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SMPE honours employees with Long Service Awards

Date: 18-Jul-2018

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

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

Date: 16-Jul-2018

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

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The First Ever AAUK Golf Event is a Big Hit!

Date: 16-Jul-2018

The first annual Alliance Automotive UK Golf Event was a fantastic spectacle enjoyed by over 90 GROUPAUTO & UAN members, staff and supplier sponsors.

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Autoparts UK pledges support for young racing talent

Date: 16-Jul-2018

Autoparts UK has announced it is sponsoring aspiring motor racing driver Ruaridh Clark in the Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup.

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NGK-sponsored Greg Hancock starts campaign with podium finish

Date: 11-Jul-2018

NGK-sponsored four-time World Speedway Champion Greg Hancock kick-started his 2018 campaign by finishing on the podium in the WD-40 Danish Grand Prix.

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Ring invests £294k to reinforce quality and support future sustainability

Date: 11-Jul-2018

Ring, one of the UK’s leading lighting and automotive aftermarket suppliers, has invested £60,000 on specialist equipment that will be used in its Quality Assurance (QA) facility

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Fabriscape & EuroFlo achieve ISO 9001:2015

Date: 11-Jul-2018

Fabriscape LDA, incorporating EuroFlo Premium Emission Systems in the UK, is delighted to announce that Fabriscape have been awarded ISO 9001:2015 Certification, the international standard for quality management systems

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From an enthusiast to a market leader: 30 years of Lumag

Date: 11-Jul-2018

The automotive industry is one of the sectors shaping Polish economy.

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MAHLE Aftermarket wins ‘Supplier of the Year’ award by top factor

Date: 11-Jul-2018

MAHLE Aftermarket has won “Filtration Supplier of the Year”, as voted for by one of the UK’s fastest growing motor factors, Road & Rally Automotive.

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Porsche and Schaeffler combine to smash Nürburgring lap record

Date: 11-Jul-2018

Schaeffler has played a key role in helping Porsche break its own 35-year lap record of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit.

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Norman Lamb MP Visits PSS Steering & Hydraulics

Date: 11-Jul-2018

Norman Lamb MP was given a warm welcome as he recently toured the facilities of steering and hydraulics experts PSS.

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PSS Competition – July & August 2018

Date: 11-Jul-2018

Between 2nd July & 24th August 2018, if you purchase any remanufactured steering box, pump or rack from us, you will be entered into a prize draw to win the following bundle

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Jim Mazza joins PDP buying group

Date: 03-Jul-2018

Parts Distribution Partnership are delighted to announce that Jim Mazza will be joining the Group’s management team with immediate effect as Vice Chairman.

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Road & Rally Chesterfield celebrate 40th anniversary

Date: 25-Jun-2018

A high turnout was recorded at the first Trade Show held by Road & Rally in Chesterfield to celebrate 40 years of trading.

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NGK sponsored speedway riders enjoy high profile success

Date: 25-Jun-2018

Speedway stars sponsored by NGK have shown the power of the brand by achieving a spate of high-profile victories.

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NGK customers enjoy royal day out at Epsom Derby

Date: 25-Jun-2018

The group enjoyed hospitality in a private box in the prestigious Queen’s Stand opposite the finish line from where they witnessed 16-1 outsider Masar win the blue riband flat race.

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NGK-sponsored Maria meets her prince

Date: 25-Jun-2018

NGK-sponsored ‘Queen of the Bikers’ Maria Costello MBE came face-to-face with a real-life royal when she met HRH Prince William at the Isle of Man TT.

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Autoelectro premieres its ‘behind the scenes’ video online

Date: 25-Jun-2018

Autoelectro is pleased to release its new ‘behind the scenes’ video, filmed at its Bradford headquarters and remanufacturing facility

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InAutomotive joins IAAF

Date: 25-Jun-2018

Top industry Job Website latest Service Member to sign up

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Golfers enjoy NGK Scottish Golf Day held in Perthshire

Date: 25-Jun-2018

NGK distributors in Scotland have been competing in the ignition specialist’s 2018 golf day which was held this year in Perthshire.

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FAI awarded second business accolade of 2018

Date: 25-Jun-2018

In a special feature recently published by the Sunday Times, FAI Auto Parts were ranked 143rd in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200

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Brands Hatch Hosts MOOG® Sponsored European NASCAR® Series

Date: 25-Jun-2018

Rounds 5 and 6 of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series™ provided high-octane thrills for UK motorsport fans

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DENSO congratulates historic TOYOTA GAZOO racing victory at Le Mans 24 Hours and hails technical partnership

Date: 25-Jun-2018

After coming so close before, team TGR relishes its first Le Mans victory at the 86th edition of the legendary event

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BM Catalysts praises new government advice on catalytic converters

Date: 25-Jun-2018

BM Catalysts has welcomed the Department for Transport (DFT) decision to reiterate the strict requirements for selling catalytic converters and Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) into the UK.

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AS-PL becomes the latest supplier to launch on MAM Autocat v8

Date: 22-Jun-2018

Gdansk based AS-PL, the privately-owned supplier of Rotating Electrics and ancillary parts for Automotive, Heavy Duty, Marine, Agricultural and Plant applications, has become the latest supplier to launch its product range on MAM Autocat v8.

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Melksham Motor Spares celebrate 50th anniversary in style

Date: 22-Jun-2018

Melksham Motor Spares, one of the South West Region’s largest independent motor factors, has celebrated its 50th anniversary with a record-breaking trade show for customers.

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Correct oils could be key to passing new MOT, says Comma

Date: 22-Jun-2018

The key to diesel vehicles passing the new MOT service may be as simple as using the correct low SAPS oil on diesel cars, according to lubricants expert Comma Oil.

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Autoelectro maintains ISO quality standards

Date: 22-Jun-2018

Autoelectro has proudly reported that it has successfully gained recertification/transition to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 accreditations following its recent annual surveillance visit.

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Cumbrian motor factor to sell stock for a penny in celebration of 50 year milestone

Date: 22-Jun-2018

K&S McKenzie first opened its doors in 1968 in Carlisle. At the time there was a shortage of parts suppliers to the commercial vehicle market in the area and it was this opportunity that Keith and Sara McKenzie knew was too good to let pass them by. They were one of the first businesses to take up residence on Kingstown Industrial Estate back in 1972, and today they are one of the most well-respected motor factors in the North West.

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Eminox celebrates 40 years of success and plans for a zero-emissions world

Date: 21-Jun-2018

Emissions reduction leader announces future strategy at anniversary event

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WhoCanFixMyCar.com success at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 13-Jun-2018

Online car garage and repair marketplace, WhoCanFixMyCar.com, had a successful Automechanika Birmingham for the third year in a row, as it showcased an impressive 21m2 stand (S140) with Shell, where both companies spoke about their recent partnership

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Delivering the goods - Europart acquisition continues Digraph’s growth strategy

Date: 12-Jun-2018

The UK’s fastest-growing commercial vehicle motor factor business, Digraph, has reached another milestone in its aggressive expansion plans with the acquisition of Oldbury-based Europart.

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IFA celebrates Track Record

Date: 12-Jun-2018

Another great track record was celebrated by IFA members at Palmer Motorsport on 23rd May to mark the 40th anniversary of its formation in 1978.

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Comline features in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 for third consecutive year

Date: 12-Jun-2018

Leading automotive parts supplier Comline Auto Parts Ltd. (Comline) has featured in the prestigious Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table for a third year in succession.

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The Parts Alliance announces lucky winners of ‘City Brakes’ competition

Date: 12-Jun-2018

The Parts Alliance’s biggest ever promotion, ‘City Brakes’ – which ran throughout March and April – has found 25 lucky winners who are soon to receive their exclusive mini-break prizes.

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WAI reaches national agreement with Marathon Warehouse Distribution

Date: 08-Jun-2018

Independent national distributor to supply full range of WAI products on same day delivery

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Exol announces improvements to streamline its Wednesbury operations

Date: 04-Jun-2018

Exol has announced a series of improvements at its Wednesbury-based production facility, aimed at streamlining its site operations and enhancing its business offering to customers.

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ZF [pro]Points: New Loyalty Programme for Independent Garages

Date: 04-Jun-2018

• Loyalty to ZF Aftermarket brands is rewarded with lucrative bonuses
• UK members can now collect valuable points
• Launch promotion: one-in-ten chance of winning 20,000 points

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Podium finish for NGK-sponsored Sayfutdinov in Czech Republic

Date: 04-Jun-2018

NGK-sponsored Speedway star Emil Sayfutdinov raced to third place at the ANLAS Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix.

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NGK announces Salesman of the Year

Date: 04-Jun-2018

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has named Mark Peacock its Salesman of the Year 2018.

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Autoelectro proud of track record as it delivers on even the most obscure references

Date: 04-Jun-2018

A Maybach 62 and Jaguar XJ-S 6.0 V12 alternator are the latest requests from customers across the UK and around the globe. While Autoelectro stocks its fastest-moving part numbers to ensure rapid delivery, it will accept even the most obscure requests and, in the UK, customers usually receive their order the next working day.

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Technicians descend on Schaeffler stand during MECHANEX trade show in Manchester

Date: 04-Jun-2018

More than 200 visitors met with members of the REPXPERT technical team during the two-day MECHANEX show, recently held at Event City in Manchester

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NGK-sponsored Maria Costello competing in Isle of Man TT

Date: 04-Jun-2018

NGK-sponsored ‘Queen of the Bikers’ Maria Costello MBE is once again the only female competing in the four-lap Bennetts Lightweight TT at the world-famous Isle of Man TT.

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NGK-sponsored M-Sport WRC team achieves double podium finish

Date: 04-Jun-2018

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team secured a double podium success at the Vodafone Rally de Portugal – Elfyn Evans and Teemu Suninen claiming second and third places respectively.

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Delphi Technologies Aftermarket Renews its Partnership with Three-Times European Rally Champion, Kajetan Kajetanowicz in World Rally Championship

Date: 04-Jun-2018

The partnership provides a stronger, higher visibility platform to showcase Delphi Technologies’ bold new brand in the aftermarket

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NGK charity fund-raising success

Date: 04-Jun-2018

Two NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd employees have successfully completed individual challenges to raise money for two separate charities.

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British drivers set to save £1.8bn thanks to first MOT repair calculator

Date: 01-Jun-2018

The UK’s biggest online garage and car repair marketplace could save drivers £1.8bn* thanks to the first MOT repairs calculator. The calculator has launched in time for the new MOT test changes which come into effect on 20th May. Drivers will be able find out how much various MOT repairs will cost in their local area.

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Sogefi Filtration Aftermarket announces the opening of a new warehouse in the Moscow area

Date: 01-Jun-2018

Sogefi, the CIR Group’s automotive components company, announces the opening of a new warehouse in the Moscow area.

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NGK-sponsored Speedway star retains British Under-21 title

Date: 01-Jun-2018

Young NGK-sponsored Speedway star Robert Lambert has retained his British Under-21 title with a six-ride maximum.

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Latest ‘Nick Says’ column focuses on recently-launched AIMS programme

Date: 01-Jun-2018

In his latest column, Autoelectro UK Sales Manager, Nick Hood, explains why the Bradford-based remanufacturer chose to design and launch its Active Inventory Management System – or AIMS for short – to its motor factor customer network.

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Schaeffler reveals closer ties between REPXPERT and ‘The Garage Inspector’

Date: 30-May-2018

Schaeffler (UK) has described Andy Savva as the ‘perfect role model for any workshop owner’ after the original equipment manufacturer revealed that ‘The Garage Inspector’ will be working closer with its REPXPERT members.

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SMPE focuses on latest ISO accreditation for environmental standard

Date: 30-May-2018

Environmental footprint key priority for company

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MAHLE acquires majority holding in diagnostics specialist BrainBee

Date: 25-May-2018

? MAHLE is now holding 80 percent of shares in BrainBee
? Expansion of development, production, and service in Europe
? BrainBee becomes part of MAHLE Aftermarket

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TVS to launch rebrand at Automechanika

Date: 23-May-2018

Martin Butterworth, TVS EAG managing director has reported that following an exciting six-month period within the EAG ranks, they have seen their fair share of ups and downs, along with many other businesses.

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TecAlliance strengthens automotive electronics and repair solutions with NGK SPARK PLUG and bilstein group on board as shareholders in May 2018

Date: 17-May-2018

TecAlliance, a global market leader in automotive data management and integrated management solutions for manufacturers, dealers and workshops, is pleased to welcome two more important shareholders.

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NGK backing Wolves speedway team

Date: 17-May-2018

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is backing the Wolverhampton Wolves Speedway team’s bid to win the 2018 British Premiership League.

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Midwest raises further funds for local homeless charity

Date: 17-May-2018

West Midlands based automotive parts distributor, Midwest Motor Factors, has raised £840 for the Good Shepherd Ministry, Wolverhampton’s charity that assists the homeless and others in need in the local area.

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NGK-sponsored speedway rider achieves second podium finish

Date: 17-May-2018

Motorcycle racer Chrissy Rouse gave the NGK-sponsored Quinnstheprinters.com BMW by IMR team its second successive podium finish in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship with third place at Oulton Park.

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Lumag shows support for the next generation of racing talent

Date: 14-May-2018

He may only be eight years old but Kacper Tomalewski’s talent for racing is so great that Lumag – one of the leading brake friction brands – has shown its support for this next generation of winners with a special BRECK sponsorship deal.

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ECCO Announces New Website Launch

Date: 14-May-2018

ECCO, a worldwide leader in commercial vehicle safety solutions, has announced today the launch of its newly revamped website.

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Happy Birthday Elcome! Company celebrates 18th birthday with a new image

Date: 11-May-2018

Elcome has officially come of age! The aftermarket solutions and services company recently celebrated its 18th anniversary with a birthday themed staff meeting, complete with giant balloons, photo memories display and birthday cake.

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Autoelectro and CAAR agree supply deal

Date: 02-May-2018

Autoelectro is pleased to announce that it has won ‘approved supplier’ status with motor factor and accessory retailer, CAAR.

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REPXPERTs deliver top training to Autoinform Live delegates in Glasgow

Date: 02-May-2018

More than 100 delegates from across Scotland, northern England and Ireland participated in a series of training events and seminars, many provided by our own Schaeffler REPXPERTs, during the recent Autoinform Live event held at the GTG Academy in Glasgow.

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New - NGK Training Sessions

Date: 30-Apr-2018

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd will be providing garage visitors with technical product training on its range of components when it exhibits at the forthcoming MechanEx show in Manchester.

