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Conference Speaker announcement: DVSA to outline market surveillance work on brakes, DPFs, LEDs, and emissions control

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

Representatives from the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will provide an update to IAAF members on its Market Surveillance Unit (MSU) work programmes at the upcoming IAAF Virtual Conferen…

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Who’s best in the Independent Aftermarket? - Final call for nominations

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

This is just a reminder that this year’s Awards Programme will be closing for nominations at 5.00 p.m. today. As in previous years, there are categories for Distributors and Suppliers in both the car …

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 19 November 2021

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during an extremely busy week. New members join IAAF We have a number of ne…

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New UK Garage and Bodyshop Event unveils latest line up of training partners and exhibitors for June 2022

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

The new UK Garage and Bodyshop Event (brought to market by the organisers of Automechanika Birmingham and auto:resource) is already proving popular with major automotive aftermarket suppliers, with th…

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Industry News

Put the win into winter with one of GS Yuasa’s snack packs

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

Following on from their popular Summer of Sport and Sporting Autumn snack packs, GS Yuasa have announced their Winter Warmer snack pack, bringing workshops across the UK a much needed pick me up to be…

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Product News

Host of new products added to MAHLE’s hybrid and electric vehicle range

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

MAHLE Aftermarket UK is continuing to grow its range of hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) products, and has released 257 references to meet ongoing demand for this growing vehicle parc. The latest new-…

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Ben launches Christmas Appeal as demand for support soars

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

Ben, the automotive industry charity, has launched a new Christmas Appeal which aims to raise at least £500,000 to ensure it can support the record numbers of people calling on its services this year.…

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Industry News

Lucas Oil’s 2021 London-Brighton Run

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

On Sunday 7th November , The National Motor Museum took part in the Annual London-Brighton veteran car run. The Museum’s 1903 Daimler (AA11) motor car travelled the 60 miles in good time, with the hel…

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BorgWarner named in Forbes’ World’s Top Female Friendly Companies

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

BorgWarner, a global leader in delivering innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for the vehicle market, today announced that it has been recognized on Forbes’ list of “World’s Top Female Frien…

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ZF Aftermarket calls on Commercial Vehicle Sector to prepare for electrification

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

ZF Aftermarket is calling on the commercial vehicle sector to ensure they are well prepared for the mass electrification of its vehicles. This message goes out to motor factors, workshops and supplier…

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An important platform for the independent aftermarket: successful conclusion of the Digital MEYLE Exhibition 2021

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

The Hamburg manufacturer MEYLE is highly satisfied – MEYLE product and technical experts welcomed close to 500 participants from more than 26 countries to the digital trade show MEYLE Exhibition Hambu…

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Ford recognizes Dayco Mexico facility amongst ChEP 100 Best Managed Companies for 2020

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

Delivering technological innovations and premium quality products is something that Dayco believes at the core, for over 115 years. Recently, Dayco’s San Luis Potosi (SLP), Mexico facility, is selecte…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts 'Fit it for me' platform delivers £1M for independent garages

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

Fit It For Me, the online platform from LKQ Euro Car Parts that matches vehicle owners with independent garages, has now helped to generate £1m of additional labour for the independent aftermarket. La…

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Textar reveals best practice tips for CV brake pad replacement

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

Braking specialists, TMD Friction, via its Textar brand, has issued its best practice advice and handy tips designed to help technicians with the efficient replacement of commercial vehicle (CV) brake…

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Product News

New LCV pads available from Nutexa Frictions

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

Nutexa Frictions Ltd now has a number of LCV pads in its product portfolio for a range of popular vehicle makes and models, including Citroen, Ford, Mercedes Sprinter and Volkswagen, to name a few, al…

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Banner launches handy winter sales promotion

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

It’s winter promotion time once again, and this year Banner - one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of batteries and battery accessories – has devised a campaign that literally fits like a glove! The …

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NSK ProKIT catalogue now available as PDF download

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

Any companies serving the automotive aftermarket (AAM) can now benefit from the newly released PDF edition of NSK’s ProKIT catalogue. Like the online version released in 2020, distributors, wholesaler…

