Aftermarket Business

Behzad Rassuli
Behzad Rassuli, vice president of market intelligence at the Auto Care Association, spoke to us about the association's future market research plans related to E-tailing and other initiatives.
This spring, a high-tech, self-driving car traveled across the country, carrying its passengers safely from coast to coast with very little intervention from the otherwise unoccupied "driver." The car, designed by Delphi, set off from the G
Competition Specialties with trophy
The AAM Group honored Competition Specialties Inc. (CSI) as its 2015 Warehouse Distributor of the Year at its Annual Membership Meeting, held May 11–14 in St. Louis.
Spectrum Brands Holdings
Spectrum Brands Holdings announced May 21 it has completed the acquisition of Armored AutoGroup Parent Inc. (Armored AutoGroup) from Avista Capital Partners for $1.4 billion in cash and assumed debt.
C.J Clayton
C.J Clayton, national sales manager for DCM Manufacturing’s Maradyne High Performance Fans division, answered a series of questions for Aftermarket Business World about electric cooling fans.
Champion brands
Champion Oil announced its new distributor program that allows engine builders to offer the complete line of Champion products to their customers.
Motorcar Parts of America
Motorcar Parts of America (MPA) has completed the acquisition of OE Plus LTD., a privately held remanufacturer of alternators and starters based in North Dighton, Mass. Terms were not disclosed.
Advance Auto Parts
First quarter comparable cash earnings per diluted share (Comparable Cash EPS) were $2.39, an increase of 6.2% versus the first quarter last year. These first quarter comparable results exclude $0.11 of amortization of acquired intangible assets and
NHTSA
Takata has agreed to a national recall of certain types of driver and passenger side air bag inflators. These inflators were made with a propellant that can degrade over time and has led to ruptures that have been blamed for six deaths worldwide. The
Diplomatic inroads initiated by President Barack Obama and Raúl Castro are again heightening awareness of Cuba’s unique car population, accelerated by omnipresent b-roll television footage of vintage vehicles to illustrate the coverage.

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AutoZone has 5,384 North American company-owned stores, including 402 company-owned stores in Mexico. Advance Auto Parts, which does not have any company owned stores in Mexico, has 5,261 in North America.