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COVID-19 Protective Measures: Automotive Aftermarket Sector Industry Guidance and Best Practice

Date: Friday 25 September 2020

The third edition of this guidance has just been issued with updates on the wearing of face coverings in customer-facing settings. During this unprecedented time, companies of all sizes are being chal…

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Packed bitesize briefing offers valuable insights

Date: Friday 25 September 2020

IAAF members enjoyed a packed Bitesize briefing session via Zoom this week as they heard more about DVSA activity, IAAF’s continuing work in championing the aftermarket and the challenges that lie ahe…

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WAI Steri-7 retail arrives to immense demand

Date: Friday 25 September 2020

As more restrictions come into force to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, WAI has officially launched a new personal care product to help keep the virus at bay. With workplaces and educatio…

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E-Motive launches ecommotors multichannel ecommerce solution in the UK

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

IAAF member E-Motive has today launched ecommotors, an integrated provider of services and retail platform for aftermarket ecommerce. This turnkey offering to UK brands and resellers of parts, tools a…

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Warning about seriously defective aftermarket lorry brake drums

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

The DVSA is warning operators about seriously defective aftermarket brake drums that may be fitted to Scania P400 lorries within their fleet. The DVSA is aware of 2 cases where aftermarket drums, whic…

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Sales ban on new internal combustion engine cars to be brought forward to 2030

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

The sales ban of all new cars with an internal combustion engine, including hybrid and plug-in hybrid models, could now be banned from as early as 2030 according to new reports. Prime Minister Boris J…

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DVSA COVID-19: update

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

The UK Government has announced that new measures will be introduced on 24 September to limit the spread of coronavirus. What this means for DVSA services Currently the new restrictions do not affect …

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Schaeffler steps up its involvement in Rear Wheel Steering

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

Global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler is embarking on a development partnership with Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH to expand its intelligent Rear Wheel Steering (iRWS) portfolio…

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NASA technology utilised to sanitise air

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

Carlisle based family business, K&S McKenzie, have been looking for ways to utilise their expertise and supply chain to help keep local businesses safe and operational during the Coronavirus pande…

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Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship ace Adam Morgan marked his 250th BTCC start at Thruxton, Hampshire, this weekend, with front-running pace and a fourth-place finish in his Carlube Triple R Racing Mac Tools Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

It was at the Hampshire circuit, the fastest UK track, 12 months ago that the Ciceley Motorsport squad, headed by Steve Farrell, made significant improvements to the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and it was a…

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Companies House resumes voluntary strike off process

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

The process for companies that have applied to be struck off the register has now resumed following changes to temporary measures announced in April 2020. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, C…

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Prepare for the end of the transition period: advice from the Dept. for International Trade

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

The UK has left the EU and will leave the EU Single Market and Customs Union at the end of the year. With only 100 days until the end of the transition period, businesses should take action now to sta…

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NHS COVID-19 app launches across England and Wales

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

People across England and Wales are being urged to download the NHS COVID-19 app to help control the spread of coronavirus and protect themselves and their loved ones as case numbers rise. The app was…

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Chancellor outlines Winter Economy Plan

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

Delivering a speech in Parliament, the Chancellor has announced a package of measures that will continue to protect jobs and help businesses through the uncertain months ahead as we continue to tackle…

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Ad Bell Group strengthens the vehicle livery team as they appoint Leanne Bamforth

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

Ad Bell Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Leanne as Vehicle Wrap Specialist at Ad Bell Group head office in Wetherby, West Yorkshire. Leanne brings with her a wealth of experience having…

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Retail and ecommerce expert joins industry panel for latest webinar on aftermarket digitalisation

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

Andrew Rowson, Co-founder and Head of Services at ecommotors is joining the panel at the next free-to-attend session of the Automotive Aftermarket Webinar Series, ‘Digitalisation; Accelerating the rec…

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Britain's cars are older than ever, despite boom in EVs and hybrids

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

Britain's car parc is older than ever before despite the efforts of policymakers and environmentalists to get us behind the wheel of modern, fuel-efficient models and zero-emissions vehicles, accordin…

