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KYB celebrates 10,000th app download

Date: 07-Apr-2020

The KYB Suspension Solutions mobile App continues with strong growth in popularity among European workshops, having now been downloaded over 10,000 times.

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Ring Carnation stays open to support emergency services

Date: 07-Apr-2020

Ring Carnation has announced that it is currently remaining open to ensure it can continue to serve ambulances and other emergency service vehicles with much-needed specialist equipment during this unprecedented time.

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Autoparts UK, Midwest Motor Factors and Monmore close as resources provided to assist NHS and frontline workers

Date: 07-Apr-2020

Autoparts UK, Midwest Motor Factors and Monmore Autoparts will temporarily close until at least Monday 13 April, following the government’s new measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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The very latest COVID-19 update from Comline

Date: 07-Apr-2020

During these uncertain times, Comline is making every effort to maintain a consistent and reliable level of service. Comline remains fully operational, however we have had to make some important changes to the business in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Valeo gets Road Safety Innovation Award for eCall system

Date: 03-Apr-2020

New safety solution to be available for all vehicles

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Bosch announces launch of new ADAS calibration course

Date: 03-Apr-2020

Participants to carry out calibration of multiple ADAS sensors using Bosch DAS 3000

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Schaeffler announces date for REPXPERT Academy LIVE Blackpool

Date: 02-Apr-2020

Roadshow set to continue with third event in June unless current government guidelines are extended

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GS Yuasa Academy becomes first battery training resource to receive CPD accreditation

Date: 02-Apr-2020

GS Yuasa Academy has become the first battery training program to provide training accredited by the leading independent CPD accreditation institution.

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Three good news stories from ECP

Date: 02-Apr-2020

Euro Car Parts is supporting the AA’s new partnership with the London Ambulance Service, supplying parts to keep NHS staff on the road during the coronavirus pandemic.

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COVID-19: An offer from DFA Media

Date: 01-Apr-2020

The IAAF has received a letter from DFA Media, publisher of Aftermarket magazine, offering their assistance to manufacturers who want to produce the products so desperately needed by the NHS but are experiencing problems in sourcing materials, resources and parts.

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MAHLE and Triumph cooperate in the manufacture of face masks

Date: 01-Apr-2020

- MAHLE filter medium protects against viruses
- Ultra-fast project completion and production launch
- Production capacity slated at 1.5 million masks per month

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Comma conducts snap survey of workshops

Date: 01-Apr-2020

• More than half of workshops expect to remain open
• Workshops biggest concern is availability of parts through the supply chain
• Workshops broadly supportive of Government Measures but worried about accessing support
• Nearly half of workshops believe MOT extension policy is bad for motorists as well as business

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COVID-19: MAHLE Aftermarket

Date: 01-Apr-2020

MAHLE has reduced its minimum order value on a temporary basis to help support customers and has set up its customer services team with all the necessary tools and equipment to work from home.

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COVID-19: WAI update

Date: 01-Apr-2020

WAI is moving to daily bulletins to customers and encouraging two way communication. The company has also begun assisting motor factors, who are suffering from staff shortages, with a direct supply of product to garages as they are set up to supply one product. Due to its global footprint, the company is responding to increased demand for facemasks from motor factors and is able to provide these to companies with very short lead times.

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Whocanfixmycar.com's resonse to the announcement on MOTs

Date: 01-Apr-2020

Until confirmed otherwise, the government have announced that cars, motorcycles and vans that are due their MOT after 30/3/20 will receive a 6 month extension.

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Workshops must stay open during the crisis, say First Line

Date: 01-Apr-2020

Key workers need their cars in roadworthy condition

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Letter from ECP CEO Andy Hamilton to customers regarding COVID-19

Date: 01-Apr-2020

Following the announcement from the Prime Minister, I can confirm that our branches remain open and our deliveries will continue – to support you.

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Data analytics essentials for the COVID-19 crisis - timely advice from Phocas Software

Date: 01-Apr-2020

The COVID-19 pandemic puts risk management and disruption strategies under the spotlight as companies experience limited supply and others are battling cashflow shortages.

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Statement from Ring to their customers

Date: 01-Apr-2020

In view of the clearly deteriorating situation in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to do all possible to protect our staff. Consequently, we are essentially shutting the Gelderd Road site in Leeds for the next 3 weeks.

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TechMan to provide ‘business as usual’ for customers during Coronavirus restrictions

Date: 01-Apr-2020

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement, TechMan is advising its customers that it will be continuing to provide services and support for its garage management system whilst these unprecedented restrictions are in place.

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GS Yuasa introduce measures to maintain availability amidst Coronavirus concerns

Date: 01-Apr-2020

GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd remain open for business following the latest measures taken with regards to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Helping the heroes of haulage

Date: 01-Apr-2020

During these times of global crisis, road safety is more important now than ever to ensure the world can continue on its road to recovery.

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EAG ‘very much open for business’ and ‘heightens cleaning policies’ following COVID-19 outbreak advice

Date: 01-Apr-2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has confirmed that it is ‘very much open for business’, amid the outbreak of COVID-19 and the measures introduced by the UK government.

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Status update from GT Automotive on our products and services during the current outbreak

Date: 01-Apr-2020

Last week, Senior Management took the decision to operate our premises at a reduced capacity for the foreseeable future. Going into this week, this decision remains in place.

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COVID-19: A message from Nutexa

Date: 01-Apr-2020

We want to reassure you that Nutexa Frictions Ltd is still open for business.

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HMRC COVID-19 Update: Job Retention Scheme

Date: 01-Apr-2020

The government is committed to doing whatever it takes to support businesses and individuals through the Coronavirus pandemic.

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AS-PL keeps a social distance

Date: 01-Apr-2020

AS-PL have decided to, temporarily, separate the elements of their logo, to draw attention to the need for social distancing between people due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MAHLE Aftermarket: COVID-19 update

Date: 01-Apr-2020

MAHLE has reduced its minimum order value on a temporary basis to help support customers and has set up its customer services team with all the necessary tools and equipment to work from home.

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COVID-19: Roadlink update

Date: 01-Apr-2020

Roadlink International continues to remanufacture and dispatch goods from its central distribution centre in the UK, and is encouraging customers to get in touch if they have any queries or need any support as its phone lines remain fully manned and delivery services are currently unaffected.

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COVID-19: Autosupplies update

Date: 01-Apr-2020

Autosupplies is open as normal but has very strict restrictions in place, which are in-line with the government’s latest directives regarding Coronavirus and social distancing.

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The Parts Alliance to continue deliveries

Date: 01-Apr-2020

The Parts Alliance has confirmed that its branch network will continue to offer trade deliveries, adding that there are no significant shortages of products emerging within the supply chain.

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Servicesure steps in to freeze fees for garages

Date: 27-Mar-2020

The Parts Alliance has acted quickly to freeze the membership fees paid by its national garage network.

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Rollings roll out for customers

Date: 27-Mar-2020

After considering numerous requests from their customers, Rolling Components have decided to open with skeleton staff for urgent items required by garages and motor factors to keep key workers moving.

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Dayco invests in new Brazilian campus

Date: 27-Mar-2020

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has decided to open a new South American plant located in Indaiatuba, Brazil, which will further improve the company’s distribution, production and technological capabilities in South America and support its fast-growing aftermarket business in the region

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“Nobody will be laid off – if need be, I’ll waive my salary”

Date: 27-Mar-2020

LIQUI MOLY’s Managing Director Ernst Prost strengthens his team and his customers worldwide in the corona crisis

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COVID-19 - Member News: TTC

Date: 27-Mar-2020

Truck & Trailer Components started to make preparations for home working of its office based teams with effect from week commencing 9th March.

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Combating the coronavirus pandemic: Bosch develops rapid test for COVID-19

Date: 26-Mar-2020

Reliable test results enable differential diagnosis in under 2.5 hours
• Bosch CEO Dr. Volkmar Denner: “Bosch’s rapid COVID-19 test will help contain the spread of the pandemic and break the chain of transmission more quickly.”
• Bosch is helping medical facilities such as doctors’ offices, hospitals, laboratories, and health centers with its new COVID-19 rapid test.
• The rapid test can diagnose ten respiratory pathogens simultaneously for differential diagnosis and meets the requirements of the World Health Organization (WHO).
• Bosch Healthcare Solutions, together with Randox Laboratories Ltd., has developed one of the world’s first fully automated molecular diagnostic tests.

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sales-i: "Pandemics are tragedies, but business must go on"

Date: 23-Mar-2020

Over the last few weeks, sales teams all over the world have switched from proactive, inperson selling to working over the phone. Now that the World Health Organization has officially named the coronavirus outbreak a “pandemic,” it looks like your reps may be off the road for a while.

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Hella: Business development in line with expectations, but adjustment of company outlook necessary due to COVID-19 pandemic

Date: 23-Mar-2020

• On a provisional basis, sales after adjustment for currency and portfolio effects decrease by 3.7% in the first nine months of the fiscal year 2019/2020 to €4.8 billion; adjusted EBIT margin decreased to 7.2%
• Comprehensive set of measures adopted to reduce staff and material costs; short-time work on domestic locations under preparation; further measures expected, due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Adjustment of company outlook for the current fiscal year 2019/2020 necessary, due to special market conditions

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LIQUI MOLY defies corona: a bonus for every employee instead of short-time work

Date: 23-Mar-2020

Special times call for special measures. The German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY is not reacting to the corona crisis with short-time work or layoffs, but is instead paying a bonus of EUR 1,000 to each employee.

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EAG awarded ISO accreditation

Date: 23-Mar-2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) is proud to announce that it has been ISO-accredited following a surveillance audit by the National Quality Assurance.

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DENSO reveals ‘contingency plan’ due to COVID-19 outbreak

Date: 23-Mar-2020

DENSO can confirm that it has put a contingency plan in place to protect its workforce, customers and suppliers, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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OESAA postpones Autoinform Live

Date: 23-Mar-2020

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) has announced that next month’s Autoinform Live, due to be held at the GTG Academy in Wolverhampton from 25-26 April, has been postponed due to escalating restrictions as a result of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic.

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Textar pledges to nurture young talent with IMI Skills sponsorship

Date: 23-Mar-2020

Premium commercial vehicle braking brand, Textar, is once again playing its part to nurture young talent in the motor industry by sponsoring the IMI Skill Auto 2020-21 competition.

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Let your customers know you're still here during the COVID-19 restrictions

Date: 23-Mar-2020

TechmanGMS, who recently joined the IAAF, have produced a brief guide on how to communicate to your loyal customers and local community.

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Working from home? Trying to recruit or manage meetings?

Date: 20-Mar-2020

Follow these useful tips from Glen Callum Associates on keeping your business moving.

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The Parts Alliance sending Queensway Auto Repairs to Le Mans

Date: 17-Mar-2020

The Parts Alliance has found the main winner of its ongoing ‘Original Experience’ promotion, with Omer Hassan, Director of Queensway Auto Repairs Ltd finding the winning scratch card on Monday 16th March.

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Whocanfixmycar.com issue advice to network members on COVID-19

Date: 16-Mar-2020

IAAF service member company, Whocanfixmycar.com, have issued the following advice to their network members and suggested that there might be information of interest to IAAF members regarding how to deal with COVID-19 in the workplace.

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Yuasa celebrate ten years in the BTCC with the launch of 2020 challenger and a blast from the past

Date: 16-Mar-2020

Yuasa are celebrating their ten-year anniversary in the British Touring Car Championship with the launch of their 2020 challenger. The battery brand, manufactured by GS Yuasa, unveiled the Honda Civic Type R FK8 alongside the championship winning Civic FN2 from 2011, a nod to their successes over the last ten years.

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Mexican test beckons for NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford WRC team

Date: 13-Mar-2020

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Esapekka Lappi, Teemu Suninen and Gus Greensmith will be targeting new heights when the FIA World Rally Championship turns to gravel at this week’s Rally Mexico.

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MOOG® Returns as Official Steering and Suspension Sponsor of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series™

Date: 13-Mar-2020

The globally respected MOOG® brand is set to begin its third year as official steering and suspension components provider of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series™ (NWES), one of Europe’s fastest growing and most exciting racing series.

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HGS presenting ADAS seminar at AutoInform

Date: 13-Mar-2020

Neil Hilton and Riccardo Sorano to educate technicians on ADAS

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LIQUI MOLY Company Magazine, March issue

Date: 13-Mar-2020

LIQUI MOLY have just published the new issue of their company magazine “Pictures & Stories”.

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Dayco invests in youth

Date: 12-Mar-2020

Dayco, a leading original equipment (OE) component manufacturer and aftermarket supplier, is an advocate of technical training, which it undertakes for technicians via workouts arranged through its motor factor customers and at trade events, such as exhibitions and roadshows. However, recognising the need to educate the next generation of technicians, the company is also investing in the future and reaching students still in technical college.

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LIQUI MOLY remains in Formula 1

Date: 12-Mar-2020

German oil manufacturer signs three-year contract with the racing series – largest sponsorship in the company’s history

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Klarius, KMT and Emissco Cycle to Wembley - Sport Relief Team Challenge to raise >£1,000

Date: 12-Mar-2020

The Klarius Works Council led by John Bennett and Community Champion Natalie Parry have agreed to support Sport Relief via a “Cycle to Wembley” challenge – 147 miles – on Thursday, 12th March.

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Dayco and Politecnico di Torino strengthen hybrid electric vehicle research partnership

Date: 12-Mar-2020

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has strengthened its relationship with the Politecnico di Torino to develop hybrid electric systems for vehicle manufacturers across the globe.

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Ring Automotive shines bright with double industry win

Date: 11-Mar-2020

Ring Automotive, an OSRAM business, has got 2020 off to a winning start, after Auto Express and Car Mechanic Magazine shone a light on the Ring MAGflex Pivot RIL3900HP, placing it in first place for the inspection lamp ‘Best Buy 2020’.

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Marathon & Fueltone Pro in partnership

Date: 11-Mar-2020

Marathon Warehouse Distribution are delighted to announce that they have partnered with Fueltone Pro to distribute their range of fuel additives.

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EAG signs up to PACT electronic trading

Date: 10-Mar-2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has become the latest automotive aftermarket supplier to sign up to PACT electronic trading.

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Bosch: The future for diesel

Date: 10-Mar-2020

How do you solve one of the most pressing problems facing towns and cities? How do you satisfy the population’s desire for cleaner air? And how do you achieve that without restricting the mobility of city dwellers through driving bans? Air quality in towns and cities is a major challenge for all concerned nowadays.

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NGK-sponsored Ivanov helps Russia to Ice Speedway title

Date: 09-Mar-2020

NGK-sponsored Ice Speedway World champion Daniil Ivanov has helped Russia win the 2020 FIM Ice Speedway of Nations.

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LIQUI MOLY remains loyal to the MercedesCup

Date: 09-Mar-2020

Company extends its contract with the ATP tennis tournament up to 2022

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Newly wrapped vans for Hella Gutmann Solutions

Date: 09-Mar-2020

Vans are now on the road

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Lucas Oil Confirmed as British Drift Championship Partner

Date: 06-Mar-2020

The British Drift Championship (BDC) has confirmed Lucas Oil as the exclusive oil and additives brand for the new 2020 season.

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TMD Friction CV wins IFA supplier of the year award

Date: 02-Mar-2020

TMD Friction CV has won CV supplier of the year 2019 at the Independent Motor Trade Factors Associated (IMTFA) annual gala dinner dance and awards ceremony at the K Club in Country Kildare, Ireland.

