Aftermarket Business

Federated Auto Parts
Canadian Tire announced their membership in the Federated Auto Parts group effective July 9, 2014.
Auto Care Association
The Auto Care Association’s Digital Auto Care Factbook 2015 and the Digital Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual 2015 feature an extended industry forecast through 2017 by IHS Automotive, driven by Polk.
Auto service franchises report that auto part quality, not price, is the number 1 need of their customers, according to the Aftermarket Business World 2014 Auto Service Franchise Study.
Melinda Zabritski
There are positive signs of growth for electric vehicles and hybrids. According to Experian Automotive's recent analysis, electric vehicles grew their sales by 245 percent in 2013, while hybrids grew by 19 percent.
Centric Parts
Centric Parts bolstered its executive management team with the appointment of industry veteran Charlie Kirkland to the newly created position of Director of Sales for Program Groups.
Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium
The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium Scholarship Fund announced the five recipients of $2,000 Breslow Foundation scholarships, which are awarded to students in the automotive aftermarket and performance markets.
TRW Automotive
TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. confirmed today that it received a preliminary, non-binding proposal to acquire the company and is evaluating the proposal and other strategic alternatives that might enhance stockholder value. 
Garrett by Honeywell
Garrett by Honeywell has formed a distribution partnership with Automotorsport, Inc. (AMS) for its Garrett Performance Products aftermarket line of turbos in the United States.
Akebono Brake Corporation
Akebono Brake Corporation was awarded the Altrom Group 2013 Supplier of the Year Award. The Altrom Group is a division of Genuine Parts Co.
Auto Care Association
The Aftermarket Telematics Challenge is open and accepting applications from makers of auto care products that offer the benefits of a connected vehicle from an auto care solution.

Special Reports

Auto service franchises report that auto part quality, not price, is the number 1 need of their customers, according to the Aftermarket Business World 2014 Auto Service Franchise Study.