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TMD Friction shortlisted for IMI ‘Partner of the Year’ award

Date: Friday 21 January 2022

TMD Friction has been named amongst the nominations for the Institute of Motor Industry’s (IMI) 2022 awards, in the Partner of the Year category. The braking friction specialist has been recognised in…

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Optimal changes name to UKS Distribution

Date: Friday 21 January 2022

Halesowen-based distributor Optimal UK has changed it’s name following a management buy-out last year; the business will now be called UKS Distribution and has a new website: www.uksdistribution.com U…

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LIQUI MOLY with a quantum leap and massive growth

Date: Wednesday 19 January 2022

They are doing it again: LIQUI MOLY reaches yet another all-time high. The German oil and additive manufacturer boosted its turnover to 733 million euro, an increase of 20 percent compared to 2020. “T…

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Leading automotive distributor LKQ Euro Car Parts opens Cirencester branch

Date: Tuesday 18 January 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts, the UK’s leading automotive parts distributor, has opened its first branch in Cirencester. Located in the Love Lane Industrial Estate on Midland Road, the new store will give drive…

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MAHLE Annual Report wins Fox Finance Award

Date: Monday 17 January 2022

The MAHLE Annual Report 2020 has won gold at the Fox Finance Awards in the "Industry, Technology, Production" category. With this award, a jury of experts honors investor relations concepts "that demo…

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LIQUI MOLY Team Engstler changes to Honda

Date: Monday 17 January 2022

Transition in automobile racing: With its Engstler racing team, the German motor oil and additive manufacturer become one of the main Honda customer team in the WTCR and TCR Germany. In the new season…

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Brand new GS Yuasa ‘Powering What Matters’ advertising campaign hits TV screens nationwide

Date: Monday 17 January 2022

Centred around a 40 second television advert, the nationwide advertising campaign explores the world of GS Yuasa through the eyes of 6-year-old Isabella and her mother as they go about their day notic…

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Why you need to make workshop efficiency a priority for 2022

Date: Monday 17 January 2022

The owner of a Horsham-based independent garage has spoken-out about how it has significantly reduced admin work, improved communications and streamlined workshop jobs thanks to the transformational s…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts training schedule kicks up a gear in busiest year yet

Date: Friday 14 January 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts has published the 2022 course schedule for its LKQ Academy, in what is set to be its busiest year for training yet. The programme includes more hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) trai…

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Sponsor Link: Corteco UK & Ireland

Date: Friday 14 January 2022

25 years of expertise in the independent automotive aftermarket 25 years ago Corteco became part of the Freudenberg Group and started its business activities in a new alliance in October 1996. As the …

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BM Catalysts expands business to meet demand

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022

UK manufacturer of catalytic converters, DPFs and front pipes, BM Catalysts, has further boosted its capacity to supply products throughout Europe in order to meet ongoing demand. The company is curre…

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Excellent data quality on the rise

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022

165 leading parts manufacturers in the automotive aftermarket were awarded the title of "Premier Data Supplier" by TecAlliance during the last evaluation in December 2021. The seal of quality, which w…

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Motocross: LIQUI MOLY Becomes Lubricant Partner of MXGP

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022

LIQUI MOLY enters the FIM Motocross World Championship (MXGP). From next season, the German oil and additive specialist will be the exclusive lubricant partner for this series and also for the FIM Mot…

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Motorcycle fans help NGK raise cash for charity

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022

Big-hearted visitors to the NGK stand at Motorcycle Live have helped the company raise nearly £8000 for charity. The ignition and sensor specialist gave the motorcycle enthusiasts the chance to purcha…

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Diesel Technic's Italian Subsidiary celebrates anniversary

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022

In November 2016, Diesel Technic Italia S.R.L. was opened. The subsidiary has been growing step by step and recently celebrated its 5-year anniversary. A special event for journalists was organized to…

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Turning 2022 Strategy into Action: How Leaders Can Help!

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022

Join Roberto Dal Corso, founder of IAAF Service Member The Dal Corso Group, for an insider’s look at three strategies that leadership, learning, and talent development professionals can use to guide t…

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Autoinform Live Dublin tickets now on sale!

