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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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Proud Luton Town supporter, Comline Auto Parts, hoping for an upset as Aston Villa travel to Kenilworth Road

Date: 09-Aug-2016

Luton Town have been backed to triumph in their glamorous EFL Cup first-round tie with five-time League Cup winners Aston Villa by Comline Auto Parts Ltd (Comline), a proud supporter of the club.

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RING to showcase latest developments at Automechanika

Date: 09-Aug-2016

Ring, the leading supplier of lighting and accessories for the automotive aftermarket, will feature its latest developments including workshop equipment, tyre care and battery charging products when it exhibits at Automechanika in Frankfurt.

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NGK to celebrate 80th anniversary at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 09-Aug-2016

Ignition specialist NGK will celebrate its 80th anniversary at next month’s Automechanika Show in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts Supports New World Record

Date: 09-Aug-2016

Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation, supplied its latest FERODO® and Champion® products to a world record-breaking car voyage, which covered over 15,000km across the entire Eurasian continent between the city of Magadan, Russia and the Portuguese capital, Lisbon.

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Bosal announces Pentland as new distributor

Date: 08-Aug-2016

Bosal Automotive & Industrial Components Ltd is pleased to announce its new partnership with award-winning Pentland Component Parts as an approved distributor.

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MANNOL UK eyes further growth at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 08-Aug-2016

A formidable European market offering and aftermarket excellence will be the key themes of MANNOL UK’s presence at Automechanika, Frankfurt this September (Hall 6.0, Stand B25).

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“Exol Pride” sets sail

Date: 02-Aug-2016

New barge demonstrates continued investment in waterways

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Euro Car Parts acquires leisure specialist Arleigh

Date: 02-Aug-2016

LKQ Euro Ltd., best known in the UK as Euro Car Parts Ltd, has announced the acquisition of leisure specialist Arleigh Group – which operates under the trading names of Arleigh International, Nova Leisure and Midland Chandlers.

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts Presents Unique Customer Support Program at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 01-Aug-2016

Highlights include product launches, program developments and a second stand

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2016 so far: plenty of positives for Comline Auto Parts

Date: 28-Jul-2016

The first six months of 2016 has proved to be a significant and positive period for Comline Auto Parts. Now into the second half of the year, the Luton-based distributor delivers a product update.

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HELLA GUTMANN SOLUTIONS competition winner is announced

Date: 28-Jul-2016

Automechanika Birmingham competition to win a nega macs 56

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First Line continues its export success - Borg & Beck – A Brand Still On The Rise

Date: 28-Jul-2016

As a mark of its continuing strength in the export market, First Line Ltd has again featured in the latest Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 ranking, making it three appearances in the last four years and the company by far the most consistent aftermarket supplier in the study!

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NGK racing success

Date: 28-Jul-2016

Ignition specialist NGK’s RaciNGK team is celebrating its fourth class win in the 2016 German VLN endurance season.

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Take a Journey of Discovery with Schaeffler at Automechanika 2016

Date: 28-Jul-2016

Global technology giant Schaeffler is promising visitors a unique and unforgettable experience on its stand at the forthcoming Automechanika show in Germany.

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MAM awarded information security certification

Date: 28-Jul-2016

MAM Software receives ISO 27001 certification for information security management

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Wiper blade specialist kicks off 100-year celebrations at Automechanika Frankfurt 2016

Date: 28-Jul-2016

Champagne corks will be flying, as TRICO will be aiming to celebrate 100 years of ‘seeing you through’ in style by hosting a party during Automechanika Frankfurt.

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Comline Auto Parts heads to Automechanika Frankfurt 2016 in buoyant mood

Date: 28-Jul-2016

Comline Auto Parts travels to Frankfurt riding the crest of a wave following one of the most exciting periods in its 25-year history, highlighted by the prestigious giving of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade

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Celsus UK Limited – We Deliver Enjoyment

Date: 22-Jul-2016

Award-winning ISO9001 distribution company, Celsus UK Limited, supplies the UK and Europe with a comprehensive range of mobile audio, sound damping and automotive accessory products.

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Give your business a boost with GTG Training

Date: 13-Jul-2016

For over 40 years, GTG Training has been providing quality training to businesses of various sizes, covering areas such as, Automotive, Transport, Health & Safety and Business Skills.

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Roadlink sponsors truck racing champion

Date: 12-Jul-2016

Roadlink International is powering Steve Powell Racing in his first season in the British Truck Racing Association’s Division One, after winning Division Two in 2015.

