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Demand for WAI Steri-7 surges as restrictions take effect

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

Demand for WAI’s range of Steri-7 sanitisation products has surged among garages as restrictions tighten across the UK following the government’s latest lockdown to halt the spread of the coronavirus …

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Lockdown prompts surge in workshops switching to online garage management

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

Independent garages across the UK are valuing the benefits of a web-based Garage Management System more than ever before, workshop management specialists at TechMan say. Remote access to business data…

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Product News

HELLA new to range additions

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

HELLA, the original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier, continues to bring new products into its extensive aftermarket programme, to allow the independent service and repair sector to fit…

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Product News

New Exol oil for modern Renault vehicles

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

Exol has unveiled the new Optima C3 LSRN 5W-30 oil, a fully synthetic, low SAPS engine oil designed for modern Renault passenger car and light commercial vehicles that require the RN17 specification. …

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Product News

HELLA FlatLight: Optics smaller than a grain of salt

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

Smaller, more efficient, better: The trend for miniaturisation is also unstoppable in the automotive industry because it reduces installation space and weight and thus ultimately saves energy. "In add…

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Product News

First Line expands its core ranges

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

In a year of unprecedented times and challenges, First Line Ltd remained open throughout the pandemic to provide vital supply chain solutions to its factor customer base and subsequently, to the works…

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Product News

Find out “Why choose AS-PL products?”

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

AS-PL Sp. z o.o. is a European company which operates in the field of supplying parts and electrical components for vehicles. Currently, the company offers more than 20,000 different products with a t…

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LIQUI MOLY announces to cancel its sponsorship of the hockey world championship if it will take place in Belarus

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

LIQUI MOLY is known as a convinced sports sponsor. We were looking forward to the IIHF Hockey World Championship 2021. The decision to become a sponsor was made in 2017. LIQUI MOLY is committed to fai…

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HMRC Brexit webinars

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

Following the end of the Brexit transition period, changes have now come into effect for businesses that trade goods with Europe or represent businesses who do. Businesses are invited to attend webina…

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Industry News

Simon Haynes - 9th October 1962 - 12th December 2020

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

Following the announcement before Christmas of the sudden passing of Simon Haynes, his family have advised the IAAF of further details of the funeral. Simon passed away suddenly on the 12th December 2…

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HSE spot checks and inspections continue during national lockdown

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

With the increase in the number of coronavirus cases and the national lockdown restrictions now in place, all businesses that continue to operate must ensure their workplace is COVID-secure. To protec…

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Legal Updates

DENSO Aftermarket wins IMI training centre approval

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

DENSO Aftermarket, the aftermarket division of leading original equipment (OE) component manufacturer DENSO, has been certified as an approved training provider by the Institute of the Motor Industry …

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Popular Carlisle business finalists in Family Business of the Year Awards

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

K&S McKenzie is a family businesses of over 50 years with two premises in the city. They started off this year with a bang having been shortlisted as finalists in the 2021 Family Business of the Y…

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More than 250 technicians attend Schaeffler’s first REPXPERT ‘Tea-Break Training’ session of 2021

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

Picking up precisely where it left off in 2020, but with even more attendees, Schaeffler’s REPXPERT technical training team began 2021 with its latest online training module, entitled ‘What’s Hot in C…

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Sampa UK & Ireland expansion set to continue in 2021

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

As the newest member to the IAAF, Sampa UK & Ireland are very much looking forward to supporting the independent commercial vehicle aftermarket in the coming months as the business continues to ex…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts puts digital transformation at the top of the agenda for 2021

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

The UK and Republic of Ireland’s leading parts distributor is championing digitalisation as the independent aftermarket’s biggest opportunity in 2021. While the events of the last year have understand…

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Ben launches fast-track access to digital mental health platform

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

On Blue Monday, automotive charity Ben are launching fast-track access to its digital mental and wellbeing platform, offering immediate support to those in need. On a day hailed as the most depressing…

