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MAHLE acquires majority holding in diagnostics specialist BrainBee

Date: 25-May-2018

? MAHLE is now holding 80 percent of shares in BrainBee
? Expansion of development, production, and service in Europe
? BrainBee becomes part of MAHLE Aftermarket

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IAAF welcomes EC Mobility Package outlining vision for automated mobility but “still falls short”

Date: 25-May-2018

Fails to set out a clear plan for access to in-vehicle data

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TVS to launch rebrand at Automechanika

Date: 23-May-2018

Martin Butterworth, TVS EAG managing director has reported that following an exciting six-month period within the EAG ranks, they have seen their fair share of ups and downs, along with many other businesses.

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IAAF warns members to be ‘GDPR ready’ at Glasgow’s Industry Briefing Session

Date: 18-May-2018

The second Industry Briefing of the year, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), took place at the cutting-edge premises of The Turbo Guy in Glasgow on Thursday 17 May, with a strong attendance.

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Family payments: deductible or not?

Date: 17-May-2018

A 2018 tribunal case has ruled that payments a father made to his son for promotional work were not deductible for tax purposes. What went wrong, and what can you take away to advise your clients?

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Lumag shortens the braking distance by 3 metres

Date: 17-May-2018

Lumag, leading Polish manufacturer of friction materials, has recently invested 700,000 PLN to extend its factory with a new production line used for applying a layer of the so-called “Green Coat”. Owing to this investment, brake pads made by the company will offer even greater safety by shortening the braking distance from 50 to 0 kph during breaking-in of newly installed pads by up to 3 metres.

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Exhaust Gas Recirculation Coolers

Date: 17-May-2018

Emission regulation stimulates aftermarket growth

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HELLA expands its aftermarket team

Date: 17-May-2018

Renowned original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier HELLA, has strengthened its UK aftermarket team with the recruitment of Martin McGreevy as the company’s new national sales manager.

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Follow the BTN fitness guide for a healthy turbo installation

Date: 17-May-2018

A turbocharger is at the heart of the engine and like a human heart, it depends on the systems around it. Keeping those systems fit and free from contamination will ensure the turbo performs at its best and lives longer. Like any doctor, diagnose what caused the turbo failure and cure the problems before you proceed. Then follow our health advice to defeat the turbo killers.

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Comma offers spring cleaning tips for driver air conditioning systems

Date: 17-May-2018

• Comma Air Con Cleaner removes unwanted odours and dirt from inside systems
• Quick cleaning product helps drivers maintain vehicles in time for warmer weather

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TecAlliance strengthens automotive electronics and repair solutions with NGK SPARK PLUG and bilstein group on board as shareholders in May 2018

Date: 17-May-2018

TecAlliance, a global market leader in automotive data management and integrated management solutions for manufacturers, dealers and workshops, is pleased to welcome two more important shareholders.

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NGK backing Wolves speedway team

Date: 17-May-2018

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is backing the Wolverhampton Wolves Speedway team’s bid to win the 2018 British Premiership League.

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Midwest raises further funds for local homeless charity

Date: 17-May-2018

West Midlands based automotive parts distributor, Midwest Motor Factors, has raised £840 for the Good Shepherd Ministry, Wolverhampton’s charity that assists the homeless and others in need in the local area.

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NGK-sponsored speedway rider achieves second podium finish

Date: 17-May-2018

Motorcycle racer Chrissy Rouse gave the NGK-sponsored Quinnstheprinters.com BMW by IMR team its second successive podium finish in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship with third place at Oulton Park.

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Lumag shows support for the next generation of racing talent

Date: 14-May-2018

He may only be eight years old but Kacper Tomalewski’s talent for racing is so great that Lumag – one of the leading brake friction brands – has shown its support for this next generation of winners with a special BRECK sponsorship deal.

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ECCO’s Best Selling Lightbar just got better!

Date: 14-May-2018

ECCO, the leading manufacturer of commercial vehicle warning equipment, launches the redesigned 12+ Series Vantage™ LED Lightbar. The lightbar is unique, reliable and affordable and has been engineered to offer excellent value in terms of performance, durability, style and cost.

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ECCO Announces New Website Launch

Date: 14-May-2018

ECCO, a worldwide leader in commercial vehicle safety solutions, has announced today the launch of its newly revamped website.

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IAAF encourages businesses to support the Your Car, Your Choice campaign

Date: 11-May-2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is continuing its drive to raise awareness of motorists’ rights through the ‘Your Car, Your Choice’ campaign, supporting key legislation that provides motorists with the freedom to choose where to service, maintain and repair their vehicles.

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Happy Birthday Elcome! Company celebrates 18th birthday with a new image

Date: 11-May-2018

Elcome has officially come of age! The aftermarket solutions and services company recently celebrated its 18th anniversary with a birthday themed staff meeting, complete with giant balloons, photo memories display and birthday cake.

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Autoelectro and CAAR agree supply deal

Date: 02-May-2018

Autoelectro is pleased to announce that it has won ‘approved supplier’ status with motor factor and accessory retailer, CAAR.

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Comma readies oil and lubricants market for EV opportunities

Date: 02-May-2018

• Comma Oil charging ahead with hybrid compatibility as EV interest grows
• Existing Comma oils already grades of choice for many Japanese hybrid vehicles

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TecAlliance – the direct route to the right part

Date: 02-May-2018

TecAlliance, the company behind TecDoc, the world’s leading electronic replacement parts catalogue, does not just do the business for the automotive and commercial vehicle sectors, it also delivers for the agricultural community.

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REPXPERTs deliver top training to Autoinform Live delegates in Glasgow

Date: 02-May-2018

More than 100 delegates from across Scotland, northern England and Ireland participated in a series of training events and seminars, many provided by our own Schaeffler REPXPERTs, during the recent Autoinform Live event held at the GTG Academy in Glasgow.

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA has announced the appointment of a new Head of Business Development for the UK and Ireland, Steve Jones

Date: 01-May-2018

ECCO Safety Group has appointed Steve Jones as their new Head of Business Development for the ECCO and OE business for the UK and Ireland.

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New - NGK Training Sessions

Date: 30-Apr-2018

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd will be providing garage visitors with technical product training on its range of components when it exhibits at the forthcoming MechanEx show in Manchester.

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NGK's latest BoxClever promotion winner

Date: 30-Apr-2018

Independent garage owner Nigel Chambers has won a fantastic VIP trip for two to the British Formula One Grand Prix – courtesy of ignition specialist NGK.

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HELLA TECH WORLD now freely accessible

Date: 30-Apr-2018

Technological developments and an increasing diversity among the vehicle car parc has created various challenges for workshops and technicians. To ensure a technician is equipped with the know-how to complete an efficient and reliable repair quickly, they need the right skills.

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Solihull becoming hub for growing West Midlands businesses as sales-i moves into new office

Date: 30-Apr-2018

Solihull’s thriving business community has received a new boost as sales-i, the leading provider of cloud-based sales performance and analytics software, moves its UK office to a larger facility in the town centre to accommodate its current and future growth. sales-i is one of the many global technology firms to call the wider city of Birmingham and the West Midlands its home.

