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IAAF Activity Report w/e 29 October 2021

Date: Friday 29 October 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. These included:Products and Services eBullet…

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AS-PL received a distinction during the "Gryf Gospodarczy 2021" gala

Date: Friday 29 October 2021

On October 26th, at the Baltic Opera, XXII “Pomorska Nagroda Gryf Gospodarczy 2021” gala took place. Among 32 participating in the competition companies, AS-PL was one of the finalists. The company wa…

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Delphi Technologies launches new global steering and suspension offering for the Tesla Model S unlocking a path to a new repair prospect

Date: Friday 29 October 2021

New components for the Tesla Model S application join our steering and suspension range and carry the hallmarks of a Delphi Technologies portfolio; engineering excellence, safety focus, and OE experti…

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MAHLE Aftermarket UK has added 10 new references to its range of Filtration products for motorbikes

Date: Friday 29 October 2021

With 1.36 million motorbikes on the road in the UK, MAHLE is committed to leading the market with the highest quality Filtration products from the widest selection available to meet demand. The latest…

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LIQUI MOLY achieves previous year’s turnover within ten months

Date: Friday 29 October 2021

Today, the Ulm-based lubricant specialist exceeded its total 2020 sales of 611 million euro. This had already represented an all-time high. In 2021, the company is heading for the highest sales growth…

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SHW Performance: TecDoc facilitates entry into the automotive aftermarket

Date: Friday 29 October 2021

SHW sells more than 290 brake disc types for the high-performance segment in the independent automotive aftermarket under the SHW Performance brand. TecDoc Catalogue solutions are supporting the compa…

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Alluring new Klarius exhausts now available

Date: Friday 29 October 2021

Klarius Products has introduced 22 new aftermarket exhaust systems to its range, including the 2014-2016 Peugeot 3008 Allure. Download the full list of parts below. New systems are available for a wid…

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Key points from the October 2021 Budget Statement

Date: Thursday 28 October 2021

The 2021 budget key points were: Inflation in September was 3.1% and is likely to rise to average 4% over next year, OBR says UK economy forecast to return to pre-Covid levels by 2022 Annual growth s…

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Delphi Technologies’ investment in Smart Mobility Venture Capital Fund creates a potential disruptive impact for the aftermarket

Date: Thursday 28 October 2021

Delphi Technologies Aftermarket has joined forces with NEXUS Automotive International and Mobilion Ventures in investing in high-tech start-ups that are focused on developing aftermarket solutions for…

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Traction gained as GS Yuasa's new motive battery range hits the materials handling market

Date: Wednesday 27 October 2021

The first container of GS Yuasa’s brand-new Traction batteries has landed in the UK. Delivered late last month to the Bristol-based Battery Technologies UK Ltd, the specialist 2 Volt traction batterie…

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Dayco expands its chassis system offering with the launch of a comprehensive steering & suspension programme

Date: Wednesday 27 October 2021

Recognising the global shift in momentum from traditional internal combustion towards hybrid and electric powertrains, Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, i…

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Schaeffler Group to be climate neutral by 2040

Date: Wednesday 27 October 2021

The Schaeffler Group will be operating as a climate-neutral company from 2040. This objective covers the entire supply chain and is underpinned by ambitious mid-term sustainability targets. The Schaef…

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Motorcycle chemicals at the EICMA

Date: Wednesday 27 October 2021

LIQUI MOLY is one of the few manufacturers of additives created especially for motorcycles. These are chemical tools that can perform certain tasks faster, more simply and more cost-effectively than b…

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Charlie makes the podium in Praga championship

Date: Wednesday 27 October 2021

NGK-sponsored Charlie Martin has claimed third place in the Praga championship standings of the 2021 Britcar Endurance Championship after securing two fourth place finishes at the title-decider at Don…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts offers solution to E10 concerns with new fuel system protector

