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Surge in electronic trading as PACT celebrates 10 years

Date: 15-Dec-2017

Motor factors ordering more regularly, thanks to supplier efficiencies

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ECP parent to acquire Stahlgruber

Date: 15-Dec-2017

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

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

Date: 15-Dec-2017

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

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Multi-branch motor factor streamlines delivery operations

Date: 15-Dec-2017

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

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Become a ‘Normfest conqueror’ with Euro Car Parts

Date: 15-Dec-2017

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

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TecAlliance takes to the Cloud

Date: 15-Dec-2017

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

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HELLA and BHAP look to intensify collaboration in China

Date: 15-Dec-2017

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

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Melett Ltd acquired by Wabtec Corporation

Date: 15-Dec-2017

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

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DENSO offers best practice in Lambda Sensor fitment to guide workshops through extreme weather

Date: 15-Dec-2017

Extreme weather conditions around Christmas can bring nasty surprises for motorists with faulty or poor quality Lambda Sensors, highlighting the need for workshops to be prepared to fit OE quality replacements.

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

Date: 15-Dec-2017

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

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GSF upgrades set to boost Derby branch

Date: 01-Dec-2017

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

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

Date: 01-Dec-2017

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

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HELLA Provides The Ideal Solution For Rotating Electrics

Date: 01-Dec-2017

HELLA’s original equipment quality rotating electrics portfolio

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A pioneer in steering and suspension

Date: 01-Dec-2017

Quality And Depth Throughout The Range

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CV Coils poster from Borg & Beck

Date: 01-Dec-2017

Premium Quality Coils With Premium Support

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

Date: 01-Dec-2017

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

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

Date: 20-Nov-2017

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

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MAHLE re-launches online catalogue with new innovative features

Date: 20-Nov-2017

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

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MAHLE Motorsport launches Racing Bearings catalogue

Date: 20-Nov-2017

MAHLE Motorsport has launched its High Performance Racing Bearings catalogue for the aftermarket.

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Midwest calls out garages on Apec training

Date: 20-Nov-2017

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

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WAI introduces latest rotating electrics range additions

Date: 20-Nov-2017

WAIglobal has increased its aftermarket offering further still with its latest rotating electrics range expansion, featuring four additional starter motors and five alternators.

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Melett joins the IAAF with quality on agenda

Date: 20-Nov-2017

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

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NGK - Mechanex Sandown Park review

Date: 20-Nov-2017

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

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

Date: 20-Nov-2017

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

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Euro Car Parts supplies window regulator fitting guide

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Window regulators are notoriously difficult to fit, which can mean independent garages face frustratingly long labour times. Keen to fast track the process, Euro Car Parts now includes fitting instructions in product boxes, ensuring that window regulator replacements are straight forward to fit.

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HELLA’S Easy To Use 3D Addlight Bulbs App

Date: 20-Nov-2017

The free app that helps find the best headlamps

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Schaeffler UK’s Automotive Aftermarket joins National Tyre Distributors Association

Date: 20-Nov-2017

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

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GSF Car Parts double warranty on key ranges

Date: 20-Nov-2017

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

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Double win at SMTA Awards for Servicesure garages

Date: 20-Nov-2017

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

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Keep busy with a GSF Car Parts 2018 job diary

Date: 20-Nov-2017

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

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DENSO to highlight importance of OE Quality Lambda Sensors to workshops at Autoinform Live

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Leading OE supplier to showcase why stocking quality components is key for workshop reputation

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Delphi Appoints New UK & Eire Country Director

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Nigel Duffield joins Delphi Product & Service Solutions to deliver the company’s strategic growth objectives in UK & Eire

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Don’t be left out in the cold, says Euro Car Parts

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Garages are being advised by Euro Car Parts to consider their workshop heating requirements, as Britain braces itself for a cold snap.

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NGK hold successful golf day in Northern Ireland

Date: 20-Nov-2017

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

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Ultra Low Emission Zone - Euro 6 vehicles to be classed as low emission

Date: 17-Nov-2017

The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is an area of London within which most vehicles will need to meet exhaust emission standards (ULEZ standards) or pay a daily charge to travel.

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New Appointment at Ring

Date: 17-Nov-2017

Ring is pleased to welcome Jason Smith to the role of Key Accounts Manager within its UK Trade Division.

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NGK announces winner of BoxClever promotion

Date: 17-Nov-2017

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

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IAAF holds another successful Industry Briefing Session

Date: 07-Nov-2017

The latest Industry Briefing, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), took place at the FPS National Distribution Centre in Sheffield on Thursday 26th October

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TerraClean 2017 conference ‘buzz’ fuelled by network growth

Date: 07-Nov-2017

Randstad Ltd has held its annual TerraClean conference, which brought together service centres to network, exchange ideas and opinions and ultimately consult on the brand’s numerous marketing plans in 2018.

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Osram's latest issue of Mainbeam now available

Date: 07-Nov-2017

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

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HELLA TECH WORLD – the easy access support site

Date: 07-Nov-2017

The 24-Hour Online Portal To Equip Workshops For The Future

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MANN+HUMMEL make it a GROUPAUTO ‘double’

Date: 03-Nov-2017

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

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Fast Parts Wales to run MOT Training course

Date: 01-Nov-2017

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

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World Champion Speedway Rider Greg Hancock's plans for 2018

Date: 01-Nov-2017

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

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NGK - M-Sport victories

Date: 01-Nov-2017

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

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Comma launches ‘the Volkswagen oil of the future’

Date: 01-Nov-2017

The Comma Performance Motor Oil range has received a new addition that will help maintain the latest generation of diesel engines from the Volkswagen Group. The oil is also suitable for the latest petrol engines.

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Oil choice proves critical as nearly half of UK car parc is turbocharged

Date: 01-Nov-2017

Research suggests that nearly half of all cars on UK roads could be brought to standstill by simply choosing the wrong oil

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Motor factor upgrades to cloud software

Date: 01-Nov-2017

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

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Champion® Launches New Braking Portfolio

Date: 01-Nov-2017

Technicians, workshops and suppliers can now source all their quality service components from a single brand

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John Dixon promoted to National Account Manager UK & Ireland

Date: 01-Nov-2017

Tenneco UK & Ireland Aftermarket have appointed John Dixon as National Account Manager for UK & Ireland.

