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    Usage-based vehicle insurance—all PAYD up and raring to go!
    Usage-based insurance (UBI), also known as telematics insurance, is a type of automotive insurance that uses real-time information about a driver's actual driving ability and habits to assess actuarial risk. This information is collected via a tracking device, such as a professionally installed black box; an on-board diagnostic (OBD-II) device or dongle; a smartphone; or, increasingly, a car's factory-installed connected platform that connects the car to a local wireless network, enabling data t...
    Automotive Supplier Outlook 2024
    The automotive industry grappled with a range of challenges this year, including ongoing supply chain disruptions, chip shortages, rising energy costs, inflation, recession fears, waning consumer demand, a shift towards software and electronics, labor shortages, strike action, and volatile order forecasts. It also faced several geopolitical concerns and challenges, including the ongoing trade tensions between the US and China, which resulted in tariffs and trade barriers that disrupted global su...
    US-based Solero Technologies to acquire Kendrion’s automotive business
    Atar Capital, a Los Angeles-based global private investment firm, announced that Solero Technologies has signed an agreement with Kendrion to acquire Kendrion’s automotive business in Europe and the United States, according to a press release dated Apr. 15. Solero Technologies will effectuate the transaction with support from Atar Capital. Solero Technologies is a global supplier of transmission solenoids, engine solenoids, stop-start accumulators, and hydraulic control modules to automotiv...
    Holley Performance Brands appoints Chet Baker as Senior Vice President of Sales
    Holley Performance Brands, a US-based automotive aftermarket performance solutions company, has announced that Chet Baker has joined the organization as Senior Vice President of Sales, according to a press release dated Apr. 10. Baker is among several new sales leaders to recently join the organization as the company strengthens its sales team to engage enthusiasts more directly across the company’s consumer vertical groupings: Domestic Muscle, Modern Truck & Off-Road, Euro & Import...
    Advance Auto Parts
    Advance Auto Parts, Inc. provides automotive replacement parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items for domestic and imported cars, vans, sport utility vehicles, and light and heavy duty trucks. The company offers battery accessories; belts and hoses; brakes and brake pads; chassis and climate control parts; clutches and drive shafts; engines and engine parts; exhaust systems and parts; hub assemblies; ignition components and wires; radiators and cooling parts; starters and alternators...
    Aramis Group
    Aramis Group SAS engages in the online sale of used vehicles in France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Austria, Italy, and Spain. It operates under the Aramisauto, Cardoen, Clicars, CarSupermarket, Onlinecars, and Brumbrum brands. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Arcueil, France. Aramis Group SAS operates as a subsidiary of Stellantis Auto SAS.
    Asbury Automotive Group
    Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. It offers a range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicles; and vehicle repair and maintenance services, replacement parts, and collision repair services. The company also provides finance and insurance products, including arranging vehicle financing through third parties; and aftermarket products, such as extended service contracts, guaranteed asset...
    Auto Partner
    Auto Partner SA sells spare parts for cars, light commercial vehicles, and motorcycles in Poland and internationally. It imports and distributes suspension, steering, braking, and drivetrain systems; oil, fuel, air, cabin, and air conditioning filters; exhaust systems and system parts, including brake pads and discs, car springs, and silencers; motorcycle assortment products; workshop equipment; shock absorbers and springs; timing gears; electric systems; cooling systems and air-conditioning pro...
    AutoCanada
    AutoCanada Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates franchised automobile dealerships and related business. The company offers a range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicles, vehicle leasing, vehicle parts, vehicle maintenance and collision repair services, and extended service contracts; and vehicle protection, after-market products, and auction services. It also arranges financing and insurance for vehicle purchases by its customers through third-party finance and...
    Bilia
    Bilia AB (publ) operates as a full-service supplier for car ownership in Sweden, Norway, Luxemburg, and Belgium. It operates through Service, Car, and Fuel segments. The company also provides service, repair, fuel, car wash, rental cars, car accessories, car care, paint work, windscreen replacements, car dismantling, tyres and wheels, and other services; and engages in the sale of new and used cars; transport vehicles and trucks; and offers financing, insurance, servicing, wheel storage, and oth...
    Boyd Group Services
    Boyd Group Services Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates non-franchised collision repair centers in North America. The company operates its locations under the Boyd Autobody & Glass and Assured Automotive names in Canada; and Gerber Collision & Glass name in the United States. It also operates as a retail auto glass operator under the Gerber Collision & Glass, Glass America, Auto Glass Service, Auto Glass Authority, and Autoglassonly.com names in the United States. In addition, the com...
    Brembo
    Brembo S.p.A., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, produces, and sells braking systems and components for cars, motorbikes, and industrial vehicles and machinery. It operates through Discs – Systems – Motorbikes; and Aftermarket – Performance Group segments. The company offers various products for car and commercial vehicle applications, including brake discs, brake calipers, side-wheel modules, and braking systems, as well as integrated engineering services for light commer...
    Carparts.com
    CarParts.com, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online provider of aftermarket auto parts and accessories in the United States and the Philippines. It offers replacement parts, such as parts for the exterior of an automobile; mirror products; engine and chassis components, as well as other mechanical and electrical parts; and performance parts and accessories. The company sells its products to individual customers through its flagship website www.carparts.com and app; online m...
