Jump to content

  • Welcome to Auto Parts Forum

    Whether you are a veteran automotive parts guru or just someone looking for some quick auto parts advice, register today and start a new topic in our forum. Registration is free and you can even sign up with social network platforms such as Facebook, X, and LinkedIn. 

     

VIPAR Heavy Duty Supplier Advisory Council Reviews Performance, Strategy


Recommended Posts

rssImage-c42a96eaaaad00544a534cf772453a24.jpeg

The VIPAR Heavy Duty Supplier Advisory Council recently held its semi-annual meeting to discuss current and expected market conditions and opportunities, as well as other key topics for the independent aftermarket and the company’s distributor network.

“The Supplier Advisory Council serves an essential role in ensuring the many industry-leading programs and services we provide our VIPAR Heavy Duty stockholders are in sync with the current and future goals of our organization and our supplier partners,” said Larry Griffin,

link hidden, please login to view
vice president of program management. “It’s a valuable resource for keeping a close pulse on the aftermarket’s economic performance, trends in end-user demand, and emerging technologies and regulations.”

Griffin said the council is expecting a stable aftermarket in 2024 with moderate, single-digit growth, a reliable supply chain and continued expansion of the VIPAR Heavy Duty Family of Companies’ network. 

“Last year was historic in terms of the VIPAR Heavy Duty Family of Companies’ growth and innovation, and we’re committed to continue the momentum in 2024 and beyond,” Griffin said. “The council was very pleased with our performance last year and expressed strong support of our strategy to continue increasing our North American footprint this year and into the future.”

In 2023, the VIPAR Heavy Duty Family of Companies’ distributor network reached a milestone 930-plus VIPAR Heavy Duty and Power Heavy Duty locations, including nearly 600 that provide service and repair. Additionally, Power Heavy Duty added a record 18 new members for a total of 224 locations. 

The post

link hidden, please login to view
appeared first on
link hidden, please login to view
.

link hidden, please login to view

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Similar Topics

    • By Daysyore
      The catalytic converter is a critical component in modern vehicles that plays a crucial role in reducing harmful emissions. This device, typically located in the exhaust system, helps convert toxic pollutants from the engine's exhaust gases into less harmful substances. While catalytic converters have been instrumental in improving air quality and meeting emission standards, they have also become a hot topic of discussion due to their environmental impact, cost, and potential for theft. In this article, we will explore the significance of catalytic converters, their environmental benefits, challenges faced, and potential future developments.
      Environmental Benefits:

