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Specialist recruiter Glen Callum Associates joins IAAF

Date: 08-Nov-2019

Automotive aftermarket recruitment specialist, Glen Callum Associates, has joined Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).

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Sogefi wins the 2019 Equip Auto “International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation” with its world first fully recycled plastic fuel filter

Date: 08-Nov-2019

Sogefi, the automotive components company of the CIR Group, wins the Gold Trophy of Equip Auto International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation in the Original Equipment Category.

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SMPE successfully achieves ISO certification

Date: 01-Nov-2019

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), one of the UK's largest independently owned automotive parts manufacturers and suppliers, has successfully achieved the management system standard ISO14001:2015, underlining the company’s commitment to tier 1 customers and improved environmental performance.

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DENSO announced as a finalist in IAAF Awards

Date: 25-Oct-2019

Original equipment manufacturer, DENSO, has revealed that it is a finalist in the Supplier of Excellence - Car category for the IAAF Awards. The prestigious awards ceremony will take place in December, voting is open now and will close 2nd November 2019.

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LKQ Divests a Majority of its Bulgarian Business

Date: 25-Oct-2019

LKQ Corporation has announced it has merged its subsidiary Auto Kelly Bulgaria EOOD with Elit Kar OOD, creating one of Bulgaria's leading distributors of automotive spare parts. LKQ now owns a 20% equity interest in the combined business, which will continue to operate under both the Elit Car Group and Auto Kelly brand names. In addition, the combined business will acquire parts from LKQ's aftermarket supply chain.

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First Line Ltd is a finalist for IAAF Awards

Date: 25-Oct-2019

Company Finalist for Supplier of Excellence in Car and CV Categories

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DENSO’S e-Videns success at GROUPAUTO show

Date: 25-Oct-2019

DENSO heralded the GROUPAUTO Show a success, as the company built new business relationships and the sales staff took advantage of the chance to inform both member factors and workshops about the impressive range and benefits it offers, especially the new e-Videns tool.

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Textar powers Newell & Wright to race win at Pembrey

Date: 25-Oct-2019

Braking brand Textar powered Newell & Wright Motorsport to victory at the recent round of the British Truck Racing Championship in Pembrey, with the braking brand playing a major role in helping secure first place.

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Defective brakes ‘leading cause’ of road accidents

Date: 17-Oct-2019

Defective brakes were the leading cause of road accidents – where a vehicle defect was a contributory factor – for the sixth year running, new figures suggest.

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What a difference a day makes!

Date: 17-Oct-2019

The recent Information Day, held at Birmingham’s National Conference Centre, provided the perfect opportunity for TecAlliance customers to learn more about how to get the best from the company’s many and varied products and for it to showcase its current and future plans.

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Annual trade show celebrates star garages and motor factors

Date: 17-Oct-2019

For the second consecutive year the Alliance Automotive Group brought together GROUPAUTO & UAN trading groups members, garages from the AutoCare and United Garage Services networks and Top Truck workshops for the two-day event centred around their business and how they can get the most from the group.

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Autosupplies Group completes Leisureways purchase

Date: 17-Oct-2019

Autosupplies Group has successfully completed the purchase of Leisureways (The Happy Motorist) of Rotherham.

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Servicesure begins search for Autocentre of the Year 2020

Date: 15-Oct-2019

National garage network Servicesure has begun its search for 2020’s ‘Autocentre of the Year’, after last year’s winner heralded the prize as “a superb achievement”.

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Autoparts Garage Equipment donates £3,600 to BEN

Date: 15-Oct-2019

Autoparts Garage Equipment were delighted to welcome Sarah Hughes from BEN Automotive Industry Charity to Glasgow, when the team handed over £3,600 to the charity, raised through selling raffle tickets at their ‘A Night at the Carnival’ event earlier in the year.

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GS Yuasa look to the future as a new corporate slogan is decided

Date: 15-Oct-2019

GS Yuasa has announced it is redefining its brand by establishing a new corporate slogan, “Creating the Future of Energy”. This slogan will be utilised in branding throughout the entire GS Yuasa Group worldwide.

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TechMan plays host to Top Technician / Top Garage 2020 finals

Date: 15-Oct-2019

TechMan has announced that its partner business – Northampton-based garage, In Town Automotive – will be playing host to the prestigious Top Technician / Top Garage 2020 finals for the first time ever.

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HELLA annual general meeting approves special dividend and elects representatives for Shareholder Committee and Supervisory Board

Date: 15-Oct-2019

• Distribution of a special dividend of €2.30 per share in addition to a regular dividend of €1.05 per share resolved
• Carl-Peter Forster takes over as Chairman of the Shareholder Committee and Klaus Kühn is the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board

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AS-PL at the Equip Auto trade show in Paris

Date: 11-Oct-2019

On 15-19 October, Equip Auto will take place at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Representatives of AS-PL Sp. z o.o. will also be present at the event.

