Automotive aftermarket

  • Sentinel Capital Partners announced its acquisition of Driven Performance Brands, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of specialty automotive aftermarket performance products for car and truck enthusiasts. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    Driven Performance Brands
  • This year, Multi Parts’ SPARK2015 plays host to 10 students, each of whom receive an all expense paid trip to the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, November 3-5, 2015.
    Multi Parts, MPS
  • RevolutionParts provides a platform that helps auto dealerships establish online parts stores. The company has processed $100 million in online parts sales. Andreas Ronneseth, CTO, spoke to Aftermarket Business World about making the transition to online sales.
    Andreas Ronneseth
  • Eastern Warehouse Distributors Inc., (dba Eastern Auto Parts Warehouse) today announced that Mike Odell has joined the company as President and Chief Operating Officer. Odell was previously President and CEO of The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack.
    Eastern Auto Parts Warehouse
  • Quaker State is giving consumers the chance to take home a 1972 Chevrolet C-10 along with $25,000 to customize the pick-up through the “Build The Car of Your Dreams” contest.
    Quaker State contest
  • Auto dealerships and OEMs will increasingly turn to digital car showrooms to reduce costs and increase sales. New types of stores and online showrooms like Audi City, BMW Brand and the new MINI Pop-Up stores represent the future of auto retailing, according to Frost & Sullivan.
    Brian Albright
  • Tire dealers are optimistic about increasing their product sales this year, but not as optimistic as they were in the same survey conducted last year, according to the Aftermarket Business World Tire Dealer study.
  • Epicor Software Corporation said that the time required to publish updated manufacturer part files in the Epicor PartExpert automotive aftermarket electronic catalog is now less than 10 days, on average, as a result of the company’s “Net Adds” data publishing capability.
    Epicor Software