Automotive aftermarket

  • Beck/Arnley announces an expansion to its product line, adding 39 new part numbers for the month of June.
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  • Wheel Pros, a designer, marketer, and distributor of branded automotive aftermarket wheels, performance tires, and accessories, has completed the acquisition of Amcor Industries, Inc. (d/b/a Gorilla Automotive Products), a designer and distributor of branded automotive aftermarket lug nuts and wheel locks. 
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  • Beck/Arnley® recently debuted a new look for its 104-year-old brand. In addition to a new logo, a refreshed website was launched to provide consumers with an easier method of identifying Beck/Arnley products.
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  • The Wesco Group Inc. has completed the acquisition of Auto Paint Specialties, a three-store PPG platinum distributor in Western Washington. APS President Dan Gemeroy will join the acquisition team at the Wesco Group.
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  • A parallel can be derived between the unresponsive pains of the hotel industry's “luggage carts” and the automotive aftermarket's “luggage.” In the automotive aftermarket, it seems we keep doing the same stupid things, and expect different results, ignoring everything else.
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  • Honeywell and LG are working on developing software and intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS), a cybersecurity technology suite designed and built into automotive systems that will be a part of their new products.
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  • APA Search, the automotive aftermarket’s top retained executive search company, launched a new website to offer job seeker’s confidentiality and an improved database design that will enable APA’s recruiters to find them faster.   
  • Fast forward 25 years and here I am again living life on the road. Albeit a mature life on the road. I am rudely reminded that my maturity presents me with a new set of challenges.
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