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Corteco: TVD pulley kits + bolts are included [Lifetime Guarantee]

Date: Friday 12 February 2021

Pulleys should be checked every 90,000 km and replaced together with the bolts and belt. We know replacement bolts are difficult to identify, but Corteco offers you the widest selection in OE quality.…

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Corteco new-to-range - February 2021

Date: Friday 12 February 2021

The first quarter's new-to-range spare car parts for the independent automotive aftermarket. Corteco has increased its range of vibration control for vehichles such as: LAND ROVER, AUDI, VW, MERCEDES_…

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Rules of Origin for trading with the EU: A short explainer for SMEs

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

What are Rules of Origin? Rules of Origin determine the economic nationality of a good under a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Businesses need to know about them because the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Ag…

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HMRC guidance: Value Added Tax EU Exit Transitional Provisions

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

HMRC has provided guidance relating to the VAT treatment of transactions or movements of goods which span the end of the transition period. This guidance covers goods, fulfilment houses, services, cal…

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Government powers up electric vehicle revolution with £20 million chargepoints boost

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

Local authorities are being urged to take advantage of a £20 million cash injection to boost the number of on-street electric vehicle chargepoints in towns and cities across the UK. In a letter to cou…

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Brexit has changed rules and procedures on chemicals

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

Some regulations have changed as the UK has established independent regulatory regimes for the effective and safe management of chemicals following the departure from the EU. Classification, labelling…

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New car registrations fall -39.5% as showroom closures stifle demand

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

The UK new car market fell -39.5% in January with 59,030 fewer registrations compared to the same month last year, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMM…

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Van market starts new year with a boost, up 2.0% in January

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market enjoyed growth in the first month of the year, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Regis…

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Shaftec business drives positive changes within commercial team

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

As part of its 2021 strategic business plan, Shaftec has announced some major changes to its commercial team structure, to better equip the business as it enters the next stage of its development. Mar…

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Autotech Academy - helping newly qualified technicians get onto the automotive career ladder

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

The theme of the 2021 National Apprenticeship Week, ‘Build The Future’ is a fitting narrative for the latest innovative launch by The Autotech Group. The award-winning company’s new division Autotech …

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Bosch introduces updated online training programme

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

In 2020 Bosch launched a ‘Blended Learning’ version of their popular Fast-Track Hybrid and Electric Vehicles qualification (IMI Levels 2 & 3 combined). This proved very successful across a number …

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Automotive employers need to urgently re-engage with apprenticeship schemes to ‘Build the Future’

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

As National Apprenticeship Week started with its theme of ‘Build the Future’, the automotive sector professional body, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), has urged employers to re-engage with …

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New Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Safety Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com - high voltage design concepts

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the next chapter in their course on High Voltage Design Concepts and Safety Systems, focusing on ISOLATION MONITORING – DC Balanced Bridge C…

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Chemical classification

Date: Monday 08 February 2021

Chemical classification means finding out whether the chemicals you supply can harm you, others or the environment. Classification is important because it provides the starting point for the controls …

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Export and import of hazardous chemicals (PIC)

Date: Monday 08 February 2021

Following the UK’s exit from the EU, HSE has established in Great Britain an independent Prior Informed Consent (PIC) regulatory regime for the export and import of certain hazardous chemicals. Busine…

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UK Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

Date: Monday 08 February 2021

Registration and authorisation New registrationRegister a substance under UK REACH Apply for an authorisationStart an application to apply for the use of a substance on Annex XIV (Authorisation list) …

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Duncan Richards – Obituary

Date: Monday 08 February 2021

Duncan Allen Richards 16.07.1961 – 27.01.2021 EEC is saddened to announce that on Wednesday 27th January 2021, our Director of Sales, Duncan Richards passed away following a 3-year battle with Cancer.…

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Update from Lawgistics: Furlough the sixth Direction

