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Groupe Touchette grows again in east
June 23, 2017 by Adam Malik

Groupe Touchette has announced the opening of its 30th tire distribution centre in the Atlantic Region, opening up shop in Halifax this time. This new distribution centre, Groupe said in a press release, will serve the Atlantic car dealers and

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B.C. Liberals promise $50 million for electric vehicles
June 22, 2017 by The Canadian Press

British Columbia’s Liberals are promising a $50-million jolt to charge up more electric vehicles across the province. Environment Minister Jordan Sturdy says the Liberals are not letting their minority government status serve as a roadblock to ongoing plans to build

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Most SUVs have unsafe headlights, tests show
June 22, 2017 by Adam Malik

More than half of the midsize SUVs tested by an insurance industry group were found to have unsafe headlights that did not light up the road far enough or caused glare for oncoming drivers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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Takata headed for bankruptcy
June 21, 2017 by Tom Krisher, The Canadian Press

A bankruptcy filing by Japanese air bag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its exploding air bag inflators, according to outside legal experts and lawyers suing

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Canadian post-secondary institutions get support from Denso
June 20, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Conestoga College, in Kitchener, Ont., and the University of Guelph are among 22 institutions across North America that will receive grants from the Denso North America Foundation (DNAF). The foundation funds programs that providing hands-on learning opportunities in a variety of

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ZF, Hella, team up for strategic partnership
June 20, 2017 by Adam Malik

ZF and Hella have announced a strategic partnership in which both automotive suppliers co-operate on sensor technology, imaging and radar systems. In press release, ZF said it would strengthen its portfolio as a systems supplier of both modern assistance systems

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New Raybestos commercial vehicle catalog
June 19, 2017 by Adam Malik

Raybestos has announced its new Commercial Vehicle Application Catalog and Specification Guide (BPI-CV17) is now available. Raybestos’ commercial vehicle product line consists of specialty friction, including Raybestos Truck and Medium Duty and School Bus friction, premium rotors, friction-ready calipers, hydraulics,

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AP Emissions, Centric Parts combine, form APC Automotive Technologies
June 16, 2017 by Adam Malik

AP Emissions Technologies Centric Parts have come together to form APC Automotive Technologies. APC offers full line exhaust, friction and brakes, and chassis to traditional warehouse distributors, feeders, retailers, performance, and specialty channels. Hugh Charvat will lead the combined business

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MAS Industries expands U.S. presence with new warehouse
June 16, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Located in the central region of the U.S., MAS says the new facility will allow it to reduce lead times and support its rapid and extensive growth.

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CANUSA wins Federated award
June 16, 2017 by Adam Malik

London Ont.’s CANUSA was one of three award winners recently honoured by Federated Auto Parts. CANUSE was selected as the Federated Co-Man Member of the Year. Luke Ramsay and John Jones accepted the award, given to a member that has

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THE NEW MOBILITY: Dieselgate & the aftermarket
June 15, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Automotive consultant James Carter examines the motivation and price of scandal in the emissions game.

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ACC names leadership roster for 2017-2018
June 15, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Jacki Lutz assumes vice president role for Automotive Communications Council.