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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WORLDPAC Releases OE Detailed Schematic Parts Diagrams

WORLDPAC Releases OE Detailed Schematic Parts Diagrams

WORLDPAC recently announced the addition of OE detailed schematic parts diagrams now available on speedDIAL, the company’s proprietary electronic catalog and fulfillment ordering software.
OE detailed schematic parts diagrams assist independent automotive service centers in quickly and easily locating and identifying the exact parts needed to do the complete job. Key features include:
 
  • More than 100,000 OE-style schematic diagrams covering most vehicles from 2000 to present
  • Schematic diagrams can be enlarged to any size, even an entire second monitor
  • New dynamic sub-categories are listed below available schematic diagrams
  • Schematic diagrams are similar to factory electronic parts catalogs
  • Each callout is click-to-select for quick 'One-Click' ordering
  • Easy way to find and order items without knowing the name
SpeedDIAL was introduced to the industry in 1998 and has grown to include robust features such as SMS integration, invoice inquiry and printing, more than 100,000 digital product images, VIN scanner and decoder, digital delivery notification, an email center, customer community forums, freight optimization, personal delivery times, catalog preferences, stock order history, the WORLDPAC app with optimized for tablet speedDIAL Express integration and more.
Currently, more than 85 percent of WORLDPAC orders are placed using speedDIAL.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

WORLDPAC and Autologic Build Industry First Integrated Diagnosis to Parts Ordering Service

WORLDPAC and Autologic Build Industry First Integrated Diagnosis to Parts Ordering Service

Leaders in the automotive field join forces to enable independent specialist and generalist garages to save time and money by ordering parts and supply direct from the diagnostics device.

Newark, CA, November 10, 2014:

WORLDPAC announces a global strategic alliance with Autologic Diagnostics, a provider of comprehensive automotive diagnostics and expert technical support.  Autologic has integrated WORLDPAC speedDIAL online cataloging functionality into its market-leading diagnostic devices. Now, Autologic users that are also WORLDPAC customers can diagnose a vehicle, check parts availability at any time, confirm pricing and place orders direct through their Autologic devices. This will create the industry’s first seamless process from initial diagnosis to parts sourcing and vehicle repair.

This collaboration will enable independent repair facilities to better manage the ever-increasing complexity of European vehicles. The combination of Autologic and WORLDPAC’s speedDIAL catalogue will deliver a deeper level of diagnosis and a straight-through diagnose-to-fix process.

“Joining forces with WORLDPAC is going to save our shared customers a great deal of time and money in many direct and practical ways,” said John Conoley, Chief Executive Officer of Autologic Diagnostics. “WORLDPAC represents a fine fit for us and by integrating their service into our devices we will, overnight, extend the value of our devices into new areas of the technician’s workflow.”

“The collaboration between WORLDPAC and Autologic has been long standing and this latest integration of speedDIAL with Autologic will greatly increase the customer’s shop efficiency along with vehicle through-put. We can now say that we have a real solution for accurate European and British vehicle diagnosis along with providing the right part at the right time,” said Mario Recchia, SVP Marketing at WORLDPAC.

In practical terms, the WORLDPAC service will be accessed through a single, always accessible button, on the Autologic device. All WORLDPAC customers will need to do is enter their existing account number. VIN numbers will then be exchanged seamlessly with WORLDPAC to ensure the right parts are ordered for the vehicle being diagnosed.

The new service will be available to existing Autologic and WORLDPAC customers from October 2014 and will form part of the next scheduled software update.

About WORLDPAC, Inc.

WORLDPAC is a leading importer and distributor of original equipment automotive replacement parts serving the independent import and domestic service center market through its 100+ branches across the USA, Canada and Puerto Rico.  SpeedDIAL, WORLDPAC’s exclusive online catalog and fulfillment ordering software including new OE Detailed Schematic Parts Diagrams, contains over 120,000 products covering more than 7 million import and domestic, multiple brand applications for virtually all makes and models including.  WORLDPAC customers can also download the free, 5-star rated WORLDAC App featuring speedDIAL Express and VIN decoder for iPhone or Android mobile devises. Additional WORLDPAC customer services include an extensive distribution network, multiple same-day deliveries through the company fleet of vehicles, direct importer pricing, an experienced knowledgeable sales team, targeted customer marketing solutions, and the WORLDPAC Training Institute’s (WTI) highly praised advanced technical and business training.

To learn more about WORLDPAC or to become customer, contact (800) 888-9982 ext. 5470 or visit www.worldpac.com.

About Autologic Diagnostics

Autologic Diagnostics provides comprehensive automotive diagnostics and expert technical support to a worldwide customer base of independent specialist and generalist garages.

The company is a recognized leader in multi-manufacturer diagnostics and service with a major focus on the UK, US, Germany and Nordic countries. Winner of multiple awards, including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade in 2012, Autologic was founded in 1999.