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VARTA - proud headline sponsor of Whocanfixmycar.com Awards

Date: 26-Feb-2020

VARTA were the proud headline sponsors of the 4th annual Who Can Fix My Car Awards in Birmingham on 13th February. As the official technical partner for batteries to Who Can Fix My Car, VARTA supported the workshop seminar during the day, and then presented 2 of the winning garages with their awards at the evening event.

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ZF Aftermarket leads with expert training at Autoinform LIVE event

Date: 26-Feb-2020

• ZF Aftermarket offers repeated sessions of two condensed futureproofed training courses at event
• ZF High Voltage Training (custom made course for this event) & Introduction to the ZF 9HP Transmission System
• Autoinform LIVE – 25-26 April 2020 at GTG Wolverhampton

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Confederation of British Surgery members receive 10% Servicesure discount

Date: 26-Feb-2020

Servicesure, the national garage network, is extending a 10% discount to members of the Confederation of British Surgery (CBS) and their families at participating Servicesure Autocentres.

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NGK to sponsor Nic Hamilton in 2020 British Touring Car Championship

Date: 26-Feb-2020

NGK-sponsored British racing driver Nic Hamilton completes Team HARD. Racing’s 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) driver line up as he is confirmed as the fourth and final driver.

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NGK-sponsored M-Sport in the points in Sweden

Date: 26-Feb-2020

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm have secured fifth place at this weekend’s Rally Sweden – the second event in the FIA World Rally Championship.

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Speedway legend Greg Hancock announces retirement

Date: 26-Feb-2020

NGK-sponsored four-time World Speedway champion Greg Hancock has announced his retirement after a glittering career which marks him out as one of the greats of the sport.

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Trade and retail exposure increases as Demon Tweeks adds Lucas Oil Brand

Date: 26-Feb-2020

The Lucas Oil brand of oils, additives and engine build essentials is now being distributed by Demon Tweeks.

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Yuasa reaches for British Superbike success with Ducati launch on top of The Shard

Date: 26-Feb-2020

GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd are gearing up to compete at the pinnacle of two-wheeled British motorsport with the launch of the Yuasa-backed 2020 VisionTrack Ducati.

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Lucas Oil stays solid with Cannon Motorsports for 2020

Date: 26-Feb-2020

The Lucas Oil Cannon Motorsports Team will continue on to a 10th consecutive year with the support of Lucas Oil.

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Autotech Recruit celebrates 10th anniversary with rebrand and ambitious growth announcement

Date: 25-Feb-2020

Ten years after its inception, Autotech Recruit has started the new decade by announcing an enhancement to its management team and a company rebrand, which will cement its status as the leading employment solutions provider for the automotive industry.

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Emissions experts Eminox recognised nationally

Date: 25-Feb-2020

Emissions control specialist Eminox has been recognised at the Make UK national manufacturing awards, where it was shortlisted in the high-profile Business Growth and Strategy category, sponsored by RSM.

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ZF [pro]Tech members get IAM video check service at discounted rates

Date: 25-Feb-2020

•ZF Aftermarket and PECUVi Automotive offer ZF [pro]Tech members special rates for ‘My Service Trust’ HD video service check
•Affordable solution builds trust, breaks down technical barriers and has the potential for increasing part sales with average work conversion rates of up to 25 percent
•Offer in line with ZF’s objective of IAM having same advantages as main dealers

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Tony Fyfe crowned IFA Car Product Manager of the Year

Date: 25-Feb-2020

Buying group Independent Motor Trade Factors Associated (IMTFA) has awarded Tony Fyfe of Fyfe Vehicle & Engineering Supplies the Car Product Manager of the Year Accolade at its annual gala dinner dance and awards ceremony at the K Club in Country Kildare, Ireland.

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Team Carlube Triple R Racing with Cataclean & Mac Tools blasts on to BTCC grid

Date: 25-Feb-2020

Ciceley Motorsport has unveiled its exciting 2020 plans for its Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship campaign with a new team name, new sponsor and a two-car line-up for the first time.

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Metelli and FAI announce new partnership for UK aftermarket distribution

Date: 25-Feb-2020

Richard Bennett, Managing Director of Metelli UK is pleased to announce that from March 2nd 2020, FAI Automotive Plc will take over the distribution of Metelli Branded Products for the UK Aftermarket.

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Autotech Recruit rolls out on-site EV training following 2035 petrol and diesel ban announcement

Date: 25-Feb-2020

News this week that, under a climate change drive, the sale of petrol and diesel cars could be banned in 15 years should propel the automotive industry into addressing the serious need for vehicle technicians to be skilled in electric and hybrid vehicle servicing.

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Walker Products joins IAAF

Date: 25-Feb-2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has kickstarted 2020 by welcoming manufacturer, supplier and distributor of engine management components, Walker Products, to its growing membership.

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Exol embarks on largest ever recycling initiative

Date: 25-Feb-2020

20 & 25 litre containers recycled as company takes lead in lubricants sector

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Britain’s best garages are celebrated at WhoCanFixMyCar.com’s fourth annual garage awards

Date: 25-Feb-2020

The 4th annual WhoCanFixMyCar.com awards took place on the 13th February 2020 after a successful year where over two million jobs have now been completed by registered garages.

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Andy Savva “The Garage Inspector” becomes Brand Ambassador for VARTA Batteries

Date: 25-Feb-2020

VARTA Batteries are thrilled to announce Andy Savva as an official ambassador for the brand. Much of Andy’s training focusses on the benefits of a technician fitting the highest quality parts and components within the workshop, and so it’s a natural fit to be working with VARTA; the world’s largest manufacturer of automotive batteries and number one partner to European vehicle manufacturers for conventional and start stop batteries.

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Award-winning garage, Avia Autos, joins IAAF

Date: 24-Feb-2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed Automechanika Garage of the Year 2019, Avia Autos, to its list of members.

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REPXPERT Academy LIVE visitor: ‘Nothing compares to the opportunity to hear from an expert’

Date: 14-Feb-2020

• Basingstoke College of Technology the setting for Schaeffler and the Institute of the Motor Industry, as REPXPERT Academy goes LIVE for the second time
• More than 70 people attended the free training day
• Laser Tools and REPXPERT technical vans on display in the workshop
• TechMan supported with presentations and demonstrations

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Exol sponsors exclusive Rugby shirt for Acorns charity game

Date: 14-Feb-2020

Exol has lent its support to Acorns Charity by sponsoring a limited-edition Worcester Warriors match-day shirt.

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OSRAM backs garages with latest sponsorship

Date: 13-Feb-2020

OSRAM has announced its sponsorship of the prestigious WhoCanFixMyCar.com Awards 2019 and will be presenting the award for Best Garage North West at the event.

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Servicesure announces Kathryn Spencer of East Grinstead as luxury family holiday winner

Date: 07-Feb-2020

Servicesure, the national garage network, has named Kathryn Spencer of East Grinstead as the lucky winner of a competition to relax in the sun on a luxury Villa Plus family holiday.

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Melett grows partnership with Universal Turbos

Date: 05-Feb-2020

Melett, the leading UK supplier of precision engineered turbochargers and parts, has expanded its partnership with specialist turbo repairer Universal Turbos.

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AS-PL plans for exhibitions in 2020

Date: 05-Feb-2020

AS-PL will participate in the most important industry exhibitions in 2020.

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The Parts Alliance partners with Petronas to supply the Petronas Syntium with °COOLTECH™ range to the independent aftermarket

Date: 05-Feb-2020

The Parts Alliance has announced its long-term partnership with Petronas Lubricants International as its supplier of premium oil.

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First through the doors

Date: 04-Feb-2020

Back in November 2019, Lucas Oil Products (UK) delivered the first in a new series of seminars hosted by the Lucas Oil Academy.

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NGK announces exciting motorcycle racing sponsorship

Date: 03-Feb-2020

Motorcycle racing supporter NGK is to sponsor the 2020 Massingberd-Mundy Kawasaki team.

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Autoparts UK launches new Padtech Fitting Centre Programme

Date: 03-Feb-2020

Autoparts UK has launched a new Padtech brake pad Fitting Centre Programme for independent garages.

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SMP Europe rebrands for next phase of growth

Date: 03-Feb-2020

Standard Motor Products Europe has rebranded to SMP Europe to reflect the company’s continued growth and development in the automotive industry.

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Autoparts UK launches new Padtech Fitting Centre Programme

Date: 31-Jan-2020

Autoparts UK has launched a new Padtech brake pad Fitting Centre Programme for independent garages.

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The UK leads the way!

Date: 31-Jan-2020

In July last year, well in advance of the company’s other data suppliers, UK-based Comline Group blazed the trail with the latest TecDoc version 3.0 system upgrade, by implementing it into its TecAlliance derived, electronic parts catalogue.

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Award-winning GS Yuasa Academy proves a hit with PMM

Date: 31-Jan-2020

The GS Yuasa Academy has received a ‘Top Product’ award from the trade magazine Professional Motor Mechanic (PMM).

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NGK-sponsored M-Sport in the points in Monte-Carlo

Date: 31-Jan-2020

M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm claimed fourth place at this weekend’s Rallye Monte-Carlo – securing their best Monte result on their FIA World Rally Championship debut with the NGK-equipped Ford Fiesta WRC.

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BorgWarner to buy Delphi Technologies in $3.3B deal

Date: 30-Jan-2020

BorgWarner has agreed to buy Delphi Technologies in a $3.3 billion deal in an effort to expand in a growing market for hybrid and electric vehicles.

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Challenging market environment adversely impacts sales and earnings in first half of fiscal year

Date: 30-Jan-2020

• Currency and portfolio-adjusted sales decline by 3.2% to €3.3 billion; reported sales drop by 6.7% due to sale of wholesale activities
• Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) fall to €257 million; adjusted EBIT margin is at 7.8%
• Decline in global light vehicle production impacts automotive business; profitability improves in aftermarket; Special Applications segment affected by weakness in individual customer markets
• Company outlook confirmed for current fiscal year

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LIQUI MOLY continues to grow in spite of problems

Date: 30-Jan-2020

Software conversion spoils year-end results – record turnover nevertheless

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MAHLE Powertrain helps launch new 20KW Aeristech compressor at opening of new headquarters

Date: 30-Jan-2020

20kW electric motor to provide power and efficiency benefits for downsized internal combustion engines
New headquarters to enable further technology development and product range expansion

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AS-PL once again in the ranking of „Gazele Biznesu”

Date: 30-Jan-2020

The results of the prestigious “Gazele Biznesu” ranking have been published. The AS-PL has once again been awarded the title of the best developing company. It is prepared by the economic daily “Puls Biznesu” and business analysts from Coface Poland. AS-PL is one of the companies in the ranking.

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LKQ Corporation Agrees to Sell Two Czech Distributors

Date: 30-Jan-2020

LKQ Corporation has announced the execution of a definitive agreement to sell its equity interests in two Czech wholesale automotive parts distributors to Swiss Automotive Group AG. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Yuasa power reigning double British Rally Champion Matt Edwards with launch of title sponsorship and new car

Date: 30-Jan-2020

Yuasa, the world’s leading battery manufacturer, have become title sponsor of Welshman Matt Edwards and co-driver Darren Garrod, with the unveiling of a stunning new car and livery at Autosport International. The duo will hunt Matt’s third British Rally Championship (BRC) title, having won the crown in 2018 and 2019.

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Yuasa announce the winners of their Win a Bike competition

Date: 30-Jan-2020

Yuasa, the world’s leading battery manufacturer and OE supplier to top motorcycle brands, has now announced the lucky winners of their exciting motorcycle scratchcard competition, which included the top prize of a Honda Fireblade plus a range of other fantastic prizes.

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Autotech with AS-PL

Date: 29-Jan-2020

On 13-15 December, one of the most important automotive event in North Africa took place. AS-PL representatives were present at the event.

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Latest garage technical evening gears up for winter

Date: 29-Jan-2020

Midwest Motor Factors and Monmore Auto Parts have hosted their latest technical evening for independent garages at GTG Wolverhampton.

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Hella Gutmann Solutions’ success with WhoCanFixMyCar.com partnership

Date: 29-Jan-2020

Diagnostic partnership benefiting workshops and drivers in just three months

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Award-winning GS Yuasa Academy proves a hit with PMM

Date: 29-Jan-2020

The GS Yuasa Academy has received a ‘Top Product’ award from the trade magazine Professional Motor Mechanic (PMM).

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LIQUI MOLY becomes main sponsor of Moto2 team

Date: 29-Jan-2020

LIQUI MOLY IntactGP: German oil and additive specialist expands its involvement in the Motorcycle World Championship

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SMP Europe rebrands for next phase of growth

Date: 23-Jan-2020

Standard Motor Products Europe has rebranded to SMP Europe to reflect the company’s continued growth and development in the automotive industry.

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AutoCare network reaches 800 garages

Date: 21-Jan-2020

Autocheck Car Care Centre in Dursley has become the 800th garage to join the AutoCare network.

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EAG and A1 Motor Stores announce supply deal

Date: 21-Jan-2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has agreed terms with A1 Motor Stores for the distribution of its own-branded wheel bearing kits, Suplex coil springs and Champion wiper blades.

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NGK attract the crowds at the Autosport International show

Date: 20-Jan-2020

Visitors to NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd’s stand at the Autosport International show have helped raise vital funds for a leading charity.

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MAHLE Powertrain helps launch new 20KW Aeristech compressor at opening of new HQ

Date: 17-Jan-2020

20kW electric motor to provide power and efficiency benefits for downsized internal combustion engines
New headquarters to enable further technology development and product range expansion
MAHLE Powertrain early adopter of Aeristech eSupercharger technology for development of high power density 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder advanced downsizing demonstrator vehicle

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Valeo unveils autonomous, electric delivery droid

Date: 17-Jan-2020

Valeo has recently unveiled its autonomous, electric delivery droid prototype at CES 2020 in Las Vegas.

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Thermal management: MAHLE Aftermarket ready for sales launch in January

Date: 17-Jan-2020

Following the acquisition of the entire shareholding in Behr Hella Service (BHS) by MAHLE Aftermarket, all existing BHS activities will be transferred to MAHLE on January 1, 2020. The new logistics center in Wroclaw/Poland, the future hub for thermal management products for passenger cars, trucks, agricultural vehicles, and construction machines, is currently being filled. This will allow MAHLE to ensure a high level of availability as well as short delivery times and respond flexibly to rising volumes. The MAHLE Aftermarket logistics centers in Germany, the UK, Spain, France, Turkey, Russia, Brazil, the USA, and China are also equipped and ready for orders.

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Title hat-trick for LIQUI MOLY

Date: 17-Jan-2020

For the third time in a row, readers of the German magazine “Sport Auto” vote LIQUI MOLY the best oil brand

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ZF drives World's fastest tractor

Date: 17-Jan-2020

• JCB Fastrac sets record speed of 135mph
• Tractor features ZF Ecoshift transmission
• ZF and JCB worked collaboratively to deliver the project within a tight timescale

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British Speedway champion teams up with NGK

Date: 16-Jan-2020

British Speedway champion Charles Wright – who is sponsored by ignition specialist NGK – has a new team and new goals for 2020.

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NGK-sponsored M-Sport drivers look forward to new WRC season

Date: 16-Jan-2020

Young rally stars Esapekka Lappi and Gus Greensmith are targeting a successful season in M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s NGK-equipped Ford Fiesta WRCs.

