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MAHLE wins highly coveted ‘Car Supplier of Excellence’ Award

Date: Thursday 04 January 2018

MAHLE Aftermarket has won &lsquo,Car Supplier of Excellence&rsquo, at the highly respected IAAF Annual Award Ceremony 2017, held at its new location of the DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes on 7 Dec…

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Midwest celebrates home win with Walsall FC

Date: Thursday 04 January 2018

West Midlands based automotive parts distributor, Midwest Motor Factors, celebrated with sponsored Sky Bet league one football team, Walsall FC as they triumphed in their match against Scunthorpe Unit…

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National Auto Parts launches new wheel hub bearing kits

Date: Thursday 04 January 2018

National Auto Parts, the clutch and brake specialist, has launched its new wheel hub bearing kits range, further increasing its UK and European car parc coverage to more than 95%. Backed by a two-ye…

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Product News

NGK preview for Autosport International

Date: Thursday 04 January 2018

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has a long and illustrious motorsport pedigree which it will highlight when it lines-up alongside the world&rsquo,s leading vehicle manufacturers and teams…

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NGK Winter Servicing Feature

Date: Thursday 04 January 2018

By Tim Howes, Deputy General Manager &ndash, Supply Chain &, Technical Service, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd As drivers get to grips with the Arctic winter weather, a vehicle that doesn&rsquo,t start…

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Parts retailer to move to the cloud with MAM

Date: Thursday 04 January 2018

Andy Pack Car Care Centre, a car parts and accessories retailer based in Herefordshire, has chosen to upgrade to Autopart Online, the cloud-hosted version of MAM Software's popular business management…

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Product News

See and work better with the Philips CBH51 LED Bonnet Lamp

Date: Thursday 04 January 2018

To give technicians clear vision in the workshop, Philips has introduced the CBH51 LED hybrid professional bonnet lamp, which features 32 powerful LEDs, providing an intense, 6000-K natural white ligh…

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Product News

The Generation Game

Date: Thursday 04 January 2018

Wheel hub technology is developing quickly to cater for the ever-increasing demands of the modern vehicle. With weight saving and safety being at the forefront of design, vehicle manufacturers (VMs) a…

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Product News

IAAF and FIGIEFA delighted with provisional Type-Approval legislation

Date: Friday 22 December 2017

The IAAF and FIGIEFA have welcomed the news that crucial provisions on the OBD connector and access to RMI have been included in the proposed EU legislation on Vehicle Type-Approval Regulation, signif…

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Industry News

ECP parent to acquire Stahlgruber

Date: Friday 15 December 2017

Euro Car Parts&rsquo, parent company LKQ Corporation has entered an agreement to acquire Stahlgruber GmbH in a deal valued at roughly &euro,1.5bn. Stahlgruber is one of Germany&rsquo,s largest facto…

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IAAF Member News

Melett Ltd acquired by Wabtec Corporation

Date: Friday 15 December 2017

Wabtec Corporation has acquired 100% of shares in Melett Limited, a leader in the design, manufacture and supply of high-quality turbochargers and replacement parts to the turbocharger aftermarket. …

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TecAlliance takes to the Cloud

Date: Friday 15 December 2017

TecAlliance, the data specialist and multiple business solution provider for the independent aftermarket, is in the process of transferring some of its data hosting from its existing servers to the Cl…

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IAAF Member News

Delphi Appoints New UK & Eire Country Director

Date: Monday 20 November 2017

Nigel Duffield joins Delphi Product &, Service Solutions to deliver the company&rsquo,s strategic growth objectives in UK &, Eire. Delphi Product &, Service Solutions has appointed Nigel Du…

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People News

Melett joins the IAAF with quality on agenda

Date: Monday 20 November 2017

Melett, one of the leading manufacturers of turbochargers and turbo components, has joined the IAAF, with the aim of spreading its message that quality aftermarket products are a viable alternative to…

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IAAF holds another successful Industry Briefing Session

Date: Tuesday 07 November 2017

The latest Industry Briefing, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), took place at the FPS National Distribution Centre in Sheffield on Thursday 26th October. IAAF Membe…

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IAAF News

IAAF backs FIGIEFA’s calls for swift implementation of the ‘inter2operable in-vehicle telematics platform’

