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Kevan Wooden, chief commercial officer, LKQ Euro Car Parts: The new kids on the block

Date: Friday 28 July 2023

Which country manufactures more vehicles than anywhere else? If you guessed Japan or Germany, then you’d have been wrong. It is China. A particular strength is in EVs where BYD (Build Your Dreams) is …

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Hills Numberplates joins IAAF membership

Date: Friday 28 July 2023

Manufacturer of number plate components, registration plates and number plate production systems, Hills Numberplates, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) membership. Th…

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Schaeffler REPXPERT Academy Live returns to Greater Manchester in October

Date: Tuesday 25 July 2023

Schaeffler has announced the date of its next REPXPERT Academy Live roadshow, which will take place at Tameside College Ashton-under-Lyne on Saturday 21st October 2023. Due to the popularity of these …

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DENSO explores solid oxide electrolysis cell technology to produce green hydrogen

Date: Tuesday 25 July 2023

Through a pilot programme, the DENSO Corporation plans to use a SOEC*1 (Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell), a device developed by the company that produces green hydrogen through electrolysis of high-temp…

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MJAllen Automotive recognised as TecDoc® Premier Data Supplier

Date: Tuesday 25 July 2023

MJAllen Automotive, part of engineering expert MJAllen Group, has been awarded TecDoc® Premier Data Supplier status by world-leading automotive aftermarket data company TecAlliance. The renewed status…

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Video series launched to help garages make more money

Date: Tuesday 25 July 2023

A brand-new online video series has been launched to help independent garage owners maximise their workshop’s efficiency, profitability and long-term success. Tea Break Talk is set to be the latest an…

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BM Catalysts points to positive future for hot end emissions products

Date: Friday 21 July 2023

BM Catalysts, Europe’s leading manufacturer of hot end emissions products, is experiencing significant growth, as it continues to invest in upcoming technology and expand its product range to meet inc…

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Bewley battles to victory in Sweden

Date: Friday 21 July 2023

British Speedway star Dan Bewley – who is sponsored by NGK – has raced to a dramatic victory at the Holmgrens Bil FIM Speedway GP of Sweden – Malilla. The Cumbrian snatched his third Speedway GP win i…

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SMP Europe’s star-studded Golf Day raises money for breast cancer charities

Date: Friday 21 July 2023

Engine management specialist SMP Europe’s first annual Golf Day was held at the iconic Hollinwell golf club in Nottinghamshire on Wednesday 12th July, raising over £1,500 for breast cancer charities, …

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JURATEK-sponsored Árón Taylor-Smith encouraged by pace at mid-season break

Date: Tuesday 18 July 2023

JURATEK-sponsored British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) star Árón Taylor-Smith says he is encouraged by his pace over the first half of the season and expects to mount regular podium challenges over…

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SMP Europe launches next day delivery service from European facility

Date: Tuesday 18 July 2023

Engine management specialist SMP Europe, the home of Intermotor, Lemark and Lucas brands, has launched a new next day delivery service from its European distribution facility in Poland. The distributi…

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BorgWarner Aftermarket committed to sustainable operations

Date: Tuesday 18 July 2023

As part of the company’s focus on sustainable mobility and providing innovative solutions for vehicle electrification, BorgWarner is committed to reducing the carbon footprint of its facilities worldw…

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Alliance Automotive Group unveils revolutionising product delivery and transport efficiency in new Rotherham NDC

Date: Tuesday 18 July 2023

Alliance Automotive Group (AAG), a leading global distributor of automotive parts and accessories, has recently announced its brand-new National Distribution Centre (NDC) in Rotherham. The cutting-edg…

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Win exclusive MotoGP™ prizes to celebrate Yuasa's 10th anniversary with HRC Repsol Honda

Date: Monday 17 July 2023

GS Yuasa, the world's leading battery manufacturer and proud sponsor of the HRC Repsol Honda Team in MotoGP™ with their Yuasa brand, is excited to announce the launch of a thrilling social media compe…

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Autotech Training strengthens its offering by acquiring unique state-of-the-art EV training vehicle

Date: Monday 17 July 2023

Autotech Training has become one of only five global owners of an Electude Connect - Electric training vehicle to support the delivery of its IMI accredited EV training courses. Initially created for …

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SMP Europe announces it has raised £28,000 for Charity

