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Automechanika Birmingham & Garage Wire partner to launch Garage of the Year

Date: 24-Mar-2017

Automechanika Birmingham, 6-8 June 2017, is set to deliver a bigger and better offering for workshops owners and technicians at the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and supply chain. New for 2017, the organisers, in partnership with Garage Wire, have launched a Garage of the Year competition with a cash prize of £1000.

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New technical programme announced for workshops at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 21-Mar-2017

Automechanika Birmingham 2017, the UK's biggest exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and supply chain takes place 6-8 June 2017.

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New technical programme announced for workshops at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 16-Mar-2017

Automechanika Birmingham 2017, the UK's biggest exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and supply chain takes place 6-8 June 2017.

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Automechanika Birmingham announces new opening hours

Date: 10-Mar-2017

The organisers of Automechanika Birmingham have announced longer opening hours for 2017

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PSA Group confirms £1.13 billion acquisition of Vauxhall/Opel

Date: 06-Mar-2017

PSA Group has confirmed that it will acquire Vauxhall/Opel from General Motors for €1.3 billion (£1.13bn)

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Why car servicing costs could be about to rise

Date: 02-Mar-2017

The BBC has published an interview with FIGIEFA's Neil Pattemore on how the discussions on who should have access to all the data new cars generate are becoming more heated.

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IAAF hails early success on type approval revisions

Date: 24-Feb-2017

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed many of the amendments approved by the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee (IMCO), as part of the forthcoming type approval legislation.

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Wendy Williamson wins ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award

Date: 20-Feb-2017

Wendy Williamson, Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) chief executive, has received the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award at the Car & Accessory Trader (CAT) Awards 2017.

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IAAF Chief Executive interviewed on Radio 4

Date: 20-Feb-2017

The IAAF's Chief Executive Wendy Williamson told the Radio 4 You and Yours programme that proposals to extend the MOT test from three years to four for newer vehicles are fraught with danger.

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London Mayor calls on Government to adopt diesel scrappage scheme

Date: 17-Feb-2017

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Kahn, has called on government to implement his new proposals for a national ‘dirty’ diesel scrappage scheme.

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FIGIEFA seeks Technical Advisor

Date: 07-Feb-2017

FIGIEFA (International Federation of Wholesalers of Automotive Replacement Parts), is looking for a Technical Advisor (full-time or substantial part time) to support the activities of its office in Brussels.

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Dept. for Transport and DVSA launch consultation on MOT changes

Date: 25-Jan-2017

Department for Transport and the DVSA have finally issued the consultation document seeking views on whether the age a vehicle gets its first MOT should be increased from 3 to 4 years

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The UK’s biggest aftermarket event set to be even bigger

Date: 25-Jan-2017

Automechanika Birmingham has made some new and exciting changes for 2017 and is set to deliver the UK’s biggest automotive event once again from 6th-8th June 2017, NEC Birmingham.

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VW emissions - latest news from US and UK

Date: 11-Jan-2017

VW executive charged with conspiracy to defraud in US and UK solicitors apply for group litigation order

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Norway begins digital switchover

Date: 11-Jan-2017

A new era for radio is heralded this week as Norway becomes the first country in the world to begin the process of switching off national FM transmissions to complete the transition to fully digital radio services.

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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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Visitor registration goes live from January 2017

Date: 01-Dec-2016

The countdown to the opening of Automechanika Birmingham 2017 is on, with online registration for the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and supply chain available from January

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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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Hats on 4 Ben

Date: 14-Oct-2016

Supporting our colleagues with mental health challenges is something we can all get involved with.

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Ben launches new brand and website

Date: 05-Oct-2016

Ben has now unveiled its new brand identity and website, which support its vision to be an integral partner to the automotive industry. The fresh new look reflects Ben's vision and purpose to provide support for life, together with the ambitions and key activities of Ben. The changes reflect its mission to remain a valuable, relevant service for the industry.

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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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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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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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Voting begins for The IAAF Annual Awards

Date: 05-Oct-2016

Voting has begun for the IAAF’s Annual Awards, with winners set to be unveiled at the association’s annual gathering on 15 December.

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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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IAAF seeking views on historic vehicle MoTs

Date: 28-Sep-2016

The Dept. for Transport has just opened up a consultation on exemptions from annual roadworthiness testing for vehicles of historic interest.

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Invest In Your Business! – MECHANEX Donington Park

Date: 26-Sep-2016

MECHANEX, the UK’s only dedicated aftermarket regional trade show, is returning for its third installment of the year when it arrives at Donington Park on 11th & 12th October 2016.

