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Navistar expands retail footprint
April 18, 2022 by Adam Malik

Five Canadian locations are part of an expansion from Navistar’s all-makes and models aftermarket truck and bus parts brand, Fleetrite. It is expanding its retail footprint to 31 locations through partnerships with Navistar’s International truck and IC Bus dealer networks.

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BBB expands again in Europe
April 6, 2022 by Adam Malik

BBB Industries has acquired Budweg Caliper A/S, a supplier of remanufactured brake calipers. The deal includes all of the Budweg business. It gives BBB its first sustainable manufacturing facility in Europe. The acquisition is the sixth for the company in

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New promotion from BCA
April 6, 2022 by Adam Malik

BCA Bearings is launching 2022 Summer Nights promotion. Its parent company, NTN, made the announcement. During the promotion, BCA’s warehouse distributor customers can earn BCA-branded, premium merchandise with orders of BCA wheel hub assemblies, bearings and seals. The promotion runs

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ASW Conversations: What’s on the mind of Fountain Tire’s next CEO
April 5, 2022 by Adam Malik

Auto Service World – ASW Conversations: What’s on the mind of Fountain Tire’s next CEO The incoming chief executive officer of Fountain Tire isn’t planning any big changes to the way the company is operating. Jason Herle, who will move

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JNPSoft, Opticat unify branding
April 4, 2022 by Adam Malik

OptiCat and JNPSoft announced the launch of a new unified branding strategy in concert with the broader TecAlliance Group. Each company will retain their unique offerings and positioning. But they will also unify their go-to-market approach, said their announcement. Both

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Why you should expect more M&A activity
April 1, 2022 by Adam Malik

There’s plenty of money on the sidelines and everyone from banks to private equity firms don’t want to sit on it. So some of that money could be used to fund acquisitions, suggested an expert. Furthermore, interest rates are low

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Rogers, Sheridan College partnering on autonomous
April 1, 2022 by Adam Malik

Sheridan College and Rogers Communications will partner for the next two years on 5G autonomous vehicle research and development. The program will run through the GTA-area school’s Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI). Rogers and Sheridan study the potential of integrating

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Plews & Edelman acquires Blissfield
March 21, 2022 by Adam Malik

Plews & Edelmann completed its purchase of Blissfield Manufacturing, a third-generation Tier 1 manufacturer of refrigeration products and condensers. Plews, which manufacturers power steering components, hoses, automotive fittings and turbo oil lines, also acquired Blissfield’s technology, designs and manufacturing equipment.

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Schaeffler breaks ground on new facility
March 21, 2022 by Adam Malik

Schaeffler has announced plans to relocate and expand its automotive aftermarket operations. It recently began groundbreaking for a new 250,000 square-foot facility in Strongsville, Ohio, about five miles from its current building in Valley City. The company expects its new

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Fountain Tire announces new CEO
March 10, 2022 by Adam Malik

Jason Herle will take over as the chief executive officer of Fountain Tire. The move is effective May 2022. It was announced during the company’s annual Store Owners Convention in B.C. this past weekend. He will take over from current

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B.C. port looks to expand
March 2, 2022 by Adam Malik

Amid supply chain challenges, a port in British Columbia is looking to expand and potentially double its capacity. DP World, a logistics supply chain solutions provider announced that it would be working with the Prince Rupert Port Authority to assess

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New folding rulers from Mueller-Kueps
February 28, 2022 by Adam Malik

New colourful and bright Neon Folding Rulers have been introduced by Mueller-Kueps. The rules feature universal use with metric and imperial measurements. They are double-sided with one side going to 2 m and the other side going to 6.5 ft.