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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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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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DENSO tech tips can maximise spark plug sales

Date: 24-Mar-2017

DENSO, one of the largest manufacturers of ignition products in the aftermarket, explains how good service can maximise spark plug sales even as we exit the winter period and beyond.

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New LED Under-bonnet Work Light JESPL-120/AJ

Date: 23-Mar-2017

Fast growing tools brand Angry Jester has launched a new under-bonnet work light, now available exclusively from The Parts Alliance.

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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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Taurus Euro 5 10W-40 approved by leading VMs

Date: 21-Mar-2017

Taurus Euro 5 10W-40, a heavy duty diesel engine oil from Exol Lubricants, is now approved by Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Renault, Mack, MTU, MAN and is suitable for Euro 4, Euro 5 and many Euro 6 engines.

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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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GSF see sales surge on multi-fleet oils

Date: 21-Mar-2017

National motor factor GSF Car Parts are celebrating a very happy first birthday after seeing sales surge on the Vetech multi-fleet engine oils launched in 2016.

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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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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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First IAAF Industry Briefing is a success

Date: 21-Mar-2017

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has successfully hosted its first Industry Briefing of the year at sales–i in Solihull on Thursday 16th March. Sales-i were extremely supportive of the event, offering excellent facilities to all those who attended.

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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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Comline keeps its finger on the pulse with a blitz of new part numbers

Date: 21-Mar-2017

Comline Auto Parts (Comline), the award-winning distributor of European, Japanese and Korean replacement parts, has once again bolstered its stellar range and further strengthened its excellent vehicle parc coverage with an impressive list of new filter references

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Ben news hub latest - Financial Health

Date: 20-Mar-2017

Ben have posted their latest blog on financial health which advises on how to get the most out of pensions.

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Roadlink goes the extra mile with AL-KO shock absorbers

Date: 20-Mar-2017

Roadlink International is now offering a three-year warranty on its wide range of AL-KO shock absorbers providing both trust and quality as it continues to support customers in all areas of business

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New role puts focus on customer support at Ring

Date: 20-Mar-2017

Ring, the leading supplier of vehicle lighting, auto electric and car accessories supplier to the automotive aftermarket, has appointed Paul Gorton as the company’s first Technical Sales Engineer, to further enhance the customer experience and provide a more in-depth after sales support service.

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Motaquip enhances product portfolio with addition of new part numbers

Date: 16-Mar-2017

Motaquip has cemented its position as one of the most competitive and fastest-growing suppliers of steering and suspension products in Europe after it released a comprehensive update of new-to-range part numbers

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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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ZF Aftermarket has announced a UK range extension for TRW’s ‘Corner Module’ offer of braking, steering & suspension products

Date: 16-Mar-2017

The extension adds an additional 95 OE part numbers which cover an extensive list of makes and applications.

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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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Ring goes racing

Date: 16-Mar-2017

Having identified young Polish driver Piotr Parys Jr (17) as an exceptional motor-racing talent, Ring, the leading supplier of vehicle lighting, auto electric and car accessories to the automotive aftermarket, is delighted to announce that it will continue its sponsorship agreement and support him in his next stage of development.

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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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TecAlliance Talks Technology At Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 16-Mar-2017

Technical Seminar Again Takes Centre Stage

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vGroup International helps fleets to lose weight with innovative new vehicle lining solution

Date: 15-Mar-2017

Light commercial vehicle fleets can expect to cut operating costs following the launch by vGroup International of a new polypropylene lining panel set to transform the sector.

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FAG’s on a roll….

Date: 10-Mar-2017

The FAG wheel bearing brand has continued to grow over the past year with new components being launched for more than one million additional vehicles on the UK and Ireland’s roads.

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INA increases its range for millions more vehicles

Date: 10-Mar-2017

It’s been another phenomenal year for the INA brand which has been expanded to cater for the requirements of millions more vehicles on the UK and Ireland’s roads.

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LuK: the first choice of professionals

Date: 10-Mar-2017

Schaeffler (UK) Ltd’s market-leading LuK clutch range continues to go from strength to strength with range extensions reinforcing its position as the first choice of the UK and Ireland’s professional independent workshops.

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Brake Engineering continues to expand caliper coverage

Date: 10-Mar-2017

Brake Engineering has added 10 new brake calipers to its ever-expanding range, all offering excellent European vehicle coverage.

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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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First IAAF Industry Briefing Session of 2017 fully booked

Date: 10-Mar-2017

The IAAF is running a series of 7 Industry Briefing Meetings around the UK during 2017 and is extremely pleased with the interest in the first of these which is to be held at Sales-i in Solihull on Thursday 16th March. This is now fully booked.

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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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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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Delphi Product & Service Solutions launches new range of OE-quality, coated brake discs

Date: 09-Mar-2017

Delphi’s newly extended range of fully coated brake discs offers improved protection and aesthetics, all while saving garages time and money

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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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Test Assured

Date: 07-Mar-2017

Quality sensors are essential for longevity when it comes to ABS sensors, according to Cambiare

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Euro Car Parts “tools up” with first car tool catalogue

Date: 07-Mar-2017

Euro Car Parts, the UK’s leading distributor of car and LCV parts, has launched its first specialist tool catalogue following increased demand from repairers and professional technicians across the UK and Ireland.

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New Rainy Day Wipers Launch Completes Extensive Champion® Wiper Blade Range

Date: 07-Mar-2017

OE quality, entry-level range provides broad European car parc coverage from only 13 part references

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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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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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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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NGK releases new 2017 NTK sensors catalogue

Date: 06-Mar-2017

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has released its new 2017 NTK sensors catalogue, packed with all the information customers need to know about its market-leading range.

