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    Valvoline Instant Oil Change recognized as an industry-leading franchise
    Valvoline, a US-based supplier of lubricants and automotive services, announced that it has been recognized as a top franchisor in Entrepreneur's 45th annual Franchise 500, according to a press release dated Jan. 23. Valvoline ranked first among all oil change and preventive automotive maintenance brands and 27th overall among the top 500 franchise brands. "We are proud to be one of the top franchisors in North America. Our franchise partners have been, and continue to be, a critical part of ...
    US car-care solutions provider Ziebart ranked as top franchise for 2024
    Ziebart International Corp., a US-based provider of detailing, films and structural-protection services, announced that it has been ranked as a Top Franchise for 2024 by Franchise Business Review, according to a press release dated Jan. 10. The company was recognized for its high levels of franchisee satisfaction, with 86% of franchisees recommending the brand, 86% feeling respected by the company, and 84% valuing Ziebart's honesty and integrity. Additionally, 83% of franchisees enjoy working...
    Pirelli's P Zero E wins Tyre of the Year award
    Pirelli's new Ultra High-Performance tyre, the P Zero E, has been awarded the "Tyre of the Year" prize (Prix Point S) at the 6th Automobile Awards in Paris, according to a press release dated December 15. The tyre was recognized for its innovative technology, sustainable development, and performance. The P Zero E incorporates over 55% bio-based and recycled materials, reducing the amount of fossil and mineral-derived ingredients by 12 kilograms per tyre set. The tyre also offers reduced wear ...
    ZF Aftermarket wins Groupauto International’s supplier of the year award
    ZF Aftermarket was awarded "Supplier of the Year 2023" by Groupauto International (GAI) at their annual Congress in Istanbul, recognizing the company's commitment to innovative solutions and strong customer service, according to a press release dated October 18. GAI is an international dealer network of spare parts and services and grants the supplier of the year award annually based on business conducted within the network at 15,734 points of sale in 109 countries. The evaluation criteria...
    Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket UK wins supplier of the year award
    Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd. has been presented with the Servicesure Parts Supplier of the Year award by GSF Car Parts, a UK-based supplier of car parts to the independent aftermarket, in recognition of its continued efforts to support the Servicesure garage network, according to a press release dated October 13. Servicesure is owned and operated by GSF Car Parts and it has over 600 members, with an ever-growing number of these being clutch expert centers, which specialize in t...
    SMP’s German facility receives quality standard award
    Standard Motor Products (SMP) announced that its Stabil facility in Germany has received the 2022 Paccar 10 PPM award by Paccar, a global manufacturer of light, medium and heavy-duty trucks, which recognizes suppliers who achieve its 10 PPM quality standard, according to a press release dated October 4. This means that for every 1 million parts and components delivered to Paccar, less than 10 were defective. In addition, suppliers must meet warranty support and continuous improvement criter...
    Continental Specialty Tires wins vendor award for its aftermarket program
    For the third year in a row, Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas (MLA) has named Continental Specialty Tires as the winner of its “Vendor of the Year” award, which recognizes the support demonstrated by Continental through MLA’s original equipment (OE) aftermarket program, Rapidparts, in the material-handling sector, according to a press release dated August 10. As part of the Rapidparts program, Continental Specialty Tires supplies its solid tires product portfolio (MH20, PT18, SC18 and Gene...
    Vitesco Technologies awards its suppliers for their contribution
    Global automotive supplier of electric mobility and powertrain components Vitesco Technologies has announced that it presented awards to six of its around 17,000 global suppliers of production and non-production materials for their exemplary performance, according to a press release dated July 21. This was the second Supplier of the Year award ceremony by the company with the first one conducted in 2022. The 2022 Supplier of the Year awards were presented to the Mansfield Group, Asimco Sealin...
    Dana announces recipients of 2022 Supplier Awards
    Dana Inc., the Ohio, US-based global supplier of drivetrain and propulsion systems as well as aftermarket solutions, has announced its 2022 Supplier Awards recipients, according to a press release dated June 29. The company said 13 companies representing six different countries were recognized for displaying excellence in supporting Dana's cost, quality and delivery goals. The award winners included: Leveraging the Core Award: PK USA, Poitras Drive Customer Centricity Award:...