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022

Tickets for Autoinform Live Dublin are now available to purchase, the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) can reveal. The hands-on training event – funded, powered and organis…

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Official COVID-19 Antigen Test from Advanced Hygienics

Date: Tuesday 11 January 2022

Advanced Hygienics, working in conjunction with IAAF, is pleased to be able to offer a supply of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Antigen Test Kits at a competitive price for all the IAAF members. The tests are …

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New for 2022: Delphi Technologies Academy training courses now earn industry-recognised credits

Date: Tuesday 11 January 2022

Delphi Technologies is giving garages and technicians the opportunity to start the new year with a host of new skills and up-to-the-minute knowledge after enhancing its e-learning platform with new mo…

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Elite Garages upskills vehicle technicians with Autotech Training to manage EV demand

Date: Tuesday 11 January 2022

A leading independent garage network has spoken about the huge uplift in customer demand for EV repairs and modifications since the Spring. Elite Garages, an independent tyre, MOT, car service and for…

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Dayco and Greggs bring some Christmas cheer

Date: Friday 07 January 2022

The OE parts supplier and Greggs teamed up to help The Salvation Army support the local community over Christmas and New Year Amid all the worry and stress that Christmas can unfortunately sometimes b…

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Round up of 2021 and using Twixmas to plan for 2022 - thoughts from Hayley Pells

Date: Friday 07 January 2022

Covid stubbornly dominates operations with devolved politics adding an extra layer of barriers to navigate as we move into 2022. It has left many confused as to what is permissible, what is essential,…

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Marathon adds more new vehicles to delivery fleet

Date: Wednesday 29 December 2021

Marathon Warehouse Distribution have made another significant investment in further enhancing their frequent same day logistics capability to motor factors with the delivery of a new fleet of Citroen …

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Banner Receives Prestigious EUCUSA Award 2021

Date: Wednesday 22 December 2021

Leading European manufacturer of batteries and battery accessories, Banner, has recently been recognised for its long-term commitment to excellent customer service having received the international EU…

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Motorsport in its DNA – MEYLE looks back on a successful racing season

Date: Thursday 16 December 2021

In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic was a permanent fixture in all areas of society for the first time and was therefore an acid test for motorsport as well as for many other sports. The Hamburg-based manu…

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Maverick Diagnostics becomes latest IAAF member

Date: Wednesday 15 December 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) continues to bolster its membership for 2021, through welcoming diagnostic tool and vehicle technical support brand, Maverick Diagnostics, to i…

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KYB EKS JC Driver Wins WRX Championship

Date: Tuesday 14 December 2021

The 2021 World Rallycross Championship has been won by KYB EKS JC driver Johan Kristoffersson, in a dramatic, snowy final weekend of racing at the Nürburgring in Germany. Swedish driver Kristoffersson…

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The Diesel Technic Group looks back on a successful year of business

Date: Monday 13 December 2021

Another year in Covid-19 times is coming to a close. It was learned how to cope with the crisis and to adapt. The Diesel Technic Group has a positive balance for 2021 thanks to strong partnerships wit…

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NAPA Racing arrives in the UK!

Date: Monday 13 December 2021

NAPA are delighted to announce the launch of the NAPA Racing UK team, securing a place in next year’s Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). 2022 marks the next stage in NAPA’s rapid growth…

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Prominent Russian automotive award to Lesjöfors

Date: Friday 10 December 2021

In November, the Lesjöfors brand won the World Automotive Component WAC (Russia MAK) 2021 award for “contribution to the development of the automotive components industry”. More than 5,000 people at t…

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How to deliver the goods this festive season - advice from sales-i

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Like every salesperson in manufacturing and distribution, we know it's never too early to think about festive season supply chains. So we're kicking off Winter by looking at the next few months and of…

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More orders, fewer returns - AAG relies on TecDoc to further increase e-commerce success

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

In the automotive sector, digitisation and Covid-19 have triggered a long-term disruption. As consumers shift to digital platforms, e-commerce in the automotive aftermarket is expanding. Alliance Auto…

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Racing stars flock to NGK at Motorcycle Live

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Ignition specialist NGK is attracting a host of stars to its stand at Motorcycle Live. The company has long been synonymous with the two-wheel bike scene both on the road and in the motorcycling racin…

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F2 Victory for the Lucas Oil-sponsored car

