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Gates webinars

Date: Friday 16 April 2021

Gates are hosting a series of monthly webinars to cover Technical/Product Training across our ranges. They are open to both distributors and repairers. This months focus is ‘Coolant Hose’ with the ses…

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HELLA significantly improves earnings in a challenging industry environment

Date: Friday 16 April 2021

International automotive supplier HELLA has developed well in a challenging industry environment that is still suffering from the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic and bottlenecks in the global…

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LIQUI MOLY with strongest month in the company’s history

Date: Friday 16 April 2021

LIQUI MOLY is still growing fast: The oil and additive specialist increased its turnover in March to 65 million euro, a rise of 19 percent compared to the same month in the previous year. “We are now …

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MAHLE introduces new filters for future mobility

Date: Friday 16 April 2021

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has introduced new filtration references for electric and hybrid vehicles. The additions include 75 cabin filters for electric vehicles and 125 cabin filters, 55 oil filters, 75 a…

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CARUSO releases multi-brand marketplace evolution

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021

CARUSO has released a completely reworked version of its data marketplace. This evolution not only incorporates feedback from customers, but also reflects the huge amount of achievements CARUSO accomp…

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LIQUI MOLY extends partnership with MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021

MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square are pleased to announce the continuation of its partnership with premium automotive chemicals manufacturer, LIQUI MOLY. With a globally-renowned reputation, LI…

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OESAA: Autoinform Live 2021 to take place in November

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is delighted to reveal that Autoinform Live 2021 is due to take place on the 6th and 7th November at the GTG Training Academy in Wolver…

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Aftermarket urged to adopt a blended approach to training in recent webinar

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021

The latest in the Automotive Aftermarket Webinar Series, launched by auto:resource from Automechanika Birmingham, has proven popular, with discussions focusing on The Future of Automotive Training and…

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New WAI Electric Atomiser helps businesses return to ‘new normal’

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021

As the UK heads out of lockdown, WAI UK is continuing to offer reassurance and encourage safe and responsible trade with the launch of its new Steri-7 Electric Atomiser. The innovative tool provides t…

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Fueltone are delighted to announce the appointment of Graham Knight as Advisor to the Board

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021

Fueltone is strengthening its Board to include a third new member who is very experienced and well regarded in the automotive aftermarket. He is Graham Knight and he joins Mark Greenwood and Malcolm R…

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Colin Fyles, RIP

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021

It was with great sadness that the IAAF learned that Colin Fyles passed away suddenly on Monday 12th April 2021. Colin had worked within the financial and credit industry for more than 40 years and lo…

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Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021

The IAAF's legal helpline partner, Lawgistics, have previously given advice about the Gender Pay Gap Reporting. Organisations with 250 or more employees will be required to report annually on their ge…

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HR Updates

“Issues with Brexit have improved already” says BM Catalysts

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021

UK manufacturer and exporter of catalytic converters, DPFs and front pipes, BM Catalysts, says “Brexit caused chaos in January, February was better than January and March was back to pre-pandemic leve…

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AS-PL launch social campaign "Be responsible! Keep your hands on the wheel"

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021

On Thursday, April 1, AS-PL launched their campaign: “Be responsible! Keep your hands on the wheel ” in cooperation with ODTJ Autodrom Pomorze. It was set up following research conducted by the Police…

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TecAlliance simplifies management of trading group meetings for suppliers

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021

Parts manufacturers dealing with international trading groups often struggle to adequately prepare meetings at big ITG events. TecAlliance, one of the world’s leading data specialists for the digital …

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EAG maintains its ISO accreditation

Date: Wednesday 14 April 2021

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) is thrilled to announce its ISO-accreditation has been renewed, following an audit by National Quality Assurance. EAG first secured its ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and I…

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ZF Aftermarket Celebrates Global Remanufacturing Day 2021

