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High volume production makes Balyfa the perfect alternative to Far East production

Date: Wednesday 19 May 2021

BALYFA is a dedicated IATF 16949 certified partner that specialises in the supply of springs and metal parts to a wide range of industries, including automotive, where they are the chosen supplier for…

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LKQ ECP comment on SMMT used car sales data Q1

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

Andy Hamilton, CEO of LKQ Euro Car Parts, said: “The used car market had a tough start to the year, but the number of used vehicles that changed hands despite limits on test-driving is proof that dema…

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LuK concentric slave cylinders come into focus in Schaeffler’s upcoming June ‘Tea-break Training’ sessions

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

The Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team is back in action on 1st & 2nd June with two ‘Tea-break training’ sessions focusing on the concerns, challenges and frustrations that can occur during concen…

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NGK urges garages to be prepared for expected MoT demand

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

NGK – the leading supplier of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK engine management sensors – says garages should be prepared for when these vehicles are eventually tested. Mark Ha…

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Climbing mountains, collecting records. Survival through hard work

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the availability of raw materials and products for further processing has fallen dramatically. At the same time, the order books are full. In a letter to the r…

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Motul-Edition GBS Zero launches with nationwide livery design competition

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

Motul is delighted to announce a new partnership project with bespoke UK car constructor, Great British Sports Cars (GBS): the Motul-Edition GBS Zero. The lightweight hand-crafted sportscar is now in …

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Demonstrator delivery vehicle for innovative new hydrogen fuel cell technology nears debut

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

The first demonstrator vehicle for a novel new hydrogen fuel cell technology is in development by MAHLE Powertrain. As integration partner to hydrogen fuel cell specialist, Bramble Energy, MAHLE Power…

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Mintex returns to MINI CHALLENGE race track in 2021

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Mintex has renewed its sponsorship of the MINI CHALLENGE Championship for 2021. All cars in both the JCW and Cooper Classes will use Mintex racing brake pads and in the Copper Class, all cars will use…

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AP Air Europe broadens scope in recruitment process

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Agricultural air conditioning distributor, AP Air Europe, is utilising talent from engineering and automotive aftermarket recruitment specialist Glen Callum Associates (GCA) to make key recruitment de…

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Stunning start for Halfords Racing with Cataclean in BTCC opener

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Halfords Racing with Cataclean kicked off its 2021 British Touring Car Championship campaign with three top 10 finishes from drivers Dan Rowbottom and Gordon Shedden at Thruxton, Hampshire, at the wee…

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Philips completes the ranks of UK Top Garage and Top Technician Partner Brands for 2021

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Lumileds, the developers, manufacturers and marketers of Philips automotive lighting products globally, are proud to announce that Philips Automotive Lighting has become the final name included as a m…

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NGK Spark Plug Co. Ltd has established a corporate venture capital fund to invest in venture companies around the world

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

The company has set forth its vision for 2030 in the ‘2030 Long-Term Management Plan NITTOKU BX’, which began in April 2020. This seeks a business portfolio transformation by increasing the ratio of t…

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Schaeffler’s REPXPERT Hotline – for instant access to the experts

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

For technical advice, application information or part number confirmation, the Schaeffler REPXPERT Hotline provides immediate access to an experienced member of the Schaeffler technical team, who will…

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GS Yuasa celebrate 40 years of battery production in South Wales

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Since being established 40 years ago in 1981, GS Yuasa Battery Manufacturing UK Ltd has produced over 85 million batteries at their Ebbw Vale production facility, employing over 360 skilled workers fr…

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Hold the line please! Warranty & returns portal reduces unnecessary calls

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

The TecAlliance Warranty and Returns service, brought to market by Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT, is reducing the number of calls into a business, thanks to its swift a…

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DENSO invites technicians to join the League of True Mechanics and earn an IMI training certificate

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

DENSO Aftermarket, the aftermarket division of leading original equipment (OE) component manufacturer DENSO, originally developed its e-Learning programme in response to the reduction in face-to-face …

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No signs of crisis at LIQUI MOLY

