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sales-i in pole position for the BTCC 2022 season with continued sponsorship of Power Maxed Racing

Date: Thursday 21 April 2022

sales-i, the sales enablement software with data analytics and CRM, announced its renewed sponsorship of Power Maxed Racing (PMR) for the fifth year. Power Maxed, the leading brand of cleaning and det…

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Shaftec announces key appointments to drive business growth

Date: Wednesday 20 April 2022

Having entered 2022 in its strongest position yet, Shaftec has announced two important management level appointments to ensure the business is best placed for success within its chosen markets as it e…

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sales-i: How to increase sustainability - by focusing on your customers

Date: Wednesday 20 April 2022

An important sustainable approach, but often overlooked is to improve your customer retention. This approach is not only more cost-effective than new customer acquisition, but also the more profitable…

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BTCC legend Gordon Shedden gets set for another championship bid as GS Yuasa ambassador

Date: Wednesday 20 April 2022

Triple British Touring Car Champion, Gordon ‘Flash’ Shedden is set to continue his position as brand ambassador for GS Yuasa as the global battery manufacturer powers him on his 2022 British Touring C…

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Launch Tech UK unveils diagnostics equipment for heavy commercial vehicles

Date: Wednesday 20 April 2022

Technicians specialising in heavy commercial vehicles can now complete professional diagnostics with the release of Launch Tech UK’s new PRO 5 HD+ equipment. Following continuous innovation and softwa…

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Motul and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing UK look forward to further success together in 2022

Date: Wednesday 20 April 2022

Motul is delighted to continue its partnership with the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing UK works team in this year’s British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) campaign. The team, run by Cheshire-based Speedworks Mo…

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ZF’s Global Remanufacturing Initiatives Support Sustainability Commitment

Date: Thursday 14 April 2022

Today, in recognition of Global Remanufacturing Day, ZF confirmed its continued commitment to remanufacturing and the resulting substantial positive impacts to the environment, economy, and product li…

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Team Building at Lucas Oil

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

Lucas Oil Products (UK) has added two new members. Both will be based the company’s headquarters in Anglesey, North Wales. Roo Pitt (pictured above left) becomes Marketing Coordinator. He will take ch…

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Andrew Tsang joins Comline as UK sales general manager

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

Comline has announced the appointment of Andrew Tsang to the senior management position of UK sales general manager. Andrew assumes responsibility for overseeing UK sales of the Comline, Motaquip and …

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COVID-19 restrictions are being replaced by public health advice

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

COVID-19 will remain a public health issue and guidance for workplaces is being replaced with public health advice. You can check the latest position and timescales for the nation you are working in: …

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Garage raises safety concerns over possible move to biennial MOT testing in Northern Ireland

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

An Independent garage has voiced concerns over proposals to move to biennial MOT testing following a Call for Evidence by the Northern Ireland Executive. Liam Hardy of independent garage Hardy Bros Ca…

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Van Driver Tookit wins ‘Outstanding Product of the Year’ Fleet News Award

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

National Highways has won another coveted Fleet News Award, this time for its Van Driver Toolkit, developed by the Commercial Vehicle Incident Prevention Team as part of the Driving for Better Busines…

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Industry News

Alliance Automotive Group acquires Lausan Group in Spain

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

Leading European automotive aftermarket group Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) has finalised the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Lausan Group (Lausan+Soulima). Lausan, currently majority-owned by …

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IAAF Exclusive! GCA Survey calls for personal, transparent and efficient process

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

The Glen Callum Associates (GCA) Automotive Aftermarket Recruitment Survey 2022 has highlighted the importance of personal contact and how the process of recruitment should be a key tool in the sales …

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More than 70 sign up to exclusive member networking event

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is set to host an exclusive networking event for its members in June, tying in with the first day of the inaugural UK Garage and Bodyshop Event…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts switches Customers' Pennies donations to DEC in support of Ukraine crisis

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts has changed the beneficiary of customer donations via its charity partner Pennies to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), to support victims of the war in Ukraine. The leading c…

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IAAF membership network grows with Prestige Wheels addition

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has expanded its membership network with the addition of alloy wheel refurbishing agent Prestige Wheels. Prestige Wheels has over 20 years’ exp…

