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

Date: 21-Mar-2017

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

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Ben news hub latest - Financial Health

Date: 20-Mar-2017

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

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Roadlink goes the extra mile with AL-KO shock absorbers

Date: 20-Mar-2017

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

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New role puts focus on customer support at Ring

Date: 20-Mar-2017

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

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Motaquip enhances product portfolio with addition of new part numbers

Date: 16-Mar-2017

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

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

Date: 16-Mar-2017

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

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

Date: 16-Mar-2017

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

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ECOBAT to showcase at Automechanika

Date: 16-Mar-2017

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

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Ring goes racing

Date: 16-Mar-2017

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

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New technical programme announced for workshops at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 16-Mar-2017

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

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TecAlliance Talks Technology At Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 16-Mar-2017

Technical Seminar Again Takes Centre Stage

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FAG’s on a roll….

Date: 10-Mar-2017

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

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INA increases its range for millions more vehicles

Date: 10-Mar-2017

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

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LuK: the first choice of professionals

Date: 10-Mar-2017

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

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Brake Engineering continues to expand caliper coverage

Date: 10-Mar-2017

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

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Valeo UK certified as Top Employer for the fourth year in a row

Date: 10-Mar-2017

Valeo UK is proud to announce that it has been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings for the fourth year in a row after being awarded the exclusive Top Employers Europe 2017 Certification

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First IAAF Industry Briefing Session of 2017 fully booked

Date: 10-Mar-2017

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

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Elcome Announces Re-affirms Partnership with Kentico

Date: 10-Mar-2017

Wiltshire based technology company Elcome, has re-affirmed its partnership with Kentico Software, the Web Content and Customer Experience Management provider

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Automechanika Birmingham announces new opening hours

Date: 10-Mar-2017

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

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

Date: 09-Mar-2017

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

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MAM Software announces busy 2017 UK trade show schedule

Date: 09-Mar-2017

Developers of market leading business management software announce attendance at eight UK trade shows

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MAM welcomes back JNK

Date: 09-Mar-2017

Motor factor reinstates MAM's Autopart business management software to regain missed functionality

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Roadlink reveals remanufacturing success one year on

Date: 07-Mar-2017

Roadlink International is celebrating the one year anniversary of the launch of its brand new commercial vehicle (CV) caliper remanufacturing facility, revealing a significant increase in demand

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Test Assured

Date: 07-Mar-2017

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

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

Date: 07-Mar-2017

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

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

Date: 07-Mar-2017

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

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Knowledge is power for the JL Audio UK retailer network

Date: 06-Mar-2017

Car audio specialist, Celsus UK Limited, is inviting its retailers from across the UK to join them for an exclusive training roadshow, updating them on latest products and innovations from JL Audio

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Nearly 5,000 students in the running to win the 2017 Valeo Innovation Challenge

Date: 06-Mar-2017

Enthusiasm for the Valeo Innovation Challenge is as strong as ever in the contest's fourth year, with a new participation record. Nearly 5,000 students from around the world have signed up to participate. In all, 1,628 teams (21% more than the previous edition) hailing from 80 countries and 748 universities have submitted their application in one of the two available categories. Some of the world's most prestigious universities are represented, including MIT, Berkeley, HEC, Supelec Tokyo University, British Columbia.

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PSA Group confirms £1.13 billion acquisition of Vauxhall/Opel

Date: 06-Mar-2017

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

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Dingbro partners with Smart Garage Solutions to offer garages in Scotland with a Personalised Customer Video solution

Date: 06-Mar-2017

Dingbro to provide their network of 1,000 garage workshops with access to the latest video software and technology

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NGK releases new 2017 NTK sensors catalogue

Date: 06-Mar-2017

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

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Comline primed to impress at Automechanika Birmingham 2017

Date: 06-Mar-2017

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is currently making a splash at home and abroad and heads to Automechanika Birmingham determined to demonstrate exactly why it is one of the fastest-growing automotive brands in Europe.

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Ring shines a light on top talent during industry competition

Date: 03-Mar-2017

Ring, the workshop lighting and professional battery care specialist, has agreed to sponsor Top Technician for a second year. The leading motor industry competition brings more than 700 competitors together to find the best technician in the UK.

