Aftermarket Business

TRW Aftermarket
TRW’s North American (NA) Aftermarket Group has launched a range of Original Equipment (OE) quality brake pad wear sensors to complement its all-makes friction program.
Advance Auto Parts
Advance Auto Parts entered the Dallas market with its first store in Garland, Texas, on July 17.
Automechanika
Messe Frankfurt will have a permanent presence in Africa after it acquires a 56 percent majority stake in the South African trade show organizer South African Show Services (SASS), based in Johannesburg.
Raybestos, raybestos camaro
Raybestos brand brakes announces the Raybestos Camaro Sweepstakes promotion, where a grand prize winner will drive away in a one-of-a-kind Raybestos 1971 Chevrolet Camaro RS “G-Machine.”
Penray Companies
The Penray Companies was recently awarded approved supplier status for their full line of products for VIPAR Heavy Duty.
AAPEX
The new general session at AAPEX will provide a fund-raising platform for scholarships, which coincides with the GAAS board of directors decision to defer the 2015 GAAS event.
TRW chassis
TRW’s North American (NA) Aftermarket Group has extended its all makes premium chassis program by 527 SKUs.
Automotive Distribution Network
UniPiezas Alfredo commemorated the opening of the first Parts Plus-branded store in Puerto Rico with an open-house and vintage-car show that attracted more than 1,000 attendees.
MEMA
Nominations are now open for the Triangle Award, the highest honor awarded by MEMA and its divisions: AASA, HDMA, MERA and OESA.
Genuine Parts Company
Genuine Parts Company reported its sales and earnings for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014. 

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.