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SEMA Research Shows Growth in Aftermarket Auto Industry

A total of 48% of manufacturers reported an increase in company sales over the past year—an 8% increase compared to Fall 2023.

SEMA Show 2024 Registration is Open

Enthusiasm for this year’s SEMA Show continues to build.

Best New Vehicles for Aftermarket Announced

SEMA Show exhibitors have voted on the top trend-setting vehicles in the automotive aftermarket. Voted by experts and innovators in the automotive specialty equipment industry, these leading vehicles represent the best business opportunities for aftermarket manufacturers and are vying for awards in six categories at this year’s Show. The winning vehicle in each category will

QualCast Appoints Kimberley Douglas as Business Development Manager

QualCast, LLC welcomes the appointment of Kimberley Douglas as Business Development Manager. Kimberley will help lead business growth and marketing strategies promoting QualCast’s commitment to being the best global distributor of aftermarket engine components. Kimberley will be based in Nashville, TN, as she is a native to Nashville and a Cumberland University alumnae. She brings

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.