Bolt On Technology LLC holds the No. 1079 spot on the 36th annual Inc. 5000 ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
Denver-based designer, marketer and distributor of branded aftermarket wheels Wheel Pros LLC has been acquired by Audax Group Inc. from Platinum Equity LLC.
Wheel Pros, which also distributes performance tires and accessories, was founded in 1995 with two distribution centers. Audax says today the company carries proprietary, leading brands that are recognized across all major vehicle segments and are sold through a national footprint of 25 distribution centers and internationally.
Randy White, CEO of Wheel Pros, said, “We are excited to continue growing the business organically and by leveraging Audax’ expertise in identifying and integrating add-ons. I look forward to working with our new partner and creating a larger strategic enterprise.”
Geoffrey Rehnert, co-CEO of Audax Group, said, “Wheel Pros is a market-leader in the automotive aftermarket industry. We look forward to partnering with Randy White, Jody Groce and the Wheel Pros team to grow the business organically and through strategic add-on acquisitions.”
The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) has released its mobile app for the 2017 event, which is set for Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nev.
The new $500 million tire manufacturing plant in Bhuj, Gujarat, India, was just the beginning for Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT). A new $23 million carbon black plant will be built close by.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has named Christopher Helsel vice president and chief technology officer.
Hunter Engineering Co. has released two videos that explain the purpose and function of driver assist systems and the importance of proper mechanical and safety system alignment.
The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (Alliance) has promoted John Carlson (JC) Washbish to director of marketing.
Remember email? Sometimes in the communication that is texting, tweeting or ‘Snapchatting,’ email is taken for granted. Facebook is great for sharing your thoughts and feelings to everyone you have friended, but email is more targeted, especially when used for business. You might say it is even more personal than Facebook because it is designed for interaction between two people or among a small group of people.
There are off-road warriors who never let their vehicles or mud-terrain tires touch pavement. There are others who like to occasionally play in the dirt, but need their fun vehicles to do double duty to go to work or school. And increasingly, there are drivers with lifted trucks and mean-looking tires who chase the aesthetic more than the lifestyle their vehicle portrays.
Tireco Inc.’s new Milestar Grantland AP light truck tire is available in 25 sizes.
CRP Automotive has developed three service kits designed to simplify transmission fluid service on Audi, BMW and Volkswagen vehicles.
Forward Lift’s new DP15 two-post lift services cars, trucks, vans and small buses weighing up to 15,000 pounds.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. cites an 18% reduction in energy usage in the production of tires as evidence of progress in its sustainability initiatives.
The new General Grabber APT from Continental Tire the Americas LLC is an all-purpose-terrain tire designed for on-road, off-road and snow performance.
Tireco Inc.'s new mobile responsive website for Milestar tires is designed to showcase updated news, features and tire sizes while serving as a hub for consumers to interact with the Milestar brand.
Tire industry veteran Chris Tolbert has joined Kenda USA's North American Automotive Business team as director of business development. His assignment: help accelerate Kenda’s sales and brand awareness in the PCR and LTR segments.