Please visit www.autologic.com for further information.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

WORLDPAC Opens New Warehouse in Downtown Houston, TX

WORLDPAC Opens New Warehouse in Downtown Houston, TX

WORLDPAC announces the opening of a new regional warehouse in Houston, TX.  The facility offers expanded service and delivery options to independent automotive repair professionals in the downtown Houston metro area. It is the eighth WORLDPAC location in Texas.   

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4440 W. 12th Street
Houston, TX 77055

Headquartered in Newark, CA. USA, WORLDPAC is an importer and distributor for original equipment and quality aftermarket replacement automotive parts. The company provides brand recognized automotive parts directly to independent import and domestic service centers in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico, and also offers customer services such as their highly praised technical and business training, as well as targeted customer marketing solutions.


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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

WORLDPAC Opens New Warehouse in Greater Atlanta, GA Area

WORLDPAC Opens New Warehouse in Greater Atlanta, GA Area

WORLDPAC announces the opening of a new regional warehouse in Roswell, GA.  The facility offers expanded service and delivery options to independent automotive repair professionals in the greater Atlanta area. It is the fourth WORLDPAC location in Georgia.    

Headquartered in Newark, CA. USA, WORLDPAC is an importer and distributor for original equipment and quality aftermarket replacement automotive parts. The company provides brand recognized automotive parts directly to independent import and domestic service centers in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico, and also offers customer services such as their highly praised technical and business training, as well as targeted customer marketing solutions.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Autologic Diagnostics Partners With WORLDPAC Training Institute (WTI) for the 2014 National Conference and Tech Sessions


Autologic Diagnostics Partners With WORLDPAC Training Institute (WTI) for the 2014 National Conference and Tech Sessions

Autologic Diagnostics, in partnership with the WORLDPAC Training Institute (WTI), hosted their fifth annual National Conference and Tech Sessions (NCTS) at The M Resort in Las Vegas March 6-8, 2014. 260 people from across the US and around the globe were in attendance.  Attendees were able to select four classes for a total of 16 hours of training.
 
The NCTS kicked off Thursday March 6th with an opening evening reception at Lux on the top floor of the M Resort, followed by two days of intensive training and a closing dinner on Saturday March 8th.
 
Autologic training included BMW, Mini, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Land Rover, Volvo and Volkswagen/Audi car lines.  WORLDPAC Training Institute (WTI) provided advanced technical classes on BMW, Mini, Volvo, Mercedes, and shop management.
 
New in 2014, the NCTS introduced three “hands-on” demonstration classes including Mercedes Engine 272 Repair with Jeff Henschel, 722.9 Transmission with Nathan Canson and BMW Panorama Roof with Luke Murray.  All three proved to be a huge success!
 
“Two of the things that separate Autologic from our competitors are our world-class technical support and the extensive training we provide for our customers,” said Kevin FitzPatrick, CEO Autologic Diagnostics, Inc. “The NCTS delivers a ton of valuable technical training in a span of a few days and continues to prove it is an important annual event for both Autologic and our customers. Our NCTS event, with the ongoing support of WORLDPAC and the WORLDPAC Training Institute, continues to grow in popularity, selling out for the third year in a row!”

Autologic instructors included: Caleb Pacheco, Justin Kidd, Tom Morgan, Dave Meseck, Steve Young, Dan Calleja and Jeff Henschel teaching classes on Porsche, CIP, Mini, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, BMW and Mercedes Engine 272 Repair, respectively.

WORLDPAC Training Institute instructors included: Eric Scharping (BMW), Nick Czerula and Drew Wolf (Mini), Allen Osborne and Jimmy Abercrombie (Volvo), Luke Murray (BMW Panorama Roof), Nathan Canson (Mercedes), Don Bonelli and Gary Machiros (Volkswagen/Audi), and Cecil Bullard (Shop Management).
 
"WORLDPAC supports national events like NCTS because it brings outstanding training directly to many of the premier service centers in North America," said Mario Recchia, Sr. VP Marketing, WORLDPAC. "The class materials were relevant to today’s vehicles and taught by some of the industry’s leading instructors. Our relationship with Autologic strengthens one of our company’s core principles to support our customers and to help them be the very best today and in the future."
 
WORLDPAC’s involvement with the NCTS demonstrates the on-going relationship between Autologic and WORLDPAC in delivering top notch technical training to Autologic customers.

Many raffle prizes given out during the event supported training activities including Bentley Manuals for BMW, Porsche and Mini, a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet, an all-expense paid trip to WORLDPAC’s exclusive 2014 Supplier & Training Expo (STX), as well as free Autologic software support for one year.
 
Autologic and WORLDPAC extend a special thank you to attendees and everyone working behind the scenes to make the 2014 NCTS a huge success!
 
