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USA - Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair (REPAIR) Act

Date: Friday 11 February 2022

On 2nd February, the “Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair (REPAIR) Act” was introduced to the US Congress, as the result of the efforts of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Ass…

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Industry News

Autotech Group creates Group Quality Manager role

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022

Autotech Group has strengthened its management team by creating a Group Quality Manager position, appointing Dominic Hunter to take on the role. The automotive employment and training solutions provid…

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People News

Businesses encouraged to have their say on future of customs

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published a call for evidence and is inviting businesses, traders, and the public to feedback on the customs system. The government is asking businesses, traders, and…

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Industry News

Schaeffler - Making workshop life simpler, despite the complexity

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022

Cars are continuing to evolve, becoming more powerful, more environmentally friendly, more comfortable, and safer. At the same time, they are becoming more complex, and with each new innovation, indep…

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IAAF Member News

HELLA latest new to range additions

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022

HELLA, the original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier, continues to bring new products into its extensive aftermarket programme, to allow the independent service and repair sector to fit…

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Product News

Ring’s compact inflator receives plaudits in Auto Express

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022

Ring’s RTC2000 Cordless Handheld Rechargeable Tyre Inflator has received warm reviews in Auto Express for its compact versatility in the publication’s mini test feature. The handheld tyre inflator ran…

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Product News

First Line Ltd’s Key Parts range provides a ‘Pure & Simple’ alternative

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022

First introduced in 2012, First Line Ltd’s Key Parts range of components is continuing to prove popular as a competitively priced alternative to its premium quality First Line and Borg & Beck bran…

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Product News

One and a half million views in a week!

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022

"Alternator Crime Story" had a great start and a week after its premiere it was displayed over 1,500,000 times! The premiere of "Alternator Crime Story" was not scheduled for the 1st of February 2022 …

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IAAF Member News

NOx Sensor suitable for: Scania

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022

Art. no.: 2.27189 - replaces 2294290 NOx stands for the most important nitrogen oxides, namely nitrogen monoxide (NO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and consists of the atoms N (nitrogen) and O (oxygen).…

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Product News

TMD Friction announces plans to recruit more apprentices

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, global automotive manufacturer TMD Friction has announced plans to recruit even more apprentices. Currently the Hartlepool-based company employs 18 apprentices in…

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IAAF Member News

UK Garage and Bodyshop Event kickstarts new year with unrivalled backing from aftermarket

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

The new UK Garage and Bodyshop Event, presented by Automechanika, has kickstarted 2022 on a high, with a host of renowned automotive companies committing to exhibit at this year’s national launch even…

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Industry News

Banner winter promotion proves the ‘Perfect Fit’

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

As Banner brings the curtain down on its latest winter sales promotion, the leading manufacturer of batteries and battery accessories has hailed it another campaign success. Indeed feedback from the a…

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IAAF Member News

NGK sets sights on the online gaming community with ESPORTS CUP

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK’s technology can be found in vehicles competing at the highest levels of motorsport and now the company is excited to announce the extension of its racing presence t…

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IAAF Member News

Cepton selects ams OSRAM’s 905 nm lasers to fulfill large-scale contract for LiDAR solutions in ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, is expanding its partnership with Cepton Technologies (Cepton), a LiDAR innovator, to provide groundbreaking LiDAR solutions in ADAS, autono…

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Product News

Comline reveals bumper steering & suspension new-to-range

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

Comline Auto Parts has pledged another significant investment in steering & suspension, perfectly illustrated with the unveiling of more than 150 new references. Ball joints, control arms and stru…

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Product News

Valeo continues IMI Approved Centre status

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

Valeo Service UK has invested in developing future UK automotive technicians by continuing its status as an Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Approved Centre. As a world-renowned OE automotive par…

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OSRAM sheds a light with latest Mainbeam newsletter

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

Leading lighting specialists, OSRAM, has kickstarted the year with the release of its informative newsletter, Mainbeam. Designed to add value to its brand offering, the newsletter shares key informati…

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Product News

New MAGflex range from Ring provides a ‘light for every job’

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

Ring has launched the RIL6000 series, a professional range of inspection lamps within its multi award-winning MAGflex range, providing vehicle technicians and enthusiasts with the required lighting fo…

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Product News

TMD Friction keeps up the pace with new products

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

Leading premium brake technology manufacturer, TMD Friction, has introduced 825 new products across its entire brand portfolio as it continues its drive to provide customers globally with safe and hig…

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Product News

VARTA power the Kamaz-master team to victory at the Dakar rally!