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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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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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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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GSF Car Parts report record heater season

Date: 01-Mar-2017

GSF Car Parts say this winter has seen record sales on their workshop heater programme from Z M Heaters, with sales rising by over 40%.

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Increase to Compensation Limits and Tribunal Awards

Date: 01-Mar-2017

The annual increases to compensation limits and minimum awards that are payable under employment legislation have just been announced, and will take effect from 6 April 2017

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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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A growing company with an expanding workforce - HELLA recruits two more managers

Date: 27-Feb-2017

With HELLA enjoying a period of rapid growth, its workforce has had to increase to accommodate for the new business won. Bryan Knott and Mark Adams have both had extensive and varied careers in the aftermarket and bring a wealth of knowledge with them that will benefit HELLA as they join the team.

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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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Sonne introduces an accelerated thinner to range

Date: 24-Feb-2017

HELLA’s paint brand, Sonne®, the ideal ‘free to choose’ solution in the refinish market and a flexible alternative for distributors and bodyshops, is now boosted further by the introduction of an accelerated thinner for clearcoat, which saves time, costs and dramatically increases bodyshop productivity.

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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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Autoparts UK gives customers the power to sell more

Date: 24-Feb-2017

Autoparts UK has introduced a brand new battery station, supporting garages in the promotion of free battery checks.

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IAAF Golf dates announced for 2017

Date: 24-Feb-2017

The IAAF is pleased to announce the return of its popular Golf Team Challenge for 2017.

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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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Champion® launches new Easyvision™ wiper blade catalogue

Date: 23-Feb-2017

Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings LLC, has released its new Champion® Easyvision™ wiper blade catalogue. It features both direct and retro-fit Champion Easyvision flat blades and standard wipers, providing class-leading coverage of the light vehicle market.

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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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First Line provides unique layout diagrams - Technical Support To Aid The Workshop

Date: 23-Feb-2017

Crucial to the sales of car parts is the accuracy of the cataloguing and First Line Ltd are 100% committed to ensuring that the cataloguing of all products is leading in terms of accuracy.

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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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Shaftec drives efficiency by including remanufactured EPB calipers with new motors in latest range

Date: 23-Feb-2017

Leading transmission supplier, Shaftec, has announced its latest range extension of 190 references covering approximately 360 vehicle applications.

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With Optional Integrated Hybrid Module: ZF’s new 8-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission for Sports Vehicles

Date: 23-Feb-2017

With an all-new 8-speed dual clutch transmission (8DT) as a basis, ZF and Porsche have collaborated to develop a modular hybrid transmission kit for sports vehicles, catering for current and future drive trends.

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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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New penalties from next month

Date: 23-Feb-2017

Motorists are warned that new penalties for using their mobile phones behind the wheel come into force on 1 March.

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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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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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IAAF to run series of Industry Briefing Sessions around the UK

Date: 09-Feb-2017

The IAAF will be running a series of 7 Industry Briefing Meetings around the UK during 2017

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Celsus UK Limited appoints Mike Keenan as Director of Sales

Date: 09-Feb-2017

Celsus, distributor of JL Audio, Dynamat, KICKER and Calearo products, has promoted Mike Keenan to the newly-created role of Director of Sales to help accommodate the company’s ambitious expansion plans for 2017 and beyond.

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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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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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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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Silencio range continues to grow

Date: 02-Feb-2017

Valeo Service UK added more than 20 new part numbers to its Silencio® brand of wiper blades during 2016.

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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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TRW’s Campaign Corners the Global Market for Originality

Date: 02-Feb-2017

ZF is a global automotive leader in driveline and chassis technology, as well as active and passive safety technology.

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VDO publishes data to Autocat v8

Date: 02-Feb-2017

VDO UK, part of the Continental group, is now using MAM’s Autocat v8 parts catalogue to provide product data to distributors on its engine management programme.

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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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HydroConnect™ launched by Valeo

Date: 01-Feb-2017

Valeo Service UK has launched HydroConnect™, a new wiper blade range providing 96 percent OE flatblade car parc coverage with just 42 part numbers.

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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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Valeo introduces specialist switches for Mercedes

Date: 01-Feb-2017

Valeo Service UK has launched 14 new steering column switches and four clockspring and steering angle sensors specifically designed for Mercedes models.

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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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New DPF cleaning service offers garages new opportunity

Date: 30-Jan-2017

Randstad Ltd has launched a brand new diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleaning service including collection, testing, complete cleaning and return of the product, offering the additional benefit of removing stubborn ash from the DPF.

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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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MAHLE Aftermarket Continues To Expand Filtration Range

Date: 30-Jan-2017

Original equipment (OE) manufacturer and systems supplier, MAHLE is continually growing its product offering and has therefore recently introduced more passenger car, light commercial vehicle (LCV) and heavy duty components into its comprehensive filtration range.

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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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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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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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Valeo leads the way in flat blade technology

Date: 11-Jan-2017

Valeo Service UK, an expert in the manufacture and supply of wiper systems, provides the automotive aftermarket with a wide range of exclusive flat blade solutions from its Silencio® and HydroConnect™ brands.

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Christine Smith Joins WAI Marketing team

Date: 11-Jan-2017

WAI has appointed Christine Smith to the role of Marketing and Communications Manager.

