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New TechMan website launched to reflect ongoing Garage Management System development

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

Garage Management System, TechMan has announced the launch of a new website to better showcase its extensive and continually growing list of powerful features specifically developed to improve the day…

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IAAF Member News

VW Van dealership kickstarts careers for automotive college leavers with Autotech Academy

Date: Friday 08 October 2021

A Volkswagen Van dealership, who employed three Autotech Academy interns, has highlighted the benefits of the initiative which has enhanced its workforce. Looking to recruit skilled vehicle technician…

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NGK manager’s marathon effort for charity

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

A member of NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd’s management team has taken part in the virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money for charity. Marketing Manager Mark Hallam took up the 26.2-mile c…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts achieves 30 years of motor factoring

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Arnold Clark Autoparts, one of the fastest growing UK motor factors, has achieved 30 years of motor factoring in the automotive aftermarket. The award-winning parts distributor, with branches across S…

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CMA welcomes government proposals on new powers

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

The CMA has responded to the government’s proposals to enhance its ability to tackle breaches of competition and consumer law, and empower the Digital Markets Unit (DMU). The CMA’s responses welcome t…

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Industry News

Exol-sponsored WSCC cycling team successfully completes Sea-to-Sea challenge

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Exol Lubricants supported the WSCC cycling team as they took on the Sea-to-Sea challenge (C2C), cycling from Whitehaven to Tynemouth on 5 and 6 August, raising over £4,000 for three of their favourite…

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IAAF Member News

Last chance to book for hybrid IAAF Industry Briefing session

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

The next IAAF Industry Briefing session will will be taking place next Tuesday, 12th October, and will welcome a limited number of members with the opportunity for safe networking, as well as continui…

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IAAF News

New UK Garage and Bodyshop Event unveils strong line up of training partners and exhibitors for June 2022

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

The new UK Garage and Bodyshop Event (brought to market by the organisers of Automechanika Birmingham and auto:resource) is already proving popular with major automotive aftermarket suppliers, with th…

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Industry News

Schaeffler announces major update to REPXPERT workshop portal

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

With its reputation for putting the needs of aftermarket professionals first, Schaeffler continues to do what it does best, completely redesigning its popular REPXPERT portal to provide an even greate…

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Product News

Data quality as a success factor at TMD Friction

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

For TMD Friction, the global leader in brake pad technology, data quality is of strategic importance. For over ten years, a specialised data team has been continuously improving product and catalogue …

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IAAF Member News
Product News

IAAF Activity Report w-e 8 October 2021

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during the week just gone by. Northern Ireland MOTWe have completed the fir…

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IAAF News
Industry News

Philips Automotive Products lighting up the way to the top

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

This weekend will see the finals of the Lumileds and Philips Automotive Lighting-supported UK Top Technician and Top Garage Awards for 2020/21. Hundreds of British garages and technicians applied to e…

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IAAF Member News

MAM Software helps supplier assure customers of accurate product data in Autocat

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

MAM Software is pleased to announce that Capricorn Car Parts Ltd has now successfully updated its product data from V7 to V8 in Autocat, the UK’s leading web-driven vehicle parts catalogue. Moving fro…

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Product News

Emil makes the podium as NGK riders excel in World Speedway Championship

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

NGK-sponsored Emil Sayfutdinov has finished third in the 2021 FIM Speedway World Championship. The Russian finished behind fellow countryman Artem Laguta and runner-up Bartosz Zmarzlik at the end of a…

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IAAF Member News

BM Catalysts launches new-to-range parts to cover expanding European car parc

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

The UK’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket catalytic converters, DPFs and front pipes, BM Catalysts, has unveiled 22 new references in its ever-growing product portfolio to cover over two million ad…

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Product News

Prepare for the winter season with Exol’s Antifreeze range

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Exol Lubricants is encouraging technicians, garages and workshops to prepare for the winter season by stocking up on its leading Antifreeze range to cover the passenger car (PC) and commercial vehicle…

