Casting Catching On: Linamar to open giga casting plant in Welland, Ont. in 2025

Welland, Ontario — Ontario-based auto parts manufacturer Linamar is getting into the giga casting game, announcing Wednesday plans to open an electric vehicle parts plant in Welland, Ont., set to open in February 2025. In its press release, Linamar spokespeople say this will make the company the first Tier 1 supplier outside of Asia to […]

Clear Consensus: Uni-Select approves plan of arrangement with LKQ

Boucherville, Quebec — Uni-Select shareholders announced that they have approved their company’s plan of arrangement with LKQ and its subsidiary, securing a near-unanimous agreement at Thursday’s special meeting. The arrangement resolution was approved by 98.87 percent of the votes cast by shareholders present virtually or represented by proxy and entitled to vote at the meeting, […]


Amazon enters the parts sector Story by MAX REID Convenient or concerning? That is what many in the U.S. aftermarket are asking themselves following the launch of Amazon’s new OEM auto parts portal, a new purchasing option that cuts costs and cuts out dealers. Bruce Halcro, owner of Capital Collision Center in Helena, Montana, spoke […]

Cracks in the Line: Hyundai recalls nearly 300,000 vehicles for corroded brake lines

Toronto, Ontario — Transport Canada has issued a recall on 295,777 Hyundai vehicles following a warning from the OEM that brake lines under the vehicle could corrode, reducing braking power and increasing the risk of a crash. Affected models include the 2011 to 2016 Elantra and Equus, 2009 to 2014 Genesis, 2010 to 2016 Genesis Coupe, […]

Tuesday Ticker: AutoCanada net income down in Q4 2022; Martinrea reports major gains

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly Tuesday Ticker, AutoCanada reports net income decreases⁠ and records in full-year reports, while Ontario auto parts manufacturer Martinrea marks 20 percent gains in Q4 2022 sales. Meanwhile, proxy advisors suggest Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers steers clear of its deal to acquire IAA Inc.  Record highs and lows AutoCanada reported its […]

Repo Robot: Ford patents self-repossessing vehicle system

Toronto, Ontario — In late February, Ford published a patent with the United States Patent Office, attempting to secure a ownership of a design that would remotely repossess vehicles at will. Officially named “Systems and Methods to Repossess a Vehicle,” this filing with the U.S. Patent Office aims to strongly encourage timely payments through a […]