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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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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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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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Key Employment Law Issues For Employers in 2017

Date: 06-Jan-2017

Brexit, Status and the Gig Economy, Gender Pay Gap Reporting, Apprenticeship Levy and Salary Sacrifice

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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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New oil from Exol focuses on Volvo vehicle parc

Date: 05-Jan-2017

Exol Lubricants has introduced Optima Vimax VC 0W-20 to its wide range of high quality oils, with the new addition covering a high number of the latest petrol and diesel Volvo vehicles.

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WAI leads the way in window regulators

Date: 05-Jan-2017

WAI is encouraging the independent automotive aftermarket to take advantage of the upcoming opportunities in the supply and fit of replacement window regulators.

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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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TerraClean steers vehicles back on track

Date: 22-Dec-2016

Randstad Ltd has introduced TerraSteer™, its TerraClean Power Steering Service Machine that is capable of restoring a vehicle’s power steering system back to its best in less than ten minutes.

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IAAF Awards Ceremony celebrates aftermarket success

Date: 22-Dec-2016

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) Annual Awards & Dinner 2016 once again welcomed key aftermarket professionals to celebrate another successful year of business, growth and innovation.

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IAAF raises money for BEN at annual event

Date: 22-Dec-2016

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has raised more than £8500 for automotive charity BEN at its Annual Awards and Dinner Ceremony held at the ICC on 15 December.

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IAAF announces new vice president and future president

Date: 22-Dec-2016

Andy Savva has been appointed the new Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) vice-president supporting president, Lawrence Bleasdale and chief executive, Wendy Williamson, before taking over as president in 2017.

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IAAF Conference leads discussion on aftermarket threats

Date: 22-Dec-2016

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) successfully hosted its best Annual Conference to date on 15 December with the high turnout of members benefitting from numerous discussions exploring IAAF’s key theme, ‘How to survive and thrive – post Brexit’.

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ATF fluid ‘sizes up’ for increased demand

Date: 22-Dec-2016

Autotrans ELC, a premium quality multi-vehicle automatic transmission fluid from Exol Lubricants, is now available in one litre packs for use in a wide range of passenger car applications.

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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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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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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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HELLA re-energises its battery programme

Date: 01-Dec-2016

As one of Europe’s leading original equipment (OE) manufacturers and system suppliers for the passenger car, commercial vehicle (CV) and agricultural industries, HELLA also offers a huge range of aftermarket products that naturally reflect the quality implicit in a major OE manufacturer.

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A1 Motor Stores spreads Christmas joy

Date: 01-Dec-2016

UK automotive buying group A1 Motor Stores is getting into the Christmas spirit after revealing its own 12 Days of Christmas campaign.

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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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TRICO joins ‘PACT’ electronic trading platform

Date: 23-Nov-2016

TRICO, a global leader in wiper technology, has strengthened its position in the automotive aftermarket by investing in electronic trading and becoming PACT-enabled.

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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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Valeo leads the way with new CV clutch warranty scheme

Date: 11-Nov-2016

Valeo Service has introduced a new warranty scheme for its extensive range of commercial vehicle clutch products, reinforcing its leading position in the sector.

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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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Independent tests show copy turbos can be 40% down on power say BTN Turbo

Date: 11-Nov-2016

Non-original remanufactured and copy turbos can be 40% down on performance with higher emissions, compared to OE remanufactured units.

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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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Champion® Filter Range Expansion in Western Europe

Date: 09-Nov-2016

France, UK and Benelux covered by over 1300 part references

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TTC offers complete range of OE quality Corteco seals

Date: 09-Nov-2016

TTC have teamed up with leading hub seal brand, Corteco to ensure it can satisfy much of its customers’ requirements on Original Equipment (OE) quality wheel hub maintenance. Corteco’s most popular hub seal applications are now all available through TTC and their network of independent distributors.

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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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BEHR HELLA SERVICE thermal management solutions

Date: 03-Nov-2016

Water pumps and Visco® fans

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The Uber Tribunal Decision

Date: 02-Nov-2016

An Employment Tribunal has ruled that two drivers who provide services to Uber are 'workers' within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996

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Complete offering available through First Line

Date: 02-Nov-2016

Hydraulic Bushes And Hybrid Link Bars

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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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Original colour calipers make a splash

Date: 31-Oct-2016

Brake Engineering has launched a range of original colour painted calipers for the independent aftermarket.

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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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Avoid the winter blues with Kilen gas springs!

Date: 31-Oct-2016

Cycling is increasingly popular in the UK, and cars fitted with bike racks are a common sight. While these are a cost-effective and convenient way to transport bicycles, their use can have a negative and potentially costly impact on a car’s gas springs.

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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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Motaquip: ‘Steering and suspension range manufactured to deliver profit’

Date: 27-Oct-2016

Quality, reliability and customer safety: these are the three promises guaranteed by Motaquip when describing its steering and suspension range.

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‘Training Day’ for TerraClean

Date: 26-Oct-2016

Randstad Ltd has successfully held a three-day national training course hosted by Gary Wood of The Diesel Doctor with the aim to support independent garages on the effective use of the TerraClean DPF / EGR cleaning tool.

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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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Valeo reignites leads range with product relaunch

Date: 25-Oct-2016

Valeo Service UK has reignited industry interest by investing in its ignition leads range, bringing Original Equipment (OE) technologies to the aftermarket.

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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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Corteco Seals fit TTC profile

Date: 24-Oct-2016

Customers can now satisfy most of their OE quality wheel hub maintenance requirements from a single source.

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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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TRW’S motorbike campaign shows how it's also the ‘True Original’ for two wheels

Date: 24-Oct-2016

TRW Aftermarket has today launched the next chapter in its True Original story; this time explaining how its premium quality programmes of braking parts and accessories for motorcycles and scooters, which are taken to market under the TRW-Lucas brand, are the choice of riders across the globe, for safety, performance and reliability.

