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Henry’s journey: From mullet to mission

Date: Thursday 29 February 2024

In September 2022, at the picturesque Eden Project in Bodelva, Cornwall, Henry Taylor, son of Gretal Taylor, who runs the IFA head office in Truro, Cornwall, made an impassioned speech to the members …

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Elcome celebrates three new customers

Date: Thursday 29 February 2024

Leading automotive data and cataloguing specialist, Elcome, has welcomed three new customers to its ever-growing portfolio, as it assists more and more aftermarket brands with accurate cataloguing and…

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PACT integration streamlines Bettaparts customer journey

Date: Thursday 29 February 2024

Bettaparts, the braking components and wheel bearings supplier to the automotive aftermarket, has implemented electronic trading via PACT, the exclusive distributor of TecCom and eparts in the UK and …

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DENSO reaches its Diamond

Date: Thursday 29 February 2024

Although progress has continued to be at the centre of its ethos, the changing world, particularly the environmental challenges it faces, have combined with the company’s long-held concern for the wel…

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12-volt batteries, the EV battery of choice!

Date: Thursday 29 February 2024

As it previously made clear, whether an EV incorporates an internal combustion engine (ICE) with a 48-volt or 350-volt battery in hybrid form, or uses a 400-volt plus battery as a fully battery powere…

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Delphi to support veterans with EV qualification giveaway

Date: Thursday 29 February 2024

Delphi is set to giveaway of six IMI electric and hybrid vehicle technician qualifications to deserving ex-military and serving personnel. It comes as figures show homelessness among military veterans…

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Juratek and Bettaparts announce organisational changes

Date: Wednesday 28 February 2024

Fras-le owned Juratek and Bettaparts has announced the departure of Managing Director, Matt Robinson, who will leave the business to explore new ventures. He will be succeeded by current operations di…

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OESAA confirms return of OESAA Academy Live | Trafford College kicks-off 2024 calendar

Date: Tuesday 27 February 2024

Building on the resounding success of its college events in 2023, where hundreds of students and working apprentices were captivated by informative presentations and dynamic demonstrations orchestrate…

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Imexpart implements TecCom for seamless ordering

Date: Tuesday 27 February 2024

Leading automotive CV and engine parts distributor, Imexpart Limited (IMEX), has adopted the TecCom electronic trading platform from PACT, the exclusive distributor of TecCom and eparts in the UK and …

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Aftermarket supply chain to save seven tonnes of plastic waste a year thanks to new innovation

Date: Tuesday 27 February 2024

Automotive parts supplier LKQ Euro Car Parts and brake experts TMD Friction are set to save seven tonnes of waste annually after co-creating a new reusable pallet wrap as an alternative to single-use …

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LKQ Euro Car Parts named as headline sponsor for Automechanika Garage Awards 2024

Date: Tuesday 27 February 2024

The best-of-the-best technicians will once again be celebrated at the Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2024, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), with the UK and I…

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WAI announces latest range expansion

Date: Tuesday 27 February 2024

Leading rotating electrics supplier, WAI, has expanded its range of alternators and starter motors with the addition of more than 10 new references covering automotive and heavy duty applications. WAI…

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Classics in a New Look

Date: Tuesday 27 February 2024

MANN-FILTER, the premium filtration brand from the global filtration expert MANN+HUMMEL, recently celebrated its 70th anniversary – and set a course for the future. This course continues to unfold, as…

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WAI hosts ‘Be Inspired’ European Business meeting to kick of 2024

Date: Monday 26 February 2024

WAI, a global leader in the supply of auto electrical solutions, started the year off hosting its ‘Be Inspired’ 2024 European Business Strategy meeting at its new headquarters in Rotterdam, Netherland…

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Nicolò Bulega: together with Magneti Marelli Checkstar for the 2024 Superbike Championship

Date: Monday 26 February 2024

Magneti Marelli Checkstar enthusiastically renews the partnership with 2023 Supersport World Champion Nicolò Bulega in his new adventure in Superbike with the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team. This year,…

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AGVES – IAAF bulletin report

Date: Monday 26 February 2024

The latest EU vehicle emission legislation – Euro 7 – was agreed in trilogue in mid-December 2023 (no legislative number has been given for this new Regulation yet). The Regulation establishes rules f…

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Dash cams to be used by British Touring Car champions

Date: Monday 26 February 2024

An innovative partnership allowing NAPA Racing to record what the driver sees on track is set to revolutionise testing ahead of the new season. The Road Angel dash cams allow the British Touring Car c…

