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NGK announces Solid Oxide Fuel Cells initiative

Date: Friday 18 June 2021

NGK Spark Plugs has committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). One exciting example of this commitment is the development of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) which are already installed at …

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HELLA strengthens position in radar technology through cooperation with Swedish tech company for waveguide antennas

Date: Friday 18 June 2021

HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier, is further expanding its role as one of the world's leading suppliers of radar technology for automated driving functions and has now signed …

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DENSO: ‘OESAA perfect platform to work closer with technicians’

Date: Friday 18 June 2021

In the aftermarket, by its own admission, DENSO is still in its infancy – compare that to the fact DENSO is the second largest component supplier to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) – so the op…

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NGK has made it even easier for UK independent garages to engage with its market leading loyalty scheme, BoxClever

Date: Friday 18 June 2021

The ignition and sensor specialist has launched a new mobile App enabling members to check their points balance, browse the gift range, redeem points and win prizes instantly, all from their mobile ph…

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Podium ends testing weekend for Halfords Racing with Cataclean at Snetterton

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021

A tough weekend for the Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civics of Gordon Shedden and Dan Rowbottom resulted in a podium finish in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Snetterton, Norf…

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Banner’s arrival is the icing on the cake at birthday celebration

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021

When the Banner team heard that the head of ABC Auto Factors of Burnham, Slough was due to reach a milestone birthday they decided to crash the party by delivering a celebratory cake to mark the occas…

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Mintex races onto the Focus Cup track for 2021

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021

TMD Friction, via its Mintex brand, is back on the racetrack in the Focus Cup 2021, as it continues its commitment to supporting motorsport and demonstrating its association with racing and braking sa…

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Demand soars as Borg & Beck celebrates the E-Type’s 60th Anniversary

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021

With 2021 marking the 60th anniversary of the Jaguar E-Type, another iconic historic model originally fitted with a Borg & Beck Clutch Kit, the classic specialist is experiencing a rise in demand …

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Alliance Automotive Subsidiaries win Factor Chain of the Year and Factor Team of the Year at CAT Magazine Awards 2021

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021

AAG are proud to announce that Alliance Automotive have won two awards at the CAT Magazine Awards 2021. The AAG Subsidiaries were awarded Factor Chain of the Year and Motor Serv Milton Keynes, Factor …

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BM Catalysts takes action on air quality

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021

BM Catalysts has become an affiliated member of the Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality (WCRAQ), set-up to improve air quality in the UK. The UK manufacturer and exporter of catalytic converte…

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IAAF continues to expand membership with addition of Advanced Hygienics

Date: Friday 11 June 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has added online retailer, Advanced Hygienics, to its list of members. The UK-based company distributes professional and eco-friendly hygiene a…

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AAG acquisitions

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

Alliance Automotive Group UK has recently completed the acquisition of Nyanza Autoparts based in Coventry. Described as ‘one of Coventry’s oldest car parts and accessory suppliers’, Nyanza was formed …

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Fyfes expands Ballyclare branch

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

Fyfes, has moved its Ballyclare branch to bigger and better premises to provide customers with a wider range of car parts and engineering supplies. The new Fyfes building will offer improved levels of…

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Partbusters to become TMD Friction distributor

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

Rapidly growing automotive parts and crash repair products supplier, Partbusters, has become a distributor for TMD Friction UK, supplying braking brands Textar, Mintex and DON to customers nationwide.…

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Dayco improves customer service with mobile catalog app update 7.0

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

To further improve its up-to-date product and application information, Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has releas…

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Alpine F1 Team and BorgWarner look to future with new partnership

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

Alpine F1 Team is pleased to announce a new partnership with BorgWarner that builds on the long-standing collaboration between BorgWarner and Renault Group. BorgWarner, who recently acquired Delphi Te…

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M-Sport Ford drivers fight hard in Sardinia

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team brought its cars home safely at the Rally Italia-Sardegna in some of the most brutal conditions on the World Rally Championship calendar. Gus Greensmith…