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“Original Aftermarket a game-changer” says Brake Engineering

Date: 12-Jul-2016

Brake Engineering is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its Original Aftermarket initiative stating it has already changed perceptions in the automotive industry.

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Brake Engineering rolls out technical bulletins

Date: 12-Jul-2016

Brake Engineering has launched a series of technical bulletins providing additional support to its customers on a range of braking products.

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Cosan Lubricants win another top Halfords award

Date: 12-Jul-2016

Halfords, the UK’s leading automotive aftermarket retailer, has given its prestigious 2016 ‘Fit For Future Infrastructure’ award to Cosan Lubricants

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User licencse lets students see the bigger picture

Date: 12-Jul-2016

TecAlliance has been investing in the next generation and providing a user package for its renowned TecDoc CATALOG system and TecRMI technical service & repair data to Ashington High School in Northumberland

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Impression makes donation to Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice

Date: 06-Jul-2016

Bromsgrove-based, full-service PR and marketing agency, Impression Communications Ltd, has raised £240 for local charity, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, in a sweepstake carried out for the European Championships taking place this summer.

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European travel kits to drive sales this summer

Date: 04-Jul-2016

With a reported increase in the number of people considering a holiday closer to home, and many choosing to drive rather than fly, retailers of automotive accessories can add a handy European Travel Kit from Ring, the vehicle lighting and car accessory supplier, to their range this summer.

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NGK - Speedway success

Date: 29-Jun-2016

NGK-sponsored Speedway riders raced to a clean sweep of the Czech Grand Prix, taking the first three places.

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TRW says sharing technical information means better business all round

Date: 28-Jun-2016

In a bid to further support the independent aftermarket’s (IAM’s) access to free technical information, which in turn will help protect the integrity of the sector,

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Comline ranks in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table

Date: 28-Jun-2016

The distributor of European, Japanese and Korean replacement parts has been recognised as one of Britain’s fastest-growing private companies for international sales

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TRW hosts a ‘Truly Original’ racing event at Nurburgring, Germany

Date: 27-Jun-2016

Despite the inclement weather resulting in a delay to the main race of more than three hours, UK visitors to TRW Aftermarket’s annual racing event at the world famous Nurburgring, Germany, declared the two day affair a total success and ‘truly original’ experience.

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NGK - Automechanika Birmingham report

Date: 27-Jun-2016

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd’s appearance at the Automechanika UK show attracted independent garages and parts distributors from all over the UK and Ireland.

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Visitors race to the Schaeffler stand

Date: 27-Jun-2016

Independent garages flocked to Schaeffler (UK) Ltd’s stand at Automechanika UK where the global technology giant’s technical team delivered non-stop practical hands-on product training.

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New Member for the IAAF - WhoCanFixMyCar.com

Date: 27-Jun-2016

WhoCanFixMyCar.com, the online market place connecting drivers with locally rated garages, is pleased to announce a brand new partnership with the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation.

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HaynesPro, the No. 1 provider of technical data for your workshop

Date: 27-Jun-2016

HaynesPro is part of the Haynes Publishing Group, renowned worldwide for their automotive manuals. Since our launch in 1995, HaynesPro has served the automotive market with the latest technical data for cars, trucks and light commercial vehicles. We are committed to providing independent workshops with easily accessible data to enable them to maximise efficiency and profitability.

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Euro Car Parts opens Carmarthen branch

Date: 27-Jun-2016

Euro Car Parts (ECP) has opened a new branch at Unit 1, Parc Pensarn retail park in Carmarthen, Wales.

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Euro Car Parts publishes new Corrosion Repair Guide

Date: 27-Jun-2016

Euro Car Parts (ECP) has published a new 84-page Corrosion Repair Guide showcasing its industry-leading range of replacement parts for vehicles suffering from rust.

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TruckStop Group becomes PACT enabled

Date: 21-Jun-2016

CV parts distributor, TruckStop Group, has now adopted the electronic trading initiative, PACT, streamlining its communication with suppliers with the aim being to introduce a significant cost reduction to the business.

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Midwest shows strong support of ‘Steel Men’

Date: 21-Jun-2016

Midwest Motor Factors has announced it will be sponsoring local football team, Bilston Town F.C, nicknamed ‘Steel Men’, in the 2016/17 West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division

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Bilstein B4 shock absorbers now at Euro Car Parts

Date: 21-Jun-2016

Euro Car Parts (ECP) has introduced a new range of shock absorbers by the world’s leading manufacturer of sports suspension, Bilstein

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Midwest customers score rewards

Date: 21-Jun-2016

Midwest Motor Factors has launched a series of promotions focusing on a football-based theme with the major 2016 summer tournament in mind, rewarding its customers with spend incentives, big brand offers in preparation for the warmer weather and an exclusive, weekly competition.