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Autoelectro launches online stock management system for motor factors

Date: 30-Apr-2018

Autoelectro is proud to release details of an online stock management system that is set to transform the way that its motor factor customers control their inventories.

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New DENSO e-Videns tool offering world-first live engine health check to drivers

Date: 30-Apr-2018

Motorists will now be offered unparalleled access to their vehicle engine’s condition as part of a guided vehicle health check (VHC) delivered by DENSO’s newest innovation, e-Videns.

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Local trade shows supported by DENSO

Date: 30-Apr-2018

The busy events season continued for DENSO, as it attended local A1 Motorstores and Parts Alliance trade show events on Thursday 19th April.

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Delphi Technologies Outperforms the Competition in Copper-Free Brake Pad Testing

Date: 30-Apr-2018

In recent tests Delphi Technologies achieved the optimal balance between stopping power, noise and longevity for a superior quality pad that technicians can install with confidence

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Euro Car Parts bolsters braking range

Date: 30-Apr-2018

Euro Car Parts has bolstered its industry-leading range of braking products, adding 87 new references across Eicher, Pagid and Brembo. All products are backed by Euro Car Parts’ exceptional delivery network and no quibble guarantee.

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For steering & suspension - choose First Line!

Date: 27-Apr-2018

When First Line’s Steering & Suspension was introduced back in 1992, the 1000 reference portfolio led the way in providing a comprehensive offer. Since then, the range has grown to over 8,500 references and continues to offer one of the most extensive and relevant premium quality ranges available in the Aftermarket.

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Remember premium quality turbo hoses available from First Line

Date: 27-Apr-2018

Turbocharging has been used for many years, primarily in sports cars and high-end luxury vehicles, however things have changed as manufacturers are heavily focused on meeting strict emissions targets. This has led to modern vehicles being produced with smaller engines that are turbocharged to offer the power when needed.

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Comline announces product range extension

Date: 27-Apr-2018

Wheel bearings, control arms and clutch kits add to growing product portfolio

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Behr Hella Service extends compressor range for hybrid and electric vehicles

Date: 27-Apr-2018

Behr Hella Service, the exclusive UK distributor of SANDEN electric compressors, has unveiled an aftermarket solution with original equipment (OE) pedigree to combat the challenges faced by technicians when tasked with air conditioning maintenance on hybrid and electric vehicles.

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Top-of-the-range technical data for less than a pound a day!

Date: 27-Apr-2018

Three-month HGS promotion is the bargain of the season

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Quick and safe air-conditioning check

Date: 27-Apr-2018

Behr Hella Service supports workshops with comprehensive package

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HELLA launches new diagnostic tool at Automechanika

Date: 27-Apr-2018

New Hella Gutmann Solutions mega macs 77 set to be the star of the show

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CV parts supplier Robert Carter joins IAAF

Date: 27-Apr-2018

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced its latest member to join its ever-expanding network, commercial vehicle parts supplier Robert Carter (MF) Ltd.

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GROUPAUTO Head Office in Bradford is now an IMI Approved Centre

Date: 27-Apr-2018

Following on from our recent announcement regarding Steve Carter joining the Alliance Automotive Group UK, we are delighted to announce that after successfully passing the inspection and audit, as of the 1st April 2018 the GROUPAUTO head office in Bradford, is now officially an IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) Approved Centre.

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Stay up-to-date with HaynesPro

Date: 20-Apr-2018

HaynesPro Data release | 2018 Q2

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Cumbrian motor factor reaches 50 year milestone

Date: 20-Apr-2018

K&S McKenzie first opened its doors in 1968 in the Cumbrian city of Carlisle. At the time there was a shortage of parts suppliers to the commercial vehicle market in the area and it was this opportunity that Keith McKenzie knew was too good to let pass him by. 50 years on and that business is now one of the most well-respected motor factors in the North West.

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IAAF issues guidance for members on the new GDPR

Date: 18-Apr-2018

GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, comes into force on May 25th 2018 and applies to all businesses that have control over personal data. It updates the current data protection legislation which has been in place since 1998. There is a further update on the way in the form of a new UK Data Protection Act but this will largely replace what is in the GDPR.

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NGK employees’ upcoming charity fund-raising efforts

Date: 16-Apr-2018

Two NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd employees are gearing themselves up to raise money for two separate charities.

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MOOG® Returns as official steering and suspension of thriving NASCAR Whelen Euro Series™

Date: 16-Apr-2018

Every competitor in 2018 series to rely on leading MOOG® steering and suspension components

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Looking ahead at Automechanika

Date: 16-Apr-2018

EBT invites visitors to look to the future when it comes to battery technology

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UK engineering key to aftermarket success, says MD Houlden

Date: 16-Apr-2018

National Auto Parts has responded to the government’s call to make 2018 the “Year of Engineering” by claiming that high quality skilled engineers are essential to securing a prosperous future for the UK automotive aftermarket.

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Launch UK’s important garage reminder of regular fluid and filter changes

Date: 16-Apr-2018

Launch UK, the leading supplier of ATF exchange equipment, is reminding technicians of the importance of carrying out regular fluid and filter changes at 75,000 miles, or 50,000 miles for vehicles used in arduous conditions.

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Autoelectro to star at Automechanika Birmingham 2018

Date: 16-Apr-2018

Autoelectro is delighted to announce that it will be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham 2018.

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Clutch development intensifies at National Auto Parts

Date: 16-Apr-2018

National Auto Parts has launched a number of new clutch kit references as part of an intensive new-to-range (NTR) programme designed to bring the very latest OE matching quality parts to the automotive aftermarket.

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Tenneco to create two independent public companies with acquisition of Federal-Mogul

Date: 11-Apr-2018

Tenneco, one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and distributors of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and technology solutions for diversified markets, has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Federal-Mogul, a leading global supplier to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket

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Automechanika Birmingham names new Marketing Manager

Date: 11-Apr-2018

Automechanika Birmingham has promoted Chloe Hyland to the role of Marketing Manager, as the show’s marketing campaign gathers momentum ahead of its third successive show in June.

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Sogefi Cabin Filters: new applications available

Date: 11-Apr-2018

Sogefi offers two types of filters to the aftermarket that protect against external pollution as well as bad smells: Pollen and Activated Carbon Filters.

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NGK Northern Ireland customers witness Rugby’s Grand Slam

Date: 11-Apr-2018

Four lucky NGK customers from Northern Ireland have enjoyed a memorable weekend in London that they will never forget.

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MAHLE’s NTR Victor Reinz® gasket additions for passenger and HD vehicles

Date: 11-Apr-2018

MAHLE Aftermarket has announced new additions to the Victor Reinz® gasket range, offering a wider choice of sealing solutions to aftermarket customers for both passenger and heavy duty (HD) vehicle applications.

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Ford to launch new direct parts sales operation – Parts Plus

Date: 09-Apr-2018

Ford is set to launch Parts Plus, a direct sales channel for trade parts.

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NGK's latest BoxClever promotion

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Ignition specialist NGK is giving a lucky UK garage owner the chance to enjoy the ultimate driving experience.