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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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Lighter prices for HELLA beacons

Date: 24-Oct-2016

Lower prices until May 2017

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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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Improve your company credit rating

Date: 20-Oct-2016

You’ve found that your company has a poor credit rating, even though it has never defaulted on a payment. This is seriously affecting your supplier accounts - is there anything you can do to improve it?

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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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Brake Disc innovatoins from TRW’s ‘True Originals’

Date: 19-Oct-2016

Following the launch of its latest ‘True Originals’ product campaign, TRW Aftermarket explains how through innovation and R&D, a first to market approach and an unrivalled understanding of the market, the business retains its position at the top of the table for brake discs.

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Schaeffler (UK) Ltd announces two new staff appointments

Date: 18-Oct-2016

Schaeffler (UK) Ltd has made two new important staff appointments

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Tenneco extends Walker® Emission Control product warranty coverage to three years

Date: 17-Oct-2016

Tenneco, one of the world’s largest suppliers of original equipment and replacement exhaust silencers and pipes, catalytic converters, diesel particulate filters and other emissions control components, has extended its Walker® Emissions Control product warranty coverage from two to three years for customers throughout Europe.

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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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Groupauto and UAN Trade Show and Gala Dinner Pictures

Date: 14-Oct-2016

Groupauto have released the photograph from the 2016 Trade Show and Gala Dinner held in Liverpool at the ECL on 7th October 2016.

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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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Paint division of Hella continues to flourish

Date: 14-Oct-2016

With the rapid growth of Sonne, HELLA’s paint division, the team behind it is also expanding. Simon Allan has joined the company as a senior technical manager, alongside head of division, Paul Tredgold.

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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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UK Employment Law to be Reviewed

Date: 14-Oct-2016

Theresa May has appointed Matthew Taylor, a former key adviser to Tony Blair, to lead a major review into zero-hours contracts, the rights of the self-employed and people who work for new technology platforms, like the Uber ride-hailing service.

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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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Mechanex Donington 2016

Date: 05-Oct-2016

Mechanex 2016 is taking place at Donington Park Race Circuit on 11th and 12th October. All the latest products from most major parts suppliers will be on show, as well as what’s new in diagnostic, air and hand tools plus hundreds of special offers only available at the show.

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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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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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New Brake Block Enables Rail Freight Wagons to Meet EU Noise Legislation

Date: 05-Oct-2016

Replacement for cast iron blocks extends the useable service life of more than 400,000 freight wagons in Europe

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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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Bosal further boosts its Silencer range

Date: 05-Oct-2016

Bosal Automotive and Industrial Components, one of the world’s major suppliers of complete exhaust systems, has expanded its Silencers offering with the introduction of more products for its aftermarket customers.

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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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Bosal Towbars introduces application for new VW Tiguan

Date: 04-Oct-2016

Leading towbar specialist Bosal Automotive & Industrial Components is delighted to further expand its already extensive range, with the addition of a vehicle application for the new VW Tiguan Mk2 2016.

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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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New NIGHT BREAK LASER, XENARC ULTRA LIFE (HID) and relaunched ULTRA LIFE (Halogen)

Date: 30-Sep-2016

More light, greater range, longer guarantee Osram presented Night Breaker Laser, Ultra Life and Xenarc Ultra Life at Automechanika – three headlight bulbs that offer even better performance and longer life With its new Night Breaker Laser halogen upgrade bulbs

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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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No ‘Brake’ for caliper expansion

Date: 29-Sep-2016

Brake Engineering has extended its product range by introducing six new brake calipers and one additional wheel cylinder.

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Osram Mainbeam - Issue 23 now available

Date: 29-Sep-2016

Osram Automotive has just released Issue 23 of its Mainbeam newsletter, which is packed full with everything you and your customers need to know about the latest products from Osram Automotive this lighting season.

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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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TRW Proequip now offers complete airbrake remanufactured HCV caliper programme across Europe

Date: 28-Sep-2016

TRW Aftermarket has announced that it now offers a full and complete Original Equipment (OE) quality remanufactured programme of Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) Air Brake calipers under the TRW Proequip brand.

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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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Celsus UK introduce retailers to KICKER’s Livin’ Loud philosophy

Date: 27-Sep-2016

Car audio specialist, Celsus UK Limited, will be inviting its retailers to an exclusive training roadshow, introducing them to the KICKER Audio brand and its Livin’ Loud philosophy.

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TTC releases new Body Panel parts catalogue to cover extensive new range

Date: 27-Sep-2016

TTC is pleased to announce the release of its new Body Panel parts catalogue, featuring the whole of its extensive new body panel range.

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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 - Autumn Promotions

Date: 26-Sep-2016

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is giving its independent garage customers even more incentives for fitting its components.

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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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Tax On Termination Payments

Date: 26-Sep-2016

The government has started consultation on its proposed changes to tax treatment of termination payments.

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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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MAHLE Aftermarket Launches Innovative Filter at Frankfurt

Date: 26-Sep-2016

MAHLE Aftermarket’s theme of ‘powered by your needs’ at Automechanika Frankfurt certainly impressed visitors, with many of them exploring the stand. However, this was not the only thing attracting visitors: the launch of the odour eliminating cabin filter, CareMetix® was a massive hit at the renowned show.

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Step up a gear and steer in a greener direction with TRW Proequip

Date: 26-Sep-2016

TRW Aftermarket has extended its first to market, boxed steering gear aftermarket programme which is taken to market under its heavy commercial vehicle brand, TRW Proequip.