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Solihull becoming hub for growing West Midlands businesses as sales-i moves into new office

Date: 30-Apr-2018

Solihull’s thriving business community has received a new boost as sales-i, the leading provider of cloud-based sales performance and analytics software, moves its UK office to a larger facility in the town centre to accommodate its current and future growth. sales-i is one of the many global technology firms to call the wider city of Birmingham and the West Midlands its home.

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Local trade shows supported by DENSO

Date: 30-Apr-2018

The busy events season continued for DENSO, as it attended local A1 Motorstores and Parts Alliance trade show events on Thursday 19th April.

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CV parts supplier Robert Carter joins IAAF

Date: 27-Apr-2018

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced its latest member to join its ever-expanding network, commercial vehicle parts supplier Robert Carter (MF) Ltd.

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GROUPAUTO Head Office in Bradford is now an IMI Approved Centre

Date: 27-Apr-2018

Following on from our recent announcement regarding Steve Carter joining the Alliance Automotive Group UK, we are delighted to announce that after successfully passing the inspection and audit, as of the 1st April 2018 the GROUPAUTO head office in Bradford, is now officially an IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) Approved Centre.

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Cumbrian motor factor reaches 50 year milestone

Date: 20-Apr-2018

K&S McKenzie first opened its doors in 1968 in the Cumbrian city of Carlisle. At the time there was a shortage of parts suppliers to the commercial vehicle market in the area and it was this opportunity that Keith McKenzie knew was too good to let pass him by. 50 years on and that business is now one of the most well-respected motor factors in the North West.

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NGK employees’ upcoming charity fund-raising efforts

Date: 16-Apr-2018

Two NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd employees are gearing themselves up to raise money for two separate charities.

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MOOG® Returns as official steering and suspension of thriving NASCAR Whelen Euro Series™

Date: 16-Apr-2018

Every competitor in 2018 series to rely on leading MOOG® steering and suspension components

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Looking ahead at Automechanika

Date: 16-Apr-2018

EBT invites visitors to look to the future when it comes to battery technology

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UK engineering key to aftermarket success, says MD Houlden

Date: 16-Apr-2018

National Auto Parts has responded to the government’s call to make 2018 the “Year of Engineering” by claiming that high quality skilled engineers are essential to securing a prosperous future for the UK automotive aftermarket.

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Autoelectro to star at Automechanika Birmingham 2018

Date: 16-Apr-2018

Autoelectro is delighted to announce that it will be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham 2018.

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Tenneco to create two independent public companies with acquisition of Federal-Mogul

Date: 11-Apr-2018

Tenneco, one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and distributors of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and technology solutions for diversified markets, has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Federal-Mogul, a leading global supplier to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket

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NGK Northern Ireland customers witness Rugby’s Grand Slam

Date: 11-Apr-2018

Four lucky NGK customers from Northern Ireland have enjoyed a memorable weekend in London that they will never forget.

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NGK-backed Rouse gets season off to a solid start at Donnington Park

Date: 05-Apr-2018

NGK-backed motorcycle racer Chrissy Rouse kicked off his 2018 season with three solid points finishes as the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship got underway at Donington Park.

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NGK-sponsored rider enjoys success Down Under

Date: 05-Apr-2018

NGK-sponsored ‘Queen of the Bikers’ Maria Costello MBE has enjoyed a successful trip Down Under racing at the renowned International Festival of Speed.

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NGK backs Wolves speedway team

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is backing the Wolverhampton Wolves Speedway team’s bid to win the 2018 British Premiership League.

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Ring reinforces export commitment with £200k investment in Europe

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Ring, one of the UK’s leading lighting and automotive accessory suppliers, has invested more than £200,000 to support the launch of its European Headquarters in France as it continues to build its presence and profile across territories outside of the UK.

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Steve Carter joins the Alliance Automotive Group UK

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Steve Carter joins the Alliance Automotive Group UK from 7th April 2018, as their technical training provider on an exclusive basis.

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Annual AutoCare Giveaway is coming soon with huge prizes

Date: 05-Apr-2018

The AUTOCARE CAR GIVEAWAY is back, bigger and better. WIN A CAR GIVEAWAY will be running from 1st May - 8th July 2018

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The Parts Alliance sells out new Spring Trade Show

Date: 05-Apr-2018

The Parts Alliance is aiming to get closer to customers than ever in 2018 through a series of regional events.

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REPXPERT trainees receive IMI certificates after completing LuK 2CT Double Clutch course

Date: 05-Apr-2018

A group of REPXPERT members has gained IMI accreditation after taking part in a LuK 2CT Double Clutch course and assessment day at the REPXPERT Academy in Hereford.

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TecAlliance – improving suppliers’ data security

Date: 05-Apr-2018

As a result of a long-term agreement signed between TecAlliance and MAM Software, TecDoc’s official data suppliers can simplify the data conversion process into MAM format, confident in the knowledge that it will be carried out efficiently and with the necessary precision.

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Autoelectro joins forces with SMMT at Remanufacturing Showcase

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Autoelectro reaffirmed its commitment to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) by exhibiting its range of starter motors and alternators inside the trade association’s Remanufacturing Showcase.

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Ring preview the next generation of power management at the CV Show 2018

Date: 27-Mar-2018

With their vast knowledge of vehicle electronics and 40 year history of producing top quality vehicle lighting Ring has developed a diverse product range for the vehicle conversion market covering everything from hazard lighting to power inverters.

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Three new Schaeffler REPXPERT training dates announced

Date: 27-Mar-2018

Technicians can sign-up to three new Schaeffler REPXPERT training courses after the market leading supplier and OE manufacturer confirmed new dates.

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NGK Spark Plugs (UK) and the potential motorsport star of the future!

Date: 27-Mar-2018

Four-year-old Karl Hancock has followed in the tracks of his NGK-sponsored four-time World Speedway Champion Dad Greg by taking part in his first-ever meeting.

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See how we do it in AS-PL!

Date: 27-Mar-2018

AS-PL sp. z o.o. the Poland based Rotating Electrics company, currently on a major growth curve across many regions of the world including the UK & Ireland, has launched its new corporate video

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Autoinform LIVE returns to Scotland

Date: 27-Mar-2018

This April, Autoinform LIVE will be returning north of the border, this time to Glasgow’s GTG Academy, bringing the UK’s biggest and best automotive training event back to garage owners and technicians in Scotland and the north of England.

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Car Mechanics Magazine Names Ring Under Bonnet Lamp 2018 Best Buy

Date: 26-Mar-2018

Ring’s innovative RUBL1000 Under Bonnet Lamp has won the Best Buy Award in Car Mechanics Magazine’s Under Bonnet Lamp test.

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Servicesure garage named ‘Best Newcomer’ after instant success with Car Leasing Bargains

Date: 26-Mar-2018

Braidwood Auto Services, a South Lanarkshire-based Servicesure Autocentre, has been awarded Car Leasing Bargain’s ‘Best Newcomer Award’, just five months after joining the network.

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Workshop technicians praise latest Schaeffler REPXPERT INA and FAG training event in Hereford

Date: 26-Mar-2018

The latest Schaeffler REPXPERT training event has been labelled a ‘great success’ by technicians who participated in the recent INA and FAG course at a packed-out REPXPERT Academy

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts launches 2018 Garage Gear promotional campaign

Date: 26-Mar-2018

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

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Win with Allied Nippon!

Date: 26-Mar-2018

Brake pad manufacturer launches football-inspired promotional campaign

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A tribute to Alec Morgan

Date: 19-Mar-2018

It is with deep regret that we report that Alec Morgan of Banner Batteries died suddenly at the weekend.

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M-Sport victory for NGK

Date: 15-Mar-2018

NGK-backed M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia have secured the EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC’s second victory of the year at the Rally Mexico.

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Maria Costello heads to Australia

Date: 15-Mar-2018

‘Queen of the Bikers’ Maria Costello MBE is to compete Down Under in the renowned International Festival of Speed.

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TecAlliance opens office in Malaysia

Date: 15-Mar-2018

On 27 February 2018 TecAlliance officially opened a new office in Kuala Lumpur. 40 guests accepted the invitation to the one-day event to visit the premises and meet the employees of TecAlliance Malaysia.

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Hella sets zero waste target

Date: 15-Mar-2018

A Hella employee sparked a recycling policy change after taking matters into his own hands to further improve the company’s green credentials.

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HELLA recognised by leading innovation platform, Plug and Play

Date: 15-Mar-2018

“Corporate Innovation Award 2017” acknowledges the automotive supplier’s extraordinary commitment

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The Parts Alliance announce 25 ‘City Brakes’ holidays to be won by April

Date: 15-Mar-2018

The Parts Alliance will be sending 25 garages on luxury mini-breaks to a host of top European cities in its biggest ever promotion.

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Hella Gutmann Solutions Introduces ADAS Certification

Date: 15-Mar-2018

Diagnostics expert links up with the IMI to guarantee repair standards

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Shaftec is going up in the world

Date: 15-Mar-2018

Driven by Growth, Business Builds Impressive New Mezzanine Floor

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Triple tonne for Autofirst

Date: 15-Mar-2018

The Autofirst Network has signed up its 300th member with Sussex-based Uckfield Motor Services joining the programme.

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Mobiletron join ever-growing IAAF

Date: 13-Mar-2018

Mobiletron, manufacturer of engine management sensors and rotating electronics, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) rapidly-expanding network of leading aftermarket businesses.

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TVS EAG joins IAAF

Date: 13-Mar-2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed automotive group TVS EAG (Excel) to its membership.

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Midwest raises further funds for Bilston Town FC

Date: 06-Mar-2018

West Midlands based automotive parts distributor, Midwest Motor Factors, has raised £1214 for Bilston Town Football Club, as part of its ongoing commitment to proactively support the local community.

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Latest ‘Nick Says’ column centres on Autoelectro’s revised surcharge price plan

Date: 06-Mar-2018

UK Sales Manager, Nick Hood, speaks candidly on why Autoelectro has chosen to revise its surcharge structure

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Euro Car Parts opens second training facility

Date: 02-Mar-2018

Euro Car Parts has opened its second purpose-built training centre in Sunderland. The facility will deliver the full range of Euro Academy courses with a market-first IMI-accredited ADAS course also available.

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Motor factor to future proof business with cloud software

Date: 26-Feb-2018

Frenches Autos, a motor factor and IAAF member, will be making the move over to Autopart Online, MAM Software's cloud-hosted business management solution, to future proof its business and improve data security.

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Get your questions in! REPXPERT to host live clutch Q&A session online

Date: 26-Feb-2018

One of Schaeffler (UK)’s leading REPXPERTs will be holding a LIVE Q&A clutch session on its REPXPERT Facebook and Twitter social media channels on Monday 5th March, between midday and 2pm.

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NGK-sponsored ‘Queen of the Bikers’ Maria Costello MBE set for new racing challenge this season… on four-wheels

Date: 21-Feb-2018

After sampling four-wheeled racing at last year’s Silverstone Classic, Maria has signed up to compete in the Historic Racing Drivers’ Club, running the HDRC ‘Works’ Austin A30 Academy Car

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NGK Spark Plugs celebrates winning a prestigious industry award

Date: 21-Feb-2018

The leading supplier of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors has been voted 2018 Supplier of the Year by readers of a top UK automotive aftermarket magazine

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Midwest to present informative Gates seminar

Date: 21-Feb-2018

West Midlands based automotive parts distributor, Midwest Motor Factors, is hosting a free Gates technical seminar at GTG West Midlands, to equip customers with the latest Gates updates and insights

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SMPE donates to British Heart Foundation

Date: 21-Feb-2018

Nottingham-based automotive parts supplier, SMPE, has donated much-needed funds to the British Heart Foundation, by organising a ‘Wear Pink or Red’ event held on Valentine’s Day, in support of Heart Month.

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Launch UK awarded Best Business 2017 by Launch Europe

Date: 21-Feb-2018

Launch UK has been awarded the “Best Launch Business 2017” accolade by the brand’s European division.

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Innovision 2018: automotive trends are changing wholesale distribution and workshop businesses

Date: 20-Feb-2018

• More than 800 partners from domestic and international aftermarket businesses were informed about automotive trends
• Premiere of diagnostic unit mega macs 77

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The Parts Alliance announces two new branch openings

Date: 20-Feb-2018

Uni-Select Inc. has announced that The Parts Alliance, one of its subsidiaries, has opened two new branches in the United Kingdom

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Servicesure announces final shortlist for ‘Autocentre of the Year 2018’

Date: 13-Feb-2018

Servicesure Autocentres, The Parts Alliance garage programme, is soon to announce the winner of its inaugural ‘Autocentre of the Year’ award, selected from its national network of garages.

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Schaeffler to join OESAA members in Glasgow for Autoinform Live 2018

Date: 12-Feb-2018

Schaeffler (UK) REPXPERTs will be preparing technicians for the vehicles of tomorrow when hosting crucial hands-on training and seminars during Autoinform Live 2018.

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Approved Garage A J Reynolds listed in the ‘National Top 100 Companies for Apprentices'

Date: 12-Feb-2018

Andy Reynolds, started his business in 1991 as a one-man-band, aged 31. He tells us his initial plan was to just to make through the first year and survive.

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Winning start for NGK-backed M-Sport Ford World Rally Team

Date: 07-Feb-2018

The NGK-backed M-Sport Ford World Rally Team has got off to a winning start at the iconic Rallye Monte-Carlo.

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Autoelectro reveals Mini, Audi and Citroën fitting solutions

Date: 07-Feb-2018

Autoelectro has released a series of new technical bulletins, continuing its pledge to deliver accurate and up-to-date diagnosis and fitting guides to guard against inaccurate warranty claims and fitting issues.

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Euro Car Parts announces first-to-market ADAS training course

Date: 06-Feb-2018

Euro Car Parts has announced a first-to-market ADAS training course as part of its Euro Academy offering

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East Sussex garage customer wins car with Servicesure

Date: 06-Feb-2018

The Parts Alliance garage programme, Servicesure Autocentres, has announced Daniel and Stacey Grant from East Sussex as the lucky winners of a brand new Suzuki Celerio thanks to its ‘Win a Car for Christmas’ competition.

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Schaeffler REPXPERT hails recent ‘LuK Clutch Systems’ training event a resounding success

Date: 06-Feb-2018

Schaeffler REPXPERT was delighted with the positive attendance for its ‘LuK Clutch Systems’ training event, held at the REPXPERT Academy in Hereford on Tuesday 30th January.

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AS-PL UK Ltd Strategy begins to pay dividends

Date: 06-Feb-2018

Six months into a whole new strategic plan in the UK and AS-PL are already seeing the benefits of the many changes they have adopted.

