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Repair kit, brake caliper: suitable for Scania

Date: Monday 21 March 2022

Art. no.: 1.35057 replaces 1906779 The main task of the brake caliper is to convert the pneumatic pressure in the braking system into a mechanical force – in order to reduce the vehicle's speed. In th…

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Hayley Pells, Avia Autos, joins IAAF Council

Date: Friday 18 March 2022

The IAAF has formed its new look council including distributors, suppliers, buying groups, service providers and garages, who come together regularly to debate industry issues and IAAF policy, ensurin…

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Autotech Training appoints first Managing Director dedicated to the brand

Date: Friday 18 March 2022

Autotech Training has appointed Colin Gleghorn as Managing Director. The decision to create a Managing Director position responsible solely for Autotech Training, which is a division of Autotech Group…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 18 March 2022

Date: Friday 18 March 2022

IAAF Dinner Sponsorship sales launch next weekSponsorship of the IAAF Conference and Annual Awards Dinner, sponsored by Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) will open next week! To support members further …

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Tony East RIP

Date: Friday 18 March 2022

The IAAF has just learned that Tony East, founder of ARE and also founder of the ARE Classic Motorcycle collection in Kirk Michael on the Isle of Man, passed away peacefully on Saturday 26 February 20…

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BM Catalysts appoints new purchasing manager

Date: Friday 18 March 2022

UK manufacturer of catalytic converters, DPFs and front pipes, BM Catalysts, has appointed David Chester as its new purchasing manager. With 12 years’ experience in UK manufacturing, Chester’s main ob…

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Brake check with the Parts Specialists from Diesel Technic

Date: Friday 18 March 2022

In the new workshop video by the Parts Specialists, the brake system of a transporter is examined more closely and then repaired by the workshop professionals Lars and Kevin. As always, viewers get to…

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Yuasa return to Porsche Carrera Cup as title sponsor of Duckhams Yuasa Racing

Date: Friday 18 March 2022

GS Yuasa have announced that their Yuasa battery brand, the UK market leader for automotive batteries, are to continue in the fast-paced Porsche Carrera Cup GB as joint title sponsor of Duckhams Yuasa…

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NEW alternator A5447S in AS-PL offer

Date: Friday 18 March 2022

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A5447S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - the line of products th…

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MAHLE releases technical bulletin on unique servicing requirements of BMW radiators

Date: Friday 18 March 2022

Thermal Management specialists MAHLE has issued specific guidance on working with BMW radiators in its latest technical bulletin. MAHLE has reminded technicians that when installing a new radiator on …

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Global supply chain takes further hit as China widens covid lockdowns

Date: Friday 18 March 2022

Multinational companies have halted some operations as China widens its Covid lockdowns - among its biggest since the start of the pandemic. Tens of millions of people across the country face restrict…

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Exol Lubricants sets new standards in engine oil performance

Date: Friday 18 March 2022

Exol Lubricants’ new Optima C3 LS 0W-30 is the latest in a line of fully synthetic, low SAPS engine oils to set new standards in engine oil performance. The new generation Optima engine oil boasts out…

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Textar to join forces again with Newell and Wright Motorsport for 2022 British Truck Racing season

Date: Friday 18 March 2022

TMD Friction will once again partner Newell and Wright Motorsport in the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) via its Textar brand. Newell and Wright Motorsport is headed up by veteran driver John…

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OESAA launches garage forum profile series – first up, Oldfields Garage Services!

Date: Friday 18 March 2022

The OESAA Garage Forum profile series kicks off with Tim Benson, Oldfields Garage Services director. An independent garage in Leominster, a rural town in Herefordshire, Tim reveals his journey from be…

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CMA has published details and timeline for review of Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations

Date: Thursday 17 March 2022

The CMA has now published the timeline and details for its review of the retained Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation to inform its recommendation to government on whether to replace or vary it w…

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CMA launches investigation into recycling of cars and vans

Date: Thursday 17 March 2022

The CMA has launched an investigation into suspected anti-competitive conduct in relation to the recycling of old or written-off vehicles. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has reason to sus…

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Businesses to benefit from extension to plug-in van and truck grants

