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Impression Communications COVID-19 Aftermarket Survey

Date: 07-Apr-2020

Impression Communications, who have provided the IAAF with excellent press coverage and PR advice for a number of years, are conducting a survey of aftermarket businesses.

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Help available from Ben for those affected by coronavirus

Date: 07-Apr-2020

As is to be expected, Ben is seeing an increase in demand for their support, both online and over the phone, and are working to assist those affected by the current situation.

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Business Secretary appeals to everyone to stay calm and carry on the good work

Date: 07-Apr-2020

Our country and economy need all our support in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. This is a shared national effort and workers and businesses, across the country, have answered the call to action.

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COVID-19: Emergency business loan scheme revamped after criticism

Date: 07-Apr-2020

The emergency loans scheme for businesses struggling to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic has been revamped following strong criticism from the IAAF, along with many other organisations.

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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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Workplace 'social distancing' to become law in Wales amid worker concerns for safety

Date: 07-Apr-2020

The Welsh Government is to enforce 'social distancing' at work with a law requiring employers to abide by the two metre rule where "reasonable".

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Social distancing guidance for businesses in Scotland

Date: 07-Apr-2020

Social distancing guidance for businesses in Scotland has been updated to help provide clarity on protecting employees in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19).

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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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COVID-19: Easy read guide to the coronavirus and actions to take

Date: 07-Apr-2020

Public Health England have produced an easy-toread guide which sums up what to look for, what actions to take and who to notify and when.

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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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How to protect yourself from cybercrime

Date: 01-Apr-2020

The introduction of measures to contain the coronavirus means we are spending more time online, whether teleworking or surfing. Combined with anxieties caused by the crisis, this often results in unsafe online behaviour and cybercriminals are exploiting these weaknesses.

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Rules on carrying over annual leave to be relaxed to support key industries during COVID-19

Date: 01-Apr-2020

Government to amend regulations to allow annual leave to be carried over into the next 2 years
measures will ensure workers won’t lose their leave entitlements
move gives flexibility to business at a time when it is needed most

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Six-month MOT extension causes huge challenges, says IAAF

Date: 01-Apr-2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has said the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s (DVSA) decision to extend MOTs for a six-month period causes “huge challenges” for the sector, arguing that the industry needs to ensure vehicles continue to be kept safe in these challenging times.

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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: To Furlough or not to Furlough

Date: 01-Apr-2020

Everyone is talking about furlough, but what does it mean, who will benefit, is commission included and how will it be paid? IAAF Service Support Partner, Lawgistics, have developed a quick Q&A on the subject based on the information available at the moment.

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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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Driving tests and MOTs for heavy vehicles suspended for up to 3 months to help tackle spread of coronavirus

Date: 01-Apr-2020

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is suspending driving tests in England, Scotland and Wales for up to 3 months from 21 March 2020.

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New rules on MOT testing for light vehicles

Date: 01-Apr-2020

Due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, cars and vans and motorcycles due their MOT from 30 March 2020 will have their MOT extended by 6 months.

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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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COVID-19 update: call for logistics professionals to come together

Date: 01-Apr-2020

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has launched an initiative to bring together logistics and passenger transport operators in urgent need of supply chain resources.

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COVID-19: A letter to everyone from Ben

Date: 01-Apr-2020

The automotive charity Ben has sent out the following open letter:

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COVID - 19: How do I inform employees they are to be put on Furlough Leave?

Date: 01-Apr-2020

Lawgistics have already seen a keen interest from companies interested in utilising the recently announced Job Retention Scheme, for many it appears the only viable option of saving the jobs.

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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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New rules on MOT testing for light vehicles: Further update from IAAF

Date: 27-Mar-2020

The IAAF was invited to submit an opinion on the decision taken on Wednesday 25 March to extend the MOTs of cars, vans and motorcycles due their MOT from 30 March in response to the unfolding COVID-19 situation.

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COVID-19 Self-employment Income Support Scheme

Date: 27-Mar-2020

Yesterday evening the Chancellor announced a new Self-employment Income Support Scheme to support self-employed people who have been adversely affected by COVID-19.

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COVID-19: Support for businesses

Date: 27-Mar-2020

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.

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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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TMD Friction bolsters sales team with new area sales managers

Date: 27-Mar-2020

New managers set to visit distributors, encourage sales and retain customer satisfaction

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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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COVID-19: Updates to Companies House services

Date: 26-Mar-2020

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Companies House is closely following Public Health England guidelines. They have plans in place to maintain services for customers, and protect the welfare of employees.

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COVID-19: Insurance updates from Boswell Aftermarket

Date: 26-Mar-2020

IAAF Service Partner, Boswell Aftermarket, have provided the following information and advice to businesses and individuals on matters of insurance.

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COVID-19: IAAF letter for member businesses

Date: 26-Mar-2020

Following reports that motor factor van drivers had been stopped and asked to supply an authorisation letter, the IAAF has in response produced a letter which can be used in these circumstances.

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Former ADF Leader of Council returns to NHS frontline

Date: 26-Mar-2020

Dr. Richard Stock, a former Leader of Council and until recently a member of the IAAF Council, has recently announced his return to the NHS frontline.

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Covid-19: update 25 March 2020

Date: 26-Mar-2020

Following the government’s new measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 (23 March), the IAAF has gained clarification from government that businesses in the automotive aftermarket supplying garages, namely motor factors and suppliers, can remain open.

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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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The advantages of single mass flywheel

Date: 23-Mar-2020

The Borg & Beck Solution

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HELLA expands offering by more than 200 references

Date: 23-Mar-2020

Additions to bulb, sensor, rotating electric and ignition ranges

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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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Gerry Doverman Ltd gets major profit boost with TechMan

Date: 23-Mar-2020

Hereford-based Mercedes, BMW and Porsche specialist, Gerry Doverman Ltd, has attributed a 43% rise in its profits to garage management specialist, TechMan.

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Hengst: Premiere for Blue.on in the new Opel Astra

Date: 23-Mar-2020

Lifetime functional safety

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First Line introduces new water pump

Date: 23-Mar-2020

Water Pump with Electric Valve Helps Reduce Emissions

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COVID-19: General advice for members

Date: 23-Mar-2020

In light of the speed of changes with regard to the ongoing situation, members are urged to check regularly for the latest government information and advice and to promptly follow all recommendations given.

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BER 2023: Preparatory survey

Date: 23-Mar-2020

Ahead of the discussions on the Block Exemption Regulation which is due for renewal in 2023, Ernst & Young have been chosen to undertake a study into the historical market trends in vehicle distribution and aftersales in Europe and are collecting data from various companies active in the marketplace

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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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COVID-19 and IAAF Events

Date: 23-Mar-2020

Following the announcement by the government this week, the IAAF has taken the decision to postpone all events until the end of May 2020.

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EAG appoints former Suplex expert to assist during ‘transition period’ after company becomes exclusive UK distributor

Date: 23-Mar-2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has recruited Sam Cotterill to its team, brought in, initially, to assist Suplex’s relocation to its new and exclusive distributor.

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Potential impact on the aftermarket of a revision to the composition of the VIN number

Date: 23-Mar-2020

At a recent meeting of the Techncial Committee for Motor Vehicles, the European Commission announced their intention to revise the composition of the vehicle identification number (VIN) as they want to assign a "check digit" in the 9th position to avoid technical errors.

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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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Transport Secretary sets out 18 point package of measures to improve safety and public confidence

Date: 23-Mar-2020

An action plan to ensure smart motorways are as safe as possible has been set out by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. Work will focus on getting help to broken down drivers much quicker and making the schemes less confusing.

