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LPG forklift truck fire risk: safety notice issued

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

HSE has issued a safety notice after becoming aware of a number of fires on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) powered forklift trucks and other similar vehicles that have occurred during start-up. The bui…

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Automechanika Birmingham: a success in the UK

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

Our stand in Automechanika Birmingham featuring our blue and yellow brand colours is welcoming visitors for the first time... and it's a great success! Customers were able to see our range of spare pa…

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WAI sponsors Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards prize

Date: Friday 02 June 2023

Leading rotating electrics supplier, WAI, has sponsored the Best Marketing Award in the first Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards, with the awards ceremony taking place on 7 June at Hilton Birmingh…

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TechMan partners with BookMyGarage.com at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Friday 02 June 2023

TechMan will be exhibiting at this year’s Automechanika Birmingham, from 6 to 8 June at the NEC demonstrating its latest integrations, including a new collaboration with the UK’s leading garage bookin…

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GS Yuasa set to showcase expanded market-leading auxiliary battery range at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Friday 02 June 2023

Global battery manufacturer GS Yuasa are set to showcase their expanded auxiliary battery range at Automechanika Birmingham between 6 – 8 June. Also on display at the hugely popular trade exhibition w…

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Becker is back with a bang

Date: Friday 02 June 2023

Speedway star Luke Becker, who is backed by the NGK brand, has made a dream comeback to racing by successfully making it through to the GP Challenge. The American has been out of action since the begi…

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CCM garage welcomes new technology from TechMan

Date: Friday 02 June 2023

CCM garage based in Surrey has welcomed a new garage management system from TechMan, as it looks to embrace technology in its modern workshop. TechMan’s specialist service offers garage owners, manage…

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Mercedes Benz approval for Exol Lubricants

Date: Friday 02 June 2023

Exol Lubricants has announced that its Optima C5 LSOV 0W-20 (M520) has received approval from Mercedes Benz to its 229.72 specification. This is the latest in Exol’s vehicle manufacturer approvals, as…

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Ring dominates in the Auto Express 2023 Product Awards!

Date: Friday 02 June 2023

Ring received two wins and three commended awards from the Auto Express Product Awards, not just with its lighting range, but also being recognised for its tyre care and dash cam products. The Ring br…

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TechMan sponsors Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards to honour the best in the industry

Date: Wednesday 31 May 2023

Garage management provider, TechMan, has announced it will be sponsoring the Best Customer Service award at the Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2023, hosted by the Independent Automotive Afterm…

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7000 votes cast in garage awards

Date: Friday 26 May 2023

More than 7000 votes have been cast in the Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards, hosted by IAAF and headline sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts. The now full event takes place on Wednesday 7 June at Hi…

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Sponsor a hole at the IAAF Golf Day

Date: Friday 26 May 2023

Sponsorship is still available for the sold out IAAF Golf Day 2023, which this year offers exclusive use of the PGA National Course on Thursday 22 June. Hole sponsorship is currently available for jus…

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“It’s important not to get caught out.” - New SARs guidance for employers issued

Date: Friday 26 May 2023

The right of access, commonly referred to as a subject access request or SAR, gives someone the right to request a copy of their personal information from organisations. This includes where they got t…

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Philips RacingVision GT200 is 2023 Headlamp of the Year

Date: Friday 26 May 2023

Philips RacingVision GT200 has won the prestigious Auto Express title of Headlamp of the Year in the 2023 staging of the magazine’s annual Product Awards. Lumileds, the global manufacturers of Philips…

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TerraClean-sponsored Colin Turkington takes double Snetterton podium

Date: Friday 26 May 2023

TerraClean-sponsored British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) ace Colin Turkington took two podium finishes at the latest round of the championship at Snetterton. In hot conditions, Turkington played t…

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vGI Holdings is ‘going greener’

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2023

Following the success of its first ‘going green’ event in 2022 celebrating and supporting sustainability and the journey to net zero, automotive accessory and logistics group vGI Holdings is ‘going gr…

