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 […]

Making it Exclusive: Co-operators Group to use Audatex APU as exclusive parts vendor

Toronto, Ontario — The Co-operators Group popped the question and got the response they were looking for, as the insurance corporation has named the Solera Audatex APU solution as its exclusive alternative parts sourcing vendor. “The Co-operators have selected Solera Audatex at an exciting time. We recently released a major upgrade that reduces search time […]

No Substitutions: Subaru updates position statement on aftermarket parts

Toronto, Ontario — Subaru has released an update to its position statement on the use of alternative, recycled and salvaged parts in repairs on the company’s vehicles. “Subaru of America simply wants to be as clear as possible regarding its position on the proper repair of Subaru vehicles,” said Devin Wilcox, Subaru’s collision certification manager. […]

Will we see a ‘tremendous’ shift to aluminum?

We haven't seen many aluminum-bodied vehicles like the Ford F-150 yet, but IHS Automotive forecaster Michael Robinet believes the industry is getting ready for a tremendous shift.

By Mike Pickford Peterborough, Ontario — July 5, 2016 — Lightweighting is still a concern for the OEMs, leading at least one expert to predict there will be a real push over the next decade to revamp the way vehicle exteriors are designed and made. During a recent Auto Care Association webinar, IHS Automotive forecaster […]