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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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Motaquip powers the charge on battery education

Date: 08-Nov-2019

• Premium aftermarket parts supplier Motaquip teams up with YUASA to deliver online battery training to customers
• Supporting the brand’s successful Motacell battery range Motaquip provides all customers with access to 20+ online courses.
• Designed to improve product knowledge, customer service and reduce warranty claims the platform delivers concise training for remote learning

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Common rotating electric issues for Ford Transit

Date: 08-Nov-2019

Borg & Beck reminds of common problems

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Hella Gutmann Solutions unveils leveling plate system

Date: 08-Nov-2019

Diagnostics expert introduces new accessory for CSC-Tool

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KYB Europe launches new features for KYB Suspension Solutions app

Date: 08-Nov-2019

KYB has launched an update for the popular Suspension Solutions mobile App. The App will now provide detailed, part specific technical advice for a suspension job, completely free.

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TRW Electric Blue: Brake pads for electric and hybrid vehicles awarded with innovation prize

Date: 08-Nov-2019

TRW Electric Blue has won the Innovation Award in the category “Parts, Vehicle Equipment and Spare Parts” at the international Equip Auto fair.

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More than 500 IAM new references launched in 2019 available in the new Sogefi’s aftermarket catalogues

Date: 08-Nov-2019

Sogefi, the automotive components company of CIR Group, has released the fully updated 2020 catalogues in 10 languages for each of its light vehicle aftermarket filter brands: Purflux, Fram® and CoopersFiaam.

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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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Landmark criminal prosecution of emission parts maker by DVSA

Date: 08-Nov-2019

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has won a landmark prosecution case against a Hampshire aftermarket emission control parts manufacturer for supplying products which fail to meet the required environmental standards.

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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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BER update: The IAAF is working with FIGIEFA to ensure the rights of the aftermarket are maintained

Date: 01-Nov-2019

For for over 10 years, the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation (MV-BER) has set out the legal framework which allows parts distribution and repair companies to provide competitive aftermarket services, in direct competition with the vehicle manufacturers’ networks. However, this crucial piece of legislation is due to expire in May 2023 and the European Commission is questioning the benefits of renewing this sector-specific legislation and is currently assessing the achievements of MV-BER and its potential future.

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IAAF Conference 2019: Sold Out

Date: 01-Nov-2019

The IAAF 2019 Conference, which is taking place at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Milton Keynes on 5th December, has now sold out. Due to very high demand, all the places for the event, where the central theme will focus on how technology is transforming the automotive aftermarket, have been filled.

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Future of aftermarket under the microscope at Industry Briefing

Date: 01-Nov-2019

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has held its final Industry Briefing of 2019 at Haynes Motor Museum, with the future of the automotive aftermarket very much dominating proceedings.

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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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Nutexa – meeting ALL your needs

Date: 22-Oct-2019

For repair shops having issues sourcing the pad references below, please note that they are available from Nutexa

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Legislation changes: strapping round timber

Date: 17-Oct-2019

K&S McKenzie Ltd. want to inform businesses and individuals that a new specification for timber haulage has recently been implemented.

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Innovation for horses’ hooves: ContiTech and turfcord present impressive new rubber-based hoof protection

Date: 17-Oct-2019

• New development made from elastomer wins equine “Innovation Pferd” award
• Innovative material offers the elasticity needed to suit a horse’s hoof
• Excellent comfort promotes a natural gait and relieves strain on joints

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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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FIGIEFA and IAAF are working hard to protect the rights of the aftermarket under proposed cybersecurity legislation

Date: 17-Oct-2019

A very large proportion of the legislative and regulatory framework for automotive aftermarket businesses is decided at European Union or even at United Nations levels.

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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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Filtering out the unnecessary - HELLA Hengst’s new oil filter module

Date: 15-Oct-2019

New compact filter module for Mercedes AMG applications

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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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Ben’s new Whitepaper reveals that mental health could cost automotive industry employers up to £1.2bn a year

Date: 15-Oct-2019

A whitepaper released by automotive charity, Ben, has found that mental health is still one of the biggest issues affecting the industry’s workforce and could cost employers as much as £1.2bn a year collectively.

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HELLA introduces new battery finder tool

Date: 15-Oct-2019

New tool allows technicians and factors to easily find the best replacement battery for the vehicle

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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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WAI launches ‘Cores4Cash’ green initiative

Date: 15-Oct-2019

Bid to boost core return for remanufacturing use

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National expands range of fully coated brake discs

Date: 15-Oct-2019

National Auto Parts has introduced 11 new fully coated brake discs to its expanding range of braking solutions.

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Borg & Beck’s brake fitting kits

Date: 15-Oct-2019

Specialist knowledge that delivers practical benefits

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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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Expanded range now available from Autoparts Garage Equipment UK

Date: 15-Oct-2019

Autoparts Garage Equipment has expanded its range of Samoa Oil Pumps following increased demand from workshops throughout the UK.

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Samoa oil pumps range becomes top seller with workshops

Date: 11-Oct-2019

Expanded range now available from Autoparts Garage Equipment UK

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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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National Auto Parts introduces ‘exclusive’ clutch parts

Date: 11-Oct-2019

Latest expansion highlights further references for Land Rover TD5

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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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Midland Vehicle Components praises Autopart Online's add-on features

Date: 11-Oct-2019

Parts supplier says receive count confirm and the number plate module have made a "tremendous difference"

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Why cabin filters should be replaced ready for winter

Date: 11-Oct-2019

Advice from filtration expert, Borg & Beck

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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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NEW starter in AS-PL offer

Date: 11-Oct-2019

Another new starter has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The starter has an index number S6296S and is the product of the AS brand.

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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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DENSO updates lambda sensor range with 10 new part numbers

Date: 11-Oct-2019

DENSO has added 10 new original equipment (OE) quality part numbers to its lambda sensor range, with the new references linked to 46 OE numbers and covering an additional 900,000 vehicles.

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Schaeffler concludes Day in the Life of a Workshop video series with eye on the future and discussion surrounding mismatch of parts

Date: 11-Oct-2019

• REPXPERT, Alistair Mason, visits Oldfields’ Tim Benson
• Schaeffler Brand Ambassador and The Garage Inspector, Andy Savva, joins them
• Oldfields Garage was founded in 1991

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Hella Gutmann Solutions’ exchange promotion for older tools

Date: 11-Oct-2019

Mega macs 42 and 50 can be part exchanged until December 2019

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Increased ride comfort with Lemförder switchable engine mounts

Date: 11-Oct-2019

• Engine mounts with a switchable characteristic curve ensure perfect vibration damping in all driving situations
• OE-quality spare parts available for many Audi and Mercedes-Benz models

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Borg & Beck’s complete wiper blade offering

Date: 11-Oct-2019

Wiper Blade Replacement Needed For Winter Months

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Significant investment in new Poland plant reinforces Delphi Technologies commitment to electrification and region

Date: 07-Oct-2019

Anticipated demand could result in increased employment growth at the plant in the coming years

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Actions for UK importers and exporters to prepare for a No-Deal Brexit

Date: 07-Oct-2019

If you are a UK business that imports and/or exports, you will need to act now to prepare for the changes that will affect your trading with Europe and the rest of the world.

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Schaeffler launches REPXPERT Academy LIVE training event

Date: 04-Oct-2019

• Supported by the IMI and described by Schaeffler’s MD as a “landmark achievement”
• First show to take place at Lincoln College on Saturday 16th November, with more dates in 2020
• Schaeffler REPXPERT team, plus special guests, to host a range of training presentations and tutorials, with hands-on opportunities for all technicians
• Limited spaces available – sign up now to become a Schaeffler Champion!
• Free entry, lunch and refreshments

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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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Technology to dominate December’s IAAF Conference

Date: 04-Oct-2019

The IAAF is to welcome a top list of industry speakers to its 2019 Annual Conference on 5 December, due to take place for the third year running at DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes, with technology the central theme.

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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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Bosch Apprenticeship Programme maintains high industry standards

Date: 02-Oct-2019

Bosch has said that its Apprenticeship Programme ensures that it provides both the apprentice and the garage with all the training and support they will need.

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Ben launches Critical Response Service to help automotive employers support their people in times of crisis

Date: 02-Oct-2019

Automotive industry charity, Ben, has officially launched its Critical Response Service, to support employers and their employees in times of crisis.

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What’s in a name? Advice from Andy Lees of PG Automotive

Date: 02-Oct-2019

I’d like to start by posing a question – does anyone actually know the difference between the following roles: regional sales manager, area sales manager, district sales manager?

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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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IAAF Awards 2019 - Voting now live

Date: 01-Oct-2019

The voting for this year's IAAF Awards has now gone live.