Autologic Diagnostics, Inc. provides dealer-level software for eight premium import vehicle manufacturers combined with unrivaled technical support from Master Technicians and specialist software engineers.  The Autologic solution gives independent repair technicians the confidence to undertake any service and repair work required and enables independent service centers to specialize without having to involve the dealer or call in outside help.
 
WORLDPAC Training Institute assists independent service centers in growing and increasing the profitability of their business through education. WTI technical and business training is designed explicitly for independent service centers and taught by the WTI’s experienced and professional automotive instructors.

To learn more about the WORLDPAC Training Institute (WTI) or WORLDPAC contact (800) 888-9982 ext. 5470 for USA, (800) 644-9129 for Canada or visit www.worldpac.com/training.

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WORLDPAC Expands San Francisco Bay Area Service and Distribution with Opening of New Warehouse


WORLDPAC Expands San Francisco Bay Area Service and Distribution with Opening of New Warehouse 

WORLDPAC announces the opening of a new regional warehouse facility in San Mateo, CA.  The area, commonly referred to as The Peninsula region of the San Francisco Bay Area, is located midway between the city of San Francisco and WORLDPAC’s Silicon Valley headquarters.  

The new WORLDPAC San Mateo warehouse is well positioned to offer expanded service and delivery options to the surrounding independent automotive repair community.    
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733 S. Claremont Street
San Mateo, CA 94402

Headquartered in Newark, CA. USA, WORLDPAC is an importer and distributor for original equipment and quality aftermarket replacement automotive parts. The company provides brand recognized automotive parts directly to independent import and domestic service centers in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico, and also offers customer services such as their highly praised technical and business training as well as targeted customer marketing services. 

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WORLDPAC Hosts Third Supplier & Training EXPO

WORLDPAC Hosts Third Supplier & Training EXPO

With a sharp focus on supporting its customers through specialized training, WORLDPAC held its third Supplier & Training EXPO May 15-18 at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Fla. Fulfilling the theme, "Leading Through Education," more than 500 hours of training were conducted over the three-day event.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WORLDPAC And Textar Host Customers On The 'Ultimate Car Enthusiast Experience Of A Lifetime'

WORLDPAC And Textar Host Customers On The 'Ultimate Car Enthusiast Experience Of A Lifetime'


WORLDPAC And Textar Host Customers On The 'Ultimate Car Enthusiast Experience Of A Lifetime'

Textar, a Nisshinbo Group Co., and leading manufacturer of OE brake pads, and WORLDPAC recently ran a customer incentive contest culminating in a Porsche aficionado’s dream trip deemed the "Ultimate Car Enthusiast Experience of a Lifetime."

More than 40 specialty import service center winners joined Textar and WORLDPAC on a three-day trip that included a special viewing of the North Carolina Museum of Art’s (NCMA) first design exhibition, "Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed," and a private showing of the exclusive Ingram Collection consisting of extremely rare and prized Porsche vehicles and an honorary dinner with Cam Ingram, co-owner of Road Scholars and a celebrated master Porsche restorer, in the intimate showroom. To the surprise of two lucky guests, a random drawing awarded them an all-expenses-paid trip to the WORLDPAC supplier and Training EXPO (STX) happening in Orlando, Fla., in May 2014 and a grand prize all-expenses-paid trip for two to visit the Textar OE factory in Leverkusen, Germany.

"Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed" explores the history and development of the Porsche lineage from the 1930s to the present day. The exhibit features more than 20 automobiles including Porsches owned by Ralph Lauren, Steve McQueen, Janis Joplin and the one-of-a-kind Panamericana concept car on loan from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.

The Ingram Porsche Collection is one of the most renowned private collections of Porsches in North America. It represents a significant number of early, rare production and racing Porsches including 356s and 911s (including the 17th Gmund), 1952 American Roadster (ninth of 16 made), 1955 550 Spyder, 1961 Abarth (eighth of 20 made), 1964 904 and 30 Porsches on permanent display. It is a true celebration of one of the greatest global brands, and showings are by invitation only.

The co-sponsored event was in celebration of the Porsche 911’s 50th year anniversary and Textar’s more than 100 years in braking excellence, as well as Textar and WORLDPAC partnering to offer an exclusive range of German engineered, high-carbon brake rotors for European applications.

The event took place Jan. 15-17 in Raleigh, N.C.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Parts & People Article: WORLDPAC Drives its Business Model Through Innovation


Parts & People Article: WORLDPAC Drives its Business Model Through Innovation
Bob Cushing, President of WORLDPAC, was a guest speaker at the recent AASA Executive Breakfast at AAPEX Las Vegas, themed “Innovating to Win in a Changing Market.”

Parts & People magazine featured the below article in all January 2014 regional issues, many of which it was the cover story.

