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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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SMPE plans growth for UK operation

Date: 07-Mar-2019

Major boost for area as Nottingham facility to lead engineering development

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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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Automotive jobs salary guide 2017-18

Date: 16-Jan-2019

Want to know how much you could make working in the automotive industry? Or what the average salary ranges for different roles are?

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Universal Components latest CV supplier to join IAAF

Date: 15-Jan-2019

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

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA appoints Michiel van der Wal as Business Development Manager in Northern Europe

Date: 15-Jan-2019

ECCO Safety Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Michiel van der Wal for the position of Business Development Manager who will cover the Northern European region for both ECCO, Safety Solutions Brand and Code 3, Emergency systems.

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ZF Services UK: meet the team

Date: 15-Jan-2019

• Meet the team driving ZF’s CV, bus and coach capabilities forward
• Company has seen recent expansion of its Nottingham-based facilities
• Key to team’s success is “forging closer working relationships with customers” with “new outlook and “fresh drive”

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Are spreadsheets still useful in business today?

Date: 15-Jan-2019

Spreadsheets have become a staple for professionals on a daily basis with an estimated 750 million people using Excel. But despite the success of the spreadsheet, they are fast being phased out by other, more modern solutions

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TecAlliance: TecDoc Catalogue 3.0 available on 1 January 2019 in TecAlliance online shop – new standard in spare parts identification – optional integration of RMI data

Date: 15-Jan-2019

Version 3.0 of the TecDoc Catalogue is now available. The spare parts catalogue is designed to be more user-friendly and intuitive than ever, enabling faster and more precise searches.

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Record turnover for LIQUI MOLY with lower growth

Date: 15-Jan-2019

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

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Progress update for Making Tax Digital - Autowork Online enters pilot testing phase

Date: 15-Jan-2019

We have been busily working on solutions to help our customers be compliant with Making Tax Digital (MTD), and are continuing to develop our software as the April 1st deadline approaches.

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IAAF AGM 2019 - Notification

Date: 08-Jan-2019

IAAF Members are advised that the Annual General Meeting of Members will be taking place at 10:30 a.m. on THURSDAY 14th FEBRUARY 2019 at the IAAF Offices in Birmingham.

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MAM provides progress update on Making Tax Digital developments

Date: 07-Jan-2019

MAM Software's business management applications begin pilot testing

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The Alliance Automotive Group UK announces new Marketing Director

Date: 07-Jan-2019

The Alliance Automotive Group UK (AAUK) is pleased to announce that Dominique Peacock, formerly FPS Digital and Client Services Director, has been promoted to the position of UK Group Marketing Director and will join the UK Executive Committee.

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New Three-Part Hybrid Components Chapter at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: 04-Jan-2019

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released a new three-part Hybrid Components Chapter for subscribers: Hybrid Braking Systems.

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Autoelectro offers answer to known fault on one of the UK’s bestselling vehicles

Date: 04-Jan-2019

As the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders releases its latest car registration data, Autoelectro can reveal a solution to a known fault on one of 2018’s bestsellers – the Volkswagen Polo – which, unless acted on, could cause the premature failure of the starter motor.

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Management software saves Ferris Garage time, money and resources

Date: 04-Jan-2019

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

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The Parts Alliance’s 2018 ‘Winter Trade Show’ breaks all records

Date: 04-Jan-2019

The Parts Alliance’s Winter Trade Show returned to Sandy Park, bringing suppliers and customers the chance to mingle and do business in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

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KYB celebrates reaching 4 million shock absorber fitting video viewings

Date: 04-Jan-2019

KYB Europe Aftermarket is celebrating reaching 4 million views of the fitting videos on their YouTube channel.

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Comline takes on Europe in show-stopping 2018

Date: 04-Jan-2019

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

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Shaftec to accelerate European growth fulledby investment from Ardenton Capital

Date: 04-Jan-2019

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

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

Date: 04-Jan-2019

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

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA appoints Neil Johnson as Area Sales Manager

Date: 04-Jan-2019

ECCO Safety Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Johnson for the position of Area Sales Manager who will cover the West Midlands, Wales and Ireland.

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TTC to release 20th Edition of its popular parts catalogue

Date: 04-Jan-2019

TTC has been a leading supplier of Commercial Vehicle Parts for over 40 years and its popular parts catalogue has been a constant companion throughout the years. The current publication now in its 19th Edition is soon to be replaced with Edition 20, boasting new sections and many new updates and additional parts.

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FPS network update – Launceston launches

Date: 04-Jan-2019

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

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Exol Lubricants opens its doors to the future

Date: 04-Jan-2019

Commercial vehicle apprentices enjoy one day visit to lubricants manufacturer

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Groupauto International Names ZF Aftermarket Supplier of the Year 2018

Date: 04-Jan-2019

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

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LKQ Corporation announces executive leadership changes in the UK

Date: 04-Jan-2019

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

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The LIQUI MOLY sponsorship spectacle is hotting up

Date: 21-Dec-2018

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

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AS-PL focuses on development!

Date: 21-Dec-2018

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

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

Date: 21-Dec-2018

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

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Practical Tip: Conduct a Professional DMF Stress Test before Time-Consuming Component Removal

Date: 21-Dec-2018

• Conduct thorough troubleshoot check before costly DMF component exchange
• Bespoke Sachs tool allows inspection of installed dual-mass flywheels

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More vehicles covered in SMPE’s Brake Light Switch range

Date: 21-Dec-2018

Parts now cover 281,000 additional vehicle applications

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GT Automotive Announce Same Day Delivery With Marathon Partnership!

Date: 21-Dec-2018

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

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NEW alternator in AS-PL offer

Date: 21-Dec-2018

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A2072S and is the product of the AS brand. The Alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and starts rate guaranteed by AS. The product can be used in Audi Q7.

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Feedback about the 2018 Annual Awards Dinner

Date: 21-Dec-2018

To help the IAAF maintain its high standards for future events, it is seeking feedback from members about this year's event.

