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Merithian Signs National Sales for Eastern Canada
November 27, 2001 by Auto Service World

Merithian Products Corp., makers of shrink fit tubing and other products, has announced that it has appointed National Sales Inc. as its sales agent for Eastern Canada.The announcement, made by Glenn Bragg, national sales manager for Merithian Products Corp., says

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DuPont Launches B2B Portal Strategy
November 26, 2001 by Auto Service World

DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) is launching custom B2B portals for its auto body shop customers and distributors. Using the Bowstreet Business Web Factory and Portal Automator Option, DuPont automates the offering of personalized content, data and services to North America’s

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Quebec Tire Recycler Receives Approval
November 26, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Tirex Corporation announced today its accreditation from the Provincial Government recycling agency, Recyc- Quebec, as an officially authorized tire recycler.The approval results from the receipt of its commercial permits from the Montreal Urban Community and the City of Montreal

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UAP Selects Dana for Brake and Chassis Business
November 22, 2001 by Auto Service World

UAP Inc. has announced that it has awarded its brake and chassis business to Dana Brake and Chassis."We are at a critical time in the Canadian aftermarket, and we are pleased to be able to enter into a relationship with

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European Car Thieves Foiled by Immobilizing Car Alarm
November 22, 2001 by Auto Service World

A car alarm system available in Europe has helped a driver foil would-be car thieves in Warsaw, Poland, and recover his vehicle within three hours.Skamp International Ltd., which is responsible for the sales and distribution of the Skynet/Skamp In-vehicle communications,

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BASF Puts Information on Microsite Resource
November 21, 2001 by Auto Service World

BASF Automotive Refinish’s web offerings now include a microsite with content confined solely to information on the company’s eBusiness Toolbox line of web-based products and services. At the microsite, located at www.basftoolbox.com, users can obtain overviews, animated demonstrations, and in-depth

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ZF Acquisition of Sachs Gets Go Ahead
November 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

The EU Commission has authorized the acquisition of Mannesmann Sachs by ZF Friedrichshafen AG. Sachs will continue as a joint stock company owned by ZF Friedrichshafen AG under the name ZF Sachs AG. ZF plans to take over the four

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Mitchell Enhances On-Line Claims Management
November 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

Mitchell International has unveiled a new, significantly enhanced version of its on-line claims management product, eMitchell.com.eMitchell, which provides leading functionality for online claims management, is Mitchell’s open Internet workspace and marketplace for all constituents in the collision repair and claims

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Aftermarket Warranty Company Reaches Agreement to Cover Claims
November 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

Warrantech Corporation , a provider of service contracts and aftermarket warranties, has entered into a letter of intent to allow it to begin paying claims under service contracts insured by the now-defunct Reliance Insurance Company.The financial arrangement will allow Warrantech

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VW Gets the Bugs Out of its Integrated Global B2B Network
November 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Internet platform started by Volkswagen in the summer of 2000 is up and running. The most important components: Online-Catalogue-Purchasing, Online-Negotiations (auctions), Capacity management (eCap) have been set up for Audi and Volkswagen and have been introduced in the other

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Jiffy Lube Testing On-Site Oil Analysis in U.S.
November 19, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Jiffy Lube fast oil change chain has announced that it has installed its 100th on-site oil analysis system at its U.S. outlets.The MotorCheck system, from Global Technovations, Inc. is being offered primarily in the in San Francisco, Sacramento and

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Canadian Refinish Veteran Named to New Role at PPG
November 16, 2001 by Auto Service World

PPG Industries has announced that Garry A. Goudy, a veteran of the Canadian refinish marketplace, vice president, automotive replacement glass, has been elected vice president, automotive refinish.A native of Meaford, Ontario, Goudy joined subsidiary PPG Canada Inc. in 1970 as