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

LIQUI MOLY’s strong sales growth continued into the month of April. At EUR 60 million, sales were 60 percent above the same month last year, which was admittedly already characterized by a declining d…

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Dayco enters manufacturing agreement with HKAF for viscous dampers to further strengthen manufacturing footprint in China

Date: Wednesday 05 May 2021

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems manufacturer for the automotive, heavy-duty, and industrial market segments has further strengthened its manufacturing footprint in China by partneri…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts invests in new vehicles to support increased demand for hybrid training

Date: Wednesday 05 May 2021

The UK’s leading supplier of car and van parts has taken delivery of three brand new hybrid vehicles, in response to record demand for hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) training courses. LKQ Euro Car P…

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Goodwood VIP tickets up for grabs through LKQ Euro Car Parts Shell promotion

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts has launched an online promotion on its range of Shell oil, with 25 pairs of Goodwood Festival of Speed VIP tickets up for grabs. Available exclusively to LKQ Euro Car Parts custome…

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MAHLE achieves positive operating result for 2020 and makes a strong start to the transformation year of 2021

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

MAHLE has steered through the exceptional year of 2020 strongly with considerable resilience. Thanks to a strong second half, the Group was able to partially compensate for the severe sales slumps in …

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LKQ Europe with a Strong First Quarter 2021

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

LKQ Corporation reported first quarter 2021 results on April 29, 2021 that reflect records in a number of key metrics including overall profitability, segment margins and free cash flow. Dominick Zarc…

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Emissions issue is one aftermarket cannot ignore, warns BM Catalysts

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

The automotive aftermarket must clean up its act on dealing with harmful emissions or risk creating its own scandal, says BM Catalysts, the UK’s largest independent manufacturer of high-quality afterm…

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IAAF adds Partbusters to membership roster

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has expanded its list of members with the addition of Partbusters, an online supplier of quality automotive parts and accessories to the afterm…

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Hayley Pells - thoughts on driverless travel

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Private transport and the link to the economy demonstrates that the more that we are able to move, the wealthier we become. Enabling driverless travel brings the benefits of rail with the convenience …

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Garage Gurus technical training sees record demand during pandemic

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Despite the pandemic, Tenneco’s Garage Gurus automotive technical education platform has attracted record numbers of aftermarket professionals from across the EMEA region to its expanded curriculum of…

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Dayco helps prepare the next generation

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Recognising the need to invest in the next generation of technicians, Dayco is expanding its training programme to reach out to students still in technical college, with a series of events starting at…

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Braking power for vehicles all over the world – the TMD Friction brand universe

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

TMD Friction has extended its brand portfolio with the premium brand, Bendix. Textar, Mintex, Don, Nisshinbo and Cobreq are leading brake friction brands in their respective segments and the regions i…

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Melett charges forward on social media

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

The automotive industry can now keep up to date with the latest turbocharger news and activity from Melett, the leading supplier of precision engineered turbochargers and parts, via social media. Reco…

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Future market of electromobility: HELLA expands market position

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Innovative power electronics from HELLA, the lighting and electronics specialist, ensure intelligent energy management and greater fuel efficiency. Back in 2007, the company launched the world's first…

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LKQ Europe is Driving its Sustainability Commitment Forward

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

LKQ Europe’s sustainability agenda aims to reduce CO2 emissions and, help its employees develop and engage with the communities in which they work. LKQ Corporation, the parent company of LKQ Europe pu…

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“Back the DVSA’s Whatever your essential journey, make it SAFE!’ campaign,” urges First Line Ltd

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

With lockdown easing and the roads slowly returning to a ‘new normal’, First Line Ltd is urging the aftermarket to get behind the DVSA’s new campaign calling for safe travel. The aftermarket expert re…

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Yuasa announce continued partnership with Paul Bird Motorsport as they aim for a third consecutive BSB title

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Following a successful maiden season with the Paul Bird Motorsport-run VisionTrack Ducati team last year, Yuasa, the world’s leading battery manufacturer, are delighted to announce the continuation of…

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NGK sponsors Max Coates’ bid to win MINI CHALLENGE title