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CV Show 2020 cancelled

Date: 23-Mar-2020

It is with great regret that the organisers of the Commercial Vehicle Show have announced that the 2020 event has been cancelled.

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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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IAAF calls for Government COVID-19 support

Date: 23-Mar-2020

With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is calling on the Government to implement a number of measures that support both individuals and businesses of all sizes in the automotive aftermarket.

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COVID-19: Emergency government funding available to businesses

Date: 23-Mar-2020

As the fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic continues, many businesses say they are teetering on the brink as revenues plunge following the stay at home advice.

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COVID-19: Advice for employers from Lawgistics on sick-pay and self-isolation

Date: 23-Mar-2020

The IAAF's legal helpline provider, Lawgistics, has produced the following advice for employers with regard to the Coronavirus.

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COVID-19: Advice to employers from Lawgistics regarding redundancies and layoffs

Date: 23-Mar-2020

Lawgistics have developed some FAQs for businesses considering redundancies.

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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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Aftermarket specialist becomes new IAAF Vice President

Date: 18-Mar-2020

Richard Welland, managing director of WAIglobal UK, has been appointed the new Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) vice-president, supporting president, Terry Knox and chief executive, Wendy Williamson, before taking over as president in 2021.

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Launch date of Leeds Clean Air Zone confirmed

Date: 17-Mar-2020

Leeds City Council says its delayed Clean Air Zone (CAZ) will finally go live later this year.

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LEVC reveals name for new electric van: VN5

Date: 17-Mar-2020

LEVC’s new electric light commercial van will set new standards in the commercial vehicle sector and its name has been revealed. VN5.

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Liverpool Council introduces 20 gas-powered Mercedes refuse trucks

Date: 17-Mar-2020

Liverpool City Council has commissioned a new fleet of Mercedes-Benz refuse collection trucks that run on biogas.

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Pollution from tyre wear 1,000 times worse than exhaust emissions

Date: 17-Mar-2020

Pollution from tyre wear can be 1,000 times worse than what comes out of a car’s exhaust, Emissions Analytics has found.

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The 2020 budget and vehicles

Date: 17-Mar-2020

Among the measures included in the recent budget, the government has highlighted the need to reduce emissions across all modes of transport, saying that road transport is responsible for 91% of domestic transport greenhouse gas emissions and is one of the biggest contributors to poor air quaility in the UK's towns and cities.

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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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New catalogue app from Gates saves time, adds value

Date: 13-Mar-2020

Gates, a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, introduces a new mobile app that provides users quick access to one of the automotive aftermarket’s most comprehensive product ranges.

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E10 petrol fuel switch - solution already available

Date: 13-Mar-2020

Motor factors and garages will be in a strong position to offer expert advice, as well as provide a solution to motorists concerned, after news that the UK Government is to consult about proposals to switch to an E10 petrol standard (10% ethanol).

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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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NSK to show innovations at the International VDI Congress ‘Dritev – Drivetrain for Vehicles’

Date: 13-Mar-2020

In line with the automotive industry’s shift to electric vehicle (EV) technology and the ongoing trend of downsizing, NSK will shine the spotlight on a compact EV drive system at the Dritev 2019 international congress in Bonn, Germany (10-11 July). Featuring NSK deep groove ball bearings, the innovative system is suitable for use at high speeds in powerful electric drivetrains.

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WAI introduces new-to-range product updates for March

Date: 13-Mar-2020

Leading parts manufacturer, WAIglobal, has added five new alternators to its ever-growing range of electrics, demonstrating its allegiance to delivering more sales opportunities for garages and motor factors.

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The air conditioning compressor—from a comfort feature to an operationally reliable component

Date: 13-Mar-2020

• Air conditioning compressors play a much greater role in hybrid and electric vehicles than in those with a combustion engine
• The air conditioning service is becoming more important, opening up new service volumes for workshops

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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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HELLA launches latest 77 GHz radar technology

Date: 12-Mar-2020

• Several major orders strengthen market leading position in radar sensor technology
• Platform concept enables efficient implementation of NCAP applications and automated driving functions

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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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HELLA’s new video shows off its quality wiper blades

Date: 12-Mar-2020

Video shows the tests the blades go through

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NEW alternator in AS-PL offer

Date: 12-Mar-2020

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A3418S and is the product of the AS brand.

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Manchester company tackles air pollution by developing the UK's most affordable electric vehicle

Date: 12-Mar-2020

A Greater Manchester company, MeV Ltd is addressing the twin issues of reducing vehicle emissions and improving air quality by producing innovative and affordable electric vehicles, the BeeAnywhere.

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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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GS Yuasa launches new auxiliary battery for Audi, BMW, and Mercedes vehicles

Date: 10-Mar-2020

GS Yuasa, market leader for automotive batteries, have announced that they have launched a new Yuasa branded AGM auxiliary battery for next generation vehicles. The Yuasa YBXAX14 has been designed for use in a wide range of popular Audi, BMW and Mercedes 12V auxiliary and backup applications.

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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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Government consultations

Date: 10-Mar-2020

The government has recently intitiated two consultation processes which may be of interest to IAAF members.

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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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ZF Aftermarket supplies chassis parts for numerous LCV models

Date: 09-Mar-2020

• Growth and age of LCV fleet drives market for repair work
• Usage profile subjects the chassis to heavy loads
• Under its Lemförder brand, ZF Aftermarket offers the right spare parts

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Autoelectro New to Range Stop-Start Starter Motors

Date: 09-Mar-2020

Autoelectro introduce new “Stop-Start” Starter Motor applications

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Delphi Technologies launches new Hartridge DPF cleaning machine for light and medium duty applications

Date: 09-Mar-2020

Featuring a patented dry-air cleaning process, the machine enables a quick vehicle turnaround, improving both workshop productivity and profitability.

By restoring the DPF, the solution helps to optimize fuel economy, improve exhaust function and extend the life of the filter, avoiding unscheduled vehicle down time and minimizing costs for the vehicle owner.

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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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Comline cabin filters - stay protected

Date: 06-Mar-2020

• Comline launches new ‘stay protected’ campaign focusing on the importance of regularly changing a vehicle’s cabin filter.
• Dynamic new video and infographic poster are tools for the trade which aim to educate the customer and drive cabin filter sales.
• Comline makes ‘The case for carbon’ with the clear statement that activated carbon filters provide optimum protection for both driver and vehicle occupants.

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International Women’s Day and the IAAF

Date: 06-Mar-2020

To coincide with International Women's Day on Sunday 8 March, Wendy Williamson, CEO of the IAAF, and Hayley Pells, owner of Avia Autos and a speaker at the 2019 IAAF Conference, have both issued quotes on the role of women in the automotive industry.

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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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Automotive aftermarket recharged with 12V and 24V battery analyser

Date: 26-Feb-2020

Recognising the importance of regular battery maintenance, Ring Automotive has launched the RBAG750, its very first 12V and 24V graphical battery analyser.

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Marathon Enhance their GT Automotive range

Date: 26-Feb-2020

Marathon Warehouse Distribution have added some important new applications to their already formidable range of GT Automotive crankshaft pulleys.

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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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Ben - Dealing with priority debt

Date: 26-Feb-2020

Priority debts are those that have the most serious consequences if you don’t pay them. They don’t have to be the largest or have highest interest rates, but if you don’t pay them it could lead to serious problems.

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GT Automotive - brand new camshafts for instant dispatch

Date: 26-Feb-2020

GT Automotive are at it again, this week announced 7 brand new camshafts to the stocked range. The spanking new parts include coverage of Hyundai Kia D4EA, BMW N47 D20 & N47 D20 (LCI) and Mercedes M 111.xxx engines.

