The automotive aftermarket or motor vehicle aftermarket is a critical segment of the U.S. economy. Distribution channels include original equipment, original equipment service, traditional automotive, programmed distribution, large retailers, and the non-traditional markets. This industry includes all products and services purchased for light and heavy duty vehicles after the original sale. This includes replacement parts for under hood and undercar, engine management, temperature controls, accessories, lubricants and appearance products. This also covers service repairs and the tools and equipment necessary to make the repair.
The Automotive Aftermarket total revenue exceeds 307.7 billion dollars in sales. Additionally, this industry employs over 4.1 million people, more than 800,000 of which are technicians.
The new laboratory will be positioned to support the quickly evolving automotive market in China with fluid transfer system expertise. This lab will combine with existing labs in Akron, Ohio; Lansing, Michigan; and Shawbury, England, to support Smithers’ global clients.
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The new ZF subsidiary BeeSpeed Technical Engineering Center S.R.L. employs more than 100 developers at the polytechnic university in Timisoara, in western Romania. BeeSpeed has been working with the Braking System Business Unit of ZF’s Active Safety Division since 2008.
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Eberspaecher management and guests celebrated the official opening of the Asia Test Center, which bundles the group’s exhaust technology testing expertise and prototyping operations for customers in Asia.Read More
The coatings provider reported fourth quarter net sales of approximately $3.6 billion, up about 2 percent versus prior year in constant currencies.
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Power's 2018 win marks the 17th BorgWarner Championship Team Owner's Trophy for Team Penske owner Roger Penske, furthering his record-setting Indianapolis 500 win total. Power also is the first Australian driver to receive a Baby Borg.Read More
Victory Junction is an 84-acre camp dedicated to enriching the lives of children with serious medical conditions.Read More
MAHLE components and systems are featured on nine of the 10 engines recently named to the Ward's list of 10 Best Engines for 2018.
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Under this agreement, Stoneridge and Velociti will work together with commercial vehicle fleets to install and support the MirrorEye Camera Monitor System (CMS) developed and manufactured by Stoneridge.
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The new center will focus on developing cutting-edge solutions for the next generation of connected vehicles.
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For the 2019 season, Michelin will support 19 automotive brands competing in different classes of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – compared with five brands last season.Read More