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Arnott bring in new rear air springs for Audi
April 3, 2019 by Adam Malik

Air suspension supplier Arnott has added new rear air springs for a variety of Audi models. Applications including the Audi A6, A6 Quattro, S6, S7 and RS7 models. The new air springs feature a ContiTech OE-quality air sleeve, CNC machined

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Vast-Auto, L’entrepôt pièces d’autos form joint venture to serve Montreal’s north shore
April 2, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Vast-Auto Distribution, a subsidiary of Groupe Del Vasto, has signed an agreement with L’entrepôt pièces d’autos to form a joint venture partnership on the North Shore of Montreal. The deal, expected to close on May 1, will create a new

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Gilbert family expands and rebrands in B.C.
April 2, 2019 by Adam Malik

British Columbia’s jobber community in the Okanogan Valley looks a little different. The Gilbert family has acquired a pair of locations in the region from West-Can Auto Parts. That takes them to three auto parts stores and two industrial locations.

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New shareholder joins Alliance
April 1, 2019 by Adam Malik

IWI Motor Parts has joined The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance as its newest shareholder. The Iowa-based parts distributor is a second-generation family-owned business that opened in 1962. The company started in a family station wagon that travelled to local gas

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Big turn out for Alain Cote 25th anniversary trade show in Quebec City
March 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

About 1,300 customers were expected at the 25th anniversary trade show of Pieces D’Auto Alain Cote Inc. The NAPA affiliate, with four stores (in L’Ancienne-Lerette, Saint-Marc-des-Carrieres, Levis, and Saint-Raymond) pulled all the stops to make for an exciting event. More

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APC makes changes to sales division
March 29, 2019 by Adam Malik

A number of changes have been made at APC Automotive Technologies, including in its Canadian market. The changes represent an opportunity to enhance its overall organization and the impact of the company’s national sales force, APC said in an announcement.

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Centric Parts launches promo for techs
March 29, 2019 by Adam Malik

Centric Parts wants technicians to try its premium brake pads for free as part of its latest promotion. Techs can get first-hand experience with Centric’s next generation PQ Pro brake pads starting April 1 when the company’s ‘Experience the Best’

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Lyft enters repair shop business
March 28, 2019 by Adam Malik

The aftermarket is now facing competition from Lyft. The ride-sharing company recently opened its first auto repair shop in San Francisco with plans to expand to major cities across the United States later this year hinted at plans to do

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Brake Parts Inc. names new vice president
March 28, 2019 by Adam Malik

Darwin Moen has been named vice president of sales, OE and OES at Brake Parts Inc. Moen most recently served as vice president of sales for Remy Power Products North America. He was responsible for sales strategy and operations, program

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Finalists named for Channel Excellence Award
March 27, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association will be crowning the first winner of a new award next week. Three finalists have been chosen for the AASA’s Channel Excellence Award, which recognizes collaboration and innovation in the aftermarket. The award, sponsored by

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Using social media to attract talent
March 27, 2019 by Adam Malik

McDonald’s is taking on a new route to attract employees. The aftermarket could take a few notes on drumming up interest among young people. The fast-food restaurant chain is accepting applications via Snapchat during a one-day virtual hiring event on

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NAPA picks Grote as top supplier
March 26, 2019 by Adam Malik

Grote Canada is now a three-time winner of NAPA’s top supplier recognition. UAP announced that Grote was the unanimous pick among NAPA’s regions across the country to win the 2018 Supplier Excellence Award. The supplier of lighting, accessories and innovative