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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

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LKQ Euro Car Parts backing aftermarket to help tackle battery failure with ‘Test to Earn’ offer

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts is encouraging independent garages and bodyshops to support good battery health in the run-up to winter with the launch of its ‘Test to Earn’ initiative. Exclusively on offer to LKQ…

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International solution for global success

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

TecAlliance, one of the leading data management specialists in the independent automotive parts market, has developed the new online catalogue ECat for MAHLE Aftermarket. It is based on the TecDoc Whi…

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Kick it like LIQUI MOLY

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

LIQUI MOLY have just published the latest issue of their company magazine “Pictures and Stories”. They show which products are used to make vehicles fit for the cold season. But it is not just the tec…

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Autotech Academy’s first female intern highlights her journey into the automotive industry

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

A female vehicle technician has kick-started her career through an Autotech Academy internship. Sophie Hemming candidly admits that securing a vehicle technician role was frequently challenging in mal…

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Working hand in hand with Cobots

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

“Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is currently using cobots at eight locations,” said Ralf Maisack, who is pressing ahead with the strategic development of cobots in the company’s Technology & Inn…

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Comline Auto Parts and Richardson Racing set to round out Porsche Carrera Cup GB season in style

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) will conclude a successful debut season with Richardson Racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship by extending its branding across all three of the team’s 911 GT3 …

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Come and meet NGK at Saltex 2021

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK will make its first appearance at a UK show since before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year when it exhibits at Saltex 2021 next month. It will take centre…

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Countdown begins to Autotechnician’s BIG Weekend

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Independent workshop owners and technicians are invited to Warwick for Autotechnician magazine’s two-day training event 26-27 November to gain expert advice on emerging technologies and everyday techn…

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Alliance Automotive Group UK announces acquisition of Cotswold Motaquip Ltd

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Alliance Automotive Group UK has announced that it has recently completed the acquisition of Cotswold Motaquip Ltd; an existing member of the UAN buying group. The business is a single branch LV busin…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts launches safety footwear catalogue

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Arnold Clark Autoparts has recognised the importance of having the right footwear for the job via its new safety footwear catalogue, offering customers over 40 different safe footwear styles to choose…

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First Line embraces the digital age, offering Aftermarket Specialists greater accessibility to core content

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

First Line has expanded its digital reach by increasing activity on its social media channels through, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter, as it continues to grow its content library to further…

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Motul steps up to become Official Lubricant Partner of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

MOTUL and the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+, are delighted to announce a new co-operation agreement that sees Motul appointed as the Official Lubricant Partner of the UK’s le…

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“Accept the new normal and take advantage” says IAAF Garage Section Head, Andy Reynolds

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Andy Reynolds of A J Reynolds, IAAF Garage Section Head, has issued a rallying cry to independent garages to “accept the new normal and take advantage of it,” in what will be a very busy time for the …

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NGK-sponsored stars help Britain to World Speedway title

Date: Friday 22 October 2021

NGK-sponsored riders have swept Great Britain to a World Speedway title for the first time in 32 years. Robert Lambert and Dan Bewley stunned Poland to win the Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations G…

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Mr Sparky joins in the fun at Run Silverstone

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

NGK’s Mr Sparky has been out and about meeting his fans as he prepares for the 2022 Virgin London Money Marathon. The automotive icon was at Run Silverstone which attracted hundreds of men, women and …

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‘Be prepared’ – Ring responds to MOT demand

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Ring Automotive has responded to the MOT rush season by bolstering its availability of lighting products at its UK based warehouse in Leeds. With an anticipated 60 percent of all annual MOTs due to ta…

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OESAA urges technicians to sign up to Autoinform Live with ‘limited spaces’ available

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is urging technicians to snap up tickets for Autoinform Live, with limited spaces now available for the live training event in Wolverha…

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Partbusters signs strategic partnership with Sogefi

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Tech innovator and automotive parts and crash repair products supplier, Partbusters, has signed a global strategic partnership agreement with Sogefi Filtration. In a ceremony that included members of …

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HELLA with good business development in the first quarter, but massive component shortages lead to considerable burdens

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

With the presentation of the complete and final results for the first quarter of the fiscal year (1 June to 31 August 2021), HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier confirms the prel…

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MEYLE Academy: new high-voltage e-learning course available in English

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Under the name MEYLE Academy, the German manufacturer MEYLE is offering a wide range of (digital) training courses with highly relevant content free of charge. As one of the first on the market, MEYLE…

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BM calls for greater enforcement now of current regulations on emissions

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

BM Catalysts has called for a greater clampdown on the use of poor quality emissions control devices, such as catalytic converters, in order to bring about a serious reduction of harmful vehicle emiss…

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Driving up quality employment solutions - The Automotive Recruitment Alliance

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

Autotech Group, Glen Callum Associates and KPI People, three of the UK’s top automotive recruitment specialists, have formed The Automotive Recruitment Alliance in a bid to streamline the recruitment …

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MAM Software announces strategic partnership with Automotive Automation

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

MAM Software (a Kerridge Commercial Systems company), the provider of leading business management solution Autopart, has announced its partnership with Automotive Automation (AutoMM). The partnership …

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Partbusters continues to give back with new training partnership

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

UK automotive parts distributor, Partbusters, has partnered with the Department of Work and Pensions to launch a nationwide programme to support employment and growth within the UK, creating and provi…

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New TechMan website launched to reflect ongoing Garage Management System development

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

Garage Management System, TechMan has announced the launch of a new website to better showcase its extensive and continually growing list of powerful features specifically developed to improve the day…

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VW Van dealership kickstarts careers for automotive college leavers with Autotech Academy

