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UK roads second safest in Europe

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

The UK has the second safest roads in Europe, behind only Sweden. Figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) have found there are 28 deaths per million people in the UK, com…

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Successful industry webinar celebrates resurging aftermarket

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

The first of the Automotive Aftermarket Webinar Series looking at how coronavirus has affected businesses throughout the aftermarket supply chain has proved to be a huge success, with hundreds of indu…

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MAHLE OzonePRO: no chance for germs, viruses, or odors

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

With its new OzonePRO unit, MAHLE Aftermarket has added a product for the hygienic sanitization of passenger cars, buses, and commercial vehicles to its service unit range. OzonePRO is likely to be of…

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Aspect CPM appoint Simon Mullin as Marketing Director

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Aspect CPM, who are a full-service events and merchandise resource agency based in Yorkshire and servicing a diverse client base worldwide, are pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Mullin as t…

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Episode 4 of Monday's with Mark now available

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Episode 4 of Monday's with Mark is now available, as Mark Field from Impression speaks to Alex Taylor, founder of AutoAdvisor, about changing driving habits and how AutoAdvisor.co.uk has seen an 88 pe…

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Schaeffler (UK) Ltd. appoints Philip Elson as Operations Manager at Hereford

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Schaeffler (UK) Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Elson as Operations Manager at its Automotive Aftermarket headquarters and warehouse facility in Hereford. Phil is a familiar face…

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Latest NSK bearings suit lean lubrication conditions in EVs

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

NSK has developed a new tapered roller bearing for use in electric vehicles (including hybrid, fuel cell and battery electric variants) that offers long life even under severely lean lubrication condi…

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Autotech Recruit appoints marketing & technology director to spearhead technical developments

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Autotech Recruit has appointed Laurence Abbott as the company’s new marketing & technology director. The creation of this new role underpins Autotech Recruit’s objective to develop technical solut…

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Farewell to David Combes, a motor trade legend

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

It is with deep sadness that Lawgistics has announced the passing of the company founder and Managing Director, David Combes.For more than fifty years David championed the cause of the Motor Trade in …

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Mitigating the cost of untaken holiday

Date: Wednesday 15 July 2020

Our colleagues at Xecutive Search have sent through some advice for businesses to help manage and void staff shortages as employees start to return to work, when the company could be facing a backlog …

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HR Updates

MAHLE produces high-performance aluminum pistons using 3D printing for the first time

Date: Wednesday 15 July 2020

As part of a cooperation with sports car manufacturer Porsche and mechanical engineering company Trumpf, MAHLE has produced high-performance aluminum pistons using 3D printing techniques for the first…

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Ticktum takes a second successive F2 podium in the Lucas Oil car

Date: Tuesday 14 July 2020

A second podium in successive rounds last weekend (11-12 July, Austria) confirms the strength of the Lucas Oil-sponsored DAMS Team challenge for the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship. Lucas Oil is one o…

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Breathe easy: Now is the time to upsell cabin filters

Date: Tuesday 14 July 2020

HELLA Hengst, a global leader in filtration and fluid management, is an original equipment (OE) supplier to many of the world’s vehicle manufacturers. Its cabin filters are particularly favoured due t…

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Mandate Systems supports the automotive industry with Pressure System Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR) compliance

Date: Monday 13 July 2020

For nearly 30 years’ Mandate Systems have prided themselves on being an independent pressure systems safety specialist. Producing high quality Written Schemes of Examination (WSE), pressure systems ex…

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Yuasa are giving away a free USB smart button

Date: Monday 13 July 2020

Yuasa, the UK market leading brand for vehicle and industrial batteries, are giving workshops nationwide a free USB smart button. The innovative buttons are perfect for busy workshops. They simply plu…

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Coronavirus effects to be explored in new online briefing

Date: Friday 10 July 2020

Aftermarket professionals are being encouraged to sign up to a Zoom meeting, which will take a close look at how the pandemic has affected the industry and the opportunities that have emerged as a res…

