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Garages embrace online parts supply to support growth

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

Independent garages looking to grow their business are embracing online parts supply in greater numbers, as they look to access a wider range of available products from leading brands. Online automoti…

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Veterans in Action

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

Along with other automotive suppliers like Denso, Philips will be supporting this marvellous charity’s work to support our veterans battling against PTSD. The work that the chief operating officer Bil…

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Authorities confiscate significant haul of counterfeit NSK bearings

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

The recent discovery of a large number of counterfeit NSK bearings in Johannesburg, South Africa, highlights the need to remain vigilant in the face of criminals who look to put the safety and integri…

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EU makes progress on Block Exemption

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

The European Commission has officially announced its intent to prolong Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations (MVBER) for another 5 years, until the 31 May 2028. A public consultation on the draft …

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UK lobbying – what happens now?

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson announced his resignation on Thursday. He is reported to have told the new Cabinet he would not implement any new policies until he is replaced. Lobbying the UK govt …

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Managing a safety defect of aftermarket components

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

IAAF is working with DVSA on Vehicle Safety Defects and Recalls. Please see attached the annex on “managing a safety defect of aftermarket components”. DVSA has identified a process by which to identi…

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Most read stories on the IAAF Products & Services eBulletin

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

Here are some of the most read stories by our 11,000 garages via the products and services ebulletin. Send your product news to anns@iaaf.co.uk  GSF Car Parts completes rebrandhttps://iaaf.co.uk/news/…

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RNH Solutions rebrands to MAM Software

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

Following its recent acquisition by Kerridge Commercial Systems, RNH Solutions will rebrand to MAM Software. The move brings its automotive operations in the UK and Ireland under one unified brand to …

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SMP Europe grows number of UK engineers to 16

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

SMP Europe, home of the Intermotor, Lemark and Lucas engine management brands, has grown the number of its UK engineering team to 16, as it accelerates its development in bringing solutions for the fu…

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Klarius appoints Mark Raines as Associate Marketing Director

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

Klarius has announced the appointment of its new Associate Marketing Director, Mark Raines. With a proven track record in industrial and retail markets both in the UK and abroad, Mark will provide str…

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Motul Corazón: Helping future generations realise their potential

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

As a brand that has more than 150 years of history to its name, Motul has been present and has observed dramatic advancements in technology and changes in society. Its values reflect an outlook that e…

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MAHLE Powertrain drives the development of ammonia combustion for heavy duty engines

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

MAHLE Powertrain is leading an innovative project to develop technologies to replace diesel with ammonia in heavy duty combustion engines. Funded through the UK Government’s Net Zero Innovation Portfo…

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A green oasis in the factory grounds

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

A metropolis with millions of inhabitants, Chennai is located in the south of the Indian subcontinent. Due to the important automotive companies located there, it’s also known as “India’s Detroit”. Fr…

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NAPA Truck has landed!

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

The brand that is steeped in American history made its way to Europe just 3 years ago and now features 26 product lines in passenger cars. This year the brand launched NAPA Truck, a commercial vehicle…

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Andy celebrates Santa Pod victory

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

Seven-time UK Pro Mod champion Andy Robinson has won a major event in his NGK-sponsored race car ‘Anger Management 2.0’. Andy won the latest round of the 2022 Motorsport UK British Pro Mod Championshi…

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Exol-sponsored Marlow Armada turning tide in JSRA championship challenge

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

Exol Lubricants-sponsored jet ski racing team Marlow Armada are mounting a title challenge going into the second half of the JSRA British Jetsport Championship. The team races in the Vintage class of …

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Car staked as hole-in-one prize at sell-out IAAF Golf Day

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will offer players at its annual Golf Day the chance to win a brand-new car, with a hole-in-one competition on the 18th hole sponsored by SMP E…

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Kevan Wooden, Chief Commercial Officer LKQ Euro Car Parts: IAAF Blog – Second Edition

Date: Tuesday 05 July 2022

As the leading supplier of automotive parts in the UK you might not be surprised to hear that we have taken issue with the mooted plan to reduce the frequency of MOT testing from every 12 to every 24 …

