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DENSO glow plugs – keeping technicians cosy this winter

Date: Friday 27 November 2020

To help keep them warm as we enter winter and the weather gets colder, DENSO is offering technicians the opportunity to receive a branded beanie hat when they purchase glow plugs from participating di…

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HELLA presents new aftermarket image video

Date: Friday 27 November 2020

The further strengthening its good position in the aftermarket, HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert has produced a new image film to highlight its comprehensive range of services for independen…

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Balyfa joins IAAF membership

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed its latest member, global brake fitting supplier Balyfa, to its growing network of aftermarket businesses. Balyfa delivers a high-…

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Sign up for AdBell's exclusive Christmas promotion

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020

Ad Bell have put together some exclusive offers available from Tuesday 1st to Thursday 24th December, we would like you to hear about them. Sign up is quick and easy – click the link below to sign up …

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“Could the 2030 UK Government ban on new petrol and diesel only cars be good for the aftermarket?” asks Klarius CEO Mark Brickhill…

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

“The answer, in the short to mid-term could be ‘yes’ if you look past the populist politics. Most manufacturers are introducing mainly hybrid vehicles now anyway, and plans for an electric-only future…

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HELLA strengthens its market position in the field of car body lighting

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert, that designs the car body lighting of tomorrow, has acquired several important orders from premium and volume manufacturers in this sector and further stren…

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GS Yuasa Academy receives IMI accreditation

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

GS Yuasa Academy has become the first battery training program to partner with The Institute of the Motor Industry. The online learning platform will give users who have completed all courses the oppo…

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Klarius wins Business of the Year Award at Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards 2020

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce has recognised The Klarius Group of Companies with several honours at its annual business awards – including Business of the Year. The Staffordshire Chambers Busines…

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Autotech Recruit announces significant investment plans to drive up industry’s EV training

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

With the news that the ban on petrol and diesel car sales has been brought forward to 2030, as part of the Government’s climate change pledge, the automotive industry is gearing up for a substantial r…

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Avia Autos wins The Motor Ombudsman’s inaugural Garage Star Award for Wales

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

Avia Autos in Bridgend is pleased to announce that it has won The Motor Ombudsman’s regional Garage Star Award for Wales. The Garage Star Awards were introduced by the Ombudsman dedicated to the autom…

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MANN+HUMMEL to close UK site - all manufacturing to be centered in Europe

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

The Mann+Hummel Group, a leading filtration expert, is proposing the closure of its main manufacturing facility at Hilton Cross Business Park in Wolverhampton, as it continues to review its operationa…

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Announcement from the Board Of Directors of the IMTFA

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

The IMTFA Board of Directors is delighted to announce that Simon Ayres is to become their new chairman, with Daniel Walsh continuing as Deputy Chairman. The Board would like to thank Ewan Murray, who …

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Sailing to success: DENSO backs class winner at Rolex Middle Sea Race

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

Rossko, a high-performance yacht sponsored by DENSO, has taken a class win in one of the most renowned and challenging boat races in the world. The JPK 1080 yacht, skippered by Timofey Zhbankov, was v…

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FinCred IS Goes Global

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

IAAF credit insurance provider, FinCred IS, is excited to announce that they have joined the global broking network, UNIBA Partners. UNIBA Partners is an owner-led, client-centric global network that …

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National Motor Museum avoids Lockdown fuel degradation problems

Date: Friday 20 November 2020

There will be few re-starting problems or unnecessary maintenance issues when the National Motor Museum re-opens its doors after the latest lockdown, thanks to support from one of its lubricant suppli…

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FRAM® slam as filter brand arrives at leading motor factor

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Technicians can now access a full range of FRAM® filters at leading motor factors – Midwest Motor Factors and Monmore Auto Parts. With five branches throughout the West Midlands, Midwest Motor Factors…

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OSRAM teams up with NEXUS to offer a helping hand