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Opera Automotive joins IAAF

Date: 14-Dec-2018

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

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2018 IAAF conference warns aftermarket of ‘profound transformation’

Date: 12-Dec-2018

The IAAF Annual Conference, sponsored by Impression Communications, addressed some of the ongoing issues that loom large and threaten to impact the aftermarket in 2019 and beyond, including the future UK-EU relationship, the danger of counterfeit goods, fast evolving technology and vital legislation to access in-vehicle data, as it hosted one of the largest conferences to date.

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CD Group appoint a Non-Executive Director

Date: 11-Dec-2018

CD Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Davis as a Non-Executive Director.

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IAAF Awards Ceremony “biggest yet” as it celebrates aftermarket success

Date: 11-Dec-2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) Annual Awards & Dinner 2018 has been hailed as one of the largest of its kind in many years, as it once again welcomed key aftermarket professionals to celebrate another successful year of business, growth and innovation.

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NEW alternator in AS-PL offer

Date: 10-Dec-2018

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A2072S and is the product of the AS brand. The Alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and starts rate guaranteed by AS. The product can be used in Audi Q7.

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KYB UK is supporting the Row to Raise endurance challenge

Date: 10-Dec-2018

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

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Lumileds take performance to the X-treme

Date: 10-Dec-2018

Philips X-tremeVision headlights are made for outstanding performance, producing up to 130% more brightness, superior beam length and 10G vibration resistance, enabling the driver to see further, react faster and drive safer.

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SMPE’s ABS sensor range extends vehicle coverage

Date: 10-Dec-2018

2.7 million more vehicles covered by existing range

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Innovation key theme of Automechanika Birmingham 2019

Date: 10-Dec-2018

New initiatives for 2019 event unveiled

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National introduces new Wheel Hub Units for top marques

Date: 10-Dec-2018

Clutch and brake specialist also expands brake pad range

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NEW upgraded 12+ Series Lightbar available from ECCO

Date: 10-Dec-2018

ECCO, the leading manufacturer of commercial vehicle warning equipment, launches the new upgraded 12+ Series LED Lightbar. The lightbar is unique, reliable and has been engineered to offer excellent value in terms of performance, durability, style and cost.

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NTDA takes action on false Association membership claims

Date: 10-Dec-2018

The NTDA has revealed that it is taking action against a number of UK tyre retailers who are falsely claiming to be members of the Association, are displaying the NTDA logo on their recovery vehicles, websites and marketing collateral, or who are advertising that repair work carried out at their tyre depots is carried out to “the NTDA standard”.

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Yuasa reflect on another positive year of professional customer training

Date: 30-Nov-2018

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

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HELLA promotes intelligent mobility infrastructure in Beijing

Date: 30-Nov-2018

Automotive supplier joins development consortium of Chinese manufacturer BAIC

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Water pump to engine hose - First Line Cooling Solutions

Date: 30-Nov-2018

First Line Ltd is a prominent aftermarket supplier with over 37,000 references across 60 different product lines, including an extensive range of premium quality cooling components.

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Oiling the wheels of innovation

Date: 30-Nov-2018

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

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National Auto Parts launches new online warranty portal

Date: 30-Nov-2018

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

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Roadlink re-awarded Investors in People accreditation

Date: 30-Nov-2018

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

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Autoparts UK equips Glasgow branch with defibrillator

Date: 30-Nov-2018

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

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MAHLE unleashes its brand power through new innovative packaging

Date: 30-Nov-2018

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

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Midwest & Monmore launch new Hybrid training course

Date: 30-Nov-2018

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

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Hand cleaner is now more environment-friendly

Date: 30-Nov-2018

LIQUI MOLY replaces microplastic with biological abrasive

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LIQUI MOLY sets new sales record

Date: 30-Nov-2018

German oil and additives specialist achieves record turnover of € 53.8 million in October

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No more loss of performance and increased consumption

Date: 30-Nov-2018

Super Diesel Additive by LIQUI MOLY gives the engine its original efficiency back

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Sporty drivers choose LIQUI MOLY

Date: 30-Nov-2018

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

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New Oil Guide by LIQUI MOLY

Date: 30-Nov-2018

Clarity in the crowded field of oil specifications

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LIQUI MOLY becomes main sponsor of the Four Hills Tournament

Date: 30-Nov-2018

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

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Additional benefit for IAAF members - HR Manager® Lite

Date: 23-Nov-2018

This month the IAAF’s legal helpline provider Lawgistics released HR Manager their new software which gives business owners the power to delegate human resource, health & safety and GDPR responsibilities to designated people within their company.

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Rolling Components latest member to join IAAF

Date: 21-Nov-2018

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

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Andy Lees – Warehouse to MD

Date: 16-Nov-2018

PG Automotive is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Lees as Managing Director.

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LIQUI MOLY releases November issue of Pictures and Stories

Date: 06-Nov-2018

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

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Enhanced MANN-FILTER FreciousPlus: the new standard in cabin air filters

Date: 06-Nov-2018

• Comprehensive performance range of FreciousPlus 2 sets new standards
• Separates even ultra-fine particles (0.1 μm) and PM1 particles
• Highly effective NO2-blocker

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Passenger and light commercial vehicle references make-up Autoelectro’s latest new-to-range bulletin

Date: 06-Nov-2018

Autoelectro has released details of an influx of new-to-range part numbers, featuring a mixture of passenger and light commercial vehicles.

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Comline awarded 'Best Stand' at Auto Trade Expo Dublin

Date: 06-Nov-2018

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

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

Date: 06-Nov-2018

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

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KYB Launches Second Virtual Reality Video

Date: 06-Nov-2018

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

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Highway to Hull: Digraph opens fifth UK branch

Date: 06-Nov-2018

Rapidly growing commercial vehicle motor factor Digraph has added a fifth outlet to its rapidly expanding UK network. The company has opened a 6,175 sq ft branch in Hull, initially creating up to 10 jobs for the local area.

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NGK launches 20 new wide band NTK Lambda sensors

Date: 06-Nov-2018

Ignition specialist NGK continues to enhance its NTK sensors offering with the launch of 20 new wide band Lambda sensors in November 2018.