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NGK-backed Rouse gets season off to a solid start at Donnington Park

Date: 05-Apr-2018

NGK-backed motorcycle racer Chrissy Rouse kicked off his 2018 season with three solid points finishes as the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship got underway at Donington Park.

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NGK-sponsored rider enjoys success Down Under

Date: 05-Apr-2018

NGK-sponsored ‘Queen of the Bikers’ Maria Costello MBE has enjoyed a successful trip Down Under racing at the renowned International Festival of Speed.

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MAHLE boosts its Filtration range for passenger cars

Date: 05-Apr-2018

MAHLE Aftermarket has introduced new-to-range additions to its ever-expanding filtration offering, including two fuel filters, a cabin filter, four air filters and, an oil filter.

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New thermostat range additions from MAHLE

Date: 05-Apr-2018

MAHLE Aftermarket has added three new parts to its recently launched thermostat range, delivering many benefits to the aftermarket through its OE competence and innovative temperature management, including both greater engine efficiency and extensive European car parc coverage.

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Automechanika Birmingham wins ‘Best Trade Show’ at Industry Awards

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Automechanika Birmingham has won two industry awards for the hugely successful second edition of the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and vehicle production industry.

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Launch UK’s new PRO-Series leak detectors

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Launch UK, one of the leading UK suppliers of automotive diagnostics equipment, has announced that it has brought two new automotive diagnostic leak detectors to the UK aftermarket, that have been specifically engineered for vehicles sold in the EU.

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New brake pads boost National Auto Parts’ aftermarket offering

Date: 05-Apr-2018

No less than 49 new brake pads have been added to National Auto Parts’ product range this month, underlining the company’s commitment to bringing to market products that are in demand at both garages and motor factors.

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Ring reinforces export commitment with £200k investment in Europe

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Ring, one of the UK’s leading lighting and automotive accessory suppliers, has invested more than £200,000 to support the launch of its European Headquarters in France as it continues to build its presence and profile across territories outside of the UK.

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Steve Carter joins the Alliance Automotive Group UK

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Steve Carter joins the Alliance Automotive Group UK from 7th April 2018, as their technical training provider on an exclusive basis.

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Annual AutoCare Giveaway is coming soon with huge prizes

Date: 05-Apr-2018

The AUTOCARE CAR GIVEAWAY is back, bigger and better. WIN A CAR GIVEAWAY will be running from 1st May - 8th July 2018

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Autoelectro emphasises coverage and availability with new-to-range bulletin

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Autoelectro, the UK’s largest independent re-manufacturer of starter motors and alternators, is continuing its aim of offering a comprehensive and available range by releasing several more references.

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ERP and BI: 4 reasons you need both says sales-i

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Businesses today have more data than they can shake a stick at. Transactions, invoices, call notes, social media interactions, customer details and much, much more. Managing this amount of data can quickly become a crippling issue. As such, most businesses are using enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to better manage their mounting data stacks.

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Delphi Technologies Aftermarket Launches New Air Conditioning Catalogue and Extended Range Ahead of Season

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Delphi Technologies extended air conditioning programme supports more than 900 new applications. The full range is detailed in a new print and improved online catalogue.

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The Parts Alliance sells out new Spring Trade Show

Date: 05-Apr-2018

The Parts Alliance is aiming to get closer to customers than ever in 2018 through a series of regional events.

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DENSO A/C fault-finding helps thaw out spring servicing sales

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Leading OE supplier helps workshops spot the signs of compressor faults and their causes in time for the Spring servicing peak

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REPXPERT trainees receive IMI certificates after completing LuK 2CT Double Clutch course

Date: 05-Apr-2018

A group of REPXPERT members has gained IMI accreditation after taking part in a LuK 2CT Double Clutch course and assessment day at the REPXPERT Academy in Hereford.

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TecAlliance – improving suppliers’ data security

Date: 05-Apr-2018

As a result of a long-term agreement signed between TecAlliance and MAM Software, TecDoc’s official data suppliers can simplify the data conversion process into MAM format, confident in the knowledge that it will be carried out efficiently and with the necessary precision.

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Autoelectro joins forces with SMMT at Remanufacturing Showcase

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Autoelectro reaffirmed its commitment to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) by exhibiting its range of starter motors and alternators inside the trade association’s Remanufacturing Showcase.

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DENSO to put Start/Stop technology centre stage at Autoinform Live Glasgow

Date: 05-Apr-2018

DENSO will be getting technical at Autoinform Live Glasgow, with an in-depth presentation to help mechanics work on Rotating electrics, start/stop technology and hybrid componentry

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Dipetane – reducing emissions honestly

Date: 03-Apr-2018

A brief introduction to Dipetane Fuel Treatment, which uniquely equalises and stabilises the carbon chains in all standard fuel.

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Innovative New Multi-Function Automotive Tester Makes for Rapid Automotive Diagnostics

Date: 27-Mar-2018

Ring has launched a new Multi-Function Automotive Tester that can save technicians time and makes troubleshooting vehicle electrics easier and quicker.

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Ring preview the next generation of power management at the CV Show 2018

Date: 27-Mar-2018

With their vast knowledge of vehicle electronics and 40 year history of producing top quality vehicle lighting Ring has developed a diverse product range for the vehicle conversion market covering everything from hazard lighting to power inverters.

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Three new Schaeffler REPXPERT training dates announced

Date: 27-Mar-2018

Technicians can sign-up to three new Schaeffler REPXPERT training courses after the market leading supplier and OE manufacturer confirmed new dates.

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NGK Spark Plugs (UK) and the potential motorsport star of the future!

Date: 27-Mar-2018

Four-year-old Karl Hancock has followed in the tracks of his NGK-sponsored four-time World Speedway Champion Dad Greg by taking part in his first-ever meeting.

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HELLA Sonne recruits John Walters

Date: 27-Mar-2018

John Walters has joined the HELLA Sonne refinish paint team, in the role of senior technical representative to enhance the service and support offered to its distribution partners and bodyshop network.

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Find the cause of turbo failure faster with the BTN diagnostic tool

Date: 27-Mar-2018

Before you fit a new turbo, find out what caused the first unit to fail or you risk the replacement failing too

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See how we do it in AS-PL!

Date: 27-Mar-2018

AS-PL sp. z o.o. the Poland based Rotating Electrics company, currently on a major growth curve across many regions of the world including the UK & Ireland, has launched its new corporate video

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Autoinform LIVE returns to Scotland

Date: 27-Mar-2018

This April, Autoinform LIVE will be returning north of the border, this time to Glasgow’s GTG Academy, bringing the UK’s biggest and best automotive training event back to garage owners and technicians in Scotland and the north of England.

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DENSO torque guide helps workshops offer the perfect Glow Plug service

Date: 26-Mar-2018

With just a couple of months remaining on the Glow Plug servicing peak, workshops still have time to maximise the benefits for their business if they have the know-how to work with seasonally-affected parts like Glow Plugs.

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Car Mechanics Magazine Names Ring Under Bonnet Lamp 2018 Best Buy

Date: 26-Mar-2018

Ring’s innovative RUBL1000 Under Bonnet Lamp has won the Best Buy Award in Car Mechanics Magazine’s Under Bonnet Lamp test.