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The IMI urges Education Secretary to review funding for Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeships

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2023

Steve Nash, CEO of the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has written to the Rt Hon Gillian Keegan MP, Secretary of State for Education to express the professional body’s deep concern regarding the…

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Charlie Martin given new Ambassadorial role

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2023

Motorsport UK has named the British racing driver the latest Ambassador for its highly successful Girls on Track UK programme which creates events to inspire girls and women into seeing and believing …

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OSRAM product recognised in Auto Express Product Awards

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2023

Lighting specialist, OSRAM, has been commended in Auto Express’s 2023 Product Awards for its Night Breaker 200 headlamp bulb. The OSRAM bulb was the most competitively priced in the category and was o…

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Comline brake discs: Anti-corrosion coating provides an instant fit for improved efficiency

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023

An advanced formulation, anti-corrosion coating that allows direct fitment from box to axle is one of the notable features and benefits of Comline’s coated brake discs and one of many that are illustr…

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FAI Automotive continues to expand ever-growing ranges

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023

FAI Automotive has recently introduced over 40 new references to its popular steering and suspension and engine timing ranges, offering greater coverage and providing customers with a reason to choose…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts teases on-stand giveaways at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023

Leading national motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts is set to offer giveaways and a prize draw at this year’s Automechanika Birmingham trade exhibition, held at the NEC from 6th-8th June. The parts d…

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HELLA wins numerous series orders in the field of electromobility

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023

HELLA, the automotive supplier operating under the umbrella brand FORVIA, has received numerous series orders from various customers, with which the company is consistently expanding its leading marke…

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Shaftec launches new range of axle shafts and extends caliper programme

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023

Shaftec, the business named after the remanufactured driveshaft programme it brought into the UK aftermarket, has done it again. This time with the introduction of a new range of axle shafts. At launc…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts sponsors Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards prize

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023

National motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts has sponsored the ‘Best Community Initiative’ accolade in the inaugural Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards. Celebrating outstanding achievements across…

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WAI tracking engine technology innovation with expanded sensors range

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023

Leading rotating electrics supplier WAI is continually expanding its range of engine management products, to stay ahead of the curve as advanced engine technology reaches the aftermarket. Despite elec…

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PartsInMotion.co.uk encourages technicians to opt for quality stopping power

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023

To ensure technicians have the best choice of premium quality braking products, they need a brand they can trust and that motorists can depend on says PartsInMotion.co.uk. The online parts supplier is…

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MAHLE Aftermarket launches new-to-range air and fuel filtration references

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has added six new-to-range filters to its product range, including three new air filters, and three new fuel filter elements. The aftermarket specialist’s uncompromising approach …

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SMP Europe to make debut Automechanika Birmingham exhibition at 2023 show

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023

SMP Europe has announced it will be exhibiting its leading engine management and ignition product portfolio, as well as their industry leading engineering and manufacturing expertise for the first tim…

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SMP Europe puts automotive industry in the spotlight as Team GB seals Ice Hockey Championships victory

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023

SMP Europe-sponsored Great Britain team has sealed promotion into the top-level of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Ice Hockey World Championships for next season, after a dramatic win o…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts hands over its latest Ukraine donation in person as nuns visit Tamworth headquarters

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts is continuing its support for Ukraine and this time has been able to hand over the donation in person as Sisters from the Congregation of St Joseph in Ukraine visited its headquarte…

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ELTA: celebrating three decades of performance in the automotive industry

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023

Midlands-based ELTA, a powerhouse in the UK automotive aftermarket, proudly announces its remarkable milestone of thirty years in the industry. Established in 1993, ELTA has emerged as a leading autom…

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Maverick Diagnostics’ vehicle diagnostics blog reaches number one in the UK

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023

Maverick Diagnostics’ vehicle diagnostics blog has been named as the best in the UK by Feedspot, a popular RSS feed reader that ranks content on its popularity, quality and relevance to respective ind…

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Petrolhead heaven lined up at Automechanika Birmingham with iconic racing cars and vehicle displays

