Global Aftermarket
APRA Signs Cooperation Agreement With CICEIA

The China Internal Combustion Engine Industry Association (CICEIA) and the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) have entered into a cooperation agreement to promote more remanufacturing in both China and the U.S.

Parker Hannifin Completes Sale Of Automotive A/C Business To ContiTech AG

The business was part of the company’s Climate and Industrial Controls segment and has annual sales of approximately $140 million and 1,000 employees.

BorgWarner Expands Manufacturing Footprint In Support Of New Cam Timing Technologies

The technology is planned to launch with a major global automaker on diesel and gasoline applications in 2015. Both will be supported by production at a new facility in Eastern Europe.

International Remanufacturing Forum Scheduled for December in Shanghai

APRA has joined with Automechanika Shanghai as the co-organizers of this International Remanufacturing Forum, which will be held just prior to Automechanika Shanghai on Dec. 11-14.

Acquisitions Strengthen Magna’s Position in the Automotive Pumps Category

Magna International Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire ixetic Verwaltungs GmbH (ixetic), a manufacturer of automotive vacuum, engine and transmission pumps with two manufacturing facilities in Germany, and one in each of Bulgaria and China. In a separate transaction, Magna, through one of its wholly owned subsidiaries, has signed an agreement with its joint venture partner to purchase the remaining 50 percent interest in STT Technologies Inc., a leading supplier of transmission- and engine-related oil pumps serving the North American automotive market.

Tenneco Establishes First Manufacturing Operation in Japan

Located in Osaka, the facility will initially produce emission control systems for Kubota, a leading global manufacturer of engines and equipment for agricultural and industrial applications.

Johnson Controls to Cease Lead-Processing Operations at Shanghai Battery Plant

The company will continue to label and prepare batteries for shipping from the facility.

AAIA, MEMA Respond to Obama Administration’s WTO Challenge to China

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk has announced the United States has requested dispute settlement consultations with the Government of China at the WTO concerning China’s auto and auto parts “export base” subsidy program.

Polk Named to 2012 InformationWeek 500

Polk included in top 100 Technology Innovators Across America.

AkzoNobel Tops Global Sustainability Ranking

The company cemented its position as a global sustainability leader after being ranked in first place in the chemicals supersector on the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes.

More Than Just Motor Oil: LIQUI MOLY Expands Its Product Range and Service Offerings

With more than 4,000 products already in its portfolio, LIQUI MOLY is introducing even more new products at this year’s Automechanika Frankfurt, expanding its coverage of the service market from multiple vantage points.

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

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