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HELLA to further expand company headquarters in Lippstadt, Germany

Date: 01-Nov-2017

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

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

Date: 01-Nov-2017

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

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Exol unveils new anti-freeze range

Date: 25-Oct-2017

Brand launches four new products for automotive and CV

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Comline Steering & Suspension Surges Forward

Date: 25-Oct-2017

British brand brings an influx of new steering & suspension numbers to market

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Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket upgraded to autonomous division

Date: 24-Oct-2017

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

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Philips RacingVision is 2017 Headlamp of the Year

Date: 24-Oct-2017

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

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WAI intensifies merchandise programme for garages and factors

Date: 23-Oct-2017

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

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Lumag’s brake pad range further expanded

Date: 23-Oct-2017

Leading global OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier of brake friction products LUMAG, has announced the latest range additions to its own brand of brake pads, BRECK.

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Independent garages urged to upskill technicians on electric vehicles

Date: 23-Oct-2017

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

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Coil springs range extension surpasses 200 references

Date: 23-Oct-2017

Lesjöfors Springs has introduced more than 200 new coil springs since the start of the year as the company continues to demonstrate its excellence in bringing to market ‘key’ products for the automotive market.

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

Date: 23-Oct-2017

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

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Automechanika Birmingham launches new website

Date: 23-Oct-2017

Automechanika Birmingham has launched a new website to showcase the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and vehicle production sector.

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Groupauto & UAN Motor Factor Trade Show 2017

Date: 20-Oct-2017

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

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MAHLE launches UK garage competition to win ‘cool’ prizes

Date: 20-Oct-2017

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

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MAHLE keeps the aftermarket cool with new A/C compressor range

Date: 20-Oct-2017

MAHLE Aftermarket has launched a range of air-conditioning (A/C) compressors under the MAHLE Original brand, covering all top applications in the UK aftermarket.

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MAHLE - Technical Messenger – Workshop Information

Date: 20-Oct-2017

Issue no. 07/2017 – Power loss as a result of defective crankcase ventilation

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MAHLE increases CV filter range

Date: 20-Oct-2017

MAHLE has recently introduced seven additional filters to its ever-expanding Commercial Vehicle (CV) range, including three oil filters, two fuel filters, a cabin filter and an air filter.

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HELLA – 2019 Workshop Calendar Competition

Date: 20-Oct-2017

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

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GSF Car Parts branch upgrade gets TV thumbs up

Date: 20-Oct-2017

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

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NGK opens new distribution centre in Germany

Date: 20-Oct-2017

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

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Automechanika Birmingham - Announcing superb new networking initiatives

Date: 20-Oct-2017

Automechanika Birmingham now offers a NEW facilitated meetings programme, where visitors will be able to match their needs with the products & services of exhibiting companies. For exhibitors, will offer an opportunity to increase quality business conversations, negotiations and contracts with motor factors, distributors, retailers, workshops, OEMs, tier 1 & 2 manufacturers.

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

Date: 20-Oct-2017

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

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NGK to highlight horticultural credentials at Saltex

Date: 06-Oct-2017

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

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Future-oriented filtration solutions for fuel cell and high voltage battery systems

Date: 05-Oct-2017

MANN+HUMMEL selectively uses its core expertise to develop products for new drive concepts with the aim of achieving mobility in the future with a low level of emissions. This applies to concepts for batteries and also fuel cell technology. Stationary applications such as generators will also be fitted with the newly developed products.

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

Date: 04-Oct-2017

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

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NGK to "go green" at MechanEx Sandown Park

Date: 04-Oct-2017

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

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Victory for NGK-sponsored speedway rider

Date: 04-Oct-2017

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

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Flexible working

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Any employee who has been employed for a minimum of 26 weeks has the legal right to request flexible working. Flexible working could be having flexible start and finish times, annualised hours or working from home for example.

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Employers Liability - Compulsory Insurance

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Lawgistics have offered the following advice to business in respect of Employer's Liability - Compulsory Insurance.

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Sukhpal staying at ECP for further three years

Date: 03-Oct-2017

ECP founder has agreed to remain executive chairman for a further three years

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Lesjöfors acquires new 65,000 sq ft facility

Date: 03-Oct-2017

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

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Colin Turkington set for thrilling finale of BTCC championship

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Colin Turkington will head to the final race weekend of the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch in a head to head battle for the title.

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

Date: 03-Oct-2017

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

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Roadlink fantasy football excites CV aftermarket

Date: 03-Oct-2017

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

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Allwoods spring ahead with Kilen van!

Date: 03-Oct-2017

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

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Banner Batteries advocate celebrates 40 years with transit wrap

Date: 03-Oct-2017

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

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GSF Car Parts To Reintroduce Bendix Brand of Automotive Braking Products to the United Kingdom

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Exclusive distribution agreement makes availability of popular Bendix brand a reality for Western Europe’s independent automotive aftermarket

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GSF and ZM Heaters take to the road

Date: 03-Oct-2017

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

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GSF Car Parts host final branch open evening at Banbury

Date: 03-Oct-2017

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

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NGK sponsored speedway rider undergoes shoulder operation

Date: 03-Oct-2017

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

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Elcome Announces £¼ Million Pound Investment

Date: 03-Oct-2017

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

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BORG & BECK introduces brake fluid

Date: 03-Oct-2017

The Braking Specialist That Provides The Full Package

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Comline: First for Filters

Date: 03-Oct-2017

British brand announces IFTS membership in support of leading filtration range

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DENSO updates wiper blades catalogue to help workshops boost autumn sales across popular car models

Date: 03-Oct-2017

DENSO’s latest wiper blades catalogue for the aftermarket includes a new part number key and updated fitting instructions for all blade types.

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HELLA Further Expands Software Centre

Date: 03-Oct-2017

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

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GSF Car Parts see surge in Garage Essentials

Date: 03-Oct-2017

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

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Comline at the double! - Comline celebrates A1 Motor Stores Component Supplier of the Year award

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Comline Auto Parts (Comline), the award-winning British distributor of all-makes replacement parts, has added to its list of accolades by being awarded the A1 Motor Stores Component Supplier of the Year for 2017 for the second successive year.