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The Parts Alliance extends DriveTec braking range

Date: 30-Sep-2019

The Parts Alliance has enhanced its DriveTec brake friction range. The number of pads has increased 60% in the last 12 months whilst the range of discs has increased 50% over the same period

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DRiV™ Supplying Monroe® Intelligent Suspension Technology on one of the World’s Most Iconic Sport Saloons

Date: 30-Sep-2019

Increasingly, leading automakers are finding that intelligent suspensions are a smart choice for enhancing vehicle dynamics and giving consumers the ability to customize their vehicle’s ride performance.

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Melett announces new to range turbocharger units

Date: 30-Sep-2019

Melett, the leading UK supplier of precision engineered turbochargers and parts, has announced further references to its extensive OE-quality range, with the addition of two new turbocharger units.

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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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NEW alternator in AS-PL offer

Date: 30-Sep-2019

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer.

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Schaeffler unveils Day in the Life of a Workshop video series

Date: 30-Sep-2019

• REPXPERT, Alistair Mason, visits Oldfields’ Tim Benson
• Schaeffler Brand Ambassador and The Garage Inspector, Andy Savva, joins them
• Oldfields Garage was founded in 1991

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Autoelectro adds Peugeot HYbrid4 - AEG9008

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Autoelectro have introduced their AEG9008 reversible alternator/starter motor further increasing their market leading new to range advantage. The unit fits the Peugeot 3008 and 508 HYbrid4 models.

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Exceed Possibilities: HELLA presents lighting and electronic solutions for future mobility at IAA 2019

Date: 23-Sep-2019

• Innovative Dual Voltage Battery for mild hybrids enables significant CO2 savings
• New road condition sensor extends portfolio for automated driving scenarios
• New high resolution digital headlight technology opens up a wide range of applications
• Holistic solutions of the future for the vehicle front and interior jointly developed with partners

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Osram Mainbeam - Issue 26

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Latest issue now available

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Schaeffler reveals latest LuK, INA and FAG references

Date: 23-Sep-2019

• New-to-range list features Ford and Volkswagen Audi Group models
• Clutch, timing chain and wheel bearing kits all feature

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Auto Express Best Buy Win for Ring RCT1 EU Travel Kit

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Ring’s popular RCT1 European Travel Kit has won an Auto Express Best Buy 2019 award, beating the competition as the best option to pack when driving in Europe.

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The Parts Alliance launches Bendix brake callipers range

Date: 23-Sep-2019

The Parts Alliance has added a new range of Bendix brake callipers. The range will be available from all of the trading group’s local brands throughout the UK branch network.

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HELLA expands electronics competence in the area of Special Applications

Date: 23-Sep-2019

• Individual product solutions for commercial and special vehicles in the field of special original equipment are now available
• Product spectrum - ranging from actuators, sensors, energy management through body electronics right up to driver assistance systems - constantly being expanded
• Comprehensive support from development up to overall system integration

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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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Amazon orders 100,000 electric delivery vans from Rivian

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Amazon has placed an order for 100,000 bespoke electric delivery vans for its global fleet, as part of its mission to de-carbonise its business.

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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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Managing ADAS in Repair

Date: 23-Sep-2019

The ADAS systems on a vehicle provide critical safety functions. Repairers, therefore, must ensure that any repairs that directly involve, or impact ADAS sensors, are carried out so that the safety and functionality of the vehicle is not compromised.

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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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No-Deal Brexit Impact On Employment Law

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Our colleagues at Xecutive Search have given their views on the potential impact of a no-Deal Brexit on Employment Law.

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Counterfeit car parts feature in annual IP Crime Report

Date: 23-Sep-2019

The rise of counterfeit car parts and the role of the IAAF in countering this threat for the benefit of the independent automotive aftermarket has featured in the latest Annual IP Crime and Enforcement Report: 2018 to 2019.

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Martin Butterworth joins SMPE’s export sales team

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) has announced that Martin Butterworth has been appointed as its new Export Sales Manager.

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Lumileds continues fight against ‘dangerous and illegal’ counterfeit lighting products

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Lumileds has launched a new webpage, providing details of Philips’ authorised distribution partners both in the UK and Ireland, as it continues its fight against counterfeit lighting products in the automotive industry.

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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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Government announces funding to double rapid charge points

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Ministers have announced more than half a billion pounds of investment in green technologies, with electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure receiving the lion’s share.

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Our Virtual Academy launches vehicle electrics course

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Battery types and their associated terminology will be first topics covered in technician training

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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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Autotech Recruit appoints Simon King to drive growth strategy

Date: 23-Sep-2019

With increasing demand for its services, and a growing reputation within the automotive industry for its innovative approach to creating recruitment solutions, Autotech Recruit has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Simon King.

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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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MAHLE unveils digital ADAS solution

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Digital calibration panel for all vehicle models and automatic software updates make it a sustainable option

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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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Places at the IAAF Annual Dinner 2019 selling fast

Date: 23-Sep-2019

Industry’s premier networking event returns to DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes

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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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National strengthens aftermarket grip with new brake hose range

Date: 16-Sep-2019

National Auto Parts has announced the launch of its new brake hose range, as it responds to aftermarket demand and continues its commitment to keeping its clutch and brake offering up to date.

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HELLA is providing e.GO Life with lighting and electronics products

Date: 16-Sep-2019

• LED headlights set to give the electric vehicle an individual character
• New electric vacuum pump (UP5) supports braking function

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How an EDT treatment benefits engines with variable valve timing

Date: 16-Sep-2019

Engine The technology employed by multi-award winning engine decontamination specialist EDT Automotive has demonstrated its emissions-busting and fuel-saving capabilities time and time again on countless cars across the UK, breaking down the carbon and sludge which accumulates over time.

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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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Textar’s Brakebook revamped with more features

Date: 06-Sep-2019

One of the global leaders in brake friction technology, Textar, has revamped its online catalogue system Brakebook, to further enhance its service offering to fleet operators and commercial workshops.

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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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SMPE sees engine management programme further expand

Date: 23-Aug-2019

NTR part numbers for throttle body and EGR cooler ranges

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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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MAM successfully completes clutch kit product code update in Autocat

Date: 23-Aug-2019

MAM Software is pleased to announce the successful completion of its data update in Autocat, which enables users to better identify the correct type of clutch kit. MAM has been introducing improved descriptions and product codes within the electronic catalogue over recent months following feedback from users.

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KYB Announces New OE Partnership with ŠKODA

Date: 23-Aug-2019

KYB Corporation is proud to announce they will be an OE supplier of shock absorbers to the new ŠKODA SCALA, their first ever OE partnership with the Czech car giants.

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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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DVSA to roll out new ‘connected MOT equipment’

Date: 23-Aug-2019

New MOT equipment will need to be able to connect directly to the MOT testing service, the DVSA has announced.

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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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EU Exit No-Deal preparations – Vehicle Type Approval

Date: 23-Aug-2019

The Dept. for Transport has been in touch with the IAAF to given an update on the EU Exit Team's work on International Vehicle Standards. The EU Exit work at the Department has continued throughout the period since the extension of Article 50 to 31st October, maintaining its no deal preparations.

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Melett to unveil turbocharger capabilities at Equip Auto

Date: 23-Aug-2019

Turbocharger specialist Melett is showcasing its growing offering in France, at Equip Auto 2019 from 15 to 19 October, while also promoting the benefits of using Melett precision engineered turbochargers and parts.

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MPs call for ban of hands-free mobile phone use behind the wheel

Date: 23-Aug-2019

A group of MPs is calling for drivers to be banned from using hands-free mobile phones in England and Wales.

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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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MAM to launch electronic job card and technician tracking solution

Date: 23-Aug-2019

MAM Software has announced the forthcoming launch of TeamView, a new paperless job card and technicians’ activity tracking add-on for its popular Autowork Online garage management software.

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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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Fueltone launch DPF Foam Burst

Date: 23-Aug-2019

Fueltone Ltd has just launched the newest product to the highly successful Fueltone Pro range of fuel additives and engine treatments.

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

Date: 22-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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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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Shaftec shares tips on how to get the best surcharge return

Date: 22-Aug-2019

Expert remanufacturers, Shaftec has revealed how garages can best look after old core to ensure they get the best surcharge return.

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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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Sun shines on IAAF Golf Challenge 2019

Date: 22-Aug-2019

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has successfully hosted its second Team Golf Challenge at The Abbey Hotel, Redditch in aid of automotive trade charity, BEN.

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LKQ Announces European management succession

Date: 22-Aug-2019

LKQ Corporation has announced that John S. Quinn, Executive Vice President and CEO of LKQ Europe, has submitted his notice of retirement and Arnd Franz, currently Chief Operating Officer of LKQ Europe, has been selected to succeed John effective October 1, 2019.

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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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Reman ticks all the boxes for fleet operators

Date: 22-Aug-2019

The perception of remanufacturing is changing in the automotive industry and with it an understanding from fleet operators of just how important the product is to an optimum total cost of ownership (TCO) of a truck or fleet.