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Africa Oil takes crown as Exol’s Export distributor of the year

Date: 11-Oct-2019

Exol Lubricants, the UK’s largest independent lubricants blender, has announced that Africa Oil has become its Export Distributor of the Year 2018.

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Two podiums for Textar sponsored John Newell at Snetterton

Date: 11-Oct-2019

Newell & Wright driver consolidates fourth in Championship standings

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HELLA experiences slow start to the new fiscal year as expected

Date: 11-Oct-2019

• Currency and portfolio-adjusted sales decline by 5.5 percent to €1.6 billion in the first quarter; reported sales drop by 12.1 percent after portfolio changes
• Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) decrease in the first three months to €113 million; adjusted EBIT margin is 7.2 percent
• Further decline in industry development negatively impacts automotive sales; aftermarket segment maintains profitability at the previous year’s level; special applications is weak in individual customer markets
• Outlook for the current fiscal year 2019/2020 confirmed

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DENSO offering customers chance to win TOYOTA GAZOO Racing jacket by signing up to e-newsletter

Date: 11-Oct-2019

DENSO is offering new subscribers to its monthly e-newsletter, Stay Tuned, the opportunity to win a racing jacket. The offer will expire at 5:30pm on the 29th November, with the winner unveiled the following day.

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LIQUI MOLY Company Magazine, October issue

Date: 11-Oct-2019

We have just published the new issue of our company magazine “Pictures & Stories”.

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The grand opening of AS-PL Italia s.r.l. is about to take place!

Date: 11-Oct-2019

Another international Branch office of AS-PL will open soon. It will be located in Turin, Italy.

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Get ready for the United Garage Services Winter Giveaway!

Date: 11-Oct-2019

United Garage Services is a network of garages across the UK, and they are excited to announce, that the ‘WINTER GIVEAWAY’ is back on 1st October 2019.

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AutoCare’s WIN A CAR giveaway is back and this time motorists have the chance to win a MINI!

Date: 11-Oct-2019

AutoCare is a network of over 750 garages across the UK, and they are excited to announce, that the ‘WIN A CAR’ Giveaway is back from 1st October 2019. The competition is exclusive to AutoCare garages and provides motorists with the chance to win a brand-new Mini One or one of the 55 fantastic runner-up prizes.

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Award winning innovation from Lawgistics

Date: 04-Oct-2019

Lawgistics, the IAAF's legal helpline provider, is proud to announce that HR Manager, their cloud-based compliance management software, has won Product Innovation of the Year Award at the Car Dealer Power Awards.

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Fil Filter Europe joins IAAF

Date: 04-Oct-2019

Fil Filter Europe is the latest automotive component supplier to join the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).

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The Wheel Specialist brings business to Burnley

Date: 04-Oct-2019

The Wheel Specialist have taken on their very latest franchisees, Eddie & Caroline McVey, who will be opening the doors to their business in the next few months.

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Sad news on the passing of Ed Pedder

Date: 02-Oct-2019

It is with great sadness and regret we advise that Ed Pedder, a long-standing member of the IAAF CV Committee, passed away in hospital on the afternoon of Thursday the 12th September 2019.

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TRICO signs distribution deal with Optimal UK

Date: 30-Sep-2019

TRICO has signed a distribution agreement with Optimal UK to supply the Exact Fit, Flex, Neoform and TX wiper blade ranges to its network.

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Autoelectro Managing Director, Tony Bhogal has said he was “honoured” to lead the judging panel in the 2020 Bradford Classic Car Show on Saturday 17th August

Date: 30-Sep-2019

Tony, along with classic car journalist, Richard Barnett and Ex Editor of Bradford Telegraph & Argus local newspaper and now PR Consultant Perry Austin-Clarke, assessed more than 100 cars on-display, watched by more than 10,000 spectators on a surprisingly sunny summer’s afternoon in Bradford City Centre.

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Further Improvements on the Horizon for KYB’s Data

Date: 23-Sep-2019

KYB has announced further improvements to its data and visibility on TecDoc. It has recently been announced that KYB has retained its status as an A rated supplier to TecAlliance.

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Preliminary figures for fiscal year 2018/2019:

Date: 23-Sep-2019

On the basis of preliminary figures, HELLA, the globally positioned automotive supplier has closed the fiscal year 2018/2019 (1 June 2018 to 31 May 2019) with a sales and earnings increase.

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Shaftec introduces series of bold, no-nonsense press adverts

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Leading braking, steering & transmission supplier Shaftec has introduced a series of dynamic, no-nonsense press adverts. The new adverts, which will start to appear in the UK press this quarter, use inventive and bold imagery to get the business messages across loud and clear.

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Apec shuts down its ‘guarantee website’

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Apec has closed its separate guarantee website thanks to its recently updated all-encompassing guarantee.

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Premier Components UK Ltd joins IAAF to promote remanufacturing

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Full-line automotive core broker Premier Components UK Ltd has joined Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), with the aim of promoting the merits of remanufacturing.

