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Denton and Pells premiere event

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

The Future of Automotive Technology and Training, an event brought to you by Denton & Pells, will be premiered for further education organisations and followed with an open day for aftermarket pro…

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HELLA showcases team inclusion with warehouse refurb

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

Under the guidance of the Warehouse and Operations Managers, Chris Padbury and Keeley Huss, HELLA UK has completed a radical overhaul and upgrade of its warehouse facility to ensure it provides flexib…

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“Recruitment is undergoing its biggest transition in decades,” says Glen Callum Associates

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

Recruitment in the automotive aftermarket is undergoing its most significant change in a generation, says Glen Callum Associates (GCA) following on from the consequences of the pandemic. With lockdown…

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NGK announces Ireland sales roles

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK has announced that two staff members have taken on the responsibility for sales in Ireland following the recent retirement of Area Manager Stewart Neill. Tim Ward, D…

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People News

Changes to self-isolation rules and increasing vaccine take-up

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

From Monday 16 August, people who have received two doses of a covid vaccine or who are aged under 18 are now no longer legally required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of a …

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Tim to embark on charity cycle ride

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

Rugby League supporter Tim Ward, of NGK, is taking part in a charity cycle ride to raise funds for those involved in the sport. The Leeds Rhinos fan is to undertake a 200-mile route on September 24-26…

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Freudenberg Sealing Technologies supplies seals for hydrogen production via electrolysis

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

The global production capacity for green hydrogen could increase to more than 250 gigawatts by 2030, according to a study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The technologies needed …

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GiPA UK forecasts electrified vehicles will represent 20% of the passenger car parc by 2025

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

The growth in volume of hybrids and electric car sales has been accelerating in 2020, and the UK government roadmap published last month lays out the target for the ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) ba…

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Industry News

HELLA and Faurecia agree to combine their businesses: partnership opens additional growth potential

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

The lighting and electronics specialist HELLA and French automotive supplier Faurecia have signed an agreement on the combination of the two companies. As part of the transaction, Faurecia will acquir…

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UK government launches plan for a world-leading hydrogen economy

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

Tens of thousands of jobs, billions of pounds in investment and new export opportunities will be unlocked through government plans to create a thriving low carbon hydrogen sector in the UK over the ne…

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Industry News

HELLA largely recovers pandemic-related losses in fiscal year 2020/2021 and significantly improves sales and earnings

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA recently presented its annual report for the fiscal year 2020/2021 (1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021), and at the same time confirmed the preliminary figures already published. The…

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Pace and places for Halfords Racing with Cataclean at Knockhill

Date: Wednesday 18 August 2021

Halfords Racing with Cataclean at Knockhill drivers Gordon Shedden and Dan Rowbottom showed pace and determination at Knockhill, Fife, in the British Touring Car Championship at the weekend. Heading t…

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K & S McKenzie Summer Newsletter – Out Now!

Date: Wednesday 18 August 2021

The K & S McKenzie newsletter took a break over the past year, but we are pleased to be back with this Summer 2021 issue! Our newsletter is a place for us to share all our news, supplier stories, …

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Update on Jonathan Alexander

Date: Friday 13 August 2021

IAAF eBulletin reported last week that FAI managing director Jonathan Alexander had been involved in a horrific motorbike accident on his way home. He has undergone three major operations and has had …

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IAAF Activity Report w/e 13 August 2021

Date: Friday 13 August 2021

BEIS responds to IAAFIn response to IAAF’s call for the critical workers reasonable excuse scheme to include the motor trade, the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has sai…

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Hella Ltd forms working agreement with Pro-Align to provide the ultimate ADAS calibration and wheel alignment solution

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

Hella Ltd, the vehicle diagnostics expert and pioneer of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) calibration for the independent aftermarket, has, through its Hella Gutmann Solutions brand partnered …

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Banner treat to Wheels Motor Factors comes twelve months on

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

Banner never likes to miss out on the opportunity to celebrate, particularly when it comes to customer milestones, and this certainly was the case with Stevenage-based Wheels Motor Factors recently. W…