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GT Automotive - brand new camshafts to range for instant dispatch 🔥kits available on request🔥

Date: 26-Feb-2020

GT Automotive are proud to announce an expansion to the already vast Camshaft range stocked in the heart of the Cotswolds of Oxfordshire.

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Hengst: Premiere for Blue.on in the new Opel Astra

Date: 26-Feb-2020

Lifetime functional safety

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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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What bulbs should workshops upsell?

Date: 26-Feb-2020

Lighting specialists, HELLA, offers its expert knowledge

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NEW starter in AS-PL offer

Date: 26-Feb-2020

Another new starter has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The starter has an index number A5336S and is the product of the AS brand. The starter belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and starts rate guaranteed by AS. The product can be used in Dodge Durengo, Dodge Ram, Jeep Grand.

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Range expansions from National Auto Parts

Date: 26-Feb-2020

Continuing with its commitment to cover the widest possible vehicle parc, National Auto Parts has launched eight new products into its range, including three clutch kits, three SAC replacement kits, one service kit and an additional SMF kit

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Automated clutch systems from ZF Aftermarket

Date: 26-Feb-2020

• There are a considerable number of automated manual transmissions within the current vehicle population
• When replacing the clutch, mechatronics engineers must proceed with particular care to ensure correct functionality
• The most important component is the actuator, which has to be adjusted or trained depending on the vehicle manufacturer

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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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Valeo AuaBladeTM innovation conquers the aftermarket

Date: 26-Feb-2020

The revolutionary and exclusive Valeo AquaBladeTM wiper system designed and produced by Valeo is conquering the aftermarket with key range extensions

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Mobiletron launch our most cost effective TPMS Tool – PT47

Date: 26-Feb-2020

Mobiletron are delighted to announce the launch of our most cost-effective TPMS programming and diagnostic tool yet, specifically manufactured for programming our MORE Sensors.

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One shot additive to engine oil adds power and reduces wear

Date: 26-Feb-2020

A new one-shot engine oil additive for modern engines, is designed to help reduce emissions and protect against dry starts – one of the major causes of engine wear and tear.

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HELLA’s tripled its ignition range since launch

Date: 26-Feb-2020

Offering has grown significantly

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MAHLE ‘braces’ for increased demand with two new Regional Sales Managers

Date: 25-Feb-2020

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has expanded its team, hiring two new Regional Sales Managers, Jonathan Brooke, who will cover Midlands and Ireland, and Jason Cottam, who will be looking after North of England and Scotland.

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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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Jason Meade, Key Account Manager for UK and Ireland at TecAlliance

Date: 25-Feb-2020

Longstanding TecAlliance team member takes on the full responsibility for TecDoc and its associated products throughout the territory

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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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FTA to rebrand as Logistics UK

Date: 25-Feb-2020

FTA will change its name to Logistics UK on June 1, 2020, in a move it describes as “essential” if it is to “continue to grow and achieve more for its members in a fast-changing world”.

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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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UK Global Tariff consultation

Date: 25-Feb-2020

For the first time in almost fifty years the UK is free to set its tariff rates on imported goods. To inform the development of the new UK Global Tariff, the Government has launched a four-week public consultation and is seeking your views. The consultation began on 6 February 2020 and closes on 5 March 2020 at 23:59 GMT.

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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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EBT boosts its sales team

Date: 25-Feb-2020

Having recently been appointed as a key strategic partner for Exide in the UK & Ireland, ECOBAT Battery Technologies (EBT) has recruited Brian Sanders and Scott Barker from Exide Technologies to spearhead the company’s nationwide push with the prominent original equipment (OE) brand, which is renowned for its premium quality products and Carbon Boost® 2.0 technology.

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90 years of Bosch fuel filters

Date: 25-Feb-2020

• Back in 1930, the first Bosch fuel filter already protected the injection components
• Since 1936, a special filter paper has been reducing the maintenance efforts
• Nowadays, Bosch filters protect both the engine and the occupants inside the cabin

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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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Introducing Hive Insurance Services (formerly APRIL UK)

Date: 24-Feb-2020

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 for you – putting the right plans in place can greatly help your business.

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Packed AGM sees new-look IAAF council formed

Date: 24-Feb-2020

After a very close fought election, Lee Quinney from Banner Batteries and Mark Darvill from Traxx Tyres were elected to represent Component Suppliers and Terry Dorney from Online Automotive was elected onto Council to represent distance sellers.

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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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"The Car Aftermarket in Europe 2019" report series now available

Date: 12-Feb-2020

The 2019 edition of “Car Aftermarket Europe” by Wolk After Sales Experts encompasses 35 European countries – from the automotive powerhouses of France, Italy and Germany through Central European tigers like Poland, Czechia, and Romania to the smallest but also important markets like Baltic countries or Macedonia.

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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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Autotech Recruit publishes guidance on overcoming garage staffing problems

Date: 07-Feb-2020

Autotech Recruit has published guidance for garage owners on how to overcome automotive talent shortages.

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IAAF kicks off year with first 2020 Industry Briefing Session

Date: 07-Feb-2020

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) members are invited to attend its first free-of-charge Industry Briefing Session of the year, to be held at the IAAF's offices in Birmingham on 26th March.

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Production stoppages at China factories lead to worldwide shortages in components as coronavirus outbreak spreads

Date: 06-Feb-2020

The global car industry is facing a stress test as the coronavirus outbreak in China disrupts the supply of components from transmissions to steering systems.

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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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Autoelectro new to range “Smart Charge” alternators

Date: 05-Feb-2020

Autoelectro have introduced 3 new to range Alternators that incorporate “Smart Charge” technology for the Mercedes C class 1.6 (AEK4048), the Toyota Rav-4 2.0 (AEK3942) and the Kia Sportage 2.0 (AEK3933).

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Dayco crankshaft damper features on award-winning FCA 3.6L eTorque V6 Pentastar engine

Date: 05-Feb-2020

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, underlined its original equipment pedigree by designing and manufacturing the crankshaft damper for the award-winning 3.6L DOHC 48V eTorque V-6 Pentastar engine used in the Dodge Ram 1500 and 2020 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, at the 2020 Wards 10 Best Engines and Propulsion Systems competition, which took place in Detroit on 16th January.

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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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New alternator in AS-PL offer

Date: 05-Feb-2020

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A6537S and is the product of the AS brand.

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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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ZF Aftermarket: Why is changing the brake fluid so important?

Date: 03-Feb-2020

• The consistency of brake fluid changes over time
• Water ingress can create bubbles
• ZF Aftermarket advises a yearly fluid oil change

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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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New uprated performance clutch kit introduced by National Auto Parts

Date: 03-Feb-2020

National Auto Parts has launched its first ever uprated performance clutch kit, with plans to continue to develop the range throughout 2020.

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New uprated performance clutch kit introduced by National Auto Parts

Date: 03-Feb-2020

National Auto Parts has launched its first ever uprated performance clutch kit, with plans to continue to develop the range throughout 2020.

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No ‘brake’ for National Auto Parts’ continued expansion

Date: 03-Feb-2020

Leading UK clutch and brake specialist, National Auto Parts, is not slowing down with its range extensions after adding a further eight brake pads to its ever-expanding portfolio.