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Delphi hit the road to show ‘Best of Brakes’

Date: 03-Oct-2017

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

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

Date: 03-Oct-2017

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

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

Date: 03-Oct-2017

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

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HELLA – Supporting Customers - NTR additions across the electrical range

Date: 03-Oct-2017

HELLA has introduced its latest new-to-range (NTR) additions via an improved email communication service for customers

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

Date: 03-Oct-2017

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

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

Date: 25-Sep-2017

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

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The Perfect Fit! Comline makes fitment easier for technicians by including a drain tube with a popular oil filter reference

Date: 11-Sep-2017

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) has upgraded its EOF249 oil filter, suitable for a variety of Japanese applications, to make draining residual oil from the filter housing easier and quicker for technicians.

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Commercial Components wins F1 tickets with MAHLE

Date: 11-Sep-2017

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

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TecAlliance – the tools to tackle the issues

Date: 11-Sep-2017

TecAlliance RMI answers the question

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Brake’s Emma Turnbull gets ‘chopped’ for charity

Date: 11-Sep-2017

Brake Engineering’s marketing support & communications co-ordinator, Emma Turnbull, is having her hair dramatically cut in a bid to raise money for the Little Princess Trust.

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A brand new range of Air Mass flowmeters enriches a wide and expanding sensors range

Date: 11-Sep-2017

Valeo Service continues its commitment to extend the wide product portfolio with a brand new range of air mass flow meters and releasing 221 Engine Management Systems sensors for passenger car.

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HELLA’s Easy To Use Bulb Configurator

Date: 11-Sep-2017

Drive safely with the correct bulb from HELLA

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Autosupplies inaugural golf day a success

Date: 11-Sep-2017

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

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New references for Volvo car applications

Date: 11-Sep-2017

Valeo Service has released 24 new references for major Volvo car applications since February 2017

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AutoCare’s BIG winter giveaway is back!

Date: 11-Sep-2017

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

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TerraClean’s Colin Turkington targets third BTCC championship

Date: 11-Sep-2017

TerraClean ambassador and double BTCC champion, Colin Turkington, has placed himself in contention for a third championship, lying second in the standings with just two events to go.

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TPCATS agrees electronic trading ‘PACT’

Date: 11-Sep-2017

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

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Valeo “augments” its hotline with a new upgrade - The Valeo Connected Assistance

Date: 11-Sep-2017

Valeo helps customers by seeing what they see.

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Comma Oil Finder app strikes gold for workshop efficiency

Date: 06-Sep-2017

• Nearly 82% prefer Comma’s app over catalogues or online guides according to survey
• Cuts time spent searching for vehicle product applications by average of 30%
• Users say easy-to-use ‘Oil Finder’ app has enhanced their business

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Aftermarket distributor to improve service with MAM Software cloud products

Date: 06-Sep-2017

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

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Are you ready for the GDPR?

Date: 05-Sep-2017

If you don't actually know what GDPR stands for, then you are almost certainly not ready for this key change of law which is coming your way.

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Bosch appoints new channel marketer for workshops in the UK

Date: 05-Sep-2017

Ian Daly has been appointed to the position of workshop channel marketer for Bosch Car Service and Bosch Diesel Network in the UK (replacing Shenoa Davies).

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Repair Costs Across the UK revealed

Date: 05-Sep-2017

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

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Calipers dominate this month’s new to range development

Date: 05-Sep-2017

Eight new brake calipers have been added to Brake Engineering’s product range this month, underlining the brand’s commitment to bringing to market products that are in demand at both garages and motor factors.

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

Date: 04-Sep-2017

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

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Valeo Service releases its new reference clutch catalogue 2017/2018

Date: 04-Sep-2017

The new 2017/2018 edition of the Clutch catalogue dedicated to passenger cars and LCV applications for all Valeo Service aftermarket product ranges has been released in August 2017.

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GSF Car Parts launch new Purflux filter promotion

Date: 04-Sep-2017

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

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Schaeffler strengthens REPXPERT marketing team

Date: 04-Sep-2017

Schaeffler is delighted to announce the appointments of Tony Yates and Lucie Campbell to its digital marketing team. Both have been tasked with helping to develop the REPXPERT platform following a surge in subscribers in the UK.

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Lumag’s Breck brand bolstered with 20 new vehicle applications

Date: 01-Sep-2017

Lumag is pleased to announce that its own-brand of brake pads, Breck, has seen its range expanded with the introduction of four new part numbers, covering 20 new vehicle applications.

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OSRAM launches new retrofit upgrade headlamps for VW Golf VI drivers

Date: 01-Sep-2017

OSRAM is launching a full retrofit upgrade headlamp set for VW Golf VI owners who want their cars to outshine all others.

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Who’s best in the Independent Aftermarket?

Date: 01-Sep-2017

This year’s Awards Programme is now open

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A new addition to HELLA GUTMANN Solutions

Date: 30-Aug-2017

Carl Whitlam joins the garage equipment team

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The Parts Alliance announce new ‘Best of Brakes’ promotion

Date: 30-Aug-2017

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

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More light, more visibility, more safety. OSRAM celebrates 10 years of the NIGHT BREAKER family!

Date: 30-Aug-2017

For the past ten years, OSRAM has been writing success stories with the product family NIGHT BREAKER all over the world and this has intensified in the last few years.

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'Self-driving' lorries to be tested on UK roads

Date: 29-Aug-2017

Small convoys of partially driverless lorries will be trialled on major British roads by the end of next year, the government has announced.

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The FELLOWSHIP of the MOTOR INDUSTRY - something for you?

Date: 29-Aug-2017

The FELLOWSHIP of the Motor Industry offers a unique opportunity for people to reacquaint with like-minded colleagues and make new Industry friends at exciting and varying social events.