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Motul partners Shelsley Walsh and gears up for BRM celebration

Date: Monday 04 July 2022

Motul is delighted to announce a new partnership agreement with the world’s oldest permanent motorsport venue, Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, which sees Motul confirmed as the Official Lubricant of the Wo…

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Unprecedented level of growth for North East Garage

Date: Monday 04 July 2022

Gateshead-based Team Valley Service & MOT Centre, the largest independent garage in the North East, is continuing to reap larger than expected growth figures. The company, which specialises in pro…

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Product News

Professional Grade Tool Chests from Carlyle Tools

Date: Monday 04 July 2022

Automotive aftermarket manufacturer Carlyle Tools has recently released a new range of professional grade tool storage chests, as used by BTCC team Motorbase Performance. Whether you are just starting…

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DENSO Aftermarket and Tetrosyl Express Ltd announce UK Distribution Partnership

Date: Monday 04 July 2022

Effective July 2022, DENSO Aftermarket is excited to announce its partnership with Tetrosyl Express LTD as a key strategic distribution partner in the UK market. By partnering with Tetrosyl Express, D…

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Exol Lubricants claims three additional quality standards for Optima engine oil

Date: Monday 04 July 2022

The upgrade of the performance additive in Exol Lubricants’ Optima LSBM 0W-30 engine oil has enabled the company to claim three further quality standards, broadening the scope of the low SAPS engine o…

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Ring launches 24V bulb stand for quick, trade-use reach

Date: Monday 04 July 2022

Ring Automotive has launched a new bulb stand, delivered with 174 of the most popular 24V bulbs, for quick availability at the point of installation. The eye-catching BU274 24V Bulb Stand is fully sto…

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News from the Diesel Technic Parts Specialists: Workshop video on the motor belt drive

Date: Monday 04 July 2022

In the new Parts Specialists workshop video, it is all about the belt drive in the engine. The Parts Specialists Lars and Kevin take a close look at their truck and have practical hints and tips up th…

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Diesel Technic Product Portrait: 3.33308 Steering column switch, black

Date: Monday 04 July 2022

Two indicators on each side, one at the front and one at the rear, are stipulated for trucks and buses. When used, these must illuminate with a frequency of 1.5 Hz (± 0.5 Hz) = 90 x per minute (± 30 x…

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Lucas Oil Scores Podium Finish at Silverstone

Date: Monday 04 July 2022

Ayumu Iwasa took second place in his Lucas Oil-sponsored car at the FIA Formula 2 Sprint Race at Silverstone, last weekend. It was a second podium finish of the 2022 season, for the Japanese driver. I…

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Book in your IAAF activity update

Date: Friday 01 July 2022

With so much change affecting aftermarket businesses, both internally through legislation and externally through rising costs and global supply chain issues, members are encouraged to book in their “I…

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Fuel costs hit new high every day for past month

Date: Friday 01 July 2022

Petrol prices have hit new record highs every day for the past month, according to motoring organisation the RAC. The cost to fill a family car now stands at about £103 for petrol, and £106 for diesel…

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Formula 1 develops synthetic sustainable fuel to be introduced in 2026

Date: Friday 01 July 2022

Formula 1 has developed a synthetic sustainable fuel to be introduced in 2026 as part of its programme to be net-zero carbon by 2030. Synthetic fuels are manufactured by an industrial process and emit…

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NGK Spark Plugs to change company name to 'Niterra'

Date: Friday 01 July 2022

Following the 122nd Ordinary General Meeting of the Shareholders on 24 June 2022, NGK SPARK PLUG announces major news with its decision to change its English language company name to ‘Niterra’. World-…

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Introducing BenWell – a new wellbeing platform designed for the automotive community

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

To mark the beginning of World Wellbeing Week, Ben, the automotive industry charity, is proud to announce the nationwide launch of BenWell – its pioneering new wellbeing platform, developed specifical…

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HR Updates

Latest advice from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

The federation's legal helpline provider, Lawgistics, has recently issued advice on three subjects which should be of interest to IAAF members. Image use without permissionTo be entitled to use the im…

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Image use without permission

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Recently, Lawgistics have had several enquiries about letters being received referring to a demand for payment on the basis of images being used without authorisation/no license obtained for the image…

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Legal Updates

From sick notes to fit notes

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

From April 2022, a new form of sick note was introduced entitled the statement of fitness for work or “fit note”. Unlike the previous sick notes, fit notes do not require a doctor’s signature in wet i…

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HR Updates

Can a notice to terminate employment be withdrawn?

