CARSTAR honours top performers at annual conference

Larry Jefferies (right) accepts the Matthew Orhnstein Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 CARSTAR conference.

By Mike Davey Orlando, Florida — August 25, 2015 — CARSTAR Automotive Canada recognized the top performers throughout its network for their leadership and performance during the network’s annual conference held at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. You can read more about the conference here.  Awards were given out in numerous categories, including customer experience, top […]

New J.D. Power report puts the brakes on the connected car hype

JD Power DrIVE study

By Jeff Sanford Westlake Village, California — August 25, 2015 — Well-known automotive consultancy J.D. Power has just released a fascinating new report that deflates some of the hype around connected and digital cars. According to the report automakers are spending billions on devices and doodads that no one is using. The most interesting bit […]

Sherwin-Williams introduces FormulaExpress 2.0

Sherwin-Williams has released FormulaExpress 2.0, a web-based colour retrieval system.

Mississauga, Ontario — August 25, 2015 — Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes has introduced its premium web-based FormulaExpress 2.0 Color Retrieval System.   The company says the new FormulaExpress 2.0 Color Retrieval System is used to achieve the best colour match results in the shortest possible time, resulting in improved profitability, cycle time, and customer satisfaction.   […]

Boyd Group acquires Duval Automotive

Winnipeg, Manitoba — August 25, 2015 — The Boyd Group has announced the August 20, 2015 acquisition and opening of a collision repair centre in Lake City, Florida. The centre previously operated as Duval Automotive and is located on East Duval Street, a key thoroughfare in Lake City and close to the I-10 and I-75 […]