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De-listed: The case for Minimum Advertised Pricing
January 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The aftermarket has abandoned firm price lists. With online sales growing, that decision is proving to be problematic to say the least.

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Lenny Levac named Liqui Moly’s director of sales for Canada
January 22, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Liqui Moly has doubled its staff in the Canadian market. Lenny Levac has been named director of sales, Canada and will oversee the expansion. “We’re setting the stage for continued growth,” said Sebastian Zelger, director Liqui Moly USA. Lenny Levac has been

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GM creates new position to accelerate zero emissions future
January 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

General Motors has appointed Dane Parker as its first ever chief sustainability officer. The new position was created to accelerate company’s plans for a zero emissions future. Parker, currently vice president of sustainable workplaces, expands his current role with the

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National Pronto appoints new director of marketing and communications
January 17, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Kerri Gulick has been promoted to director of marketing and communications for Grapevine, Tex.-based parts distributor National Pronto Association. Gulick began her career with National Pronto in 1999 and has held many roles within the organization during her tenure, including

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Ateq promotes support technician to vehicle testing
January 17, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Ateq TPMS Tools has announced the promotion of Ardit Shameti to technical repairs. Shameti’s new responsibilities will include vehicle testing, tool repairs, TPMS validation, and technical support. Shameti will continue to work closely with the technical support and database team.

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Despite challenges, Liqui Moly reports solid growth in 2019
January 16, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Liqui Moly posted strong growth in Canada and the U.S. in 2019, and record year-end results.  Despite considerable supply chain difficulties, the German oil and additive specialist closed with a record turnover of 569 million euros, an increase of four

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AB Magic obtains the newest NexLink certification
January 16, 2020 by Allan Janssen

 AB Magic, the management software by Laval-Que.-based VL Communications, has just obtained the brand-new NexLink certification. All the features of the WHI catalogue (Nexpart) are now available and integrated into the software. That included Smart Search, A-Z search, Service Trend

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Cloyes achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification
January 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Intensive in-house processes and auditing allows the company to attain this quality-focused status

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MAM reports sales growth due to third-party integrations
January 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

MAM Software says new features to its VAST point-of-sale management system has led to 218 new customers in recent months. The software company, based in Blue Bell, Penn., says continued investment in research and development has brought key developments to

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Manufacturing PMI hit four-month low in December
January 9, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Business optimism in Canada dropped to its weakest level since February 2016, according to the IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI). December 2019 data revealed slower output growth amid falling new orders, a subdued rate of job creation,

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Tariffs have hurt manufacturing: U.S. report
January 9, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The U.S. Federal Reserve has released a study that found the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration in 2018 led to higher prices and fewer manufacturing jobs. The study, written by Aaron Flaaen and Justin Pierce was released in December,

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BPI names new sales director, national / key accounts
January 8, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Brake Parts Inc (BPI) has promoted Paul Oleandi to the position of sales director of national/key accounts. Jake Wegner, vice president of sales for BPI, made the announcement yesterday. “If success can truly be accelerated by positioning and having the