Aftermarket Business

Continental, Continental Tire
As the official sponsor of the AAPEX 2015 Media Center, Continental will be among the first to welcome journalists from around the world to this year’s event at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
Opticat
OptiCat announced the availability of “Parts Page Linkage” as part of its OnLine Parts Research Catalog, www.opticatonline.com, which will assist in driving web traffic to online products.
Matt Verger
Matt Verger has serviced the Automotive Aftermarket since 1996 leading sales forces and marketing teams at all levels of distribution, while actively participating in the AAIA, AWDA and AASA organizations.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts
“#PartsMatter,” an auto safety campaign for consumers and professional technicians throughout the U.S. and Canada, is offering weekly cash prizes to winners who share photos and/or videos documenting a part failure on any passenger vehicl
Philips, Philips Automotive North America, Philips lighting, Philips Vision LED
The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance selectd Lumileds LLC, founded by Philips, a subsidiary of Royal Philips, as its preferred supplier of automotive lighting products throughout the North American region.
Multi Parts Supply
Multi Parts Supply has changed its name, shortening it to Multi Parts. Coinciding with the name change is launch of the latest evolution of Multi Parts’ corporate website, multiparts.net 3.0.
Uni-Select
Uni-Select Inc. has completed the acquisition, through one of its subsidiaries, of the assets of Duncan Auto Parts Ltd. This acquisition expands Uni-Select’s reach in Pacific Canada.
Monroe Shockmobile, Monroe, Tenneco
The Monroe Shocktober promotion is here for September and October, enabling consumers to get four qualifying Monroe or Rancho shocks or struts for the price of three at a participating vehicle service provider or parts store.
Dayco
Dayco announced Gordon Hensley has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Research, Development and Engineering (RD&E) and Program Management.
J.D. Power
Automakers are investing billions of dollars to put technologies in their cars and light trucks that are not being used by many of the owners of those vehicles, according to the J.D. Power 2015 Driver Interactive Vehicle Experience (DrIVE) Report.

Special Reports

More collision repairers report this year than last year that they do not feel any insurance company influence on their parts purchasing practices. However, 13 percent said they feel “major” pressure or “complete control” by t