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New vehicle telematics tool, Golo, from Launch UK provides the aftermarket with a response to the ‘connected car’

Date: 21-Jun-2016

Diagnostic specialist, Launch UK, has introduced the real-time, vehicle monitoring system, Golo (“Go Online Live Online”)

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Leading ignition specialist NGK is expanding its worldwide spark plug production capability

Date: 21-Jun-2016

The leading supplier of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors has opened a new production facility in Komaki, Japan.

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Success for MAHLE Aftermarket at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 20-Jun-2016

The reputable original equipment manufacturer and systems supplier to vehicle manufacturers and the automotive aftermarket, MAHLE Aftermarket has been a success at Automechanika Birmingham

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Manbat Automechanika Birmingham Review

Date: 20-Jun-2016

Manbat, the founding battery distribution business within the ECOBAT Technologies Group, was a massive success at Automechanika Birmingham

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Hella proves to be popular with visitors at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 20-Jun-2016

HELLA UK was a huge success at Automechanika Birmingham in every aspect the company took part in, from the Aftermarket seminar programme to the ‘Workshop of the Future’ feature area

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TecAlliance Automechanika Birmingham Review

Date: 20-Jun-2016

TecAlliance and their four core businesses, TecDoc, TecRMI, TecCom and Headline have been thrilled with the success the company has had while at Automechanika Birmingham

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TRW Aftermarket is Temot International's Supplier of the Year 2015

Date: 20-Jun-2016

TRW Aftermarket has been awarded ‘Supplier of the Year 2015’ by TEMOT International, one of the Independent Aftermarket’s (IAMs) largest international buying groups

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Fast Parts soars among top fundraisers

Date: 20-Jun-2016

Automotive parts distributor, Fast Parts Wales, was in the top one percent of donors for May across the JustGiving platform after far exceeding its original target of £11,000 towards Ty Hafan’s ‘Pay for a Day’ initiative

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‘Why TRW?’ Initiative goes global

Date: 14-Jun-2016

TRW Aftermarket has announced that its ‘Why TRW’ initiative, developed initially as a simple brochure to assist UK distributors selling its products

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Exol’s “healthy lifestyle” spurs charity work

Date: 10-Jun-2016

Exol Lubricants, the UK’s largest independently owned oil blender, has kicked off its 2016 fundraising activities by raising money for the Alex Hulme Foundation.

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TRW Aftermarket publishes two new braking catalogues

Date: 10-Jun-2016

TRW Aftermarket has published two new catalogues to support its market leading braking programmes across Europe

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Alliance Automotive Group announces acquisition of Busch GmbH

Date: 10-Jun-2016

Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) has entered into an agreement to acquire Busch GmbH, a distributor of light vehicle spare parts operating in Baden-Wuerttemburg

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Euro Car Parts opens Aberystwyth branch

Date: 06-Jun-2016

Euro Car Parts (ECP) has opened a branch at Parc yr Afon, Glan yr Afon Industrial Estate in Aberystwyth, Wales.

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Autoparts ends season sponsorship in style

Date: 01-Jun-2016

With the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) 2015/ 16 season drawing to a close, Autoparts UK was invited to celebrate a successful season sponsoring Braehead Clan, who finished third in the table.

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Solid Auto launches new brand identity

Date: 01-Jun-2016

Solid Auto UK is introducing a completely new corporate identity, including new logo and brand imagery, for its entire Japanese and Korean product portfolio.

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Exol announces further investment plans

Date: 01-Jun-2016

Exol Lubricants has outlined more investment at its West Midlands head office and production facility.

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Autoparts extends support of IAAF

Date: 01-Jun-2016

Autoparts UK is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the 2016 IAAF conference, held on 15 December at ICC Birmingham.

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GT Automotive launches exciting new-look aftermarket brand

Date: 01-Jun-2016

GT Automotive has been active in the automotive industry for over 20 years with attentions focused on the OE manufacturing of several engine components, so has remained relatively anonymous outside of their specialist fields. They are now excited to be announcing their new broadened range of products and updated brand to the wider aftermarket.