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LKQ Corporation Agrees to Sell Two Czech Distributors

Date: 14-Jan-2020

LKQ Corporation has announced the execution of a definitive agreement to sell its equity interests in two Czech wholesale automotive parts distributors to Swiss Automotive Group AG. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed

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Traxx Tyres Hosts Independent Tyre Dealer Conference

Date: 14-Jan-2020

Leading UK tyre wholesaler Traxx Tyres hosted its first Independent Tyre Dealer Conference at the Cardiff City stadium, (close to the company’s new depot in Bridgend), at the end of November.

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A virtual journey around AS-PL

Date: 13-Jan-2020

AS-PL are inviting people to take part in a virtual walk around three of their branches located in Gdansk and Lubichowo.

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Yuasa power reigning double British Rally Champion Matt Edwards with launch of title sponsorship and new car

Date: 10-Jan-2020

Yuasa, the world’s leading battery manufacturer, have become title sponsor of Welshman Matt Edwards and co-driver Darren Garrod, with the unveiling of a stunning new car and livery at Autosport International. The duo will hunt Matt’s third British Rally Championship (BRC) title, having won the crown in 2018 and 2019.

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The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team is putting youth at the head of its 2020 FIA World Rally Championship campaign

Date: 06-Jan-2020

Esapekka Lappi will join forces with Teemu Suninen and Gus Greensmith this season taking to the wheel of the EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRCs which are fitted with NGK spark plugs and NTK Lambda sensors.

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Lucas Oil Product UK Ltd signs up to IAAF membership

Date: 20-Dec-2019

Lucas Oil Products UK Ltd has become the latest automotive aftermarket company to join Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).

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Bosch plans to acquire Unipart’s Autoparts Garage Programmes

Date: 20-Dec-2019

• Investment to support Bosch Automotive Aftermarket growth strategy
• Bosch to provide Automotive Parts, Diagnostics and Workshop Services to over 600 garages in the Unipart automotive garage programmes

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GS Yuasa power homeless group’s charitable work with battery donation

Date: 20-Dec-2019

GS Yuasa, the world’s leading battery manufacturer, have donated two of their industry-leading Yuasa YBX5625 Super Heavy Duty (SHD) batteries to the South Wales homeless group, Helping Open People’s Eyes (H.O.P.E). The batteries will be used to power a bus which provides shelter for homeless people in and around Newport.

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Tetrosyl completes delivery fleet livery for motor factors

Date: 20-Dec-2019

Two vans and 20 HGV trailers now bear Quinton Hazell, TJ Filters and Carlube Triple R branding

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ZF drives World's fastest tractor

Date: 20-Dec-2019

• JCB Fastrac sets record speed of 135mph
• Tractor features ZF Ecoshift transmission
• ZF and JCB worked collaboratively to deliver the project within a tight timescale

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Thousands raised as Lucas and SMPE make ice hockey history

Date: 20-Dec-2019

Online jersey auction raises much needed funds for UK charities

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Hydraulics: It’s been in our DNA for 100 years

Date: 20-Dec-2019

100 years ago, in November 1919, KYB’s journey began. Shiro Kayaba was a gifted student who had earned a place at the prestigious Waseda University in Tokyo, entering the faculty of Engineering and Science. However, within a year he found himself disillusioned, instead choosing to spend considerably more time on his own research. Claiming his course to be “tedious lessons based on an unbending version of the past”, Kayaba declared “I want to work freely based on the spirit, inspiration and curiosity that I was born with”. With that, Kayaba left university, immersing himself completely in his own research.

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Comline's Facebook following exceeds 10K

Date: 20-Dec-2019

• Comline continues to underline its growing status as the brand’s Facebook community exceeds 10,000 followers
• Rapid growth on social media platform reflects the fast-paced nature of a brand which now operates in 50 countries worldwide
• Offering a mixture of brand messages, automotive news and light entertainment, Comline serves up the right content for its aftermarket and garage audience

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Textar powers Newell & Wright to third place in truck racing finale

Date: 20-Dec-2019

Textar sponsored Newell & Wright Motorsport has achieved third place in the British Truck Racing Championship Division one.

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HELLA sells relay business to Hongfa

Date: 20-Dec-2019

Automotive supplier aligns electronics business even more strongly with the automotive market trends of electric mobility and autonomous driving.

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GS Yuasa highly commended as runner up for two high profile industry awards

Date: 19-Dec-2019

GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd were recognised at two prestigious automotive aftermarket award ceremonies last week. The market leading battery manufacturer was awarded runner up for both the Independent Motor Trade Factors Association Ltd (IFA) Car Supplier of the Year 2019 award and The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) Car Supplier of the Year 2019.

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GT Automotive announce same day camshaft distribution partnership with Marathon

Date: 17-Dec-2019

In another bold stride forward, market leading camshaft manufacturer GT Automotive have entered into a supply agreement with Marathon Warehouse Distribution to provide an exclusive same day delivery service for GT Automotive camshafts and camshaft kits; an industry first for both companies, aiming to disrupt age old tradition in the the ever changing UK Aftermarket.

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First Line Ltd is IAAF's CV Supplier of the Year

Date: 13-Dec-2019

Company was presented title at the IAAF Awards

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Yuasa power 3,000 Santas in Rotary Charity Fun Run

Date: 13-Dec-2019

Yuasa have jump started Christmas in style by donating the batteries for the 15th annual Santa Fun Run, hosted by Rotary Club of Marlow Thames. The event saw 3,000 Santa Claus’ run through parks and the High Street of Marlow in Buckinghamshire on Sunday 1 December.

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Glen Callum Associates celebrate ongoing successes with international recruitment

Date: 13-Dec-2019

As many businesses try to ensure that they are at the forefront of international trading opportunities, there has become a heightened need for overseas recruitment.

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Re-introducing APRIL UK – the IAAF's protection and employee benefits partner

Date: 12-Dec-2019

More and more businesses these days are using employee benefits to help grow their business. Whether it’s improving staff retention or getting them motivated and working harder – putting the right plans in place can greatly help a business.

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It’s a hat trick - Comline named as A1 Component Supplier of the Year 2019

Date: 12-Dec-2019

• Aftermarket leaders Comline have once again been identified as A1 Motor Stores Component Supplier of the Year
• The latest honour completes a hat trick for the brand after having secured the award in 2016 and 2017
• The coveted title underlines the quality of the brands all-makes multi-category range and reaffirms the company’s leading position within the marketplace

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GS Yuasa Academy online learning system proves a resounding success

Date: 12-Dec-2019

GS Yuasa Academy, the revolutionary online battery training platform launched earlier this year has proven to be a success with thousands of learners now receiving industry leading battery training through their device. Featuring over 20 certified courses tailored to different job roles, the academy is proving to be a hit with technicians, distributors and educational institutes alike.

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CD Group Awarded ‘Wholesale Parts Distributor of the Year’ for Second Year in a Row

Date: 12-Dec-2019

CD Group has been awarded ‘Wholesale Parts Distributor of the Year’ for 2020 following its 2019 win for the same award. The Irish Auto Trade Awards seeks to recognise ‘the best operators in all sectors of the Irish auto aftermarket’ and is a national event comprising a 3 stage process made up of a nomination followed by two rounds of voting.

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Autoparts UK opens new Manchester branch

Date: 12-Dec-2019

Autoparts UK has opened a new Manchester branch, on the industrial estate of Trafford Park.

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ZF Services UK becomes “service ready” on next-generation vehicles and wins Irish Auto Trade 'Automotive Aftermarket Parts Manufacturer of the Year' Award 2020 in customer vote

Date: 12-Dec-2019

• Nottingham Centre of Competence invests in training and equipment for the next generation of commercial vehicles
• Support available for electric drive axle AxTrax and TraXon automatic transmission
• Service Partner network and ZF technicians undertake high voltage training

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ZF Services UK hails Coach & Bus UK event

Date: 12-Dec-2019

• Investment in all areas to support customers
• Demand for ZF content on vehicles increases
• ZF Services UK “service ready” on next-generation vehicles

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NCD UK signs up to IAAF membership

Date: 12-Dec-2019

Nationwide Clutch Distributors (NCD) UK Ltd has become the latest automotive aftermarket company to join Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).

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Technical Teaser: Ford fuel failure for the C-Max - Auto Education Academy Technical Bulletin

Date: 10-Dec-2019

The Auto Education Academy, Euro Car Parts’ training division, regularly issues technical bulletins to provide technicians across the country with crucial vehicle servicing information.

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HELLA sells relay business to Hongfa

Date: 03-Dec-2019

Automotive supplier aligns electronics business even more strongly with the automotive market trends of electric mobility and autonomous driving.

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FFR Automotive joins IAAF

Date: 02-Dec-2019

Permanent recruitment solutions company FFR Automotive has joined Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).

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Specialist recruiter Glen Callum Associates joins IAAF

Date: 08-Nov-2019

Automotive aftermarket recruitment specialist, Glen Callum Associates, has joined Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).

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Sogefi wins the 2019 Equip Auto “International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation” with its world first fully recycled plastic fuel filter

Date: 08-Nov-2019

Sogefi, the automotive components company of the CIR Group, wins the Gold Trophy of Equip Auto International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation in the Original Equipment Category.

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SMPE successfully achieves ISO certification

Date: 01-Nov-2019

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), one of the UK's largest independently owned automotive parts manufacturers and suppliers, has successfully achieved the management system standard ISO14001:2015, underlining the company’s commitment to tier 1 customers and improved environmental performance.

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DENSO announced as a finalist in IAAF Awards

Date: 25-Oct-2019

Original equipment manufacturer, DENSO, has revealed that it is a finalist in the Supplier of Excellence - Car category for the IAAF Awards. The prestigious awards ceremony will take place in December, voting is open now and will close 2nd November 2019.

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LKQ Divests a Majority of its Bulgarian Business

Date: 25-Oct-2019

LKQ Corporation has announced it has merged its subsidiary Auto Kelly Bulgaria EOOD with Elit Kar OOD, creating one of Bulgaria's leading distributors of automotive spare parts. LKQ now owns a 20% equity interest in the combined business, which will continue to operate under both the Elit Car Group and Auto Kelly brand names. In addition, the combined business will acquire parts from LKQ's aftermarket supply chain.

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First Line Ltd is a finalist for IAAF Awards

Date: 25-Oct-2019

Company Finalist for Supplier of Excellence in Car and CV Categories

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DENSO’S e-Videns success at GROUPAUTO show

Date: 25-Oct-2019

DENSO heralded the GROUPAUTO Show a success, as the company built new business relationships and the sales staff took advantage of the chance to inform both member factors and workshops about the impressive range and benefits it offers, especially the new e-Videns tool.

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Textar powers Newell & Wright to race win at Pembrey

Date: 25-Oct-2019

Braking brand Textar powered Newell & Wright Motorsport to victory at the recent round of the British Truck Racing Championship in Pembrey, with the braking brand playing a major role in helping secure first place.

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Defective brakes ‘leading cause’ of road accidents

Date: 17-Oct-2019

Defective brakes were the leading cause of road accidents – where a vehicle defect was a contributory factor – for the sixth year running, new figures suggest.

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What a difference a day makes!

Date: 17-Oct-2019

The recent Information Day, held at Birmingham’s National Conference Centre, provided the perfect opportunity for TecAlliance customers to learn more about how to get the best from the company’s many and varied products and for it to showcase its current and future plans.

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Annual trade show celebrates star garages and motor factors

Date: 17-Oct-2019

For the second consecutive year the Alliance Automotive Group brought together GROUPAUTO & UAN trading groups members, garages from the AutoCare and United Garage Services networks and Top Truck workshops for the two-day event centred around their business and how they can get the most from the group.

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Autosupplies Group completes Leisureways purchase

Date: 17-Oct-2019

Autosupplies Group has successfully completed the purchase of Leisureways (The Happy Motorist) of Rotherham.

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Servicesure begins search for Autocentre of the Year 2020

Date: 15-Oct-2019

National garage network Servicesure has begun its search for 2020’s ‘Autocentre of the Year’, after last year’s winner heralded the prize as “a superb achievement”.

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Autoparts Garage Equipment donates £3,600 to BEN

Date: 15-Oct-2019

Autoparts Garage Equipment were delighted to welcome Sarah Hughes from BEN Automotive Industry Charity to Glasgow, when the team handed over £3,600 to the charity, raised through selling raffle tickets at their ‘A Night at the Carnival’ event earlier in the year.

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GS Yuasa look to the future as a new corporate slogan is decided

Date: 15-Oct-2019

GS Yuasa has announced it is redefining its brand by establishing a new corporate slogan, “Creating the Future of Energy”. This slogan will be utilised in branding throughout the entire GS Yuasa Group worldwide.

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TechMan plays host to Top Technician / Top Garage 2020 finals

Date: 15-Oct-2019

TechMan has announced that its partner business – Northampton-based garage, In Town Automotive – will be playing host to the prestigious Top Technician / Top Garage 2020 finals for the first time ever.

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HELLA annual general meeting approves special dividend and elects representatives for Shareholder Committee and Supervisory Board

Date: 15-Oct-2019

• Distribution of a special dividend of €2.30 per share in addition to a regular dividend of €1.05 per share resolved
• Carl-Peter Forster takes over as Chairman of the Shareholder Committee and Klaus Kühn is the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board

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AS-PL at the Equip Auto trade show in Paris

Date: 11-Oct-2019

On 15-19 October, Equip Auto will take place at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Representatives of AS-PL Sp. z o.o. will also be present at the event.

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Africa Oil takes crown as Exol’s Export distributor of the year

Date: 11-Oct-2019

Exol Lubricants, the UK’s largest independent lubricants blender, has announced that Africa Oil has become its Export Distributor of the Year 2018.

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Two podiums for Textar sponsored John Newell at Snetterton

Date: 11-Oct-2019

Newell & Wright driver consolidates fourth in Championship standings

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HELLA experiences slow start to the new fiscal year as expected

Date: 11-Oct-2019

• Currency and portfolio-adjusted sales decline by 5.5 percent to €1.6 billion in the first quarter; reported sales drop by 12.1 percent after portfolio changes
• Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) decrease in the first three months to €113 million; adjusted EBIT margin is 7.2 percent
• Further decline in industry development negatively impacts automotive sales; aftermarket segment maintains profitability at the previous year’s level; special applications is weak in individual customer markets
• Outlook for the current fiscal year 2019/2020 confirmed

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DENSO offering customers chance to win TOYOTA GAZOO Racing jacket by signing up to e-newsletter

Date: 11-Oct-2019

DENSO is offering new subscribers to its monthly e-newsletter, Stay Tuned, the opportunity to win a racing jacket. The offer will expire at 5:30pm on the 29th November, with the winner unveiled the following day.

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LIQUI MOLY Company Magazine, October issue

Date: 11-Oct-2019

We have just published the new issue of our company magazine “Pictures & Stories”.

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The grand opening of AS-PL Italia s.r.l. is about to take place!

Date: 11-Oct-2019

Another international Branch office of AS-PL will open soon. It will be located in Turin, Italy.

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Get ready for the United Garage Services Winter Giveaway!

Date: 11-Oct-2019

United Garage Services is a network of garages across the UK, and they are excited to announce, that the ‘WINTER GIVEAWAY’ is back on 1st October 2019.

