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Point S eyes expansion following investment
May 10, 2022 by Adam Malik

Backed by new investment funding, the parent company of Point S is now looking at a nationwide expansion of the banner. Unimax — a Canadian tire wholesaler, distributor and franchisor of well-known banners, such as Point S Canada — has

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3M acquires LeanTec technology
May 2, 2022 by Adam Malik

3M announced the acquisition of the technology assets of LeanTec, a provider of digital inventory management solutions for the automotive aftermarket in the United States and Canada. In an announcement, 3M noted the deal shows the company’s commitment to its

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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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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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Catalys makes another acquisition
February 28, 2022 by Adam Malik

A Canadian lubricant distributor has made its third acquisition in six months. Catalys Lubricants announced the acquisition of Nemco Lubricants & Chemicals last week. Nemco is a Winnipeg-based manufacturer of lubricants and automotive fluids. The move, Catalys said in an

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Advantage Parts expands to Oklahoma
February 7, 2022 by Adam Malik

B.C.-based Advantage Parts Solutions recently announced its expansion into Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This is the 45th U.S. market the company has moved into. “The addition of Oklahoma City’s OEM parts ecosystem is rewarding as the North American team worked diligently

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BBB makes another acquisition
January 31, 2022 by Adam Malik

Months after a flurry of activity, BBB Industries announced it is expanding further into Europe with its latest deal. The company acquired MAPCO Autotechnik in Germany. It’s the fifth company BBB has acquired since 2019. And the latest announcement comes

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The Mufflerman grows its presence
January 6, 2022 by Adam Malik

The Mufflerman is expanding its presence in Ontario after making an acquisition. The company has purchased Superior Tire & Auto. The move will nearly double the number of stores for The Mufflerman, taking it from 12 stores to 22. Argyle

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Lordco continues Alberta expansion
January 4, 2022 by Adam Malik

Lordco Auto Parts has opened another store in Alberta. The latest location is in Southwest Edmonton at 4122 Calgary Trail. That gives the Maple Ridge, B.C.-based aftermarket auto parts retailer and distributor four stores in the province. The first opened

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Fleetright expands retail locations
December 3, 2021 by Adam Malik

Navistar announced that its all-makes and models aftermarket truck and bus parts brand Fleetrite truck parts has opened in five new locations, including one in Ontario. The locations are being opened through the International and IC Bus dealer network. The

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Vast-Auto acquires CAPS
November 26, 2021 by Adam Malik

Canadian Auto Parts Suppliers (CAPS) is being acquired by Vast-Auto Distribution. CAPS has served the Ottawa community as an auto parts wholesaler and retailer for the last 22 years. It was founded by Charles “Chuck” Berthiaume. The deal is expected