Date: Thursday 13 July 2023

SMP Europe is pleased to announce that through its partnership with Ice Hockey UK, it has raised £28,000 to be donated to Breast Cancer Charity. As principal sponsor of Ice Hockey UK and the GB teams,…

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Motul and Caterham join forces again for Goodwood Festival of Speed

Date: Thursday 13 July 2023

Motul returns to this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in conjunction with Caterham, whose stand the global oil company will share. Motul supplies the UK sports car constructor as an OE partner with …

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Digraph joins the LKQ family in the UK & Ireland

Date: Wednesday 12 July 2023

Digraph, the UK’s leading independent aftermarket commercial parts distributor specialising in HGV, coach and bus parts, has been acquired by LKQ Corporation. The deal sees Digraph join an expanded gr…

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Striking van wrap drives home power partnership

Date: Wednesday 12 July 2023

A striking van wrap design is being used to drive home the developing association between leading European O/E battery manufacturer, Banner, and The Shortis Group, one of the UK’s foremost automotive …

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DENSO highlights its carbon neutrality achievements

Date: Tuesday 11 July 2023

DENSO has recently held a series of seminars that together bring into focus the extraordinary lengths the company is going to in order to achieve its 2035 carbon neutrality targets, develop key emissi…

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The three Philips Xperion 6000 flood lights recognised with prestigious Red Dot and IF accolades

Date: Tuesday 11 July 2023

The Philiops Xperion 6000 Workshop light range has gathered several honours since its lauch. Now, the three Philips Xperion 6000 Flood series, lights launched late 2022, have also been honoured with t…

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The Schaeffler REPXPERT road trip – continued!

Date: Tuesday 11 July 2023

Schaeffler’s digital marketing team have again been busy touring the country to discuss the latest developments from the leading OE component and systems manufacturer with both REPXPERT members and no…

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Staffordshire University Formula Student team enlists local manufacturer for bespoke racing car exhaust

Date: Thursday 06 July 2023

Staffordshire University sought collaboration with leading exhaust manufacturer, Klarius Products, to provide a bespoke system for its Formula Student team’s latest racing car. The custom system has s…

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Charlie suffers in Spa

Date: Thursday 06 July 2023

NGK Ambassador Charlie Martin endured a testing time at Spa Francorchamps in round two of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe championship. After a fantastic start to the season at Paul Ricard, Charli…

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Lucas Oil’s Retro Rallycross favourite sets new target

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2023

Reigning British Retro Rallycross Champion Tony Lynch will race in the British Super Retro Rallycross Championship in 2024. Lynch, who is currently in pole position to defend his 2022 Retro title, say…

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Alliance Automotive launch NexDrive in the UK

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2023

Leading aftermarket group Alliance Automotive are excited to announce the launch of the Global EV network NexDrive in the United Kingdom. Already active in Canada, Germany, and the Benelux, the NexDri…

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Senior leadership change at Ring

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2023

Andy Gratton has been promoted to Managing Director at Ring Automotive, the UK subsidiary of ams OSRAM. Andy takes over from Theresa Spencer who leaves the company at the end of August 2023, to pursue…

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The Parts Specialists at the Truck Grand Prix

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2023

This year’s FIA European Truck Racing Championship is just around the corner. For the fourth time in a row, professional racer Sascha Lenz from SL TruckSport 30 is relying on the support of the Parts …

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Maverick Diagnostics’ customer engagement recognised by Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Monday 03 July 2023

An invaluable and rewarding Automechanika Birmingham for Maverick Diagnostics culminated in the prize of third-place for customer engagement. Visitors were able to pre-register their attendance via ex…

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DENSO received Supplier Excellence Award from JLR

Date: Monday 03 July 2023

On 30th May 2023, DENSO received the JLR 2023 Supplier Excellence Award for its top performance as a supplier and for exemplifying JLR’s core value of “Unity”. For the seventh year, JLR has celebrated…

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Alliance Automotive Group team scales Yorkshire peaks for BEN

Date: Friday 30 June 2023

A team of Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) employees successfully summitted three of North Yorkshire’s highest hills, raising over £11,000 for automotive charity Ben. The AAG team climbed Pen-y-Ghent, …

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Kerridge Commercial Systems Ltd acquires Compilator and expands its operations into Scandinavia and Northern Europe

Date: Friday 30 June 2023

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), a global ERP and business management software provider for the Distributive Trades, has reached an agreement to acquire Compilator (Sweden, Finland and UK). The acqu…

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LKQ Europe and Mobivia announce strategic partnership