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Exol Lubricants invests in electronic trading

Date: 25-Aug-2017

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

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MAM to preview new software update at upcoming Motor Factor Show

Date: 25-Aug-2017

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

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Euro Car Parts partners with Ceramex to provide ‘Midas touch’ DPF service

Date: 25-Aug-2017

Three-day turnaround filter refurbishment service offered to independent garages

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Key Parts extend braking programme

Date: 25-Aug-2017

More Than 200 New References

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Comline Industry Eye e-news bulletin unveiled

Date: 25-Aug-2017

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

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HELLA Adds More Than 150 References For Multiple Product Ranges

Date: 25-Aug-2017

Lighting, EGR valve and sensor references added

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Behr Hella Service Further Expands Product Ranges

Date: 25-Aug-2017

120 new references added

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DENSO Wiper Blades delivering autumn sales

Date: 25-Aug-2017

The challenges for motorists as autumnal weather approaches open up opportunities for workshops to boost customer satisfaction and sales by offering high quality wiper blades

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Exol Lubricants invests in electronic trading

Date: 21-Aug-2017

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

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New to range filters for August

Date: 18-Aug-2017

Following the successful introduction of the HELLA Hengst brand earlier this year and its subsequent increasing share of the UK filtration market, HELLA has announced that the company will be adding 16 new-to-range (NTR) part numbers during August.

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Euro Car Parts introduces Auto Finesse

Date: 17-Aug-2017

A full range of professional car care products at competitive prices

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Continued success for HELLA!

Date: 17-Aug-2017

Fastest Year-On-Year Growth

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

Date: 17-Aug-2017

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

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

Date: 16-Aug-2017

Passing On Its Thermal Management Expertise

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Laurel Clark to leave The Parts Alliance

Date: 14-Aug-2017

The Parts Alliance has announced that Laurel Clark, Procurement Director, will be leaving us on 18 August.

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NGK BoxClever August winners

Date: 14-Aug-2017

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

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Start-up motor factor to use Autopart Online to deliver "good old-fashioned service"

Date: 14-Aug-2017

7 Dale Motor Factors employs MAM Software's cloud solution to help provide good customer service and efficiently manage its operations

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AdBlue now on Exol agenda

Date: 14-Aug-2017

Sales more than double since launch

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IAAF welcomes Johnson Controls Batteries

Date: 14-Aug-2017

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

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

Date: 11-Aug-2017

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

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WAI spins into action following Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 04-Aug-2017

Auto-electrical supplier experiences best show yet

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Comline diesel filter range enhanced with improvements to popular references

Date: 04-Aug-2017

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) has improved its diesel filter range with vital enhancements to two of its most popular references, EFF235 and EFF246, each designed to allow a smoother assembly of the component

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IAAF Announcement

Date: 04-Aug-2017

Andy Savva to step down as vice-president

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Autoparts UK raises the heat with summer offers

Date: 04-Aug-2017

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

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Autosupplies hits the track with DENSO

Date: 04-Aug-2017

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

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Roadlink ‘powers’ truck racing team

Date: 04-Aug-2017

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

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Autoparts to support IAAF Conference 2017

Date: 04-Aug-2017

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

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Stay cool this summer with Launch UK

Date: 04-Aug-2017

New range of air-con machines unveiled

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BERU® Launches New Ignition Pocket Catalogue for 2017-2018

Date: 04-Aug-2017

Conveniently-sized catalogue provides instant access to an extensive range of premium ignition products

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Comline proudly supports Bedfordshire charities by sponsoring Local Heroes award

Date: 04-Aug-2017

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

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Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport celebrates Formula E title success

Date: 04-Aug-2017

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

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BORG & BECK’S Clutch Fault Guide

Date: 04-Aug-2017

Useful Guide For Technicians

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Employers should prepare for upsurge in tribunal claims

Date: 04-Aug-2017

The fees for those bringing claims have been ruled unlawful after the Supreme Court upheld a challenge by trade union Unison that the charges were discriminatory. The government has said it would take immediate steps to stop charging and to refund payments.

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Sonne appoints new Business Development Manager

Date: 03-Aug-2017

Colin Thompson joins growing company.

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Vans to go greener and cleaner under new plans

Date: 03-Aug-2017

Changes will allow drivers to drive heavier vans if powered by low emission technology.

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Digital listening surges to nearly 50%

Date: 03-Aug-2017

Digital listening pushed ever closer to 50% by reaching a new record share of 48.7%, a percentage share growth of 7.5% compared to 45.3% in Q2 2016, according to RAJAR Q2 2017 data.

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HaynesPro WorkshopData latest release

Date: 02-Aug-2017

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

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

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

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

Date: 02-Aug-2017

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

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Delphi Product & Service Solutions Launches Multi-System, Wide-Ranging Low Pressure Diagnostic Tool with Added Road Test Capability

Date: 26-Jul-2017

Delphi’s new LP35 provides technicians with the ability to test all low pressure circuits in both static and dynamic modes, with just one, easy-to-use, highly accurate tool

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TRW makes it a Summer well spent with new-to-range parts

Date: 26-Jul-2017

ZF Aftermarket has introduced a further 97 references for its TRW branded ‘Corner Module’ offer of braking, steering & suspension products in the UK.

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts Adds Ignition Modules to Online Training Platform

Date: 26-Jul-2017

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

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Sun shines on GSF’s Peterborough branch for trade evening

Date: 26-Jul-2017

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

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DENSO Lambda Sensor range extends to help optimise engine efficiency

Date: 26-Jul-2017

OE quality range receives eight new part numbers offering widespread coverage, optimising engine efficiency

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HELLA Hengst cabin filters - a complete solution

Date: 26-Jul-2017

Fitting instructions included with every cabin filter

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Experienced REPXPERT users utilising its true purpose

Date: 24-Jul-2017

REPXPERT, Schaeffler’s free and popular garage portal, is proving more than just a place for technicians to cash-in their loyalty coupons for bonus gifts – it also paves the way to access additional technical information on its LuK, FAG, INA and Ruville brands

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Show highlights from Automechanika Birmingham 2017

Date: 21-Jul-2017

The organisers of Automechanika Birmingham 2017 have now created a show highlights video, with a look to the future with the 2018 dates.

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Ferodo® Earns Preferred Supply Status with A1 Motor Stores

Date: 20-Jul-2017

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

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The importance of keeping the OBD connector

Date: 20-Jul-2017

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has recently 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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Booking forms despatched for IAAF Conference and Awards Dinner 2017

Date: 20-Jul-2017

The IAAF has advised that the brochure and booking forms for this year's Conference and Awards Dinner have now been sent out to the membership.

