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Yuasa hunt further BTCC success as striking new Halfords Yuasa Racing livery is revealed

Date: 15-Mar-2019

GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd are looking forward to another successful season in the Kwik Fit MSA British Touring Car Championship as a new look Halfords Yuasa Racing livery was unveiled today. The launch marks the start of Yuasa’s ninth consecutive season backing the team as they hunt for more silverware in 2019.

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Melksham Motor Spares announces 2019 partnership with Formula Ford Championship

Date: 15-Mar-2019

Motor factor sponsors Castle Combe circuit to mark championship’s 50th year

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NGK-backed Charlie Martin to compete in 2019 Michelin Le Mans Cup

Date: 15-Mar-2019

British racing driver Charlie Martin – who is sponsored by ignition specialist NGK – has announced that she will compete in the Michelin Le Mans Cup in 2019, making her prototype racing debut with the Racing Experience team – an important step on her mission to become the first transgender competitor in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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NGK to sponsor major Speedway meeting

Date: 15-Mar-2019

Ignition specialist NGK will once again be the title sponsor of a major Speedway meeting in the 2019 season.

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Business intelligence platform TechMan joins IAAF

Date: 15-Mar-2019

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced that TechMan Garage Management Systems has joined the IAAF ranks, as it signs up as the latest member.

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SMPE plans growth for UK operation

Date: 15-Mar-2019

Major boost for area as Nottingham facility to lead engineering development

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The Parts Alliance Spring Show heading to Leeds

Date: 15-Mar-2019

The Parts Alliance say preparations for its invitation-only Spring Trade Show on 27th March are now nearly complete.

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SMPE plans growth for UK operation

Date: 07-Mar-2019

Major boost for area as Nottingham facility to lead engineering development

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The world’s most successful motorbike racing series is launched with LIQUI MOLY

Date: 07-Mar-2019

Start of the MotoGP season – lubricants specialist expects enormous response from advertising campaign and boost in sales

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REPXPERT members hail ‘professional’ Schaeffler, following latest LuK double clutch system training course

Date: 07-Mar-2019

Technicians have described one of the most recent LuK dry double clutch system courses as 'absolutely fantastic', following a number of professional presentations and demonstrations at the REPXPERT Academy in Hereford.

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InAutomotive launches 2018 annual jobseekers report

Date: 06-Mar-2019

InAutomotive has recently released its first annual jobseekers report for 2018.

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Visitors to ‘roll up’ to the Autoparts Garage Equipment Trade Show

Date: 06-Mar-2019

The Autoparts Garage Equipment (AGE) and Autoparts UK Trade Show will take place on 24 April at GTG Training Academy, Glasgow, where visitors will ‘roll up’ to a carnival-themed extravaganza featuring live entertainment and gain exclusive access to show-only offers, discounts and some massive prize draws.

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ECCO welcomes visitors at CV Show in Birmingham

Date: 06-Mar-2019

ECCO Safety Group, a worldwide leader in vehicle safety solutions will be exhibiting at CV Show in Birmingham from 30th April to 2nd May under the ECCO brand for the first time.

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ZF Aftermarket takes expert training messages & courses to inaugural Autoinform LIVE event in Ireland

Date: 06-Mar-2019

•ZF Aftermarket taking two popular courses to event helping delegates futureproof their businesses and increase opportunities
•Autoinform LIVE Ireland – 27-28 April 2019 at Munster J&S Training Centre, Cork

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NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford shows speed in Sweden

Date: 06-Mar-2019

NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC showed winning pace at the Rally Sweden – claiming five stage wins and challenging for victory on the second round of the FIA World Rally Championship.

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You're hired! Motaquip celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Date: 05-Mar-2019

• Premium aftermarket parts supplier Motaquip extends apprenticeship programme.
• Investing in the future, the company employs three apprentices in key Customer Service and Product Management roles.
• According to data, generated by the Automotive Apprenticeship Matching Service (AMMS), 17% of automotive businesses experience difficulties in recruiting skilled personnel.

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Butlers Automotive wins prestigious industry award

Date: 20-Feb-2019

Barnsley-based motor factor, Butlers Automotive, has won ‘Independent Factor Team of the Year’ at the prestigious Car & Accessory Trader (CAT) Awards 2019, held at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester on 8 February.

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Autosupplies spring forward with Kilen van

Date: 19-Feb-2019

Autosupplies Chesterfield have been a dedicated Kilen partner for over 10 years, stocking 1100+ Kilen references and offering multiple same-day deliveries across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.

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XPart latest member to join IAAF membership roster

Date: 19-Feb-2019

XPart, the MG Rover car parts distributor, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) rapidly-expanding network of leading aftermarket businesses.

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Yuasa partners with Swift to power the leisure vehicle market and British Rally Champion Matt Edwards

Date: 18-Feb-2019

GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd are pleased to announce that the Yuasa battery brand will be joining Swift’s value added partner programme.

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DRiV Incorporated to spin from Tenneco later this year

Date: 18-Feb-2019

New aftermarket and ride performance company expected to be a global leader

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Servicesure garages both win Car Leasing Awards

Date: 18-Feb-2019

M M Auto Services, a Dingbro Ltd customer and member of the Servicesure Autocentre network, has won the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award from Car Leasing Bargains (CLB) for the third successive year.

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Schaeffler to join OESAA members in Ireland for Autoinform Live 2019

Date: 18-Feb-2019

Schaeffler REPXPERTs will be helping improve technicians’ knowedge and providing them with the skills they need to improve their workshop repertoire when delivering invaluable hands-on training and seminars during Autoinform Live 2019.

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FAI Ranked in International Track 200 for Second Year

Date: 18-Feb-2019

For the second year running, FAI Automotive has been ranked in the annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200.

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NGK-sponsored Nicolas Hamilton to compete in 2019 British Touring Car Championship

Date: 18-Feb-2019

NGK-sponsored Nicolas Hamilton will re-join the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship in 2019, for his first full assault on the series at the wheel of a Motorbase Performance Ford Focus RS.

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REPXPERT member: ‘I haven’t been offered a free training course in 35 years!’

Date: 18-Feb-2019

Renowned REPXPERT, Alistair Mason, began 2019 by taking to the road, visiting a number of workshops to deliver training on LuK dry double clutch systems – one of whom received free training for the first time in 35 years.

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RAC and Euro Car Parts join forces to create the biggest independent garage network in the UK

Date: 15-Feb-2019

The RAC has joined forces with Euro Car Parts in a partnership set to create the biggest independent garage network in the country.

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New Real Driving Emissions Centre wins global award in recognition of its ability to help vehicle manufacturers meet demanding new real-world emissions regulations

Date: 15-Feb-2019

£8.3m MAHLE Powertrain facility offers automotive emissions testing and powertrain development resources in response to stringent new regulations
End-to-end development process uses advanced integrated simulation and laboratory facilities to minimise on-road testing
Altitude dyno test cell is the first of its kind in the UK, and is able to replicate any road under any conditions worldwide
Dual powertrain strategy is driving the Centre’s expansion of electrical propulsion test facilities

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Online Automotive Training Provider OurVirtualAcademy.com launches new and upgraded training platform!

