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NSK initiatives combat counterfeit bearing manufacture

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

As a respected and coveted manufacturer of premium bearings, NSK has long been the victim of unscrupulous counterfeiters. Looking to cheat both the OEM and the user, those producing fake bearings will…

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Urgent message from the Business Secretary: The way you hire from the EU is changing

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

The transition period is ending on 31 December and there will be no extension. The current rules for hiring workers from the EU will change. Time is running out and I urge you to act now to prepare fo…

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Philips HL22M - heading for the top

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

The Philips brand launched into the workshop lighting sector a decade ago, having extensively researched what workshop professionals needed by way of lighting. The range of Philips lights for the work…

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Industry Briefing Bitesize session outlines growth opportunities

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

IAAF has carried out its final Bitesize Briefing before its 2020 Virtual Conference with an eye-catching presentation from Adrian Botham, founder and managing director of Servispart Consulting on “How…

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Yuasa powers Josh Brookes and Ducati to British Superbikes championship victory

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

Yuasa are celebrating with Josh Brookes and the VisionTrack Ducati team after the Australian won the British Superbike Championship for the second time in his career. Two brilliant victories at Brands…

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HELLA – making technicians Feel Light!

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

Following the sensational success of its ‘Sexy Products. Sexy Moves’ video, original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier, HELLA, has launched another workshop based video, this one entitle…

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LIQUI MOLY and “cult gearhead” Edd China launch video series

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

An international TV legend in the automotive sector is convinced of LIQUI MOLY’s quality and now shares his knowledge in short social media clips: Edd China – TV presenter, inventor, gearhead and cult…

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New video demonstrates WAI Steri-7 impact

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

A new 4K video highlighting the power of WAI’s new steri-7 disinfectant cleaner has been produced, as the UK continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Available to view via YouTube https://you…

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MAM Software unveils new branding and website

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

MAM Software has unveiled its new branding, as the company marks one year since being acquired by Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS). The rebrand is the first for the automotive software provider since…

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Professor Jim Saker appointed as new President of IMI

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

The Institute of the Motor Industry’s Annual General Meeting  on 27th October 2020 saw the announcement of its new President, Professor Jim Saker, as well as the appointment of two new Vice Presidents…

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Intellectual property after 1 January 2021: Update from the IPO

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

Key information for customers and users of IP about how the IP system and the Intellectual Property Office will operate after the end of the transition period. The transition period ends on 31 Decembe…

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Industry News

Driving forward into 2021 – welcoming back the Commercial Vehicle Show

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

The Commercial Vehicle Show has always been the leading event on the road transport calendar each year and the 2021 event is set to be no different. Set to take place from 13-15 April at the NEC in Bi…

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Project Endeavour begins its first public autonomous trials in Oxford

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

Project Endeavour has reached a key milestone as the first live trials of its autonomous vehicle fleet begin on roads in Oxford. The development brings the deployment of commercial autonomous vehicles…

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New Refrigerant Handling Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the final part of their Refrigerant Handling course – Transferring Refrigerant – along with an end test. This final chapter takes a detailed…

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Is my business insured for the financial impacts of COVID-19?

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

You may have seen details of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) test case in the media recently and wondered how it may affect you and your business. The FCA has been instrumental in acting for pol…

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Advice from Lawgistics: Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for employees who are self-isolating

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

Lawgistics have recently had enquiries regarding Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) with particular interest relating to employees who are self-isolating. To qualify for SSP an employee must: Earn an average o…

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HR Updates

HMRC COVID-19 Support: JRS closes and Job Support Scheme opens

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme closes on 31 October and businesses will need to make any final claims on or before 30 November. The Job Support Scheme will open on 1 November, with claims openin…

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Advice from Lawgistics: making redundancies during the pandemic

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

A recent ACAS survey commissioned by YouGov has reported that 1 in 3 employers are likely to make redundancies over the next 3 months. Of the key points: 6 out of 10 large businesses said they were l…

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Advice from Lawgistics: Job Support Scheme changes and template agreement

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

On Thursday 22nd October the Chancellor made two important announcements in respect of the furlough successor, the Job Support Scheme. To qualify for a grant under this scheme, an eligible employee is…

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HR Updates

When is a van a car?

