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HOLLIS, N.Y., Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Arch Auto Parts, a leading aftermarket retail and wholesale auto parts supplier in Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island, NY is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a video billboard in Times Square. Throughout the holidays, including the famous New Year's Eve celebration, millions of New Yorkers seeing the ad are discovering they have a local alternative to the big chain stores, where they can find higher quality car parts for domestic and import cars, at lower prices, from the best automotive brands. Locally-owned Arch Auto Parts, with neighborhood stores in Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island, provides '50,000+ OE-quality parts and low prices. NY-Fast!™' The ad spotlights OE-quality parts Arch stocks from Bosch and DENSO, two of the most important original equipment manufacturers (OEM) for the world's automotive industry.
"When your friend turns 40, you throw them a big party. When your business turns 40, you get a billboard in Times Square and celebrate at one of the world's biggest parties," laughs Chris Bodh, Owner and CEO. The Arch Auto Parts ad is running November 15, 2018, through January 31, 2019, at 1500 Broadway and 43rd St., in the heart of the Times Square bowtie area, above the pedestrian-friendly Times Square Plaza. This is where the ball drops on New Year's Eve, the concerts are staged, and a worldwide audience estimated at over a billion people watch on television as they ring in the New Year.
Last year on New Year's Eve alone, approximately 2 million people were packed into Times Square, and most of them were there all day to guarantee a spot before the festivities began. Even on typical days, hundreds of thousands of people pass through Times Square daily, and the billboards are one of the main attractions. This year, these commuters, holiday shoppers and New Year's Eve revelers will see Arch Auto Parts on one of the biggest platforms in the world.
The billboard wraps around a high corner building on Broadway, significantly increasing the visibility of this winter-themed ad. The left side of the billboard animates Arch Auto Parts' "Right parts, Right now®" service promise, with a car that stutter-stops in front of an Arch Auto Parts store. Exactly the right parts fly out the door, self-install under the hood, and the car zooms off, "NY-Fast!™"
The right side of the billboard features Bosch and DENSO, two of Arch Auto Parts' top suppliers. The first video is for Bosch ICON™ windshield wiper blades, an excellent wiper for improving visibility in winter sleet and snow. Next, the DENSO ad for spark plugs encourages shivering viewers, "If the weather outside is frightful, let's go find your happy place." "With DENSO, you're ready." as a classic cruiser drives down a sunny beach. These ad components all work together to communicate that this winter, Arch Auto Parts is where to find OE-quality auto parts from top name brands.
In NYC, there is a constant flow of traffic between the boroughs. This is especially true on weekdays, with the population of Manhattan nearly doubling from 1.6 million to 3.1 million people on a typical workday. Many of these commuters come in from Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau County where Arch Auto Parts has a large presence. These areas also have a high concentration of repair shops, so naturally, it is a destination for buying auto parts.
Arch Auto Parts has been a local favorite with top-rated repair shops for high-quality parts and low prices for four decades. More recently, Arch has been increasing awareness among retail shoppers. So far in 2018, Arch Auto Parts has received over 440 reviews on Google averaging 4.4 stars out of five. "We know from our experience and data that once they're in the door, we will likely have a long-term customer. This billboard is helping get the word out that Arch Auto Parts has the name brand, OE-quality parts, fast service and low prices shoppers want," notes Lucy Henner, VP Marketing, Arch Auto Parts.
About Arch Auto Parts
Founded in 1979, Arch Auto Parts' thirteen locally owned and operated stores in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, NY, serve professional service and repair shops, dealers, and truck and commercial fleets, as well as DIY mechanics and other retail customers. Arch Auto Parts delivers unsurpassed customer service and discount prices on a wide selection of OE-quality auto parts and supplies from AC Delco, Advics, Aisin, Akebono, Anchor, AP Exhaust, Arc, Arnott, Bando, Beck/Arnley, Bosch, Carter, Centric, Chemours, Continental, CRP, Delphi, Denso, Dorman, East Penn/Federated, FCS, Fel-Pro, Four Seasons, GMB, Grote, Hastings, Hella, Hengst, K&N, KYB, MAS, Maval, Moog, Motorcraft, MPA, National, NGK, OSC, Pagid, Pentosin, Premium Guard, Prenco, Standard Motor Products, Stant, Sylvania, TrakMotive, Trico, TRW, TYC-Genera, URO Parts, US Motor Works, Valeo, VDO, Wagner, Walker and other trusted brands.
