Exol has announced a series of improvements at its Wednesbury-based production facility, aimed at streamlining its site operations and enhancing its business offering to customers.
• Loyalty to ZF Aftermarket brands is rewarded with lucrative bonuses
• UK members can now collect valuable points
• Launch promotion: one-in-ten chance of winning 20,000 points
NGK-sponsored Speedway star Emil Sayfutdinov raced to third place at the ANLAS Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix.
A Maybach 62 and Jaguar XJ-S 6.0 V12 alternator are the latest requests from customers across the UK and around the globe. While Autoelectro stocks its fastest-moving part numbers to ensure rapid delivery, it will accept even the most obscure requests and, in the UK, customers usually receive their order the next working day.
More than 200 visitors met with members of the REPXPERT technical team during the two-day MECHANEX show, recently held at Event City in Manchester
NGK-sponsored ‘Queen of the Bikers’ Maria Costello MBE is once again the only female competing in the four-lap Bennetts Lightweight TT at the world-famous Isle of Man TT.
The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team secured a double podium success at the Vodafone Rally de Portugal – Elfyn Evans and Teemu Suninen claiming second and third places respectively.
The partnership provides a stronger, higher visibility platform to showcase Delphi Technologies’ bold new brand in the aftermarket
The UK’s biggest online garage and car repair marketplace could save drivers £1.8bn* thanks to the first MOT repairs calculator. The calculator has launched in time for the new MOT test changes which come into effect on 20th May. Drivers will be able find out how much various MOT repairs will cost in their local area.
Sogefi, the CIR Group’s automotive components company, announces the opening of a new warehouse in the Moscow area.
Young NGK-sponsored Speedway star Robert Lambert has retained his British Under-21 title with a six-ride maximum.
In his latest column, Autoelectro UK Sales Manager, Nick Hood, explains why the Bradford-based remanufacturer chose to design and launch its Active Inventory Management System – or AIMS for short – to its motor factor customer network.
Schaeffler (UK) has described Andy Savva as the ‘perfect role model for any workshop owner’ after the original equipment manufacturer revealed that ‘The Garage Inspector’ will be working closer with its REPXPERT members.
Environmental footprint key priority for company
? MAHLE is now holding 80 percent of shares in BrainBee
? Expansion of development, production, and service in Europe
? BrainBee becomes part of MAHLE Aftermarket
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd employees are gearing themselves up to raise money for two separate charities.
Every competitor in 2018 series to rely on leading MOOG® steering and suspension components
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.
Autoelectro is delighted to announce that it will be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham 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
Four lucky NGK customers from Northern Ireland have enjoyed a memorable weekend in London that they will never forget.
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.
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.
Steve Carter joins the Alliance Automotive Group UK from 7th April 2018, as their technical training provider on an exclusive basis.
The AUTOCARE CAR GIVEAWAY is back, bigger and better. WIN A CAR GIVEAWAY will be running from 1st May - 8th July 2018
The Parts Alliance is aiming to get closer to customers than ever in 2018 through a series of regional events.
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.
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.
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.
Technicians can sign-up to three new Schaeffler REPXPERT training courses after the market leading supplier and OE manufacturer confirmed new dates.
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.
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.
Ring’s innovative RUBL1000 Under Bonnet Lamp has won the Best Buy Award in Car Mechanics Magazine’s Under Bonnet Lamp test.
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.
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
Entrants have the chance to claim rewards and enter prize draws to win branded goods, watches, TVs and an ‘experience of a lifetime’
“Corporate Innovation Award 2017” acknowledges the automotive supplier’s extraordinary commitment
The Parts Alliance will be sending 25 garages on luxury mini-breaks to a host of top European cities in its biggest ever promotion.
Diagnostics expert links up with the IMI to guarantee repair standards
UK Sales Manager, Nick Hood, speaks candidly on why Autoelectro has chosen to revise its surcharge structure
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.
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.
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
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
Launch UK has been awarded the “Best Launch Business 2017” accolade by the brand’s European division.
• More than 800 partners from domestic and international aftermarket businesses were informed about automotive trends
• Premiere of diagnostic unit mega macs 77
Uni-Select Inc. has announced that The Parts Alliance, one of its subsidiaries, has opened two new branches in the United Kingdom
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.
Schaeffler (UK) REPXPERTs will be preparing technicians for the vehicles of tomorrow when hosting crucial hands-on training and seminars during Autoinform Live 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.
The NGK-backed M-Sport Ford World Rally Team has got off to a winning start at the iconic Rallye Monte-Carlo.
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.
Euro Car Parts has announced a first-to-market ADAS training course as part of its Euro Academy offering
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As industry leaders in equipping technicians to work safely on the vehicles of today and tomorrow, ZF Aftermarket has enjoyed a successful AutoInform Live.
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.
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.
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.
The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) attracted a record number of garage owners and technicians onto its stand at Automechanika Birmingham 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
Technical Seminar Again Takes Centre Stage
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.
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.
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.