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Denso launches new automotive diagnostic platform
November 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A senior Denso VP says the company’s plans to keep up with growing vehicle sophistication – started a few years ago – are now coming to fruition with the launch of a new diagnostic platform. Joe Mejaly, senior vice president

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ZF Aftermarket launches new TRW-branded brake program
November 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  ZF Aftermarket is drawing on more than 40 years of experience manufacturing brake pads for the aftermarket, to launch its own newly formulated TRW-branded brake program. The company has released two lines representing both mid-grade and premium products, under

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Modern CRM is all about stronger relationships: Greenwood
November 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Customer and client relationship management requires more detail than ever before, says management consultant Bob Greenwood. He offers food for thought on an enormous topic that affects almost every aspect of the business. Successful shops are built, he says, on

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Spectra Premium VP wins education award
November 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Collin Francis, Spectra Premium’s vice president of sales and marketing for the U.S., has earned a 2019 Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award (AAMEA) for his support and promotion of the goals of Northwood University. In addition to a member of

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Mevotech develops solution for common bushing failure
November 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Mevotech has developed a solution for the premature wear of bushings on a popular police fleet vehicle. The bushing is a part of the Mevotech Supreme brand, known for application specific upgrades above the OE designs. The development was initiated

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NRS Brakes declares war on brake corrosion
November 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

NRS Brakes, the Toronto-based manufacturer of brake pads, says using galvanized metal solves a problem which needlessly shortens the life of brake pads throughout North America. “The biggest problem we see on the road is that brake pads deteriorate before

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Rislone, Hy-per Lube combine in brand realignment
November 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Two top brands in automotive repair and performance chemicals, Rislone and Hy-per Lube, are coming together to create a new line of premium products focused on high-performance. The new Rislone Hy-per family will include all the current Hy-per Lube motor

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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.