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Occasionally, an employer may come across circumstances when previously served notice to terminate employment, for whatever reason, may need to be withdrawn before termination becomes effective. In th…

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Vampire jet car returns to showcase events with Arnold Clark Autoparts sponsorship

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

The Vampire jet car, holder of the UK land speed record, is returning to exhibition events nationwide with sponsorship from Arnold Clark Autoparts. Leading national motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts…

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Local students in motorsport challenge

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Llangefni-based Coleg Menai and Anglesey Based Lucas Oil Products (UK) have agreed a joint-venture project designed to fine-tune many of the practical skills being learned by the next generation of ve…

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BorgWarner Releases 2022 Sustainability Report, Highlights Substantial ESG Progress

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

BorgWarner has released its 2022 Sustainability Report, “Charging Forward Together,” highlighting the significant steps taken toward meeting its environmental stewardship, social responsibility and go…

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Autonomous transport: some thoughts from Freudenberg Sealing Technologies

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Autonomous vehicles seem to be a special species of robot. The differences cannot be justified on either technical or commercial grounds. In “The Love Bug,” when a Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie was p…

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Young Speedway stars shine in Poland

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

England’s Dan Bewley and Robert Lambert were the pick of the NGK-sponsored riders at the 3W FIM Speedway GP of Poland. They both made the semi-finals of the meeting in Gorzow finishing third in their …

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Schaeffler expands aftermarket range of innovative thermal management modules

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

The Aftermarket division of the global industrial and automotive supplier Schaeffler is expanding its range of thermal management modules (TMM) under the INA brand. Schaeffler has supplied these innov…

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Product News

New data shows vital improvements in lorry safety in London

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Transport for London (TfL), working with the London boroughs, the freight industry and campaign groups, has delivered a radical improvement to road safety in the UK with the introduction of the pionee…

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Industry News

Marathon adds Braking Splash Shields to range

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Marathon Warehouse Distribution have announced a new range of NK Braking Splash Shields. Traditionally considered a main dealer component, splash shields are fitted behind the brake disc & caliper…

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Ring expands versatile inspection lamp range further

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Ring Automotive has expanded its range of inspection lamps with the launch of the hands-free RIL0265 Detachable Neck Light and RIL0115 Flexible Head Torch, offering complete versatility when shining a…

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First Line Ltd. showcases stringent Clutch quality control in new YouTube promotional video

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Automotive aftermarket specialist First Line Ltd. has showcased its bespoke Borg & Beck Clutch Technical Centre in a new promotional video on its YouTube channel. The technical centre features hig…

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Ring Automotive renews focus on importance of tyre care as fuel prices soar

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

As petrol and diesel costs rise to record levels, Ring Automotive has prompted drivers to consider the importance of properly inflated tyres, which can affect their vehicle’s fuel consumption. Rolling…

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Haven’t found the right replacement exhaust Yeti? Go to Klarius!

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Klarius has further grown its market-leading range of aftermarket exhausts by introducing 27 new products, including diesel particulate filters (DPFs) for the Skoda Yeti 2.0. As is standard with all K…

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Leading automotive distributor LKQ Euro Car Parts increases support for Irish aftermarket with Waterford branch expansion

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts, the leading UK and Republic of Ireland automotive parts distributor, has moved its existing Waterford branch to a larger site in order to expand its offering to the Irish aftermark…

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Win two hospitality tickets to an upcoming BTCC 2022 race with sales-i

Date: Wednesday 29 June 2022

sales-i, the data analytics and CRM software for product sales teams, is offering one lucky IAAF member the chance to win two free hospitality tickets to an upcoming BTCC 2022 race. sales-i has a long…

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