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Delphi sponsors rising talent in BRSCC AIRTEC Motorsport Fiesta ST240 Championship

Date: Thursday 28 March 2024

Delphi has announced its partnership with young racing hotshot, Joseph Knight. The sponsorship will see the eighteen-year-old represent Delphi as he competes in the BRSCC AIRTEC Motorsport Fiesta ST24…

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Forvia HELLA to exhibit at Commercial Vehicle Show

Date: Wednesday 27 March 2024

Forvia HELLA has confirmed that it will be exhibiting its latest lighting and electronic innovations at the Commercial Vehicle (CV) Show from 23-25 April at the NEC in Birmingham. Located on stand 5F7…

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New vlog series launched in run-up to Schaeffler REPXPERT conference

Date: Wednesday 27 March 2024

In the run-up to the REPXPERT Conference taking place on Wednesday 22nd May, Schaeffler has launched a new online vlog series featuring Phil Curry interviewing famous aftermarket figures including Dea…

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Banner – putting on a display at Battery Specialists

Date: Wednesday 27 March 2024

Anyone out and about on a battery hunt in Kent and Medway will not fail to miss the shop front display that now greets them when visiting the premises of Rainham-based Battery Specialists South East. …

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ZF Achieves Annual Targets and Increases Competitiveness

Date: Wednesday 27 March 2024

The technology company ZF Friedrichshafen AG has achieved its financial targets set for 2023. In the midst of a highly volatile global economy, the company increased its sales by 6.5 percent to €46.6 …

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More variety for VW’s versatile van as Klarius produces new parts for the Transporter

Date: Tuesday 26 March 2024

Klarius Products is growing its extensive range of aftermarket emissions components with 19 new options. Included among the releases is an exhaust system for the van that’s helped countless drivers ma…

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GSF Car Parts offers wallet light, environmentally friendly solution for rotating electrics

Date: Tuesday 26 March 2024

National motor factor GSF Car Parts is offering a helping hand to motorists impacted by the cold weather with its extensive range of rotating electrics that won’t break the bank. Studies conducted by …

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DENSO heavy duty brushless alternators

Date: Tuesday 26 March 2024

Among the numerous criteria required to supply these products to such demanding customers, is the ability to manufacture them to stringent standards and precise specification, and then to thoroughly t…

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Autowave’s investment into China reaping benefits for the UK automotive aftermarket

Date: Tuesday 26 March 2024

Autowave, a prominent provider specialising in car keys and key programming equipment, has attributed much of its success to its strategic relationship with China and believes investing in a productio…

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WAI highlights Cores4Cash green initiative

Date: Tuesday 26 March 2024

WAI Europe, leading supplier of rotating electrics and electric vehicle (EV) charging cables, is highlighting its green initiative, Cores4Cash, as part of the brand’s mission to support recycling of c…

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Schaeffler announces new Territory Managers

Date: Tuesday 26 March 2024

Schaeffler has recently expanded its sales team by welcoming two new Territory Managers, one covering the North of England and Scotland, and the other taking responsibilities for the South East of Eng…

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Valeo appoints new Key Account Manager

Date: Tuesday 26 March 2024

Valeo Service UK has announced the appointment of Michael Gougeon as Key Account Manager, bolstering its commitment to excellent customer service. With over 21 years of experience in the automotive in…

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PartsinMotion.co.uk addresses steering and suspension issues ahead of spring

Date: Monday 25 March 2024

As the seasons change and temperatures fluctuate, one unavoidable hazard emerges on the roads: potholes. With the arrival of spring, the thawing of ice (and sometimes snow) often causes an increase of…

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Jump to attention with Ring’s new jumpstarters

Date: Monday 25 March 2024

These latest additions to its compact Lithium JumpStarter range have an exciting new feature, the ULTRABOOST button, which when pressed delivers enough power to start completely flat batteries, as low…

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LKQ Academy expands automotive training UK wide in £500,000 investment

Date: Monday 25 March 2024

LKQ Academy, the leading provider of automotive training, is opening 10 new training centres across the UK – in a £500,000 investment to help garages and bodyshops prosper by upskilling technicians an…

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FORVIA HELLA honoured with John Deere Award for sustainability

Date: Monday 25 March 2024

Heat recovery system installed at the location in Großpetersdorf, Austria System saves around 175,000 kilowatt hours of natural gas annually at the site FORVIA HELLA aims to achieve CO2-neutral produ…

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Elcome’s Xchecker hailed as ‘single source of truth’ by industry

Date: Sunday 24 March 2024

Automotive data and cataloguing specialist, Elcome’s Xchecker platform has been praised as a ‘single source of truth’ by leading parts supplier, First Line. This highlights Xchecker’s position as a tr…

