Aftermarket Business

AWDA, Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association
The Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Council of Governors introduced its newest officers and governors following the group’s 2014 Annual Business and Education Conference in Las Vegas.


ZF Friedrichshafen AG
ZF Friedrichshafen AG and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. today announced that they welcomed the decision by the stockholders of TRW to approve the acquisition of TRW by ZF.
Tschanen Brandyberry
Magneti Marelli is experiencing continued growth as it moves into use on more vehicles being worked on in today’s independent repair shops.
The percentage of auto repair shop owners and technicians who purchase parts online increased in 2014 from 2013, according to the Aftermarket Business World Online Purchasing Habits studies conducted during the two years.
Standard Motor Products, Intermotor, SMP
Standard Motor Products introduces a new Standard brand website built with responsive architecture and a parallax-scrolling design.
Auto 7
Auto 7 Inc., supplier of Korean-made, parts for Hyundai and KIA, named RepWorks Marketing the company’s 2014 Manufacturer Representative of the Year.
Automotive Distribution Network
The Automotive Distribution Network hosted more than 1,100 guests at a reception on the opening night of the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) on Nov. 4 at the Venetian in Las Vegas.
Raybestos, raybestos brakes, Element3
Raybestos brand brakes has added 100 new Element3 part numbers to its line of premium quality brake products.
AAPEX
For the first time, attendees used a scanner at AAPEX to select their favorite new products in each of eight categories and entries with the most scans were named as winners. The 2014 New Product Showcase winners are:
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Having more than two million SKUs from more than 400 manufacturers is portrayed by many in the independent aftermarket as a disaster. Besides declaring parts proliferation a mess, the industry has addressed the number of parts like it is some new phe

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The percentage of auto repair shop owners and technicians who purchase parts online increased in 2014 from 2013, according to the Aftermarket Business World Online Purchasing Habits studies conducted during the two years.