Market update: One million 3-D printed parts; Hyundai takes to the air

BMW Group recently fitted its one-millionth 3-D printed component, a window guide rail for the BMW i8 Roadster.

By Cindy Macdonald Toronto – November 19, 2018 – In this week’s market update, 3-D printed parts on the rise, Hyundai invests in aerial mobility and autonomous vehicles are a risky business. BMW reaches 1 million 3-D printed partsAt the BMW Group, the use of 3D-printed components is increasing. Over the last decade, the company […]

Canada’s looming EV imbalance

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — November 19, 2018 — A majority of Canadian bodyshops will see less electric vehicles come through their doors, thanks to a provincial strategy intended to increase electric vehicle sales. The strategy, which works to counterbalance market forces that increase combustion engine vehicle probability, will ironically limit the number of EV’s […]

Uni-Select acquires AutoChoice Parts and Paints

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — November 19, 2018 — Uni-Select Inc.,a lead distributor of automotive refinish and industrial paint products in North America announced that one of its subsidiaries, Bumper-to-Bumper, has bought over Autochoice Parts & Paints Limited.  Autochoice operates its business from 18 locations in the Canadian Atlantic region, which ultimately expands Uni-Select’s footprint […]

Bait car catches thieves red-handed

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — November 19, 2018 — The British Columbia bait car program is causing joyriders to think twice. B.C. auto crimes police released a video this week from the bait car cam of three car thieves that stole a car and thought they had gotten away with it. A bait car […]