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Autoparts UK leads aftermarket in curbing plastic waste

Date: 22-Aug-2019

Car parts distributor Autoparts UK has announced a significant increase in popularity of its bottle-free tablet form of screenwash under the P1 Autocare brand.

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TecAlliance Announces September Warranty & Returns Webinar Programme

Date: 22-Aug-2019

The global leader in data-driven solutions invites suppliers and traders to learn more about its innovative and money-saving warranty & returns platform, through two free webinars in early September.

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Roadlink says ‘no’ to brake shoe waste

Date: 16-Aug-2019

Remanufactured brake shoes reduce costs and landfill

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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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GiPA overview on DFT consultation on banning 10 year+ part-worn tyres

Date: 16-Aug-2019

New laws banning older tyres on “large vehicles” to improve road safety could be introduced later this year. If supported, they will be coming into force at the beginning of 2020. Tyres aged 10 years and older would be banned from use on buses, coaches, lorries and minibuses in new proposals being consulted from the 23rd of June.

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TecAlliance optimises accuracy of spare part identification with new vehicle attributes

Date: 16-Aug-2019

Model variety and various equipment variants are constantly increasing. TecAlliance implements new attributes in the vehicle data in order to enable accurate identification of the right spare parts worldwide.

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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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Summer tax incentive for parents

Date: 09-Aug-2019

Our colleagues at Xecutive Search have drawn our attention to the fact that HMRC is reminding parents and employers of the benefits of Tax-Free Childcare (TFC), especially over the school summer holidays. Might your employees be missing out on a government freebie?

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Melett appoints Darren Johnson as Head of Sales

Date: 09-Aug-2019

Melett has promoted Darren Johnson to the role of Head of Sales having previously occupied the position of Sales Manager.

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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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Memorial Service for Kevin Shortis

Date: 09-Aug-2019

Kevin Shortis sadly passed away in June after a short illness, at which time there was a small funeral for family and close friends, due mainly to the local village church being very small.

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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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Ben Charity Cricket Match to be held on 12th September 2019

Date: 02-Aug-2019

This year's Ben Charity Cricket Match, kindly sponsored by FPS Distribution, is taking place at Dorridge Cricket Club on Thursday 12th September 2019 and the organisers have been really pleased by the response so far but would welcome more participants.

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Next IAAF Industry Briefing to take place at Haynes Motor Museum

Date: 02-Aug-2019

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has revealed details of its next Industry Briefing Session, which will be held at Haynes International Motor Museum in Sparkford, near Yeovil on 31 October.

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Bloodhound entrepreneur Noble keynote speaker at IAAF Conference

Date: 02-Aug-2019

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is delighted to announce that record breaker and entrepreneur Richard Noble OBE will be the keynote speaker at its 2019 Annual Conference on 5 December, due to take place for the third year running at DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes.

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IAAF joins forces with IPO for Counterfeit Awareness 2019

Date: 02-Aug-2019

Wendy Williamson, Chief Executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) Chief Executive, has leant further support in the fight against fake goods, when she attended Counterfeit Awareness 2019 in Bristol on July 4, in conjunction with IPO.

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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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Philips X-tremeVision lauded by automotive publications

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Philips X-tremeVision, offering up to 130% brighter light(1) and developed by Lumileds, has been hailed as the ‘best performer for high beam reach’ by What Car? magazine.

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Ring RTC1000 Remains “Our Choice” for Auto Express

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Auto Express has tested the RTC1000 Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator and once again awarded it 5*, naming it “Our Choice” of inflator. The RTC1000 was pitched against two other models, and all were tested on their speed, accuracy and noisiness, with extras such as cable and air hose length, accessories, case and display quality also being taken into account.

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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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Yuasa delivers new YBX Super Heavy Duty battery range for commercial vehicles

Date: 29-Jul-2019

GS Yuasa Battery Europe Ltd have launched their all new Yuasa YBX Super Heavy Duty battery range for commercial vehicles. The four-tiered range is available now and provides one of the most comprehensive and highest specification offers on the market.

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CCM full of praise for TechMan’s “invaluable” garage management system

Date: 29-Jul-2019

CCM (Complete Car Maintenance) has reported significant improvements in time management, staff efficiency and opportunities to upsell services in just over three months since adopting the TechMan garage management system.

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Textar launches Hydra Tec

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Premium brake brand, Textar, has expanded its range of brake installation and maintenance products with the launch of Hydra Tec.

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First Line expands gear control cable offering

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Range now up to more than 250 references

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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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Britpart sees sales soar through its online ordering portal

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Independent Land Rover parts wholesaler now processes around £300,000 of orders per day through its Origin trade portal

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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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New CleanLine MAHLE filter for commercial vehicles reduces maintenance costs

Date: 29-Jul-2019

 CleanLine fuel filters from MAHLE protect injection systems even if the fuel quality is very poor
 Unrivaled separation efficiency throughout lifetime

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Fyfes team focus on latest filter technology

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Leading distributor Fyfes Vehicle and Engineering Supplies Ltd continues to show its commitment to investing in the future of the aftermarket, after its sales team successfully took part in Blue Print filter training last month.

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Aftermarket spark plugs with more power than OE!

Date: 29-Jul-2019

DENSO celebrates 10 years of TT Spark Plug technology

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WAI rotating electrics range sees further growth

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Following an impressive showcase at June’s Birmingham Automechanika, WAIglobal’s growth shows no signs of stopping with the addition of four new-to-range starter motors and eight OE quality alternators to its extensive portfolio of rotating electrics.

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Tenneco presents all-new Megabond® Cylinder Liners at 2019 IAA Frankfurt

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Advanced liner technology enables greater durability, more compact high efficiency engines and easier cylinder block manufacturing

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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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Ring bulbs pass independent test with flying colours

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Ring, the automotive light expert, has secured a strong pass in the latest bulb tests published in CAT and What Car? magazines.

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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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New Engine Management Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the fourth part of another NEW course in Engine Management, Petrol, Emissions: 4 Gas Analysis - Deviations from Lambda 1.

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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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Tenneco's award-winning Prime 3D® Simulation cuts engine cylinder component development time by up to 70 percent

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Proprietary software tool enables accurate prediction of piston and ring pack performance for early optimizations and elimination of multiple process iterations

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Blast it! How to disinfect air con systems this summer

Date: 29-Jul-2019

As we head into the warmer months, in-car air conditioning is being switched back on. Helen Robinson, marketing director at Euro Car Parts, speaks about a unique opportunity for garages this summer.

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A breath of fresh air: why you can’t ignore cabin filters

Date: 29-Jul-2019

Often considered non-essential, cabin filters are a wrongfully neglected service item. With summer around the corner and dust and pollen in the air, proper filtration is essential. Helen Robinson, marketing director at Euro Car Parts, stresses the importance of replacing cabin filters and the opportunity they present to workshops in hayfever season.

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VARTA® Silver Dynamic Auxiliary battery range is now available

Date: 23-Jul-2019

* Introduction of new range for dual battery systems
* Required by more than 10% of all start-stop passenger cars

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IAAF Golf Challenge 2019 tees off at Worsley Park

Date: 23-Jul-2019

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has successfully hosted its Team Golf Challenge at Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club near Manchester, in aid of automotive trade charity, BEN.

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No company car tax on electric vehicles, says Government

Date: 23-Jul-2019

The Government says that company car drivers choosing a pure electric vehicle will pay no benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax in 2020/21.

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Ben launches Annual Impact Report 2018-19

Date: 23-Jul-2019

Report demonstrates the impact of Ben’s support on automotive industry people during the year
Report thanks supporters for donating over £3m
Ben shares health and well-being insights with the automotive industry

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DVSA Annual Review and Report

Date: 23-Jul-2019

The DVSA has recently published its annual review.

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Jeremy ‘Jem’ Seaman joins LKQ Coatings

Date: 23-Jul-2019

LKQ Coatings is pleased to announce that Jeremy Seaman, known to many as Jem, has been appointed to the role of commercial transport, light industrial coatings & rail manager. Jem brings significant experience to the role, intending to use his personable approach to build lasting relationships with customers across the UK and Ireland.

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BM Catalysts strengthens team in key European markets

Date: 23-Jul-2019

BM Catalysts’ export sales team grows in strength with the appointment of Gergana Donevska as one of its new Export Sales Representatives.

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Dayco LLC names Joel E. Wiegert new CEO

Date: 23-Jul-2019

Dayco LLC has announced that Joel E. Wiegert has accepted the opportunity to serve as Dayco’s Chief Executive Officer.

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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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IAAF hails lobbying success with battery exclusion from Offensive Weapons Bill

Date: 23-Jul-2019

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is delighted to announce that following intense lobbying over the last year in conjunction with several of its members and the British Battery Industry Federation (BBIF), the Government has now confirmed that batteries will be excluded from the Offensive Weapons Act, avoiding significant implications for the UK aftermarket.

