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Meyer Distributing Canada opens second location
March 10, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Meyer Distributing Canada, Inc,. has opened a second location in London, Ont. The company’s other location is in Milton, Ont. “We look forward to another year of servicing our ever-expanding customer base in Canada,” said John Thompson, general manager of

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Women in Automotive & eMentorConnect announce partnership
March 9, 2021 by Christine Hogg

eMentorConnect has partnered with Women in Automotive Network. The company’s mentoring software will power Woman in Automotive’s goal to promote women leaders within the auto industry. “Women in Automotive is an exceptional organization to bring under the eMentorConnect umbrella as

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Shop of the Week: Frank Motors Inc.
March 9, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Shop of the Week is a weekly column devoted to showcasing the efforts of automotive shops and their teams across Canada. Want your shop to have a turn in the spotlight? Send an email to christine@turnkey.media! Name: Milan Paskas Shop

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Finalists selected for AASA’s Channel Excellence Award presented by Epicor
March 8, 2021 by Christine Hogg

The Selection Committee chose two collaborative aftermarket projects as finalists for the third annual AASA Channel Excellence Award presented by Epicor Software. This prestigious industry honor will be awarded during the AASA Vision Conference on Mar. 18. The conference will

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Snap-on acquires Dealer-FX Group
March 8, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Snap-on Incorporated has acquired Dealer-FX Group, Inc., based in Markham, Ontario, for approximately $200 million in cash. Dealer-FX is a developer, marketer, and provider of service operations software solutions for automotive original equipment manufacturer customers and their dealers. Dealer-FX specializes

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Ontario government investing $47M towards hiring new apprentices
March 8, 2021 by Christine Hogg

The Ontario government is investing $47 million in 2021-22 to hire more apprentices, improve the quality of training and help them complete their training and certification through the new Achievement Incentive Program and the expanded Apprenticeship Capital Grant. These programs are designed to support those who train apprentices, such as businesses,

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Standard Motor Products, Inc. named 2020 Supplier of the Year by O’Reilly Auto Parts
March 4, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Standard Motor Products, Inc. was named the 2020 Supplier of the Year by O’Reilly Auto Parts, an award it also received in 2018. Standard Motor Products was presented with the award during O’Reilly Auto Parts’ Annual Leadership Conference. The company’s

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ASW Conversations: Solera exec pinpoints the AI-based repair & claims processing revolution
March 4, 2021 by Christine Hogg

The automotive aftermarket continues to see a steady shift towards a digital revolution, as far as the repairs side goes. A few weeks ago, Solera Holdings, Inc. launched Guided Image Capture (GIC), a customizable Qapter module part of Solera’s end-to-end

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Claim Genius’ AI now accessible via Mitchell’s intelligent open platform
March 4, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Mitchell has just announced that Claim Genius’ artificial intelligence (AI) can now be accessed through the Mitchell Intelligent Open Platform (MIOP). This allows U.S. and Canadian carriers to use Mitchell Intelligent Estimating with Claim Genius computer vision algorithms—automatically producing partial

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Two new vehicles up for grabs in Auto Value’s New Ride Giveaway contest
March 3, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Auto Value has launched a 2021 New Ride Giveaway promotional sweepstakes. The promotion, which began on Mar. 1, will see two lucky technicians win a vehicle of their choice this spring. “Our grand prize winners will get to choose whether

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Premium Guard Inc. releases 2021 automotive filter catalogue
March 3, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Premium Guard Inc. has just released its new 2021 automotive filter catalogue. The catalog represents the most current application information available in the automotive filters business, featuring 142 new late model part numbers and expanded application coverage for older vehicles.

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WestPier named Canadian distributor of Petra Oil Company
March 3, 2021 by Christine Hogg

WestPier, a provider of lubrication products in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada, has recently been selected as the Canadian distributor of Petra Oil Company (Houston, Texas – USA) products. “The addition of Petra products to our portfolio is significant. Their