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Kentwood, Mich. – The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), an independent non-profit standard-setting and certification organization for automotive crash parts, announces the election of four industry leaders to its Technical Committee, which develops, maintains, reviews and refines the CAPA Quality Standards, as well as CAPA’s American National Standards. Joining the Committee are: Scott Benavidez of Mr. B’s Read more…


Effective 10/15/2019, 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.


LKQ Corporation announced it has merged its subsidiary Auto Kelly Bulgaria EOOD with Elit Kar OOD, creating one of Bulgaria’s leading distributors of automotive spare parts. LKQ now owns a 20% equity interest in the combined business, which will continue to operate under both the Elit Car Group and Auto Kelly brand names. In addition, the combined Read more…


The move adds 55 premier franchised collision repair facilities to the Collision portfolio of Driven Brands. Driven Brands, North America’s leading group of automotive aftermarket brands, today announced its acquisition of ABRA Automotive Systems LP, the franchising subsidiary of ABRA Auto Body Repair of America (‘ABRA’). The move adds 55 premier franchised collision repair facilities to the Read more…


AMA Group Limited (AMA) today announced it has entered into a binding agreement with Suncorp Insurance Ventures Pty Ltd (Suncorp) to acquire 90% of Capital Smart Repairs Australia Pty Ltd (Capital S.M.A.R.T) based on an implied enterprise value (100% basis) of $420 million. AMA will also acquire 100% of ACM Parts Pty Ltd (ACM) from Suncorp for Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek More than 80 percent of respondents report part supply issues on GM vehicles attributed to UAW strike. Collision repair facility operators across the U.S. are reporting they have experienced parts delivery delays on General Motors vehicles that have been attributed to the ongoing strike between the manufacturer and the UAW that began on September 16. Read more…


Integrated Software Platform Drives Insurance Replacement Collaboration ST. LOUIS – Enterprise Holdings today launched Entegral, the new name for its integrated software solution that streamlines the post-accident process to assist service providers working to get customers on their way and back into a vehicle. The technology platform, formerly known as ARMS® Business Solutions (ABS), enables communication and Read more…


Northbrook, IL — CIECA announced its next CIECAst webinar: “What to Expect in 2020: Developments in the Automobile in 2019 and What That May Mean in 2020”. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 15th at 11 am CST and feature Susanna Gotsch, director, industry analyst, at CCC Information Services. During the one-hour live broadcast, Gotsch Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek General Motors, whose workers represented by the United Auto Workers union that initiated a strike on September 16, is working to alleviate parts supply concerns impacting the the auto service and collision repair industry. In response to our questions about the impact of the strike on collision repair parts supplies, a GM spokesperson explained that Read more…


San Francisco-based private equity firm acquires majority stake Cleveland, OH and San Francisco, CA – OEConnection LLC (“OEC” or the “Company”), the leading global automotive technology provider for OEM distribution networks, and Genstar Capital (“Genstar”), today announced they have finalized a deal for Genstar to acquire a majority stake in OEC. This transaction was first announced on Read more…

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