Date: Friday 27 October 2017

FIGIEFA member IAAF has welcomed the final report of the High Level Group &lsquo,GEAR 2030&rsquo,, which has set out its analysis of the key trends and challenges that will affect the future of the Eu…

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Industry News

Coil springs range extension surpasses 200 references

Date: Monday 23 October 2017

Lesjö,fors Springs has introduced more than 200 new coil springs since the start of the year as the company continues to demonstrate its excellence in bringing to market &lsquo,key&rsquo, products…

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Product News

Independent garages urged to upskill technicians on electric vehicles

Date: Monday 23 October 2017

As more major automotive manufacturers pledge their future to electric vehicles, independent garages are being urged to upskill technicians or risk losing business to main dealers. The rallying cry …

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Automechanika Birmingham - Announcing superb new networking initiatives

Date: Friday 20 October 2017

Automechanika Birmingham now offers a NEW facilitated meetings programme, where visitors will be able to match their needs with the products &, services of exhibiting companies. For exhibitors, wil…

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Industry News

Allwoods spring ahead with Kilen van!

Date: Tuesday 03 October 2017

Allwoods Automotive have expanded their fleet of vehicles with the launch of a Kilen-branded van. Kilen has been manufacturing springs for more than 160 years, and today supplies a market-leading ra…

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Employers Liability - Compulsory Insurance

Date: Tuesday 03 October 2017

Lawgistics have offered the following advice to business in respect of Employer's Liability - Compulsory Insurance. Most employers are required by law to insure against liability for injury or indus…

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Legal Updates

TecAlliance – the tools to tackle the issues

Date: Monday 11 September 2017

With the latest dent to the reputation of the service and repair sector struck by the recent release of a customer survey carried out by Warrantywise (summarised below), it&rsquo,s time for the indepe…

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Product News

Are you ready for the GDPR?

Date: Tuesday 05 September 2017

If you don't actually know what GDPR stands for, then you are almost certainly not ready for this key change of law which is coming your way. , The GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation…

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Legal Updates

Bosch appoints new channel marketer for workshops in the UK

Date: Tuesday 05 September 2017

Ian Daly has been appointed to the position of workshop channel marketer for Bosch Car Service and Bosch Diesel Network in the UK (replacing Shenoa Davies). Having spent the last eleven years in var…

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People News

A new addition to HELLA GUTMANN Solutions

Date: Wednesday 30 August 2017

Hella Gutmann Solutions has recruited a new member to join its garage equipment team. , Carl Whitlam has become the company&rsquo,s new business development manager for the North/M1 Corridor Reg…

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'Self-driving' lorries to be tested on UK roads

Date: Tuesday 29 August 2017

Small convoys of partially driverless lorries will be trialled on major British roads by the end of next year, the government has announced. A contract has been awarded to the Transport Research Lab…

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Industry News

The FELLOWSHIP of the MOTOR INDUSTRY - something for you?

Date: Tuesday 29 August 2017

The FELLOWSHIP of the Motor Industry offers a unique opportunity for people to reacquaint with like-minded colleagues and make new Industry friends at exciting and varying social events.  ,It prov…

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Industry News

IAAF welcomes Johnson Controls Batteries

Date: Monday 14 August 2017

Global battery supplier, Johnson Controls Batteries, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). As a leading multi-industrial supplier of private label and branded lead-aci…

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Autoparts to support IAAF Conference 2017

Date: Friday 04 August 2017

Autoparts UK is once again sponsoring the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) 2017 Annual Conference for the fourth consecutive year. , The conference is set to be held in the n…

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Employers should prepare for upsurge in tribunal claims

Date: Friday 04 August 2017

The fees for those bringing claims have been ruled unlawful after the Supreme Court upheld a challenge by trade union Unison that the charges were discriminatory. The government has said it would take…

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HR Updates

IAAF Announcement

Date: Friday 04 August 2017

The IAAF has issued the following statement from CEO Wendy Williamson. "It is with much regret that I have to announce that Andy Savva has stepped down as vice-president of the IAAF. "Following th…

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IAAF News

Booking forms despatched for IAAF Conference and Awards Dinner 2017

Date: Thursday 20 July 2017

The IAAF has advised that the brochure and booking forms for this year's Conference and Awards Dinner are now being sent out to the membership. The event, which is taking place on Thursday 7th Decem…