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Delphi Technologies Aftermarket expands GDI full service solution for Hyundai and Kia in Europe

Date: Monday 21 September 2020

Delphi Technologies Aftermarket is expanding its gasoline direct injection (GDi) full service solution for Hyundai and Kia vehicles. The comprehensive program consists of pumps and injectors fitted as…

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Schaeffler adds Fiesta Wheel Bearing installation to its growing library of training videos

Date: Monday 21 September 2020

Schaeffler’s REPXPERT workshop support programme continues to improve, with a new video for front and rear wheel bearing replacement on a 2012 Ford Fiesta – https://e-mi.schaeffler-cdn.com/video?video…

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Do you want your brand to get noticed?

Date: Friday 18 September 2020

Ad Bell Group’s, AdB team can help. The team has considerable expertise in retail, office and commercial signage, making sure they advise of all the options available whilst listening to your ideas an…

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Yuasa celebrate 10 years in BTCC with special livery and exclusive competition

Date: Friday 18 September 2020

Yuasa are celebrating their 10-year anniversary in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) with a special one-off livery and launch of an exclusive competition at their home race at Thruxton this …

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Ring waves farewell to Managing Director

Date: Thursday 17 September 2020

After a dedicated 35 years of working at the company, and with 17 years as Managing Director, George Skalski has retired from his position at Ring. George saw many changes throughout his time at Ring …

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HELLA Aftermarket and Special Applications under new management

Date: Thursday 17 September 2020

Stefan van Dalen (pictured above) and Christoph Söhnchen (pictured below) have taken over responsibility for the Aftermarket and Special Applications business segments respectively at international au…

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LCV market drops by -16.1% as businesses wait for plate change

Date: Thursday 17 September 2020

The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market returned to decline with a -16.1% decrease in demand, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)…

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ECOBAT Battery Technologies upgrades its fleet

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

ECOBAT Battery Technologies (ECOBAT) has upgraded and added to its fleet of delivery vehicles. The new vehicles will be responsible for delivering batteries from all 16 of ECOBAT’s sites across the UK…

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Delphi Technologies Aftermarket announces 8 additonal first-to-market brake pads in European Braking Program

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

Delphi Technologies announces an additional eight additional first-to-market brake pads in its aftermarket braking program, further positioning the company as a first-mover supplier in Europe. Buildin…

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Yuasa to give away free snack pack with battery orders

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

Yuasa have launched a free snack pack scheme for the trade. Workshops and technicians can now get their hands on a pack full of tasty treats every time they purchase Yuasa batteries from participating…

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HMRC webinars: Changes to the Job Retention Scheme

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1 September mean that employers will need to fund 10% of furloughed employees’ usual wages for the hours they do not work and continue to pay their…

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HR Updates

‘Recovery tank’ training added to Our Virtual Academy refrigerant handling course

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

Digital training provider, Our Virtual Academy has added a new chapter to its refrigerant handling course. An Our Virtual Academy spokesperson said: “In this chapter we explore what recovery tanks are…

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UK’s first EV charging station to open

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

A new electric vehicle (EV) forecourt in Braintree, Essex promises to make charging as simple and stress-free as using petrol stations. The electric service station houses 30 EV chargers, including si…

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EU and UK automotive leaders unite to call for urgent agreement of an ambitious free trade deal

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

European automotive industry leaders have joined forces to call for the EU and UK to secure an ambitious free trade agreement (FTA) without further delay. Negotiators on both sides must now pull out a…

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Vips Becomes F2 VIP for Lucas Oil in Italy

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

DAMS driver Jüri Vips secured the first podium of his FIA Formula 2 Championship career in the Sprint Race during round 9 in Mugello (Italy). It sealed an impressive 16 points haul in the Lucas Oil-sp…

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Preparing for retirement: advice from Ben

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

More people in the UK are saving into a pension scheme than ever before, thanks to the introduction of auto enrolment in 2012. But, did you know that up to 35% of UK adults still don’t have a pension?…

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New, ambitious aftermarket distributor joins IAAF

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed recently formed independent motor factor, ASAP Auto Spares and Parts, to its membership. Trading since September 2018, ASAP has br…