    Borg Automotive secures 'bronze' Ecovadis sustainability rating
    In 2022, Borg Automotive has again been assessed by Ecovadis, the world’s largest and most reliable provider of sustainability ratings, and was able to improve its rating once again. Borg Automotive was awarded bronze status, as announced in a press release July 5. Remanufactured alternators, A/C compressors, exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valves, turbochargers, steering pumps, steering racks, starters and brake calipers from Borg Automotive already contribute to a resp...
    Valeo Ineez charging solutions receive Auto Plus award
    French automotive supplier Valeo announced that it has received the 2023 Auto Plus Award in the "Equipment" category for the Valeo Ineez, its brand dedicated to charging solutions for electrified vehicles, according to a press release dated June 27. The Ineez brand includes a range of charging cables and mobile chargers that are compatible with 100% of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, and 100% of AC charging points in Europe, whether at home or at a public charging station, the comp...
    AutoZone awards its top suppliers at its Vendor Summit
    US-based retailer of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories AutoZone announced that it has recognized 16 of its top suppliers at its recently held Vendor Summit, according to a press release dated June 8. The awards honor companies that provided exceptional performance and demonstrated a strong commitment to customer satisfaction during the past year, the release added. AutoZone named BBB its 2023 Vendor of the Year, the company’s most significant vendor recognition. A manufactur...
    Dana named one of America's Climate Leaders 2023 by USA Today
    Dana Inc. announced June 7 that it has been named one of America's Climate Leaders 2023 by USA Today in a press release. Dana is an Ohio-based company operating in the design and manufacture of highly efficient propulsion and energy-management solutions that power vehicles and machines in all mobility markets across the globe. The list, compiled by the newspaper's research partner, Statista, recognizes the top 400 companies for their 2021 greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction performance against ...
    GM names Schaeffler as 2022 Supplier of the Year for the third time
    German automotive and industrial component supplier Schaeffler AG announced that General Motors (GM) has recognized Schaeffler as one of their Suppliers of the Year for 2022 at GM’s 31st annual Supplier of the Year event in Texas, according to a press release dated May 19. According to the release, GM’s Supplier of the Year recipients are selected by a global, cross-functional GM team for their performance in criteria such product purchasing, global purchasing and manufacturing services, ...
    Valeo receives awards from three clients for its aftermarket activities
    French automotive supplier Valeo announced that during the Nexus International Business Forum in Montreal, the company won the “Supplier of the Year” award recognizing the commitment and the ability of Valeo to respond to Nexus community members’ needs, according to a press release dated May 11. Additionally, the company said that AutoDistribution International chose Valeo for their “Supplier of the Year” award. And finally, TEMOT awarded Valeo with a “Special Recognitio...
    Hankook Tire wins at the iF Design Award 2023
    South Korean tire manufacturer Hankook Tire & Technology Co. announced that it has won four iF Design Awards in three categories, including Product, Professional Concept and Communication at the iF Design Award 2023, according to a press release dated April 26. Hankook Tire's innovative design achievements, such as the iON evo, an electric vehicle (EV)-exclusive tire, and the Wheel Bot, a robotic wheel system, have been recognized at the ceremony. The first award-winning product...
    Motorcar Parts of America awarded for corporate logistics support
    US-based manufacturer and distributor of automotive aftermarket parts, Motorcar Parts of America, announced that it has received the 2022 award for Outstanding Corporate Logistics Support from Parts Warehouse, a member of The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., and Associate Stores at the organization’s 2023 Sales Conference & Vendor Expo recently held in Birmingham, Ala., according to a press release dated April 24. Separately, the company highlighted the recognition it receive...
    Continental Hybrid Generation 5 tires earn Red Dot Award 2023
    German supplier of automotive components, tires and aftermarket replacement parts, Continental, has announced that the Continental Hybrid HS5 and Hybrid HD 5 tires won the Product Design category at the Red Dot Award 2023, according to a press release dated April 19. This award is an annual design competition for product and industrial design, brand and communication design, and design concepts. The new Continental Hybrid family of Generation 5 tires have been developed for the rigorous deman...
    Valeo wins GM’s Supplier of the Year award in ADAS
    French automotive supplier Valeo announced that it has been awarded by General Motors as Supplier of the Year in the category of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), according to a press release dated April 6. Valeo said it has extensive technological and industrial expertise in ADAS, enabling it to produce very efficient solutions at optimal cost. The company has sold more than 1.5 billion ADAS sensors over the past 30 years and plans to sell more than 3 billion sensors over the n...
