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

Date: 03-Aug-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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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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Training night tackles turbochargers and oil quality

Date: 03-Aug-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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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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MEP Dalton confirmed as keynote speaker for 2018 IAAF Conference

Date: 03-Aug-2018

Brexit, dieselgate and Type Approval set to be discussed

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

Date: 22-Jun-2018

K&S McKenzie first opened its doors in 1968 in Carlisle. At the time there was a shortage of parts suppliers to the commercial vehicle market in the area and it was this opportunity that Keith and Sara McKenzie knew was too good to let pass them by. They were one of the first businesses to take up residence on Kingstown Industrial Estate back in 1972, and today they are one of the most well-respected motor factors in the North West.

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Wendy Williamson on 2018’s Top 100 list of inspirational British women

Date: 22-Jun-2018

Wendy Williamson, Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) chief executive, has once again made the shortlist for the 2018 Autocar 100 Great British Women awards, which recognise the most influential British women in the global car industry.

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Thriving Automechanika Birmingham 2018 closes its doors until 2019

Date: 21-Jun-2018

More than 10,000 visit UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive industry

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

Date: 21-Jun-2018

Emissions reduction leader announces future strategy at anniversary event

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Booking forms now available for IAAF Conference & Dinner 2018

Date: 15-Jun-2018

The brochure and booking forms for this year's Conference and Awards Dinner are now being sent out to the IAAF membership and have been uploaded onto the website.

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Offer cabin filter replacements all year round, urges Euro Car Parts

Date: 13-Jun-2018

Independent repairers are being advised by Euro Car Parts to promote cabin filter replacements throughout the year, as replacements completed during summer months will ensure customers are prepared for the harsh conditions of winter.

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Capus partners with Vibracoustic to launch OE air springs

Date: 13-Jun-2018

Capus (UK) Ltd has teamed up with Vibracoustic to introduce the brand’s Original Equipment (OE) air springs to the UK & Ireland commercial vehicle aftermarket.

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA announces appointment of new Director of Operations, Giovanni Donzelli

Date: 13-Jun-2018

ECCO Safety Group has appointed Giovanni Donzelli as their new Director of Operations for the EMEA region.

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WhoCanFixMyCar.com success at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 13-Jun-2018

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

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

Date: 12-Jun-2018

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

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Exol appoints new financial controller

Date: 12-Jun-2018

Exol Lubricants has appointed Anthony Eddowes to the position of Financial Controller, based at the company’s head office in Wednesbury.

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IFA celebrates Track Record

Date: 12-Jun-2018

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

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

Date: 12-Jun-2018

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

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SMPE’s new sensors significantly boost car parc coverage

Date: 12-Jun-2018

Latest part numbers cover over two million vehicle applications

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Brake Engineering launches brand new e-catalogue

Date: 12-Jun-2018

New online resource reflects Original Aftermarket initiative

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BERU® launches new support-focused website

Date: 12-Jun-2018

Additional features, improved functionality and new contemporary design addresses customer requests

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Euro Car Parts to continue offering VAG Group EGRs following discontinuation

Date: 12-Jun-2018

Euro Car Parts will continue to stock EGR valves and coolers for VAG Group 1.6 2l diesel vehicles, long after they have been discontinued to the aftermarket.

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

Date: 12-Jun-2018

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

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Sogefi enhances its YouTube channel with new video tutorials for technicians

Date: 12-Jun-2018

Sogefi, the automotive component company of CIR Group and a global leader in Automotive Original Equipment and Aftermarket filter components, strengthens its support to technicians with a large number of step-by-step video tutorials uploaded on its YouTube channel.

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REPXPERT shares three new INA technical bulletins

Date: 12-Jun-2018

The REPXPERT technical team has been busy this month, preparing some new and useful service information about the latest design changes and product updates from Schaeffler.

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Wendy Williamson delivers keynote speech on the future of the automotive aftermarket

Date: 08-Jun-2018

Wendy Williamson, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), has provided an extensive insight into the future of the automotive aftermarket in a speech delivered to a packed audience at the Aftermarket Theatre, Automechanika Birmingham 2018.

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WAI reaches national agreement with Marathon Warehouse Distribution

Date: 08-Jun-2018

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

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Garage of the Year 2018 winner announced at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 08-Jun-2018

High-Wycombe-based Hillclimb Garage wins

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Launch UK to showcase latest diagnostic technology at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 04-Jun-2018

Launch UK, the only genuine supplier of the renowned brand of Launch diagnostic equipment to the UK, will be introducing its latest addition to the acclaimed X-431 range of OE level diagnostic tools, the X-431 PRO4, at Automechanika Birmingham on 5-7 June.

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Exol announces improvements to streamline its Wednesbury operations

Date: 04-Jun-2018

Exol has announced a series of improvements at its Wednesbury-based production facility, aimed at streamlining its site operations and enhancing its business offering to customers.

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Exol claims new ‘API SN Plus’ specification on Optima DX1 5W-30

Date: 04-Jun-2018

Exol has claimed the brand-new ‘API SN Plus’ specification on Optima DX1 5W-30 (M497), the new generation, fully synthetic passenger car engine oil formulated with premium base stocks and specialised performance additives.

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Autoparts kicks off summer with latest deals

Date: 04-Jun-2018

Autoparts UK has announced its latest series of promotions available for customers, with rewards on spend and big brand offers to start the summer season, including a spend incentive to ignite World Cup 2018 fever.

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National Auto Parts’ braking programme continues to flourish

Date: 04-Jun-2018

National Auto Parts has recently introduced a number of pads and discs to its ever-expanding braking range, further widening car parc coverage and responding to customer demand.

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Stewart MacAulay becomes Group Autoparts Director

Date: 04-Jun-2018

Stewart MacAulay, Arnold Clark director, has become Group Autoparts Director, based at its head office in Glasgow.

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Autoparts Garage Equipment gives NTDA winner Kimberley tools for success

Date: 04-Jun-2018

Since being crowned 2017 NTDA Tyre Technician Apprentice of the Year, Kimberley Locker has been reaping the benefits of her industry win. Prize sponsor Autoparts Garage Equipment, leading automotive equipment supplier, reflects on her achievement to date as she offers some inspiring advice for young apprentices.

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All-new Comma 60L Performance Motor Oil barrels optimise stock and coverage

Date: 04-Jun-2018

Comma’s new 60L Performance Motor Oil (PMO) barrels offer premium performance for more effective stocking, greater car parc coverage and more efficient recycling

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

Date: 04-Jun-2018

• Loyalty to ZF Aftermarket brands is rewarded with lucrative bonuses
• UK members can now collect valuable points
• Launch promotion: one-in-ten chance of winning 20,000 points

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Podium finish for NGK-sponsored Sayfutdinov in Czech Republic

Date: 04-Jun-2018

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

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NGK announces Salesman of the Year

Date: 04-Jun-2018

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

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New Commercial Vehicle and LCV Thermal Management Catalogue from Behr Hella Service

Date: 04-Jun-2018

Revised edition provides greater detail and a wider range

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Spring/Summer Service Checks - advice from First Line

Date: 04-Jun-2018

When a vehicle enters the workshop for a service, it is important to make sure that all components are functioning properly before heading back out on to the road.

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Ring Zoom240 Rechargeable Head Torch Wins Car Mechanics Best Buy Award 2018

Date: 04-Jun-2018

Car Mechanics Magazine has named the Ring RIT1070 Zoom240 Rechargeable Inspection Head Torch the Best Buy 2018 in its latest product tes

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DENSO shows how Cabin Air Filters can safeguard drivers from harmful pollutants as threat of in-car pollution revealed

Date: 04-Jun-2018

OE Supplier highlights the importance of Cabin Air Filters in response to fresh air pollution worries

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

Date: 04-Jun-2018

A Maybach 62 and Jaguar XJ-S 6.0 V12 alternator are the latest requests from customers across the UK and around the globe. While Autoelectro stocks its fastest-moving part numbers to ensure rapid delivery, it will accept even the most obscure requests and, in the UK, customers usually receive their order the next working day.

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Technicians descend on Schaeffler stand during MECHANEX trade show in Manchester

Date: 04-Jun-2018

More than 200 visitors met with members of the REPXPERT technical team during the two-day MECHANEX show, recently held at Event City in Manchester

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NGK-sponsored Maria Costello competing in Isle of Man TT

Date: 04-Jun-2018

NGK-sponsored ‘Queen of the Bikers’ Maria Costello MBE is once again the only female competing in the four-lap Bennetts Lightweight TT at the world-famous Isle of Man TT.

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

Date: 04-Jun-2018

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team secured a double podium success at the Vodafone Rally de Portugal – Elfyn Evans and Teemu Suninen claiming second and third places respectively.

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

Date: 04-Jun-2018

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

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NGK charity fund-raising success

Date: 04-Jun-2018

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

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Innovative lighting system turns night into day: HELLA LED Matrix Headlamps for the new VW Touareg

Date: 01-Jun-2018

Adaptive LED Matrix Headlamps provide outstanding light performance

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

Date: 01-Jun-2018

The UK’s biggest online garage and car repair marketplace could save drivers £1.8bn* thanks to the first MOT repairs calculator. The calculator has launched in time for the new MOT test changes which come into effect on 20th May. Drivers will be able find out how much various MOT repairs will cost in their local area.

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

Date: 01-Jun-2018

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

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NGK-sponsored Speedway star retains British Under-21 title

Date: 01-Jun-2018

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

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

Date: 01-Jun-2018

In his latest column, Autoelectro UK Sales Manager, Nick Hood, explains why the Bradford-based remanufacturer chose to design and launch its Active Inventory Management System – or AIMS for short – to its motor factor customer network.

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Introducing the mega macs 77 from Hella Gutmann Solutions

Date: 01-Jun-2018

New top-of-the-range diagnostic tools sets new standards

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Euro Car Parts boosts TURBOJETZT range

Date: 01-Jun-2018

Euro Car Parts is preparing repairers for an inevitable uplift in turbo work after adding new references to the TURBOJETZT range.

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DENSO driving diesel engine efficiency with i-ART technology

Date: 01-Jun-2018

• Advanced fuel injection system optimises diesel engine performance and reduces emissions
• i-ART used inside Volvo’s Drive-E engine which boasts highest in-class engine output and fuel efficiency
• Technology optimises fuel injection amount and timing with 1/100,000 second precision

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

Date: 30-May-2018

Schaeffler (UK) has described Andy Savva as the ‘perfect role model for any workshop owner’ after the original equipment manufacturer revealed that ‘The Garage Inspector’ will be working closer with its REPXPERT members.

