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With late April fast approaching, the anticipation for the 2020 ABPA is building fast! In addition to education and valuable industry-related content, the ABPA Convention is known for its fun activities! Once again, golfers will have something to look forward to with the golf event being held at the beautiful Strawberry Farms Golf Course on Wednesday, 4/29/20. Read more…


Effective 1/15/2020, new Partslink data is available for 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.


The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) is continuing its efforts to challenge the validity and enforceability of design patents directed toward automotive body repair parts. On July 23, 2019, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit published an opinion addressing the issues of functionality and patent exhaustion, which are part of ABPA’s legal case based on Read more…


Washington, D.C. – Automotive Manufacturer Equipment Compliance Agency, Inc. (AMECA) is pleased to announce that Hansen VTF will perform the vehicle test fit for automotive lighting components. As part of AMECA’s continuing improvement for its A2LA accredited automotive lighting ISO-Certification AMECA choose Hansen VTF because of their experience, knowledge and reputation. Having Hansen VTF conduct the vehicle Read more…


CHICAGO — LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq: LKQ) today announced the execution of a definitive agreement to sell its equity interests in two Czech wholesale automotive parts distributors to Swiss Automotive Group AG. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. In May 2018, the European Commission cleared LKQ’s acquisition of STAHLGRUBER GmbH, with the exception of Stahlgruber’s two wholesale Read more…


Deep History of Both Global Automakers and Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Creates Stronger, United Voice; Includes Current Membership and New Entrants in Personal Mobility Market LAS VEGAS, NV – Global Automakers and The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers today announced the formation of a new association leveraging the expansive history of both organizations while creating a single, unified Read more…


The ABPA is pleased to announce that Imran Vakil, an intellectual property lawyer, business litigator, and Managing Attorney at Nexio PC & Rosemary Coates of Blue Silk Consulting will address the audience during the Thursday, 4/30/20 business session at the ABPA Newport Beach Convention! Their presentation is titled, “Fighting Brand Theft and Counterfeit Goods”. One out of Read more…


Our friends at the National Auto Body Council (NABC) are once again hosting their annual golf fundraiser event in Palm Springs in conjunction with next week’s CIC meeting. Sponsorships are still available! Please see the link below for more information: https://www.nabcgolfevent.org/sponsorship-opportunities.html


As part of the National Auto Body Council® annual “NABC Day” for the collision repair industry, the event will feature a NABC Recycled Rides® presentation of three refurbished vehicles to deserving Palm Springs residents followed by the NABC™ industry reception – all held on Tuesday, January 14, at Tahquitz Creek Golf Club in Palm Springs, CA. Each Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek The Appeals Court for the Eleventh Circuit finds lower court dismissal of 2014 class action lawsuit alleging insurers use DRP programs to illegally control non-DRP facilities’ rates was valid. An appeal by the collision repair shop plaintiffs’ appeal to overturn the dismissal of a Federal lawsuit against auto insurance companies failed in late December to Read more…

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Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) / Intertek
TYC/Genera
DEPO Group / Maxzone Auto Parts
Automotive Manufacturers Equipment Compliance Agency, Inc. (AMECA)

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