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Bosch announces launch of new ADAS calibration course

Date: Friday 03 April 2020

Bosch has announced the launch of a new two-day IMI accredited ADAS calibration course &ndash, VSB41.   The course covers the various different systems fitted and trainees will have the opportunit…

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Valeo gets Road Safety Innovation Award for eCall system

Date: Friday 03 April 2020

Valeo has received the 2020 Road Safety Innovation Award in the &ldquo,preventing the consequences of an accident&rdquo, category for its Valeo Rescuer solution.   As of April 1, 2018, all new…

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MAHLE Aftermarket UK completes Victor Reinz data overhaul

Date: Friday 03 April 2020

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has successfully completed the overhaul of Victor Reinz® computer catalogue data for MAM Autocat cataloguing system, resulting in greater vehicle coverage for customers. As the so…

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Schaeffler announces date for REPXPERT Academy LIVE Blackpool

Date: Thursday 02 April 2020

Schaeffler is currently accepting registrations for the next REPXPERT Academy LIVE event, due to be held at Blackpool and The Fylde College on Saturday 20th June.   It will be the third-running of the…

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Three good news stories from ECP

Date: Thursday 02 April 2020

Euro Car Parts is supporting the AA&rsquo,s new partnership with the London Ambulance Service, supplying parts to keep NHS staff on the road during the coronavirus pandemic. Andy Hamilton, CEO at Euro…

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Technicans benefit from HELLA TechWorld update

Date: Thursday 02 April 2020

HELLA’s website, TechWorld (https://www.hella.com/techworld/uk/), is designed to educate technicians by providing them with a myriad of useful information, which includes step-by-step repair guides an…

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The Parts Alliance supports local heroes with promotion gifts

Date: Thursday 02 April 2020

Following the Covid-19 outbreak, The Parts Alliance has decided to donate food prizes from it’s recent ‘Original Experience’ promotion to local causes. The two-month promotion was scheduled to run thr…

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Melett extends range of van and car turbocharger units

Date: Thursday 02 April 2020

Melett, the leading UK supplier of precision engineered turbochargers and parts, has continued to develop its extensive OE-quality range with the introduction of three new turbocharger units suitable …

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AS-PL keeps a social distance

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

AS-PL have decided to, temporarily, separate the elements of their logo, to draw attention to the need for social distancing between people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are urging everytone to k…

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Comma conducts snap survey of workshops

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

As the UK enters its second week of the Coronavirus restrictions on movement and social distancing, in a poll undertaken for leading aftermarket lubricant brand, Comma, workshops revealed how they&rsq…

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COVID - 19: How do I inform employees they are to be put on Furlough Leave?

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Lawgistics have already seen a keen interest from companies interested in utilising the recently announced Job Retention Scheme, for many it appears the only viable option of saving the jobs. Whilst…

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COVID-19 update: call for logistics professionals to come together

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has launched an initiative to bring together logistics and passenger transport operators in urgent need of supply chain resources. The initi…

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COVID-19: A letter to everyone from Ben

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The automotive charity Ben has sent out the following open letter: There&rsquo,s no doubt that we&rsquo,re in unusual and challenging times. The Coronavirus is affecting everyone&rsquo,s lives - both…

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COVID-19: A message from Nutexa

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

We want to reassure you that Nutexa Frictions Ltd is still open for business.   As a Brake lining manufacturer, we are aware that commercial traffic will remain an important resource receiving goods a…

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COVID-19: An offer from DFA Media

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The IAAF has received a letter from DFA Media, publisher of Aftermarket magazine, offering their assistance to manufacturers who want to produce the products so desperately needed by the NHS but are e…

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COVID-19: Autosupplies update

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Autosupplies is open as normal but has very strict restrictions in place, which are in-line with the government&rsquo,s latest directives regarding Coronavirus and social distancing. Of paramount impo…

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COVID-19: MAHLE Aftermarket

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

MAHLE has reduced its minimum order value on a temporary basis to help support customers and has set up its customer services team with all the necessary tools and equipment to work from home. Despi…

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COVID-19: Roadlink update

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Roadlink International continues to remanufacture and dispatch goods from its central distribution centre in the UK, and is encouraging customers to get in touch if they have any queries or need any s…

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COVID-19: To Furlough or not to Furlough

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Everyone is talking about furlough, but what does it mean, who will benefit, is commission included and how will it be paid? , IAAF Service Support Partner, Lawgistics, have developed a quick Q&am…

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COVID-19: WAI update

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

WAI is moving to daily bulletins to customers and encouraging two way communication. The company has also begun assisting motor factors, who are suffering from staff shortages, with a direct supply of…

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Data analytics essentials for the COVID-19 crisis - timely advice from Phocas Software

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic puts risk management and disruption strategies under the spotlight as companies experience limited supply and others are battling cashflow shortages. For businesses who move and …

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Driving tests and MOTs for heavy vehicles suspended for up to 3 months to help tackle spread of coronavirus

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is suspending driving tests in England, Scotland and Wales for up to 3 months from 21 March 2020. The decision has been made to help prevent the spread…

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EAG ‘very much open for business’ and ‘heightens cleaning policies’ following COVID-19 outbreak advice

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has confirmed that it is &lsquo,very much open for business&rsquo,, amid the outbreak of COVID-19 and the measures introduced by the UK government. &nbsp, Moto…

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Helping the heroes of haulage

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

During these times of global crisis, road safety is more important now than ever to ensure the world can continue on its road to recovery. With commercial vehicles operating around the clock transport…