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Lighting expert, HELLA, crucial to development of innovative technology!

Date: 18-Jul-2017

Liquid Crystal HD Technology Enables Fully Adaptive Light Distribution

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Fantastic Four for Euro Car Parts at Car Dealer Awards

Date: 17-Jul-2017

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

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New technology features in WAI new to range

Date: 17-Jul-2017

New rotating electrics products have been added to the WAIglobal range, bringing the total number of new references introduced to more than 30 in recent months.

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

Date: 17-Jul-2017

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

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HELLA’S multibeam LED headlamps

Date: 17-Jul-2017

Lighting is one of the most essential safety components in a vehicle and due to its importance, lighting and electronics expert, HELLA, continually develops innovative lighting systems that offer a high level of driving illumination to provide the best view of the road ahead

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Servicesure garages to help customers fund car maintenance

Date: 17-Jul-2017

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

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SONNE further increases refinish offering

Date: 17-Jul-2017

The accident repair and refinish industry is growing at a rapid pace, causing uncertainty for some, but creating opportunity for others. In the last few years, global coatings manufacturers and UK based distributors have made acquisitions to strengthen their position in the market

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Garage Essentials Summer 2017 available now

Date: 17-Jul-2017

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

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

Date: 17-Jul-2017

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

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Get fit for work and for life: Ben highlights new health check programme for industry in latest physical health campaign

Date: 17-Jul-2017

Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people, has launched a new campaign today which will spotlight the importance of good physical health to a person’s life.

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Starring role for Starline

Date: 11-Jul-2017

Steering and suspension with industry-leading 3-year warranty

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DENSO leads the way in Lambda Sensor technology

Date: 11-Jul-2017

Since 1977, DENSO has been breaking new ground in Lambda Sensor technology and innovations

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Specialist retailer delighted with e-commerce solution

Date: 11-Jul-2017

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

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HELLA’s impressive new sensor range

Date: 10-Jul-2017

Intelligent battery sensors spearhead growing range

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NGK celebrate successful appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Date: 06-Jul-2017

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

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Sedgley goes the extra mile for the Brain Tumour Charity

Date: 06-Jul-2017

Keith Sedgley, joint managing director of Roadlink International, a leading commercial vehicle parts supplier, has successfully cycled 133 miles in a day from Wolverhampton to Aberdovey in aid of the Brain Tumour Charity

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

Date: 05-Jul-2017

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

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HELLA Hengst – the success so far

Date: 05-Jul-2017

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

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MAHLE training takes centre stage at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 04-Jul-2017

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

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EBT Opens New Southwest Logistical Hub

Date: 04-Jul-2017

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

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Behr Hella Service Expands Compressor Range for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Date: 04-Jul-2017

Behr Hella Service is now the exclusive sales partner for Sanden in the Independent European Aftermarket

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

Date: 04-Jul-2017

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

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

Date: 04-Jul-2017

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

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Digital radio summer campaign - On air now

Date: 04-Jul-2017

Digital Radio UK have announced details of the new Summer on air industry-wide digital radio campaign which recently launched across BBC and commercial stations

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IAAF seeks views on parts identification within new Type Approval legislation - Deadline Extended

Date: 04-Jul-2017

The IAAF has recently contacted its supplier, wholesaler and data publishing members as the automotive aftermarket is facing a crucial time with the forthcoming Vehicle Type-Approval legislation currently being worked on by the European Commission, Parliament and Council.

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IAAF welcomes Lumag into membership

Date: 04-Jul-2017

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

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Harp International joins IAAF

Date: 04-Jul-2017

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

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BEN Cricket - The Results

Date: 30-Jun-2017

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

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IAAF Member Autotech Recruit's MD appointed chairman of NTDA south east & central south region

Date: 30-Jun-2017

Autotech Recruit’s managing director, Gavin White, has been appointed as the National Tyre Distributors Association’s (NTDA) new chairman for the south east and central south region.

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WhoCanFixMyCar and Joe Stevenson visit Bridgwater & Taunton Automotive Training College

Date: 29-Jun-2017

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

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HELLA and ZF form strategic partnership

Date: 28-Jun-2017

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

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First Line gives Technicians Top Tips

Date: 28-Jun-2017

What Technicians Need To Know About Installing Land Rover Handbrake Shoes

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NGK names Salesman of the Year for 2017

Date: 27-Jun-2017

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has named Kim Keilty as its Salesman of the Year for 2017

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WAI introduces new regulator tester

Date: 27-Jun-2017

WAIglobal has added a new voltage regulator testing diagnostic tool, the WAI1000, to its extensive rotating electrical range.

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Midlands open evenings break records for GSF Car Parts

Date: 27-Jun-2017

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

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SONNE – one year on - the ideal ‘free to choose’ solution

Date: 27-Jun-2017

In the last year, HELLA has added to its brand portfolio by branching out into the UK collision repair sector with the launch of Sonne during the inaugural Automechanika Birmingham

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GSF Car Parts promote new Dunlop Air Con units

Date: 26-Jun-2017

GSF Car Parts has just launched new deals on the Dunlop Air Con machines for R134a and new R1234YF refrigerants.

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NGK head to Goodwood's Festival of Speed

Date: 26-Jun-2017

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

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MAHLE extends engine component offering

Date: 26-Jun-2017

MAHLE Aftermarket has introduced seven new engine components including four pistons, two rings and one liner

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Valeo demonstrates clutch friction expertise

Date: 26-Jun-2017

Valeo Service has launched in the UK a campaign focusing on the key benefits of its commercial vehicle clutch friction material

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Automechanika Birmingham Feedback

Date: 23-Jun-2017

Opinions sought on 2017 show

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SMMT calls for “business as usual” interim arrangements to avoid cliff edge at UK Automotive Industry summit

Date: 23-Jun-2017

At the SMMT's International Summit held on Tuesday 20th June, the UK automotive industry called on government to seek an interim arrangement with the EU that would maintain membership of the single market and customs union until a final agreement on a new relationship with the EU is negotiated and implemented.

