Crain Communications Inc., publisher of more than 20 business-to-business publications, is expanding the Automotive News brand with Automotive News Canada, a suite of news products focused exclusively on the Canadian automotive industry.
Its website is automotivenews.ca. A weekly email newsletter and breaking news alerts begin today, July 4. The first monthly print edition publishes July 18.
Automotive News Canada will focus on automakers, their original-equipment suppliers and franchised car dealers. The Canadian industry builds some 2.4 million vehicles annually and contributes more than $83 billion Canadian into the national economy.
"We feel that the market is hungry for a publication that addresses Canadian issues from a Canadian perspective," says Jason Stein, publisher of Automotive News and Automotive News Canada. "Canadian car dealers have realized a surge in profitability, suppliers are navigating a rapid production expansion, and the country is enjoying record annual sales. But the industry in Canada also faces some unique challenges, and we will be there to write those stories."
Jeff Melnychuk is editor-in-chief of Automotive News Canada. The Manitoba native is an award-winning journalist who has worked as an editor at daily newspapers across Canada. He left daily newspapers in 2001 to develop Wheelbase Media, which became the largest independently owned syndicated automotive news service in North America.