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Autofirst Network partners with WhoCanFixMyCar.com

Date: 31-Jan-2018

Autofirst Network has agreed a deal with WhoCanFixMyCar.com to support its nationwide network of independent garages. The arrangement offers every Autofirst Network member the opportunity to have its own profile on the platform for 12 months, enabling them to receive notifications every time a local motorist requires a quotation for a service or repair.

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Colin Smit, MD, LUMAG – A look at the year ahead

Date: 31-Jan-2018

2018 will be a big year for new innovations, following on from the €5million investment in a Bruderer Shim Stamping machine that was installed at our Budzyń manufacturing facility. This allows us to manufacture our own rubber- metal – rubber shims for our passenger car range – Breck.

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Fabriscape Lda purchase controlling interest in TP Engineering

Date: 29-Jan-2018

Fabriscape LDA, incorporating EuroFlo Premium Emission Systems in the UK, is delighted to announce that Fabriscape have purchased a controlling interest in the emission control manufacturer TP Engineering Ltd.

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New Year – New Look (New AS-PL website)

Date: 25-Jan-2018

AS-PL begins 2018 presenting its new corporate website. The new look concerns both graphic layout and functionality.

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VIP trip to British F1 GP on offer to NGK's BoxClever garage loyalty scheme members

Date: 25-Jan-2018

Ignition specialist NGK is offering members of its BoxClever independent garage loyalty scheme the chance to win a VIP trip to the British Formula One Grand Prix.

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NGK-sponsored Greg Hancock forms new Speedway Grand Prix team

Date: 25-Jan-2018

NGK-sponsored four-time World Speedway Champion Greg Hancock and chief mechanic Rafal Haj have joined forces to launch their own Speedway Grand Prix Team for the 2018 season.

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NGK at Autosport International 2018

Date: 24-Jan-2018

Ignition specialist NGK played host to two FIA World Rally Championship icons when it exhibited at the Autosport International show at Birmingham’s NEC on January 11-14.

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REPXPERT extends course capacity due to high demand

Date: 22-Jan-2018

Since being made available online, the IMI-approved LuK 2CT Double Clutch training course has proved to be so popular that capacity has had to be increased to cope with demand.

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Euro Car Parts announces free Lifetime Clutch Warranties

Date: 19-Jan-2018

Repairers that purchase a clutch product from Euro Car Parts before 30th March 2018 will benefit from a free lifetime warranty. The offer covers every clutch product supplied by the company, including such brands as LUK, SACHS, Transmech, Valeo and more.

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SMPE secures agreement to supply iconic Lucas brand

Date: 19-Jan-2018

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), one of the UK's largest independently owned automotive parts manufacturers and suppliers, has secured the rights to supply its engine management programme under the iconic Lucas brand.

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Walkers Garage starts the year in style with £1,000 prize

Date: 18-Jan-2018

Walkers Garage, based in South Otterington near Northallerton, is celebrating after being named the national winner of the Ring Golden Bulb Grand Prize, which will see the company receive more than £1,000 worth of workshop equipment and accessories.

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Dipetane Fuel Technology

Date: 17-Jan-2018

Dipetane Fuel Technology is a new member of IAAF and they wish to inform IAAF members of the benefits of Dipetane

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Technicians now able to sign-up for training courses on REPXPERT

Date: 09-Jan-2018

REPXPERT members are now able to sign-up online to attend live hands-on training events which will be held regularly at the REPXPERT Academy in Hereford.

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Autoelectro outlines its vision for 2018

Date: 09-Jan-2018

‘With our one stop shop offer, we want to consolidate ourselves as the market leader whilst continuing our excellent range development and technical support’

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Exol tests readiness with spillage exercise

Date: 09-Jan-2018

“Exercise Pride” operation in conjunction with The Canal & River Trust

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Exol Lubricants among the best in the business

Date: 04-Jan-2018

Exol, the UK’s leading independent lubricants company, has been awarded runner up in the category of ‘CV Supplier of Excellence’ at the highly respected IAAF (Independent Automotive Aftermarket Association) Annual Award Ceremony 2017 held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes on 7 December.

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MAHLE wins highly coveted ‘Car Supplier of Excellence’ Award

Date: 04-Jan-2018

MAHLE Aftermarket has won ‘Car Supplier of Excellence’ at the highly respected IAAF Annual Award Ceremony 2017, held at its new location of the DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes on 7 December.

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AutoInform Live 2017 a resounding success for ZF Aftermarket

Date: 04-Jan-2018

As industry leaders in equipping technicians to work safely on the vehicles of today and tomorrow, ZF Aftermarket has enjoyed a successful AutoInform Live.

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NGK Winter Servicing Feature

Date: 04-Jan-2018

As drivers get to grips with the Arctic winter weather, a vehicle that doesn’t start is the last thing anyone wants to worry about.

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NGK preview for Autosport International

Date: 04-Jan-2018

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has a long and illustrious motorsport pedigree which it will highlight when it lines-up alongside the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers and teams at the 2018 Autosport International show.

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Comline competition winner hits the track!

Date: 04-Jan-2018

One of the lucky winners of the Comline Champion competition, held by Comline Auto Parts (Comline) at Automechanika Birmingham 2017, recently claimed his prize of an unforgettable supercar and rally car driving experience.

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Midwest celebrates home win with Walsall FC

Date: 04-Jan-2018

West Midlands based automotive parts distributor, Midwest Motor Factors, celebrated with sponsored Sky Bet league one football team, Walsall FC as they triumphed in their match against Scunthorpe United FC.

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Surge in electronic trading as PACT celebrates 10 years

Date: 15-Dec-2017

Motor factors ordering more regularly, thanks to supplier efficiencies

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ECP parent to acquire Stahlgruber

Date: 15-Dec-2017

Euro Car Parts’ parent company LKQ Corporation has entered an agreement to acquire Stahlgruber GmbH in a deal valued at roughly €1.5bn.

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Euro Car Parts customers praise not-to-be-missed Autoinform

Date: 15-Dec-2017

Euro Car Parts, the UK’s leading supplier of car and LCV parts, has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from more than 100 customers attending the recent Autoinform Live automotive training event.

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Multi-branch motor factor streamlines delivery operations

Date: 15-Dec-2017

Discount Car Spares saves time and improves visibility of its delivery procedures with MAM Software's Driversboard module MAM Software is pleased to report that multi-branch motor factor, Discount Car Spares has improved visibility of its delivery operations and saved valuable time at its warehouse branch with MAM's Driversboard module.

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Become a ‘Normfest conqueror’ with Euro Car Parts

Date: 15-Dec-2017

Euro Car Parts and Normfest, a German manufacturer of high-end consumables, are celebrating a 10-year exclusive distribution partnership in the UK aftermarket. More than 5,000 Normfest products are stocked by Euro Car Parts, including polishes, windscreen repair kits, brake cleaners and drill bits.

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TecAlliance takes to the Cloud

Date: 15-Dec-2017

TecAlliance, the data specialist and multiple business solution provider for the independent aftermarket, is in the process of transferring some of its data hosting from its existing servers to the Cloud, as it continues to develop and optimise the services it offers to customers.

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HELLA and BHAP look to intensify collaboration in China

Date: 15-Dec-2017

Objectives to expand existing cooperation in the lighting area to include electronics and aftermarket business

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Melett Ltd acquired by Wabtec Corporation

Date: 15-Dec-2017

Wabtec Corporation has acquired 100% of shares in Melett Limited, a leader in the design, manufacture and supply of high-quality turbochargers and replacement parts to the turbocharger aftermarket.

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Delphi Technologies completes spinoff into Powertrain and Aftermarket focused stand-alone company

Date: 15-Dec-2017

Delphi Technologies has become a $4.5 billion independent company trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

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GSF upgrades set to boost Derby branch

Date: 01-Dec-2017

GSF Car Parts has continued its rolling branch refurbishment programme with Derby being the latest location to gain an upgrade, following improvements to Smethwick last month.

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OESAA keeps Autoinform LIVE fresh for delegates year-on-year

Date: 01-Dec-2017

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) has delivered yet another successful Autoinform LIVE workshop training event, keeping the content fresh and relevant for delegates in a constantly evolving industry

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Delphi Product & Service Solutions Congratulate Nicolas Prost and the Vaillante Rebellion Team on their First FIA LMP2 World Endurance Title

Date: 01-Dec-2017

Delphi partner, Nicolas Prost, helps the No. 31 Vaillante Rebellion car secure a first LMP2 World Endurance Championship with fourth win this season

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Philips assist technicians with an easy to follow YouTube channel on replacing headlight bulbs

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Philips Automotive Lighting, one of the world's largest suppliers of car headlight bulbs to the automotive industry and aftermarket, has uploaded a number of useful step-by-step lighting fitment videos for technicians on its own YouTube channel

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MAHLE re-launches online catalogue with new innovative features

Date: 20-Nov-2017

MAHLE Aftermarket has just announced the launch of an updated version of its online product catalogue, eCat.

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Midwest calls out garages on Apec training

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Midwest Motor Factors & Monmore Auto Parts have once again successfully hosted another training event, this time with braking supplier Apec braking

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Melett joins the IAAF with quality on agenda

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Melett, one of the leading manufacturers of turbochargers and turbo components, has joined the IAAF, with the aim of spreading its message that quality aftermarket products are a viable alternative to OEM products

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NGK - Mechanex Sandown Park review

Date: 20-Nov-2017

It may have been grey outside, but it was green on ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd’s stand at the MechanEx show at Sandown Park

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Delphi and The Parts Alliance name six ‘Best of Brakes’ winners

Date: 20-Nov-2017

The Parts Alliance says their second major braking promotion of 2017, developed in conjunction with Delphi, has now found all of its main winners.

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Schaeffler UK’s Automotive Aftermarket joins National Tyre Distributors Association

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Schaeffler UK’s Automotive Aftermarket business unit is proud to announce that it has become a supplier member of the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA)

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GSF Car Parts double warranty on key ranges

Date: 20-Nov-2017

GSF Car Parts has announced that it will extend the warranty with immediate effect on two brands it exclusively distributes in the UK.

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Double win at SMTA Awards for Servicesure garages

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Two Servicesure Autocentres, the garage network of The Parts Alliance, have been recognised at the prestigious annual Scottish Motor Trade Association (SMTA) Awards, held at the Radisson Blu hotel in Glasgow on 2nd November

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Keep busy with a GSF Car Parts 2018 job diary

Date: 20-Nov-2017

GSF Car Parts has taken delivery of 5,000 of its ever-popular hardback A4 sized job diaries. They are available to customers now from the leading motor factor’s national branch network

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NGK hold successful golf day in Northern Ireland

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has held its 26th annual Northern Ireland Golf Day.

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NGK announces winner of BoxClever promotion

Date: 17-Nov-2017

Garage owner Peter Mackenzie will always remember his 26th anniversary in business as it coincided with him winning a fantastic new tool kit cabinet worth £10,000.

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Osram's latest issue of Mainbeam now available

Date: 07-Nov-2017

Read all about the latest product news and innovations from the leading automotive OE lighting manufacturer in Mainbeam Issue 24.

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MANN+HUMMEL make it a GROUPAUTO ‘double’

Date: 03-Nov-2017

Alliance Automotive Group CV LOGIX Supplier of the Year 2017
GROUPAUTO International Supplier of the Year 2017

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Fast Parts Wales to run MOT Training course

Date: 01-Nov-2017

Automotive parts distributor, Fast Parts Wales, is running an MOT Tester training course for technicians on 22 November, offering full MOT annual training and continuing professional development in the industry.

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World Champion Speedway Rider Greg Hancock's plans for 2018

Date: 01-Nov-2017

NGK-sponsored four-time World Speedway Champion Greg Hancock who was forced to relinquish his bid to retain his title in 2017 after suffering a shoulder injury has announced his plans for next season.

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NGK - M-Sport victories

Date: 01-Nov-2017

NGK-sponsored M-Sport delivered the dream result at the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB – securing the FIA World Rally Championships for drivers, co-drivers and manufacturers as well as the rally win.

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Motor factor upgrades to cloud software

Date: 01-Nov-2017

Long time MAM Software customer Majrona Karparts Ltd. upgrades to Autopart Online

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HELLA to further expand company headquarters in Lippstadt, Germany

Date: 01-Nov-2017

Lighting and electronics specialist HELLA has invested in its Lippstadt headquarters with a new visitor, administrative and exhibition centre under construction in the immediate proximity to the company’s historic headquarters, which will transform it into a high-tech location. At the same time, an urban planning competition is scheduled for the future use of the former Steinstrasse company premises.

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Trade comes out to support The Parts Alliance’s South West Show

Date: 01-Nov-2017

The Parts Alliance’s South West Garage and Workshop Show has returned for 2017 even ‘bigger and better’.

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Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket upgraded to autonomous division

Date: 24-Oct-2017

Schaeffler AG has announced that its automotive aftermarket business will be upgraded to full divisional status following a prolonged period of growth.

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Philips RacingVision is 2017 Headlamp of the Year

Date: 24-Oct-2017

Philips RacingVision headlight bulbs, developed by Lumileds, has been named Auto Express Headlamp Bulb of the Year.

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WAI intensifies merchandise programme for garages and factors

Date: 23-Oct-2017

WAIglobal has introduced a new range of branded merchandise as part of its continued evolution of the WAI brand.

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Independent garages urged to upskill technicians on electric vehicles

Date: 23-Oct-2017

As more major automotive manufacturers pledge their future to electric vehicles, independent garages are being urged to upskill technicians or risk losing business to main dealers.

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TRW ‘True Originals’ Campaign Wins Big at Autovision Festival and Launches Overarching Storytelling Narrative

Date: 23-Oct-2017

Two years and six million online views later, ZF Aftermarket has brought all elements of its now truly global TRW branded ‘True Originals’ campaign together in one dynamic new storytelling narrative

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Groupauto & UAN Motor Factor Trade Show 2017

Date: 20-Oct-2017

Another successful year has been reported for the annual GROUPAUTO & UAN Motor Factor Trade Show. Over 1000 delegates from 200 of the group’s member businesses and 159 supplier exhibitors attended the event at EventCity in Manchester on Friday 6th October 2017.

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MAHLE launches UK garage competition to win ‘cool’ prizes

Date: 20-Oct-2017

MAHLE Aftermarket has launched a competition to find the ‘Top 3 coolest workshops on the planet’, with the chance for the winning garages to walk away with a brand new ACX 150 service unit.

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HELLA – 2019 Workshop Calendar Competition

Date: 20-Oct-2017

HELLA is looking for workshops that have ‘something special’ to feature in the company’s 2019 “Experts At Work” calendar to celebrate the dedication and commitment that technicians make to the industry globally.