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Why car servicing costs could be about to rise

Date: 02-Mar-2017

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

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Servicesure launch Slicker waste management solution

Date: 02-Mar-2017

Servicesure Autocentres, The Parts Alliance garage programme, has announced a new partnership with Slicker Recycling aimed at streamlining waste collection for its garage members.

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Bradford branch customer wins holiday with GSF

Date: 02-Mar-2017

GSF Car Parts has confirmed the January holiday winners from their ‘Here Comes Summer’ garage promotion.

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TecAlliance Spearheads Access & Availability

Date: 02-Mar-2017

Although the TecDoc automotive and commercial vehicle (CV) replacement parts identification system might be the most prominent brand with the TecAlliance portfolio, it is just one element of an organisation that is daily helping businesses increase their connectivity with their customers at all levels of the automotive aftermarket. When it comes to examples of how businesses can incorporate its multiple resources to increase their aftermarket reach, Parker Hannifin, with its Racor Filter brand, is especially interesting.

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GSF Car Parts report record heater season

Date: 01-Mar-2017

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

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Increase to Compensation Limits and Tribunal Awards

Date: 01-Mar-2017

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

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts Offers Career Opportunities Through 2017 European Graduate Recruitment Drive

Date: 01-Mar-2017

Expanded European Graduate Program provides top graduates with the chance to develop careers in multiple sectors

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MAM Software to exhibit at A1 Spring show

Date: 01-Mar-2017

Latest updates to business management solutions and B2B and B2C e-commerce platforms on display

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The Parts Alliance and Delphi to send garages on USA ‘Dream Drive’

Date: 01-Mar-2017

A new promotion from Delphi and The Parts Alliance will see six lucky garage customers enjoy the road trip of a lifetime, along America’s iconic Route 66.

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Autotech Apprentice, a division of Autotech Recruit, organises motor trade open evening in Coventry

Date: 28-Feb-2017

The new IAAF service provider member has announced a Motor Trade Open Evening which they are holding in conjunction with Coventry City College on the 15th March 2017, when the IAAF's Membership Development Manager, Mike Smallbone, will be presenting.

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MAM renews partnership with FG7

Date: 27-Feb-2017

MAM Software has renewed its partnership with leading Irish aftermarket buying group FG7. MAM will continue its long-standing relationship by providing group members and the central FG7 warehouse with innovative software solutions and comprehensive support.

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

Date: 27-Feb-2017

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

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TTC announces exciting new partnership with automotive market leaders, Bosch©

Date: 27-Feb-2017

TTC is pleased to announce an exiting new partnership with leading Automotive Aftermarket brand, Bosch©. This new partnership will see TTC offering the full Bosch automotive product range to the CV aftermarket, through its global distribution centre in Oxford, ensuring great availability, next day delivery service and competitive pricing.

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Sonne introduces an accelerated thinner to range

Date: 24-Feb-2017

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

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Fast Parts Wales to donate £30,000 for 30th anniversary

Date: 24-Feb-2017

Fast Parts Wales, a leading automotive motor factor in Wales, has revealed its plans to raise more than £30,000 through its Fast Parts Grand Rainbow Tour for Welsh children’s hospice, Ty Hafan, as part of the company’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

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Autoparts UK gives customers the power to sell more

Date: 24-Feb-2017

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

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IAAF Golf dates announced for 2017

Date: 24-Feb-2017

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

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IAAF hails early success on type approval revisions

Date: 24-Feb-2017

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

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Champion® launches new Easyvision™ wiper blade catalogue

Date: 23-Feb-2017

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

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

Date: 23-Feb-2017

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

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Customers remain highly satisfied with MAM

Date: 23-Feb-2017

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

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

Date: 23-Feb-2017

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

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

Date: 23-Feb-2017

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

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GSF branch manager takes on charity marathon

Date: 23-Feb-2017

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

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

Date: 23-Feb-2017

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

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

Date: 23-Feb-2017

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

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts announces winner of annual promotion and launches its 2017 campaign

Date: 23-Feb-2017

Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation, has announced the winner of its 2016 Experience of a lifetime prize draw promotion.

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New penalties from next month

Date: 23-Feb-2017

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

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Wendy Williamson wins ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award

Date: 20-Feb-2017

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

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IAAF Chief Executive interviewed on Radio 4

Date: 20-Feb-2017

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

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London Mayor calls on Government to adopt diesel scrappage scheme

Date: 17-Feb-2017

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

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FleetCheck to launch automated fleet policy writer at CV Show

Date: 13-Feb-2017

Software firm FleetCheck is launching its new automated fleet policy writer at the CV Show 2017.

