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Ring and Osram make their mark at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

Premium brands, OSRAM and Ring, both exhibited at Automechanika Birmingham at the NEC from 6th – 8th June, with huge success. The companies shared an impressive stand in hall 19 on stand M111, which p…

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Niterra attracts the crowds at Automechanika UK

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

Niterra UK Ltd – owner of the renowned NGK ignition and NTK vehicle electronic brands – attracted hundreds of visitors to its stand at the Automechanika UK Show. The company boasted a host of attracti…

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Mountney joins Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation membership

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed automotive accessory supplier Mountney to its membership. Mountney was established almost 30 years ago and is a leading national s…

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WAI enjoys success at return of Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

Leading rotating electrics supplier WAI has declared Automechanika Birmingham a success, following strong visitor interest in its starter motor and alternator product range, as well as its new electri…

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TfL and London Councils progress plans to further improve lorry safety in London

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

Transport for London (TfL) and London Councils are moving forward with plans to improve road safety in London by making changes to London's pioneering Direct Vision Standard (DVS) based HGV safety per…

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GSF Car Parts announces partnership with Speed of Sight charity

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

National motor factor GSF Car Parts has announced an exciting new sponsor partnership with life-changing charity Speed Of Sight. GSF supplies thousands of independent garages throughout the UK and Nor…

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Kerridge Commercial Systems partners with Reality Finance to offer flexible payments for its products and services

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

Industry-leading ERP, retail and business management software provider, Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has partnered with Reality Finance, one of the UK’s leading independent asset finance companie…

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Exclusive research unveiled: Be the first to access insider insights in the automotive aftermarket from the Dal Corso Group

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

We have big news for all IAAF members! Our ground-breaking research on the European automotive aftermarket is now available, and we couldn't wait to share it with you. Dive into our comprehensive insi…

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TechMan hails winning return of Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

TechMan demonstrated its leading garage management system and a new collaboration with BookMyGarage.com, at the company’s successful return to Automechanika Birmingham. TechMan exhibited its latest up…

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IAAF to support garage members with online presence

Date: Wednesday 14 June 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced an initiative to help garages access a top-performing website so they can better respond to the way motorists now search for vehi…

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KYB takes to the test track

Date: Wednesday 14 June 2023

In a recent video series produced by KYB Americas, KYB took to the test track, revealing stark differences between KYB, premium competitor shocks, worn shocks and low-cost shocks. To ensure fair testi…

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Melett hails resounding success of Automechanika Birmingham exhibition

Date: Wednesday 14 June 2023

Melett has hailed its attendance at Automechanika Birmingham a success, following the three-day event at the NEC in Birmingham from June 6th-8th. Members of the entire automotive aftermarket, from sup…

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Why concept garages will help independents take on the future: Kevan Wooden, chief commercial officer, LKQ Euro Car Parts

Date: Tuesday 13 June 2023

If you’ll allow me to briefly touch on some news from LKQ Euro Car Parts, we have recently launched a third concept garage platform, 1TEC Auto Hub, to complement our existing partnerships with Bosch a…

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Klarius helps power the performance market

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

Klarius Products has expanded its range with new exhaust parts tailored for the legendary Honda Civic Type R, a favourite amongst driving enthusiasts who value a sporty and engaging experience in a pr…

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Exol Lubricants continues support for Thailand distributor in local touring car racing series

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

Exol Lubricants is once again taking to the track in Thailand in the Super Turbo S.E.A Zone Challenge for 2023 via its local distributor, Shinsiri Ltd. The Exol-supported, 1.5-litre engine Toyota Vios…

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Mintex introduces new-to-range brake pad, disc, and drum parts

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

Braking specialist TMD Friction UK has introduced nine new brake pad, disc and drum references to its iconic Mintex brand product ranges, providing garages with the option of fitting renowned Mintex q…

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Textar releases two new premium brake discs in range expansion

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

Braking specialist TMD Friction UK has introduced two new brake disc references to its premium Textar brand product range, as the company continues to develop new products to meet the needs of the con…