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SMPE launches new Fuel Vapour Valve range

Date: 30-May-2018

Ford parts introduced in response to aftermarket demand

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SMPE focuses on latest ISO accreditation for environmental standard

Date: 30-May-2018

Environmental footprint key priority for company

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SMPE develops exclusive Ford exhaust pressure sensors

Date: 30-May-2018

Only UK aftermarket provider of new part numbers

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Lucas product leaves SMPE

Date: 30-May-2018

First orders of Iconic brand leave Nottingham facility

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MAHLE acquires majority holding in diagnostics specialist BrainBee

Date: 25-May-2018

? MAHLE is now holding 80 percent of shares in BrainBee
? Expansion of development, production, and service in Europe
? BrainBee becomes part of MAHLE Aftermarket

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IAAF welcomes EC Mobility Package outlining vision for automated mobility but “still falls short”

Date: 25-May-2018

Fails to set out a clear plan for access to in-vehicle data

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TVS to launch rebrand at Automechanika

Date: 23-May-2018

Martin Butterworth, TVS EAG managing director has reported that following an exciting six-month period within the EAG ranks, they have seen their fair share of ups and downs, along with many other businesses.

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IAAF warns members to be ‘GDPR ready’ at Glasgow’s Industry Briefing Session

Date: 18-May-2018

The second Industry Briefing of the year, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), took place at the cutting-edge premises of The Turbo Guy in Glasgow on Thursday 17 May, with a strong attendance.

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Family payments: deductible or not?

Date: 17-May-2018

A 2018 tribunal case has ruled that payments a father made to his son for promotional work were not deductible for tax purposes. What went wrong, and what can you take away to advise your clients?

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Randstad launches new aftersales catalogue

Date: 17-May-2018

Randstad, one of the UK aftermarket’s leading distributors of workshop consumables and parts, has launched its latest catalogue, showcasing its wide range of products available from the company.

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Lumag shortens the braking distance by 3 metres

Date: 17-May-2018

Lumag, leading Polish manufacturer of friction materials, has recently invested 700,000 PLN to extend its factory with a new production line used for applying a layer of the so-called “Green Coat”. Owing to this investment, brake pads made by the company will offer even greater safety by shortening the braking distance from 50 to 0 kph during breaking-in of newly installed pads by up to 3 metres.

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Further expansion of BRECK range

Date: 17-May-2018

LUMAG - the leading global OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier of brake friction products – has further expanded its popular BRECK range for passenger vehicles.

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Exhaust Gas Recirculation Coolers

Date: 17-May-2018

Emission regulation stimulates aftermarket growth

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HELLA expands its aftermarket team

Date: 17-May-2018

Renowned original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier HELLA, has strengthened its UK aftermarket team with the recruitment of Martin McGreevy as the company’s new national sales manager.

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Follow the BTN fitness guide for a healthy turbo installation

Date: 17-May-2018

A turbocharger is at the heart of the engine and like a human heart, it depends on the systems around it. Keeping those systems fit and free from contamination will ensure the turbo performs at its best and lives longer. Like any doctor, diagnose what caused the turbo failure and cure the problems before you proceed. Then follow our health advice to defeat the turbo killers.

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Comma offers spring cleaning tips for driver air conditioning systems

Date: 17-May-2018

• Comma Air Con Cleaner removes unwanted odours and dirt from inside systems
• Quick cleaning product helps drivers maintain vehicles in time for warmer weather

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TecAlliance strengthens automotive electronics and repair solutions with NGK SPARK PLUG and bilstein group on board as shareholders in May 2018

Date: 17-May-2018

TecAlliance, a global market leader in automotive data management and integrated management solutions for manufacturers, dealers and workshops, is pleased to welcome two more important shareholders.

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NGK backing Wolves speedway team

Date: 17-May-2018

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is backing the Wolverhampton Wolves Speedway team’s bid to win the 2018 British Premiership League.

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Midwest raises further funds for local homeless charity

Date: 17-May-2018

West Midlands based automotive parts distributor, Midwest Motor Factors, has raised £840 for the Good Shepherd Ministry, Wolverhampton’s charity that assists the homeless and others in need in the local area.

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NGK-sponsored speedway rider achieves second podium finish

Date: 17-May-2018

Motorcycle racer Chrissy Rouse gave the NGK-sponsored Quinnstheprinters.com BMW by IMR team its second successive podium finish in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship with third place at Oulton Park.

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Lumag shows support for the next generation of racing talent

Date: 14-May-2018

He may only be eight years old but Kacper Tomalewski’s talent for racing is so great that Lumag – one of the leading brake friction brands – has shown its support for this next generation of winners with a special BRECK sponsorship deal.

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ECCO’s Best Selling Lightbar just got better!

Date: 14-May-2018

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

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ECCO Announces New Website Launch

Date: 14-May-2018

ECCO, a worldwide leader in commercial vehicle safety solutions, has announced today the launch of its newly revamped website.

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IAAF encourages businesses to support the Your Car, Your Choice campaign

Date: 11-May-2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is continuing its drive to raise awareness of motorists’ rights through the ‘Your Car, Your Choice’ campaign, supporting key legislation that provides motorists with the freedom to choose where to service, maintain and repair their vehicles.

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Happy Birthday Elcome! Company celebrates 18th birthday with a new image

Date: 11-May-2018

Elcome has officially come of age! The aftermarket solutions and services company recently celebrated its 18th anniversary with a birthday themed staff meeting, complete with giant balloons, photo memories display and birthday cake.

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Autoelectro and CAAR agree supply deal

Date: 02-May-2018

Autoelectro is pleased to announce that it has won ‘approved supplier’ status with motor factor and accessory retailer, CAAR.

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Comma readies oil and lubricants market for EV opportunities

Date: 02-May-2018

• Comma Oil charging ahead with hybrid compatibility as EV interest grows
• Existing Comma oils already grades of choice for many Japanese hybrid vehicles

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TecAlliance – the direct route to the right part

Date: 02-May-2018

TecAlliance, the company behind TecDoc, the world’s leading electronic replacement parts catalogue, does not just do the business for the automotive and commercial vehicle sectors, it also delivers for the agricultural community.

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REPXPERTs deliver top training to Autoinform Live delegates in Glasgow

Date: 02-May-2018

More than 100 delegates from across Scotland, northern England and Ireland participated in a series of training events and seminars, many provided by our own Schaeffler REPXPERTs, during the recent Autoinform Live event held at the GTG Academy in Glasgow.

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA has announced the appointment of a new Head of Business Development for the UK and Ireland, Steve Jones

Date: 01-May-2018

ECCO Safety Group has appointed Steve Jones as their new Head of Business Development for the ECCO and OE business for the UK and Ireland.

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New - NGK Training Sessions

Date: 30-Apr-2018

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd will be providing garage visitors with technical product training on its range of components when it exhibits at the forthcoming MechanEx show in Manchester.

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NGK's latest BoxClever promotion winner

Date: 30-Apr-2018

Independent garage owner Nigel Chambers has won a fantastic VIP trip for two to the British Formula One Grand Prix – courtesy of ignition specialist NGK.

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HELLA TECH WORLD now freely accessible

Date: 30-Apr-2018

Technological developments and an increasing diversity among the vehicle car parc has created various challenges for workshops and technicians. To ensure a technician is equipped with the know-how to complete an efficient and reliable repair quickly, they need the right skills.

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Solihull becoming hub for growing West Midlands businesses as sales-i moves into new office

Date: 30-Apr-2018

Solihull’s thriving business community has received a new boost as sales-i, the leading provider of cloud-based sales performance and analytics software, moves its UK office to a larger facility in the town centre to accommodate its current and future growth. sales-i is one of the many global technology firms to call the wider city of Birmingham and the West Midlands its home.

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Autoelectro launches online stock management system for motor factors

Date: 30-Apr-2018

Autoelectro is proud to release details of an online stock management system that is set to transform the way that its motor factor customers control their inventories.

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New DENSO e-Videns tool offering world-first live engine health check to drivers

Date: 30-Apr-2018

Motorists will now be offered unparalleled access to their vehicle engine’s condition as part of a guided vehicle health check (VHC) delivered by DENSO’s newest innovation, e-Videns.

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Local trade shows supported by DENSO

Date: 30-Apr-2018

The busy events season continued for DENSO, as it attended local A1 Motorstores and Parts Alliance trade show events on Thursday 19th April.

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Delphi Technologies Outperforms the Competition in Copper-Free Brake Pad Testing

Date: 30-Apr-2018

In recent tests Delphi Technologies achieved the optimal balance between stopping power, noise and longevity for a superior quality pad that technicians can install with confidence

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Euro Car Parts bolsters braking range

Date: 30-Apr-2018

Euro Car Parts has bolstered its industry-leading range of braking products, adding 87 new references across Eicher, Pagid and Brembo. All products are backed by Euro Car Parts’ exceptional delivery network and no quibble guarantee.

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For steering & suspension - choose First Line!

Date: 27-Apr-2018

When First Line’s Steering & Suspension was introduced back in 1992, the 1000 reference portfolio led the way in providing a comprehensive offer. Since then, the range has grown to over 8,500 references and continues to offer one of the most extensive and relevant premium quality ranges available in the Aftermarket.

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Remember premium quality turbo hoses available from First Line

Date: 27-Apr-2018

Turbocharging has been used for many years, primarily in sports cars and high-end luxury vehicles, however things have changed as manufacturers are heavily focused on meeting strict emissions targets. This has led to modern vehicles being produced with smaller engines that are turbocharged to offer the power when needed.

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Comline announces product range extension

Date: 27-Apr-2018

Wheel bearings, control arms and clutch kits add to growing product portfolio

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Behr Hella Service extends compressor range for hybrid and electric vehicles

Date: 27-Apr-2018

Behr Hella Service, the exclusive UK distributor of SANDEN electric compressors, has unveiled an aftermarket solution with original equipment (OE) pedigree to combat the challenges faced by technicians when tasked with air conditioning maintenance on hybrid and electric vehicles.

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Top-of-the-range technical data for less than a pound a day!

Date: 27-Apr-2018

Three-month HGS promotion is the bargain of the season

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Quick and safe air-conditioning check

Date: 27-Apr-2018

Behr Hella Service supports workshops with comprehensive package

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HELLA launches new diagnostic tool at Automechanika

Date: 27-Apr-2018

New Hella Gutmann Solutions mega macs 77 set to be the star of the show

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CV parts supplier Robert Carter joins IAAF

Date: 27-Apr-2018

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced its latest member to join its ever-expanding network, commercial vehicle parts supplier Robert Carter (MF) Ltd.

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GROUPAUTO Head Office in Bradford is now an IMI Approved Centre

Date: 27-Apr-2018

Following on from our recent announcement regarding Steve Carter joining the Alliance Automotive Group UK, we are delighted to announce that after successfully passing the inspection and audit, as of the 1st April 2018 the GROUPAUTO head office in Bradford, is now officially an IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) Approved Centre.