Date: Friday 05 February 2021

Lawgistics, the IAAF's legal helpline provider, have advised that the Treasury has produced its sixth Direction on the furlough scheme. Firstly, the direction confirms that furlough has been extended …

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HR Updates

With rave reviews, dual mass flywheel technology took centre-stage in the latest Schaeffler REPXPERT ‘Tea-break training’ session

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

‘Great work, much appreciated’, ‘Thanks for the advice’, ‘Brilliant once again’. These and many more positive responses were the messages left as participants logged out of the latest Schaeffler REPXP…

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UK workshops balance positive levels of confidence for the future with a cautious approach to current investment

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

As the UK completes a month of national lockdown, in a survey undertaken for leading aftermarket lubricants brand Comma, workshops reveal a somewhat contradictory picture in which they reveal both a f…

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H2Accelerate – new collaboration for zero emission hydrogen trucking at mass-market scale

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

Daimler Truck AG, IVECO, OMV, Shell and the Volvo Group have committed to work together to help create the conditions for the mass-market roll-out of hydrogen trucks in Europe. As a growing number of …

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TecDoc in real time: How IDP revolutionises product marketing

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

TecAlliance, one of the world's leading data specialists for the digital automotive aftermarket, has launched a new interface called Instant Data Processing (IDP) that enables real-time updates of Tec…

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CAT Conversations

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

Car Aftermarket Trader (CAT Magazine) has launched a series of panel discussions featuring experts from in and around the automotive aftermarket. The first CAT Conversation will take place on Tuesday …

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Automechanika’s auto:resource platform successfully connects automotive aftermarket

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

Since launching in December 2020, auto:resource has gone from strength to strength with 9,000 unique users and close to 100 suppliers from across the aftermarket industry signing up, including key OEM…

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First Line Ltd expands its gear control cable offering

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

First Line Ltd is committed to providing the most relevant and comprehensive ranges across their product portfolio for the aftermarket. With this commitment in mind, the company is constantly reviewin…

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Do you move goods to Northern Ireland?

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2021

The UK trade deal with the EU and the additional agreement known as the Northern Ireland Protocol has safeguarded Northern Ireland's place in the UK's customs territory, this preserves access for Nort…

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New-style driving licences and number plates mark one-year anniversary of Brexit as EU flag is removed

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2021

To mark the UK’s exit from the EU, the EU flag has been removed from all UK driving licences and number plate designs, with the first batches issued from 1 January 2021. While existing licences and nu…

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UTAC CERAM completes acquisition of Millbrook and announces new governance

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2021

The French group UTAC CERAM has announced the completion of the acquisition of the British group Millbrook, both key partners to automotive customers in Europe and around the world. The two companies …

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HELLA sells shares in joint venture Mando HELLA Electronics to partner Mando

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2021

HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier intends to sell its 50 percent share in the South Korean joint venture Mando HELLA Electronics (MHE) to Mando. The two partners have now signe…

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Autotech Talks – panel discussion on the issues the 2030 ICE ban will have across the industry

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2021

The Autotech Group has reignited its Autotech Talks series with a panel discussion on the effects the 2030 ban on ICE vehicles will have on the entire automotive industry. Steve Nash, CEO of The IMI, …

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HMRC answer frequently asked questions on new trade rules

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2021

New rules for businesses that trade with Europe are here. Now that the Brexit transition period has ended, all businesses that move goods between Great Britain and countries in the EU, or under the No…

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‘The time to embrace EVs is now’ warns expert aftermarket and engineering panel

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

The automotive aftermarket has been encouraged to embrace electric vehicles or risk getting left behind in an exclusive webinar titled “Auto industry skills shortage & tackling electric vehicles (…

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TMD Friction strengthens it’s IAM commercial vehicle division

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Brake friction specialist, TMD Friction, is kicking off the new year with a few changes in its Textar products and services for the commercial vehicle (CV) sector to meet ongoing demand from customers…

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Bevan Group emerges stronger with help from recruitment specialist