    Hankook Tire-owned JAX Tyres wins at 2023 Australian Retailer Awards
    South Korean tire manufacturer Hankook Tire & Technology announced that its affiliated tire distribution brand, JAX Tyres & Auto, has been awarded "Customer Experience of the Year" at The Australian Retailer Awards 2023, according to a press release dated March 21. This event selects and awards excellent brands that have provided the best customer experience throughout the year in Australia and New Zealand. JAX was recognized for its customer-centric service innovation based...
    Auto parts supplier Aptiv named ‘World's Most Ethical Company’
    Auto parts supplier Aptiv PLC announced that it has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, according to a press release dated March 13. This is the 11th consecutive year that Aptiv has been recognized. Significance: "By living Aptiv's values each and every day, we are ensuring Aptiv's continued success. At Aptiv, we believe how we conduct business is as important as...
    BorgWarner CEO Frédéric Lissalde honored for his accomplishments
    Michigan-based global supplier of powertrain technologies, BorgWarner, announced that its President and CEO Frédéric Lissalde was chosen as the winner of this year’s Nessim Habif award in honor of his international professional accomplishments in the automotive industry, according to a press release dated 7 March.  He will join the likes of Robert Oppenheimer, an American theoretical physicist, and Jean-François Dehecq, former Chairman and CEO of Sanofi Synthelabo, who are amon...
    Navistar announces inaugural Technician of the Year award
    Navistar International Corporation, a US-based maker of trucks as well as truck and diesel engine service parts, has announced its inaugural Technician of the Year award with this year’s recipients including rookie technician Scott Killebrew of Landmark Trucks LLC in Knoxville and veteran technician Tony Guzman of Kyrish Truck Centers in Houston, according to a press release dated 23 February. Upon being hired, Killebrew was informed that he had 90 days to complete his mandatory dealer trai...
    UK-based Arnold Clark Autoparts named Factor of the Year at CAT Awards
    Arnold Clark Autoparts, a UK-based distributor of car parts and accessories, has announced that it has been named the ‘Factor of the Year’ at the CAT magazine Awards 2023, as voted for by professionals in the automotive aftermarket, according to a press release dated 14 February by UK aftermarket industry body Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). The award ceremony saw established companies and individuals shortlisted in 11 award categories including ‘Supplier of the Ye...
    American Axle & Manufacturing named on Forbes 500 best large employers list
    American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM), a global automotive and mobility supplier has announced that it is once again on Forbes' list of America’s Best Large Employers, according to a press release dated 16 February. This award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The list spans 25 sectors and can be viewed on the Forbes website.  For 2023, AAM ranked fourth in the automotive sector, up from last year. This category includes bo...
    Delphi Technologies wins training award
    According to a press release dated 14 February by Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has won ‘Training Scheme of the Year’ at the CAT Awards, held on 9 February. Delphi has created their ‘Delphi Technologies Academy’ for online learning and, since launching in September 2021, the platform has grown to now offer over 300 courses and modules to over 1,200 users. Face-to-face training is also provided in Delphi’s sta...
    Canada’s Mevotech named Supplier of the Year by O’Reilly Auto Parts
    Mevotech, a Canada-based engineering, designer, and manufacturer of driveline, steering, and suspension aftermarket parts, has announced that it was recently named Supplier of the Year by O’Reilly Auto Parts, according to a press release dated 31 January. O’Reilly is a US-based automotive aftermarket parts retailer. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, with sales based in Denver, Colorado, Mevotech claims to provide industry-leading parts coverage, backed by knowledgeable customer care and ...
    BorgWarner named on Fortune’s 2023 World’s Most Admired Companies List
    BorgWarner has been named as one of the 324 companies included on Fortune magazine’s 2023 World’s Most Admired Companies list, marking the first time BorgWarner has achieved the accolade, according to a press release dated 6 February. The company was ranked 89 overall and was one of eight companies listed in the “motor vehicle parts” category. Other companies in the same category included Lear, Toyota Industries, and ZF, among others. The annual list is compiled based on a corporate r...
    Hitachi Astemo Mexico receives Queretaro state’s 2022 Business Merit Award
    Japan-based Hitachi Astemo, a manufacturer of engine management, electric powertrain, and integrated vehicle controls for major automotive manufacturers, has announced that Hitachi Astemo Mexico has received the State of Queretaro's prestigious Business Merit Award for foreign trade, product quality, and its commitment to continuous improvement, according to a release dated 19 December. Hitachi Astemo Americas has more than 20 manufacturing plants, research and development centers, and sales ...
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