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Cumbrian motor factor, K&S McKenzie, continue to grow and invest in people, equipment and vehicles

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Their latest expansion has been in their Air Compressors department. Whilst the business has been selling air compressors of all types and sizes for a number of years, recent success in this sector has led to expansion.

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LIQUI MOLY at the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Switzerland

Date: 23-Sep-2019

The German oil manufacturer is the official sponsor of the tournament being held in Zurich and Lausanne

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Cheltenham trade show debut a major success, says The Parts Alliance

Date: 23-Sep-2019

The Parts Alliance has heralded its third trade show of 2019 as a major success, providing the perfect environment to bring all of its customers and suppliers in the Cheltenham area together to socialise and network.

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ContiTech springs into action at IAAF

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Air Spring specialist ContiTech Air Spring Systems is the latest manufacturer to become a member of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).

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Exol scores major tie-up with Worcester Warriors in 2019/20 season

Date: 23-Sep-2019

UK’s largest lubricants blender becomes first team shirt sponsor

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Putting Sheffield on the map

Date: 23-Sep-2019

The Wheel Specialist will be expanding into Sheffield by the end of 2019 and their latest franchisee, Stefan Thomas, will be at the helm.

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K&S McKenzie publish Summer newsletter

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Every three months, Carlisle based motor factor, K&S McKenzie publish their quarterly newsletter which has grown a loyal readership and has become highly regarded among clients and contacts alike

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MP Motorsport achieve first victory

Date: 23-Sep-2019

MP Motorsport achieved their first outright win on Sunday 8th September, taking first position overall on the Vale of York Stages Rally.

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Tetrosyl looks to build on new partnership with IAAF

Date: 23-Sep-2019

As one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and distributors of automotive chemicals and parts, Tetrosyl, is the latest name to register as a fully-fledged member of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), continuing the rapid growth of the IAAF network.

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Dayco earns outstanding quality supplier award from FCA

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has been recognized for its outstanding quality, by global vehicle manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for both its production part and Mopar® unique part supply partnership.

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LKQ helps revolutionise family-owned bodyshop

Date: 16-Sep-2019

Fylde Coast ARC transformed with new multi-million-pound facility ready for EVs

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MAM Software Group, Inc. agrees to be acquired by Kerridge Commercial Systems for $12.12 per share in cash

Date: 10-Sep-2019

MAM Software Group, Inc., a leading global provider of on-premise and cloud-based business management solutions for the automotive parts, tyre and vertical distribution industries, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which it will be acquired by Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), which provides software, services and support to deliver fully integrated trading and business management solutions to trade, wholesale, manufacturing and distribution customers across the world, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $154.2 million

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Which types of vehicle repairs are consumers most sceptical about?

Date: 06-Sep-2019

As the digital age continues to influence our world, consumers are relying more on information online to help them with their problems. Like fixing their car, for example.

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AS-PL has started the cooperation with Groupauto Polska

Date: 05-Sep-2019

AS-PL has become the official supplier of the Groupauto Polska purchasing group (GA PL).

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Success for Team JAOS!

Date: 02-Sep-2019

The 2019 Asia Cross Country Rally took place last week, starting in Pattaya, Thailand, and finishing 2,200km later in the capital of Myanmar. Team JAOS (Japanese Offroad Service) finished in 1st place in their T1G class and 7th overall.

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Exol helps raise funds for Cancer Research UK

Date: 23-Aug-2019

Proud sponsor Exol has been celebrating the recent fundraising achievements of Plevin, one of the UK's leading wood processing and recycling companies, which has raised over £1,000 in aid of Cancer Research UK by participating in two tough charity challenges.

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Euro Car Parts adds more Peugeot vans to its nationwide delivery fleet

Date: 23-Aug-2019

Euro Car Parts has added to its extensive fleet of PEUGEOT vans and cars with an order for 300 all-new Partner vans. The Partners will help to deliver the company’s extensive parts range to branches and customers. Each day, over 2,750 Euro Car Parts vehicles make over 60,000 deliveries to independent and franchised Dealers, fleet service centres and bodyshops. The company makes a delivery on average every 1.7 seconds.

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EAG Managing Director on progress since change of ownership: “Exciting times lie ahead”

Date: 23-Aug-2019

EAG Managing Director, Adrian Lamb, is confident the company is on the right path, several months after the company switched ownership.

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Autotech Recruit announces online training portal

Date: 23-Aug-2019

Autotech Recruit has teamed up with OurVirtualAcademy.com to launch an exclusive online training portal for its growing pool of temporary vehicle technicians and MOT testers.

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Alliance Automotive UK acquires ASMF

Date: 23-Aug-2019

Alliance Automotive UK, the parent company of GroupAuto and UAN buying groups has acquired the seven-branch Autostores Motor Factors chain (ASMF). Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

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AutoCare announces summer giveaway prize winner

Date: 23-Aug-2019

This summer AutoCare gave away a brand-new Peugeot 2008 Allure in its summer ‘win a car’ giveaway. Fifty-five runner-up prizes were also won; including LG 50” Smart 4K Ultra HD LED TVs, Nintendo Switch consoles, Sonos One Speakers with Alexa, Dyson hot and cool fan heaters and Ring video doorbells. The competition was open to UK motorists who visited an AutoCare garage between 1st May and 7th July 2019 for a service, MOT or repair. All they had to do once the work was completed on their car was enter the competition on the AutoCare website.