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GSF Car Parts branch upgrade gets TV thumbs up

Date: 20-Oct-2017

GSF Car Parts’ Smethwick branch has received an investment boost in stock and signage, impressing one star customer in the process.

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NGK opens new distribution centre in Germany

Date: 20-Oct-2017

Ignition specialist NGK has officially opened a new European distribution centre to supply customers in 44 countries.

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ZF provides insight into automatic transmission, electric vehicles and steering calibration at AutoInform Live

Date: 20-Oct-2017

Visitors to this year’s AutoInform Live can boost their knowledge of vehicles equipped with high voltage systems and automatic transmissions, as well as gaining a greater understanding of steering geometry calibration.

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NGK to highlight horticultural credentials at Saltex

Date: 06-Oct-2017

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd will be highlighting its horticultural expertise at Saltex at the NEC Birmingham, on November 1 & 2, 2017.

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NGK awarded AIMS Component Product of the Year for the second successive year

Date: 04-Oct-2017

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is celebrating winning a prestigious industry award for the second successive year.

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NGK to "go green" at MechanEx Sandown Park

Date: 04-Oct-2017

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is planning to ‘go green’ at the forthcoming MechanEx show at Sandown Park.

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Victory for NGK-sponsored speedway rider

Date: 04-Oct-2017

NGK-sponsored Speedway star Matej Zagar insists he doesn’t want to wait for a wild card for the 2018 FIM Speedway Grand Prix series after winning the German GP.

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Lesjöfors acquires new 65,000 sq ft facility

Date: 03-Oct-2017

“New UK distribution centre is a strong vote of confidence in our UK business and good news for the UK aftermarket” says MD Robert Glynn

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Midwest strikes deal with league one club Walsall F.C.

Date: 03-Oct-2017

West Midlands based automotive parts distributor, Midwest Motor Factors, is sponsoring Sky Bet league one football team, Walsall F.C. for the 2017/18 season.

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Roadlink fantasy football excites CV aftermarket

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Roadlink International has once again kick started the new Premier League football season with its popular fantasy football competition.

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Allwoods spring ahead with Kilen van!

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Allwoods Automotive have expanded their fleet of vehicles with the launch of a Kilen-branded van.

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Banner Batteries advocate celebrates 40 years with transit wrap

Date: 03-Oct-2017

A long-term advocate of Banner’s automotive battery product range and Groupauto member, ECC Motor Factors of West Yorkshire, has recently celebrated its 40th trading anniversary.

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GSF and ZM Heaters take to the road

Date: 03-Oct-2017

GSF Car Parts and ZM Heaters have completed a ‘pre-season tour’ to help bring key staff members within The Parts Alliance up to speed on the programme of workshop heating which is now exclusively available through the national group in association with Angry Jester.

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GSF Car Parts host final branch open evening at Banbury

Date: 03-Oct-2017

GSF Car Parts say their final branch trade evening, held at Banbury on 5th September, was not only a stand-alone success but also marked a fitting end to the overall 2017 programme.

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NGK sponsored speedway rider undergoes shoulder operation

Date: 03-Oct-2017

NGK-sponsored World Speedway Champion Greg Hancock has undergone a successful operation to repair the damage in his left shoulder that cut his season short.

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Elcome Announces £¼ Million Pound Investment

Date: 03-Oct-2017

In response to the ever-growing need in the automotive aftermarket for precise data, matching part numbers to vehicles, Elcome, the UK-based software company, has seen increased demand for its catalogue management products and data services in the UK, Europe and US.

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Comline: First for Filters

Date: 03-Oct-2017

British brand announces IFTS membership in support of leading filtration range

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HELLA Further Expands Software Centre

Date: 03-Oct-2017

HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co., one of the global leaders for automotive lighting and electronics, is further developing its subsidiary company, HELLA Aglaia, which specialises in image processing and software solutions. Against this backdrop, the company has moved into its new headquarters in the Tempelhof district of Berlin and projects the number of its employees to reach 500.

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GSF Car Parts see surge in Garage Essentials

Date: 03-Oct-2017

GSF Car Parts reports sales so far in 2017 from the Garage Essentials workshop equipment tooling programme have reached record levels, citing several factors.

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Delphi hit the road to show ‘Best of Brakes’

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Service Delphi’s braking vans will both be out through September and October, aiming to visit 600 garages. The campaign will support of The Parts Alliance’s ‘Best of Brakes’ promotion, which is offering six spectacular holiday prizes.

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Shirley Garage, presented with prizes as part of celebration for 600th Garage on the AutoCare network

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Parent Company, GROUPAUTO are thrilled to announce that their garage network, ‘AutoCare’ has reached 600 garages on their network – making them the largest independent garage programme in the UK.

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Sachs – Proven Performance on the Road and on the Racing Circuit

Date: 03-Oct-2017

The rich history of the Sachs brand is characterised by technical innovations and enthusiastic fans. Its position as the leading driveline and chassis brand for cars, commercial and rail vehicles, agricultural and construction machinery as well as racing vehicles in international motorsports, has grown over many decades. With a new multimedia, storytelling campaign, ZF Aftermarket continues to tell the special story of this brand; taking it into the future by illuminating its unique industrial history.

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The Parts Alliance acquires BBC Superfactors, a leading distributor of auto parts in one of the UK’s prime metropolitan areas

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Uni-Select Inc., has announced that The Parts Alliance, one of its subsidiaries, has completed the acquisition of the entire share capital of Blackburn Brakes Holding Limited owners of BBC Superfactors Ltd. (”BBC”), a leading distributor of vehicle parts in the UK’s Lancashire market.

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Genuine Parts Company enters definitive agreement to acquire Europe's Alliance Automotive Group

Date: 25-Sep-2017

Genuine Parts Company and Alliance Automotive Group a leading European distributor of vehicle parts, tools and workshop equipment, announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Genuine Parts Company will acquire Alliance Automotive Group from private equity funds managed by Blackstone and AAG’s co-founders

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Commercial Components wins F1 tickets with MAHLE

Date: 11-Sep-2017

Commercial Components, based in Hampshire, was the lucky recipient of a pair of British F1 grand prix tickets, courtesy of MAHLE Aftermarket’s turbo promotion.

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Autosupplies inaugural golf day a success

Date: 11-Sep-2017

Autosupplies Chesterfield has held its first ever supplier and customer golf day at South Chesterfield Golf Club.

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AutoCare’s BIG winter giveaway is back!

Date: 11-Sep-2017

AutoCare, is a network of over 600 garages across the UK, and they are excited to announce, that the Big Winter Giveaway is back in October 2017; it provides motorists with the chance to win a brand-new Citroën C3 Feel among 55 other prizes.

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TPCATS agrees electronic trading ‘PACT’

Date: 11-Sep-2017

TPCATS, one of the UK’s leading catalysts and exhausts suppliers, has implemented the electronic trading initiative PACT, the joint venture between eparts and TecCom.

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Aftermarket distributor to improve service with MAM Software cloud products

Date: 06-Sep-2017

Thor Automotive Cash & Carry to use Autopart Online and Origin WebTrade to "deliver far more enhanced customer service"

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Repair Costs Across the UK revealed

Date: 05-Sep-2017

WhoCanFixMyCar.com provide analysis of car repair costs across the UK.

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Valeo Thermal Commercial Vehicles: a new name for the world leader in bus air conditioning

Date: 04-Sep-2017

Spheros, a Valeo company since March 2016, will now operate under the name Valeo Thermal Commercial Vehicles, completing its integration into the Valeo Group. A technological leader in bus air conditioning and heating systems, the company will also adopt a new visual identity.

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GSF Car Parts launch new Purflux filter promotion

Date: 04-Sep-2017

GSF Car Parts is offering a promotion throughout September in conjunction with Purflux filters.

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The Parts Alliance announce new ‘Best of Brakes’ promotion

Date: 30-Aug-2017

The Parts Alliance has teamed up with Delphi for the second time in 2017 to run their new ‘Best of Brakes’ promotion

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Exol Lubricants invests in electronic trading

Date: 25-Aug-2017

Exol Lubricants, the UK’s largest independent lubricants blender, is investing in electronic trading through PACT, enabling it to trade and communicate with automotive aftermarket customers more efficiently.

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MAM to preview new software update at upcoming Motor Factor Show

Date: 25-Aug-2017

MAM Software to introduce forthcoming R012 release of its Autopart v30 business management solution at GROUPAUTO & UAN event

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Comline Industry Eye e-news bulletin unveiled

Date: 25-Aug-2017

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is pleased to introduce Comline Industry Eye, an e-news bulletin designed to inform its customers of the brand’s latest news and hot topics from around the automotive industry.

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Exol Lubricants invests in electronic trading

Date: 21-Aug-2017

Exol Lubricants, the UK’s largest independent lubricants blender, is investing in electronic trading through PACT, enabling it to trade and communicate with automotive aftermarket customers more efficiently.

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Continued success for HELLA!

Date: 17-Aug-2017

Fastest Year-On-Year Growth

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Summer downpour didn’t dampen trade evening at GSF’s Harlow branch

Date: 17-Aug-2017

The latest GSF Car Parts trade evening drew an impressive turnout of garage owners and technicians to the national motor factor’s Harlow branch for an open evening on 2nd August, despite heavy rainfall.

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BEHR HELLA Service looks out for factors with advanced training academy!

Date: 16-Aug-2017

Passing On Its Thermal Management Expertise

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NGK BoxClever August winners

Date: 14-Aug-2017

Garage proprietors Toby and Claire Spencer are now the proud owners of a new £7000 courtesy car – thanks to ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd.

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IAAF welcomes Johnson Controls Batteries

Date: 14-Aug-2017

Global battery supplier, Johnson Controls Batteries, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).

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Midwest continues support of ‘Steel Men’ in 2017/18

Date: 11-Aug-2017

Automotive parts distributor Midwest Motor Factors is sponsoring local football team, Bilston Town F.C, nicknamed ‘Steel Men’, for the second year in a row in the 2017/18 West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division.

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WAI spins into action following Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 04-Aug-2017

Auto-electrical supplier experiences best show yet

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Autoparts UK raises the heat with summer offers

Date: 04-Aug-2017

Autoparts UK has released a number of customer deals this summer, including its scratch card promotion offering customers the chance to win Matco tool vouchers, beer, wine, snack packs, cool boxes, tents, table & chair sets, sun loungers, BBQs, firepits, trampolines and Laz-Z spas.

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Autosupplies hits the track with DENSO

Date: 04-Aug-2017

The Autosupplies Chesterfield team recently took part in an endurance karting event held at Amen Corner Karting track near Mansfield with components supplier, DENSO sponsoring the event.

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Roadlink ‘powers’ truck racing team

Date: 04-Aug-2017

Roadlink International is sponsoring TeamPower Truck Racing, including Steve Powell and Andrew Fulcher, in Division Two of the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC).

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Autoparts to support IAAF Conference 2017

Date: 04-Aug-2017

Autoparts UK is once again sponsoring the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) 2017 Annual Conference for the fourth consecutive year.

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Comline proudly supports Bedfordshire charities by sponsoring Local Heroes award

Date: 04-Aug-2017

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is proud to reveal that it recently sponsored the Charity of the Year award, at the Local Heroes Awards, hosted by the Bedfordshire on Sunday.

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Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport celebrates Formula E title success

Date: 04-Aug-2017

Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport’s Lucas di Grassi is the new Formula E Champion after securing a comfortable points’ finish in the season finale at the Hydro-Quebec Montreal ePrix.

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HaynesPro WorkshopData latest release

Date: 02-Aug-2017

HaynesPro, part of the Haynes Publishing group, is pleased to announced the latest data release to their online technical repair and service information system, WorkshopData. HaynesPro is used by more than 50,000 indenpendant workshops throughout Europe and the UK.

HaynesPro produce WorkshopData sets for both Cars and Trucks, with both sets benefiting from this new release. For Trucks we are proud to unvail two completely new data subjects; Diesel injector removal and installation, Electronic Controlled Air Suspension (ECAS) diagrams.

Diesel injector removal and installation. We have recognised an increasing demand for data on mechanical fuel system repairs. Our new repair manuals on injectors (and unit injectors) will help the mechanic to follow the OEM procedures and thus save valuable time. The new repair manuals include clear instructions, all the necessary adjustment data, and details of any special tools required.

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Servicesure garage becomes first ever business to retain Motor Trader Independent Garage of the Year title

Date: 02-Aug-2017

Anderson Clark Motor Repairs, a Dingbro Ltd customer and member of the Servicesure Autocentre network, has won Motor Trader Independent Garage of the Year for a second year running.

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts Adds Ignition Modules to Online Training Platform

Date: 26-Jul-2017

Technicians can develop their knowledge with access to free training and support

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Sun shines on GSF’s Peterborough branch for trade evening

Date: 26-Jul-2017

GSF Car Parts has hosted another of its popular trade evening events for garage customers

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Ferodo® Earns Preferred Supply Status with A1 Motor Stores

Date: 20-Jul-2017

New partnership will provide A1 Motor Stores’ customers with high quality braking products

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Fantastic Four for Euro Car Parts at Car Dealer Awards

Date: 17-Jul-2017

Following a comprehensive industry vote, Euro Car Parts has received the coveted Car Dealer Power Award for Motor Factor of the Year, for the fourth consecutive year.

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Comline named one of 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain for the third time

Date: 17-Jul-2017

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is delighted to announce that it has been officially ranked in the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain, a report celebrating the UK’s fastest-growing and dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

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Servicesure garages to help customers fund car maintenance

Date: 17-Jul-2017

Service Autocentres can now benefit from not one but two innovative financial solution to help them win and retain motorists’ business.

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Garage Essentials Summer 2017 available now

Date: 17-Jul-2017

The summer 2017 edition of Garage Essentials, the industry leading tools and equipment brochure from The Parts Alliance, will shortly be landing with independent garage workshops

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Technicians get a confidence boost on the OESAA stand at Automechanika Birmingham 2017

Date: 17-Jul-2017

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) attracted a record number of garage owners and technicians onto its stand at Automechanika Birmingham 2017

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Specialist retailer delighted with e-commerce solution

Date: 11-Jul-2017

New B2C retail website packed with functionality designed to deliver excellent online customer experience

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NGK celebrate successful appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Date: 06-Jul-2017

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has completed another successful appearance at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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NGK to sponsor Wilbur Hancock, 12 year-old son of World Speedway champion Greg Hancock

Date: 05-Jul-2017

NGK is backing 12-year-old Wilbur Hancock’s bid to emulate the success of his World Speedway champion father Greg.