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

The “KAMAZ-master” team took the first 4 positions at the Dakar rally 2022, which ended on the 14th of January. In the general classification, first place was taken by Dmitry Sotnikov’s crew, who beca…

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IAAF Member News

BER update: Awareness of UK aftermarket key to MV-BER renewal

Date: Friday 04 February 2022

Following news that the European Commission is proposing to extend the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations (MVBER) until 2028, IAAF, through UK AFCAR, is intensifying its lobbying efforts to ren…

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IAAF News
Industry News

IAAF Activity Report w-e 4 February 2022

Date: Friday 04 February 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. Block ExemptionNews o…

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IAAF News

Personal protective equipment at work regulations are changing

Date: Friday 04 February 2022

Employers’ responsibilities to workers regarding the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) are changing with effect from 6 April 2022. The Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Amendment) …

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Industry News

Online Ratchet Builder Now Live!

Date: Friday 04 February 2022

K&S McKenzie Ltd. are pleased to share the news that they have launched their very own online Ratchet Builder, enabling you to build your own basic lashing systems via their Tool Centre website. N…

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Product News

FA Cup heroes Kidderminster Harriers receive Exol support

Date: Friday 04 February 2022

Exol Lubricants, the UK’s largest independent lubricants company, has joined forces with National League North side Kidderminster Harriers football club, which will see the lubricant specialist’s bran…

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IAAF Member News

Top Scottish law firm to support Lawgistics members before the Scottish courts

Date: Friday 04 February 2022

Lawgistics are delighted and proud to announce that they have now partnered with a top Scottish law firm, to offer unparalleled levels of litigation support and assistance to their members who find th…

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Legal Updates

BM Catalysts achieves Premier Data Supplier accreditation

Date: Friday 04 February 2022

BM Catalysts, Europe’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket catalytic converters, DPFs and front pipes, has been awarded Premier Data Supplier status by TecDoc. TecDoc is one of the world’s leading aut…

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IAAF Member News

New Chief Executive Officer – GiPA group

Date: Friday 04 February 2022

GiPA has announced the appointment of Almudena Benedito as CEO of GiPA group, effective 1st February 2022. Almudena is replacing Eric Devos who remains President of GiPA Group. She will be responsible…

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People News

The Turbo Guy achieve BSI:9001 accreditation

Date: Friday 04 February 2022

The Turbo Guy have been working with the University of Abertay towards certifying their existing Quality Management System. Over a 3 year period they have helped to transform many aspects of their bus…

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IAAF Member News

Autotech Academy sponsors former junior race winner’s Ginetta GT5 Challenge debut

Date: Friday 04 February 2022

Autotech Academy are proud to announce the sponsorship of race driver Ruben Hage, ahead of his participation in the coveted Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge this year. Ruben’s progression to t…

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IAAF Member News

FAURECIA is new majority shareholder of HELLA

Date: Wednesday 02 February 2022

FAURECIA, a global leader in the automotive industry, has successfully completed the acquisition of HELLA, the lighting and electronics specialist, after receiving all the necessary regulatory approva…

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IAAF Member News

TecAlliance introduces new quality label for TecCom parts suppliers

Date: Wednesday 02 February 2022

Analogous to the well-established quality seals “TecDoc Certified Data Supplier” and “TecDoc Premier Data Supplier”, TecAlliance is introducing the quality label “TecCom Certified Supplier” for parts …

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Product News

OSRAM brings light to life with new lightbar

Date: Wednesday 02 February 2022

Automotive OE lighting specialist, OSRAM, has released the latest addition to its range of LEDriving® driving & working lights, the VX1000 lightbar. With 36 powerful, high-performance OSRAM long-l…

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Product News

IAAF kickstarts 2022 by adding Rain Data to roster

Date: Wednesday 02 February 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has kickstarted the new year by adding data cataloguing specialist, Rain Data, to its membership network. Rain Data provides innovative data ca…

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IAAF Member News

"Alternator Crime Story" - the latest production for the 30th anniversary of AS-PL

Date: Wednesday 02 February 2022

The latest movie "Alternator Crime Story" is a sequel to "Alternator Love Story". The premiere was planned for February 1 for a reason. On this day AS-PL Sp. z o.o. celebrates its 30th anniversary. On…