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Customers the center of attention: LKQ Europe's first leadership conference is a great success

Date: 22-Aug-2019

LKQ Europe, the European market leader in automotive aftermarket parts for cars, commercial vans and industrial vehicles, gathered 250 of its top managers for a visionary leadership conference in Wembley, London on July 1st and July 2nd. The primary objective was developing common strategies on how to ensure the success of its customers in the changing independent aftermarket environment. LKQ Europe looks back on an inspiring and successful event.

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All roads lead to Russia - Comline to exhibit at MIMS Automechanika Moscow

Date: 22-Aug-2019

• Leading automotive parts supplier Comline is set to impress at Russia's largest automotive expo – MIMS Automechanika Russia.
• Exhibiting alongside Monlibon, the brands valued distribution partner for the region, Comline will provide a hands-on demonstration of their high-quality, all makes range.
• The 23rd hosting of MIMS Automechanika Moscow runs from August 26th – 29th at the city’s Expo Fairgrounds.

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HELLA compensates for challenging market conditions and outperforms the automotive sector in the fiscal year 2018/2019

Date: 22-Aug-2019

• Currency and portfolio-adjusted sales rise by 5.0 percent in the fiscal year 2018/2019; portfolio effects reduce reported consolidated sales by 1.0 percent to € 7.0 billion
• Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) improve to € 585 million;
adjusted EBIT margin increases to 8.4 percent
• Automotive segment benefits from high demand for lighting systems and electronic components; Aftermarket significantly improves profitability; Special Applications sees positive progress in the business for agricultural and construction vehicles
• Special dividend proposed as a result of strong development of the balance sheet and the sale of the wholesale business; total dividend at € 3.35 per share
• Company outlook reflects major uncertainties in market environment and further declining industry development

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Opportunity knocks for Shaftec at ReMaTec

Date: 16-Aug-2019

Shaftec has declared its first visit to ReMaTec – Europe’s leading remanufacturing exhibition – a success: both in terms of reinforcing its position within the UK and in generating a great deal of interest in its abilities as remanufacturer capable of servicing the European left-hand-drive market.

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Complete Car Care’s customer wins the top prize in the United Garage Services Summer Giveaway

Date: 16-Aug-2019

This summer the UK garage network United Garage Services gave away some fantastic prizes in their national summer giveaway. The top prize was a tech bundle, including a Microsoft Surface Pro, Xbox Ones S and a Sonos One Speaker with Alexa. Runner-up prizes included Beats Headphones, £100 Ticketmaster Gift Cards and Amazon Echo Dots.

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Ring gears up support for duo taking on charity challenges

Date: 16-Aug-2019

Ring, the leading lighting and automotive electrical specialist based in Leeds, is gearing up its support for two employees who are embarking on a pair of physically demanding charity challenges in August and September.

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Exol partners with UKLA for 2019 Northern Lunch

Date: 16-Aug-2019

Exol Lubricants is sponsoring this year’s UKLA (UK Lubricants Association) Northern Lunch, taking place at Manchester Hall on 20th September.

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GS Yuasa awarded Boeing Supplier of the Year for innovation

Date: 16-Aug-2019

GS Yuasa has been recognised with the 2018 Boeing Company “Supplier of the Year” award in the category of innovation. The battery manufacturer was commended for its high-performance lithium-ion cells for space, as well as for outstanding technical support and contribution to current and future space programs.

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Roadlink’s Powell partnership gaining traction

Date: 16-Aug-2019

Roadlink International has been the braking partner of choice for Steve Powell Racing for five years, as the leading CV parts supplier supports the truck racing champion in the 2019 British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) for what is turning into another enthralling season.

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Rise of fake parts sees TMD Friction develop new ways to fight back

Date: 09-Aug-2019

TMD Friction has revealed that it is continuing to fight back against fake parts amid reports of a rise in the number of fake components entering the aftermarket.

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Wheel safety specialist Checkpoint joins IAAF

Date: 09-Aug-2019

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed Checkpoint as its latest member, enabling the wheel safety specialist to keep up to date with the latest developments and legislation in the industry.

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Phil O'Brien retires

Date: 09-Aug-2019

After 41 years in the automotive industry and 25 years with the IFA, Phil O’Brien of York Motor Factors has retired. At its July meeting the IFA presented Phil with a gift in recognition of his contributions over the years.

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KYB launches new motorsport website

Date: 02-Aug-2019

KYB Europe Aftermarket has launched a new website, dedicated to it’s motorsport activities: www.kybsport.com

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No stopping National following Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 29-Jul-2019

National Auto Parts presented a series of new products and innovative showcases that have driven further business to its door following Automechanika Birmingham 2019, hailed as “the best exhibition held in the UK for a long time” by Managing Director David Houlden.