Date: Thursday 17 March 2022

Businesses will be supported to make the switch to electric as the government commits to a 2-year extension of plug-in van and truck grants.  The move is expected to support the purchase of tens of th…

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Exhibitors give a glimpse of what’s on offer at inaugural UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Thursday 17 March 2022

The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event, presented by Automechanika Birmingham, provides the first opportunity for the industry to meet face to face on this scale since 2019, and get hands-on, learn, network…

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Reman group's UK arm appoints administrators

Date: Thursday 17 March 2022

The Coleshill-headquartered UK arm of Remy Automotive UK Ltd. has appointed administrators who are hopeful that "significant parts" of the wider group can be rescued. The motor parts remanufacturing b…

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AS-PL donated 100,000 PLN to help Ukraine

Date: Thursday 17 March 2022

For almost 20 days we have been observing the situation in Ukraine with great regret and anxiety. In order to support humanitarian activities that are organized in our country, we decided to transfer …

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DENSO group supports the humanitarian effort to help the emergency situation in Ukraine

Date: Thursday 17 March 2022

DENSO is deeply saddened by the situation in Ukraine, where many Ukrainians have been forced to flee to neighbouring countries such as the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. It has therefore started …

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LKQ Euro Car Parts concludes International Women’s Day celebrations with Automotive 30% Club patronage announcement

Date: Thursday 17 March 2022

Annick Jourdenais, CFO of LKQ Euro Car Parts, has become a patron of the Automotive 30% Club, to conclude the business’ busy week of International Women’s Day celebrations. The Automotive 30% Club was…

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NGK receives new industry environmental award

Date: Thursday 17 March 2022

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK has been presented with a prestigious new industry accolade. The company received the inaugural Environmental Award at leading UK magazine CAT’s 2022 Awards, sponsor…

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Talent Recharge aims to “keep vital recruitment conversation going” at Autoinform Live Dublin

Date: Thursday 17 March 2022

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is thrilled to host Talent Recharge, powered by Autotech Group, at Autoinform Live Dublin, which takes place at the RDS on the 2nd and …

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Building success together

Date: Thursday 17 March 2022

Correct, comprehensive and up-to-date catalogue data is crucial for success in the independent automotive aftermarket. That is why TecAlliance is introducing a series of measures to ensure excellent d…

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New to range parts from Corteco: March 2022

Date: Tuesday 15 March 2022

Corteco have launched new parts for Renault, Toyota, BMW and Citroen. LOOKING FOR A PARTICULAR SEAL? With findyourseal.com you will find your seal fast and easy. Simply enter the dimensions in the…

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Exol oil meets latest ACEA C5 and C6 specifications

Date: Tuesday 15 March 2022

Exol Lubricants’ new Optima C5 C6 LSFE 0W-20 is the latest in a line of fully synthetic, low SAPS engine oils delivering improved fuel economy, and meets the latest ACEA specifications. The next-gener…

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LIQUI MOLY makes changing the oil for automatic transmissions even easier

Date: Tuesday 15 March 2022

Just a few years ago, changing the oil in automatic transmissions was time-consuming and complicated. With Gear Tronic, the German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY paved the way for workshops to…

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Nutexa promote benefits of mountain biking on mental health

Date: Monday 14 March 2022

Manufacturer of braking friction material Nutexa Frictions has joined forces with Total MTB, a not-for-profit community centred around the benefits of mountain biking on mental health. Nutexa Friction…

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NGK backs Rouse in British Superbike Championship

Date: Monday 14 March 2022

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK is to sponsor motorcycle ace Chrissy Rouse in his full debut season in the 2022 Bennetts British Superbike Championship. The Geordie teacher returns to BMW power wit…

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Apec introduces a new range of wheel bearing kits

Date: Monday 14 March 2022

Apec has undertaken an impressive leap into the UK aftermarket in recent months and continues this trend with the introduction of its latest product range, wheel bearing kits. This latest offering pro…

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Soaring prices hit aftermarket businesses as petition started to reduce fuel duty and VAT

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Businesses in the automotive aftermarket continue to face higher operating costs with increases felt across the board in areas such as people, utilities, raw materials and transport. With fuel reachin…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 11 March 2022