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HMRC COVID-19 Update: Job Retention Scheme

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The government is committed to doing whatever it takes to support businesses and individuals through the Coronavirus pandemic. On 20 March as part of these efforts the Chancellor announced the Coronav…

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How to protect yourself from cybercrime

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The introduction of measures to contain the coronavirus means we are spending more time online, whether teleworking or surfing. Combined with anxieties caused by the crisis, this often results in unsa…

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Letter from ECP CEO Andy Hamilton to customers regarding COVID-19

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Dear Customer,   Following the announcement from the Prime Minister, I can confirm that our branches remain open and our deliveries will continue &ndash, to support you.   Given the critical suppo…

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MAHLE Aftermarket: COVID-19 update

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

MAHLE has reduced its minimum order value on a temporary basis to help support customers and has set up its customer services team with all the necessary tools and equipment to work from home. Despi…

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MAHLE and Triumph cooperate in the manufacture of face masks

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

MAHLE and the underwear manufacturer Triumph Holding AG (Bad Zurzach &ndash, &ldquo,Triumph&rdquo,) are joining forces to manufacture face masks.   MAHLE is providing a filter medium that …

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New rules on MOT testing for light vehicles

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, cars and vans and motorcycles due their MOT from 30 March 2020 will have their MOT extended by 6 months. This will continue until confirmed otherwise. This…

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Rules on carrying over annual leave to be relaxed to support key industries during COVID-19

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement due to COVID-19 will now be able to carry it over into the next 2 leave years, under measures introduced by Business Secretar…

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Six-month MOT extension causes huge challenges, says IAAF

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has said the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency&rsquo,s (DVSA) decision to extend MOTs for a six-month period causes &ldquo,huge challenges&rd…

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Statement from Ring to their customers

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

In view of the clearly deteriorating situation in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to do all possible to protect our staff. Consequently, we are essentially shutting , the Gel…

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Status update from GT Automotive on our products and services during the current outbreak

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Last week, Senior Management took the decision to operate our premises at a reduced capacity for the foreseeable future. Going into this week, this decision remains in place.   We believe that we are …

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TechMan to provide ‘business as usual’ for customers during Coronavirus restrictions

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Following the Prime Minister&rsquo,s announcement, TechMan is advising its customers that it will be continuing to provide services and support for its garage management system whilst these unprec…

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The Parts Alliance to continue deliveries

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The Parts Alliance has confirmed that its branch network will continue to offer trade deliveries, adding that there are no significant shortages of products emerging within the supply chain.   Neil Cr…

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Whocanfixmycar.com's resonse to the announcement on MOTs

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Until confirmed otherwise, the government have announced that cars, motorcycles and vans that are due their MOT after 30/3/20 will receive a 6 month extension. , However, all vehicles on the roa…

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Workshops must stay open during the crisis, say First Line

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, now more than ever, workshops have a vital role to play. While MOT deadlines have been extended, workshops still need to be prepared and willing to repair the …

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“Nobody will be laid off – if need be, I’ll waive my salary”

Date: Friday 27 March 2020

The world economy is on the brink of collapse due to the corona pandemic and its development is more uncertain than ever. The German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY is aware of this and is taki…

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COVID-19 - Member News: TTC

Date: Friday 27 March 2020

Truck & Trailer Components started to make preparations for home working of its office based teams with effect from week commencing 9th March. This involved ensuring each team member was equipped …

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TMD Friction bolsters sales team with new area sales managers

Date: Friday 27 March 2020

Global OE and aftermarket brakes manufacturer, TMD Friction, has expanded its sales team with the appointment of two new area sales managers. Del Smith, who will be covering the Midlands, and Alistair…

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Former ADF Leader of Council returns to NHS frontline

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020

Dr. Richard Stock, a former Leader of Council and until recently a member of the IAAF Council, has recently announced his return to the NHS frontline. This was in response to the call for retired medi…

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Covid-19: update 25 March 2020

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020

Following the government’s new measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 (23 March), the IAAF has gained clarification from government that businesses in the automotive aftermarket supplying garages, na…

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Combating the coronavirus pandemic: Bosch develops rapid test for COVID-19

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is posing major challenges for healthcare systems and medical institutions worldwide. An ability to rapidly diagnose the virus is of invaluable help in curbing its exponenti…

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COVID-19: Updates to Companies House services

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Companies House is closely following Public Health England guidelines. They have plans in place to maintain services for customers, and protect the …

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COVID-19 Update 24/3/20

Date: Tuesday 24 March 2020

Following the government’s new measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 (23 March), the IAAF is seeking clarification on exemption for businesses in the automotive aftermarket. Currently, it is the und…

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sales-i: "Pandemics are tragedies, but business must go on"

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Over the last few weeks, sales teams all over the world have switched from proactive, inperson selling to working over the phone. Now that the World Health Organization has officially named the corona…

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Hella: Business development in line with expectations, but adjustment of company outlook necessary due to COVID-19 pandemic

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

In the first nine months of the current fiscal year 2019/2020 (1 June 2019 to 29 February 2020), sales and earnings of the internationally positioned automotive supplier, HELLA, have developed in line…

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The advantages of single mass flywheel

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

For more than 100 years, Borg & Beck has been a byword for premium products, which is why brand owner First Line Ltd, continues to invest and update its quality control and test equipment in its b…

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HELLA expands offering by more than 200 references

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

HELLA has added an impressive 200+ passenger car references to further accommodate the needs of the aftermarket with premium quality products. Lighting HELLA has introduced 10 combination rearlights, …

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