Motor Age

Kukui Corporation has formed an alliance with the Institute for Automotive Business Excellence, a provider of business education for the automotive repair industry.
Participants in the ALI Lift Inspector Certification Program can fast-track their certification by attending the “Five Days to Victory” training event.
MOTOSHOP Technology Tools. launched a contest for commercial garages and repair shops that will award one grand prize winner up to $10,000 in new technology equipment and services to provide a shop technology makeover. 
MOTOSHOP Technology Tools
Mitchell 1 will hold this year’s final Shop Management Workshop, Oct. 1- 3 in Orlando, Fla. at the Caribe Royale Orlando.
Royal Purple® announced today that Jacalyn Engleras is the grand prize winner of its first ever “The Royal Purple Treatment™” Sweepstakes.
Continental Tire announced today that they have signed a deal with the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) to become the official tire of the club. 
GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access to automotive technicians, today unveiled its new Ratcheting Tap and Die Open Stock Program.
The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) announced the members of its 2015-2016 Board of Trustees.
With baseball season in full swing, Hankook Tire is celebrating America’s pastime by giving fans the opportunity to win cool prizes through its “Retweet to Win” Twitter sweepstakes, which launches today.
Hankook returns to the 2015 running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the second oldest race in America, sponsoring three drivers on its roster.


Service King Collision Repair Centers has launched the Service King Apprentice Development Program.
Following a successful 2014, NACE CARS returns to the Motor City in 2015!
NABR announces its Variable Rate System (VRS) Workshop, “It’s Now or Never! Calculate and Collect Market-Based Labor Rates Using the Variable Rate System,” to be held July 15 in Austin and July 16 in San Antonio.
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has released the latest update to its “Not-Included Operations” charts.
In addition to introducing the Aluminum Damage Analysis and Repair Technology course and updating its flagship Design Based Repair course this year, Chief Automotive Technologies has also bolstered its Chief University instructional staff.
USAA uses I-CAR’s program and has committed to training 100 percent of its Auto Physical Damage Appraisers (APDAs) to achieve the Platinum ProLevel 1 designation for ongoing, role-relevant training from I-CAR.
Are you attending NACE this year?
It's time to rev up to celebrate Independence Day weekend!  Check out the Goodguys 24th Heartland Nationals at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa on July 3-5.  Axalta Coating Systems is supporting this show.
On June 22, NJ Governor Chris Christie announced that NJ Insurance Commissioner Ken Kobylowski would be stepping down and Richard J. Badolato, corporate trial attorney, would step into the position.
The Collision Centers of New York this month is opening an 11,000-square-foot shop in Huntington, N.Y., the company’s fourth location on Long Island.

Aftermarket Business

MAM Software Group announced the acquisition of Origin Software Solutions Ltd., a UK-based provider of e-commerce solutions for the automotive aftermarket.
MAM Software
Highlander Partners L.P., a private investment firm based in Dallas, has completed the acquisition of Valvoline`s car-care products assets from Ashland Inc. 
The Auto Care Association is creating an International Trade Committee to serve as the principal advisory committee for Auto Care Association trade policy and trade promotion initiatives.
Auto Care Association
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.
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.
Automotive Distribution Network
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. 
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
NGK Spark Plugs
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
Pep Boys
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
TI Automotive
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.
Epicor Software