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Uni-Select acquires UK’s The Parts Alliance
June 1, 2017 by Adam Malik

Uni-Select has acquired the second largest independent automotive parts distributor in the United Kingdom in a deal announced on June 1. The US$250 million debt-funded deal gives Uni-Select its first presence in the UK market and is expected to close

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APD to distribute Veedol in prairie provinces
June 1, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Automotive Parts Distributor to distribute Veedol products in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

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Alliance kicks off summer giveaway
May 31, 2017 by Adam Malik

Six professional technicians will win the powersports vehicle of their choice thanks to the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance’s Perfect Stop Powersports Summer Giveaway. Plus, the Alliance is giving away 150 Visa gift cards totalling $25,000. In June and July, technicians

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‘The Group’ hands out awards
May 26, 2017 by Adam Malik

The Automotive Parts Services Group, made up of Federated Auto Parts and the National Pronto Association, recognized suppliers to sales and service excellence in Hawaii recently. Remy Power Products was given with two awards, receiving the “Outstanding Year Over Year

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50 years for Winnipeg’s Autoline
May 23, 2017 by Adam Malik

Autoline Products in Winnipeg is celebrating its 50th anniversary. In the early 1960s, a group of individuals worked the remanufacturing and aftermarket business, said Greg Sulyma, Autoline’s general manager. They “felt there was a demand for an exchange program for

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Ideal Supply welcomes visitors to Barrie
May 2, 2017 by Adam Malik

Ideal Supply held its northern trade show in Barrie, Ont. on April 27. Crowds filled the Barrie Molson Arena to take in the show. The larger space allowed for a larger contingent of vendors as 90 booths were filled, a

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Genuine Parts Company chairman to retire
April 25, 2017 by Adam Malik

Thomas C. Gallagher will exit the Genuine Parts Company after 47 years. The company announced that the executive chairman recently informed the board of directors that he will retire as of June 30. He will continue to serve as non-executive

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NAPA, Genuine Parts found liable in asbestos-related death
April 21, 2017 by Adam Malik

A jury has found NAPA Auto Parts and Genuine Parts Corp. liable in the asbestos-related death of a heavy equipment operator and awarded his survivors $81.5 million. Jerry “Doy” Coogan died in 2015 of complications from mesothelioma, a cancer that

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Crowds pack Pacific Coliseum for Lordco show
April 10, 2017 by Adam Malik

About 16,000 people walked through the doors of the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver last week to take part in the biggest trade show in Canada. The 27th annual show welcomed visitors to more than 275 exhibitors, ranging from automotive to

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Registration opens for AAPEX 2017
April 6, 2017 by Allan Janssen

AAPEX 2017 will take place Tuesday, Oct. 31 through Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

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Gates Canada gets NAPA supplier nod
April 4, 2017 by Adam Malik

Gates Corporation’s Canada division was named the 2016 NAPA Supplier of the Year. The company has supplied NAPA with items like hydraulic products, belts, hose, timing kits, tensioners, water pumps, and NAPA-branded cooling system product lines for 50 years, Gates

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Nominate your Jobber of the Year
March 31, 2017 by Adam Malik

Know an excellent jobber who deserves recognition? Nominate them for the prestigious Jobber of the Year Award. Named after the founders of Jobber News Magazine, E.J. & A.E. Wadham Memorial Award recipients represent a who’s who of the best in