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TecAlliance helps workshops change tyres

Date: 06-Nov-2018

Despite the fact that here in the UK and Ireland there is not a culture of changing from summer to winter tyres at the end of the season, tyre related problems do increase during the colder, wetter months.

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Pulley Failure and Diagnosis - Guidance from Corteco

Date: 06-Nov-2018

Similar to other components failing, the part that has failed is often condemned before the true cause of the failure is found. If the component that is replaced isn’t the cause of the failure, it is highly likely that the vehicle will return to the garage several times until the root cause is found. In this guide, we will take you through the causes and tips on how to avoid premature failures in the future.

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IAAF announces Ratner as new keynote speaker at Conference

Date: 05-Nov-2018

The IAAF is to welcome British household name and well-known businessman Gerald Ratner as keynote speaker to its Annual Conference in December, sponsored by Impression Communications.

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Exol introduces new 500g grease cartridges

Date: 02-Nov-2018

Exol Lubricants, the UK’s largest independent lubricants blender, has introduced four new 500g grease cartridges to its extensive range of grease products, designed to allow complete use of lubricating grease without leakage.

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Big opening at AS-PL!

Date: 02-Nov-2018

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

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ZF Aftermarket Removes Surcharge on Sachs HCV Clutches

Date: 02-Nov-2018

• Surcharge removal effective immediately
• Improved customer cash flow by reducing money tied up in surcharge
• Returning core to one central hub will simplify core handling for customers

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Adding value for members

Date: 02-Nov-2018

Show Promotions That Added That Little Bit Extra!

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

Date: 02-Nov-2018

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

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

Date: 25-Oct-2018

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

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

Date: 25-Oct-2018

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

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

Date: 25-Oct-2018

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

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Ben appoints Steve Nash as Chair of its Board of Trustees and announces three new Board members

Date: 24-Oct-2018

Ben, the independent charity and dedicated partner to the automotive industry, providing support for life for its people and their family dependents, has announced the appointment of Steve Nash as Chair of its Board of Trustees.

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KYB recognised with Toyota award

Date: 24-Oct-2018

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

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IAAF to hold next Industry Briefing Session at Watford FC

Date: 22-Oct-2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will be holding its fourth Industry Briefing Session on 15 November and members will be given a taste of the premier league as the venue will be Watford FC.

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Are you spending too much time identifying parts

Date: 18-Oct-2018

TTC has been a leading supplier of Commercial Vehicle Parts for over 40 years and its popular parts catalogue has been a constant companion throughout the years. The current publication now in its 19th Edition is soon to be replaced with Edition 20, boasting new sections and many new updates and additional parts.

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MAM Software to exhibit at Auto Trade Expo

Date: 16-Oct-2018

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

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Lumag 30th anniversary – a year of investment

Date: 16-Oct-2018

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

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

Date: 16-Oct-2018

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

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Ring bulbs shine brightly as top products

Date: 16-Oct-2018

Ring, the world-leading lighting and automotive electrical specialist based in Leeds, is celebrating after receiving two Auto Express Recommended Awards for its halogen bulbs in a recent product group test by Auto Express.

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ECCO introduces the NEW EW3000 and EW3010 Series Remote Spotlights

Date: 16-Oct-2018

ECCO a leading manufacturer of commercial vehicle warning and safety equipment has announced the release of two motorised searchlights. The new EW3000 and EW3010 Series spotlights can be installed wirelessly and are available in black and white housings.

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First Line keeps it cool

Date: 15-Oct-2018

PSA Thermostat Specification Changes

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NEW starter no. S6253S in AS-PL offer

Date: 15-Oct-2018

The company has introduced a new starter with index number S6253S, which is the product of the AS brand. The new product model belongs to the Standard line which means 100% reliability and start rate guaranteed by AS. The product can be used in selected models of Subaru Forester, Subaru Impreza, Subaru Baja, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback.

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HELLA and Faurecia present concept for vehicle interior of the future

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Dynamic interior lighting solutions can be experienced in a vehicle at the Paris Motor Show

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

Date: 15-Oct-2018

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

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

Date: 15-Oct-2018

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

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Unbeatable Autumn Garage Essentials from The Parts Alliance

Date: 15-Oct-2018

The Parts Alliance’s Autumn Garage Essentials promotion is just out with some eye-catching products and brands to boost workshop profits as the colder days shorten.

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

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Entrants have the chance to claim rewards and enter prize draws to win branded goods, watches, TVs and an ‘Experience of a Lifetime’

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Park Safety Fix: Safe lighting for trailers or semitrailers

Date: 15-Oct-2018

• Park lighting system enables independent trailer lighting

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What makes a good halogen bulb?

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Although you wouldn’t think so at first glance, headlight bulbs are high-precision products. While a normal household bulb distributes its light over a radius of just a few metres, a headlight bulb combined with the reflector has to transfer the light accurately onto the road at a distance much greater than 50 metres.

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Padtech releases new pads for Jaguar and Audi

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Autoparts UK has introduced more new brake pad references under the established Padtech brand, offering customers expanded vehicle parc coverage.

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Lumag feature: Braking trends

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Leading global OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier of brake friction products LUMAG, alongside its innovative BRECK brand, provides a brief lesson in the evolution of brake pad technology, and the benefits ceramic brake pads can bring.

