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McKinney, TX — TYG Products, L.P. (TYGP) announced that on July 16, 2021 it was awarded the IATF 16949:2016 Letter of Conformance (LOC). TYGP has been certified to ISO 9001 since 2002 and was one of the first organizations in the automotive aftermarket crash parts industry to upgrade to the new version of ISO 9001:2015. The IATF Read more…


The ABPA and the Renaissance Nashville Hotel are committed to providing a comfortable and safe environment for our attendees. The hotel has been closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization statements regarding COVID-19 and is following the guidelines from these agencies and the local health departments on appropriate hygiene standards. Read more…


Effective 8/15/2021, 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.


Believe it or not, the 2021 ABPA Convention is almost here! There is still time to register for the convention, but this is the LAST CALL to secure the ABPA rate at the host property, the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Deadline is Friday, 8/27! For the special ABPA rate of $252, attendees will appreciate the convenient location of Read more…


During the ABPA Nashville Convention’s Thursday (9/23) afternoon business session, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an informative seminar that will demonstrate the capabilities of the Partslink numbering system. Mark Shin of telemark software, Partslink administrator, will provide a user-friendly demonstration of the Partslink data which will showcase the benefits of a subscription and how Read more…


Source: Carlisle & Co Introduction The motor vehicle industry’s latent concern about hybrid and electric technology has been around since the early 2000s when the Toyota Prius became the first popular hybrid vehicle. Since then, the industry debated the merits of hybrids every time fuel costs shifted, buying patterns and disposable income changed, or new environmental considerations Read more…


July 29, 2021 Second quarter 2021 revenue of $3.4 billion (up 30.8% year-over-year) Diluted EPS 1 of $1.01 (up 159.0%); adjusted diluted EPS 1 of $1.13 (up 113.2%) Second quarter 2021 Segment EBITDA margin of 20.8% for North America; 14.9% for Specialty; and 10.7% for Europe Second quarter operating cash flow of $411 million; free cash flow Read more…


Ever think of becoming an ABPA Board member or know someone who may want to serve? Your opportunity is now! During the 2021 ABPA Convention in Nashville, we will be conducting Board elections during the late morning session on Thursday, 9/23. Should you choose to run, you will have the opportunity to address the membership on your Read more…


The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced that its next CIECAST webinar is scheduled for Thursday, August 19 at 11 am PST/1 pm CST/ 2 pm EST: “How Activating AI and Network Connections is Redefining the Claims and Repair Experiences.” The webinar will feature Marc Fredman, chief strategy officer, and Shivani Govil, chief product officer, from Read more…


The ABPA has received concerns from various members regarding the significant increase in freight rates for importing containers from overseas. To address this matter, we have written to the Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), Daniel Maffei, clearly addressing our concerns and how it is affecting both ABPA members and consumers. Additionally, the FMC recently announced Read more…

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