On the Rise: Nick Dominato featured on SEMA 35 Under 35

Toronto, Ontario — asTech Senior Vice President Nick Dominato is making headlines once again as the only Canadian to grace this year’s SEMA 35 Under 35 list. Dominato has been immersed in the automotive aftermarket from a young age. His father, Dan Dominato, owned Paint Circuit Auto Body Supply, serving Ontario’s Greater Toronto Area–but it […]

Advancing ADAS: Magna purchasing auto safety technology company for US$3.8-billion in pursuit to lead in smart cars

Aurora, Ontario — Magna International Inc. is purchasing automotive safety technology company Veoneer to reach its goal of becoming a leader in smart car technology, the company announced Thursday.  Magna will reportedly acquire the Swedish company for US$3.8-billion.  “The acquisition builds on Magna’s strengths and positions the company’s advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) business as […]

Welcome of the Week: UniglassPlus Elmira opens as part of CARSTAR Elmira

Elmira, Ontario — Uniban, an industry leader in automotive glass repair and replacement, recently celebrated the opening UniglassPlus Elmira.  UniglassPlus Elmira is a part of the existing CARSTAR Elmira facility, which is over 7,000 square feet. The team has two fully trained glass technicians and UniglassPlus Elmira is also looking to install calibration services in […]

Eyes on ADAS: AirPro Diagnostics and Spanesi Americas announce exclusive agreement

Jacksonville, Florida ⁠— AirPro Diagnostics and Spanesi Americas have announced an exclusive agreement that will see AirPro’s suite of diagnostic and ADAS calibration services provided to current and prospective customers of Spanesi Americas, as part of the company’s Spanesi 360 offering. “Spanesi has experienced tremendous growth in the collision repair community in North America and […]

To Spite the Fascia: Ford places restrictions on bumper fascia repair

Toronto, Ontario — In an announcement put out by the American automaker last week, Ford has decided to place significant repair restrictions on all of the company’s ADAS-equipped bumper fascias going forward, a move likely to have ramifications felt across all sectors of the automotive industry. “During body repairs that involve front and rear bumper […]

The Goods on Glass: U.S.-based safety council looks to build crash data

Washington, D.C. — The U.S.-based Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) is working to improve the collection of data regarding windshield failures in collisions, according to a press release from April 23. According to AGSC, documenting the role of a windshield has not traditionally been a high priority for crash investigators. In an effort to shift […]

ADAS Acquisitions: asTech acquires Red EU and Red Autocentres

New York, New York – asTech, a portfolio company under Kinderhook Industries announced the acquisition of Red Limited and Red Autocentres yesterday. Red Limited is a distributor of aftermarket electronic devices designed to run diagnostic tests and calibration services on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Red Autocentres provides automotive diagnostics, calibration and programming services for […]