CRM unearths history: Canada’s first collision repair centre

The Olde Blacksmith's Art Gallery in Stanstead, Quebec, with the 1867 Steam Buggy inset.

Ottawa, Ontario — July 1, 2018 — Collision Repair magazine has tracked down the location of Canada’s first auto repair facility in Stanstead, Quebec. Repairs at the location, which is now an art gallery, can be safely dated back to 1867, almost twenty-five years before the generally recognized claimant to the title. The general consensus […]

Paint predilection predictions

BASF uses data and trends to predict the future of car colours

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario — June 29, 2018 — Automotive supplier BASF is using research and data to predict the future, at least in regards to the colour of new vehicles.    Though they might not be claiming to know or be from the future, the German chemical company has combined trends in […]

AV Report: July 2, 2018

Toronto, Ontario — July 2, 2018 — In this weeks AV Report: Blackberry QNX CEO predicts AVs still ten years out, a Canadian AV start-up uses drones to deliver cargo to the far north, and much, much more! An interesting story in the business press notes that, “BlackBerry Inc.’s strength in security, privacy and interconnectivity […]

Magna shines bright with new acquisition

Magna International has signed a deal to purchase OLSA.

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario — June 29, 2018 — Canadian auto parts company Magna International has signed a deal to purchase OLSA S.P.A. for approximately $354 million US.    The Italian company, which manufactures automotive lighting products, has a customer base that includes the likes of the Volkswagen group, the BMW group, Daimler […]

Atlanta prepares to host NACE 2018

NACE 2018 will take place in Atlanta from August 8-10

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario — June 29, 2018 — In a little less than six weeks hundreds of automotive companies, and thousands of guests from across the globe will make their way to Atlanta for the 2018 NACE Automechanika.    This will be Atlanta’s first time hosting the event, with the previous two […]