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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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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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Eminox Launches Catalogue of Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs)

Date: 21-Sep-2016

Using its vast experience of designing and manufacturing emissions systems for commercial vehicles, Eminox Limited is introducing a large range of direct-fit replacement DPFs to the European aftermarket.

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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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Comline Auto Parts introduces wheel bearing kits to automotive aftermarket

Date: 16-Sep-2016

Wheel bearing kits are the latest addition to the diverse Comline Auto Parts portfolio, launched to complement its existing range of hub assembly kits.

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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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Bosal Towbars introduces further new vehicle applications

Date: 09-Sep-2016

Bosal Automotive & Industrial Components has just extended its range of towbars to include six new part numbers, offering its aftermarket customers and end users an even wider choice from one of its many OE quality and fully type approved parts programmes.

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Bosal’s new Exhaust Systems range expansion means further vehicle applications

Date: 09-Sep-2016

Bosal Automotive and Industrial Components has announced details of the latest expansion of its OE quality, type-approved Exhaust Systems range, ensuring customers can now benefit further from its highly respected programme.

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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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Over 100 brands now supplying data in Autocat v8 format

Date: 26-Aug-2016

Growing number of suppliers now provide catalogue data in v8 format to improve lookup accuracy

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Key Parts steering and suspension range expanded

Date: 26-Aug-2016

A Range Of More Than 560 References Now Available

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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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Lube Shuttle aims to solve common problems

Date: 10-Aug-2016

Exol Lubricants has unveiled ‘Lube Shuttle’ an exclusive patented system of 400gram cartridges designed to allow complete use of lubricating grease without leaking onto equipment, tools and clothing.

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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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First Line supplies OE too

Date: 10-Aug-2016

British sports car manufacturer, Zenos and one of the country’s most reputable aftermarket suppliers, First Line Ltd, have solidified their business relationship, making First Line and its associated brands one of the manufacturer’s original equipment (OE) supply partners.

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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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WAI ignites interest with growing coils and leads range

Date: 10-Aug-2016

Bognor Regis, England, 9 August 2016: WAIglobal is continuing to extend its wide range of coils and leads, with its coil programme now reaching 225 part numbers and ignition leads references growing to more than 750.

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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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NEBOSH Early Bird Offer from GTG

Date: 09-Aug-2016

NEBOSH NATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE IN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH COURSE DESCRIPTION

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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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Byron Hamburgers; What It Means for Other Businesses

Date: 09-Aug-2016

What should businesses make of stricter illegal working penalties and increasing Home Office audits?

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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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Bosal Automotive & Industrial Components expands sales team

Date: 08-Aug-2016

Bosal Automotive & Industrial Components is delighted to announce its latest addition to the company, further investing in its dedicated sales team and reflecting increased growth for one of the world’s major suppliers of complete exhaust systems.

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New-to-range additions extend Bosal Towbars programme

Date: 08-Aug-2016

Bosal Automotive & Industrial Components has added five new towbars to its range, meaning aftermarket customers and end users can now further benefit from one of its many OE quality and fully type approved parts programmes.

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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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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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HELLA appoints Paul Tredgold

Date: 28-Jul-2016

New Head of Paint for Sonne™ Refinishing Programme

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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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TRW’S ‘True Originals’ achieve the perfect balance with brake disc campaign

Date: 28-Jul-2016

TRW Aftermarket has launched the next phase of its ‘True Originals’ multi-media Global marketing campaign; the product group in the spotlight this time is its market leading brake disc programme.

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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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HELLA GUTMANN SOLUTIONS add new Huskys to the range

Date: 28-Jul-2016

The comprehensive range continues to grow

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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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Delphi Product & Service Solutions releases new Friction, Discs & Drums catalogue

Date: 28-Jul-2016

Delphi is pleased to announce the availability of its new 2016 / 2017 Friction, Discs and Drums catalogue

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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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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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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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New fuel-efficient Volvo engine oil from Comma

Date: 12-Jul-2016

Comma continues to develop new ultra-low viscosity, fully synthetic Performance Motor Oils (PMOs)

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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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Tyresure products added to Autocat v8 catalogue

Date: 12-Jul-2016

TPMS supplier selects MAM parts catalogue to provide distributors with product data and diagnostic information

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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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ABS Sensors from TTC

Date: 06-Jul-2016

TTC are pleased to offer an all makes range of ABS sensors from leading manufacturer, ONYX.

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Autoelectro announces latest new-to-range part numbers

Date: 06-Jul-2016

Autoelectro has released its latest batch of starter motors and alternators for a variety of models.

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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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Tom Henman moves to Chicane

Date: 05-Jul-2016

Tom Henman has recently joined the Chicane team as a PR Consultant and will be account managing Autoelectro, Comline, Trico and Turbo Technics over the coming months.

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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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Trico hybrid wiper blades: a case for the misunderstood

Date: 01-Jul-2016

Confusion reigns amongst garages and motor factors when they’re faced with hybrid wiper blades, according to global manufacturer Trico

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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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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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Childcare vouchers do not need to be provided whilst employee on maternity leave

Date: 27-Jun-2016

This was a controversial decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal and is possibly ripe for further challenge in the not too distant future.

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Who is permitted to drive your vehicles?

Date: 27-Jun-2016

There is occasionally a misconception amongst motor traders that a certificate of motor insurance permits any authorised driver to use any vehicle which is held in the policyholder’s care, custody or control.