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FIGIEFA launches Manifesto for fair access to the vehicle in the digital single market

Date: 16-Sep-2016

In light of the discussions in Brussels on "connected and automated cars" , FIGIEFA, together with other major associations representing the motorist, the European leasing & rentals industry as well as the automotive aftermarket, has launched a “European Manifesto for Fair Access to the Vehicle in a Digital Single Market”.

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Doubling in size, Automechanika Birmingham 2017 is set for success!

Date: 16-Sep-2016

Following its overwhelming debut in June 2016, Automechanika Birmingham is shaping up to be another huge success in 2017.The exhibition will not only double in size but offers an improved hall format whilst co-locating with REIFEN, the premier global fair for the tyre sector in 2017.

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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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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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Electric truck a step closer

Date: 09-Aug-2016

Daimler has unveiled the concept for its first ever rigid-body electric truck.

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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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BEN is helping thousands of people become fitter for work - and for life

Date: 28-Jul-2016

BEN has just launched its new ‘Physical Health & Wellbeing’ campaign - the last in a series of four campaigns focusing on the biggest issues facing those working in the automotive industry.

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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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IAAF network meeting warns of cybercrime threat

Date: 13-Jul-2016

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) welcomed Iain O’Brien to promote cybercrime awareness and its growing threat at its Breakfast Network Meeting at Ring Automotive, Leeds on 7 July.

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New measures to help Britain lead the way in developing driverless technology

Date: 13-Jul-2016

A chance to have your say on the use of advanced driver assistance systems and ‘self-driving’ technologies in cars on British roads

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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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Raising the standard of MOT testing to improve road safety

Date: 12-Jul-2016

Plans have been revealed to improve road safety and give consumers a better service when they take their vehicle for its MOT.

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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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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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ZF Combines Aftermarket Organisations

Date: 06-Jul-2016

ZF Friedrichshafen AG is taking another important step in the integration of TRW Automotive by combining the two aftermarket organisations of ZF Services and TRW Aftermarket.

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Rapid Group gains three new members

Date: 05-Jul-2016

Robin Parker, Chairman of the Rapid Group, has announced that they have recently gained three new member companie

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Automechanika Birmingham 2016: Key Visitor Statistics

Date: 05-Jul-2016

Over 12000 high quality visitors attended, to see 600 market leading exhibitors

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John Sergeant to host IAAF Annual Conference and Awards Dinner

Date: 01-Jul-2016

The IAAF has revealed that renowned journalist, John Sergeant, will be hosting its 2016 annual conference and awards dinner.

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BEN bowled over by well-attended annual cricket match

Date: 27-Jun-2016

The annual BEN cricket match, co-sponsored by FPS and Comma, successfully took place Thursday 23 June at Dorridge Cricket club near Solihull, raising money for those in need within the independent aftermarket.

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Paris to ban older-model cars in crackdown on pollution

Date: 27-Jun-2016

Paris doesn’t want dirty old cars polluting its streets anymore, so starting on 1 July, Paris will ban cars registered before 1997 from entering the city centre on weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

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EU Referendum Result

Date: 24-Jun-2016

“The British people have voted to leave the European Union following the EU referendum last night.

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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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Huge success for launch of Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 10-Jun-2016

The success of Automechanika Birmingham is undeniable, with more than 12,000 trade visitors in the three days. Moreover, the vast majority of 2016 exhibitors have rebooked, along with new tier one manufacturers committing to 2017. Automechanika Birmingham has established itself as the annual automotive event uniting the UK automotive trade industry.

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Automechanika Birmingham continues to go from strength to strength

Date: 09-Jun-2016

Automechanika Birmingham has continued to flourish in its second day at the NEC, with more visitors coming to view the first UK automotive supply chain and aftermarket focused trade event of its kind.

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Automechanika Birmingham adds value for visitors with series of features to help future proof their businesses

Date: 12-May-2016

As well as Automechanika Birmingham providing more than 550 high quality exhibitors and three seminar theatres with industry leaders presenting profitable and thought provoking ideas, the exhibition is also providing a ‘New Product Showcase’, ‘Innovation Trail’ and a ‘Workshop of the Future’ feature area to demonstrate to visitors the latest developments in the automotive industry and supply chain.

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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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Steve Carter added to MECHANEX seminar timetable

Date: 09-May-2016

MECHANEX has announced the addition of Steve Carter to its seminar programme for the remaining three shows of 2016

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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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Automechanika Birmingham - a truly international automotive event

Date: 25-Apr-2016

The inaugural Automechanika Birmingham exhibition, to be staged at the NEC from the 7th to the 9th June, has become a truly international automotive event

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United Aftermarket Network (UAN) joins IAAF

Date: 20-Apr-2016

170 UAN motor factors join IAAF

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Can you detect driverless cars based on driving behaviours?

