Prime Parts: New Amazon parts store puts collision centre sales at risk

Toronto, Ontario — 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, Mont., spoke to Repairer Driven News about how […]

Logistics Link: Uniparts O.E.M. Canada announces strategic partnership with Elite EXTRA!

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Uniparts O.E.M. Canada announced yesterday that it will form a strategic partnership with Elite EXTRA, a last-mile software company based out of Eau Claire, Wis. The partnership will allow Uniparts O.E.M. Canada to promote, distribute and support Elite EXTRA’s routing and dispatch software to automotive dealers across Canada. The last-mile software solution […]

The Deal with Data: May 24 CIECAST to focus on data sharing in collision industry

Sanford, North Carolina — The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced its next CIECAST webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24 at 2 p.m. ET (11 am PST/1 pm CST/2 pm EST), titled “Data Sharing in the Collision Industry and Its Unintended Consequences.” The one-hour webinar will feature Pete Tagliapietra, managing director at DATATOUCH, […]

Price Match Your Parts: RevolutionParts to bring OEM auto parts to Walmart.com

Bentonville, Arkansas ⁠— Digital parts commerce solution company RevolutionParts and Walmart announced an exclusive agreement last week, which will see OEM automotive parts arrive for sale on the virtual Walmart Marketplace⁠ for American customers.  Walmart’s online sales have grown 100 percent in the last two years, the company said via press release. It said the […]

BMW’s Blessings: OEM updates carbon fibre part ordering process

Toronto, Ontario — BMW’s July 26 bulletin outlined a new ordering and approval process for certain carbon fibre parts “to ensure the repair facility purchasing the restricted part is properly equipped and trained to perform the repair.” The request process for carbon fibre parts now requires supplying the parts dealer with photos of the VIN […]

‘Certainty Starts Here:’ GM campaign highlighting the importance of OE parts

Markham, Ontario — General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales has taken the next step in its global rebranding initiative with the launch of a new marketing campaign, designed to strengthen GM Genuine Parts and ACDelco brands.  “This marketing campaign is the next step in our journey to drive a focused, disciplined strategy for GM’s maintenance […]

Go For Goodman: Ford Canada names Bev Goodman new CEO

Oakville, Ontario — Ford Canada announced today the appointment of veteran executive Bev Goodman as president, and CEO., replacing Dean Stoneley, who will be appointed to the newly created position of general manager at North America Truck, Ford Motor Co.  “At this time of rapid change in the auto industry, Bev demonstrates a deep understanding […]

Phil Jennings joins Uniparts

Phil Jennings has been appointed as Territory Manager and Sales Representative for Calgary, Alberta

By Erin McLaughlin Calgary, Alberta — July 10, 2017 — Uniparts OEM, an OEM parts broker based in Quebec, Ontario and now Alberta, has announced the appointment of Phil Jennings as Territory Manager and Sales Representative for Calgary, Alberta. Jennings is an experienced entrepreneur with many years in the auto collision and insurance claims industry. […]