Monthly Archives: December 2018

Epicor Introduces Graphic Electronic Catalog to Help Auto Parts Companies Increase Sales and Improve Service Levels

Epicor Software Corp., a global provider of business software to promote business growth, introduces a graphical-based electronic catalog interface designed to help auto parts suppliers speed up the search for all aftermarket components and / or components. ‘origin necessary for a specific repair. Demonstrations of the new eCatalog Epicor PartExpert …

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Tantalum and Openbay Partner to Provide Automotive Services Platform for Connected Cars

Tantalus Corp., a product innovator in the connected vehicle market, has partnered with Openbay to provide an automotive repair and maintenance services platform to wireless operators and automakers. Tantalum’s Connected Car platform integrated into the Openbay marketplace connects motor vehicles to a nationwide network of automotive service providers. Click here …

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Auto Parts Headquarters and United Auto Supply Join Forces

ST. CLOUD, Minnesota & LA CROSSE, Wisconsin ?? Based in St. Cloud, Minn. Headquarters of Auto Parts Inc. (APH), a family owned auto parts retail and store group, based in La Crosse, Wisconsin United Auto Supply Inc., a leading private retail and retail group, has announced plans to join forces. …

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Auto Parts Remanufacturing Market Expected to Generate Significant Profits by 2024

Photo credit: iStock.com/Geber86 Persistence market research has published a report on the Automotive Parts Remanufacturing market and its predicted path to 2024. Click here to read more The auto parts remanufacturing market can be segmented by basic types such as reconditioning without loss of identity, remanufacturing with loss of identity …

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Pacific Auto Co. Obtains Auto Parts Distributor Certifications from NSF International

Pacific Auto Co., an automotive body and cooling parts distributor, recently obtained auto parts distributor certification from NSF International for its California locations in North Hollywood, Ontario, Orange and Paramount. The Pacific Auto Co. site in South El Monte, California has been NSF certified since 2016. Click here to read …

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Auto Parts Headquarters Completes Upgrade to Epicor Vision Automotive Aftermarket Software

Epicor Software Corp. announced that Auto parts head office (APH), a third-generation family-owned auto parts wholesaler and retailer based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, has moved to Epicor Vision business management solution to meet business growth and enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology needs. Epicor Vision software is a complete distribution management …

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Automotive Parts Associates names the winners of the Harley-Davidson Sportster promotion

After the success of a similar promotion in 2016, Related to auto parts (APA) has named one Grand Prize winner and five Win a Harley-Davidson Sportster promotion winners. Click here to read more As the contest title suggests, the grand prize was a 2018 HD Sportster motorcycle or $ 12,000 …

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Platinum Driveline and Automotive Parts partners join forces

Automotive Parts Associates Inc. (APA) has partnered with Platinum Driveline as an Authorized Supplier. All APA members can now benefit from the products offered by Platinum Driveline in the automotive aftermarket, such as clutch kits, flywheels and hydraulics. Platinum offers a range of attachments and clutch kits that are hard …

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Certified Automotive Parts Association Welcomes Stacy Bartnik as Aftermarket Industry Relations Manager

The Association of certified auto parts (CAPA), an independent, not-for-profit automotive parts standards and certification organization, announced that Stacy Bartnik has been appointed aftermarket industry relations manager for its testing and certification program. Click here to read more Bartnik brings over 20 years of industry experience including program and business …

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Honeywell connected supply chain software designed to prevent counterfeit auto parts from entering the supply chain

Honeywell announced that its cloud-based tracking and tracing solution is being used by German automotive product companies to detect counterfeit products globally. Click here to read more Honeywell has worked with auto parts supplier TecAlliance to develop the oneIDentity + service platform, which authenticates and tracks individual components for major …

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Automotive Parts Associates Announces National Service Shop Banner Program Update

Automotive Parts Associates (APA) announced the implementation of an updated and improved marketing program that APA members can offer to their after-sales service customers. The new Professionals’ Choice Auto Service Center program will provide store customers with the ability to professionally market their stores. The new program will be launched …

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AMN management interview with the Automotive Parts Services group (the

Today we are joined by Rusty Bishop and Bill Maggs, who collectively are the principal executives of The Automotive Parts Services Group (APSG), the group formed between their two respective organizations, the Federated Auto Parts and the National Pronto Association. In this interview, they give us an update on the …

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eBay partners with Openbay to expand auto parts sales to aftermarket

Openbay announced its partnership with eBay Motors to provide availability of millions of searchable auto parts and accessories for its online marketplace for auto repair and maintenance. Powered by eBay Motors, businesses can research, source and acquire auto parts directly through the Openbay dashboard. This selection features a wide range …