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Servicesure garage named ‘Best Newcomer’ after instant success with Car Leasing Bargains

Date: 26-Mar-2018

Braidwood Auto Services, a South Lanarkshire-based Servicesure Autocentre, has been awarded Car Leasing Bargain’s ‘Best Newcomer Award’, just five months after joining the network.

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Workshop technicians praise latest Schaeffler REPXPERT INA and FAG training event in Hereford

Date: 26-Mar-2018

The latest Schaeffler REPXPERT training event has been labelled a ‘great success’ by technicians who participated in the recent INA and FAG course at a packed-out REPXPERT Academy

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts launches 2018 Garage Gear promotional campaign

Date: 26-Mar-2018

Entrants have the chance to claim rewards and enter prize draws to win branded goods, watches, TVs and an ‘experience of a lifetime’

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Win with Allied Nippon!

Date: 26-Mar-2018

Brake pad manufacturer launches football-inspired promotional campaign

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Dayco Makes A New Appointment

Date: 21-Mar-2018

It’s from installation to supply for Ann-Marie

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MPs demand Government bans sale of conventional petrol and diesel cars earlier than planned

Date: 21-Mar-2018

MPs on four Parliamentary committees have published a joint report on improving air quality calling on the Government to impose tougher restrictions and sooner.

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A tribute to Alec Morgan

Date: 19-Mar-2018

It is with deep regret that we report that Alec Morgan of Banner Batteries died suddenly at the weekend.

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IAAF members urged to ‘brace themselves for change’ at latest industry briefing

Date: 19-Mar-2018

The latest Industry Briefing, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), took place at Phocas Business Intelligence Software, Middlemarch Business Park, Coventry on Thursday 15 March, with ‘sweeping change’ very much at the heart of its agenda.

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M-Sport victory for NGK

Date: 15-Mar-2018

NGK-backed M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia have secured the EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC’s second victory of the year at the Rally Mexico.

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Maria Costello heads to Australia

Date: 15-Mar-2018

‘Queen of the Bikers’ Maria Costello MBE is to compete Down Under in the renowned International Festival of Speed.

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NGK BoxClever 100k points winners

Date: 15-Mar-2018

Three lucky UK independent garages are celebrating winning 100,000 points each in ignition specialist NGK’s BoxClever loyalty scheme.

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TecAlliance opens office in Malaysia

Date: 15-Mar-2018

On 27 February 2018 TecAlliance officially opened a new office in Kuala Lumpur. 40 guests accepted the invitation to the one-day event to visit the premises and meet the employees of TecAlliance Malaysia.

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Comma releases new Performance Motor Oil grade for Ingenium diesel engines

Date: 15-Mar-2018

Comma Oil has introduced the ECO-FE Plus 0W-30 as its latest fuel efficient Performance Motor Oil (PMO) grade to the market.

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Hella sets zero waste target

Date: 15-Mar-2018

A Hella employee sparked a recycling policy change after taking matters into his own hands to further improve the company’s green credentials.

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ZF Aftermarket has announced that Adam Griffiths will assume the newly created role of Marketing Lead for the UK and Ireland

Date: 15-Mar-2018

ZF Aftermarket has announced that Adam Griffiths will assume the newly created role of Marketing Lead for the UK and Ireland

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HELLA recognised by leading innovation platform, Plug and Play

Date: 15-Mar-2018

“Corporate Innovation Award 2017” acknowledges the automotive supplier’s extraordinary commitment

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The Parts Alliance announce 25 ‘City Brakes’ holidays to be won by April

Date: 15-Mar-2018

The Parts Alliance will be sending 25 garages on luxury mini-breaks to a host of top European cities in its biggest ever promotion.

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Hella Gutmann Solutions Introduces ADAS Certification

Date: 15-Mar-2018

Diagnostics expert links up with the IMI to guarantee repair standards

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Shaftec is going up in the world

Date: 15-Mar-2018

Driven by Growth, Business Builds Impressive New Mezzanine Floor

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National Auto Parts introduces new clutch kit applications

Date: 15-Mar-2018

National Auto Parts’ aftermarket offering has been further enhanced with the addition of three new clutch kits to its ever-expanding clutch portfolio, meeting growing customer demand and designed to bring the very latest OE-quality parts to the automotive aftermarket.

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Triple tonne for Autofirst

Date: 15-Mar-2018

The Autofirst Network has signed up its 300th member with Sussex-based Uckfield Motor Services joining the programme.

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Mobiletron join ever-growing IAAF

Date: 13-Mar-2018

Mobiletron, manufacturer of engine management sensors and rotating electronics, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) rapidly-expanding network of leading aftermarket businesses.

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TVS EAG joins IAAF

Date: 13-Mar-2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed automotive group TVS EAG (Excel) to its membership.

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IAAF appoints new Vice President

Date: 09-Mar-2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Terry Knox as its new vice-president, further adding to its wealth of industry expertise.

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National Auto Parts boosts coverage with even more brake discs

Date: 06-Mar-2018

National Auto Parts has introduced new-to-range additions to its ever-expanding aftermarket portfolio, with three new brake discs for both passenger car and light commercial vehicles, allowing customers to benefit further from its OE matching quality components.

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Midwest raises further funds for Bilston Town FC

Date: 06-Mar-2018

West Midlands based automotive parts distributor, Midwest Motor Factors, has raised £1214 for Bilston Town Football Club, as part of its ongoing commitment to proactively support the local community.

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Latest ‘Nick Says’ column centres on Autoelectro’s revised surcharge price plan

Date: 06-Mar-2018

UK Sales Manager, Nick Hood, speaks candidly on why Autoelectro has chosen to revise its surcharge structure

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New Comma Gear & Transmission Oils add over 310,000 new applications

Date: 06-Mar-2018

New advanced Comma AQCVT Plus and AQDCT Plus Gear & Transmission Oils bring enhanced performance and expanded vehicle parc coverage

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3 Reasons Why Outdated Technology Is Killing Your Business - Advice from sales-i

Date: 05-Mar-2018

Business technologies are advancing at a rapid rate. The choice of new and improved products can often be incredibly overwhelming. Faced with such a range of options, companies often freeze with indecision, or end up making a bad investment. The problem is, if your business relies on unsuitable or outdated technology, it will risk falling behind its competitors.

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Euro Car Parts removes cost of lifetime warranties

Date: 05-Mar-2018

Until March 31, repairers purchasing any part from Euro Car Parts which qualifies for a lifetime warranty can access the cover for free, on parts more than £100.

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New Professional Head Torch Added to Popular Ring Zoom Torch Range

Date: 02-Mar-2018

Ring, the garage and workshop equipment specialist, has launched a new inspection head torch – the Ring RIT1070 Zoom240 LED Rechargeable Head Torch. It’s the ultimate hands-free tool for mechanics that need powerful light in the workshop.

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Effective data management – the clock is ticking!

Date: 02-Mar-2018

The successful rollout of the latest version of the TecAlliance data management system, referred to a DMM R2, is reaching its climax as the company’s official data suppliers have to migrate from the old system by the end of March.