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First Line supports Cole Trucksport in 2021

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

First Line is back on the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) circuit for 2021 as it continues its partnership with Cole Trucksport for the latest British Truck Racing Association (BTRA) season. …

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Industry urged to capitalise on LCV market growth

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

As we move to a world fuelled by increasing expectations for quicker delivery turnaround times, the growth of the UK’s light commercial vehicle (LCV) sector has been significant and continues to rise …

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Shelby Car Care arrives at Arnold Clark Autoparts

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

Independent garages and technicians can now access the Shelby Car Care range at Arnold Clark Autoparts. Shelby Car Care’s award-winning products have been added into stock at Arnold Clark Autoparts br…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts outlines five key focus areas for garages this summer

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

As part of its ongoing commitment to the independent aftermarket, LKQ Euro Car Parts has outlined the five key areas of vehicle health that garages should be focusing on this summer, from capitalising…

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CAT Conversations webinar: Getting back to growth

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

The next CAT Conversations webinar takes place as part of the CAT Awards on June 10 at 11am. The theme is ‘Getting back to growth’ and the panel will be talking about the challenges of the last eighte…

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Dayco and Physis partner to develop world-class hybrid electric vehicle modules

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems manufacturer for the automotive, heavy-duty, and industrial market segments has entered a strategic partnership with Ningbo Physis Technology Co., Lt…

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GS Yuasa wins its first Toyota Technology & Development Award with hybrid vehicle battery

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

The Toyota Motor Corporation’s prestigious ‘Technology & Development Award’ has been presented to GS Yuasa and its subsidiary Blue Energy in recognition of the development of a new advanced Lithiu…

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Watch: Allocate work in seconds thanks to intuitive TechMan parts and data integrations

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Workshop management specialist, TechMan has significantly reduced the amount of time it takes for garages to book a new job into the workshop thanks to a raft of intuitive features and innovative vehi…

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Exol invests in expanded Rotherham site

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Exol has begun work on the redevelopment of its Rotherham site, with the aim to complete the project in July 2021. This new development is part of Exol’s continued reinvestment strategy. The project a…

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Banner - breeding new life into lead-acid batteries

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Despite the impact lithium-ion batteries are having within the field of e-mobility, Banner – Europe’s leading battery and battery accessory manufacturer – remains focused on developing the next genera…

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Schaeffler makes a welcome return to face-to-face training

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

As the Government continues to lift COVID restrictions, the Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team has announced it is resuming face-to-face training, with the first session of what it hopes will be a ret…

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Hyundai Motorsport names LIQUI MOLY as Customer Racing Official Supplier

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Hyundai Motorsport has named LIQUI MOLY as an Official Supplier for the Customer Racing department’s race and rally projects. The German oil and additive specialist delivers more than 80 products to t…

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OSRAM’s Night Breaker Laser bulbs placed firmly in the spotlight

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Lighting specialist OSRAM has received a ‘Commended’ award in the Auto Express 2021 Product Awards for its Night Breaker Laser 150 bulbs in the Headlamp Bulb category. The OSRAM Night Breaker Laser 15…

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Schaeffler’s REPXPERT team steps in to help In ‘n’ Out Autocentres move up a gear

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Further demonstrating its commitment to training, the Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team were back out on the road at the end of May, supporting staff from the In ‘n’ Out Autocentres network. During t…

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NGK-sponsored Wolves make a winning start

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

NGK-sponsored Wolverhampton Wolves got off to a flying start in the British Premier Speedway League with an impressive 58-32 victory at King’s Lynn. American ace Broc Nicol made a dream debut for the …

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TMD Friction CV wins Best Supplier 2020

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

TMD Friction has been awarded Best Supplier 2020 for Commercial Vehicles by TEMOT International, one of the Independent Aftermarket’s (IAMs) largest international buying groups, during its TEMOT Globa…

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Hannah Lyon-Wall to Chair UNIBA Trade Credit Group

