Aftermarket Business

Lawson Products and its Kent Automotive division offers products and training to collision repair centers, dealership groups, independent body shops and mechanical repair shops.
Epicor
Epicor is introducing a graphics-based electronic catalog interface designed to help automotive parts providers speed the lookup of all aftermarket or OE components needed for a specific repair.
AASA
Kevin Pentecost, information security manager for Standard Motor Products, is the newest member of the Board of Governors for the Technology Council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association.
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Omix-ADA’s family of brands includes Rugged Ridge and Alloy USA. The transaction, the terms of which were not disclosed, is expected to close by the end of October.
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IDTechEx recently issued a report predicting that mobile robotics in material handling and logistics (including autonomous vehicles) will be a $75-billion market by 2027, and double that by 2038.
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In this, the SPARK Initiative’s fourth year, 10 students will attend the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 31 to November 2, 2017.
Blockchain, one of the technologies that helps enable Bitcoin and other digital or crypto-currencies, is being embraced by logistics companies as a way to improve efficiency and security in the supply chain.
MAM Software
MAM Software announced that Ranshu Inc., an air conditioning parts distributor, has selected MAM Autopart as its go-forward business management solution for its four warehouses.
Palm’s re-appointment comes as a result of a recent restructuring of the executive management team, which combined the executive sales and marketing positions.
Openbay
Openbay Profile is a robust online presence for the automotive care business allowing consumers to interact and exchange information for service and repair previously not available online.

Special Reports

Consumers who purchase auto parts are likely to compare prices before buying, but they are not influenced to buy by the lowest price available, according to the Aftermarket Business World 2017 Consumer Attitude 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