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AutoInc. announces website contest winners for 2016
November 8, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Automotive Service Association (ASA) and AutoInc. magazine have announced the results of the annual “Top 10 Websites Contest”. Since its inception, AutoInc.’s Top 10 contest has worked as a guide to help member-shop owners create a site that proactively promotes

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Monroe simulator shows customers the importance of new shocks and struts
November 8, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Monroe has introduced its new “Feel the Difference” shock simulator, designed to show consumers the benefits of replacing their shocks and struts. The simulator – offered in a space-saving design that can fit on a repair shop service desk – is available

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Mercedes-Benz Canada appoints four seasoned employees to key positions
November 7, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Long-time employees of Mercedes-Benz Canada, Billy Rodrigues and Graham MacNab, as well as Christopher Goczan and David Sherrard, will exchange positions and responsibilities effective January 1, 2016. Billy Rodrigues joined Mercedes-Benz Canada in March 2009 as the central region manager.

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Torque Capital, Investor Group acquires Remy, Inc.
November 3, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Torque Capital’s investor group has completed the purchase of Remy, Inc. from BorgWarner Inc. The business includes the North American light vehicle rotating electrical remanufacturing business, the North American power steering business (Maval Industries), and the European light and medium

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Zoom.ca innovates the Canadian auto buying experience
October 31, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Zoom.ca has recently launched, offering Canadians the ability to purchase a car entirely online. “After conducting extensive Canadian research on the used car purchasing experience, we learned that 52.4% of consumers wanted to complete their purchase online,” says Dan Allison,

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Thomas Litzinger joins MAS Industries
October 25, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Thomas Litzinger has joined MAS Industries as senior director of business development traditional. An automotive aftermarket veteran, Tom brings with him nearly 24 years with Motown Automotive Distributing as executive director of business development and was a member of their

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Clearpath Robotics Raises $30-million To bring Drones To Factory Floors
October 19, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Clearpath Robotics, a Kitchener-Waterloo-area startup focused on self-driving vehicles for industrial uses, has raised $30-million (U.S.) in new venture capital from iNovia Capital with participation from GE Ventures, Caterpillar Ventures, Eclipse Ventures, RRE Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank. The

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Torque Capital signs definitive agreement to acquire Remy, Inc.
October 12, 2016 by CARS Magazine

An investor group led by Torque Capital Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the North American and European light vehicle aftermarket business of Remy, Inc. (“Remy”) from BorgWarner Inc. The business includes the North American light vehicle rotating

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Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Improvement Program (ASCIP)
October 11, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    The APMA has announced the launch of an exciting new program that will help turn the ignition on new opportunities in the vital automotive sector of the Ontario economy. The Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Improvement Program (ASCIP) will support the

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Vehicle Service Group acquires Italy’s Ravaglioli S.p.A. Group
October 6, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Vehicle Service Group (VSG) has acquired the Ravaglioli S.p.A. Group. The acquisition allows VSG to expand its product portfolio with wheel & tire service and diagnostics equipment. “We are delighted to welcome the Ravaglioli team to VSG. Ravaglioli’s leading products

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7 ways to fill the GAPS in your team
October 3, 2016 by Allan Janssen

Industry watchers have long raised warning flags that the influx of new technicians is insufficient to fill the job vacancies created by those who are retiring. The resultant skills shortage is real… and it’s growing. New estimates suggest the problem

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Robots May Be Future Of Canada’s Auto Industry
September 16, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    A Canadian automotive expert says the future of the industry in Canada may very well lie in robots. Former Toyota Canada boss Ray Tanguay suggests it’s pure economics, saying our competition is no longer Michigan, but the southern