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AutoCare’s WIN A CAR giveaway is back and this time motorists have the chance to win a MINI!

Date: 11-Oct-2019

AutoCare is a network of over 750 garages across the UK, and they are excited to announce, that the ‘WIN A CAR’ Giveaway is back from 1st October 2019. The competition is exclusive to AutoCare garages and provides motorists with the chance to win a brand-new Mini One or one of the 55 fantastic runner-up prizes.

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Award winning innovation from Lawgistics

Date: 04-Oct-2019

Lawgistics, the IAAF's legal helpline provider, is proud to announce that HR Manager, their cloud-based compliance management software, has won Product Innovation of the Year Award at the Car Dealer Power Awards.

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Fil Filter Europe joins IAAF

Date: 04-Oct-2019

Fil Filter Europe is the latest automotive component supplier to join the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).

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The Wheel Specialist brings business to Burnley

Date: 04-Oct-2019

The Wheel Specialist have taken on their very latest franchisees, Eddie & Caroline McVey, who will be opening the doors to their business in the next few months.

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Sad news on the passing of Ed Pedder

Date: 02-Oct-2019

It is with great sadness and regret we advise that Ed Pedder, a long-standing member of the IAAF CV Committee, passed away in hospital on the afternoon of Thursday the 12th September 2019.

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TRICO signs distribution deal with Optimal UK

Date: 30-Sep-2019

TRICO has signed a distribution agreement with Optimal UK to supply the Exact Fit, Flex, Neoform and TX wiper blade ranges to its network.

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Autoelectro Managing Director, Tony Bhogal has said he was “honoured” to lead the judging panel in the 2020 Bradford Classic Car Show on Saturday 17th August

Date: 30-Sep-2019

Tony, along with classic car journalist, Richard Barnett and Ex Editor of Bradford Telegraph & Argus local newspaper and now PR Consultant Perry Austin-Clarke, assessed more than 100 cars on-display, watched by more than 10,000 spectators on a surprisingly sunny summer’s afternoon in Bradford City Centre.

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Further Improvements on the Horizon for KYB’s Data

Date: 23-Sep-2019

KYB has announced further improvements to its data and visibility on TecDoc. It has recently been announced that KYB has retained its status as an A rated supplier to TecAlliance.

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Preliminary figures for fiscal year 2018/2019:

Date: 23-Sep-2019

On the basis of preliminary figures, HELLA, the globally positioned automotive supplier has closed the fiscal year 2018/2019 (1 June 2018 to 31 May 2019) with a sales and earnings increase.

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Shaftec introduces series of bold, no-nonsense press adverts

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Leading braking, steering & transmission supplier Shaftec has introduced a series of dynamic, no-nonsense press adverts. The new adverts, which will start to appear in the UK press this quarter, use inventive and bold imagery to get the business messages across loud and clear.

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Apec shuts down its ‘guarantee website’

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Apec has closed its separate guarantee website thanks to its recently updated all-encompassing guarantee.

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Premier Components UK Ltd joins IAAF to promote remanufacturing

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Full-line automotive core broker Premier Components UK Ltd has joined Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), with the aim of promoting the merits of remanufacturing.

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Cumbrian motor factor, K&S McKenzie, continue to grow and invest in people, equipment and vehicles

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Their latest expansion has been in their Air Compressors department. Whilst the business has been selling air compressors of all types and sizes for a number of years, recent success in this sector has led to expansion.

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LIQUI MOLY at the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Switzerland

Date: 23-Sep-2019

The German oil manufacturer is the official sponsor of the tournament being held in Zurich and Lausanne

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Cheltenham trade show debut a major success, says The Parts Alliance

Date: 23-Sep-2019

The Parts Alliance has heralded its third trade show of 2019 as a major success, providing the perfect environment to bring all of its customers and suppliers in the Cheltenham area together to socialise and network.

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ContiTech springs into action at IAAF

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Air Spring specialist ContiTech Air Spring Systems is the latest manufacturer to become a member of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).

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Exol scores major tie-up with Worcester Warriors in 2019/20 season

Date: 23-Sep-2019

UK’s largest lubricants blender becomes first team shirt sponsor

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Putting Sheffield on the map

Date: 23-Sep-2019

The Wheel Specialist will be expanding into Sheffield by the end of 2019 and their latest franchisee, Stefan Thomas, will be at the helm.

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K&S McKenzie publish Summer newsletter

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Every three months, Carlisle based motor factor, K&S McKenzie publish their quarterly newsletter which has grown a loyal readership and has become highly regarded among clients and contacts alike

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MP Motorsport achieve first victory

Date: 23-Sep-2019

MP Motorsport achieved their first outright win on Sunday 8th September, taking first position overall on the Vale of York Stages Rally.

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Tetrosyl looks to build on new partnership with IAAF

Date: 23-Sep-2019

As one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and distributors of automotive chemicals and parts, Tetrosyl, is the latest name to register as a fully-fledged member of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), continuing the rapid growth of the IAAF network.

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Dayco earns outstanding quality supplier award from FCA

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has been recognized for its outstanding quality, by global vehicle manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for both its production part and Mopar® unique part supply partnership.

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LKQ helps revolutionise family-owned bodyshop

Date: 16-Sep-2019

Fylde Coast ARC transformed with new multi-million-pound facility ready for EVs

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MAM Software Group, Inc. agrees to be acquired by Kerridge Commercial Systems for $12.12 per share in cash

Date: 10-Sep-2019

MAM Software Group, Inc., a leading global provider of on-premise and cloud-based business management solutions for the automotive parts, tyre and vertical distribution industries, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which it will be acquired by Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), which provides software, services and support to deliver fully integrated trading and business management solutions to trade, wholesale, manufacturing and distribution customers across the world, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $154.2 million

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Which types of vehicle repairs are consumers most sceptical about?

Date: 06-Sep-2019

As the digital age continues to influence our world, consumers are relying more on information online to help them with their problems. Like fixing their car, for example.

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AS-PL has started the cooperation with Groupauto Polska

Date: 05-Sep-2019

AS-PL has become the official supplier of the Groupauto Polska purchasing group (GA PL).

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Success for Team JAOS!

Date: 02-Sep-2019

The 2019 Asia Cross Country Rally took place last week, starting in Pattaya, Thailand, and finishing 2,200km later in the capital of Myanmar. Team JAOS (Japanese Offroad Service) finished in 1st place in their T1G class and 7th overall.

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Exol helps raise funds for Cancer Research UK

Date: 23-Aug-2019

Proud sponsor Exol has been celebrating the recent fundraising achievements of Plevin, one of the UK's leading wood processing and recycling companies, which has raised over £1,000 in aid of Cancer Research UK by participating in two tough charity challenges.

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Euro Car Parts adds more Peugeot vans to its nationwide delivery fleet

Date: 23-Aug-2019

Euro Car Parts has added to its extensive fleet of PEUGEOT vans and cars with an order for 300 all-new Partner vans. The Partners will help to deliver the company’s extensive parts range to branches and customers. Each day, over 2,750 Euro Car Parts vehicles make over 60,000 deliveries to independent and franchised Dealers, fleet service centres and bodyshops. The company makes a delivery on average every 1.7 seconds.

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EAG Managing Director on progress since change of ownership: “Exciting times lie ahead”

Date: 23-Aug-2019

EAG Managing Director, Adrian Lamb, is confident the company is on the right path, several months after the company switched ownership.

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Autotech Recruit announces online training portal

Date: 23-Aug-2019

Autotech Recruit has teamed up with OurVirtualAcademy.com to launch an exclusive online training portal for its growing pool of temporary vehicle technicians and MOT testers.

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Alliance Automotive UK acquires ASMF

Date: 23-Aug-2019

Alliance Automotive UK, the parent company of GroupAuto and UAN buying groups has acquired the seven-branch Autostores Motor Factors chain (ASMF). Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

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AutoCare announces summer giveaway prize winner

Date: 23-Aug-2019

This summer AutoCare gave away a brand-new Peugeot 2008 Allure in its summer ‘win a car’ giveaway. Fifty-five runner-up prizes were also won; including LG 50” Smart 4K Ultra HD LED TVs, Nintendo Switch consoles, Sonos One Speakers with Alexa, Dyson hot and cool fan heaters and Ring video doorbells. The competition was open to UK motorists who visited an AutoCare garage between 1st May and 7th July 2019 for a service, MOT or repair. All they had to do once the work was completed on their car was enter the competition on the AutoCare website.

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Customers the center of attention: LKQ Europe's first leadership conference is a great success

Date: 22-Aug-2019

LKQ Europe, the European market leader in automotive aftermarket parts for cars, commercial vans and industrial vehicles, gathered 250 of its top managers for a visionary leadership conference in Wembley, London on July 1st and July 2nd. The primary objective was developing common strategies on how to ensure the success of its customers in the changing independent aftermarket environment. LKQ Europe looks back on an inspiring and successful event.

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All roads lead to Russia - Comline to exhibit at MIMS Automechanika Moscow

Date: 22-Aug-2019

• Leading automotive parts supplier Comline is set to impress at Russia's largest automotive expo – MIMS Automechanika Russia.
• Exhibiting alongside Monlibon, the brands valued distribution partner for the region, Comline will provide a hands-on demonstration of their high-quality, all makes range.
• The 23rd hosting of MIMS Automechanika Moscow runs from August 26th – 29th at the city’s Expo Fairgrounds.

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HELLA compensates for challenging market conditions and outperforms the automotive sector in the fiscal year 2018/2019

Date: 22-Aug-2019

• Currency and portfolio-adjusted sales rise by 5.0 percent in the fiscal year 2018/2019; portfolio effects reduce reported consolidated sales by 1.0 percent to € 7.0 billion
• Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) improve to € 585 million;
adjusted EBIT margin increases to 8.4 percent
• Automotive segment benefits from high demand for lighting systems and electronic components; Aftermarket significantly improves profitability; Special Applications sees positive progress in the business for agricultural and construction vehicles
• Special dividend proposed as a result of strong development of the balance sheet and the sale of the wholesale business; total dividend at € 3.35 per share
• Company outlook reflects major uncertainties in market environment and further declining industry development

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Opportunity knocks for Shaftec at ReMaTec

Date: 16-Aug-2019

Shaftec has declared its first visit to ReMaTec – Europe’s leading remanufacturing exhibition – a success: both in terms of reinforcing its position within the UK and in generating a great deal of interest in its abilities as remanufacturer capable of servicing the European left-hand-drive market.

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Complete Car Care’s customer wins the top prize in the United Garage Services Summer Giveaway

Date: 16-Aug-2019

This summer the UK garage network United Garage Services gave away some fantastic prizes in their national summer giveaway. The top prize was a tech bundle, including a Microsoft Surface Pro, Xbox Ones S and a Sonos One Speaker with Alexa. Runner-up prizes included Beats Headphones, £100 Ticketmaster Gift Cards and Amazon Echo Dots.

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Ring gears up support for duo taking on charity challenges

Date: 16-Aug-2019

Ring, the leading lighting and automotive electrical specialist based in Leeds, is gearing up its support for two employees who are embarking on a pair of physically demanding charity challenges in August and September.

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Exol partners with UKLA for 2019 Northern Lunch

Date: 16-Aug-2019

Exol Lubricants is sponsoring this year’s UKLA (UK Lubricants Association) Northern Lunch, taking place at Manchester Hall on 20th September.

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GS Yuasa awarded Boeing Supplier of the Year for innovation

Date: 16-Aug-2019

GS Yuasa has been recognised with the 2018 Boeing Company “Supplier of the Year” award in the category of innovation. The battery manufacturer was commended for its high-performance lithium-ion cells for space, as well as for outstanding technical support and contribution to current and future space programs.

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Roadlink’s Powell partnership gaining traction

Date: 16-Aug-2019

Roadlink International has been the braking partner of choice for Steve Powell Racing for five years, as the leading CV parts supplier supports the truck racing champion in the 2019 British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) for what is turning into another enthralling season.

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Rise of fake parts sees TMD Friction develop new ways to fight back

Date: 09-Aug-2019

TMD Friction has revealed that it is continuing to fight back against fake parts amid reports of a rise in the number of fake components entering the aftermarket.

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Wheel safety specialist Checkpoint joins IAAF

Date: 09-Aug-2019

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed Checkpoint as its latest member, enabling the wheel safety specialist to keep up to date with the latest developments and legislation in the industry.

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Phil O'Brien retires

Date: 09-Aug-2019

After 41 years in the automotive industry and 25 years with the IFA, Phil O’Brien of York Motor Factors has retired. At its July meeting the IFA presented Phil with a gift in recognition of his contributions over the years.

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KYB launches new motorsport website

Date: 02-Aug-2019

KYB Europe Aftermarket has launched a new website, dedicated to it’s motorsport activities: www.kybsport.com

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No stopping National following Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 29-Jul-2019

National Auto Parts presented a series of new products and innovative showcases that have driven further business to its door following Automechanika Birmingham 2019, hailed as “the best exhibition held in the UK for a long time” by Managing Director David Houlden.

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Exol announces NZ Motor Oils as sole distributor in New Zealand

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Exol Lubricants, the UK’s largest independent lubricants blender, has announced that NZ Motor Oils has become New Zealand’s sole distributor for the leading brand.

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The sun shines on another successful trade show for The Parts Alliance

Date: 29-Jul-2019

The sun was shining as hundreds of The Parts Alliance’s customers attended the company’s summer trade show at Brighton race course on Thursday 20th June.

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Launch UK proud Stand Award winner at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Launch UK, the only genuine supplier of the renowned brand of Launch diagnostic equipment to the UK, has been named winner of Best Shell Scheme Award at Automechanika Birmingham 2019’s Stand Awards, sponsored by Freeman.

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Electronic trading soars at Exol

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Electronic trading has soared at Exol Lubricants, with automotive and commercial vehicle motor factors successfully connecting through PACT, the joint venture between Fourth and TecAlliance.

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Team Exol inspires with collective fundraising feats

Date: 29-Jul-2019

It was a case of “Go Team Exol!” for some of Exol’s staff members, who have been involved in recent charity challenges to raise much-needed funds for good causes, both receiving donations from Exol Lubricants.

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Success for Melett at Autopromotec 2019

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Conference brings Melett brand, service centre network and garages together

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LIQUI MOLY becomes name sponsor of Handball Bundesliga in Germany

Date: 29-Jul-2019

German oil and additive specialist relies on promotional benefit in one of the strongest leagues in the world

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BM Catalysts and Your Car Your Choice Rally Round The Aftermarket

Date: 23-Jul-2019

BM Catalysts continues to support MP Motorsport with sponsorship of its Subaru Impreza rally car, which is currently competing in the ANEMMC and EMAMC championships, for the third year in a row. Having it’s branding in a prominent position on the impressive vehicle’s livery not only gives the leading manufacturer of aftermarket catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters great exposure at rallies across the UK but also affords it access to the team’s exclusive hospitality days.

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Osram supports public takeover offer from Bain Capital and The Carlyle Group

Date: 23-Jul-2019

- Voluntary public takeover offer for the price of 35 euros per share
- Investor agreement supports strategy and growth
- Extensive commitments to employees and locations
- Corporate headquarters to remain in Munich; patents and brand safeguarded

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Roadlink lends its voice to SMMT Remanufacturing Showcase

Date: 23-Jul-2019

Leading commercial vehicle parts supplier Roadlink International has been championing the benefits of remanufacturing to some of the industry’s top influencers as part of SMMT’s Remanufacturing Showcase, which took place from 8th -19th July.

