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Groupe Renault & Plug Power join forces to become leader in hydrogen LCV market

Date: Thursday 14 January 2021

Groupe Renault and Plug Power Inc. – a global leader in fuel cell systems and hydrogen-related services – have signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) to launch a joint venture with the aim of beco…

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Make sure your customers know there’s no MOT exemption this time

Date: Thursday 14 January 2021

Garages across the UK are being advised to communicate recent confirmation that vehicle repair and MOT services are permitted to remain open during the latest lockdown restrictions amid concerns that …

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Driving for work – Review of joint HSE/DfT guidance

Date: Thursday 14 January 2021

For most people, driving will be the most dangerous activity they do. It is estimated that one third of all road traffic collisions (RTCs) in Britain involve someone driving as part of their job and c…

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IAAF welcomes Brexit trade deal

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed the agreed Brexit trade deal, pointing to particularly positive aspects that provide foundations for the future of the UK aftermar…

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Automotive Aftermarket open in Lockdown 3.0

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

Following the Government’s announcement of a third national lockdown, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is praising the Government’s decision to permit the automotive aftermarke…

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Getting an MOT during Lockdown 3.0

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

The DVSA has confirmed that garages and MOT testing stations will remain open during the latest lockdown announced by the government on 4th January. This means that all cars, vans and motorbikes need …

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Latest advice on Furlough and Support for Business from Lawgistics

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

Furlough scheme remains open The furlough (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme) has not been changed and remains open until 30 April 2021. The scheme will continue to subsidise 80% of wages to the cap of…

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UK government trade credit reinsurance scheme extended

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

On 30 December 2020 it was confirmed that the Government backed Trade Credit Reinsurance Scheme will be extended by 6 months to 30 June 2021. The extension is welcome relief for businesses as the supp…

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Merger of FCA and Groupe PSA approved by shareholders

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Peugeot S.A. have announced that their respective shareholders’ meetings, held on 4 January 2021, have approved the merger of FCA and Groupe PSA to create Stellantis…

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New appointments for MAHLE duo

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has announced promotions for two of its experienced and long-serving staff members, highlighting its commitment to promoting from within. Jonathan Walker, who began his career wit…

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Impression makes key appointments

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

Award-winning automotive PR and marketing agency, Impression Communications, has appointed Cheryl Griffiths as PR Account Manager and promoted Hayley Evans to the role of Senior Account Manager. Griff…

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2020 has been a record year for EAG!

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

2020 has been hailed a success for Excel Automotive Group (EAG), with the company expanding its product lines, delivery fleet and sales. EAG was acquired by Tony Bhogal with Adrian Lamb less than two …

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AS-PL wins the title of „Gazela Biznesu 2020”

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

On December 21st, 2020, the list of companies that received the „Gazele Biznesu 2020” (Business Gazelle 2020) title was announced. Among them was the AS-PL, which can be proud of such a prestigious ti…

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NEW A9320S alternator in AS-PL offer

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A9320S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and st…

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Product News

Clutch solutions from the experts

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

In recent months there has been a significant increase in light commercial vehicles (LCV’s) on the roads, which naturally leads to a rise in demand for the service and repair of these vehicles and sub…

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Schaeffler REPXPERT announces dates for first live ‘Tea-Break Training’ sessions

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

Schaeffler’s REPXPERT technical training team has announced more details about its new programme of ‘Tea-Break Training’, designed to appeal to as many people as possible by offering informative and i…

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MOT testing in English Tier 4 areas

Date: Wednesday 23 December 2020

The Prime Minister has announced new Tier 4 restrictions in England to control the spread of coronavirus. From Sunday 20 December London, together with parts of the South East and East of England will…

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IAAF office closure over the holiday period

Date: Wednesday 23 December 2020

The IAAF office will be closed from 2 p.m. Wednesday 23rd December 2020 and will reopen at 9.00 a.m. on Monday 4th January. It will still be possible to call the office on 0121 748 4600 to leave a mes…

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No-deal Brexit means the return of the Green Card

