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Continental strengthens North American automotive import channel
May 1, 2020 by Allan Janssen

On the heels of its recent acquisition of CRP Industries’ Continental-related belt and kit program, Continental’s North American automotive aftermarket business has now the capability to provide a full complement of belt, kit and hose products and services to all

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BorgWarner acquisition of Delphi in jeopardy: web report
April 30, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Wards Auto is reporting that the recently announced acquisition of Delphi Technologies by BorgWarner could be in jeopardy. The company’s news site says Delphi’s use of a $500 million line of credit is being interpreted by BorgWarner as a violation of

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Alliance signs Grupo Morsa as Auto Value shareholder
February 19, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Grupo Morsa, an automotive parts distributor based in Sinaloa, Mexico has joined the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance as an Auto Value shareholder. “Grupo Morsa is a fantastic fit for the Alliance,” said John R. Washbish, president and CEO of the

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BorgWarner agrees to purchase Delphi Technologies
January 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

BorgWarner Inc. has entered into an agreement to purchase Delphi Technologies PLC in an all-stock transaction that values Delphi Technologies’ enterprise at about US$3.3 billion. According to a joint press release, the deal creates “a global enterprise focused on innovating

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Mahle officially takes over BHS tomorrow
December 31, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Mahle Aftermarket officially takes over Behr Hella Service (BHS) tomorrow, when all existing BHS activities are transferred to Mahle’s control. The new logistics center in Wrocław, Poland, the future hub for thermal management products for passenger cars, trucks, agricultural vehicles,

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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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J.D. Power to merge with Autodata Solutions
December 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Data analytics and consumer intelligence company J.D. Power has announced it will merge with Autodata Solutions, a provider of data and software solutions for the automotive ecosystem. The merger marks the completion of J.D. Power’s acquisition by private equity firm

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Rislone, Hy-per Lube combine in brand realignment
November 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Two top brands in automotive repair and performance chemicals, Rislone and Hy-per Lube, are coming together to create a new line of premium products focused on high-performance. The new Rislone Hy-per family will include all the current Hy-per Lube motor

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Drew Technologies and Autologic to become Opus IVS
November 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Drew Technologies, Autologic Diagnostics, Farsight, and Bluelink Diagnostic Solutions — all companies within the Intelligent Vehicle Support (IVS) division of Opus Group AB, are unifying and will officially be known as Opus IVS. Bluelink was welcomed into the Opus IVS

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Fiat-Chrysler to join forces with PSA to create 4th largest carmaker
November 1, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group (formerly Peugeot Citroën Moteurs) plan to join forces through a 50-50 share swap to create the world’s fourth-largest automaker. FCA and PSA announced yesterday that they aimed to reach a binding deal to create

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Cloyes’ regains control of Paris, Ark., manufacturing plant
October 23, 2019 by Allan Janssen

After opening its Paris, Ark., manufacturing plant in 1963, Cloyes Gear and Products announced it has successfully regained ownership of the manufacturing operation from American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM). AAM held ownership of the plant following its 2017 acquisition of

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IHS Markit acquires emissions compliance company
October 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Automotive data company IHS Markit has announced the acquisition of Novation Analytics, a specialist provider of software solutions, data analysis, and advisory services to the automotive industry. Novation Analytics focuses on the modelling of vehicle energy efficiency and CO2 emissions