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Faked Sickness…Football Flu

Date: 27-Jun-2016

The Euro’s are on! How can you miss it? However, an employer may be concerned if members of staff call in sick at the time of a big match – could this possibly be a fake sickness?

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Will leaving the EU change employment law?

Date: 27-Jun-2016

It is very unlikely that the exit from the EU will cause widespread changes to employment law quickly; the majority of the employment law we have that comes from the EU will still form part of UK law unless and until it was amended or repealed.

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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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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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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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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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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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Exol continues to extend product line

Date: 21-Jun-2016

Exol Lubricants has introduced an additional fully synthetic, fuel-efficient engine oil, Optima Vimax 0W-20, to its product range, as well as launching Optima LSF 0W-30, a fully synthetic, low SAPS engine oil.

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MAHLE Aftermarket – Technical Messenger

Date: 21-Jun-2016

MAHLE has an abundance of technical knowledge in regards to filtration systems for all sorts of vehicles, after decades of being an original equipment (OE) manufacturer of these components. It is this expertise that allows MAHLE to recognise the issues and assist technicians to overcome potential installation difficulties. A prime example, because of their similarity, is confusion over the MAHLE Original and Knecht Filter OX 404 and OX 813/1 filter elements.

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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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ZF Services UK welcomes new Managing Director

Date: 20-Jun-2016

As from 1st July, Chris Adcock will take up the reins as new Managing Director of ZF Services UK

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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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TRW Aftermarket enhances Tech Corner, continually improving the range of services on offer to installers

Date: 14-Jun-2016

TRW Aftermarket has added a series of interactive videos, with step-by-step technical tutorials to its FREE, online technical resource, ‘Tech Corner’

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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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When can an injured member of staff return to work

Date: 10-Jun-2016

If a member of staff has been signed off from work for a number of weeks with an injury but wishes to return back to work before, what should you do?

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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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ZF TRW Wins Business Award for Innovative Heated Steering Wheel Technology

Date: 10-Jun-2016

ZF TRW, the active and passive safety division of ZF Friedrichshafen AG, has announced that it will start production of its innovative heated steering wheel technology (Conductor Insert Heating System, or CIHS) with a major European vehicle manufacturer in 2017.

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TTC launches new and improved Susie Air and Electrical Coils

Date: 10-Jun-2016

TTC is pleased to announce the new generation of its long established Susie® brand of Air and Electrical coils.

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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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Valeo launches Japanese truck clutch range

Date: 10-Jun-2016

Valeo Service is launching a complete clutch solution of kits and components for Japanese medium duty vehicles covering applications

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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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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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Manbat – the best just gets better

Date: 01-Jun-2016

Further Improvements To Manbat’s Battery Finder Portal

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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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MAHLE Turbochargers Update

Date: 01-Jun-2016

MAHLE Aftermarket has introduced eight new-to-range (NTR) additions to its fast-growing turbocharger programme, which includes several VAG applications.

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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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IAAF network meeting to offer advice on cybercrime

Date: 20-May-2016

The IAAF will be focusing on cybercrime awareness during its next Breakfast Network Meeting at Ring Automotive, Leeds on 7 July, as well as offering up-to-date information from within the federation.

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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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"Non compete" clauses

Date: 12-May-2016

Lawgistics have recently highlighted some issues around "non compete" clauses in contracts of employment.

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Biggest change in insurance contract law for over 100 years

Date: 12-May-2016

The Insurance Act 2015 (the ‘Act’) received Royal Assent on the 12th February 2015 and will come into force on the 12th August 2016.

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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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IAAF adds to experienced team

Date: 11-May-2016

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Tina Patel as its new financial coordinator, bringing a wealth of experience from within the financial sector to the team.

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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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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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HELLA starters and alternators - range, quality and convenience from HELLA

Date: 09-May-2016

Among the Hella supplies are rotating electrics, a product group that remains a very important profit opportunity for all sectors of the trade and HELLA’s comprehensive rotating programme provides the most appropriate replacement for each and every requirement, whether for commercial vehicle or passenger car application.

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Automechanika Birmingham aftermarket seminars

Date: 04-May-2016

Automechanika Birmingham will be the home to more than 550 high calibre businesses over the course of three days, from the 7th to the 9th June 2016. As an important part of the visitor experience, the organisers have arranged a series of informative seminars that will examine a wide range of important issues facing both the aftermarket and supply chain.

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The Parts Alliance CEO shortlisted in Entrepreneur of the Year awards

Date: 04-May-2016

Peter Sephton, Chief Executive of The Parts Alliance, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

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TRW Aftermarket examines the power of steering

Date: 04-May-2016

The demands on global vehicle manufacturers (VMs) to reduce vehicle weight, cost and hydrocarbon emissions are omnipresent. In turn, this places more and more pressure on parts and systems manufacturers to develop new fuel-saving technologies or to improve existing ones.

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Borg & Beck adds CV brake discs

Date: 03-May-2016

Premium Quality Disc & Drum Programme

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New automatic transmission cleaner & fluid exchanger LAUNCHed

Date: 03-May-2016

Launch UK has introduced a new automatic transmission cleaner and fluid exchanger

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WAI expands on window regulator range

Date: 03-May-2016

WAIglobal has announced a significant increase in its range of OE-quality window regulators for cars, adding more than 700 new references since last year

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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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NGK welcomes success of its latest NTK Lambda sensors promotion

Date: 03-May-2016

Independent garages are rushing to take advantage of NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd’s fantastic NTK Lambda sensors promotion

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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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GT Automotive becomes sole distributor of Riken

Date: 29-Apr-2016

Specialist engine parts supplier, GT Automotive, has announced it has become the sole distributor of Riken

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Euro Car Parts now stocks LP Lithium Ion motorcycle batteries

Date: 29-Apr-2016

Euro Car Parts has launched a new range of Lithium Ion motorcycle batteries

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MAHLE ArticPRO - The professional service choice

Date: 25-Apr-2016

MAHLE is one of the world’s largest component manufacturers and vehicle systems suppliers, with considerable expertise in thermal management. Incorporating this extensive knowledge, the company’s ArticPRO range of air conditioning (A/C) service units, which are distributed here by MAHLE Aftermarket UK, offer workshops an array of benefits that fulfil all their A/C service requirements.