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MAF Sensors the latest product now available same-day

Date: 15-Oct-2018

WAI and Marathon bring expertise and service to engine management supply

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NGK-sponsored M-Sport celebrate historic victory in Dayinsure Wales Rally GB

Date: 15-Oct-2018

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

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts makes key announcements at Automechanika 2018

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Company promotes Champion® extension, Ferodo® technical advances, Jurid®OE wins, multiple new OE engine technologies, BERU®* Iridium spark plugs, and more

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MOOG® Announces Innovative New Technology Launch & Increased European Manufacturing Capacity at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 15-Oct-2018

New technology provides increased safety, quality, comfort and durability and marks the beginning of a vibrant rebranding for the steering and suspension specialist

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts Launches New “Technician First” Support Program

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Garage Gurus will set new standards for aftermarket technical support across Europe, the Middle-East and Africa – earning prestigious award nomination

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

Date: 15-Oct-2018

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

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Sun glare putting poorly functioning wiper blades in the spotlight

Date: 15-Oct-2018

• Sun glare combined with dirty windscreens a hazard for drivers, warns DENSO
• Current wiper range includes 232 parts numbers covering a car parc of 330 million vehicles
• OE supplier helping workshops prepare for sales windfall with new wipers catalogue
• Wiper fault-finding tips can help motorists spot the signs of poor wipers

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

Date: 15-Oct-2018

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

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

Date: 15-Oct-2018

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

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NGK make special presentation to Tony Harte

Date: 15-Oct-2018

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

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Tour de Fourth

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Ellesmere Port is fourth location for new Digraph branch

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GSF Car Parts Woodford Green the latest new branch to open

Date: 15-Oct-2018

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

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Peter Hayden joins NGK as General Manager - Sales & Marketing

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Peter Hayden is relishing his return to the UK automotive aftermarket with NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd.

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The Parts Alliance to launch Champion air compressors range

Date: 15-Oct-2018

The Parts Alliance has struck an exclusive automotive UK distribution agreement with Champion air compressors.

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

Date: 15-Oct-2018

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

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

Date: 15-Oct-2018

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

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NGK-sponsored young Speedway stars swept the board in Berwick

Date: 15-Oct-2018

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

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

Date: 15-Oct-2018

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

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Lumileds keeping drivers on the road-reducing downtime

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Lumileds, licensed to use the Philips brand for its automotive lighting and accessories product, is committed to developing lighting solutions to meet the needs of large and small bus and truck fleet owners, transportation departments and garage professionals in order to reduce downtime.

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Lumileds launch three new Philips professional LED workshop lamps offering a unique dimmering function

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Lumileds is delighted to introduce the Philips pocket inspection lamp RCH5S, hand inspection lamp RCH25, and projector PJH10 all featuring a unique dimming function for enhanced comfort while working.

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Lumileds launch Philips WhiteVision ultra car headlamps- significantly improving visibility and revolutionising the car’s look

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Get a sharp, irresistible look with the new Philips WhiteVision ultra halogen car headlights. Featuring the latest coating formula, these bulbs deliver a stunning 4,200 Kelvin revolutionising the car’s look. As the whitest road-legal halogen lights in the Philips automotive portfolio, they are the perfect choice for a cool, stylish upgrade.

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MAHLE Aftermarket appoints Aliya Lam as Sales Manager for Northern Ireland & Eire

Date: 12-Oct-2018

In a buoyant period that has seen its team strengthened with a series of new appointments and promotions, MAHLE has announced that Aliya Lam will be the new Sales Manager for Northern Ireland & Eire, in addition to her current role as Sales & Marketing Manager at MAHLE Aftermarket UK.

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

Date: 12-Oct-2018

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

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InAutomotive shortlisted for 2018 National Online Recruitment Award

Date: 11-Oct-2018

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

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

Date: 11-Oct-2018

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

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MTS range of exhaust parts now listed on MAM’s Autocat

Date: 11-Oct-2018

MTS exhaust systems, distributed in the UK by Opera Automotive, has announced that its full catalogue of exhausts, catalytic converters and fittings, is now listed on MAM Software’s online vehicle parts catalogue Autocat, as the brand continues to gain popularity with motor factors and installers throughout the UK.

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Rotating Electrics and batteries form training event

Date: 11-Oct-2018

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

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SMPE cranks up Engine Management growth

Date: 10-Oct-2018

Latest NTR expansion includes further additions under Lucas brand

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

Date: 10-Oct-2018

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

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Exol ladies raise £1,331 for St Giles Hospice

Date: 10-Oct-2018

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

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Automechanika Birmingham re- appoints Impression Communications for 2019

Date: 10-Oct-2018

Automechanika Birmingham, the leading exhibition for the UK’s automotive industry, has re-appointed specialist PR agency Impression Communications to handle its UK PR for its 2019 event, 4-6 June, NEC.

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

Date: 10-Oct-2018

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

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

Date: 10-Oct-2018

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

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REPXPERTs show the difference between DMF and solid conversion clutches

Date: 10-Oct-2018

Video discusses how dual mass flywheels work and the possible risks associated with solid flywheel conversions

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Our Virtual Academy latest member to sign up to IAAF

Date: 10-Oct-2018

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

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No halting National Auto Parts as braking offering grows

Date: 05-Oct-2018

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

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Third time lucky for Ring as it takes best buy award

Date: 05-Oct-2018

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

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IAAF Awards 2018 - Voting now live

Date: 05-Oct-2018

The voting for this year's IAAF Awards has now gone live, with a special issue of the eBulletin having been sent out once the nomination period closed.

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Tenneco announces close of Federal-Mogul acquisition

Date: 05-Oct-2018

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

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Alliance Automotive Group acquires Platinum International Group Ltd.

Date: 05-Oct-2018

Strengthens AAG as a Leading Automotive Parts Distributor in the UK

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Lumileds take performance to the X-treme

Date: 05-Oct-2018

Philips X-tremeVision G-force- the best combination of high performance and lifetime

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Exol Lubricants a finalist for 2018 Birmingham Post Business Awards

Date: 05-Oct-2018

Lubricants supplier shortlisted second year running for Export Award

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Schaeffler introduces crucial ‘4T’ guidelines as timing belt service ‘best practice’

Date: 05-Oct-2018

Schaeffler is urging all technicians to follow its ‘4T’ guidelines when replacing during the service and installation of its INA belt systems and components.

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Schaeffler invests €60Mio in new automotive OEM headquarters

Date: 05-Oct-2018

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

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Roadlink champions UK remanufacturing in Frankfurt

Date: 05-Oct-2018

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

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Monmore’s charity cycle marathon raises over £500

Date: 05-Oct-2018

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

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Schaeffler to demonstrate INA engine expertise at MECHANEX Sandown

Date: 05-Oct-2018

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

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Automechanika Birmingham appoints Jack Halliday as new Event Director

Date: 03-Oct-2018

Automechanika Birmingham has promoted Jack Halliday to the position of Event Director, just under a year ago he joined the Messe Frankfurt UK subsidiary as Head of Sales.

