Aftermarket Business

Melinda Zabritski
There are positive signs of growth for electric vehicles and hybrids. According to Experian Automotive's recent analysis, electric vehicles grew their sales by 245 percent in 2013, while hybrids grew by 19 percent.
Centric Parts
Centric Parts bolstered its executive management team with the appointment of industry veteran Charlie Kirkland to the newly created position of Director of Sales for Program Groups.
TRW Automotive
TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. confirmed today that it received a preliminary, non-binding proposal to acquire the company and is evaluating the proposal and other strategic alternatives that might enhance stockholder value. 
Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium
The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium Scholarship Fund announced the five recipients of $2,000 Breslow Foundation scholarships, which are awarded to students in the automotive aftermarket and performance markets.
Garrett by Honeywell
Garrett by Honeywell has formed a distribution partnership with Automotorsport, Inc. (AMS) for its Garrett Performance Products aftermarket line of turbos in the United States.
Akebono Brake Corporation
Akebono Brake Corporation was awarded the Altrom Group 2013 Supplier of the Year Award. The Altrom Group is a division of Genuine Parts Co.
University of the Aftermarket
Tom O’Hare, the retired former president and CEO of Worldpac, will serve as the opening speaker for the next University of the Aftermarket Leadership 2.0 program.
Auto Care Association
The Aftermarket Telematics Challenge is open and accepting applications from makers of auto care products that offer the benefits of a connected vehicle from an auto care solution.
Advance Auto Parts
Advance Auto Parts appointed David Allen as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management. Allen will lead the supply chain function in its efforts to support Advance’s stores and commercial customers.
Multi Parts Supply
Multi Parts Supply (MPS) announced the 2014 recipients of the MPS scholarships, awarded through the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS).

Special Reports

As the average age of U.S. vehicles on the road now exceeds 11 years, a large majority of consumers say they are taking their cars in for regular maintenance, according to the Aftermarket Business World Consumer Attitude Study.