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Another successful year has been reported for the annual GROUPAUTO & UAN Motor Factor Trade Show. Over 1000 delegates from 200 of the group’s member businesses and 159 supplier exhibitors attended the event at EventCity in Manchester on Friday 6th October 2017.
MAHLE Aftermarket has launched a competition to find the ‘Top 3 coolest workshops on the planet’, with the chance for the winning garages to walk away with a brand new ACX 150 service unit.
Visitors to this year’s AutoInform Live can boost their knowledge of vehicles equipped with high voltage systems and automatic transmissions, as well as gaining a greater understanding of steering geometry calibration.
Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd will be highlighting its horticultural expertise at Saltex at the NEC Birmingham, on November 1 & 2, 2017.
NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is celebrating winning a prestigious industry award for the second successive year.
West Midlands based automotive parts distributor, Midwest Motor Factors, is sponsoring Sky Bet league one football team, Walsall F.C. for the 2017/18 season.
A long-term advocate of Banner’s automotive battery product range and Groupauto member, ECC Motor Factors of West Yorkshire, has recently celebrated its 40th trading anniversary.
GSF Car Parts and ZM Heaters have completed a ‘pre-season tour’ to help bring key staff members within The Parts Alliance up to speed on the programme of workshop heating which is now exclusively available through the national group in association with Angry Jester.
GSF Car Parts say their final branch trade evening, held at Banbury on 5th September, was not only a stand-alone success but also marked a fitting end to the overall 2017 programme.
NGK-sponsored World Speedway Champion Greg Hancock has undergone a successful operation to repair the damage in his left shoulder that cut his season short.
In response to the ever-growing need in the automotive aftermarket for precise data, matching part numbers to vehicles, Elcome, the UK-based software company, has seen increased demand for its catalogue management products and data services in the UK, Europe and US.
HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co., one of the global leaders for automotive lighting and electronics, is further developing its subsidiary company, HELLA Aglaia, which specialises in image processing and software solutions. Against this backdrop, the company has moved into its new headquarters in the Tempelhof district of Berlin and projects the number of its employees to reach 500.
Service Delphi’s braking vans will both be out through September and October, aiming to visit 600 garages. The campaign will support of The Parts Alliance’s ‘Best of Brakes’ promotion, which is offering six spectacular holiday prizes.
Parent Company, GROUPAUTO are thrilled to announce that their garage network, ‘AutoCare’ has reached 600 garages on their network – making them the largest independent garage programme in the UK.
The rich history of the Sachs brand is characterised by technical innovations and enthusiastic fans. Its position as the leading driveline and chassis brand for cars, commercial and rail vehicles, agricultural and construction machinery as well as racing vehicles in international motorsports, has grown over many decades. With a new multimedia, storytelling campaign, ZF Aftermarket continues to tell the special story of this brand; taking it into the future by illuminating its unique industrial history.
Uni-Select Inc., has announced that The Parts Alliance, one of its subsidiaries, has completed the acquisition of the entire share capital of Blackburn Brakes Holding Limited owners of BBC Superfactors Ltd. (”BBC”), a leading distributor of vehicle parts in the UK’s Lancashire market.
Genuine Parts Company and Alliance Automotive Group a leading European distributor of vehicle parts, tools and workshop equipment, announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Genuine Parts Company will acquire Alliance Automotive Group from private equity funds managed by Blackstone and AAG’s co-founders
AutoCare, is a network of over 600 garages across the UK, and they are excited to announce, that the Big Winter Giveaway is back in October 2017; it provides motorists with the chance to win a brand-new Citroën C3 Feel among 55 other prizes.
Thor Automotive Cash & Carry to use Autopart Online and Origin WebTrade to "deliver far more enhanced customer service"
Spheros, a Valeo company since March 2016, will now operate under the name Valeo Thermal Commercial Vehicles, completing its integration into the Valeo Group. A technological leader in bus air conditioning and heating systems, the company will also adopt a new visual identity.
The Parts Alliance has teamed up with Delphi for the second time in 2017 to run their new ‘Best of Brakes’ promotion
MAM Software to introduce forthcoming R012 release of its Autopart v30 business management solution at GROUPAUTO & UAN event
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.
Passing On Its Thermal Management Expertise
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.
Auto-electrical supplier experiences best show yet
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Technicians can develop their knowledge with access to free training and support
GSF Car Parts has hosted another of its popular trade evening events for garage customers
New partnership will provide A1 Motor Stores’ customers with high quality braking products
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.
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)
Service Autocentres can now benefit from not one but two innovative financial solution to help them win and retain motorists’ business.
The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) attracted a record number of garage owners and technicians onto its stand at Automechanika Birmingham 2017
New B2C retail website packed with functionality designed to deliver excellent online customer experience
Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has completed another successful appearance at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed.
NGK is backing 12-year-old Wilbur Hancock’s bid to emulate the success of his World Speedway champion father Greg.
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
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
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
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
Ten years ago, Joe Stevenson was ignoring his teachers, bunking classes and behaving like most 17 year olds in school, disinterested.
GSF Car Parts say their Leicester branch open evening held on 15th June drew 120 garages customers, making it the best attended one ever.
Valeo launches the first global research center in artificial intelligence and deep learning dedicated to automotive applications
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
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.
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
At the show, Delphi demonstrated how its new technologies, provide the aftermarket with new business opportunities and time-saving capabilities
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.
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
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
Consistent Influx Of Visitors On HELLA Stand
51-year partnership between MOOG and NASCAR expanded to include thrilling NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
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.
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
The Parts Alliance is delighted to announce that it has acquired BMS Superfactors, their Greater Manchester-based associate member
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
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.