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Stay up-to-date with HaynesPro

Date: 20-Apr-2018

HaynesPro Data release | 2018 Q2

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Cumbrian motor factor reaches 50 year milestone

Date: 20-Apr-2018

K&S McKenzie first opened its doors in 1968 in the Cumbrian city of Carlisle. At the time there was a shortage of parts suppliers to the commercial vehicle market in the area and it was this opportunity that Keith McKenzie knew was too good to let pass him by. 50 years on and that business is now one of the most well-respected motor factors in the North West.

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IAAF issues guidance for members on the new GDPR

Date: 18-Apr-2018

GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, comes into force on May 25th 2018 and applies to all businesses that have control over personal data. It updates the current data protection legislation which has been in place since 1998. There is a further update on the way in the form of a new UK Data Protection Act but this will largely replace what is in the GDPR.

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NGK employees’ upcoming charity fund-raising efforts

Date: 16-Apr-2018

Two NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd employees are gearing themselves up to raise money for two separate charities.

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MOOG® Returns as official steering and suspension of thriving NASCAR Whelen Euro Series™

Date: 16-Apr-2018

Every competitor in 2018 series to rely on leading MOOG® steering and suspension components

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Looking ahead at Automechanika

Date: 16-Apr-2018

EBT invites visitors to look to the future when it comes to battery technology

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UK engineering key to aftermarket success, says MD Houlden

Date: 16-Apr-2018

National Auto Parts has responded to the government’s call to make 2018 the “Year of Engineering” by claiming that high quality skilled engineers are essential to securing a prosperous future for the UK automotive aftermarket.

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Launch UK’s important garage reminder of regular fluid and filter changes

Date: 16-Apr-2018

Launch UK, the leading supplier of ATF exchange equipment, is reminding technicians of the importance of carrying out regular fluid and filter changes at 75,000 miles, or 50,000 miles for vehicles used in arduous conditions.

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Autoelectro to star at Automechanika Birmingham 2018

Date: 16-Apr-2018

Autoelectro is delighted to announce that it will be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham 2018.

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Clutch development intensifies at National Auto Parts

Date: 16-Apr-2018

National Auto Parts has launched a number of new clutch kit references as part of an intensive new-to-range (NTR) programme designed to bring the very latest OE matching quality parts to the automotive aftermarket.

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Tenneco to create two independent public companies with acquisition of Federal-Mogul

Date: 11-Apr-2018

Tenneco, one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and distributors of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and technology solutions for diversified markets, has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Federal-Mogul, a leading global supplier to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket

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Automechanika Birmingham names new Marketing Manager

Date: 11-Apr-2018

Automechanika Birmingham has promoted Chloe Hyland to the role of Marketing Manager, as the show’s marketing campaign gathers momentum ahead of its third successive show in June.

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Sogefi Cabin Filters: new applications available

Date: 11-Apr-2018

Sogefi offers two types of filters to the aftermarket that protect against external pollution as well as bad smells: Pollen and Activated Carbon Filters.

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NGK Northern Ireland customers witness Rugby’s Grand Slam

Date: 11-Apr-2018

Four lucky NGK customers from Northern Ireland have enjoyed a memorable weekend in London that they will never forget.

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MAHLE’s NTR Victor Reinz® gasket additions for passenger and HD vehicles

Date: 11-Apr-2018

MAHLE Aftermarket has announced new additions to the Victor Reinz® gasket range, offering a wider choice of sealing solutions to aftermarket customers for both passenger and heavy duty (HD) vehicle applications.

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Ford to launch new direct parts sales operation – Parts Plus

Date: 09-Apr-2018

Ford is set to launch Parts Plus, a direct sales channel for trade parts.

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NGK's latest BoxClever promotion

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Ignition specialist NGK is giving a lucky UK garage owner the chance to enjoy the ultimate driving experience.

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NGK-backed Rouse gets season off to a solid start at Donnington Park

Date: 05-Apr-2018

NGK-backed motorcycle racer Chrissy Rouse kicked off his 2018 season with three solid points finishes as the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship got underway at Donington Park.

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NGK-sponsored rider enjoys success Down Under

Date: 05-Apr-2018

NGK-sponsored ‘Queen of the Bikers’ Maria Costello MBE has enjoyed a successful trip Down Under racing at the renowned International Festival of Speed.

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NGK backs Wolves speedway team

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is backing the Wolverhampton Wolves Speedway team’s bid to win the 2018 British Premiership League.

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MAHLE boosts its Filtration range for passenger cars

Date: 05-Apr-2018

MAHLE Aftermarket has introduced new-to-range additions to its ever-expanding filtration offering, including two fuel filters, a cabin filter, four air filters and, an oil filter.

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New thermostat range additions from MAHLE

Date: 05-Apr-2018

MAHLE Aftermarket has added three new parts to its recently launched thermostat range, delivering many benefits to the aftermarket through its OE competence and innovative temperature management, including both greater engine efficiency and extensive European car parc coverage.

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Automechanika Birmingham wins ‘Best Trade Show’ at Industry Awards

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Automechanika Birmingham has won two industry awards for the hugely successful second edition of the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and vehicle production industry.

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Launch UK’s new PRO-Series leak detectors

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Launch UK, one of the leading UK suppliers of automotive diagnostics equipment, has announced that it has brought two new automotive diagnostic leak detectors to the UK aftermarket, that have been specifically engineered for vehicles sold in the EU.

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New brake pads boost National Auto Parts’ aftermarket offering

Date: 05-Apr-2018

No less than 49 new brake pads have been added to National Auto Parts’ product range this month, underlining the company’s commitment to bringing to market products that are in demand at both garages and motor factors.

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Ring reinforces export commitment with £200k investment in Europe

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Ring, one of the UK’s leading lighting and automotive accessory suppliers, has invested more than £200,000 to support the launch of its European Headquarters in France as it continues to build its presence and profile across territories outside of the UK.

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Steve Carter joins the Alliance Automotive Group UK

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Steve Carter joins the Alliance Automotive Group UK from 7th April 2018, as their technical training provider on an exclusive basis.

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Annual AutoCare Giveaway is coming soon with huge prizes

Date: 05-Apr-2018

The AUTOCARE CAR GIVEAWAY is back, bigger and better. WIN A CAR GIVEAWAY will be running from 1st May - 8th July 2018

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Autoelectro emphasises coverage and availability with new-to-range bulletin

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Autoelectro, the UK’s largest independent re-manufacturer of starter motors and alternators, is continuing its aim of offering a comprehensive and available range by releasing several more references.

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ERP and BI: 4 reasons you need both says sales-i

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Businesses today have more data than they can shake a stick at. Transactions, invoices, call notes, social media interactions, customer details and much, much more. Managing this amount of data can quickly become a crippling issue. As such, most businesses are using enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to better manage their mounting data stacks.

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Delphi Technologies Aftermarket Launches New Air Conditioning Catalogue and Extended Range Ahead of Season

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Delphi Technologies extended air conditioning programme supports more than 900 new applications. The full range is detailed in a new print and improved online catalogue.

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The Parts Alliance sells out new Spring Trade Show

Date: 05-Apr-2018

The Parts Alliance is aiming to get closer to customers than ever in 2018 through a series of regional events.

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DENSO A/C fault-finding helps thaw out spring servicing sales

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Leading OE supplier helps workshops spot the signs of compressor faults and their causes in time for the Spring servicing peak

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REPXPERT trainees receive IMI certificates after completing LuK 2CT Double Clutch course

Date: 05-Apr-2018

A group of REPXPERT members has gained IMI accreditation after taking part in a LuK 2CT Double Clutch course and assessment day at the REPXPERT Academy in Hereford.

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TecAlliance – improving suppliers’ data security

Date: 05-Apr-2018

As a result of a long-term agreement signed between TecAlliance and MAM Software, TecDoc’s official data suppliers can simplify the data conversion process into MAM format, confident in the knowledge that it will be carried out efficiently and with the necessary precision.

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Autoelectro joins forces with SMMT at Remanufacturing Showcase

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Autoelectro reaffirmed its commitment to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) by exhibiting its range of starter motors and alternators inside the trade association’s Remanufacturing Showcase.

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DENSO to put Start/Stop technology centre stage at Autoinform Live Glasgow

Date: 05-Apr-2018

DENSO will be getting technical at Autoinform Live Glasgow, with an in-depth presentation to help mechanics work on Rotating electrics, start/stop technology and hybrid componentry

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Dipetane – reducing emissions honestly

Date: 03-Apr-2018

A brief introduction to Dipetane Fuel Treatment, which uniquely equalises and stabilises the carbon chains in all standard fuel.

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Innovative New Multi-Function Automotive Tester Makes for Rapid Automotive Diagnostics

Date: 27-Mar-2018

Ring has launched a new Multi-Function Automotive Tester that can save technicians time and makes troubleshooting vehicle electrics easier and quicker.

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Ring preview the next generation of power management at the CV Show 2018

Date: 27-Mar-2018

With their vast knowledge of vehicle electronics and 40 year history of producing top quality vehicle lighting Ring has developed a diverse product range for the vehicle conversion market covering everything from hazard lighting to power inverters.

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Three new Schaeffler REPXPERT training dates announced

Date: 27-Mar-2018

Technicians can sign-up to three new Schaeffler REPXPERT training courses after the market leading supplier and OE manufacturer confirmed new dates.

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NGK Spark Plugs (UK) and the potential motorsport star of the future!

Date: 27-Mar-2018

Four-year-old Karl Hancock has followed in the tracks of his NGK-sponsored four-time World Speedway Champion Dad Greg by taking part in his first-ever meeting.

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HELLA Sonne recruits John Walters

Date: 27-Mar-2018

John Walters has joined the HELLA Sonne refinish paint team, in the role of senior technical representative to enhance the service and support offered to its distribution partners and bodyshop network.

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Find the cause of turbo failure faster with the BTN diagnostic tool

Date: 27-Mar-2018

Before you fit a new turbo, find out what caused the first unit to fail or you risk the replacement failing too

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See how we do it in AS-PL!

Date: 27-Mar-2018

AS-PL sp. z o.o. the Poland based Rotating Electrics company, currently on a major growth curve across many regions of the world including the UK & Ireland, has launched its new corporate video

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Autoinform LIVE returns to Scotland

Date: 27-Mar-2018

This April, Autoinform LIVE will be returning north of the border, this time to Glasgow’s GTG Academy, bringing the UK’s biggest and best automotive training event back to garage owners and technicians in Scotland and the north of England.

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DENSO torque guide helps workshops offer the perfect Glow Plug service

Date: 26-Mar-2018

With just a couple of months remaining on the Glow Plug servicing peak, workshops still have time to maximise the benefits for their business if they have the know-how to work with seasonally-affected parts like Glow Plugs.

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Car Mechanics Magazine Names Ring Under Bonnet Lamp 2018 Best Buy

Date: 26-Mar-2018

Ring’s innovative RUBL1000 Under Bonnet Lamp has won the Best Buy Award in Car Mechanics Magazine’s Under Bonnet Lamp test.