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Comline adds brake calipers to award-winning friction portfolio

Date: 03-Feb-2020

• Aftermarket experts, Comline, add calipers to their award-winning friction portfolio.
• All-new range complements the brand’s existing braking offer, which includes R-90 approved pads, and fully coated discs.
• Serving all popular European, Japanese, and Korean vehicles, Comline’s caliper range delivers consistent, reliable quality and reaffirms the brand's position as ‘experts in braking’

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LIQUI MOLY Company Magazine, February issue

Date: 31-Jan-2020

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

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Relentless perfection

Date: 31-Jan-2020

First Line Ltd continues to expand on its ranges

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Exciting promotions from Hella Gutmann Solutions

Date: 31-Jan-2020

Diagnostic expert ensures workshops have the best equipment with affordable packages

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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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New Assistant Group Buyer for Autoparts UK

Date: 31-Jan-2020

Autoparts UK has promoted Steven McKenzie to Assistant Group Buyer, highlighting its commitment to ongoing personnel development and encouraging employee growth from within its current workforce.

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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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Ben is increasing its mental health services for automotive industry people

Date: 30-Jan-2020

Ben is extending mental health services to respond to growing need
New digital services will enable Ben to support more people with mental health issues
Ben’s online self-help, digital platform, telephone and face-to-face mental health services offer individuals more choice in how they receive support

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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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New Lead Acid Battery Chapter at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: 30-Jan-2020

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released a new chapter in their series on the 12V Lead Acid Battery: 12V Battery Capacities.

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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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Dayco introduces OE quality thermostats

Date: 30-Jan-2020

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has introduced thermostats into its growing portfolio. In keeping with its ongoing commitment to quality, the range is naturally designed and manufactured to meet the most stringent original equipment (OE) specifications.

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TechMan helps ColourSpray Auto Services to improve repair times and business efficiency

Date: 30-Jan-2020

ColourSpray Auto Services in Wirral has reported significant improvements in both its repair times and its overall efficiency across the business thanks to garage management specialist, TechMan.

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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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NEW alternator in AS-PL offer

Date: 29-Jan-2020

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A0672S and is the product of the AS brand.

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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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Aftermarket of tomorrow — what does the electric motor mean for independent workshops?

Date: 29-Jan-2020

• Complex thermal management opens up new business segments for workshops
• MAHLE provides systems solutions quickly and reliably, with OEM expertise

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DENSO reveals more than 100 thermal range part number additions

Date: 29-Jan-2020

DENSO has added 121 original equipment (OE) quality part numbers to its thermal management range. The latest references consist of 39 radiators, 76 condensers and six cabin blowers, which are linked to 342 OE numbers and cover an additional 2,300 vehicles.

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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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Ring remains in charge with innovative jump starter powerpack

Date: 29-Jan-2020

Ring, the leading European lighting and automotive aftermarket specialist based in Leeds, is powering up its innovative range of lithium jump starters with the launch of the RPPL700 Jump Starter Powerpack

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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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Next-generation diagnostics tool Eurotab II launched

Date: 29-Jan-2020

Launch UK has unveiled its most advanced diagnostics tool to date, the X431 Eurotab II.

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Chassis check for winter season prevents expensive repairs

Date: 29-Jan-2020

• Increasing long-distance mileage puts strain on chassis components
• ZF Aftermarket supplies not only all spare parts for the chassis, but also technical information

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Wheel cylinders enter National programme

Date: 29-Jan-2020

National Auto Parts has launched a brand new range of wheel cylinders for the automotive aftermarket.

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DENSO illuminates critical role of oxygen sensors in wide-ranging video

Date: 29-Jan-2020

DENSO has released a video which explains the vital job in managing emissions and performance that oxygen sensors fulfil. The 10-minute, comprehensive presentation answers some of the key questions relating to their role: how do they work? How do they influence the air/fuel ratio? How do they maximise the efficiency of the modern combustion engine?

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Igniting change – SMPE engineers new ignition coil technology

Date: 28-Jan-2020

Range of multicharge ignition coils, found on GDI engines, now available

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ADAS: Is your workshop ready for the growing business opportunity?

Date: 28-Jan-2020

While much is being discussed about the important trend of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs), these currently make-up less than 1% of the UK parc. While EV and hybrid vehicles are something all businesses should prepare for, too few garages realise the more immediate opportunities available to them such as calibrating and repairing Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). There are around four million vehicles equipped with ADAS in the UK, making up around 10% of the car parc – ten times more than ULEVs – and this number is forecast to further increase in the coming years.

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Autoparts Garage Equipment launches new Alloy Wheel Straightener

Date: 28-Jan-2020

Autoparts Garage Equipment (AGE), one of the UK’s leading suppliers of garage equipment, has launched a new Alloy Wheel Straightener.

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New Lead Acid Battery Chapters at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: 24-Jan-2020

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have just released the next two chapters in their series on the 12V Lead Acid Battery: 12V Batteries - State of Charge (Parts 1 & 2).

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LIQUI MOLY launches its new Special Tec AA 0W-16 on the market

Date: 24-Jan-2020

“This is the lowest viscosity oil that we have ever launched”, explains Tim Keller, Export Area Manager at LIQUI MOLY and responsible for the UK and Irish market, when talking about the new Special Tec AA 0W-16. It is suitable for selected models from Honda, Lexus, Suzuki and Toyota.

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Obituary – Geoffrey Atkinson OBE, former CEO of Ben

Date: 24-Jan-2020

Geoffrey Atkinson OBE, former Chief Executive of Ben, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and family after a very short illness. He had been the victim of Alzheimers for a number of years and his immune system was compromised by the illness, it was, therefore, not possible for him to survive a chest infection which weakened him.

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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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IAAF Golf Days 2020 - Save the dates

Date: 17-Jan-2020

The IAAF has announced the dates and venues for its 2020 four-ball golf events with a new venue for the Midlands event.

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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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National Auto Parts grows clutch parts range

Date: 17-Jan-2020

Latest expansion highlights further references for range of vehicles

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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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The importance of the EGR valve

Date: 17-Jan-2020

Vehicle-specific range to accommodate independent workshops and factors

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First Line's premium quality oil sumps

Date: 17-Jan-2020

Full Package From Renowned Brand

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High-resolution lighting system ‘Digital Light SSL | HD’: Over 30,000 pixels increase safety and comfort on the road

Date: 17-Jan-2020

• New lighting technology opens up a wide range of applications, such as optical lane assistant and supports safe vehicle guidance
• Consistent development and miniaturisation of matrix LED systems creates new degree of freedom in vehicle design
• Large-scale production for SSL | HD technology will start in 2022 following successful acquisition

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More than 50 new coil springs added to range

Date: 17-Jan-2020

Lesjöfors Springs has introduced 56 new coil springs intensifying its new to range introductions for the benefit of the independent automotive aftermarket, and further strengthening its leading range position.

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NPA Motor Factors' expansion supported by MAM solutions

Date: 17-Jan-2020

Longstanding Autocat and Autopart user praises ongoing relationship with leading automotive software provider

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Autoelectro continue to invest in technology

Date: 17-Jan-2020

As renowned market leaders of new to range part number development for starter motors and alternators Autoelectro are delighted to announce a significant further investment in test equipment with the arrival of a new test bench from Motoplat CV, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of starter motor and alternator test benches

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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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EAG names new head of sales

Date: 13-Jan-2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has bolstered its sales team with the appointment of Chris Haw, who has assumed the role of UK sales manager.

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IAAF AGM 2020 - Notification

Date: 13-Jan-2020

IAAF Members are advised that the Annual General Meeting of Members will be taking place at 10:30am on THURSDAY 13th February 2020 at the IAAF Offices in Birmingham.

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IAAF Conference 2019 - Presentations now available

Date: 13-Jan-2020

The presentations from the highly successful IAAF Conference held on 5th December 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Milton Keynes are now available for download by IAAF members.