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FAI offers timing chain kit installation advice

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

FAI Automotive has the largest range of VVT hubs in the aftermarket, manufactured in a sealed, controlled clean room to ensure precision engineering at OE level specification. FAI’s TCKs contain the l…

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Latest First Line Ltd. range expansion delivers 49 new parts

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

Aftermarket specialist First Line Ltd. has revealed details of the latest expansion to its First Line and Borg & Beck product ranges, with 49 new references introduced. New additions have been int…

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FAI announces valve cover range expansion providing wide vehicle coverage

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

FAI Automotive has expanded its range of valve covers to now include 34 references, which have been specially developed to be applied to thousands of popular vehicle makes and models, giving high dema…

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Avia Autos extends capabilities with Delphi

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

Bridgend-based Avia Autos is reaping the benefits of the next-generation diagnostic tool from Delphi Technologies. Both the DS180 BlueTech vehicle communication interface (VCI), and Delphi’s free diag…

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NSK bearings deliver macro benefits in micro applications

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

With the micro-mobility market set to soar in the years through to 2030, NSK is in prime position to help OEMs take advantage of this significant demand. The company’s bearings have all the strength, …

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Leading aftermarket group Alliance Automotive are excited to announce the launch of the Global EV network NexDrive in the United Kingdom

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

Already active in Canada, Germany, and the Benelux, the NexDrive programme provides workshops with IMI-certified training, lead generation, exclusive branding, and technical support to ensure they are…

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Hella Gutmann begins its next chapter

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

With its eyes firmly set on the future, Hella Gutmann, the workshop equipment division of global original equipment (OE) supplier HELLA, has reinvigorated and strengthened its UK team to ensure it can…

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Servicesure Autocentres and Recharge Rescue partner to support EV drivers

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

NATIONAL garage programme Servicesure Autocentres has announced a new partnership with Recharge Rescue, the only insured product specifically designed for EV drivers providing 24/7 emergency roadside …

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GS Yuasa relaunches ‘Powering what matters’ advertising campaign across Europe

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

GS Yuasa, the leading Japanese global battery manufacturer with a local presence across Europe, is proud to announce the return of their high-profile advertising campaign, ‘Powering what matters’. Cen…

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TRICO warns of UV damage to blades

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

As the warm weather looks like it’s here to stay, TRICO is warning of the damage UV rays can do to wiper blades, which will present sales opportunities to factors and workshops. Ultraviolet light from…

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NAPA Truck Launches Steering and Suspension

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

Commercial vehicle aftermarket manufacturer NAPA Truck has released its new comprehensive steering & suspension range in the UK. This range from NAPA Truck features over 200 active parts including…

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OSRAM continues to shine a light on its extensive range of bulbs

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

Renowned lighting specialist, OSRAM, has a vast range of bulbs to suit every driver, so to make sure they are recommending the right replacement to their customers, it would be wise for workshops and …

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ZF Health Check by ZF Aftermarket increases the uptime of buses on the road

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

With its ZF Health Check, ZF makes the "Next Generation Aftermarket" accessible to users of its automatic transmission for buses. Based on live read data from the driving operations, an individualised…

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Toyota creates career opportunities for young technicians through Autotech Academy partnership

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

During this week’s Automechanika Birmingham show, The Toyota Motor Company announced an exclusive collaboration with Autotech Academy to help create a future pipeline of young automotive talent. The p…

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Charlie makes the podium in France

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

NGK Ambassador Charlie Martin started her maiden Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe campaign strongly with a class podium and points haul at Circuit Paul Ricard in France. Behind the wheel of their Lambo…

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TecRMI: What the fix?! - Hyundai i30

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

TecRMI have issued their latest repair case for a Hyundai i30 where the engine sporadically fails to start. HYUNDAI i30 (FD); 1.4 LPG; kW: 80Model: i30 (FD) Fault symptoms: Engine does not start spora…