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The Alliance Automotive Group host the Golf Event of the Year

Date: 23-Jul-2019

The second annual Alliance Automotive Group Golf Event took place at The Belfry on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th June 2019. Despite the days of heavy rain fall leading up to the event, the incredible grounds staff ensured the event went ahead.

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Exol installs defibrillator machines

Date: 23-Jul-2019

Exol has installed defibrillators across each of its sites, after becoming certified to connect up the life-saving devices.

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Clarios launches as a world leader in advanced energy storage solutions

Date: 15-Jul-2019

Johnson Controls has sold its global battery division Power Solutions to Brookfield Business Partners and is now formally transitioning from Johnson Controls to new company name Clarios.

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Cumbrian motor factor partners with UK Haulier

Date: 05-Jul-2019

With over 50 years in business, K&S McKenzie, a family run business based in Carlisle, Cumbria, has partnered with UK Haulier to offer their services to the commercial vehicle market.

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K&S McKenzie deliver a showcase with a difference at Thirsk Truck Gathering

Date: 01-Jul-2019

Thirsk Truck Gathering, held in North Yorkshire, celebrated its 7th annual event this year with visitors from across the country attending to see some of the best trucks in the country, all whilst enjoying the numerous food and trade stands on offer.

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Autotech Recruit branches into Northern Ireland to meet skills shortage

Date: 28-Jun-2019

Specialist recruitment company reports increasing demand for temporary vehicle technicians and MOT testers

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Welland praises motor factors for embracing UK event

Date: 21-Jun-2019

WAI strengthens its aftermarket appeal following Automechanika Birmingham

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Edd China helps pull-in visitors to DENSO stand at Automechanika Birmingham 2019

Date: 21-Jun-2019

DENSO has hailed the impact of Edd China after his presence on the DENSO stand helped attract a heavy footfall. Visitors queued to have their photo with Edd and receive a signed DENSO baseball cap. It proved an inspired move, as it also allowed DENSO to update technicians and distributors about its range of products and tools.

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Banner proves big name attraction at Automechanika

Date: 21-Jun-2019

OESSA ambassador, Edd China draws visitors to Banner Batteries

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Nicolas Hamilton attracts big crowds to the NGK stand at Automechanika

Date: 20-Jun-2019

Ignition specialist NGK has been starring at the Automechanika UK show, attracting big crowds to its stand at Birmingham’s NEC.

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The Parts Alliance helps recognise the UK’s best independents at Garage of the Year awards

Date: 20-Jun-2019

The Parts Alliance has helped to pay tribute to the achievements of independent garages by sponsoring ‘Best Small Garage’ at Automechanika Birmingham’s Garage of the Year awards.

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TecAlliance heralds Automechanika Birmingham a success!

Date: 17-Jun-2019

Presenting its broad range of offerings across multiple sectors, data management specialist TecAlliance, is able to report that this year’s Automechanika Birmingham was a successful event, which brought both customers and potential customers from all its industry sectors.

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LIQUI MOLY job machine at full throttle

Date: 17-Jun-2019

German lubricant specialist recruits 67 employees during the first half of the year

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Dayco awarded PACCAR Quality Achievement certificate

Date: 17-Jun-2019

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has again been independently recognised for the quality and distribution of its original equipment (OE) components, this time by PACCAR, with its 2018 Quality Achievement certification.

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Autotech Recruit branches into Northern Ireland to meet skills shortage

Date: 17-Jun-2019

Specialist recruitment company reports increasing demand for temporary vehicle technicians and MOT testers

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Ferdinand Bilstein UK reaps benefits from electronic trading

Date: 17-Jun-2019

PACT supports state-of-the-art Markham Vale facility

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Melett to highlight turbo reman opportunities at ReMaTec 2019

Date: 14-Jun-2019

Turbocharger specialist Melett will be taking centre stage at ReMaTec 2019, the world's leading remanufacturing trade show for industry professionals.

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Winning brand Lucas hails GB men’s ice hockey success

Date: 14-Jun-2019

New partnership off to flying start with historic World Championship comeback

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Autoparts hands over keys to FIAT 500 winner

Date: 14-Jun-2019

Glasgow’s First Stop Tyre & Exhaust garage has driven away with one of the biggest raffle prizes at the recent trade show, hosted by Autoparts UK and Autoparts Garage Equipment.

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WAI & Marathon celebrate historic distribution agreement one year on

Date: 14-Jun-2019

Game-changing distribution agreement embraced by motor factors

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LIQUI MOLY at the European Athletics Championships 2020

Date: 14-Jun-2019

The European Athletics Championships will take place in Paris in 2020 with LIQUI MOLY on board.

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Lumileds' Philips brand unveiled as OESAA member at Automechanika Birmingham 2019

Date: 14-Jun-2019

Lumileds, the company responsible for Philips automotive products, is delighted to announce that the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) has welcomed the Philips brand to its portfolio.

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HELLA’s expertise at heart of Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 14-Jun-2019

With such a focus on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) at Automechanika Birmingham this year, it’s clear that the HELLA stand was going to be a hub of activity. As Hella Gutmann Solutions is the leading aftermarket voice concerning ADAS in the industry, the company had a lot to inform visitors, which was well received through its seminar appearances and the multiple on-stand talks.

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KYB Wins Best Stand Award at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 14-Jun-2019

KYB UK has received a stand award from Automechanika Birmingham for ‘Best Space Only’. The award is given to the exhibitor who displays the most “innovative stand concept and design” and was presented to KYB on the final day of the show.

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LIQUI MOLY remains loyal to MercedesCup

Date: 14-Jun-2019

Lubricant specialist continues sponsorship of ATP tennis tournament in Germany

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Team Comline get on their bikes to conquer The Wicklow 200

Date: 14-Jun-2019

• A team of four employees from Comline Ireland, one of countries leading aftermarket parts suppliers, took on Irelands premier cycling challenge, the Wicklow 200.
• Sporting the company's distinctive blue and yellow colours the team set out on the gruelling 200km challenge on Sunday, June 9.
• Attracting cyclists from around the globe, the annual Wicklow 200 is among the most arduous and most revered events on the world cycling calendar.

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Roadlink pulls out the stops for Powell’s Truck Racing

Date: 14-Jun-2019

Roadlink is sponsoring Steve Powell of Powell’s Truck Racing for a third successive season in the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC), which has been sealed with an impressive start in the early stages.

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LIQUI MOLY financial results: The engine keeps on running

Date: 14-Jun-2019

Sales and revenue rise in 2018. The lubricant specialist also recorded a plus for the beginning of 2019.

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Thomas Group expands into the Midlands

Date: 31-May-2019

Following on from Thomas Auto Injections recent exciting rebrand as Thomas Group Ltd., they are pleased to announce the opening of their new Midlands office in Loughborough.

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WAI & Marathon celebrate historic distribution agreement one year on

Date: 24-May-2019

Game-changing distribution agreement embraced by motor factors

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HELLA announces changes at the top

Date: 21-May-2019

Bernard Schäferbarthold’s contract as managing director of the corporate finance, controlling and information technology divisions Hella GmbH has been extended by five years until October 2024.

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NGK-sponsored M-Sport battle hard in Argentina

Date: 21-May-2019

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin were thwarted in their bid for victory at the World Rally Championship (WRC) Rally Argentina.

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The Alliance Automotive Group companies raise money for homeless charity in Bradford

Date: 21-May-2019

Platinum International, one of the Alliance Automotive Group companies, ran a battery recycle scheme to raise money for Bradford Night Stop, a youth homelessness charity based in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

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Lucas seals GB women’s ice hockey win with sponsorship deal

Date: 21-May-2019

Brand’s UK & European presence set to further expand

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ZF Key Sponsor of ‘Aftermarket Power Network’ launch event at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 21-May-2019

• ZF Aftermarket is a headline sponsor the launch event of new industry initiative: Aftermarket Power Network
• Objective of APN is to align key influencers and provide platform for change
• 200 expected at invite only launch event at Automechanika Birmingham - Lord Sebastian Coe key speaker

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DENSO ignites Buildbase Suzuki

Date: 20-May-2019

DENSO partners with the Bennetts British Superbike Championship contender for the 2019 and the 2020 season

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SMPE becomes Lucas UK engine management licensee

Date: 20-May-2019

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) has become the official UK & Ireland licensee for the Lucas brand of engine management.

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NOCO® leads the charge as IAAF’s latest member

Date: 20-May-2019

NOCO® is the latest supplier to sign up for full member benefits to the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).

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NWES Welcomes Monroe® Among Series’ Sponsors

Date: 20-May-2019

The legendary American brand will be featured at every Euro NASCAR event in 2019

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Osram completes the acquisition of Ring Automotive

Date: 02-May-2019

After approval by the British Competitors and Market Authority (CMA) for the takeover of Ring Automotive by Osram, the partnership between the companies will now officially start on 01.05.2019.

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Operations commence at new cutting-edge Inci GS Yuasa plant in Turkey

Date: 02-May-2019

GS Yuasa has launched operations at the newly-opened Inci GS Yuasa lead acid storage battery plant in Manisa, Turkey.

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Operations Commence at New Cutting-Edge Inci GS Yuasa Plant in Turkey

Date: 02-May-2019

GS Yuasa has launched operations at the newly-opened Inci GS Yuasa lead acid storage battery plant in Manisa, Turkey.

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DENSO invites Automechanika visitors to view e-Videns

Date: 30-Apr-2019

In addition to its comprehensive range of original equipment (OE) parts across multiple product categories, DENSO will be presenting its unique e-Videns vehicle inspection tool, designed to assist workshops with customer relations and business efficiencies

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Exol launches new website offering “unique experience”

Date: 29-Apr-2019

Significant investment in search facility making it even easier to select correct grade for any application

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TecAlliance at Autopromotec in Bologna and Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 29-Apr-2019

TecAlliance, one of the leading data specialists for the independent automotive aftermarket, will soon exhibit at two important international trade fairs in Europe: Autopromotec Bologna from 22 to 26 May and Automechanika Birmingham from 4 to 6 June.

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Meet Nicolas Hamilton on the NGK stand at Automechanika

Date: 29-Apr-2019

Racing driver Nicolas Hamilton – who competes in the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) – will be appearing on ignition specialist NGK’s stand at the forthcoming Automechanika Show at Birmingham.

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LIQUI MOLY - more than just oil and additives

Date: 29-Apr-2019

Full range of automotive chemicals at Automechanika Birmingham

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MAHLE Aftermarket set to align aftermarket needs at Automechanika

Date: 29-Apr-2019

MAHLE Aftermarket is set to make a sweeping return to Automechanika Birmingham at the NEC on 4-6 June, targeting specialist visitors and unveiling an extensive range from its OE-quality product portfolio on stand T144.

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MAM to showcase new innovations at Automechanika Birmingham 2019

Date: 25-Apr-2019

MAM will be previewing its forthcoming automotive accessories catalogue and new business management software features

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Servicesure appoints Bollington as new insurance provider

Date: 25-Apr-2019

Servicesure has appointed Bollington as its insurance provider, supplying an exclusive comprehensive cover package for the national garage network.

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K & S McKenzie's new monster

Date: 16-Apr-2019

Carlisle based motor factor, K&S McKenzie Ltd. are continually investing in their fleet to ensure that they are able to provide the best service to their customers up and down the UK.

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Varta now on Facebook

Date: 10-Apr-2019

VARTA UK is now on Facebook! Become a fan of the new page, and connect to the world of the leading manufacturer of Automotive Batteries, remaining up to date with everything that revolves around VARTA.

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NGK-sponsored Elfyn Evans denied WRC victory

Date: 09-Apr-2019

NGK-sponsored Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin were denied a well-deserved victory at the World Rally Championship’s Tour de Corse – picking up a puncture through the final stage and having to settle for third place overall.

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Test your Speedway skills

Date: 09-Apr-2019

Bullseye Superfactors’ garage customers will have the chance to enjoy a fantastic Speedway experience when they attend the company’s upcoming trade show.

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NGK sponsors Wolverhampton Wolves Speedway team

Date: 09-Apr-2019

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is once again backing the Parrys International Wolverhampton Wolves Speedway team’s bid to win the British Premiership League.

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Schaeffler invites REPXPERT members to be VIPs at Automechanika Birmingham 2019

Date: 09-Apr-2019

REPXPERT members have the chance to register as VIP guests of Schaeffler at Automechanika Birmingham 2019 when the three-day exhibition gets underway at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on the 4th June.

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IAAF’s membership swells with latest member The Wheel Specialist

Date: 09-Apr-2019

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed new member The Wheel Specialist on board, as it becomes the latest in a recent flurry of aftermarket names to sign up.

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Suppliers and customers Spring into action for new Leeds Trade Show

Date: 09-Apr-2019

The Parts Alliance has successfully hosted its first major trade show of 2019.

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IAAF welcomes Platinum International as latest member

Date: 09-Apr-2019

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is pleased to announce battery and lubricants specialist Platinum International Ltd has become the latest supplier to enrol as a member, the latest in a series of aftermarket names to join its ranks.

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Open fusion platform simplifies the development of autonomous driving functions

Date: 04-Apr-2019

• Open interfaces enable faster dissemination of autonomous driving functions in the mid-range segment
• First fully autonomous driving functions integrated in three demonstration vehicles
• ISO standardisation processes initiated for sensor data interfaces

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Shell-backed WhoCanFixMyCar.com appoints ex-Carphone Warehouse CEO as chairman

Date: 04-Apr-2019

The UK’s largest online garage and car repair marketplace has appointed a new chairman who will assist the marketplace in continuing to scale its operations.

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The future of sales in wholesale distribution

Date: 04-Apr-2019

The wholesale distribution industry is in the throes of rapid change. As the traditional sales rep trekking across the country with a car-full of product catalogues, Rolodexes clutched firmly to their chests becomes increasingly obsolete, what does the future hold for the typical sales rep in these industries?

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Frank Massey’s diagnostics seminars to help AutoInform LIVE attendees get it right first time

Date: 01-Apr-2019

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) plans to make this year’s AutoInform LIVE training event its most comprehensive to date, with industry experts such as Frank Massey leading informative seminars covering a wide range of topics.

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The best oil brand is LIQUI MOLY

Date: 01-Apr-2019

Car drivers vote LIQUI MOLY as the winner

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ZF signs definitive agreement to acquire WABCO

Date: 29-Mar-2019

* ZF and WABCO to form a leading global integrated systems provider for commercial vehicle technology with combined sales of approximately €40 billion
* Complementary capabilities of both companies to create added value for ZF’s commercial vehicle customers
* ZF to acquire WABCO for $136.50 per share for a total equity value of approximately $7 billion
* Closing expected for early 2020
* Planned acquisition approved by ZF’s Management Board and Supervisory Board and WABCO’s Board of Directors

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bauma 2019: New lighting solutions from HELLA increase safety in the mining industry

Date: 28-Mar-2019

• LED warning light RokLUME S700 Red with VISIOTECH projection technology for clear identification of danger zones
• RokLUME 380 and RokLUME 280 low-fatigue reduced glare with ZEROGLARE illumination
• DuraRAY 4.0 beacon improves recognition of vehicles in open-cast and underground mining operations

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WAI aim high at Automechanika Birmingham 2019

Date: 28-Mar-2019

Largest ever presence for rotating brand as part of Marathon village

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Autoelectro’s Nick Hood considers influential automotive industry changes – and how the company has evolved with them

Date: 28-Mar-2019

Market consolidation, imported product and the consequential rise of private label, as well as technology and new-to-range growth: these are some of the most significant changes to have influenced the automotive industry since he joined Autoelectro, says UK Sales Manager, Nick Hood.

