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60 years of electronics production in Hamm

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

60 years ago, in March 1961, it began as a production site for flasher units, changeover relays and switches, with around 650 employees. Since then, the HELLA electronics plant in Hamm Bockum-Hövel ha…

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Ten out of ten for the Lucas Oil Cannon Motorsports Team

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

The Leeds-based Lucas Oil Cannon Motorsports Team is to continue its ten-year racing partnership with US oil and additives manufacturer Lucas Oil. The motorcycle dragster racing team will run the Top …

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New Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Safety Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com on capacitors in AC circuits

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the next chapter in their course on High Voltage Design Concepts and Safety Systems: ISOLATION MONITORING - Capacitors in AC Circuits. This …

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EAG invests in its warehouse

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has implemented MAM’s Warehouse Management System (WMS) to improve efficiency and accuracy in its warehouse logistics.The WMS optimises the flow of products through the EA…

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Lesjöfors springs in promising Swedish Hyperloop project

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

Once again, springs from Lesjöfors play a critical role in a progressive student project. The Hyperloop concept will bring super-fast, fossil-free transportation of both people and goods. A group of t…

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Showing wheel resilience

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

The Wheel Specialist reports an unexpected surge in wheel refurbishment enquiries at its first-ever virtual conference. It's now been a year since many businesses began to suffer the effects of lockdo…

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Yuasa launch search to find longest serving motorcycle battery

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

GS Yuasa have launched a social media search for the longest lasting Yuasa motorcycle batteries still in service and are giving a free replacement to anyone who has one over 15 years old! Entrants sim…

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Introducing: HaynesPro WorkshopData Motorcycles

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

For many years, HaynesPro has been the specialist in online technical vehicle data for automotive professionals. We deliver SMR and diagnostic data for cars, LCVs and trucks in a clear and user-friend…

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WAI UK extends warehouse by 40 percent to meet demand

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

Auto electrical specialist WAI has extended its UK warehouse by a massive 40 percent, as the business boosts its stockholding for UK customers. The extension, at WAI’s Bognor Regis UK headquarters, wi…

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Investing in the future

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

Cheadle-based Klarius Products is offering aspiring young professionals the chance to build a career in engineering, with the business hiring four new apprentices. The largest UK manufacturer of after…

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Standardised Warranty & Returns process enhances service

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

The new, free to access TecAlliance Warranty and Returns service, brought to market by Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT, offers “substantial time saving benefits” and “enh…

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Returning to workplaces safely as COVID restrictions are eased

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

With many businesses reopening soon and restrictions starting to be eased, HSE guidance can help employers support their workers and keep their workplaces COVID-secure. The HSE's page on keeping work…

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HM Treasury launches Recovery Loan Scheme

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

A new government-backed loan scheme has been launched to provide additional finance to those businesses that need it. With non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality reopening next week, Ministers h…

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Sponsor Link: Fueltone

Date: Thursday 01 April 2021

FUELTONE® PRO DEVELOPED IN THE UK BY EXPERT FUEL CHEMISTFueltone offers a range of additives and engine treatments that prevent and solve problems that commonly affect the operation of an engine. Whet…

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“On-the-go” tyre inflator launched by Ring

Date: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Ring Automotive has launched a handheld rechargeable inflator to meet the needs of today’s on-the-go consumer. The new RTC2000 does not need to be operated via a 12V socket. Instead, it operates from …

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Toyota Chooses KYB for Exclusive Hydrogen Powered Mirai

Date: Wednesday 31 March 2021

The new redesigned Toyota Mirai, a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCEV), is using KYB shock absorbers as original equipment. The first-generation Mirai was launched in 2014. FCEVs run on hydrogen and are…

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It's time for a change: A reminder from Borg & Beck about the importance of regular filter replacement

Date: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Over the last 12 months people haven’t been driving as often as normal and have only been using their cars for essential journeys that they need to make. Unfortunately, vehicles that are not used regu…

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Bravo for new exhausts!

