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Status update from GT Automotive on our products and services during the current outbreak

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Last week, Senior Management took the decision to operate our premises at a reduced capacity for the foreseeable future. Going into this week, this decision remains in place.   We believe that we are …

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TechMan to provide ‘business as usual’ for customers during Coronavirus restrictions

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Following the Prime Minister&rsquo,s announcement, TechMan is advising its customers that it will be continuing to provide services and support for its garage management system whilst these unprec…

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The Parts Alliance to continue deliveries

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The Parts Alliance has confirmed that its branch network will continue to offer trade deliveries, adding that there are no significant shortages of products emerging within the supply chain.   Neil Cr…

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Whocanfixmycar.com's resonse to the announcement on MOTs

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Until confirmed otherwise, the government have announced that cars, motorcycles and vans that are due their MOT after 30/3/20 will receive a 6 month extension. , However, all vehicles on the roa…

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Workshops must stay open during the crisis, say First Line

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, now more than ever, workshops have a vital role to play. While MOT deadlines have been extended, workshops still need to be prepared and willing to repair the …

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“Nobody will be laid off – if need be, I’ll waive my salary”

Date: Friday 27 March 2020

The world economy is on the brink of collapse due to the corona pandemic and its development is more uncertain than ever. The German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY is aware of this and is taki…

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COVID-19 - Member News: TTC

Date: Friday 27 March 2020

Truck & Trailer Components started to make preparations for home working of its office based teams with effect from week commencing 9th March. This involved ensuring each team member was equipped …

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TMD Friction bolsters sales team with new area sales managers

Date: Friday 27 March 2020

Global OE and aftermarket brakes manufacturer, TMD Friction, has expanded its sales team with the appointment of two new area sales managers. Del Smith, who will be covering the Midlands, and Alistair…

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Former ADF Leader of Council returns to NHS frontline

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020

Dr. Richard Stock, a former Leader of Council and until recently a member of the IAAF Council, has recently announced his return to the NHS frontline. This was in response to the call for retired medi…

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Covid-19: update 25 March 2020

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020

Following the government’s new measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 (23 March), the IAAF has gained clarification from government that businesses in the automotive aftermarket supplying garages, na…

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Combating the coronavirus pandemic: Bosch develops rapid test for COVID-19

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is posing major challenges for healthcare systems and medical institutions worldwide. An ability to rapidly diagnose the virus is of invaluable help in curbing its exponenti…

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COVID-19: Updates to Companies House services

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Companies House is closely following Public Health England guidelines. They have plans in place to maintain services for customers, and protect the …

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COVID-19 Update 24/3/20

Date: Tuesday 24 March 2020

Following the government’s new measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 (23 March), the IAAF is seeking clarification on exemption for businesses in the automotive aftermarket. Currently, it is the und…

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sales-i: "Pandemics are tragedies, but business must go on"

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Over the last few weeks, sales teams all over the world have switched from proactive, inperson selling to working over the phone. Now that the World Health Organization has officially named the corona…

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Hella: Business development in line with expectations, but adjustment of company outlook necessary due to COVID-19 pandemic

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

In the first nine months of the current fiscal year 2019/2020 (1 June 2019 to 29 February 2020), sales and earnings of the internationally positioned automotive supplier, HELLA, have developed in line…

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The advantages of single mass flywheel

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

For more than 100 years, Borg & Beck has been a byword for premium products, which is why brand owner First Line Ltd, continues to invest and update its quality control and test equipment in its b…

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HELLA expands offering by more than 200 references

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

HELLA has added an impressive 200+ passenger car references to further accommodate the needs of the aftermarket with premium quality products. Lighting HELLA has introduced 10 combination rearlights, …

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LIQUI MOLY defies corona: a bonus for every employee instead of short-time work

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Special times call for special measures. The German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY is not reacting to the corona crisis with short-time work or layoffs, but is instead paying a bonus of EUR 1,…

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EAG awarded ISO accreditation

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) is proud to announce that it has been ISO-accredited following a surveillance audit by the National Quality Assurance. EAG now boasts ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO…

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DENSO reveals ‘contingency plan’ due to COVID-19 outbreak

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

DENSO can confirm that it has put a contingency plan in place to protect its workforce, customers and suppliers, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. All employees, including DENSO’s customer service te…

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Gerry Doverman Ltd gets major profit boost with TechMan

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Hereford-based Mercedes, BMW and Porsche specialist, Gerry Doverman Ltd, has attributed a 43% rise in its profits to garage management specialist, TechMan. Speaking to camera, managing director Gerry …

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Hengst: Premiere for Blue.on in the new Opel Astra

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

The innovative Blue.on oil filter system, from filter specialist Hengst SE is being launched for the first time into serial production. The functionally reliable and climate-friendly alternative to th…

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First Line introduces new water pump

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

First Line has recently introduced a replacement water pump with an electric valve to accommodate a range of VAG vehicles equipped with stop/start technology that have this specialised component fitte…

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COVID-19: General advice for members

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

In light of the speed of changes with regard to the ongoing situation, members are urged to check regularly for the latest government information and advice and to promptly follow all recommendations …

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BER 2023: Preparatory survey

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Ahead of the discussions on the Block Exemption Regulation which is due for renewal in 2023, Ernst & Young have been chosen to undertake a study into the historical market trends in vehicle distri…

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OESAA postpones Autoinform Live

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) has announced that next month’s Autoinform Live, due to be held at the GTG Academy in Wolverhampton from 25-26 April, has been postpone…