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IAAF Member News

Yuasa get set for takeoff with world famous air display team The Blades

Date: Wednesday 02 February 2022

Yuasa, a brand of global battery manufacturer GS Yuasa, are taking their sponsorship programme to new heights by teaming up with world famous air display team The Blades. The partnership will see Yuas…

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IAAF Member News

TMD Friction UK supports young automotive learners

Date: Wednesday 02 February 2022

TMD Friction, through its Mintex braking brand, has teamed up with Rallysport Engineering Academy in Essex to support its young students with their motor vehicle studies. Rallysport Engineering specia…

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IAAF Member News

IAAF welcomes Gosnay’s to its membership

Date: Wednesday 02 February 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is continuing to bolster its growing network and has added its second new member of the year, Gosnay’s Engineering Company Ltd to its membershi…

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IAAF Member News

First Line Ltd. advises on common wiper motor failures

Date: Tuesday 01 February 2022

During the wetter months, First Line Ltd. recognises that, due to vehicle defects, some wiper motors are more prone to failure than others and is therefore advising that the aftermarket stocks up to e…

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Product News

Nearly 50,000 technicians have yet to complete their MOT Annual Assessment as 31st March deadline approaches

Date: Tuesday 01 February 2022

As the 31st March MOT tester Annual Assessment deadline approaches, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is calling on MOT testers to stay compliant, and to continue to legally carry out MOT test…

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Industry News

Technical training is vital and with the LOTM competition, it can also be rewarding, says DENSO

Date: Tuesday 01 February 2022

As one of the largest original equipment component and system suppliers to vehicle manufacturers around the world, DENSO is dedicated to the spread of technical knowledge to the aftermarket to make a …

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IAAF Member News
Product News

Arnold Clark Autoparts reveals nominations for its Supplier of the Year 2021

Date: Tuesday 01 February 2022

Arnold Clark Autoparts has unveiled nominations for its Supplier of the Year awards. The awards reflect more than ten companies’ outstanding efforts during 2021 across several categories including eas…

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IAAF Member News

Almost half of van drivers risking £200 fine and six penalty points for using sat nav on smartphones

Date: Tuesday 01 February 2022

Almost half of van drivers are risking a £200 fine and six penalty points on their licence as a result of using a sat nav app on their smartphone, according to a study by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle…

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Industry News

More Than 80 New BorgWarner EGR Valves Launched in 2021

Date: Tuesday 01 February 2022

As a global product leader in exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) technology, BorgWarner has been broadening its range of of EGR valves in 2021 by adding over 80 new part numbers to the product portfolio.…

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Product News

Schaeffler’s latest ‘Tea-break Training’ session to focus on REPXPERT

Date: Tuesday 01 February 2022

Continuing the theme from last year, the Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team is back in action with more ‘Tea-break Training’ on the 1st March at 12:30 and 2nd March at 12:30 & 18:30, with a new se…

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IAAF Member News

Diesel Technic Product Portrait: 2.27189 NOx Sensor

Date: Tuesday 01 February 2022

NOx stands for the most important nitrogen oxides, namely nitrogen monoxide (NO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and consists of the atoms N (nitrogen) and O (oxygen). NOx sensors measure the concentratio…

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Product News

NGK backs Wolves’ hunt for 2022 Speedway title

Date: Tuesday 01 February 2022

Long-time Speedway supporter NGK is continuing its sponsorship of the Parrys International Wolverhampton Wolves Speedway team for the 2022 season. The ignition and sensor specialist will not only be s…

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IAAF Member News

Delphi Technologies strengthens its ADAS training offering with three-part online course

Date: Monday 31 January 2022

Delphi Technologies is continuing its drive to help those working in the aftermarket to understand and service the latest automotive technologies with the introduction of a new online training course …

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IAAF Member News
Product News

Klarius exhausts are the Smart choice

Date: Monday 31 January 2022

Klarius Products has celebrated the new year by adding 30 new aftermarket exhausts, catalytic converters (CATs) and diesel particulate filters (DPFs) to its range - including CATs to fit the 2014 onwa…

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Product News

Rising material and labour costs here to stay, warns BM Catalysts

Date: Monday 31 January 2022

Rising prices of raw materials, as well as labour costs, are here for the long term, as ongoing supply chain issues continue to affect businesses around the world. BM Catalysts is highlighting the iss…

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IAAF Member News