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Autochoice acquired by Uni-Select
November 16, 2018 by Adam Malik

Atlantic Canadian jobber Autochoice Parts & Paints has been acquired by Uni-Select to be part of its growing corporate store network. Autochoice, previously an Auto Parts Plus member under Uni-Select, has 18 branches along the east coast, with headquarters in

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Uni-Select awards top suppliers during Industry Week
November 15, 2018 by Allan Janssen

PPG Canada takes the Diamond Award, as Uni-Select honours vendors who made special contributions in marketing, training and sales.

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Johnson Controls sells battery unit
November 14, 2018 by The Canadian Press

Brookfield Business Partners LP and the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, together with a group of institutional partners, have signed a deal to buy Johnson Controls’ power solutions business for US$13.2 billion. The business produces batteries for automakers

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Lifetime award given to KYB’s McGovern
November 13, 2018 by Adam Malik

KYB’s Mac McGovern was honoured at AAPEX with an award to recognize his contributions to the aftermarket. The Import Vehicle Community Luncheon and Awards Program held during the show in Las Vegas gave McGovern, who had recently retired from the

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ALI elects new chairman
November 13, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Jerome Lentz of Challenger Lifts has been elected chairman of the Automotive Lift Institute. ALI members elected a slate of directors for the 2019 term at the associations’s annual meeting in Las Vegas late last month. Lentz is joined on

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Groupe Touchette acquires Atlas Tire
November 12, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Groupe Touchette Inc., one of Canada’s largest tire distributors, has acquired Atlas Tire Wholesale Inc. The company says the deal constitutes a major step in its plans to expand its Canadian market coverage. Atlas Tire boasts a strong presence in

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Parker Filtration Group names two new directors
November 7, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Andrew Burland has been promoted to director of sales, engine mobile aftermarket filtration for Parker Filtration Group. Burland, who started with Baldwin Filters in 2008, will lead a team of sales professionals focused on the mobile aftermarket space, representing a

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Lubrication Specialties has new marketing coordinator
November 6, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret fuel and oil additives, announces a new addition to the company’s marketing team. Eric Trimble has been hired as the company’s marketing coordinator and will report to Lubrication Specialties director of

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Airtex-ASC hires new quality manager
November 5, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Chad Hawkins has joined Airtex-ASC as quality manager, fuel/continuous improvement. Rick Hindi, global quality director for Airtex-ASC, said Hawkins is a great addition to the team. “Chad has over 20 years of quality systems management experience,” said Hindi. “As a

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Liqui Moly has published a new oil specifications guide
November 1, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Offering clarity in the crowded field of oil specifications, approvals, and brands, Liqui Moly has published an updated oil guide. It can be found at www.liqui-moly.us. “The oil guide is the most popular part of our website,” says Günter Hiermaier, CEO

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GM proposes zero emissions mandate
October 31, 2018 by Adam Malik

General Motors says it will ask the U.S. federal government for one national gas mileage standard, including a requirement that a percentage of auto companies’ sales be zero-emissions vehicles. Mark Reuss, GM’s executive vice-president of product development, said the company

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NGK to publish spark plug interval info online
October 31, 2018 by Allan Janssen

In what is being described as an industry first, NGK Spark Plugs U.S.A. is launching a spark plug service interval resource, including original equipment manufacturer suggested spark plug replacement recommendations in its website parts finder and company provided ACES data