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Keeping customers and staff safe is of paramount importance in garages, especially in the current climate, and consequently OSRAM has supplied NEXUS (via The Parts Alliance) with 1,000 complimentary b…

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New accreditations awarded to the team at K&S McKenzie

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

In a world of ever-changing legislation and standards, K&S McKenzie work to ensure that their team is at the forefront when it comes to maintaining high standards across the industries in which we…

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Business as usual for BM Catalysts

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

As we enter the second national lockdown, please be assured that it is still business as usual at BM Catalysts. The team has implemented strict procedures and systems to ensure we can continue trading…

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OESAA members commit to support garages

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) and its members are eager to ensure the UK independent aftermarket knows that they are all very much ‘open for business’ during the cur…

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Fourth and TecAlliance consolidate eparts and Order Manager sales and support services in UK & Ireland

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Fourth and TecAlliance have consolidated sales and support services for their eparts and Order Manager (formerly known as TecCom) products in UK and Ireland, bringing about a more centralised service,…

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MAHLE Powertrain helps condense development of emergency medical ventilators into weeks

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

MAHLE Powertrain has worked in a consortium with medical device specialist, Team Consulting to condense a development process that can usually take up to several years. The engineering services specia…

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Schaeffler gives technicians the opportunity of a live audience with the REPXPERT team

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Schaeffler, the renowned and respected original equipment component and system manufacturer, is giving a limited number of technicians the opportunity to be part of a live and exclusive online event w…

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Juratek joins IAAF membership

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed its newest member, light vehicle (LV) and commercial vehicle (CV) braking specialist, Juratek, to its growing network of aftermark…

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New white paper outlines value of proven aftermarket parts suppliers

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

NSK, a global supplier of motion and control solutions for industrial markets, has created a new white paper about the added value that can be provided by partnering with a proven specialist in afterm…

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Sign up for AdBells exclusive offers

Date: Wednesday 18 November 2020

Ad Bell have put together some exclusive offers available from Monday 23rd November, we would like you to hear about them. Sign up is quick and easy – click the link below to sign up day. Don’t miss o…

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Schaeffler demonstrates pioneering spirit and innovation to help shape an electric future for DTM

Date: Friday 13 November 2020

During the final weekend of the 2020 DTM season, Schaeffler demonstrated what the future of the series will look like: green and electric. As the new DTM Series and Innovation Partner, Schaeffler, alo…

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LIQUI MOLY is once again giving away a brand new Hyundai i30 N at the end of the year

Date: Friday 13 November 2020

For the tenth time in a row, the lubricant specialist has been voted the best brand in various categories by readers of Germany’s major car magazines. LIQUI MOLY wants to celebrate this success with i…

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2 Marathons, 2 Runners, 1 Weekend. James & Lewis take on the challenge and raise support for Clair

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

James Ralph, South West Area Manager for the Alliance Automotive Subsidiaries and Lewis Selby, Managing Director for the Alliance Automotive Subsidiaries, will be running two marathons in two days to …

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HELLA UK racks up the miles to support local hospice

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

An intrepid group of HELLA employees have shown their commitment to each other and their willingness to face the challenges posed by coronavirus restrictions on group gatherings, to help support a loc…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts comment on latest SMMT used car figures

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Following the release by SMMT of its Q3 used car sales figures, Andy Hamilton, CEO at LKQ Euro Care Parts commented: “We expected demand for used cars to remain high throughout the last few months – t…

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First Line unveils free 2021 wall planner

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Due to their ongoing popularity with the aftermarket, First Line Ltd has revealed its 2021 wall planners. Each automotive planner is double sided, so workshops can display either First Line or Borg &a…

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Avia Autos implores independents to keep communicating with their customers as the new lockdown kicks in

Date: Friday 06 November 2020

As we witness the start of a new lockdown, it is important for garages to communicate with their customers, in order to highlight the procedures put in place to keep everyone safe. Back in May, Avia A…

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Surge in car & servicing repairs passes recovery predictions and indicates driver behaviour shift

