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IAAF Activity Report w-e 20 May 2022

Date: Friday 20 May 2022

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during what has been yet another extremely busy week. Event planning intens…

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GSF Car Parts looks 'Beyond Tomorrow' with National Staff Conference

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

Managers from across GSF Car Parts spent a day learning about the future of the business and the automotive aftermarket at the company’s 2022 National Conference. More than 260 staff attended the even…

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57% of garages plan on increasing prices in response to cost-of-living crisis and rising price of parts

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

57% of garages are planning on increasing their prices according to a survey conducted by WhoCanFixMyCar. The survey, which was sent to WhoCanFixMyCar’s network of over 15,000 top-rated garages, mobil…

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WAI joins industry condemnation of proposed MOT extension

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

Leading rotating electrics supplier WAIglobal UK has joined the calls of the automotive aftermarket in condemning the proposed extension to the MOT. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps proposed relaxing …

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Comline Richardson Racing celebrates Brands Hatch success

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

Comline Richardson Racing and title partner Comline Auto Parts (Comline) are celebrating a maiden Porsche Carrera Cup GB victory after a sensational drive by Will Martin in the opening race at Brands …

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First Podium for Lucas Oil’s Heap

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

Junior Saloon Car Championship driver Jacob Heap secured second place in his Lucas Oil sponsored car to claim his first podium finish in Round 6 at Snetterton, in Norfolk. Intuitive driving coupled wi…

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Small step, big effect

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

To reduce road traffic CO2 emissions, both engines and transmissions must work more efficiently. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has developed a sealing ring for automatic transmissions that uses mic…

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OESAA Chairman Nigel Morgan Q&A

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) Chairman, Nigel Morgan, answers questions about the successful return of Autoinform Live, new members joining the organisation, the progres…

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Mintex and Nielsen expand exciting drift show partnership

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

TMD Friction, through its renowned Mintex braking brand, has expanded its exciting partnership with drifting star Pete ‘Peden’ Nielsen. The expanded sponsorship will see Mintex branding displayed prom…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts unveils stand for upcoming UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts has revealed details of its stand at the upcoming UK Garage & Bodyshop Event, which is set to feature industry guests, prizes and access to expert advice from right across the b…

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Elliott excels at Oulton Park

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

Motorcycle star Brayden Elliott – who is sponsored by ignition and sensor specialist NGK – is celebrating making the podium in the latest round of the 2022 Pirelli National Superstock championship. He…

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Ignition and sensor specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has been honouring its top sales staff

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

The supplier of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and associated engine management sensors named Paul Gair and Charlie Keable Joint Salesmen of the Year with third place g…

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Joint venture set to lift aftermarket workshop diagnostics to a new level

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

Maverick Diagnostics and Opus IVS have agreed a joint distribution venture, Opus IVS customers will be able to purchase fully supported 100% original dealer diagnostics tools and support through Opus …

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‘That’s a wrap’ – TMD Friction supports Fleet Factors

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

TMD Friction has pledged its support to established parts distributor, Fleet Factors, by wrapping two of its delivery vans with its iconic Mintex and Textar branding. Covering the Teesside area, Fleet…

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IAAF Exclusive: Mind The Gap – skills & recruitment shortage not just confined to post-education candidates

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

In the second part of our exclusive skills and recruitment series, recruitment specialist Glen Callum Associates (GCA) says the industry must widen its outlook and recruitment from other sectors if it…

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Three opportunities on offer from Dal Corso Group

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

1. WebinarLeadership Skills: 3 Steps to Navigate Difficult and Courageous Conversations IAAF member Roberto Dal Corso shares how to develop conversation skills that keep communication open, balanced,…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts partners with stock car racer

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

National motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts is sponsoring stock car racing driver Holly Glen as she makes a bid for the World Stock Car Championships. Arnold Clark Autoparts is providing Dundee-based…

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IMPORTANT: Information from DuoCall about MMS Mobile Malware

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

What's happening? O2 have advised that they have seen a significant rise in FluBot victims on the mobile network. This was originally identified by Vodafone on Wednesday 27th April 2022, and they are …