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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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Going Epic with Trico wiper blades

Date: 25-Apr-2016

Epic Accessories have been trading since 1969, and Samantha Gutteridge, owner of the family run A1 retailer in Oadby highlights the importance of POS for TRICO wiper blades.

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Valeo builds Euro 6 clutch CV range

Date: 25-Apr-2016

Valeo Service UK has expanded its Euro 6 clutch range, which now comprises more than 47 references in total, covering 793 vehicle applications.

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IAAF golf challenge to raise money for BEN

Date: 21-Apr-2016

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced it will once again be holding its Team Golf Challenge, which will take place on 6 July at Worsley Park, Nr Manchester, and 11 August at Forest of Arden in Meriden, Warwickshire in aid of automotive trade charity, BEN.

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United Aftermarket Network (UAN) joins IAAF

Date: 20-Apr-2016

170 UAN motor factors join IAAF

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New face at the IAAF

Date: 14-Apr-2016

Tina Patel joins the IAAF

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A Solid plan to grow filter range

Date: 13-Apr-2016

Solid Auto UK has revealed plans to accelerate the growth of its market leading range of filters for Japanese and Korean vehicles, with a specific focus on providing motor factors and garages with OE-quality products.

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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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MAHLE Technical Update - KC195 – Rattling Filter Before Installation

Date: 11-Apr-2016

When empty, a valve located at the bottom of the MAHLE Original and Knecht Filter KC195 filter, which is fitted to numerous diesel powered Alfa Romeo, FIAT, PSA and LDV vehicles is free to move up and down within a cage.

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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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Leap into Spring with Manbat

Date: 11-Apr-2016

Manbat Puts The Focus On Profit

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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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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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HR and the Budget

Date: 11-Apr-2016

Xecutive Search have identified some HR points of interest in the Budget announced on 16 March 2016.

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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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Turning recalls into profits - TecRMI Gives Independents New Opportunities

Date: 11-Apr-2016

Volvo has recently recalled more than 7,000 of their UK models, due to faults with their software and Volvo is not on its own as the news follows the announcement that Renault has had to recall 15,000 vehicles fitted with their 1.5-litre dCi engines, due to recalibration of the engine control unit.

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Victor Reinz® NTR Update

Date: 11-Apr-2016

Victor Reinz® Sealing Products, which are available through UK distribution partner, MAHLE Aftermarket, has lunched a comprehensive range of gaskets for Audi

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First Line oil sumps - aluminium or steel to match OE

Date: 11-Apr-2016

Aluminium Or Steel To Match OE

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Dayco Belt-In-Oil - An Opportunity For All

Date: 11-Apr-2016

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, is also the company that pioneered the belt-in-oil (BIO) concept for automotive applications.

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Behr Hella Service extends its thermal programme

Date: 11-Apr-2016

Water Pumps Complete The Package

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WAI unveils CV window regulator range

Date: 11-Apr-2016

WAIglobal has launched a total of 76 new window regulators covering a wide variety of popular truck manufacturers and models

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Trico - Getting your car ready for Spring/Summer

Date: 04-Apr-2016

With spring here, most drivers will pay a visit to a garage in the next few months to have their car serviced before their holiday, so it’s the perfect time to boost wiper sales, and to support this, TRICO can provide a wiper diagnostics chart, attractive new display stands, merchandise and special promotions.

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National Living Wage – From April 2016

Date: 04-Apr-2016

From April 2016 the National Living Wage will be applicable

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Drug Driving Laws

Date: 04-Apr-2016

New drug driving laws came into effect on the 2nd March 2016

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Compassionate leave

Date: 04-Apr-2016

Employees have no statutory right to compassionate leave, so a request can be refused. Although this is the legal position, it is often seen as being unfair.

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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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Phil Dodd to step down as MD of UAN

Date: 04-Apr-2016

Phil Dodd, managing director of the UAN, has announced that he will be stepping down from the role on 13th June when Bob Ackroyd from the Alliance Automotive Group will be taking over.

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IAAF 2016 Golf dates

Date: 01-Apr-2016

The IAAF will once again be holding its Team Golf Challenge in aid of our automotive trade charity BEN.

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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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IAAF introduces new medical benefits scheme

Date: 30-Mar-2016

The IAAF has launched Priority Plus in partnership with APRIL UK, a medical cash plan designed for individuals working within the automotive industry.

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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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Brake Engineering’s remanufacturing line enjoys buoyant period

Date: 29-Mar-2016

Brake Engineering has reported an increased demand in remanufacturing, as the braking brand continues to gain success with its Original Aftermarket campaign.

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Pulling a ‘Sickie’ May Be Gross Misconduct…

Date: 22-Mar-2016

Employers occasionally suspect that an employee’s illness is not genuine, or that the employee is malingering, but believe that there is little that can be done.

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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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MAHLE Aftermarket adds comprehensive rotating programme

Date: 21-Mar-2016

Since Letrika became part of the MAHLE family following the acquisition of a majority stake in the business in late 2014, the MAHLE Group has been assimilating the products into its respective aftermarket divisions.