Date: Wednesday 23 December 2020

Our colleagues at Boswell Aftermarket have provided the following information for any member with employees who will be taking UK registered vehicles to mainland Europe after 31st December 2020. Whils…

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WAI STERI-7 vehicle sanitiser kits now available through WhoCanFixMyCar.com

Date: Wednesday 23 December 2020

As restrictions tighten across the UK, WAI’s STERI-7 vehicle sanitiser car kits are continuing to prove popular and are now being rolled out across the WhoCanFixMyCar.com network. After gaining positi…

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Impression volunteers in the Great Big Bromsgrove Christmas

Date: Wednesday 23 December 2020

Award-winning, automotive PR and marketing agency, Impression Communications, has taken part in the Great Big Bromsgrove Christmas, to help the local community this festive season. Bromsgrove statutor…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts’ Lancashire team raises more than £1,000 for disadvantaged children

Date: Wednesday 23 December 2020

LKQ Euro Car Parts’ Lancashire team has raised more than £1,000 in support of Cash for Kids’ Mission Christmas campaign – to help make sure no child wakes up on Christmas morning without something to …

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MAHLE outlines vision for UK aftermarket

Date: Friday 18 December 2020

Pioneering service solutions business, MAHLE, explores its vision for the future of the UK aftermarket as it celebrates 100 years in business. Independent workshops and parts distributors feel a sense…

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ZF extends suite of fleet solutions to light commercial vehicles in Europe

Date: Friday 18 December 2020

ZF has announced the launch of a comprehensive new suite of fleet solutions, specifically designed to improve the operational performance, safety and customer service levels of Light Commercial Vehicl…

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LKQ Europe drives CO2 savings for fleet and supports eFuel Alliance

Date: Friday 18 December 2020

LKQ Europe has joined the Berlin-based eFuel Alliance e.V., actively supporting the use of climate-neutral fuels in the existing fleet to achieve climate targets in Europe. Arnd Franz, CEO of LKQ Euro…

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HMRC COVID-19 Support: extension of CJRS

Date: Friday 18 December 2020

The UK Government has reviewed the terms of the scheme, and has now announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will remain at the current level of 80% of usual wages for the hours not …

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HR Updates

Comma Oil makes donation to Ben

Date: Friday 18 December 2020

The Comma Team at Moove Lubricants has thanked all those that have taken part in its regular surveys throughout 2020. As one of its 2020 charitable initiatives, Moove offered to donate £5 to Ben – the…

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All new trucks sold ‘must be fossil free’ by 2040

Date: Friday 18 December 2020

Europe’s truck manufacturers have concluded that by 2040 all new trucks sold need to be fossil free in order to reach net zero by 2050. Meeting this target, however, will only be possible, if the righ…

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Simon Haynes, RIP

Date: Thursday 17 December 2020

It was with much sadness that we learned of the recent death of Simon Haynes. Simon founded Midland Vehicle Components in April 2000, having been in the automotive trade for many years and previously …

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Ban on tyres over 10 years old for heavy vehicles and some minibuses

Date: Thursday 17 December 2020

The DVSA has now updated the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness to include the change in the Construction and Use Regulations for rules relating to tyres aged over 10 years old and manufacturer date …

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Give your views: autonomous vehicles and driver training

Date: Thursday 17 December 2020

IAM RoadSmart is part of a project called Drive2thefuture and they are seeking views on developing training programmes, policies and other cost efficient measures to help people to use autonomous vehi…

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Making sense of the pandemic - some thoughts from Ben

Date: Thursday 17 December 2020

This has been a very unsettling year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has played havoc with everyone’s lives. That’s why Ben wanted to take a look at how the pandemic has affected people's physical…

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Britishvolt selects North East site to build Britain’s first battery Gigafactory

Date: Thursday 17 December 2020

Britishvolt, the UK’s foremost investor in battery technologies, has selected a site in the North East of England to build the UK’s first battery Gigafactory. The company has acquired exclusive rights…

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4 Tips to Protect Your Business from Fraud: advice from FinCred IS

Date: Thursday 17 December 2020

Fraud is estimated to cost the global economy £3.89 trillion a year, and over £193 billion a year in the UK. In the last 10 years fraud losses have increased by 56%.[1] Furthermore, with only a fracti…

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Haynes to cease publishing new Workshop Manuals

Date: Thursday 17 December 2020

The long-standing Haynes Workshop Manual will no longer be physically printed and published for new cars, the publisher has confirmed. First published in 1966, the comprehensive workshop manuals featu…

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There are two weeks until the end of the transition period. Prepare now.