    Clarios International
    Clarios International Inc. operates as a holding company for Clarios Global LP that designs, manufactures, and supplies battery technologies for mobility and industrial applications in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The company provides starting, lighting, and ignition batteries; and advanced battery technologies, which include enhanced flooded batteries and absorbent glass mat batteries, as well as develops and manufactures low-voltage lithium-ion battery technologies ...
    Dorman Products
    Dorman Products, Inc. supplies replacement and upgrade parts for passenger cars, light trucks, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, utility terrain vehicles, and all-terrain vehicles in the motor vehicle aftermarket industry in the United States and internationally. It offers engine products, including intake and exhaust manifolds, fans, thermostat housings, and throttle bodies; undercar products comprising fluid lines, fluid reservoirs, connectors, 4-wheel drive components and axles, drain plugs, oth...
    Driven Brands
    Driven Brands Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides automotive services to retail and commercial customers in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It offers various services, such as paint, collision, glass, repair, car wash, oil change, and maintenance services. The company also distributes automotive parts, including radiators, air conditioning components, and exhaust products to automotive repair shops, auto parts stores, body shops, and other auto repair outlets;...
    Eagers Automotive
    Eagers Automotive Limited, an automotive retail company, owns and operates motor vehicle dealerships in Australia and New Zealand. It operates in two segments, Car Retailing and Property. The Car Retailing segment offers a range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicles, vehicle maintenance and repair services, vehicle parts, service contracts, vehicle brokerage services, vehicle protection products, and other aftermarket products. It also engages in facilitating finan...
    ElringKlinger
    ElringKlinger AG develops, manufactures, and sells systems and components for the automotive industry in Germany, the Asia-Pacific, North America, rest of Europe, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Original Equipment, Aftermarket, Engineered Plastics, and Other. The Original Equipment segment is involved in the development, manufacture, and sale of products and assemblies, such as metal sealing systems and drive train components; thermoplastics for drivetrains, body, and und...
    Forvia SE
    Forvia SE, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells automotive technology solutions in France, Germany, other European countries, the Americas, Asia, and internationally. It operates through Seating, Clean Mobility, Electronics, Lighting, and Lifecycle Solutions segments. The Seating segment designs and manufactures vehicle seats, seating frames, and comfort solutions, as well as adjustment mechanisms. The Clean Mobility segment designs and manufactures exhaust systems, solutions f...
    Fox Factory Holding Corp
    Fox Factory Holding Corp. designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets performance-defining products and system worldwide. The company offers powered vehicle products for side-by-side vehicles, on-road vehicles with and without off-road capabilities, off-road vehicles and trucks, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, and specialty vehicles and applications, such as military, motorcycles, and commercial trucks; lift kits and components with shock products and aftermarket accessory packages for truc...
    Fras-le
    Fras-le S.A. develops, produces, and sells friction materials for braking systems and other products in Brazil. The company offers brake linings for commercial vehicles; brake pads for commercial vehicles, automobiles, and motorcycles; brake linings for automobiles and rail shoes; brake shoes for commercial vehicles and automobiles; and clutch linings, molded linings, universal sheets, and industrial products. It also provides brake discs, drums, wheel Hubs, master cylinders, servo brakes, repai...
    Garrett
    Garrett Motion Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells turbocharging, air and fluid compression, and high-speed electric motor technologies for original equipment manufacturers and distributors worldwide. The company offers cutting-edge technology for the mobility and industrial space, including light vehicles, commercial vehicles, and industrial applications. In addition, it provides mechanical and electrical products for turbocharging and boosting internal combus...
    Grand Baoxin Auto
    Grand Baoxin Auto Group Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the sale and service of motor vehicles primarily in Mainland China. It also offers after-sales services, such as maintenance, repair, and vehicle customization; and sells auto parts and related products, accessories, and other automobile related products. In addition, the company provides auto beauty, retrofitting, and finance leasing services; and auto, commercial, and non-auto insurance products. The company was formerl...
    Group 1 Automotive
    Group 1 Automotive, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the automotive retail industry in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company sells new and used cars, light trucks, and vehicle parts, as well as service and insurance contracts; arranges related vehicle financing; and offers automotive maintenance and repair services. Group 1 Automotive, Inc. was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
    Guangdong Dcenti Auto-Parts Stock Limited Company
    Guangdong Dcenti Auto-Parts Stock Limited Company researches and develops, manufactures, and sells auto-parts in China. It provides aluminum alloy wheels to chain stores. The company offers STW, LM, and DCTL wheels under the DCENTI brand name; Borghini, Red Sport, U2, Velocity, and GIMA wheels under the Velocity series; and RDR wheels under the RDR series. It also exports its products. The company was formerly known as Stonewell International Corporation and changed its name to Guangdong Dcenti ...
    Harmony Auto
    China Harmony Auto Holding Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the sale and service of motor vehicles in Mainland China. The company sells luxury and ultra-luxury passenger vehicles under the BMW, Lexus, Volvo, Audi, MINI, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati brands through its dealership outlets. It also offers finance leasing services; and sells pre-owned motor vehicles, as well as imports vehicles. The company was for...
    Hella
    HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells lighting systems and electronic components for automotive industry worldwide. It operates through three segments: Lighting, Electronics, and Lifecycle Solutions. The Lighting segment offers headlamps, rear combination lamps, and car body lighting including radomes, illuminated logos, and front phygital shields, as well as interior lighting products. The Electronics segment provides automated driving products...