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NAPA launches new range of braking support products

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

Continuing its streak of 2021 product launches, automotive aftermarket supplier NAPA has recently released a range of braking support products, including 53 hydraulic master and wheel cylinders and 11…

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Schaeffler e-axle wins Golden Steering Wheel award

Date: Monday 15 November 2021

Schaeffler, the automotive and industrial supplier has received the Golden Steering Wheel (“Goldenes Lenkrad”) award for its 2-in-1 electric axle system. Offered by German car magazine “AUTO BILD” and…

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AutoCare signs up its 900th garage

Date: Monday 15 November 2021

AutoCare is pleased to announce they have signed up its 900th garage, making it the largest independent garage network in the UK. MRT Autopoint LLP in Telford signed up with GroupAuto member Priorslee…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts garage karting tournament winners crowned

Date: Monday 15 November 2021

The LKQ Euro Car Parts 2021 garage karting tournament has come to a thrilling conclusion after more than six weeks of action on the racetrack. More than 1,200 garages from across the country took part…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts unveils Consumables catalogue

Date: Monday 15 November 2021

Arnold Clark Autoparts has launched its new Consumables catalogue, offering customers more than 7,000 consumables products to choose from, including in-demand products that will help them prepare for …

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Product News

The Parts Allliance rebrands as GSF Car Parts, introducing one national brand

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

National motor factor business group The Parts Alliance has rebranded to GSF Car Parts, introducing one trading name across its 170 sites for the first time. The business, which traded locally under h…

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Equipmake & Beulas join forces with Go-Ahead London: in-service trials of new double decker electric bus to begin Q1 2022

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

Equipmake, the leading commercial vehicle electrification specialist, and Spanish coachbuilder Beulas, are joining forces with Go-Ahead, London’s largest bus operator, to start in-service trials of th…

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Industry News

UK confirms pledge for zero-emission HGVs by 2040 and unveils new chargepoint design

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

All new heavy goods vehicles in the UK will be zero-emission by 2040, the UK government has confirmed. This, combined with the UK’s 2030 phase out for petrol and diesel cars and vans, represents a wor…

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HR Updates

One hundred days in the life of the IAAF

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

IAAF Chief Executive Mark Field has produced a progress report on the IAAF and its activities over the first 100 days of its financial year, beginning 1 August. The Federation’s work since 1 August ha…

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BM Catalysts exceed expectations inside and outside of work through charity endeavours

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

Over the last few months, the BM Catalysts team has been taking on some impressive fundraising challenges, covering a combined total of over 150 kilometres and raising over £8,000 for their respective…

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People News

HELLA launches new ‘Digitalisation of Light’ webinar

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

At the end of last year, lighting and electronics expert HELLA launched a new digital concept to keep workshops up to date with innovative technologies and news online. The format was well received as…

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Product News

IAAF Activity Report w-e 12 November 2021

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during an extremely busy week. This week the IAAF held both its CV committe…

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Workshops rush to register for the new NGK BoxClever App

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

Workshops were quick to sign up for NGK’s new BoxClever App when they visited the company’s stand at this week’s MechanEx Show at Sandown Park. The App enables members of the ignition and sensor speci…

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BM Catalysts highlights latest new-to-range references

Date: Thursday 11 November 2021

BM Catalysts has added a further 27 new references to its catalytic converter and premium DPF range, as it continues to service the automotive aftermarket to meet the needs of the increasing vehicle c…

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Product News

Mintex-sponsored Lewis Brown races to Mini Challenge Championship victory

Date: Thursday 11 November 2021

Mintex-sponsored Lewis Brown has secured third place in the JCW MINI CHALLENGE Championships for 2021. Brown dominated the final weekend of racing at Brands Hatch on 23rd and 24th October, kicking off…

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First Line Ltd. 2022 wall planners now available

Date: Thursday 11 November 2021

First Line Ltd. has once again launched its popular wall planners for the new year, with the 2022 edition now available for factors and workshops to claim online. Each full year planner is double-side…

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OESAA/HGS ADAS video

Date: Tuesday 09 November 2021

Hella Gutmann Solutions’ Neil Hilton, in partnership with the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association, gives technicians a thorough and comprehensive insight into the world of advanced dr…

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Product News

Launch puts diagnostic power back into independent garages

Date: Tuesday 09 November 2021

Expertise matters in the world of vehicle diagnostics, and a new high-end professional diagnostic tool from Launch UK embodies years of aftermarket understanding. Developed from the PRO 5 Plus, the ne…

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Product News

Do you have excess and obsolete stock?

