Aftermarket Business

The antitrust authorities have given their approval and MAHLE has acquired the thermal business of U.K. automotive supplier Delphi Automotive PLC as of July 1, 2015.
STEMCO announces its acquisition of the manufacturer of Goodyear air springs, as well as Super Cushion® and Spring Ride® air springs, from ContiTech, a division of Continental Corporation. 
Automotive Distribution Network
The Automotive Distribution Network has joined Nexus Automotive International (N!), which was founded in 2014 with the aim of bringing an innovative new global approach to the aftermarket.
NGK Spark Plugs
NGK Spark Plug Co. Ltd. today announced the closing of its acquisition of Wells Manufacturing, L.P. and the Wells Vehicle Electronics business from UCI Holdings Limited. Wells is a global manufacturer and supplier of advanced vehicle electronics comp
Pep Boys
The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack, today announced that its Board of Directors has commenced a review of strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value, including a possible sale, merger or other form of business combinat
TI Automotive
TI Automotive, a leading provider of automotive fluid storage, carrying and delivery systems for passenger cars and light trucks, today announced the completion of the acquisition of the company by affiliates of Bain Capital, a leading global private
Epicor Software
The new software offers dozens of additional timesaving features, including embedded Epicor Compass analytics; active viewers that provide for easy updates to inventory, customer and vendor records; and the availability of weekly eCatalog updates.
Automotive Arts Associates
Paul Brokaw is an automotive aftermarket industry veteran of 30+ years and he will be working to meet and exceed membership needs and expectations while working closely with the APA supplier partners.
CAPAS Chengdu
The Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) attracted 13,250 visitors from 25 countries and regions, an increase of 20 percent, when it was held May 21-23 in China. 
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
ZF TRW has recently produced its sixty millionth EPB motor-on-caliper unit.

Special Reports

Auto service and repair shop owners and technicians are becoming less reluctant about using online purchasing methods to buy auto parts, according to the Aftermarket Business World 2015 Online Purchasing Habits Study.