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HR Updates

VARTA Video - Andy Savva recommends checking battery during lockdown

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

VARTA Brand Ambassador Andy Savva explains it is vital that technicians are testing every car’s battery, due to inactivity during lockdown and the recent sub-zero temperatures causing higher than usua…

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Corteco welcome new Technical Inside Sales Specialist

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

Corteco are constantly looking for new ways to improve the value and satisfaction for customers. This includes expanding their team of professionals. Corteco are pleased to announce a new team member,…

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People News

Kerridge Commercial Systems appoints new automotive Account Director

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

KCS is pleased to announce that Anthony Cornwall has joined the KCS Automotive Division as Account Director Automotive. Anthony brings with him a wealth of automotive experience having spent twelve ye…

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People News

Scotland to allow click and collect operations to continue from outdoor vehicle lots

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

Further to the update on 13 January that click and collect for non-essential retail is to be stopped in Scotland during its current lockdown (due to come into force from Saturday), the SMMT and the Na…

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Industry News

Coventry and Oxford set to be UK’s first all-electric bus cities

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

The cities are developing business cases in an England-wide competition to switch an entire town or city’s bus fleet to electric vehicles. Subject to successful business cases, each area could be awar…

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Industry News

Business as usual as SMP Europe continues development

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

It’s very much business as usual for SMP Europe with a number of new developments planned in 2021, as the company continues to operate as normal following the latest government lockdown. Throughout 20…

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5 video trends to watch in 2021

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

As technology and digital habits evolve, and in fact have been accelerated as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s not surprising that video predictions and usage is expected to see further exponen…

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DVSA releases January 2021 MOT testing forecasts

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

Following on from previous forecast figures, the DVSA has now produced the figures for January and a forecast for February, broken down by postcode, to help understand how demand will vary by area. DV…

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Industry News

New year, new member for IAAF

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

Manufacturer and wholesale distributor of commercial vehicle parts, Sampa UK & Ireland Ltd, is the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) first new member of 2021, as it joins a gr…

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IAAF Member News

LKQ Euro Car Parts highlights revenue opportunities for garages in Lockdown 3.0

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

In an email sent to customers last week, Andy Hamilton, CEO of LKQ Euro Car Parts, stated that the business will remain open and operational throughout the latest lockdown – as it has done previously …

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LIQUI MOLY: Higher, faster, further

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

The current issue of our company magazine "Pictures and Stories" is online. We show pictures of our extensive winter sports sponsorships, which provide media attention during the time of year when mos…

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EAG continues to assist customers during lockdown

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has confirmed that it will remain open during the UK’s current lockdown.As motor factors and workshops are staying open during the UK’s third lockdown, so will EAG to ensu…

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Automotive Support Group December Online Training

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

10th of December, 2020 saw the first online training event for the Automotive Support Group for content elected from the membership of the group. Subjects covered included continuous professional deve…

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IAAF Member News

CMA breaks up motor parts merger

Date: Thursday 14 January 2021

The CMA will require TVS Europe Distribution to sell 3G in order to protect competition in the commercial vehicle and trailer parts sector. Following an in-depth Phase 2 investigation, the Competition…

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Industry News

IAAF AGM 2021

Date: Thursday 14 January 2021

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Members will take place at 10:30am on THURSDAY 11th February 2021. Due to the current restrictions, this meeting will take place via Zoom. Mem…

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DIT webinar: Going for Global Growth 2021

Date: Thursday 14 January 2021

The Dept. for International Trade has announced that Ellen Main-Jeffrey will be the second speaker at their Going for Global Growth 2021 webinar on the 26th January. Ellen is a VAT specialist at Just …

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Industry News

New webinar to tackle automotive skills shortage and EV challenges and opportunities

Date: Thursday 14 January 2021

Automotive and engineering recruitment specialist, Glen Callum Associates (GCA), is hosting an exclusive webinar to kick start 2021 titled: “Auto industry skills shortage & tackling electric vehic…