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IAAF launches new parts advisor training programme

Date: Friday 22 March 2024

IAAF has launched a new training programme for motor factors in the UK, aimed at supporting parts distributors – and the wider supply chain of suppliers and garages – with improved automotive parts sa…

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WhoCanFixMyCar Appoints Kevern Thompson as New CEO

Date: Friday 22 March 2024

WhoCanFixMyCar has announced the appointment of Kevern Thompson as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), who will be taking the reins from Interim CEO, David Loy. Thompson joins the company after eig…

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DENSO launches Instagram page live on BBC Radio 2

Date: Friday 22 March 2024

Three time DENSO League of True Mechanics UK award winner, Edd Hunt, was the first post on the brand new DENSO Instagram page, as he appeared on OJ Borg’s late night BBC Radio 2 show Following a chanc…

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Upholding integrity: Glen Callum Associates reiterates the importance of ethical recruitment practices

Date: Friday 22 March 2024

Specialist automotive aftermarket recruitment partner, Glen Callum Associates (GCA), recently celebrated a quarter-century of dedicated service, and is now highlighting the importance of ethical recru…

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Keith Newman-Bale Funeral Details

Date: Thursday 21 March 2024

We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Keith Newman-Bale's passing. Keith was the owner of Unity Autofactors Ltd, a dedicated member of GROUPAUTO. We want to express our sincerest condolences to h…

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New oil for Stellantis Group models: LIQUI MOLY TOP TEC 6310 0W-20

Date: Thursday 21 March 2024

With Top Tec 6310 0W-20, LIQUI MOLY is launching a new motor oil on the market that meets the requirements of the PSA Group (PSA B71 2010), among others. “This is a top-of-the-line oil that reduces fu…

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GS Yuasa launches NPS scheme to enhance customer experience

Date: Thursday 21 March 2024

GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd, the UK’s market leading manufacturer of vehicle and industrial batteries, is proud to announce the implementation of a Net Promoter Score (NPS) system in its operations.…

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First Line Ltd. prepares for spring surge in classic car clutch demand

Date: Thursday 21 March 2024

First Line Ltd. is gearing up for an anticipated increase in enquiries for classic car clutches, with the warmer weather beckoning retro car enthusiasts back onto the roads. The COVID-19 pandemic prom…

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UniClutch announces NAPA team sponsorship for BTCC 2024 season

Date: Wednesday 20 March 2024

Game-changing clutch brand, UniClutch, has announced it will be partnering with the award-winning NAPA Racing UK team for the 2024 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season. News of the sponsorsh…

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Rev your engines, Ring and OSRAM announce sponsorship of BTCC!

Date: Tuesday 19 March 2024

Renowned lighting specialist, OSRAM and its subsidiary, auto accessory giant, Ring, has revealed its support of the NAPA racing team for British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) this year.  Reigning BT…

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Thinkcar range available from Motor Parts Direct

Date: Tuesday 19 March 2024

Thinkcar UK is developing a national relationship with Motor Parts Direct (MPD) to enable more UK garages and technicians to access Thinkcar products more easily. Thinkcar’s innovative range combines …

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New Park Royal branch is a jewel in the crown for GSF’s London plans

Date: Tuesday 19 March 2024

National motor factor GSF Car Parts has continued its rapid expansion with the opening of Park Royal in north London, its fourth branch in two months. GSF supplies thousands of independent garages, na…

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First OESAA Academy Live of 2024 earns rave reviews from Trafford College staff and students

Date: Monday 18 March 2024

The event, held at the end of February, showcased industry expertise and experience from colleagues representing industry giants, such as Schaeffler, Bosch, DENSO, MAHLE, Brembo, ZF, and GSF Car Parts…

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Classic Car Garage star Colin Denton to speak at Schaeffler REPXPERT Conference

Date: Monday 18 March 2024

Colin Denton, star of TV’s Classic Car Garage has been unveiled as a keynote speaker for Schaeffler‘s all-new REPXPERT Conference, which takes place at the Manufacturing Training Centre in Coventry on…

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DENSO teams up with Barnsley College

Date: Monday 18 March 2024

One of the challenges facing any place of learning is ensuring that it has the resources to support the lecturers, pupils and facilities that the faculty offers and in the case of a workshop environme…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts extends zero emission delivery capability in partnership with delivery mates

Date: Monday 18 March 2024

LKQ Euro Car Parts, the country’s leading distributor of car parts, accessories and added value services to the automotive aftermarket, is piloting the use of e-scooters and cargo pedal bikes in partn…

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NAPA Auto Parts: Unifying Subsidiaries for Global Growth

