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Victory propels Charlie into second place in US championship

Date: Tuesday 09 August 2022

NGK Ambassador Charlie Martin has claimed her first race win in the 2022 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America championship and now sits just three points behind the leader. Charlie and her teammate …

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Battery electric vehicles are 22% cheaper to service than ICE cars reports Fleet Assist

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

Fleet Assist has released servicing and maintenance trends for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) versus ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) cars based on the 850,000 fleet cars and vans using its 5,200-st…

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Why are oil changes also important for automatic transmissions? A new video from spare parts manufacturer MEYLE offers the answers

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

Watch out: In a new YouTube video two experts from Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE explain what matters when changing the oil in automatic transmissions and which smart repair solutions from MEYLE si…

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GSF Car Parts announces Garage Hive integration

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

National motor factor GSF Car Parts has announced a new partnership with garage management software specialist Garage Hive. AlliCat Online, the leading parts catalogue operated by GSF Car Parts, is no…

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A message from Andy Savva – Schaeffler’s REPXPERT – Value added services for independent garages

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

I felt it important to write my thoughts, as the Schaeffler REPXPERT Brand Ambassador, about the value they are adding to my garage folk and indeed the entire independent garage sector. We have all be…

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NGK-sponsored stars take Great Britain to Speedway final

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

NGK-sponsored Great Britain survived a massive scare to qualify for the FIM Speedway of Nations final following a dramatic semi-final race-off victory. Sweden, led by Freddie Lindgren who is sponsored…

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First F2 pole position of the season for the Lucas Oil-sponsored car

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

After a victory at the previous F2 meeting at the Paul Ricard (France), Red Bull Junior driver Ayumu Iwasa turned in a blistering lap in the final moments of qualifying at the Hungaroring (Hungary) la…

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Summer months bring new pressures on tyres, Ring Automotive warns

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

Ring Automotive has reiterated the need to look after tyres, following research by road safety charity TyreSafe revealing that more tyre-related incidents are reported in summer than at any other time…

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BM Catalysts poised for European growth at Frankfurt

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

BM Catalysts will be highlighting its commitment to meeting market demand in Europe at this year’s Automechanika Frankfurt, which takes place from 13 to 17 September. The BM Catalysts team will be on …

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Commonwealth Games’ Baton Relay visits Glen Callum Associates

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

The historical Red House Glass Cone, based in Stourbridge and home to Glen Callum Associates (GCA), played host to a visit of the Queen’s Baton Relay, to mark the run-up to the 2022 Commonwealth Games…

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Mintex-sponsored Lewis Brown seeks renewed title push

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

Mintex-sponsored racing driver Lewis Brown is targeting a renewed push for championship honours in this season’s Quaife MINI Challenge. Following the first half of his season being marred with mechani…

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1, 2 & 3PL with a Difference

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

vGroup International has over thirty years of experience in providing national and international organisations with tailored logistics solutions. Requirements and services include: Just-In-Time, sequ…

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Plenty of demand, no supply

Date: Thursday 28 July 2022

[ Corteco a brand of Freudenberg] “From a technical standpoint, steel produced with green hydrogen as a reducing agent would be used on a one-to-one basis”, said Thomas Bleimling, who is in charge of …

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French star is top M-Sport performer in Estonia

Date: Monday 25 July 2022

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team proved resilient on the highly demanding Rally Estonia, the seventh round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Despite some bad luck, the crews proved t…

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Stark increase in MAHLE Aftermarket sales

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

In 2021, MAHLE Aftermarket increased its sales by 18.5 percent to approximately EUR 1.1 billion. Those are the highest annual sales figures achieved since the business unit was founded. The workshop e…

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Banner – 85 Years In The Making

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

In a year that will undoubtedly be remembered for jubilee celebrations, Banner - Europe’s leading manufacturer of batteries and battery accessories – had its own part to play, both in its home country…

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NGK backs Great Britain to retain World Speedway title

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

Speedway supporter NGK is sponsoring Great Britain’s bid to retain the 2022 FIM Speedway of Nations World Team Cup. Last year riders sponsored by the ignition and sensor specialist helped Great Britai…