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

NGK-sponsored Max Coates is in confident mood on the eve of the 2021 MINI CHALLENGE Championship. The 27-year-old North Yorkshireman is driving for Essex-based Graves Motorsport, a new team to the MIN…

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Garages Celebrated at Fifth Annual Who Can Fix My Car Awards

Date: Thursday 22 April 2021

WhoCanFixMyCar.com are celebrating their fifth annual garage awards and have now connected over three million drivers to local garages across the UK. Although unable to congregate in person at what is…

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Yuasa reveal first photos of Matt Edwards’ BRC title challenger in stunning new livery

Date: Thursday 22 April 2021

Yuasa have revealed the first pictures of the real-life livery of Matt Edwards’ British Rally Championship Volkswagen Polo R5. The announcement follows the launch of the hugely successful digital Yuas…

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LIQUI MOLY – nine car magazines, ten titles, one brand

Date: Thursday 22 April 2021

LIQUI MOLY has recorded larger growth in its export business than in Germany for years. Measured by sales volume however, the domestic market is still the largest. The popularity of the company's prod…

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TechMan to play key part in First Stop network expansion

Date: Thursday 22 April 2021

Garage Management System, TechMan is to be offered out to the First Stop network of fast fit centres as part of a brand-new retail value proposition and is set to play a vital part in its plans to gro…

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Banner Serves Up An Anniversary Treat To Essex Motor Factors

Date: Thursday 22 April 2021

For Essex Motor Factors, when it comes to batteries - car, commercial vehicle, camping and leisure – Banner is quite simply the icing on the cake! So it will come as little surprise to hear that Banne…

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OESAA announces Fil Filter as newest member

Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association is delighted to welcome Fil Filter to the organisation, joining a distinguished list of suppliers keen on championing the use of original equip…

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TechMan training and support for life, not just for new garages

Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

More than 3,000 vehicle technicians, service advisors and garage owners have now benefitted from TechMan’s advanced training and support programme, developed to ensure garage businesses realise their …

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Get to know more about AS-PL!

Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

How many orders per month are pursued by our employees? How has the warehouse space has changed over the years? To how many countries does AS-PL ship its products? You will find the answers to these a…

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Schaeffler is named as one of the United Nations’ 50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders

Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

Schaeffler Group has been selected as one of the 50 worldwide Sustainability & Climate Leaders of the United Nations (UN) on the occasion of its 75th anniversary. The common objective of this init…

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NSK, the driving force behind NWG

Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

The NSK plant in Munderkingen, Germany, specialises in manufacturing the company’s full range of double row ball bearings, around 30% of which carry the NWG (Neuweg) branding. Double row ball bearings…

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Are you in control of your remote sales team? - advice from sales-i

Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

IAAF member sales-i has developed advice for businesses as remote working is now embedded in most sales operations, as it is essential to ensure that teams have the right tools and approach. The pande…

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Motul announces new partnership with mythical classic event: Silverstone Classic

Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

Motul has announced an exciting new multi-year partnership with the biggest retro racing festival in the world. Each summer, The Classic celebrates 100 years of motor sport history with huge grids pac…

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Gates webinars

Date: Friday 16 April 2021

Gates are hosting a series of monthly webinars to cover Technical/Product Training across our ranges. They are open to both distributors and repairers. This months focus is ‘Coolant Hose’ with the ses…

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GR Motosport and LKQ Euro Car Parts drive partnership into 2021 Bennetts British Superbike Championship

Date: Friday 16 April 2021

GR Motosport has announced an extended partnership with LKQ Euro Car Parts for the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike Championship, featuring as ‘Team LKQ Euro Car Parts Kawasaki’, with young gun Storm S…

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HELLA significantly improves earnings in a challenging industry environment

Date: Friday 16 April 2021

International automotive supplier HELLA has developed well in a challenging industry environment that is still suffering from the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic and bottlenecks in the global…

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LIQUI MOLY with strongest month in the company’s history

Date: Friday 16 April 2021

LIQUI MOLY is still growing fast: The oil and additive specialist increased its turnover in March to 65 million euro, a rise of 19 percent compared to the same month in the previous year. “We are now …

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