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Braking News springs into gear

Date: 01-Jun-2016

Brake Engineering has recently launched the Spring edition of its quarterly newsletter, Braking News, featuring the latest information from the supplier such as new-to-range parts, remanufacturing processes and technical support.

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Euro Car Parts opens new branch in Scotland

Date: 26-May-2016

Euro Car Parts has opened its 16th Scotland branch in Dumfries, taking on a staff of 20.

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WAI sponsors Direct Autoparts 25th year celebrations

Date: 24-May-2016

WAIglobal has led suppliers in congratulating Direct Autoparts in reaching 25 years in business, sponsoring a go-karting event on Saturday 7 May with more than 50 customers and personnel in attendance to mark the occasion.

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Slick charity performance from Comma’s runners

Date: 12-May-2016

Calling themselves ‘The Comma Oilers’, an international team of thirteen runners from Cosan Lubricants raised £2,800 for the automotive industry charity, BEN, by completing the Brighton 10K run on Sunday April 17th.

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Osram prepares to shine bright at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 12-May-2016

Osram have been the leading OE bulb brand and automotive lighting manufacturer for many years and on average at least 50% of the cars in the UK have Osram bulbs fitted. This year the Osram brand celebrates 110 years since it was registered as a trademark for “electrical incandescent and arc lamps” back in 1906.

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First Line management changes - A New Sales Structure For The Growing Business

Date: 11-May-2016

First Line Ltd has announced a new level of sales management to further strengthen its position as a leading global supplier of vehicle parts.

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Schaeffler promises to deliver a true VIP experience to REPXPERT members

Date: 03-May-2016

Schaeffler (UK) Ltd is inviting members of its online workshop resource portal ‘REPXPERT’ to register for a free VIP Experience at Automechanika UK

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles honours NGK with the group’s Collaboration Award 2015

Date: 03-May-2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has honoured NGK with the group’s Collaboration Award 2015, the latest in a long line of accolades the vehicle manufacturer has given the ignition specialist

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Univar Speciality Consumables joins SMMT

Date: 03-May-2016

Univar Speciality Consumables, a UK-based distributor of specialty products and lubricants, announced it has joined the membership of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

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Comline receives The Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Date: 03-May-2016

Luton-based Comline Auto Parts Ltd (Comline) has proudly announced that it is one of a select group of UK businesses to receive the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise

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Midwest Motor Factors joins GROUPAUTO

Date: 03-May-2016

Midwest Motor Factors, part of Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd, has joined automotive trading group GROUPAUTO

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UAN G-Net electronic trading solution launched

Date: 29-Apr-2016

Automotive buying group, United Aftermarket Network, has launched a new G-Net electronic trading initiative through PACT, enabling motor factor members to trade more efficiently with approved suppliers.

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Fast Parts Wales on track to reach Ty Hafan target

Date: 13-Apr-2016

Automotive parts distributor, Fast Parts Wales, has now reached the halfway mark of its £10,958 target for Ty Hafan’s ‘Pay for a Day’ initiative with all places for the ‘Fast Parts Wales, Ty Hafan, Rainbow Family Rally’ now full and ready to take place from 1 to 2 May

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NGK sparks Scuderia Ferrari, Formula One’s most iconic team

Date: 11-Apr-2016

NGK, the world’s leading spark plug manufacturer is partnering the legendary Italian race team for the 2016 season to continue a 21-year relationship

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Success for NGK sponsored Honda Civic World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) team

Date: 11-Apr-2016

The NGK-sparked Honda Civic World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) team made a flying start in the opening round of the 2016 FIA World Championship.

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First Line accreditation renewed

Date: 04-Apr-2016

First Line’s ISO 9001:2008 Certificate of Approval in Management Systems has been renewed

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Univar to exhibit at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 30-Mar-2016

Univar Specialty Consumables, a UK-based distributor of specialty products and lubricants, will be presenting its full range of specialty chemicals and filters on stand 9D59 at Automechanika Birmingham 2016, from June 7 – 9 at NEC Birmingham.

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MAHLE Aftermarket to exhibit at Automechanika

Date: 21-Mar-2016

The MAHLE Group, one of the world’s leading original equipment (OE) component and system manufacturers, supply both automotive and commercial vehicle manufacturers (VMs) globally.

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Trico exhibiting at Automechanika

Date: 21-Mar-2016

TRICO will be exhibiting all their ranges at Automechanika including their unique ‘Force’ range – a premium quality multi-fit wiper blade, engineered to handle the harshest wind and rain conditions, as well as the hugely successful Exact Fit and Flex ranges.