    Holley
    Holley Inc. operates as designer, manufacturer, and marketer of automotive aftermarket products for car and truck enthusiasts in the United States, Canada, Europe, and China. Its products span various automotive platforms and sells across multiple channels. The company’s performance automotive products include carburetors, fuel pumps, fuel injection systems, nitrous oxide injection systems, superchargers, exhaust headers, mufflers, distributors, ignition components, engine tuners, automotive p...
    Kamux Corporation
    Kamux Oyj, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the wholesale and retail of used cars in Finland, Sweden, and Germany. The company also offers financing and insurance products; and sells used cars in auctions, as well as various integrated services to consumer and corporate customers. In addition, it offers Kamux Plus that extends the liability for defects. The company provides its services through showrooms and digital channels. Kamux Oyj was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Hämee...
    LAUNCH Tech
    Launch Tech Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides products and services to the automotive aftermarket and the automobile industry in the People's Republic of China and internationally. It operates through three segments: Automotive Diagnosis, Lift, and Overseas Sales. The company is involved in the research and development, production, and sale of car diagnosis, testing, and maintenance equipment; development, production, and sale of automotive diagnosis, inspection, repair, ...
    Lithia Motors
    Lithia Motors, Inc. operates as an automotive retailer worldwide. It operates in two segments, Vehicle Operations and Financing Operations. The company’s Vehicle Operations segment sells new and used vehicles; provides parts, repair, and maintenance services; vehicle finance; and insurance products. Its Financing Operations segment provides financing to customers buying and leasing retail vehicles. The company sells its products and services through the Driveway and Greencars brand names throu...
    LKQ
    LKQ Corporation engages in the distribution of replacement parts, components, and systems used in the repair and maintenance of vehicles and specialty vehicle aftermarket products and accessories. It operates through four segments: Wholesale-North America, Europe, Specialty, and Self Service. The company distributes bumper covers, automotive body panels, and lights, as well as mechanical automotive parts and accessories; salvage products, including mechanical and collision parts comprising engin...
    MeiDong Auto
    China MeiDong Auto Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, operates as an automobile dealer in the People’s Republic of China. The company is involved in the sale of new passenger cars and spare parts; and provision of service and survey. It also provides after-sales services, such as auto registration, insurance, auto parts, repair and replacement, sales and maintenance of automotive supplies, etc.; financing referral solutions; and other value added services. In addition, the compan...
    MEKO (previously Mekonomen Group)
    Meko AB (publ) operates in the automotive aftermarket business in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Finland. It provides spare parts, consumables, and tools, as well as workshop services and car accessories under the ProMeister and Carwise brands. The company offers a range of solutions and products for the consumers and companies through its branches, affiliated workshops, and wholesale and logistics operations. It serves customers under the AutoMester, AlltiBil, ...
    Metair Investments Limited
    Metair Investments Limited, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, assembles, distributes, and retails energy storage products and automotive components in South Africa, Romania, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. The company offers energy storage products, including automotive and industrial batteries, solar systems, back-up systems, standby systems, charging systems, battery distribution networks, lithium-ion batteries and mining cap lamps, and lithium-ion cells for original equipment manu...
    Mister Car Wash
    Mister Car Wash, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides conveyorized car wash services in the United States. It offers express exterior and interior cleaning services. The company serves individual retail and corporate customers. The company was formerly known as Hotshine Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Mister Car Wash, Inc. in March 2021. Mister Car Wash, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona.
    O'Reilly
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer and supplier of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. The company provides new and remanufactured automotive hard parts and maintenance items, such as alternators, batteries, brake system components, belts, chassis parts, driveline parts, engine parts, fuel pumps, hoses, starters, temperature control, water pumps, antifreeze, appeara...
    Penske Automotive Group
    Penske Automotive Group, Inc., a diversified transportation services company, operates automotive and commercial truck dealerships worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Retail Automotive, Retail Commercial Truck, Other, and Non-Automotive Investments. It operates dealerships under franchise agreements with various automotive manufacturers and distributors. The company is also involved in the sale of new and used motor vehicles, maintenance and repair services, sale and placement...
    PHINIA
    PHINIA Inc. engages in the development, design, and manufacture of integrated components and systems that optimize performance, increase efficiency, and reduce emissions in combustion and hybrid propulsion for commercial and light vehicles, and industrial applications. The company operates through Fuel Systems and Aftermarket segments. The Fuel Systems segment provides advanced fuel injection systems, including pumps, injectors, fuel rail assemblies, and engine control modules; fuel delivery mod...
    Relais
    Relais Group Oyj operates as a consolidator and acquisition platform for vehicle aftermarket in the Nordic and Baltic countries. It operates in two segments, Finland&Baltics and Scandinavia. The company imports and distributes spare parts and equipment; and offers repair and maintenance services for commercial vehicles and trailers. It offers spare parts and equipment for cars and marine use; workshop equipment solutions for vehicle import and dealer chains, as well as for defence and marine sec...
    Schaeffler
    Schaeffler AG, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells components and system for industrial applications in Europe, the Americas, China, and the Asia Pacific. The Automotive Technologies division offers mechanical, mechatronic, and electronic components and systems for powertrain electrification used in passenger cars and commercial vehicles, such as electric motors, axle transmissions, axle drives, power electronics, hybrid modules, electromechanical and hydraulic actu...