Date: 15-Feb-2019

Online training provider has been investing in a system wide revamp of its online training platform and has now begun rolling it out to their clients.

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The new same-day alliance

Date: 15-Feb-2019

Kilen Springs have partnered with Marathon Warehouse Distribution to create a new same-day alliance, offering multiple same-day deliveries across GB.

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Double whammy for Carlisle-based motor factor

Date: 15-Feb-2019

Cumbrian motor factor, K&S McKenzie Ltd., have been shortlisted as finalists in not one, but TWO categories at this year’s Cumbria Family Business Awards.

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Shaftec corporate video shows what happens behind-the-scenes

Date: 15-Feb-2019

Brand has been supplying remanufactured and new parts to the motor trade for more than 20 years

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Autoelectro needs you! Remanufacturer up for Yorkshire Choice Awards honour

Date: 11-Feb-2019

Bradford-based remanufacturer, Autoelectro, has been nominated for a Yorkshire Choice award, recognition for local people and businesses that are an inspiration in their field.

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LIQUI MOLY enters Formula 1

Date: 11-Feb-2019

The German oil and additive specialist is investing millions in the racing series in order to boost its sales

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Autoparts UK & Midwest Motor Factors increase stock holding by 25 percent

Date: 11-Feb-2019

Availability boosted further in view of uncertainty of UK’s withdrawal from EU

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ZF tells workshops develop unique position now to meet demands of next generation aftermarket

Date: 07-Feb-2019

•Increase in customer expectations driven by advancing technology, globalisation, price transparency & online sales
•Workshops need to differentiate themselves – attracting & sustaining customers and skilled employees
•Launch of new online hub for repair businesses as part of TRW ‘True Originals’ campaign. Showcases innovative workshops, provides useful resource & communicates pivotal customer service excellence messages

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LIQUI MOLY: first worldwide online campaign is a resounding success

Date: 07-Feb-2019

Oil and additives specialist sees positive impact overall – campaign ran in 50 languages and 128 countries

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NGK-sponsored Chrissy Rouse joins Morello Racing Kawasaki

Date: 07-Feb-2019

NGK-sponsored Chrissy Rouse will line up for Morello Racing Kawasaki in the 2019 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship.

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ECCO welcomes visitors at Bauma, Munich 2019

Date: 06-Feb-2019

ECCO Safety Group, a worldwide leader in vehicle safety solutions will be exhibiting at Bauma in Munich from 8th to 14th April under the “ECCO” brand for the first time.

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Plastic Omnium and HELLA enter into strategic partnership

Date: 06-Feb-2019

Cooperation promotes the innovative integration of lighting technologies into the vehicle exterior

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Bosch network launches new online booking system for garages

Date: 05-Feb-2019

New system boasts state-of-the-art booking facility with garage locator

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Melksham Motor Spares raise £17,500 for charity

Date: 05-Feb-2019

Melksham Motor Spares, one of the South West’s largest independent motor factors, have announced the grand total for their 50th Anniversary Fundraising is £17,500.

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Demand drives Apec Braking move to larger new Distribution Centre

Date: 01-Feb-2019

Increased demand and an ever-expanding range of part numbers has seen Apec Braking, the UK’s leading independent brake parts supplier, move to a bigger, brand new Distribution Centre near Filton, Bristol.

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NGK-backed M-Sport ready for 2019 WRC season

Date: 29-Jan-2019

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team is preparing for the first round of the season… the famous the Rallye Monte-Carlo which started on January 24.

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NGK attracts motorsport stars to Autosport International

Date: 29-Jan-2019

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd attracted a host of motorsport stars when it exhibited at the 2019 Autosport International show.

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Ring shows further commitment to European market with launch of French website

Date: 22-Jan-2019

Ring, the leading lighting and automotive electrical specialist based in Leeds, has developed a bespoke version of its website specifically for the French market, reaffirming its commitment to growing its export sales across Europe.

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AS-PL in the ranking of „Gazele Biznesu” (Business Gazelles)

Date: 16-Jan-2019

On December 31th 2018, the results of the prestigious “Gazele Biznesu” ranking have been published. It is prepared by the economic daily “Puls Biznesu” and business analysts from Coface Poland. AS-PL is one of the companies in the ranking.

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Servicesure sends winner on South Africa’s ‘Garden Route’

Date: 16-Jan-2019

National garage network Servicesure has announced a winner in its recent national competition.

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HELLA increases sales and earnings in a challenging market environment

Date: 16-Jan-2019

HELLA, a global automotive supplier, has concluded the first six months of its fiscal year 2018/2019 (June 1 to November 30, 2018) with positive sales and earnings despite a challenging market environment. Thus, currency and portfolio-adjusted consolidated sales rose by 7.3 percent. Taking into account exchange rate effects and the divestment of the wholesale distribution business, the reported sales increased by 2.8 percent to € 3.6 billion (previous year: € 3.5 billion).

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HELLA and AEye seek to extend collaboration for sensing and perception solutions for ADAS and Automated Driving

Date: 16-Jan-2019

• Cooperation focus in the field of LiDAR sensor and iDAR system development
• First results will be already demonstrated at CES 2019 in Las Vegas

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Autoelectro’s new website already paying off

Date: 16-Jan-2019

Autoelectro Managing Director, Tony Bhogal, has lauded the impact of the rotating electrics remanufacturer’s new website following “excellent feedback” from customers since its launch at the beginning of October last year.

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Comline Auto Parts appointed as listed supplier by Nexus Automotive International

Date: 16-Jan-2019

• Comline Auto Parts Ltd. (Comline) appointed as listed supplier by world-wide auto parts distribution group NEXUS AUTOMOTIVE INTERNATIONAL
• Agreement reaffirms Comline’s position as one of fastest growing automotive companies in Europe, supplying high-quality parts to the aftermarket

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Garage equipment apprentices win first prize in apprenticeship challenge

Date: 16-Jan-2019

“Prize highlights opportunities in Garage Equipment Apprenticeships”

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InAutomotive, part of Simply Jobs Boards has been shortlisted for The Niche Job Board Award for the 2019 Onrec awards!

Date: 16-Jan-2019

InAutomotive was named a finalist for the award alongside four other niche job boards at Simply Jobs Boards: Aviation Job Search, Simply Law jobs, Simply Marketing Jobs and Simply Sales Jobs – a real achievement for the company overall.

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Universal Components latest CV supplier to join IAAF

Date: 15-Jan-2019

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed aftermarket wholesaler Universal Components UK Ltd (TVS ASL) to its swelling membership roster, as the latest commercial vehicle supplier to sign up and seize advantage of the raft of opportunities available to them as a member.