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DENSO extends its wiper blade range with new rear wipers references

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

To ensure independents across Europe have access to the OE quality replacement parts they need, DENSO Aftermarket is constantly bringing additional references into its ever expanding product portfolio…

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NAPA launches new braking accessories range

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

Following the recent launch of NAPA Braking, automotive aftermarket manufacturer NAPA has released its new range of Braking Accessories in the United Kingdom. Brake fitting kits and wear leads endure …

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LIQUI MOLY inks multi-year partnership with Supercars

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

LIQUI MOLY has been a regular name in Australian motorsport over the past decade, primarily through its presence as naming rights partner of the Bathurst 12 Hour since 2013. In a strategic move for th…

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Trusted by Technicians: Klarius' Expert CAT Support

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

As the average age of vehicles on UK roads increases, the demand for professional technical support and high-quality automotive parts is on the rise. Standing at the forefront of meeting these evolvin…

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Landmark aftermarket revisions in new motor vehicle block exemption order (MV-BEO) now in UK Law

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

UK AFCAR, the lobbying coalition comprising UK trade federations and commercial organisations, has secured critically important gains in the revised Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Order (MV-BEO) ensuri…

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Automechanika Birmingham Garage Award winners revealed

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

The winners of the Automechanika Birmingham 2023 Garage Awards, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and headline sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts, have been announced at …

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VARTA® to host commercial vehicle-focused conference on battery technology

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

VARTA® is to host a conference at the British Motor Museum for transport managers and fleet engineers, investigating the latest market trends in commercial vehicle (CV) battery technology. The free, o…

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Automechanika Birmingham 2023 draws massive crowd

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

IAAF would like to thank show organisers Messe Frankfurt UK and members who visited the event, IAAF stand, IAAF Networking Event and Garage Awards for their support this week at Automechanika Birmingh…

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Banner announces expansionary move In Chinese market

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

As part of its ‘Agenda 2030’ corporate development strategy, Banner has taken the decision to establish a major presence in China. Representing an opportunity to realise significant sales penetration …

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Honda and GS Yuasa sign JV agreement to establish new company named Honda・GS Yuasa EV Battery R&D Co., Ltd.

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Honda) and GS Yuasa International Ltd. (GS Yuasa) have announced that they have signed a joint venture agreement toward the establishment of a new company. As announced on Janua…

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JURATEK expands product team with new appointment

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

Braking brand JURATEK has strengthened its product management team with the appointment of Ross Williams, who will oversee the development and launch of new brake disc and drum products. Williams join…

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Shaftec takes on charity challenges for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

Five Shaftec employees are set to test themselves - and in some cases face their fears - as they take on a series of sponsored challenges in 2023 to raise money for the Coventry branch of Zoë’s Place …

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DENSO Aftermarket backs Veterans In Action’s bid for £70,000 National Lottery grant

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

DENSO Aftermarket is an enthusiastic supporter of the charity Veterans In Action, and is therefore asking people also moved by the work it does for former members of the armed forces and others suffer…

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Automechanika 2023 - Autotech Group showcases all FOUR company divisions in industry first

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

Automechanika Birmingham provided a platform for Autotech Group to launch its new division – Autotech Connect - bringing all FOUR of its company divisions together for the first time. As the automotiv…

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TMD Friction expands into new territories with brake relining accreditation

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

PartsXpert Wijlhuizen BV Arnhem is the first company on the mainland of Europe to receive the commercial vehicle brake relining accreditation from TMD Friction, with other countries following soon, in…

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Companies of all sizes rely on TecAlliance to succeed in the IAM

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

Whether a company is a small, specialised business or a large, multinational corporation, TecAlliance is committed to help it succeed in the rapidly evolving IAM world. The long-standing partnership w…

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BorgWarner unveils new logo, marking its transformation to eMobility

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

BorgWarner unveiled its new logo underscoring the company’s progress in its eMobility transformation through the execution of its Charging Forward strategy. The new logo is a visual representation of …

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