Global pacesetter, ZF Aftermarket will use this year’s Automechanika, Birmingham to reinforce its ‘Solution Provider’ positioning.
Servicesure Autocentres, The Parts Alliance garage programme, are urging motorists to check out the new Brakesure offer of lifetime replacement on brake pads.
The Parts Alliance member BBC Superfactors has moved premises just a year after first opening in Preston.
Servicesure Autocentres, The Parts Alliance garage programme, is seeing members joining in unprecedented numbers.
Creating two public companies with focused portfolios of advanced technologies strategically positioned to solve industry’s biggest challenges and increase shareholder value
Delphi Automotive PLC has completed a strategic agreement with high frequency connectivity company Rosenberger to enhance capabilities in high-speed data transmission.
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.
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.
MAHLE Aftermarket has launched its very own online mobility magazine, MPulse, offering specialist information and updates on the products and services it supplies
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.
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
MAM to showcase the full breadth of its business management and e-commerce solutions at aftermarket trade show
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Exol Lubricants has won the Award of Excellence from the Commercial Boat Operators Association (CBOA) for its economic commitment to the waterways
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Accomplished racing driver Rebecca Jackson will join DENSO at Automechanika Birmingham
Delphi has hit the road visiting The Parts Alliance’s garage customers as part of the Dream Drive promotion
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.
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%.
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
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
Technical Seminar Again Takes Centre Stage
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
Wiltshire based technology company Elcome, has re-affirmed its partnership with Kentico Software, the Web Content and Customer Experience Management provider
Developers of market leading business management software announce attendance at eight UK trade shows
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
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
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.
Dingbro to provide their network of 1,000 garage workshops with access to the latest video software and technology
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.
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.
Servicesure Autocentres, The Parts Alliance garage programme, has announced a new partnership with Slicker Recycling aimed at streamlining waste collection for its garage members.
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.
Expanded European Graduate Program provides top graduates with the chance to develop careers in multiple sectors
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation, has announced the winner of its 2016 Experience of a lifetime prize draw promotion.
Software firm FleetCheck is launching its new automated fleet policy writer at the CV Show 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.
Charity cyclist Stuart Bayne raised more than £30,000 on his marathon ride through New Zealand.
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
TM Factors, Hereford, has seen a considerable surge in business since switching their brake caliper supply to Brake Engineering earlier this year.
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.
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.
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.
The Parts Alliance’s South West region has been nominated for a prestigious national CAT magazine Award.
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.
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.
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.
Euro Car Parts has opened its first Republic of Ireland branch in Dublin.
Super cyclist Stuart Bayne has completed his marathon charity ride through New Zealand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Roadlink International has become an approved supplier to GROUPAUTO / UAN commercial vehicle trading groups.
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.
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.
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.
“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
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.
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
FPS was highly commended in the Logistics and Distribution category of the Supply Chain Excellence Awards
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.
Valeo's Cruise4U autonomous vehicle has completed 24 hours on the Paris beltway.
Servicesure Autocentres, the garage network run by The Parts Alliance, has welcomed the launch of The Motor Ombudsman.
UK fast fit Micheldever Tyre & Auto Services has renewed its supplier agreement with The Parts Alliance for a third term.
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.
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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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts continues its series of giveaways, providing the chance to win gadgets and an experience of a lifetime
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.
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.
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
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.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts continues partnership with BorgWarner, maintains its position as a preferred one-stop-supplier for ignition products
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The second round of this year’s IAAF-BEN Company Team Golf Challenge was held at The Forest of Arden near Birmingham.
The UK’s leading sales intelligence software provider, sales-i, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).
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.
Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) has entered into an agreement to acquire the Parts Division of Lookers PLC, for £120m.
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.
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.
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.
Ignition specialist NGK will celebrate its 80th anniversary at next month’s Automechanika Show in Frankfurt, Germany.
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.
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).
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.
Highlights include product launches, program developments and a second stand
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.
Automechanika Birmingham competition to win a nega macs 56
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!
Global technology giant Schaeffler is promising visitors a unique and unforgettable experience on its stand at the forthcoming Automechanika show in Germany.
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.
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
Brake Engineering is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its Original Aftermarket initiative stating it has already changed perceptions in the automotive industry.
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
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.
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.
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,
The distributor of European, Japanese and Korean replacement parts has been recognised as one of Britain’s fastest-growing private companies for international sales
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.
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.
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.
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.
Diagnostic specialist, Launch UK, has introduced the real-time, vehicle monitoring system, Golo (“Go Online Live Online”)
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.
The reputable original equipment manufacturer and systems supplier to vehicle manufacturers and the automotive aftermarket, MAHLE Aftermarket has been a success at Automechanika Birmingham
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
TRW Aftermarket has been awarded ‘Supplier of the Year 2015’ by TEMOT International, one of the Independent Aftermarket’s (IAMs) largest international buying groups
TRW Aftermarket has published two new catalogues to support its market leading braking programmes across Europe
Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) has entered into an agreement to acquire Busch GmbH, a distributor of light vehicle spare parts operating in Baden-Wuerttemburg
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.
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.
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.
First Line Ltd has announced a new level of sales management to further strengthen its position as a leading global supplier of vehicle parts.
Schaeffler (UK) Ltd is inviting members of its online workshop resource portal ‘REPXPERT’ to register for a free VIP Experience at Automechanika UK
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BBC Superfactors, the leading car parts distributor in Lancashire, is to open a branch in Preston on 14th March, creating 15 new jobs.
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.
The Parts Alliance strengthens its position as an aftermarket leader as SAS Autoparts joins the Group
TRW Aftermarket has launched a new and improved version of its website: www.trwaftermarket.com, following in-depth market consultation to improve user experience.
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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