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

Make money selling those parts you’ve had stored away for years and help to generate less waste and open your customer base with an online marketplace just for the automotive industry. VPM is a market…

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IMI steers MOT Testers to the ‘right knowledge’ to improve chances of passing first time

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

Recognising the time pressures on MOT testers to complete their CPD and Annual Assessment before the deadline, the IMI has enhanced its e-Learning modules. As Steve Nash, CEO of the IMI explains, at t…

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Industry News

Register now for the “Aftermarket for the Future” - 2021 IAAF Virtual Conference

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

Registration is now open for the “Aftermarket for the Future”, the 2021 IAAF Virtual Conference, sponsored by Alliance Automotive Group (AAG). The event looks to address the biggest challenges and opp…

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Sustainability below the ground

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

Freudenberg battery companies XALT Energy and Freudenberg Battery Power Systems have forged a successful relationship with MacLean, the largest Canadian-based mining equipment manufacturer, to further…

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Former Dyson CEO Martin McCourt to speak at IAAF Virtual Conference 2021

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced Martin McCourt, who was previously the long-standing CEO of Dyson, as special guest speaker at its 2021 Virtual Conference. In line w…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 5 November 2021

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during the week just gone by. The IAAF Conference 2021 countdown kicks off …

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IAAF Virtual Conference 2021 welcomes top sponsors

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF’s) virtual conference 2021, sponsored by leading automotive trading group, Alliance Automotive Group (AAG), has attracted support from more top …

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First Line Ltd. unveils latest new-to-range highlights

Date: Thursday 04 November 2021

In the past two months, global automotive aftermarket supplier, First Line Ltd., has introduced an additional 60 references to its popular First Line and Borg & Beck product ranges, including new …

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Product News

Arnold Clark Autoparts encourages garages to stock up for winter

Date: Thursday 04 November 2021

Arnold Clark Autoparts is keen to raise awareness on the importance of regular battery checks, particularly as temperatures begin to drop. Goliath batteries, distributed by Arnold Clark Autoparts, off…

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Immediately responding to customer needs

Date: Thursday 04 November 2021

TecAlliance, a leading data management specialist in the independent automotive aftermarket, has introduced the new interface Instant Data Processing (IDP) to revolutionise the handling of product dat…

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NGK to host racing stars at Motorcycle Live

Date: Thursday 04 November 2021

Three-time World Speedway Champion Tai Woffinden and Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness will be signing autographs on ignition specialist NGK’s stand at Motorcycle Live next month. The iconic racer…

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No worries for the F1 cars in Mexico City with Brembo carbon discs or on the road with carbon-ceramic discs

Date: Thursday 04 November 2021

After a year off, the Mexican GP returns to the Formula 1 World Championship. According to Brembo technicians, the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez is classified as one of the most demanding tracks for br…

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OESAA gearing up for Autoinform Live – last chance for technicians to purchase a ticket!

Date: Thursday 04 November 2021

There are still opportunities for technicians to join renowned original equipment manufacturers for a weekend of exclusive and hands-on training at the GTG Academy for Autoinform Live, which takes pla…

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NEW alternator A0828S in AS-PL offer

Date: Thursday 04 November 2021

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A0828S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and st…

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Product News

Schaeffler includes unique to market RepSet clutch kits in October’s new to range offer

Date: Thursday 04 November 2021

Schaeffler has announced several new-to-range part numbers, including some that are unique to market, so that workshops can offer genuine original equipment (OE) quality repair solutions to customers.…

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