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Brian Fulton, former president, Mercedes-Benz Canada, has joined Zanchin Automotive Group
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Former Mercedes exec joins Zanchin
October 16, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Mercedes-Benz Newmarket has now officially joined the expanding dealership family of Zanchin Automotive Group. Under its new ownership, the dealership will be led by former president of Mercedes-Benz Canada, Brian Fulton. Fulton, who will be Managing Partner of the dealership,

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ACDelco launches two-month brake promotion
October 15, 2020 by Allan Janssen

ACDelco’s Fall Brakeathon promotion is now underway. The promotion, which focuses on ACDelco Professional, Advantage and Genuine GM brake parts, is open to all Canadian repair facilities. By registering and participating, qualifying Canadian repair facilities can earn ACDelco vintage branded

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Bosch strikes deal with Broadly for customer communications
October 13, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Bosch and Broadly have entered into a strategic go-to-market collaboration, uniting Bosch vehicle service with Broadly’s reputation management and customer communications tools. Through the collaboration, U.S. Bosch Car Service shops will now have access to the Broadly platform — which

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BorgWarner completes acquisition of Delphi Technologies
October 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

BorgWarner Inc. has completed its acquisition of Delphi Technologies – a move that is expected to strengthen BorgWarner’s electronics and power electronics products, capabilities, and scale. The announcement follows approval by Delphi Technologies’ shareholders, receipt of required regulatory approvals, the

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Auto Value sweeps Auto Care Association’s ACE Awards
October 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto Value companies were named the 2020 winners in all three categories of the U.S.-based Auto Care Association’s Career and Education (ACE) award. During the association’s virtual Fall Leadership Days, Auto Value was recognized with the award for large businesses.

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‘Sharp and accelerated improvement’ for Canadian manufacturing: survey
October 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

September data signalled a sharp and accelerated improvement in overall operating conditions across the Canadian manufacturing sector. A robust rise in new work helped to boost output levels further and stimulate job creation. As a result, panel members reported a

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Clear signs of recovery: Uni-Select business update
September 30, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select Inc. says key metrics in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. are showing clear signs of recovery after a difficult second quarter this year. The company’s latest business update, covering July and August, show traffic levels in Canada are

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Bestbuy wraps up Buy & Sell meetings
September 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Bestbuy Distributors concluded its virtual Buy & Sell meetings yesterday, having arranged some 1,945 one-on-one sessions over the course of the web event. Typically, the Buy & Sell takes place over a three-day period that includes meetings and social networking

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PurePower names new director of R&D
September 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

PurePower Technologies (PPT) has named Jon Huckaby as engineering director of research and development. The maker of diesel fuel injectors and turbochargers said Huckaby will be a key member of the PurePower leadership team, with responsibility for leading OE and remanufacturing

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John Bean app designed to makes wheel balancing easier
September 22, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  John Bean has released a new app to help service technicians identify the best set of tools for their balancers, improve balancing accuracy, ensure rim protection and provide a faster setup. The new John Bean EZ-COLLETS app is free

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Bestbuy’s ‘reimagined’ trade show enters second week
September 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Bestbuy Distributors Limited opened its annual Buy & Sell trade show — in unprecedented virtual form — last week. The buying group hosted one-on-one meetings between Bestbuy shareholders and vendors, September 15-17. The popular feature of the annual show has a

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Castrol launches pails and racks to aid shop inventory management
September 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

As motor oil grades and specifications develop and vehicle technology evolves, auto repair shops must have several different grades of oil on hand where only a couple would have sufficed in the past. With this in mind, and combined with the