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Plastic Component Industries is expanding to Canada
December 16, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Plastic Component Industries (PCI) has announced it will be opening its first-ever international facility in Ontario, Canada. The facility will manufacture a variety of automotive parts, expanding the company’s product development into the North American market. Nirantar Kumar Dhupar, managing

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ISN announces new president for Canadian division
December 15, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Integrated Supply Network (ISN), an international distributor of automotive tools, garage equipment and supplies, announced Miguel Angers will assume the role of president for their ISN Canada operations effective November 16, 2020. Angers has been working in the automotive industry

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Liqui Moly now available at Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper
December 15, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Liqui Moly oils and additives are now officially an approved brand supplier within the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (AAPA) for the Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper distributor members. “It is now easier for vehicle owners to access our OE

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UAF launches updated automotive scholarships website
December 15, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Scholarships from the University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) and more than 40 aftermarket industry organizations are consolidated and more easily accessed at Automotive Aftermarket Scholarships Central, supported by UAF. The newly redesigned website is located at www.AutomotiveScholarships.com. Easily apply

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Cardone adds 1,000+ new parts
December 15, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Cardone Industries, Inc. has added more than 1,000 new parts to its extensive catalog during the fourth quarter of 2020. The new offering includes expanded vehicle coverage to the company’s existing tried-and-true product lines, such as electronic power steering, brake

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2021 AASA Channel Excellence Award applications now open
December 14, 2020 by Christine Hogg

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) is now accepting applications for the 2021 AASA Channel Excellence Award presented by Epicor. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2021. Epicor will present the award to the winning supplier and channel partner

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Podcast: Dan Billie on taking steering components in a new direction
December 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto Service World · 039 Dan Billie on a new direction for steering components Dan Billie, CEO of Plews & Edelmann, is making waves in the aftermarket by acknowledging the limitations of remanufacturing when it comes to steering components. In

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91% of independent automotive repair shops report decreased revenue, study finds
December 14, 2020 by Christine Hogg

As of December 2020, ninety-one percent of independent automotive repair shops reported a decrease in revenue this year, according to a new report by IMR. 18.5% of shops report they have returned to ‘normal’ revenue levels while 1.3 per cent

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Don’t miss your chance to win 250 free masks for your shop!
December 14, 2020 by Christine Hogg

These days, face masks are a mandatory requirement, even in the workforce. But, some face masks are uncomfortable to wear for long period of time, as a result of their design. Elastic straps can cause irritation behind the ears, and,

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Alliance names 2020 Diamond Award Winner; Channel Partner of the Year
December 11, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Alliance Parts Warehouse, in collaboration with the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., has named Sunsong as the 2020 Diamond Award Winner. APW General Manager and Vice President Max Dull made the announcement during the Alliance’s virtual Winter Shareholder Meeting Thursday

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Akebono Brake Corporation appoints new sales manager for Eastern Region
December 11, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Akebono Brake Corporation has appointed Matthew Kenefick to the aftermarket team as sales manager for the Eastern Region. Kenefick joins Akebono with an impressive aftermarket background, his most recent position of regional sales manager at K&N Engineering. Kenefick obtained his

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Mahle’s OzonePRO unit prohibits transmission of coronaviruses, study suggests
December 11, 2020 by Christine Hogg

A recent analysis conducted by Eurofins Biolab Srl, a laboratory certified by the Italian Ministry of Health, has concluded that MAHLE’s OzonePRO unit is effective against coronaviruses. In the course of the tests carried out, it was confirmed that the