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DENSO troubleshooting puts a stop to starter misdiagnosis

Date: 02-Mar-2018

As the global leader in developing and manufacturing rotating machines, DENSO gives an expert troubleshooting guide for Starter fault-finding.

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First IAAF Industry Briefing Session of 2018 is a sell-out

Date: 02-Mar-2018

All the places at he first IAAF Industry Briefing Session of 2018 which will take place on Thursday 15th March at Phocas Software's premises in Coventry have been filled and the IAAF has now announced the details of the second session which will be held at the premises of The Turbo Guy in Glasgow on Thursday 17th May 2018.

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Euro Car Parts opens second training facility

Date: 02-Mar-2018

Euro Car Parts has opened its second purpose-built training centre in Sunderland. The facility will deliver the full range of Euro Academy courses with a market-first IMI-accredited ADAS course also available.

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GiPA Irish market data now available

Date: 02-Mar-2018

GiPA's Republic of Ireland driver survey results are now available, providing an in-depth analysis of the car market of the Emerald Isle.

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Brake Engineering applauds decision to maintain MOT frequency

Date: 02-Mar-2018

Brake Engineering, one of the aftermarket’s leading braking specialists, has applauded the government’s decision to maintain the current MOT frequency, with a vehicle’s first test taking place at three years and then one year thereafter.

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Automechanika Birmingham 2018 - Registration now open

Date: 02-Mar-2018

MOT changes and GDPR just some of the issues on agenda

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Ben news hub - Supporting employees in uncertain times

Date: 02-Mar-2018

Ben's latest blog looks at how the current period of uncertainty, both politically and, in some parts of ther industry, economically too might impact employees. Whatever the reasons, a feeling of uncertainty is unpleasant and worrying for anyone experiencing it. Employees worried about their future are likely to be stressed, which will affect their overall wellbeing and their ability to stay focused and productive at work.

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Automechanika Birmingham 2018 - Registration now open

Date: 02-Mar-2018

MOT changes and GDPR just some of the issues on agenda

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Messe Frankfurt sets up UK subsidiary

Date: 02-Mar-2018

Messe Frankfurt further expands its international network with the acquisition of Forest Exhibitions Ltd in Godalming, Surrey on 28th February 2018. The Group now has its own subsidiary in the United Kingdom.

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SMPE makes new managerial appointments

Date: 26-Feb-2018

Ross Toomey becomes MD and Richard Morley joins as Commercial Director

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Motor factor to future proof business with cloud software

Date: 26-Feb-2018

Frenches Autos, a motor factor and IAAF member, will be making the move over to Autopart Online, MAM Software's cloud-hosted business management solution, to future proof its business and improve data security.

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Glow Plug fault-finding tips help shine a light on common ignition mishaps - Troubleshooting guide from DENSO helps workshops take advantage of a rise in glow plug demand

Date: 26-Feb-2018

DENSO’s Glow Plug range features leading OE technologies, allowing motorists to cold start their vehicles in sub-zero temperatures while providing extended post-heating temperatures to help lower emissions

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Get your questions in! REPXPERT to host live clutch Q&A session online

Date: 26-Feb-2018

One of Schaeffler (UK)’s leading REPXPERTs will be holding a LIVE Q&A clutch session on its REPXPERT Facebook and Twitter social media channels on Monday 5th March, between midday and 2pm.

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Workshops ‘Scratch To Win’ prizes with Comma

Date: 26-Feb-2018

• Promotion rewards workshops using top tier Performance Motor Oil (PMO) lubricants
• Over 10,000 Love2Shop vouchers up for grabs alongside two Palmer Sport driving days
• Workshops gain one scratchcard for every five litre PMO purchased and four for every 20 litre PMO

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Ben news hub - Supporting employees in uncertain times

Date: 26-Feb-2018

Ben's latest blog looks at how the current period of uncertainty, both politically and, in some parts of ther industry, economically too might impact employees

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Automechanika Birmingham to tackle major issues affecting automotive aftermarket

Date: 26-Feb-2018

MOT changes and GDPR just some of the issues on agenda

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SMPE boosts Engine Management offering

Date: 26-Feb-2018

Recent range expansion offers aftermarket ‘huge opportunities’

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NGK-sponsored ‘Queen of the Bikers’ Maria Costello MBE set for new racing challenge this season… on four-wheels

Date: 21-Feb-2018

After sampling four-wheeled racing at last year’s Silverstone Classic, Maria has signed up to compete in the Historic Racing Drivers’ Club, running the HDRC ‘Works’ Austin A30 Academy Car

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NGK Spark Plugs celebrates winning a prestigious industry award

Date: 21-Feb-2018

The leading supplier of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors has been voted 2018 Supplier of the Year by readers of a top UK automotive aftermarket magazine

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Midwest to present informative Gates seminar

Date: 21-Feb-2018

West Midlands based automotive parts distributor, Midwest Motor Factors, is hosting a free Gates technical seminar at GTG West Midlands, to equip customers with the latest Gates updates and insights

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LUMAG adds VRM capabilities to BRECK website plus BRECK New to Range update

Date: 21-Feb-2018

LUMAG - the leading global OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier of brake friction products – has recently added VRM look-up capabilities to its website, making it easier to source brake parts for GB and Irish registration plates

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Autoparts UK aims to excite garages in 2018

Date: 21-Feb-2018

To kick-start the first quarter of 2018, Autoparts UK now has a series of promotions available for customers, with rewards on spend and big brand offers

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SMPE donates to British Heart Foundation

Date: 21-Feb-2018

Nottingham-based automotive parts supplier, SMPE, has donated much-needed funds to the British Heart Foundation, by organising a ‘Wear Pink or Red’ event held on Valentine’s Day, in support of Heart Month.

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Launch UK awarded Best Business 2017 by Launch Europe

Date: 21-Feb-2018

Launch UK has been awarded the “Best Launch Business 2017” accolade by the brand’s European division.

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Innovision 2018: automotive trends are changing wholesale distribution and workshop businesses

Date: 20-Feb-2018

• More than 800 partners from domestic and international aftermarket businesses were informed about automotive trends
• Premiere of diagnostic unit mega macs 77

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Get safety recalls fixed – or risk prosecution – DVSA warns car dealers

Date: 20-Feb-2018

Motor traders that sell cars with outstanding safety recalls are breaking the law the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) warns today, as it launches a new service designed to help people buying cars – and dealers themselves – check if cars are safe

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Prepare for EURO 6 now and profit later

Date: 20-Feb-2018

Euro Car Parts is advising repairers that carry out MOT testing to invest in new emissions analysers, to ensure they comply with changing legislation

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Autoelectro delighted to reveal revised surcharge plan

Date: 20-Feb-2018

Autoelectro is proud to unveil the introduction of a new surcharge strategy – with many part numbers now surcharge-free

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Opportunity for garages as 59% UK motorists “don’t know” headlamp type

Date: 20-Feb-2018

New research from Ring, the automotive lighting experts, shows that 59% of UK motorists “don’t know” what kind of headlamp is fitted in their vehicle. It also reported that 43% would be willing to pay for a bulb change: a sure sign of the rise of the “do it for me” motorists

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The Parts Alliance announces two new branch openings

Date: 20-Feb-2018

Uni-Select Inc. has announced that The Parts Alliance, one of its subsidiaries, has opened two new branches in the United Kingdom

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Servicesure announces final shortlist for ‘Autocentre of the Year 2018’

Date: 13-Feb-2018

Servicesure Autocentres, The Parts Alliance garage programme, is soon to announce the winner of its inaugural ‘Autocentre of the Year’ award, selected from its national network of garages.