Date: Friday 30 June 2023

Leading the independent aftermarket of the future, Mobivia S.A. and LKQ Europe have entered into a strategic partnership in Germany. This agreement is based on a dual mode of collaboration, which incl…

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Uprated battery technology conference hosted by VARTA® helps fleets reduce maintenance costs

Date: Friday 30 June 2023

Leading automotive battery supplier VARTA® offered an in-depth and insightful conference on commercial vehicle (CV) battery technology, held at the iconic British Motor Museum on June 14th. With the r…

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New insurance product from FinCred protects suppliers on flexible payment options

Date: Friday 30 June 2023

Retail businesses and supplying companies across the automotive aftermarket are looking to offer flexibility with digital payments, with more and more now offering customers buy now, pay later (BNPL) …

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DENSO and its customers raise more than £2,500 for BEN!

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

On Monday 5th June, as part of its ongoing 50 years in Europe celebrations, the DENSO UK team invited a selection of its key customers to enjoy a golf orientated event at The Belfry, one of the most p…

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Lindgren returns to form in Poland

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

NGK Ambassador Freddie Lindgren returned to the podium at the KGHM FIM Speedway GP of Poland – Gorzow on Saturday (June 24). The Swede shook off the disappointment of only scoring five points at the l…

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GS Yuasa enjoy successful return to Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

GS Yuasa, UK market leader for automotive, motorcycle and industrial batteries, launched and showcased two new additions to their auxiliary battery range at this year’s Automechanika Birmingham. At th…

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Exol Lubricants’ Bulgarian distributor makes new investment

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

Exclusive distributor of Exol Lubricants in Bulgaria, Gama Oil, has made a significant investment in its staff and facility to ensure it leads the way in product distribution in the eastern European m…

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AS-PL summarizes the AutoZum trade fair

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

It has been four very intense days at the AutoZum trade fair in Austria. During this time, we had numerous conversations and met many professionals from the automotive industry. Our booth was frequent…

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Garage Services Online to launch video mini-series

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

Garage Services Online has just finished filming for the first of a new series of mini-videos aimed at helping independent garages run their businesses more effectively. Each quick-watch video will co…

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Schaeffler REPXPERT team breaks event attendance record

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

Schaeffler’s REPXPERT award-winning service platform is known for its multi-tasking capabilities – from the TecDoc powered catalogue system with integrated repair and maintenance information, to the o…

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Richard Welland appointed to lead WAI Europe

Date: Monday 26 June 2023

Global automotive electrical specialist, WAI, has appointed current UK managing director Richard Welland as President of WAI Europe, overseeing all European operations. The news comes as WAI’s UK and …

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DENSO’s 2023 League of True Mechanics competition has begun!

Date: Monday 26 June 2023

The League of True Mechanics (LOTM) competition combines technical training with prizes worth more than £2,000, to give technicians throughout the UK and Ireland the opportunity to be named regional c…

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Launch Tech UK diagnostics and workshop equipment front and centre at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Monday 26 June 2023

Launch Tech UK enjoyed a successful exhibition of its latest workshop tools and diagnostic technology with thousands of garages and technicians in attendance at this year’s Automechanika Birmingham, h…

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Largest ever IAAF Golf Day hailed a success

Date: Friday 23 June 2023

The largest ever IAAF Golf Day has been hailed as a resounding success by participants and the Federation, with more than 100 players taking part at the Belfry PGA National Course on Thursday 22 June.…

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Banner Group posts record sales revenue

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

Banner’s latest financial report serves to highlight the positive impact its ‘Agenda 2030’ Corporate Development Strategy is having on the Group performance as one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of…

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TecAlliance's partner programme fuels global growth in the automotive aftermarket

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

TecAlliance, the leading data management specialist in the independent automotive aftermarket, celebrates the success of its new TecAlliance Partner Programme (TAPP) with over 250 registrations since …

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BM Catalysts is buoyant about the future of the combustion engine following a successful exhibition at popular aftermarket trade show, Automechanika Birmingham.

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

The leading supplier of hot end emissions products focused on future technology at the show, following a launch of further selective catalytic reduction (SCR) units prior to the exhibition. Continued …

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Arnold Clark Autoparts enjoys success of Automechanika Birmingham exhibition

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

Leading national motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts has hailed the success of this year’s Automechanika Birmingham exhibition, which was held at the NEC from June 6th-8th. Visitors in their thousands…

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