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Record turnover for LIQUI MOLY with lower growth

Date: 15-Jan-2019

Trade disputes, a weak ruble and low crude oil prices have slowed down the German oil and additive specialist

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MAM provides progress update on Making Tax Digital developments

Date: 07-Jan-2019

MAM Software's business management applications begin pilot testing

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Management software saves Ferris Garage time, money and resources

Date: 04-Jan-2019

MAM’s Autowork Online cuts administration costs and recoups lost man hours at family-owned garage

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Comline takes on Europe in show-stopping 2018

Date: 04-Jan-2019

• Comline Auto Parts completes a record show-stopping year
• Parts supplier showcases high-quality, all makes product range at five major European Automotive Shows
• Award wins and show presence put the brand firmly in the European spotlight

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Shaftec to accelerate European growth fulledby investment from Ardenton Capital

Date: 04-Jan-2019

Shaftec has announced that long-term investment company Ardenton Capital is to invest in its business.

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Autoelectro’s Nick Hood admits: “We’re getting the remanufacturing message through – but there’s still work to do”

Date: 04-Jan-2019

After waxing lyrical about the practice of remanufacturing, described by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in its 2018 Automotive Sustainability Report as ‘the backbone of the circular economy’, Autoelectro’s Nick Hood uses his latest column to share the feedback he’s received on the practice while out in the field.

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FPS network update – Launceston launches

Date: 04-Jan-2019

FPS have recently announced the successful opening of their new Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) in Launceston, Cornwall on Monday 10th December 2018.

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Exol Lubricants opens its doors to the future

Date: 04-Jan-2019

Commercial vehicle apprentices enjoy one day visit to lubricants manufacturer

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Groupauto International Names ZF Aftermarket Supplier of the Year 2018

Date: 04-Jan-2019

• Groupauto International (GAI) honours ZF Aftermarket as ‘Supplier of the Year 2018‘
• International dealer network awarded suppliers in the categories logistics, marketing, sales and quality

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LKQ Corporation announces executive leadership changes in the UK

Date: 04-Jan-2019

LKQ Corporation has announced that Andy Hamilton has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Euro Car Parts Group (ECP), LKQ’s business in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, effective immediately.

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The LIQUI MOLY sponsorship spectacle is hotting up

Date: 21-Dec-2018

The oil manufacturer is involved with the Four Hills Tournament and the World Handball Championship

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AS-PL focuses on development!

Date: 21-Dec-2018

As of 1 January 2019, the address of the company's headquarters in the registry information will change from ul. Myśliwska to ul. Michałki.

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Foley Auto Services’ customer wins the car in the AutoCare Winter Giveaway!

Date: 21-Dec-2018

Gail Stephens could hardly believe her luck when Maria McCullough called her to say she had won the car in AutoCare’s WIN A CAR Giveaway.

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GT Automotive Announce Same Day Delivery With Marathon Partnership!

Date: 21-Dec-2018

GT Automotive are proud to be partnered with the automotive giant Marathon Warehouse Distribution

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Opera Automotive joins IAAF

Date: 14-Dec-2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is delighted to announce that exhaust supplier Opera Automotive has joined as a member.

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KYB UK is supporting the Row to Raise endurance challenge

Date: 10-Dec-2018

KYB UK is sponsoring an inspirational parathlete, Kelda Wood, as she sets off next week to become the first adaptive person ever to solo row the Atlantic Ocean in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

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Yuasa reflect on another positive year of professional customer training

Date: 30-Nov-2018

GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd are rounding off their most successful year of training ever, following an action-packed programme of educational events across the UK and Europe

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HELLA promotes intelligent mobility infrastructure in Beijing

Date: 30-Nov-2018

Automotive supplier joins development consortium of Chinese manufacturer BAIC

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Oiling the wheels of innovation

Date: 30-Nov-2018

Andrew Page partners with Castrol to supply new Castrol GTX range to Independent Workshops

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National Auto Parts launches new online warranty portal

Date: 30-Nov-2018

Leading UK clutch and brake specialist, National Auto Parts, is proud to announce the launch of its new electronic Warranty Portal, aimed at streamlining the returns process for its customers.

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Roadlink re-awarded Investors in People accreditation

Date: 30-Nov-2018

Roadlink International, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of braking products for commercial vehicles, is delighted to announce that the company has been re-awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) accreditation, which it has held continuously for the past 18 years.

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Autoparts UK equips Glasgow branch with defibrillator

Date: 30-Nov-2018

Autoparts UK has announced it is to install a defibrillator at its Glasgow site, after becoming certified to connect up the life-saving device.

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MAHLE unleashes its brand power through new innovative packaging

Date: 30-Nov-2018

MAHLE Aftermarket has introduced a fresh new packaging design across seven of its leading brands, underlining its brand power both globally and regionally.

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Midwest & Monmore launch new Hybrid training course

Date: 30-Nov-2018

Monmore Auto Parts & Midwest Motor Factors have announced details of their latest training opportunity for garages, to help equip technicians with the right skills around hybrid technology vehicles.

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Sporty drivers choose LIQUI MOLY

Date: 30-Nov-2018

For readers of German magazine "Sport Auto" LIQUI MOLY is the best oil brand

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LIQUI MOLY becomes main sponsor of the Four Hills Tournament

Date: 30-Nov-2018

The oil manufacturer is counting on the advertising effect of the ski jumping competition

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Rolling Components latest member to join IAAF

Date: 21-Nov-2018

Rotating electric specialists Rolling Components has become the latest member to sign up to the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), as membership numbers continue to grow month on month.

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LIQUI MOLY releases November issue of Pictures and Stories

Date: 06-Nov-2018

LIQUI MOLY have just published the November issue of “Pictures and Stories” on our websit

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Comline awarded 'Best Stand' at Auto Trade Expo Dublin

Date: 06-Nov-2018

- UK-based automotive parts supplier wins ‘Best Stand’ at major automotive expo
- Auto Trade Expo is Ireland’s biggest Automotive trade event
- Ireland a key market for Comline’s growth strategy and home to subsidiary Comline Ireland Ltd

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NGK launches new MO70 project to transform ride-on lawn mower into fire-breathing speed machine!

Date: 06-Nov-2018

Ignition specialist NGK and an iconic British drag racing champion have teamed up to launch the MO70 project to transform a standard ride-on lawn mower in to a speed machine capable of reaching 70mph+!

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KYB Launches Second Virtual Reality Video

Date: 06-Nov-2018

KYB Europe has launched a second virtual reality video. It gives viewers the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be in the passenger seat of an FIA World Rallycross supercar.

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Big opening at AS-PL!

Date: 02-Nov-2018

On October 18th, 2018 the opening ceremony of the new Sales Department office and the warehouse took place. The building is located in Panattoni Park Gdańsk. It has 3500 sqm space in total including 500 sqm of office part.

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Adding value for members

Date: 02-Nov-2018

Show Promotions That Added That Little Bit Extra!

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At what cost comes price? Find out in the latest ‘Nick Says’ column

Date: 02-Nov-2018

Autoelectro’s UK Sales Manager, Nick Hood, takes an alternative approach to discussing the merits of quality and price.