Date: Friday 11 March 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 packed week. The IAAF has held m…

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IMI voices concern over double dilemma for the HGV sector

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

The shortage of drivers in the HGV sector has been well documented over the past two years, but the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is raising concerns about another challenge for the market. It…

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ZF presents Autonomous Transport Systems to UK Department of Transport: Trudy Harrison and Isobel Pastor view ZF’s Autonomous Shuttle at ZF Hub UK

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

ZF presented its autonomous shuttle as proof of its progress toward Next Generation Mobility to Trudy Harrison, UK Parliamentary Under Secretary for Transport and Isobel Pastor, Head of the Centre for…

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Servicesure launches IMI-accredited EV scheme for members

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Leading garage model Servicesure has launched an innovative new scheme to help its network of 548 member garages become trusted traders for the growing EV and hybrid aftermarket. EVsure is available a…

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NCSC Cyber Security Advice

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

IAAF service provider, DuoCall MSP, has highlighted recently released cyber security advice from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). Many domestic reports following the development of the cyber…

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Making Tax Digital for all VAT-registered businesses

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Since April 2019, VAT-registered businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) need to keep VAT records digitally and send returns using Making Tax Digital (MTD) compatible so…

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NEXUS Automotive International Awards Delphi Technologies Aftermarket as its Supplier of the Year 2022

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Delphi Technologies Aftermarket, a brand of BorgWarner Inc., has been awarded Supplier of the Year by NEXUS Automotive, the global automotive aftermarket, a testament to their successful collaboration…

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GS Yuasa begin construction of new UK head office and distribution centre

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd (GYSUK) have announced that construction has begun on a new headquarters and distribution centre. Work commenced on the 178,500 sq ft purpose-built facility, situated in …

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BM Catalysts opens new UK site to continue to meet demand

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

UK manufacturer of catalytic converters, DPFs and front pipes, BM Catalysts, has kickstarted the year with the opening of an additional UK production plant, as part of the company’s ongoing investment…

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TMD Friction technical training recognised with Coursecheck Brilliance Award

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Braking friction specialist TMD Friction has been recognised in the annual Coursecheck Brilliance Awards. TMD Friction’s continued investment in quality technical training, equipping its customers wit…

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Book your space now – Talent Recharge: ‘How to gain, train and retain talent’

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Spaces are still available for a brand new event which will see leaders from all across the automotive industry come together to drive forward the skills conversation and help organisations devise and…

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Glen Callum Associates offers advice on hiring and candidate engagement strategy

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

With businesses feeling the impact of a tight recruitment market, Glen Callum Associates (GCA) is offering key advice on how to develop hiring and candidate engagement strategies, while also looking a…

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sales-i Webinar | Doing more with less, to sell smarter with Bickers

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Calling all product sales teams. Join IAAF member sales-i in a free webinar as they sit down with Rob Sheldon, Head of Sales, and Charlie Rawson, Website Co-ordinator from leading motorcycle product d…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts CEO, Andy Hamilton highlights the importance of ongoing investment in auto:resource interview

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

auto:resource, the digital platform launched by the organisers of Automechanika & The UK Garage & Bodyshop Event, recently sat down with the CEO of LKQ Euro Car Parts, Andy Hamilton, to explor…

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Platinum International Ltd.

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Established in 2002, Platinum International Limited have worked tirelessly to become the UK’s largest battery and lubricants distributor. Their commitment to customers remains consistent; to challenge…

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OSRAM and Ring Workshop Solutions Van sets off to bring latest products and equipment direct to technicians

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

The fully stocked Workshop Solutions Van from automotive aftermarket specialists, OSRAM and Ring, has begun its journey throughout the UK and Ireland, teaming up with distributors to bring the latest …

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vGroup International launch the Conscious Carpet

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

vGroup International, the UK’s leading supplier of floor protection to the new and used automotive sector, is committed to being at the forefront of new product developments. ‘Conscious Carpet’ is the…

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Comline dedication to steering & suspension intensifies with increased sales support

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is offering added value to technicians by developing priceless technical bulletins, which highlight both common faults on vehicles and the solutions in the shape of Comlin…

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