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Ontario announces $40M for Ontario auto sector plan
February 15, 2019 by By Allison Jones, The Canadian Press

Ontario is putting $40 million over three years into a new plan for the auto sector, including funding for innovation and training. The money is part of a 10-year plan for strengthening the auto sector’s competitiveness, which comes as General

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Tenneco spin-off, DRiV Incorporated, to launch later this year
February 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

New aftermarket and ride performance company to be based in Greater Chicago Area.

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Wakefield Canada appoints new territory sales manager in B.C.
February 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Wakefield Canada has appointed Candice Hill as its new territory sales manager for Vancouver Island and the B.C. lower mainland. Candice brings extensive sales and marketing experience to the Wakefield team representing the Castrol line of premium products. She’ll be

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Worldwide online campaign nets 1.6 billion impressions for Liqui Moly
February 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

An ambitious online campaign, in 50 languages and spread in 128 countries, has dramatically increased visibility of oil and additives specialist Liqui Moly. The company set a target of 1.6 billion impressions, but achieved even better numbers in the campaign—the

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Mahle purchases wireless charging technology license
February 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Mahle has set the stage to get into the business of wireless charging for electric vehicles. The company has acquired a license package from WiTricity for its magnetic resonance technology. “This addition to the Mahle portfolio provides us with a

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Fountain Tire to honour community stars
February 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A new partnership between Fountain Tire, the Western Hockey League (WHL) and the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) will honour 60 Canadians for their contributions to their communities. The Fountain Tire 3 Stars program will recognize local ‘stars’ who go above

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Billy Moore joins AirSept as sales engineer
February 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

AirSept has hired aftermarket marketing specialist Billy Moore as its sales engineer. In the newly created position, Moore will report to AirSept executive vice president Greg McGuinness and assist the company in its national sales efforts through distribution channels and

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Schrader celebrates 175th year, sets new focus on future tech
February 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Schrader Performance Sensors, an aftermarket brand of Sensata Technologies, is celebrating 175 years since its founding in 1844 as a maker of rubber valves and fittings. The special occasion – in classic Latin its “dodransbicentennial” year – comes only months

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AIA to host automobile programming event in B.C.
February 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) will host a technician training day in Burnaby, B.C. in March. The event, dubbed “Vehicle Programming Today!” will be a presentation of the association’s new Automotive Service Associate Program (ASAP) which allows service

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Icahn Automotive completes acquisition of RPM Automotive
February 7, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Icahn Automotive Group LLC, which owns and operates auto repair and maintenance providers Pep Boys, AAMCO and Precision Tune Auto Care, has completed its acquisition of RPM Automotive. The deal expands Icahn’s presence in the Southeastern U.S. by 10 locations

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Marx Group hires new account exec, expands its Detroit team
February 7, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Marx Group, a full-service marketing communications agency specializing in automotive aftermarket, trucking, tech and consumer goods, has hired a new account executive, expanding its Detroit-based team. Caitlin Dempsey joins Marx Group after several years at Hirons & Company, an advertising,

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NATA elects new president, reinforces commitment to CASIS
February 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Ronald Tremblay, owner of The Garage in Vancouver, B.C., has been elected the new president of the National Automotive Trades Association (NATA). The association, an umbrella group for aftermarket repair associations in Canada, met in Toronto to elect a leader,