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German Precision. The Lemförder Way.

Date: 03-Oct-2018

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

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New WAI marketing focuses on global expertise

Date: 03-Oct-2018

WAI brand grows in stature with independent garages

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NGK celebrate 27th Northern Ireland Golf Day in style

Date: 03-Oct-2018

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

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“Because of My Service Trust business is booming!”

Date: 03-Oct-2018

We had a very rewarding trip up to Stirling in Scotland recently to see how long-term customer, Kilgannon Motors was getting on with My Service Trust.

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NGK choose Automechanika Frankfurt to launch new sensors

Date: 03-Oct-2018

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

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HELLA opens new electronics plant in Lithuania

Date: 02-Oct-2018

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

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National Auto Parts enhances its brake and clutch offering

Date: 02-Oct-2018

National Auto Parts’ brake and clutch product range continues to go from strength to strength, with the introduction of 13 new brake pads, three new discs and two new clutch kits in the past month, further expanding its aftermarket coverage.

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SMPE to take control of Lucas licence for UK & Ireland

Date: 02-Oct-2018

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

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MTS & Bullseye focus on exhaust quality

Date: 02-Oct-2018

New brand becoming increasingly requested by garages

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Painted caliper range expands

Date: 02-Oct-2018

Brake Engineering has expanded its range of original colour painted calipers for the independent aftermarket, as it continues to meet demand from garages.

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ZF Aftermarket Offers Sustainable Mobility Solutions for Continued Growth

Date: 02-Oct-2018

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

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ZF Aftermarket Makes Service Smarter for the Future

Date: 02-Oct-2018

• ZF Smart Service: an app as a "digital screwdriver"
• Controlling mixed fleets digitally increases efficiency
• Interconnecting vehicles intelligently creates new potential

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Ring invests five-figure sum to improve online customer experience

Date: 02-Oct-2018

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

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InAutomotive looking for support in Bangers4Ben 2018

Date: 25-Sep-2018

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

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Carwood receive award at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 21-Sep-2018

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

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Bigger and Better! Comline impresses at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 21-Sep-2018

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

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DENSO out in force at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 21-Sep-2018

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

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Another productive Automechanika for automotive electronics manufacturer Mobiletron!

Date: 21-Sep-2018

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

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NGK launch new products at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 21-Sep-2018

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

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

Date: 21-Sep-2018

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

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MAM to debut its latest catalogue data innovations at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 06-Sep-2018

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

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Dayco unveils its new corporate branding

Date: 06-Sep-2018

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

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Sogefi presents its latest innovations at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018

Date: 06-Sep-2018

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

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DENSO expands its high-quality Air Filters as cabin pollution exposed

Date: 06-Sep-2018

• Emissions Analytics found some ventilation systems (HVAC) removing as little as 1% of toxic particles
• Premium Cabin Air Filters could help clean up pollution in cars
• 32 new part numbers added to DENSO CAF range could benefit millions of vehicles
• DENSO Cabin Air Filters remove up to 99.99% of dust, pollen and solid particles to clean cabin

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Bendix braking products moving into Western Europe

Date: 06-Sep-2018

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

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Latest software update proves a hit with customers

Date: 06-Sep-2018

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

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA appoints Olivier Michard as Business Director

Date: 05-Sep-2018

ECCO Safety Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Olivier Michard into the position of Business Director EMEA with effect from 27th August 2018.

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA has announced the appointment of a new Business Development Manager for Southern Europe, Pierluigi Lucchini

Date: 05-Sep-2018

ECCO Safety Group has appointed Pierluigi Lucchini as the new Business Development Manager for Southern Europe with effect from 20th August 2018.

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Bob Davis passes away

Date: 24-Aug-2018

It was with great sadness that the IAAF has heard of the passing of Bob Davis at the end of July.

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IAA Commercial Vehicles: HELLA introduces intelligent lighting and electronics solutions

Date: 23-Aug-2018

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

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Euro Car Parts gets behind Your Car, Your Choice campaign

Date: 23-Aug-2018

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

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Celsus UK Limited promotes Mike Keenan to board of directors

Date: 23-Aug-2018

Celsus, distributor of JL Audio, Dynamat, KICKER, Caliber and Calearo products, has further promoted long-term team member Mike Keenan to the position of Sales Director, a role which sees Mike join the company’s board of directors.

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

Date: 22-Aug-2018

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

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Euro Car Parts branches out growing UK network

Date: 21-Aug-2018

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

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SMPE again announces further NTR engine management extension

Date: 21-Aug-2018

New parts added to company’s five leading house brands including Lucas

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WAI further increases coverage with NTR rotating electrics

Date: 21-Aug-2018

New starter & alternator and part numbers now available

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Euro Car Parts calls for Type Approval regulation for exhausts

Date: 21-Aug-2018

Euro Car Parts is calling for tighter regulation around sales of exhaust systems as the Department for Transport (DfT) looks to reduce the number of non-compliant products being sold and fitted in the UK market.

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First Line oil sumps

Date: 21-Aug-2018

Premium quality and excellent availability

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Software helps garages earn up to £5,000 extra per month

Date: 21-Aug-2018

Autowork Online management software helps garages recover deferred work and generate additional revenue worth over £260,000

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TecAlliance – providing solutions across the aftermarket

Date: 21-Aug-2018

TecAlliance might be primarily known by many in the trade for its TecDoc electronic parts catalogue and identification system, but the company has multiple products and offers the industry numerous services in order to provide a myriad of business solutions at every level of the marketplace.

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

Date: 21-Aug-2018

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

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Borg & Beck makes British truck racing debut

Date: 21-Aug-2018

Where Brakes Really Count!

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Champion® releases informative new YouTube Channel

Date: 21-Aug-2018

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

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NGK - double podium finish

Date: 21-Aug-2018

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

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

Date: 21-Aug-2018

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

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Just 3 days left to win!