Date: Monday 22 May 2023

With less than three weeks to go until the leading event in the automotive aftermarket calendar opens its doors, fans of iconic racing cars and classic vehicles are invited to book their free tickets …

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Magneti Marelli to debut at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Monday 22 May 2023

Magneti Marelli Parts & Services will be exhibiting for the first time at the Automechanika Show in Birmingham, from 6th to 8th June, with a selection of innovative and market-leading products whi…

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Veterans In Action selected as possible recipient of National Lottery People's Project grant

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

Veterans In Action have been lucky to have been selected as one of the charities for the National Lottery People’s Project which opened recently. In order to have a chance of being awarded a grant of …

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Latest IAAF Intelligence Report released

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

The latest IAAF Market Intelligence Report, in partnership with GiPA, is out now and includes information on new passenger car sales, MOT test volume forecast for 2023, historical used car sales in EU…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 19 May 2023

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

A packed week of meetings for IAAF with the CV Section and Council coming together. Both meetings took place at GTG Wolverhampton, and members enjoyed a tour of the extensive facilities used to train …

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The countdown is on: Automechanika Birmingham provides a taste of what’s to come in Event Preview

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

With just under three weeks to go until it opens its doors once more, Automechanika Birmingham – hosted from 6th – 8th June at the NEC – has given visitors a flavour of what’s to come at this year’s h…

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MAHLE strengthens customer service team

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has promoted Marta Cameron to Customer Service Manager – a role that will see her lead and support the department, as the company continues its commitment to nurturing staff and p…

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DENSO’s Ukrainian support provides real-time power when and where it’s needed

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

DENSO’s humanitarian initiative to support Ukrainian society by making a meaningful and practical donation to the UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency and Red Cross), continues to bear fruit. During t…

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To advertise a salary or to not advertise a salary: Glen Callum Associates shares its insight

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

Despite many employers having a slight uncertainty around salary transparency, Glen Callum Associates (GCA) is pointing to the benefits of being open when it comes to salary. While it is not a legal r…

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GS Yuasa to showcase International Space Station batteries at European energy storage exhibition

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

The energy supply of the future is the focus at the EES (Electrical Energy Storage) Europe exhibition in Munich. Following the event motto "Innovating Energy Storage", world leading battery manufactur…

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TecAlliance to showcase latest innovations at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

TecAlliance, the leading data and solution expert in the automotive aftermarket, will be showcasing its latest innovations and its new partner programme at Automechanika Birmingham, taking place from …

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Maverick Diagnostics and Next Eco Car agree deal that sees plug-in and EV battery test sold in Ireland

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

Maverick Diagnostics and Next Eco Car are delighted to announce a partnership that sees the Irish EV sales and sourcing specialist become a distributor of AVILOO, a ground-breaking independent battery…

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Mintex-supported MINI Challenge field face deluge at Brands Hatch

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

The Mintex-supported MINI Challenge faced mixed racing conditions at the second round of the season at Brands Hatch Indy circuit. TMD Friction’s braking brand, Mintex, provides the stopping power to t…

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Lindgren triumphs in Poland

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

NGK-sponsored Speedway star Freddie Lindgren has stormed to victory at the Orlen FIM Speedway GP of Poland – Warsaw. The Swede followed his third place at the Croatian SGP to take top spot ahead of Au…

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Navigating Change in the European Aftermarket: The Critical Role of Communication and Trust

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

Robbie Dal Corso of IAAF Service Member Dal Corso Group, has developed a thought-provoking assessment of how effective communication and trust are critical for businesses navigating change in the Euro…

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Ring and OSRAM’s new van hits the road!

Date: Monday 15 May 2023

Ring and OSRAM have added to their fleet of demonstration vans with a second dual branded van that will travel the length and breadth of the country to demonstrate their products and visit new and pot…

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OESAA garage forum member up for Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards gong

Date: Monday 15 May 2023

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is delighted to learn that Oldfields Garage, owned by garage forum member, Tim Benson, has been nominated for the upcoming Automechanik…

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