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The online market for business-to-consumer parts sales is expected to cross the $40 billion mark by 2020, according to Frost & Sullivan research. Here are some key strategic recommendations for creating a robust digital strategy.
BMW and joint-venture partner SGL are embarking on a $200-million expansion of their carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) plant in Moses Lake, Wash. The auto industry will turn to CFRP as a material of the future.
Terry Taylor
MAHLE Aftermarket Inc.’s Service Solutions division named Terry Taylor head of sales. He will be responsible for all sales for MAHLE Service Solutions, including what was the former MAHLE RTI division.
MAM Software
MAM Software is helping Weathers Auto Supply update its technology by implementing Autopart business management software teamed with online e-commerce and cataloging tools.
Matt Chapman
Fleetio is a software tool for fleet operators that allows them to log and track vehicle maintenance schedules using their mobile phones and OBDII devices.
Big data has arrived in the aftermarket, with the potential to improve supply chain operations from inventory forecasting to pricing.
The next round of fuel efficiency/greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards for trucks moved to the top of the agenda of the federal government.
Lear Corporation
Eagle Ottawa is the world's largest supplier of automotive leather with annual sales of approximately $1 billion.
Motorcar Parts of America
Motorcar Parts of America announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of 2.4 million shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $26 per share.
Philips anti-counterfeit Xenon HID
Philips Automotive North America, a division of Royal Philips, has developed special packaging to prevent piracy and protect customers from buying counterfeit Philips Xenon HID lighting.

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Collision repairers prefer to get their parts from auto parts retailers (33 percent) with dealerships (24 percent) and jobbers (23) a close second and third option, according to the Aftermarket Business World Collision Shop Study.