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UK Garage & Bodyshop Event provides platform for entire Autotech Training offering

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

Showcasing its entire training offering at the forthcoming UK Garage & Bodyshop Event (Stand A40) Autotech Training will demonstrate to visitors at the show how they can upskill their workforce to…

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Electric cars need green electricity. Fuel cell vehicles need hydrogen. - a commentary from Corteco

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

There is still the need for “filling stations” for electric cars. Even if the electricity for the e-vehicle, in the absence of a Wallbox, comes out of an electric outlet, it still has to be generated.…

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Ring Automotive welcomes new area sales manager

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

Ring Automotive has appointed Ben Johnson as its new area sales manager, to oversee management of its aftermarket accounts across the south of England. Johnson’s new role will see him manage Ring Auto…

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NGK-sponsored Hamilton remains with Team HARD. Racing in 2022

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

British racing driver Nic Hamilton – who is sponsored by ignition and sensor specialist NGK – is confirmed to drive for Team HARD. Racing’s Cupra Leon line-up for the 2022 Kwik Fit British Touring Car…

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MEYLE Performance: MEYLE continues its successful motorsport sponsorship and looks forward to an exciting race season in 2022

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

MEYLE has a long-running connection to motorsport, as it plays a key role in product development, in particular as a test ground under real-life conditions. The Hamburg manufacturer is delighted to co…

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BM Catalysts expands catalytic converter range with new references

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

Leading catalytic converter, DPF and front pipe manufacturer, BM Catalysts, has added nine new references to its ever-expanding range. As part of its ongoing commitment to provide customers with a wid…

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Product News

Ring Carnation and OSRAM to light up CV Show 2022 with next generation in power management and lighting solutions

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

Ring Carnation, the vehicle conversion electrical specialist, will be demonstrating the next generation of power management at the 2022 Commercial Vehicle Show, taking place 24th – 26th May, at the NE…

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OSRAM driving lights shine bright in BBC Speedshop episode

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2022

OSRAM’s lighting range is in the spotlight as part of a mountain rescue-equipped Land Rover Defender feature on the BBC Two show The Speedshop. As part of the feature, Land Rover accessory brand Terra…

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Mintex opens two championship seasons at Donington Park

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2022

Mintex provided the stopping power at the season openers of the Focus Cup and EnduroKA Series, which took place at Donington Park circuit 2nd-3rd April. The Focus Cup and EnduroKA Series are one-make …

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Caravan & Camper Batteries – what you need to know

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2022

As with almost any vacation, taking a well-deserved break that runs smoothly and without any problems or glitches, is at the top of anyone’s wish list. And when it comes to caravans and motorhomes the…

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HELLA sets the face of the Škoda Enyaq iV with an illuminated radiator grill

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2022

HELLA, the international automotive supplier, has developed a comprehensive lighting package for the Enyaq iV together with its manufacturer Škoda. The main focus is on the dynamic illumination of the…

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New Philips Xperion 6000 lights star in 2022 Auto Express inspection light group test

Date: Monday 11 April 2022

The UK’s most respected testing forum for automotive products, Auto Express, has assessed two of the latest Philips Xperion 6000 workshop lights and found them to be the pick of the bunch in its annua…

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Classic Motor Hub becomes latest Motul partner

Date: Monday 11 April 2022

In its ongoing expansion into the classic sector, Motul is delighted to announce that it is joining forces with Gloucestershire’s foremost historic motoring centre, the Classic Motor Hub. Situated a c…

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Schaeffler introduces LuK RepSet 2CT repair solution for popular VAG DQ381 ‘wet’ double clutch system

Date: Monday 11 April 2022

Reflecting its position as a leading original equipment (OE) manufacturer and preferred partner to vehicle manufacturers around the world, Schaeffler has again responded to the needs of the independen…

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MAHLE Aftermarket expands thermal management portfolio

Date: Monday 11 April 2022

MAHLE Aftermarket is expanding its portfolio to include indirect air conditioning condensers, which are becoming standard components in the air conditioning systems of modern vehicles. By continuously…

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PPE at work regulations have changed

