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 in operation (VIO).
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.
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 percent price reduction across active Motorcraft parts.
Through this contract, DENSO is looking to advance its artificial intelligence technology and expand its engineering expertise in the areas of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous drive, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Horizon Global Corporation, a leading manufacturer of branded towing and trailering equipment, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Westfalia-Automotive and Terwa, collectively referred to as the Westfalia Group (Westfalia), a leading global towing company.
The automotive industry has been among the industries to have prospered during these boom times in South Africa. The industry employs about 100,000 people in original equipment (OE) assembly and parts manufacturing, and an additional 200,000 people in the aftermarket and retail segments.
This year’s AAPEXedu Service Professionals Program is designed to help automotive repair shops connect with today’s tech savvy customers and stay ahead of the curve on key issues affecting their businesses.
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.
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 possibilities, enabling a new dimension of value-added services in the auto industry.
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 operating costs. That math is upside-down and doesn’t make the accountants happy.