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    According to Mercedes-Benz, trading of counterfeit products on online platforms is rising
    German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has said that the global trade in its counterfeit products continues to increase; in 2021 alone, more than 1.86 million counterfeit products were seized in over 650 raids, according to a press release dated 4 August. The company said trading of its counterfeits rose around 6% compared to 2020. The carmaker said its brand protection team focuses on safety-related counterfeits and is taking rigorous action against such products. Its measures focus on components suc...
    eBay acquires a software solution provider for automotive parts sellers, myFitment
    Global ecommerce giant, eBay, has announced the acquisition of myFitment group of companies, via a press release dated 23 August. myFitment offers software tools to sellers of automotive and powersports parts and accessories and support the sellers thrive and avoid returns.  eBay has listed more than half a billion parts and accessories globally, ranging from brand new replacement parts to the vintage and hard to find parts. According to the company, in order to elevate th...
    DENSO Aftermarket expands its social media presence
    DENSO Aftermarket, the aftermarket arm of Japan-based DENSO Corporation, has announced that it has expanded its social media presence, a release dated 11 August read. The decision has been made reflecting the global reach of social media and the importance of this form of mass communication. “Traditionally, our social media activity through Facebook and Twitter has been a country-specific project,” explains Fatiha Laauich, DENSO Europe's Pan European strategic marketing manager....
    Garage Services Online joins UK aftermarket industry body IAAF
    The UK aftermarket industry body Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced that it has added Garage Services Online, a website provider that which works exclusively within the independent garage sector, as its member, according to a press release by IAAF dated 10 June. According to the release, Garage Services Online is known for designing and developing websites that boost a garage’s business. Its team is said to understand the independent garage sector as well as ...
    Dana says its Victor Reinz Reinzosil RTV Silicone now available on DanaProParts.com
    Dana Inc, the Ohio-based global supplier of drivetrain and propulsion systems as well as aftermarket solutions, has announced that it has made its Victor Reinz branded Reinzosil room-temperature vulcanizing (RTV) silicone available for ordering at DanaProParts.com, its new e-commerce site, according to a press release dated 25 April. Resistant to fluids, including mineral oils and synthetic oils, lubricants, gasoline, diesel oil, greases, water, and detergents, the Reinzosil sealant is claime...
    Dana outlines its aftermarket e-commerce platform’s capabilities
    US-based automotive component supplier Dana Incorporated recently outlined the capabilities of Dana Aftermarket’s e-commerce platform through a two-day event with a goal to provide a solid understanding of digital transformation and e-commerce trends, as well as a vision and framework for growth of Dana’s digital business channels, according to a press release dated 12 April. More than 60 global Dana Aftermarket employees participated in the workshop, which had topics that included macro ...
    Parts procurement marketplace PartsTrader partners with LKQ North America
    US-based parts procurement marketplace PartsTrader that claims to bring together repair shops, parts suppliers, and insurance carriers on one market-driven platform, has, via a press release dated 12 April, announced a partnership with LKQ North America to provide access to LKQ North America’s broad range of alternative parts and services via SurePart, its new parts pricing platform. Rather than relying on outdated catalog pricing, SurePart is claimed to use actual market pricing ...
    TPMS maker Schrader partners with aftermarket data solutions company OptiCat
    Schrader, a brand of Sensata Technologies, and a global manufacturer of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) for automotive, heavy vehicles and off-road vehicles, has announced a partnership with OptiCat, a US-based global aftermarket data solutions for suppliers, data receivers and technology providers, according to a press release dated 1 March. Sensata Technologies is a US-based supplier of sensors and sensor-equipped solutions to the automotive industry. As part of the partnership, Sch...
    Bosch acquires 26% stake in Indian online automotive spares marketplace Autozilla
    Bosch, a provider of technology and services in the mobility ecosystem, has acquired a minority stake of 26% in Autozilla Solutions Private Limited to participate in a digital B2B-marketplace for the independent aftermarket (IAM) in India, according to a press release dated 23 February. This transaction is aimed at strengthening Bosch’s market pull through its Bosch Car Service outlets and through the independent garages that are enrolled under the “Extra” Loyalty Program. The collaboratio...
    Dana introduces smart part numbering for aftermarket driveshaft ordering
    Dana Inc, the US-based global supplier of drivetrain and propulsion systems as well as aftermarket solutions has announced that it has streamlined aftermarket driveshaft ordering with a smart part numbering system for its Spicer ReadyShaft program, according to a press release dated 15 February. With more than 10,000 part numbers for heavy-duty commercial vehicles, Dana’s Spicer ReadyShaft program is said to provide next-day shipping of ready-to-install, premium-quality Spicer driveshafts. ...