    SKF
    AB SKF (publ) designs, manufactures, and sells bearings and units, seals, lubrication systems, condition monitoring, and services worldwide. It operates in two segments, Industrial and Automotive. The company offers rolling, mounted and housings, super-precision, slewing, plain, magnetic, and thin section bearings; industrial and automotive seals; lubricants, manual lubrication tools, lubricators, automatic lubrication systems, and lubrication system components; maintenance products, such as hyd...
    Snap-on
    Snap-on Incorporated manufactures and markets tools, equipment, diagnostics, and repair information and systems solutions for professional users worldwide. It operates through Commercial & Industrial Group, Snap-on Tools Group, Repair Systems & Information Group, and Financial Services segments. The company provides hand tools, including wrenches, sockets, ratchet wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, punches and chisels, saws and cutting tools, pruning tools, torque measuring instruments, and other r...
    Sonic Automotive
    Sonic Automotive, Inc. operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. It operates in three segments, Franchised Dealerships, EchoPark, and Powersports. The Franchised Dealerships segment is involved in the sale of new and used cars and light trucks, and replacement parts; provision of vehicle maintenance, manufacturer warranty repair, and paint and collision repair services; and arrangement of extended warranties, service contracts, financing, insurance, and other aftermarket products ...
    Standard Motor Products
    Standard Motor Products, Inc. manufactures and distributes replacement automotive parts in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Vehicle Control, Temperature Control, and Engineered Solutions segments. The company provides components for the ignition, emissions, and fuel delivery systems, such as air injection and induction components, air management valves, regulators and solenoids, exhaust gas recirculation components, fuel injectors and related co...
    TI Fluid Systems
    TI Fluid Systems plc designs, manufactures, and sells thermal and fluid system solutions in Europe, Africa, the Asia Pacific, North America, and Latin America. It operates in two segments, Fluid Carrying Systems (FCS), and Fuel Tank and Delivery Systems (FTDS). The FCS segment offers brake and fuel lines and bundles; thermal management fluid systems, including HEV and BEV heating and cooling lines; and powertrain components and quick connectors. The FTDS segment provides plastic fuel tanks, fill...
    Tye Soon
    Tye Soon Limited, together with its subsidiaries, imports, exports, and distributes automotive spare parts in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong/China, South Korea, and internationally. The company offers electrical and aircon parts, transmission products, chassis and body parts, engine parts, and brake parts, as well as genuine parts. It is also involved in trading of automotive spare parts. The company was founded in 1933 and is based in Singapore.
    Valeo
    Valeo SE designs, produces, and sells products and systems for automakers in France, other European countries, Africa, North America, South America, and Asia. The company operates through four segments: Comfort & Driving Assistance Systems, Powertrain Systems, Thermal Systems, and Visibility Systems. It offers parking and driving assistance products, such as ultrasonic sensors, radars, and cameras to detect obstacles around vehicles; intuitive control products; and a range of connectivity soluti...
    Vroom
    Vroom, Inc. operates as an automotive finance company. The company offers vehicle financing to its customers through third party dealers under the UACC brand. It also provides artificial intelligence powered analytics and digital services to dealers, automotive financial services companies, and others in the automotive industry for automotive retail. The company was formerly known as Auto America, Inc. and changed its name to Vroom, Inc. in July 2015. Vroom, Inc. was incorporated in 2012 and is ...
    XPEL
    XPEL, Inc. sells, distributes, and installs protective films and coatings worldwide. The company offers automotive surface and paint protection film, headlight protection, and automotive and architectural window films, as well as proprietary DAP software. It also provides pre-cut film products, merchandise and apparel, ceramic coatings, and tools and accessories. In addition, the company offers paint protection kits, car wash products, after-care products, and installation tools through its webs...
    Yongda Auto Service
    China Yongda Automobiles Services Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, operates as a passenger vehicle retailer and service provider in the People’s Republic of China. It operates through Passenger Vehicle Sales and Services and Automobile Operating Lease Services segments. The company focuses on luxury and ultra-luxury brands. It offers after-sales, automobile operating lease, repair and maintenance, and automobile extended products and services, as well as distributes automobile ...
    CLEPA calls for rules to ensure fair competition in the automotive aftermarket
    The European Association of Automotive Suppliers (Comité de Liaison Européen des Fabricants d'Equipements et de Pièces Automobiles: CLEPA) has released a note on the importance of competition as a fundamental principle in the automotive aftermarket and the importance of permanent adaption of the framework that fosters competition developed by the legislator and the European Court of Justice, according to the statement by CLEPA Secretary General Benjamin Krieger dated April 12. The associat...
    Fuchs SE and Mercedes-Benz AG announce aftersales partnership
    Fuchs SE, the world's largest independent supplier of lubricant solutions for almost all industries and applications, and Mercedes-Benz Global Customer Service & Parts have announced a strategic business partnership aimed at fostering innovation, technology and sustainability in the automotive aftersales, according to a press release dated April 4. The two companies signed a collaboration contract on March 28. The companies said the partnership is poised to redefine automotive lubrication...
    Survey reveals 84% of US independent repair shops view vehicle data access as top issue
    US-based Auto Care Association has released results from a new nationwide survey of repair shops highlighting the challenges that independent repair facilities face when servicing vehicles, often forcing them to turn away business, according to a press release dated April 10. These new survey findings reiterate the immediate need for the bipartisan REPAIR Act, which would ensure that vehicle owners and repairers of their choice have access to the vehicle data, tools and software required to main...
