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Spectra Premium Concludes the Acquisition of Trimag
August 4, 2004 by Auto Service World

Spectra Premium Industries, a North American manufacturer of automobile, light-truck and heavy-duty truck aftermarket parts, has announced the conclusion of the acquisition of 90% of interest in Trimag, L.P.,(“Trimag”) under the conditions expressed in the press release of July 7.

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Visteon Joins Autosar Alliance
August 3, 2004 by Auto Service World

Visteon Corporation has become the latest premium member of the Autosar partnership (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) – the co-operative alliance set up by vehicle manufacturers and suppliers to develop and establish an open industry standard for automotive electronic and electrical

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SmarTire Announces Battery-less Tire Pressure Monitoring Technology
July 29, 2004 by Auto Service World

SmarTire Systems Inc. announced today that it has successfully completed the initial test phase of a new battery-less tire pressure and temperature monitoring system. With the automotive industry in search of a tire monitoring technology that does not rely on

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Koito and Denso Develop World’s First Mercury-Free High-Intensity Discharge Headlamp System
July 29, 2004 by Auto Service World

KOITO Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and DENSO Corporation have developed, along with Toyota Motor Corporation and RoyalPhilips Electronics, the world’s first mercury-free high intensity discharge (HID) headlamp system. This system completely eliminates mercury from discharge lamps (bulbs). The HID headlamp system

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Court Paves Way for Federal-Mogul Reorganization
July 29, 2004 by Auto Service World

Auto parts maker Federal-Mogul Corp. reports that a Delaware bankruptcy court has approved the disclosure statement for its amended reorganization plan, paving the way for a vote by creditors and asbestos claimants. Federal-Mogul of Southfield, Mich., filed for Chapter 11

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Car Rental Company Grows to 75 Locations From Coast to Coast
July 28, 2004 by Auto Service World

An almost unknown entity in the Canadian market just 18 months ago, Dollar Rent A Car now boasts 75 locations across Canada, with coverage in all 10 provinces, every major city and every major airport.According to the company, Canadians, many

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Falken Tire Reports Strong Sales Increase in Canada, Credits Distribution
July 28, 2004 by Auto Service World

Falken Tire reports strong increases as a result of its relationship with distributor Hercules Tire Canada. "In 2001, we started looking for distributors in Canada and, after going through a very selective process, we chose Hercules Tire Canada to do

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Supply Chain Technology Challenge Kicks off eForum
July 28, 2004 by Auto Service World

Next week’s Aftermarket eForum in Chicago, Ill., will kick off with talk of how mountain climbers can teach the aftermarket a thing or two about building a supply chain technology that works. According to Terry Ross, vice president of product

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Autotecnica Announces Licensing Agreements With Valvoline And Rawlings
July 28, 2004 by Auto Service World

Autotecnica, a leader in performance and styling products, is pleased to announce it’s newest licensing agreements with Valvoline/Valvoline Racing Products and Rawlings Sporting Goods. "We are very excited with the potential of these programs, as they will provide us the

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SPX Service Solutions Acquires Actron Manufacturing
July 27, 2004 by Auto Service World

SPX Service Solutions today announced that it has acquired the assets of Actron Manufacturing Company of Cleveland, Ohio. Actron produces automotive test equipment and instrumentation under the Actron, KAL-EQUIP, Faze and Sunpro brand names.David Kowalski, President of SPX Service Solutions

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Hot Oil Treatment Has Honda Hopping
July 27, 2004 by Auto Service World

In the wake of a spate of vehicle fires, a class action suit has been filed in Los Angeles on behalf of Honda CR-V owners.According to published reports in The Washington Post, at least 27 2003 and 2004 Honda CR-V

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Delco Remy International Changes Name
July 26, 2004 by Auto Service World

Starter and alternator maker Delco Remy International, Inc. will change its name to Remy International, Inc.The change takes effect August 1, 2004, marking the tenth anniversary as a separate company from General Motors Corporation.The company will continue to market certain