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Dayco heads for the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

Dayco will be exhibiting at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event to be held at NEC, Birmingham on the 8th and 9th June. Alongside a full training schedule, the company, which is occupying stand C30 in H…

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Andy Hamilton, CEO at LKQ Euro Car Parts, commented:

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

“The used vehicle market has continued to benefit from the backlog on new vehicle production lines, which has been exacerbated by the tragic events in Ukraine. That said, momentum has slowed throughou…

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Mintex-backed Lewis Brown endures tough season opener

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

TMD Friction’s Mintex brand ambassador Lewis Brown remains optimistic about his championship chances despite enduring a difficult opening to his Quaife MINI Challenge season at Donington Park, where l…

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Automotive chemicals for professionals at the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

Although LIQUI MOLY is primarily known for its oils and additives, the company offers much more than that, especially for workshops. On the one hand, these are chemical tools that make the everyday wo…

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Max has a challenging time at Donington Park

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

Yorkshire’s Max Coates – who is sponsored by ignition and sensor specialist NGK – suffered mixed fortunes at Donington Park for the start of the 2022 MINI Challenge UK season. Supporting the British T…

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Glen Callum Associates Aftermarket Recruitment Survey calls for personal, transparent and efficient process

Date: Thursday 12 May 2022

The Glen Callum Associates (GCA) Automotive Aftermarket Recruitment Survey 2022 has highlighted the importance of personal contact and how the process of recruitment should be a key tool in the sales …

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Comment from ECP: Move to scrap annual MOT significant risk to driver safety - and future of the aftermarket | Andy Hamilton

Date: Monday 09 May 2022

MOTs are a critical means of protecting drivers at the wheel. The purpose of an MOT is to ensure vehicles are roadworthy – they can help to identify issues with key systems and components, including b…

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Schaeffler supports the future at IMI Automotive Intro event at Lincoln College

Date: Friday 06 May 2022

Schaeffler and its REPXPERT team joined a number of other aftermarket suppliers at the IMI Automotive Intro event at Lincoln College on 27th April, to give the next generation of workshop technician a…

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Exol Lubricants to sponsor grassroots girls’ football

Date: Friday 06 May 2022

Exol Lubricants is sponsoring Willenhall-based grassroots girls’ football team, the Lane Head Vixens. The sponsorship includes the provision of brand-new kit for the team, with the Exol branding appea…

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Charlie impresses in American debut

Date: Friday 06 May 2022

NGK Ambassador Charlie Martin made an impressive start to the 2022 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America championship by claiming a podium finish at her first meeting. Charlie made her debut in the s…

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Joint venture of HELLA and MINTH opens second production plant in China

Date: Thursday 05 May 2022

HELLA MINTH Jiaxing Automotive Parts Co. Ltd, a joint venture of the internationally positioned automotive supplier HELLA and the MINTH Group, has put a second production plant into operation in the C…

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HELLA intends to consistently expand and further develop the Business Group Lifecycle Solutions

Date: Thursday 05 May 2022

A key lever for sustainable mobility is the maintenance of value and the extension of the lifecycle of vehicles. Against this background, HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier rece…

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Heap’s 22 passes secure creditable 5th place

Date: Thursday 05 May 2022

Lucas Oil’s Junior Saloon Car Championship driver Jacob Heap raced past 22 competitors from the back of the grid to secure 5th place in the 5th Round at the Cadwell Park circuit, in Lincolnshire. His …

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Great success in Madrid - AS-PL sums up Motortec Madrid

Date: Thursday 05 May 2022

On April 20-23, the AS-PL team took part in the Motortec 2022 fair in Madrid. It was a great opportunity to meet business partners and present the new branch AS-PL in Spain. Motortec is one of the mos…

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TMD Friction working with IMI on skills workshops

Date: Thursday 05 May 2022

Braking friction specialists TMD Friction, in conjunction with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), has launched a roadshow of technical training workshops for college students to address the sk…

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LKQ expects major savings in cost and CO2 from traction battery repair and remanufacturing

