Uni-Select continues acquisition drive with three deals completed or in the works

Uni-Select logo

By Mike Davey Boucherville, Quebec — February 9, 2016 — Uni-Select has been on something of an acquisition drive over the last year. News has just broken of yet more acquisitions in the works or recently completed for the Quebec-based supplier. Uni-Select has officially acquired all the shares of Pièces d’autos M.A.G. and has entered […]

Automotive Retailers Association signs deal with eMarketing Sherpas

eMarketing Sherpa and ARA of BC logos

Burnaby, British Columbia — February 9, 2016 — The Automotive Retailers Association (ARA) of British Columbia and eMarketing Sherpas have announced that The Demand Engine, The Review Engine and the Digital Lobby are now available to all ARA members as the preferred consumer sales, marketing and customer service solutions for the association. “I was looking […]

Mitchell Trends: Parts prices driving increase in repair costs

The latest Mitchell Trends Report takes a look at the rising costs of repairs, breaking it down by parts, labour and paint.

By Mike Davey San Diego, California — February 9, 2016 — Repairs cost more than they used to, but the reason why might surprise you. According to Greg Horn, Vice President of Industry Relations for Mitchell, the rising cost of parts has had the biggest overall impact on collision repair costs. Horn digs into this […]

Astro Pneumatic launches new sanding discs, heavy-duty air hammer

New entries from Astro Pneumatic. Left, the company's new sanding disc for its Micro Sanders. Right, the Shank Super Duty Air Hammer/Riveter.

El Monte, California — February 9, 2016 — Astro Pneumatic has launched two new products recently, but the brand name is where the resemblance ends. On the small end, the company has launched new 2- and 3-inch sanding discs. At the other end of the spectrum, Astro Pneumatic has introduced the Shank Super Duty Air […]