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Sponsor Link: Comline Auto Parts Ltd.

Date: Tuesday 01 January 2019

First established in 1991, Comline is an independent British brand that is currently one of the fastest growing in the European automotive industry. A proven recipe for delivering consistent, reliable…

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Sponsor Link: ZF Aftermarket

Date: Tuesday 01 January 2019

ZF is a global technology company and supplies systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. With its comprehensive technology po…

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CV parts supplier Robert Carter joins IAAF

Date: Friday 27 April 2018

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced its latest member to join its ever-expanding network, commercial vehicle parts supplier Robert Carter (MF) Ltd. , , The Bir…

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Cumbrian motor factor reaches 50 year milestone

Date: Friday 20 April 2018

K&,S McKenzie first opened its doors in 1968 in the Cumbrian city of Carlisle. At the time there was a shortage of parts suppliers to the commercial vehicle market in the area and it was this oppor…

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Autoelectro to star at Automechanika Birmingham 2018

Date: Monday 16 April 2018

Autoelectro is delighted to announce that it will be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham 2018.  , The Bradford-based company will be brightening up the halls of the National Exhibition Centre w…

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Annual AutoCare Giveaway is coming soon with huge prizes

Date: Thursday 05 April 2018

The AUTOCARE CAR GIVEAWAY is back, bigger and better. WIN A CAR GIVEAWAY will be running from 1st May - 8th July 2018, hosted by Auto Care Garages, the network of vetted and reputable garages across t…

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Steve Carter joins the Alliance Automotive Group UK

Date: Thursday 05 April 2018

Steve Carter joins the Alliance Automotive Group UK from 7th April 2018, as their technical training provider on an exclusive basis. He will work predominantly with the garage networks, supporting the…

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Autoinform LIVE returns to Scotland

Date: Tuesday 27 March 2018

This April, Autoinform LIVE will be returning north of the border, this time to Glasgow&rsquo,s GTG Academy, bringing the UK&rsquo,s biggest and best automotive training event back to garage owners an…

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Car Mechanics Magazine Names Ring Under Bonnet Lamp 2018 Best Buy

Date: Monday 26 March 2018

Ring&rsquo,s innovative RUBL1000 Under Bonnet Lamp has won the Best Buy Award in Car Mechanics Magazine&rsquo,s Under Bonnet Lamp test. All the lamps on test were put through their paces in a work…

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts launches 2018 Garage Gear promotional campaign

Date: Monday 26 March 2018

Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul LLC, today announced the launch of its 2018 promotional campaign, Garage Gear. Throughout 2018 it will run quarterly promotions in which distribut…

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A tribute to Alec Morgan

Date: Monday 19 March 2018

Colleagues, friends and associates are paying tribute to the life and career of one of the UK aftermarket&rsquo,s most colourful characters, Alec Morgan, following his recent untimely death.


In a…

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Hella Gutmann Solutions Introduces ADAS Certification

Date: Thursday 15 March 2018

Underlining its prominent position in the field of advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) calibration, Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS) now offers an Institute of the Motor Industry Quality Assured Progra…

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HELLA recognised by leading innovation platform, Plug and Play

Date: Thursday 15 March 2018

Innovation platform Plug and Play, the world's largest startup accelerator, has presented HELLA with its &ldquo,Corporate Innovation Award 2017&rdquo, in the Mobility category, thereby recognising the…

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Hella sets zero waste target

Date: Thursday 15 March 2018

A Hella employee sparked a recycling policy change after taking matters into his own hands to further improve the company&rsquo,s green credentials. Every month in the UK, more than a million tonnes…

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Mobiletron join ever-growing IAAF

Date: Tuesday 13 March 2018

Mobiletron, manufacturer of engine management sensors and rotating electronics, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation&rsquo,s (IAAF) rapidly-expanding network of leading afterma…

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TVS EAG joins IAAF

Date: Tuesday 13 March 2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed automotive group TVS EAG (Excel) to its membership. Now part of the TVS Motor Group Ltd, TVS EAG supplies quality steering and s…

