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Effective 11/15/2018, 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.


Kentwood, MI – The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), an independent non-profit standard setting and certification organization for automotive crash parts, has approved a new standard, CAPA Standard 702, for exterior cameras. The standard, which currently applies to rear-view cameras only, but may be expanded to include side- and front-view cameras in the future, includes requirements for: Read more…


On November 9, 2018, ABPA President Mike Dolabi of National Autobody Parts was given special recognition by the University of Texas at Arlington for the “Distinguished Alumnus Award”. During the event, Mike was able to meet with Texas governor Greg Abbott. Congratulations, Mike! Each year, the University of Texas at Arlington recognizes individuals who have represented or Read more…


Chicago, IL – PartsTrader® announces the appointment of Brenda Hogen as Strategic Accounts Vice President. In this new role, Ms. Hogen will drive sales and business development efforts, developing strategies that provide solution-based results with positive fiscal result for insurance carriers. “Her understanding of the trends and technology that have a direct and immediate impact upon the Read more…


The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced more than $500,000 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grants supported by donations from industry companies and local I-CAR committee fundraising activities. The announcement came during the foundation’s annual reception held Oct. 30 at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel during the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The Ultimate Collision Education Makeover Read more…


Acquisition Is Expected to Expand KSI’s Distribution Capabilities, Broaden Its Insurance Relationships, and Increase Its MSO Presence SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. — KSI Trading Corp. (“KSI”), an industry-leading distributor of quality replacement auto body parts servicing over 20,000 repair shop customers across 25 locations in 14 states, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Richmond Read more…


Source: SEMA Meyer Distributing President and CEO Mike Braun was elected on November 6 to represent Indiana in the United States Senate. Senator-elect Braun (R-IN) handily won the election, defeating incumbent U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) by a margin of 52.86% to 43.15%. Braun’s hard-fought victory was integral in helping Republicans retain and grow their majority in Read more…


Source: LKQ Corporation October 25, 2018 Revenue growth of 26.6% to $3.12 billion Organic revenue growth for parts and services of 4.3% Growth of net income attributable to LKQ stockholders of 9.6% to $134 million; adjusted net income increased 26.9% Third quarter 2018 diluted EPS attributable to LKQ stockholders of $0.42; adjusted diluted EPS of $0.56 $500 Read more…


Effective 10/15/2018, 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.


Source: Matt Miller, American Journal of Transportation Auto parts represent a significant part of the $200 billion worth of Chinese goods that are now under tariff. So what happens to the global auto parts supply chain if the tariffs continue for a protracted period… At the end of September, the Trump administration began to impose Section 301 Read more…

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