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Two major automotive retail software providers announce merger
April 20, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Two of the automotive industry’s retail software suppliers, Autofutura and GForces, have merged to form a new group. With the rapid acceleration of the digitization of the automotive sales process, the companies have come together to maximize sales efficiency and

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Shop of the Week: Lacombe Auto Service
April 20, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Shop of the Week is a weekly column devoted to showcasing the efforts of automotive shops and their teams across Canada. Want your shop to have a turn in the spotlight? Send an email to christine@turnkey.media! Name: Donnie and Elaine

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Dorman releases more than 700 replacement parts
April 16, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Dorman Products, Inc. has released more than 700 new replacement auto parts, extending Dorman’s aftermarket coverage in several key categories and giving repair shops and vehicle owners greater freedom to fix cars and trucks with innovative and trustworthy solutions. Dorman

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A more attractive aftermarket: how to connect with millennial shoppers
April 16, 2021 by Christine Hogg

This story first appeared in the March issue of Jobber News. Click here to access the digital magazine. A quick Google image search of the term “millennials” reveals a series of photos that all have one thing in common. Besides

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Epicor Integrated Service Estimator now offering access to TireConnect by Bridgestone
April 15, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software has announced that users of the Epicor Integrated Service Estimator (ISE) solution now have optional access to the TireConnect by Bridgestone tire sourcing tool. TireConnect helps automotive service providers  increase

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Dorman appoints first-ever VP of development & diversity
April 15, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Dorman has appointed Christine Mobley as the company’s first vice-president of development and diversity. In addition to her existing talent management responsibilities, Mobley will lead the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy. “As Dorman continues to grow, it is

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Fountain Tire announces three C-suite appointments
April 15, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Fountain Tire has appointed a new chief operating officer position and a new chief financial officer. Jason Herle will assume the new role of COO, Cathy de Kock Gordon will take on the role of CFO following the retirement of

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AutoCanada Inc. announces add-on offering of $100M senior notes
April 14, 2021 by Christine Hogg

AutoCanada Inc., a multi-location North American automobile dealership group, intends to offer an additional $100 million aggregate principal amount of its existing 8.75 per cent senior unsecured notes due 2025. The notes will be offered and sold to “accredited investors”

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EV Connect is expanding its network to Canada
April 14, 2021 by Christine Hogg

EV Connect, a software-as-a-service company that has built the infrastructure to allow site owners and utilities to quickly deploy, manage, and scale customized EV charging networks, today announced its plans to expand the Company’s EV charging network into Canada. With

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Automotive Parts Services Group recognizes top suppliers
April 13, 2021 by Christine Hogg

A record number of members, suppliers and associates were in attendance when the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) presented top supplier awards during its national conference and expo held virtually this week. The Group presented awards to supplier partners

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Shop of the Week: Foreman’s Integra Tire Auto Centre
April 13, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Shop of the Week is a weekly column devoted to showcasing the efforts of automotive shops and their teams across Canada. Want your shop to have a turn in the spotlight? Send an email to christine@turnkey.media! Name: Peter Foreman Shop

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Lumileds launches new LED headlights by Philips
April 12, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Lumileds, a leading lighting solutions company for the automotive industry, has just launched its advanced line of Philips X-tremeUltinon LED headlight bulbs and fog light bulbs. These one-piece headlight bulbs are street legal in Canada and offer Canadian drivers a