Arch Auto Parts stocks more than 50,000 OE-quality car and truck parts for domestic and foreign vehicles, including parts from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and hard-to-find parts not available at national chains. Parts stocked include brake pads, drums and rotors; wheel hubs and bearings; motor mounts, chassis and control arms; steering and suspension parts; cabin filters, oil filters, fuel and emission parts; sensors and switches; belts, hoses and water pumps; ignition, batteries, starters, alternators and distributors; heating and air conditioning; wiper blades and bulbs; and hard-to-find car parts such as window regulators and wiper motors. Arch Auto Parts is open seven days a week with experienced counter staff dedicated to helping New Yorkcustomers find the exact-fit parts they need in-store. Most Arch Auto Parts orders are ready for in-store pick-up in 30 minutes or less. For more information, visit us at ArchAutoParts.com or call 718-425-ARCH (718-425-2724).
In a push to add alternative-fuel vehicles to its global product offerings, General Motors Co. announced on Tuesday that it will be using 3D-printed parts to achieve its goals, according to Reuters.
GM's 3D Auto Parts Initiative
The leading U.S.-based automobile manufacturer said it is working closely with the leading design software company Autodesk Inc. to print lightweight auto parts using 3D printing technology. This week, company executives demonstrated a 3D-printed seat bracket made of stainless steel and developed with the Autodesk technology. Using regular manufacturing methods, the seat bracket would need around eight different components and several suppliers. When designed with the help of the new technology, it consisted of a single part. It also turned out to be 20 percent stronger and 40 percent lighter. It looked like “a mix between abstract art and science fiction movie.” Along with reducing tooling cost and material waste, it will also help reduce the number of suppliers required by GM.
GM has used 3D printers for prototyping parts for last many years. Over the next year, it believes that the new 3D-printed parts will appear in high-end motorsports applications, and over the next five years it plans to scale up to produce “tens of thousands of parts at scale as the technology improves,” Kevin Quinn, the automaker’s director of additive design and manufacturing, told Reuters.
The 3D-printing based manufacturing industry is working toward mass production and trying to address issues with “repeatability and robustness,” said Bob Yancey, Autodesk’s director of manufacturing. Autodesk has expertise in exploring different variations of a part design using the cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI)-based algorithms.
The leading automaker announced last year it plans to launch 20 new electric and fuel cell models globally by the year 2023. Though electric and battery operated vehicles have seen increasing interest, their mass adoption has been restricted due to their limited range. Lightweight parts could help keep the vehicles lighter and thereby more fuel efficient.
Promising 3D Printing Technology
3D printing, also called additive manufacturing, works by piling up only the required amount of liquefied material, tier by tier. It helps in drastically reducing waste as only the required amount is added, and is in contrast with the conventional subtractive approach where the process involves starting with a large block of material and chipping it away till required shape and size is achieved. (See also, How the 3D-Printing Industry Evolved in 2016.)
GM is not alone in adapting to the promising technology initiative. Earlier, General Electric Co said it would increase the use of 3D printers in its manufacturing processes, while Ford Motor Co. has been testing the 3D printing technology since last year. (For more, see Ford Tests 3D Printing for Parts.)
By Auto News
MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AutoZone (NYSE:AZO) recognized 14 of its top suppliers at the annual AutoZone Vendor Summit on May 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. Each company was selected for demonstrating exceptional collaboration, innovation and commitment to customer satisfaction throughout the last year. Seven vendors received AutoZone WITTDTJR® awards (“What It Takes to Do the Job Right”): ACDelco; Big Time Products LLC; NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), Inc.; Moveras LLC; AVA Enterprises, Inc.; Car-Freshner Corp; and Valvoline Inc. These vendors consistently ensured that AutoZone’s Do-It-Yourself (“DIY”) customers and professional installers have the parts and products necess...
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