    Mahle Aftermarket launches new generation of workshop diagnostic tools
    Mahle Aftermarket has announced the launch of the second generation of its workshop diagnostic tools Mahle TechPRO and Brain Bee Connex, according to a press release dated April 3. The company said its developers have completely redesigned the user interface and further improved usability. The tool now guides workshop teams intuitively and more efficiently through the respective application, enabling smooth vehicle diagnostics. The tool includes a new VCI connector, which is claimed to b...
    Magneti Marelli Parts & Services outlines range of A/C solutions for workshops
    Magneti Marelli Parts and Services, the division of Marelli dedicated to the distribution of spare parts, automotive components and technical information to the independent aftermarket, has outlined its range of A/C system recharging and maintenance stations called Alaska, which is also suitable for electric and hybrid vehicles, according to a press release dated April 2. The company believes summers can often come without warning, forcing drivers to start using their air conditioning again, ...
    Delphi outlines aftermarket solutions for hydrogen vehicles
    Delphi, a brand of PHINIA Inc. and a provider of automotive parts and solutions, has outlined its aftermarket solutions for hydrogen vehicles, which includes advanced parts, specialized training and diagnostics, according to a press release dated April 8.  The company believes hydrogen has emerged as a leading candidate for clean combustion thanks to its high energy content in the switch to alternative fuels. It says as the world grapples with the pressing need to reduce carbon emissions...
    Continental acquires mold specialist for CV and specialty tires
    Continental has announced that it has acquired the mold manufacturing specialist EMT Púchov s.r.o. based in Slovakia, according to a press release dated April 8. EMT is a manufacturer of special tire molds, especially for commercial vehicle and specialty tires. The company specializes in the milling of molds made of steel.  All 107 employees, who have specialist knowledge in mold manufacturing, have been taken on by Continental. Further details of the agreement were not disclosed. With ...
    German petrol station brand Jet partners with Pace for payment solutions
    Pace Telematics, a provider of mobile payment solutions in the European petrol station market, has announced a partnership with Jet, Germany’s petrol station brand of 14 years, according to a press release dated April 10. The company says this cooperation marks a significant step in digitizing the refueling experience and setting new standards for convenience and efficiency. As per the partnership, starting immediately, Jet will use Pace's Connected Fueling platform as its primary mobile pa...
    AccuAir Suspension is now available at Mopar dealers
    AccuAir Suspension, maker of next-generation on- and off-road air suspension control products, announced that it has partnered with Mopar to offer the AccuAir Dynamic Suspension Jeep line at 2700 Mopar dealerships nationwide through the Mopar affiliate program, according to a press release dated April 4. This line includes the Jeep JK, JL and JT models, and the new kits can lift vehicles up to 4 inches and clear 37-inch tires easily, the company said. AccuAir said its kits are ...
    Philips launches GoPure GP5212 automotive air purifier
    Lumileds, a lighting solutions company, has announced the launch of the Philips GoPure GP5212 Automotive Air Purifier for those who suffer from seasonal allergies, according to a press release dated April 5. GoPure GP5212 effectively filters out airborne allergens including pollen and mold that can pass through the cabin filters typically found in vehicles. Standard cabin air filters typically trap particulates of 5-100 microns. The Philips GoPure GP5212 can filter particles as smal...
    US-based Tint World announces new location in Birmingham, Ala.
    Tint World Automotive Styling Centers, a US-based auto accessory and window tinting franchise, has announced the opening of a new location in Birmingham, Ala., according to a press release dated April 8. Owned and operated by Clint Smith, Tint World Birmingham is the third Tint World location in the state. The automotive franchise offers comprehensive automotive services and products, including window tint, paint protection film, ceramic coatings, audio and video, professional detailing, and ...
    UK-based GSF Car Parts outlines range of rotating electrics
    GSF Car Parts, a UK-based supplier of car parts to the independent aftermarket, announced that it is offering support to motorists impacted by the cold weather with its extensive range of economically priced rotating electrics, according to a press release dated March 26. Studies conducted by Borg Automotive and Linköbing University show that in 2023, the aftermarket manufacturer sold 60% of all starters and alternators in the UK between the months of October 2022 and March 2023. Much of the...
    Toyota-owned Koito Manufacturing inaugurates third plant in India
    Koito Manufacturing, a Toyota-group lighting supplier, has started the operation of its third plant in India on March 18, according to a press release dated March 29. Koito expects production capacity for its front lighting and indicators to reach the 500,000-vehicles level at the end of fiscal year 2025. The plant is expected to supply to Maruti Suzuki, Tata and other manufacturers in western parts of the country. The plant has been established by Koito’s subsidiary India Japa...
    Mitsubishi to establish online platform for EV-related services
    Mitsubishi Corp. (MC), Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. (MFTBC) and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. have announced that they plan to jointly establish a new company — Evnion Inc. — in June 2024, to operate an online platform to provide one-stop services relating to electric vehicles, according to a press release dated March 13. The establishment of Evnion will be subject to receipt of regulatory clearances from the relevant authorities. The three companies decided to establish Evnion with...
    Eucon Americas elevates Paul Zorrilla as managing director LatAm
    Eucon Americas has announced the appointment of Paul Zorrilla as managing director Latin America, according to a press release dated March 22. In his new role, he will continue to build up the local presence of the automotive division in Latin America and help Eucon to systematically expand its American network. Eucon Latin America is a fully owned subsidiary of Eucon Americas LLC, based in Atlanta. Zorrilla was announced as regional director when the subsidiary first opened in April 202...
