Aftermarket Business

Uni-Select Inc. reported continued sales, EBITDA and net earnings growth, along with improved profitability for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.
Trico Products
Trico Products Corporation announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Crowne Group LLC will acquire the company from funds managed by Kohlberg & Company, LLC. 
State inspection and maintenance programs (I/M), which generate significant demand for aftermarket parts, are one of the tools the EPA will use to reduce ozone levels in the environment when it issues a proposed rule in December.
Maryann Keller & Associates
With Tesla lobbying to sidestep the franchise dealership model in place in most states, NADA commissioned a report defending the franchise model, while outlining drawbacks of previous direct-sales efforts by OEMs.
The average age of vehicles on the road is still hovering just below 12 years, although the rate of aging of the fleet is slowing down, says a new report from IHS Automotive.
Auto 7
The award was presented July 9 to RockAuto president Jim Taylor along with product manager Ben Sobczak and supply chain manager David Williams.
Brake Parts Inc
Grons is responsible for leading the planning and execution of high-impact marketing strategies for Raybestos brand brakes.
The most fertile ground for aftermarket innovation may be in how we sell, more than in what we sell.
Alexey Yanovskiy, Larte Design
Headquartered in Moscow, Larte Design is entering the American marketplace with its line of SUV customization systems for the Infiniti, Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz nameplates.
John Washbish, Latin Auto Parts Expo
Held July 9-11 at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City, the show attracted nearly 200 exhibitors and buyers from throughout the region, including Honduras, Colombia, Venezuela, the Caribbean Islands and elsewhere. 

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.