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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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Crankshaft pulley issues, wear & failure - the crucial service part that shouldn’t be ignored - advice from GT Automotive

Date: 07-Jan-2020

The auxiliary system of an engine isn’t one that at first glance seems complicated or important. It’s a few wheels with a belt after all. However, while it may be simple in appearance, this system is responsible for letting multiple components in the engine talk to one another; from crankshaft to camshaft, water pump to alternator, several key components from the top to the bottom of the engine rely on this key moving component to stay in sync with one another – making the Crankshaft Pulley arguably one of the most important parts of a vehicle engine.

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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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Nutexa Frictions appoints new regional sales executive

Date: 20-Dec-2019

Commercial brake manufacturer Nutexa Frictions Ltd has expanded its team with the appointment of Russell Baker as regional sales executive for the North West of England.

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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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Dayco appoints Laura Kowalchik as Chief Financial Officer

Date: 20-Dec-2019

Dayco has announced that Laura Kowalchik has joined the company, as chief financial officer (CFO).

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EAG continues its rise with IAAF membership

Date: 20-Dec-2019

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has become the latest aftermarket company to join the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).

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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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Dayco further strengthens its senior management team

Date: 20-Dec-2019

Wouter Nijenhuis has joined Dayco, accepting the role of Executive Vice President of OE Sales and Business Development, reporting directly to the company’s CEO, Joel Wiegert.

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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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Council Elections 2020 - additional seats now available on Council

Date: 16-Dec-2019

At the Council meeting held on 21st November 2019, it was agreed that two additional seats on Council would be made available for Component Supplier members.

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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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IAAF gears up for change at Annual Conference

Date: 12-Dec-2019

‘Technology represents both opportunity and threat to evolving automotive aftermarket’

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Dayco appoints Tom Tecklenburg as VP of Aftermarket, North America

Date: 12-Dec-2019

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has appointed Tom Tecklenburg as its Vice President of Aftermarket for North America, reporting directly to Bruno Vallillo, President of Global Aftermarket.

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Taking on the counterfeiters

Date: 12-Dec-2019

Since the launch of the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) Crime and Enforcement Report 2018 -2019, the already high level of interest and concern on the subject of counterfeit replacement vehicle parts, has become even greater. The problem is complicated further by the increase in the number of customer supplied parts that independent workshops are being asked to fit and the difficulty they face in determining their origin. Amid this gloom there is however some light, as TecAlliance has developed a solution.

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Alcohol & Drug Testing In The Workplace - HR advice from Xecutive Search

Date: 12-Dec-2019

Employers have a general duty under the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974 (HSWA) to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of employees

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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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Will Brexit affect data protection in your organisation?

Date: 12-Dec-2019

The flow of data between EU or EEA member states and the UK is vital for business. Businesses have to prepare for all Brexit scenarios.

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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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Green number plates to identify zero emission cars

Date: 12-Dec-2019

The Government has launched a consultation on introducing green number plates for zero emission cars.

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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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New Air Conditioning Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: 12-Dec-2019

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the first two parts of a suite of chapters focusing on servicing air conditioning systems. This is the precursor to releasing a dedicated suite specifically designed to meet the needs of learners wishing to complete IMI's L3 Award in Automotive Refrigerant Handling.

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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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Insight into the relative dearth of technicians in the CV industry: an article by Andy Lees of PG Automotive

Date: 12-Dec-2019

What do you think the reasons are for the recruitment issues in the industry?

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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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Aftermarket of tomorrow – what will become of the “good old alternator”?

Date: 10-Dec-2019

• DC voltage converters replace the classic alternator in electric vehicles
• MAHLE’s current original equipment components form the basis for tomorrow’s customized products and aftermarket solutions

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Technicians delighted with first IMI/Schaeffler REPXPERT Academy LIVE event – 2020 dates announced

Date: 09-Dec-2019

• REPXPERT Academy LIVE took place on Saturday 16th November
• More than 70 technicians enjoyed a full day of training at Lincoln College
• Schaeffler Managing Director, Nigel Morgan: “We’ve got the recipe right.”

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“Best event for years” – IAAF Annual Awards & Dinner 2019 a roaring success

Date: 06-Dec-2019

Praise has been heaped on IAAF’s Annual Awards & Dinner 2019, with many calling it the Federation’s ‘best event for years.’

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NEW starter in AS-PL offer

Date: 03-Dec-2019

Another new starter has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The starter has an index number S9295S and is the product of the AS brand.

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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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MotorEasy teams up with Haynes to help car enthusiasts reduce their repair bills

Date: 03-Dec-2019

World’s first parts only warranty, from UK’s fastest growing motoring association
Parts supply and mechanical know-how provided by warranty, plus free Haynes online manual
Online Haynes manuals and video tutorials provide additional support for budding mechanics, covering more than 2,000 maintenance tasks
Discounted rates from trusted network of more than 10,000 garages for any jobs that cannot be completed without specialist assistance
Full details can be found at motoreasy.com/haynes

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First Line clears up thermostat confusion

Date: 03-Dec-2019

First Line highlights the change in new thermostat components

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HELLA – the complete wiper solution - The right blade at the click of a button

Date: 03-Dec-2019

Day-to-day driving frequently puts wiper blades to the test as they have to deal with a host of difficult weather conditions like snow, sleet, frost and rain. Having to withstand these challenges, it is obvious that wiper blades periodically need to be changed, because if the driver’s visibility is even slightly impaired, many potential dangers can arise.

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Ring takes pressure off technicians with online tool

Date: 03-Dec-2019

With one of the largest ranges of 12V bulbs in the European market, which combined can be applied across 500,000 applications on vehicles from the past 50 years, vehicle lighting specialist, Ring, has updated its online tool Find My Bulb to save technicians time when searching for the right reference

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Management software makes day-to-day business “so much easier” for Vernons Garage

Date: 03-Dec-2019

Autowork Online has helped the independent garage schedule jobs and identify efficiency improvements

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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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Motaquip powers the charge on battery education

Date: 08-Nov-2019

• Premium aftermarket parts supplier Motaquip teams up with YUASA to deliver online battery training to customers
• Supporting the brand’s successful Motacell battery range Motaquip provides all customers with access to 20+ online courses.
• Designed to improve product knowledge, customer service and reduce warranty claims the platform delivers concise training for remote learning

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Common rotating electric issues for Ford Transit

Date: 08-Nov-2019

Borg & Beck reminds of common problems

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Hella Gutmann Solutions unveils leveling plate system

Date: 08-Nov-2019

Diagnostics expert introduces new accessory for CSC-Tool

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KYB Europe launches new features for KYB Suspension Solutions app

Date: 08-Nov-2019

KYB has launched an update for the popular Suspension Solutions mobile App. The App will now provide detailed, part specific technical advice for a suspension job, completely free.

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TRW Electric Blue: Brake pads for electric and hybrid vehicles awarded with innovation prize

Date: 08-Nov-2019

TRW Electric Blue has won the Innovation Award in the category “Parts, Vehicle Equipment and Spare Parts” at the international Equip Auto fair.

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More than 500 IAM new references launched in 2019 available in the new Sogefi’s aftermarket catalogues

Date: 08-Nov-2019

Sogefi, the automotive components company of CIR Group, has released the fully updated 2020 catalogues in 10 languages for each of its light vehicle aftermarket filter brands: Purflux, Fram® and CoopersFiaam.

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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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Landmark criminal prosecution of emission parts maker by DVSA

Date: 08-Nov-2019

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has won a landmark prosecution case against a Hampshire aftermarket emission control parts manufacturer for supplying products which fail to meet the required environmental standards.

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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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BER update: The IAAF is working with FIGIEFA to ensure the rights of the aftermarket are maintained

Date: 01-Nov-2019

For for over 10 years, the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation (MV-BER) has set out the legal framework which allows parts distribution and repair companies to provide competitive aftermarket services, in direct competition with the vehicle manufacturers’ networks. However, this crucial piece of legislation is due to expire in May 2023 and the European Commission is questioning the benefits of renewing this sector-specific legislation and is currently assessing the achievements of MV-BER and its potential future.