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HELLA Hengst – the success so far

Date: 05-Jul-2017

Since its launch in April, HELLA Hengst has already been heralded a success in the aftermarket, largely due to its original equipment (OE) heritage and depth of range

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MAHLE training takes centre stage at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 04-Jul-2017

MAHLE Aftermarket’s technical training at Automechanika Birmingham proved to be a huge success as large crowds visited the stand to gather information on all of its product groups

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EBT Opens New Southwest Logistical Hub

Date: 04-Jul-2017

As a further example of its on going expansion, ECOBAT Battery Technologies (EBT), formerly Manbat, has moved into a new, purpose built 15,000 sq.ft. facility, to allow it to satisfy the increasing demand for its range of premium quality batteries and charging solutions across its multiple business sectors, but particularly for the needs of its fast growing established automotive and commercial vehicle customer base

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ZF Aftermarket Drives ‘Complete Solutions Provider’ Message at Automechanika, Birmingham

Date: 04-Jul-2017

ZF Aftermarket used this year’s Automechanika, Birmingham to highlight how its global technological power positions it as a complete ‘solutions provider’ to the current and future aftermarket

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Redditch United Football Club to sport yellow and blue Comline away shirt

Date: 04-Jul-2017

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is delighted to announce that it has agreed a deal with Redditch United Football Club to become the club’s new away shirt sponsor for the 2017/2018 season

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IAAF welcomes Lumag into membership

Date: 04-Jul-2017

Lumag has joined Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) as the friction materials manufacturer looks to have an input on legislation affecting the company.

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Harp International joins IAAF

Date: 04-Jul-2017

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed chemical packer, supplier and reclamation specialist, Harp International to its membership

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BEN Cricket - The Results

Date: 30-Jun-2017

The annual cricket spectacular organised by SJ Events took place on 22nd June at Dorridge Cricket Club.

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WhoCanFixMyCar and Joe Stevenson visit Bridgwater & Taunton Automotive Training College

Date: 29-Jun-2017

Ten years ago, Joe Stevenson was ignoring his teachers, bunking classes and behaving like most 17 year olds in school, disinterested.

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HELLA and ZF form strategic partnership

Date: 28-Jun-2017

ZF and HELLA are entering into a strategic partnership. Both automotive suppliers will benefit from this cooperation on sensor technology, particularly for front camera systems, imaging and radar systems.

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Midlands open evenings break records for GSF Car Parts

Date: 27-Jun-2017

GSF Car Parts say their Leicester branch open evening held on 15th June drew 120 garages customers, making it the best attended one ever.

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NGK head to Goodwood's Festival of Speed

Date: 26-Jun-2017

Motorsport enthusiasts will be heading down to Sussex for the UK’s major annual automotive extravaganza.

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Roadlink wins ‘Manufacturing Champion’ award

Date: 22-Jun-2017

Roadlink International proudly received the award of ‘Manufacturing Champion’ at the prestigious Express & Star Business Awards 2017 held at Wolverhampton Racecourse on 8 June.

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Valeo launches Valeo.ai, the first global research center in artificial intelligence and deep learning for automotive applications based in Paris

Date: 22-Jun-2017

Valeo launches the first global research center in artificial intelligence and deep learning dedicated to automotive applications

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Autoparts extends range of ORIUM tyres

Date: 22-Jun-2017

Autoparts UK has introduced two new passenger car tyres into its exclusive range of ORIUM tyres including ORIUM HP, a high performance tyre, and an ultra-high performance tyre, ORIUM UHP, with both tyres featuring a new tread pattern and wet grip rating

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Midwest successfully hosts Schaeffler technical evening

Date: 21-Jun-2017

Midwest Motor Factors & Monmore Auto Parts have hosted a Schaeffler (UK) technical evening at the GTG Academy in Wolverhampton, enabling garages to familiarise themselves with the latest and upcoming clutch technologies.

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On the right track: Comline retains spot in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table

Date: 21-Jun-2017

Comline Auto Parts (Comline), the British distributor of European, Japanese and Korean replacement car parts, has officially ranked in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table for the second year in succession

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BEHR HELLA SERVICE’S Advanced Training Academy

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Passing On Its Thermal Management Expertise

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Delphi Product & Service Solutions Demonstrates New OE-quality Technologies at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 19-Jun-2017

At the show, Delphi demonstrated how its new technologies, provide the aftermarket with new business opportunities and time-saving capabilities

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EBT leads the way

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Technical Seminar provides clarity

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Valeo and Cisco unveil a smart parking service

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Valeo and Cisco have announced that they have signed a cooperation agreement to develop strategic innovations in smart mobility services

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Valeo Tech Care programme takes centre stage

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Valeo Service UK promoted its Tech Care Programme by highlighting its training opportunities and technical support at Automechanika Birmingham on stand 19C10 at the NEC from 6 – 8 June.

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The Parts Alliance answers call from the AA and gains a 5 year supply contract

Date: 19-Jun-2017

The Parts Alliance is to partner with the AA and supply key products to Britain’s largest breakdown and recovery organisation. The products will cover batteries, vehicle parts and consumables in a supply contract for five years.

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DENSO impresses with innovation at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 19-Jun-2017

The second annual Automechanika Birmingham saw DENSO bring a ground-breaking new Vehicle Inspection Tool and a celebrity racer to the UK’s largest Aftermarket event

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Schaeffler highlights tomorrow’s technology

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Schaeffler (UK) Ltd has been demonstrating its automotive excellence at the recent Automechanika show at Birmingham’s NEC

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Shaftec growth drives website and marketing material upgrade

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Shaftec, a leading supplier of transmission, braking & steering parts used this year’s UK Automechanika show in Birmingham to announce that its bold, new-look website is now live

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HELLA is a hit at Automechanika for the second year in a row!

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Consistent Influx Of Visitors On HELLA Stand

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MOOG® Announces Exclusive New Agreement with European NASCAR® Series

Date: 12-Jun-2017

51-year partnership between MOOG and NASCAR expanded to include thrilling NASCAR Whelen Euro Series

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K & S McKenzie extend their fleet

Date: 06-Jun-2017

The Carlisle based family run business has just added a mobile lighting demonstration vehicle to their fleet, demonstrating to customers the quality of Rigid Led Lighting

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Become a ‘Code Braker’ at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 05-Jun-2017

Brake Engineering is giving the aftermarket the chance to become a ‘Code Braker’ this summer at Automechanika Birmingham, offering customers the opportunity to win big prizes each day on stand 19E80.

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The Parts Alliance Group purchased by Uni-Select Inc.

Date: 01-Jun-2017

The Parts Alliance Group has been acquired from its private equity owner HgCapital by Uni-Select Inc., a Canadian publicly listed, North American Automotive aftermarket distributor

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Celsus upgrades trade customer website

Date: 25-May-2017

Award-winning distribution specialist Celsus UK Limited has upgraded its ‘Trade Log In’ website, enabling customers to access a wider array of vital information even more easily

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The Parts Alliance Group Ltd acquires BMS Superfactors

Date: 25-May-2017

The Parts Alliance is delighted to announce that it has acquired BMS Superfactors, their Greater Manchester-based associate member

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Substantial increase in sales at MANN+HUMMEL

Date: 24-May-2017

In the 2016 financial year MANN+HUMMEL increased sales revenue by 14% to 3.48 billion euros

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sales-i builds momentum in the UK automotive sector with four new customer wins

Date: 24-May-2017

sales-i, the UK’s leading sales intelligence software provider, has expanded its presence in the automotive aftermarket and supply chain sector with four new customer wins

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GTG Special Offer

Date: 19-May-2017

GTG announce special offer on training for Spring 2017

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MANN+HUMMEL Recognised by General Motors as a 2016 Supplier of the Year

Date: 16-May-2017

MANN+HUMMEL was named a Supplier of the Year by General Motors during their 25th annual ‘Supplier of the Year’ awards ceremony held Thursday, March 30th in Orlando, Florida.

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Ajusa becomes PACT enabled

Date: 16-May-2017

Original Equipment (OE) quality engine parts manufacturer, Ajusa UK, has now adopted the electronic trading initiative, PACT, streamlining its communication with parts distributors.

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ZF Aftermarket to Reinforce its ‘Solution Provider’ Positioning at Automechanika, Birmingham

Date: 10-May-2017

Global pacesetter, ZF Aftermarket will use this year’s Automechanika, Birmingham to reinforce its ‘Solution Provider’ positioning.

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Over 200 Servicesure Autocentres offering ‘Brakes for Life’

Date: 10-May-2017

Servicesure Autocentres, The Parts Alliance garage programme, are urging motorists to check out the new Brakesure offer of lifetime replacement on brake pads.

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Motaquip customers blown away by new initiatives

Date: 10-May-2017

Ninety-nine per cent of Motaquip customers have rated the parts supplier’s customer service as ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’, according to its 2017 customer satisfaction survey.

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Comline ready to roll at Autopromotec 2017

Date: 08-May-2017

Comline Auto Parts Limited (Comline) will be exhibiting at Autopromotec Bologna 2017 in buoyant mood after being officially ranked as one of Europe’s fastest growing companies.

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BBC Superfactors moves to meet growing demand in Preston

Date: 08-May-2017

The Parts Alliance member BBC Superfactors has moved premises just a year after first opening in Preston.

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GSF Car Parts open new branch in Bristol

Date: 03-May-2017

GSF Car Parts has opened a new branch to cater to booming demand in the South West’s biggest city. Bristol North opened its doors for the first time on Monday 24th April, to be met with a queue of curious customers.

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Servicesure set for record-breaking year as 50 join since start of 2017

Date: 03-May-2017

Servicesure Autocentres, The Parts Alliance garage programme, is seeing members joining in unprecedented numbers.

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Delphi announces plans for tax-free spin-off of powertrain segment

Date: 03-May-2017

Creating two public companies with focused portfolios of advanced technologies strategically positioned to solve industry’s biggest challenges and increase shareholder value

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First Line continues to expand ranges

Date: 03-May-2017

First Line is committed to being first to market, with new products being added each month, so garages and motor factors can be assured that First Line has the ideal solution.

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Roadlink shortlisted for major local award

Date: 03-May-2017

Roadlink International has made the final of the ‘Manufacturing Champion’ award at the prestigious Express and Star Business Awards 2017.

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Delphi Partners with Rosenberger to Deliver High Performance Automotive Ethernet Solutions

Date: 03-May-2017

Delphi Automotive PLC has completed a strategic agreement with high frequency connectivity company Rosenberger to enhance capabilities in high-speed data transmission.

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Delphi Partners with otonomo to Leverage Data Marketplace Solution for Automakers

Date: 03-May-2017

Delphi Automotive PLC has announced that it has signed a commercial partnership agreement with otonomo, an Israel-based technology company developing a data marketplace for automakers.

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Delphi Partners with High Frequency Data Transmission Leader Valens to Enable Future Infotainment, Active Safety and Automated Driving Technology

Date: 03-May-2017

Delphi Automotive PLC has announced that it has made a strategic investment in an Israel-based leader in signal processing capability – a key enabler for the expanding connectivity and computing needs in vehicles.

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MAHLE MPulse provides ‘check up’ on automotive industry

Date: 03-May-2017

MAHLE Aftermarket has launched its very own online mobility magazine, MPulse, offering specialist information and updates on the products and services it supplies

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Clarke Oil wins Exol Distributor of the Year 2016

Date: 03-May-2017

Exol Lubricants has awarded Clarke Oil with the prestigious ‘Exol Distributor of the Year’ accolade for 2016 after the company has been successfully distributing the Exol range for more than 10 years.

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Can Independents Benefit From VM Recalls?

Date: 03-May-2017

With the recent revelation, published by respected motoring magazine Auto Express, that most owners ignore VM recalls on their vehicles, TecAlliance calls on the independent to help reverse this trend.

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Brake Engineering introduces brand new packaging

Date: 03-May-2017

Further investment in leading brand

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Midwest Motor Factors provides ‘eggcellent’ treat to local children

Date: 02-May-2017

Midwest Motor Factors made a special trip to Holy Trinity Roman Catholic primary school this Easter to hand out a bag of Mini Eggs to each pupil while also letting the children explore its unique parts delivery vehicle, the Renault Twizy.

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MAHLE to demonstrate all at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 02-May-2017

MAHLE Aftermarket will be unveiling an extensive range of new OE-quality products on stand 19D50 at Automechanika Birmingham, taking place at the NEC from 6 - 8 June

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MAM Software to exhibit at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 02-May-2017

MAM to showcase the full breadth of its business management and e-commerce solutions at aftermarket trade show

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Braking records: ‘Every car deserves a Brembo,’ says Euro Car Parts

Date: 02-May-2017

Euro Car Parts, the UK’s number one parts supplier for cars and LCVs, has announced impressive sales figures from its collaboration with brake technology specialist Brembo.

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ZF at the 2017 Hanover Trade Fair: Smart Solutions for Digitalized Industrial Technology

Date: 02-May-2017

Networking and digitalization are driving development in automated operations. The future of industrial technology belongs to systems that are designed to independently capture their surroundings, respond accordingly and cooperate with each other.

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Ring celebrates regional award success before national spotlight

Date: 02-May-2017

Ring, the vehicle lighting, auto electric and car accessories supplier to the aftermarket, is celebrating after it was named winner of the Automotive category at the Made in Yorkshire Awards, which took place at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on Thursday 20 April.

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Leading European lighting supplier chooses MAM

Date: 02-May-2017

LED Autolamps will use Autopart Online to provide "second to none" service for customers

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Highlighting the future of automotive lighting at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 21-Apr-2017

After last year’s very successful show, OSRAM are looking forward to a busy few days in Birmingham again this year. With an even bigger stand and even more innovative products on display they will be confirming their position as a global innovation and technology leader in the automotive lighting sector.

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Elcome all set to visit the Sunflower State, USA

Date: 18-Apr-2017

UK based technology company Elcome, is pleased to announce their attendance at this year’s ACPN Knowledge Exchange conference and exhibition event in Kansas City, Missouri USA from 23rd – 26th April

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Nordic tech scene veteran joins WhoCanFixMyCar

Date: 13-Apr-2017

WhoCanFixMyCar.com (WCFMC), which connects drivers with garages in their local area, has introduced new team member Jonas Vang Gregersen.

