Aftermarket Business

MAHLE
As part of the company’s continuing product line expansion, MAHLE Aftermarket introduced 162 new part numbers – including 74 new MAHLE Original® gasket part numbers – in the second quarter of 2016.
Sandeep Agarwal
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 p
Motorcraft
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 percen
Automotive Parts Associates
Automotive Parts Associates (APA) has established a scholarship program for the children of APA shareholders and their employees in conjunction with the University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF).
Scott Luckett
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 opera
Why do we miss out on a perfect opportunity to start the selling process by allowing the greeting to become routine and robotic? What about filling out the form for the customer, engaging them in some conversation and learning about them?
Bestop
Bestop, a leading manufacturer of Jeep soft tops and accessories, today announced that it has acquired Tuffy Security Products of Cortez, Colo.
Continental
Included in the new offering of parts numbers are molded hose, poly-v belts and timing belt kits.  With the second-quarter 2016 additions, Continental now offers 87 new part numbers for 2016.
Zubie
Zubie, a connected-car platform and telematics provider, has launched its enhanced business fleet and analytics solution that now includes in-vehicle Wi-Fi powered by Verizon’s 4G LTE network.
Michael Martin
Earlier this year, logistics giant DHL released a white paper, “Quiet Revolution: Convergence and the Future of Automotive Supply Chain,” outlining the convergence of the auto sector and high-tech industries. The growing importance of tec

Special Reports

For the second consecutive year, collision repairers say they feel less insurer influence when buying replacement automotive parts, according to the Aftermarket Business World 2016 Collision Shop 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