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Garages Urged to Rethink How They Price Work

Date: Monday 26 February 2024

Andy Savva, The Garage Inspector, has urged garage owners to challenge outdated pricing strategies which pull work in on price and do nothing for customer relationships – or the garage’s bottom line. …

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MAHLE Aftermarket unveils streamlined marketing portal

Date: Friday 23 February 2024

The new UK MAHLE Webshop presents an excellent array of merchandise and user-friendly experience for browsing and purchasing clothing and point of sale of MAHLE branded items. This includes apparel, a…

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Schaeffler launches new range of INA auxiliary water pumps

Date: Friday 23 February 2024

Schaeffler has introduced a range of electric auxiliary water pumps under the INA brand. The range meets OEM standards and offers wide coverage of the European vehicle parc. Efficient and reliable eng…

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GSF assembles all-star leadership team to accelerate growth

Date: Thursday 22 February 2024

GSF Car Parts, the fastest-growing motor factor in the country, has assembled a new leadership team comprising the best current and emerging talent in the aftermarket as part of its plans to significa…

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Apec Launches Revamped Website

Date: Thursday 22 February 2024

Leading Automotive aftermarket manufacturer Apec, is excited to announce the launch of its brand-new enhanced website. The enhanced platform showcases refreshed designs, seamless navigation, and an ex…

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Joint automotive networking event to celebrate International Women’s Day and encourage a more diverse industry

Date: Thursday 22 February 2024

Automechanika Birmingham is joining forces with Women Automotive Network to host a free in-person networking drinks reception on Thursday 7 March, creating a support network for females within the ind…

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Servicesure finds market-leading safe and sustainable solution for lithium-ion battery waste

Date: Wednesday 21 February 2024

Servicesure has become the UK’s first national garage programme to establish a circular economy for lithium batteries as part of its EVsure scheme. Thanks to their long-standing partnership with susta…

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Automechanika and Frost & Sullivan forge new partnership for Global Impact

Date: Wednesday 21 February 2024

Frost & Sullivan, the Global Growth Pipeline Company, is joining forces with Automechanika, the leading international trade fair brand for the automotive aftermarket, to enhance their offerings to…

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NAPA Racing UK confirms expansive 2024 programme

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2024

NAPA Racing UK will chase title glory across four different championships in 2024 after today finalising its expansive racing programme for the upcoming campaign. Following a stunning 2023 season that…

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First Line urges industry to keep their cool with regular cooling systems maintenance

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2024

As the colder weather continues to envelop the nation, First Line Ltd. is urging the industry to consider a vehicle's cooling system health, as in the chillier months, the challenge isn't just about k…

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Has price replaced safety in the aftermarket?

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2024

Ring, a premium quality automotive lighting and auto electrics supplier, has a state of the art lighting laboratory located at its headquarters in Leeds, UK, and while testing a range of bulbs in the …

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Maverick Diagnostics elevates workshop capabilities with advanced Dealer Tool Support

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2024

Maverick Diagnostics, a leading provider in automotive diagnostic solutions, is supporting aftermarket workshops with its Dealer Tool Support program. This comprehensive subscription service equips a…

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Further growth in EV qualified automotive aftermarket workforce

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2024

The latest EV TechSafe data from the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), the professional body for those working in automotive, has revealed a shift in the point when the number of technicians qual…

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Autowave: Joining the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation the ‘right fit’ and ‘mirrors our own direction’

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2024

Autowave, a leading provider of car keys, key cutting, and programming equipment, is pleased to announce its recent membership to the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). This move em…

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SMP Europe launches latest new to range parts

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2024

Engine management specialist, SMP Europe, has announced its latest range expansion across its Lucas, Lemark and Intermotor brands, to provide customers wider coverage of the ever-growing car parc, wit…

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NAPA Racing UK partners with BEN automotive industry charity

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2024

NAPA Racing UK is thrilled to announce its partnership with Ben, the automotive industry charity, for the 2024 season. The partnership will commence with Ben's Race Across Britain Challenge taking pla…

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DENSO introduces additional alternator and starter references to its aftermarket range

Date: Monday 19 February 2024

These additions are solely for passenger car applications, with three alternators and fourteen starters, catering for references linked to 242 OE part numbers, covering 2,219 models and almost 63 mill…

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Update on HMRC Double Cab Pick Up Guidance