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Comma thaws out winter with new Antifreeze and Coolant

Date: 13-Feb-2018

Comma has introduced its latest Antifreeze and Coolant to the market, as the winter servicing peak continues across the UK.

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Schaeffler (UK) and Liqui Moly combine to develop an additive that helps reduce timing chain wear by up to 20%

Date: 12-Feb-2018

Schaeffler (UK) has forged an exclusive partnership with oil and additive supplier, Liqui Moly, by offering an additive with every INA Timing Chain KIT.

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Schaeffler to join OESAA members in Glasgow for Autoinform Live 2018

Date: 12-Feb-2018

Schaeffler (UK) REPXPERTs will be preparing technicians for the vehicles of tomorrow when hosting crucial hands-on training and seminars during Autoinform Live 2018.

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Approved Garage A J Reynolds listed in the ‘National Top 100 Companies for Apprentices'

Date: 12-Feb-2018

Andy Reynolds, started his business in 1991 as a one-man-band, aged 31. He tells us his initial plan was to just to make through the first year and survive.

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Comma presents advanced technical evening for workshops

Date: 12-Feb-2018

A technical team from Comma Oil will present an advanced technical evening to workshops, on the topic of lubricants in an ever changing market.

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Mahle CEO Scheider goes to ZF Friedrichshafen, Stratmann named successor

Date: 07-Feb-2018

Dr Jörg Stratmann has been appointed chief executive officer of automotive supplier Mahle.

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LUMAG appoints new UK Sales Manager for its BRECK brand

Date: 07-Feb-2018

LUMAG - the leading global OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier of brake friction products – has confirmed that Richard Davies has joined the company as UK Sales Manager for its leading aftermarket brand of brake pads, BRECK.

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Winning start for NGK-backed M-Sport Ford World Rally Team

Date: 07-Feb-2018

The NGK-backed M-Sport Ford World Rally Team has got off to a winning start at the iconic Rallye Monte-Carlo.

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Exol antifreeze meets Volvo specification

Date: 07-Feb-2018

Two of Exol’s new antifreeze products now fully comply with the latest Volvo coolant specifications for heavy-duty diesel engines found in HGVs, buses, coaches, plant and marine applications.

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Autoelectro reveals Mini, Audi and Citroën fitting solutions

Date: 07-Feb-2018

Autoelectro has released a series of new technical bulletins, continuing its pledge to deliver accurate and up-to-date diagnosis and fitting guides to guard against inaccurate warranty claims and fitting issues.

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Hella Gutmann Solutions – Transforming Businesses

Date: 07-Feb-2018

Diagnostic tools for the present and the future

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Euro Car Parts announces first-to-market ADAS training course

Date: 06-Feb-2018

Euro Car Parts has announced a first-to-market ADAS training course as part of its Euro Academy offering

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East Sussex garage customer wins car with Servicesure

Date: 06-Feb-2018

The Parts Alliance garage programme, Servicesure Autocentres, has announced Daniel and Stacey Grant from East Sussex as the lucky winners of a brand new Suzuki Celerio thanks to its ‘Win a Car for Christmas’ competition.

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Comline brake pad and hub assembly ranges expand

Date: 06-Feb-2018

British brand illustrates development prowess with significant new-to-range release

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Schaeffler REPXPERT hails recent ‘LuK Clutch Systems’ training event a resounding success

Date: 06-Feb-2018

Schaeffler REPXPERT was delighted with the positive attendance for its ‘LuK Clutch Systems’ training event, held at the REPXPERT Academy in Hereford on Tuesday 30th January.

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AS-PL UK Ltd Strategy begins to pay dividends

Date: 06-Feb-2018

Six months into a whole new strategic plan in the UK and AS-PL are already seeing the benefits of the many changes they have adopted.

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Fresh from the press: the new MANN-FILTER catalogues 2018/19. With new products in 14 languages

Date: 01-Feb-2018

The current MANN-FILTER catalogues 2018/19 are available for dealers and workshops. These reference tools list compatible products for more than 48,000 vehicles and machines, including over 260 new filter types. The new catalogues are also available now as DVD, online at www.mann-filter.com and via the MANN-FILTER app.

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‘Grassroots insight’ plays influential role in crucial Type-Approval legislation vote

Date: 01-Feb-2018

IMCO approves legislation for the aftermarket to maintain in-vehicle data access

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2018/19 payroll changes

Date: 31-Jan-2018

The Autumn Budget 2017 announced changes to tax and NI limits. What do you need to know to prepare for the 2018/19 payroll year?

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Exhibitor day aims to enhance visitor & exhibitor experience

Date: 31-Jan-2018

Automechanika Birmingham is hosting an Exhibitor Day on 1 March at Birmingham NEC, with the primary aim being to ensure exhibiting companies get the most out of the event and contribute to delivering a truly memorable visitor experience.

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Autofirst Network partners with WhoCanFixMyCar.com

Date: 31-Jan-2018

Autofirst Network has agreed a deal with WhoCanFixMyCar.com to support its nationwide network of independent garages. The arrangement offers every Autofirst Network member the opportunity to have its own profile on the platform for 12 months, enabling them to receive notifications every time a local motorist requires a quotation for a service or repair.

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Colin Smit, MD, LUMAG – A look at the year ahead

Date: 31-Jan-2018

2018 will be a big year for new innovations, following on from the €5million investment in a Bruderer Shim Stamping machine that was installed at our Budzyń manufacturing facility. This allows us to manufacture our own rubber- metal – rubber shims for our passenger car range – Breck.

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Fabriscape Lda purchase controlling interest in TP Engineering

Date: 29-Jan-2018

Fabriscape LDA, incorporating EuroFlo Premium Emission Systems in the UK, is delighted to announce that Fabriscape have purchased a controlling interest in the emission control manufacturer TP Engineering Ltd.

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New Year – New Look (New AS-PL website)

Date: 25-Jan-2018

AS-PL begins 2018 presenting its new corporate website. The new look concerns both graphic layout and functionality.

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Business Development Manager joins the growing Elcome team

Date: 25-Jan-2018

Elcome is pleased to announce and welcome Andy Smith, who has joined the Business Development team, supporting the company’s continued growth. Andy will be responsible for maintaining close working relationships with Elcome’s existing UK and international customer base.

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HELLA produces its 20 millionth Electrical Power Steering ECU

Date: 25-Jan-2018

Ever-stricter regulations for reducing CO2 emissions require fuel-efficient products, whilst autonomous driving demands reliable and precise steering systems

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VIP trip to British F1 GP on offer to NGK's BoxClever garage loyalty scheme members

Date: 25-Jan-2018

Ignition specialist NGK is offering members of its BoxClever independent garage loyalty scheme the chance to win a VIP trip to the British Formula One Grand Prix.

