Aftermarket Business

University of the Aftermarket Foundation
Everyday purchases made at Amazon can help the University of the Aftermarket Foundation provide scholarships and educational opportunities to deserving students seeking a career in the auto care industry.
Automotive Parts Associates
Automotive Parts Associates (APA) has selected US Motor Works and Gates Corporation to become the preferred vendors for water pumps to shareholders, effective immediately.
Centric Parts
The CCE will further Centric Parts’ initiative of growing national distribution share in the aftermarket with the best in Category Management, Sales Support and Supply Analysis.
AutoZone
AutoZone reported net sales of $2.5 billion for its first quarter (12 weeks) ended November 19, 2016, an increase of 3.4% from the first quarter of fiscal 2016 (12 weeks). Domestic same store sales, or sales for stores open at least one year, increas
Manufacturers, distributors, associations and repairers need to work together to try to keep counterfeit parts out of the aftermarket supply chain.
SKF
SKF USA appointedf George Garner as Director of OES Truck Sales for the SKF Vehicle Service Market (VSM), North America Business Unit. Ray Bihn will assume Garner’s current position as Vice President of Automotive Sales for the SKF VSM, North A
MAM Software
During AAPEX, the company showcased the latest version of Autopart, its Windows based point-of-sale, inventory and e-commerce system for parts distributors, dealers and jobbers.
Tenneco
Tenneco’s Rancho performance suspension and shock brand will be the official sponsor of Jeep Jamboree USA (JJUSA) for its 2017 adventure program.
MEMA
OEMs, vehicle part manufacturers and  aftermarket stakeholders support OBD cybersecurity efforts while ensuring the necessary vehicle data access for  OEM and aftermarket repair facilities.
Uni-Select
FinishMaster, a subsidiary of Uni-Select, has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Autobody Supply Company.

Special Reports

Lowest price was the most often selected reason when survey respondents were asked the top five reasons that they purchased a particular auto part or product. Following in second place was brand name and recommendation finished third.

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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