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Latest ‘Nick Says’ column centres on Autoelectro’s revised surcharge price plan

Date: Tuesday 06 March 2018

UK Sales Manager, Nick Hood, speaks candidly on why Autoelectro has chosen to revise its surcharge structure &ndash, with more than 2,000 references having their surcharges cut and many of those becom…

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Euro Car Parts opens second training facility

Date: Friday 02 March 2018

Euro Car Parts has opened its second purpose-built training centre in Sunderland. The facility will deliver the full range of Euro Academy courses with a market-first IMI-accredited ADAS course also a…

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Launch UK awarded Best Business 2017 by Launch Europe

Date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Launch UK has been awarded the &ldquo,Best Launch Business 2017&rdquo, accolade by the brand&rsquo,s European division. As the only genuine distributor of Launch products in the UK, the award for th…

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Innovision 2018: automotive trends are changing wholesale distribution and workshop businesses

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2018

With Innovision 2018, an event specially created for the domestic and international aftermarket, lighting and electronics expert HELLA and the diagnostics specialist Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS) help…

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Approved Garage A J Reynolds listed in the ‘National Top 100 Companies for Apprentices'

Date: Monday 12 February 2018

Andy Reynolds, started his business in 1991 as a one-man-band, aged 31. He tells us his initial plan was to just to make through the first year and survive. To his surprise, the business thrived from …

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AS-PL UK Ltd Strategy begins to pay dividends

Date: Tuesday 06 February 2018

Six months into a whole new strategic plan in the UK and AS-PL are already seeing the benefits of the many changes they have adopted. Kevin Sharp, Director of Sales for AS-PL in UK &, Ireland adds …

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East Sussex garage customer wins car with Servicesure

Date: Tuesday 06 February 2018

The Parts Alliance garage programme, Servicesure Autocentres, has announced Daniel and Stacey Grant from East Sussex as the lucky winners of a brand new Suzuki Celerio thanks to its &lsquo,Win a Car f…

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Euro Car Parts announces first-to-market ADAS training course

Date: Tuesday 06 February 2018

Euro Car Parts has announced a first-to-market ADAS training course as part of its Euro Academy offering. Working in partnership with diagnostics specialist Hella, the one-day course aims to help re…

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Autofirst Network partners with WhoCanFixMyCar.com

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2018

Autofirst Network has agreed a deal with WhoCanFixMyCar.com to support its nationwide network of independent garages. The arrangement offers every Autofirst Network member the opportunity to have its …

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Colin Smit, MD, LUMAG – A look at the year ahead

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2018

New technologies resulting from significant investment 2018 will be a big year for new innovations, following on from the &euro,5million investment in a Bruderer Shim Stamping machine that was install…

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Fabriscape Lda purchase controlling interest in TP Engineering

Date: Monday 29 January 2018

Fabriscape LDA, incorporating EuroFlo Premium Emission Systems in the UK, is delighted to announce that Fabriscape have purchased a controlling interest in the emission control manufacturer TP Enginee…

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Dipetane Fuel Technology

Date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

Dipetane Fuel Technology is a new member of IAAF and they wish to inform IAAF members of the benefits of Dipetane and how/why it is very different to outdated additives. , In 400 motor factors in …

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Autoelectro outlines its vision for 2018

Date: Tuesday 09 January 2018

&lsquo,With our one stop shop offer, we want to consolidate ourselves as the market leader whilst continuing our excellent range development and technical support&rsquo,: That&rsquo,s the message eman…

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Exol tests readiness with spillage exercise

Date: Tuesday 09 January 2018

Exol Lubricants has successfully facilitated an exercise simulating the response to a hydrocarbon spill incident at its bulk blending site in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. , Held in 2017, the Oil …

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AutoInform Live 2017 a resounding success for ZF Aftermarket

Date: Thursday 04 January 2018

As industry leaders in equipping technicians to work safely on the vehicles of today and tomorrow, ZF Aftermarket has enjoyed a successful AutoInform Live. , Visitors to the event, which took pl…

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Comline competition winner hits the track!