Date: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Klarius has announced new releases for popular models including the Fiat Bravo, adding to its 11,000+ range of premium aftermarket exhausts designed to fit 30 million vehicles on UK roads. Every part …

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FIGIEFA produces new video

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

Following the success of the “FIGIEFA is working for you” briefings, the association which represents the independent aftermarket in Europe, has prepared a short video to give an insight into the work…

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Creating a level playing field for vehicle data access in the interest of consumers: Secure On-board Telematics Platform Approach

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

A large coalition representing automotive dealers, aftermarket and consumers is calling on the European Union to take on board its proposal for a Secure On-board Telematics Platform (S-OTP) when legis…

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World-leading legislation improves consumer choice and competition for Australian automotive repair and service

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) and the Motor Trades Association of Australia Limited (MTAA) has welcomed introduction into the Australian Parliament, world-leading legislatio…

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February UK engine production falls -20.5%

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “Now one year into the coronavirus pandemic, UK engine manufacturers have seen their output significantly affected. With subdued car markets at home and abroad,…

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UK commercial vehicle production down -45.4% in February

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

UK commercial vehicle (CV) production declined -45.4% in February, with 4,308 units built, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). CV manufac…

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Business buyers in pole position on Race to Zero as consumers stuck on the grid for electric vehicle adoption

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has called for greater support for private retail uptake of electric vehicles, following new figures showing businesses are twice as likely as con…

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5 Key Actions to take now: Moving goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

If your business moves goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland it’s important you act now to comply with the new rules. The Dept. for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, is highlighting fiv…

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Steven Fisher: Funeral and Memorial Service

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

The family of Steve Fisher have advised the details of his funeral service: The funeral will be held on Friday 16th April 2021, starting at 11.00 am at Telford Crematorium Due to the current restricti…

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Shopping platform Allegro optimises replacement parts shopping experience with TecDoc data

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

Allegro.pl, the most popular shopping platform in Poland and one of the largest e-commerce websites in Europe, uses TecDoc data from TecAlliance to provide the best shopping experience for its custome…

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Approved Garages make significant investment in campaign with TalkSport Radio

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

April welcomes a first for Approved Garages with the launch of a new campaign exclusively on talkSPORT Radio during 2021. Approved Garages is the lead generation platform for AutoCare and United Garag…

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Steve says farewell to NGK

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

Long-serving NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Sales Representative Steve Padbury is retiring after more than thirty years with the leading ignition and sensor specialist. Steve – fondly known as ‘Padders’ by …

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Helping motorists to remember their MOTs this year

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

Over the last month, the DVSA has said it has been great to see garages using the SAFE checks toolkit they shared at the start of March. They have spotted lots of the ‘Whatever your essential journey’…

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Interview “safety first” – Glen Callum Associates offers IAAF members complimentary COVID-19 lateral flow kit

Date: Friday 26 March 2021

Automotive aftermarket recruitment specialist Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has teamed up with Uhealthcare, an established supplier of COVID-19 lateral flow devices and kits, to provide IAAF members wi…

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Sampa UK & Ireland announce two new appointments

Date: Friday 26 March 2021

Sampa UK & Ireland the Manchester based commercial vehicle parts wholesaler are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Darren Miller (on the right) as their new Business Development Manager…

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Schaeffler REPXPERT videos highlight correct stud and tensioner installation processes for popular VAG diesel applications

Date: Friday 26 March 2021

The Schaeffler REPXPERT team has produced two new INA technical videos to highlight the correct processes needed to accurately install the timing belt tensioner on popular TDI engines used in multiple…

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Technical advice from TecAlliance - VW T5 engine jerking

Date: Friday 26 March 2021

"What the Fix?!" Volkswagen T5 engine is jerking – we show the solution!The current case in TecAlliance’s "What the Fix?!" series involves a VW T5: The engine electronics indicator light has come on a…

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HELLA ramps up ‘around the vehicle’ safety, with the launch of the VISIOTECH projection module