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New GSF Andover branch opens to show trade ‘what good looks like’

Date: 25-Oct-2018

The Parts Alliance has opened GSF Car Parts Andover on 8th October 2018. The group’s programme has so far seen eleven branch openings since the start of the year.

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Linings & Hoses 50th Year Anniversary - Brian Smedley 70 years in the Motor Trade

Date: 25-Oct-2018

Linings & Hoses is pleased to announce that the company’s founder Brian Smedley will celebrate 50 years in business this November.

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GS Yuasa's lithium-ion cells are delivered to the International Space Station for the second time

Date: 25-Oct-2018

GS Yuasa lithium-ion cells have been installed on the International Space Station (ISS) for the second time.

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KYB recognised with Toyota award

Date: 24-Oct-2018

KYB Corporation has received an award from Toyota Motor Corporation, to recognise original technology development.

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MAM Software to exhibit at Auto Trade Expo

Date: 16-Oct-2018

MAM to showcase the latest developments to its business management solutions and complementary software alongside RNH Solutions

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Lumag 30th anniversary – a year of investment

Date: 16-Oct-2018

2018 has been a big year of investment for Lumag. Not only has the company celebrated its 30th anniversary but it also saw the company dig deep and place significant investment into its services, manufacturing capabilities and resulting products.

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The UK trading groups' annual trade show becomes one of the biggest events in the automotive industry

Date: 16-Oct-2018

This year the Alliance Automotive Group UK brought the entire group together to stage one of the industry’s biggest automotive events. On Thursday 4th & Friday 5th October, over 2000 delegates from the GROUPAUTO & UAN trading groups and the AutoCare, United Garage Services and Top Truck garage networks attended the two-day event at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

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HELLA Annual General Meeting decision increases dividend to € 1.05 per share

Date: 15-Oct-2018

• Dividend increases by 14 percent; total distributed sum of € 117 million
• HELLA CEO Dr. Rolf Breidenbach confirms forecast for the current fiscal year

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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing hoping to press home advantage at 6 Hours of Fuji

Date: 15-Oct-2018

• TOYOTA GAZOO Racing aiming for top two podium positions at Fuji Speedway
• Toyota and DENSO seeking victory in their founding nation
• Team looking to extend lead at the top of the WEC
• TS050 HYBRID powertrains utilise DENSO components

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts launches final phase of its 2018 Garage Gear promotional campaign

Date: 15-Oct-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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NGK-sponsored M-Sport celebrate historic victory in Dayinsure Wales Rally GB

Date: 15-Oct-2018

NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia reignited their FIA World Rally Championship defence with victory at the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB.

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NGK-sponsored Greg Hancock narrowly misses out on winning medal in 2018 world championship

Date: 15-Oct-2018

NGK-sponsored four-time World Speedway champion Greg Hancock has narrowly missed out on winning a medal in the 2018 World championship.

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REPXPERT team visits long-standing Schaeffler customer to lend expertise and support

Date: 15-Oct-2018

REPXPERT Alistair Mason recently piloted one of Schaeffler's Technical Support vehicles to Oldfields Garage in Leominster, a workshop that has been fitting Schaeffler products successfully for a number of years, in order to provide some training to its dedicated team of technicians.

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NGK acquires oxygen-related products business of Chart Industries Inc.

Date: 15-Oct-2018

NGK Spark Plug Co. of Japan is to acquire the oxygen-related products business of Chart Industries, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment.

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NGK make special presentation to Tony Harte

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has made a special presentation to a man who has helped sell hundreds of thousands of the company’s market-leading spark plugs.

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GSF Car Parts Woodford Green the latest new branch to open

Date: 15-Oct-2018

The Parts Alliance has added a new branch in Woodford Green to the GSF Car Parts’ network.

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NGK-sponsored Hancock goes into last round of 2018 World Speedway championship

Date: 15-Oct-2018

American Greg Hancock goes into the last round of the 2018 World Speedway championship with a strong chance of winning a medal.

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Reigning WRC champions Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia visit NGK stand at 2018 Autosport International

Date: 15-Oct-2018

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team has thanked star duo Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia who will be moving to pastures new in 2019.

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NGK-sponsored young Speedway stars swept the board in Berwick

Date: 15-Oct-2018

NGK-sponsored young Speedway stars swept the board at a meeting sponsored by the ignition specialist.

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Charlie Martin stars in first-ever Watergate Speed Hillclimbe in NGK-liveried Mini Cooper

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Racer Charlie Martin has starred at the first-ever Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb motorsport event – competing in her NGK-liveried Mini Cooper.

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Elcome Accelerates Growth with Opening of New Office in Alicante, Spain

Date: 12-Oct-2018

Elcome, a leading provider of software solutions to the automotive aftermarket, has announced the opening of a new office in Almoradi near Alicante, Spain, to accommodate the company’s growth and leverage the area’s technology talent po

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InAutomotive shortlisted for 2018 National Online Recruitment Award

Date: 11-Oct-2018

InAutomotive, part of Simply Jobs Boards, has been shortlisted in the Best Specialist Job Board category for the National Online Recruitment Awards (NORAs).

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AS-PL in TOP 100 of the Biggest Companies in Pomeranian Region

Date: 11-Oct-2018

Another distinction for AS-PL Sp. z o.o. was awarded by the editorial office of Dziennik Baltycki. This award comes close on the heels of a top 3 place in the ‘Export Leader’ category at the recent X1X Gala of Pomeranian Economic Awards 2018.

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Rotating Electrics and batteries form training event

Date: 11-Oct-2018

Monmore Auto Parts & Midwest Motor Factors have begun planning for the busy winter season by bringing more than 40 garages together to train on rotating electrics and batteries.

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Quality is customer core message, says NAP with latest ISO certification

Date: 10-Oct-2018

National Autoparts, one of the UK’s leading UK clutch and brake specialists, is proud to announce that it has achieved the latest ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems Standard.

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Exol ladies raise £1,331 for St Giles Hospice

Date: 10-Oct-2018

Exol Lubricants has raised much needed funds in aid of a local Walsall charity, after its female staff took part in its ladies-only Starlight Walk on September 15.

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‘Easy to use’ and ‘everything a technician or distributor needs’: Autoelectro unveils new website

Date: 10-Oct-2018

Autoelectro, the UK’s largest independent remanufacturer of rotating electrics, is proud to announce that its new website is live.

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Exol presents its first 1 million litre ‘Purchases Award’ to Chemodex

Date: 10-Oct-2018

Exol Lubricants has awarded Chemodex a Certificate of Excellence for becoming the first distributor to hit one million litres of purchased Exol product within a calendar year.

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Our Virtual Academy latest member to sign up to IAAF

Date: 10-Oct-2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced that online training provider Our Virtual Academy (OVA) has become the latest company to join the industry body’s growing membership roster.

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No halting National Auto Parts as braking offering grows

Date: 05-Oct-2018

Leading UK clutch and brake specialist, National Auto Parts, is seeing its braking product portfolio go from strength to strength with the introduction of more parts to its fast-expanding range.