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Brake Engineering continues to offer expert advice

Date: 13-Apr-2017

Brake Engineering has released a number of new technical bulletins offering specialist advice on a wide range of the brand’s calipers and wheel cylinders, including information on product identification and the intricate differences of each part number

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Valeo ranks as France's leading patent filer for the first time

Date: 13-Apr-2017

Valeo has taken first place in France's 2016 INPI industrial property institute rankings, with 994 patents published in 2016 versus 668 in 2015 (third place). This achievement consolidates its technological leadership

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Exol receives CBOA ‘award of excellence’ for use of waterways

Date: 13-Apr-2017

Exol Lubricants has won the Award of Excellence from the Commercial Boat Operators Association (CBOA) for its economic commitment to the waterways

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Get face-to-face with REPXPERT…

Date: 06-Apr-2017

REPXPERT − the Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket garage portal − now has an official Facebook account.

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Shaftec to focus on digital & marketing developments and business growth at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 06-Apr-2017

Shaftec, will use this year’s Automechanika exhibition in Birmingham, UK, as a platform to announce major digital & product marketing developments, and to focus on its market leading portfolio of new and remanufactured transmission, braking & steering parts.

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ZF Services [pro]Tech: five years old and still growing

Date: 06-Apr-2017

ZF Aftermarket is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its ZF Services [pro]Tech workshop concept. More than 5,500 partners benefit from its practice-oriented training courses, technical information and on-site partner support. Major plans are in place for 2017 including: international roll-out of the concept; new customer portals for the D–A–CH and UK markets and additional technical training modules.

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Rooster roars out of the blocks

Date: 06-Apr-2017

The British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) 2017 roared into life at Brands Hatch over the weekend of 25th & 26th March, with Rooster’s Luke Taylor showing a turn of pace that will stand the team in good stead for the long season ahead.

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Schaeffler to star at Automechanika in Birmingham

Date: 05-Apr-2017

Schaeffler (UK) Ltd is inviting members of its online workshop resource portal ‘REPXPERT’ to register for a free VIP Experience at Automechanika UK on June 6-8, which will include a VIP entry ticket, hospitality on the company’s stand, plus a goody-bag.

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2017 Valeo Innovation Challenge: 24 teams heading for the final

Date: 04-Apr-2017

Valeo has announced the 24 teams selected to move onto the second stage of its global competition, the Valeo Innovation Challenge. Selected from a total of 1,628 participating teams by 70 Valeo experts and independent scientists, the 24 semi-finalist teams hail from 13 countries across 23 universities and schools.

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Exol forms partnership with Aston University

Date: 04-Apr-2017

Exol Lubricants is partnering with Aston University on its career and placements programme, offering students insight into the independent automotive aftermarket and lubricants sector.

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New initiatives from NGK

Date: 04-Apr-2017

There are exciting times ahead for NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd customers.

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Comline celebrates with Redditch United FC as The Reds officially open their new home

Date: 03-Apr-2017

Proud sponsor Comline Auto Parts (Comline) was part of an excited crowd on a sun-drenched Spring afternoon, as The TRICO Stadium, home of Redditch United Football Club, was officially opened.

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A Fresh New Look For EuroFlo!

Date: 03-Apr-2017

EuroFlo is powering up its brand and concept ongoing and would like at this point to thank its large and growing number of stockists for their continued support that drives EuroFlo's growth and development.

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Team P R Reilly joins ECP as part of the LKQ family

Date: 03-Apr-2017

Euro Car Parts, an LKQ company, has announced that it has acquired the business of Team P R Reilly, a leading, family-owned, car parts, accessories and bodyshop business based out of Dublin, Ireland, and Karkraft (N.I.) Limited of Belfast, UK, a paint and collision repair supply specialist

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Diagnostic specialist prepares for major ‘Launch’ at Automechanika

Date: 31-Mar-2017

Launch UK is set to unveil a collection of new, exceptional automotive diagnostic tools at Automechanika Birmingham 2017 on stand 19A81, taking place at the NEC from 6 - 8 June.

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Turbocharge your Ferrari F1 support!

Date: 31-Mar-2017

MAHLE Aftermarket is giving away a free Formula 1 polo shirt with every Turbocharger purchased.

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ZF in 2016: Increased Profits, Reduced Debt

Date: 30-Mar-2017

ZF Friedrichshafen AG closed the 2016 fiscal year with a clear rise in profits and a strong improvement in cash flow. Group sales rose by 20.6 percent to €35.2 billion.

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ZF Aftermarket Gears up for Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 30-Mar-2017

Following its success at the inaugural UK Automechanika in Birmingham last year, ZF Aftermarket is gearing up for an even bigger, better show in 2017, as it prepares to showcase its full brand portfolio on one dynamic stand at the exhibition in June.

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GSF see CPD surge with deadline in sight

Date: 30-Mar-2017

GSF Car Parts has seen a late spike in interest from garage technicians eager to comply with the new 2017 CPD requirements imposed on all MOT testers by DVSA, ahead of an end of March deadline.

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GSF Car Parts host garage ski trip in French Alps

Date: 30-Mar-2017

GSF Car Parts’ March ski trip to France’s renowned Val d’Isere resort has received great reviews from customers and suppliers alike.

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vGROUP expands relationship with Fleet Alliance to include commercial vehicle accessories

Date: 28-Mar-2017

vGroup International has expanded its business partnership with fast-growing vehicle funding and fleet management specialist Fleet Alliance to include the supply of commercial vehicle accessories.

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Delphi Product & Service Solutions to present enhanced product portfolio and service updates at Automechanika Birmingham 2017

Date: 27-Mar-2017

Delphi Product and Service Solutions will be showcasing its expanding aftermarket portfolio at Automechanika Birmingham, 2017, Hall 19, Stand C80, between June 6-8. At the show, Delphi will explain how its OE-expertise provides new business opportunities as the pace of vehicle technology change accelerates

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts launches next installment of its 2017 promotional campaign

Date: 27-Mar-2017

Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings LLC, has launched its second promotion of 2017 through its Garage Gear programme. In this latest promotion, participants have the chance to claim a MOOG®, Ferodo® or Champion® branded insulated mug.

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Formula Brembo roars off the grid

Date: 24-Mar-2017

Run in the UK for Euro Car Parts’ customers, the game allows technicians to guess the starting grid, the top three podium places and the driver with the fastest lap for every race in the championship

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First garage wins USA ‘Dream Drive’ with Delphi

Date: 22-Mar-2017

The Parts Alliance has announced Steve Patch, Parts Manager of W&M Stevens as the first garage customer to win the ‘road trip of a lifetime’ along America’s iconic Route 66 in the current ‘Dream Drive’ promotion

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HELLA and Hengst tie the knot

Date: 22-Mar-2017

March 2017 heralds an exciting new chapter for HELLA here in the UK, as it becomes the first country within the HELLA group to introduce filtration through a powerful alliance with original equipment (OE) manufacturer, Hengst Filtration

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Valeo acquires gestigon, a developer of cabin 3D image processing software

Date: 21-Mar-2017

Valeo has acquired all of the outstanding shares of gestigon, a German start-up specialized in developing 3D image processing software for the vehicle cabin.

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DENSO to welcome Rebecca Jackson to Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 21-Mar-2017

Accomplished racing driver Rebecca Jackson will join DENSO at Automechanika Birmingham

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Delphi braking van bringing ‘Taste of America’ to Dream Drive

Date: 21-Mar-2017

Delphi has hit the road visiting The Parts Alliance’s garage customers as part of the Dream Drive promotion

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Midwest Motor Factors launches crash repair site

Date: 21-Mar-2017

Midwest Motor Factors, a crash repair specialist, has launched a brand new website offering local bodyshops a one-stop shop for replacement vehicle parts.

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Banner Batteries and ECC Motor Factors reaffirm ties

Date: 21-Mar-2017

GROUPAUTO member ECC Motor Factors has announced that it will celebrate its 40th trading anniversary by driving forward its association with Banner Batteries – a European manufacturer of batteries and battery accessories.

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Renault Trucks premieres its Urban Lab 2 : Innovative technology to reduce fuel consumption in urban environments

Date: 21-Mar-2017

Renault Trucks has introduced Urban Lab 2 - its distribution concept vehicle - at this year’s Pollutec at Lyon’s Eurexpo exhibition centre until December 2nd 2016. Developed with six partners under the collaborative Efficient Distribution Truck (EDIT) project, the vehicle combines innovative technology in aerodynamics, hybridisation of the engine, tyres and vehicle-infrastructure communication to achieve potential fuel savings of up to 13%.

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NGK-sponsored M-Sport WRC team celebrates a successful start to the season

Date: 16-Mar-2017

NGK-sponsored M-Sport World Rally Team’s Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia secured their third consecutive podium at the Rally Mexico to regain the lead in the drivers’ standings

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ECOBAT to showcase at Automechanika

Date: 16-Mar-2017

ECOBAT Battery Technologies (EBT), formally Manbat, is making it two in a row in Birmingham as the company again exhibits at Automechanika, the UK’s premier aftermarket event, although this time under its full pan-European EBT identification

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TecAlliance Talks Technology At Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 16-Mar-2017

Technical Seminar Again Takes Centre Stage

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Valeo UK certified as Top Employer for the fourth year in a row

Date: 10-Mar-2017

Valeo UK is proud to announce that it has been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings for the fourth year in a row after being awarded the exclusive Top Employers Europe 2017 Certification

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Elcome Announces Re-affirms Partnership with Kentico

Date: 10-Mar-2017

Wiltshire based technology company Elcome, has re-affirmed its partnership with Kentico Software, the Web Content and Customer Experience Management provider

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MAM Software announces busy 2017 UK trade show schedule

Date: 09-Mar-2017

Developers of market leading business management software announce attendance at eight UK trade shows

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MAM welcomes back JNK

Date: 09-Mar-2017

Motor factor reinstates MAM's Autopart business management software to regain missed functionality

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Roadlink reveals remanufacturing success one year on

Date: 07-Mar-2017

Roadlink International is celebrating the one year anniversary of the launch of its brand new commercial vehicle (CV) caliper remanufacturing facility, revealing a significant increase in demand

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Knowledge is power for the JL Audio UK retailer network

Date: 06-Mar-2017

Car audio specialist, Celsus UK Limited, is inviting its retailers from across the UK to join them for an exclusive training roadshow, updating them on latest products and innovations from JL Audio

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Nearly 5,000 students in the running to win the 2017 Valeo Innovation Challenge

Date: 06-Mar-2017

Enthusiasm for the Valeo Innovation Challenge is as strong as ever in the contest's fourth year, with a new participation record. Nearly 5,000 students from around the world have signed up to participate. In all, 1,628 teams (21% more than the previous edition) hailing from 80 countries and 748 universities have submitted their application in one of the two available categories. Some of the world's most prestigious universities are represented, including MIT, Berkeley, HEC, Supelec Tokyo University, British Columbia.

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Dingbro partners with Smart Garage Solutions to offer garages in Scotland with a Personalised Customer Video solution

Date: 06-Mar-2017

Dingbro to provide their network of 1,000 garage workshops with access to the latest video software and technology

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Comline primed to impress at Automechanika Birmingham 2017

Date: 06-Mar-2017

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is currently making a splash at home and abroad and heads to Automechanika Birmingham determined to demonstrate exactly why it is one of the fastest-growing automotive brands in Europe.

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Ring shines a light on top talent during industry competition

Date: 03-Mar-2017

Ring, the workshop lighting and professional battery care specialist, has agreed to sponsor Top Technician for a second year. The leading motor industry competition brings more than 700 competitors together to find the best technician in the UK.

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Servicesure launch Slicker waste management solution

Date: 02-Mar-2017

Servicesure Autocentres, The Parts Alliance garage programme, has announced a new partnership with Slicker Recycling aimed at streamlining waste collection for its garage members.

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Bradford branch customer wins holiday with GSF

Date: 02-Mar-2017

GSF Car Parts has confirmed the January holiday winners from their ‘Here Comes Summer’ garage promotion.

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TecAlliance Spearheads Access & Availability

Date: 02-Mar-2017

Although the TecDoc automotive and commercial vehicle (CV) replacement parts identification system might be the most prominent brand with the TecAlliance portfolio, it is just one element of an organisation that is daily helping businesses increase their connectivity with their customers at all levels of the automotive aftermarket. When it comes to examples of how businesses can incorporate its multiple resources to increase their aftermarket reach, Parker Hannifin, with its Racor Filter brand, is especially interesting.

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts Offers Career Opportunities Through 2017 European Graduate Recruitment Drive

Date: 01-Mar-2017

Expanded European Graduate Program provides top graduates with the chance to develop careers in multiple sectors

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MAM Software to exhibit at A1 Spring show

Date: 01-Mar-2017

Latest updates to business management solutions and B2B and B2C e-commerce platforms on display

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The Parts Alliance and Delphi to send garages on USA ‘Dream Drive’

Date: 01-Mar-2017

A new promotion from Delphi and The Parts Alliance will see six lucky garage customers enjoy the road trip of a lifetime, along America’s iconic Route 66.

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Autotech Apprentice, a division of Autotech Recruit, organises motor trade open evening in Coventry

Date: 28-Feb-2017

The new IAAF service provider member has announced a Motor Trade Open Evening which they are holding in conjunction with Coventry City College on the 15th March 2017, when the IAAF's Membership Development Manager, Mike Smallbone, will be presenting.

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MAM renews partnership with FG7

Date: 27-Feb-2017

MAM Software has renewed its partnership with leading Irish aftermarket buying group FG7. MAM will continue its long-standing relationship by providing group members and the central FG7 warehouse with innovative software solutions and comprehensive support.

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TTC announces exciting new partnership with automotive market leaders, Bosch©

Date: 27-Feb-2017

TTC is pleased to announce an exiting new partnership with leading Automotive Aftermarket brand, Bosch©. This new partnership will see TTC offering the full Bosch automotive product range to the CV aftermarket, through its global distribution centre in Oxford, ensuring great availability, next day delivery service and competitive pricing.

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Fast Parts Wales to donate £30,000 for 30th anniversary

Date: 24-Feb-2017

Fast Parts Wales, a leading automotive motor factor in Wales, has revealed its plans to raise more than £30,000 through its Fast Parts Grand Rainbow Tour for Welsh children’s hospice, Ty Hafan, as part of the company’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

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NGK to sponsor 3 leading speedway riders in this year’s World Championship

Date: 23-Feb-2017

Four-time World Speedway champion Greg Hancock is once again being supported by NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd as he bids for a fifth title.

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Customers remain highly satisfied with MAM

Date: 23-Feb-2017

MAM Software is pleased to report the results of its annual customer satisfaction survey. After being asked questions regarding staff professionalism, knowledge and response times, the results show that a high percentage of MAM customers are satisfied with the service that they receive.

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The Parts Alliance crowned ‘Factor Chain of the Year’ in 2017 CAT Awards

Date: 23-Feb-2017

The Parts Alliance has been named CAT magazine’s ‘Factor Chain of the Year’. The Award came on Friday 10th February at a prestigious industry awards ceremony at Manchester’s renowned Lowry Hotel.