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BBC Superfactors adds five new vans to support business growth

Date: 13-Feb-2017

The Parts Alliance member BBC Superfactors has added five new Nissan NV200 vans to their growing fleet, helping support their ‘one hour’ order delivery target for garage customers.

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IAAF to run series of Industry Briefing Sessions around the UK

Date: 09-Feb-2017

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

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Celsus UK Limited appoints Mike Keenan as Director of Sales

Date: 09-Feb-2017

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

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Euro Car Parts gives away £4 million in prizes

Date: 08-Feb-2017

Euro Car Parts, the UK’s leading distributor of car and LCV parts, is celebrating supplying 10 million Crosland filters to workshops around the UK since the heritage brand was relaunched in 2013.

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FIGIEFA seeks Technical Advisor

Date: 07-Feb-2017

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

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NGK sales manager, Stuart Bayne, raises more than £30,000 for charity

Date: 02-Feb-2017

Charity cyclist Stuart Bayne raised more than £30,000 on his marathon ride through New Zealand.

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Silencio range continues to grow

Date: 02-Feb-2017

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

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TRW’s Campaign Corners the Global Market for Originality

Date: 02-Feb-2017

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

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VDO publishes data to Autocat v8

Date: 02-Feb-2017

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

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MANN+HUMMEL presents preliminary figures for 2016

Date: 01-Feb-2017

MANN+HUMMEL, the global filtration expert has today published preliminary key figures for the financial year of 2016.

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HydroConnect™ launched by Valeo

Date: 01-Feb-2017

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

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New Member - Thomas Auto Injection Centre Ltd.

Date: 01-Feb-2017

Thomas Auto Injection Centre Ltd has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) ever-growing network of leading aftermarket businesses.

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Valeo introduces specialist switches for Mercedes

Date: 01-Feb-2017

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

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New DPF cleaning service offers garages new opportunity

Date: 30-Jan-2017

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

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The new Diag DIGIT set to streamline workshops

Date: 30-Jan-2017

The Parts Alliance says the response to their new Diag DIGIT diagnostics system has already been ‘overwhelming’.

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“Switch to Brake Engineering best move in 30 years of trading” says MD Francis Jennings

Date: 30-Jan-2017

TM Factors, Hereford, has seen a considerable surge in business since switching their brake caliper supply to Brake Engineering earlier this year.

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Comline revs up its data for Autocat v8

Date: 30-Jan-2017

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is delighted to announce that it has been granted MAM Autocat v8 status, after impressing the data software provider with the breadth quality and accuracy of its data portfolio.

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MAHLE Aftermarket Continues To Expand Filtration Range

Date: 30-Jan-2017

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

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Behr Hella Service launches new branding concept

Date: 30-Jan-2017

Thermal management expert, Behr Hella Service, is further increasing the transparency of its portfolio by introducing a new Premium Line branding from the beginning of 2017

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NGK appoints two new Irish distributors

Date: 30-Jan-2017

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has appointed two new distributors in the Republic of Ireland.

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M-Sport’s winning start to the new WRC season

Date: 30-Jan-2017

NGK-sponsored M-Sport made history when Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia won the first round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship at the legendary Rallye Monte-Carlo.

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Valeo announces the successful completion of the Ichikoh takeover bid launched on 22 November 2016

Date: 25-Jan-2017

Valeo has announced that 32,383,612 Ichikoh shares have been tendered to its offer, which ran from November 24, 2016 to January 12, 2017, at price of JPY 408 per share.

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Dept. for Transport and DVSA launch consultation on MOT changes

Date: 25-Jan-2017

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

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

Date: 25-Jan-2017

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

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ZF Aftermarket Introduces New Executive Board

Date: 25-Jan-2017

ZF Aftermarket has introduced the appointed members of its Executive Board, who will be steering its new aftermarket organization with effect from January 1, 2017

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FPS offers lower cost calls to customers

Date: 25-Jan-2017

A new telephone system has been rolled out at all FPS locations, providing customers with clearer calls at a lower rate

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Comline premieres its official, behind-the-scenes video

Date: 12-Jan-2017

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is proud to unveil its all-new, dynamic corporate video, providing a unique behind-the-scenes tour of one of the fastest-growing companies in the European automotive aftermarket.