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Auto Parts Headquarters Presents Outstanding Supplier Awards

From left to right: John Bartlett, APH Executive Chairman; Rich Vierkant, vice president of merchandising at APH; Tim Bruin, Director of Traditional Sales at Bosch; Joe Bergsieker, sales manager for program groups at Bosch; Doug Arnold, vice president of aftermarket sales at Bosch; Andrew Hass, Regional Sales Manager at Bosch; …

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Ringbrothers takes a stand against auto parts counterfeiters

Of aftermarketnews.com Jim and Mike Ring, co-owners and founders of Ringbrothers, have been designing, designing and developing billet parts since they started in business over 15 years ago. Today, they are the latest victims of what has become a growing trend in the automotive aftermarket: counterfeit products. The Rings say …

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Automotive Parts Associates Welcomes Wholesale Distributor Pennstone Supply

Associated with auto parts (APA) introduced Pennstone Supply Inc. of McVeytown, Pa., As the newest shareholder to join the aftermarket program group. Founded in 1987, Pennstone Supply serves the automotive industry in central Pennsylvania as a distributor of auto parts, lubricants, detailing products, batteries, fasteners and tools. “APA is delighted …

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Toyoda Gosei invests in auto parts maker in central China

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd., through its regional headquarters in China (Toyoda Gosei China), purchases a majority stake in Hubei Rock Rubber and Seal Technology Co. Ltd. to strengthen its auto parts business in China, the world’s largest auto market. Click here to read more Hubei Rock, located in central China, …

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The network, VIPAR Heavy Duty and auto parts associates join Nexus Automotive International SA

NOT! is a global aftermarket program group that first entered the aftermarket in North America last year with the selection of the automotive distribution network. “The network appreciated its brief association with Nexus Automotive International through meetings with their global partners. The ability to share resources and information has proven …

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MEMA study shows employment in auto parts manufacturing increases by almost 19%

A new study published by the Association of Engine and Equipment Manufacturers (MEMA) shows that U.S. auto parts manufacturing jobs have grown by nearly 19% since 2012 – an increase that also includes strong growth in the U.S. auto parts manufacturing industry, represented by the ‘Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), …

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Genuine Parts Co. Appoints New Presidents for US Automotive Parts Group and Motion Industries

Click here to read more Original parts company (GPC) announced the promotion of Kevin Herron to President of the US Automotive Parts Group and Randall Breaux to President of Motion Industries, the company’s industrial division. Herron was previously Executive Vice President of the US Auto Parts Group and held a …

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Certified Automotive Parts Association Records Record Increases in 2017, Adds Six New Manufacturers

Click here to read more The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) reported a “widespread increase” in the number of CAPA certified parts available in the US market in 2017. In addition, CAPA qualified six new manufacturers who passed CAPA’s intensive factory approval program. “Obviously, these 68 CAPA manufacturers see a …

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Parts Chain, LLC Achieves NSF International Automotive Parts Distributor Certification

NSF International announced that it recently certified Parts Chain LLC in Salt Lake City, Utah, to the NSF International Distributor Certification Program. In order to become a NSF International Certified Parts Distributor, the locally owned and operated auto parts distributor has met all certification requirements and will undergo continuous quality …

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After Hours Auto Repair, Inc. undergoes a name change to Affinity Automotive Services, Inc.

Wichita, KS, December 15, 2018 – (PR.com) – After Hours Auto Repair, a Wichita business that opened in 2008, undergoes an official name change to Affinity Automotive Services, Inc. thanks to feedback from valued customers . The old name indicated business was conducted “after hours,” a service the company discontinued …

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PPG to invest in automated manufacturing of distribution cells for automotive parts and accessories

Content of the BusinessWire press release. The AP press team was not involved in its creation. https://apnews.com/press-release/BusinessWire/dc1c1b16d99a4535afecea3eadd76cce Click to copy PITTSBURGH – (BUSINESS WIRE) – December 13, 2018 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that it is increasing its investment in the automated manufacturing of paint dispensing cells and associated …

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Gerold Ennen, CEO of auto parts manufacturer ALUPRESS, …

(MENAFN-EIN) ALUPRESS CEO Gerold Ennen on Eduardo Correa joining the ALUPRESS team Automotive quality expert Eduardo Correa from Brazil Eduardo Correa Automotive Quality Expert on the Six Sigma Panel Professional profile of automotive quality expert Eduardo Cassano Correa Mr. Eduardo Correa making a presentation in a manufacturing plant Experienced Automotive …

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