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Schaeffler’s REPXPERT app adds VIN reader to its range of abilities

Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

Created ‘By experts - For experts’, Schaeffler’s REPXPERT service programme is designed to equip vehicle technicians with the information they need to make professional repairs simpler and more effici…

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New references added to BM Cats expanding range

Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

BM Catalysts, UK manufacturer and exporter of catalytic converters, DPFs and front pipes, has extended its range with six additional products, including four catalytic converters and two new connectin…

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Sponsor Link: Corteco

Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

Corteco is one of the leading international suppliers for the Independent Automotive Aftermarket. As a subsidiary of the globally active Freudenberg Group, we deliver over 26,000 items in OEM quality.…

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Comline pushes towards steering & suspension target with further range increase

Date: Wednesday 14 July 2021

In preparation of summer ‘staycation’ season, where family-friendly vehicles are likely to be a frequent visitor to workshop ramps, Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is pleased to reveal details of new and…

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Disappointment for Charlie at Zandvoort

Date: Wednesday 14 July 2021

Technical problems ruined NGK-sponsored Charlie Martin’s chances in the third round of the ADAC GT4 Germany championship at Zandvoort at the weekend. Charlie was looking forward to her debut at the le…

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Quarantine-free travel to resume on 19 July for fully vaccinated passengers returning from amber list countries

Date: Friday 09 July 2021

On 8 July 2021, the government set out the details to enable people who have been fully vaccinated with an NHS administered vaccine, plus 14 days, to travel to amber list countries without having to q…

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European Commission fines car manufacturers €875 million for restricting competition in emission cleaning for new diesel passenger cars

Date: Friday 09 July 2021

The European Commission has found that Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen group (Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche) breached EU antitrust rules by colluding on technical development in the area of nitrogen oxide …

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LIQUI MOLY's Ernst Prost announces his retirement

Date: Friday 09 July 2021

Ernst Prost, who has led LIQUI MOLY for 31 years, has announced that he will be retiring on 22 February 2022, which he thinks should be an easy date to remember. He has always stated that the basic ph…

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Walker Products Inc. celebrate 75 years

Date: Thursday 08 July 2021

Walker Products Inc is a global supplier and can be found in every corner of the world. Established in 1946 the company is one of the largest privately owned manufacturers and this year celebrates its…

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Lawgistics Update: jury service

Date: Thursday 08 July 2021

The jury service process can be unpredictable and may cause an interruption to the business, so Lawgistics have offered advice on what to do if an employee advises that they have been summoned for jur…

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HR Updates

Arnold Clark Autoparts rewards supplier for support

Date: Thursday 08 July 2021

Arnold Clark Autoparts recently rewarded one lucky supplier following a competition to win a new bike. Suppliers that supported the “double A Points promotion”, the garage rewards programme from Arnol…

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Changes to the CJRS from this month

Date: Thursday 08 July 2021

For July, the UK Government will now be paying 70% of employees' usual wages for hours not worked, up to a cap of £2,187.50. In August and September, this reduces to 60% of employees' usual wages up t…

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Australian Automotive Right To Repair passes The Senate

Date: Thursday 08 July 2021

The Australian consumer is the big winner from the passing by the Australian Senate of the Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Information Sharing Scheme Bill, which had been announced in March of this y…

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James goes from podium to pain…

Date: Thursday 08 July 2021

There were highs and lows for NGK-sponsored motorcycle star James Alderson at Donington Park last weekend. For after winning the first heat of the BSB Pirelli Junior Superstock championship he suffere…

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The Parts Alliance delivers ground-breaking virtual all-staff conference

Date: Thursday 08 July 2021

The Parts Alliance captivated and engaged staff across its nationwide network of more than 170 branches and support centres with its first Virtual Conference in June. The conference, run on events pla…

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Nutexa launch new e-commerce website

Date: Thursday 08 July 2021

Nutexa are pleased to announce the launch of their new e-commerce website, www.nutexafrictions.co.uk, where visitors can also access product leaflets and catalogues. Please note Nutexa have a new rang…