    Continental launches digital tire management app ContiConnect Lite
    Continental has launched ContiConnect Lite, a new app version for digital tire management, according to a press release dated March 20. ContiConnect Lite creates a bridge between tire sensors and professional tire management, and offers a free-of-charge gateway to selected ContiConnect features. It can now be used on tires with an integrated Gen2 sensor. Since 2024, Continental has been delivering its off-the-road (OTR) radial tires with a Bluetooth-enabled sensor ex factory. “Digital tire ...
    Toyota strengthens its battery production capabilities
    Toyota Motor Corp. (TMC) has agreed with Panasonic Holdings Corp. (Panasonic HD) to make Primearth EV Energy Co. Ltd. (PEVE) a wholly owned subsidiary, according to a press release dated March 5. The move is aimed at strengthening PEVE’s capabilities in mass-producing automotive batteries. The acquisition took place in late March. Among Toyota-affiliated companies, currently PEVE, Toyota Industries Corp., and Prime Planet Energy & Solutions Inc. (ownership: Toyota 51%, Pa...
    MEMA & eShipping partner to offer logistics solutions for the aftermarket
    The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) Aftermarket Suppliers, an association in North America representing motor-vehicle component manufacturers, has announced its partnership with eShipping, a nationwide distribution chain management company headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., according to a press release dated April 2. The newly launched MEMA & eShipping Partner Program aims to enhance logistics solutions for the automotive aftermarket industry, the release added. The...
    Auto Care Association hosts cataloging standards conference in Brazil
    The Auto Care Association, a US-based industry body representing independent manufacturers, distributors and repair shops, in collaboration with the US Commercial Service Office of the US Consulate in São Paulo, hosted a data standards conference on March 19, 2024, in São Paulo, according to a press release dated March 28. The conference was part of the association’s trade promotion initiatives, made possible by the Market Development Cooperator (MDCP) award from the US Commerce Departm...
    Aftermarket supplier Transtar elevates Anna Gluck to chief human resources officer
    US-based automotive aftermarket supplier Transtar Holding Co. has announced the promotion of Anna Gluck to the position of chief human resources officer to support the company's rapid growth plans through organic expansion and targeted acquisitions, according to a press release dated April 1. Gluck has been with Transtar since 2020, where she led the company's total rewards program and employee engagement efforts, with a strategic focus on employee training and development programs, and attra...
    Delphi expands its steering and suspension range
    Delphi has outlined its range of steering and suspension (S&S) systems that offer vehicle stability, control and safety, according to a press release dated March 17. The company plans to launch a new-to-range program that will see the addition of over 1,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) annually in 2024, 2025, and 2026. This means more than 180 million vehicles in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region will be covered. From April 2024, the company plans to add more than 700 new part ...
    Akebono Brake Corp. launches new fleet-focused product line
    Akebono Brake Corp. has announced the release of a new product line: Akebono Severe Duty Ultra-Premium Fleet Brake Pads, according to a press release dated March 28. The company said its fleet-focused Severe Duty Ultra-Premium brake pads are engineered to redefine performance standards in the demanding realm of severe-duty applications. Aimed at vehicles such as police and emergency vehicles, tow trucks, delivery fleets, or construction vehicles, the brake pads have been designed with meti...
    MEMA announces formation of Aftermarket Suppliers CEO Council
    The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) Aftermarket Suppliers, an association in North America representing motor-vehicle component manufacturers, has announced the formation of the Aftermarket Suppliers CEO Council, according to a press release dated March 27. Exclusively for top aftermarket leaders, the council brings together executives from the automotive, commercial vehicle and remanufacturing sectors, the release added. MEMA said its networking groups are consisten...
    Mainland China’s Cheche enters into partnership for new-energy vehicle insurance
    Mainland China-based Cheche, an auto insurance technology platform, has announced a partnership with Beijing Houji Insurance Brokerage Co., an affiliate of Xiaomi Corp., in an effort to broaden its partner network with firms in the new-energy vehicle (NEV) industry, according to a press release dated March 28. Cheche offers a digital auto insurance transaction software-as-a-service platform with operational support. With the partnership, Cheche will provide auto insurance service so...
    Israel-based SaverOne signs agreement with Iveco
    SaverOne, an Israeli technology company engaged in transportation safety solutions, announced that it has signed an original equipment manufacturer agreement with Iveco, which designs, manufactures and markets light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, according to a press release dated March 27. The agreement is a collaboration to develop a solution to prevent driver distraction from cellphone use. The agreement covers the integration of SaverOne’s safety technology within Iveco's v...
    Old vehicles to be upgraded as mainland China moves to boost domestic consumption
    Mainland China has launched an extensive trade-in scheme to upgrade the stock of automobiles on its roads. The scheme, aimed at urging consumers to replace their old vehicles with new ones, is part of the nation’s efforts to boost investment and consumption and reduce energy consumption and emissions. The initial announcement was made at a press conference on March 6 on the sidelines of the second session of the 14th National People's Congress by China’s Minister of Commerce, Wang Wentao....