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Product News

MAHLE introduces new references to thermal management portfolio

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has extended its ever-expanding thermal management range, with the addition of over 90 new references to cover the growing European vehicle car parc. The latest new-to-range produ…

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Product News

Borg & Beck urges aftermarket to get winter-ready with filter replacements

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

With winter fast approaching and the DVLA reporting that 60 percent of all MOTs for the year will take place in the second half of the year, First Line Ltd., via its Borg & Beck brand, is advising…

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Product News

26 percent higher sales and 75 percent more revenue at LIQUI MOLY

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Perhaps it’s the curse of success: Whereas demand otherwise determined the growth of the German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY, it is now the supply of raw materials. In the first nine months …

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IAAF Member News

New NGK building a symbol of company’s transformation

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

NGK has continued its environmental sustainability drive with the opening of a new office building at its Komaki Plant in Japan. The world’s leading ignition and sensor specialist’s new ‘N-FOREST’ bui…

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Optima C5 LSJ 0W-20 gains approval from Jaguar Land Rover

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Leading lubricants supplier, Exol, has received approval from Jaguar Land Rover for its Optima C5 LSJ 0W-20, to their STJLR.51.5122 specification. Optima C5 LSJ 0W-20 is the latest generation fully sy…

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IAAF Member News
Product News

OSRAM unveils TRUCKSTAR PRO range updates

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Leading automotive lighting specialist, OSRAM, has updated the features in its well established, powerful TRUCKSTAR PRO range; for a brighter light offering for the CV market. Ideal for professional d…

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Product News

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd - MechanEx Sandown Park preview

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is looking forward to exhibiting at its first automotive show since before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. The leading supplier of…

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IAAF Member News

AAG to headline sponsor IAAF Virtual Conference 2021

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is delighted to announce that leading automotive trading group, Alliance Automotive Group (AAG), is the headline sponsor of its 2021 Virtual Confer…

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IAAF News
Industry News

The perfect storm – episode 3 China factory closures

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

In the latest of our “perfect storm” articles, we look at the latest impacts on the global supply chain. In the past week, more than 100 companies have notified stock markets of production suspensions…

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IAAF News
Industry News

HELLA introduces new Modular Lightbar for municipal vehicles

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

Municipal emergency vehicles are operating day and night to provide the safety required on the roads. Individual beacons are often insufficient for warning other road users in good time when work is t…

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Product News

Fuel crisis cancels book launch

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

The difficult decision to postpone our book launch this weekend was made late this afternoon, we couldn't in good conscience ask for commitment to an event that in some cases required significant trav…

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IAAF Member News

Banner’s six top tips for long battery life

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

For drivers of all ages, whether experienced or inexperienced, probably the most frustrating thing to encounter is a car that simply won’t start! However as Europe’s leading manufacturer of batteries …

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Product News
IAAF Member News

UK gas market explained

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

There has recently been widespread media coverage of wholesale gas prices, and the effect this could have on energy bills. The impact on certain areas of industry, and its ability to continue producti…

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Industry News

LKQ Euro Car Parts relaunches training offering as LKQ Academy

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts has announced the launch of LKQ Academy, a new and improved training platform for independent garages and bodyshops. The launch follows the conclusion of a programme of business int…

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IAAF Member News

Farewell to furlough

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

The IAAF's legal helpline provider, Lawgistics, have produced some guiddance for employers on their responsibilities following the end of the furlough scheme on 30th September 2021. An employer is abl…

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Legal Updates
HR Updates

WhoCanFixMyCar and Amazon partnership brings new tyre fitting service to UK

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

WhoCanFixMyCar has teamed up with Amazon to offer its customers a dedicated professional tyre fitting service across the UK. WhoCanFixMyCar has provided a dedicated ‘fit it now’ platform through which…

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IAAF Member News

IAAF Activity Report w/e 1 October 2021

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during the week just gone by. Fuel shortagesThe IAAF has sought information…

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IAAF News

Brake Engineering introduces surge of new calipers to mark 40th year

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

Brake Engineering has introduced an impressive 82 new brake calipers since the start of 2021, as it celebrates its 40th anniversary by continuing its commitment to innovation and service in the automo…