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‘State of the Aftermarket’ explored in new industry report released by auto:resource

Date: Thursday 14 January 2021

auto:resource, launched by Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of Automechanika Birmingham, has published its first-ever industry report, ‘State of the Aftermarket’, providing businesses with an insight in…

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Get ballsy with GS Yuasa and OddBalls’ ‘Always Check Your Balls’ campaign for testicular cancer

Date: Thursday 14 January 2021

GS Yuasa are calling on everyone to help raise awareness of testicular cancer having announced a new partnership with OddBalls. The battery manufacturer is donating £5,000 to the cancer charity and la…

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Automotive charity launches Breakout for Ben - road to £1 million

Date: Thursday 14 January 2021

Automotive charity, Ben, has announced the launch of its new active virtual challenge for the whole industry, called Breakout for Ben - road to £1 million. This new challenge follows on from Ben’s ral…

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HR Updates

Amendments to MOTs

Date: Thursday 14 January 2021

The following changes have been made to MOTs. In particular, the MOT centre and tester guidance has been updated to make it clear that MOT centres can stay open in all areas of Great Britain, includin…

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Industry News

Groupe Renault & Plug Power join forces to become leader in hydrogen LCV market

Date: Thursday 14 January 2021

Groupe Renault and Plug Power Inc. – a global leader in fuel cell systems and hydrogen-related services – have signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) to launch a joint venture with the aim of beco…

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Industry News

Make sure your customers know there’s no MOT exemption this time

Date: Thursday 14 January 2021

Garages across the UK are being advised to communicate recent confirmation that vehicle repair and MOT services are permitted to remain open during the latest lockdown restrictions amid concerns that …

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Driving for work – Review of joint HSE/DfT guidance

Date: Thursday 14 January 2021

For most people, driving will be the most dangerous activity they do. It is estimated that one third of all road traffic collisions (RTCs) in Britain involve someone driving as part of their job and c…

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IAAF welcomes Brexit trade deal

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed the agreed Brexit trade deal, pointing to particularly positive aspects that provide foundations for the future of the UK aftermar…

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Automotive Aftermarket open in Lockdown 3.0

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

Following the Government’s announcement of a third national lockdown, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is praising the Government’s decision to permit the automotive aftermarke…

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Industry News

Getting an MOT during Lockdown 3.0

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

The DVSA has confirmed that garages and MOT testing stations will remain open during the latest lockdown announced by the government on 4th January. This means that all cars, vans and motorbikes need …

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Industry News

Latest advice on Furlough and Support for Business from Lawgistics

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

Furlough scheme remains open The furlough (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme) has not been changed and remains open until 30 April 2021. The scheme will continue to subsidise 80% of wages to the cap of…

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HR Updates
Industry News

UK government trade credit reinsurance scheme extended

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

On 30 December 2020 it was confirmed that the Government backed Trade Credit Reinsurance Scheme will be extended by 6 months to 30 June 2021. The extension is welcome relief for businesses as the supp…

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Merger of FCA and Groupe PSA approved by shareholders

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Peugeot S.A. have announced that their respective shareholders’ meetings, held on 4 January 2021, have approved the merger of FCA and Groupe PSA to create Stellantis…

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New appointments for MAHLE duo

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has announced promotions for two of its experienced and long-serving staff members, highlighting its commitment to promoting from within. Jonathan Walker, who began his career wit…

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Impression makes key appointments

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

Award-winning automotive PR and marketing agency, Impression Communications, has appointed Cheryl Griffiths as PR Account Manager and promoted Hayley Evans to the role of Senior Account Manager. Griff…

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People News

2020 has been a record year for EAG!

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

2020 has been hailed a success for Excel Automotive Group (EAG), with the company expanding its product lines, delivery fleet and sales. EAG was acquired by Tony Bhogal with Adrian Lamb less than two …

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