You talked, we listened. In a recent survey, over 20% of you mentioned you use Google+ so we’re here to bring you a list of contenders—automotive professionals you should circle and follow on Google’s favorite social media platform.
We've divided them into 3 categories:
1. “Members of The Press” are automotive industry magazines who are sharing great things.
2. “Automotive Manufacturers,” which are exactly what you’d expect—the top 5 car companies themselves, as ranked by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers.
3. “Suppliers” are manufacturing companies servicing the auto industry we thought you should be aware of.
With the exception of the car manufacturers, which are arranged according to their ranking, the companies below are in no particular order.
Not on Google+? This is a great list to get you started.
Automotive Members of the Press
Automotive News Automotive News sees itself as the primary source for all the news happening among automotive retailers, suppliers and manufacturers. Automotive News is a regular publisher to G+ and consistently shares new information of interest to automotive professionals.
Automobile Magazine Automobile covers automobiles, automotive culture, design, and the personalities that shape the industry. It’s focus is less on technical car minutiae and more on subjective experiential reports of the vehicles in a real-world environment. If you like to see pictures of the latest car designs and want the news automotive professionals are talking about, that’s exactly what they share on G+.
Motor Authority Originally a small enthusiast website focusing on new vehicles and industry news, Motor Authority today has grown into a luxury and performance automotive destination online, focusing on the latest news for the finest vehicles on the market today. Their G+ page is full of the kind of motor vehicle related content that gets people talking—like coverage of the Corvette Museum’s sinkhole.
Fender Bender FenderBender Magazine writes for collision repair shop owners and operators, examining in-depth real world struggles, successes and solutions from the industry to provide readers and users with inspiration, tools and motivation to help them succeed in the collision repair industry. Their G+ page covers everything from Understanding types of repair information from OEMs to how Amazon is impacting the industry.
Assembly Magazine ASSEMBLY magazine is written for engineers and managers responsible for manufacturing and designing cars, computers, catheters, coffeemakers and everything in between. Technically speaking, they aren’t just automobiles, but their content is good enough to get ‘em in.
These companies need no introduction, the top 5 automotive manufacturers (by number of cars produced) according to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers 2013 data.
Ohio Valley Manufacturing is a supplier to manufacturers of automobiles, trucks, and recreational vehicles, among other things. They provide first operation blanking, stampings, transfer and value-added parts as one of the top Tier 2 suppliers in the country.
Alseca Automotive Alseca is a Tier One supplier for the Automotive Industry, offering advanced product development skills and competitive manufacturing infrastructure, with a product portfolio based on plastic injection molded parts and associated assemblies for both interior and exterior vehicle applications.
Kohler Engines KOHLER Engines and Lombardini, their Italian-based partner, create a wide range of gas and diesel engines ranging from 3.8 to 64.4 horsepower that power everything from lawn and garden gear to industrial construction equipment.
Timbren Industries Timbren has been designing and manufacturing premium suspension products since 1965—on G+ they share new stuff about their Suspension Enhancement System products for Trucks, Vans, SUV's or Jeeps; news on SEMA-award-winning Axle-Less Trailer suspension and Silent Ride Trailer suspension; and other relevant news.
JLO Metal Products, Inc. JLO Metal Products, Inc. supplies custom aluminum impact extrusion solutions for Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive suppliers to detail-oriented military contractors. They make every effort to eliminate all non-conformances from our process and to deliver every product order promptly.
While you’re signing up to follow new companies over on Google+ make sure you’ve got us circled—it’s a great way to stay up-to-date with our free training webinars, blog posts, and more.