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Dorman to offer free live technical training online
April 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Aware of the impact of the current Covid-19 pandemic on technician training and morale, Dorman says it will offer free, live, online training classes every Wednesday through May. The webinars will start at noon, Eastern time, and the courses

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ZF offers free online education to “heroes of mobility”
April 9, 2020 by Allan Janssen

ZF Aftermarket is thanking North American auto technicians — the “heroes of mobility” — with access to free online education through ZF [pro]Tech Technical Training. Since hands-on classes have had to be stopped, ZF Aftermarket is offering continued education to

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Kukui launches text message program for shops
April 9, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Kukui is offering shops free access to its new text messaging program until June 30. Shops that sign up will be able to use the new Text Connect Platform for free. Designed to help shops employ new ways to stay in

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Motor manuals now available through Matco Tools
April 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Motor Information Systems has struck a deal with Matco to use its fleet of nearly 2,000 tool trucks across North America to deliver its extensive line of manuals and guides. The deal makes manuals, labour time guides, and automotive tools

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Dayco puts plants to work to battle Coronavirus
April 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Automotive belt and hose manufacturer Dayco has put its manufacturing resources to work to help slow the spread of coronavirus. The company has produced a vital component in the conversion of a readily available snorkeling mask, into a life-saving ventilator.

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March drop in Canadian manufacturing rivals the great recession
April 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Manufacturing production in Canada fell in March at its fastest pace in almost 10 years, according to the latest data compiled by IHS Markit. Survey-record declines in output, new orders and employment reflected shrinking customer demand amid the global public

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People & Places: Corporate moves in March 2020
April 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

We recap some of the personnel announcements we heard about this past month.

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Spectra Premium exits U.S. fuel pump, heat transfer market
April 1, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Spectra Premium Industries – under restructuring protection – is getting out of the fuel pump and heat transfer businesses in the U.S. The company announced it is maintaining the sale of all its other product lines in the U.S. market,

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BBB Industries and Hahn Automotive win Channel Excellence Award
March 31, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A recent collaboration between BBB Industries and Hahn Automotive has won the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association’s second annual Channel Excellence Award. The companies worked together to create enhanced inventory modeling and optimization tools to facilitate the availability of the right

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GM wins IHS Markit loyalty award
March 31, 2020 by Allan Janssen

General Motors Corporation has retained its position as leader in automotive manufacturer loyalty, as measured by IHS Markit’s annual Automotive Loyalty Awards program. The program, now in its 24th year, recognizes OEMs and brands for their leadership in customer retention. Winners were

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Shad’s R&R won’t go ahead in June
March 31, 2020 by Allan Janssen

For the first time in 46 years, Shad’s R&R has been cancelled. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the aftermarket golf fundraiser for muscular dystrophy research will not be held as planned on June 11. Board members for the annual

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What working from home looks like, Alliance-style
March 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

    The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance – known simply as the Alliance – is showing the world what “working from home” really means. The company says it has committed to being a resource to its shareholders during the Covid-19