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Exol announces NZ Motor Oils as sole distributor in New Zealand

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Exol Lubricants, the UK’s largest independent lubricants blender, has announced that NZ Motor Oils has become New Zealand’s sole distributor for the leading brand.

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The sun shines on another successful trade show for The Parts Alliance

Date: 29-Jul-2019

The sun was shining as hundreds of The Parts Alliance’s customers attended the company’s summer trade show at Brighton race course on Thursday 20th June.

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Launch UK proud Stand Award winner at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Launch UK, the only genuine supplier of the renowned brand of Launch diagnostic equipment to the UK, has been named winner of Best Shell Scheme Award at Automechanika Birmingham 2019’s Stand Awards, sponsored by Freeman.

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Electronic trading soars at Exol

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Electronic trading has soared at Exol Lubricants, with automotive and commercial vehicle motor factors successfully connecting through PACT, the joint venture between Fourth and TecAlliance.

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Team Exol inspires with collective fundraising feats

Date: 29-Jul-2019

It was a case of “Go Team Exol!” for some of Exol’s staff members, who have been involved in recent charity challenges to raise much-needed funds for good causes, both receiving donations from Exol Lubricants.

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Success for Melett at Autopromotec 2019

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Conference brings Melett brand, service centre network and garages together

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LIQUI MOLY becomes name sponsor of Handball Bundesliga in Germany

Date: 29-Jul-2019

German oil and additive specialist relies on promotional benefit in one of the strongest leagues in the world

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BM Catalysts and Your Car Your Choice Rally Round The Aftermarket

Date: 23-Jul-2019

BM Catalysts continues to support MP Motorsport with sponsorship of its Subaru Impreza rally car, which is currently competing in the ANEMMC and EMAMC championships, for the third year in a row. Having it’s branding in a prominent position on the impressive vehicle’s livery not only gives the leading manufacturer of aftermarket catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters great exposure at rallies across the UK but also affords it access to the team’s exclusive hospitality days.

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Osram supports public takeover offer from Bain Capital and The Carlyle Group

Date: 23-Jul-2019

- Voluntary public takeover offer for the price of 35 euros per share
- Investor agreement supports strategy and growth
- Extensive commitments to employees and locations
- Corporate headquarters to remain in Munich; patents and brand safeguarded

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Roadlink lends its voice to SMMT Remanufacturing Showcase

Date: 23-Jul-2019

Leading commercial vehicle parts supplier Roadlink International has been championing the benefits of remanufacturing to some of the industry’s top influencers as part of SMMT’s Remanufacturing Showcase, which took place from 8th -19th July.

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The Alliance Automotive Group host the Golf Event of the Year

Date: 23-Jul-2019

The second annual Alliance Automotive Group Golf Event took place at The Belfry on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th June 2019. Despite the days of heavy rain fall leading up to the event, the incredible grounds staff ensured the event went ahead.

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Exol installs defibrillator machines

Date: 23-Jul-2019

Exol has installed defibrillators across each of its sites, after becoming certified to connect up the life-saving devices.

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Clarios launches as a world leader in advanced energy storage solutions

Date: 15-Jul-2019

Johnson Controls has sold its global battery division Power Solutions to Brookfield Business Partners and is now formally transitioning from Johnson Controls to new company name Clarios.

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Cumbrian motor factor partners with UK Haulier

Date: 05-Jul-2019

With over 50 years in business, K&S McKenzie, a family run business based in Carlisle, Cumbria, has partnered with UK Haulier to offer their services to the commercial vehicle market.

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K&S McKenzie deliver a showcase with a difference at Thirsk Truck Gathering

Date: 01-Jul-2019

Thirsk Truck Gathering, held in North Yorkshire, celebrated its 7th annual event this year with visitors from across the country attending to see some of the best trucks in the country, all whilst enjoying the numerous food and trade stands on offer.

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Autotech Recruit branches into Northern Ireland to meet skills shortage

Date: 28-Jun-2019

Specialist recruitment company reports increasing demand for temporary vehicle technicians and MOT testers

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Ferdinand Bilstein UK reaps benefits from electronic trading

Date: 28-Jun-2019

PACT supports state-of-the-art Markham Vale facility

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Welland praises motor factors for embracing UK event

Date: 21-Jun-2019

WAI strengthens its aftermarket appeal following Automechanika Birmingham

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Edd China helps pull-in visitors to DENSO stand at Automechanika Birmingham 2019

Date: 21-Jun-2019

DENSO has hailed the impact of Edd China after his presence on the DENSO stand helped attract a heavy footfall. Visitors queued to have their photo with Edd and receive a signed DENSO baseball cap. It proved an inspired move, as it also allowed DENSO to update technicians and distributors about its range of products and tools.