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KYB S-EPS Races to Victory in Daytona 24

Date: 28-Mar-2019

Wayne Taylor Racing’s No. 10 Konica Minolta DPi Cadillac has won the Rolex 24 race at Daytona, in a vehicle using KYB Sport Electronic Power Steering (S-EPS).

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Customer of The Parts Alliance wins brand new Jaguar XE

Date: 27-Mar-2019

The Parts Alliance has named the main winner in its ‘The Big Drive’ national promotion.

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Schaeffler wins international ‘Supplier Of The Year’ award

Date: 27-Mar-2019

Schaeffler has been named Supplier of the Year by Nexus Automotive International, a trading group represented in the UK by the Parts Alliance.

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HELLA opens second electronics plant in India

Date: 27-Mar-2019

New site expands production capacity in fast-growing Indian market

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Capital Markets Day 2019: HELLA presents strategic orientation toward electromobility

Date: 27-Mar-2019

• As a provider of powerful key components and subsystems, HELLA supports the path to clean mobility
• Company considers itself well positioned to continue profitable growth path in the long term

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Yuasa hunt further BTCC success as striking new Halfords Yuasa Racing livery is revealed

Date: 15-Mar-2019

GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd are looking forward to another successful season in the Kwik Fit MSA British Touring Car Championship as a new look Halfords Yuasa Racing livery was unveiled today. The launch marks the start of Yuasa’s ninth consecutive season backing the team as they hunt for more silverware in 2019.

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Melksham Motor Spares announces 2019 partnership with Formula Ford Championship

Date: 15-Mar-2019

Motor factor sponsors Castle Combe circuit to mark championship’s 50th year

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NGK-backed Charlie Martin to compete in 2019 Michelin Le Mans Cup

Date: 15-Mar-2019

British racing driver Charlie Martin – who is sponsored by ignition specialist NGK – has announced that she will compete in the Michelin Le Mans Cup in 2019, making her prototype racing debut with the Racing Experience team – an important step on her mission to become the first transgender competitor in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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NGK to sponsor major Speedway meeting

Date: 15-Mar-2019

Ignition specialist NGK will once again be the title sponsor of a major Speedway meeting in the 2019 season.

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Business intelligence platform TechMan joins IAAF

Date: 15-Mar-2019

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced that TechMan Garage Management Systems has joined the IAAF ranks, as it signs up as the latest member.

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SMPE plans growth for UK operation

Date: 15-Mar-2019

Major boost for area as Nottingham facility to lead engineering development

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The Parts Alliance Spring Show heading to Leeds

Date: 15-Mar-2019

The Parts Alliance say preparations for its invitation-only Spring Trade Show on 27th March are now nearly complete.

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The world’s most successful motorbike racing series is launched with LIQUI MOLY

Date: 07-Mar-2019

Start of the MotoGP season – lubricants specialist expects enormous response from advertising campaign and boost in sales

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REPXPERT members hail ‘professional’ Schaeffler, following latest LuK double clutch system training course

Date: 07-Mar-2019

Technicians have described one of the most recent LuK dry double clutch system courses as 'absolutely fantastic', following a number of professional presentations and demonstrations at the REPXPERT Academy in Hereford.

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InAutomotive launches 2018 annual jobseekers report

Date: 06-Mar-2019

InAutomotive has recently released its first annual jobseekers report for 2018.

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Visitors to ‘roll up’ to the Autoparts Garage Equipment Trade Show

Date: 06-Mar-2019

The Autoparts Garage Equipment (AGE) and Autoparts UK Trade Show will take place on 24 April at GTG Training Academy, Glasgow, where visitors will ‘roll up’ to a carnival-themed extravaganza featuring live entertainment and gain exclusive access to show-only offers, discounts and some massive prize draws.

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ECCO welcomes visitors at CV Show in Birmingham

Date: 06-Mar-2019

ECCO Safety Group, a worldwide leader in vehicle safety solutions will be exhibiting at CV Show in Birmingham from 30th April to 2nd May under the ECCO brand for the first time.

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ZF Aftermarket takes expert training messages & courses to inaugural Autoinform LIVE event in Ireland

Date: 06-Mar-2019

•ZF Aftermarket taking two popular courses to event helping delegates futureproof their businesses and increase opportunities
•Autoinform LIVE Ireland – 27-28 April 2019 at Munster J&S Training Centre, Cork

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NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford shows speed in Sweden

Date: 06-Mar-2019

NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC showed winning pace at the Rally Sweden – claiming five stage wins and challenging for victory on the second round of the FIA World Rally Championship.

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You're hired! Motaquip celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Date: 05-Mar-2019

• Premium aftermarket parts supplier Motaquip extends apprenticeship programme.
• Investing in the future, the company employs three apprentices in key Customer Service and Product Management roles.
• According to data, generated by the Automotive Apprenticeship Matching Service (AMMS), 17% of automotive businesses experience difficulties in recruiting skilled personnel.

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Butlers Automotive wins prestigious industry award

Date: 20-Feb-2019

Barnsley-based motor factor, Butlers Automotive, has won ‘Independent Factor Team of the Year’ at the prestigious Car & Accessory Trader (CAT) Awards 2019, held at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester on 8 February.

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Autosupplies spring forward with Kilen van

Date: 19-Feb-2019

Autosupplies Chesterfield have been a dedicated Kilen partner for over 10 years, stocking 1100+ Kilen references and offering multiple same-day deliveries across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.

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XPart latest member to join IAAF membership roster

Date: 19-Feb-2019

XPart, the MG Rover car parts distributor, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) rapidly-expanding network of leading aftermarket businesses.

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Yuasa partners with Swift to power the leisure vehicle market and British Rally Champion Matt Edwards

Date: 18-Feb-2019

GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd are pleased to announce that the Yuasa battery brand will be joining Swift’s value added partner programme.

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DRiV Incorporated to spin from Tenneco later this year

Date: 18-Feb-2019

New aftermarket and ride performance company expected to be a global leader

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Servicesure garages both win Car Leasing Awards

Date: 18-Feb-2019

M M Auto Services, a Dingbro Ltd customer and member of the Servicesure Autocentre network, has won the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award from Car Leasing Bargains (CLB) for the third successive year.

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Schaeffler to join OESAA members in Ireland for Autoinform Live 2019

Date: 18-Feb-2019

Schaeffler REPXPERTs will be helping improve technicians’ knowedge and providing them with the skills they need to improve their workshop repertoire when delivering invaluable hands-on training and seminars during Autoinform Live 2019.

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FAI Ranked in International Track 200 for Second Year

Date: 18-Feb-2019

For the second year running, FAI Automotive has been ranked in the annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200.

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NGK-sponsored Nicolas Hamilton to compete in 2019 British Touring Car Championship

Date: 18-Feb-2019

NGK-sponsored Nicolas Hamilton will re-join the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship in 2019, for his first full assault on the series at the wheel of a Motorbase Performance Ford Focus RS.

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REPXPERT member: ‘I haven’t been offered a free training course in 35 years!’

Date: 18-Feb-2019

Renowned REPXPERT, Alistair Mason, began 2019 by taking to the road, visiting a number of workshops to deliver training on LuK dry double clutch systems – one of whom received free training for the first time in 35 years.

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RAC and Euro Car Parts join forces to create the biggest independent garage network in the UK

Date: 15-Feb-2019

The RAC has joined forces with Euro Car Parts in a partnership set to create the biggest independent garage network in the country.

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New Real Driving Emissions Centre wins global award in recognition of its ability to help vehicle manufacturers meet demanding new real-world emissions regulations

Date: 15-Feb-2019

£8.3m MAHLE Powertrain facility offers automotive emissions testing and powertrain development resources in response to stringent new regulations
End-to-end development process uses advanced integrated simulation and laboratory facilities to minimise on-road testing
Altitude dyno test cell is the first of its kind in the UK, and is able to replicate any road under any conditions worldwide
Dual powertrain strategy is driving the Centre’s expansion of electrical propulsion test facilities

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Online Automotive Training Provider OurVirtualAcademy.com launches new and upgraded training platform!

Date: 15-Feb-2019

Online training provider has been investing in a system wide revamp of its online training platform and has now begun rolling it out to their clients.

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The new same-day alliance

Date: 15-Feb-2019

Kilen Springs have partnered with Marathon Warehouse Distribution to create a new same-day alliance, offering multiple same-day deliveries across GB.

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Double whammy for Carlisle-based motor factor

Date: 15-Feb-2019

Cumbrian motor factor, K&S McKenzie Ltd., have been shortlisted as finalists in not one, but TWO categories at this year’s Cumbria Family Business Awards.

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Shaftec corporate video shows what happens behind-the-scenes

Date: 15-Feb-2019

Brand has been supplying remanufactured and new parts to the motor trade for more than 20 years

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Autoelectro needs you! Remanufacturer up for Yorkshire Choice Awards honour

Date: 11-Feb-2019

Bradford-based remanufacturer, Autoelectro, has been nominated for a Yorkshire Choice award, recognition for local people and businesses that are an inspiration in their field.

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LIQUI MOLY enters Formula 1

Date: 11-Feb-2019

The German oil and additive specialist is investing millions in the racing series in order to boost its sales

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Autoparts UK & Midwest Motor Factors increase stock holding by 25 percent

Date: 11-Feb-2019

Availability boosted further in view of uncertainty of UK’s withdrawal from EU

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ZF tells workshops develop unique position now to meet demands of next generation aftermarket

Date: 07-Feb-2019

•Increase in customer expectations driven by advancing technology, globalisation, price transparency & online sales
•Workshops need to differentiate themselves – attracting & sustaining customers and skilled employees
•Launch of new online hub for repair businesses as part of TRW ‘True Originals’ campaign. Showcases innovative workshops, provides useful resource & communicates pivotal customer service excellence messages

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LIQUI MOLY: first worldwide online campaign is a resounding success

Date: 07-Feb-2019

Oil and additives specialist sees positive impact overall – campaign ran in 50 languages and 128 countries

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NGK-sponsored Chrissy Rouse joins Morello Racing Kawasaki

Date: 07-Feb-2019

NGK-sponsored Chrissy Rouse will line up for Morello Racing Kawasaki in the 2019 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship.

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ECCO welcomes visitors at Bauma, Munich 2019

Date: 06-Feb-2019

ECCO Safety Group, a worldwide leader in vehicle safety solutions will be exhibiting at Bauma in Munich from 8th to 14th April under the “ECCO” brand for the first time.

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Plastic Omnium and HELLA enter into strategic partnership

Date: 06-Feb-2019

Cooperation promotes the innovative integration of lighting technologies into the vehicle exterior

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Bosch network launches new online booking system for garages

Date: 05-Feb-2019

New system boasts state-of-the-art booking facility with garage locator

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Melksham Motor Spares raise £17,500 for charity

Date: 05-Feb-2019

Melksham Motor Spares, one of the South West’s largest independent motor factors, have announced the grand total for their 50th Anniversary Fundraising is £17,500.

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Demand drives Apec Braking move to larger new Distribution Centre

Date: 01-Feb-2019

Increased demand and an ever-expanding range of part numbers has seen Apec Braking, the UK’s leading independent brake parts supplier, move to a bigger, brand new Distribution Centre near Filton, Bristol.

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NGK-backed M-Sport ready for 2019 WRC season

Date: 29-Jan-2019

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team is preparing for the first round of the season… the famous the Rallye Monte-Carlo which started on January 24.

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NGK attracts motorsport stars to Autosport International

Date: 29-Jan-2019

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd attracted a host of motorsport stars when it exhibited at the 2019 Autosport International show.

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Ring shows further commitment to European market with launch of French website

Date: 22-Jan-2019

Ring, the leading lighting and automotive electrical specialist based in Leeds, has developed a bespoke version of its website specifically for the French market, reaffirming its commitment to growing its export sales across Europe.

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AS-PL in the ranking of „Gazele Biznesu” (Business Gazelles)

Date: 16-Jan-2019

On December 31th 2018, the results of the prestigious “Gazele Biznesu” ranking have been published. It is prepared by the economic daily “Puls Biznesu” and business analysts from Coface Poland. AS-PL is one of the companies in the ranking.

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Servicesure sends winner on South Africa’s ‘Garden Route’

Date: 16-Jan-2019

National garage network Servicesure has announced a winner in its recent national competition.

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HELLA increases sales and earnings in a challenging market environment

Date: 16-Jan-2019

HELLA, a global automotive supplier, has concluded the first six months of its fiscal year 2018/2019 (June 1 to November 30, 2018) with positive sales and earnings despite a challenging market environment. Thus, currency and portfolio-adjusted consolidated sales rose by 7.3 percent. Taking into account exchange rate effects and the divestment of the wholesale distribution business, the reported sales increased by 2.8 percent to € 3.6 billion (previous year: € 3.5 billion).

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HELLA and AEye seek to extend collaboration for sensing and perception solutions for ADAS and Automated Driving

Date: 16-Jan-2019

• Cooperation focus in the field of LiDAR sensor and iDAR system development
• First results will be already demonstrated at CES 2019 in Las Vegas

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Autoelectro’s new website already paying off

Date: 16-Jan-2019

Autoelectro Managing Director, Tony Bhogal, has lauded the impact of the rotating electrics remanufacturer’s new website following “excellent feedback” from customers since its launch at the beginning of October last year.

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Comline Auto Parts appointed as listed supplier by Nexus Automotive International

Date: 16-Jan-2019

• Comline Auto Parts Ltd. (Comline) appointed as listed supplier by world-wide auto parts distribution group NEXUS AUTOMOTIVE INTERNATIONAL
• Agreement reaffirms Comline’s position as one of fastest growing automotive companies in Europe, supplying high-quality parts to the aftermarket

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Garage equipment apprentices win first prize in apprenticeship challenge

Date: 16-Jan-2019

“Prize highlights opportunities in Garage Equipment Apprenticeships”

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InAutomotive, part of Simply Jobs Boards has been shortlisted for The Niche Job Board Award for the 2019 Onrec awards!

Date: 16-Jan-2019

InAutomotive was named a finalist for the award alongside four other niche job boards at Simply Jobs Boards: Aviation Job Search, Simply Law jobs, Simply Marketing Jobs and Simply Sales Jobs – a real achievement for the company overall.

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Universal Components latest CV supplier to join IAAF

Date: 15-Jan-2019

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed aftermarket wholesaler Universal Components UK Ltd (TVS ASL) to its swelling membership roster, as the latest commercial vehicle supplier to sign up and seize advantage of the raft of opportunities available to them as a member.

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Record turnover for LIQUI MOLY with lower growth

Date: 15-Jan-2019

Trade disputes, a weak ruble and low crude oil prices have slowed down the German oil and additive specialist

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MAM provides progress update on Making Tax Digital developments

Date: 07-Jan-2019

MAM Software's business management applications begin pilot testing

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Management software saves Ferris Garage time, money and resources

Date: 04-Jan-2019

MAM’s Autowork Online cuts administration costs and recoups lost man hours at family-owned garage

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Comline takes on Europe in show-stopping 2018

Date: 04-Jan-2019

• Comline Auto Parts completes a record show-stopping year
• Parts supplier showcases high-quality, all makes product range at five major European Automotive Shows
• Award wins and show presence put the brand firmly in the European spotlight

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Shaftec to accelerate European growth fulledby investment from Ardenton Capital

Date: 04-Jan-2019

Shaftec has announced that long-term investment company Ardenton Capital is to invest in its business.

