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WATER PUMP MANUFACTURER NOVAPACIFIC, INC. CELEBRATES ITS 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY AT AAPEX 2016

TOLEDO, OH — NovaPacific, Inc., a leading manufacturer of OE-grade automotive water pumps announced that it is celebrating the 1-year anniversary of its North America operation, based out of Toledo, Ohio U.S.A.

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NOVAPACIFIC, INC., INTRODUCES UPGRADES TO SEVERAL OF ITS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT-GRADE WATER PUMPS

TOLEDO, OH — NovaPacific, Inc., a leading manufacturer of OE-grade automotive water pumps, is pleased to announce it has completed design upgrades for a number of its OE-grade water pump product lines.

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NOVAPACIFIC, INC. ADDS 101 NEW SKUs TO GROWING LINE OF AUTOMOTIVE WATER PUMPS

TOLEDO, OH — NovaPacific, Inc., a leading manufacturer of OE-grade automotive water pumps announced today that is adding 101 new SKUs to its broad line of automotive water pumps that are ISO/TS 16949:2009 Certified by TUV.

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JOHN CASANOVA NAMED PRESIDENT of NEWLY FORMED NOVAPACIFIC, INC.

TOLEDO, OH — NovaPacific, Inc., a newly formed manufacturing operation that specializes in the manufacturer of OE-grade automotive water pumps, is pleased to announce that John Casanova has been named President — North America. NovaPacific was incorporated on Feb. 11, 2016.

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Industry News

NOVAPACIFIC EXPANDS COVERAGE TO 98 PERCENT OF VEHICLES ON THE ROAD

After celebrating its one-year anniversary in January, automotive water pump startup NovaPacific has expanded its coverage to 98 percent of vehicles on the road with the help of Vertical Development's ShowMeTheParts.

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IAAF SHARES COMMON CONCERNS AT GLOBAL MEETING

Wendy Williamson, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), attended the global “Right to Repair” conference at Automechanika Frankfurt, hosted by FIGIEFA, bringing together representatives from international automotive aftermarket associations to unite against mutual threats affecting the industry.

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DANNY DURBIN JOINS AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET ASSOCIATION SOUTHEAST BOARD OF DIRECTORS

James “Danny” Durbin of Prattville, Alabama, was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast Inc.

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DIGITISATION, INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY SET TO TRANSFORM THE GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET

More than 100 professionals of the Middle East’s automotive aftermarket gathered in Dubai to discuss the future trends in their industry, with the rise of digitisation likely to have a major impact on the way they do business in the region.

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EPICOR LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO HELP AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET BUSINESSES ‘FIND YOUR NEXT 20 PERCENT’

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, today announced a business consultation initiative designed to help automotive aftermarket parts manufacturers, distributors/jobbers and service chains increase sales and margins and improve operational efficiency and customer satisfaction.

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UNIVERSITY OF THE AFTERMARKET FOUNDATION NOW ACCEPTING AUTOMOTIVE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Applications are now being accepted online for automotive scholarship opportunities offered by more than 30 auto care industry organizations, including the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. It was announced by Pete Kornafel, MAAP, a trustee of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation.

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INDIAN AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET BIZ TO GROW TO $30 BILLION BY 2026

The Indian aftermarket automotive business is expected to grow to an estimated USD 30-32 billion by 2026 from the current USD 6.5 billion, indicating a surge in demand for spare parts in the country's vehicle parc.

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AUTOMECHANIKA, NACE SIGN LETTER OF INTENT TO COMBINE FORCES IN 2017

Automechanika Chicago, one the largest U.S. trade shows dedicated to high-end technical and management-related training for automotive collision and service repair shops, along with NACE (the International Autobody Congress & Exposition), a premiere event for the U.S. collision repair industry, have signed a letter of intent to combine forces starting in 2017.

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THE NPD GROUP SIGNS MARKET INFORMATION AGREEMENT WITH NIELSEN, BROADENING RETAIL TRACKING COVERAGE OF THE AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET

Global information company The NPD Group Inc. has signed a market information services agreement with Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, for retail market data within the U.S. automotive aftermarket.

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