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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

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Fleet Management Systems Partnership Formed
November 16, 2001 by Auto Service World

AirIQ/eDispatch, a leader in mobile resource management, and Maddocks Systems Inc., a leading supplier of enterprise-wide trucking software, today announced a partnership that will assist commercial transport companies to more effectively manage their vehicle fleets. Under the agreement, the two

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Catalytic Converter Technology Inventors Honored
November 16, 2001 by Auto Service World

John J. Mooney and Carl D. Keith, have been awarded the Walter Ahlstrom Foundation’s Walter Ahlstrom Prize 2001 in Finland today for their work in inventing and commercializing the three-way-catalytic converter to reduce exhaust gas pollution.The prize is awarded in

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Better Economic Times Nearby, Automotive Forum Told
November 14, 2001 by Auto Service World

Economist Michael Graham , in his third consecutive appearance at the Automotive Industries Association Annual Aftermarket Forum says that positive economic signs are coming, with an economic upturn next year or 2003."If the economy is going o turn sometime next

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Bosch Heavy-Duty Alternator Boosts Power, Reduces Fuel Costs
November 12, 2001 by Auto Service World

Robert Bosch Corporation’s has introduced an alternator for heavy-duty trucks that is more powerful and more efficient that previous models.The LI-L alternator, specially designed for Class 3-8 heavy-duty trucks, significantly impacts the trucking industry by increasing output nearly 40% while

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Hastings Expands Canadian ACL Representation to U.S. and Mexico
November 9, 2001 by Auto Service World

Hastings Manufacturing Company has announced it has signed an agreement to become the exclusive marketer and distributor of ACL engine components in United States and Mexico. The Hastings, Michigan-based piston ring and engine-parts specialist said the agreement with Melbourne, Australia-based

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United Automotive Distributors Closes Doors After Sell-Off
November 8, 2001 by Auto Service World

United Automotive Distributors Ltd. is closing its doors after being a major influence on the automotive aftermarket in Vancouver and other parts of British Columbia for 32 years.Doug Reid who heads up the company told Jobber News that the company