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DENSO Aftermarket further bolsters its online training offering with a new ‘DENSO in the Workshop’ webinar series

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

“DENSO Aftermarket, the aftermarket division of leading original equipment (OE) component manufacturer DENSO, is constantly developing its online training offer to allow technicians to directly benefi…

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Product News

GS Yuasa wins 2021 MEXT Minister’s Science and Technology Award for space station project

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

The 2021 MEXT Minister’s Science and Technology award’s Development Category has been presented to GS Yuasa. The honour is for the innovation of lithium-ion batteries in space technologies. The presti…

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BM Catalysts further expands ever-growing range

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

BM Catalysts, UK manufacturer and exporter of catalytic converters, DPFs and front pipes, has added a further 15 new catalytic converters and connecting pipes to its expanding product portfolio, inclu…

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Product News

Borg & Beck provides expert clutch advice in new poster

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

First Line Ltd is continuing its commitment to share its extensive product knowledge and technical expertise with the aftermarket and has launched a new campaign to educate the importance of best prac…

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Product News

Glen Callum Associates maximises the power of video interviewing

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

Over the past year, video has been integral to ensuring automotive aftermarket employers and candidates can continue to interview safely and efficiently, and as restrictions begin to ease and more peo…

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Freddie fights his way to third place in race for World Speedway title

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

Sweden’s Freddie Lindgren was the pick of the NGK-sponsored riders at the latest rounds of the 2021 FIM World Speedway Championship. He made the final of both rounds of the Orlen Lublin FIM Speedway G…

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IAAF welcomes Diesel Technic UK & Ireland to its membership

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has added another new member to its ever-growing membership list, welcoming one of the largest automotive parts and accessories supplier, Diese…

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Autoinform Live: OESAA and GROUPAUTO announce AutoCare initiative to encourage technicians to sign-up

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is delighted to reveal a partnership with GROUPAUTO for the upcoming Autoinform Live event. The group has pledged its support to the tr…

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Watt Electric Vehicle Company’s PACES platform to springboard UK production of next-gen electric commercial vehicles

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

Watt Electric Vehicle Company (WEVC) has announced a major milestone in the continued strategic growth of its unique EV offering, outlining plans to build up to 5,000 new electric commercial vehicles …

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Industry News

Cobots and artificial intelligence: HELLA continues to drive forward smart automation in lighting production

Date: Wednesday 11 August 2021

HELLA, the global automotive supplier, is continuing to drive forward its global automation initiative by investing a figure in the high two-digit millions (Euros) to further automate the 15 productio…

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Product News

WAI hosts successful Euro 2020 competition for its customers and staff

Date: Tuesday 10 August 2021

To celebrate Euro 2020, WAIglobal UK launched an exciting competition which involved encouraging customers to sign up and predict scores of the football matches for the chance to win top-quality prize…

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IAAF Member News

FAI MD Jonathan Alexander thanks aftermarket for its support following accident

Date: Friday 06 August 2021

FAI Automotive managing director Jonathan Alexander has thanked the automotive aftermarket for its incredible show of support following his horrific motorcycle accident suffered on 22 July 2021. Just …

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IAAF Activity Report w/e 6 August 2021

Date: Friday 06 August 2021

Trip to TM Factors HerefordMike Smallbone, IAAF Head of Membership Development visited Melissa Portman-Lewis, TM Factors director, presenting her with the 2020 Pride of Aftermarket Award for the Outst…

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Block Exemption – Update August 2021

Date: Friday 06 August 2021

The consultation by the EU into Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations (MV-BER) began in 2019 and has been “backwards” looking, examining the effectiveness of the legislation. The forward looking c…

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Latest Schaeffler REPXPERT app update makes bonus point collection quick and easy

Date: Friday 06 August 2021

REPXPERT members have been asking for a simpler way to collect bonus points for a long time, so they will be pleased to know that their wishes have been granted with the latest Schaeffler REPXPERT app…

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Product News

NEW alternator A3563S in AS-PL offer

Date: Friday 06 August 2021

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A3563S 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

