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Don Bigler named Chairman Emeritus of BBB Industries
December 19, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Don Bigler will serve as advisor to BBB Industries CEO Duncan Gilles. He was named Chairman Emeritus, recognizing his three decades of service to BBB. As one of BBB’s three founders, under Bigler’s leadership, the company grew from a small,

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Dayco earns awards at AAIW
December 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Dayco won a pair of industry awards during Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW) held in Las Vegas last month. The company won the Best Electronic Media award for its new catalogue app at the 2019 Import Vehicle Community Product and

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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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APD Training Division caps off a record year
December 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Automotive Parts Distributors ( APD ) reports that over 753 students participated in its training classes, offered in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Lloydminster over the calendar year. These technical class numbers don’t include the online courses offered through APD’s programs.

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MEMA congratulates signatories to new USMCA deal
December 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) has congratulated signatories to an updated North American trade deal. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was formally announced by Canadian trade representative Chrystia Freelanda, and her American and Mexican counterparts in Mexico City. It replaces

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Alliance names BBB Industries Channel Partner of the Year
December 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. honoured BBB Industries as the 2019 Channel Partner of the Year. The announcement was made during the Alliance’s channel partner awards banquet on Tuesday in Aventura, Fla. “This recognition is the culmination of a

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The Alliance wraps up Winter Shareholder meetings
December 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance is wrapping up its annual Winter Shareholder Meeting today at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry in Aventura, Fla. Nearly 150 Auto Value shareholders and more than 250 valued channel partners attended the event, which included

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Brake Parts Inc. names new chief legal officer
December 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Jeff Wawrzyniak has joined Brake Parts Inc as chief legal officer. Wawrzyniak is no stranger to the aftermarket. Prior to joining BPI, he served as chief legal, compliance and human resources officer, corporate secretary for Cardone Industries, Inc. He also

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Lordco establishes foothold in Alberta
December 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

After 45 years operating only in British Columbia, Lordco Parts Ltd. expands into Alberta, with plans for further expansion.

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Hunter earns its 300th patent
December 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Hunter Engineering was recently granted its 300th US patent. Hunter is the first company in the undercar equipment industry to reach this milestone. Hunter has a team of 75+ mechanical, electrical and software engineers who are responsible for the exclusive

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Three Canadians among Akebono’s AAPEX guessing game
December 9, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Akebono put visitors to the annual Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo to the test last month. As part of the company’s “The Hardware You Need, with the Brakes You Trust” theme, visitors to their booth were invited to guess the total

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Product Focus: What’s new in Brakes
December 9, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  Late-model brakes Bosch has introduced new aftermarket automotive parts for more than 4.5 million vehicles in operation in North America. The new replacement brake pads, engine management parts and spark plugs offer coverage for select BMW, Fiat, Ford and