Date: Friday 26 March 2021

Although powerful and efficient work lamps are essential to enable those loading or unloading vehicles, or working adjacent to them if maintaining the highway, for example, to operate in safety, light…

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MAHLE Powertrain sets its sights on e-mobility of the future

Date: Friday 26 March 2021

MAHLE Powertrain (MPT) is expanding its portfolio with an intensified focus on e-mobility. Over recent years, the development service provider headquartered in Northampton, UK has established itself a…

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Lesjöfors goes fossil-free and reduces emissions by up to 90 per cent

Date: Friday 26 March 2021

On April 1, the subsidiary Lesjöfors Fjädrar in Mid-Sweden will shift to biogas, which is a fossil-free energy source. The green transition will reduce the company’s carbon dioxide emissions by 70-90 …

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Ford Announces FORDLiive – a New Commercial Vehicle Uptime Accelerator to Maximise Productivity for Businesses

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

Ford have recently announced FORDLiive – a new connected uptime system designed to help Ford commercial vehicle operators increase their productivity by maximising vehicle uptime. FORDLiive promises t…

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Updated CMA Merger Assessment Guidelines published

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

Following a public consultation, the CMA has published updated guidelines about its approach to analysing mergers. The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) previous merger assessment guidelines w…

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TechMan puts valuable vehicle data into the hands of technicians

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

Garage Management System, TechMan is empowering technicians with manufacturer vehicle data thanks to a pioneering new partnership with E3 Technical. From the 1st April 2021, existing and new TechMan u…

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The automotive sector – how will it accelerate again?

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

A year of unpredictability.The coronavirus pandemic has created a global chain reaction of events that’s had a swift and significant impact on the automotive industry. According to KPMG, 80% of the au…

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New Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Safety Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com on Isolation Monitoring

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the next chapter in their course on High Voltage Design Concepts and Safety Systems: ISOLATION MONITORING - Capacitors in Parallel and Serie…

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Plug-in car, van and truck grant to be targeted at more affordable models to allow more people to make the switch

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

The grant scheme for electric cars, vans and trucks has been updated to target less expensive models and reflect a greater range of affordable vehicles available, allowing the scheme’s funding to go f…

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NGK-sponsored Nic Hamilton announces 2021 BTCC race plans

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

NGK-sponsored British racing driver Nic Hamilton is confirmed to drive for Team HARD. Racing’s Cupra Leon line-up for the 2021 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season. Hamilton remains…

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New webinar to discuss the new normal for training within the UK aftermarket in 2021

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

The next Automotive Aftermarket Webinar Series, The Future of Automotive Training, launched by auto:resource, brought to you by of automechanika, is set to look at the impact 2020 had on the landscape…

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Iconic racing vehicle graphics

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

Ad Bell take a look at some of the most iconic vehicle graphic designs featured in automotive sports in the last 50+ years. 1. Gulf Ford GT40s The original gulf branded sports car featured in a navy b…

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VARTA® issue advice to drivers to seek expert battery fitment via the UK independent garage trade

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

The battery experts at VARTA® are issuing advice to vehicle drivers around the risks and complexity of attempting a DIY battery replacement in this age of increasingly complex cars. VARTA say that the…

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Greater need for automotive aftermarket to ‘think digital’

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

The first IAAF Industry Bitesize Briefing session of 2021 was a success, as members joined via Zoom to learn about digitalisation for the future of the aftermarket. Hosted by IAAF’s Head of Membership…

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Motorpoint chosen to deliver Clean Air Zone Scrappage Scheme in Birmingham

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

Motorpoint has been chosen by Birmingham City Council to deliver the city’s Clean Air Zone’s Scrappage and Travel Scheme. The UK’s largest independent car retailer, which has stores in Aston and Oldbu…

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Melett simplifies turbo parts identification with new online parts catalogue

Date: Friday 19 March 2021

Recognising that turbocharger repairers require quick solutions and instant access to the most accurate, up-to-date product data, Melett has launched an interactive tool helping them quickly and easil…

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