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Uni-Select puts out call for senior merchandising director
June 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select Canada Inc. is looking for a senior merchandising director for its automotive operations. The posting calls for an individual who is passionate about the automotive industry, enjoys being inspired by true leaders in the industry, and constantly looking for

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Uni-Select reports better-than-anticipated sales
June 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select says its operating performance this spring was better than anticipated, with sales for April and May as well as cash management exceeding internal forecast set in late March. The company’s most recent business update, released earlier this week, says

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Mexican auto parts chain adopts Epicor Vision
June 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Epicor Software Corporation has announced that Refaccionaria Del Sol has become Mexico’s first auto parts distributor to upgrade to the Epicor Vision distribution management system. A member of the Automotive Distribution Network (The Network) buying group, Refaccionaria Del Sol operates

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The Group to hold virtual meeting in August
June 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

More than 700 one-on-one sessions between suppliers and members of the Automotive Parts Services Group are expected to take place during The Group’s virtual national membership conference and expo August 18-20. The event will also feature an auto care industry

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NRS Brakes adds galvanized brakes for Cadillac Escalade
June 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

NRS Brakes has expanded its line of premium galvanized brake pads for the Cadillac Escalade. The new addition to the NRS Brake line-up covers the 2020 Escalade as well as the 2020 Tahoe. That represents approximately 154,000 vehicles in production

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2021 Ford F-150 to feature ‘SiriusXM with 360L’ in-cab entertainment
June 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

SiriusXM and Ford Motor Company have announced that SiriusXM with 360L – SiriusXM’s newest and most advanced audio entertainment platform – will make its Ford debut in the 2021 F-150. SiriusXM with 360L is planned to be available on all

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Canadian millennials rate independent shops higher on trust, value
June 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Canadian millennials value independent auto service providers over dealerships when it comes to value for money and trustworthiness, according to a new study released by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada. According to the study, officially released today, independent shops

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Canada set to push back on new aluminum tariffs
June 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Treasury Board president Jean-Yves Duclos said federal officials will push back against any new protectionist effort by Donald Trump to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum, making the case that Canadian aluminum is no threat to the American market. Duclos

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ASE offers downloadable marketing materials
June 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Repair facilities and industry organizations looking to promote their support of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and its ASE certification program can visit www.ASEtoolkit.com to access ASE-approved marketing communications resources free of charge. “The ASE online toolkit

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May new vehicle sales marks ‘clear improvement’
June 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

New vehicle sales in Canada have shown “a clear improvement” over April sales, according to analysts at DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. May sales settled at an estimated 113,224 units, a dramatic increase over April when only an estimated 45,833 units were

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AIA releases results of latest business condition survey
June 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Only about eight percent of aftermarket businesses are functioning normally, according to a second round of survey calls by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada. The AIA’s Impact of Covid-19 Aftermarket Business Conditions Survey found that 34% of businesses have

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AAPEX update: ‘Spirits of Canada’ reception cancelled
June 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The annual “Spirits of Canada” reception will not be held this year during the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Exposition (AAPEX) in Las Vegas. Organizers of the event projected that fewer Canadians would be attending the show in November due to concerns