Motor Age

ATP Automotive cabin air filters are now available for 2015 Audi A4, A5, Q5, Allroad, S4 and RS5 vehicles as well as Volkswagen CC, Eos, Golf, Jetta AF and Beetle models.   
ATP Automotive
The first two winners of the Champion Spark Plug brand’s annual $125,000 “Search for a Champion” motorsports sponsorship contest added to their growing lists of honors by posting impressive victories in key early-season national dra
LAUNCH Tech USA has been named the Matco Tools Supplier of the Year for 2013.   
LAUNCH TECH USA award from Matco
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The new was updated "to be extremely user-friendly and easy-to-navigate with new features and upgrades."
Chad Knaus, crew chief for six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, received Federal-Mogul’s MOOG Steering and Suspension “Problem Solver of the Race” Award after the No. 48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS finished third in the
Moog, steering, suspension
After a three-month contest, a grand prize winner for's (with collaboration with NUCAP Industries) Bad Brake Pad Contest has been chosen.  
Ivy Palmer photo
DENSO has announced the availability of 238 new part numbers in its latest starter and alternator catalog (SA-CAT-0314), expanding coverage to a total of more than 201.6 million Units In Operation (UIO) for alternators and 200.5 million UIO for start
The Mobile Air Conditioning Society Worldwide now archives more than 1 million automotive service technician Section 609 records.  
MACS Worldwide
EnerSys, the manufacturer of ODYSSEY batteries, announced its sponsorship of Rutledge Wood’s 1953 Plymouth Suburban project vehicle, which will join the 2014 Hot Rod Power Tour in Knoxville, Tenn.  


The Women’s Industry Network selected five new members to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors.
Women's Industry Network
Marshall Auto Body in Waukesha, Wis., received the 2014 Wisconsin Sustainable Process of the Year award by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.
Marshall Auto Body
IBIS 2014 in Barcelona, Spain is themed “Best Practice” and will address MSO staff relation issues, retail models and the future of the industry.
IBIS 2014
Quest Automotive Products announced it will be participating in the NACE/CARS Show by exhibiting with Matrix System, Pro-Spray Finishes and U.S. Chemical & Plastics.
Quest Automotive Products
NABC announced an aggressive goal to donate 300 vehicles to families and service organizations in need through its Recycled Rides program in 2014.
AudaExplore will provide its Driver Experience and Repair Platforms to MAACO Collision Repair & Auto Painting to enhance the customer experience and operational efficiency.
I-CAR revamped its Steering and Suspension Damage Analysis Course to include interactive classroom activities that enrich the learning experience.
AkzoNobel’s North American Director of Vehicle Refinishes Doug Holmberg will be a speaker at the 2014 Women’s Industry Network Education Conference May 5-7.
PPG Automotive Refinish’s PAINTMANAGER software now uses the Internet to combine the accuracy and efficiency of the color formula retrieval with reporting and tracking features.
Repairers and insurance carriers now have TenPoint Complete CSi advanced analytics available, tying consumer satisfaction to all impact points within a claim cycle.

Aftermarket Business

Green Automotive Company has closed its acquisition of Blackhawk Manufacturing and its affiliated companies for a value of $6m of Green Automotive’s common stock at $0.05 per share, which equals 120m shares.
The improved economic environment in developing and developed economies is restoring business confidence and pushing up the global sales volumes of medium-heavy duty trucks. 
Frost & Sullivan
Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation established Hopkins Canada, Inc. in Blenheim, Ontario Canada.
Hopkins Canada
As part of BPI’s commitment to enhance product sales and simplify distribution for its customers, the brake parts manufacturer added Doug Koch as packaging manager to its Corporate Product Department.
Brake Parts Inc.
Long-time automotive aftermarket and heavy-duty industry executive John. F. (Jack) Lorimer retired April 1 after 44 years in the industry.
Jack Lorimer
OptiCat announces the departure of Bart Noyes, vice president of sales and marketing, who will join GCommerce as Vice President of Product Management.
Attendees and exhibitors can now make their hotel accommodations for the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) using the AAPEX website,
Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo, AAPEX
Arnott Air Suspension Products announced the opening of a European Union branch office and distribution center.
Arnott Air Suspension Products
A record number of Federated members and suppliers are set to attend the upcoming Federated Auto Parts national membership meeting to be held April 30 to May 3 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Federated Auto Parts
The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack – announced financial results for the 13 weeks (fourth quarter) and 52 weeks (fiscal year) ended February 1, 2014.
The Pep Boys