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Autoelectro’s Nick Hood admits: “We’re getting the remanufacturing message through – but there’s still work to do”

Date: 04-Jan-2019

After waxing lyrical about the practice of remanufacturing, described by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in its 2018 Automotive Sustainability Report as ‘the backbone of the circular economy’, Autoelectro’s Nick Hood uses his latest column to share the feedback he’s received on the practice while out in the field.

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FPS network update – Launceston launches

Date: 04-Jan-2019

FPS have recently announced the successful opening of their new Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) in Launceston, Cornwall on Monday 10th December 2018.

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Exol Lubricants opens its doors to the future

Date: 04-Jan-2019

Commercial vehicle apprentices enjoy one day visit to lubricants manufacturer

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Groupauto International Names ZF Aftermarket Supplier of the Year 2018

Date: 04-Jan-2019

• Groupauto International (GAI) honours ZF Aftermarket as ‘Supplier of the Year 2018‘
• International dealer network awarded suppliers in the categories logistics, marketing, sales and quality

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LKQ Corporation announces executive leadership changes in the UK

Date: 04-Jan-2019

LKQ Corporation has announced that Andy Hamilton has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Euro Car Parts Group (ECP), LKQ’s business in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, effective immediately.

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The LIQUI MOLY sponsorship spectacle is hotting up

Date: 21-Dec-2018

The oil manufacturer is involved with the Four Hills Tournament and the World Handball Championship

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AS-PL focuses on development!

Date: 21-Dec-2018

As of 1 January 2019, the address of the company's headquarters in the registry information will change from ul. Myśliwska to ul. Michałki.

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Foley Auto Services’ customer wins the car in the AutoCare Winter Giveaway!

Date: 21-Dec-2018

Gail Stephens could hardly believe her luck when Maria McCullough called her to say she had won the car in AutoCare’s WIN A CAR Giveaway.

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GT Automotive Announce Same Day Delivery With Marathon Partnership!

Date: 21-Dec-2018

GT Automotive are proud to be partnered with the automotive giant Marathon Warehouse Distribution

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Opera Automotive joins IAAF

Date: 14-Dec-2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is delighted to announce that exhaust supplier Opera Automotive has joined as a member.

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KYB UK is supporting the Row to Raise endurance challenge

Date: 10-Dec-2018

KYB UK is sponsoring an inspirational parathlete, Kelda Wood, as she sets off next week to become the first adaptive person ever to solo row the Atlantic Ocean in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

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Yuasa reflect on another positive year of professional customer training

Date: 30-Nov-2018

GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd are rounding off their most successful year of training ever, following an action-packed programme of educational events across the UK and Europe

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HELLA promotes intelligent mobility infrastructure in Beijing

Date: 30-Nov-2018

Automotive supplier joins development consortium of Chinese manufacturer BAIC

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Oiling the wheels of innovation

Date: 30-Nov-2018

Andrew Page partners with Castrol to supply new Castrol GTX range to Independent Workshops

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National Auto Parts launches new online warranty portal

Date: 30-Nov-2018

Leading UK clutch and brake specialist, National Auto Parts, is proud to announce the launch of its new electronic Warranty Portal, aimed at streamlining the returns process for its customers.

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Roadlink re-awarded Investors in People accreditation

Date: 30-Nov-2018

Roadlink International, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of braking products for commercial vehicles, is delighted to announce that the company has been re-awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) accreditation, which it has held continuously for the past 18 years.

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Autoparts UK equips Glasgow branch with defibrillator

Date: 30-Nov-2018

Autoparts UK has announced it is to install a defibrillator at its Glasgow site, after becoming certified to connect up the life-saving device.

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MAHLE unleashes its brand power through new innovative packaging

Date: 30-Nov-2018

MAHLE Aftermarket has introduced a fresh new packaging design across seven of its leading brands, underlining its brand power both globally and regionally.

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Midwest & Monmore launch new Hybrid training course

Date: 30-Nov-2018

Monmore Auto Parts & Midwest Motor Factors have announced details of their latest training opportunity for garages, to help equip technicians with the right skills around hybrid technology vehicles.

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Sporty drivers choose LIQUI MOLY

Date: 30-Nov-2018

For readers of German magazine "Sport Auto" LIQUI MOLY is the best oil brand

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LIQUI MOLY becomes main sponsor of the Four Hills Tournament

Date: 30-Nov-2018

The oil manufacturer is counting on the advertising effect of the ski jumping competition

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Rolling Components latest member to join IAAF

Date: 21-Nov-2018

Rotating electric specialists Rolling Components has become the latest member to sign up to the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), as membership numbers continue to grow month on month.

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LIQUI MOLY releases November issue of Pictures and Stories

Date: 06-Nov-2018

LIQUI MOLY have just published the November issue of “Pictures and Stories” on our websit

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Comline awarded 'Best Stand' at Auto Trade Expo Dublin

Date: 06-Nov-2018

- UK-based automotive parts supplier wins ‘Best Stand’ at major automotive expo
- Auto Trade Expo is Ireland’s biggest Automotive trade event
- Ireland a key market for Comline’s growth strategy and home to subsidiary Comline Ireland Ltd

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NGK launches new MO70 project to transform ride-on lawn mower into fire-breathing speed machine!

Date: 06-Nov-2018

Ignition specialist NGK and an iconic British drag racing champion have teamed up to launch the MO70 project to transform a standard ride-on lawn mower in to a speed machine capable of reaching 70mph+!

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KYB Launches Second Virtual Reality Video

Date: 06-Nov-2018

KYB Europe has launched a second virtual reality video. It gives viewers the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be in the passenger seat of an FIA World Rallycross supercar.

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Big opening at AS-PL!

Date: 02-Nov-2018

On October 18th, 2018 the opening ceremony of the new Sales Department office and the warehouse took place. The building is located in Panattoni Park Gdańsk. It has 3500 sqm space in total including 500 sqm of office part.

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Adding value for members

Date: 02-Nov-2018

Show Promotions That Added That Little Bit Extra!

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At what cost comes price? Find out in the latest ‘Nick Says’ column

Date: 02-Nov-2018

Autoelectro’s UK Sales Manager, Nick Hood, takes an alternative approach to discussing the merits of quality and price.

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New GSF Andover branch opens to show trade ‘what good looks like’

Date: 25-Oct-2018

The Parts Alliance has opened GSF Car Parts Andover on 8th October 2018. The group’s programme has so far seen eleven branch openings since the start of the year.

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Linings & Hoses 50th Year Anniversary - Brian Smedley 70 years in the Motor Trade

Date: 25-Oct-2018

Linings & Hoses is pleased to announce that the company’s founder Brian Smedley will celebrate 50 years in business this November.

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GS Yuasa's lithium-ion cells are delivered to the International Space Station for the second time

Date: 25-Oct-2018

GS Yuasa lithium-ion cells have been installed on the International Space Station (ISS) for the second time.

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KYB recognised with Toyota award

Date: 24-Oct-2018

KYB Corporation has received an award from Toyota Motor Corporation, to recognise original technology development.

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MAM Software to exhibit at Auto Trade Expo

Date: 16-Oct-2018

MAM to showcase the latest developments to its business management solutions and complementary software alongside RNH Solutions

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Lumag 30th anniversary – a year of investment

Date: 16-Oct-2018

2018 has been a big year of investment for Lumag. Not only has the company celebrated its 30th anniversary but it also saw the company dig deep and place significant investment into its services, manufacturing capabilities and resulting products.

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The UK trading groups' annual trade show becomes one of the biggest events in the automotive industry

Date: 16-Oct-2018

This year the Alliance Automotive Group UK brought the entire group together to stage one of the industry’s biggest automotive events. On Thursday 4th & Friday 5th October, over 2000 delegates from the GROUPAUTO & UAN trading groups and the AutoCare, United Garage Services and Top Truck garage networks attended the two-day event at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

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HELLA Annual General Meeting decision increases dividend to € 1.05 per share

Date: 15-Oct-2018

• Dividend increases by 14 percent; total distributed sum of € 117 million
• HELLA CEO Dr. Rolf Breidenbach confirms forecast for the current fiscal year

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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing hoping to press home advantage at 6 Hours of Fuji

Date: 15-Oct-2018

• TOYOTA GAZOO Racing aiming for top two podium positions at Fuji Speedway
• Toyota and DENSO seeking victory in their founding nation
• Team looking to extend lead at the top of the WEC
• TS050 HYBRID powertrains utilise DENSO components

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts launches final phase of its 2018 Garage Gear promotional campaign

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Entrants have the chance to claim rewards and enter prize draws to win branded goods, watches, TVs and an ‘Experience of a Lifetime’

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NGK-sponsored M-Sport celebrate historic victory in Dayinsure Wales Rally GB

Date: 15-Oct-2018

NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia reignited their FIA World Rally Championship defence with victory at the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB.

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NGK-sponsored Greg Hancock narrowly misses out on winning medal in 2018 world championship

Date: 15-Oct-2018

NGK-sponsored four-time World Speedway champion Greg Hancock has narrowly missed out on winning a medal in the 2018 World championship.

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REPXPERT team visits long-standing Schaeffler customer to lend expertise and support

Date: 15-Oct-2018

REPXPERT Alistair Mason recently piloted one of Schaeffler's Technical Support vehicles to Oldfields Garage in Leominster, a workshop that has been fitting Schaeffler products successfully for a number of years, in order to provide some training to its dedicated team of technicians.

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NGK acquires oxygen-related products business of Chart Industries Inc.

Date: 15-Oct-2018

NGK Spark Plug Co. of Japan is to acquire the oxygen-related products business of Chart Industries, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment.

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NGK make special presentation to Tony Harte

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has made a special presentation to a man who has helped sell hundreds of thousands of the company’s market-leading spark plugs.

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GSF Car Parts Woodford Green the latest new branch to open

Date: 15-Oct-2018

The Parts Alliance has added a new branch in Woodford Green to the GSF Car Parts’ network.

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NGK-sponsored Hancock goes into last round of 2018 World Speedway championship

Date: 15-Oct-2018

American Greg Hancock goes into the last round of the 2018 World Speedway championship with a strong chance of winning a medal.

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Reigning WRC champions Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia visit NGK stand at 2018 Autosport International

Date: 15-Oct-2018

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team has thanked star duo Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia who will be moving to pastures new in 2019.

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NGK-sponsored young Speedway stars swept the board in Berwick

Date: 15-Oct-2018

NGK-sponsored young Speedway stars swept the board at a meeting sponsored by the ignition specialist.

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Charlie Martin stars in first-ever Watergate Speed Hillclimbe in NGK-liveried Mini Cooper

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Racer Charlie Martin has starred at the first-ever Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb motorsport event – competing in her NGK-liveried Mini Cooper.

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Elcome Accelerates Growth with Opening of New Office in Alicante, Spain

Date: 12-Oct-2018

Elcome, a leading provider of software solutions to the automotive aftermarket, has announced the opening of a new office in Almoradi near Alicante, Spain, to accommodate the company’s growth and leverage the area’s technology talent po

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InAutomotive shortlisted for 2018 National Online Recruitment Award

Date: 11-Oct-2018

InAutomotive, part of Simply Jobs Boards, has been shortlisted in the Best Specialist Job Board category for the National Online Recruitment Awards (NORAs).

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AS-PL in TOP 100 of the Biggest Companies in Pomeranian Region

Date: 11-Oct-2018

Another distinction for AS-PL Sp. z o.o. was awarded by the editorial office of Dziennik Baltycki. This award comes close on the heels of a top 3 place in the ‘Export Leader’ category at the recent X1X Gala of Pomeranian Economic Awards 2018.

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Rotating Electrics and batteries form training event

Date: 11-Oct-2018

Monmore Auto Parts & Midwest Motor Factors have begun planning for the busy winter season by bringing more than 40 garages together to train on rotating electrics and batteries.

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Quality is customer core message, says NAP with latest ISO certification

Date: 10-Oct-2018

National Autoparts, one of the UK’s leading UK clutch and brake specialists, is proud to announce that it has achieved the latest ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems Standard.

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Exol ladies raise £1,331 for St Giles Hospice

Date: 10-Oct-2018

Exol Lubricants has raised much needed funds in aid of a local Walsall charity, after its female staff took part in its ladies-only Starlight Walk on September 15.

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‘Easy to use’ and ‘everything a technician or distributor needs’: Autoelectro unveils new website

Date: 10-Oct-2018

Autoelectro, the UK’s largest independent remanufacturer of rotating electrics, is proud to announce that its new website is live.

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Exol presents its first 1 million litre ‘Purchases Award’ to Chemodex

Date: 10-Oct-2018

Exol Lubricants has awarded Chemodex a Certificate of Excellence for becoming the first distributor to hit one million litres of purchased Exol product within a calendar year.

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Our Virtual Academy latest member to sign up to IAAF

Date: 10-Oct-2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced that online training provider Our Virtual Academy (OVA) has become the latest company to join the industry body’s growing membership roster.

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No halting National Auto Parts as braking offering grows

Date: 05-Oct-2018

Leading UK clutch and brake specialist, National Auto Parts, is seeing its braking product portfolio go from strength to strength with the introduction of more parts to its fast-expanding range.

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Third time lucky for Ring as it takes best buy award

Date: 05-Oct-2018

Ring Automotive, the world-leading lighting and automotive electrical specialist based in Leeds, is celebrating after its 12V Preset Digital Air Compressor RAC635 secured the Auto Express Best Buy Award for a third time.

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Tenneco announces close of Federal-Mogul acquisition

Date: 05-Oct-2018

Tenneco Inc., one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and technology solutions for automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment markets and the aftermarket, has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Federal-Mogul LLC, a leading global supplier to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket.

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Alliance Automotive Group acquires Platinum International Group Ltd.

Date: 05-Oct-2018

Strengthens AAG as a Leading Automotive Parts Distributor in the UK

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Exol Lubricants a finalist for 2018 Birmingham Post Business Awards

Date: 05-Oct-2018

Lubricants supplier shortlisted second year running for Export Award

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Schaeffler invests €60Mio in new automotive OEM headquarters

Date: 05-Oct-2018

Schaeffler is to create 350 new jobs by investing €60 million into building its new automotive OEM headquarters, following a global surge in the demand for e-mobility products by vehicle producers.

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Roadlink champions UK remanufacturing in Frankfurt

Date: 05-Oct-2018

Roadlink International says UK remanufacturing is still the “envy of the world” following its successful attendance at Automechanika Frankfurt.

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Monmore’s charity cycle marathon raises over £500

Date: 05-Oct-2018

Wolverhampton-based motor factor Monmore Autoparts staff have raised more than £500 after completing the Wolverhampton 20K cycle marathon on Sunday 2 September at West Park.

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Schaeffler to demonstrate INA engine expertise at MECHANEX Sandown

Date: 05-Oct-2018

Schaeffler will be amongst the exhibitors at MECHANEX Sandown Park, where its focus will be on INA products, technology, tools and training.

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German Precision. The Lemförder Way.

