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The ABPA is pleased to announce that Greg Horn of PartsTrader will be presenting to ABPA Convention attendees on Wednesday, 9/23! Greg has addressed ABPA attendees in the recent past and his latest presentation, “Collision Industry Trends” is not to be missed! Greg is the new Chief Innovation Officer at PartsTrader and will have a hand in Read more…


Source: Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) The Joint Channel Forecast Model presented by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association and the Auto Care Association detailed the automotive aftermarket’s current challenges but predicted a reprise in 2021. Research Triangle Park, NC and Bethesda, MD – Total U.S. automotive aftermarket sales are forecast to decrease 8.8 percent in 2020 as Read more…


New York, NY – Kinderhook Industries, LLC announced the acquisition of The Original One Auto Parts LLC. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Company represents Kinderhook’s 86th acquisition in the automotive aftermarket. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Original One Parts is a leading provider of recycled and refinished certified original equipment manufacturer (OEM) auto parts Read more…


Center Will Create 150 Jobs and $10 Million in Economic Impact in First 18 Months, Enable Faster Delivery for Customers TORRANCE, CA — U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc., one of the largest online providers of automotive aftermarket parts and accessories, today announced it would open a new 210,000 square foot distribution center in Grand Prairie, Texas. The Read more…


As many of you know, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) was forced to postpone our late April 2020 meeting in Newport Beach, CA. Thankfully, we were able to work it out with the site hotel, the Hyatt Regency and have the 2020 ABPA Newport Beach convention rescheduled to 9/21-9/24, 2020. As Read more…


Source: CAPA Kentwood, Mich. – The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), an independent non-profit standard-setting and certification organization for automotive crash parts, has approved the first headlamp tab repair kits for its verification program. The kits, produced by Creative Repair Solutions (CRS) and distributed by Original One Parts through their Aftermarket Plus product line, were verified following Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek Four states and one metropolitan area exceeded pre-crisis traffic levels. According to the latest INRIX U.S. National Traffic Volume Synopsis covering the week of May 16-22, travel for the week increased at the highest rate since reaching a bottom in early April. Passenger travel continued to trend upwards with its largest weekly increase, down 19% Read more…


Source: CAPA Kentwood, Mich. – The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), an independent non-profit standard-setting and certification organization for automotive crash parts, announces their new CAPA Standard 703 for automotive sensors. The standard is applicable to ultrasonic park distance control (PDC) sensors but may be expanded to include other types of sensors in the future. It contains Read more…


Effective 5/15/2020, 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.


Source: CollisionWeek Decline since start of pandemic response now below 30 percent nationally. Gasoline prices show increases on higher demand. According to the latest INRIX U.S. National Traffic Volume Synopsis covering the week of May 2-8, travel continued to rebound across the U.S. Nationwide personal travel improved levels last seen on Monday, March 23, over six weeks Read more…

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