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Roadlink wins ‘Manufacturing Champion’ award

Date: 22-Jun-2017

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

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

Date: 22-Jun-2017

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

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Autoparts extends range of ORIUM tyres

Date: 22-Jun-2017

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

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Midwest successfully hosts Schaeffler technical evening

Date: 21-Jun-2017

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

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Experienced professional ‘Launches’ into diagnostics brand

Date: 21-Jun-2017

Launch UK, one of the leading UK suppliers of automotive diagnostics equipment, has appointed Richard Collyer in the role of product and equipment specialist, bringing a wealth of aftermarket experience to the established brand.

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New DPF gun ‘launches’ into diagnostics range

Date: 21-Jun-2017

Launch UK has added a brand new diesel particulate filter (DPF) gun to its extensive range of diagnostic equipment, and is hoping to raise awareness to the importance of maintaining and cleaning a DPF.

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

Date: 21-Jun-2017

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

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Cold calling! How to address refrigerant legislation

Date: 20-Jun-2017

Euro Car Parts, the UK’s leading supplier of car and LCV parts, has released the latest version of its air-conditioning catalogue

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Lumag launches new BRECK online catalogue

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Pioneer of brake friction technology, LUMAG, has just launched its e-catalogue for its own brand of brake pads, BRECK

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Lumag launches new e-catalogue of its CV range

Date: 19-Jun-2017

LUMAG, leading OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier for CV brake pads and linings, has announced the launch of its latest e-catalogue, which has been fully updated to offer its complete CV range which is now available to order.

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BEHR HELLA SERVICE’S Advanced Training Academy

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Passing On Its Thermal Management Expertise

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MAHLE enhances Caremetix® coverage

Date: 19-Jun-2017

MAHLE Aftermarket has introduced six new cabin air filters under the CareMetix® brand as the new five layer filters continue to offer enhanced vehicle parc coverage

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Capus reports surge in Kingpin wear gauge sales

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Capus (UK) has reported a significant increase in sales of its kingpin wear gauge after urging CV fleet operators to regularly check this safety-critical part every six months or 40,000 km

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Valeo urges aftermarket to ‘Trust the Specialist’

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Valeo Service UK demonstrated its complete product range at Automechanika Birmingham to reflect its Aftermarket Product specialist promise, including wiper systems, transmission systems and lighting systems to name a few

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

Date: 19-Jun-2017

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

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NGK - New BoxClever promotion

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has put together another fantastic promotional offer for members of its BoxClever garage loyalty scheme

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Valeo Digital Tools put power in technicians’ hands

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Valeo Service UK has launched a number of digital initiatives to further support customers as part of its wider ‘We Care 4 You’ strategy

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EBT leads the way

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Technical Seminar provides clarity

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TecAlliance – providing the tools for effective aftermarket solutions

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Between TecDoc and RMI, both factors and their workshop customers have the tools to deliver the very best in replacement parts management and best practice installation

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Valeo and Cisco unveil a smart parking service

Date: 19-Jun-2017

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

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Valeo Tech Care programme takes centre stage

Date: 19-Jun-2017

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

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Capus ties up with Fabio air springs

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Capus (UK) Ltd has recently added the Fabio range of replacement air springs to its extensive range of CV aftermarket products.

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British motorists buy more car parts, accessories and services online than cosmetics or groceries finds new research

Date: 19-Jun-2017

The UK’s car servicing and repair sector grew again in 2016, with turnover rising 2.4% to £21.6 billion, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)

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Midwest Motor Factors bids farewell to Paul Yardley

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Paul Yardley of Midwest Motor Factors has bid farewell to staff, customers and suppliers following the successful transition of the business to independent dealership group Arnold Clark.

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

Date: 19-Jun-2017

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

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DENSO impresses with innovation at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 19-Jun-2017

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

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Schaeffler highlights tomorrow’s technology

Date: 19-Jun-2017

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

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Shaftec growth drives website and marketing material upgrade

Date: 19-Jun-2017

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

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Delphi Product & Service Solutions Enhances Engine Management Portfolio with New, First-to-Market OE Technologies

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Delphi’s new programme of OE cam phasers, air dosers and OE-quality exhaust gas temperature sensors covers popular failing parts, providing greater service opportunities for garages

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

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Consistent Influx Of Visitors On HELLA Stand

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Delphi Product & Service Solutions Extends Steering Range with Significant New-to-Range Additions

Date: 12-Jun-2017

Delphi introduces 175 new steering part numbers covering popular vehicles and more than 1000 applications

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MOOG® Announces Exclusive New Agreement with European NASCAR® Series

Date: 12-Jun-2017

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

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Valeo lights up aftermarket with OE Technologies

Date: 12-Jun-2017

Following Valeo Service’s Strategy We Care 4 You - Trust the Specialist, there is a strong focus on one of the latest lighting technologies on the market: the FullLed™ system

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Wendy Williamson offers aftermarket insight at Automechanika

Date: 12-Jun-2017

At Automechanika Birmingham 2017 Wendy Williamson, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), provided an overview of the latest challenges facing the industry in 2017 and how the aftermarket is responding to these issues

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Facelift for the VW Golf VI: Osram previews new retrofit upgrade headlamp at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 09-Jun-2017

The new LEDriving Xenarc Golf VI Black Edition retrofit headlamp provides a simple and legal upgrade to Xenon and LED lighting technologies

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No stopping Lumag’s own brake pad range

Date: 09-Jun-2017

Leading global OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier of brake friction products LUMAG, has announced the latest range additions to its own brand of brake pads, BRECK

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K & S McKenzie extend their fleet

Date: 06-Jun-2017

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

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Become a ‘Code Braker’ at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 05-Jun-2017

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

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The Parts Alliance Group purchased by Uni-Select Inc.

