Aftermarket Business

Crowne Group
Crowne Group LLC has added Kristen Baffo as the new brand manager for Crowne Automotive Aftermarket Group (AAG).
Second quarter sales were $340.3 million, a 5.1% increase compared to the same quarter last year, driven by the sales generated mainly from recent US business acquisitions, adding sales of $33.7 million or 10.4% as well as by the organic growth of 6.
Avoiding costly violations, examining fundamentals of the U.S. auto market and analyzing big data in the auto sector were topics of three speakers at the NACE Automechanika Business Outlook Conference today.
O’Reilly Automotive
Sales for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017, increased $114 million, or 5%, to $2.29 billion from $2.18 billion for the same period one year ago. Gross profit for the second quarter increased to $1.2 billion.
Bob Redding
Dozens of bills were introduced by numerous states related to connected vehicles. The varying standards create a regulatory quagmire for companies that want to build vehicles that can be driven in all 50 U.S. states.
Airtex/ASC, a leading manufacturer of fuel and water pumps for the OE and aftermarkets, named industry veteran Bruce Tartaglione as its senior strategist of new business development.
Automotive Distribution Network
During the four-day meeting, the group discussed product and vendor standards, motorsports, marketing and training programs, and key information and technology issues that influence the group’s overall strategy.
Federated Auto Parts
Federated Auto Parts recently honored several of its suppliers for outstanding support of the Federated Car Care Center program.
Frost & Sullivan
Aftermarket suppliers need to become holistic solution providers and extend their capabilities beyond manufacturing by incorporating digital innovations in their channels to market, including distribution, sales and service.
Motorcar Parts of America
Motorcar Parts of America (MPA) today announced it has acquired D&V Electronics, an Ontario, Canada-based company in a stock purchase transaction. Terms were not disclosed.

Special Reports

Quality and availability are the two reasons technicians cited most often as to why they buy a specific aftermarket product, according to the 2017 Aftermarket Business World Technician Attitude 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