AP Emissions, a division of APC Automotive Technologies, has expanded its Exhaust and Catalytic Converter programs by adding more than 765 new SKUs since the beginning of the year. The new additions increase make and model application coverage by more than 50 million vehicles.
“So far, 2018 has been one of our most productive years to date in accelerating new part introduction,” said Andy McIntosh, president of AP Emissions. “We have added a substantial offering of new SKUs to our exhaust, catalytic converter and diesel emissions product categories. New part introduction has been and will continue to be a critical focus area for our business and our customers as we work to find viable solutions that meet ever-tightening air quality regulations.”
AP Emissions has added more than 150 new exhaust products to its line of high-quality mufflers, exhaust pipes, accessories and exhaust systems, increasing make and model application coverage by nearly 15 million vehicles. Complementing this expansion is an additional 3 million vehicle applications that can be satisfied using existing parts.
The new part additions also include more muffler and welded assemblies, which have grown in popularity with both import and domestic carmakers, the company says. The ANSA import range also has added to the coverage with 56 muffler and pipe assemblies for many popular import vehicles.
Catalytic Converter Program
A total of 510 new SKUs have been added to the full range of both direct-fit and universal aftermarket catalytic converters for both Federal (EPA) and California (CARB) emissions vehicles.
The Federal (EPA) line has grown by 160 direct-fit catalytic converters with overall coverage expanding by more than 10 million vehicles. The California (CARB) line now has 350 new SKUs, many covering late-model pickups and SUVs, as well as other applications.
New Diesel and Power Generation Program
Launched in 2018 as a new replacement parts category program for light-, medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, this single-source offering features application coverage from two leading under-truck parts brands. These include DieselTech, a complete line of medium- and heavy-duty exhaust and emissions replacement parts and DuraFit, a full line supplier of EPA-certified, exact-fit, OEM equivalent heavy-duty replacement diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs).
Emissions Control and Performance Exhaust
The strategically built AP Emissions portfolio is designed to deliver the aftermarket exhaust system parts professional technicians and car enthusiasts trust. AP’s best-in-class offering of catalytic converters, mufflers, exhaust piping and hardware covers nearly every aftermarket application from light to heavy duty, gasoline or diesel and on or off road, according to the company.
AP Emissions says it designs and manufactures “built to fit” parts that combine coverage and quality with innovation.
New Brake System and Chassis Component Parts
Centric Parts, a division of APC Automotive Technologies, also has led the way in new part introduction this year. In total, more than 3,700 new parts have been introduced since January across the Centric Parts/StopTech portfolio including the recently launched PQ PRO Disc Brake Pads by PosiQuiet. PQ PRO represents the next generation of premium friction and is designed to deliver ‘like new’ braking performance, while solving key service issues, such as brake fade, weak braking response, excessive noise and dust and time-consuming break-in procedures, the company says.