Date: 21-Aug-2018

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

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AS-PL announce yet further expansion

Date: 21-Aug-2018

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

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AS-PL launch 2 Year Warranty

Date: 21-Aug-2018

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

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6 tips for career progression from InAutomotive

Date: 21-Aug-2018

If you’re hoping to progress in your current job, there are plenty of ways to go about it. Creating realistic goals that you can work towards to progress in your career is a massive help and allows you to have a clear understanding of how you will achieve your objectives.

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NGK employees' charity cycle success

Date: 17-Aug-2018

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

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Autoelectro MD heads 2018 Bradford Classic judging panel

Date: 17-Aug-2018

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

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2018 PSS Reman catalogues available!

Date: 17-Aug-2018

If you haven’t already seen or received the new PSS catalogue for remanufactured steering products, please get in touch and they will post a copy to you.

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HELLA at 2018 Automechanika: OE competence meets diagnostics

Date: 17-Aug-2018

• HELLA and Hella Gutmann Solutions for the first time at a joint stand in Hall 9.0
• En route to the Workshop 4.0: daily training at the HELLA Academy Forum at the HELLA stand
• mega macs 77: Hella Gutmann showcases the future of vehicle diagnostics with its latest state-of-the-art product

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ECOBAT is set for Automechanika return

Date: 17-Aug-2018

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

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Roadlink’s ‘international focus’ set for Frankfurt

Date: 17-Aug-2018

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

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National to unveil full aftermarket proposition at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 17-Aug-2018

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

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Schaeffler to demo workshop of the future at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 17-Aug-2018

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

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

Date: 13-Aug-2018

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

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Factors now demanding automotive aftermarket connectivity

Date: 13-Aug-2018

Automotive aftermarket motor factors are opting for greater IT efficiencies and connection with suppliers, according to PACT, the joint venture between eparts and TecCom.

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Cumbrian motor factor shortlisted for prestigious business award!

Date: 08-Aug-2018

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

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Autoelectro boss invited to chair Bradford Classic judging panel

Date: 08-Aug-2018

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

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

Date: 08-Aug-2018

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

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NGK releases new MAF/MAP sensor catalogue

Date: 08-Aug-2018

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has released a new catalogue detailing its range of NTK Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensors and Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensors.

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Schaeffler redesigns packaging for all key products

Date: 08-Aug-2018

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

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HELLA advances OLED technology for automotive applications

Date: 08-Aug-2018

• Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are of increasing importance for rear combination lamp design
• HELLA is developing OLED connection technology
• OLED rear combination lamps in new Audi A8 enables various "coming home" and "leaving home" scenarios

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FAI celebrate Queen's Award with Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire

Date: 08-Aug-2018

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

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

Date: 08-Aug-2018

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

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See clearly with First Line motor wipers

Date: 03-Aug-2018

Excellent availability and premium quality

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

Date: 03-Aug-2018

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

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

Date: 03-Aug-2018

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

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Mekonomen acquires wholesale activities from HELLA

Date: 03-Aug-2018

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

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New Ring Carnation brand offers comprehensive vehicle conversion offering

Date: 03-Aug-2018

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

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Motor factors welcome WAI and Marathon partnership

Date: 03-Aug-2018

Same day distribution of rotating electrics a major boost for business

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Brakes, tyres and road wear call for evidence - input required from friction manufacturers

Date: 03-Aug-2018

The government has launched a call for evidence on the impact of emissions from brakes, tyres and road wear.

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vPlate launched to meet strict new number plate legislation

Date: 03-Aug-2018

vGroup International takes lead role in providing solution to upcoming law

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

Date: 03-Aug-2018

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

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA appoints Marco Betsch as Director of Finance

Date: 03-Aug-2018

ECCO Safety Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Marco Betsch into the position of Director of Finance EMEA with effect from 1st August 2018.

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA appoints Ian Roberts as Senior Product Manager

Date: 03-Aug-2018

ECCO Safety Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Roberts for the position of Senior Product Manager.

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NGK announce latest BoxClever promotion winner

Date: 03-Aug-2018

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

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New NGK BoxClever promotion

Date: 03-Aug-2018

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

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UK Road to Zero target ‘far beyond’ European ULEV aims

Date: 03-Aug-2018

The Government wants two in every five new vans sold to have emissions of less than 50g/km of CO2 by 2030. The interim target forms part of its Road to Zero strategy – a plan to phase out conventional petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040.

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Shock report calls on ministers to scrap the MOT test

Date: 03-Aug-2018

The Independent Garage Association and National Franchised Dealers Association have strongly opposed a report published this week from The Adam Smith Institute which recommends the abolition of the MOT test.

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Comline joins the VLS

Date: 30-Jul-2018

Leading automotive parts and lubricant supplier, Comline Auto Parts Ltd (Comline), has announced its membership of the Verification of Lubricant Specifications (VLS).

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Motaquip to debut at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 30-Jul-2018

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

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

Date: 30-Jul-2018

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

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MAHLE adds new references to its market-leading Filtration range

Date: 30-Jul-2018

MAHLE Aftermarket has added more references to its growing filtration range, including three new fuel filters, four cabin filters, two oil filters and six air filters.

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TecAlliance – the ultimate in technical data

Date: 30-Jul-2018

TecAlliance has introduced several new timing chain installation instructions into its all-inclusive repair and maintenance information for the independent workshop.

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ZF Aftermarket Sets the Pace for Tomorrow's Mobility

Date: 26-Jul-2018

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

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Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler crowned 2018 Formula E champions

Date: 26-Jul-2018

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

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Bendix braking moving ahead with 3 year warranty

Date: 26-Jul-2018

The Parts Alliance say the move to reintroduce the Bendix brand of braking products to the UK aftermarket first announced late last year is continuing to gather pace.

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New Ford Fiesta Equipped with Ferodo® Stopping Power

Date: 26-Jul-2018

Latest generation Fiesta to use Ferodo’s first-to-market, copper-free Eco-Friction® brake pads

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Toyota Gazoo Racing hopes to extend WEC lead in Silverstone defence

Date: 26-Jul-2018

• DENSO-sponsored Toyota Gazoo Racing aiming for second consecutive Silverstone win
• Team head to iconic circuit for six hour endurance race after Le Mans success
• Hybrid powertrain with DENSO technology has helped power 27-point Championship lead

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MTS aiming to be first to market with new Mercedes rear exhaust

Date: 26-Jul-2018

MTS has become one for the first companies in the independent automotive aftermarket to launch a new exhaust for the Mercedes A-Class.