Date: Wednesday 04 May 2022

At the 43rd International Vienna Motor Symposium, the Chair “Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components” (PEM) of RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and LKQ Europe presented their investigation on …

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New Delphi Technologies Academy Pass-thru training empowers technicians with dealer-level diagnostic capability

Date: Tuesday 03 May 2022

Delphi Technologies is literally giving independents the tools to grow its service offering in line with that of main dealers after enhancing its online training platform with a new module on Pass-thr…

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Factor One Marketing becomes newest IAAF member

Date: Friday 29 April 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has added automotive aftermarket marketing specialist, Factor One Marketing, to its ever-growing membership. The newest member is a dedicated a…

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OESAA welcomes BILSTEIN to membership

Date: Friday 29 April 2022

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is thrilled to announce BILSTEIN as the group’s newest affiliate, becoming the latest brand to align itself with the organisation’s pas…

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Rain Data relaunches its website and launches Codex

Date: Friday 29 April 2022

Rain Data offers the industry's only elastic indexing of vehicle parts as an alternative to the competition. Rain Data Director Tony Waddle told us that while the company still provides bespoke data c…

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Lumileds supports next generation technicians with Philips product

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

In what is set to be the first steps of a wider national initiative, Lumileds is delighted to have partnered with Coventry College’s Motor Vehicle Department for the supply of Philips vehicle lighting…

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SKF Recognized by General Motors as Overdrive Award Winner and a 2021 Supplier of the Year

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

SKF, a leading global manufacturer of bearings, seals, and lubrication, has been named an Overdrive Award winner as part of GM's 30th annual Supplier of the Year awards. First presented in 2012, the O…

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Motul joins classic car loan project

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

Motul becomes the latest name to help young people experience, first-hand, running a historic vehicle thanks to the Classic Car Loan Project. Motul is proud to have become the official lubricants part…

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NGK riders ready for 2022 World Speedway Championship

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

Speedway supporter NGK’s all-star line-up of riders will be competing in the first Grand Prix of the 2022 World Championship season in Croatia on Saturday (April 30). The ignition and sensor specialis…

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NGK-sponsored Breen in third place in WRC standings

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team narrowly missed out on its third podium result of the season with Irishman Craig Breen taking fourth place in the 2022 Croatia Rally. M-Sport Ford’s fle…

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Corteco: Design for sustainability

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

Plastic has a somewhat tarnished reputation. But not all plastic is made equal. Single-use products that land in the trash after just a few minutes are, of course, harmful to the environment. Yet no-o…

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Mintex provides stopping power behind Jaguar Land Speed Record attempt

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2022

TMD Friction’s renowned Mintex braking brand is providing the stopping power behind racing instructor and bodyshop owner Kevin Bourne’s Jaguar XJ6, as he looks to write his name in the history books a…

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Lucas Oil driver delivers podium and presentation finishes

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2022

Tony Lynch and his Lucas Oil-sponsored MR2 delivered a podium finish and impressed the pit lane judges with the award for best vehicle presentation at the first meeting of the 2022 Retro Rallycross Ch…

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Alliance Automotive Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Knoll GmbH

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2022

Leading European automotive aftermarket group Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) has finalised the acquisition of all shares in Knoll GmbH (Knoll) and Transport + Logistik Schleiz GmbH. At the same time,…

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F4 evolves for 2022 and Motul is once again series official lubricant partner

Date: Monday 25 April 2022

The 2022 season is one of huge significance for the ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA. With an all-new car and engine combination, this important first rung on the ladder of single seater…

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Investment key for auto companies as motorists face increased car repair costs

Date: Monday 25 April 2022

Tightened legal frameworks, geopolitical uncertainties and technological advancements mean there is a greater need for automotive repairers to upskill and invest in the future in order to provide a cr…

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Huge demand for first post lockdown REPXPERT Academy training event

Date: Monday 25 April 2022

Schaeffler’s plans to relaunch its REPXPERT Academy roadshows have been given a major boost, thanks to the incredible number of people pre-registering for the first event, which will take place at the…

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