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Tirecraft Ontario launches AI platform
May 15, 2023 by Adam Malik

A new artificial intelligence emergency roadside assistance platform has been released by Tirecraft Ontario. The company announced it will enhance its fleet roadside assistance program and provide faster and more efficient service to fleet customers. The commercial program, the company

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Alltech Automotive opens new DC
April 10, 2023 by Adam Malik

Alltech Automotive has moved to a new 100,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility. The new headquarters and distribution centre in Mundelein, Illinois has fully racked six stories of warehouse capacity with more than 6,200 bays. It can hold 12,400 pallets and over 310

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Couche-Tarde acquires some TotalEnergies gas stations
March 17, 2023 by Adam Malik

Canadian convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard is buying some European gas stations belonging to TotalEnergies in a multi-billion dollar deal. Valued at €3.1 billion (CAN$4.5 billion), Couche-Tard said it plans to turn the stations into food and services hubs. The

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In Motion Brands, CrashBay set up partnership
February 9, 2023 by Adam Malik

In Motion Brands announced a strategic partnership with CrashBay.com. The company will deliver a state-of-the-art digital showroom for both tire and wheel e-commerce, along with a national service network of automotive service providers facilitating the procurement and installation of tire

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Ideal Supply expands with another acquisition
November 21, 2022 by Adam Malik

Wyebridge Machine Limited, run by the MacLennan family in Midland, Ontario, has sold its NAPA franchise to Ideal Supply. The deal closed on Nov. 4. Ideal Supply announced the acquisition on Nov. 18. Ideal is NAPA’s largest network of franchise

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Why consolidation won’t slow down
August 24, 2022 by Adam Malik

Money and reduced physical barriers are the combinations that will see continued merger and acquisition activity, according to a long-time automotive aftermarket leader. The number of independent suppliers has dwindled in recent years with many brands now falling under one

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KW Automotive expands Germany HQ
August 19, 2022 by Adam Malik

The first stages of construction and groundwork operations for KW automotive’s headquarters in Fichtenberg, Germany, is underway. Excavation is underway with the structure ready to be built starting in September. The new building is set to open by the end

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Lordco opens new superstore
August 5, 2022 by Adam Malik

B.C.-based Lordco Auto Parts unveiled its new superstore, the first in the Okanagan. The 30,000 sq. ft. superstore in Kelowna was celebrated with a grand opening for the public, complete with a barbecue, a walk-through of a Milwaukee Tool van

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Maslack Supply to be acquired
July 29, 2022 by Adam Malik

Uni-Select is acquiring a major aftermarket player in northern Ontario. The Boucherville, Quebec-based company announced this week that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Maslack Supply Limited, plus its related real properties. Maslack, the Jobber of the

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PartSource opens first B.C. store
July 15, 2022 by Adam Malik

The opening of the Pitt Meadows PartSource marks the first wholesale auto parts store in British Columbia. The company marked the grand opening on June 15 at its location at 19055 Airport Way in Pitt Meadows, B.C., less than 40

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Mister Transmission opens new Halifax location
June 28, 2022 by Adam Malik

Mister Transmission celebrated the grand opening of a new building for its Halifax location. Held on June 11, the company opened the door to a brand new store at 1109 St. Margarets Bay Road in Beechville. The previous location was

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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