High-end diagnostic tool ‘launched’ into aftermarket

Date: Friday 06 August 2021

Launch UK has introduced its latest high-end diagnostic tool, the X-431 Euro Turbo, which has been specifically designed for challenging workshop conditions and is an upgrade from the highly regarded …

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Product News

NGK trio in the hunt for World Speedway title

Date: Friday 06 August 2021

A trio of NGK-sponsored Speedway stars remain in contention for the 2021 FIM World Championship despite failing to make the podium in the latest Grand Prix rounds. Russian Emil Sayfutdinov is in fourt…

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Additional bank holiday for 2022

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Lawgistics have recently issued a reminder about the extra public holiday on 3rd June 2022 which will result in a four-day bank holiday weekend to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Spring Bank Ho…

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HR Updates

Workshops must plan for activity peak in second half of 2021 to capitalise on every opportunity

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Last week GiPA UK released the Q2 results of their quarterly Aftermarket Pulse report. The market recovery situation by the end of June 2021 was 2.9% higher than GiPA’s expectations. While in comparis…

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Alliance Automotive Group Acquires J&S Automotive Distributors

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Alliance Automotive Group UK (AAG), a subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC) and one of the UK’s leading aftermarket distributors, has acquired J&S Automotive Distributors (J&S). The acquir…

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Research project "INITIATIVE": HELLA develops concepts for light-based communication for automated driving

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Together with further partners, HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert has started a new research project. The main focus is on the question of how communication between autonomous vehicles and ot…

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FST employees are switching to bikes

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has launched the "Move on Pinerolo" initiative to promote green mobility and physical activity at its Italian site: Two Wheels Instead of Four. Numerous employees at F…

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Ben's Big Breakfast

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Don’t miss out on a slice of the action 🍞 - join Ben between 4th-10th October to celebrate Ben’s Big Breakfast, the most important meal of the day! Ben is cereally 🥣 eggcited 🥚 about bacon 🥓 a dif…

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ZF Aftermarket Live: Three-day digital event at Automechanika Frankfurt with the latest highlights for aftermarket & fleet customers

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

For the first time the world's leading trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, Automechanika Frankfurt will take the form of a hybrid event; ‘Automechanika Digital Plus’ on September 14-16 at Frank…

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MIMS Automechanika Moscow: TecAlliance shows how to boost sales and cut costs with best-in-class data and solutions

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

TecAlliance, the leading data management specialist in the independent automotive parts market, will be exhibiting at MIMS Automechanika Moscow from 23 to 26 August 2021. Showcasing from Pavilion 2.2,…

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IAAF Member News

IAAF adds FinCred Commercial Finance to its impressive membership roster

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed a new member to its expanding membership list with the addition of invoice finance and asset finance solutions provider, FinCred C…

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Natural Disaster: Torrential rains near Remagen leave behind a picture of desolation

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

The devastating torrential rains of the last few weeks have also hit many employees of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST) in the region around Remagen quite hard. Many of FST's employees from othe…

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MOT testing – updates following changes to COVID-19 restrictions

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

Following changes to the COVID-19 restrictions announced by government for England from 19 July, DVSA has issued guidance on what this means for MOT testing and how this will affect MOT garages and te…

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Industry News

Your Car Your Choice backs young British Superbike superstar

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), via its Your Car, Your Choice campaign, has shown its support for Storm Stacey in the British Superbike Championship, at the recent race, held…

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New Wheels & Tyres Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the first 3 chapters in a new suite on Tyres. Tyres are both safety critical and intricate pieces of engineering. They've been around for we…

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Product News

Celebrate a summer of sport with free Yuasa snack packs

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

After the overwhelming success of the recent snack pack promotions, Yuasa are marking the return of large sporting events with a winning new promotion. Trade customers can now get their hands on a sum…

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Working from home or away – benefits explained

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

For businesses that have employees working from home or from more than one workplace, HMRC are running live webinars which will give more information on paying expenses and providing benefits in kind.…

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