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Third time lucky for Ring as it takes best buy award

Date: 05-Oct-2018

Ring Automotive, the world-leading lighting and automotive electrical specialist based in Leeds, is celebrating after its 12V Preset Digital Air Compressor RAC635 secured the Auto Express Best Buy Award for a third time.

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Tenneco announces close of Federal-Mogul acquisition

Date: 05-Oct-2018

Tenneco Inc., one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and technology solutions for automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment markets and the aftermarket, has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Federal-Mogul LLC, a leading global supplier to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket.

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Alliance Automotive Group acquires Platinum International Group Ltd.

Date: 05-Oct-2018

Strengthens AAG as a Leading Automotive Parts Distributor in the UK

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Exol Lubricants a finalist for 2018 Birmingham Post Business Awards

Date: 05-Oct-2018

Lubricants supplier shortlisted second year running for Export Award

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Schaeffler invests €60Mio in new automotive OEM headquarters

Date: 05-Oct-2018

Schaeffler is to create 350 new jobs by investing €60 million into building its new automotive OEM headquarters, following a global surge in the demand for e-mobility products by vehicle producers.

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Roadlink champions UK remanufacturing in Frankfurt

Date: 05-Oct-2018

Roadlink International says UK remanufacturing is still the “envy of the world” following its successful attendance at Automechanika Frankfurt.

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Monmore’s charity cycle marathon raises over £500

Date: 05-Oct-2018

Wolverhampton-based motor factor Monmore Autoparts staff have raised more than £500 after completing the Wolverhampton 20K cycle marathon on Sunday 2 September at West Park.

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Schaeffler to demonstrate INA engine expertise at MECHANEX Sandown

Date: 05-Oct-2018

Schaeffler will be amongst the exhibitors at MECHANEX Sandown Park, where its focus will be on INA products, technology, tools and training.

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German Precision. The Lemförder Way.

Date: 03-Oct-2018

• Tongue in cheek campaign embodies how German passion for perfection benefits the automotive world
• Communicates the LEMFÖRDER values of: Precision, Pioneering excellence and OE Heritage in S&S range
• PC & HCV campaign aimed at distributors and workshops

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New WAI marketing focuses on global expertise

Date: 03-Oct-2018

WAI brand grows in stature with independent garages

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NGK celebrate 27th Northern Ireland Golf Day in style

Date: 03-Oct-2018

It may not have been The Ryder Cup, but competition was fierce when NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd held its 27th Northern Ireland annual golf day.

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HELLA opens new electronics plant in Lithuania

Date: 02-Oct-2018

• New location serves rising demand for electronics solutions in European market
• Creation of up to 250 new jobs during first expansion phase

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ZF Aftermarket Offers Sustainable Mobility Solutions for Continued Growth

Date: 02-Oct-2018

• "Vision Zero" in the automotive aftermarket
• Zero-emission driving with the bridge technology "e-troFit"
• Remanufacturing is in high demand globally

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Ring invests five-figure sum to improve online customer experience

Date: 02-Oct-2018

Ring, one of the UK’s leading lighting and automotive aftermarket suppliers, has invested over £30,000 in its new website to showcase its updated branding across all product lines, while also improving the customer experience for visitors in the UK and overseas.

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InAutomotive looking for support in Bangers4Ben 2018

Date: 25-Sep-2018

From 5th-9th October, the InAutomotive team will be attempting to travel 1500 miles across Europe in a car worth no more than £750.00 to raise money for automotive charity, Ben Support for Life.

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Carwood receive award at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 21-Sep-2018

Carwood were delighted to be awarded “Most sustainable Business Model” at Automechanika Frankfurt.

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Bigger and Better! Comline impresses at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 21-Sep-2018

Comline Auto Parts arrived at this year’s Automechanika event in Frankfurt with high expectations having designed and developed its biggest ever exhibition stand. The independent British brand is delighted to announce that Automechanika Frankfurt 2018 has surpassed even its own expectations and declared the show its “best ever”.

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DENSO out in force at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 21-Sep-2018

• Leading OE aftermarket supplier launches e-Videns tool in Europe
• Visitors treated to Le Mans 24 winner Mike Conway and celebrity mechanic Edd China
• DENSO boasted interactive stand to highlight aftermarket range and coverage

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Another productive Automechanika for automotive electronics manufacturer Mobiletron!

Date: 21-Sep-2018

Manufacturer of automotive electronics Mobiletron UK, enjoyed a productive Automechanika Frankfurt show. Amongst their range of ever popular ignition coils, engine management products, TPMS and rotating electronics, Mobiletron launched several new products at the show.

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NGK launch new products at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 21-Sep-2018

World-leading ignition and sensor manufacturer NGK chose Automechanika Frankfurt for the European launch of its new premium NTK camshaft and crankshaft sensors.

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Schaeffler’s ‘garage of the future’ exhibit wows visitors at Automechanika

Date: 21-Sep-2018

Schaeffler impressed visitors at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018 by presenting a variety of innovative mixed and augmented reality exhibits, all designed to complement the show’s theme of ‘Tomorrow’s Service and Mobility’.

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MAM to debut its latest catalogue data innovations at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 06-Sep-2018

MAM Software to promote its suite of ERP, data and ecommerce solutions at forthcoming trade show

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Dayco unveils its new corporate branding

Date: 06-Sep-2018

Dayco will use the world stage afforded by Automechanika Frankfurt to present its new corporate branding to a global audience of the industry’s most influential people. These include the many valued technicians who rely on Dayco’s premium quality replacement components during their day-to-day working lives.

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Sogefi presents its latest innovations at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018

Date: 06-Sep-2018

Sogefi, the automotive component company of CIR Group, is welcoming partners and customers to visit its stand C71 in Hall 4.0 during Automechanika Frankfurt show from September 11th to 15th.

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Bendix braking products moving into Western Europe

Date: 06-Sep-2018

The Parts Alliance will be helping to showcase opportunities with Bendix braking products to a global audience at next month’s Automechanika Frankfurt exhibition, taking place from 11th to 14th September.

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Latest software update proves a hit with customers

Date: 06-Sep-2018

Workshops praise new features and updated functionality in latest update to MAM garage management software

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IAA Commercial Vehicles: HELLA introduces intelligent lighting and electronics solutions

Date: 23-Aug-2018

• Enhance active safety with VISIOTECH projection technology
• Experience HELLA electronics products in 3D
• Create individual lighting signatures with Shapeline

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Euro Car Parts gets behind Your Car, Your Choice campaign

Date: 23-Aug-2018

Euro Car Parts has lent its support to the Your Car, Your Choice campaign and offered its backing of motorists’ right to choose.

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts will be at Automechanika Frankfurt (Hall 3, Stand D51) 11-15 September

Date: 22-Aug-2018

Visit our stand at the Automechanika Fair and discover our complete product line-up! Federal-Mogul Motorparts will feature its new support program, Garage Gurus™, the expansion of the Champion® product line, and MOOG®’s sponsorship of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series™.