Date: Thursday 17 December 2020

The transition period ends on 31 December 2020. Trade rules will change. With only two weeks to go until the end of the transition period, you must ACT NOW. Businesses need to prepare for the new trad…

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Garages shown how to get the most out of TechMan in free webinar training series

Date: Thursday 17 December 2020

Garage management specialist, TechMan is helping workshops achieve their business goals with free weekly online training webinars. The series of live videos ensure users of the TechMan Garage Manageme…

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RokLUME 280N SMART: Intelligent work lamp for mining, construction and forestry machines

Date: Thursday 17 December 2020

In order to increase operator safety, health and productivity in mining, construction work or forestry, HELLA, the lighting and electronics specialist, is launching the new RokLUME 280N SMART work lam…

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Product News

Clear path for mega macs users

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

Security Gateway, Certificate Based Automotive Security, Protection of Vehicle Diagnostics, Central Gateway, CAN Gateway - behind these terms are systems designed to protect modern vehicles against un…

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First Line Ltd adds to its Borg & Beck braking range

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

First Line Ltd is committed to providing the most relevant and comprehensive ranges across their product portfolio for the aftermarket. With this commitment in mind, the company is constantly reviewin…

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Product News

Winter sports under the LIQUI MOLY banner

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

Advent is a time for parcels. LIQUI MOLY has put together a package of measures of a special dimension. The German motor oil and additive specialist is investing several million euro in advertising at…

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New Head for ZF Aftermarket

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

Philippe Colpron (42 years) takes over as an Executive Vice President and has the responsibilities as Head of ZF’s aftermarket division on January 1st, 2021. As well as this, he will continue to lead …

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BM Catalysts confident for every Brexit eventuality

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

With the UK government still locked in talks with its EU counterparts over a trade deal for 1 January 2021, BM Catalysts is in the “best shape possible” to deal with any eventuality over the coming we…

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Automotive Support Group - December Online Training

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

December 10th, 2020 saw the first online training event for the Automotive Support Group for content elected from the membership of the group. Subjects covered included continuous professional develop…

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Strong interest in standardised data and digitised process solutions at Automechanika Shanghai 2020

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

This year, Automechanika in Shanghai (AMS) was held for the first time as a hybrid event. Despite the difficult situation due to COVID-19, Asia's most important trade fair for the automotive aftermark…

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State-of-the-art bodyshop completed during lockdown opens its doors

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

A brand new bodyshop delivered at the height of the Covid-19 national lockdown has opened its doors after a six-month fit-out by LKQ Euro Car Parts’ Workshop Solutions team. East Bilney Coachworks’ ei…

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EAG strengthens relationship with DRiV

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has revealed it will be taking on more product groups from DRiV, including the Champion and Payen portfolios, next month. Building on its already successful distribution o…

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E-Motive’s ecommotors PPE Portal work earns an IAAF Outstanding Innovation Award

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

IAAF member E-Motive, whose ecommotors tech platform powers key parts of the eBay-NHS PPE portal, won the ‘Outstanding Innovation During the Covid-19 Crisis’ category at the recent IAAF Pride of the A…

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Marathon Joins Forces with SKF

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

Marathon Warehouse Distribution are delighted to announce a new partnership with OE manufacturer SKF to distribute and provide a same day logistics platform across the UK for key products within SKFs …

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Wendy Williamson discusses aftermarket of the future in webinar

Date: Friday 11 December 2020

Wendy Williamson, IAAF chief executive, joined an expert panel on the latest Automechanika Birmingham auto:resource.co.uk webinar Series, which discussed the findings of an extensive industry report, …

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