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GSF branch manager takes on charity marathon

Date: 23-Feb-2017

GSF Car Parts’ long-serving Poole Branch Manager Paul Snook has been stepping up his training ahead of the London Marathon on 23rd April, after opting to enter the gruelling race to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre.

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts announces winner of annual promotion and launches its 2017 campaign

Date: 23-Feb-2017

Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation, has announced the winner of its 2016 Experience of a lifetime prize draw promotion.

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FleetCheck to launch automated fleet policy writer at CV Show

Date: 13-Feb-2017

Software firm FleetCheck is launching its new automated fleet policy writer at the CV Show 2017.

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BBC Superfactors adds five new vans to support business growth

Date: 13-Feb-2017

The Parts Alliance member BBC Superfactors has added five new Nissan NV200 vans to their growing fleet, helping support their ‘one hour’ order delivery target for garage customers.

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Euro Car Parts gives away £4 million in prizes

Date: 08-Feb-2017

Euro Car Parts, the UK’s leading distributor of car and LCV parts, is celebrating supplying 10 million Crosland filters to workshops around the UK since the heritage brand was relaunched in 2013.

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NGK sales manager, Stuart Bayne, raises more than £30,000 for charity

Date: 02-Feb-2017

Charity cyclist Stuart Bayne raised more than £30,000 on his marathon ride through New Zealand.

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TRICO agrees supply partnership with Motor World

Date: 02-Feb-2017

TRICO is delighted to announce that it has agreed a deal with Motor World that will see the wiper blade manufacturer’s Exact Fit range stocked in all 37 stores.

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MANN+HUMMEL presents preliminary figures for 2016

Date: 01-Feb-2017

MANN+HUMMEL, the global filtration expert has today published preliminary key figures for the financial year of 2016.

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New Member - Thomas Auto Injection Centre Ltd.

Date: 01-Feb-2017

Thomas Auto Injection Centre Ltd has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) ever-growing network of leading aftermarket businesses.

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New Bosal towbars range additions means profit opportunity for garages

Date: 30-Jan-2017

Bosal Automotive & Industrial Components has just announced the latest range extension for its towbars, meaning even more choice for its aftermarket customers and end users

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The new Diag DIGIT set to streamline workshops

Date: 30-Jan-2017

The Parts Alliance says the response to their new Diag DIGIT diagnostics system has already been ‘overwhelming’.

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“Switch to Brake Engineering best move in 30 years of trading” says MD Francis Jennings

Date: 30-Jan-2017

TM Factors, Hereford, has seen a considerable surge in business since switching their brake caliper supply to Brake Engineering earlier this year.

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Comline revs up its data for Autocat v8

Date: 30-Jan-2017

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is delighted to announce that it has been granted MAM Autocat v8 status, after impressing the data software provider with the breadth quality and accuracy of its data portfolio.

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Behr Hella Service launches new branding concept

Date: 30-Jan-2017

Thermal management expert, Behr Hella Service, is further increasing the transparency of its portfolio by introducing a new Premium Line branding from the beginning of 2017

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NGK appoints two new Irish distributors

Date: 30-Jan-2017

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has appointed two new distributors in the Republic of Ireland.

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M-Sport’s winning start to the new WRC season

Date: 30-Jan-2017

NGK-sponsored M-Sport made history when Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia won the first round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship at the legendary Rallye Monte-Carlo.

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Valeo announces the successful completion of the Ichikoh takeover bid launched on 22 November 2016

Date: 25-Jan-2017

Valeo has announced that 32,383,612 Ichikoh shares have been tendered to its offer, which ran from November 24, 2016 to January 12, 2017, at price of JPY 408 per share.

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ZF Aftermarket Introduces New Executive Board

Date: 25-Jan-2017

ZF Aftermarket has introduced the appointed members of its Executive Board, who will be steering its new aftermarket organization with effect from January 1, 2017

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FPS offers lower cost calls to customers

Date: 25-Jan-2017

A new telephone system has been rolled out at all FPS locations, providing customers with clearer calls at a lower rate

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Comline premieres its official, behind-the-scenes video

Date: 12-Jan-2017

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is proud to unveil its all-new, dynamic corporate video, providing a unique behind-the-scenes tour of one of the fastest-growing companies in the European automotive aftermarket.

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Acceleration to the next level: ZF Aftermarket goes live

Date: 12-Jan-2017

Thanks to the accelerated integration of TRW, lasting only about 14 months, ZF moves forward as a cohesive Aftermarket business, supplying global customers and partners with products in OE Quality and services from its expansive portfolio of premium product brands Sachs, Lemförder, TRW, Boge, and Openmatics.

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Schaeffler marks milestone….

Date: 11-Jan-2017

Global technology giant Schaeffler has just celebrated the production of its 10 millionth continuously variable transmission (CVT) chain.

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The Parts Alliance South West up for national Award after business turnaround

Date: 11-Jan-2017

The Parts Alliance’s South West region has been nominated for a prestigious national CAT magazine Award.

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Autotech Recruit joins IAAF

Date: 11-Jan-2017

IAAF has welcomed automotive recruitment specialist Autotech Recruit to its membership.

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Banner Batteries Wins Top Accolade At IAAF Awards

Date: 11-Jan-2017

Having received the prestigious IAAF (Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation) CV Supplier of Excellence award in 2015, Banner Batteries – a globally recognised manufacturer of batteries and battery accessories – has secured another of the Federation’s top accolades this time round.

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Euro Car Parts and Seeba founders join forces to fly the flag for e-waste

Date: 11-Jan-2017

Sukhpal Ahluwalia, founder of Euro Car Parts and Badri Baldawa, founder of Seeba Group of Companies, have jointly and equally invested in EcoCentric Management Private Limited (EcoCentric), one of India’s fastest growing companies providing e-waste management solutions. Both Sukhpal and Badri will sit on the board of the company.

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MANN+HUMMEL recognised by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as a 2016 Supplier of the Year Winner

Date: 06-Jan-2017

The Supplier Qualitas Convention ceremony of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) was held at the Auditorium of the Lingotto Center in Turin on December 14. MANN+HUMMEL won the award in the chassis and engine systems category. The filtration expert was awarded by FCA for a second time in this year.

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Roadlink awarded runner-up at IAAF awards 2016

Date: 05-Jan-2017

Willenhall-based truck and trailer parts supplier continues to gain industry recognition

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Celsus end 2016 on a high

Date: 05-Jan-2017

Celsus, the distributor of JL Audio, Dynamat, KICKER and Calearo, has announced 2016 as the most successful trading year in the company’s 14-year history.

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Euro Car Parts opens first branch in the Republic of Ireland

Date: 05-Jan-2017

Euro Car Parts has opened its first Republic of Ireland branch in Dublin.

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NGK Sales Manager Stuart Bayne completes charity cycle ride through New Zealand

Date: 05-Jan-2017

Super cyclist Stuart Bayne has completed his marathon charity ride through New Zealand.

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HELLA rally spotlights on the global stage

Date: 05-Jan-2017

As Messrs. Clarkson, Hammond and May battled it out on screen to take the honours, it was HELLA that took central stage in the first The Grand Tour Christmas special, which this year featured the iconic Beach Buggy as the star vehicle in which the three had to undertake their infamous challenges.

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The Parts Alliance acquires Waterloo Motor Trade

Date: 22-Dec-2016

The Parts Alliance has continued its strategic growth with the acquisition of motor factor Waterloo (Motor Trade) Ltd.

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trwaftermarket.com wins European Excellence Award for Best Website 2016

Date: 22-Dec-2016

TRW Aftermarket has been awarded ‘Communication Director’ magazine’s coveted European Excellence Award 2016 in the website category; for the relaunch and redesign of www.trwaftermarket.com.

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MANN+HUMMEL Establishes Office in South Africa

Date: 22-Dec-2016

In November, MANN+HUMMEL opened an office in Johannesburg and therefore for the first time has its own business premises on the continent of Africa. The filtration specialist with headquarters in Ludwigsburg, Germany founded a sales office in August that will conduct its business from the South African metropole of Johannesburg.

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WAI recognised for third year in aftermarket awards

Date: 22-Dec-2016

WAIglobal has been awarded runner up in the category of ‘Car Supplier of the Year 2016’ for the third year running at the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) Annual Awards Ceremony, which took place on 15 December.

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ASG Garages takes home an early Christmas present, thanks to GSF Car Parts

Date: 22-Dec-2016

Having invited thousands of independent garages to participate in its biggest ever customer incentive giveaway, GSF Car Parts has announced that ASG Garages is its final ‘Cars and Stars’ winner, taking home a brand-new Peugeot 108.

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WhoCanFixMyCar.com 2016 Garage Awards

Date: 22-Dec-2016

WhoCanFixMyCar.com is proud to present the 2016 Garage Awards, celebrating and recognising the best performing businesses on its platform – from owner-operated mobile technicians to global automotive brands.

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Roadlink becomes approved supplier to GROUPAUTO/UAN

Date: 01-Dec-2016

Roadlink International has become an approved supplier to GROUPAUTO / UAN commercial vehicle trading groups.

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Launch UK crowned 'Top Product" award winner in PMM reader poll

Date: 01-Dec-2016

The CAT-501S Automatic Transmission Cleaner & Fluid Exchanger from Launch UK has been crowned a ‘Top Product’ award winner in Professional Motor Mechanic Magazine’s 2016 reader poll.

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Exol flies with Rooster into 2017 championship

Date: 01-Dec-2016

Exol Lubricants, the UK’s leading oil blender, has announced it will once again be sponsoring Rooster Truck Racing and driver Luke Taylor in 2017’s British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC).

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Valeo Service UK crowned a 'Top Product' award winner in PMM magazine

Date: 01-Dec-2016

The Lighting Systems Technical Handbook from Valeo Service UK has been crowned a ‘Top Product’ award winner in Professional Motor Mechanic Magazine’s 2016 reader poll.

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Exol team continues fundraising push

Date: 01-Dec-2016

Exol Lubricants has raised more than £225 for The Brain Tumour Charity as part of its continued 2016 fundraising initiatives.

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NGK wins award for YouTube channel

Date: 01-Dec-2016

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd’s YouTube channel has won an award from the readers of one of the UK’s leading automotive aftermarket magazines.

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TRW Aftermarket - a year of progress and opportunity

Date: 01-Dec-2016

As one of the most momentous years in recent history for the UK aftermarket draws to a close, TRW Aftermarket is taking the opportunity to thank its customers for their loyalty, reiterate its market achievements and product developments and set the scene for an equally positive and successful 2017.

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TecAlliance Repair & Maintenance Information

Date: 01-Dec-2016

“To remain competitive and able to react to the challenges presented by the broad range of vehicles they are faced with, independent workshops need access to reliable and accurate technical data,” explains Shaun Greasley, commercial director of TecAlliance UK & Ireland

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NGK's Stuart Bayne has to re-plan following earthquakes

Date: 01-Dec-2016

Charity cyclist Stuart Bayne has had to re-plan his marathon ride through New Zealand following devastating earthquakes that have hit the country’s South Island.

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Fast Parts Wales aims to double the fun in second Ty Hafan Rainbow Rally

Date: 23-Nov-2016

Automotive parts distributor, Fast Parts Wales, has announced the date of its second ‘Fast Parts Wales, Tŷ Hafan, Rainbow Family Rally’ in aid of local children’s hospice Tŷ Hafan, with the event set to take place from Saturday 29 April to Monday 1 May 2017

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Comline wins Large Business of the Year award

Date: 23-Nov-2016

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is delighted to have been named Large Business of the Year at the inaugural Bedfordshire Business Awards during a formal ceremony held at Bedford Corn Exchange on Thursday 17th November

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Success for FPS in the Supply Chain Excellence Awards

Date: 23-Nov-2016

FPS was highly commended in the Logistics and Distribution category of the Supply Chain Excellence Awards

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FPS gets dressed for success

Date: 23-Nov-2016

FPS matches the amount raised by employees for Wear it Pink and Hats on 4 Ben, bringing the fundraising total to over £1,200

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Prizes worth £2,000 still up for grabs!

Date: 23-Nov-2016

HELLA’S sensor competition has first winner

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Autosupplies new brochure defines its past, present and future

Date: 23-Nov-2016

Autosupplies (Chesterfield) Ltd, has launched its brand new 40-page brochure including a wide range of features such as the latest updates from the motor factor, as well as exclusive information from its leading OE-quality suppliers.

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Valeo’s autonomous vehicle completes 24 hours on the Paris Beltway in a world first

Date: 23-Nov-2016

Valeo's Cruise4U autonomous vehicle has completed 24 hours on the Paris beltway.

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MAM cloud software exceeds 3,000 user milestone

Date: 18-Nov-2016

The number of users who now utilise MAM cloud business solutions has grown by 47%

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NGK-sponsored driver retains Superkart title

Date: 18-Nov-2016

NGK-sponsored garage owner Lee Harpham has retained his British Formula 125 Open Superkart title – the third time he has won the coveted trophy.

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Autoparts celebrates 25 years in business

Date: 18-Nov-2016

Autoparts UK, one of the fastest growing motor factors, has reached its 25th anniversary of trading in the automotive aftermarket

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MAM cloud software exceeds 3,000 user milestone

Date: 18-Nov-2016

The number of users who now utilise MAM cloud business solutions has grown by 47%

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TRW nominated for IAAF Supplier of the Year Award

Date: 11-Nov-2016

TRW Aftermarket has been nominated for the award of ‘Car Supplier of the Year’ by eminent industry body the IAAF

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IAAF Council supports BEN

Date: 10-Nov-2016

The IAAF Council members showed their support for BEN by donning their hats at their November Council meeting #Hatson4Ben.

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Servicesure Autocentres welcomes launch of The Motor Ombudsman

Date: 09-Nov-2016

Servicesure Autocentres, the garage network run by The Parts Alliance, has welcomed the launch of The Motor Ombudsman.

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Micheldever Tyre & Auto Services renews supplier agreement with The Parts Alliance for a third term

Date: 31-Oct-2016

UK fast fit Micheldever Tyre & Auto Services has renewed its supplier agreement with The Parts Alliance for a third term.

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Euro Car Parts celebrates everyday heroes with new TV ad campaign

Date: 31-Oct-2016

Euro Car Parts, the UK’s leading distributor of car and LCV parts, is to shine a spotlight on local heroes as part of it’s first-ever television advertising campaign. The commercial will feature a real mechanic from an independent motor trader (IMT) in Glasgow, which is a customer of Euro Car Parts.

