Seatex Acquires ChemQuest Chemicals Company

ROSENBERG, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Seatex, LLC (“Seatex”, or the “Company”), a leading specialty chemical manufacturer and formulator, is pleased to announce the acquisition of ChemQuest Chemicals, LLC (“ChemQuest”), a custom chemical manufacturer headquartered in Pasadena, Texas. For over twenty-five years, ChemQuest has provided custom toll manufacturing services to customers globally, with expertise in complex blending and reactionary […]

FLEETCOR® Acquires Plugsurfing, a Leading European Electric Vehicle Solutions Provider

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#EV—FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FLT), a leading global business payments company, announced today the acquisition of Plugsurfing, a leading European electric vehicle (EV) software and network provider to vehicle OEMs, charge point operators (CPO), and fleets. “The acquisition demonstrates FLEETCOR®’s commitment to developing world-class EV solutions for our thousands of commercial fleet customers, including […]

Automotive Alchemy: BASF, Mercedes-Benz to use chemical recycling to repurpose scrap tires

Toronto, Ontario — Given that most cars come with at least four of them, many auto recycling facilities are overflowing with tires; as such, Mercedes-Benz is looking into ways to reconstitute and reintegrate end-of-life tires back into plastic components on the company’s new vehicles. The German automaker will utilize BASF’s chemical recycling process to combine […]

Look, No Eyes: Ford and GM petition NHTSA for non-transparent glass in autonomous vehicles

Toronto, Ontario – Ford and General Motors are seeking to deploy experimental autonomous vehicles (AVs) on American roads in the next two years. These vehicles could potentially lack the usual manual controls present in consumer cars, omitting windshield wipers, rear-view mirrors and, in one case, transparent windshield glass. A petition by the two OEMs aims […]

Barely Passing: British Columbians get ‘D’ grade in BCAA school safety awareness survey

Victoria, British Columbia – The average driver in B.C. knows to slow down around schools and the laws around school buses. Unfortunately, everything else has been forgotten after their last drivers’ exam. According to the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) Back to School Survey conducted by Leger, drivers had serious gaps in their knowledge on […]

Intramural Innovation: AIA Canada to offer ‘Innovation in Automotive Training’ course at St. Lawrence College Cornwall

Cornwall, Ontario — Students at St. Lawrence College’s Cornwall campus will be getting a taste of some of the auto industry’s most cutting-edge techniques as the college announces a partnership with the Automotive Industries Association of Canada to deliver the “Innovation in Automotive Training” hands-on training course. The free course is being offered to underemployed […]

Add-Ons and Accoutrements: Average Ford Bronco owner spends $1,700 on OEM accessories

Michigan, United States – Ford retailers have sold over one million units in Bronco accessories, with the math suggesting that the average Bronco owner spent $1,700 on these additions. While the average owner of the smaller Bronco Sport spent $800 on factory-backed accessories, most Ford Bronco owners spent around $1,700 instead. Why Ford accessories in […]