      Catalytic converters have made significant contributions to reducing air pollution and improving overall environmental quality. They primarily work by facilitating chemical reactions that convert harmful pollutants into less harmful compounds. Key environmental benefits include:
      1. Emission Reduction: Catalytic converters effectively reduce emissions of harmful pollutants such as carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and unburned hydrocarbons (HC). These pollutants contribute to smog formation, respiratory issues, and environmental degradation.
      2. Compliance with Regulations: Catalytic converters enable vehicles to meet stringent emission regulations imposed by governments worldwide. These regulations aim to mitigate the adverse effects of vehicle emissions on public health and the environment.
      Challenges and Concerns:
      Despite their environmental benefits, catalytic converters face several challenges and concerns:
      1. Precious Metal Usage: Catalytic converters contain precious metals like platinum, palladium, and rhodium, which act as catalysts. The extraction and mining of these metals can have negative environmental impacts, including habitat destruction and water pollution.
      2. Cost and Maintenance: Catalytic converters are expensive components, and their replacement or repair can be financially burdensome for vehicle owners. Additionally, improper maintenance or the use of low-quality fuels can lead to premature failure or reduced effectiveness of the catalytic converter.
      3. Theft: Catalytic converters contain valuable metals, making them a target for theft. Criminals often remove catalytic converters from vehicles due to their high resale value, leading to inconvenience and financial loss for vehicle owners.
      Future Developments:
      To address the challenges associated with catalytic converters, ongoing research and development efforts are focused on potential advancements:
      1. Alternative Catalyst Materials: Scientists are exploring alternative catalyst materials that can reduce or eliminate the need for precious metals in catalytic converters. This could help mitigate environmental concerns related to metal extraction and lower production costs.
      2. Improved Efficiency: Researchers are working on enhancing the efficiency of catalytic converters to further reduce emissions and improve fuel economy. Advancements in catalyst design and optimization of chemical reactions can contribute to more effective pollution control.
      3. Anti-Theft Measures: Automotive manufacturers and law enforcement agencies are collaborating to develop anti-theft measures, such as tamper-resistant designs and identification technologies, to deter catalytic converter theft.
      Conclusion:
      The catalytic converter remains a vital component in the automotive industry's efforts to reduce harmful emissions and improve air quality. While it has made significant environmental contributions, challenges such as precious metal usage, cost, and theft persist. Ongoing research and development endeavors aim to address these concerns through alternative catalyst materials, improved efficiency, and anti-theft measures. As technology advances, striking a balance between environmental impact, automotive performance, and affordability will be crucial in shaping the future of catalytic converters and sustainable transportation.
    • By NAPA
      Ron Capps’ bid for a third consecutive Funny Car win at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals came to an end in a close second-round race Sunday afternoon at Bristol Dragway. Capps qualified third in his NAPA Auto Care Toyota GR Supra before falling in the quarterfinals to J.R. Todd. The overall weekend performance showed Capps and his Dean ‘Guido’ Antonelli-led team that the drastic changes they made in the early part of the season are paying off as the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series heads into the hot summer races. Capps leaves Bristol No. 6 in the point standings after eight of 20 races on the 2024 schedule.
      Capps was one of several drivers who struggled to find traction in the first qualifying session on Friday, but crew chief Dean ‘Guido’ Antonelli got the NAPA Auto Care entry back on track for the second session. Capps laid down a 3.976-second pass at 320.74 MPH to move up from ninth to third, while also earning a bonus point for making the third-best pass of the session. Capps maintained the No. 3 spot through two more qualifying sessions on Saturday.
      The NAPA team’s strong performance carried over into the first round of eliminations on Sunday morning when Capps got a big starting line advantage over opponent Buddy Hull and maintained the lead with a winning 3.962-second pass at 323.12 MPH to Hull’s 4.176 E.T. In a second-round battle with fellow Toyota driver J.R. Todd, Capps ran quicker to the 60-foot and 330-foot marks, but he started to lose ground and finished second behind Todd. Capps ran a 4.001 E.T. at 316.45, while Todd recorded a 3.977 E.T. at 319.75.
      “I’m so proud of Guido and our NAPA Auto Care team to go out there and compete like we did, to qualify as well as we did, and not only that, but to do it in completely different conditions like we did,” said Capps, the winningest Funny Car driver at Bristol with seven victories. “We qualified well in the Friday night conditions that we didn’t think we’d see the rest of the weekend. We went out and made a great run in the first round and got lane choice against a really good team, our Toyota teammate J.R. Todd and his team, in the quarterfinals. The fans got their money’s worth. It was a great side-by-side race, but we came up a little bit short. We’ve got a string of hot, summer races coming up and it gives me such confidence knowing Guido’s got a combination for that. I’m just so proud of these guys.”
      The next stop for Capps and the Ron Capps Motorsports Funny Car team will come in two weeks at the Virginia NHRA Nationals, June 22-23, at Virginia Motorsports Park outside Richmond.
      Start / Finish: No. 3 / def. in quarterfinals
      Points Standing / Total: No. 6 / 360 pts. (-220)
      Next Race: June 22-23, Virginia NHRA Nationals
      How to Watch or Listen: FS1, 
      link hidden, please login to view NAPA Racing:
      link hidden, please login to viewRon Capps:  link hidden, please login to view
      Ron Capps Motorsports:  link hidden, please login to view The post
      link hidden, please login to view appeared first on link hidden, please login to view.
      link hidden, please login to view
    • By Counterman
      link hidden, please login to view announced it was recently recognized as a top global supplier of 2023 by General Motors during the automaker’s annual Supplier of the Year event in Miami, Florida. This is the fourth time Schaeffler has been honored with this award. Emphasizing shared values between GM and global suppliers, the rigorous selection process distinguishes those who align closely with GM’s principles, Schaeffler said. These values, rooted in performance, innovation, cultural alignment, and commitment to GM’s ambitious goals, serve as the foundation of the selection criteria.
      The selection process is guided by the GPSC Priority Wheel, which prioritizes the customer in every aspect of supply chain decision-making. The framework’s core values of safety, inclusion and relationships serve as the foundation for other priorities such as sustainability, innovation, execution, resilience, and profitability.
      “Receiving this prestigious award from General Motors is a testament to our relentless dedication to delivering outstanding quality and performance,” said Klaus Rosenfeld, CEO of Schaeffler AG. “We are honored to be recognized as a top global supplier and look forward to further advancing our partnership with GM in the pursuit of automotive excellence.”
      Jon Jameson, senior vice president and GM global key account manager, Schaeffler added, “At Schaeffler, we are immensely proud of our continued partnership with General Motors. This recognition underscores our commitment to innovation and excellence, driving us to exceed expectations in every aspect of our collaboration.”
      Photo from left: Pratik Shah, Schaeffler key account manager; Klaus Rosenfeld, Schaeffler CEO; Peter Layer, GM purchasing, executive director of chassis propulsion structures; Jon Jameson, Schaeffler senior vice president global key account manager; and Allen Pervo, Schaeffler key account manager.
      The post
      link hidden, please login to view appeared first on link hidden, please login to view.
      link hidden, please login to view
    • By Counterman
      The Marketing Executives Council (MEC) of MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers announced that it has added new members to its executive committee
      The new executive committee members are:
      Rebecca Conway – Vice President, U.S./Canada Aftermarket Marketing, Clarios
      David Stewart – Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Wells Vehicle Electronics
      “We are excited to welcome Rebecca and David to our Marketing Executives Council executive committee,” said Susan Pase, senior advisor & director, councils, at MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers. “Their fresh insights and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to innovate and drive industry growth.”
      The MEC provides brings together automotive aftermarket supplier marketing executives to collaborate on issues facing the North American manufacturer base. The MEC said it serves a role in helping aftermarket suppliers communicate to key audiences and develop communication strategies and action items. Council meetings serve in the continuing education of new technologies, marketing avenues, trade show activities, research, and other related topics.
      .
      The post
      link hidden, please login to view appeared first on link hidden, please login to view.
      link hidden, please login to view
    • A-premium Auto Parts:5% OFF with Code GM5.
    • By Mighty Auto Parts
      The post
      link hidden, please login to view appeared first on link hidden, please login to view. Pinpointing the reason for a crank but no-start, extended cranking, rough idle or misfi re symptoms can be a challenge that can consume a lot of diagnostic time to resolve the complaint. Often the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) will be illuminated and a PO300 random misfire code may be stored in memory. If you are […]
      The post
      link hidden, please login to view appeared first on link hidden, please login to view.
      link hidden, please login to view

×
  • Create New...