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Secure the future with Hella

Date: 21-Mar-2016

Exhibiting at what is set to be the UK’s leading aftermarket exhibition, HELLA will be present at Automechanika Birmingham, where it will be displaying its wide range of original equipment (OE) components, as well as those from their joint venture companies BEHR HELLA SERVICE and Hella Gutmann Solutions.

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Manbat - It’s All About Service

Date: 21-Mar-2016

Manbat, leading member of ECOBAT’s battery distribution division, will be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham this June.

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Knowledge, Opportunity & Profits With TecAlliance

Date: 21-Mar-2016

Intent on demonstrating how it can help all sectors of the UK aftermarket, TecAlliance will have a sizable presence at the inaugural Automechanika Birmingham trade expo as it will bring together the three core businesses - TecDoc, TecRMI and TecCom – that make up the TecAlliance triumvirate for the first time in the UK.

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Andrew Page reports key acquisition and 12% rise in turnover

Date: 14-Mar-2016

Andrew Page is aiming to become Britain’s leading distributor of Japanese and Korean car parts after acquiring specialist rival Solid Auto (UK) and recording £192 million turnover.

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The Turbo Guy joins the IAAF

Date: 10-Mar-2016

The Turbo Guy, a leading turbo specialist supplying independent garages, main dealers and motor factors across Scotland and the UK, has recently joined the IAAF as a supplier member.

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TRW Aftermarket receives Volvo Cars Quality Excellence Award 2015

Date: 10-Mar-2016

TRW Aftermarket’s leading remanufacturing facility in Frydlant, Czech Republic, has received a Volvo Cars Quality Excellence (VQE) award, 2015. Presented for outstanding achievements in safety, quality processes, customer focus and environmental integrity, this news supports TRW Aftermarket’s position as a leading supplier of Corner Module (braking, steering & suspension) parts and systems to a global aftermarket.

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Autosupplies shines in local awards

Date: 09-Mar-2016

Chesterfield-based Autosupplies has found great success at local awards ceremony, Elastic FM Community Awards, with managing director, David Clarke, securing 'Entrepreneur of the Year’ and Autosupplies coming runner up in both the ‘Business of the Year’ and ‘Customer Service business of the Year’ awards.

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Jobs boost as BBC Superfactors revs up with new branch in Preston

Date: 09-Mar-2016

BBC Superfactors, the leading car parts distributor in Lancashire, is to open a branch in Preston on 14th March, creating 15 new jobs.

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IAAF welcomes new member, GT Automotive

Date: 07-Mar-2016

GT Automotive has taken its next step in the UK aftermarket by becoming an IAAF member.

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GT Automotive to exhibit at Automechanika, Birmingham

Date: 07-Mar-2016

GT Automotive has signed up to attend Automechanika Birmingham 2016 to exhibit its full, specialist, product range on stand 9H50, taking place at the NEC in Birmingham from 7 – 9 June.

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The Parts Alliance strengthens its position as an aftermarket leader as SAS Autoparts joins the Group

Date: 29-Feb-2016

The Parts Alliance strengthens its position as an aftermarket leader as SAS Autoparts joins the Group

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Schaeffler (UK) Ltd to star at inaugural UK show

Date: 23-Feb-2016

Schaeffler (UK) Ltd will be taking centre-stage at this year’s inaugural Automechanika UK exhibition on what will be the biggest stand at this ground-breaking event.

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TRW Aftermarket launches new version of website with enhanced functionality across all devices

Date: 23-Feb-2016

TRW Aftermarket has launched a new and improved version of its website: www.trwaftermarket.com, following in-depth market consultation to improve user experience.

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Schaeffler (UK) Ltd to star at inaugural UK show

Date: 22-Feb-2016

Schaeffler (UK) Ltd will be taking centre-stage at this year’s inaugural Automechanika UK exhibition on what will be the biggest stand at this ground-breaking event.

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Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) secures supply and distribution of Lucas products

Date: 11-Feb-2016

Alliance Automotive Group has secured the supply and distribution of some key products after one of its suppliers went into administration late last year (2015).

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Fast Parts Wales rally to support Ty Hafan

Date: 10-Feb-2016

Fast Parts Wales, has launched the “Fast Parts Wales, Ty Hafan, Rainbow Family Rally,” with the intention of meeting its £10,958 target for Ty Hafan’s ‘Pay for a Day’ initiative.

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