Aftermarket Business

Standard Motor Products
Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the addition of 155 new part numbers to its Intermotor import line. The release spans 34 product categories and expands coverage through the 2016 model year with more than 70 million additional vehicles i
There has been much attention focused recently on what may be happening with regard to autonomous vehicles at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). But no one is talking about what won't be happening.
Automotive Distribution Network
The Automotive Distribution Network's hiring of Mike Whitten as its first chief financial officer represents a broader commitment to improve visibility and transparency of the operation to the Network’s membership, the company said.
As part of the company’s continuing product line expansion, MAHLE Aftermarket introduced 162 new part numbers – including 74 new MAHLE Original® gasket part numbers – in the second quarter of 2016.
Sandeep Agarwal
With the disruption in technologies around the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected vehicles, the possibilities in the aftermarket have grown exponentially. This opens opportunities for new players who want to try a variety of service integration p
Ford Motor Company has announced a series of third quarter product actions designed to help shops and suppliers by streamlining inventory and reducing prices. To date, Motorcraft has reduced pricing on nearly 4,000 parts, which amounts to a 20 percen
Automotive Parts Associates
Automotive Parts Associates (APA) has established a scholarship program for the children of APA shareholders and their employees in conjunction with the University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF).
Scott Luckett
A study of wholesale order activity conducted by GCommerce showed that drop ship or special orders represented 80 percent of the purchase order transactions, while contributing only 20 percent of the revenue and accounting for 80 percent of the opera
Why do we miss out on a perfect opportunity to start the selling process by allowing the greeting to become routine and robotic? What about filling out the form for the customer, engaging them in some conversation and learning about them?
Bestop, a leading manufacturer of Jeep soft tops and accessories, today announced that it has acquired Tuffy Security Products of Cortez, Colo.

Special Reports

For the second consecutive year, collision repairers say they feel less insurer influence when buying replacement automotive parts, according to the Aftermarket Business World 2016 Collision Shop Study.

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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