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New UK Manufactured Air Mass Meter Inserts from SMPE

Date: 26-Jul-2018

Sole UK aftermarket supplier of new sensors

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SMPE brings extensive product range to international stage

Date: 26-Jul-2018

Manufacturer and supplier to exhibit at Automechanika Frankfurt

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Launch UK introduces the X-431 PRO4

Date: 26-Jul-2018

Launch UK, the only genuine supplier of the renowned brand of Launch diagnostic equipment to the UK, has introduced its latest addition to the acclaimed X-431 range of OE level diagnostic tools, the X-431 PRO4.

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Derogation ‘opens up’ large van market to alternative fuels

Date: 26-Jul-2018

The new 4.25 tonne van derogation could help to open the large panel van market to alternative fuel commercial vehicles (AFCVs), says Arval.

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Ben’s automotive industry mental health fundraiser is back!

Date: 26-Jul-2018

Save the date and sign up now – Hats on 4 Ben – World Mental Health Day

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DVSA's Annual Review - plans for the future

Date: 26-Jul-2018

DVSA's Annual Review, which has just been published, contains some of DVSA's aims and objectives for the future.

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

Date: 26-Jul-2018

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

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Important information : Do you sell batteries or other corrosive materials on-line or deliver these products to residential addresses?

Date: 26-Jul-2018

It has come to our attention that a new proposed piece of legislation ‘The Offensive Weapons Bill 2018’ could have unforeseen consequences for anyone selling batteries or other corrosive materials on-line or delivering to residential addresses.

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IAAF lends its voice to IPO counterfeit campaign

Date: 26-Jul-2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has voiced its support for a campaign by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), to raise awareness about the risks posed by counterfeit car parts. This comes as various seizures of counterfeit car parts and accessories have occurred in the UK in the past two years, which is adding to the growing problem worldwide.

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

Date: 26-Jul-2018

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

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Team NGK's epic fundraising effort

Date: 26-Jul-2018

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

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Training night tackles turbochargers and oil quality

Date: 26-Jul-2018

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

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Comline Auto Parts to showcase largest stand ever at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 26-Jul-2018

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

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Ken Knox celebrates 50 years with the CD Group

Date: 26-Jul-2018

The CD Group of Mallusk in Co. Antrim is this week celebrating Ken Knox's 50 years with the group

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MAM welcomes Mahesh Vadukul to its professional services team

Date: 26-Jul-2018

Experienced technician brings a wealth of industry experience

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WhoCanFixMyCar.com hires new strategic network operations director

Date: 26-Jul-2018

The UK’s biggest online garage and car repair marketplace has hired a new strategic network operations director.

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GT Automotive announce new Sales & Business Development Manager

Date: 26-Jul-2018

GT Automotive are excited to announce a new addition to their growing team. Simon Baker is now heading the Sales and Business Development of GT Automotive. Simon will be charged with building upon existing relationships with key Aftermarket customers, whilst also pursuing new companies interested in becoming Aftermarket partners with GT Automotive.

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SMPE honours employees with Long Service Awards

Date: 18-Jul-2018

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

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

Date: 16-Jul-2018

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

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ZF Aftermarket Sets the Pace for Tomorrow's Mobility

Date: 16-Jul-2018

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

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA appointed Graham Darby as Area Sales Manager

Date: 16-Jul-2018

ECCO Safety Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Graham Darby for the position of Area Sales Manager who will cover the North of England and Scotland.

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The First Ever AAUK Golf Event is a Big Hit!

Date: 16-Jul-2018

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

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Autoparts UK pledges support for young racing talent

Date: 16-Jul-2018

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

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HSE and Thermal Comfort - the six basic factors - advice for employers and employeees from Lawgistics

Date: 11-Jul-2018

The most commonly used indicator of thermal comfort is air temperature – it is easy to use and most people can relate to it. However, air temperature alone is not a valid or accurate indicator of thermal comfort or thermal stress. It should always be considered in relation to other environmental and personal factors.

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GDPR and your company car tracking policy

Date: 11-Jul-2018

Company vehicles are usually fitted with tracking devices using GPS (Global Positioning System). This can be an insurance requirement and brings down insurance costs, but tracker devices offer other benefits to companies in terms of operational efficiencies and safety and security benefits.

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Are your customers happy - sales-i provide advice on writing customer satisfaction surveys

Date: 11-Jul-2018

WHY A CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY IS WORTHWHILE

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NGK-sponsored Greg Hancock starts campaign with podium finish

Date: 11-Jul-2018

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

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

Date: 11-Jul-2018

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

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HaynesPro WorkshopData™ data release | 2018 Q3

Date: 11-Jul-2018

We are pleased to announce that our WorkshopData online application has just been updated with its third major data release this year

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National Auto Parts introduces more clutch additions

Date: 11-Jul-2018

National Auto Parts has added one new Clutch kit and two CSC kits to its extensive clutch range, reflecting its commitment to constantly developing products and supplying OE matching quality parts across a variety of its product ranges.

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Fabriscape & EuroFlo achieve ISO 9001:2015

Date: 11-Jul-2018

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

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National Auto Parts releases more part numbers

Date: 11-Jul-2018

National Auto Parts has introduced 12 new brake pads and three new discs to its existing range in the past month, now offering wider choice to its aftermarket customers while increasing car parc coverage.

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

Date: 11-Jul-2018

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

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

Date: 11-Jul-2018

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

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WAI launches new range of MAF sensors

Date: 11-Jul-2018

Patented range enters UK automotive aftermarket

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WAI product arrives at Marathon branches

Date: 11-Jul-2018

Motor factors begin to benefit from same day distribution of rotating electrics

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Porsche and Schaeffler combine to smash Nürburgring lap record

Date: 11-Jul-2018

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

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Summer sizzlers with The Parts Alliance’s Garage Essentials

Date: 11-Jul-2018

The Parts Alliance’s Summer Garage Essentials has arrived mid heat-wave with some incredible offers that are guaranteed to keep things hot.