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IAAF Conference 2019: Sold Out

Date: 01-Nov-2019

The IAAF 2019 Conference, which is taking place at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Milton Keynes on 5th December, has now sold out. Due to very high demand, all the places for the event, where the central theme will focus on how technology is transforming the automotive aftermarket, have been filled.

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Future of aftermarket under the microscope at Industry Briefing

Date: 01-Nov-2019

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has held its final Industry Briefing of 2019 at Haynes Motor Museum, with the future of the automotive aftermarket very much dominating proceedings.

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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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Nutexa – meeting ALL your needs

Date: 22-Oct-2019

For repair shops having issues sourcing the pad references below, please note that they are available from Nutexa

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Legislation changes: strapping round timber

Date: 17-Oct-2019

K&S McKenzie Ltd. want to inform businesses and individuals that a new specification for timber haulage has recently been implemented.

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Innovation for horses’ hooves: ContiTech and turfcord present impressive new rubber-based hoof protection

Date: 17-Oct-2019

• New development made from elastomer wins equine “Innovation Pferd” award
• Innovative material offers the elasticity needed to suit a horse’s hoof
• Excellent comfort promotes a natural gait and relieves strain on joints

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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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FIGIEFA and IAAF are working hard to protect the rights of the aftermarket under proposed cybersecurity legislation

Date: 17-Oct-2019

A very large proportion of the legislative and regulatory framework for automotive aftermarket businesses is decided at European Union or even at United Nations levels.

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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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Filtering out the unnecessary - HELLA Hengst’s new oil filter module

Date: 15-Oct-2019

New compact filter module for Mercedes AMG applications

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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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Ben’s new Whitepaper reveals that mental health could cost automotive industry employers up to £1.2bn a year

Date: 15-Oct-2019

A whitepaper released by automotive charity, Ben, has found that mental health is still one of the biggest issues affecting the industry’s workforce and could cost employers as much as £1.2bn a year collectively.

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HELLA introduces new battery finder tool

Date: 15-Oct-2019

New tool allows technicians and factors to easily find the best replacement battery for the vehicle

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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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WAI launches ‘Cores4Cash’ green initiative

Date: 15-Oct-2019

Bid to boost core return for remanufacturing use

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National expands range of fully coated brake discs

Date: 15-Oct-2019

National Auto Parts has introduced 11 new fully coated brake discs to its expanding range of braking solutions.

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Borg & Beck’s brake fitting kits

Date: 15-Oct-2019

Specialist knowledge that delivers practical benefits

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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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Expanded range now available from Autoparts Garage Equipment UK

Date: 15-Oct-2019

Autoparts Garage Equipment has expanded its range of Samoa Oil Pumps following increased demand from workshops throughout the UK.

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Samoa oil pumps range becomes top seller with workshops

Date: 11-Oct-2019

Expanded range now available from Autoparts Garage Equipment UK

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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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National Auto Parts introduces ‘exclusive’ clutch parts

Date: 11-Oct-2019

Latest expansion highlights further references for Land Rover TD5

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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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Midland Vehicle Components praises Autopart Online's add-on features

Date: 11-Oct-2019

Parts supplier says receive count confirm and the number plate module have made a "tremendous difference"

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Why cabin filters should be replaced ready for winter

Date: 11-Oct-2019

Advice from filtration expert, Borg & Beck

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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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NEW starter in AS-PL offer

Date: 11-Oct-2019

Another new starter has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The starter has an index number S6296S and is the product of the AS brand.

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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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DENSO updates lambda sensor range with 10 new part numbers

Date: 11-Oct-2019

DENSO has added 10 new original equipment (OE) quality part numbers to its lambda sensor range, with the new references linked to 46 OE numbers and covering an additional 900,000 vehicles.

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Schaeffler concludes Day in the Life of a Workshop video series with eye on the future and discussion surrounding mismatch of parts

Date: 11-Oct-2019

• REPXPERT, Alistair Mason, visits Oldfields’ Tim Benson
• Schaeffler Brand Ambassador and The Garage Inspector, Andy Savva, joins them
• Oldfields Garage was founded in 1991

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Hella Gutmann Solutions’ exchange promotion for older tools

Date: 11-Oct-2019

Mega macs 42 and 50 can be part exchanged until December 2019

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Increased ride comfort with Lemförder switchable engine mounts

Date: 11-Oct-2019

• Engine mounts with a switchable characteristic curve ensure perfect vibration damping in all driving situations
• OE-quality spare parts available for many Audi and Mercedes-Benz models

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Borg & Beck’s complete wiper blade offering

Date: 11-Oct-2019

Wiper Blade Replacement Needed For Winter Months

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Significant investment in new Poland plant reinforces Delphi Technologies commitment to electrification and region

Date: 07-Oct-2019

Anticipated demand could result in increased employment growth at the plant in the coming years

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Actions for UK importers and exporters to prepare for a No-Deal Brexit

Date: 07-Oct-2019

If you are a UK business that imports and/or exports, you will need to act now to prepare for the changes that will affect your trading with Europe and the rest of the world.

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Schaeffler launches REPXPERT Academy LIVE training event

Date: 04-Oct-2019

• Supported by the IMI and described by Schaeffler’s MD as a “landmark achievement”
• First show to take place at Lincoln College on Saturday 16th November, with more dates in 2020
• Schaeffler REPXPERT team, plus special guests, to host a range of training presentations and tutorials, with hands-on opportunities for all technicians
• Limited spaces available – sign up now to become a Schaeffler Champion!
• Free entry, lunch and refreshments

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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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Technology to dominate December’s IAAF Conference

Date: 04-Oct-2019

The IAAF is to welcome a top list of industry speakers to its 2019 Annual Conference on 5 December, due to take place for the third year running at DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes, with technology the central theme.

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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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Bosch Apprenticeship Programme maintains high industry standards

Date: 02-Oct-2019

Bosch has said that its Apprenticeship Programme ensures that it provides both the apprentice and the garage with all the training and support they will need.

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Ben launches Critical Response Service to help automotive employers support their people in times of crisis

Date: 02-Oct-2019

Automotive industry charity, Ben, has officially launched its Critical Response Service, to support employers and their employees in times of crisis.

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What’s in a name? Advice from Andy Lees of PG Automotive

Date: 02-Oct-2019

I’d like to start by posing a question – does anyone actually know the difference between the following roles: regional sales manager, area sales manager, district sales manager?

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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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IAAF Awards 2019 - Voting now live

Date: 01-Oct-2019

The voting for this year's IAAF Awards has now gone live.

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The Parts Alliance extends DriveTec braking range

Date: 30-Sep-2019

The Parts Alliance has enhanced its DriveTec brake friction range. The number of pads has increased 60% in the last 12 months whilst the range of discs has increased 50% over the same period

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DRiV™ Supplying Monroe® Intelligent Suspension Technology on one of the World’s Most Iconic Sport Saloons

Date: 30-Sep-2019

Increasingly, leading automakers are finding that intelligent suspensions are a smart choice for enhancing vehicle dynamics and giving consumers the ability to customize their vehicle’s ride performance.

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Melett announces new to range turbocharger units

Date: 30-Sep-2019

Melett, the leading UK supplier of precision engineered turbochargers and parts, has announced further references to its extensive OE-quality range, with the addition of two new turbocharger units.

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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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NEW alternator in AS-PL offer

Date: 30-Sep-2019

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer.

