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The automotive sector – how will it accelerate again?

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

A year of unpredictability.The coronavirus pandemic has created a global chain reaction of events that’s had a swift and significant impact on the automotive industry. According to KPMG, 80% of the au…

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New Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Safety Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com on Isolation Monitoring

Date: Thursday 25 March 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 Parallel and Serie…

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Plug-in car, van and truck grant to be targeted at more affordable models to allow more people to make the switch

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

The grant scheme for electric cars, vans and trucks has been updated to target less expensive models and reflect a greater range of affordable vehicles available, allowing the scheme’s funding to go f…

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NGK-sponsored Nic Hamilton announces 2021 BTCC race plans

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

NGK-sponsored British racing driver Nic Hamilton is confirmed to drive for Team HARD. Racing’s Cupra Leon line-up for the 2021 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season. Hamilton remains…

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New webinar to discuss the new normal for training within the UK aftermarket in 2021

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

The next Automotive Aftermarket Webinar Series, The Future of Automotive Training, launched by auto:resource, brought to you by of automechanika, is set to look at the impact 2020 had on the landscape…

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Iconic racing vehicle graphics

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

Ad Bell take a look at some of the most iconic vehicle graphic designs featured in automotive sports in the last 50+ years. 1. Gulf Ford GT40s The original gulf branded sports car featured in a navy b…

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VARTA® issue advice to drivers to seek expert battery fitment via the UK independent garage trade

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

The battery experts at VARTA® are issuing advice to vehicle drivers around the risks and complexity of attempting a DIY battery replacement in this age of increasingly complex cars. VARTA say that the…

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IAAF Member News

Greater need for automotive aftermarket to ‘think digital’

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

The first IAAF Industry Bitesize Briefing session of 2021 was a success, as members joined via Zoom to learn about digitalisation for the future of the aftermarket. Hosted by IAAF’s Head of Membership…

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Motorpoint chosen to deliver Clean Air Zone Scrappage Scheme in Birmingham

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

Motorpoint has been chosen by Birmingham City Council to deliver the city’s Clean Air Zone’s Scrappage and Travel Scheme. The UK’s largest independent car retailer, which has stores in Aston and Oldbu…

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Melett simplifies turbo parts identification with new online parts catalogue

Date: Friday 19 March 2021

Recognising that turbocharger repairers require quick solutions and instant access to the most accurate, up-to-date product data, Melett has launched an interactive tool helping them quickly and easil…

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DENSO launches combined spark plug and oxygen sensor promotion

Date: Friday 19 March 2021

Keeping its ignition theme going throughout March, DENSO is introducing a spark plug and oxygen sensor promotion alongside it existing campaign for glow plugs. “For our second ignition promotion of th…

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Steve Fisher, RIP

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

It is with deep sadness we have to inform you that Steve Fisher, Managing Director at Apec, passed away on Wednesday 17th March after a short, but difficult, battle with COVID-19. Steve was a respecte…

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HELLA aims for climate-neutral production by 2025

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

As one of the world's leading automotive suppliers, HELLA wants to further accelerate its own efforts against climate change and send a clear signal for climate protection. So, by 2025, all 38 HELLA p…

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IAAF Member News

Last chance to book

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

This is the last chance to book a place at the IAAF's first Industry Briefing Bitesize session for 2021, on the subject of ‘The Digitalisation of the Automotive Aftermarket in 2021 and beyond’, which …

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Advice from Lawgistics: Review your contracts of employment

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

Legal helpline partner Lawgistics are reminding IAAF members, that the Good Work Plan, which was introduced on 6 April 2020, resulted in changes to employment law affecting all business sectors. With …

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HR Updates

33% of new registrations in Western Europe are AFVs

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

While the new car market is down by 23% for the first two months of 2021, the sales of Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles (AFVs) are soaring in Western Europe. Their cumulative sales share for January and…

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DVSA releases MOT expiry profile figures

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

Following on from previous forecast figures, the DVSA has now produced the expiry profile figures for both March and April 2021, broken down by postcode, to help understand how demand will vary by are…

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SME Brexit Support Fund is open for applications

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

The SME Brexit Support Fund could give you up to £2,000 to help with training or professional advice, if your business has up to 500 employees and no more than £100 million annual turnover. Traders ca…

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Revised timetable for the introduction of import border controls

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

A new timetable for introducing import border control processes will enable UK businesses to focus on their recovery from the COVID pandemic. The government will now introduce full border control proc…

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NGK to sponsor Lambert for 2021 Speedway season

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

NGK has announced it is to continue its sponsorship of young Speedway star Robert Lambert for the 2021 season. The ignition and sensor specialist is a major supporter of Speedway where riders compete …

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NSK wins two Toyota supplier awards

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has bestowed two awards upon NSK Europe: a Certificate of Recognition (in the Supply category) and an Achievement Award (in the Quality category). In normal circumstances, TM…

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Yuasa hang up their BTCC racing gloves after 10 tremendous years with Team Dynamics & Honda

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

GS Yuasa have announced that they will finish their long-term sponsorship of Team Dynamics and Honda in the British Touring Car Championship. Last year the manufacturer, which produces Yuasa branded b…

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Autotech Training launches ADAS training course ahead of IIR deadline

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

Autotech Training is now offering IMI accredited ADAS training for the automotive industry, ahead of the looming insurance deadline for the safe repair of vehicles equipped with advanced driver-assist…

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HELLA and Ridecell enter into partnership

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier has entered into a partnership with US and EU-based Fleet IoT (Internet of Things) platform company Ridecell. Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS), a…

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Comline creates aftermarket-themed Red Nose Day competition

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

Comline is pleased to announce the launch of a social media campaign that will run from Friday 19th March to Friday 26th March, in aid of Red Nose Day. Participants who correctly identify the part ado…

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New filters recently added to MAHLE range

Date: Wednesday 17 March 2021

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has extended its growing filtration range, including cabin filters, fuel filters and air filters, expanding its range further in 2021. The latest new-to-range products are suitabl…

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The end of an era at Schaeffler (UK) Ltd as long-serving MD retires

Date: Tuesday 16 March 2021

Nigel Morgan, Managing Director of Schaeffler’s Automotive Aftermarket division in the UK, has decided to step aside after more than 40 years continual service with the company. Nigel’s rise to afterm…

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People News

For steering & suspension – choose First Line!

