Flooding the Market: Concerns raised over surplus of illegal imports in Mexican used market

Toronto, Ontario — The director of an organization representing Mexico’s auto parts industry has spoken out with concerns about his government’s handling of illegally imported used vehicles, as well as new policies that could hurt the local vehicle sales market. Alberto Bustamante, director of Mexico’s National Parts Industry (INA), spoke to reporters from Reuters about […]

Return to Sender: Ford partners with Everledger to launch EV battery passport program

Toronto, Ontario — Digital tech start-up Everledger has signed onto a partnership with Ford to launch an electric vehicle battery passport program that aims to track and reclaim the batteries of the OEM’s end-of-life EVs for recycling. Everledger’s platform uses several forms of AI and blockchain technology to track batteries throughout their lifecycle, and thanks […]

Revenue in Recycling: Stellantis to expand circular economy business unit

Amsterdam, Netherlands — Stellantis has announced its mission to generate more than $2.6 billion in savings via a mission to extend the life of its vehicles and parts. The OEM forecasts that it can save €2 billion (CND$2.6 billion) in recycling and reusing parts through its circular economy unit. Stellantis said the main objectives of […]

A Standard of Excellence: Standard Auto Wreckers honoured by City of Markham

Toronto, Ontario — Standard Auto Wreckers owners Ken and David Gold were recently presented with a certificate of appreciation from Markham, Ont. mayor Frank Scarpitti, for the company’s work with the Markham Fire crew. The Golds accepted the honour at Standard’s Toronto location alongside Fire Chief Brad Sterling and the rest of his crew. “I […]

Give Me the FAX: IAA integrates CARFAX vehicle history reports into auction platform

Toronto, Ontario — Car buyers looking for an extra bit of info before making their big purchase will now have CARFAX Canada Vehicle History Reports made available to them through IAA Inc.’s various vehicle auctioning platforms, the company announced on Monday. IAA users will now be able to access vehicle history reports for up to […]

Very Merry for Gary: Gary Johnson to represent Quebec on ARC board of reps

Danford Lake, Quebec — Danford Lake, Que.’s own Gary Johnson has been appointed to the board of representatives for the Association des recycleurs de pièces d’autos et de camions (ARPAC), to represent the province alongside Recycleur Duverynay’s Pierre Robitaille. Johnson is the second-generation owner of Johnson Auto Wreckers Plus, where his family has served the […]

Fall Tour 2022: Multiple major recycling conventions lined up for the coming months

Toronto, Ontario — Lace up those big clunky nurse shoes and get ready for some walking—conference season for the Canadian automotive recycling industry is officially upon us. First up on the schedule is the Alberta Automotive Recyclers and Dismantlers Association’s 2022 convention and AGM, set to kick off on Sept. 16 in Red Deer, Alta., […]