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Servicesure garage named ‘Best Newcomer’ after instant success with Car Leasing Bargains

Date: 26-Mar-2018

Braidwood Auto Services, a South Lanarkshire-based Servicesure Autocentre, has been awarded Car Leasing Bargain’s ‘Best Newcomer Award’, just five months after joining the network.

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Workshop technicians praise latest Schaeffler REPXPERT INA and FAG training event in Hereford

Date: 26-Mar-2018

The latest Schaeffler REPXPERT training event has been labelled a ‘great success’ by technicians who participated in the recent INA and FAG course at a packed-out REPXPERT Academy

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts launches 2018 Garage Gear promotional campaign

Date: 26-Mar-2018

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

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Win with Allied Nippon!

Date: 26-Mar-2018

Brake pad manufacturer launches football-inspired promotional campaign

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Dayco Makes A New Appointment

Date: 21-Mar-2018

It’s from installation to supply for Ann-Marie

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MPs demand Government bans sale of conventional petrol and diesel cars earlier than planned

Date: 21-Mar-2018

MPs on four Parliamentary committees have published a joint report on improving air quality calling on the Government to impose tougher restrictions and sooner.

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A tribute to Alec Morgan

Date: 19-Mar-2018

It is with deep regret that we report that Alec Morgan of Banner Batteries died suddenly at the weekend.

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IAAF members urged to ‘brace themselves for change’ at latest industry briefing

Date: 19-Mar-2018

The latest Industry Briefing, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), took place at Phocas Business Intelligence Software, Middlemarch Business Park, Coventry on Thursday 15 March, with ‘sweeping change’ very much at the heart of its agenda.

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M-Sport victory for NGK

Date: 15-Mar-2018

NGK-backed M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia have secured the EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC’s second victory of the year at the Rally Mexico.

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Maria Costello heads to Australia

Date: 15-Mar-2018

‘Queen of the Bikers’ Maria Costello MBE is to compete Down Under in the renowned International Festival of Speed.

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NGK BoxClever 100k points winners

Date: 15-Mar-2018

Three lucky UK independent garages are celebrating winning 100,000 points each in ignition specialist NGK’s BoxClever loyalty scheme.

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TecAlliance opens office in Malaysia

Date: 15-Mar-2018

On 27 February 2018 TecAlliance officially opened a new office in Kuala Lumpur. 40 guests accepted the invitation to the one-day event to visit the premises and meet the employees of TecAlliance Malaysia.

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Comma releases new Performance Motor Oil grade for Ingenium diesel engines

Date: 15-Mar-2018

Comma Oil has introduced the ECO-FE Plus 0W-30 as its latest fuel efficient Performance Motor Oil (PMO) grade to the market.

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Hella sets zero waste target

Date: 15-Mar-2018

A Hella employee sparked a recycling policy change after taking matters into his own hands to further improve the company’s green credentials.

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ZF Aftermarket has announced that Adam Griffiths will assume the newly created role of Marketing Lead for the UK and Ireland

Date: 15-Mar-2018

ZF Aftermarket has announced that Adam Griffiths will assume the newly created role of Marketing Lead for the UK and Ireland

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HELLA recognised by leading innovation platform, Plug and Play

Date: 15-Mar-2018

“Corporate Innovation Award 2017” acknowledges the automotive supplier’s extraordinary commitment

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The Parts Alliance announce 25 ‘City Brakes’ holidays to be won by April

Date: 15-Mar-2018

The Parts Alliance will be sending 25 garages on luxury mini-breaks to a host of top European cities in its biggest ever promotion.

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Hella Gutmann Solutions Introduces ADAS Certification

Date: 15-Mar-2018

Diagnostics expert links up with the IMI to guarantee repair standards

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Shaftec is going up in the world

Date: 15-Mar-2018

Driven by Growth, Business Builds Impressive New Mezzanine Floor

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National Auto Parts introduces new clutch kit applications

Date: 15-Mar-2018

National Auto Parts’ aftermarket offering has been further enhanced with the addition of three new clutch kits to its ever-expanding clutch portfolio, meeting growing customer demand and designed to bring the very latest OE-quality parts to the automotive aftermarket.

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Triple tonne for Autofirst

Date: 15-Mar-2018

The Autofirst Network has signed up its 300th member with Sussex-based Uckfield Motor Services joining the programme.

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Mobiletron join ever-growing IAAF

Date: 13-Mar-2018

Mobiletron, manufacturer of engine management sensors and rotating electronics, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) rapidly-expanding network of leading aftermarket businesses.

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TVS EAG joins IAAF

Date: 13-Mar-2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed automotive group TVS EAG (Excel) to its membership.

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IAAF appoints new Vice President

Date: 09-Mar-2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Terry Knox as its new vice-president, further adding to its wealth of industry expertise.

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National Auto Parts boosts coverage with even more brake discs

Date: 06-Mar-2018

National Auto Parts has introduced new-to-range additions to its ever-expanding aftermarket portfolio, with three new brake discs for both passenger car and light commercial vehicles, allowing customers to benefit further from its OE matching quality components.

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Midwest raises further funds for Bilston Town FC

Date: 06-Mar-2018

West Midlands based automotive parts distributor, Midwest Motor Factors, has raised £1214 for Bilston Town Football Club, as part of its ongoing commitment to proactively support the local community.

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Latest ‘Nick Says’ column centres on Autoelectro’s revised surcharge price plan

Date: 06-Mar-2018

UK Sales Manager, Nick Hood, speaks candidly on why Autoelectro has chosen to revise its surcharge structure

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New Comma Gear & Transmission Oils add over 310,000 new applications

Date: 06-Mar-2018

New advanced Comma AQCVT Plus and AQDCT Plus Gear & Transmission Oils bring enhanced performance and expanded vehicle parc coverage

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3 Reasons Why Outdated Technology Is Killing Your Business - Advice from sales-i

Date: 05-Mar-2018

Business technologies are advancing at a rapid rate. The choice of new and improved products can often be incredibly overwhelming. Faced with such a range of options, companies often freeze with indecision, or end up making a bad investment. The problem is, if your business relies on unsuitable or outdated technology, it will risk falling behind its competitors.

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Euro Car Parts removes cost of lifetime warranties

Date: 05-Mar-2018

Until March 31, repairers purchasing any part from Euro Car Parts which qualifies for a lifetime warranty can access the cover for free, on parts more than £100.

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New Professional Head Torch Added to Popular Ring Zoom Torch Range

Date: 02-Mar-2018

Ring, the garage and workshop equipment specialist, has launched a new inspection head torch – the Ring RIT1070 Zoom240 LED Rechargeable Head Torch. It’s the ultimate hands-free tool for mechanics that need powerful light in the workshop.

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Effective data management – the clock is ticking!

Date: 02-Mar-2018

The successful rollout of the latest version of the TecAlliance data management system, referred to a DMM R2, is reaching its climax as the company’s official data suppliers have to migrate from the old system by the end of March.

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DENSO troubleshooting puts a stop to starter misdiagnosis

Date: 02-Mar-2018

As the global leader in developing and manufacturing rotating machines, DENSO gives an expert troubleshooting guide for Starter fault-finding.

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First IAAF Industry Briefing Session of 2018 is a sell-out

Date: 02-Mar-2018

All the places at he first IAAF Industry Briefing Session of 2018 which will take place on Thursday 15th March at Phocas Software's premises in Coventry have been filled and the IAAF has now announced the details of the second session which will be held at the premises of The Turbo Guy in Glasgow on Thursday 17th May 2018.

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Euro Car Parts opens second training facility

Date: 02-Mar-2018

Euro Car Parts has opened its second purpose-built training centre in Sunderland. The facility will deliver the full range of Euro Academy courses with a market-first IMI-accredited ADAS course also available.

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GiPA Irish market data now available

Date: 02-Mar-2018

GiPA's Republic of Ireland driver survey results are now available, providing an in-depth analysis of the car market of the Emerald Isle.

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Brake Engineering applauds decision to maintain MOT frequency

Date: 02-Mar-2018

Brake Engineering, one of the aftermarket’s leading braking specialists, has applauded the government’s decision to maintain the current MOT frequency, with a vehicle’s first test taking place at three years and then one year thereafter.

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Automechanika Birmingham 2018 - Registration now open

Date: 02-Mar-2018

MOT changes and GDPR just some of the issues on agenda

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Ben news hub - Supporting employees in uncertain times

Date: 02-Mar-2018

Ben's latest blog looks at how the current period of uncertainty, both politically and, in some parts of ther industry, economically too might impact employees. Whatever the reasons, a feeling of uncertainty is unpleasant and worrying for anyone experiencing it. Employees worried about their future are likely to be stressed, which will affect their overall wellbeing and their ability to stay focused and productive at work.

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Automechanika Birmingham 2018 - Registration now open

Date: 02-Mar-2018

MOT changes and GDPR just some of the issues on agenda

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Messe Frankfurt sets up UK subsidiary

Date: 02-Mar-2018

Messe Frankfurt further expands its international network with the acquisition of Forest Exhibitions Ltd in Godalming, Surrey on 28th February 2018. The Group now has its own subsidiary in the United Kingdom.

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SMPE makes new managerial appointments

Date: 26-Feb-2018

Ross Toomey becomes MD and Richard Morley joins as Commercial Director

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Motor factor to future proof business with cloud software

Date: 26-Feb-2018

Frenches Autos, a motor factor and IAAF member, will be making the move over to Autopart Online, MAM Software's cloud-hosted business management solution, to future proof its business and improve data security.

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Glow Plug fault-finding tips help shine a light on common ignition mishaps - Troubleshooting guide from DENSO helps workshops take advantage of a rise in glow plug demand

Date: 26-Feb-2018

DENSO’s Glow Plug range features leading OE technologies, allowing motorists to cold start their vehicles in sub-zero temperatures while providing extended post-heating temperatures to help lower emissions

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Get your questions in! REPXPERT to host live clutch Q&A session online

Date: 26-Feb-2018

One of Schaeffler (UK)’s leading REPXPERTs will be holding a LIVE Q&A clutch session on its REPXPERT Facebook and Twitter social media channels on Monday 5th March, between midday and 2pm.

