- The 22-3 issue of Aftermarket International is now online!
Latin America. The 22-3 issue provides lessons from the Mexican experience for the promotion of the auto parts trade in Latin America. See here the Spanish and English versions.
- INA Urges Strike Dialogue by UAW U.S. Union
Mexico. For the National Auto Parts Industry (INA), dialogue is essential in the construction of agreements that are beneficial for the development of the automotive sector, so it regrets that the parties involved in the UAW union strike have not reached an agreement so far.
- Taiwanese company to build electric motor plant in Mexico
Mexico. Teco Electric & Machinery, of Taiwanese origin, will invest 10 million dollars to build a plant in the municipality of Ciénega de Flores, Nuevo León, Mexico, where it will manufacture up to 150,000 low-voltage, high-efficiency motors per year.
- AAPEX invites exhibitors to participate in the Sponsor a Tech program
United States. AAPEX offers exhibiting companies and warehouse distributors the opportunity to invite technicians to the show and sponsor their expertise as a way to invest in the best talent in the industry.
- Sema launches new award for best engineering vehicle of the year
United States. The Special Equipment Market Association ( SEMA) has announced a new special award that will recognize a vehicle featured at the 2023 SEMA Show that showcases exceptional engineering.
- BBB Industries Adds Gonzalo Cajade as Chief People Officer
United States. BBB Industries has appointed Gonzalo Cajade as its Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer (CPO). Cajade will be headquartered in the company's corporate center outside of Mobile, Alabama.
- Auto Care Association Launches Auto Care Academy
United States. The Auto Care Association launched Auto Care Academy, which it claims is a convenient, self-paced online learning resource for professionals in the auto care industry.
- "Our challenge is to make alliances with other American companies"
Latin America. In conversation with Aftermarket International, Milagros Méndez, CEO of Ramco Automotive, a sensor specialist, shares her perspective on the challenges of her company and the auto parts sector in Latin America.
- MR InfraAuto announces construction of plant in Zacatecas
Mexico. The governor of the State of Zacatecas, David Monreal Ávila, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korean company MR InfraAuto for the installation of an auto parts factory in this Mexican state with an initial investment of 30 million dollars.
- Possible delays for operation of Tesla plant in Mexico
Mexico. According to national media such as the newspaper Reforma, the Tesla plant in Nuevo León could delay the start of its operation until 2027, and not in 2025 as initially planned.
- Catalytic converters, more relevant than ever
As part of the car's exhaust system, this device transforms the hydrocarbons found in the combustion gases into water and carbon dioxide.
- "We remain the specialist in automotive chemistry"
Liqui Moly Managing Director Günter Hiermaier talks about electromobility, growth in shrinking markets and the future of the company.
- The agility of the automotive sector today
The global disruption caused by Covid-19 left an indisputable lesson: Agility is indispensable, it is the secret of resilience and the ability to adapt to unexpected changes. By José Rivero*
- Latino Startups Make Their Way in U.S.
Three Venezuelan businessmen tell what it has been like to build a brand and make themselves known in the US aftermarket.
- The latest technologies on the market were exhibited in Frankfurt
International. Visitors showed great interest in the new 'Innovation4Mobility' showcase, which covered topics such as battery technology, alternative propulsion systems, hydrogen, solar technology, e-commerce and connected vehicles.
- "The USMCA increased the need for auto parts from 62.5% to 75%"
Latin America. In an exclusive interview, the president of the INA gave us his impressions on what the last INA PAACE fair left behind, as well as the impact of the USMCA together with nearshoring and the generation of talent to surpass Germany and be the fourth world producer of auto parts.
- Today's Wheel Speed Sensors
Wheel speed sensors have changed over the years, as have diagnostic aids. While oscilloscopes are great diagnostic tools, it's no longer common to see technicians drive them to diagnose problems with the wheel speed sensor in newer vehicles. By Taylor Wolff
- Common tips and tricks for chassis repair
Almost every technician has common tips and tricks for chassis repair that your fellow alignment, chassis, and service technicians could sit down and discuss for weeks. When you work in a workshop with workshop policies and procedures, in addition to your own habits, likes and dislikes, it seems that things are always done a certain way. By...