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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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Book now for the IAAF Conference & Dinner 2019

Date: 03-Jul-2019

Industry’s premier networking event returns to DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes

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GiPA President spearheads IAAF Industry Briefing Session

Date: 03-Jul-2019

The second Industry Briefing of the year, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), took place at Involution’s new premises in Leeds on Thursday 20 June, which welcomed special guest speaker, GiPA President Eric Devos.

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Getting a deal must be next PM's first job urges SMMT

Date: 03-Jul-2019

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has issued a plea to the UK’s next prime minister to secure a favourable Brexit deal as his number one priority on taking office.

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Government consultation on banning tyres aged 10 years and older

Date: 03-Jul-2019

A consultation was opened recently on a proposed ban on tyres aged 10 years and older from heavy goods vehicles, heavy trailers, buses, coaches and minibuses.

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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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Delphi Technologies extends diesel service offering with launch of OE-approved common rail pump remanufacturing program

Date: 28-Jun-2019

Delphi Technologies’ new remanufactured program ensures a high-quality, competitively priced and timely replacement pump, increasing vehicle up time, while reducing repair bills.

With three service options - new, authorized repair and now reman – aftermarket professionals can choose the best solution for their customers and capitalize on the significant diesel service opportunity.

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Gear control cable update

Date: 28-Jun-2019

Premium Products and Technical Solutions

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New Engine Management Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: 28-Jun-2019

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the fourth part of another NEW course in Engine Management, Petrol, Emissions: 4 Gas Analysis - Deviations from Lambda 1.

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Dayco awarded PACCAR Quality Achievement certificate

Date: 28-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: 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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ONE BOX battery replacement launch exceeds all expectations!

Date: 20-Jun-2019

Start/stop battery replacement concept proves the demand

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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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On the path to electromobility: HELLA develops pioneering battery solutions for mild hybrid vehicles

Date: 17-Jun-2019

• Dual voltage battery management system and PowerPack 48 volt support 48-volt mild hybridization
• New battery solutions enable savings of 5 to 6 grams of CO2 per kilometre driven

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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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Dayco plays its part in engine awards

Date: 17-Jun-2019

Power Transmission Specialist Features in Multiple Categories

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Workshop Solutions launches new tool catalogue

Date: 17-Jun-2019

Comprehensive guide to tools and equipment available now

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Automechanika Birmingham 2019 attracts highest ever visitor attendance

Date: 17-Jun-2019

Automechanika Birmingham has drawn to a close with 12,145 automotive industry professionals visiting the hugely successful 2019 event.

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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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A vintage year for MAHLE’s Classic Line

Date: 14-Jun-2019

MAHLE’s recently launched Classic Line, featuring its special spare parts segment for vintage and modern classic cars, is experiencing high demand as the classic car market continues to grow.

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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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Schaeffler unveils REPXPERT app at Automechanika Birmingham 2019

Date: 14-Jun-2019

Schaeffler is delighted to unveil the REPXPERT app, which was launched on the opening day of Automechanika Birmingham 2019.

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Organisational Changes Announced for KYB Europe Aftermarket

Date: 14-Jun-2019

KYB Europe Aftermarket has today announced changes in the structure of high-level management. These changes follow the appointment of new Vice President Tetsunosuke Nagasawa, joining after a highly successful period being responsible for KYB Russia.

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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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Launch of the GS Yuasa Academy online learning platform will revolutionise battery training

Date: 14-Jun-2019

GS Yuasa, the world’s leading battery manufacturer, has launched its much-anticipated GS Yuasa Academy, a revolutionary online battery training platform. It was revealed to audiences at Automechanika, Birmingham and is now available online at academy.gs-yuasa.eu.

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Hybrid training: start now or get left behind

Date: 14-Jun-2019

There are already over 620,000 battery electric, plug-in hybrid or conventional hybrid vehicles on UK roads. This will only rise, with manufacturers set to dramatically increase production of these vehicles over the coming decade. Therefore, it’s surprising many garages have neither the skills or tools to safely service them.

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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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Customer loyalty program ‘ZF [pro]Points’ celebrates first birthday

Date: 14-Jun-2019

• Training incentives to be added to list of bonuses
• Existing participants will receive special first birthday present

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ZF Aftermarket Makes a Stand for Smarter Service and More Sustainable Future

Date: 14-Jun-2019

• ZF’s ‘See.Think.Act’ triad principle driving a smarter more sustainable future
• Aftermarket business well prepared and ahead of the curve when it comes to megatrend solutions
• Innovative product, service & training solutions for next generation mobility

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TRW Electric Blue: Product Portfolio Expansion

Date: 14-Jun-2019

• 97 percent European coverage of TRW Electric Blue brake pads
• Further Product Portfolio Expansion planned
• High Voltage Training accommodate change

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New Ferodo® Composite Brake Rotors Launched for BMW Aftermarket

Date: 14-Jun-2019

New range offers enhanced performance, reduced emissions and greater refinement

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Motaquip launches all-new purpose-built ECAT

Date: 14-Jun-2019

• Premium aftermarket parts supplier, Motaquip, further strengthens its cast-iron customer offer with the launch of its all-new, purpose-built ECAT system.
• Utilising world-class data, meticulously prepared and maintained by industry experts, the intuitive system offers comprehensive OE and competitor cross-referencing across all makes.
• Designed to deliver a simple, flexible user experience, the system includes multiple search options and operates seamlessly across mobile, tablet and desktop devices.
• Featuring useful tools such as the 'COMPARE' function, that allows users to analyse part data side-by-side for quick, easy comparison.

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Delphi Technologies' coated brake discs provide longer lasting corrosion protection than competition

Date: 14-Jun-2019

Independent testing shows a significant increase in corrosion resistance, with the Delphi Technologies’ disc lasting nearly 700 hours longer than leading OE and aftermarket brands.
The additional protection, which represents significantly more hours in normal driving conditions, will help boost repair quality and long-term customer satisfaction.
Ready-to-install, straight-from-the-box, Delphi Technologies’ coated brakes save time, boost margins and minimize returns.

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NOCO to exhibit at Coach & Bus UK 2019

Date: 14-Jun-2019

NOCO®, the industry leader, designer, marketer, and manufacturer of innovative consumer battery brands and portable jump starters is attending the 2019 Coach & Bus UK at NEC Birmingham. Visit the NOCO stand #C22 for exclusive access to the future of portable jump starting technology!

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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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WAI rotating electrics range coverage grows

Date: 14-Jun-2019

WAIglobal has added four new-to-range OE quality alternators to its extensive portfolio of rotating electrics, as its commitment to providing greater sales opportunities for garages and motor factors continues.

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Fit for future mobility—MAHLE expands thermal management portfolio for the vehicles of today and tomorrow

Date: 14-Jun-2019

 Behr Hella Service (BHS) to be taken over by MAHLE Aftermarket on January 1, 2020
 Customers benefit from a broad, continuously growing thermal management portfolio for conventional and electrically powered vehicles

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NSK to show innovations at the International VDI Congress ‘Dritev – Drivetrain for Vehicles’

Date: 14-Jun-2019

In line with the automotive industry’s shift to electric vehicle (EV) technology and the ongoing trend of downsizing, NSK will shine the spotlight on a compact EV drive system at the Dritev 2019 international congress in Bonn, Germany (10-11 July). Featuring NSK deep groove ball bearings, the innovative system is suitable for use at high speeds in powerful electric drivetrains.

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Performance parts: a perfect opportunity

Date: 14-Jun-2019

As we say goodbye to the cold and dreary months and welcome the warm weekends, there are opportunities to be made for workshops in-the-know. Spring marks the start of the show season and owners of performance vehicles dig out last year’s to-do lists, wipe away the winter grime and begin to plan. We spoke with Helen Robinson, marketing director at Euro Car Parts, to find out how workshops can help those with the desire to modify.

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Garages earn £5,400 extra per month with management software

Date: 14-Jun-2019

Autowork Online garage management software helps garages recover over £1.8 million of deferred work in the past 12 months

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Expand your range of customers quickly and cost-effectively – with TecAlliance’s Entry Supply Web

Date: 14-Jun-2019

TecAlliance has developed the new cloud-based web application ‘Entry Supply Web’. This will make it easy for smaller and medium-sized spare parts suppliers in the independent motor vehicle spare parts market to tap the entire customer base of TecAlliance’s Order Manager in a cost-effective manner; more than 25,000 users around the world now use this solution for order processing. It also enables buyers to reach as many suppliers as possible with a single tool.

Entry Supply Web makes it possible to receive and export stock orders from all trade customers linked to the Order Manager platform. Integration into one's own IT systems and other implementation efforts are unnecessary.

