Aftermarket Business

There could be major technological changes coming to the automotive industry at large and the aftermarket in particular, according to analysts at Capgemini, which released its predictions for 2016.
Automotive Parts Associates
This week five hundred shop owners, service technicians, Automotive Parts Associates WDs and suppliers are enjoying some time in Cancun, Mexico as participants in the 2016 Professionals’ Choice SunSplash trip.
TRW’s North American (NA) Aftermarket Group announced the appointment of Tim Jung as Regional Sales Manager for the Mid-West region.
Quality Parts Coalition
The Quality Parts Coalition said its sole mission is to get this  legislation passed in Congress to protect consumers’ access to competitive replacement parts when repairing their cars after an accident.
Michael Shellhart
Michael Shellhart, president of the NextGEN Liquidation Group, which has operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America, answered questions from Aftermarket Business World about this aspect of the aftermarket.
After one year of operating under the Continental umbrella, the U.S.-based home of ContiTech continues to grow and refine its businesses.
AASA and OAC said they are pleased to provide Leadership 2.0 tuition for up-and-coming professionals who want to develop their leadership skills and enhance their global aftermarket careers
Pep Boys
Icahn Enterprises L.P. today announced that it has closed its acquisition of The Pep Boys — Manny, Moe & Jack in an all-cash transaction for $18.50 per share, or approximately $1.03 billion in aggregate equity value.
Pure Power Technologies (PPT) announced Feb. 2 that it has been acquired from Navistar by an investment team whose principals include the Smithfield Group and Kensington Capital Partners.
AP Exhaust Technologies
ShowMeTheParts (a division of Vertical Development) recently launched a collaboration with AP Exhaust Technologies to power its new mobile app, which makes it easy to find the correct catalytic converter.

Special Reports

Industry consolidation and overseas growth were key elements affecting the 2016 Aftermarket Business World Program Distribution Group report.

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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