Bayer develops new body panel concept composed of glass fibers and plastic

  The new body panel concept uses an outer skin of glass fibre mats impregnated with thermoplastic.   Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — December 6, 2013 — A new concept from Bayer MaterialScience is treading new ground in the development of automotive parts with a sandwich structure. Bayer MaterialScience showcased a sample trunk lid at the K […]

LKQ to acquire Keystone Automotive Operations

Chicago, Illinois — December 5, 2013 — LKQ Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Keystone Automotive Operations for $450 million. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2014 and is subject to customary closing conditions and necessary regulatory approvals. LKQ acquired aftermarket parts manufacturer Keystone Automotive Industries in […]

Summit’s AutoVoto mobile app now available for Google, Apple platforms

Poway, California — December 6, 2013 — Summit eMarketing Sherpas announced today that their AutoVoto mobile app platform has been approved for both the Google and Apple app stores. According to eMarketing Sherpas, the AutoVoto mobile app platform turns a shop’s smartphones and tablets into powerful sales, marketing, communication and customer service tools. “Mobile technologies […]

Victor Technologies unveils new Tweco welder

St. Louis, Missouri — December 6, 2013 — Victor Technologies has launched the Tweco Fabricator 141i 3-in-1 welder, a multi-process welder that runs off 115V household power. The company says this latest addition to their welding lineup is built to meet professional standards, adding that the MIG, stick and TIG performance of the Tweco Fabricator […]