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MAM encourages catalogue users to prepare for forthcoming update

Date: 14-Jun-2019

Autocat v9.1 will add a host of new features including support for accessories, customisable buttons and MOT history

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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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More appointments at Rolling Components

Date: 22-May-2019

Rolling components Ltd of Basildon are proud to announce their new sales team for the UK, continuing the growth of the company.

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New role for Chris Blogg

Date: 22-May-2019

Rolling Components are proud to announce that Chris Blogg has been promoted to the position of General Sales Manager within the company.

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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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DRiV™ to Supply Monroe Intelligent Suspension Technology on 2020 Toyota GR Supra Sports Coupe

Date: 21-May-2019

DRiV™, a Tenneco Inc. business and leading global aftermarket and ride performance supplier, has announced that advanced suspension technology from its Monroe® Intelligent Suspension portfolio is included on the fifth-generation, 2020 Toyota GR Supra sports coupe

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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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Move to the cloud helps Ellis Autoparts work more efficiently during busy periods

Date: 21-May-2019

Motor factor's upgrade from a server-based system has enabled it to invest in two new workstations

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Schaeffler: ‘Automechanika Birmingham 2019 can help workshops secure longevity’

Date: 21-May-2019

Schaeffler is inviting workshop owners to send at least one technician to Automechanika Birmingham 2019, as the global original equipment manufacturer and supplier urges independent workshops to future-proof their businesses

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Tenneco Issues New Monroe Shock Absorber Catalogue for Light Vehicles

Date: 21-May-2019

Company Builds on Ride Control Coverage Advantage with More Than 900 New Monroe Shock References

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TecAlliance – the leader in aftermarket data

Date: 20-May-2019

TecAlliance, known worldwide as the primary source of vehicle parts related data, will once again be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham, showcasing from stand P150 in hall 19, its ever growing portfolio of services and solutions for multiple sectors of the aftermarket from parts manufacturers and suppliers, to wholesalers and installers.

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HELLA– OE competence and technical know-how

Date: 20-May-2019

Original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier HELLA, will make it four shows in a row when the doors open at the NEC for Automechanika Birmingham in June. At the forefront once again will be Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS), the market-leading workshop equipment brand, which specialises in aftermarket diagnostic and advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) calibration tools.

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DENSO invites Automechanika visitors to view e-Videns

Date: 20-May-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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TechMan integrates with Payment Assist to combat the risk of customer non-payment

Date: 20-May-2019

TechMan, the garage management specialist, is integrating Payment Assist into its software to help ease the burden of costly or unexpected work for its users’ customers.

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EBT One Box unlocks the potential

Date: 20-May-2019

The solution to start-stop access

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New Engine Management Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: 20-May-2019

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the fourth part of another NEW course in Engine Management, Petrol, Emissions: 4 Gas Analysis - Perfect Combustion

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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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GS Yuasa to launch online training academy and preview new YBX commercial vehicle range at Automechanika, Birmingham

Date: 20-May-2019

GS Yuasa, UK market leader for automotive, motorcycle and industrial batteries, will launch and preview a host of new products at this year’s Automechanika, Birmingham

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Ring Bulb Wall Chart Gives Technicians Latest Tech Spec for Auto Lighting

Date: 20-May-2019

A new technical 6V and 12V bulb wall chart is available now from Ring, the vehicle lighting specialist, that gives factors a quick reference guide for replacement auto bulbs.

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IAAF heads to the North for next Industry Briefing session

Date: 20-May-2019

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will be holding its second Industry Briefing of 2019 at Involution’s new company premises in Leeds on Thursday 20 June, where more aftermarket businesses are expected to gather and glean the latest industry insight.

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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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NGK launches new NTK sensors range in the UK

Date: 20-May-2019

World-leading ignition and sensor manufacturer NGK has introduced a new range of premium NTK camshaft and crankshaft sensors (also known as engine speed & position sensors) to the UK.

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SMPE introduces new sensors across engine management portfolio

Date: 20-May-2019

Further 67 sensor products address aftermarket demand

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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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Garages flock to Your Car – Your Choice Awareness Day

Date: 17-May-2019

“Perfect platform to take campaign to next level”

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Lord Coe to speak at the Aftermarket Power Network at Automechanika Birmingham 2019

Date: 10-May-2019

Industry leaders from the UK Aftermarket will come together at an exclusive event, the Aftermarket Power Network, premiering at Automechanika Birmingham on Tuesday 4th June, in Hall 20, NEC.

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IAAF looking forward to ‘Your Car - Your Choice’ pilot project

Date: 10-May-2019

The IAAF is now looking forward to its ground-breaking project in respect of the Your Car - Your Choice campaign which will be taking place in Chesterfield on 16th May at the premises of the Bilstein Group in Markham Vale.

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IAAF to warn aftermarket to “Be primed for digital revolution” at Automechanika

Date: 10-May-2019

Wendy Williamson, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will be addressing challenges faced by the aftermarket in the digital era, when she delivers a speech to delegates at Automechanika Birmingham next month.

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No brakes applied to National’s latest range development

Date: 02-May-2019

NTR discs highlight supplier’s intent to rapidly grow portfolio

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Les Kershaw joins National Auto Parts

Date: 02-May-2019

Leading clutch and brake specialist National Auto Parts has appointed Les Kershaw as its new Sales Manager, bringing a wealth of experience in the automotive aftermarket sector to the company.

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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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First Line Ltd continues growth with warehouse extension

Date: 02-May-2019

Scroll back just seven years and First Line Ltd relocated for a twelfth time as a business, from Bicester to a huge, purpose-built facility just off the M40 in Banbury, in a move that the management team believed would provide the space the company would need for its future growth plans. However, such has been the success of the business, that it has had to extend the facility for the second time since opening in 2012, adding a much needed 3,500sq.ft. of additional space!

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Charging ahead: Euro Car Parts invests in battery offering

Date: 02-May-2019

With more than six million Brits expected to hit the road for a trip away over the bank holiday, independent operators across the caravanning, motorhome and marine sector are gearing up for an upturn in battery sales. To meet this expected surge in demand, leading motor factor Euro Car Parts has invested in its own leisure battery offering.

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Why do crankshaft pulleys, a major UK service part, fail?

Date: 02-May-2019

Even considering its status as a major service part in the UK, very little awareness is given to this very important engine part and can even be missed or forgotten in your next service.

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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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More suppliers update clutch kit product codes

Date: 02-May-2019

Comline, Valeo, Sachs (ZF), QH, Herth+Buss Jakoparts, Japanparts and Exedy add to the growing list of brands providing specific clutch kit descriptions

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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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OSRAM LEDriving Working and Driving Lights. Light for dedicated working applications.

Date: 29-Apr-2019

OSRAM’s new range of LED working and driving lights offer the most sophisticated LED technology and design on the market. These new products are available in three categories: functional, multifunctional and slim, all of which offer a variety of performances, shapes and beam patterns with various illumination profiles including: spot, wide and combo.

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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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Impression sponsors Automechanika Birmingham 2019 exhibitor day

Date: 25-Apr-2019

Leading automotive aftermarket full-service PR and marketing agency, Impression Communications, is the proud sponsor of the Automechanika Birmingham 2019 Exhibitor Day, taking place on 21 March at NEC Birmingham.

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Launch gets set for Automechanika

Date: 25-Apr-2019

New diagnostic products set to premier at event

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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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Comline's Part of the Month stops the Vauxhall Insignia in its tracks

Date: 25-Apr-2019

Comline continues its Part of the Month video series with a new bite-sized clip bringing to life references CBP32371 and CBP32384, front and rear brake pads servicing the popular Vauxhall Insignia

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NEW alternator for commercial vehicles in AS-PL offer

Date: 25-Apr-2019

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A0658S and is the product of the AS brand.

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World premiere of the new HELLA design beacon at the bauma in Munich

Date: 25-Apr-2019

• HELLA introduces a new LED technology to the beacon market
• Warning light for special vehicles such as construction vehicles provides a unique appearance

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WAI introduces NTR alternators

Date: 24-Apr-2019

Wider choice means greater coverage under its rotating electrics range

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Tenneco Supplies Suspension on Jaguar I-PACE All-Electric SUV, European Car of the Year

Date: 24-Apr-2019

Tenneco Inc., a global supplier of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and systems, is supplying suspension components for the new Jaguar I-PACE all-electric luxury crossover SUV. The Jaguar I-Pace has been revealed as 2019 European Car of the Year

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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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New diagnostics brand unveiled at training event

Date: 16-Apr-2019

A new diagnostics brand, exclusively available from Midwest Motor Factors and Monmore Auto Parts, has debuted at the motor factor’s quarterly training event, held at GTG Wolverhampton.