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Euro Car Parts branches out growing UK network

Date: 21-Aug-2018

Euro Car Parts has added a regional hub and two more branches to its rapidly expanding UK network.

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HELLA grows significantly stronger than the automotive market in the fiscal year 2017/2018

Date: 21-Aug-2018

• Currency-adjusted sales growth reaches 9.3 percent; reported consolidated sales rise by 7.2 percent to € 7.1 billion
• Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) improve by 8.8 percent to € 581 million; adjusted EBIT margin increases to 8.2 percent
• The automotive segment drives group-wide sales growth; aftermarket considerably improves earnings before interest and taxes; special applications generates strong sales and earnings momentum
• Dividend to be increased by 14 percent to € 1.05 per share
• Profitable growth path expected to continue in the fiscal year 2018/2019

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Borg & Beck makes British truck racing debut

Date: 21-Aug-2018

Where Brakes Really Count!

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Champion® releases informative new YouTube Channel

Date: 21-Aug-2018

Installation guides to tips and tricks for all Champion® ranges now available for ignition, braking, filters, wipers, lighting

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NGK - double podium finish

Date: 21-Aug-2018

It was an NGK 1-2 on the winners’ podium at the Betard Scandinavian FIM Speedway Grand Prix.

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Mechanics win trip of a lifetime to a NASCAR® race in the United States

Date: 21-Aug-2018

Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ competition winner receives two tickets to his race of choice in the U.S., including flights and accommodation

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Just 3 days left to win!

Date: 21-Aug-2018

Our competition here at PSS is proving a hit – don’t forget there is only 3 days left to win a prize bundle as the closing date is the 24/08/18.

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AS-PL announce yet further expansion

Date: 21-Aug-2018

In line with constant development of the company and the continuing increase in global sales and demand, AS-PL announce yet another addition to their ever-expanding warehouse and office complex.

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AS-PL launch 2 Year Warranty

Date: 21-Aug-2018

Due to the dynamic development of the AS-PL company, from August 1st 2018 the warranty period for all AS-PL products has been extended from 12 to 24 months. This applies to all products sold from August 1st 2018.

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NGK employees' charity cycle success

Date: 17-Aug-2018

Two determined NGK employees have braved the summer heatwave to complete a gruelling near 425-mile cycling marathon to raise funds for charity.

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Autoelectro MD heads 2018 Bradford Classic judging panel

Date: 17-Aug-2018

Autoelectro Managing Director, Tony Bhogal, said he was “honoured” after leading the judging panel in the 2018 Bradford Classic on Saturday.

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ECOBAT is set for Automechanika return

Date: 17-Aug-2018

Two years on from the official unveiling of its pan-European battery distribution arm, ECOBAT Battery Technologies (EBT), the ECOBAT group is once again exhibiting at Automechanika Frankfurt.

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Roadlink’s ‘international focus’ set for Frankfurt

Date: 17-Aug-2018

Roadlink International is once again gearing up for Automechanika Frankfurt, showcasing its full aftermarket portfolio on Stand C78 in Hall 5.1, taking place at Messe Frankfurt on 11 – 15 September 2018.

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National to unveil full aftermarket proposition at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 17-Aug-2018

National Auto Parts will be exhibiting at Automechanika Frankfurt, showcasing its full product range on Stand D82 in Hall 5.1, taking place at Messe Frankfurt on 11 – 15 September 2018.

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Schaeffler to demo workshop of the future at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 17-Aug-2018

Schaeffler is tempting visitors to its 1,000sqm stand (Hall 0, Stand A01) by inviting them on a tour of the ‘garage of tomorrow’

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2018 Caravan Salon: HELLA displays individual lighting designs and electronics trends

Date: 13-Aug-2018

• The Shapeline modular lamp series creates individual light signatures
• A new LED lamp control unit helps monitoring lighting functions

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Cumbrian motor factor shortlisted for prestigious business award!

Date: 08-Aug-2018

Cumbrian motor factor, K&S McKenzie Ltd., have been shortlisted as finalists in the prestigious in-Cumbria Business Awards 2018.

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Autoelectro boss invited to chair Bradford Classic judging panel

Date: 08-Aug-2018

Autoelectro Managing Director, Tony Bhogal, has been appointed as Chair of the Judging Panel when deciding the Best in Show at the Bradford Classic, an annual classic car show with a wide range of cars from different eras.

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HELLA once again increases sales and earnings significantly in the fiscal year 2017/2018

Date: 08-Aug-2018

• Preliminary key performance indicators for the fiscal year 2017/2018 confirm stronger growth than the automotive market and a further increase in profitability
• Currency-adjusted consolidated sales increase by 9.3 percent; reported sales rise by 7.2 percent to € 7.1 billion
• Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes improves to around € 581 million; adjusted EBIT margin increases to circa 8.2 percent

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Schaeffler redesigns packaging for all key products

Date: 08-Aug-2018

Schaeffler has launched a brand-new packaging design that retains the familiar LuK, INA and FAG colour scheme and logos, but with a look and feel that shouts ‘Schaeffler Quality’.

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FAI celebrate Queen's Award with Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire

Date: 08-Aug-2018

FAI have celebrated winning the prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise by inviting all staff to attend a dinner at the opulent Woburn Sculpture Gallery Woburn, where HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis presented the Queens Royal Warrant to Managing Director, Sean Walker.

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Town Lane Autos Ltd’s customer wins the car in AutoCare’s WIN A CAR Giveaway!

Date: 08-Aug-2018

Rebecca Clemence collected her brand-new Citroën DS3 from her local AutoCare garage Town Lane Autos Ltd.’s, after she was drawn from 19,958 entries to win the top prize in AutoCare’s WIN A CAR Giveaway.

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Delphi Technologies chooses Automechanika to reveal a new brand, products and services

Date: 03-Aug-2018

Global technology supplier invests in the technologies, expertise and support that vehicle repairers need as their businesses enter the fastest period of change since the dawn of motoring
• New GDi service programme
• New steering repair solution
• New diagnostic tools
• New vibrant brand and packaging

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Andy Savva – ‘The Garage Inspector’ – has become Schaeffler’s first UK Brand Ambassador

Date: 03-Aug-2018

Andy has been supporting Schaeffler’s REPXPERT team by presenting at various trade fairs and training events over recent months, sharing his expertise on building up a workshop brand and profile, while also offering tips and best practice techniques on how to make a business profitable.

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Mekonomen acquires wholesale activities from HELLA

Date: 03-Aug-2018

HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, one of the world's leading automotive suppliers for lighting and electronics, is selling its Danish and Polish wholesale companies, FTZ Autodele & Verktoj A/S („FTZ“) and Inter-Team sp. z o.o. („Inter-Team“), to the Swedish wholesaler, Mekonomen AB.

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New Ring Carnation brand offers comprehensive vehicle conversion offering

Date: 03-Aug-2018

Vehicle conversion specialists Ring and Carnation Designs have merged brands to become a single entity – Ring Carnation. This new brand gives clarity for customers of the companies, who can come to Ring Carnation for a one “one-stop-shop” supply of vehicle power management, lighting and vehicle safety solutions.