    Dana widens global access to its aftermarket e-commerce platform
    Dana Inc, the US-based global supplier of drivetrain and propulsion systems as well as aftermarket solutions has expanded global access to its DanaAftermarket.com e-commerce platform, which it says will make order management easier and more efficient for customers worldwide, according to a press release dated 1 February. The e-commerce platform and global e-catalog provides Dana customers with real-time order management, with up-to-the-minute data related to inventory, processing, and shippin...
    HELLA revamps online aftermarket parts catalogue for workshops
    German aftermarket electronics firm and spare parts distributor HELLA has announced that it has launched a new, completely revised online catalogue, according to a press release dated 3 February. The new online catalogue covers the complete HELLA aftermarket parts program and provides workshops and wholesalers with a central research platform. The catalogue portfolio is updated daily and has an intuitive search with sophisticated filter functions that leads to the right product with just a fe...
    Volvo Car UK launches online direct sales platform for used cars
    The UK arm of Swedish carmaker Volvo has launched an online platform for the sale of approved used cars. Called Volvo Cars Selekt Direct, the service allows consumers to search for, select and pay for a used Volvo in a full, end-to-end online service, according to a press release dated 7 February. Designed for ease, speed, and pricing transparency, the platform can be accessed using a computer, tablet or smartphone. This move is part of Volvo’s consumer-focused transition efforts in providi...
    Bendix launches enhanced e-commerce site for parts
    US-based supplier of commercial vehicle braking and safety systems, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, has announced that it has enhanced its e-commerce platform B2Bendix.com to help customers and partners provide the right parts quickly and easily, according to a press release dated 24 January. Bendix develops and manufactures active safety, air management, and braking system technologies for commercial vehicles. Its e-commerce platform is said to feature high-resolution, 360-degree vie...
    4Less Group integrates its automotive parts marketplace with ecommerce solutions
    US-based 4less Group announced that they have completed the integration of e-commerce software SureDone’s e-commerce management solution with its online marketplace dedicated to automotive parts called Autoparts4less.com, according to a press release dated 13 January. The Group also owns LiftKits4less.com, an ecommerce aftermarket auto parts site. This integration will enable SureDone’s extensive network of parts sellers to seamlessly push their products onto the AP4Less platform while in...
    US-based CarParts.com anticipates FY 2021 sales up 31% to USD582 million
    CarParts.com, a US-based e-commerce provider of automotive parts and accessories, has revealed preliminary 2021 results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended 1 January 2022 in light of recent market volatility, according to a press release dated 6 January. The company says it expects to report fiscal year 2021 revenue of approximately USD582 million, up 31% year-on-year. The fourth quarter ending 1 January 2022 included 13 weeks versus 14 weeks in the fourth quarter ended 2 Januar...
    General Motors launches online parts marketplace
    US carmaker General Motors has announced that it is launching a new online parts marketplace, making its catalog of 45,000 repair and maintenance parts more convenient for Chevrolet, GMC, Buick, and Cadillac owners, according to a press release dated 18 January. The newly available parts catalog includes oil filters, engine and cabin air filters, batteries, brake pads, accessory belts, cooling hoses and windshield wiper blades, among other parts, the release added. GM says this move builds on...
    Ford signs agreement with Stripe to scale up its e-commerce capabilities
    Ford Motor Company has signed a five-year agreement with Stripe to scale its e-commerce business, the automaker said in a press release on 17 January. Stripe and Ford will grow the online payments infrastructure, serving customers and dealers in the North American and European markets. “As part of the Ford+ plan for growth and value creation, we are making strategic decisions about where to bring in providers with robust expertise and where to build the differentiated, always-on experiences...
    PARTS iD, Inc. launches EV specialty shop on CARiD.com
    CARid.com, a digital commerce platform for the automotive aftermarket owned and operated by PARTS iD announced the launch of an electric vehicle (EV) Specialty Shop on its website, according to a press release dated 30 November.  This specialty shop includes EV-specific accessories such as charging equipment, mechanical repair, maintenance and electrical parts as well as popular accessories in vehicle customization categories such as body kits, performance suspension systems, and cu...
    RevolutionParts and Walmart tie-up to bring OEM auto parts to Walmart online
    RevolutionParts, a US-based e-commerce solution provider for sales of OEM parts and accessories and retailer Walmart have entered into an agreement to bring OEM automotive parts to the Walmart online marketplace, according to a company statement dated 29 October. As part of the tie-up, Walmart will build pages dedicated to OEM parts, making the parts easier to find, according to the release, which added that customers will be able to search for parts based on the make, model and year of their...
    Bapcor boosts online aftermarket presence in New Zealand with e-commerce solution
    Bapcor has developed a new e-commerce solution for its customers in New Zealand in an effort to enhance their part selection and buying experience. According to the company’s press release on 19 February 2021, Bapcor’s new e-commerce solution, which includes products from its BNT, Autolign, and Diesel Distributors businesses, will support complete online cataloguing, thus easing the online ordering process for its users. Customers will be able to access current and historical invoicing st...
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