Powertrain industry profiles 2023 - Transmission Digest

Powertrain industry profiles 2023

The following pages contain powertrain industry profiles, key people and product information from leading companies in the marketplace. These profiles serve as an introduction for companies participating in autumn trade shows.

The companies include: Precision International, Raybestos Powertrain, Sonnax, Superior Transmission, Transtar and Transmission Parts Unlimited.

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(Note that all product and company descriptions are provided by the companies themselves.)

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ZF Aftermarket introduced more than 770 new parts in 2023

ZF Aftermarket reports that it released more than 770 new parts over the course of 2023. According to ZF, those parts include 115 part numbers for ZF transmission products, including nearly 70 SACHS torque converters, and four different formulations of ZF Lifeguard e-Fluid for hybrid engines. A wide variety of other car and truck parts

ZF Aftermarket reports that it released more than 770 new parts over the course of 2023. According to ZF, those parts include 115 part numbers for ZF transmission products, including nearly 70 SACHS torque converters, and four different formulations of ZF Lifeguard e-Fluid for hybrid engines. A wide variety of other car and truck parts including brake pads, shock absorbers, and more, were also among that 770.

Circle D Specialties acquires Reid Racing

Circle D Specialties, a manufacturer of torque converters and driveline components for the automotive aftermarket, has announced the acquisition of Reid Racing, a maker of performance transmission cases and specialty heavy-duty axle components for off-road vehicles. Related Articles – The Alliance promotes JC Washbish to President – Transtar Holding Co. acquires Arch Auto Parts –

The Alliance promotes JC Washbish to President

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc.’s Board of Directors has named JC Washbish as president, effective Jan. 1. As president, Washbish will lead the Alliance headquarters office and its executive staff as well as Alliance shareholder membership moving forward. Related Articles – Nu-Star acquired by Traction Capital – Standard Drivetrain acquires Precision Industries – Transtar announces

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Transtar Holding Co. acquires Arch Auto Parts

Transtar Holding Co. announced it has acquired Arch Auto Parts, which has 21 locations throughout New York City and surrounding areas. Arch will become part of NexaMotion Group (NMG), a family of automotive aftermarket businesses under Transtar Holding Company. Arch was represented by Schwartz Advisors, and the terms were not disclosed. Related Articles – Al La Rocca passes

ADD Group honored with awards from Advance Auto Parts, ACDelco

ADD Group announced that the company has been honored with two industry awards: the Best Marketing Excellence from Advance Auto Parts and the APC Overdrive from ACDelco.  Related Articles – Two industry friends have passed – Precision International founder Dennis Marshall passes – New drivetrain venture, Standard Drivetrain, formed The Best Marketing Excellence highlights the

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Transtar promotes Anna Gluck to Chief Human Resources Officer 

Transtar Holding Co. has announced the promotion of Anna Gluck to the position of Chief Human Resources Officer. Gluck has been with Transtar since 2020, where she led the company’s total rewards program and employee engagement efforts, with a strategic focus on employee training and development programs and attracting and retaining top talent.  Related Articles

Sonnax introduces Smart-Tech clutch kit for GM 4L series

Sonnax has introduced a new Smart-Tech clutch kit for optimizing clutch capacity and guarding against clutch burnup in GM 4L60, 4L60-E, 4L65-E and 4L70-E transmissions. This kit (part no. 77734-01K) includes eight .067-in. BorgWarner high-energy frictions and seven .095-in. Lindered steels recommended for use with Sonnax Smart-Tech input housings. Related Articles – Force Control Industries

Sonnax introduces oversized low reverse/overdrive clutch regulator valve kit

Sonnax has introduced a new oversized low reverse/overdrive (4-5-6) clutch regulator valve kit (part no. 144740-43K) for Ford 6F35 transmissions, generations one, two and three. Related Articles – American Powertrain introduces ProTwin disc clutch for GM, Ford and Mopar – Snap-on debuts new general service tool set  – Gray Tools introduces insulated hex bit socket

Sonnax introduces heavy-duty ‘A’ clutch backing plate

Sonnax has introduced a new heavy duty “A” clutch backing plate (part no. 35577-45) for Chrysler 845RE and 850RE, and ZF 8HP45, 8HP50 and 8HP51 transmissions. Sonnax says that this plate can eliminate the flexing/bowing of the clutch pack that leads to comebacks in these transmissions, and recommends installing them in units that have not