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Euro Car Parts now sells RoadHawk dashboard cameras

Date: 21-Mar-2016

Euro Car Parts, the UK’s No.1 distributor of car parts, now stocks the same professional standard RoadHawk dashboard cameras it uses on its own fleet of delivery vehicles.

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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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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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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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Steve Dunn appointed as IAAF CV Committee Chairman

Date: 14-Mar-2016

The commercial vehicle section of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Exol Lubricants sales director Steve Dunn as its new Committee Chairman.

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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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The Turbo Guy invests in new technology

Date: 10-Mar-2016

New IAAF Member, The Turbo Guy from Glasgow, have carried out extensive research into the DPF market and as a result have invested in a DPF Flashcleaner from Nuova AFR of Italy.

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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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IAAF recruitment opportunity

Date: 10-Mar-2016

The IAAF are looking for a part-time financial coordinator to join their small, busy team at their offices in Castle Bromwich as Peter Hayling is set to retire at the end of the month.

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TerraClean TV consumer campaign impacts service centre network

Date: 09-Mar-2016

Randstad Ltd’s engine decarbonising service, TerraClean, has seen a substantial rise in customers visiting its network of national service centres following a period of increased national media advertising.

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Roadlink plans major investment in braking range

Date: 09-Mar-2016

Roadlink International has announced it is making a significant investment in its braking range for commercial vehicles.

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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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Brake Engineering increases product range

Date: 09-Mar-2016

Brake Engineering has extended its product range with the addition of six new parts, including four new brake calipers and two new brake discs.

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WAI extends new branding to coils and leads range

Date: 09-Mar-2016

WAIglobal has now included its extensive range of ignition leads and coils in its new corporate identity and packaging, available under the brand name WAI.

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Trico are pleased to welcome a new Sales Director to the team

Date: 09-Mar-2016

Trico are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Ballinger to AM Sales Director – Europe.

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MAHLE Aftermarket’s top tips for coolant circuit repairs

Date: 09-Mar-2016

Following its expansion into the thermal management market, MAHLE Aftermarket has issued some timely tips for workshops carrying out coolant circuit repairs.

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Power to the people

Date: 09-Mar-2016

HELLA Ltd is geared to provide the automotive aftermarket with a class leading service allowing factors to manage cash flow more effectively by carrying a smaller stock profile of common references and ordering more units with no MOQ (minimum order quantity) should the temperatures drop sharply causing increased demand.

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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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CV water pumps from Borg & Beck

Date: 07-Mar-2016

Quality & Range For The Heavy Duty Sector

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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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FAG forges ahead…

Date: 29-Feb-2016

Forty new FAG wheel bearings kits have been introduced by Schaeffler (UK) Ltd over the past year with new kits being introduced to cater for nearly 1.25 million additional vehicles on the UK and Ireland’s roads.

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INA increases range for millions more vehicles…

Date: 29-Feb-2016

New INA tensioner parts have been introduced for more than 17 million additional vehicles over the past year.

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LuK still leads the way….

Date: 29-Feb-2016

Schaeffler (UK) Ltd has kicked off 2016 by continuing to add to its market-leading LuK clutch range.

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TecAlliance makes the Headline

Date: 29-Feb-2016

Headline Acquisition Provides Added Strength

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Winter driving - wipe your way clear this winter!

Date: 29-Feb-2016

According to Hella, motorists should consider replacing wipers every six to twelve months

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MAHLE Original & Knecht Filter NTR Update

Date: 29-Feb-2016

MAHLE Original & Knecht Filter NTR Update

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Dayco Releases High-Efficiency Aftermarket Water Pumps in the UK

Date: 29-Feb-2016

Dayco Releases High-Efficiency Aftermarket Water Pumps in the UK

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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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Matt Neal sponsored by Delphi and The Parts Alliance

Date: 23-Feb-2016

Three-time British Touring Car Champion Matt Neal, who is also known for being a director of leading British wheel-maker Rimstock Wheels, is being sponsored by Delphi Product and Service Solutions and The Parts Alliance.

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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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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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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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Have you been affected by the floods?

Date: 23-Feb-2016

Some parts of the UK have recently been affected by flooding as a result of the battering received by the country from storm Imogen and the other December/January storms. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been quick to state that although they do not intend to visit premises which have been hit by flooding, employers should not overlook the health and safety issues when looking at how to get their businesses up and running again.

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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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Vehicle Safety Recalls January 2016

Date: 23-Feb-2016

These are the vehicles, parts or accessories recalled by manufacturers for a safety reason during January 2016.

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Well on the road to electric coverage

Date: 23-Feb-2016

About 98% of England’s motorway network is within 20 miles of an electric vehicle charge point, with 72% of service stations now providing electric charging.

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Well on the road to electric coverage

Date: 23-Feb-2016

About 98% of England’s motorway network is within 20 miles of an electric vehicle charge point, with 72% of service stations now providing electric charging.

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IAAF Website News

Date: 23-Feb-2016

New video gives greater understanding of IAAF's work

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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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Horseplay in the workplace or Hammer it home

Date: 23-Feb-2016

Horseplay in the workplace

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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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Breakfast network meeting attracts largest audience to date

Date: 12-Feb-2016

Breakfast network meeting attracts largest audience to date

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Opening up access to data

Date: 12-Feb-2016

TecRMI’s director of data development, Ralf Pelkmann, has been appointed chairman of the newly created European Independent Automotive Data Publishers Association (ADPA)

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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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