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Motor factors welcome WAI and Marathon partnership

Date: 03-Aug-2018

Same day distribution of rotating electrics a major boost for business

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UK’s largest online car repair marketplace secures £4m investment

Date: 03-Aug-2018

The UK’s largest online car repair marketplace has secured £4 million from investors including Shell Ventures, Sir Trevor Chinn, Active Partners and Venrex Investment Management. The marketplace currently has 11,500 garages registered to the site, has processed over 1 million repair requests from UK drivers and receives 60,000 new job requests every month from drivers.

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NGK announce latest BoxClever promotion winner

Date: 03-Aug-2018

Racing driver Luke Warr has won himself a dream prize in the latest NGK BoxClever promotion – a day out at PalmerSport’s renowned Bedford Autodrome.

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New NGK BoxClever promotion

Date: 03-Aug-2018

Ignition specialist NGK is offering members of its BoxClever UK independent garage loyalty scheme the chance to win a fantastic tool box and kit.

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Motaquip to debut at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 30-Jul-2018

The UK-based Motaquip brand, well known for its diverse range of premium quality aftermarket parts, will showcase to overseas audiences for the first time at this year’s Automechanika show in Frankfurt.

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Metropolitan Police technicians complete electric vehicle training with Alliance Automotive Group UK’s technical training partner Steve Carter

Date: 30-Jul-2018

On Wednesday 20th June the first 12 technicians from the Metropolitan Police completed the IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) EV 2.2 course at Hayes Engineering in Erith, one of the group’s AutoCare garage network members.

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ZF Aftermarket Sets the Pace for Tomorrow's Mobility

Date: 26-Jul-2018

• Realizing the opportunities offered by digitalization
• Tailor-made product and service portfolios
• Intelligent networking of fleets and workshops

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Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler crowned 2018 Formula E champions

Date: 26-Jul-2018

Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler sealed a superb double-double podium finish to overturn a 33-point deficit and claim a maiden Formula E team championship crown.

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Understanding the new MOT rules: using video to create further transparency

Date: 26-Jul-2018

At a time when consumers are demanding transparency, convenience and personalisation, the new MOT rules add an additional layer of confusion for motorists when it comes to car repairs.

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Autoelectro Managing Director, Tony Bhogal: “We turn threats into opportunities”

Date: 26-Jul-2018

In a wide-ranging interview, Autoelectro Managing Director, Tony Bhogal, talks business matters at home and abroad, competition, challenges for the automotive aftermarket and the future.

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Team NGK's epic fundraising effort

Date: 26-Jul-2018

Two NGK employees are about to set off on a near 425-mile cycling marathon to raise funds for charity.

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Training night tackles turbochargers and oil quality

Date: 26-Jul-2018

Midwest Motor Factors & Monmore Auto Parts have hosted another packed training night at the GTG Academy in Wolverhampton, this time assisting garages with their understanding of turbochargers and lubricants quality and selection.

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Comline Auto Parts to showcase largest stand ever at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 26-Jul-2018

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is all set for an exciting week at this year’s Automechanika event in Frankfurt as it showcases its biggest stand to date.

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SMPE honours employees with Long Service Awards

Date: 18-Jul-2018

Recognition for four of company’s long-serving staff members

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Automechanika 2018: ZF Aftermarket Presents Innovative Portfolio and Infotainment in Hall 3

Date: 16-Jul-2018

• A clear focus on smart solutions and innovative technology
• Hybrid technology with the VOX Car Doctors in Hall 3
• Success factors e-mobility and digitalization

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The First Ever AAUK Golf Event is a Big Hit!

Date: 16-Jul-2018

The first annual Alliance Automotive UK Golf Event was a fantastic spectacle enjoyed by over 90 GROUPAUTO & UAN members, staff and supplier sponsors.

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Autoparts UK pledges support for young racing talent

Date: 16-Jul-2018

Autoparts UK has announced it is sponsoring aspiring motor racing driver Ruaridh Clark in the Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup.

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NGK-sponsored Greg Hancock starts campaign with podium finish

Date: 11-Jul-2018

NGK-sponsored four-time World Speedway Champion Greg Hancock kick-started his 2018 campaign by finishing on the podium in the WD-40 Danish Grand Prix.

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Ring invests £294k to reinforce quality and support future sustainability

Date: 11-Jul-2018

Ring, one of the UK’s leading lighting and automotive aftermarket suppliers, has invested £60,000 on specialist equipment that will be used in its Quality Assurance (QA) facility

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Fabriscape & EuroFlo achieve ISO 9001:2015

Date: 11-Jul-2018

Fabriscape LDA, incorporating EuroFlo Premium Emission Systems in the UK, is delighted to announce that Fabriscape have been awarded ISO 9001:2015 Certification, the international standard for quality management systems

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From an enthusiast to a market leader: 30 years of Lumag

Date: 11-Jul-2018

The automotive industry is one of the sectors shaping Polish economy.

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MAHLE Aftermarket wins ‘Supplier of the Year’ award by top factor

Date: 11-Jul-2018

MAHLE Aftermarket has won “Filtration Supplier of the Year”, as voted for by one of the UK’s fastest growing motor factors, Road & Rally Automotive.

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Porsche and Schaeffler combine to smash Nürburgring lap record

Date: 11-Jul-2018

Schaeffler has played a key role in helping Porsche break its own 35-year lap record of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit.

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Norman Lamb MP Visits PSS Steering & Hydraulics

Date: 11-Jul-2018

Norman Lamb MP was given a warm welcome as he recently toured the facilities of steering and hydraulics experts PSS.

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PSS Competition – July & August 2018

Date: 11-Jul-2018

Between 2nd July & 24th August 2018, if you purchase any remanufactured steering box, pump or rack from us, you will be entered into a prize draw to win the following bundle

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Jim Mazza joins PDP buying group

Date: 03-Jul-2018

Parts Distribution Partnership are delighted to announce that Jim Mazza will be joining the Group’s management team with immediate effect as Vice Chairman.

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Road & Rally Chesterfield celebrate 40th anniversary

Date: 25-Jun-2018

A high turnout was recorded at the first Trade Show held by Road & Rally in Chesterfield to celebrate 40 years of trading.

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NGK sponsored speedway riders enjoy high profile success

Date: 25-Jun-2018

Speedway stars sponsored by NGK have shown the power of the brand by achieving a spate of high-profile victories.

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NGK customers enjoy royal day out at Epsom Derby

Date: 25-Jun-2018

The group enjoyed hospitality in a private box in the prestigious Queen’s Stand opposite the finish line from where they witnessed 16-1 outsider Masar win the blue riband flat race.

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NGK-sponsored Maria meets her prince

Date: 25-Jun-2018

NGK-sponsored ‘Queen of the Bikers’ Maria Costello MBE came face-to-face with a real-life royal when she met HRH Prince William at the Isle of Man TT.