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WORLDPAC Drives its Business Model Through Innovation
 
By Rob Merwin
Parts & People
January 01, 2014


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Monday, December 16, 2013

The Charitable Foundation of CARQUEST and WORLDPAC Donates for the Holidays


The Charitable Foundation of CARQUEST and WORLDPAC Donates for the Holidays

In the spirit of the holidays, the Charitable Foundation of CARQUEST and WORLDPAC is donating to those in need.

The Charitable Foundation of CARQUEST and WORLDPAC was formed in 2003 with a mission to support non-profit charitable projects and programs which promote family values, educational development and quality of life in the communities throughout the USA, Puerto Rico and Canada where CARQUEST and WORLDPAC teammates live and work.

The Charitable Foundation of CARQUEST and WORLDPAC recently made donations to over 18 local food banks covering every city where WORLDPAC Canada has a branch.  Donations ranged from CAD $1,000 to $500. Each dollar donated to a local food bank is the equivalent of $5 worth of donated food.

WORLDPAC Inc. also organized an employee toy drive benefiting the Toys for Tots Foundation.  Toys collected at WORLDPAC’s USA distribution centers and surrounding branches totaled over 1000!  Toys will be distributed to local families in need.

During the holidays and throughout the year, CARQUEST and WORLDPAC encourage teammates to make individual contributions through its Dollars For Doers program, as well as actively volunteer on behalf of non-profit charities and community service organizations.  Dollars For Doers issues grants to various individuals in need and also makes donations to numerous charities each year.  All grants and donations are made possible through the generous charitable contributions of teammates and the corporation.

For more information on how you can support your local food bank or Toys for Tots, please visit the organization websites below: 


The Charitable Foundation of CARQUEST and WORLDPAC would like to extend our best wishes to you and your family for a happy holiday season!

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Executive Interview With WORLDPAC President And CEO Bob Cushing


Executive Interview With WORLDPAC President And CEO Bob Cushing

WORLDPAC President and CEO Bob Cushing recently shared some additional thoughts on key themes from his keynote speech at the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Executive Breakfast earlier this month during APPEX Aftermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas. 

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Executive Interview With WORLDPAC President And CEO Bob Cushing


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Monday, November 4, 2013

WORLDPAC Introduces TRW Branded All-Makes Premium Chassis Program to its Portfolio

WORLDPAC Introduces TRW Branded All-Makes Premium Chassis Program to its Portfolio

WORLDPAC, Inc. is proud to announce the introduction into the North American Aftermarket of TRW’s new all-makes premium chassis program.   Intended for the independent repair facility, the ride control program from one of the leading global automotive parts manufacturers, offers discerning professional service centers a wide range of high quality chassis parts that are competitive for today’s marketplace.

TRW is the global leader in automotive safety. Ranking among the world's largest Original Equipment (OE) chassis system providers, the business supplies all major vehicle manufacturers and holds leading positions in all of its primary product categories.
 
The comprehensive, premium parts program focuses on all makes and models and consists of:  control arms, tie rods, stabilizer links, ball joints, tie rod ends and assemblies, idler and pitman arms and bushings.

TRW utilizes the latest technologies and OE manufacturing standards in order to offer a chassis program of excellent quality to the aftermarket.  The program has some key differentiators including low friction plastic seat technology and inclusion of all installation hardware and fitting instructions in the box, saving the technician time and avoiding fitment issues. Supporting sales and marketing materials are also available along with full technical support. 

 “By bringing on board a premium chassis line from one of the premier tier one suppliers, we believe it will fulfill a needed market segment that is currently neglected in the aftermarket, ” said Mario Recchia, WORLDPAC’s SVP of Marketing.  “TRW has an unrivalled global presence and OE pedigree and this program offers our customers who demand superior quality from recognized suppliers, the perfect solution.”

TRW’s IAM Director Russ Stebbins commented: “We are pleased that WORLDPAC is taking on the national distribution of TRW’s chassis product program in North America. WORLDPAC is a respected and well-known nation-wide company in the area of distribution and we are confident that this is the right way for our OE quality, premium program to enter the market and to grow organically within it.  We share a passion for quality and efficiency, are both committed to offering the highest caliber of customer service and believe that this venture will prove to be extremely successful.”   

WORLDPAC, Inc. imports and distributes over 110,000 OE and high quality OE replacement parts to the independent import & domestic service center from over 100 branch locations in the U.S.A., Canada and Puerto Rico.  WORLDPAC has over 40 years of experience supplying the wholesale aftermarket with the ‘right parts at the right time’ through its leading e-catalogs, speedDIAL and the WORLDPAC app featuring  speedDIAL Express  which is optimized for tablets, and offers the highest quality products from leading global manufacturing companies.

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For more information about TRW, please visit: www.trwaftermarket.com


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