Date: Wednesday 27 October 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts has added Wynn’s E10 Protector to its product range, to help the independent aftermarket counter concerns around the new fuel. E10 unleaded petrol – which contains up to 10 per cent…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts backing aftermarket to help tackle battery failure with ‘Test to Earn’ offer

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts is encouraging independent garages and bodyshops to support good battery health in the run-up to winter with the launch of its ‘Test to Earn’ initiative. Exclusively on offer to LKQ…

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International solution for global success

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

TecAlliance, one of the leading data management specialists in the independent automotive parts market, has developed the new online catalogue ECat for MAHLE Aftermarket. It is based on the TecDoc Whi…

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Kick it like LIQUI MOLY

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

LIQUI MOLY have just published the latest issue of their company magazine “Pictures and Stories”. They show which products are used to make vehicles fit for the cold season. But it is not just the tec…

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HELLA designs characteristic light signature for the new Peugeot 308

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Automotive design is undergoing a transformation driven not only by new technologies, but above all by the desire of manufacturers to give their vehicles a unique look with a high recognition value. F…

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Autotech Academy’s first female intern highlights her journey into the automotive industry

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

A female vehicle technician has kick-started her career through an Autotech Academy internship. Sophie Hemming candidly admits that securing a vehicle technician role was frequently challenging in mal…

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Working hand in hand with Cobots

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

“Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is currently using cobots at eight locations,” said Ralf Maisack, who is pressing ahead with the strategic development of cobots in the company’s Technology & Inn…

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Comline Auto Parts and Richardson Racing set to round out Porsche Carrera Cup GB season in style

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) will conclude a successful debut season with Richardson Racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship by extending its branding across all three of the team’s 911 GT3 …

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Come and meet NGK at Saltex 2021

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK will make its first appearance at a UK show since before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year when it exhibits at Saltex 2021 next month. It will take centre…

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Alliance Automotive Group UK announces latest acquisitions

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Alliance Automotive Group UK has announced that it has recently completed the acquisition of Cotswold Motaquip Ltd and also that of Beverley Motor Factors Ltd.; both existing members of the UAN buying…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts launches safety footwear catalogue

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Arnold Clark Autoparts has recognised the importance of having the right footwear for the job via its new safety footwear catalogue, offering customers over 40 different safe footwear styles to choose…

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E10. Is it good for my car?

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

You will have heard much talk recently about E10 fuel and whether it is good for your car. E10 is compatible for 95% of cars and all built after 2011 are able to use the new fuel. E10 contains 10% ren…

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First Line embraces the digital age, offering Aftermarket Specialists greater accessibility to core content

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

First Line has expanded its digital reach by increasing activity on its social media channels through, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter, as it continues to grow its content library to further…

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Textar adds to premium braking products range

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

TMD Friction, via its Textar brand, has launched two new brake disc references and eight additional expanding lock kits for handbrake shoes as part of its commitment to launching new-to-range products…

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Ring enters EV market with new product launch

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Ring Automotive has entered the electric vehicle (EV) market with the launch of its new EV and PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) cables range to give motorists the power to drive their future. Dr…

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New appointment for SMP Europe

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Engine management and ignition specialists, SMP Europe, has appointed Martin Turner as Marketing Director, to oversee all commercial and product marketing activities with suppliers, buying groups and …

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WAI enters EV market with launch of electric vehicle charging cables

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Leading automotive parts supplier, WAI, has introduced a new range of Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Cables to fit popular vehicle makes and models, as it moves into the EV market with its auto electr…

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Ultratec offers ultra-good deal for customers

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Arnold Clark Autoparts customers who purchase selected 199L barrels of Ultratec oil in October will receive a free Regatta waterproof jacket, as part of its commitment to offering the best deals to it…

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Dayco unifies its global web catalog solution

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

In order to make finding the correct replacement parts quicker and easier, Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has co…

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Motul steps up to become Official Lubricant Partner of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