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Workshops ‘Scratch To Win’ prizes with Comma

Date: 26-Feb-2018

• Promotion rewards workshops using top tier Performance Motor Oil (PMO) lubricants
• Over 10,000 Love2Shop vouchers up for grabs alongside two Palmer Sport driving days
• Workshops gain one scratchcard for every five litre PMO purchased and four for every 20 litre PMO

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Ben news hub - Supporting employees in uncertain times

Date: 26-Feb-2018

Ben's latest blog looks at how the current period of uncertainty, both politically and, in some parts of ther industry, economically too might impact employees

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Automechanika Birmingham to tackle major issues affecting automotive aftermarket

Date: 26-Feb-2018

MOT changes and GDPR just some of the issues on agenda

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SMPE boosts Engine Management offering

Date: 26-Feb-2018

Recent range expansion offers aftermarket ‘huge opportunities’

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NGK-sponsored ‘Queen of the Bikers’ Maria Costello MBE set for new racing challenge this season… on four-wheels

Date: 21-Feb-2018

After sampling four-wheeled racing at last year’s Silverstone Classic, Maria has signed up to compete in the Historic Racing Drivers’ Club, running the HDRC ‘Works’ Austin A30 Academy Car

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NGK Spark Plugs celebrates winning a prestigious industry award

Date: 21-Feb-2018

The leading supplier of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors has been voted 2018 Supplier of the Year by readers of a top UK automotive aftermarket magazine

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Midwest to present informative Gates seminar

Date: 21-Feb-2018

West Midlands based automotive parts distributor, Midwest Motor Factors, is hosting a free Gates technical seminar at GTG West Midlands, to equip customers with the latest Gates updates and insights

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LUMAG adds VRM capabilities to BRECK website plus BRECK New to Range update

Date: 21-Feb-2018

LUMAG - the leading global OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier of brake friction products – has recently added VRM look-up capabilities to its website, making it easier to source brake parts for GB and Irish registration plates

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Autoparts UK aims to excite garages in 2018

Date: 21-Feb-2018

To kick-start the first quarter of 2018, Autoparts UK now has a series of promotions available for customers, with rewards on spend and big brand offers

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SMPE donates to British Heart Foundation

Date: 21-Feb-2018

Nottingham-based automotive parts supplier, SMPE, has donated much-needed funds to the British Heart Foundation, by organising a ‘Wear Pink or Red’ event held on Valentine’s Day, in support of Heart Month.

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Launch UK awarded Best Business 2017 by Launch Europe

Date: 21-Feb-2018

Launch UK has been awarded the “Best Launch Business 2017” accolade by the brand’s European division.

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Innovision 2018: automotive trends are changing wholesale distribution and workshop businesses

Date: 20-Feb-2018

• More than 800 partners from domestic and international aftermarket businesses were informed about automotive trends
• Premiere of diagnostic unit mega macs 77

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Get safety recalls fixed – or risk prosecution – DVSA warns car dealers

Date: 20-Feb-2018

Motor traders that sell cars with outstanding safety recalls are breaking the law the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) warns today, as it launches a new service designed to help people buying cars – and dealers themselves – check if cars are safe

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Prepare for EURO 6 now and profit later

Date: 20-Feb-2018

Euro Car Parts is advising repairers that carry out MOT testing to invest in new emissions analysers, to ensure they comply with changing legislation

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Autoelectro delighted to reveal revised surcharge plan

Date: 20-Feb-2018

Autoelectro is proud to unveil the introduction of a new surcharge strategy – with many part numbers now surcharge-free

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Opportunity for garages as 59% UK motorists “don’t know” headlamp type

Date: 20-Feb-2018

New research from Ring, the automotive lighting experts, shows that 59% of UK motorists “don’t know” what kind of headlamp is fitted in their vehicle. It also reported that 43% would be willing to pay for a bulb change: a sure sign of the rise of the “do it for me” motorists

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The Parts Alliance announces two new branch openings

Date: 20-Feb-2018

Uni-Select Inc. has announced that The Parts Alliance, one of its subsidiaries, has opened two new branches in the United Kingdom

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Servicesure announces final shortlist for ‘Autocentre of the Year 2018’

Date: 13-Feb-2018

Servicesure Autocentres, The Parts Alliance garage programme, is soon to announce the winner of its inaugural ‘Autocentre of the Year’ award, selected from its national network of garages.

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Comma thaws out winter with new Antifreeze and Coolant

Date: 13-Feb-2018

Comma has introduced its latest Antifreeze and Coolant to the market, as the winter servicing peak continues across the UK.

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Schaeffler (UK) and Liqui Moly combine to develop an additive that helps reduce timing chain wear by up to 20%

Date: 12-Feb-2018

Schaeffler (UK) has forged an exclusive partnership with oil and additive supplier, Liqui Moly, by offering an additive with every INA Timing Chain KIT.

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Schaeffler to join OESAA members in Glasgow for Autoinform Live 2018

Date: 12-Feb-2018

Schaeffler (UK) REPXPERTs will be preparing technicians for the vehicles of tomorrow when hosting crucial hands-on training and seminars during Autoinform Live 2018.

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Approved Garage A J Reynolds listed in the ‘National Top 100 Companies for Apprentices'

Date: 12-Feb-2018

Andy Reynolds, started his business in 1991 as a one-man-band, aged 31. He tells us his initial plan was to just to make through the first year and survive.

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Comma presents advanced technical evening for workshops

Date: 12-Feb-2018

A technical team from Comma Oil will present an advanced technical evening to workshops, on the topic of lubricants in an ever changing market.

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Mahle CEO Scheider goes to ZF Friedrichshafen, Stratmann named successor

Date: 07-Feb-2018

Dr Jörg Stratmann has been appointed chief executive officer of automotive supplier Mahle.

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LUMAG appoints new UK Sales Manager for its BRECK brand

Date: 07-Feb-2018

LUMAG - the leading global OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier of brake friction products – has confirmed that Richard Davies has joined the company as UK Sales Manager for its leading aftermarket brand of brake pads, BRECK.

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Winning start for NGK-backed M-Sport Ford World Rally Team

Date: 07-Feb-2018

The NGK-backed M-Sport Ford World Rally Team has got off to a winning start at the iconic Rallye Monte-Carlo.

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Exol antifreeze meets Volvo specification

Date: 07-Feb-2018

Two of Exol’s new antifreeze products now fully comply with the latest Volvo coolant specifications for heavy-duty diesel engines found in HGVs, buses, coaches, plant and marine applications.

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Autoelectro reveals Mini, Audi and Citroën fitting solutions

Date: 07-Feb-2018

Autoelectro has released a series of new technical bulletins, continuing its pledge to deliver accurate and up-to-date diagnosis and fitting guides to guard against inaccurate warranty claims and fitting issues.

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Hella Gutmann Solutions – Transforming Businesses

Date: 07-Feb-2018

Diagnostic tools for the present and the future

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Euro Car Parts announces first-to-market ADAS training course

Date: 06-Feb-2018

Euro Car Parts has announced a first-to-market ADAS training course as part of its Euro Academy offering

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East Sussex garage customer wins car with Servicesure

Date: 06-Feb-2018

The Parts Alliance garage programme, Servicesure Autocentres, has announced Daniel and Stacey Grant from East Sussex as the lucky winners of a brand new Suzuki Celerio thanks to its ‘Win a Car for Christmas’ competition.

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Comline brake pad and hub assembly ranges expand

Date: 06-Feb-2018

British brand illustrates development prowess with significant new-to-range release

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Schaeffler REPXPERT hails recent ‘LuK Clutch Systems’ training event a resounding success

Date: 06-Feb-2018

Schaeffler REPXPERT was delighted with the positive attendance for its ‘LuK Clutch Systems’ training event, held at the REPXPERT Academy in Hereford on Tuesday 30th January.

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AS-PL UK Ltd Strategy begins to pay dividends

Date: 06-Feb-2018

Six months into a whole new strategic plan in the UK and AS-PL are already seeing the benefits of the many changes they have adopted.

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Fresh from the press: the new MANN-FILTER catalogues 2018/19. With new products in 14 languages

Date: 01-Feb-2018

The current MANN-FILTER catalogues 2018/19 are available for dealers and workshops. These reference tools list compatible products for more than 48,000 vehicles and machines, including over 260 new filter types. The new catalogues are also available now as DVD, online at www.mann-filter.com and via the MANN-FILTER app.

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‘Grassroots insight’ plays influential role in crucial Type-Approval legislation vote

Date: 01-Feb-2018

IMCO approves legislation for the aftermarket to maintain in-vehicle data access

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2018/19 payroll changes

Date: 31-Jan-2018

The Autumn Budget 2017 announced changes to tax and NI limits. What do you need to know to prepare for the 2018/19 payroll year?

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Exhibitor day aims to enhance visitor & exhibitor experience

Date: 31-Jan-2018

Automechanika Birmingham is hosting an Exhibitor Day on 1 March at Birmingham NEC, with the primary aim being to ensure exhibiting companies get the most out of the event and contribute to delivering a truly memorable visitor experience.

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Autofirst Network partners with WhoCanFixMyCar.com

Date: 31-Jan-2018

Autofirst Network has agreed a deal with WhoCanFixMyCar.com to support its nationwide network of independent garages. The arrangement offers every Autofirst Network member the opportunity to have its own profile on the platform for 12 months, enabling them to receive notifications every time a local motorist requires a quotation for a service or repair.

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Colin Smit, MD, LUMAG – A look at the year ahead

Date: 31-Jan-2018

2018 will be a big year for new innovations, following on from the €5million investment in a Bruderer Shim Stamping machine that was installed at our Budzyń manufacturing facility. This allows us to manufacture our own rubber- metal – rubber shims for our passenger car range – Breck.

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Fabriscape Lda purchase controlling interest in TP Engineering

Date: 29-Jan-2018

Fabriscape LDA, incorporating EuroFlo Premium Emission Systems in the UK, is delighted to announce that Fabriscape have purchased a controlling interest in the emission control manufacturer TP Engineering Ltd.

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New Year – New Look (New AS-PL website)

Date: 25-Jan-2018

AS-PL begins 2018 presenting its new corporate website. The new look concerns both graphic layout and functionality.

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Business Development Manager joins the growing Elcome team

Date: 25-Jan-2018

Elcome is pleased to announce and welcome Andy Smith, who has joined the Business Development team, supporting the company’s continued growth. Andy will be responsible for maintaining close working relationships with Elcome’s existing UK and international customer base.

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HELLA produces its 20 millionth Electrical Power Steering ECU

Date: 25-Jan-2018

Ever-stricter regulations for reducing CO2 emissions require fuel-efficient products, whilst autonomous driving demands reliable and precise steering systems

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VIP trip to British F1 GP on offer to NGK's BoxClever garage loyalty scheme members

Date: 25-Jan-2018

Ignition specialist NGK is offering members of its BoxClever independent garage loyalty scheme the chance to win a VIP trip to the British Formula One Grand Prix.

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NGK-sponsored Greg Hancock forms new Speedway Grand Prix team

Date: 25-Jan-2018

NGK-sponsored four-time World Speedway Champion Greg Hancock and chief mechanic Rafal Haj have joined forces to launch their own Speedway Grand Prix Team for the 2018 season.

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No stopping ‘Brake’ with latest range expansion

Date: 25-Jan-2018

Brake Engineering has extended its aftermarket portfolio by introducing several new additions across its product range for passenger cars and LCVs, including new brake calipers, pads and shoe sets.

