Wares, won the coin toss and the $50,000 to purchase a car in the Mecum Auction.
Standard Motor Products
Standard Motor Products has signed an agreement to acquire General Cable Corporation’s automotive ignition wire business in North America as well as a subsidiary in Mexico for approximately $71 million.

Special Reports

When it comes to the annual Aftermarket Business World Top 25 Auto Chain Report, sometimes there’s a story that big numbers alone can’t tell. That’s the case this year due to the meteoric growth through acquisition of IEH Auto Parts

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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