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WAI shortlisted for ‘Car Supplier of the Year’

Date: 31-Oct-2016

WAI has been shortlisted for ‘Car Supplier of the Year 2016’ at the prestigious IAAF Annual Award Ceremony held on 15 December at the ICC in Birmingham.

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Valeo’s leading quality recognised at IAAF Awards

Date: 31-Oct-2016

Valeo Service UK has been shortlisted for ‘Car Supplier of the Year’ at the prestigious IAAF Annual Awards Ceremony 2016 held at ICC Birmingham on 15 December.

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Autosupplies sets out to be largest single-branch motor factor

Date: 31-Oct-2016

Autosupplies (Chesterfield), is adding a 7,600 square foot extension to its Bolsover site, making it one of the largest single branch motor factors in the UK.

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Autoparts UK offers ‘sail of the century” at awards

Date: 31-Oct-2016

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) members will be offered the opportunity to win a full corporate day for 12 people on Yacht Drum worth £2500, courtesy of its IAAF Annual Conference sponsor, Autoparts UK.

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Autosupplies goes ‘super size’ on WAI brand

Date: 31-Oct-2016

All WAI product ranges to be distributed

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Wiper blade manufacturer TRICO calls on technicians to seize the initiative at MECHANEX: Sandown Park

Date: 31-Oct-2016

TRICO is aiming to lure technicians to its stand at MECHANEX: Sandown Park by incentivising visitors with a special, exhibition-only offer of its Flex garage packs

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Comline named as finalist in Bedfordshire Business Awards 2016

Date: 31-Oct-2016

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is proud to announce that it has been shortlisted for Large Business of the Year in the inaugural Bedfordshire Business Awards 2016.

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Exol targets double award win at IAAF event

Date: 28-Oct-2016

Midlands-based Exol Lubricants, the UK’s largest independently owned oil blender, has been shortlisted in the categories of ‘Car Supplier of the Year 2016’ and ‘CV Supplier of the Year 2016’ at the respected IAAF Annual Award Ceremony with the winners set to be revealed on 15 December at the ICC in Birmingham.

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NKG sponsored speedway star achieves fourth world title

Date: 26-Oct-2016

NGK-sponsored Speedway star Greg Hancock is celebrating winning his fourth World title – a feat which takes him into the ranks of the sport’s greatest ever riders.

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Unipart Autoparts raises over £25,000 for Ben with its annual Car Dealer Magazines Bangers4Ben fundraising event

Date: 25-Oct-2016

Unipart Autoparts is delighted to announce that is has raised a total of £25,570 for Ben, which offers support for life to the automotive industry, with its annual Bangers4Ben fundraising event.

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Comline named A1 Motor Stores Component Supplier of the Year at annual convention

Date: 24-Oct-2016

Luton-based Comline Auto Parts Ltd (Comline) is delighted to announce that it has won the A1 Motor Stores Component Supplier of the Year award.

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HaynesPro Repair Times release update 2016 Q4

Date: 24-Oct-2016

HaynesPro has been working on a new repair times database within WorkshopData and this will go live on October 31st.

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Euro Car Parts announces lifetime parts warranty

Date: 24-Oct-2016

Euro Car Parts (ECP) has announced it will offer a first-to-market lifetime warranty on a wide range of mechanical parts.

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FPS proudly sponsors Leeds Rhinos

Date: 24-Oct-2016

FPS continues their long-standing relationship with Leeds Rhinos by sponsoring next season’s kit.

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Simply the Best

Date: 20-Oct-2016

New Philips RacingVision upgrade bulb tops the UK’s foremost vehicle headlamp bulb test.

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MAHLE Aftermarket’s #mahlemotorsport

Date: 19-Oct-2016

Original equipment supplier to the Ferrari Formula 1 team, MAHLE, has recently launched an Instagram page for its motorsport division. The popular website is the perfect medium for interacting with variety of audiences, not only in the motoring industry, but also motorsport enthusiasts.

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Golfers compete in NGK's 25th Northern Ireland Golf Day

Date: 14-Oct-2016

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has held its 25th Northern Ireland Golf Day with 24 players competing at the Royal Belfast Golf Club.

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NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is celebrating winning a prestigious supplier award

Date: 14-Oct-2016

The provider of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs, and NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors was presented with A1 Motor Stores’ (AIMS) Component Product of the Year award.

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Euro Academy launched to deliver unrivalled technician support

Date: 14-Oct-2016

Euro Car Parts has unveiled its Euro Academy, a unique and innovative technical resource designed specifically to support the independent garage. Boasting IMI-certified training, the membership initiative also encompasses a dedicated technical phone helpline and an online diagnostics database that includes a reference library of previous faults.

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Haymarket Media Group to sell motorsport titles to Motorsport Network

Date: 14-Oct-2016

Haymarket Media Group has agreed to sell its motorsport brands and related events activity to Motorsport Network, the specialist online US motor racing content and events company.

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OESAA gears up for expanded Autoinform LIVE 2016

Date: 05-Oct-2016

AutoInform LIVE is a unique 'hand-on' training event that has built a loyal and growing following amongst leading UK independent garages.

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Comline Auto Parts: 25 years of aftermarket success

Date: 05-Oct-2016

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is an independent, family-run company that is proud of its British heritage yet a trusted supplier to customers right across Europe. Based in Luton, United Kingdom, Comline is celebrating a milestone 25th anniversary.

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One TecAlliance, One Brand

Date: 05-Oct-2016

Using Automechanika Frankfurt as the venue, TecAlliance has launched its new brand identity, bringing its renowned services, expertise, products and solutions from TecDoc, TecRMI, TecCom and Headline completely under the TecAlliance umbrella, enabling it to further push the boundaries and help its customers shape their future.

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Win £2,000 with Hella’s Golden Sensor Promotion

Date: 05-Oct-2016

Ten Prizes to be won in October

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Ring Automotive acquires Carnation Designs

Date: 05-Oct-2016

Ring Automotive, the leading lighting and auto electrical supplier to the aftermarket and vehicle conversion sector, has today announced the acquisition of Carnation Designs, the market leading supplier of power management and equipment control systems for the special purpose vehicle market.

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BREAKING NEWS - LKQ Corporation acquires Andrew Page

Date: 04-Oct-2016

LKQ Corporation today announced that its United Kingdom subsidiary, Euro Car Parts, has acquired substantially all the business assets of Andrew Page Limited, a distributor of automotive parts in the United Kingdom. As part of the transaction, Euro Car Parts will acquire 102 Andrew Page branch locations, its national distribution centre and corporate office.

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WAI Celebrates Most Successful Automechanika

Date: 30-Sep-2016

WAI, a leading manufacturing, sourcing, and distribution company of rotating electrical, ignition, window regulator, and engine management products, announced its most successful Automechanika Frankfurt exhibition to date, with the brand cementing its place among some of the industry’s leading component suppliers.

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Automechanika success for Roadlink

Date: 29-Sep-2016

Roadlink International successfully exhibited its full product range at Automechanika Frankfurt 2016 under the SMMT Great Britain pavilion, while sparking industry interest and generating a number of solid leads at the show.

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Tenneco boosts investment in UK facility

Date: 28-Sep-2016

Tenneco is increasing its investment in its Birmingham manufacturing and distribution complex, which provides a broad range of Clean Air and Ride Performance products to leading vehicle manufacturers and aftermarket customers.

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New Champion Promotion Helps Keep Technicians Warm This Winter

Date: 27-Sep-2016

Federal-Mogul Motorparts continues its series of giveaways, providing the chance to win gadgets and an experience of a lifetime

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Supplier/factor training key to staff development, says East Kent Components MD, Ponsford

Date: 27-Sep-2016

Gary Ponsford, East Kent Components managing director, has said that suppliers must work closely with motor factor staff to ensure they can put across a brand’s messages, but also fuel development and skills in motor factoring.

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WAI opens new US corporate office in Miramar, Florida

Date: 26-Sep-2016

WAI, a leading manufacturing, sourcing, and distribution company of rotating electrical, ignition, window regulator, and engine management products, has opened a new corporate headquarters in Miramar, Florida.

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Brake Engineering launches brand new website

Date: 26-Sep-2016

Original Aftermarket initiative reflected in new responsive site

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NGK launches new brand identity

Date: 26-Sep-2016

Ignition specialist NGK has unveiled new logos for its market-leading brands

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NGK - Stuart Bayne's Epic Cycle Ride

Date: 26-Sep-2016

Super cyclist Stuart Bayne is to undertake another marathon charity ride to raise funds for the Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA).

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Sizzling success for Comline at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 26-Sep-2016

The British brand headed to Frankfurt in buoyant mood following the prestigious presentation of ‘The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2016’ and a landmark ranking in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table

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Lucas Batteries – A Brand With A Bright Future

Date: 26-Sep-2016

Although ECOBAT Battery Technologies, formally Manbat has several long standing relationships with battery manufacturers and therefore represents a number of premium quality brands, Automechanika Frankfurt was the perfect platform for it to announce the elevation of Lucas to become the company’s ‘signature brand’ across the European markets that it already serves and in the process, endorse the truly pan-European nature of the new organisation.

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts agrees to BERU® contract extension with BorgWarner

Date: 26-Sep-2016

Federal-Mogul Motorparts continues partnership with BorgWarner, maintains its position as a preferred one-stop-supplier for ignition products

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TRICO delighted with 100th anniversary party at Automechanika Frankfurt 2016

Date: 26-Sep-2016

Sweltering temperatures in Frankfurt didn’t deter guests, as TRICO cooled down its customers with ice-cold bubbly at its 100th anniversary party during this year’s Automechanika.

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IAAF welcomes new member - Smart Garage Solutions

Date: 26-Sep-2016

Smart Garage Solutions provide car dealers and garages with the software and equipment to create, review and send personalised customer videos.

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MAHLE Aftermarket and FPS have joined forces

Date: 26-Sep-2016

To ensure even greater access to its superb range of original equipment (OE) components for the UK aftermarket, MAHLE Aftermarket UK have signed their first distribution agreement with FPS Distribution.

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Knorr-Bremse outbids ZF for Haldex acquisition

Date: 07-Sep-2016

Knorr-Bremse formally announced on 5 September 2016 its public all-cash offer for all shares in Haldex at SEK 110 per share, 10% above ZF’s recent offer for the company.

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Xenon Counterfeiting to feature on BBC TV’s Fake Britain

Date: 06-Sep-2016

The BBC’s Fake Britain programme will, on Wednesday September 7th at 09.15, be highlighting the issue of the increasing availability on the market of counterfeit automotive lighting products and HID Xenon headlamps in particular.

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Hella Gutmann Solutions sets standard

Date: 23-Aug-2016

HELLA GUTMANN SOLUTIONS (HGS), a joint venture company with renowned original equipment (OE) component and systems supplier, HELLA, is highly regarded for its dedicated range of diagnostic equipment. It is also the leading provider for the camera and radar calibration tools that are needed to service today’s vehicles. HGS is not only committed to providing the tools to the aftermarket, but also educating and assisting other companies on the challenges that advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) present.

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Automechanika Birmingham Runner-Up prize-winner announced

Date: 23-Aug-2016

In addition to its top Automechanika Birmingham prize of a Mega Macs 56, HELLA GUTMANN SOLUTIONS (HGS) also offered a runner up prize of a CTEK Professional Trolley and MXS25 Battery Support Unit.

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TechAssist proves to be a vital tool for garages

Date: 23-Aug-2016

Valeo Service UK has launched Techassist, a web based tool offering customers both a technical database to assist with Valeo products and a learning platform featuring a forum of useful information.

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“Original Aftermarket” increases engagement with garages,” Ewan Murray APD managing director

Date: 19-Aug-2016

Ewan Murray, managing director at Automotive Parts Distribution Ltd says the biggest challenge facing motor factors is to ensure they actively engage with garages on component supply and quality.

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HELLA significantly grows sales in fiscal year 2015/2016

Date: 19-Aug-2016

HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co., a globally leading supplier of lighting technology and electronic products for the automotive industry, increased Group sales by 8.9 per cent to about EUR 6.4 billion in fiscal year 2015/2016 ending on 31 May 2016 (previous year: EUR 5.8 billion).

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VM recalls, an opportunity for the IAM?

Date: 19-Aug-2016

According to recent data analysed by JD Power and Associates, there were more than 51 million recalls issued by vehicle manufacturers during 2015 and as if these figures were not shocking enough, more than 45 million vehicles recalled between 2013 and 2015 remain unresolved.

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MAHLE Aftermarket Receives “RetroClassicsCultur” Award

Date: 19-Aug-2016

MAHLE has been awarded the 2016 “RetroClassicsCultur” award by Professor Pfeiffer, head of the 20 member jury of Retro Classics meets Barock the deciders of the winner, for special services to the preservation of the historical automotive cultural heritage.

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NGK - MechanEx Donnington Preview

Date: 19-Aug-2016

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is offering its independent garage customers an extra incentive to fit its market-leading NTK Lambda sensors.

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IAAF-BEN 2016 Golf challenge - Bosch do the double

Date: 12-Aug-2016

The second round of this year’s IAAF-BEN Company Team Golf Challenge was held at The Forest of Arden near Birmingham.

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Bosch apprentices graduate

Date: 12-Aug-2016

Bosch’s first ever group of automotive apprentices have graduated.

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NGK - Donington Mechanex Preview

Date: 12-Aug-2016

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is offering its independent garage customers an extra incentive to fit its market-leading NTK Lambda sensors.

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sales-i joins the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Date: 11-Aug-2016

The UK’s leading sales intelligence software provider, sales-i, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).

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Ferodo rewards customers with ‘Snack Time’ incentive

Date: 10-Aug-2016

Federal-Mogul Motorparts has launched Ferodo® ‘Snack Time’, its latest incentive as part of its ongoing 2016 promotional campaign. Customers purchasing Ferodo products, from participating distributors during September and October will receive a selection of appetising snacks in limited edition tins.

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MAHLE continues to grow impressively

Date: 10-Aug-2016

MAHLE has had an impressive year, as in 2015; sales were up to EUR 11.5 billion, almost 16% year on year. Employment rates are also at a high in multiple locations worldwide.

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Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) has entered into an agreement to acquire the Parts Division of Lookers PLC

Date: 10-Aug-2016

Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) has entered into an agreement to acquire the Parts Division of Lookers PLC, for £120m.

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Bosal Automotive & Industrial Components joins IAAF

Date: 09-Aug-2016

Preston-based supplier Bosal Automotive & Industrial Components Ltd has become the latest supplier member to join IAAF, further underlining its position as one of the industry’s key players in the UK aftermarket.

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