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Garage management software update to support Xero accounts package

Date: 16-Apr-2019

The Autowork Online accounting update will allow detailed exports of sales and purchase invoices to Xero

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IAAF welcomes new ExVe study proving huge economic loss to aftermarket

Date: 10-Apr-2019

VMs’ monopoly of ExVe concept could cost independent stakeholders €65 billion by 2030

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TRW's 'True Originals' campaign moves into the next round with digital marketing

Date: 10-Apr-2019

•ZF Aftermarket advises workshops to adapt communications in line with rising digitalization and utilize cost effective digital marketing and social media platforms
•New phase of TRW campaign shows how digital marketing can help workshops increase sales and secure customer loyalty

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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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Cloud software simplifies move to new premises for Syncro Motor Factors

Date: 09-Apr-2019

Car parts distributor was quickly able to continue trading as usual following relocation thanks to Autopart Online

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Yuasa to give away a Honda Fireblade and other fantastic prizes in new consumer motorcycle competition

Date: 09-Apr-2019

Yuasa, the world’s leading battery manufacturer and Original Equipment (OE) supplier to all top motorcycle brands is launching an exciting motorcycle scratchcard competition this spring.

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Delphi Technologies adds more than 900 new applications to its extended air conditioning range in readiness for summer sales boost

Date: 09-Apr-2019

- Leveraging its OE expertise, Delphi Technologies’ new-to-range air conditioning (A/C) parts feature the latest technology for a high-quality, long-lasting repair.
- Its comprehensive A/C range, one of the best in the industry, provides distributors and garages with an opportunity to profit from a fast-growing market.

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Delphi Technologies provides additional revenue opportunity for garages with new GDi test and cleaning capability

Date: 09-Apr-2019

- The latest generation machine enables the testing of both gasoline direct injection (GDi) and port fuel injection (PFi) systems, in as little as five minutes.
- Additional range of ultrasonic cleaning equipment allows garages to clean carbon deposits, a common service issue with GDi engines.
- Together with OE parts, diagnostic tools and training, the full-service GDi solution opens-up a fast growing and profitable market opportunity for the independent aftermarket.

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Shaftec counts down to 654 new-to-range parts in 2019

Date: 09-Apr-2019

Leading transmission company Shaftec is driving into Quarter 2 of 2019 with the news that it expects to launch an impressive 654 new to range product references this year. This announcement follows reports that 2018 was the businesses best and busiest year to date.

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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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Lucas brand World Championship sponsors of GB ice hockey team

Date: 09-Apr-2019

Brand’s commitment reflects growing partnership

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Automechanika Garage of the Year open for entries

Date: 09-Apr-2019

Automechanika Birmingham’s Garage of the Year competition is now open for entries. Sponsored by the Independent Garage Association (IGA) and run in partnership with Garage Wire, the competition is open to garages from across the UK and Ireland.

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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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How to profit from health & safety with Philips headlights and professional workshop lamps

Date: 09-Apr-2019

Lumileds recommend that workshops offer a free lighting check to motorists before the spring and summer break, to increase not only their business revenue by getting more customers in the door but also to ensure motorists are safe on the road.

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Essport Autoparts praises "thoroughly worthwhile" MOT visit with MAM

Date: 09-Apr-2019

Independent auto parts specialist describes MAM's visits as a "fantastic idea"

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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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EU Exit Information Update

Date: 08-Apr-2019

The IAAF has been asked by the Automotive Unit of the Dept. for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to circulate the following updates relating to the Government’s preparations for leaving the EU and other key information.

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Klarius directors appear in Court

Date: 04-Apr-2019

Five directors of Klarius Products Limited appeared in Manchester Crown Court this week facing trial on charges contrary to section 993 of the Companies Act 2006.

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Commission online evaluation questionnaire on the functioning of design protection in the EU

Date: 04-Apr-2019

As many people will be aware, there is currently no harmonisation on rules applicable to visible spare parts in the EU. This has in the past caused issues for some IAAF members when exhibiting at trade shows and exhibitions overseas.

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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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Exol welcomes new Aston University student

Date: 04-Apr-2019

For the second year running, Exol Lubricants has welcomed a new student on a 12-month placement with the company as part of its ongoing partnership with Aston University, offering invaluable insight into working with one of the leading lubricants businesses in the UK.

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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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Ben launches new online support for people with depression – the predominant mental health issue worldwide

Date: 04-Apr-2019

Ben has launched new online support on its website to help automotive industry people who are struggling with depression – an issue that affects 350 million people across the world. In the UK, depression affects about one in 10 people at some point in their life.

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MAM reveals upcoming developments for popular vehicle parts catalogue

Date: 03-Apr-2019

Autocat v9.1 will add a host of new features including support for accessories, customisable buttons and MOT history

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How to upsell and cross-sell effectively: 5 Top Tips from sales-i

Date: 01-Apr-2019

When you’re looking for ways to grow your business, you could do worse than using tried and tested upselling or cross-selling techniques.

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Why Quality Matters: Driving customer loyalty for garage owners with OSRAM OE halogen and xenon automotive bulbs

Date: 01-Apr-2019

Light for longer: Fit OSRAM Original Equipment for complete customer satisfaction

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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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Latest update on government preparations for EU Exit

Date: 01-Apr-2019

The IAAF has been asked by the Automotive Unit of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial strategy to advise its membership regarding the recently released updates relating to the Government’s preparations for leaving the EU. Information and advice for businesses to ensure they can prepare for Brexit is available online at www.gov.uk/euexit. As guidance is updated frequently, we recommend you check regularly on GOV.UK.

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Evaluation of Block Exemption Regulation (EU) No 461/2010

Date: 29-Mar-2019

Following on from the announcement in issue 867 of the eBulletin, the IAAF has now made its submission to the Commission Roadmap.

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IAAF Industry Briefing highlights fast-evolving technological landscape

Date: 29-Mar-2019

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) held its first Industry Briefing of 2019 at Stadium MK, home of EFL League Two side MK Dons, in Milton Keynes on Thursday 21 March.

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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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Neil Croxson becomes President and COO of The Parts Alliance

Date: 29-Mar-2019

The Parts Alliance has announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Neil Croxson (pictured) has been appointed to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Neil succeeds Peter Sephton who will be retiring after ensuring an orderly transition over a three-month period.

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TecAlliance's Demand Dashboard: business intelligence for the spare parts industry

Date: 28-Mar-2019

TecAlliance has developed a new solution: the Demand Dashboard. This module of the Analytics Manager enables parts manufacturers to precisely optimise their own product portfolio. It enables product managers to make more intelligent decisions that are substantiated and data-driven. Considering the extensive data available, the Demand Dashboard is among the most comprehensive business intelligence solutions now available to the independent automotive aftermarket (IAM) and is available from the end of March 2019.

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National Auto Parts introduces NTR clutch kits

Date: 28-Mar-2019

Latest expansion highlights exclusive Land Rover TD5 application

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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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“Garages don’t want anything other than MAHLE” says SRS Autoparts

Date: 28-Mar-2019

In a time when the automotive aftermarket craves consistency of supply, SRS Autoparts – based in Glasgow and Edinburgh – has invested in its availability of MAHLE filtration due to overwhelming demand from garages.

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Brexit ready!

Date: 28-Mar-2019

Whilst the Brexit pantomime has been playing out, Kilen have taken steps to ensure their unrivalled availability of 99.9% is maintained whatever the outcome

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MTS extends exhausts range

Date: 28-Mar-2019

MTS has introduced two new exhaust systems for FIAT and Alfa Romeo, exclusively to the aftermarket, as it continues to bring ‘in demand’ products to its UK customers

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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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Wiseman Motor Services: ‘Schaeffler’s LuK double clutch training means we are fully tooled-up and trained to repair these common vehicles’

Date: 28-Mar-2019

The owner of a south-Birmingham-based independent workshop has thanked Schaeffler REPXPERT after the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) made a return visit to discover how LuK double clutch training has helped him to access a lucrative additional business opportunity.

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HELLA Sonne technical support service

Date: 28-Mar-2019

Sonne, HELLA UK’s premium quality, refinish paint brand for the aftermarket, has launched a bespoke technical support service for its growing network of bodyshop customers.

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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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NGK backs teenage Speedway star

Date: 28-Mar-2019

NGK is backing 13-year-old Wilbur Hancock for the 2019 Speedway season.

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Mark's Auto Accessories praises MAM's easy-to-use business management software

Date: 27-Mar-2019

Car parts and accessories retailer made a "long-term business decision" to move to Autopart Online

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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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Braking News: Comline adds a raft of key references to friction line-up

Date: 27-Mar-2019

• Comline adds key new references to its stellar range of R90 approved brake pads
• The brand’s comprehensive friction portfolio services 95% of the European Japanese and Korean vehicle parc
• Core product line upholds Comline’s brand values delivering absolute quality, guaranteed performance and genuine value for money

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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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Comline launch 'Part of the Month' video series

Date: 15-Mar-2019

• Comline introduces Part of the Month – a video series showcasing the brand's must-have references.
• Punchy, engaging and optimised for social media and smartphone viewing, the bite-sized clips will be shared monthly via the brand's YouTube channel.