Date: Wednesday 14 April 2021

Offering greater efficiency and using fewer resources, while maintaining the highest standards of performance, under its OE quality brand portfolio which includes Sachs and TRW, ZF Aftermarket remanuf…

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40 years of Brake Engineering celebrated on Global Reman Day

Date: Wednesday 14 April 2021

In line with Global Reman Day on 8th April, Brake Engineering is celebrating its 40th year of remanufacturing, as it continues to offer its ‘Original Aftermarket’ promise to provide the industry with …

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Euro Car Parts sets wheels in motion for sustainable future with EV trial

Date: Wednesday 14 April 2021

As part of its ongoing commitment to decarbonisation, LKQ Euro Car Parts has launched an electric vehicle (EV) trial on the Isle of Wight. The trial will see an electric Vauxhall Vivaro and an electri…

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Motul to become official lubricants partner to British F4

Date: Wednesday 14 April 2021

Motul has been unveiled as the official lubricants partner to the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost. The agreement, which sees Motul join the series’ highly respected…

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New starter S5469S in AS-PL offer

Date: Friday 09 April 2021

Another new starter has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The starter has an index number S5469S and is the product of the AS brand. The starter belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and starts rate…

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Delphi Technologies is first-to-market with OE-spec brake pads for new Citroën and SsangYong models

Date: Friday 09 April 2021

Delphi Technologies has continued its first-to-market brake pad offensive with two more applications now available to the aftermarket. The company has announced that new OE-specification brake pads ar…

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Lesjofors launch 35 new coil spring references

Date: Friday 09 April 2021

Lesjofors Springs are pleased to announce the introduction of a further 35 coil springs into their market-leading range. All new-to-range springs will be available progressively over the coming weeks.…

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OSRAM shines a light on new additions for 2021

Date: Friday 09 April 2021

Automotive OE lighting specialist, OSRAM, has released its latest ‘Light Range’ catalogue for 2021, offering customers a first look at its new-to-range products, including its LEDriving SL collection.…

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Shaftec now offers five year 60k mile warranty on driveshafts & CV joints

Date: Friday 09 April 2021

Shaftec has announced that from 1st April 2021 the warranty terms for its driveshafts and CV Joints will be extended from 24 month or 24,000 miles to five years or 60,000 miles. This applies to both r…

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GaraShield ‘must-have’ tool for independent garages, says Hayley Pells of Avia Autos

Date: Friday 09 April 2021

GaraShield, the new digital workflow platform exclusively distributed from TMD Friction, offers garages the ability to manage the complete customer and vehicle workshop journey, leading to increased e…

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Bettaparts acquired by Juratek

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

Braking specialist Juratek Ltd has acquired Bradford-based independent distributor Bettaparts Ltd. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Bettaparts will remain at its Bradford site, serving its e…

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60 years of electronics production in Hamm

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

60 years ago, in March 1961, it began as a production site for flasher units, changeover relays and switches, with around 650 employees. Since then, the HELLA electronics plant in Hamm Bockum-Hövel ha…

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Ten out of ten for the Lucas Oil Cannon Motorsports Team

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

The Leeds-based Lucas Oil Cannon Motorsports Team is to continue its ten-year racing partnership with US oil and additives manufacturer Lucas Oil. The motorcycle dragster racing team will run the Top …

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New Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Safety Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com on capacitors in AC circuits

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the next chapter in their course on High Voltage Design Concepts and Safety Systems: ISOLATION MONITORING - Capacitors in AC Circuits. This …

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Product News

EAG invests in its warehouse

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has implemented MAM’s Warehouse Management System (WMS) to improve efficiency and accuracy in its warehouse logistics.The WMS optimises the flow of products through the EA…

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Lesjöfors springs in promising Swedish Hyperloop project

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

Once again, springs from Lesjöfors play a critical role in a progressive student project. The Hyperloop concept will bring super-fast, fossil-free transportation of both people and goods. A group of t…

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Showing wheel resilience

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

The Wheel Specialist reports an unexpected surge in wheel refurbishment enquiries at its first-ever virtual conference. It's now been a year since many businesses began to suffer the effects of lockdo…