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LIQUI MOLY records an eight percent increase in sales in the first half of the year

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

Despite the loss of the Russian market, the German lubricant and additive producer was able to achieve a respectable increase in sales, even though this fell short of expectations. LIQUI MOLY also did…

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TMD Friction delivers Mintex Masterclass brake training to Autosupplies

Date: Tuesday 19 July 2022

The team at Autosupplies Chesterfield were given a specialist Mintex Masterclass training evening by TMD Friction’s technical training team, detailing the braking company’s manufacturing processes and…

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GSF Car Parts supports Ukrainian community

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

National motor factor GSF Car Parts is supporting the international Ukrainian community through parts and material donations. Automotive parts distributor GSF, which operates a network of more than 18…

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Motul and Castle Combe Circuit partnership continues for 2022

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

Motul and Castle Combe Circuit have confirmed the continuation of the partnership agreement which commenced last year, which saw Motul becoming the Official Lubricant Brand of both the famous Wiltshir…

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Automechanika 2022: Shaftec Drives Further into Europe….from Hall 3.1 Stand G11

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

With its first product launch in 10 years - a comprehensive range of new Propshafts - a dynamic new website and an enhanced export division, transmission expert Shaftec will use this year’s Automechan…

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NOCO welcomes FG7 to family of distributors

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

The NOCO Company are delighted to welcome FG7 of N. Ireland to its family of distributors in Europe. The partnership will see FG7 offer NOCO’s market leading battery maintenance products including BOO…

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Autotech Training throws support behind HGV sector with extended range of courses

Date: Friday 15 July 2022

In a direct response to the heavy goods vehicle technical skills crisis, Autotech Training has, for the first time, extended its offering to include the HGV sector. The move follows reports that the s…

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The doctor is in and there is no charge!

Date: Friday 15 July 2022

Global lubricant leading light, Motul, is finalising its programme for arguably the two biggest remaining historic vehicle events of 2022 - the Classic at Silverstone over August Bank Holiday weekend …

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Feel the need

Date: Friday 15 July 2022

Maverick Diagnostics feels the need; The need, for greater training provision to help the aftermarket to get techs up to speed on EVs and hybrids. With the cross-industry staffing shortfall running in…

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GSF Car Parts opens new St. Helens branch

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

Growing motor factor GSF Car Parts increased its Merseyside footprint with a new St Helens branch in July. This is the ninth new GSF Car Parts branch to open in just four months, continuing a period o…

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Veterans in Action

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

Along with other automotive suppliers like Denso, Philips will be supporting this marvellous charity’s work to support our veterans battling against PTSD. The work that the chief operating officer Bil…

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Authorities confiscate significant haul of counterfeit NSK bearings

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

The recent discovery of a large number of counterfeit NSK bearings in Johannesburg, South Africa, highlights the need to remain vigilant in the face of criminals who look to put the safety and integri…

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RNH Solutions rebrands to MAM Software

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

Following its recent acquisition by Kerridge Commercial Systems, RNH Solutions will rebrand to MAM Software. The move brings its automotive operations in the UK and Ireland under one unified brand to …

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SMP Europe grows number of UK engineers to 16

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

SMP Europe, home of the Intermotor, Lemark and Lucas engine management brands, has grown the number of its UK engineering team to 16, as it accelerates its development in bringing solutions for the fu…

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Motul Corazón: Helping future generations realise their potential

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

As a brand that has more than 150 years of history to its name, Motul has been present and has observed dramatic advancements in technology and changes in society. Its values reflect an outlook that e…

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MAHLE Powertrain drives the development of ammonia combustion for heavy duty engines

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

MAHLE Powertrain is leading an innovative project to develop technologies to replace diesel with ammonia in heavy duty combustion engines. Funded through the UK Government’s Net Zero Innovation Portfo…

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A green oasis in the factory grounds

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

A metropolis with millions of inhabitants, Chennai is located in the south of the Indian subcontinent. Due to the important automotive companies located there, it’s also known as “India’s Detroit”. Fr…

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NAPA Truck has landed!