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PAGID collaborates with the IMI to inspire the next generation of automotive professionals

Date: Monday 05 July 2021

Brake brand, PAGID, has confirmed it will be the official sponsor of the Institute of the Motor Industry Skills Competition2021-2022. As well as becoming the lead sponsor, PAGID will provide hands-on …

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AutoCare announces winner of their Spring promotion

Date: Monday 05 July 2021

Horsham motorist, Kevin McDowell bagged himself a brand-new Peugeot 308 during AutoCare’s spring promotion by taking his vehicle for repairs at his local AutoCare garage, Kevin Griffin Cars during the…

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Key component for automated driving: HELLA launches latest generation of steering electronics

Date: Monday 05 July 2021

HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier has further expanded its leading market position in the field of steering electronics. The company has secured further major orders and succes…

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New starter S3226S in AS-PL offer

Date: Friday 02 July 2021

Another new starter has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The starter has an index number S3226S and is the product of the AS brand. The starter belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and starts rate…

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Unlucky weekend for NGK-sponsored motorcycle stars

Date: Friday 02 July 2021

There was disappointment for NGK-sponsored Chrissy Rouse in the opening Pirelli National Superstock race of the year. Rouse, the defending champion, crashed out of fourth place on the final corner of …

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LKQ Euro Car Parts urges garages and bodyshops to seize LCV opportunity

Date: Friday 02 July 2021

As part of its ongoing commitment to the independent aftermarket and as a specialist in Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs), LKQ Euro Car Parts is highlighting the opportunity for garages and bodyshops t…

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Lesjofors Launch 36 New Coil Spring References

Date: Friday 02 July 2021

Lesjofors Springs are pleased to announce the introduction of a further 36 coil springs into their market-leading range. All new-to-range springs will be available progressively over the coming weeks.…

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Stewart says farewell to NGK

Date: Thursday 01 July 2021

Stewart Neill, Area Manager – Ireland, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, is retiring after more than thirty years’ service with the company. He will leave at the end of July after helping establish the igniti…

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Dayco welcomes Kevin Lee

Date: Thursday 01 July 2021

Dayco, a leading original equipment (OE) engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has recruited Kevin Lee as the latest member of its UK sa…

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EVs achieve record sales with 16% market share in Europe

Date: Thursday 01 July 2021

Last month, the European new car market saw an increase in total volume of 73% compared with May 2020. According to data from JATO Dynamics for 26 European markets, volume totaled 1,073,987 units, tak…

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Full throttle needed for UK automotive success: SMMT launches new plan

Date: Thursday 01 July 2021

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has launched a new, ambitious plan, ‘Full Throttle: Driving UK Automotive Competitiveness’, to secure the future of one of Britain’s most importan…

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Martin Klein new Sales Manager for Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Date: Thursday 01 July 2021

Martin Klein is heading Schaeffler's Automotive Aftermarket Sales in Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa. The 56-year-old business economist has assumed the newly created position effective as of …

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IAAF welcomes MEYLE UK to its membership

Date: Thursday 01 July 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has added to its impressive roster of members by welcoming manufacturer and distributor of vehicle components, MEYLE UK, to its ever-growing me…

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Entire supply chain included in warranty and returns process

Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

Garages can submit warranty and return claims direct to the supplier through a distributor’s link, as Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT – the joint sales and marketing init…

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TMD Friction supports automotive college as its workshops are ruined by fire

Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

TMD Friction, via its Mintex brand, has donated supplies to Bridgwater & Taunton College after it was left devastated by a fire in its motor workshop. The equipment and training resources offered …

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Successful six-month start for auto:resource

Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

In its first six months since launching, central online content marketing platform, auto:resource, is proving popular with the automotive aftermarket. The platform has experienced a significant increa…

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Poles, podiums and points for Halfords Racing with Cataclean at Brands Hatch

Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

Top Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship team Halfords Racing with Cataclean is celebrating another front-running weekend at Brands Hatch with a maiden pole position for Dan Rowbottom and second …

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ZF [pro]Tech resumes face-to-face training at affordable rates for all UK garages

Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

ZF Aftermarket has announced that under its ZF [pro]Tech initiative, face-to-face training has now resumed, supplemented by online courses. The ZF [pro]Tech concept was born of a genuine desire to sup…

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Automotive plant saves €577,000 a year by switching to NSK linear guides

Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

After suffering an average of four linear guide failures a month on its process-critical component washing machines, a major automotive plant in Mexico is enjoying significant savings having switched …

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Lesjöfors in the Premier League!

Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

Lesjöfors have been confirmed as a ‘Premier Data Supplier’ by TecAlliance. At the beginning of 2021, TecAlliance introduced the new ‘Premier Data Supplier’ status to bring greater clarity and accuracy…

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Win with Comline! Goodwood Festival of Speed competition

Date: Monday 28 June 2021

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is pleased to announce the launch of a motorsport themed social media competition with a pair of Saturday tickets to this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed on offer to two…

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VAT: New e-commerce rules in the EU will simplify life for traders and introduce more transparency for consumers

Date: Monday 28 June 2021

New Value-Added Tax (VAT) rules for online shopping enter into force this week as part of efforts to ensure a more level playing field for all businesses, to simplify cross-border e-commerce and to in…

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Carlisle-based family business win national award

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

K&S McKenzie have taken the Small Family Business of the Year title at this year’s national Family Business of the Year awards. The business, based in Carlisle, was founded back in 1968 and is cur…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts enhances offering to garages with expansion of Starline Product Range

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts has enhanced its product offering for independent garages by taking its Starline brand into the electrics and wiper blades categories. Customers of LKQ Euro Car Parts can now enjoy …

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Delphi Technologies Aftermarket ranks first choice for brake pads and brake discs in EU

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

Delphi Technologies Aftermarket, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has extraordinary market coverage in braking solutions across multiple key markets in the EU, based on a TecAlliance report released in Apri…

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A change for the better - one step closer to a sustainable future

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

As a global operating company, Corteco's central warehouse in Hirschberg, Germany ships 1 million packages across the world every year. Our headquarters have improved and changed their packaging proce…

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KYB Renews Support for World Rallycross

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

World Championship winning squad KYB EKS JC and triple FIA World Rallycross Champion Johan Kristoffersson will join forces in an FIA World RX 2021 title bid. Kristoffersson joins Belgian Enzo Ide with…

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Shaftec – Automotive Parts Remanufacturer of Choice

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

Everything - from core acceptance to the boxing of fully tested, shelf ready product happens at our Midlands based UK facility. When you combine this with £5million worth of stockholding at any one ti…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts donates £500 to RNLI Troon

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

On Tuesday 1 June 2021, Evan Gallacher, a mechanic with the RNLI based at Troon lifeboat station, was called out to an emergency call out, and when he returned to the station, he discovered that his b…

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bp pulse has opened the UK’s first dedicated rapid charging hub for fleet vehicles

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

The new Park Lane fleet charging hub has 10 rapid 50kW chargers, a further 12 chargers are due to be added in the coming months. The Park Lane site is the first of hundreds of similar hubs planned acr…

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TechMan ‘MOT Data Refresh’ keeps customer information profitable

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

Garages using the TechMan Garage Management System can now benefit from ‘Data Refresh’, an innovative new service which ensures customer information is up-to-date, boosting the chances of successful l…

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TecAlliance strengthens its global footprint in South Africa

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

TecAlliance, the leading data management specialist in the independent automotive parts market, is planning the next steps to drive digitisation in South Africa. The most important local parts manufac…

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It’s all about quality

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

With a Summer of European International Football ahead of us, Lumileds - who are licensed to manufacture and market Philips Automotive Lighting products - have launched a football skills competition w…

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Ring’s commitment to quality shines through in multiple award wins

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

Ring has scooped a plethora of accolades across its leading automotive accessories portfolio, including multiple mini test and product tests, plus winning the product category for Tyre inflators in th…

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