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Digraph Manchester open for business

Date: 11-Jul-2018

Second of 16 planned new Digraph branches opens in Manchester

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More technicians get to grips with LuK 2CT double clutch technology as REPXPERT takes to the road

Date: 11-Jul-2018

The renowned REPXPERT Alistair Mason was out on the road recently, visiting a team of technicians at Colemans MOT and Tyre Centre in Derbyshire, to advise on LuK 2CT double clutch technology and repair.

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ECCO introduces the NEW ECCOLED Series Beacons

Date: 11-Jul-2018

All the benefits of LED in a competitive package!

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Norman Lamb MP Visits PSS Steering & Hydraulics

Date: 11-Jul-2018

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

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PSS Competition – July & August 2018

Date: 11-Jul-2018

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

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AS-PL use GDPR to renew its customer communication

Date: 03-Jul-2018

In line with new European GDPR guidelines, AS-PL have taken the opportunity to revamp its communication platform with its customers.

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Jim Mazza joins PDP buying group

Date: 03-Jul-2018

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

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Digraph ‘Leeds’ the Way - first of 16 planned new Digraph branches opens in Leeds

Date: 25-Jun-2018

The first of 16 planned new Digraph branches has opened in Leeds as the commercial vehicle (CV) factor makes good on its growth promise.

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RING recruit delivers international product push

Date: 25-Jun-2018

Ring, the leading supplier of vehicle lighting, workshop equipment and vehicle accessories to the aftermarket, has appointed Lizzy Sebine as International Product Manager.

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IAAF’s Williamson re-elected to FIGIEFA board

Date: 25-Jun-2018

Wendy Williamson, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), has been re-elected to the Board and made Treasurer of FIGIEFA, the association representing the needs of the European aftermarket to governments and legislators of the European Union.

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ZF’s sMOTION Fully Active Chassis System Enhances Driving Dynamics

Date: 25-Jun-2018

• sMOTION can eliminate most car body movement in passenger cars
• Intelligent individual actuator forces on each wheel help enhance safety and dynamics
• Fully active chassis system releases occupants from driving positions for autonomous driving

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ZF's Axle Hybrid Concept with Automated Manual Transmission Offers Less Emissions and More Comfort

Date: 25-Jun-2018

• eAMT enables hybrid functions plus electric all-wheel drive for small and compact vehicles
• Electric rear axle elevates automated transmissions to premium level, eliminating tractive force interruption

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Change in pairs - two new headlamps are safer than one

Date: 25-Jun-2018

Why change in pairs? An old lamp deteriorates fast, and if one bulb fails the second will probably fail shortly after. It’s a smarter, more convenient and more economic approach to maintenance, two new lamps are brighter so you see further and get a balanced view of the road.

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Road & Rally Chesterfield celebrate 40th anniversary

Date: 25-Jun-2018

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

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HELLA equips A7 Sportback with intelligent lighting functions

Date: 25-Jun-2018

• A single control unit takes care of all headlamp functions
• Customisable interior lighting concept creates pleasant atmosphere

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NGK sponsored speedway riders enjoy high profile success

Date: 25-Jun-2018

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

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NGK customers enjoy royal day out at Epsom Derby

Date: 25-Jun-2018

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

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NGK-sponsored Maria meets her prince

Date: 25-Jun-2018

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

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Autoelectro premieres its ‘behind the scenes’ video online

Date: 25-Jun-2018

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

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InAutomotive joins IAAF

Date: 25-Jun-2018

Top industry Job Website latest Service Member to sign up

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Golfers enjoy NGK Scottish Golf Day held in Perthshire

Date: 25-Jun-2018

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

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FAI awarded second business accolade of 2018

Date: 25-Jun-2018

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

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Brands Hatch Hosts MOOG® Sponsored European NASCAR® Series

Date: 25-Jun-2018

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

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Drivers set to spend £45m on air con services this summer due to heatwave

Date: 25-Jun-2018

The UK’s biggest online garage and car repair marketplace has revealed that drivers in the UK will spend over £45 million on air conditioning services this summer due to the impending heatwave

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ECCO introduces the NEW ED5050 series R65 Directional LED

Date: 25-Jun-2018

ECCO Safety Group are multi-national designers and manufacturers of vehicle safety solutions at their EMEA Headquarters in Leeds

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

Date: 25-Jun-2018

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

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Euro Car Parts launches Intelligent Repair Programme

Date: 25-Jun-2018

Euro Car Parts has launched an Intelligent Repair Programme for repairers and bodyshops, enabling technicians to complete minor body repairs in rapid time.

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BM Catalysts praises new government advice on catalytic converters

Date: 25-Jun-2018

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

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

Date: 22-Jun-2018

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

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What do we usually forget while preparing for a summer road trip?

Date: 22-Jun-2018

The end of the school year is just around the corner and it means only one thing – the season for family road trips is officially open. Most Poles, both vacationing in Poland, as well as those going abroad, will travel by car. Before they go, most of them will run a “quick check-up”, checking tyre pressure or the levels of basic fluids. Unfortunately, many drivers will stop their preparations at this stage, forgetting about other key components affecting road safety, such as brake pads.

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OSRAM LED fog lamps to replace standard halogen bulbs

Date: 22-Jun-2018

OSRAM LEDriving fog lamps provide powerful LED illumination on the road, cutting through fog and hazardous weather conditions.

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA appointed Laurent Couderc as Sales Director

Date: 22-Jun-2018

ECCO Safety Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurent Couderc as the new Sales Director for France, Belgium and Luxembourg.

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Melksham Motor Spares celebrate 50th anniversary in style

Date: 22-Jun-2018

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

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

Date: 22-Jun-2018

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

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Autoelectro maintains ISO quality standards

Date: 22-Jun-2018

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

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MAM announces Gary Copeland as new head of VRM sales

Date: 22-Jun-2018

Appointment will drive growth in enterprise-level VRM sales within aftermarket and insurance sectors

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