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Parts maker scraps plans for Mexico plant
February 13, 2017 by Adam Malik

Call it the Trump effect. A Japanese automotive parts maker is saying adios to Mexico thanks to the American president. Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. has ditched its plans for a factory in Mexico for automotive brakes. A company spokesman confirmed to

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AIA offers help with federal substance management program
February 10, 2017 by Adam Malik

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada is offering help to members who need assistance with the federal government’s substances management program. Ottawa is looking over the activity around the management of substances such as asbestos, hydrofluorocarbons, decaBDE, mercury and lead

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Aubé picked to lead Walter Surface Technologies
February 10, 2017 by Adam Malik

Marc-André Aubé has been appointed president and chief operating office of Walter Surface Technologies. He joins the Pointe-Claire, Que. company from GardaWorld Protective Services, where he was the president and chief operating officer. There, Walter said in a press release,

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Paste Auto Parts treats trade show ‘like a clinic’ for customers
February 10, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Biennial event draws about 300 Toronto shop owners and technicians to the Fontana Primavera Event Centre in Woodbridge.

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Permatex appoints new marketing director
February 9, 2017 by Adam Malik

Paco Agrafojo has been named the director of marketing for Permatex, a chemical technology company for auto repair and maintenance. Agrafojo will be responsible for product innovation, engaging customers and offering solutions to drive category growth for Permatex’s retail partners.

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Pentosin shows off latest packaging
February 7, 2017 by Adam Malik

Pentosin Technical Fluids announced new packaging to be featured on its series of products. Pentosin’s anti-freeze, brake fluid, hydraulic fluid, motor oil and transmission fluid product lines will feature the new packaging, created in order “to create line uniformity, facilitate

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Fake parts destroyed as concerns grow
February 7, 2017 by Adam Malik

And you thought handbags and sunglasses were the only knockoffs you might find in your neighbor’s house. Turns out, ball bearings are also quite popular. So popular, in fact, that manufacturer SKF recently destroyed 1 million euros (about CAD$1.4 million)

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Ad campaign nixes celebrities
February 6, 2017 by Adam Malik

Liqui Moly has launched a new ad campaign. But you won’t find celebrities pitching their products. In an announcement, the company said it will use “real workshop guys with real experiences” to tout the Liqui Moly brand. “True people with

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Lordco Opens Parts Inventory Store In Smithers B.C.
January 24, 2017 by Steve Pawlett

    Lordco Parts Ltd., BC’s largest distributor and retailer of automotive parts and accessories, is opening up its newest location in Smithers, British Columbia. Approximately halfway between Prince George and Prince Rupert, Smithers is located in the Regional District

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Truck-Lite offering new lamp
January 19, 2017 by Adam Malik

Heavy-duty lighting and visibility systems company Truck-Lite Co. has added the 44 Series Stop/Turn/Tail & Back-up Combination Lamp to its roster. In a release, the company it said the U.S.-made lamp performs the job of two in just one unit

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Enhanced line from Bendix
January 18, 2017 by Adam Malik

MAT Holdings has launched an enhanced line of Stop By Bendix product line, part of the Bendix brand. The company said in a news release that the enhanced product line “doubles the coverage” of the previous line for all car

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Thousands of jobs at risk if NAFTA killed
January 17, 2017 by Adam Malik

Donald Trump officially begins a new job on Jan. 20. However, tens of thousands of auto industry workers could soon be out of work across North America. The warning from the Michigan-based Center for Automotive Research comes as reports indicate