Date: 11-Apr-2016

Members of the public are being sought to take part in a new study by the University of Southampton to understand people’s perceptions of automated vehicles

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Automechanika Birmingham - seminar programme preview

Date: 11-Apr-2016

The organisers of Automechanika Birmingham have released initial details of the extensive seminar programme to be staged at the inaugural event

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Automechanika Birmingham to support BEN

Date: 31-Mar-2016

The inaugural Automechanika Birmingham exhibition, to be held at the NEC, will be supporting BEN, the not-for-profit, charity organisation dedicated to supporting the UK automotive industry. The event organisers will provide BEN with stand space, totally free of charge, and will support the organisation’s fund raising and awareness-building efforts with additional related facilities throughout the show.

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Automechanika Birmingham - Seminar Programme announced

Date: 22-Mar-2016

Delivered by leading industry experts the seminar programme will present the latest industry developments and showcase technical expertise in 3 dedicated theatres. Visitors can expect a comprehensive programme covering key themes.

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BEN CEO David Main announces retirement

Date: 21-Mar-2016

David Main, Chief Executive of BEN, has recently announced he is to retire from the organisation in July 2016.

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Automechanika Birmingham - Helping to future-proof your business

Date: 21-Mar-2016

In addition to having the opportunity of exploring the products and services of more than 550 market leading exhibitors, Automechanika Birmingham, to be staged at the NEC from the 7th to the 9th June, is arranging an extensive series of seminars, staged across three theatres. There will be presentations from industry experts, addressing many of the important issues faced by both the automotive aftermarket and supply chain.

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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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Electric car prices set to drop

Date: 29-Feb-2016

Hybrid and electric cars will be cheaper than standard cars within six years, with sales of electric cars reaching 41m by 2040, or a third of the market.

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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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Encouraging the UK to be van smart

Date: 23-Feb-2016

DVSA creates range of useful videos and guidance to encourage van users to stay safe and legal

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Solving disputes online: New platform for consumers and traders

Date: 23-Feb-2016

On 15th February 2016 the European Commission launched a new platform to help consumers and traders solve online disputes over purchases made online.

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Battery development gets a boost

Date: 23-Feb-2016

A consortium, led by Thurso based AGM Batteries, has been awarded funding towards a £5.4 million project to develop the next generation of battery packs for high performance, low carbon vehicles.

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Germany to consider emission spotchecks

Date: 23-Feb-2016

Germany could introduce unannounced emission tests on all carmakers in a bid to reinstate confidence in the industry.

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PACT extends agreement with GROUPAUTO for four more years

Date: 09-Feb-2016

PACT extends agreement with GROUPAUTO for four more years

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Automechanika Birmingham - visitor registration now open

Date: 29-Jan-2016

Visitor registration opens for Automechanika Birmingham

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Automechanika Birmingham sold out

Date: 18-Jan-2016

Exhibitor space sells out five months prior to launch of new UK show

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Philips Automotive Lighting receives Prince Michael of Kent International Road Safety Award

Date: 07-Jan-2016

The development of the Xenon HID (High Intensity Discharge) vehicle headlamp bulb, which has been responsible for cutting night time accidents on rural roads by more than half, has received a prestigious 2015 Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.

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WAI branded truck hits UK roads

Date: 09-Dec-2015

Following on from the introduction of its completely new branding and corporate identity, WAI has unveiled a specially branded truck delivering its auto electrical product range nationwide.

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Department for Transport rules on Klarius

Date: 09-Dec-2015

The Department for Transport has ruled on its investigation into allegations of malpractice by Klarius Products Ltd.

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FIGIEFA looks for Technical Advisor

Date: 15-Nov-2015

FIGIEFA (International Federation of Wholesalers of Automotive Replacement Parts), is looking for a Technical Advisor (full-time or part time) to support the activities of its office in Brussels.

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Telematics Update

Date: 24-Sep-2015

Following European eCall Regulation, the subsequent details of the technical implementation are currently being discussed in Brussels. For the many independent companies who provide spare parts servicing and repair for vehicles, the issue is fundamental to their very future, as the in-vehicle telematics systems will provide access to the vehicle data and information. For the companies of the independent aftermarket, the issues centre on telematics-based access to the vehicle data.

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Midwest Motor Factors acquired by Arnold Clark

Date: 12-Jun-2015

Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd, Europe’s leading independently owned dealership group, has acquired West Midlands based parts distributor Midwest Motor Factors.

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