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Welcome to AMN@Automechanika 2012!

Today, we begin our weeklong series of special coverage from the event with an exclusive Executive Interview with event organizers Olaf Musshoff, director, Automechanika, and Michael Johannes, vice president brand, Automechanika, as well as early news from the event, and a preview of what’s to come. In addition to this special afternoon edition of aftermarketNews, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates from the show floor.

Winners of the Automechanika Innovation Awards selected

Official awards ceremony will take place on Sept. 11.

Strictly for Automotive Professionals: Automechanika Frankfurt Unveils Program Details for the 2012 Event

Regular visitors know that a day at Automechanika is insufficient to take advantage of the entire spectrum of events at the fair. In other words, early planning is a must.

AMN Heads to Automechanika

The editorial staff of aftermarketNews will be on-hand at the event in Frankfurt, reporting live on the most exciting events, innovations and announcements taking place on the show floor. Automechanika Frankfurt 2012 takes place Sept. 11-16, 2012, in Frankfurt, Germany.

Auto Parts Supplier HELLA Introduces New Brand Message

“Technology with Vision” is the company’s new corporate theme.

Automechanika Shanghai Nearly Sold Out, According to Show Organizers

The event will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, and will host some 3,900 exhibitors from 37 countries, and some 70,000 expected attendees.

Goodyear Opens New Plant in China

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s new tire plant in Dalian, China, is now up and running. The tiremaker held a formal opening of the 780,300-square-meter plant Aug. 15.

New CAR Study Estimates Effects of a Free Trade Agreement with Japan On the U.S. Auto Industry

The study models Japanese automotive vehicle exports to the United States and estimates the likely effect of a tariff reduction brought on by a Free Trade Agreement between Japan and the United States – one that would be characteristic of Japan’s inclusion in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Brembo Brakes Honored by German Sports Car Publication

For the sixth time, Brembo wins for the Best Brand Award from “Sport Auto,” a popular German magazine dedicated to sports cars.

Stant and Pyongsan Announce Joint Venture Partnership for South Korean Operations

Partnership supports Stant’s continued global expansion.

Allison Transmission to Join Russell Global Index

Membership in the Russell Global Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the appropriate large-cap, small-cap, all-cap indexes as well as the applicable style, sector and country indexes.

Johnson Controls to Manufacture Automotive Batteries in Tianjin, China

The new plant will be the company’s first facility in China to produce advanced batteries for Start-Stop vehicles.