    HSB to offer insurance for vehicles involved in cyberattacks
    A Munich Re specialty insurer, HSB, has annnounced plans to sell insurance to owners for vehicles involved in automotive related cyberattacks, catering to a growing population of customers looking to protect themselves in their increasingly digital vehicles, said a press release dated March 27. The press release details the insurance coverage by saying, "Identity recovery coverage and services are not limited to information stored in the vehicle but can apply anytime personally identifying in...
    First Line prepares for increased demand of classic car clutch kits
    Leading UK-based First Line Ltd., a global supplier of automotive aftermarket parts, is preparing to meet the demand from classic car customers for their clutch replacement, as their vehicle mileage is expected to increase with the onset of warmer weather, a press release dated March 25 read. Through its classic range of more than 60 clutch kits, under the Borg & Beck brand, the company offers products to over 250 British brand vehicles dating back to 1935. These kits are manufactured to ...
    Standard Motor Products announces 123 new part numbers
    Standard Motor Products (SMP) has announced the introduction of 123 new part numbers with coverage in 53 distinct product categories and 47 part numbers for 2023 and 2024 model year vehicles, according to a press release dated March 27. Some of the new parts that have been added include its Fuel Injection Program, which has been expanded with eight gasoline direct injection high-pressure fuel pumps and kits, with its line of Variable Valve Timing (VVT) components also increasing in numbe...
    Growing opposition to CARB ACC II regulation
    Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) member companies, aftermarket businesses and customers have sent over 5,000 letters to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against California Air Resources Board’s (CARB's) Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) regulation that would ban the sale of new internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035, according to a press release dated March 27.  The ACC II requires that 35% of all new passenger vehicles and light trucks that are so...
    Blink Charging's Jenifer Yokley promoted to chief marketing officer
    Blink Charging Co. (Blink) has announced the promotion of Jenifer Yokley to chief marketing officer from the position of senior vice president of Marketing and head of Governmental Affairs, which comes after its recently announced record fourth-quarter earnings and the opening of its new global headquarters, according to a press release on March 25. Of the announcement, Brendan Jones, president and CEO, said, "It’s no coincidence that Jen’s promotion to CMO coincides with a truly exc...
    Further calls for US Congress to act on right-to-repair after new GAO report
    After the release of a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, the Auto Care Association is renewing its call on the US Congress to move the federal right-to-repair legislation ahead, a release published by the association stated on March 21. The Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair (REPAIR) Act (H.R. 906), which has received bipartisan support in government, is aimed at ensuring that vehicle owners and independent repairers have access to data, tools and softwa...
    US-based PGW Auto Glass unveils new branding
    PGW Auto Glass has announced the launch of a new logo and brand identity to coincide with the launch of everythingautoglass.com, a vehicle identification number (VIN) decoding and point-of-sale software service focused on getting the correct auto glass solutions quickly and efficiently across the industry, according to a press release dated March 26. The new logo, launched at a company event earlier in March, captures the spirit of the company while reinforcing its commitment to advancing tec...
    Holley Performance Brands makes new senior appointments across aftermarket verticals
    Holley Performance Brands, a company involved in automotive aftermarket performance solutions, has announced the addition of two new senior leaders who will focus on enhancing the customer experience across Holley’s portfolio of brands, according to a press release dated March 26. The company said that Charlie Taylor and Will Robbins, who collectively represent nearly 50 years of automotive industry experience, have joined the organization as vice president of Digital Strategy and vice pres...
    Standard Motor Products-owned Pollak launches trailer connectors and accessories
    Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP), a US-based aftermarket supplier of replacement parts, has announced the introduction of Pollak's new line of trailer connectors, adapters and accessories, according to a press release dated March 25. The Pollak line of precision-engineered trailer connectors, adapters, extensions and accessories have been specifically designed for towing with light-duty and medium-duty trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs). The Pollak Trailer Connector program is ma...
    Holley rebrands as Holley Performance Brands to accelerate growth
    Holley Inc, a US-based company involved in in automotive aftermarket performance solutions, has announced the shift in its operations branding from Holley Performance Products to Holley Performance Brands, according to a press release dated Mar. 20. The company says the change underscores its goal to expand its influence and enhance its presence across the high-performance automotive aftermarket sector. Evolving from its previous primary focus on classic muscle and truck, Holley Performance B...
    Mobileye to wind down its aftermarket solutions unit
    Self-driving technology company Mobileye has announced that it has chosen to wind down its aftermarket solutions unit that provides retrofitted advanced driver assistance technology, after a thorough review of this unit’s business prospects and investment needs, according to a press release dated Mar. 18. The company observed that the demand and future addressable market for retrofitted ADAS solutions has declined as automakers and other vehicle manufacturers have steadily increased the rat...
    CLEPA says fair regulation will enable greener and smarter solutions for the aftermarket
    CLEPA, the European Association of Automotive Suppliers, recently held the 15th edition of the CLEPA Aftermarket Conference and observed that the automotive aftermarket in Europe faces a transformative landscape shaped by sustainability policies, technological advancements, and evolving regulatory frameworks, according to a press release dated Mar. 26. The event, held on 20 and 21 March in Brussels under the theme “Digital and Sustainable Solutions for a Competitive Aftermarket,” brought ...
    Alliance Automotive Group’s locations to come under the NAPA Auto Parts brand
    Alliance Automotive Group (AAG), a European automotive aftermarket distributor, has announced a rebranding initiative that will see its network of over 275 locations come together under the unified banner of NAPA Auto Parts, according to a press release dated Mar. 19. Over the next 12-18 months, it will be aligned with its key parts brand, NAPA to “create a stronger, more globally recognised brand identity”, the release added. This move aims to bridge its subsidiaries under one cohesive b...