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IAAF News

Feedback sought on ADAS repair guidance

Date: Friday 10 July 2020

Following on from the IAAF's involvement with Thatcham to develop guidance for the implementation of UK insurance industry requirements (IIR) for the repair of ADAS equipped vehicles, the IAAF is now …

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New hand sanitiser addition to Fueltone range

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Fueltone have added a range of medical and commercial grade hand and surface sanitisers and disinfectants to their hugely popular professional grade fuel additives and engine treatments. The range, wh…

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Product News

Back to Business webinars from Boswells

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Boswell Aftermarket have produced a series of webinars to help businesses reopen workplaces: The Coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown restrictions that come with it have caused immense pressure for b…

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HR Updates

Wireless Connect a ‘must-have tool’ for vehicle conversion

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Wireless Connect, a new smart, wireless switch control system, has been launched by Ring, enabling the vehicle conversion market to save up to 35 per cent on productivity by embracing wireless switchi…

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BVRLA names new HR director

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

The BVRLA has appointed Nora Leggett as its new director of human resources. Leggett has been the BVRLA’s director of member services since 2013 and has spent more than 20 years working on behalf of t…

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Weweler® road springs now available through Roadlink International

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Roadlink International has extended its offering to customers after becoming an official distributor of Weweler® road springs, providing premium quality multi-leaf and parabolic springs for the CV aft…

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DVSA Special Notice: Covid-19 temporary policy changes

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

The DVSA has issued a special notice to garages relating to inspection procedures, calibrations, test certificates and viewing areas in respect of measures for dealing with COVID19. 1.  Background and…

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HMRC COVID-19 Update: Job Retention Bonus

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

The Chancellor has now announced the introduction of the Job Retention Bonus. This is a one-off payment of £1,000 to employers that have used the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for each furlo…

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Autotech Recruit CEO joins IMI TechSafe™ sector advisory group to drive up EV training standards

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Gavin White, CEO of Autotech Recruit, has joined the Institute of the Motor Industry’s (IMI) TechSafe™ Sector Advisory Group to help drive forward the Electrified Vehicle Professional Standard. The mo…

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Ben Ball 2020 cancelled as a result of COVID-19

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Automotive industry charity, Ben, has announced the cancellation of its annual flagship event, Ben Ball, in December. As a result of COVID-19, the event won’t be taking place this year for the first t…

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Disinfectant from LKQ Euro Car Parts designed to neutralise Coronavirus in seven minutes

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

LKQ Euro Car Parts has added an innovative new disinfectant to its growing range of PPE and hygiene products, designed to eliminate coronavirus, both in vehicles and around the workshop. The ‘CV1 Shot…

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Product News

Podium Finish Keeps Lucas Oil in Gear

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Series rookie Dan Tickum secured third place, ten points and a podium position in the Sprint Race, when the suspended 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship finally opened at the Red Bull Ring in Austria las…

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British Gas makes largest UK commercial EV order with Vauxhall

Date: Wednesday 08 July 2020

British Gas has announced that it has ordered 1,000 new all-electric Vivaro-e vans from Vauxhall – the largest commercial BEV (battery electric vehicle) order in the UK to date. The BEVs will arrive o…

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DENSO webinars go from strength to strength

Date: Wednesday 08 July 2020

Introduced in response to the coronavirus crisis to provide technicians with ongoing training during the restrictions imposed by the country’s lockdown measures, DENSO Aftermarket’s webinar programme …

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First Line warns of DPF pressure hose failure

Date: Wednesday 08 July 2020

First Line is raising awareness in the aftermarket that the diesel particulate filter (DPF) pressure hoses fitted on the Ford Mondeo IV and its derivatives are prone to premature failure, so technicia…

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Product News

KYB Collaborates on Next Generation Modular EV Platform

Date: Monday 06 July 2020

KYB Corporation has launched a strategic partnership with Israeli company EE Automotive (REE), who approached KYB to develop suspension capabilities for their future electric vehicle (EV) platforms. K…