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Banner proves big name attraction at Automechanika

Date: 21-Jun-2019

OESSA ambassador, Edd China draws visitors to Banner Batteries

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Nicolas Hamilton attracts big crowds to the NGK stand at Automechanika

Date: 20-Jun-2019

Ignition specialist NGK has been starring at the Automechanika UK show, attracting big crowds to its stand at Birmingham’s NEC.

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The Parts Alliance helps recognise the UK’s best independents at Garage of the Year awards

Date: 20-Jun-2019

The Parts Alliance has helped to pay tribute to the achievements of independent garages by sponsoring ‘Best Small Garage’ at Automechanika Birmingham’s Garage of the Year awards.

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TecAlliance heralds Automechanika Birmingham a success!

Date: 17-Jun-2019

Presenting its broad range of offerings across multiple sectors, data management specialist TecAlliance, is able to report that this year’s Automechanika Birmingham was a successful event, which brought both customers and potential customers from all its industry sectors.

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LIQUI MOLY job machine at full throttle

Date: 17-Jun-2019

German lubricant specialist recruits 67 employees during the first half of the year

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Dayco awarded PACCAR Quality Achievement certificate

Date: 17-Jun-2019

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has again been independently recognised for the quality and distribution of its original equipment (OE) components, this time by PACCAR, with its 2018 Quality Achievement certification.

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Autotech Recruit branches into Northern Ireland to meet skills shortage

Date: 17-Jun-2019

Specialist recruitment company reports increasing demand for temporary vehicle technicians and MOT testers

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Ferdinand Bilstein UK reaps benefits from electronic trading

Date: 17-Jun-2019

PACT supports state-of-the-art Markham Vale facility

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Melett to highlight turbo reman opportunities at ReMaTec 2019

Date: 14-Jun-2019

Turbocharger specialist Melett will be taking centre stage at ReMaTec 2019, the world's leading remanufacturing trade show for industry professionals.

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Winning brand Lucas hails GB men’s ice hockey success

Date: 14-Jun-2019

New partnership off to flying start with historic World Championship comeback

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Autoparts hands over keys to FIAT 500 winner

Date: 14-Jun-2019

Glasgow’s First Stop Tyre & Exhaust garage has driven away with one of the biggest raffle prizes at the recent trade show, hosted by Autoparts UK and Autoparts Garage Equipment.

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WAI & Marathon celebrate historic distribution agreement one year on

Date: 14-Jun-2019

Game-changing distribution agreement embraced by motor factors

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LIQUI MOLY at the European Athletics Championships 2020

Date: 14-Jun-2019

The European Athletics Championships will take place in Paris in 2020 with LIQUI MOLY on board.

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Lumileds' Philips brand unveiled as OESAA member at Automechanika Birmingham 2019

Date: 14-Jun-2019

Lumileds, the company responsible for Philips automotive products, is delighted to announce that the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) has welcomed the Philips brand to its portfolio.

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HELLA’s expertise at heart of Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 14-Jun-2019

With such a focus on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) at Automechanika Birmingham this year, it’s clear that the HELLA stand was going to be a hub of activity. As Hella Gutmann Solutions is the leading aftermarket voice concerning ADAS in the industry, the company had a lot to inform visitors, which was well received through its seminar appearances and the multiple on-stand talks.

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KYB Wins Best Stand Award at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 14-Jun-2019

KYB UK has received a stand award from Automechanika Birmingham for ‘Best Space Only’. The award is given to the exhibitor who displays the most “innovative stand concept and design” and was presented to KYB on the final day of the show.

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LIQUI MOLY remains loyal to MercedesCup

Date: 14-Jun-2019

Lubricant specialist continues sponsorship of ATP tennis tournament in Germany

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Team Comline get on their bikes to conquer The Wicklow 200

Date: 14-Jun-2019

• A team of four employees from Comline Ireland, one of countries leading aftermarket parts suppliers, took on Irelands premier cycling challenge, the Wicklow 200.
• Sporting the company's distinctive blue and yellow colours the team set out on the gruelling 200km challenge on Sunday, June 9.
• Attracting cyclists from around the globe, the annual Wicklow 200 is among the most arduous and most revered events on the world cycling calendar.

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Roadlink pulls out the stops for Powell’s Truck Racing

Date: 14-Jun-2019

Roadlink is sponsoring Steve Powell of Powell’s Truck Racing for a third successive season in the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC), which has been sealed with an impressive start in the early stages.

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LIQUI MOLY financial results: The engine keeps on running

Date: 14-Jun-2019

Sales and revenue rise in 2018. The lubricant specialist also recorded a plus for the beginning of 2019.

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Thomas Group expands into the Midlands

Date: 31-May-2019

Following on from Thomas Auto Injections recent exciting rebrand as Thomas Group Ltd., they are pleased to announce the opening of their new Midlands office in Loughborough.

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WAI & Marathon celebrate historic distribution agreement one year on

Date: 24-May-2019

Game-changing distribution agreement embraced by motor factors

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HELLA announces changes at the top

Date: 21-May-2019

Bernard Schäferbarthold’s contract as managing director of the corporate finance, controlling and information technology divisions Hella GmbH has been extended by five years until October 2024.

