The event provided a forum for NEXUS North America founding partners, The Automotive Distribution Network, Automotive Parts Associates and VIPAR Heavy Duty, to meet with current and prospective global supplier partners.
The meeting included a discussion of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) trade benefits for the auto industry in the three countries, and potential consequences of withdrawal or renegotiation of the agreement.
Headquartered in Suwanee, Ga., Omix-ADA is the largest independent manufacturer and wholesaler of Jeep, truck and off-road parts, accessories and floor liners, according to Director of Marketing Henk Van Dongen.
Total Lubrifiants, a lubricants producer, and NEXUS Automotive International (N!), an international group of automotive and heavy-duty parts distributors, announced a three-year strategic global partnership.
The Auto Care Association warned lawmakers that the proposed Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) on imports would significantly increase auto repair and maintenance costs for the average car owner in the United States.
Sales for the Canadian Automotive Group were $97.5 million, compared to $90.6 million in 2016, an increase of 7.6%, and a direct result of the recent business acquisitions and the conversion effect of the Canadian dollar.
Miles Johnson, Hyundai Motor America’s senior manager of quality, service and technology public relations, answered questions from Aftermarket Business World about the automaker’s technological innovations.
Achieving official certification levels for automotive exports and imports is a high priority, strongly encouraged and aided by the Korean government. In 2016 the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) signed on with NSF International to adhere to its auto parts evaluation and certification standards.
There are few nations that have as close a relationship with the United States as Israel. However, political alliances don’t necessarily translate into aftermarket sales opportunities for automotive parts and accessories.