Date: Friday 08 October 2021

A Volkswagen Van dealership, who employed three Autotech Academy interns, has highlighted the benefits of the initiative which has enhanced its workforce. Looking to recruit skilled vehicle technician…

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NGK manager’s marathon effort for charity

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

A member of NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd’s management team has taken part in the virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money for charity. Marketing Manager Mark Hallam took up the 26.2-mile c…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts achieves 30 years of motor factoring

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Arnold Clark Autoparts, one of the fastest growing UK motor factors, has achieved 30 years of motor factoring in the automotive aftermarket. The award-winning parts distributor, with branches across S…

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Exol-sponsored WSCC cycling team successfully completes Sea-to-Sea challenge

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Exol Lubricants supported the WSCC cycling team as they took on the Sea-to-Sea challenge (C2C), cycling from Whitehaven to Tynemouth on 5 and 6 August, raising over £4,000 for three of their favourite…

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Data quality as a success factor at TMD Friction

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

For TMD Friction, the global leader in brake pad technology, data quality is of strategic importance. For over ten years, a specialised data team has been continuously improving product and catalogue …

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Philips Automotive Products lighting up the way to the top

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

This weekend will see the finals of the Lumileds and Philips Automotive Lighting-supported UK Top Technician and Top Garage Awards for 2020/21. Hundreds of British garages and technicians applied to e…

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Emil makes the podium as NGK riders excel in World Speedway Championship

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

NGK-sponsored Emil Sayfutdinov has finished third in the 2021 FIM Speedway World Championship. The Russian finished behind fellow countryman Artem Laguta and runner-up Bartosz Zmarzlik at the end of a…

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26 percent higher sales and 75 percent more revenue at LIQUI MOLY

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Perhaps it’s the curse of success: Whereas demand otherwise determined the growth of the German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY, it is now the supply of raw materials. In the first nine months …

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New NGK building a symbol of company’s transformation

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

NGK has continued its environmental sustainability drive with the opening of a new office building at its Komaki Plant in Japan. The world’s leading ignition and sensor specialist’s new ‘N-FOREST’ bui…

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Optima C5 LSJ 0W-20 gains approval from Jaguar Land Rover

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Leading lubricants supplier, Exol, has received approval from Jaguar Land Rover for its Optima C5 LSJ 0W-20, to their STJLR.51.5122 specification. Optima C5 LSJ 0W-20 is the latest generation fully sy…

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NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd - MechanEx Sandown Park preview

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is looking forward to exhibiting at its first automotive show since before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. The leading supplier of…

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Fuel crisis cancels book launch

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

The difficult decision to postpone our book launch this weekend was made late this afternoon, we couldn't in good conscience ask for commitment to an event that in some cases required significant trav…

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Banner’s six top tips for long battery life

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

For drivers of all ages, whether experienced or inexperienced, probably the most frustrating thing to encounter is a car that simply won’t start! However as Europe’s leading manufacturer of batteries …

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LKQ Euro Car Parts relaunches training offering as LKQ Academy

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts has announced the launch of LKQ Academy, a new and improved training platform for independent garages and bodyshops. The launch follows the conclusion of a programme of business int…

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WhoCanFixMyCar and Amazon partnership brings new tyre fitting service to UK

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

WhoCanFixMyCar has teamed up with Amazon to offer its customers a dedicated professional tyre fitting service across the UK. WhoCanFixMyCar has provided a dedicated ‘fit it now’ platform through which…

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OESAA reveals First Brands Group as newest member

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is thrilled to welcome First Brands Group as a new member of its organisation. First Brands Group, which originated from TRICO Group in…

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Teng Tools joins The Parts Alliance

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

With more than 30 years’ experience developing tools for a myriad of sectors, including the aftermarket, Teng Tools has now become a supplier to The Parts Alliance to spread its range even further. Th…

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FAI Automotive Announcement

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

Originally founded in the 1960s by the Walker family, FAI Automotive plc (“FAI”) has thrived and expanded to become a brand leader in the automotive parts distribution aftermarket, generating a turnov…

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New portal simplifies warranty returns process

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

The new warranty and returns process, brought to market by Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT – the joint sales and marketing initiative from Fourth and TecAlliance – is suc…

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OPTIMAL UK announces company ownership changes

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Automotive parts business OPTIMAL UK Distribution Ltd. has announced changes in its ownership, with LKQ Europe selling its shares in the business. Midlands-headquartered OPTIMAL UK was established in …

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Consistency pays off at Silverstone for Halfords Racing with Cataclean

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

A tough day at Silverstone for Halfords Racing with Cataclean generated three top 10 finishes for Dan Rowbottom and moved him back into the top 10 in the championship. Dan Rowbottom and Gordon Shedden…

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Yuasa sail to success in the Flying Dutchman World Championships

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

GS Yuasa are celebrating a successful campaign in the prestigious Flying Dutchman World Championships. The battery manufacturer backed three Yuasa-branded boats in the nine challenging races with Guzm…

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HELLA outperformed the market in the first quarter, but the company's outlook is lowered due to significantly reduced market expectations for the current fiscal year

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Although HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier outperformed the market in the first quarter of the fiscal year, the company's outlook for the current fiscal year 2021/2022 is lower…

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Workshops should maximise MoT opportunuity

Date: Friday 24 September 2021

NGK has reiterated its call for UK workshops to take advantage of the current surge in demand for MoT tests. The ignition and sensor specialist has been forecasting September’s MoT boom after it was r…

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NGK Speedway stars fly the flag

Date: Friday 24 September 2021

NGK-sponsored stars have been battling it out for their countries in the Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations competition which this year has been sponsored by the company for the first-time. The ig…

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