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More brake parts added to National Auto Parts extensive portfolio

Date: 25-Jan-2018

Three new additions have been added to National Auto Parts’ brake disc range this month, increasing its car parc coverage even further and bringing to market ‘in demand’ products for both garages and motor factors.

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NGK at Autosport International 2018

Date: 24-Jan-2018

Ignition specialist NGK played host to two FIA World Rally Championship icons when it exhibited at the Autosport International show at Birmingham’s NEC on January 11-14.

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REPXPERT extends course capacity due to high demand

Date: 22-Jan-2018

Since being made available online, the IMI-approved LuK 2CT Double Clutch training course has proved to be so popular that capacity has had to be increased to cope with demand.

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Tenneco Supplies Suspension on New Suzuki Swift Sport & Maruti Suzuki India Dzire

Date: 19-Jan-2018

Tenneco Inc, a global supplier of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and systems is supplying its Multi-Tuned Valve (MTV) suspension technology on the Swift Sport Manufactured in Japan, as well as the Dzire compact-sedan passenger car produced in Maruti Suzuki India Limited. The latest generation Swift, which made its debut in September at IAA 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany, will feature front struts and rear dampers from Tenneco.

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Winter Service Checks

Date: 19-Jan-2018

During the Winter months there is sure to be plenty of adverse weather conditions, all of which could hinder the performance of the vehicle, as several key components will be more exposed to the elements and prone to failure.

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HELLA Hengst – Innovative, premium filters for the workshop

Date: 19-Jan-2018

HELLA, a leading original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier to the global automotive industry, has recently added antibacterial carbon activated cabin filters to the HELLA Hengst range of OE quality filters.

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Autoelectro unveils latest batch of starter motor and alternator references

Date: 19-Jan-2018

The Bradford-based remanufacturer has unveiled its latest group of part numbers, following extensive research and analysis of the UK car parc.

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Euro Car Parts announces free Lifetime Clutch Warranties

Date: 19-Jan-2018

Repairers that purchase a clutch product from Euro Car Parts before 30th March 2018 will benefit from a free lifetime warranty. The offer covers every clutch product supplied by the company, including such brands as LUK, SACHS, Transmech, Valeo and more.

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SMPE secures agreement to supply iconic Lucas brand

Date: 19-Jan-2018

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), one of the UK's largest independently owned automotive parts manufacturers and suppliers, has secured the rights to supply its engine management programme under the iconic Lucas brand.

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Walkers Garage starts the year in style with £1,000 prize

Date: 18-Jan-2018

Walkers Garage, based in South Otterington near Northallerton, is celebrating after being named the national winner of the Ring Golden Bulb Grand Prize, which will see the company receive more than £1,000 worth of workshop equipment and accessories.

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New appointment at Osram UK

Date: 18-Jan-2018

Leading global lighting manufacturer OSRAM have appointed Keith Booth as Account Manager for the Specialty Products Automotive Aftermarket division of OSRAM Ltd in the UK.

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Scrapped MOT proposals welcomed by IAAF

Date: 18-Jan-2018

Proposed changes to the MOT test frequency have been scrapped with IAAF calling it ‘a triumph for the aftermarket and motorists alike’, after months and months of intensive lobbying.

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Dipetane Fuel Technology

Date: 17-Jan-2018

Dipetane Fuel Technology is a new member of IAAF and they wish to inform IAAF members of the benefits of Dipetane

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Technicians now able to sign-up for training courses on REPXPERT

Date: 09-Jan-2018

REPXPERT members are now able to sign-up online to attend live hands-on training events which will be held regularly at the REPXPERT Academy in Hereford.

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Autoelectro outlines its vision for 2018

Date: 09-Jan-2018

‘With our one stop shop offer, we want to consolidate ourselves as the market leader whilst continuing our excellent range development and technical support’

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HELLA develops communication concept for automated driving with interact

Date: 09-Jan-2018

New lighting modules to provide communication between automated vehicles and other road users

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HELLA NTR Update

Date: 09-Jan-2018

Additions across the electrical range

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Staying ahead of the game!

Date: 09-Jan-2018

More products and a revised catalogue for Behr Hella Service

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The braking specialist with the full package

Date: 09-Jan-2018

Even More Products Added In The Latest Update

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Exol tests readiness with spillage exercise

Date: 09-Jan-2018

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

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Mike Wise takes on new Board-level role at expanding vGroup International as it restructures

Date: 09-Jan-2018

The UK’s leading provider of motor accessory essentials, vGroup International, has restructured following rapid growth as the company moves into the next phase of expansion.

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DENSO Develops World’s Largest Automotive Head-up Display

Date: 09-Jan-2018

Innovative human machine interface to be featured on 2018 Lexus LS will deliver safety and convenience to drivers.

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DENSO offers best practice in Lambda Sensor fitment to guide workshops through extreme weather

Date: 09-Jan-2018

Extreme weather conditions around Christmas and the New Year can bring nasty surprises for motorists with faulty or poor quality Lambda Sensors, highlighting the need for workshops to be prepared to fit OE quality replacements.

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Comma Oil first to meet newest ACEA C5 regulations with Eco-F 5W-20 oil

Date: 04-Jan-2018

The most recent ACEA C5 regulations have been put in place to distinguish oils that offer significantly increased fuel efficiency across petrol and light and heavy-duty diesel engines.

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Exol Lubricants among the best in the business

Date: 04-Jan-2018

Exol, the UK’s leading independent lubricants company, has been awarded runner up in the category of ‘CV Supplier of Excellence’ at the highly respected IAAF (Independent Automotive Aftermarket Association) Annual Award Ceremony 2017 held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes on 7 December.

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MAHLE wins highly coveted ‘Car Supplier of Excellence’ Award

Date: 04-Jan-2018

MAHLE Aftermarket has won ‘Car Supplier of Excellence’ at the highly respected IAAF Annual Award Ceremony 2017, held at its new location of the DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes on 7 December.

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Data overhaul brings benefits to motor factors

Date: 04-Jan-2018

WAIglobal UK is completely overhauling its parts data information, resulting in enhanced vehicle part coverage from its 5500 part numbers.

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AutoInform Live 2017 a resounding success for ZF Aftermarket

Date: 04-Jan-2018

As industry leaders in equipping technicians to work safely on the vehicles of today and tomorrow, ZF Aftermarket has enjoyed a successful AutoInform Live.

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NGK Winter Servicing Feature

Date: 04-Jan-2018

As drivers get to grips with the Arctic winter weather, a vehicle that doesn’t start is the last thing anyone wants to worry about.

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Euro Car Parts develops VIEWMECH workshop video system

Date: 04-Jan-2018

Euro Car Parts has launched its own video platform for repairers, which sends a short video explaining what additional repair work is needed to a customer’s vehicle. The VIEWMECH workshop video system, has been rolled out across the Euro Car Parts’ network, with early adopters reporting up to 25% more work conversions thanks to the straight-forward advisory upselling process.

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Ring named as a top equipment supplier to the aftermarket

Date: 04-Jan-2018

Ring are delighted to announce we were awarded Highly Commended Equipment Supplier of the Year at the Workshop Awards 2017.

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NGK preview for Autosport International

Date: 04-Jan-2018

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has a long and illustrious motorsport pedigree which it will highlight when it lines-up alongside the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers and teams at the 2018 Autosport International show.

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The Generation Game

Date: 04-Jan-2018

Providing The Complete Wheel Bearing Solution

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Comline competition winner hits the track!

Date: 04-Jan-2018

One of the lucky winners of the Comline Champion competition, held by Comline Auto Parts (Comline) at Automechanika Birmingham 2017, recently claimed his prize of an unforgettable supercar and rally car driving experience.

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Parts retailer to move to the cloud with MAM

Date: 04-Jan-2018

Andy Pack Car Care Centre, a car parts and accessories retailer based in Herefordshire, has chosen to upgrade to Autopart Online, the cloud-hosted version of MAM Software's popular business management solution.

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See and work better with the Philips CBH51 LED Bonnet Lamp

Date: 04-Jan-2018

To give technicians clear vision in the workshop, Philips has introduced the CBH51 LED hybrid professional bonnet lamp, which features 32 powerful LEDs, providing an intense, 6000-K natural white light source and bright wide beam that defeats darkness, but to prevent fatigue, is also gentle on the eyes.

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Exol introduces Harvest LV UTTO

Date: 04-Jan-2018

Exol Lubricants has launched a new synthetic off-highway universal oil for transmissions, hydraulics, final drives and wet brakes named Harvest LV UTTO.

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National Auto Parts launches new wheel hub bearing kits

Date: 04-Jan-2018

UK manufacturer boosts its brake offering to the aftermarket

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MAHLE Original EG Turbochargers highlight OE competence and sales potential

Date: 04-Jan-2018

MAHLE Aftermarket’s new turbocharger range not only offers the most up-to-date part numbers for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, but is a perfect showcase for MAHLE’s technology that brings top-class turbochargers to the automotive aftermarket.

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HELLA Makes Ground-Breaking Development

Date: 04-Jan-2018

As a respected original equipment (OE) manufacturer and systems supplier, HELLA is already at the forefront of automotive technology with its involvement in areas such as ADAS (advance driver assistance systems) and LED lighting solutions. However, unwilling to sit on its laurels, the company is now looking further into the future to redefine the limits of present and future camera evolution.

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Midwest celebrates home win with Walsall FC

Date: 04-Jan-2018

West Midlands based automotive parts distributor, Midwest Motor Factors, celebrated with sponsored Sky Bet league one football team, Walsall FC as they triumphed in their match against Scunthorpe United FC.

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Automechanika Birmingham 2018 - Latest News

Date: 22-Dec-2017

Automechanika Birmingham 2018 is shaping up to be another fantastic event, with over 500 exhibiting companies planned.

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IAAF and FIGIEFA delighted with provisional Type-Approval legislation

Date: 22-Dec-2017

Represents a “step forward” for aftermarket and access to in-vehicle data

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Surge in electronic trading as PACT celebrates 10 years

Date: 15-Dec-2017

Motor factors ordering more regularly, thanks to supplier efficiencies

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ECP parent to acquire Stahlgruber

Date: 15-Dec-2017

Euro Car Parts’ parent company LKQ Corporation has entered an agreement to acquire Stahlgruber GmbH in a deal valued at roughly €1.5bn.

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Euro Car Parts customers praise not-to-be-missed Autoinform

Date: 15-Dec-2017

Euro Car Parts, the UK’s leading supplier of car and LCV parts, has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from more than 100 customers attending the recent Autoinform Live automotive training event.

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Multi-branch motor factor streamlines delivery operations

Date: 15-Dec-2017

Discount Car Spares saves time and improves visibility of its delivery procedures with MAM Software's Driversboard module MAM Software is pleased to report that multi-branch motor factor, Discount Car Spares has improved visibility of its delivery operations and saved valuable time at its warehouse branch with MAM's Driversboard module.

