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July 27, 2011 ABPA today released the following statement following publication of a Volvo Service Manager Bulletin regarding the replacement of structural parts on Volvo vehicles: The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) continues to advocate for the use of quality, safe alternative parts for consumer vehicle repairs, despite attempts by Volvo and other car companies to limit Read more…


New Distributor Program Complements NSF’s Automotive Aftermarket Parts Certification Program, and closes the supply chain gap between parts manufacturers and body shops by addressing key requirements, including automotive parts traceability and recall processes SALT LAKE CITY, UT–July 20, 2011, NSF International launched a new program to certify distributors who sell automotive aftermarket collision parts at the Collision Read more…


ABPA founder and longtime chairman loses life battle valiantly on March 24, 2011 INDEPENDENCE, KY — A two day event to honor Donald Richard Gorman, Sr. was held here on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 29 and 30, attended by hundreds. More than 400 people attended either the viewing on Tuesday late afternoon-early evening at the Community Family Read more…


The battle between OEMs and the aftermarket continues. As OEMs make public comments discouraging the use of alternative parts, the aftermarket parts industry is combating those statements with research and testing of its own. FenderBender’s Andrew Johnson sat down with Eileen Sottile, co-chair of the government affairs committee for the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) and executive Read more…


SECAUCUS, N.J., March 23, 2011 — At the March meeting of the Collision Industry Conference (CIC), ABPA unveiled a presentation based on the results of independent studies that demonstrated the quality and safety delivered by competitively produced aftermarket body parts. The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) presented the results of various data obtained through low- and high-speed Read more…


HOUSTON, Dec. 16, 2010 — The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) today fired back at original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) including Ford and Toyota, saying it would continue educating America’s consumers on the many benefits of using aftermarket replacement components to repair their vehicles. “The aftermarket industry is not going to just sit back silently while the OEMs Read more…


Ford recently put out a press release criticizing aftermarket parts without providing documentary evidence to support its supposedly scientific findings. Considering Ford’s often-repeated claims of concern for safety, conspicuously absent was any data illustrating the most important element in comparing aftermarket and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts: occupant injury. Ford also presented absolutely zero crash sensor data Read more…

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