Motor Age

By using the GOLO OBD interface with any of the newly released LAUNCH Android-based Scan Tool tablets, the shop owner or technician will now have the ability to perform remote vehicle diagnostics on customer’s OBDII vehicles.  
This big brake kit represents the ultimate brake system upgrade with stiffer calipers, larger rotors, higher friction pads, braided stainless steel lines and all of the necessary mounting hardware and brackets to complete the job.  
New research from Google into the purchasing behavior of retail tire customers shows a marked increase in online tire purchases.   
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
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 new was updated "to be extremely user-friendly and easy-to-navigate with new features and upgrades."
LAUNCH Tech USA has been named the Matco Tools Supplier of the Year for 2013.   
LAUNCH TECH USA award from Matco
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
The Mobile Air Conditioning Society Worldwide now archives more than 1 million automotive service technician Section 609 records.  
MACS Worldwide
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


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
AudaExplore will provide its Driver Experience and Repair Platforms to MAACO Collision Repair & Auto Painting to enhance the customer experience and operational efficiency.
NABC announced an aggressive goal to donate 300 vehicles to families and service organizations in need through its Recycled Rides program in 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
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
The Women’s Industry Network selected five new members to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors.
Women's Industry Network
Repairers and insurance carriers now have TenPoint Complete CSi advanced analytics available, tying consumer satisfaction to all impact points within a claim cycle.
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.
Shop owners who offer emergency-oriented tips, kits and instructions can assist motorists in your community when dangerous driving conditions arise.
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.

Aftermarket Business

Standard Motor Products formed a joint venture with Gwo Yng Enterprise Co. Ltd., and announced the acquisition of assets of Annex Manufacturing, a privately held company, for approximately $11.5 million.
Standard Motor Products
The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship program website,, received a record-setting 607 completed applications from students seeking the 2014-2015 awards.
Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium, GAAS
Thomas C. Gallagher, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genuine Parts Company, said that sales for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014, were $3.6 billion, up 13% compared to $3.2 billion in the first quarter of 2013. 
Genuine Parts Company
Late last year, Timken joined the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition of more than 130 companies across the United States with a shared objective to hire 100,000 armed forces veterans by the end of 2020.
Full service automotive aftermarket suppliers are optimistic and have a positive outlook for 2014, according to responses to the first quarter 2014 “Aftermarket Supplier Barometer” survey conducted by AASA.
Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, AASA
The Pep Boys- Manny, Moe & Jack will be featuring new apparel and accessories lines in stores nationwide by early May.
The Pep Boys
Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation established Hopkins Canada, Inc. in Blenheim, Ontario Canada.
Hopkins Canada
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
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.
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.