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Thinking of advertising your business? Are you looking for a way to reach the major players and decision makers in the Collision Parts Industry? The time is now! Right now, there is a special opportunity for advertising on the ABPA website and the Body Language newsletter. This is an exclusive opportunity as we have only a limited Read more…


The ABPA is pleased to announce that Matt Moore, senior vice president of the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) will be presenting to ABPA Business Conference attendees on Thursday, 4/24/24! In his role, he oversees HLDI’s research program, the collection of vehicle information and the production of loss data. HLDI processes insurance data from companies that represent Read more…


On February 26, 2024, the ABPA submitted opposition to Nebraska Legislative Bill 1105 (2024), expressing concerns about the potential challenges it poses for Nebraska drivers. The bill introduces restrictions against the use of alternative parts, including aftermarket, recycled, remanufactured, and refurbished parts, when OEM repair procedures are mandated. The ABPA opposes any repair procedure that fosters monopolistic Read more…


February 22, 2024 Fourth quarter 2023 revenue of $3.5 billion (a 16.6% increase compared to the same period of 2022); annual revenue of $13.9 billion (an 8.4% increase compared to 2022) Parts and services organic revenue increased 2.8% (3.4% on a per day basis); annual increase of 4.7% (5.1% on a per day basis) Fourth quarter 2023 Read more…


Headlamp concept combines sustainability, functionality and performance in a cost-neutral way Headlamp reduces CO2 emissions by up to 70 percent over the entire product life cycle and cuts its weight by more than half Lippstadt — The international automotive supplier FORVIA HELLA has developed a pioneering concept for a headlamp that combines sustainability, high performance and functionality Read more…


Effective 2/15/2024, new Partslink data is available to download for existing subscribers. For information on the Partslink program, including market intelligence, and how to subscribe to Partslink, please visit www.autobpa.com/partslink. Partslink Monthly Statistics Partslink is more than just a database of part numbers. Information pertaining to part pricing and supersession are also available to subscribers.


HURST, TX – Fenix Parent LLC, operating as Fenix Parts (“Fenix Parts”), a leading recycler and reseller of original equipment manufacturer automotive parts, announced it has completed its acquisition of the assets of Pacific Rim Auto Parts (“Pacific”) in Ft. Worth, Texas. Pacific is a specialty automotive recycler focused on ecommerce part listing and sales. Bill Stevens, Read more…


On February 13, 2024, the ABPA submitted opposition to Rhode Island House Bill 7264 (2024), expressing concerns about the potential consequences it may have on consumers and the automotive industry in Rhode Island. The bill proposes a further restriction against the use of aftermarket collision repair parts by requiring insurance companies to use only OEM parts on Read more…


Empire Auto Parts celebrates black history month. Creates scholarship fund in partnership with TechForce Foundation. TOTOWA, NJ — Empire Auto Parts, a leading distributor of high-quality aftermarket collision parts for automotive repair shops, announces the creation of the Empire Auto Parts Scholarship Fund. Initially, each year the fund will award two scholarships to two students enrolled in Read more…


Each year, the ABPA relies on its sponsors to ensure that the convention is a success. While all sponsors are important, we would like to give special recognition to the Platinum Sponsors of the 2024 ABPA Business Conference in Scottsdale! CAPA/Intertek Go-Parts Partslink TYC Americas Sponsorships are still available! To be a sponsor for the ABPA show, Read more…


Source: Eileen McDermott, IPWatchdog An en banc panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) today heard arguments from LKQ Corporation, the U.S. government and GM Global Technology Operations in a case that could change the test for assessing design patent obviousness. The judges seemed interested in tweaking the existing “Rosen-Durling” test but Read more…

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