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

New Zealander Marcus Armstrong sped to victory (15pts) in the First Sprint Race in the F2 Championship at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit in Saudi Arabia, last weekend. It was his first F2 win, his first …

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Brake Engineering pays tribute to team during 40th celebration

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Brake Engineering has marked its 40th anniversary by inviting all staff at its Wrexham-based site to a Covid-safe event, celebrating the support, hard work and dedication of staff over the past four d…

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IAAF Virtual Conference 2021 - Main Sponsors

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

The IAAF would like to thank Automotive Recruitment Alliance, Boswell Aftermarket, Comma Oil, Corteco, Ecco Safety Group, FAI Automotive, First Line, LKQ Euro Car Parts, Lucas Oil, MEYLE, NGK Spark Pl…

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Autotech Academy invests in the future with sponsorship of IMI Student Membership

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Autotech Academy, a division of the automotive sector’s training and recruitment specialist, Autotech Group, is putting the focus on the next generation of automotive professionals in its new sponsors…

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Schaeffler takes the top spot in the IAAF’s ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ awards

Date: Monday 06 December 2021

During the IAAF ‘Aftermarket for the Future’ virtual conference, Schaeffler, the renowned original equipment (OE) component and system manufacturer, claimed the coveted ‘Car Supplier of the Year’ titl…

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IAAF Virtual Conference 2021 - Headline Sponsor - Alliance Automotive Group

Date: Friday 03 December 2021

The IAAF would like to thank Alliance Automotive Group for agreeing to be the Headline Sponsor for the 2021 IAAF Virtual Conference held on Thursday 2 December 2021. This was the second time the Confe…

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GSF Car Parts opens new branches in Bournemouth and Warrington

Date: Thursday 02 December 2021

National motor factor GSF Car Parts has opened two new branches in Bournemouth and Warrington this week. The move is part of the company’s focus on growth and expansion following its recent rebrand fr…

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Award-winning innovation: MEYLE receives TOP 100 Innovation Award

Date: Thursday 02 December 2021

Back in March, the Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE was awarded the TOP 100 Innovation Award. This makes MEYLE one of the most innovative companies in the German SME sector. Last Friday, November 26, …

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Schaeffler to buy ‘green steel‘ from Swedish start-up company H2greensteel

Date: Thursday 02 December 2021

After recently announcing its target of becoming climate-neutral by 2040, Schaeffler has entered into an agreement with Swedish start-up company H2greensteel (H2GS), to annually purchase 100,000 tons …

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NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd - sales awards

Date: Thursday 02 December 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK has been honouring members of its sales team. The original equipment (OE) supplier of spark plugs, glow plugs, NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors, presen…

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IAAF adds MEHA Automotive to its membership

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has grown its membership further with the addition of leading supplier of metalliferous products, MEHA Automotive UK. MEHA Automotive UK produc…

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IFA Annual Awards 2021

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

The IFA annual dinner took place this year at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester on 20th November. A great turnout of 168 guests from across the automotive industry were invited to thank them all for their…

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Kerridge Commercial Systems Ltd acquire RNH Solutions

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), a global distributor of business solutions for the distributive trades, is pleased to announce the acquisition of RNH Solutions. RNH have been a long standing partne…

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Newell & Wright Motorsport finishes BTRC season on high

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

The British Truck Racing Championships (BTRC) 2021 came to an exciting end on 6th and 7th November at Brands Hatch, with Textar-sponsored Newell & Wright successfully finishing in fourth place. Br…

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Yuasa powers Matt Edwards to record-breaking third British Rally Championship

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Yuasa are celebrating another successful season in motorsport, as Yuasa Rally driver Matt Edwards made history by becoming the first ever back-to-back-to-back British Rally Champion. The accolade came…

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If Santa Claus drove a car………

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

What would it look like? Would it run on an alternative energy source such as electric, hydrogen, or…. chocolate? Would Santa be able to use ADAS, or would his chief elf accompany him to navigate? Onc…

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Schaeffler and DENSO team up for the latest FEAD-focused ‘Tea-break Training’ session

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

The Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team was back in action recently, with a slightly different ‘Tea-break training’ session, this time teaming up with fellow original equipment (OE) manufacturer DENSO,…

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