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During the months of March and April, professional technicians will receive a sweepstakes entry with every $150 invoice from their Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper supplier.
Michiel Schipperus
The automotive aftermarket companies that will win in this space are those that are invested in online, and specifically in an omnichannel e-commerce strategy.
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Eaton’s new Bussmann series automotive fuses enable warehouse distributors and jobbers to access fuses that were, up until now, primarily available only through dealerships and online parts websites.
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Fourth quarter sales for the Automotive Group were up 16.7% including an approximate 1% comparable sales increase and a 4% total sales increase before the additional 13% sales contribution from AAG.
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The corporation generated an EBITDA of $110.8 million, while adjusted EBITDA amounted to $117.5 million, representing an increase of 9.2% compared to the same period last year.
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Wirthco Engineering has introduced a new line of USB ports and gauges from their Battery Doctor brand. They are designed to provide a convenient source to run and charge all electronic devices.
Jerry Hutcheson
You need layers of security to catch a variety of cyberattacks. What are your layers and how many are there? If you do not have a layered system, you are vulnerable to a cyberattack.
Scott Luckett
There is one investment that many distributors and retailers in the aftermarket are making today. There is an industry standard for the inquiry and order of drop ship and special order products. It’s called Internet Parts Ordering or IPO.
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MEMA has argued that tariffs on steel and aluminum would hurt the largest sector of manufacturing jobs in the U.S., putting American jobs – and the nation's economic security – at risk.
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Robert Crane started out in his family's jobber business and has most recently held sales management positions at B3C Fuel Solutions and CRP Industries.

Special Reports

Automotive parts resellers say that quality is the No. 1 need of their professional customers, but price is the No. 1 need of their do-it-yourself (DIY) customers.

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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