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GM plant to start aftermarket parts production
December 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

GM’s assembly plant in Oshawa, closed down after 65 years of building Chevrolet automobiles, will begin manufacturing parts for discontinued models early in 2020. The stamping operation will begin production in the first quarter of the year, employing about 300

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Fiat-Chrysler and Peugeot sign deal for 50 50 merger
December 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The boards of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Peugeot have signed a binding merger creating the world’s fourth-largest automaker with the scale to confront the challenges of stricter emissions regulations and the transition to new driving technologies. The companies said

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Speedy Auto Service Guelph welcomes new owners
December 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Tom and Sharon Hammond are the new owners of Speedy Auto Service Guelph – a business celebrating its 45th year in operation. A technician for over 14 years, Tom said he’s proud to own such a long-standing, local business. “I

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Start-up aims to change how warranties are sold
November 7, 2019 by Allan Janssen

AutoPair Warranty, an auto warranty start-up with a head office in Toronto, has introduced competitive and simple pricing plans for extended car warranties or used car warranties. The company says all warranty plans will be sold at the dealers’ cost,

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Bosch, Castrol team up on shop program in U.S. and China
October 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The automotive aftermarket division of Robert Bosch GmbH and Castrol have announced a partnership to open 25 co-branded repair shops in the U.S., and another 25 in China. The pilot phase started in Orlando, Fla., and Suzhou, China this month.

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Volvo, Geely intend to merge engine operations
October 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Volvo Cars and Geely intend to merge their existing combustion engine operations into a stand-alone business in order to establish a new global supplier that will seek to develop next generation combustion engines and hybrid powertrains. The proposed new business

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Continental acquires CRP’s belt business
October 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Continental has acquired the assets and business of CRP Industries’ Continental-related belt and belt kits program. As a result, the technology company has brought all of its Continental-branded aftermarket belt products under its North American business. The acquisition specifically comprises

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Mahle to integrate all remaining Behr Hella activities Jan. 1
September 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Following the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Behr Hella Service (BHS) by Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Mahle Aftermarket, all existing activities of BHS will be integrated into Mahle on Jan. 1, 2020. The integration will give Mahle a broad portfolio

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Drew Technologies acquires BlueLink Diagnostic Solutions
August 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Drew Technologies has acquired the Durham, N.C.-based vehicle diagnostics provider BlueLink Diagnostic Solutions. Drew Technologies, Inc., a diagnostics and reprogramming company based in Ann Arbor, Mich., acquired BlueLink’s technology and operating assets for 2.8 Million Swedish Kroner (approximately $384,000 CDN).

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Brampton parts store joins the Vast family
August 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Robin’s Auto Parts in Brampton is the latest Auto Value member in Ontario.

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Daimler backs new at-home maintenance service
August 22, 2019 by Renee Montague

The trend of offering at-home car repair seems to have caught the attention of one of the world’s largest automakers.  Daimler AG is a major investor in a new maintenance service that brings certified technicians to a customer’s door. The

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Power Stop launches Canadian initiative
August 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Power Stop LLC, of Bedford Park Ill., has introduced its products and attributes to the Canadian marketplace. Canadian aftermarket veteran Robert Pitt has entered into an agreement to oversee the Power Stop launch and manage all of the company’s products