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‘Visualizer’ shows vehicle enhancements before they’re installed
October 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Keystone Automotive Operations has added a custom vehicle “visualizer” into its popular web portal, eKeystone.com Described as “the perfect complimentary sales tool for jobbers, dealerships, and accessory manufacturers,” Interactive Garage allows them to demonstrate to their customers exactly how selected

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Gem-Car opens new headquarters and training centre
October 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Gem-Car has officially opened its new Montreal headquarters and training center. At a gala event last night, attended by industry leaders, suppliers, and Gem-Car customers, company president Mathieu Brunel thanked the industry for its support. “This is all about us

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Continental plant in Quebec earns major certification
October 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Continental’s industrial hose plant in Granby, Que. has received a major sanitary standards certification from the independent U.S. organization 3-A SSI for a selected range of food and beverage hoses. The 3-A SSI is an independent, non-profit organization that leads

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Ontario college unveils program to tackle skills shortage
October 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Sheridan College’s Continuing and Professional Studies division has partnered with power transmission leaders to offer an intensive 16-week, Industrial Distribution Program (IDP) focused on the distribution of bearings, power transmission products, and other industrial parts. The program comprises eight weeks

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Epicor launches mobile eStore for repair shops
October 23, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Epicor has introduced a feature-rich eStore solution that will enable automotive service professionals to use their mobile devices to look up, price, and order parts from the more than 20,000 wholesalers connected to the Epicor Parts Network (EPN). The new,

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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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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