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Acceleration to the next level: ZF Aftermarket goes live

Date: 12-Jan-2017

Thanks to the accelerated integration of TRW, lasting only about 14 months, ZF moves forward as a cohesive Aftermarket business, supplying global customers and partners with products in OE Quality and services from its expansive portfolio of premium product brands Sachs, Lemförder, TRW, Boge, and Openmatics.

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Schaeffler marks milestone….

Date: 11-Jan-2017

Global technology giant Schaeffler has just celebrated the production of its 10 millionth continuously variable transmission (CVT) chain.

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The Parts Alliance South West up for national Award after business turnaround

Date: 11-Jan-2017

The Parts Alliance’s South West region has been nominated for a prestigious national CAT magazine Award.

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Autotech Recruit joins IAAF

Date: 11-Jan-2017

IAAF has welcomed automotive recruitment specialist Autotech Recruit to its membership.

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Valeo leads the way in flat blade technology

Date: 11-Jan-2017

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

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Christine Smith Joins WAI Marketing team

Date: 11-Jan-2017

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

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Banner Batteries Wins Top Accolade At IAAF Awards

Date: 11-Jan-2017

Having received the prestigious IAAF (Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation) CV Supplier of Excellence award in 2015, Banner Batteries – a globally recognised manufacturer of batteries and battery accessories – has secured another of the Federation’s top accolades this time round.

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VW emissions - latest news from US and UK

Date: 11-Jan-2017

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

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Norway begins digital switchover

Date: 11-Jan-2017

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

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Euro Car Parts and Seeba founders join forces to fly the flag for e-waste

Date: 11-Jan-2017

Sukhpal Ahluwalia, founder of Euro Car Parts and Badri Baldawa, founder of Seeba Group of Companies, have jointly and equally invested in EcoCentric Management Private Limited (EcoCentric), one of India’s fastest growing companies providing e-waste management solutions. Both Sukhpal and Badri will sit on the board of the company.

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MANN+HUMMEL recognised by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as a 2016 Supplier of the Year Winner

Date: 06-Jan-2017

The Supplier Qualitas Convention ceremony of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) was held at the Auditorium of the Lingotto Center in Turin on December 14. MANN+HUMMEL won the award in the chassis and engine systems category. The filtration expert was awarded by FCA for a second time in this year.

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Key Employment Law Issues For Employers in 2017

Date: 06-Jan-2017

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

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Roadlink awarded runner-up at IAAF awards 2016

Date: 05-Jan-2017

Willenhall-based truck and trailer parts supplier continues to gain industry recognition

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New oil from Exol focuses on Volvo vehicle parc

Date: 05-Jan-2017

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

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WAI leads the way in window regulators

Date: 05-Jan-2017

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

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NGK Sales Manager Stuart Bayne completes charity cycle ride through New Zealand

Date: 05-Jan-2017

Super cyclist Stuart Bayne has completed his marathon charity ride through New Zealand.

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HELLA rally spotlights on the global stage

Date: 05-Jan-2017

As Messrs. Clarkson, Hammond and May battled it out on screen to take the honours, it was HELLA that took central stage in the first The Grand Tour Christmas special, which this year featured the iconic Beach Buggy as the star vehicle in which the three had to undertake their infamous challenges.

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The Uber Tribunal Decision

Date: 02-Nov-2016

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

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WAI shortlisted for ‘Car Supplier of the Year’

Date: 31-Oct-2016

WAI has been shortlisted for ‘Car Supplier of the Year 2016’ at the prestigious IAAF Annual Award Ceremony held on 15 December at the ICC in Birmingham.

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Comline named A1 Motor Stores Component Supplier of the Year at annual convention

Date: 24-Oct-2016

Luton-based Comline Auto Parts Ltd (Comline) is delighted to announce that it has won the A1 Motor Stores Component Supplier of the Year award.

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UK Employment Law to be Reviewed

Date: 14-Oct-2016

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

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Win £2,000 with Hella’s Golden Sensor Promotion

Date: 05-Oct-2016

Ten Prizes to be won in October

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Tax On Termination Payments

Date: 26-Sep-2016

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

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts Supports New World Record

Date: 09-Aug-2016

Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation, supplied its latest FERODO® and Champion® products to a world record-breaking car voyage, which covered over 15,000km across the entire Eurasian continent between the city of Magadan, Russia and the Portuguese capital, Lisbon.