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Schaeffler unveils Day in the Life of a Workshop video series

Date: 30-Sep-2019

• REPXPERT, Alistair Mason, visits Oldfields’ Tim Benson
• Schaeffler Brand Ambassador and The Garage Inspector, Andy Savva, joins them
• Oldfields Garage was founded in 1991

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Autoelectro adds Peugeot HYbrid4 - AEG9008

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Autoelectro have introduced their AEG9008 reversible alternator/starter motor further increasing their market leading new to range advantage. The unit fits the Peugeot 3008 and 508 HYbrid4 models.

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Exceed Possibilities: HELLA presents lighting and electronic solutions for future mobility at IAA 2019

Date: 23-Sep-2019

• Innovative Dual Voltage Battery for mild hybrids enables significant CO2 savings
• New road condition sensor extends portfolio for automated driving scenarios
• New high resolution digital headlight technology opens up a wide range of applications
• Holistic solutions of the future for the vehicle front and interior jointly developed with partners

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Osram Mainbeam - Issue 26

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Latest issue now available

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Schaeffler reveals latest LuK, INA and FAG references

Date: 23-Sep-2019

• New-to-range list features Ford and Volkswagen Audi Group models
• Clutch, timing chain and wheel bearing kits all feature

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Auto Express Best Buy Win for Ring RCT1 EU Travel Kit

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Ring’s popular RCT1 European Travel Kit has won an Auto Express Best Buy 2019 award, beating the competition as the best option to pack when driving in Europe.

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The Parts Alliance launches Bendix brake callipers range

Date: 23-Sep-2019

The Parts Alliance has added a new range of Bendix brake callipers. The range will be available from all of the trading group’s local brands throughout the UK branch network.

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HELLA expands electronics competence in the area of Special Applications

Date: 23-Sep-2019

• Individual product solutions for commercial and special vehicles in the field of special original equipment are now available
• Product spectrum - ranging from actuators, sensors, energy management through body electronics right up to driver assistance systems - constantly being expanded
• Comprehensive support from development up to overall system integration

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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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Amazon orders 100,000 electric delivery vans from Rivian

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Amazon has placed an order for 100,000 bespoke electric delivery vans for its global fleet, as part of its mission to de-carbonise its business.

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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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Managing ADAS in Repair

Date: 23-Sep-2019

The ADAS systems on a vehicle provide critical safety functions. Repairers, therefore, must ensure that any repairs that directly involve, or impact ADAS sensors, are carried out so that the safety and functionality of the vehicle is not compromised.

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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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No-Deal Brexit Impact On Employment Law

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Our colleagues at Xecutive Search have given their views on the potential impact of a no-Deal Brexit on Employment Law.

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Counterfeit car parts feature in annual IP Crime Report

Date: 23-Sep-2019

The rise of counterfeit car parts and the role of the IAAF in countering this threat for the benefit of the independent automotive aftermarket has featured in the latest Annual IP Crime and Enforcement Report: 2018 to 2019.

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Martin Butterworth joins SMPE’s export sales team

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) has announced that Martin Butterworth has been appointed as its new Export Sales Manager.

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Lumileds continues fight against ‘dangerous and illegal’ counterfeit lighting products

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Lumileds has launched a new webpage, providing details of Philips’ authorised distribution partners both in the UK and Ireland, as it continues its fight against counterfeit lighting products in the automotive industry.

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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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Government announces funding to double rapid charge points

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Ministers have announced more than half a billion pounds of investment in green technologies, with electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure receiving the lion’s share.

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Our Virtual Academy launches vehicle electrics course

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Battery types and their associated terminology will be first topics covered in technician training

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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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Autotech Recruit appoints Simon King to drive growth strategy

Date: 23-Sep-2019

With increasing demand for its services, and a growing reputation within the automotive industry for its innovative approach to creating recruitment solutions, Autotech Recruit has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Simon King.

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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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MAHLE unveils digital ADAS solution

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Digital calibration panel for all vehicle models and automatic software updates make it a sustainable option

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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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Places at the IAAF Annual Dinner 2019 selling fast

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Industry’s premier networking event returns to DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes

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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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National strengthens aftermarket grip with new brake hose range

Date: 16-Sep-2019

National Auto Parts has announced the launch of its new brake hose range, as it responds to aftermarket demand and continues its commitment to keeping its clutch and brake offering up to date.

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HELLA is providing e.GO Life with lighting and electronics products

Date: 16-Sep-2019

• LED headlights set to give the electric vehicle an individual character
• New electric vacuum pump (UP5) supports braking function

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How an EDT treatment benefits engines with variable valve timing

Date: 16-Sep-2019

Engine The technology employed by multi-award winning engine decontamination specialist EDT Automotive has demonstrated its emissions-busting and fuel-saving capabilities time and time again on countless cars across the UK, breaking down the carbon and sludge which accumulates over time.

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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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Textar’s Brakebook revamped with more features

Date: 06-Sep-2019

One of the global leaders in brake friction technology, Textar, has revamped its online catalogue system Brakebook, to further enhance its service offering to fleet operators and commercial workshops.

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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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SMPE sees engine management programme further expand

Date: 23-Aug-2019

NTR part numbers for throttle body and EGR cooler ranges

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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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MAM successfully completes clutch kit product code update in Autocat

Date: 23-Aug-2019

MAM Software is pleased to announce the successful completion of its data update in Autocat, which enables users to better identify the correct type of clutch kit. MAM has been introducing improved descriptions and product codes within the electronic catalogue over recent months following feedback from users.

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KYB Announces New OE Partnership with ŠKODA

Date: 23-Aug-2019

KYB Corporation is proud to announce they will be an OE supplier of shock absorbers to the new ŠKODA SCALA, their first ever OE partnership with the Czech car giants.

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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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DVSA to roll out new ‘connected MOT equipment’

Date: 23-Aug-2019

New MOT equipment will need to be able to connect directly to the MOT testing service, the DVSA has announced.

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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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EU Exit No-Deal preparations – Vehicle Type Approval

Date: 23-Aug-2019

The Dept. for Transport has been in touch with the IAAF to given an update on the EU Exit Team's work on International Vehicle Standards. The EU Exit work at the Department has continued throughout the period since the extension of Article 50 to 31st October, maintaining its no deal preparations.

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Melett to unveil turbocharger capabilities at Equip Auto

Date: 23-Aug-2019

Turbocharger specialist Melett is showcasing its growing offering in France, at Equip Auto 2019 from 15 to 19 October, while also promoting the benefits of using Melett precision engineered turbochargers and parts.

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MPs call for ban of hands-free mobile phone use behind the wheel

Date: 23-Aug-2019

A group of MPs is calling for drivers to be banned from using hands-free mobile phones in England and Wales.

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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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MAM to launch electronic job card and technician tracking solution

Date: 23-Aug-2019

MAM Software has announced the forthcoming launch of TeamView, a new paperless job card and technicians’ activity tracking add-on for its popular Autowork Online garage management software.

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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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Fueltone launch DPF Foam Burst

Date: 23-Aug-2019

Fueltone Ltd has just launched the newest product to the highly successful Fueltone Pro range of fuel additives and engine treatments.

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

Date: 22-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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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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Shaftec shares tips on how to get the best surcharge return

Date: 22-Aug-2019

Expert remanufacturers, Shaftec has revealed how garages can best look after old core to ensure they get the best surcharge return.

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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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Sun shines on IAAF Golf Challenge 2019

Date: 22-Aug-2019

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has successfully hosted its second Team Golf Challenge at The Abbey Hotel, Redditch in aid of automotive trade charity, BEN.

