Global Aftermarket
Postcard from the Show Floor: Bosch Puts a Spotlight on Hybrid Vehicles

Editor Amy Antenora checks out Bosch’s hybrid-focused display.

Fast Track Growth for Fras-le in Europe

Fras-le has officially introduced two new brake products for commercial vehicles at Automechanika Frankfurt. Already introduced in Fras-le’s home market of Brazil, the products are brand-new to the European market.

Brembo and the Art of Creating Beautiful Brake Discs

The focal point of the company’s Automechanika exhibit is the new range of ultraviolet-coated brake discs it has developed.

ALLDATA Europe Showcases Its New Product, ALLDATA Repair for the European Market

Vast database of manufacturers’ vehicle repair information includes major brands.

Postcard from Automechanika: Taking E-Mobility for a Test Drive

AMN Editor Amy Antenora explores the outdoor “Agora” section at this year’s show featuring an e-mobility proving ground. The display was presented by Karabag, in conjunction with Linde Material Handling and STILL GmbH.

Know Thy Customer: Philips Automotive Introduces Three New Products at Automechanika Focusing on Three Distinct Customer Segments

During a press conference today at Automechanika Frankfurt, Philips Automotive broke down its customers’ needs and expectations into three categories: regular, sporty and safety.

E-Mobility in Germany – The Future is Here Today

E-mobility and the vehicle of the future, under the theme of “Mobility Today,” was the topic of today’s Aftermarket Forum at Automechanika Frankfurt with keynote speaker Rainer Bomba, chairman representing the German government on the National Electro-Mobility Platform (NPE).

Performance Divide in China Auto Industry to Significantly Increase, According to AlixPartners Study

Despite a slowdown in the first half of 2012, annual growth of 8-12 percent expected over the next four years, according to executive survey.

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.