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AIA survey reveals depth of coronavirus impact
May 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The vast majority of aftermarket businesses in Canada have suffered business disruption as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey conducted by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada. Fully 94% of respondents to the survey reported some

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AASA launches new service for laid-off aftermarketers
May 8, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) has introduced a new membership category, designed to aid those who have been laid off during the current pandemic. “The Networking Member category is designed for those in our industry who are transitioning between

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AAPEX to go ahead as planned, organizers say
May 8, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Situation is “still fluid” but organizers remain optimistic that AAPEX will be held Nov. 3-5 as has been planned.

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TIA creates coronavirus resources page 
May 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has added a coronavirus, COVID-19, resources page to the association’s website for use by the automotive aftermarket as it navigates the impact of the health pandemic. “TIA created this resources page in response to the

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AIA elects new chairman in historic on-line vote
April 30, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Susan Hitchon takes the helm of the association’s executive committee during a crisis that has changed the face of retailing and left many businesses on the edge

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ASW Conversations: J.F. Champagne on quantifying Covid-19’s impact
April 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Auto Service World · 006 J.F. Champagne on quantifying the impact of Covid-19   J. F. Champagne, president of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada, needs your help taking the measure of the aftermarket, some six weeks into the

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How is your business changing? AIA seeks industry input
April 27, 2020 by Allan Janssen

How would you describe the current state of your business under the current Covid-19 crisis? Have you laid of some of your staff? Are some working from home? Have you created curbside-solutions that minimize customer contact? The Automotive Industries Association would

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SEMA poll reveals widespread optimism in specialty market
April 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The specialty automotive industry remains largely open for business despite the Covid-19 pandemic, and executives are optimistic about a timely return to normalcy, a new poll shows. Between April 1-7, the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) asked 2,000 industry insiders

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Mick Jordan returns to OAC
April 17, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Mick Jordan, director of international sales and marketing for SA Gear, has rejoined the board of governors of the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC). The council, an arm of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), voted unanimously to welcome Jordan back. He

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ASE to host free technical webinar
April 16, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Ever wondered if the automotive coolant system should be under lock and key? That will be the subject of a free webinar from the U.S.-based National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) tomorrow. Should the Coolant System Be Under Lock

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AIA annual general meeting planned for April 29
April 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

For the first time ever, AIA Canada will hold its annual general meeting online. The AGM was to have been part of the association’s national conference April 28 and 29 in Toronto but the conference was cancelled due to the

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AIA offers details on emergency wage subsidy program
April 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The automotive Industries Association of Canada is still sorting through the newly-released details of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program, but it promises to keep members apprised and help with claims-related questions. In a 40-minute web update yesterday, AIA president