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BBB makes management changes
January 31, 2019 by Adam Malik

BBB Industries announced two executive promotions. Chris Garner has been named executive vice president of sales and John Boyer is now the executive vice president of marketing and product management. Garner has been with BBB since 2006. He will serve

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New colour options, innovations in Snap-on Roll Cab
January 31, 2019 by Adam Malik

Snap-on’s KERP682AO 68-inch 12-drawer Epiq series Roll Cabs and KMP1022 54-inch 11-drawer Masters series Roll Cabs are now available in two new colours –matte green and matte orange. All feature a customizable SpeeDrawer for organizing loose fasteners, parts and tools,

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Cloyes expands its catalogue
January 30, 2019 by Adam Malik

Timing systems company Cloyes Gear and Products has expanded its automotive replacement parts catalogue. The addition of 44 new product numbers means the company has increased coverage by more than 20 million vehicles in operation throughout the United States and

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New ATE brake pads, rotos for Euro vehicles
January 30, 2019 by Adam Malik

Brake manufacturer ATE is bringing in a new line of pads and rotors to cover European vehicles. ATE Original Brake Pads cover 88 per cent of European vehicles – Alfa Romero, Audi, BMW, Porsche, Saab, Volkswagen and more – and

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Car Care Council expands to Canada, Mexico
January 29, 2019 by Adam Malik

New North American group wants more shops be part of “Be Car Care Aware” education campaign

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CounterWorks founder Culbertson dies
January 29, 2019 by Adam Malik

Glen Culbertson, one of the founders of jobber computer system CounterWorks, died Jan. 7. He was 86 years old. Culbertson, Pete Kornafel, Art Lotus, and Lou Parillo founded CounterWorks in 1982. The company grew to serve more than 1,000 jobber

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Mevotech announces new Quebec sales manager
January 28, 2019 by Adam Malik

Jacques Nadeau has been named Mevotech’s new regional sales manager for Quebec. He will lead the company’s sales efforts throughout the region and continue to develop programs while working with all customers and brands in the province. Nadeau is replacing

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MEMA joins call to end tariffs
January 28, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association is part of a group of 45 organizations across different business sectors calling for an end to steel and aluminum tariffs from Canada and Mexico that were imposed by the U.S. last year. The

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Arnott adds shocks and struts for Mercedes
January 28, 2019 by Adam Malik

Aftermarket air suspension product maker Arnott has brought in newly designed aftermarket and remanufactured original equipment rear shocks for Mercedes-Benz E-Class and CLS-Class models. Included in the new releases are: Two Arnott-engineered new rear shocks for 2003-2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and

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‘A drive to serve’: Aftermarket loses Dale Devlin
January 25, 2019 by Adam Malik

It has been a tough start to the year for the automotive aftermarket in Canada. Another friend and leader of the industry has died. Dale Devlin died Jan. 21 surrounded by his family. He was the owner of Halton Automotive

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Ontario gives OK to driverless cars on roads
January 25, 2019 by The Canadian Press

Driverless cars are now allowed on Ontario roads. Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek has announced that, as of Jan. 1, participants in Ontario’s automated vehicle pilot program can test driverless cars on public roadways, under strict conditions. Those conditions include having

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Philips launches new LED headlights
January 25, 2019 by Adam Malik

Philips has announced the introduction of the Lumileds X-tremeUltinon LED headlights in Canada. The new product offers an arctic white light that is 200 per cent brighter than traditional halogen bulbs. The headlights are focused down road for greater seeing