Date: Tuesday 16 March 2021

When First Line’s Steering & Suspension programme was launched back in 1992, the 1,000 reference portfolio led the way in providing a comprehensive offer. Since then, the range has grown to more t…

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HELLA opens new development centre in Romania

Date: Tuesday 16 March 2021

The internationally positioned automotive supplier HELLA is further expanding its software and electronics activities, with a new test and development centre at its Craiova site in Romania. The compan…

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NEW alternator A3560S in AS-PL offer

Date: Tuesday 16 March 2021

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A3560S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and st…

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LIQUI MOLY alongside Betamotor at the MXGP Motocross World Championship

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

When the Italian manufacturer of enduro and trial bikes participates in the MXGP Motocross World Championship for the first time with a factory team, a long-standing partner will be at their side: LIQ…

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IAAF Member News

A1 Motor Stores joins IAAF

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed another new member for 2021, A1 Motor Stores, to its growing membership. Formed in 1983, A1 Motor Stores has developed in to one o…

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EAG celebrates two years trading!

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) was acquired by Tony Bhogal with Adrian Lamb at the end of March 2019 and has gone from strength to strength. During the last two years, one of which was marred by a globa…

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Banner steps back in time

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

Banner has entered 2021 in vintage mode having unveiled what is quite simply a ‘blast from the past’. In true retro style, the leading European manufacturer of batteries and battery accessories has pr…

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VARTA Batteries Partner with Diagnostics Expert Steve Scott to bring battery education to the independent garage

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

The battery experts at VARTA have teamed up with the successful diagnostics online platform Simply Diagnostics to enhance customers’ access to battery information and support the UK workshops to grow …

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ZF Aftermarket makes its Internet portal an essential tool for workshops

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

ZF has completely revised its aftermarket portal and added numerous new functions. The website aftermarket.zf.com is used to make contact with all market participants from automotive workshops to whol…

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SMP Europe leads the way: New ignition leads launched

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

SMP Europe continues to drive the market from the front with its range of OE Fit Ignition Leads, now available in its Intermotor, Lucas, Lemark, High Volt and Electrospark brands. What is an ignition …

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Product News

E10 petrol plans – time to become aware of the implications

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

Additive and lubricants manufacturer Lucas Oil has warned that most cars will require some extra protection following confirmation of Government plans to make E10 petrol the standard 95-octane grade b…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts launches e-learning suite as part of digitalisation drive

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

The UK’s leading supplier of car and van parts has enhanced its training offering for garages, with the addition of a new e-learning suite. The e-learning courses from LKQ Euro Car Parts’ AutoEducatio…

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HELLA grows its VALUEFIT work lamp series

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

The safety of the personnel responsible for loading and unloading goods, working in and around the yard, as well as the warehouse or highway, is paramount, which is why original equipment manufacturer…

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BM Catalysts expands range

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

BM Catalysts, UK manufacturer and exporter of catalytic converters, DPFs and front pipes, has added six new products to its expanding product portfolio, as part of its commitment to providing customer…

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Leading European manufacturer of alternators and starters

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

AS-PL Sp. z o.o. is a European company which operates in the field of supplying parts and electrical components for vehicles. The company was established in 1992 in Gdańsk and cooperates with aftermar…

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Volkswagen is accelerating transformation into software-driven mobility provider

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

Volkswagen is accelerating its transformation into a software-driven mobility provider. By rolling out the ACCELERATE strategy that it has just unveiled, the company will systematically prepare for th…

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Budget 2021: COVID-19 Support

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

In his speech last week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced extensions to a number of current COVID-19 schemes, alongside additional support for individuals and businesses, as the UK continues …

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SME Toolkit: Trading with the EU and Northern Ireland

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

A new summary of actions SMEs may need to take to trade with the EU produced by BEIS is now available. The document provides an overview of actions to take, outlines support, helplines and resources t…

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TechMan support team eases switchover angst for multi-site garage owner

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

The owner of a midlands-based fleet servicing specialist whose business development was being held back by an unsuitable Garage Management System has spoken out about why he waited two years before sw…

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Mintex-sponsored Steve Brown returns to British Rallycross Championship tour in 2021

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

After a successful debut season in the British Rallycross Championship in 2019, Mintex-sponsored Steve Brown will once again swap the rally stages for circuits as he makes a return to the popular BMW …

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AAG acquires Uckfield motor factor

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

Alliance Automotive Group UK has announced that it has recently completed the acquisition of EBC Motor Factors Ltd; an existing member of the UAN buying group. The business is a two branch LV business…

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NGK appoints new UK managing director

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has appointed Marko Wowczyna UK managing director, effective April 1, 2021. He replaces Tammy Suzuki who NGK says has returned to Japan after four years at the helm. Mr Wowczy…

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Government acts to break charging monopoly at motorway services

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

The government is to act to break the monopoly on electric car charging at motorway services and will use legislation to ensure the points are reliable and can be accessed by anyone with a contactless…

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