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New Volvo XC40 could make EVs more accessible to Canadians
October 21, 2020 by Christine Hogg

With the recent release of Volvo’s first-ever fully-electric vehicle, the Volvo XC40 Recharge, Canadians could soon have a wider range of electric vehicle charging stations across the country. One of the greatest barriers to consumer EV adoption remains range anxiety;

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Epicor offering free consultations with new initiative
October 21, 2020 by Christine Hogg

There’s a new tech-focused solution for aftermarket parts and service businesses looking to increase their revenue in a post-pandemic world. Free of charge, Epicor Software Corporation’s “Epic Results” initiative aims to promote business growth by providing “Profit Clinic” consultations. The

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Arnott expands product line with purchase of AccuAir
October 21, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Arnott, which specializes in the production of air suspension products for passenger vehicles – has purchased the assets of the former AccuAir Control Systems suspension company. This purchase enables Arnott to expand its air suspension products within the performance and

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ATEQ TPMS Tools expands European division
October 21, 2020 by Christine Hogg

ATEQ TPMS Tools, LC,  leader of TPMS Tool solutions for the OE, Industrial and Aftermarket industries, announced the appointment of  Matthias Froehlich to the European TPMS team. Froehlich’s  new responsibilities will include managing sales, accounts,  maintaining the European market, training

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Liqui Moly USA/Canada expands team
October 21, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Liqui Moly USA/Canada has strategically hired multiple new employees to grow its team in order to offset the impacts of COVID-19. “In difficult times, we need not less but more people to help our customers,” said Sebastian Zelger, CEO Liqui

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Dayco adds extended warranty to new timing belt
October 20, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Dayco’s Aftermarket Division is launching a comprehensive new Timing Belt Kit with Water Pump program that includes an industry leading 125,000 mile warranty. As of Oct. 15, when a technician or a DIYer purchases a Dayco Water Pump or Dayco

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New editor announced for Jobber News, CARS magazine
October 20, 2020 by Christine Hogg

CARS magazine and Jobber News, the leading publications serving Canada’s automotive aftermarket, has appointed a new editor. Effective immediately, Christine Hogg will be responsible for setting the editorial direction for Turnkey Media Solutions’ flagship magazines, taking over for Allan Janssen

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NPW Companies acquires All Products Automotive
October 20, 2020 by Christine Hogg

NPW Companies has acquired All Products Automotive, headquartered in Chicago. The deal closed on Oct. 16, 2020. The acquisition strengthens NPW’s professional customer coverage and expands their penetration across the U.S., particularly in the upper Midwest. Both companies are family-owned

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New tech will bring new opportunities: Delphi exec
October 20, 2020 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen Automotive service professionals need not worry about being sidelined by new technology, says a senior Delphi executive. “Malcolm Sissmore, vice president of North American aftermarket sales for Delphi, told a virtual audience of industry players yesterday that

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Parts Warehouse finalizes deal with Distributors Warehouse
October 19, 2020 by Christine Hogg

As of Oct. 16th, Replacement Parts Inc. (Parts Warehouse, Inc.) and Crow-Burlingame, has merged with Distributors Warehouse, Inc. (DWI), headquartered in Paducah, Ky. PWI and DWI first announced their partnership back in August. “We are incredibly excited and lucky to be

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Canada investing in wood-based automotive parts
October 19, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Soon enough, automotive parts could be made of wood. On Oct. 16th, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources announced $1.2 million to GreenNano Technologies Inc., a company based in Toronto, to scale up production of a new lightweight wood-fibre–based composite material to create automotive

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ASW Conversation: Bob Paff on an ambitious web resource for ASPs
October 19, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto Service World · 031 Bob Paff on the Automotive Service Business Network   In his 50-year career in the automotive repair and service industry, Bob Paff has done it all. He’s worked at dealerships, independent shops, and specialty shops.