Dayco Recruits Craig Frohock as its New Aftermarket/Belt CEO
Dayco, a leading engine product and drive systems manufacturer for the automotive, heavy-duty and industrial market segments, is delighted to announce that Craig Frohock accepted the opportunity to join Dayco Aftermarket and Belts as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective January 16, 2023. Reporting directly to the Board of Dayco, Craig is responsible for the business
1-on-1 with Engine Parts Group/Engine Pro President Jesse Jones
Many of you might be familiar with Jesse Jones. He’s been part of the engine parts industry and the automotive aftermarket for nearly four decades in various roles with iconic companies such as Fel-Pro, Clevite, Cometic, and now as president of Engine Parts Group (EPG) and Engine Pro. In this episode of Industry Insiders, we
Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket Relocates, Expands North American Operations
To better accommodate its continued growth and expanding potential in the North American market, Schaeffler today announced plans to relocate and expand its Automotive Aftermarket operations. Groundbreaking for its new 250,000 square-foot facility in Strongsville, Ohio – approximately five miles from its current operation in Valley City – began recently. Schaeffler expects its new facility to be operational
Tesla Aftermarket Pioneer T Sportline Announces Brian Reese as CEO
Kian Capital-backed T Sportline, a leading designer, marketer, distributor and e-commerce retailer of premium-branded aftermarket parts and accessories designed specifically for Tesla and other electric vehicles, today announced that Brian Reese has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer. He joins T Sportline co-founders, Jon Pek and Elie Rothstein, who will continue respectively as VP of
Premium Guard Inc. Acquires Aftermarket Filters Business from Tenneco
Premium Guard Inc. (PGI), a leader in automotive aftermarket filters, has purchased Tenneco’s global aftermarket filters business in Mexico. The announcement was made by Anan Bishara, CEO and President of PGI, who noted that the acquisition, which was finalized on October 31, 2020, includes Tenneco’s manufacturing facility in Tultitlan, Mexico, operations, the Interfil and Engine
Continental Strengthens Its North American Automotive Aftermarket Channel
On the heels of its recent acquisition of CRP Industries’ Continental’s North American automotive aftermarket business has now the capability to provide a full complement of belt, kit and hose products and services to all its aftermarket channels. “We already have a strong position in the retail channel and a strong all-makes program for the
Automotive Aftermarket Sales Surge Online
The aftermarket is having a surge in online sales, with a sales spike the week of April 12-18, according to Hedges & Company data. This surge set all-time sales records and appears to be continuing into the week of April 19. This shows parts and accessories sales continue to grow online, accelerated by the Coronavirus
OE Parts vs. the Aftermarket
Many of your customers believe that OEM parts are better than aftermarket parts. We wanted to dispel some of the myths once and for all. Without getting into the mud about which brands are better. It is important to note that not all parts are created equal, and this includes both aftermarket and OE replacement parts.
Eaton Aftermarket Ring-and-Pinion Sets
Eaton has introduced a new automotive aftermarket performance ring-and-pinion product line that provides a variety of options and configurations to increase vehicle performance and improve horsepower. The gear sets come in two varieties—street and competition.
Wabtec Acquires Turbocharger Aftermarket Supplier, Melett
Wabtec Corporation has acquired Melett Limited, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of turbochargers and replacement parts to the turbocharger aftermarket.
AACF Prepares To Aid Aftermarket Harvey Victims
The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) is making preparations to aid aftermarket families affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Timken Names Automotive Aftermarket Team Leadership Team
The Timken Company, a bearings and mechanical power transmission products company, announced it has re-aligned its automotive aftermarket leadership team to enable a greater focus on a growth strategy designed to be highly responsive to market needs and trends.