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NGK-sponsored M-Sport battle hard in Argentina

Date: 21-May-2019

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin were thwarted in their bid for victory at the World Rally Championship (WRC) Rally Argentina.

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The Alliance Automotive Group companies raise money for homeless charity in Bradford

Date: 21-May-2019

Platinum International, one of the Alliance Automotive Group companies, ran a battery recycle scheme to raise money for Bradford Night Stop, a youth homelessness charity based in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

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Lucas seals GB women’s ice hockey win with sponsorship deal

Date: 21-May-2019

Brand’s UK & European presence set to further expand

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ZF Key Sponsor of ‘Aftermarket Power Network’ launch event at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 21-May-2019

• ZF Aftermarket is a headline sponsor the launch event of new industry initiative: Aftermarket Power Network
• Objective of APN is to align key influencers and provide platform for change
• 200 expected at invite only launch event at Automechanika Birmingham - Lord Sebastian Coe key speaker

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DENSO ignites Buildbase Suzuki

Date: 20-May-2019

DENSO partners with the Bennetts British Superbike Championship contender for the 2019 and the 2020 season

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SMPE becomes Lucas UK engine management licensee

Date: 20-May-2019

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) has become the official UK & Ireland licensee for the Lucas brand of engine management.

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NOCO® leads the charge as IAAF’s latest member

Date: 20-May-2019

NOCO® is the latest supplier to sign up for full member benefits to the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).

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NWES Welcomes Monroe® Among Series’ Sponsors

Date: 20-May-2019

The legendary American brand will be featured at every Euro NASCAR event in 2019

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Osram completes the acquisition of Ring Automotive

Date: 02-May-2019

After approval by the British Competitors and Market Authority (CMA) for the takeover of Ring Automotive by Osram, the partnership between the companies will now officially start on 01.05.2019.

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Operations commence at new cutting-edge Inci GS Yuasa plant in Turkey

Date: 02-May-2019

GS Yuasa has launched operations at the newly-opened Inci GS Yuasa lead acid storage battery plant in Manisa, Turkey.

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Operations Commence at New Cutting-Edge Inci GS Yuasa Plant in Turkey

Date: 02-May-2019

GS Yuasa has launched operations at the newly-opened Inci GS Yuasa lead acid storage battery plant in Manisa, Turkey.

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DENSO invites Automechanika visitors to view e-Videns

Date: 30-Apr-2019

In addition to its comprehensive range of original equipment (OE) parts across multiple product categories, DENSO will be presenting its unique e-Videns vehicle inspection tool, designed to assist workshops with customer relations and business efficiencies

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Exol launches new website offering “unique experience”

Date: 29-Apr-2019

Significant investment in search facility making it even easier to select correct grade for any application

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TecAlliance at Autopromotec in Bologna and Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 29-Apr-2019

TecAlliance, one of the leading data specialists for the independent automotive aftermarket, will soon exhibit at two important international trade fairs in Europe: Autopromotec Bologna from 22 to 26 May and Automechanika Birmingham from 4 to 6 June.

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Meet Nicolas Hamilton on the NGK stand at Automechanika

Date: 29-Apr-2019

Racing driver Nicolas Hamilton – who competes in the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) – will be appearing on ignition specialist NGK’s stand at the forthcoming Automechanika Show at Birmingham.

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LIQUI MOLY - more than just oil and additives

Date: 29-Apr-2019

Full range of automotive chemicals at Automechanika Birmingham

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MAHLE Aftermarket set to align aftermarket needs at Automechanika

Date: 29-Apr-2019

MAHLE Aftermarket is set to make a sweeping return to Automechanika Birmingham at the NEC on 4-6 June, targeting specialist visitors and unveiling an extensive range from its OE-quality product portfolio on stand T144.

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MAM to showcase new innovations at Automechanika Birmingham 2019

Date: 25-Apr-2019

MAM will be previewing its forthcoming automotive accessories catalogue and new business management software features

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Servicesure appoints Bollington as new insurance provider

Date: 25-Apr-2019

Servicesure has appointed Bollington as its insurance provider, supplying an exclusive comprehensive cover package for the national garage network.

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K & S McKenzie's new monster

Date: 16-Apr-2019

Carlisle based motor factor, K&S McKenzie Ltd. are continually investing in their fleet to ensure that they are able to provide the best service to their customers up and down the UK.

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Varta now on Facebook

Date: 10-Apr-2019

VARTA UK is now on Facebook! Become a fan of the new page, and connect to the world of the leading manufacturer of Automotive Batteries, remaining up to date with everything that revolves around VARTA.

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NGK-sponsored Elfyn Evans denied WRC victory

Date: 09-Apr-2019

NGK-sponsored Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin were denied a well-deserved victory at the World Rally Championship’s Tour de Corse – picking up a puncture through the final stage and having to settle for third place overall.