Date: Friday 15 March 2024

Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) are thrilled to announce an exciting rebranding initiative that will see its network of over 275 locations come together under the unified banner of NAPA Auto Parts. Ov…

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GS Yuasa welcomes The Rt Hon Kemi Badenoch MP to Swindon headquarters

Date: Friday 15 March 2024

Kemi Badenoch MP, who has held her current post since 7 February 2023 and is also the President of the Board of Trade, was given a comprehensive tour of the facility. Led by senior directors, includin…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts urges MOT testers to book CPD with two weeks before deadline

Date: Friday 15 March 2024

LKQ Euro Car Parts is urging technicians to complete their 2023/24 MOT CPD before the end of the month, to protect both driver safety and garages’ ability to trade. Bob Wiffen, Workshop Solutions Dire…

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ZF Aftermarket: New Lemförder Chassis Parts for Electric Vehicles

Date: Thursday 14 March 2024

Automotive supplier ZF is one of the world's largest manufacturers of chassis components for cars, vans and trucks. ZF Aftermarket also sells these products on the independent aftermarket under the Le…

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First Line Ltd. continues to grow range with 43 additions

Date: Thursday 14 March 2024

First Line Ltd. has introduced a further 43 new parts to its ever-growing range, with 12 steering and suspension part references, 10 within its braking category, six within filtration, four drive shaf…

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Insufficient lubrication: A major factor in turbocharger failures, warns Melett

Date: Thursday 14 March 2024

Turbocharger specialist, Melett, is drawing attention to the critical issue of insufficient lubrication as a leading cause of turbocharger failures. This frequently overlooked problem can result in su…

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Apec expand its Braking range with 40 new components this March!

Date: Thursday 14 March 2024

Apec has expanded the Apec Red and Apec Black ranges with 40 new braking components this month. The Apec Red range extension consists of 6 master cylinders, 1 brake pad set and a huge total of 29 cali…

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Alliance Automotive Group Ireland Organisational Changes

Date: Thursday 14 March 2024

Alliance Automotive Group UK & Ireland recently announced changes to the organisational structure of our Ireland function, effective 1st April 2024. After almost 3 years of service, Alan Gaynor wi…

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Imexpart expands distribution portfolio for car and LCV

Date: Thursday 14 March 2024

Imexpart, a truck and engine parts specialist, has announced the expansion of its distribution portfolio to include parts for passenger cars (PC) and light commercial vehicles (LCVs). This strategic m…

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DENSO introduces additional thermal management components to its aftermarket range

Date: Thursday 14 March 2024

These passenger car additions comprise 21 air conditioning compressors, five intercoolers, four oil coolers, five electric radiator fans, 11 cabin blowers, four heater cores, 35 radiators and 15 conde…

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BM Catalysts continues to invest in range to expand vehicle parc coverage

Date: Wednesday 13 March 2024

With the vehicle parc growing year on year, Europe’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket hot end emissions products, BM Catalysts, continues to expand its range to meet demand, and has recently added …

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Magneti Marelli Parts & Services: a braking range that is perfect for every need

Date: Wednesday 13 March 2024

Magneti Marelli Parts & Services continues to expand its range through the use of advanced technology to guarantee higher performance and conformity with original-part standards. Magneti Marelli P…

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GSF Car Parts launches London expansion with new Wembley branch

Date: Wednesday 13 March 2024

Leading motor factor GSF Car Parts began ambitious plans to supercharge its presence in the capital with the opening of its new Wembley branch on Monday 4th March. This is the second branch the parts …

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LKQ Europe partners with WRC star, Thierry Neuville

Date: Tuesday 12 March 2024

LKQ Europe, the subsidiary of LKQ Corporation, has announced its official partnership with World Rally Championship driver, Thierry Neuville, and his Art Helmet charitable project. As part of the proj…

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GSF connect the Black Country with brand new Walsall branch

Date: Tuesday 12 March 2024

National motor factor GSF Car Parts are continuing to supercharge the expansion of their network as they opened their third new branch of the year, and second of the month with GSF Walsall on Monday 1…

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Launch Tech UK goes electric

Date: Tuesday 12 March 2024

To stay ahead of the curve with the impending petrol and diesel vehicle ban in 2035, garages and technicians need to ensure they are both preparing their workshops and training themselves to work on e…

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ZF Aftermarket UK employee rewarded ‘Marshal of the Year 2023’

Date: Tuesday 12 March 2024

Steve Bemrose, a dedicated warehouse supervisor at ZF Aftermarket UK, has received the prestigious 'Marshal of the Year 2023' award by the BARC Marshals Core Group. This recognition comes in light of …

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