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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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LIQUI MOLY additives with new pourers

Date: 15-Mar-2019

More protection from using the wrong additive

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Demand grows for National Auto Parts’ brake products

Date: 15-Mar-2019

In response to increasing demand from factors and garages, leading UK clutch and brake specialist National Auto Parts has added further pads and discs to its burgeoning braking portfolio.

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New Diesel Diagnostics Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: 15-Mar-2019

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released a new course for subscribers in their Diesel Diagnostics section: Diagnosing Inlet Metered High Pressure Diesel Pumps - Part 4.

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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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Exol Taurus Euro FE Plus 5W-30 meets new Scania lubricant spec

Date: 15-Mar-2019

Exol has announced the introduction of an advanced lubricant designed to cover the latest Scania engines.

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Launch UK’s new battery tester system now available

Date: 15-Mar-2019

Launch UK, one of the leading UK suppliers of automotive diagnostics equipment, has introduced a new BST-860 battery tester system, offering a complete testing solution for technicians.

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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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Digraph announces new CEO as Sukhbir Kapoor stands down

Date: 15-Mar-2019

Digraph Transport Supplies has announced a change in its leadership, as Sukhbir Kapoor announced his intention to step down as chief executive officer due to health considerations.

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Damien Germès appointed as NGK Spark Plug’s first native European Regional President EMEA & Corporate Officer of Global Headquarters in Japan

Date: 15-Mar-2019

NGK SPARK PLUG’s Senior Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Damien Germès, has been promoted to Regional President EMEA, President & CEO NGK SPARK PLUG EUROPE GmbH and Corporate Officer of the Global Headquarters in Japan from April 1, 2019 – making him the first native European to hold these three top roles for the Japanese company, one of the leading suppliers of automotive parts and technical ceramics worldwide.

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TecAlliance officially starts operations at its site in Chennai, South India

Date: 15-Mar-2019

Chennai is considered the "Detroit of India." The annual growth rates of the region are enormous and now TecAlliance is also located in the southern Indian metropolis. Vats R. Srivatchan, Director of TA Autotec Information System India Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of TecAlliance, opened the office on Mahalingapuram Main Road, Nungambakkam in Chennai.

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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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Tips For Managing Sickness/Absence

Date: 15-Mar-2019

High levels of short-term sickness absence can be a costly problem for organisations. This article looks at the steps employers can take to manage short-term sickness absence.

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An employee serving under two years may still lodge an unfair dismissal claim

Date: 15-Mar-2019

It is, of course, common knowledge that employees with under two years of continuous service cannot bring a claim for unfair dismissal. This is generally true, however in some, albeit strictly limited cases, a claim for unfair dismissal can be started regardless of the length of service.

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Automechanika Birmingham 2019 to launch ‘The Big UK Garage Event’

Date: 07-Mar-2019

New offering at this year’s show expects to drive garage footfall

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Launch UK’s new battery tester system now available

Date: 07-Mar-2019

Launch UK, one of the leading UK suppliers of automotive diagnostics equipment, has introduced a new BST-860 battery tester system, offering a complete testing solution for technicians

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MAHLE’s new troubleshooting guide to support technicians

Date: 07-Mar-2019

MAHLE Aftermarket has re-released a troubleshooting guide for technicians, aimed at offering technical support on potential issues caused by engine components and filters

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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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ZF Oil Analysis Test Kit cuts the cost of repair and maintenance

Date: 07-Mar-2019

• Service enables commercial vehicle repairs to be addressed before failure reducing unscheduled downtime
• Minimises owning and operating costs
• Provides detailed insight into the health of major components
• Identifies wear, contamination and helps manage oil change intervals

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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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New clutch kits announced by National Auto Parts

Date: 06-Mar-2019

Aftermarket first for Audi A3 Quattro application

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Tips For Managing Sickness/Absence from Xecutive Search

Date: 06-Mar-2019

High levels of short-term sickness absence can be a costly problem for organisations. This article looks at the steps employers can take to manage short-term sickness absence.

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Euro Car Parts moves for MOOG®

Date: 06-Mar-2019

Euro Car Parts has further bolstered its extensive range of steering and suspension parts, with the introduction of more than 2,500 product codes from MOOG®. The dynamic partnership launches in March 2019, with Euro Car Parts rolling further references out across its branch network throughout the year.

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ECP becomes official MAHLE retailer in the UK and Ireland, for the innovative A/C stations line ACX ArticPRO®

Date: 06-Mar-2019

Olaf Henning, Managing Director of MAHLE Aftermarket announces a new, important development of the long-term cooperation with the ECP Group.

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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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Comline expands stellar filtration line-up with a burst of new references

Date: 05-Mar-2019

• Comline expands its 1800-strong filtration line-up with a group of key new references
• Spanning the European and Asian vehicle parc, servicing both mainstream and premium applications, these new references underline the brand’s cross-market, all makes coverage
• Delivering Comline’s famed consistent quality and genuine value for money promise, its comprehensive filtration range continues to go from strength to strength

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Total control: Comline adds 500 new references to steering and suspension range

Date: 05-Mar-2019

• Comline adds an impressive 500 new references to its rapidly expanding Steering and Suspension product line.
• New references showcase the breadth of the brand’s range, which caters for 95% of the European, Japanese and Korean car parc.
• Backed by Comline’s three-year 36,000-miles / 60,000-kilometres warranty, the packed line-up delivers outstanding quality, exceptional value, and total peace of mind.

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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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Registration opens for Automechanika Birmingham 2019

Date: 19-Feb-2019

Automechanika Birmingham has announced that visitor registration is now open, enabling visitors to sign up and take advantage of a number of new offers and initiatives available at this year’s show.

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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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Why it’s not worth postponing brake pad replacement

Date: 19-Feb-2019

Is the tread depth in your tyres nearing the legal limit? Well, it has not reached the limit yet, they will survive one more season...Is your mechanic indicating excessive play in shock absorbers? Well, I can still drive with them a little longer…

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Borg & Beck Filtration

Date: 18-Feb-2019

The importance of cabin filter replacement

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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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Delphi Technologies’ brake pads excel in high-performance vehicle testing

Date: 18-Feb-2019

- Delphi Technologies outperformed the competition in brake pad tests on a VW Touareg
- The Delphi Technologies’ pad delivered exceptional stopping power, control and brake fade stability, while braking quietly and wearing less
- Delphi Technologies achieved the optimal balance between noise, wear and stopping performance for a high-quality brake pad that technicians can fit with confidence
- The outstanding results back-up tests on a VW Passat, where Delphi Technologies stopped quicker, quieter and lasted longer than the competition

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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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ECCO Safety Group France appoints Christelle Casado as Business Development Manager OE

Date: 18-Feb-2019

ECCO Safety Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Christelle Casado for the position of Business Development Manager for OE in France, Belgium and Luxembourg.

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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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The Alliance Automotive Group UK announces team changes

Date: 15-Feb-2019

Alliance Automotive Group (AAUK) is pleased to announce some leadership team changes that will be effective in in the month of March 2019.

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SMPE appoints new Marketing and Communications Manager

Date: 15-Feb-2019

Leading automotive parts manufacturer and supplier Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), has strengthened its team with the appointment of Will Fry as Marketing and Communications Manager.

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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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E-commerce solution boosts sales and revenue at Autosupplies

Date: 11-Feb-2019

Chesterfield-based motor factor says Origin WebTrade has enabled it to handle higher sales volumes with ease

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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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MAM announces updates to its garage management software

Date: 11-Feb-2019

MAM Software reveals details of the latest version of its Autowork Online software

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MAHLE: digital boost in Aftermarket maximizes customer benefits

Date: 11-Feb-2019

The automotive industry is in the midst of a digitalisation process. Everyone is talking about connectivity and autonomous driving, which are developments that offer wholesalers and workshops additional sales potential.

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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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Service Partner takes full advantage of ZF training

Date: 11-Feb-2019

• Paul Clark Services Ltd (PCS) sees growth as Service Partner
• ZF key to bridging skills gap
• More partnerships promoting ZF’s capabilities

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SMPE’s extended coverage under Fuel Pump range

Date: 11-Feb-2019

Leading independently owned automotive parts manufacturer and supplier Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), has announced that almost 2.5 million further vehicles are now covered by its existing fuel pump range.

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New solenoid range additions from SMPE

Date: 11-Feb-2019

SMPE, the UK's leading automotive parts manufacturer and supplier, has added five new parts to its solenoid range, delivering many benefits to the aftermarket through its OE quality competence, including both extensive European car parc coverage and greater performance.

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TruckTEC range exclusively produced for G-TRUCK and UAN TRUCK distributors

Date: 07-Feb-2019

The TruckTEC range includes V-Stays as part of the suspension programme. The range has been produced exclusively for G-TRUCK & UAN TRUCK distributors by a major steering and suspension factory with over 16 years’ experience in manufacturing.