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LIQUI MOLY becomes official partner of the Handball Champions League

Date: Monday 14 September 2020

The title sponsor of the LIQUI MOLY Handball Bundesliga is expanding its commitment to handball for the coming season of the EHF (European Handball Federation) Champions League and is becoming an offi…

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Ad Bell Group appoints Krysty Sheard as Marketing Manager

Date: Friday 11 September 2020

Wetherby based signage & graphics company Ad Bell Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Krysty Sheard as their Marketing Manager. Krysty was previously Design & Marketing Executive …

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Nationwide Accident & Repair goes into administration

Date: Friday 11 September 2020

Nationwide Accident and Repair has called in the administrators as pressure on the business had mounted during lockdown. Whilst the administrators, Price Waterhouse Coopers, have agreed the sale of th…

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Three steps to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period

Date: Friday 11 September 2020

The UK has left the EU and will leave the Single Market and Customs Union at the end of the year. Businesses should take action now to start preparing for new trading rules which will come into effect…

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Do you insure your trade credit risks against non-payment?

Date: Friday 11 September 2020

FinCred IS offer advice and expertise to IAAF members on trade credit risks. As an independent trade credit insurance broker, FinCred IS have developed three trade credit insurance solutions exclusive…

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Second FIGIEFA European-wide questionnaire on the impact of COVID-19

Date: Friday 11 September 2020

The COVID-19 has proven to be disruptive for many sectors, including the independent automotive aftermarket in general and spare parts distribution in particular. The European Commission is generally …

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Starting signal for the World Touring Car Cup WTCR with LIQUI MOLY

Date: Friday 11 September 2020

Touring car fans have had to exercise patience: At long last, the WTCR World Cup starts this weekend. The Engstler Hyundai N LIQUI MOLY Racing Team will also be there. This is the first time that the …

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IAAF teams up with aftermarket professional Adrian Botham of Servispart Consulting to deliver Aftermarket Growth Study report FOC to IAAF members

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

IAAF members are being invited to participate in some new research designed to answer three leading questions: • What do the fastest growing aftermarket companies do differently?• What is driving thei…

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Dayco Automotive Spain joins the party

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

Hard on the heels of Dayco China and Dayco Europe in Italy, with their respective Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process recertifications, comes Dayco Automotive Espana, which has been awarde…

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Exol moves fast to meet latest engine oil performance standard

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

With API SP becoming licensable from 1st May 2020, Exol Lubricants has wasted no time in ensuring its new generation, fully synthetic, passenger car engine oil, Optima DX1 5W-30 (M497), meets this lat…

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‘Digitalisation’ industry webinar announced by Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

The next free-to-attend session of the Automotive Aftermarket Webinar Series, ‘Digitalisation; Accelerating the recovery of the aftermarket,’ will take place on 29 September, organisers of Automechani…

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LKQ Europe Welcomes Andras Lorincz as CEO for the Company’s Central and Eastern European Business

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

In November 2020, Andras Lorincz will join LKQ Europe bringing in-depth regional and global industry experience with him. Based in Prague, Czech Republic, Andras Lorincz will become CEO of LKQ Europe’…

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WAI makes Steri-7 technology widely available

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

WAI is embarking on its most ambitious project to date as adults and children return back to work and school as lockdown measures ease following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Building on t…

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ECOBAT Battery Technologies – Ireland

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

ECOBAT Battery Technologies (ECOBAT) has been serving the UK aftermarket for nearly 70 years, although the company was founded as Manchester Batteries in 1952 by Harry Pemberton in Abergele, North Wal…

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10 tips for the automotive aftermarket to win on social media! (you must be prepared to take risks)

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

Businesses in the automotive aftermarket have flocked to social media since the coronavirus pandemic. Mark Field of Impression Communications wrote in a previous blog that garages, motor factors and s…

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Textar brakes key as truck racer Newell enjoys winning weekend

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

Newell & Wright Motorsport driver John Newell raced through the grid at the first British Truck Racing Association (BTRA) weekend at Donington, with Textar brakes proving the difference. Textar br…

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