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PCL USA launches new electronic tire inflator
October 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  PCL USA has launched the new Accura MK4 Digital Tire Inflator Gauge, designed for indoor and outdoor applications for the North American market. Joining PCL’s lineup of MK4 products, the Accura MK4 is an upgraded version of the company’s

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Pennzoil says three Platinum oils ready for GF-6
October 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Pennzoil says it has completed the relevant testing protocols for the new ILSAC GF-6 oil standard. The company anticipates three of its Platinum oil products, in a wide range of viscosities, will meet the standard, which is set to launch

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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

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Spectra Premium improves data coverage for Mexican market
October 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Spectra Premium, a privately held manufacturer of automotive parts based in Boucherville, Que., has made an investment in improved radiator coverage for the Mexican market. The Canadian company says it has invested to improve its data coverage for the Mexican

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Bosch, Castrol team up on shop program in U.S. and China
October 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The automotive aftermarket division of Robert Bosch GmbH and Castrol have announced a partnership to open 25 co-branded repair shops in the U.S., and another 25 in China. The pilot phase started in Orlando, Fla., and Suzhou, China this month.

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NGK launches ‘Bundle Up’ promotion
October 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

NGK has launched its fall promotion for jobbers and counterpeople. The national promotion runs until the end of November. This year’s theme is “Bundle Up” and features 310 prizes to be drawn. All jobbers need to do is sell NGK/NTK

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Shell video puts oil to the test
October 9, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The second episode in Shell Rotella’s Gas Truck Torture Test series has been uploaded to the Fast Lane Truck channel on YouTube. The new video is set in the intense, blistering heat of the Moab Desert where the 2019 Ram

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Cloyes to present during PERA webinar
October 9, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Senior members of the Cloyes technical team will present a primer on timing drive systems during an Oct. 16 webinar hosted by the Production Engine Remanufacturers Association. Cloyes vice president of engineering Jason Thompson and Cloye’s technical support manager Cody

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Continental acquires CRP’s belt business
October 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Continental has acquired the assets and business of CRP Industries’ Continental-related belt and belt kits program. As a result, the technology company has brought all of its Continental-branded aftermarket belt products under its North American business. The acquisition specifically comprises

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Canadian manufucturing shows ‘signs of positivity’
October 7, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  There were some signs of positivity in the Canadian manufacturing sector at the end of the third quarter, with output, new orders, and exports all returning to growth in September, according to analysts at IHS Markit. They also pointed

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Brian Maxwell joins LTA Manufacturing
October 7, 2019 by Allan Janssen

LTA Manufacturing has named Brian Maxwell northeast regional sales manager for the company’s ATC Truck Covers, Jason Truck Caps, Ranch Fiberglass, and LoadMaster Cargo Management product lines. He’ll be responsible for business development, market growth, dealer relationships, and strategic initiatives

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Epicor to offer free tech consultations at AAPEX
October 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Epicor’s technology experts are now scheduling appointments with parts suppliers, wholesalers, and service providers at the 2019 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas this fall. The global provider of industry-specific enterprise software says the free consultations are designed