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LKQ Announces European management succession

Date: 22-Aug-2019

LKQ Corporation has announced that John S. Quinn, Executive Vice President and CEO of LKQ Europe, has submitted his notice of retirement and Arnd Franz, currently Chief Operating Officer of LKQ Europe, has been selected to succeed John effective October 1, 2019.

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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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Reman ticks all the boxes for fleet operators

Date: 22-Aug-2019

The perception of remanufacturing is changing in the automotive industry and with it an understanding from fleet operators of just how important the product is to an optimum total cost of ownership (TCO) of a truck or fleet.

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Autoparts UK leads aftermarket in curbing plastic waste

Date: 22-Aug-2019

Car parts distributor Autoparts UK has announced a significant increase in popularity of its bottle-free tablet form of screenwash under the P1 Autocare brand.

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TecAlliance Announces September Warranty & Returns Webinar Programme

Date: 22-Aug-2019

The global leader in data-driven solutions invites suppliers and traders to learn more about its innovative and money-saving warranty & returns platform, through two free webinars in early September.

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Roadlink says ‘no’ to brake shoe waste

Date: 16-Aug-2019

Remanufactured brake shoes reduce costs and landfill

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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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GiPA overview on DFT consultation on banning 10 year+ part-worn tyres

Date: 16-Aug-2019

New laws banning older tyres on “large vehicles” to improve road safety could be introduced later this year. If supported, they will be coming into force at the beginning of 2020. Tyres aged 10 years and older would be banned from use on buses, coaches, lorries and minibuses in new proposals being consulted from the 23rd of June.

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TecAlliance optimises accuracy of spare part identification with new vehicle attributes

Date: 16-Aug-2019

Model variety and various equipment variants are constantly increasing. TecAlliance implements new attributes in the vehicle data in order to enable accurate identification of the right spare parts worldwide.

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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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Summer tax incentive for parents

Date: 09-Aug-2019

Our colleagues at Xecutive Search have drawn our attention to the fact that HMRC is reminding parents and employers of the benefits of Tax-Free Childcare (TFC), especially over the school summer holidays. Might your employees be missing out on a government freebie?

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Melett appoints Darren Johnson as Head of Sales

Date: 09-Aug-2019

Melett has promoted Darren Johnson to the role of Head of Sales having previously occupied the position of Sales Manager.

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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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Memorial Service for Kevin Shortis

Date: 09-Aug-2019

Kevin Shortis sadly passed away in June after a short illness, at which time there was a small funeral for family and close friends, due mainly to the local village church being very small.

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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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Ben Charity Cricket Match to be held on 12th September 2019

Date: 02-Aug-2019

This year's Ben Charity Cricket Match, kindly sponsored by FPS Distribution, is taking place at Dorridge Cricket Club on Thursday 12th September 2019 and the organisers have been really pleased by the response so far but would welcome more participants.

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Next IAAF Industry Briefing to take place at Haynes Motor Museum

Date: 02-Aug-2019

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has revealed details of its next Industry Briefing Session, which will be held at Haynes International Motor Museum in Sparkford, near Yeovil on 31 October.

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Bloodhound entrepreneur Noble keynote speaker at IAAF Conference

Date: 02-Aug-2019

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is delighted to announce that record breaker and entrepreneur Richard Noble OBE will be the keynote speaker at its 2019 Annual Conference on 5 December, due to take place for the third year running at DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes.

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IAAF joins forces with IPO for Counterfeit Awareness 2019

Date: 02-Aug-2019

Wendy Williamson, Chief Executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) Chief Executive, has leant further support in the fight against fake goods, when she attended Counterfeit Awareness 2019 in Bristol on July 4, in conjunction with IPO.

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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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Philips X-tremeVision lauded by automotive publications

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Philips X-tremeVision, offering up to 130% brighter light(1) and developed by Lumileds, has been hailed as the ‘best performer for high beam reach’ by What Car? magazine.

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Ring RTC1000 Remains “Our Choice” for Auto Express

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Auto Express has tested the RTC1000 Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator and once again awarded it 5*, naming it “Our Choice” of inflator. The RTC1000 was pitched against two other models, and all were tested on their speed, accuracy and noisiness, with extras such as cable and air hose length, accessories, case and display quality also being taken into account.

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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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Yuasa delivers new YBX Super Heavy Duty battery range for commercial vehicles

Date: 29-Jul-2019

GS Yuasa Battery Europe Ltd have launched their all new Yuasa YBX Super Heavy Duty battery range for commercial vehicles. The four-tiered range is available now and provides one of the most comprehensive and highest specification offers on the market.

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CCM full of praise for TechMan’s “invaluable” garage management system

Date: 29-Jul-2019

CCM (Complete Car Maintenance) has reported significant improvements in time management, staff efficiency and opportunities to upsell services in just over three months since adopting the TechMan garage management system.

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Textar launches Hydra Tec

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Premium brake brand, Textar, has expanded its range of brake installation and maintenance products with the launch of Hydra Tec.

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First Line expands gear control cable offering

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Range now up to more than 250 references

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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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Britpart sees sales soar through its online ordering portal

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Independent Land Rover parts wholesaler now processes around £300,000 of orders per day through its Origin trade portal

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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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New CleanLine MAHLE filter for commercial vehicles reduces maintenance costs

Date: 29-Jul-2019

 CleanLine fuel filters from MAHLE protect injection systems even if the fuel quality is very poor
 Unrivaled separation efficiency throughout lifetime

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Fyfes team focus on latest filter technology

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Leading distributor Fyfes Vehicle and Engineering Supplies Ltd continues to show its commitment to investing in the future of the aftermarket, after its sales team successfully took part in Blue Print filter training last month.

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Aftermarket spark plugs with more power than OE!

Date: 29-Jul-2019

DENSO celebrates 10 years of TT Spark Plug technology

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WAI rotating electrics range sees further growth

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Following an impressive showcase at June’s Birmingham Automechanika, WAIglobal’s growth shows no signs of stopping with the addition of four new-to-range starter motors and eight OE quality alternators to its extensive portfolio of rotating electrics.

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Tenneco presents all-new Megabond® Cylinder Liners at 2019 IAA Frankfurt

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Advanced liner technology enables greater durability, more compact high efficiency engines and easier cylinder block manufacturing

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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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Ring bulbs pass independent test with flying colours

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Ring, the automotive light expert, has secured a strong pass in the latest bulb tests published in CAT and What Car? magazines.

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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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New Engine Management Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the fourth part of another NEW course in Engine Management, Petrol, Emissions: 4 Gas Analysis - Deviations from Lambda 1.

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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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Tenneco's award-winning Prime 3D® Simulation cuts engine cylinder component development time by up to 70 percent

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Proprietary software tool enables accurate prediction of piston and ring pack performance for early optimizations and elimination of multiple process iterations

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Blast it! How to disinfect air con systems this summer

Date: 29-Jul-2019

As we head into the warmer months, in-car air conditioning is being switched back on. Helen Robinson, marketing director at Euro Car Parts, speaks about a unique opportunity for garages this summer.

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A breath of fresh air: why you can’t ignore cabin filters

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Often considered non-essential, cabin filters are a wrongfully neglected service item. With summer around the corner and dust and pollen in the air, proper filtration is essential. Helen Robinson, marketing director at Euro Car Parts, stresses the importance of replacing cabin filters and the opportunity they present to workshops in hayfever season.

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VARTA® Silver Dynamic Auxiliary battery range is now available

Date: 23-Jul-2019

* Introduction of new range for dual battery systems
* Required by more than 10% of all start-stop passenger cars

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IAAF Golf Challenge 2019 tees off at Worsley Park

Date: 23-Jul-2019

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has successfully hosted its Team Golf Challenge at Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club near Manchester, in aid of automotive trade charity, BEN.

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