MOTUL and the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+, are delighted to announce a new co-operation agreement that sees Motul appointed as the Official Lubricant Partner of the UK’s le…

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“Accept the new normal and take advantage” says IAAF Garage Section Head, Andy Reynolds

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Andy Reynolds of A J Reynolds, IAAF Garage Section Head, has issued a rallying cry to independent garages to “accept the new normal and take advantage of it,” in what will be a very busy time for the …

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IMI launches 2022 Awards: Celebrating Automotive Champions

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

To celebrate the best of automotive, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is launching its Awards for 2022. It is calling for everyone in the sector to nominate those individuals and organisation…

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Industry News

Exol gains approval from Scania on Athena oil

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Exol Lubricants’ Athena Super Syngear 75W-90 oil has been granted a new Scania approval to the specification STO 1:1G. Scania recently introduced a new performance level, STO 1:1 G, for gearboxes and …

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West Midlands Gigafactory, the largest in the UK, to secure the British automotive industry’s long-term electric future

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

West Midlands Gigafactory, a public private joint venture between Coventry City Council and Coventry Airport Ltd, has recently unveiled further plans to develop the UK’s largest battery Gigafactory as…

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NGK-sponsored stars help Britain to World Speedway title

Date: Friday 22 October 2021

NGK-sponsored riders have swept Great Britain to a World Speedway title for the first time in 32 years. Robert Lambert and Dan Bewley stunned Poland to win the Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations G…

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IAAF Briefing Session highlights changing landscape

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has hosted its first ever hybrid Industry Briefing Session at Autotech Group’s headquarters in Milton Keynes. Mike Smallbone, IAAF Head of Memb…

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Mr Sparky joins in the fun at Run Silverstone

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

NGK’s Mr Sparky has been out and about meeting his fans as he prepares for the 2022 Virgin London Money Marathon. The automotive icon was at Run Silverstone which attracted hundreds of men, women and …

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‘Be prepared’ – Ring responds to MOT demand

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Ring Automotive has responded to the MOT rush season by bolstering its availability of lighting products at its UK based warehouse in Leeds. With an anticipated 60 percent of all annual MOTs due to ta…

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Lumileds celebrate excellence in the Automotive Aftermarket as Top Garage and Top Technician Awards are decided for 2020/21

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

The Lumileds and Philips Automotive Lighting-supported UK Top Technician and Top Garage Awards scheme for 2020/21 reached its climax earlier this week and the winners were announced at a gala industry…

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Partbusters signs strategic partnership with Sogefi

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Tech innovator and automotive parts and crash repair products supplier, Partbusters, has signed a global strategic partnership agreement with Sogefi Filtration. In a ceremony that included members of …

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Last few sponsorship packages available for Virtual Conference 2021

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Sponsorship packages for the IAAF’s Virtual Conference 2021 – Aftermarket for the Future – are selling fast. With a number of new and exciting sponsorship packages available to members, including the …

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 15 October 2021

Date: Friday 15 October 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. These included: A visit to Partbusters HQ f…

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Mechanex is back again in 2021, with a fresh approach and a host of exciting new content

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

The automotive aftermarket is evolving at an alarming rate, so it’s more important than ever that you stay on top of the latest technology, training, products and information available to your busines…

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Industry News

The future of bulbs is bright for the aftermarket

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Replacement car bulbs are one of the fastest moving and most profitable product lines in the aftermarket. With peak MOT season in full flow, garages and motor factors need to make the most of upsellin…

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GS Yuasa’s traction range gains momentum for European market

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

GS Yuasa have announced the launch of a new range of traction batteries for the European material handling market. The launch sees the manufacturer, a world leader for vehicle and industrial batteries…

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Changing to NSK Molded-Oil bearings reduces maintenance costs at a car wash

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

The operator of a car wash line in Germany repeatedly had to replace bearings in the rotary unions of the system’s wash heads, leading to costs of over €12,000 per annum for spare parts alone. However…

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