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NGK-sponsored Greg Hancock forms new Speedway Grand Prix team

Date: 25-Jan-2018

NGK-sponsored four-time World Speedway Champion Greg Hancock and chief mechanic Rafal Haj have joined forces to launch their own Speedway Grand Prix Team for the 2018 season.

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No stopping ‘Brake’ with latest range expansion

Date: 25-Jan-2018

Brake Engineering has extended its aftermarket portfolio by introducing several new additions across its product range for passenger cars and LCVs, including new brake calipers, pads and shoe sets.

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More brake parts added to National Auto Parts extensive portfolio

Date: 25-Jan-2018

Three new additions have been added to National Auto Parts’ brake disc range this month, increasing its car parc coverage even further and bringing to market ‘in demand’ products for both garages and motor factors.

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NGK at Autosport International 2018

Date: 24-Jan-2018

Ignition specialist NGK played host to two FIA World Rally Championship icons when it exhibited at the Autosport International show at Birmingham’s NEC on January 11-14.

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REPXPERT extends course capacity due to high demand

Date: 22-Jan-2018

Since being made available online, the IMI-approved LuK 2CT Double Clutch training course has proved to be so popular that capacity has had to be increased to cope with demand.

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Tenneco Supplies Suspension on New Suzuki Swift Sport & Maruti Suzuki India Dzire

Date: 19-Jan-2018

Tenneco Inc, a global supplier of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and systems is supplying its Multi-Tuned Valve (MTV) suspension technology on the Swift Sport Manufactured in Japan, as well as the Dzire compact-sedan passenger car produced in Maruti Suzuki India Limited. The latest generation Swift, which made its debut in September at IAA 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany, will feature front struts and rear dampers from Tenneco.

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Winter Service Checks

Date: 19-Jan-2018

During the Winter months there is sure to be plenty of adverse weather conditions, all of which could hinder the performance of the vehicle, as several key components will be more exposed to the elements and prone to failure.

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HELLA Hengst – Innovative, premium filters for the workshop

Date: 19-Jan-2018

HELLA, a leading original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier to the global automotive industry, has recently added antibacterial carbon activated cabin filters to the HELLA Hengst range of OE quality filters.

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Autoelectro unveils latest batch of starter motor and alternator references

Date: 19-Jan-2018

The Bradford-based remanufacturer has unveiled its latest group of part numbers, following extensive research and analysis of the UK car parc.

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Euro Car Parts announces free Lifetime Clutch Warranties

Date: 19-Jan-2018

Repairers that purchase a clutch product from Euro Car Parts before 30th March 2018 will benefit from a free lifetime warranty. The offer covers every clutch product supplied by the company, including such brands as LUK, SACHS, Transmech, Valeo and more.

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SMPE secures agreement to supply iconic Lucas brand

Date: 19-Jan-2018

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), one of the UK's largest independently owned automotive parts manufacturers and suppliers, has secured the rights to supply its engine management programme under the iconic Lucas brand.

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Walkers Garage starts the year in style with £1,000 prize

Date: 18-Jan-2018

Walkers Garage, based in South Otterington near Northallerton, is celebrating after being named the national winner of the Ring Golden Bulb Grand Prize, which will see the company receive more than £1,000 worth of workshop equipment and accessories.

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New appointment at Osram UK

Date: 18-Jan-2018

Leading global lighting manufacturer OSRAM have appointed Keith Booth as Account Manager for the Specialty Products Automotive Aftermarket division of OSRAM Ltd in the UK.

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Scrapped MOT proposals welcomed by IAAF

Date: 18-Jan-2018

Proposed changes to the MOT test frequency have been scrapped with IAAF calling it ‘a triumph for the aftermarket and motorists alike’, after months and months of intensive lobbying.

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Dipetane Fuel Technology

Date: 17-Jan-2018

Dipetane Fuel Technology is a new member of IAAF and they wish to inform IAAF members of the benefits of Dipetane

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Technicians now able to sign-up for training courses on REPXPERT

Date: 09-Jan-2018

REPXPERT members are now able to sign-up online to attend live hands-on training events which will be held regularly at the REPXPERT Academy in Hereford.

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Autoelectro outlines its vision for 2018

Date: 09-Jan-2018

‘With our one stop shop offer, we want to consolidate ourselves as the market leader whilst continuing our excellent range development and technical support’

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HELLA develops communication concept for automated driving with interact

Date: 09-Jan-2018

New lighting modules to provide communication between automated vehicles and other road users

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HELLA NTR Update

Date: 09-Jan-2018

Additions across the electrical range

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Staying ahead of the game!

Date: 09-Jan-2018

More products and a revised catalogue for Behr Hella Service

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The braking specialist with the full package

Date: 09-Jan-2018

Even More Products Added In The Latest Update

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Exol tests readiness with spillage exercise

Date: 09-Jan-2018

“Exercise Pride” operation in conjunction with The Canal & River Trust

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Mike Wise takes on new Board-level role at expanding vGroup International as it restructures

Date: 09-Jan-2018

The UK’s leading provider of motor accessory essentials, vGroup International, has restructured following rapid growth as the company moves into the next phase of expansion.

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DENSO Develops World’s Largest Automotive Head-up Display

Date: 09-Jan-2018

Innovative human machine interface to be featured on 2018 Lexus LS will deliver safety and convenience to drivers.

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Comma Oil first to meet newest ACEA C5 regulations with Eco-F 5W-20 oil

Date: 04-Jan-2018

The most recent ACEA C5 regulations have been put in place to distinguish oils that offer significantly increased fuel efficiency across petrol and light and heavy-duty diesel engines.

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Exol Lubricants among the best in the business

Date: 04-Jan-2018

Exol, the UK’s leading independent lubricants company, has been awarded runner up in the category of ‘CV Supplier of Excellence’ at the highly respected IAAF (Independent Automotive Aftermarket Association) Annual Award Ceremony 2017 held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes on 7 December.

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MAHLE wins highly coveted ‘Car Supplier of Excellence’ Award

Date: 04-Jan-2018

MAHLE Aftermarket has won ‘Car Supplier of Excellence’ at the highly respected IAAF Annual Award Ceremony 2017, held at its new location of the DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes on 7 December.

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Data overhaul brings benefits to motor factors

Date: 04-Jan-2018

WAIglobal UK is completely overhauling its parts data information, resulting in enhanced vehicle part coverage from its 5500 part numbers.

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AutoInform Live 2017 a resounding success for ZF Aftermarket

Date: 04-Jan-2018

As industry leaders in equipping technicians to work safely on the vehicles of today and tomorrow, ZF Aftermarket has enjoyed a successful AutoInform Live.

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NGK Winter Servicing Feature

Date: 04-Jan-2018

As drivers get to grips with the Arctic winter weather, a vehicle that doesn’t start is the last thing anyone wants to worry about.

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Euro Car Parts develops VIEWMECH workshop video system

Date: 04-Jan-2018

Euro Car Parts has launched its own video platform for repairers, which sends a short video explaining what additional repair work is needed to a customer’s vehicle. The VIEWMECH workshop video system, has been rolled out across the Euro Car Parts’ network, with early adopters reporting up to 25% more work conversions thanks to the straight-forward advisory upselling process.

