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Mann-Filter adds parts number for Euro vehicles
January 18, 2019 by Adam Malik

Mann-Filter has added 116 new part numbers for its oil, air, fuel and cabin air filters, as well as air oil separators. “These 116 new part numbers have increased our coverage of the European passenger vehicle market in the United

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VW, Ford team up on pickups, explore deal on electrics
January 17, 2019 by David McHugh And Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Volkswagen and Ford are forming a global alliance to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups together while exploring broader co-operation on future battery-powered and autonomous vehicles and services. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett said that the

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Akebono makes changes to sales team
January 17, 2019 by Adam Malik

Brake maker Akebono started off the year with changes to its field sales team. Mike Spain has been promoted eastern region sales manager. Bill Perlmutter has joined the team to take over Spain’s old position of eastern district sales manager

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How much will disruptors cost the aftermarket?
January 16, 2019 by Adam Malik

What will the economic impact of disruption be for the automotive aftermarket? The answers to that question are in the latest report from the Automotive Industries Association of Canada A CASE of Disruption: Economic Impacts to the Canadian Automotive Aftermarket

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Mevotech announces Alliance jackpot winners
January 16, 2019 by Adam Malik

Mevotech gave away two drone prize packs as part of a promotion at AAPEX in Las Vegas. Customers of the Alliance and part of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Jackpot Convention who stopped by Mevotech’s booth at the annual expo

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Denso opens R&D office in Montreal
January 16, 2019 by Adam Malik

A new satellite office for research and development has been opened by Denso in Montreal. The Japanese auto supply giant is opening R&D facilities around the world as part of a “second founding” in an effort to fast-track technological advancement

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Van de Sande leaves Bestbuy
January 15, 2019 by Adam Malik

Jeff Van de Sande has resigned as president of Bestbuy Distributors effective immediately. He had been with the company for almost 10 years. Bestbuy’s board accepted his resignation and thanked him for his time in a press release. Update: Van

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Rotten apple? Or rotten barrel? Bob Greenwood helps figure it out
January 15, 2019 by Adam Malik

Your business roadmap is a barrel. Your staff are the apples in the barrel. A bad apple can spoil everything. But do you know the quality of your barrel? “Sometimes, at some point, you have to acknowledge the barrel is

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AASA’s Gardner gets promotion
January 15, 2019 by Adam Malik

Long-time aftermarket veteran Chris Gardner has a new position with the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association. The group announced that it has promoted Gardner to be its senior vice president of operations. He was previously the association’s vice president. Gardner, who

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Lordco goes big in Port Coquitlam
January 14, 2019 by Adam Malik

New location boasts more than 31,000 square feet of space

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Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.6M vehicles to fix air bags
January 14, 2019 by Adam Malik

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.6 million vehicles worldwide to replace Takata front passenger air bag inflators that can be dangerous. Takata inflators can explode with too much force, hurling shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least 23 people

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Toyota issues recall over Takata air bags
January 14, 2019 by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Toyota is recalling 1.7 million vehicles in North America to replace potentially deadly Takata front passenger air bag inflators. The move announced Wednesday includes 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. and is part of the largest series of automotive recalls