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Autoelectro premieres its ‘behind the scenes’ video online

Date: 25-Jun-2018

Autoelectro is pleased to release its new ‘behind the scenes’ video, filmed at its Bradford headquarters and remanufacturing facility

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InAutomotive joins IAAF

Date: 25-Jun-2018

Top industry Job Website latest Service Member to sign up

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Golfers enjoy NGK Scottish Golf Day held in Perthshire

Date: 25-Jun-2018

NGK distributors in Scotland have been competing in the ignition specialist’s 2018 golf day which was held this year in Perthshire.

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FAI awarded second business accolade of 2018

Date: 25-Jun-2018

In a special feature recently published by the Sunday Times, FAI Auto Parts were ranked 143rd in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200

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Brands Hatch Hosts MOOG® Sponsored European NASCAR® Series

Date: 25-Jun-2018

Rounds 5 and 6 of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series™ provided high-octane thrills for UK motorsport fans

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DENSO congratulates historic TOYOTA GAZOO racing victory at Le Mans 24 Hours and hails technical partnership

Date: 25-Jun-2018

After coming so close before, team TGR relishes its first Le Mans victory at the 86th edition of the legendary event

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BM Catalysts praises new government advice on catalytic converters

Date: 25-Jun-2018

BM Catalysts has welcomed the Department for Transport (DFT) decision to reiterate the strict requirements for selling catalytic converters and Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) into the UK.

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AS-PL becomes the latest supplier to launch on MAM Autocat v8

Date: 22-Jun-2018

Gdansk based AS-PL, the privately-owned supplier of Rotating Electrics and ancillary parts for Automotive, Heavy Duty, Marine, Agricultural and Plant applications, has become the latest supplier to launch its product range on MAM Autocat v8.

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Melksham Motor Spares celebrate 50th anniversary in style

Date: 22-Jun-2018

Melksham Motor Spares, one of the South West Region’s largest independent motor factors, has celebrated its 50th anniversary with a record-breaking trade show for customers.

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Correct oils could be key to passing new MOT, says Comma

Date: 22-Jun-2018

The key to diesel vehicles passing the new MOT service may be as simple as using the correct low SAPS oil on diesel cars, according to lubricants expert Comma Oil.

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Autoelectro maintains ISO quality standards

Date: 22-Jun-2018

Autoelectro has proudly reported that it has successfully gained recertification/transition to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 accreditations following its recent annual surveillance visit.

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Cumbrian motor factor to sell stock for a penny in celebration of 50 year milestone

Date: 22-Jun-2018

K&S McKenzie first opened its doors in 1968 in 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 and Sara McKenzie knew was too good to let pass them by. They were one of the first businesses to take up residence on Kingstown Industrial Estate back in 1972, and today they are one of the most well-respected motor factors in the North West.

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Eminox celebrates 40 years of success and plans for a zero-emissions world

Date: 21-Jun-2018

Emissions reduction leader announces future strategy at anniversary event

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WhoCanFixMyCar.com success at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 13-Jun-2018

Online car garage and repair marketplace, WhoCanFixMyCar.com, had a successful Automechanika Birmingham for the third year in a row, as it showcased an impressive 21m2 stand (S140) with Shell, where both companies spoke about their recent partnership

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Delivering the goods - Europart acquisition continues Digraph’s growth strategy

Date: 12-Jun-2018

The UK’s fastest-growing commercial vehicle motor factor business, Digraph, has reached another milestone in its aggressive expansion plans with the acquisition of Oldbury-based Europart.

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IFA celebrates Track Record

Date: 12-Jun-2018

Another great track record was celebrated by IFA members at Palmer Motorsport on 23rd May to mark the 40th anniversary of its formation in 1978.

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Comline features in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 for third consecutive year

Date: 12-Jun-2018

Leading automotive parts supplier Comline Auto Parts Ltd. (Comline) has featured in the prestigious Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table for a third year in succession.

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The Parts Alliance announces lucky winners of ‘City Brakes’ competition

Date: 12-Jun-2018

The Parts Alliance’s biggest ever promotion, ‘City Brakes’ – which ran throughout March and April – has found 25 lucky winners who are soon to receive their exclusive mini-break prizes.

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WAI reaches national agreement with Marathon Warehouse Distribution

Date: 08-Jun-2018

Independent national distributor to supply full range of WAI products on same day delivery

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Exol announces improvements to streamline its Wednesbury operations

Date: 04-Jun-2018

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.

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ZF [pro]Points: New Loyalty Programme for Independent Garages

Date: 04-Jun-2018

• 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

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Podium finish for NGK-sponsored Sayfutdinov in Czech Republic

Date: 04-Jun-2018

NGK-sponsored Speedway star Emil Sayfutdinov raced to third place at the ANLAS Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix.

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NGK announces Salesman of the Year

Date: 04-Jun-2018

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has named Mark Peacock its Salesman of the Year 2018.

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Autoelectro proud of track record as it delivers on even the most obscure references

Date: 04-Jun-2018

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.

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Technicians descend on Schaeffler stand during MECHANEX trade show in Manchester

Date: 04-Jun-2018

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

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NGK-sponsored Maria Costello competing in Isle of Man TT

Date: 04-Jun-2018

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.

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NGK-sponsored M-Sport WRC team achieves double podium finish

Date: 04-Jun-2018

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.

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Delphi Technologies Aftermarket Renews its Partnership with Three-Times European Rally Champion, Kajetan Kajetanowicz in World Rally Championship

Date: 04-Jun-2018

The partnership provides a stronger, higher visibility platform to showcase Delphi Technologies’ bold new brand in the aftermarket

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NGK charity fund-raising success

Date: 04-Jun-2018

Two NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd employees have successfully completed individual challenges to raise money for two separate charities.

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British drivers set to save £1.8bn thanks to first MOT repair calculator

Date: 01-Jun-2018

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.

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Sogefi Filtration Aftermarket announces the opening of a new warehouse in the Moscow area

Date: 01-Jun-2018

Sogefi, the CIR Group’s automotive components company, announces the opening of a new warehouse in the Moscow area.

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NGK-sponsored Speedway star retains British Under-21 title

Date: 01-Jun-2018

Young NGK-sponsored Speedway star Robert Lambert has retained his British Under-21 title with a six-ride maximum.

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Latest ‘Nick Says’ column focuses on recently-launched AIMS programme

Date: 01-Jun-2018

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.

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Schaeffler reveals closer ties between REPXPERT and ‘The Garage Inspector’

Date: 30-May-2018

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.

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SMPE focuses on latest ISO accreditation for environmental standard

Date: 30-May-2018

Environmental footprint key priority for company

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Exol tests readiness with spillage exercise

Date: 09-Jan-2018

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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BEHR HELLA SERVICE’S Advanced Training Academy

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Passing On Its Thermal Management Expertise

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New initiatives from NGK

Date: 04-Apr-2017

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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TecAlliance Talks Technology At Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 16-Mar-2017

Technical Seminar Again Takes Centre Stage

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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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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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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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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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