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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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Philips shed light on Daytime running lights

Date: 06-Feb-2019

Following the recent reports that drivers are confused by Daytime running lights (DRL’s) and what the legal requirement is for them being fitted to vehicles, Philips, inventor of the Daylight Xenon HID daytime running lights sheds some light.

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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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IAAF announces details of 2019’s first Industry Briefing session

Date: 05-Feb-2019

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced that it will be hosting its first Industry Briefing of 2019 at Stadium MK, home of EFL League Two side MK Dons, in Milton Keynes on Thursday 21 March.

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Ring appoints Midlands Area Sales Manager to support growth

Date: 05-Feb-2019

Ring, the leading European lighting and automotive aftermarket specialist based in Leeds, has appointed Kevin Lee as Area Sales Manager, supporting the business’s continued growth throughout the UK.

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Exhibitor day returns as more businesses sign up for Automechanika Birmingham 2019

Date: 05-Feb-2019

Automechanika Birmingham is hosting an Exhibitor Day designed to ensure exhibiting companies leverage as much as possible out of the show and enhance visitor experience.

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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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Garage management specialist appoints ‘new business development manager’

Date: 05-Feb-2019

New role to help further develop TechMan’s profile within the automotive aftermarket

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New appointments at Optimal UK

Date: 05-Feb-2019

Optimal UK has made two appointments, as it looks to make its mark with continued growth year on year since it started in 2010.

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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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Updated Code of Practice on Preventing Illegal Working

Date: 31-Jan-2019

Employers have a key role to play in preventing illegal working in the UK. They do this by carrying out right to work checks on people before employing them, to make sure they are allowed to do the work in question.

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Euro Car Parts providing FiberFix for repairers

Date: 29-Jan-2019

A range of professional repair products, claiming to be ten times stronger than duct tape, is now available to repairers and bodyshops through Euro Car Parts. The leading distributor of car and LCV parts has added the US-based FiberFix brand to its consumables portfolio, available now from more than 300 branches nationwide.

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CV LOGIX named as sole UK distributors of NRF Commercial Components

Date: 29-Jan-2019

Parts distribution network CV LOGIX has become the sole distributor of NRF commercial components in the UK.

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Heysham Trucks hit the back of the next with Morecambe Football Club

Date: 29-Jan-2019

With the support of the Alliance Automotive Group’s TOP TRUCK network, Heysham Trucks have sponsored Morecambe Football Club for the duration of their FA Cup campaign in the 2018/19 season.

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MAM solutions help Motive Components future-proof its business

Date: 29-Jan-2019

Longstanding MAM customer adapts and upgrades its systems to meet changing business needs

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MTS brand driving quality to aftermarket, say leading factors

Date: 29-Jan-2019

Exhaust supplier’s fit and range also rated highly

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New year hails further growth for National as more NTR introduced

Date: 29-Jan-2019

Leading Clutch and Brake specialist National Auto Parts shows no signs of halting growth in 2019 as it introduces more additions across two of its key product ranges.

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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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Our Virtual Academy becomes IMI Approved Training Centre

Date: 23-Jan-2019

Online training provider OurVirtualAcademy.com is proud to announce it has now become an IMI Approved Training Centre with its first IMI Certified offering being an online interactive video based course on “Hybrid and EV Awareness”.

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Lumileds are delighted to welcome ‘The Garage Inspector’ as the Philips Automotive Lighting Brand Ambassador for the UK and Ireland

Date: 22-Jan-2019

Andy Savva, The Garage Inspector, has been involved in the automotive industry for over 32 years having owned and managed some of the most successful independent garages in the UK.

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HELLA promotes McGreevy

Date: 22-Jan-2019

After joining original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier HELLA, as the company’s national sales manager last May, Martin McGreevy has now been appointed to the position of Sales Director, IAM.

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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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New Features on KYB Suspension Solutions Mobile App

Date: 22-Jan-2019

KYB Europe has launched a number of new features on its popular mobile App, designed to help workshops identify the need to sell suspension parts and communicate effectively with the motorist. Initially previewed at Automechanika Frankfurt, the features are now live for all users.

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NSK develops world’s first hydraulic load detection device

Date: 22-Jan-2019

The structure of NSK’s load detection device feature two layers of seal to prevent fluid leaks In a world-first, NSK has developed a load detection device that prevents the overloading of commercial vehicles and improves safety. Offering easy fitment to the suspension of vans, light trucks and other commercial vehicles, the device enables precise weight measurement on the go.

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Selecting the right battery based on the vehicle and customer driving habits

Date: 22-Jan-2019

Now we are in the middle of winter, the demand for battery replacement within workshops is reaching its highest due to the cold weather. What's more, different vehicles and customer driving styles place varying demands on the battery. This guide will ensure your workshop is fully prepared and fitting the correct batteries for the customer.

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NEW starter in AS-PL offer

Date: 16-Jan-2019

Another new starter has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The starter has an index number S3165S and is the product of the AS brand.

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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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Autoinform LIVE comes to Ireland

Date: 16-Jan-2019

This year, for the first time ever, Autoinform Live will be coming to Ireland from 27-28 April 2019, making its industry-leading, hands-on training sessions accessible to garage owners and technicians in even more locations.

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Integrated card payments will save time and reduce errors

Date: 16-Jan-2019

MAM's partnership with Paymentsense will soon enable businesses to easily take card and contactless payments at point of sale

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Schaeffler welcomes Thomas Willis as Head of Category and Technical

Date: 16-Jan-2019

Schaeffler (UK) Ltd has announced the appointment of Thomas Willis, who has joined as Head of Category and Technical for the original equipment manufacturer’s aftermarket division.

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Celebrating Our First Shock Absorber Customers!

Date: 16-Jan-2019

We’ve had our first Maysan Mando orders, and we want to say a big thank you!

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GT Automotive - Our Maysan Mando Shock Absorbers Are Finally Here!

Date: 16-Jan-2019

We are extremely excited to announce that Maysan Mando has officially landed. But we don’t want to keep them forever… We want your customers to have them!

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NGK kickstarts 2019 with BoxClever Mega Draw

Date: 16-Jan-2019

NGK is starting the New Year with a bang by giving members of its BoxClever UK independent garage loyalty scheme the chance to win hundreds of thousands of points in a blockbusting Mega Draw.

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New catalogue descriptions simplify clutch kit identification

Date: 16-Jan-2019

Data update makes it easier for Autocat catalogue users to supply the correct type of clutch kit

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Motaquip launches all-new wiper blade package

Date: 16-Jan-2019

• Trusted aftermarket parts supplier Motaquip launches all-new wiper blade line-up
• Premium Hydroglide package offers conventional blades, flat blade sets, retrofit, universal fit, hybrid and rear blades
• eQuip, a high-quality, value conscious range, delivers standard blades across 13 essential references
• Comprehensive line-up provides silent, smear-free wiping to 95% of the European, Korean and Japanese vehicle parc

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Cleaning up the market : Euro Car Parts adds Carbon Clean to growing diesel range

Date: 16-Jan-2019

Repairers can now access a complete range of diesel particulate filter (DPF) specialist cleaning equipment through Euro Car Parts. Thanks to an agreement with leading manufacturer Carbon Clean, the growing motor factor is now providing effective cleaning solutions for any type of engine, through its Workshop Solutions brand.

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Full throttle from SMPE with further increased application coverage

Date: 16-Jan-2019

Over one million extra vehicles now covered by existing Throttle Body range

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Braking report: benchmarking matters

Date: 16-Jan-2019

Lumag - the leading brake friction material supplier – has revealed the results of its latest benchmarking exercise, where once again leading OES and aftermarket brands underperformed compared to Lumag’s own brand BRECK brake pads and discs.

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HaynesPro - Data release | 2019 Q1

Date: 16-Jan-2019

HaynesPro have released their latest quarterly data release newsletter.

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Sachs Shock Absorbers – Proven Performance under the Most Extreme Conditions

Date: 16-Jan-2019

• New campaign illustrates how Sachs shock absorbers are designed to operate under the most extreme conditions for comfort and performance
• Innovative range including: lightweight aluminium shock absorbers and use continuous damping control (CDC ) technology

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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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Providing the parts workshops really need

Date: 16-Jan-2019

Specialist knowledge delivers the goods

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GT Automotive are very proud to announce a new regional partnership with CR Marks Motor Components located in Banbury, Oxfordshire

Date: 16-Jan-2019

C.R. Marks pride themselves on their top quality service to all customers. Their main aim, above all, is to exceed all service requirements for range, availability and price and are dedicated to supplying the right part in the shortest time possible.

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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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Extra 7 million vehicles covered by existing SMPE parts

Date: 16-Jan-2019

Air Mass Meter and Oxygen Sensor ranges benefit from vehicle coverage boost

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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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