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Byron Hamburgers; What It Means for Other Businesses

Date: 09-Aug-2016

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

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

Date: 27-Jun-2016

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

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Who is permitted to drive your vehicles?

Date: 27-Jun-2016

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

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Will leaving the EU change employment law?

Date: 27-Jun-2016

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

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Fast Parts soars among top fundraisers

Date: 20-Jun-2016

Automotive parts distributor, Fast Parts Wales, was in the top one percent of donors for May across the JustGiving platform after far exceeding its original target of £11,000 towards Ty Hafan’s ‘Pay for a Day’ initiative

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When can an injured member of staff return to work

Date: 10-Jun-2016

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

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"Non compete" clauses

Date: 12-May-2016

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

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Biggest change in insurance contract law for over 100 years

Date: 12-May-2016

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

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Drug Driving Laws

Date: 04-Apr-2016

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

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Compassionate leave

Date: 04-Apr-2016

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

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Pulling a ‘Sickie’ May Be Gross Misconduct…

Date: 22-Mar-2016

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

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Horseplay in the workplace or Hammer it home

Date: 23-Feb-2016

Horseplay in the workplace

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Dealing with disability related absences

Date: 09-Feb-2016

Dealing with disability related absences

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More rights for zero hour workers

Date: 09-Feb-2016

More rights for zero hour workers

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IAAF says guilty verdict against Kia is a major victory for the Aftermarket

Date: 04-Feb-2016

At the end of last year the Supreme Court in Stockholm dismissed Kia Motor’s petition to appeal against their conviction in December 2012 for breach of competition in the Swedish market on its 7 year new car warranty.

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Drink Driving – the morning after the night before

Date: 07-Jan-2016

Think!, the Department of Transport road safety website, has launched a new campaign to raise awareness regarding drink driving.

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The short-term right to reject under the Consumer Rights Act 2015

Date: 06-Nov-2015

Consumer Rights Act, Authorisation to Repair and Replacement Engines

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Legal Update from Lawgistics

Date: 30-Oct-2015

Lawgistics, providers of the IAAF legal helpline, have recently encountered a number of cases where proceedings have been issued incorrectly, generally seen in the individual's name rather than the Limited companies name. However, Lawgistics have been concerned to learn that a Judge recently allowed a Claimant to pursue proceedings against a Director personally rather than the limited company. The reasoning the Judge gave for allowing this was that the company did not communicate clearly to the customer/claimant that they were contracting with a limited company. This was due to a lack of clear details being placed on the sales invoice and other sales material.

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Consumer Rights Act 2015

Date: 30-Oct-2015

October 2015 brings the implementation of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 which will become the main piece of legislation on which consumers will be relying when buying a car, coming into force on 1st October. Most of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 will no longer be relevant to sales made after October 2015.

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Displaying your Company name….What are you obligated to do?

Date: 29-Oct-2015

Lawgistics, providers of the IAAF legal helpline, have recently encountered a number of cases where proceedings have been issued incorrectly, generally seen in the individual's name rather than the Limited companies name. However, Lawgistics have been concerned to learn that a Judge recently allowed a Claimant to pursue proceedings against a Director personally rather than the limited company. The reasoning the Judge gave for allowing this was that the company did not communicate clearly to the customer/claimant that they were contracting with a limited company. This was due to a lack of clear details being placed on the sales invoice and other sales material.

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Alternative Disputes Resolution

Date: 24-Sep-2015

A new piece of legislation comes into force on October 1st 2015 and for those of you who deal with consumers this will be relevant in the event of a complaint against your business.

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John Inverdale to host IAAF Conference & Awards

Date: 03-Jul-2015

Leading British sports presenter John Inverdale will be the guest host and compère at the IAAF Annual Awards Dinner & Conference on 17 December 2015.

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Wendy Williamson appointed to FIGIEFA board

Date: 03-Jul-2015

​Wendy Williamson, chief executive of IAAF, has been appointed to the board and made treasurer of FIGIEFA, the association representing the needs of the European independent automotive aftermarket to governments and legislators of the European Union.

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