    Delphi expands online presence with Spanish and Italian site launch
    Delphi, a brand of PHINIA Inc., has announced the launch of its refreshed website in Spanish and Italian in an effort to strengthen ties with professionals in the automotive and technology sectors, according to a press release dated Mar. 17. The company says the program highlights its ongoing efforts to providing skilled assistance in distributors, technicians’, and workshops' native languages. Delphi’s website overhaul is claimed to offer an intuitive user experience, incorporating advan...
    ZF Aftermarket expands TRW brake booster & master cylinder product lines
    ZF Aftermarket has announced that it has expanded its parts offerings for vehicles in the United States and Canada, adding 80 new listings to its TRW and SACHS branded portfolios, according to a press release dated Mar. 19. The latest additions expand coverage to more than 5 million vehicles in operation. New braking products include 31 different part numbers for TRW brake boosters and master cylinders for 2.7 million vehicles in operation, including Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen br...
    Hitachi Astemo Americas named Jose Gonzalez marketing manager
    Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc, a manufacturer of engine management, electric powertrain, and integrated vehicle controls, announced that Jose Gonzalez has been named the new Marketing Manager for the Hitachi Astemo Americas Aftermarket Division, according to a press release dated Mar. 21. Gonzalez steps into the role that was vacated by Hannah Hua, who will be taking on a new role as Project Manager at Hitachi Astemo Americas Aftermarket Division. As Marketing Manager for the Hitachi Astemo...
    VinFast founder launches EV charging company V-Green
    Pham Nhat Vuong, Chairman of Vingroup Corporation and founder of VinFast, has announced the establishment of an electric vehicle charging station venture named V-Green, according to a press release dated Mar. 18. VinFast vehicles will receive priority access at the EV charging stations. According to the release, V-Green's mission is twofold: investing in the development of a comprehensive charging infrastructure system that prioritizes supporting VinFast vehicles, and propelling Vietnam towar...
    Freudenberg-owned Corteco opens warehouse in Turkey
    Corteco, a German supplier of components for the independent aftermarket and the independent aftermarket unit of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST), has announced that it has unveiled its new warehouse in Turkey with the aim of further expansion in Southeast Europe, according to a press release dated Mar. 19. Corteco says Turkey is a pivotal market for the company as it hosts many customers from the independent aftermarket in both passenger car and heavy-duty vehicle sectors. With the new...
    Premium Guard launches revamped website for Interfil
    Premium Guard Inc. (PGI), a US-based aftermarket supplier of filters, has announced the launch of a redesigned website and parts catalog for its North American manufacturing hub and Mexico market leader, Interfil, according to a press release dated March 19. The company said Interfil's new website features a refreshed design with a sleek, modern layout for better user experience and the latest web technology for improved functionality. The website features extensive information about Interfil...
    Standard Motor Products expands Oil Filter Housing Kit program
    Standard Motor Products Inc., a US-based aftermarket supplier of replacement parts, has announced the expansion of its line of Oil Filter Housing Kits, according to a press release dated March 12. The company said the Standard Oil Filter Housing Kits feature design improvements over the original equipment (OE) units, are application-specific, not universal and come completely assembled from the factory for a drop-in solution. According to the company, OE oil filter housings, such as those on ...
    US-based NexaMotion Group opens new Arch Auto Parts store in New York, US
    US-based NexaMotion Group (NMG) has announced the opening of its newest Arch Auto Parts store in Plainview, NY, according to a press release dated March 19. The new store opened on March 16, 2024, and is located at 125 Newtown Road. This is the company's fourth location in Nassau County, NY. NMG completed the acquisition of Arch Auto Parts in December 2023 as part of its strategy to combine its core competencies across businesses to better serve its customers with a more comprehensive of...
    US DOJ & FTC support MEMA’s petition on expanding access to vehicle telematics data
    The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) Aftermarket Suppliers, an association in North America representing motor-vehicle component manufacturers, has announced that it applauds the recent submission from the US Justice Department (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to the US Copyright Office, according to a press release dated March 15. The submission supports MEMA’s petition for a new exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's (DMCA's) anti-circumventi...
    ACMA Automechanika New Delhi 2024 Show Report
    The aftermarket team at S&P Global Mobility recently attended the ACMA Automechanika New Delhi 2024 show and this report presents information about key suppliers, products and trends from the event.
    Advance Auto Parts appoints three new independent directors
    Advance Auto Parts Inc., an automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers, announced that it has appointed A. Brent Windom, Gregory L. Smith and Thomas W. Seboldt as independent directors to the Advance Auto Parts board, effective immediately, according to a press release dated March 11. In connection with these appointments, the company has entered into a cooperation agreement with Third Point LLC and Saddle Point Man...
    US ecommerce platform CARiD.com secures $35 million in funding
    CARiD.com, a digital commerce platform for the automotive aftermarket specializing in car parts and accessories, has announced the successful closure of a $35 million funding round, according to a press release dated March 7. The funding will fuel further expansion and technological advancements, and enhance customer service capabilities. Founded in 2008, CARiD said it has grown from a startup into one of the most comprehensive and user-friendly platforms for automotive parts and accessories....
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