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Cloyes earns new product award at AAPEX
November 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  Cloyes’ new Variable Valve Timing Chain Kit took top spot in the New Product Showcase “hard parts” category at the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Exposition (AAPEX) in Las Vagas last week. Cloyes said its kit offers technicians a complete repair

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Sales of auto accessories booming, new SEMA study says
November 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

SEMA’s new Retail Landscape Report shows that most automotive specialty-equipment retailers are doing well

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Winhere receives Chinese “Championship Manufacturer Award”
November 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Winhere Auto-Part Manufacturing Company has received the China National Championship Manufacturer award. The global manufacturer of brake rotors, drums and friction products was honoured along with 22 other “champion manufacturers” in the automotive field. The awards were given out by

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Drew Technologies and Autologic to become Opus IVS
November 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Drew Technologies, Autologic Diagnostics, Farsight, and Bluelink Diagnostic Solutions — all companies within the Intelligent Vehicle Support (IVS) division of Opus Group AB, are unifying and will officially be known as Opus IVS. Bluelink was welcomed into the Opus IVS

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Uni-Select celebrates supplier excellence
November 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

SureWerx has received Uni-Select’s top supplier award – the Diamond Award – for outstanding quality products and service. The award was handed out at the parts distributor’s annual Canadian Suppliers Award ceremony during Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas.

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Derek Chinn joins Grant Brothers Sales
November 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Derek Chinn has joined Grant Brothers Sales Limited as vice-president, business development. Grant Brothers Sales Ltd. president Charlie Grant said Chinn brings new expertise to his company’s team. “He really understands what the manufacturers are looking for and can help

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Commentary: Turning talk into action
November 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

No one thinks solving the current labour crisis is child’s play… but there are similarities.

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Spectra Premium wins Problem Solver award at AAPEX
November 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Spectra Premium earned an Import Product Award for Best Problem Solver in the Import Cars or Trucks Category at the annual Automotive Aftermarket Parts Exhibition in Las Vegas last week. The award, presented by the Autocare Association, acknowledges the improvement

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Hunter named top manufacturer at SEMA
November 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Hunter Engineering was named the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) Manufacturer of the Year for making outstanding strides in the manufacturing category. The SEMA Manufacturer of the Year Award recipient meets rigorous criteria, including demonstrating outstanding business practices, establishing innovative

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Akebono wins best overall import line at AAPEX
November 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Akebono Brake Corporation was awarded with the 2019 “Best Overall Import Aftermarket Product Line” during the Import Vehicle Community, Product and Marketing Awards at the annual Automotive Aftermarket Parts Exhibition in Las Vegas last week. The company won the award

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BBB Industries hires new VP, electronics
November 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

BBB Industries, LLC has hired Russ Schinzing as its vice president of electronics. Schinzing is a 27-year industry veteran, bringing with him extensive experience developing electronics remanufacturing capabilities to serve customers in the commercial vehicle, passenger vehicle, military, and industrial

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Greenwood’s Garage: How’s your year going?
November 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

What route will you take to get where you want to be? Slow down and get focused!