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Product News

Ring launches Xenon200 bulb for brighter future

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

As the nation returns to normality, more people are heading on staycations and making road trips to see family, friends and business acquaintances. The latest launch from Ring offers drivers up to 200…

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Product News

PartsinMotion.co.uk unveils NAPA dispensing stand for technicians

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

Garages and service centres should prepare for the MOT season with NAPA’s new bulb dispensing stand, providing technicians with easy access to its popular bulb range, says PartsinMotion.co.uk. Lightin…

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Product News

OESAA reveals First Brands Group as newest member

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is thrilled to welcome First Brands Group as a new member of its organisation. First Brands Group, which originated from TRICO Group in…

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Product News
IAAF Member News

Teng Tools joins The Parts Alliance

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

With more than 30 years’ experience developing tools for a myriad of sectors, including the aftermarket, Teng Tools has now become a supplier to The Parts Alliance to spread its range even further. Th…

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Product News
IAAF Member News

FAI Automotive Announcement

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

Originally founded in the 1960s by the Walker family, FAI Automotive plc (“FAI”) has thrived and expanded to become a brand leader in the automotive parts distribution aftermarket, generating a turnov…

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IAAF Member News

New portal simplifies warranty returns process

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

The new warranty and returns process, brought to market by Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT – the joint sales and marketing initiative from Fourth and TecAlliance – is suc…

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IAAF Member News

OPTIMAL UK announces company ownership changes

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Automotive parts business OPTIMAL UK Distribution Ltd. has announced changes in its ownership, with LKQ Europe selling its shares in the business. Midlands-headquartered OPTIMAL UK was established in …

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IAAF Member News
People News

Delphi Technologies launches new BlueTech VCI empowering the aftermarket with state-of-the-art diagnostics

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Delphi Technologies Aftermarket; a brand of BorgWarner Inc, grows its diagnostic portfolio with an innovative, easy to use analytic tool providing workshops with an extensive suite of diagnostic inter…

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Product News

Comline joins forces with YouTube sensation Salvage Rebuilds UK

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Comline Auto Parts is delighted to announce a partnership with YouTube sensation, Salvage Rebuilds UK. With more than 210,000 subscribers and thousands of views per video, technicians Rob and Chris ar…

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Product News

Consistency pays off at Silverstone for Halfords Racing with Cataclean

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

A tough day at Silverstone for Halfords Racing with Cataclean generated three top 10 finishes for Dan Rowbottom and moved him back into the top 10 in the championship. Dan Rowbottom and Gordon Shedden…

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IAAF Member News

Ben launches new SilverCloud programmes for younger people

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Automotive charity Ben is launching a new range of programmes on SilverCloud, its digital mental health and wellbeing platform, that are specially tailored to help younger automotive people aged 16 ye…

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HR Updates

Yuasa sail to success in the Flying Dutchman World Championships

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

GS Yuasa are celebrating a successful campaign in the prestigious Flying Dutchman World Championships. The battery manufacturer backed three Yuasa-branded boats in the nine challenging races with Guzm…

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IAAF Member News

HELLA outperformed the market in the first quarter, but the company's outlook is lowered due to significantly reduced market expectations for the current fiscal year

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Although HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier outperformed the market in the first quarter of the fiscal year, the company's outlook for the current fiscal year 2021/2022 is lower…

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IAAF Member News

Klarius ready to support 7 million MOTs in September/October 2021

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has recently announced that it expects over 7 million MOTs to take place during September and October 2021 – a 22% rise compared to the normal figures fo…

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Product News

TechMan easing garage stress with intuitive management tools

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Garage owners, managers, technicians and front-of-house staff have all benefited from TechMan’s commitment to its continual development of intuitive garage management tools and features, each one help…

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Product News

Workshops should maximise MoT opportunuity

Date: Friday 24 September 2021

NGK has reiterated its call for UK workshops to take advantage of the current surge in demand for MoT tests. The ignition and sensor specialist has been forecasting September’s MoT boom after it was r…

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