Date: 03-Oct-2018

• Tongue in cheek campaign embodies how German passion for perfection benefits the automotive world
• Communicates the LEMFÖRDER values of: Precision, Pioneering excellence and OE Heritage in S&S range
• PC & HCV campaign aimed at distributors and workshops

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New WAI marketing focuses on global expertise

Date: 03-Oct-2018

WAI brand grows in stature with independent garages

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NGK celebrate 27th Northern Ireland Golf Day in style

Date: 03-Oct-2018

It may not have been The Ryder Cup, but competition was fierce when NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd held its 27th Northern Ireland annual golf day.

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HELLA opens new electronics plant in Lithuania

Date: 02-Oct-2018

• New location serves rising demand for electronics solutions in European market
• Creation of up to 250 new jobs during first expansion phase

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ZF Aftermarket Offers Sustainable Mobility Solutions for Continued Growth

Date: 02-Oct-2018

• "Vision Zero" in the automotive aftermarket
• Zero-emission driving with the bridge technology "e-troFit"
• Remanufacturing is in high demand globally

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Ring invests five-figure sum to improve online customer experience

Date: 02-Oct-2018

Ring, one of the UK’s leading lighting and automotive aftermarket suppliers, has invested over £30,000 in its new website to showcase its updated branding across all product lines, while also improving the customer experience for visitors in the UK and overseas.

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InAutomotive looking for support in Bangers4Ben 2018

Date: 25-Sep-2018

From 5th-9th October, the InAutomotive team will be attempting to travel 1500 miles across Europe in a car worth no more than £750.00 to raise money for automotive charity, Ben Support for Life.

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Carwood receive award at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 21-Sep-2018

Carwood were delighted to be awarded “Most sustainable Business Model” at Automechanika Frankfurt.

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Bigger and Better! Comline impresses at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 21-Sep-2018

Comline Auto Parts arrived at this year’s Automechanika event in Frankfurt with high expectations having designed and developed its biggest ever exhibition stand. The independent British brand is delighted to announce that Automechanika Frankfurt 2018 has surpassed even its own expectations and declared the show its “best ever”.

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DENSO out in force at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 21-Sep-2018

• Leading OE aftermarket supplier launches e-Videns tool in Europe
• Visitors treated to Le Mans 24 winner Mike Conway and celebrity mechanic Edd China
• DENSO boasted interactive stand to highlight aftermarket range and coverage

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Another productive Automechanika for automotive electronics manufacturer Mobiletron!

Date: 21-Sep-2018

Manufacturer of automotive electronics Mobiletron UK, enjoyed a productive Automechanika Frankfurt show. Amongst their range of ever popular ignition coils, engine management products, TPMS and rotating electronics, Mobiletron launched several new products at the show.

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NGK launch new products at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 21-Sep-2018

World-leading ignition and sensor manufacturer NGK chose Automechanika Frankfurt for the European launch of its new premium NTK camshaft and crankshaft sensors.

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Schaeffler’s ‘garage of the future’ exhibit wows visitors at Automechanika

Date: 21-Sep-2018

Schaeffler impressed visitors at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018 by presenting a variety of innovative mixed and augmented reality exhibits, all designed to complement the show’s theme of ‘Tomorrow’s Service and Mobility’.

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MAM to debut its latest catalogue data innovations at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 06-Sep-2018

MAM Software to promote its suite of ERP, data and ecommerce solutions at forthcoming trade show

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Dayco unveils its new corporate branding

Date: 06-Sep-2018

Dayco will use the world stage afforded by Automechanika Frankfurt to present its new corporate branding to a global audience of the industry’s most influential people. These include the many valued technicians who rely on Dayco’s premium quality replacement components during their day-to-day working lives.

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Sogefi presents its latest innovations at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018

Date: 06-Sep-2018

Sogefi, the automotive component company of CIR Group, is welcoming partners and customers to visit its stand C71 in Hall 4.0 during Automechanika Frankfurt show from September 11th to 15th.

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Bendix braking products moving into Western Europe

Date: 06-Sep-2018

The Parts Alliance will be helping to showcase opportunities with Bendix braking products to a global audience at next month’s Automechanika Frankfurt exhibition, taking place from 11th to 14th September.

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Latest software update proves a hit with customers

Date: 06-Sep-2018

Workshops praise new features and updated functionality in latest update to MAM garage management software

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IAA Commercial Vehicles: HELLA introduces intelligent lighting and electronics solutions

Date: 23-Aug-2018

• Enhance active safety with VISIOTECH projection technology
• Experience HELLA electronics products in 3D
• Create individual lighting signatures with Shapeline

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Euro Car Parts gets behind Your Car, Your Choice campaign

Date: 23-Aug-2018

Euro Car Parts has lent its support to the Your Car, Your Choice campaign and offered its backing of motorists’ right to choose.

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts will be at Automechanika Frankfurt (Hall 3, Stand D51) 11-15 September

Date: 22-Aug-2018

Visit our stand at the Automechanika Fair and discover our complete product line-up! Federal-Mogul Motorparts will feature its new support program, Garage Gurus™, the expansion of the Champion® product line, and MOOG®’s sponsorship of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series™.

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Euro Car Parts branches out growing UK network

Date: 21-Aug-2018

Euro Car Parts has added a regional hub and two more branches to its rapidly expanding UK network.

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HELLA grows significantly stronger than the automotive market in the fiscal year 2017/2018

Date: 21-Aug-2018

• Currency-adjusted sales growth reaches 9.3 percent; reported consolidated sales rise by 7.2 percent to € 7.1 billion
• Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) improve by 8.8 percent to € 581 million; adjusted EBIT margin increases to 8.2 percent
• The automotive segment drives group-wide sales growth; aftermarket considerably improves earnings before interest and taxes; special applications generates strong sales and earnings momentum
• Dividend to be increased by 14 percent to € 1.05 per share
• Profitable growth path expected to continue in the fiscal year 2018/2019

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Borg & Beck makes British truck racing debut

Date: 21-Aug-2018

Where Brakes Really Count!

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Champion® releases informative new YouTube Channel

Date: 21-Aug-2018

Installation guides to tips and tricks for all Champion® ranges now available for ignition, braking, filters, wipers, lighting

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NGK - double podium finish

Date: 21-Aug-2018

It was an NGK 1-2 on the winners’ podium at the Betard Scandinavian FIM Speedway Grand Prix.

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Mechanics win trip of a lifetime to a NASCAR® race in the United States

Date: 21-Aug-2018

Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ competition winner receives two tickets to his race of choice in the U.S., including flights and accommodation

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Just 3 days left to win!

Date: 21-Aug-2018

Our competition here at PSS is proving a hit – don’t forget there is only 3 days left to win a prize bundle as the closing date is the 24/08/18.

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AS-PL announce yet further expansion

Date: 21-Aug-2018

In line with constant development of the company and the continuing increase in global sales and demand, AS-PL announce yet another addition to their ever-expanding warehouse and office complex.

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AS-PL launch 2 Year Warranty

Date: 21-Aug-2018

Due to the dynamic development of the AS-PL company, from August 1st 2018 the warranty period for all AS-PL products has been extended from 12 to 24 months. This applies to all products sold from August 1st 2018.

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NGK employees' charity cycle success

Date: 17-Aug-2018

Two determined NGK employees have braved the summer heatwave to complete a gruelling near 425-mile cycling marathon to raise funds for charity.

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Autoelectro MD heads 2018 Bradford Classic judging panel

Date: 17-Aug-2018

Autoelectro Managing Director, Tony Bhogal, said he was “honoured” after leading the judging panel in the 2018 Bradford Classic on Saturday.

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ECOBAT is set for Automechanika return

Date: 17-Aug-2018

Two years on from the official unveiling of its pan-European battery distribution arm, ECOBAT Battery Technologies (EBT), the ECOBAT group is once again exhibiting at Automechanika Frankfurt.

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Roadlink’s ‘international focus’ set for Frankfurt

Date: 17-Aug-2018

Roadlink International is once again gearing up for Automechanika Frankfurt, showcasing its full aftermarket portfolio on Stand C78 in Hall 5.1, taking place at Messe Frankfurt on 11 – 15 September 2018.

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National to unveil full aftermarket proposition at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 17-Aug-2018

National Auto Parts will be exhibiting at Automechanika Frankfurt, showcasing its full product range on Stand D82 in Hall 5.1, taking place at Messe Frankfurt on 11 – 15 September 2018.

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Schaeffler to demo workshop of the future at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 17-Aug-2018

Schaeffler is tempting visitors to its 1,000sqm stand (Hall 0, Stand A01) by inviting them on a tour of the ‘garage of tomorrow’

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2018 Caravan Salon: HELLA displays individual lighting designs and electronics trends

Date: 13-Aug-2018

• The Shapeline modular lamp series creates individual light signatures
• A new LED lamp control unit helps monitoring lighting functions

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Cumbrian motor factor shortlisted for prestigious business award!

Date: 08-Aug-2018

Cumbrian motor factor, K&S McKenzie Ltd., have been shortlisted as finalists in the prestigious in-Cumbria Business Awards 2018.

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Autoelectro boss invited to chair Bradford Classic judging panel

Date: 08-Aug-2018

Autoelectro Managing Director, Tony Bhogal, has been appointed as Chair of the Judging Panel when deciding the Best in Show at the Bradford Classic, an annual classic car show with a wide range of cars from different eras.

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HELLA once again increases sales and earnings significantly in the fiscal year 2017/2018

Date: 08-Aug-2018

• Preliminary key performance indicators for the fiscal year 2017/2018 confirm stronger growth than the automotive market and a further increase in profitability
• Currency-adjusted consolidated sales increase by 9.3 percent; reported sales rise by 7.2 percent to € 7.1 billion
• Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes improves to around € 581 million; adjusted EBIT margin increases to circa 8.2 percent

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Schaeffler redesigns packaging for all key products

Date: 08-Aug-2018

Schaeffler has launched a brand-new packaging design that retains the familiar LuK, INA and FAG colour scheme and logos, but with a look and feel that shouts ‘Schaeffler Quality’.

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FAI celebrate Queen's Award with Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire

Date: 08-Aug-2018

FAI have celebrated winning the prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise by inviting all staff to attend a dinner at the opulent Woburn Sculpture Gallery Woburn, where HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis presented the Queens Royal Warrant to Managing Director, Sean Walker.

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Town Lane Autos Ltd’s customer wins the car in AutoCare’s WIN A CAR Giveaway!

Date: 08-Aug-2018

Rebecca Clemence collected her brand-new Citroën DS3 from her local AutoCare garage Town Lane Autos Ltd.’s, after she was drawn from 19,958 entries to win the top prize in AutoCare’s WIN A CAR Giveaway.

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Delphi Technologies chooses Automechanika to reveal a new brand, products and services

Date: 03-Aug-2018

Global technology supplier invests in the technologies, expertise and support that vehicle repairers need as their businesses enter the fastest period of change since the dawn of motoring
• New GDi service programme
• New steering repair solution
• New diagnostic tools
• New vibrant brand and packaging

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Andy Savva – ‘The Garage Inspector’ – has become Schaeffler’s first UK Brand Ambassador

Date: 03-Aug-2018

Andy has been supporting Schaeffler’s REPXPERT team by presenting at various trade fairs and training events over recent months, sharing his expertise on building up a workshop brand and profile, while also offering tips and best practice techniques on how to make a business profitable.

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Mekonomen acquires wholesale activities from HELLA

Date: 03-Aug-2018

HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, one of the world's leading automotive suppliers for lighting and electronics, is selling its Danish and Polish wholesale companies, FTZ Autodele & Verktoj A/S („FTZ“) and Inter-Team sp. z o.o. („Inter-Team“), to the Swedish wholesaler, Mekonomen AB.

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New Ring Carnation brand offers comprehensive vehicle conversion offering

Date: 03-Aug-2018

Vehicle conversion specialists Ring and Carnation Designs have merged brands to become a single entity – Ring Carnation. This new brand gives clarity for customers of the companies, who can come to Ring Carnation for a one “one-stop-shop” supply of vehicle power management, lighting and vehicle safety solutions.

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Motor factors welcome WAI and Marathon partnership

Date: 03-Aug-2018

Same day distribution of rotating electrics a major boost for business

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UK’s largest online car repair marketplace secures £4m investment

Date: 03-Aug-2018

The UK’s largest online car repair marketplace has secured £4 million from investors including Shell Ventures, Sir Trevor Chinn, Active Partners and Venrex Investment Management. The marketplace currently has 11,500 garages registered to the site, has processed over 1 million repair requests from UK drivers and receives 60,000 new job requests every month from drivers.

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NGK announce latest BoxClever promotion winner

Date: 03-Aug-2018

Racing driver Luke Warr has won himself a dream prize in the latest NGK BoxClever promotion – a day out at PalmerSport’s renowned Bedford Autodrome.

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New NGK BoxClever promotion

Date: 03-Aug-2018

Ignition specialist NGK is offering members of its BoxClever UK independent garage loyalty scheme the chance to win a fantastic tool box and kit.

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Motaquip to debut at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 30-Jul-2018

The UK-based Motaquip brand, well known for its diverse range of premium quality aftermarket parts, will showcase to overseas audiences for the first time at this year’s Automechanika show in Frankfurt.

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Metropolitan Police technicians complete electric vehicle training with Alliance Automotive Group UK’s technical training partner Steve Carter

Date: 30-Jul-2018

On Wednesday 20th June the first 12 technicians from the Metropolitan Police completed the IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) EV 2.2 course at Hayes Engineering in Erith, one of the group’s AutoCare garage network members.

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ZF Aftermarket Sets the Pace for Tomorrow's Mobility

Date: 26-Jul-2018

• Realizing the opportunities offered by digitalization
• Tailor-made product and service portfolios
• Intelligent networking of fleets and workshops

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Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler crowned 2018 Formula E champions

Date: 26-Jul-2018

Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler sealed a superb double-double podium finish to overturn a 33-point deficit and claim a maiden Formula E team championship crown.

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Understanding the new MOT rules: using video to create further transparency

Date: 26-Jul-2018

At a time when consumers are demanding transparency, convenience and personalisation, the new MOT rules add an additional layer of confusion for motorists when it comes to car repairs.

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Autoelectro Managing Director, Tony Bhogal: “We turn threats into opportunities”

Date: 26-Jul-2018

In a wide-ranging interview, Autoelectro Managing Director, Tony Bhogal, talks business matters at home and abroad, competition, challenges for the automotive aftermarket and the future.

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Team NGK's epic fundraising effort

Date: 26-Jul-2018

Two NGK employees are about to set off on a near 425-mile cycling marathon to raise funds for charity.

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Training night tackles turbochargers and oil quality

Date: 26-Jul-2018

Midwest Motor Factors & Monmore Auto Parts have hosted another packed training night at the GTG Academy in Wolverhampton, this time assisting garages with their understanding of turbochargers and lubricants quality and selection.

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Comline Auto Parts to showcase largest stand ever at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 26-Jul-2018

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is all set for an exciting week at this year’s Automechanika event in Frankfurt as it showcases its biggest stand to date.

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SMPE honours employees with Long Service Awards

Date: 18-Jul-2018

Recognition for four of company’s long-serving staff members

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Automechanika 2018: ZF Aftermarket Presents Innovative Portfolio and Infotainment in Hall 3

Date: 16-Jul-2018

• A clear focus on smart solutions and innovative technology
• Hybrid technology with the VOX Car Doctors in Hall 3
• Success factors e-mobility and digitalization

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