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Ring named as a top equipment supplier to the aftermarket

Date: 04-Jan-2018

Ring are delighted to announce we were awarded Highly Commended Equipment Supplier of the Year at the Workshop Awards 2017.

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NGK preview for Autosport International

Date: 04-Jan-2018

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has a long and illustrious motorsport pedigree which it will highlight when it lines-up alongside the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers and teams at the 2018 Autosport International show.

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The Generation Game

Date: 04-Jan-2018

Providing The Complete Wheel Bearing Solution

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Comline competition winner hits the track!

Date: 04-Jan-2018

One of the lucky winners of the Comline Champion competition, held by Comline Auto Parts (Comline) at Automechanika Birmingham 2017, recently claimed his prize of an unforgettable supercar and rally car driving experience.

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Parts retailer to move to the cloud with MAM

Date: 04-Jan-2018

Andy Pack Car Care Centre, a car parts and accessories retailer based in Herefordshire, has chosen to upgrade to Autopart Online, the cloud-hosted version of MAM Software's popular business management solution.

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See and work better with the Philips CBH51 LED Bonnet Lamp

Date: 04-Jan-2018

To give technicians clear vision in the workshop, Philips has introduced the CBH51 LED hybrid professional bonnet lamp, which features 32 powerful LEDs, providing an intense, 6000-K natural white light source and bright wide beam that defeats darkness, but to prevent fatigue, is also gentle on the eyes.

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Exol introduces Harvest LV UTTO

Date: 04-Jan-2018

Exol Lubricants has launched a new synthetic off-highway universal oil for transmissions, hydraulics, final drives and wet brakes named Harvest LV UTTO.

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National Auto Parts launches new wheel hub bearing kits

Date: 04-Jan-2018

UK manufacturer boosts its brake offering to the aftermarket

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MAHLE Original EG Turbochargers highlight OE competence and sales potential

Date: 04-Jan-2018

MAHLE Aftermarket’s new turbocharger range not only offers the most up-to-date part numbers for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, but is a perfect showcase for MAHLE’s technology that brings top-class turbochargers to the automotive aftermarket.

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HELLA Makes Ground-Breaking Development

Date: 04-Jan-2018

As a respected original equipment (OE) manufacturer and systems supplier, HELLA is already at the forefront of automotive technology with its involvement in areas such as ADAS (advance driver assistance systems) and LED lighting solutions. However, unwilling to sit on its laurels, the company is now looking further into the future to redefine the limits of present and future camera evolution.

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Midwest celebrates home win with Walsall FC

Date: 04-Jan-2018

West Midlands based automotive parts distributor, Midwest Motor Factors, celebrated with sponsored Sky Bet league one football team, Walsall FC as they triumphed in their match against Scunthorpe United FC.

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Automechanika Birmingham 2018 - Latest News

Date: 22-Dec-2017

Automechanika Birmingham 2018 is shaping up to be another fantastic event, with over 500 exhibiting companies planned.

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IAAF and FIGIEFA delighted with provisional Type-Approval legislation

Date: 22-Dec-2017

Represents a “step forward” for aftermarket and access to in-vehicle data

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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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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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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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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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A pioneer in steering and suspension

Date: 01-Dec-2017

Quality And Depth Throughout The Range

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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IAAF Announcement

Date: 04-Aug-2017

Andy Savva to step down as vice-president

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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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Autoparts to support IAAF Conference 2017

Date: 04-Aug-2017

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

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Comline proudly supports Bedfordshire charities by sponsoring Local Heroes award

Date: 04-Aug-2017

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

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Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport celebrates Formula E title success

Date: 04-Aug-2017

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Fantastic Four for Euro Car Parts at Car Dealer Awards

Date: 17-Jul-2017

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

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

Date: 17-Jul-2017

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

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Servicesure garages to help customers fund car maintenance

Date: 17-Jul-2017

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

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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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Specialist retailer delighted with e-commerce solution

Date: 11-Jul-2017

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

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NGK celebrate successful appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Date: 06-Jul-2017

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

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

Date: 04-Jul-2017

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

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

Date: 04-Jul-2017

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

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IAAF 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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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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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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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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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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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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BEHR HELLA SERVICE’S Advanced Training Academy

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Passing On Its Thermal Management Expertise

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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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EBT leads the way

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Technical Seminar provides clarity

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Valeo and Cisco unveil a smart parking service

Date: 19-Jun-2017

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ajusa becomes PACT enabled

Date: 16-May-2017

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

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

Date: 10-May-2017

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

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Over 200 Servicesure Autocentres offering ‘Brakes for Life’

Date: 10-May-2017

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

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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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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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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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Midwest Motor Factors provides ‘eggcellent’ treat to local children

Date: 02-May-2017

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

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MAHLE to demonstrate all at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 02-May-2017

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

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MAM Software to exhibit at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 02-May-2017

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

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

Date: 02-May-2017

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

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Ring celebrates regional award success before national spotlight

Date: 02-May-2017

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

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Leading European lighting supplier chooses MAM

Date: 02-May-2017

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

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Highlighting the future of automotive lighting at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 21-Apr-2017

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

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Elcome all set to visit the Sunflower State, USA

Date: 18-Apr-2017

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

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Nordic tech scene veteran joins WhoCanFixMyCar

Date: 13-Apr-2017

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

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Brake Engineering continues to offer expert advice

Date: 13-Apr-2017

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

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

Date: 13-Apr-2017

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NGK-sponsored M-Sport WRC team celebrates a successful start to the season

Date: 16-Mar-2017

NGK-sponsored M-Sport World Rally Team’s Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia secured their third consecutive podium at the Rally Mexico to regain the lead in the drivers’ standings

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ECOBAT to showcase at Automechanika

Date: 16-Mar-2017

ECOBAT Battery Technologies (EBT), formally Manbat, is making it two in a row in Birmingham as the company again exhibits at Automechanika, the UK’s premier aftermarket event, although this time under its full pan-European EBT identification

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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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TecAlliance Talks Technology At Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 16-Mar-2017

Technical Seminar Again Takes Centre Stage

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NGK to sponsor 3 leading speedway riders in this year’s World Championship

Date: 23-Feb-2017

Four-time World Speedway champion Greg Hancock is once again being supported by NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd as he bids for a fifth title.

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Customers remain highly satisfied with MAM

Date: 23-Feb-2017

MAM Software is pleased to report the results of its annual customer satisfaction survey. After being asked questions regarding staff professionalism, knowledge and response times, the results show that a high percentage of MAM customers are satisfied with the service that they receive.

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The Parts Alliance crowned ‘Factor Chain of the Year’ in 2017 CAT Awards

Date: 23-Feb-2017

The Parts Alliance has been named CAT magazine’s ‘Factor Chain of the Year’. The Award came on Friday 10th February at a prestigious industry awards ceremony at Manchester’s renowned Lowry Hotel.

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GSF branch manager takes on charity marathon

Date: 23-Feb-2017

GSF Car Parts’ long-serving Poole Branch Manager Paul Snook has been stepping up his training ahead of the London Marathon on 23rd April, after opting to enter the gruelling race to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre.

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