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

Our colleagues at Xecutive Search have forwarded details of a ruling issued by the Court of Appeal which means that some crewcab vans are to be treated as cars for benefit-in-kind purposes. Court. In …

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Underestimate Block Exemption at your peril, warns IAAF’s Bleasdale

Date: Friday 23 October 2020

Lawrence Bleasdale, IAAF board and council member, has warned the industry not to underestimate the importance of the Block Exemption Regulations, due to expire in May 2023, calling it “central to ens…

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MOT testing in Wales: a statement from the DVSA

Date: Friday 23 October 2020

Further to the announcement from the Welsh Government about the firebreak, a series of restrictive measures will be in place from 6pm Friday 23 October until the start of Monday 9 November 2020. What …

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Industry News

IAAF welcomes another CV factor to its membership

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed Wessex Truck & Trailer Supplies Limited to its growing membership. The independent commercial vehicle specialist parts supplie…

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IAAF Member News

Nominations still open for 'Pride of the Aftermarket' awards

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020

Nominations can still be made for the IAAF 'Pride of the Aftermarket' awards. These have been introduced in order to reflect the impact that the pandemic has had on people and the employment sector du…

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IAAF News

Last call for IAAF Industry Briefing Bitesize session

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020

The next IAAF Industry Briefing Bitesize session is taking place virtually on Thursday 29th October, starting at 10.00am. This final instalment of the year will welcome Adrian Botham, founder and mana…

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Plan for Jobs: Chancellor increases financial support for businesses and workers

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020

The government today announced it will significantly increase the generosity and reach of its winter support schemes to ensure livelihoods and jobs across the UK continue to be protected in the diffic…

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Industry News

Automechanika Birmingham postponed until June 2022

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020

Organisers of the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket have announced that Automechanika Birmingham has been postponed to 7-9 June 2022. The announcement comes following the postpone…

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Why do gear control cables fail? - First Line offers its expertise ahead of winter

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

First Line is a highly regarded supplier of premium quality aftermarket components. The company is also one of the UK market leaders for replacement control cables, with its range encompassing brake, …

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GT Automotive - brand new parts to range

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Continuing a successful launch of 11 brand new numbers to their crankshaft pulley range at the start of 2020, GT Automotive are proud to be launching two more numbers this October! The two new parts, …

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Philips CBH52 - a light for all reasons

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

The Philips brand has long been associated with lighting innovation and, a decade or so ago, after extensive research into what workshop professionals needed by way of lighting tools, the first Philip…

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INA technical video highlights the correct tensioner set-up for the Iveco 2.3-litre diesel engine

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

As part of its mission to empower technicians and enable them to carry out first class professional repairs, REPXPERTs Andrew Vaux and Tim Adams have joined forces to present a new Schaeffler technica…

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Major order from Chinese original equipment manufacturer: Integrated lighting system solution from HELLA

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Lighting and electronics specialist, HELLA, has been commissioned by a leading Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer to produce integrated lighting systems. The customer project includes two vehicle s…

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Lucas Oil applauds repair initiative by National Motor Museum

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Lucas Oil has applauded the initiative of the workshop at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, which is opening its doors to offer the services of its mechanics to the owners of other vintage cars. Be…

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OPSS notice regarding preparing for the end of the transition period

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

The Office for Product Safety and Standards has produced guidance for UK companies who import goods from overseas and place them on the market in the UK or who export to the EU. This guidance covers w…

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HMRC: tax relief for WFH expenses

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

If you’ve asked your employees to work from home, and you’ve not reimbursed them already, your employees may be entitled to claim tax relief on additional household expenses they’ve incurred, such as …