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Test your Speedway skills

Date: 09-Apr-2019

Bullseye Superfactors’ garage customers will have the chance to enjoy a fantastic Speedway experience when they attend the company’s upcoming trade show.

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NGK sponsors Wolverhampton Wolves Speedway team

Date: 09-Apr-2019

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

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Schaeffler invites REPXPERT members to be VIPs at Automechanika Birmingham 2019

Date: 09-Apr-2019

REPXPERT members have the chance to register as VIP guests of Schaeffler at Automechanika Birmingham 2019 when the three-day exhibition gets underway at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on the 4th June.

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IAAF’s membership swells with latest member The Wheel Specialist

Date: 09-Apr-2019

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed new member The Wheel Specialist on board, as it becomes the latest in a recent flurry of aftermarket names to sign up.

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Suppliers and customers Spring into action for new Leeds Trade Show

Date: 09-Apr-2019

The Parts Alliance has successfully hosted its first major trade show of 2019.

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IAAF welcomes Platinum International as latest member

Date: 09-Apr-2019

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is pleased to announce battery and lubricants specialist Platinum International Ltd has become the latest supplier to enrol as a member, the latest in a series of aftermarket names to join its ranks.

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Open fusion platform simplifies the development of autonomous driving functions

Date: 04-Apr-2019

• Open interfaces enable faster dissemination of autonomous driving functions in the mid-range segment
• First fully autonomous driving functions integrated in three demonstration vehicles
• ISO standardisation processes initiated for sensor data interfaces

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Shell-backed WhoCanFixMyCar.com appoints ex-Carphone Warehouse CEO as chairman

Date: 04-Apr-2019

The UK’s largest online garage and car repair marketplace has appointed a new chairman who will assist the marketplace in continuing to scale its operations.

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The future of sales in wholesale distribution

Date: 04-Apr-2019

The wholesale distribution industry is in the throes of rapid change. As the traditional sales rep trekking across the country with a car-full of product catalogues, Rolodexes clutched firmly to their chests becomes increasingly obsolete, what does the future hold for the typical sales rep in these industries?

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Frank Massey’s diagnostics seminars to help AutoInform LIVE attendees get it right first time

Date: 01-Apr-2019

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) plans to make this year’s AutoInform LIVE training event its most comprehensive to date, with industry experts such as Frank Massey leading informative seminars covering a wide range of topics.

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The best oil brand is LIQUI MOLY

Date: 01-Apr-2019

Car drivers vote LIQUI MOLY as the winner

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ZF signs definitive agreement to acquire WABCO

Date: 29-Mar-2019

* ZF and WABCO to form a leading global integrated systems provider for commercial vehicle technology with combined sales of approximately €40 billion
* Complementary capabilities of both companies to create added value for ZF’s commercial vehicle customers
* ZF to acquire WABCO for $136.50 per share for a total equity value of approximately $7 billion
* Closing expected for early 2020
* Planned acquisition approved by ZF’s Management Board and Supervisory Board and WABCO’s Board of Directors

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bauma 2019: New lighting solutions from HELLA increase safety in the mining industry

Date: 28-Mar-2019

• LED warning light RokLUME S700 Red with VISIOTECH projection technology for clear identification of danger zones
• RokLUME 380 and RokLUME 280 low-fatigue reduced glare with ZEROGLARE illumination
• DuraRAY 4.0 beacon improves recognition of vehicles in open-cast and underground mining operations

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WAI aim high at Automechanika Birmingham 2019

Date: 28-Mar-2019

Largest ever presence for rotating brand as part of Marathon village

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Autoelectro’s Nick Hood considers influential automotive industry changes – and how the company has evolved with them

Date: 28-Mar-2019

Market consolidation, imported product and the consequential rise of private label, as well as technology and new-to-range growth: these are some of the most significant changes to have influenced the automotive industry since he joined Autoelectro, says UK Sales Manager, Nick Hood.

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KYB S-EPS Races to Victory in Daytona 24

Date: 28-Mar-2019

Wayne Taylor Racing’s No. 10 Konica Minolta DPi Cadillac has won the Rolex 24 race at Daytona, in a vehicle using KYB Sport Electronic Power Steering (S-EPS).

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Customer of The Parts Alliance wins brand new Jaguar XE

Date: 27-Mar-2019

The Parts Alliance has named the main winner in its ‘The Big Drive’ national promotion.

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Schaeffler wins international ‘Supplier Of The Year’ award

Date: 27-Mar-2019

Schaeffler has been named Supplier of the Year by Nexus Automotive International, a trading group represented in the UK by the Parts Alliance.

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HELLA opens second electronics plant in India

Date: 27-Mar-2019

New site expands production capacity in fast-growing Indian market

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Capital Markets Day 2019: HELLA presents strategic orientation toward electromobility

Date: 27-Mar-2019

• As a provider of powerful key components and subsystems, HELLA supports the path to clean mobility
• Company considers itself well positioned to continue profitable growth path in the long term

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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