Date: 01-Jun-2017

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

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Celsus upgrades trade customer website

Date: 25-May-2017

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

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The Parts Alliance Group Ltd acquires BMS Superfactors

Date: 25-May-2017

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

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AALG unites the Aftermarket to lobby in a post-Brexit Britain

Date: 24-May-2017

The Automotive Aftermarket Liaison Group (AALG) presented its new lobbying position on European issues that affect the aftermarket in a post-Brexit Britain

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ZF drives the Aftermarket with exceptional customer focus

Date: 24-May-2017

Effective immediately, Helmut Ernst, Head of ZF Aftermarket, will lead all market and product topics within the organisation

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Delphi Product & Service Solutions launches ECE R90 Certified Brake Discs

Date: 24-May-2017

Delphi brake discs for new vehicles launched after 1st November 2016 will now be R90 homologated and certified, alongside popular older applications already in range

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Vauxhall reintroduces scrappage scheme

Date: 24-May-2017

Vauxhall is reintroducing its Scrappage Allowance Scheme, which offers customers £2,000 towards a new Vauxhall when they trade in their old car for scrappage.

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Trade Union Act (March 2017)

Date: 24-May-2017

The latest Trade Union Act measures came into force on 1 March 2017

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Gender pay gap (April 2017)

Date: 24-May-2017

From 5 April 2017, businesses and charities with 250 or more employees will be required by law to publish and report on their gender pay gap

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Apprenticeship advertising (April 2017)

Date: 24-May-2017

From 1 April 2017, it will be against the law to falsely advertise work as a statutory apprenticeship

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Apprenticeship levy (April 2017)

Date: 24-May-2017

Businesses with an annual ‘pay bill’ over £3 million must pay the apprenticeship levy from 6 April 2017

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The new National Minimum Wage (NMW) (April 2017)

Date: 24-May-2017

The NMW changes every April and currently depends on two things: the employee’s age, and whether they’re an apprentice.

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The new National Living Wage (NLW) (April 2017)

Date: 24-May-2017

Employees must be aged 25 or over to get the NLW, and the new hourly rate is £7.50.

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Immigration skills charge regulations (April 2017)

Date: 24-May-2017

This primarily affects businesses employing Tier 2 migrant workers in skilled jobs.

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Tax-free childcare scheme (April 2017)

Date: 24-May-2017

In terms of employment law, definition can be quite loose. So whilst this mainly affects parents rather than employers, it is a key change for many self-employed parents.

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Historic vehicles' MOT consultation

Date: 24-May-2017

Announcement on consultation deferred

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Substantial increase in sales at MANN+HUMMEL

Date: 24-May-2017

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

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

Date: 24-May-2017

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

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GTG Special Offer

Date: 19-May-2017

GTG announce special offer on training for Spring 2017

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FIGIEFA releases new Connected Car Video

Date: 18-May-2017

FIGIEFA has released a new version of its "Connected Car" video.

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

Date: 16-May-2017

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

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Ajusa becomes PACT enabled

Date: 16-May-2017

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

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TRW’s ‘True Originals’ Campaign flexes its Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) muscles

Date: 10-May-2017

ZF Aftermarket has announced that the latest phase of the award winning TRW ‘True Originals’ campaign is now live. This time the business will highlight the strength and durability of its HCV braking, steering & suspension parts, under the TRW Proequip product line.

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TerraClean joins chorus against MOT extensions

Date: 10-May-2017

Decarbonising service emphasises danger of extending first MOT

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

Date: 10-May-2017

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

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DENSO Glow Plugs range enhanced with five new part numbers

Date: 10-May-2017

DENSO has enhanced its leading Glow Plug range for the aftermarket, adding new part numbers for workshops and distributors

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Over 200 Servicesure Autocentres offering ‘Brakes for Life’

Date: 10-May-2017

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

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Motaquip customers blown away by new initiatives

Date: 10-May-2017

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

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Comline ready to roll at Autopromotec 2017

Date: 08-May-2017

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

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BBC Superfactors moves to meet growing demand in Preston

Date: 08-May-2017

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

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Industry expert Smythe joins Autoparts UK

Date: 08-May-2017

Autoparts UK has appointed industry expert Mike Smythe as its new Group Aftermarket Parts Buyer.

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GSF Car Parts open new branch in Bristol

Date: 03-May-2017

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

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Exol invests in key staff member to further enhance customer service

Date: 03-May-2017

Exol Lubricants has promoted Robert Lundie from within the area sales team to the role of technical services manager where he will play an important role in efficiently communicating with customers.

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

Date: 03-May-2017

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

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

Date: 03-May-2017

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

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First Line continues to expand ranges

Date: 03-May-2017

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

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Roadlink shortlisted for major local award

Date: 03-May-2017

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

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Delphi Partners with Rosenberger to Deliver High Performance Automotive Ethernet Solutions

Date: 03-May-2017

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

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Delphi Partners with otonomo to Leverage Data Marketplace Solution for Automakers

Date: 03-May-2017

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

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

Date: 03-May-2017

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

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MAHLE MPulse provides ‘check up’ on automotive industry

Date: 03-May-2017

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

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Replacing the turbo on a Transit? Then fit a new oil strainer and oil feed pipe, advise BTN Turbo

Date: 03-May-2017

When replacing the turbo on a Ford Transit 2.2/2.4/2.5LD or Land Rover, best practice is to replace the oil strainer and oil feed pipe.

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Clarke Oil wins Exol Distributor of the Year 2016

Date: 03-May-2017

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

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Can Independents Benefit From VM Recalls?

Date: 03-May-2017

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

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Brake Engineering introduces brand new packaging

Date: 03-May-2017

Further investment in leading brand

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New Point of Sale for garages unveiled

Date: 02-May-2017

Launch UK has added new point of sale resources for garage users of its automatic transmission flush machine and Launch X431 diagnostic tools as it continues to help workshops promote the key benefits of its products to motorists.

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MAHLE neutralises nasty niffs with new CareMetix® cabin filters

Date: 02-May-2017

MAHLE Aftermarket has launched its new CareMetix® cabin filter, featuring a five layer cabin filter specially designed to improve passenger health and wellbeing by removing nasty odours and harmful contaminants from vehicle cabins

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Midwest Motor Factors provides ‘eggcellent’ treat to local children

Date: 02-May-2017

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

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MAHLE continues to extend filter offering

Date: 02-May-2017

MAHLE Aftermarket has introduced five new filters including three air filters, a cabin filter, and a spin-on oil filter.