Date: Friday 06 November 2020

WhoCanFixMyCar.com, the UK’s largest online marketplace for car servicing and repairs, has reported a surge from 27,000 job requests in April, to 85,000 in September, a massive increase of over 205%. …

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LKQ Euro Car Parts supports independent garages with extended Liftmaster and Milwaukee partnerships

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

LKQ Euro Car Parts has cemented its status as the UK’s leading supplier of Liftmaster and Milwaukee products by extending its partnerships with both brands, as it helps the independent aftermarket rec…

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Covid-impact on Workshops - Outlook

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

A recent study of UK workshops by Moove Pro-Brands, manufacturers of Comma oil, has found a largely positive outlook amongst the UK’s workshop technicians, as the industry begins its Covid-lockdown re…

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Simon Graeme Auto Service Centre named Servicesure Autocentre of the Year

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

National garage chain Servicesure has crowned Harrogate garage Simon Graeme Auto Service Centre the Autocentre of the Year in its 2020 annual awards. The North Yorkshire business beat stiff competitio…

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Cataclean appoint Tool Connection as exclusive distributor for all Cataclean products in UK, Rep Ireland and European territories. The new agreement takes effect on 1st November 2020.

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

Both Cataclean and Tool Connection are very excited about this new strategic partnership — the joint R&D programme will bring more revenue opportunities for the aftermarket sector with new product…

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Kerridge Commercial Systems and Phocas Software join forces to enable distributive trades to feel good about data

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

Industry leading ERP, Retail and Business Management software provider, Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), and leading analytics software provider, Phocas Software, today signed a global partnership a…

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New lockdown in England and the impact on the automotive aftermarket

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

The Government has announced another lockdown for England commencing on Thursday 5th November 2020. During the previous lockdown industries across the board were affected by the national restrictions …

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Yuasa powers Josh Brookes and Ducati to British Superbikes championship victory

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

Yuasa are celebrating with Josh Brookes and the VisionTrack Ducati team after the Australian won the British Superbike Championship for the second time in his career. Two brilliant victories at Brands…

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LIQUI MOLY and “cult gearhead” Edd China launch video series

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

An international TV legend in the automotive sector is convinced of LIQUI MOLY’s quality and now shares his knowledge in short social media clips: Edd China – TV presenter, inventor, gearhead and cult…

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New video demonstrates WAI Steri-7 impact

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

A new 4K video highlighting the power of WAI’s new steri-7 disinfectant cleaner has been produced, as the UK continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Available to view via YouTube https://you…

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MAM Software unveils new branding and website

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

MAM Software has unveiled its new branding, as the company marks one year since being acquired by Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS). The rebrand is the first for the automotive software provider since…

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Is my business insured for the financial impacts of COVID-19?

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

You may have seen details of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) test case in the media recently and wondered how it may affect you and your business. The FCA has been instrumental in acting for pol…

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IAAF welcomes another CV factor to its membership

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed Wessex Truck & Trailer Supplies Limited to its growing membership. The independent commercial vehicle specialist parts supplie…

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Major order from Chinese original equipment manufacturer: Integrated lighting system solution from HELLA

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Lighting and electronics specialist, HELLA, has been commissioned by a leading Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer to produce integrated lighting systems. The customer project includes two vehicle s…

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Lucas Oil applauds repair initiative by National Motor Museum

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Lucas Oil has applauded the initiative of the workshop at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, which is opening its doors to offer the services of its mechanics to the owners of other vintage cars. Be…

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HELLA strengthens software competencies by founding new Global Software House

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

HELLA, the international automotive supplier, is further expanding its global software competencies with a new Global Software House. The Global Software House is managed by the Berlin subsidiary and …

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Thoughts from a garage: Hayley Pells of Avia Autos on what she has learned

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

On reflection, spring felt like it had an expectation of temporary measures in order to bypass a catastrophic event. Autumn tells us that many of the changes are here to stay for some time, some of wh…

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