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COVID-19 and IAAF Events

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Following the announcement by the government this week, the IAAF has taken the decision to postpone all events until the end of May 2020. This is also in line with guidance issued to many of our membe…

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EAG appoints former Suplex expert to assist during ‘transition period’ after company becomes exclusive UK distributor

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has recruited Sam Cotterill to its team, brought in, initially, to assist Suplex’s relocation to its new and exclusive distributor. After five years at Suplex, developing …

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Potential impact on the aftermarket of a revision to the composition of the VIN number

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

At a recent meeting of the Techncial Committee for Motor Vehicles, the European Commission announced their intention to revise the composition of the vehicle identification number (VIN) as they want t…

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Textar pledges to nurture young talent with IMI Skills sponsorship

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Premium commercial vehicle braking brand, Textar, is once again playing its part to nurture young talent in the motor industry by sponsoring the IMI Skill Auto 2020-21 competition. Skill Auto is a ski…

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Transport Secretary sets out 18 point package of measures to improve safety and public confidence

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

An action plan to ensure smart motorways are as safe as possible has been set out by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. Work will focus on getting help to broken down drivers much quicker and making th…

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CV Show 2020 cancelled

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

It is with great regret that the organisers of the Commercial Vehicle Show have announced that the 2020 event has been cancelled. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic together with guidance issue…

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Let your customers know you're still here during the COVID-19 restrictions

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

TechmanGMS, who recently joined the IAAF, have produced a brief guide on how to communicate to your loyal customers and local community. With the unprecedented situation presented by COVID-19, many pe…

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IAAF calls for Government COVID-19 support

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is calling on the Government to implement a number of measures that support both individuals and busines…

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COVID-19: Emergency government funding available to businesses

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

As the fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic continues, many businesses say they are teetering on the brink as revenues plunge following the stay at home advice. Fortunately, emergency funding of £330…

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COVID-19: Advice for employers from Lawgistics on sick-pay and self-isolation

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

The IAAF's legal helpline provider, Lawgistics, has produced the following advice for employers with regard to the Coronavirus. Over the coming months Lawgistics will be issuing legal updates specific…

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COVID-19: Advice to employers from Lawgistics regarding redundancies and layoffs

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Lawgistics have developed some FAQs for businesses considering redundancies. Because of the coronavirus situation, can I make my staff redundant? If you are in the regrettable position intending to cl…

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Working from home? Trying to recruit or manage meetings?

Date: Friday 20 March 2020

Follow these useful tips from Glen Callum Associates on keeping your business moving. Businesses’ are considering alternative forms of interviews/meetings to allow for a work from home situation. Dra…

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Aftermarket specialist becomes new IAAF Vice President

Date: Wednesday 18 March 2020

Richard Welland, managing director of WAIglobal UK, has been appointed the new Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) vice-president, supporting president, Terry Knox and chief executive…

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LEVC reveals name for new electric van: VN5

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2020

LEVC’s new electric light commercial van will set new standards in the commercial vehicle sector and its name has been revealed. VN5. Aligned with LEVC’s overall product naming strategy, the same tech…

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Liverpool Council introduces 20 gas-powered Mercedes refuse trucks

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2020

Liverpool City Council has commissioned a new fleet of Mercedes-Benz refuse collection trucks that run on biogas. The Econic NGT 2630 L models are expected to make a significant contribution towards t…

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Pollution from tyre wear 1,000 times worse than exhaust emissions

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2020

Harmful particle matter from tyres – and also brakes – is a very serious and growing environmental problem, one that is being exacerbated by the increasing popularity of large, heavy vehicles such as …

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The 2020 budget and vehicles

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2020

Among the measures included in the recent budget, the government has highlighted the need to reduce emissions across all modes of transport, saying that road transport is responsible for 91% of domest…

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The Parts Alliance sending Queensway Auto Repairs to Le Mans

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2020

The Parts Alliance has found the first main winner of its ongoing ‘Original Experience’ promotion, with Omer Hassan, Director of Queensway Auto Repairs Ltd finding the winning scratch card on Monday 1…

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Whocanfixmycar.com issue advice to network members on COVID-19

Date: Monday 16 March 2020

IAAF service member company, Whocanfixmycar.com, have issued the following advice to their network members and suggested that there might be information of interest to IAAF members regarding how to de…

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Yuasa celebrate ten years in the BTCC with the launch of 2020 challenger and a blast from the past

Date: Monday 16 March 2020

Yuasa are celebrating their ten-year anniversary in the British Touring Car Championship with the launch of their 2020 challenger. The battery brand, manufactured by GS Yuasa, unveiled the Honda Civic…

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New catalogue app from Gates saves time, adds value

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

Gates, a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, introduces a new mobile app that provides users quick access to one of the automotive aftermarket…

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E10 petrol fuel switch - solution already available

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

Motor factors and garages will be in a strong position to offer expert advice, as well as provide a solution to motorists concerned, after news that the UK Government is to consult about proposals to …

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Mexican test beckons for NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford WRC team

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Esapekka Lappi, Teemu Suninen and Gus Greensmith will be targeting new heights when the FIA World Rally Championship turns to gravel at this week’s Ra…

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MOOG® Returns as Official Steering and Suspension Sponsor of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series™

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

The globally respected MOOG® brand is set to begin its third year as official steering and suspension components provider of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series™ (NWES), one of Europe’s fastest growing and …

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