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Product News

Tenneco recognised by General Motors as a 2019 Supplier of the Year Winner

Date: Friday 03 July 2020

Tenneco Inc.'s Powertrain business group was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during a virtual ceremony honoring the recipients of the company’s 28th annual Supplier of the Year award…

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LEVC begins fleet trials of new electric van with DPD

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has officially started the real-world testing and trial phase for VN5, its new electric van and parcel delivery firm DPD is the first company to take delivery of…

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Ford boosts connected commercial vehicles: modem, connected services and over-the-air updates now standard

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

Ford is making its commercial vehicles ‘connected as standard’, helping customers and their businesses to thrive by boosting productivity, maximising uptime, and staying at the forefront of technology…

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Update: MOT testing guide for test stations (1)

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

The DVSA has just updated its MOT testing guide for test stations which details how the MOT scheme is administered, the rules for authorised examiners and testers, and the facilities and equipment nee…

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Government urged to advance petrol and diesel ban

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

The Committee on Climate Change has advised the government to bring forward its ban on petrol and diesel vehicles to 2032. The government is working to a provisional date of 2035 to ban the sale of al…

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Autotech Recruit launches FREE OF CHARGE permanent recruitment drive

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

Autotech Recruit is waiving its permanent recruitment fees for the automotive aftermarket, in a bid to help the industry return to full strength. A Quarter 3 initiative, which will launch on 1st July,…

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GS Yuasa Lithium-ion cells delivered to the International Space Station

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

GS Yuasa Lithium-ion cells have been delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) for the fourth time. The transfer marks the successful completion of battery deliveries to support a project to …

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Dayco earns Caterpillar Quality Excellence award

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

Further underlining the inherent quality control standards throughout all its facilities around the world, Dayco’s Suzhou China facility has been recognized as being one of the company’s growing numbe…

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UK car production falls -95.4% in May as sector begins to restart

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

UK car manufacturing output fell -95.4% in May with just 5,314 vehicles rolling off production lines, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The …

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HMRC makes time to pay easier

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

Our colleagues at Xecutive Search have drawn our attention to the fact that businesses and individuals struggling with tax bills can agree a repayment schedule with HMRC. This is often easier said tha…

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Rental e-scooter trials to be allowed from this weekend

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

New regulations allowing trials of rental e-scooters will come into force on Saturday 4 July 2020, Transport Minister Rachel Maclean has announced. The first trials are expected to begin the following…

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Type Approval consultation

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

The IAAF would like to thank all those members who took the time to send in their responses to the recent consultation document on Type Approval. In its official response to the consultation, the IAAF…

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First Line HD Link Bars

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

First Line’s heavy duty stabiliser links fill a significant gap in the market, as their specification is enhanced over the original item to ensure greater longevity and superior performance.Working cl…

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Product News

Counterfeit bearings – know the risks

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

Counterfeit bearings are a global issue, with all markets susceptible to the risks of buying these low-quality products. As a leading manufacturer of premium-quality bearings, NSK is focused on eradic…

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“End of MOT extension will make the roads safer,” says IAAF

Date: Monday 29 June 2020

Motorists will no longer be able to extend their MOT for six months from 1st August. The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) welcomes the news, arguing that it will not only significa…

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Mandatory MOT testing to be reintroduced from 1 August

Date: Monday 29 June 2020

Mandatory MOT testing is to be reintroduced from 1 August 2020 as COVID-19 restrictions are slowly lifted, Roads minister Baroness Vere has announced today (29 June 2020). Due to the coronavirus outbr…

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Online ‘Industry Briefing Bitesize’ proves successful

Date: Friday 26 June 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has brought its very first online ‘Industry Briefing Bitesize’ to aftermarket professionals, providing them with an informative insight into th…

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“Scrappage schemes are not the answer,” says IAAF

Date: Thursday 25 June 2020

With vehicle manufacturers (VMs) joining forces to call on the government to help the struggling car industry get moving again, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is stressing th…

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