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

FinCred IS Director, Hannah Lyon-Wall has been appointed as Chairperson for UNIBA Partners’ Trade Credit & Political Risk Center of Excellence. UNIBA Partners is an international partnership of ov…

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Delphi Technologies: ‘Joining OESAA is a natural fit’

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Delphi Technologies is the latest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to join the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA), citing the ‘exact same philosophy’ and describing the …

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DENSO’s popular webinars are now available on demand

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Launched as the country went into its first national lockdown last year, DENSO has continued to develop its online education programme as the industry has responded to changing habits and the practica…

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LKQ Europe invests in new Innovation and Service Centre to boost its Digital and Innovation Strategy

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

LKQ Europe is opening a new Innovation and Service Centre in Katowice, Poland, to act as a catalyst for its innovation and digitalisation strategy. The centre will enhance LKQ Europe’s ability to offe…

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Autotech Group proud sponsor of British Superbike’s Storm Stacey

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Autotech Group has been named as a sponsor of British Superbike’s youngest rider, Storm Stacey, ahead of the season which starts in June. Last year, the 18-year-old clinched the title of youngest ride…

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Rising motocross star 11-year old Olivia Reynolds gets Yuasa’s backing

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Yuasa, the world’s leading battery manufacturer, have announced that they will sponsor 11-year old motocross star of the future, Olivia Reynolds. The Northampton bred maestro will be competing in nume…

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OESAA member Brembo inspires workshop confidence and practice improvements following visit

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

The owner of Avia Autos has hailed Original Equipment Supplier Aftermarket Association (OESAA) member, Brembo, for its professionalism and influence during a visit to her workshop. Hayley Pells and he…

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Exol sponsors cycle team’s ride for charity

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Exol Lubricants has pledged it support to the WSCC cycling team, who, after a very challenging year, has decided to take on the Sea to Sea challenge (C2C), cycling from Whitehaven to Tynemouth for thr…

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WAI kickstarts Euro 2020 with exciting competition

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

With Euro 2020 fast approaching, WAI UK has got the ball rolling with an exciting new competition and is now encouraging customers to sign up and play for the chance to win a whole host of top-quality…

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SMP Europe goes pink

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

SMP Europe is going pink in support of those impacted by Breast Cancer, launching a campaign to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer charities, that provide life changing care and world class r…

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EAG reveals its ongoing commitment to the environment

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

For the past few years, Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has been working to become more environmentally friendly, and is now revealing the steps it has taken. From taking initial steps, such as making su…

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Dayco releases Golf Mark VII wheel bearing installation video

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

To assist technicians fit replacement wheel bearings correctly and efficiently, Dayco has added a installation video https://youtu.be/jX5aBsD8zhg alongside its recently introduced step-by-step guide t…

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Autotech Academy and Ford Motor Company Ltd create work experience solution for fire damaged college

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

Autotech Academy has responded to the IMI’s call to action to support Bridgwater and Taunton College, after a fire destroyed its specialist Motorsport and Motorcycle workshops. Collaborating with the …

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OESAA Garage Forum member proud to be on ‘front-line’ in championing OE quality

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

The owner of Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) Garage Forum member, Wiseman Motor Services, has described the association with OE manufacturers as like being on the ‘front-l…

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Nic Hamilton ready for BTCC points battle

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

NGK-sponsored British racing driver Nic Hamilton endured a challenging first round of the 2021 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season but is hopeful of improved performances over the …

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Charlie Martin makes podium at sodden Snetterton

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

NGK-sponsored racing star Charlie Martin had mixed fortunes at round two of the Britcar Endurance Championship which was held in in torrential weather conditions at Snetterton. After finishing second …

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MAHLE Powertrain breaks ground on new EV and hydrogen focused test chamber

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

MAHLE Powertrain has broken ground on development of the new test chamber located at its Real Driving Emissions (RDE) Centre in Northampton on May 18th. The chamber is a response to high levels of dem…

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