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Become a ‘Normfest conqueror’ with Euro Car Parts

Date: 15-Dec-2017

Euro Car Parts and Normfest, a German manufacturer of high-end consumables, are celebrating a 10-year exclusive distribution partnership in the UK aftermarket. More than 5,000 Normfest products are stocked by Euro Car Parts, including polishes, windscreen repair kits, brake cleaners and drill bits.

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TecAlliance takes to the Cloud

Date: 15-Dec-2017

TecAlliance, the data specialist and multiple business solution provider for the independent aftermarket, is in the process of transferring some of its data hosting from its existing servers to the Cloud, as it continues to develop and optimise the services it offers to customers.

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HELLA and BHAP look to intensify collaboration in China

Date: 15-Dec-2017

Objectives to expand existing cooperation in the lighting area to include electronics and aftermarket business

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Melett Ltd acquired by Wabtec Corporation

Date: 15-Dec-2017

Wabtec Corporation has acquired 100% of shares in Melett Limited, a leader in the design, manufacture and supply of high-quality turbochargers and replacement parts to the turbocharger aftermarket.

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DENSO offers best practice in Lambda Sensor fitment to guide workshops through extreme weather

Date: 15-Dec-2017

Extreme weather conditions around Christmas can bring nasty surprises for motorists with faulty or poor quality Lambda Sensors, highlighting the need for workshops to be prepared to fit OE quality replacements.

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Delphi Technologies completes spinoff into Powertrain and Aftermarket focused stand-alone company

Date: 15-Dec-2017

Delphi Technologies has become a $4.5 billion independent company trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

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GSF upgrades set to boost Derby branch

Date: 01-Dec-2017

GSF Car Parts has continued its rolling branch refurbishment programme with Derby being the latest location to gain an upgrade, following improvements to Smethwick last month.

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OESAA keeps Autoinform LIVE fresh for delegates year-on-year

Date: 01-Dec-2017

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) has delivered yet another successful Autoinform LIVE workshop training event, keeping the content fresh and relevant for delegates in a constantly evolving industry

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HELLA Provides The Ideal Solution For Rotating Electrics

Date: 01-Dec-2017

HELLA’s original equipment quality rotating electrics portfolio

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A pioneer in steering and suspension

Date: 01-Dec-2017

Quality And Depth Throughout The Range

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CV Coils poster from Borg & Beck

Date: 01-Dec-2017

Premium Quality Coils With Premium Support

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Delphi Product & Service Solutions Congratulate Nicolas Prost and the Vaillante Rebellion Team on their First FIA LMP2 World Endurance Title

Date: 01-Dec-2017

Delphi partner, Nicolas Prost, helps the No. 31 Vaillante Rebellion car secure a first LMP2 World Endurance Championship with fourth win this season

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Philips assist technicians with an easy to follow YouTube channel on replacing headlight bulbs

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Philips Automotive Lighting, one of the world's largest suppliers of car headlight bulbs to the automotive industry and aftermarket, has uploaded a number of useful step-by-step lighting fitment videos for technicians on its own YouTube channel

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MAHLE re-launches online catalogue with new innovative features

Date: 20-Nov-2017

MAHLE Aftermarket has just announced the launch of an updated version of its online product catalogue, eCat.

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MAHLE Motorsport launches Racing Bearings catalogue

Date: 20-Nov-2017

MAHLE Motorsport has launched its High Performance Racing Bearings catalogue for the aftermarket.

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Midwest calls out garages on Apec training

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Midwest Motor Factors & Monmore Auto Parts have once again successfully hosted another training event, this time with braking supplier Apec braking

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WAI introduces latest rotating electrics range additions

Date: 20-Nov-2017

WAIglobal has increased its aftermarket offering further still with its latest rotating electrics range expansion, featuring four additional starter motors and five alternators.

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Melett joins the IAAF with quality on agenda

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Melett, one of the leading manufacturers of turbochargers and turbo components, has joined the IAAF, with the aim of spreading its message that quality aftermarket products are a viable alternative to OEM products

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NGK - Mechanex Sandown Park review

Date: 20-Nov-2017

It may have been grey outside, but it was green on ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd’s stand at the MechanEx show at Sandown Park

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Delphi and The Parts Alliance name six ‘Best of Brakes’ winners

Date: 20-Nov-2017

The Parts Alliance says their second major braking promotion of 2017, developed in conjunction with Delphi, has now found all of its main winners.

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Euro Car Parts supplies window regulator fitting guide

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Window regulators are notoriously difficult to fit, which can mean independent garages face frustratingly long labour times. Keen to fast track the process, Euro Car Parts now includes fitting instructions in product boxes, ensuring that window regulator replacements are straight forward to fit.

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HELLA’S Easy To Use 3D Addlight Bulbs App

Date: 20-Nov-2017

The free app that helps find the best headlamps

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Schaeffler UK’s Automotive Aftermarket joins National Tyre Distributors Association

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Schaeffler UK’s Automotive Aftermarket business unit is proud to announce that it has become a supplier member of the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA)

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GSF Car Parts double warranty on key ranges

Date: 20-Nov-2017

GSF Car Parts has announced that it will extend the warranty with immediate effect on two brands it exclusively distributes in the UK.

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Double win at SMTA Awards for Servicesure garages

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Two Servicesure Autocentres, the garage network of The Parts Alliance, have been recognised at the prestigious annual Scottish Motor Trade Association (SMTA) Awards, held at the Radisson Blu hotel in Glasgow on 2nd November

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Keep busy with a GSF Car Parts 2018 job diary

Date: 20-Nov-2017

GSF Car Parts has taken delivery of 5,000 of its ever-popular hardback A4 sized job diaries. They are available to customers now from the leading motor factor’s national branch network

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DENSO to highlight importance of OE Quality Lambda Sensors to workshops at Autoinform Live

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Leading OE supplier to showcase why stocking quality components is key for workshop reputation

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Delphi Appoints New UK & Eire Country Director

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Nigel Duffield joins Delphi Product & Service Solutions to deliver the company’s strategic growth objectives in UK & Eire

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Don’t be left out in the cold, says Euro Car Parts

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Garages are being advised by Euro Car Parts to consider their workshop heating requirements, as Britain braces itself for a cold snap.

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NGK hold successful golf day in Northern Ireland

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has held its 26th annual Northern Ireland Golf Day.

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Ultra Low Emission Zone - Euro 6 vehicles to be classed as low emission

Date: 17-Nov-2017

The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is an area of London within which most vehicles will need to meet exhaust emission standards (ULEZ standards) or pay a daily charge to travel.

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New Appointment at Ring

Date: 17-Nov-2017

Ring is pleased to welcome Jason Smith to the role of Key Accounts Manager within its UK Trade Division.

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NGK announces winner of BoxClever promotion

Date: 17-Nov-2017

Garage owner Peter Mackenzie will always remember his 26th anniversary in business as it coincided with him winning a fantastic new tool kit cabinet worth £10,000.

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IAAF holds another successful Industry Briefing Session

Date: 07-Nov-2017

The latest Industry Briefing, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), took place at the FPS National Distribution Centre in Sheffield on Thursday 26th October

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TerraClean 2017 conference ‘buzz’ fuelled by network growth

Date: 07-Nov-2017

Randstad Ltd has held its annual TerraClean conference, which brought together service centres to network, exchange ideas and opinions and ultimately consult on the brand’s numerous marketing plans in 2018.

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Osram's latest issue of Mainbeam now available

Date: 07-Nov-2017

Read all about the latest product news and innovations from the leading automotive OE lighting manufacturer in Mainbeam Issue 24.

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HELLA TECH WORLD – the easy access support site

Date: 07-Nov-2017

The 24-Hour Online Portal To Equip Workshops For The Future

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MANN+HUMMEL make it a GROUPAUTO ‘double’

Date: 03-Nov-2017

Alliance Automotive Group CV LOGIX Supplier of the Year 2017
GROUPAUTO International Supplier of the Year 2017

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Fast Parts Wales to run MOT Training course

Date: 01-Nov-2017

Automotive parts distributor, Fast Parts Wales, is running an MOT Tester training course for technicians on 22 November, offering full MOT annual training and continuing professional development in the industry.

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World Champion Speedway Rider Greg Hancock's plans for 2018

Date: 01-Nov-2017

NGK-sponsored four-time World Speedway Champion Greg Hancock who was forced to relinquish his bid to retain his title in 2017 after suffering a shoulder injury has announced his plans for next season.

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NGK - M-Sport victories

Date: 01-Nov-2017

NGK-sponsored M-Sport delivered the dream result at the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB – securing the FIA World Rally Championships for drivers, co-drivers and manufacturers as well as the rally win.

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Comma launches ‘the Volkswagen oil of the future’

Date: 01-Nov-2017

The Comma Performance Motor Oil range has received a new addition that will help maintain the latest generation of diesel engines from the Volkswagen Group. The oil is also suitable for the latest petrol engines.

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Oil choice proves critical as nearly half of UK car parc is turbocharged

Date: 01-Nov-2017

Research suggests that nearly half of all cars on UK roads could be brought to standstill by simply choosing the wrong oil

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Motor factor upgrades to cloud software

Date: 01-Nov-2017

Long time MAM Software customer Majrona Karparts Ltd. upgrades to Autopart Online

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Champion® Launches New Braking Portfolio

Date: 01-Nov-2017

Technicians, workshops and suppliers can now source all their quality service components from a single brand

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John Dixon promoted to National Account Manager UK & Ireland

Date: 01-Nov-2017

Tenneco UK & Ireland Aftermarket have appointed John Dixon as National Account Manager for UK & Ireland.

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HELLA to further expand company headquarters in Lippstadt, Germany

Date: 01-Nov-2017

Lighting and electronics specialist HELLA has invested in its Lippstadt headquarters with a new visitor, administrative and exhibition centre under construction in the immediate proximity to the company’s historic headquarters, which will transform it into a high-tech location. At the same time, an urban planning competition is scheduled for the future use of the former Steinstrasse company premises.

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Trade comes out to support The Parts Alliance’s South West Show

Date: 01-Nov-2017

The Parts Alliance’s South West Garage and Workshop Show has returned for 2017 even ‘bigger and better’.

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Exol unveils new anti-freeze range

Date: 25-Oct-2017

Brand launches four new products for automotive and CV

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Comline Steering & Suspension Surges Forward

Date: 25-Oct-2017

British brand brings an influx of new steering & suspension numbers to market

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Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket upgraded to autonomous division

Date: 24-Oct-2017

Schaeffler AG has announced that its automotive aftermarket business will be upgraded to full divisional status following a prolonged period of growth.