Date: Monday 11 April 2022

The new Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (PPER 2022) have now come into force. They amend the 1992 Regulations (PPER 1992). Under PPER 2022, the types of duties and r…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts scoop Branch Team of the Year award

Date: Friday 08 April 2022

Arnold Clark Autoparts was named Branch Team of the Year at the CAT Awards 2022, as voted for by professionals within the automotive aftermarket. The prestigious awards ceremony took place at Manchest…

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Lubricants giant Motul joins IAAF membership

Date: Friday 08 April 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed automotive lubricants manufacturer Motul to its membership. Established in 1853, Motul is renowned in the automotive industry for …

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Robinson’s racing ahead with NGK

Date: Friday 08 April 2022

Seven-time UK pro mod champion Andy Robinson returns to drag racing this month in his NGK-sponsored race car ‘Anger Management 2.0’. He will be in action at Northamptonshire’s Santa Pod Raceway over t…

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CEI joins TecDoc to increase global recognition

Date: Friday 08 April 2022

CEI has decided to present their products in the TecDoc Catalogue, the leading aftermarket catalogue. The product range of the Italian parts manufacturer includes a wide range of spare parts for gearb…

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UK AFCAR pushes for aftermarket inclusion in MP’s vehicle tampering debate

Date: Friday 08 April 2022

Within the transport regulatory review, the UK Government is proposing to legislate to avoid ‘tampering’ with a vehicle in a way that would render the vehicle non-compliant with its original vehicle t…

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Investment key in volatile raw materials market

Date: Friday 08 April 2022

Turbocharger specialist, Melett, continues to increase its stockholding of turbocharger components, as it looks to support customers against the backdrop of a volatile raw materials market. Melett’s g…

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Product News

Ring Automotive to bring latest tools & equipment to UK Garage & Bodyshop event 2022

Date: Friday 08 April 2022

Ring Automotive has announced its participation at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event 2022 and will showcase its wide range of innovative tools and equipment, designed especially with technicians in m…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 9 April 2022

Date: Friday 08 April 2022

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during what has been yet another extremely busy week. LobbyingWork is ongoi…

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VARTA supports Racing Team T Sport Bernau at Truck Championship

Date: Thursday 07 April 2022

As a technology partner and sponsor, VARTA is supporting the T Sport Bernau team starting this year's racing season, which has been successful for them in the FIA European Truck Racing Championship fo…

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New EU rules on use of LCVs to transport goods

Date: Thursday 07 April 2022

New EU rules mean you need to apply for an International Operators’ Licence now if you want to use light goods vehicles such as vans, vans or cars towing trailers to transport goods for hire or reward…

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Industry News

Overcoming the current talent crises with the right technology

Date: Thursday 07 April 2022

Like many industries, the independent automotive aftermarket industry has faced a growing talent shortage that is compounding year-on-year, with an ageing workforce and tight supply of younger skilled…

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FPS make the move to Ireland

Date: Thursday 07 April 2022

FPS are pleased to announce that they will open their brand new RDC in Belfast, Ireland on 11th April 2022 as part of their continuous expansion plans. The ambition for the new site is to provide cust…

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NEW alternator A1097S in AS-PL offer

Date: Thursday 07 April 2022

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A1097S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - the line of products th…

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Product News

EU trade tips from HMRC

Date: Wednesday 06 April 2022

Full customs controls are now in place for trading between Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and the European Union (EU). This means full customs declarations and payment of relevant tariffs…

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Industry News

Diesel Technic Product Portrait: 3.59154 Propeller Shaft

Date: Tuesday 05 April 2022

The propeller shaft, also known as the cardan shaft, is an important component in rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. It’s job is to transfer the torque in a buckled drive train from the engine or transmi…

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Transmission oil change made fast and easy: MEYLE introduces its own transmission oil filling device

Date: Tuesday 05 April 2022

The Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE introduces its new transmission oil filling device and a matching adaptor set for oil change on all transmission types. The high-quality and handy device comes wit…

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Lesjofors Launch a New Leaf Spring Reference

Date: Tuesday 05 April 2022

Lesjofors Springs are pleased to announce the introduction of a further leaf spring into their market-leading range. All new-to-range springs will be available progressively over the coming weeks. …

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