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Yuasa launch search to find longest serving motorcycle battery

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

GS Yuasa have launched a social media search for the longest lasting Yuasa motorcycle batteries still in service and are giving a free replacement to anyone who has one over 15 years old! Entrants sim…

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Introducing: HaynesPro WorkshopData Motorcycles

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

For many years, HaynesPro has been the specialist in online technical vehicle data for automotive professionals. We deliver SMR and diagnostic data for cars, LCVs and trucks in a clear and user-friend…

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WAI UK extends warehouse by 40 percent to meet demand

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

Auto electrical specialist WAI has extended its UK warehouse by a massive 40 percent, as the business boosts its stockholding for UK customers. The extension, at WAI’s Bognor Regis UK headquarters, wi…

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Investing in the future

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

Cheadle-based Klarius Products is offering aspiring young professionals the chance to build a career in engineering, with the business hiring four new apprentices. The largest UK manufacturer of after…

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Standardised Warranty & Returns process enhances service

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

The new, free to access TecAlliance Warranty and Returns service, brought to market by Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT, offers “substantial time saving benefits” and “enh…

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Returning to workplaces safely as COVID restrictions are eased

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

With many businesses reopening soon and restrictions starting to be eased, HSE guidance can help employers support their workers and keep their workplaces COVID-secure. The HSE's page on keeping work…

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HM Treasury launches Recovery Loan Scheme

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

A new government-backed loan scheme has been launched to provide additional finance to those businesses that need it. With non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality reopening next week, Ministers h…

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Sponsor Link: Fueltone

Date: Thursday 01 April 2021

FUELTONE® PRO DEVELOPED IN THE UK BY EXPERT FUEL CHEMISTFueltone offers a range of additives and engine treatments that prevent and solve problems that commonly affect the operation of an engine. Whet…

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“On-the-go” tyre inflator launched by Ring

Date: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Ring Automotive has launched a handheld rechargeable inflator to meet the needs of today’s on-the-go consumer. The new RTC2000 does not need to be operated via a 12V socket. Instead, it operates from …

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Toyota Chooses KYB for Exclusive Hydrogen Powered Mirai

Date: Wednesday 31 March 2021

The new redesigned Toyota Mirai, a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCEV), is using KYB shock absorbers as original equipment. The first-generation Mirai was launched in 2014. FCEVs run on hydrogen and are…

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It's time for a change: A reminder from Borg & Beck about the importance of regular filter replacement

Date: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Over the last 12 months people haven’t been driving as often as normal and have only been using their cars for essential journeys that they need to make. Unfortunately, vehicles that are not used regu…

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Bravo for new exhausts!

Date: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Klarius has announced new releases for popular models including the Fiat Bravo, adding to its 11,000+ range of premium aftermarket exhausts designed to fit 30 million vehicles on UK roads. Every part …

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FIGIEFA produces new video

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

Following the success of the “FIGIEFA is working for you” briefings, the association which represents the independent aftermarket in Europe, has prepared a short video to give an insight into the work…

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Creating a level playing field for vehicle data access in the interest of consumers: Secure On-board Telematics Platform Approach

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

A large coalition representing automotive dealers, aftermarket and consumers is calling on the European Union to take on board its proposal for a Secure On-board Telematics Platform (S-OTP) when legis…

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World-leading legislation improves consumer choice and competition for Australian automotive repair and service

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) and the Motor Trades Association of Australia Limited (MTAA) has welcomed introduction into the Australian Parliament, world-leading legislatio…

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February UK engine production falls -20.5%

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “Now one year into the coronavirus pandemic, UK engine manufacturers have seen their output significantly affected. With subdued car markets at home and abroad,…

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UK commercial vehicle production down -45.4% in February

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

UK commercial vehicle (CV) production declined -45.4% in February, with 4,308 units built, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). CV manufac…

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