Date: Monday 19 February 2024

On Monday 12 February 2024 HMRC updated its guidance on the tax treatment of Double Cab Pick Ups (DCPUs), following a 2020 Court of Appeal judgment. The guidance had confirmed that, from 1 July 2024, …

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First Line unveils top picks in latest range expansion

Date: Sunday 18 February 2024

First Line Ltd. has bolstered its aftermarket portfolio with 50 new products, with 23 parts added to its drive shafts product category, 15 to steering and suspension, 6 to braking, 3 to filters, 2 to …

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Juratek enhances braking range with new discs, hoses, and pads

Date: Sunday 18 February 2024

Juratek has launched five new brake discs, four brake hoses, and one new brake pad reference in its latest range expansion to enhance its offering of aftermarket braking solutions. This update include…

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Bettaparts expands range with latest caliper offerings

Date: Sunday 18 February 2024

Bettaparts has launched 30 new brake calipers, broadening its aftermarket solutions for a range of popular vehicles ensuring comprehensive coverage and superior performance. Key highlights in this new…

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Brembo CV Brake Discs with PVT PLUS Venting Technology

Date: Sunday 18 February 2024

Many vehicle operators and fleet engineers have a strong brand preference when it comes to selecting CV disc pad brands for their trucks and trailers. However, the importance of CV brake disc brands a…

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GSF Car Parts opens new Sunderland branch as part of national expansion

Date: Sunday 18 February 2024

NATIONAL motor factor GSF Car Parts has begun plans to supercharge the expansion of its network in 2024 with the opening of a brand-new branch in Sunderland. This is the first of a flurry of new branc…

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Protyre reinforces Delphi partnership for tailored training excellence

Date: Sunday 18 February 2024

The UK’s fastest-growing tyre retailer, Protyre Autocare (Protyre) has turned to Delphi for a bespoke training programme to support its ambitious growth plans. The partnership, which began in 2018, wi…

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IAAF members win big at CAT awards

Date: Friday 16 February 2024

The winners of the CAT Awards 2024 have been crowned during a day of celebration in Manchester. The annual event, held at the Lowry Hotel, welcomed more than 200 people from across the aftermarket to …

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Abigayle André to host Schaeffler REPXPERT Conference

Date: Friday 16 February 2024

‘She Talks Cars’ creator will host the Schaeffler REPXPERT Conference on Wednesday 22nd May in Coventry Automotive journalist, TV presenter and content creator, Abigayle André has been named as hostes…

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AutoCare Wins Prestigious Garage Concept Award at CAT Awards 2024!

Date: Friday 16 February 2024

We are thrilled to announce that AutoCare has been honoured with the prestigious Garage Concept Award at the CAT Awards 2024, marking our third consecutive win in this category! This achievement is a …

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Lucas Oil Announces Executive Promotions – Morgan Lucas Named Chief Executive Officer, Katie Lucas Promoted to President

Date: Friday 16 February 2024

Lucas Oil Products, the world leader and distributor of high-performance automotive additives and lubricants, is pleased to announce the promotion of Morgan Lucas to Chief Executive Officer and Katie …

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IAAF to hold inaugral Summer Conference and Networking Event

Date: Thursday 15 February 2024

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is launching its inaugural Summer Conference and Networking Event, taking place on Wednesday 12th June at The Belfry, West Midlands. The event …

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HELLA looks into lighting ‘glare’

Date: Thursday 15 February 2024

HELLA has welcomed focus on the issue of headlight glare after The RAC’s own research[i] of 2,000 UK drivers in December 2023 found 85% said headlamp glare is ‘getting worse’ on our roads. OEM headlam…

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FORVIA HELLA presents pioneering “Sustainable Headlamp” concept

Date: Thursday 15 February 2024

Headlamp concept combines sustainability, functionality and performance in a cost-neutral way Headlamp reduces CO2 emissions by up to 70 percent over the entire product life cycle and cuts its weight…

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Exol-powered team wins championship at Idemitsu Super Endurance 600

Date: Thursday 15 February 2024

Exol Lubricants, the UK’s largest independent lubricants company, has celebrated the triumph of its Thailand distributor, Shinsiri Ltd, at the 2023 Idemitsu Super Endurance 600. Held at Chang Internat…

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Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) becomes distributor of game-changing UniClutch brand

Date: Wednesday 14 February 2024

Clutch Industries has reached an agreement with parts distributor Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) to distribute the UniClutch™ brand in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, France a…

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