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First Brands acquires Lumileds lamps, accessories
May 22, 2024 by Adam Malik

Citing changing market conditions since the merger of Lumileds and Philips, Lumileds announced it has sold its lamps and accessories division to First Brands Group. The move, Lumileds announced in a press release, allows Lumileds to focus on its core

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Tire shops announce merger
February 13, 2024 by Adam Malik

Atlantic Canada’s Coast Tire & Auto Service and Andy’s Tire Group announced they will merge next month. The joint operation will bring Coast Tire’s 26 commercial and consumer tire and auto retail locations, a commercial retreading plant and wheel refinishing

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AIA Canada partners with job site
January 25, 2024 by Adam Malik

A new partnership aims to boost job opportunities in Canada’s automotive aftermarket. The Automotive Industries Association of Canada announced an exclusive recruitment and human resources services partnership with Auto-jobs.ca. The deal will look to increase accessibility in connecting with qualified

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New partnership to enhance ocean shipping in the aftermarket
January 19, 2024 by Adam Malik

The group representing OE and aftermarket suppliers announced a partnership to enhance purchasing power with ocean shippers. MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association has collaborated with Gemini Shippers Association to provide top-tier international transportation procurement services to the automotive OEM and

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What aftermarket companies could be sold in 2024?
January 12, 2024 by Adam Malik

After a flurry of activity in 2023, what other deals could be in store for 2024 in the Canadian automotive aftermarket? Canada saw a pair of distributor giants announce their sales in 2023 with LKQ’s acquisition of Uni-Select and O’Reilly

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ASW Conversations: Canadian M&A: The Vast-O’Reilly deal and more
January 10, 2024 by Adam Malik

2023 finished off with some major news: O’Reilly Automotive announced it had acquired Groupe Del Vasto, which operates Vast-Auto Distribution. We spoke to a few industry experts about the implications of the deal. One of them was Kumar Saha, a

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Epicor acquires last mile company
November 27, 2023 by Adam Malik

Epico announced it has acquired Elite Extra, a cloud-based last-mile delivery solutions provider. The deal, it said in an announcement, expands its ability to help customers across the make, move and sell industries simplify last-mile logistics and compete in a

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Two coaching groups merge
November 23, 2023 by Adam Malik

The Institute for Automotive Business Excellence announced a merger Herzberg Smith & Co. Michael Herzburg Smith will join, Jimmy Lea as part of the institute leadership’s team as the chief strategy officer. He will spearhead the company’s expansion programs, fostering

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Worldpac, Carquest could be up for sale
November 17, 2023 by Adam Malik

Advance Auto Parts announced it is beginning the process of looking into spinning off its Worldpac division and its Canadian business under the Carquest banner. The announcement came as the company has decided to focus on a “blended box business

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Uni-Select acquires Auto Parts Central
October 6, 2023 by Adam Malik

An award-winning network of central Canadian jobbers plus its supplier parent company have been acquired by Uni-Select. Auto Parts Central and Central Canada Industries, both owned by Wayne Maunula with presence in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, are now part of

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I-CAR boosts Canadian welding training
October 3, 2023 by Adam Malik

I-CAR Canada announced a partnership with the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB Group) to increase welding training opportunities across the country. The partnership will see CWB lend its training facilities in Milton, Ontario, and Nisku, Alberta, as well as instructors nationwide

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TotalEnergies signs distribution deal in Quebec
September 27, 2023 by Adam Malik

TotalEnergies Marketing Canada Inc. inked a commercial partnership with Paquet & Fils for the marketing of its lubricants for the Quebec market. Paquet & Fils specializes in distributing petroleum products and equipment for Quebec. This move will see TotalEnergies consolidate