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Leading commercial vehicle body builder, Bevan Group, is entering 2021 in a much stronger position following an unprecedented year, thanks to the help of specialist automotive and engineering recruite…

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Exol’s Optima range grows further with new versatile grade

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Exol Lubricants has added the Optima C5 LSOV 0W-20 oil to its expanding passenger car product range. This is a next generation, fully synthetic, low SAPS, fuel economy engine oil designed for use in a…

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Let there be light: Osram expands its portfolio of LED working and driving lights

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Osram has expanded its product portfolio of LEDriving working and driving lights with 18 new types, now providing customers with approximately 30 products for designing the front and rear lighting of …

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New Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Safety Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com - Isolation Monitoring

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released a new chapter in their course on High Voltage Design Concepts and Safety Systems, focusing on ISOLATION MONITORING. This first chapter gives…

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Dayco partners with Maseratic to optimise hybrid technology

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Dayco is a leading engine products and drive systems specialist for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries and is not only considered a preferred solution provider for high technology o…

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Kia to recall Sorento models in UK

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Kia Motors (UK) Limited is recalling certain Sorento models to reset and update the eCall system governing the vehicle’s eCall SOS feature. The recall only affects Sorento models produced between 1 Se…

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New FIGIEFA working group on telematics

Date: Monday 01 February 2021

Many of the challenges facing the aftermarket today are driven by evolutions in technology. As vehicles become more connected and autonomous, the requirements for (cyber) security become more severe, …

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Marathon boosts Kilen Spring stock still further

Date: Friday 29 January 2021

Marathon Warehouse Distribution and Kilen have strengthened their partnership with a massive stock extension of more than 3,000 extra components which have gone onto the shelves of Marathon’s National…

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TecAlliance experts solve tricky repair cases

Date: Friday 29 January 2021

TecAlliance, one of the leading data management specialists in the independent automotive aftermarket, is launching its new series “What the Fix?!”. From now on, every month a new episode will present…

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New executive saloon equipped with HELLA lighting technology

Date: Friday 29 January 2021

HELLA continues to advance the digitalisation of automotive lighting technology with a central focus on the development of sophisticated software-based matrix LED headlamp systems, which, thanks to in…

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Belgian-Made Monroe® Suspension Technology Featured on Award-Winning Polestar 2

Date: Friday 29 January 2021

Polestar’s new all-electric performance fastback, the Polestar 2, was recently named Belgium’s Best Car for 2020 in the large electric category by AutoGids and Le Moniteur Automobile. Adding to the lo…

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£540k investment in three new artics mark brand-building

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The delivery in mid-January of a fleet of three new artics, for automotive aftermarket giant NAPA, marks a £540k investment milestone for the brand in the UK. Director of Logistics at the Alliance Aut…

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Midwest Motor Factors and Monmore Auto Parts become Arnold Clark Autoparts

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

West Midlands motor factor, Midwest Motor Factors, has become Arnold Clark Autoparts. Monmore Auto Parts has also been included in the rebrand. This change of name and branding aligns Midwest even mor…

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Over £15k raised by Klarius for Dougie Mac Hospice

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The Klarius Group of Companies has raised over £15,000 in support of Douglas Macmillan Hospice (Dougie Mac) in 2020. A vital local charity for Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and the surrounding a…

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EAG has become an A1 approved supplier

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has confirmed that its steering & suspension range is now available through A1.Customers can now source EAG’s premium quality steering & suspension range from A1 M…

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London freight should apply for a Direct Vision Standard safety permit as enforcement begins

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

TfL is reminding heavy goods vehicle (HGV) operators to apply for a free safety permit as soon as possible, with less than two months to go until the introduction of London's pioneering Direct Vision …

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Lucas Oil renews British Drifting Championship partnership

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Lucas Oil has renewed sponsorship with the British Drifting Championship (BDC) for 2021. The agreement extends the US oil, lubricants and additive manufacturer’s association with one of the UK’s faste…

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