Fishing for Frank: Opus IVS acquires AutoTechcelerators, wins product award at SEMA 2022

Toronto, Ontario — One of the North American auto industry’s most influential voices has a new home, as Frank Terlep’s Auto Techcelerators has now come under the ownership of Opus IVS, following an acquisition deal. This deal will see the convergence of Terlep’s line of popular CoPilot ADAS products with Opus’ numerous diagnostic scanning tools […]

Welcome of the Week: CSN Alaska Hi-Way’s

Fort St. John, British Columbia — Let’s all take a trip up north to welcome CSN Alaska Hi-Way’s to the CSN Collision Centres network, as Lift Auto Group’s most recent acquisition begins a new journey with the banner. CSN Alaska Hi-Way’s has been serving the Fort St. John community for the past 40 years and […]

Glass is in Session: Driven Glass to present at Auto Glass Week in Texas on Friday

San Antonio, Texas — Driven Brands will be making its debut appearance at Auto Glass Week in San Antonio, Texas this week, as the global automotive consolidator prepares to show off its impressive expansion into the auto glass sector at this year’s event. Representatives from Driven Glass will on scene at the Henry B. González […]

A Match for Maslack: Uni-Select enters definitive agreement to acquire Maslack Supply

Boucherville, Quebec — Quebec-based automotive giants Uni-Select announced on Monday that it has solidified plans to acquire Maslack Supply Limited, furthering the company’s expansion into Ontario. Over its 63 years in business, Maslack has grown from a small family-owned and operated auto parts supply company, to include 13 locations across Northern Ontario and more than […]

Welcomes of the Week: Auto Canada acquires Burwell Auto Body London

London, Ontario — North American automotive dealership chain, Auto Canada, has welcomed Burwell Auto Body into its family of collision centres. Burwell Auto Body is a collision centre focused on luxury brands and based out of London, Ont. “The addition of this high-calibre business represents a continuation of our strategy to strategically expand our national […]

A Price on Perfection: Driven Brands acquires Indiana-based Perfection Auto Glass

Indianapolis, Indiana — Driven Brands is continuing its conquest of the U.S. glass repair market as the automotive aftermarket giant announced the acquisition of Indiana-based Perfection Auto Glass on Thursday. This deal marks Driven’s fourth auto glass repair acquisition in the U.S., following the company’s purchase of All-Star Glass and its 30 locations in late […]

Keeping ‘Quipped: Bannister Group Equipment and Service acquires AutoQuip Canada

Toronto, Ontario — Bannister Group Equipment and Service announced earlier this month that it has completed its acquisition of automotive equipment distributor  AutoQuip Canada. AutoQuip Canada distributes products for a number of leading automotive brands, including Garmat USA, Eurovac and Wedge Clamp Systems. With this acquisition, AutoQuip Canada will join the ranks of Bannister Group […]

All Star Acquisition: Driven Brands acquires U.S.-based All Star Glass

Charlotte, North Carolina — Driven Brands Holdings Inc. has announced the acquisition of U.S.-based auto glass repair chain, All Star Glass, on Friday. It was 40 years ago Sam Scharaga founded All Star Glass, a company that would go on to become the largest family-owned auto glass company in the United States, a fact that […]

East Coast, Wesco: Wesco Group acquires Albert Kemperle Inc.

Toronto, Ontario — The North American paint distribution powerhouses of Wesco Group and Albert Kemperle Inc. have joined forces, with the latter being integrated into the Wesco family. Albert and Mary Kemperle of Kemperle Auto Paint, Body and Equipment first opened their doors in Brooklyn, NY in 1940, expanding over the course of decades and […]