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

The brand that is steeped in American history made its way to Europe just 3 years ago and now features 26 product lines in passenger cars. This year the brand launched NAPA Truck, a commercial vehicle…

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Andy celebrates Santa Pod victory

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

Seven-time UK Pro Mod champion Andy Robinson has won a major event in his NGK-sponsored race car ‘Anger Management 2.0’. Andy won the latest round of the 2022 Motorsport UK British Pro Mod Championshi…

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Exol-sponsored Marlow Armada turning tide in JSRA championship challenge

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

Exol Lubricants-sponsored jet ski racing team Marlow Armada are mounting a title challenge going into the second half of the JSRA British Jetsport Championship. The team races in the Vintage class of …

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Kevan Wooden, Chief Commercial Officer LKQ Euro Car Parts: IAAF Blog – Second Edition

Date: Tuesday 05 July 2022

As the leading supplier of automotive parts in the UK you might not be surprised to hear that we have taken issue with the mooted plan to reduce the frequency of MOT testing from every 12 to every 24 …

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Motul partners Shelsley Walsh and gears up for BRM celebration

Date: Monday 04 July 2022

Motul is delighted to announce a new partnership agreement with the world’s oldest permanent motorsport venue, Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, which sees Motul confirmed as the Official Lubricant of the Wo…

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DENSO Aftermarket and Tetrosyl Express Ltd announce UK Distribution Partnership

Date: Monday 04 July 2022

Effective July 2022, DENSO Aftermarket is excited to announce its partnership with Tetrosyl Express LTD as a key strategic distribution partner in the UK market. By partnering with Tetrosyl Express, D…

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Lucas Oil Scores Podium Finish at Silverstone

Date: Monday 04 July 2022

Ayumu Iwasa took second place in his Lucas Oil-sponsored car at the FIA Formula 2 Sprint Race at Silverstone, last weekend. It was a second podium finish of the 2022 season, for the Japanese driver. I…

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NGK Spark Plugs to change company name to 'Niterra'

Date: Friday 01 July 2022

Following the 122nd Ordinary General Meeting of the Shareholders on 24 June 2022, NGK SPARK PLUG announces major news with its decision to change its English language company name to ‘Niterra’. World-…

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Latest advice from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

The federation's legal helpline provider, Lawgistics, has recently issued advice on three subjects which should be of interest to IAAF members. Image use without permissionTo be entitled to use the im…

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Vampire jet car returns to showcase events with Arnold Clark Autoparts sponsorship

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

The Vampire jet car, holder of the UK land speed record, is returning to exhibition events nationwide with sponsorship from Arnold Clark Autoparts. Leading national motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts…

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Local students in motorsport challenge

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Llangefni-based Coleg Menai and Anglesey Based Lucas Oil Products (UK) have agreed a joint-venture project designed to fine-tune many of the practical skills being learned by the next generation of ve…

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BorgWarner Releases 2022 Sustainability Report, Highlights Substantial ESG Progress

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

BorgWarner has released its 2022 Sustainability Report, “Charging Forward Together,” highlighting the significant steps taken toward meeting its environmental stewardship, social responsibility and go…

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Autonomous transport: some thoughts from Freudenberg Sealing Technologies

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Autonomous vehicles seem to be a special species of robot. The differences cannot be justified on either technical or commercial grounds. In “The Love Bug,” when a Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie was p…

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Young Speedway stars shine in Poland

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

England’s Dan Bewley and Robert Lambert were the pick of the NGK-sponsored riders at the 3W FIM Speedway GP of Poland. They both made the semi-finals of the meeting in Gorzow finishing third in their …

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Leading automotive distributor LKQ Euro Car Parts increases support for Irish aftermarket with Waterford branch expansion

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts, the leading UK and Republic of Ireland automotive parts distributor, has moved its existing Waterford branch to a larger site in order to expand its offering to the Irish aftermark…

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Win two hospitality tickets to an upcoming BTCC 2022 race with sales-i

Date: Wednesday 29 June 2022

sales-i, the data analytics and CRM software for product sales teams, is offering one lucky IAAF member the chance to win two free hospitality tickets to an upcoming BTCC 2022 race. sales-i has a long…

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