Date: Thursday 04 January 2018

One of the lucky winners of the Comline Champion competition, held by Comline Auto Parts (Comline) at Automechanika Birmingham 2017, recently claimed his prize of an unforgettable supercar and rally c…

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Exol Lubricants among the best in the business

Date: Thursday 04 January 2018

Exol, the UK&rsquo,s leading independent lubricants company, has been awarded runner up in the category of &lsquo,CV Supplier of Excellence&rsquo, at the highly respected IAAF (Independent Automotive …

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ECP parent to acquire Stahlgruber

Date: Friday 15 December 2017

Euro Car Parts&rsquo, parent company LKQ Corporation has entered an agreement to acquire Stahlgruber GmbH in a deal valued at roughly &euro,1.5bn. Stahlgruber is one of Germany&rsquo,s largest facto…

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Melett Ltd acquired by Wabtec Corporation

Date: Friday 15 December 2017

Wabtec Corporation has acquired 100% of shares in Melett Limited, a leader in the design, manufacture and supply of high-quality turbochargers and replacement parts to the turbocharger aftermarket. …

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Melett joins the IAAF with quality on agenda

Date: Monday 20 November 2017

Melett, one of the leading manufacturers of turbochargers and turbo components, has joined the IAAF, with the aim of spreading its message that quality aftermarket products are a viable alternative to…

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Independent garages urged to upskill technicians on electric vehicles

Date: Monday 23 October 2017

As more major automotive manufacturers pledge their future to electric vehicles, independent garages are being urged to upskill technicians or risk losing business to main dealers. The rallying cry …

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Allwoods spring ahead with Kilen van!

Date: Tuesday 03 October 2017

Allwoods Automotive have expanded their fleet of vehicles with the launch of a Kilen-branded van. Kilen has been manufacturing springs for more than 160 years, and today supplies a market-leading ra…

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IAAF welcomes Johnson Controls Batteries

Date: Monday 14 August 2017

Global battery supplier, Johnson Controls Batteries, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). As a leading multi-industrial supplier of private label and branded lead-aci…

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Autoparts to support IAAF Conference 2017

Date: Friday 04 August 2017

Autoparts UK is once again sponsoring the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) 2017 Annual Conference for the fourth consecutive year. , The conference is set to be held in the n…

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IAAF welcomes Lumag into membership

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2017

Lumag has joined Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) as the friction materials manufacturer looks to have an input on legislation affecting the company. , The company has built …

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Can Independents Benefit From VM Recalls?

Date: Wednesday 03 May 2017

With the recent revelation, published by respected motoring magazine Auto Express, that most owners ignore VM recalls on their vehicles, TecAlliance calls on the independent to help reverse this trend…

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Elcome all set to visit the Sunflower State, USA

Date: Tuesday 18 April 2017

UK based technology company Elcome, is pleased to announce their attendance at this year&rsquo,s ACPN Knowledge Exchange conference and exhibition event in Kansas City, Missouri USA from 23rd &ndash, …

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New Member - Thomas Auto Injection Centre Ltd.

Date: Wednesday 01 February 2017

Thomas Auto Injection Centre Ltd has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation&rsquo,s (IAAF) ever-growing network of leading aftermarket businesses. , The wholesale distributor o…

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Autotech Recruit joins IAAF

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2017

IAAF has welcomed automotive recruitment specialist Autotech Recruit to its membership. Autotech Recruit offers a bespoke, professional service in supplying technical staff to the motor industry. Fr…

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Banner Batteries Wins Top Accolade At IAAF Awards

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2017

Having received the prestigious IAAF (Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation) CV Supplier of Excellence award in 2015, Banner Batteries &ndash, a globally recognised manufacturer of batteries a…

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Euro Car Parts and Seeba founders join forces to fly the flag for e-waste

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2017

Sukhpal Ahluwalia, founder of Euro Car Parts and Badri Baldawa, founder of Seeba Group of Companies, have jointly and equally invested in EcoCentric Management Private Limited (EcoCentric), one of Ind…

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