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LKQ Euro Car Parts broadens UK product offering with MPM gear oil launch

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

LKQ Euro Car Parts customers can now enjoy exclusive access to the MPM Gear Oil range, featuring OEM-approved lubricants and liquids to support the function and performance of every car that comes int…

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HELLA strengthens software competencies by founding new Global Software House

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

HELLA, the international automotive supplier, is further expanding its global software competencies with a new Global Software House. The Global Software House is managed by the Berlin subsidiary and …

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Andrew Nash is the latest team member to join Ad Bell Group

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

During these uncertain times, Ad Bell continues to strengthen and develop the team as we build back stronger! The appointment of Andrew was key in for our growth plans within the installation team. We…

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People News

Thoughts from a garage: Hayley Pells of Avia Autos on what she has learned

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

On reflection, spring felt like it had an expectation of temporary measures in order to bypass a catastrophic event. Autumn tells us that many of the changes are here to stay for some time, some of wh…

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Ad Bell Group Welcomes Vehicle Wrap Technician, Olivia Cope to the growing team!

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Olivia brings with her experience in vehicle wrapping, window tinting and customer service. When Olivia came for her interview, I was impressed with the bespoke colour of her VW Polo, a pearlescent gr…

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INA VAG stud tool now available at Schaeffler REPXPERT Bonus Shop

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

The INA VAG stud fitting tool is essential for technicians wanting to carry out professional, trouble free timing belt servicing on many popular VAG diesel applications. Previously only available at I…

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Ben extends its services to support automotive people who face job losses

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Automotive charity, Ben, is now providing support to industry people who have lost their jobs and who are at risk of losing their jobs. Ben has seen a 52% increase in requests for support from April-S…

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HR Updates

‘On your bike’ – ZF duo embraces Cycle 300 for Cancer Research

Date: Monday 19 October 2020

ZF’s Mark Boden, purchasing manager, and Lloyd Williams, HR officer, hit the roads as they tackled 300 miles of cycling in September in the name of Cancer Research UK. As the cause is close to both of…

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2 more first-to-market brake pads

Date: Monday 19 October 2020

Attention aftermarket! Delphi Technologies Aftermarket is announcing 2 MORE first-to-market brake pad applications: This time for the all-new 2020 Honda Jazz and 2019 Peugeot 208. With such high-profi…

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Corteco cabin air filter for electric vehicles

Date: Monday 19 October 2020

Worldwide, more than 50% of all new cars are fitted with a Freudenberg micronAir® filter. Corteco has now expanded its range of cabin air filters for electric vehicles like CITROEN. These filters are …

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IAAF & PACT team up to tackle warranty and returns process

Date: Friday 16 October 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT have teamed up to launch the new TecAlliance Warranty and Returns service as a free to access, easy-to-use online portal. Recognising …

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HELLA implements 24 GHz radar sensor technology in the Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport

Date: Wednesday 14 October 2020

Japanese automotive manufacturer, Suzuki Motor Corporation, a market leader in the compact car segment, has launched new vehicles onto the market. The advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) installe…

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The complete wiper solution for winter - Borg & Beck’s blades and motors

Date: Wednesday 14 October 2020

With the season now changing and the weather going from heatwaves to rain, it’s more important than ever to appraise and potentially replace the wiper blades. As they are the driver’s main defence aga…

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OzonePRO available from stock at MAHLE Aftermarket UK

Date: Wednesday 14 October 2020

The MAHLE OzonePRO, a new full-automatic, electronic sanitising system has entered the UK aftermarket. It provides protection against germs and unpleasant odours in vehicle cabins and other indoor spa…

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New filters added to MAHLE range

Date: Wednesday 14 October 2020

MAHLE Aftermarket has added ten references to its growing filtration range, with the introduction of four fuel filters and six cabin filters, bringing even greater choice to customers. The latest addi…

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