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Industry News

The importance of keeping the OBD connector

Date: Thursday 20 July 2017

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has recently welcomed many of the amendments approved by the European Parliament&rsquo,s Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee (IMC…

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Industry News

Technicians get a confidence boost on the OESAA stand at Automechanika Birmingham 2017

Date: Monday 17 July 2017

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) attracted a record number of garage owners and technicians onto its stand at Automechanika Birmingham 2017. OESAA&rsquo,s very own on…

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IAAF Member News

IAAF seeks views on parts identification within new Type Approval legislation - Deadline Extended

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2017

The IAAF has recently contacted its supplier, wholesaler and data publishing members as the automotive aftermarket is facing a crucial time with the forthcoming Vehicle Type-Approval legislation curre…

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Industry News

IAAF welcomes Lumag into membership

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2017

Lumag has joined Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) as the friction materials manufacturer looks to have an input on legislation affecting the company. , The company has built …

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IAAF Member Autotech Recruit's MD appointed chairman of NTDA south east & central south region

Date: Friday 30 June 2017

Autotech Recruit&rsquo,s managing director, Gavin White, has been appointed as the National Tyre Distributors Association&rsquo,s (NTDA) new chairman for the south east and central south region. In …

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People News

Cold calling! How to address refrigerant legislation

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2017

Euro Car Parts, the UK&rsquo,s leading supplier of car and LCV parts, has released the latest version of its air-conditioning catalogue to help garages deliver a total service solution. Including the …

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Product News

Wendy Williamson offers aftermarket insight at Automechanika

Date: Monday 12 June 2017

At Automechanika Birmingham 2017 Wendy Williamson, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), provided an overview of the latest challenges facing the industry in 201…

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AALG unites the Aftermarket to lobby in a post-Brexit Britain

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

The Automotive Aftermarket Liaison Group (AALG) presented its new lobbying position on European issues that affect the aftermarket in a post-Brexit Britain at a press launch on Tuesday 23rd May at Sil…

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Industry News

Apprenticeship advertising (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

From 1 April 2017, it will be against the law to falsely advertise work as a statutory apprenticeship. The law also makes it illegal to wrongly describe someone as an apprentice within a business. The…

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HR Updates

Apprenticeship levy (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

Businesses with an annual &lsquo,pay bill&rsquo, over £,3 million must pay the apprenticeship levy from 6 April 2017. A pay bill is the total wages paid to an employee ,(or group of employees…

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HR Updates

Historic vehicles' MOT consultation

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

In September 2016 the DfT opened a consultation on proposals to implement an exemption from testing for vehicles over 40 years old. This included options to: exempt all vehicles over 30 year…

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Industry News

Immigration skills charge regulations (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

This primarily affects businesses employing Tier 2 migrant workers in skilled jobs. The charge will be £,1,000 a year for every employee, reduced to ,£,364 for small or charitable organi…

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HR Updates

Tax-free childcare scheme (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

In terms of employment law, definition can be quite loose. So whilst this mainly affects parents rather than employers, it is a key change for ,many self-employed parents. The tax-free childcare…

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HR Updates

The new National Living Wage (NLW) (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

Employees must be aged 25 or over to get the NLW, and the new hourly rate is £,7.50.

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HR Updates

The new National Minimum Wage (NMW) (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

The NMW changes every April and currently depends on two things: the employee&rsquo,s age, and whether they&rsquo,re an apprentice. The current hourly rates rates for the NMW are £,3.50 for an …

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HR Updates

Trade Union Act (March 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

The latest Trade Union Act measures came into force on 1 March 2017. Designed to protect workers from the &lsquo,effects of undemocratic strike action&rsquo,, the new ,legislation puts tougher req…

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HR Updates

Can Independents Benefit From VM Recalls?

Date: Wednesday 03 May 2017

With the recent revelation, published by respected motoring magazine Auto Express, that most owners ignore VM recalls on their vehicles, TecAlliance calls on the independent to help reverse this trend…

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IAAF Member News

Elcome all set to visit the Sunflower State, USA

Date: Tuesday 18 April 2017

UK based technology company Elcome, is pleased to announce their attendance at this year&rsquo,s ACPN Knowledge Exchange conference and exhibition event in Kansas City, Missouri USA from 23rd &ndash, …

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