Expansion aims to automate Continental’s hose manufacturing plant in Quebec

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GRANBY, Quebec—Continental’s ContiTech division has completed a project at its hose factory in Granby that makes production there largely automated.

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Automotive Innovations Magazine – July/August 2019

The topics covered in the third issue of our Automotive Innovations Magazine (AIM) reveal the extremely rapid evolution of EVs, an emerging market that has become, in just a few years, a real industry.

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Canada Targets Interprovincial Trade Barriers

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OTTAWA – Efforts are escalating to reduce regulatory trade barriers between the 13 provinces and territories of Canada that can restrict sales of automobiles, especially trucks, while hindering the growth of auto-sector companies wanting to expand across the country.

Provincial and territorial premiers (heads of government) in July were debating their response to a Canada Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) struck between the federal government and the governments of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Newfoundland & Labrador, the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut.

 

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New Group Touchette Distribution Centre Opens in Cambridge

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Groupe Touchette, a Canadian owned tire distributor, has announced the opening of its brand-new distribution centre in Cambridge, Ontario.

According to the company, the new facility is equipped to serve customers in over 15 cities in its surrounding area, such as London, Kitchener, Waterloo and Guelph, among other places.

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Alberta franchise named top OK Tire store of 2018

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — OK Tire store owners Curtis and Gregory Evans, James Watt and Steven Marshman were honored recently for operating the franchise group’s best store, in Strathmore, Alberta.

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4Tires to Launch New Website, Acquire New Premises

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4Tires.ca, a company specializing in the retail sale of tires and wheels, has announced that it will be launching its new and completely redesigned website.

The launch of the new website will officially take place by the end of September this year.

According to the company, the new version will not only contain an enhanced view of the retailer’s product inventory but will also have better search capabilities.

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3M Canada Announces New Leadership

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3M Canada has announced the appointment of Craig Jalbert to the position of Business Leader, Automotive Aftermarket Division, effective from July 1.

Jalbert steps into his new role with 15 years of experience in the automotive industry. He has worked in several key management positions in sales and marketing in 3M Canada’s Automotive Aftermarket Division. Before being promoted, Jalbert was serving as the Marketing Operations Manager.

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Michelin expands Tweel range for skid-steers

LANGHAM, Saskatchewan—Michelin North America Inc. has expanded the range of its Tweel non-pneumatic tire/wheel hybrid with a pair of products designed for skid-steers with maximum loads of up to 4,400 pounds.

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Canada leads the way to an autonomous future

At universities across Canada, the future of transportation is taking shape. From autonomous vehicles (AVs) to electrification, the institutions’ groundbreaking work is helping Canada to prepare for the coming autonomous and electric vehicle (EV) revolution. In the process, the schools are also helping to raise Canada’s profile as a global leader in AV and EV research.

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Enviro updates tire recycling plant plans in light of new business strategy

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For over a year, Scandinavian Enviro Systems has been negotiating with Danish company WindSpace, EE-TDF Cleveland in the US, and Canadian company Treadcraft concerning the construction of numerous tire recycling plants, which will be outfitted with Enviro’s tire recycling technology.

The previously communicated deadline for when the agreement was to be completed has now passed, but according to the company this will not affect the outcome of the negotiations or the possibility of opening these plants.

In May last year Enviro signed an MoU with WindSpace detailing plans for the construction of a joint venture pyrolysis plant in Denmark within 18 months.

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