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MAHLE to demonstrate all at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 02-May-2017

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

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MAM Software to exhibit at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 02-May-2017

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

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

Date: 02-May-2017

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

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

Date: 02-May-2017

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

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Ring celebrates regional award success before national spotlight

Date: 02-May-2017

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

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Leading European lighting supplier chooses MAM

Date: 02-May-2017

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

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Highlighting the future of automotive lighting at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 21-Apr-2017

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

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Elcome all set to visit the Sunflower State, USA

Date: 18-Apr-2017

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

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Nordic tech scene veteran joins WhoCanFixMyCar

Date: 13-Apr-2017

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

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Comma’s Manista beads farewell to plastic polychips

Date: 13-Apr-2017

Comma Oil has launched a new, more environmentally friendly formulation for its Manista product, an essential hand cleaner that quickly removes oil, grease & other ground in dirt from hands.

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Brake Engineering continues to offer expert advice

Date: 13-Apr-2017

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

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

Date: 13-Apr-2017

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

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Autoparts UK increases brake offering

Date: 13-Apr-2017

Autoparts UK has introduced 40 new-to-range pads under the established Padtech brand, offering customers expanded vehicle parc coverage

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

Date: 13-Apr-2017

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

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BEN Cricket Day - 22 June 2017!

Date: 06-Apr-2017

We are delighted to confirm that the teams are filling up nicely for this year’s BEN Cricket Day, and it’s great to see some new names amongst the players! There are still however spaces available, and there is always space for spectators to come along and cheer on your favourite team.

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Automechanika Birmingham is recognised for excellence with two industry accolades!

Date: 06-Apr-2017

Automechanika Birmingham has won two industry awards for the hugely successful launch of the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and supply chain in 2016.

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Get face-to-face with REPXPERT…

Date: 06-Apr-2017

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

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

Date: 06-Apr-2017

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

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

Date: 06-Apr-2017

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

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Rooster roars out of the blocks

Date: 06-Apr-2017

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

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Schaeffler to star at Automechanika in Birmingham

Date: 05-Apr-2017

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

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2017 Valeo Innovation Challenge: 24 teams heading for the final

Date: 04-Apr-2017

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

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Roadlink pads thrive under extreme testing

Date: 04-Apr-2017

Roadlink International has successfully demonstrated the performance of its brake pads after putting the product through extensive tests against an Original Equipment (OE) brand.

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New Exol oil for JCBs

Date: 04-Apr-2017

Exol has launched a new oil recommended for a number of models fitted with JCB’s Ecomax T4i engine or its Dieselmax T3 engine.

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Exol forms partnership with Aston University

Date: 04-Apr-2017

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

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NGK at Automechanika Birmingham 2017

Date: 04-Apr-2017

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd will be highlighting the launch of its new NTK range of Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensors and Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensors at Automechanika Birmingham.

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New initiatives from NGK

Date: 04-Apr-2017

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

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Delphi Product & Service Solutions Features Extended Air Conditioning Portfolio in New Catalogue

Date: 03-Apr-2017

The catalogue includes more than 165 new-to-range parts fitted to popular European and Asian applications

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

Date: 03-Apr-2017

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

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A Fresh New Look For EuroFlo!

Date: 03-Apr-2017

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

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

Date: 03-Apr-2017

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

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WAI window regulators prove to be an international hit

Date: 31-Mar-2017

WAIglobal has received excellent feedback from NEXUS Automotive International SA, a global alliance of automotive aftermarket leaders, on its range of window regulators with customers urging fellow aftermarket businesses to “order today”.

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Diagnostic specialist prepares for major ‘Launch’ at Automechanika

Date: 31-Mar-2017

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

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GSF Car Parts grow air con programme

Date: 31-Mar-2017

With the clocks changed and summer coming over the horizon, GSF Car Parts has launched what they say is their ‘best ever’ line-up of air conditioning solutions.

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DENSO's Rotating parts range update powers workshop sales

Date: 31-Mar-2017

DENSO is expanding its Starters & Alternators range, adding 21 new Rotating parts to provide additional sales during the peak season.

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Turbocharge your Ferrari F1 support!

Date: 31-Mar-2017

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

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Updated FIGIEFA video released

Date: 31-Mar-2017

FIGIEFA has released the updated version of its Connected Car video.

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Petition created on proposed MOT extension

Date: 31-Mar-2017

IAAF is supporting an official petition to urge government to rethink the proposed changes to current MOT legislation.

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Delphi Product & Service Solutions With The Parts Alliance Sponsor Three-Times British Touring Car Champion Matt Neal

Date: 30-Mar-2017

Delphi Product & Service Solutions and The Parts Alliance announced today that it has become an official sponsor of legendary British Touring Car Champion, Matt Neal. With 575 races, over 150 podium finishes and 56 wins, including three championship titles, the partnership will provide a strong, high visibility platform to showcase Delphi’s brand and extensive product and service offering.

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ZF in 2016: Increased Profits, Reduced Debt

Date: 30-Mar-2017

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

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ZF Aftermarket Gears up for Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 30-Mar-2017

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

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New VW-group specific engine oil now available

Date: 30-Mar-2017

Comma has introduced a new low viscosity, VW-group specific, Performance Motor Oil - Eco-LLP 0W-20. Compatible with the most recent after-treatment devices, the new grade also meets the high fuel economy requirements of the ’VW Blue Oil’.

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Spark plug replacement on BMW N43 and N53 engines

Date: 30-Mar-2017

According to statistics, more than 488,000 vehicles with the N43 and N53 engines are driving on European roads, which were fitted with the ZKBR7A-HTU NGK spark plugs as original equipment (OE).

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GSF see CPD surge with deadline in sight

Date: 30-Mar-2017

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

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GSF Car Parts host garage ski trip in French Alps

Date: 30-Mar-2017

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

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vGROUP expands relationship with Fleet Alliance to include commercial vehicle accessories

Date: 28-Mar-2017

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

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

Date: 27-Mar-2017

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

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

Date: 27-Mar-2017

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

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MECHANEX EventCity - Date announced

Date: 27-Mar-2017

The UK’s only dedicated aftermarket regional tradeshow, MECHANEX, kicks off in Manchester for the first of this year’s shows, bringing with it leading industry experts to give you the latest information on market trends, workshop best practice and industry legislation

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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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