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Philips RacingVision is 2017 Headlamp of the Year

Date: 24-Oct-2017

Philips RacingVision headlight bulbs, developed by Lumileds, has been named Auto Express Headlamp Bulb of the Year.

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WAI intensifies merchandise programme for garages and factors

Date: 23-Oct-2017

WAIglobal has introduced a new range of branded merchandise as part of its continued evolution of the WAI brand.

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Lumag’s brake pad range further expanded

Date: 23-Oct-2017

Leading global OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier of brake friction products LUMAG, has announced the latest range additions to its own brand of brake pads, BRECK.

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Independent garages urged to upskill technicians on electric vehicles

Date: 23-Oct-2017

As more major automotive manufacturers pledge their future to electric vehicles, independent garages are being urged to upskill technicians or risk losing business to main dealers.

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Coil springs range extension surpasses 200 references

Date: 23-Oct-2017

Lesjöfors Springs has introduced more than 200 new coil springs since the start of the year as the company continues to demonstrate its excellence in bringing to market ‘key’ products for the automotive market.

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TRW ‘True Originals’ Campaign Wins Big at Autovision Festival and Launches Overarching Storytelling Narrative

Date: 23-Oct-2017

Two years and six million online views later, ZF Aftermarket has brought all elements of its now truly global TRW branded ‘True Originals’ campaign together in one dynamic new storytelling narrative

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Automechanika Birmingham launches new website

Date: 23-Oct-2017

Automechanika Birmingham has launched a new website to showcase the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and vehicle production sector.

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Groupauto & UAN Motor Factor Trade Show 2017

Date: 20-Oct-2017

Another successful year has been reported for the annual GROUPAUTO & UAN Motor Factor Trade Show. Over 1000 delegates from 200 of the group’s member businesses and 159 supplier exhibitors attended the event at EventCity in Manchester on Friday 6th October 2017.

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MAHLE launches UK garage competition to win ‘cool’ prizes

Date: 20-Oct-2017

MAHLE Aftermarket has launched a competition to find the ‘Top 3 coolest workshops on the planet’, with the chance for the winning garages to walk away with a brand new ACX 150 service unit.

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MAHLE keeps the aftermarket cool with new A/C compressor range

Date: 20-Oct-2017

MAHLE Aftermarket has launched a range of air-conditioning (A/C) compressors under the MAHLE Original brand, covering all top applications in the UK aftermarket.

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MAHLE - Technical Messenger – Workshop Information

Date: 20-Oct-2017

Issue no. 07/2017 – Power loss as a result of defective crankcase ventilation

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MAHLE increases CV filter range

Date: 20-Oct-2017

MAHLE has recently introduced seven additional filters to its ever-expanding Commercial Vehicle (CV) range, including three oil filters, two fuel filters, a cabin filter and an air filter.

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HELLA – 2019 Workshop Calendar Competition

Date: 20-Oct-2017

HELLA is looking for workshops that have ‘something special’ to feature in the company’s 2019 “Experts At Work” calendar to celebrate the dedication and commitment that technicians make to the industry globally.

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GSF Car Parts branch upgrade gets TV thumbs up

Date: 20-Oct-2017

GSF Car Parts’ Smethwick branch has received an investment boost in stock and signage, impressing one star customer in the process.

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NGK opens new distribution centre in Germany

Date: 20-Oct-2017

Ignition specialist NGK has officially opened a new European distribution centre to supply customers in 44 countries.

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Automechanika Birmingham - Announcing superb new networking initiatives

Date: 20-Oct-2017

Automechanika Birmingham now offers a NEW facilitated meetings programme, where visitors will be able to match their needs with the products & services of exhibiting companies. For exhibitors, will offer an opportunity to increase quality business conversations, negotiations and contracts with motor factors, distributors, retailers, workshops, OEMs, tier 1 & 2 manufacturers.

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ZF provides insight into automatic transmission, electric vehicles and steering calibration at AutoInform Live

Date: 20-Oct-2017

Visitors to this year’s AutoInform Live can boost their knowledge of vehicles equipped with high voltage systems and automatic transmissions, as well as gaining a greater understanding of steering geometry calibration.

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NGK to highlight horticultural credentials at Saltex

Date: 06-Oct-2017

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd will be highlighting its horticultural expertise at Saltex at the NEC Birmingham, on November 1 & 2, 2017.

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Future-oriented filtration solutions for fuel cell and high voltage battery systems

Date: 05-Oct-2017

MANN+HUMMEL selectively uses its core expertise to develop products for new drive concepts with the aim of achieving mobility in the future with a low level of emissions. This applies to concepts for batteries and also fuel cell technology. Stationary applications such as generators will also be fitted with the newly developed products.

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NGK awarded AIMS Component Product of the Year for the second successive year

Date: 04-Oct-2017

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is celebrating winning a prestigious industry award for the second successive year.

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NGK to "go green" at MechanEx Sandown Park

Date: 04-Oct-2017

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is planning to ‘go green’ at the forthcoming MechanEx show at Sandown Park.

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Victory for NGK-sponsored speedway rider

Date: 04-Oct-2017

NGK-sponsored Speedway star Matej Zagar insists he doesn’t want to wait for a wild card for the 2018 FIM Speedway Grand Prix series after winning the German GP.

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Flexible working

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Any employee who has been employed for a minimum of 26 weeks has the legal right to request flexible working. Flexible working could be having flexible start and finish times, annualised hours or working from home for example.

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Employers Liability - Compulsory Insurance

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Lawgistics have offered the following advice to business in respect of Employer's Liability - Compulsory Insurance.

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Sukhpal staying at ECP for further three years

Date: 03-Oct-2017

ECP founder has agreed to remain executive chairman for a further three years

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Lesjöfors acquires new 65,000 sq ft facility

Date: 03-Oct-2017

“New UK distribution centre is a strong vote of confidence in our UK business and good news for the UK aftermarket” says MD Robert Glynn

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Colin Turkington set for thrilling finale of BTCC championship

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Colin Turkington will head to the final race weekend of the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch in a head to head battle for the title.

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Midwest strikes deal with league one club Walsall F.C.

Date: 03-Oct-2017

West Midlands based automotive parts distributor, Midwest Motor Factors, is sponsoring Sky Bet league one football team, Walsall F.C. for the 2017/18 season.

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Roadlink fantasy football excites CV aftermarket

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Roadlink International has once again kick started the new Premier League football season with its popular fantasy football competition.

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Allwoods spring ahead with Kilen van!

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Allwoods Automotive have expanded their fleet of vehicles with the launch of a Kilen-branded van.

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Banner Batteries advocate celebrates 40 years with transit wrap

Date: 03-Oct-2017

A long-term advocate of Banner’s automotive battery product range and Groupauto member, ECC Motor Factors of West Yorkshire, has recently celebrated its 40th trading anniversary.

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GSF Car Parts To Reintroduce Bendix Brand of Automotive Braking Products to the United Kingdom

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Exclusive distribution agreement makes availability of popular Bendix brand a reality for Western Europe’s independent automotive aftermarket

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GSF and ZM Heaters take to the road

Date: 03-Oct-2017

GSF Car Parts and ZM Heaters have completed a ‘pre-season tour’ to help bring key staff members within The Parts Alliance up to speed on the programme of workshop heating which is now exclusively available through the national group in association with Angry Jester.

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GSF Car Parts host final branch open evening at Banbury

Date: 03-Oct-2017

GSF Car Parts say their final branch trade evening, held at Banbury on 5th September, was not only a stand-alone success but also marked a fitting end to the overall 2017 programme.

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NGK sponsored speedway rider undergoes shoulder operation

Date: 03-Oct-2017

NGK-sponsored World Speedway Champion Greg Hancock has undergone a successful operation to repair the damage in his left shoulder that cut his season short.

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Elcome Announces £¼ Million Pound Investment

Date: 03-Oct-2017

In response to the ever-growing need in the automotive aftermarket for precise data, matching part numbers to vehicles, Elcome, the UK-based software company, has seen increased demand for its catalogue management products and data services in the UK, Europe and US.

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BORG & BECK introduces brake fluid

Date: 03-Oct-2017

The Braking Specialist That Provides The Full Package

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Comline: First for Filters

Date: 03-Oct-2017

British brand announces IFTS membership in support of leading filtration range

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DENSO updates wiper blades catalogue to help workshops boost autumn sales across popular car models

Date: 03-Oct-2017

DENSO’s latest wiper blades catalogue for the aftermarket includes a new part number key and updated fitting instructions for all blade types.

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HELLA Further Expands Software Centre

Date: 03-Oct-2017

HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co., one of the global leaders for automotive lighting and electronics, is further developing its subsidiary company, HELLA Aglaia, which specialises in image processing and software solutions. Against this backdrop, the company has moved into its new headquarters in the Tempelhof district of Berlin and projects the number of its employees to reach 500.

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GSF Car Parts see surge in Garage Essentials

Date: 03-Oct-2017

GSF Car Parts reports sales so far in 2017 from the Garage Essentials workshop equipment tooling programme have reached record levels, citing several factors.

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Comline at the double! - Comline celebrates A1 Motor Stores Component Supplier of the Year award

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Comline Auto Parts (Comline), the award-winning British distributor of all-makes replacement parts, has added to its list of accolades by being awarded the A1 Motor Stores Component Supplier of the Year for 2017 for the second successive year.

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Delphi hit the road to show ‘Best of Brakes’

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Service Delphi’s braking vans will both be out through September and October, aiming to visit 600 garages. The campaign will support of The Parts Alliance’s ‘Best of Brakes’ promotion, which is offering six spectacular holiday prizes.

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Shirley Garage, presented with prizes as part of celebration for 600th Garage on the AutoCare network

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Parent Company, GROUPAUTO are thrilled to announce that their garage network, ‘AutoCare’ has reached 600 garages on their network – making them the largest independent garage programme in the UK.

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Sachs – Proven Performance on the Road and on the Racing Circuit

Date: 03-Oct-2017

The rich history of the Sachs brand is characterised by technical innovations and enthusiastic fans. Its position as the leading driveline and chassis brand for cars, commercial and rail vehicles, agricultural and construction machinery as well as racing vehicles in international motorsports, has grown over many decades. With a new multimedia, storytelling campaign, ZF Aftermarket continues to tell the special story of this brand; taking it into the future by illuminating its unique industrial history.

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HELLA – Supporting Customers - NTR additions across the electrical range

Date: 03-Oct-2017

HELLA has introduced its latest new-to-range (NTR) additions via an improved email communication service for customers

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The Parts Alliance acquires BBC Superfactors, a leading distributor of auto parts in one of the UK’s prime metropolitan areas

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Uni-Select Inc., has announced that The Parts Alliance, one of its subsidiaries, has completed the acquisition of the entire share capital of Blackburn Brakes Holding Limited owners of BBC Superfactors Ltd. (”BBC”), a leading distributor of vehicle parts in the UK’s Lancashire market.

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