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BorgWarner named in Forbes’ World’s Top Female Friendly Companies

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

BorgWarner, a global leader in delivering innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for the vehicle market, today announced that it has been recognized on Forbes’ list of “World’s Top Female Frien…

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ZF Aftermarket calls on Commercial Vehicle Sector to prepare for electrification

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

ZF Aftermarket is calling on the commercial vehicle sector to ensure they are well prepared for the mass electrification of its vehicles. This message goes out to motor factors, workshops and supplier…

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An important platform for the independent aftermarket: successful conclusion of the Digital MEYLE Exhibition 2021

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

The Hamburg manufacturer MEYLE is highly satisfied – MEYLE product and technical experts welcomed close to 500 participants from more than 26 countries to the digital trade show MEYLE Exhibition Hambu…

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Ford recognizes Dayco Mexico facility amongst ChEP 100 Best Managed Companies for 2020

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

Delivering technological innovations and premium quality products is something that Dayco believes at the core, for over 115 years. Recently, Dayco’s San Luis Potosi (SLP), Mexico facility, is selecte…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts 'Fit it for me' platform delivers £1M for independent garages

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

Fit It For Me, the online platform from LKQ Euro Car Parts that matches vehicle owners with independent garages, has now helped to generate £1m of additional labour for the independent aftermarket. La…

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Banner launches handy winter sales promotion

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

It’s winter promotion time once again, and this year Banner - one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of batteries and battery accessories – has devised a campaign that literally fits like a glove! The …

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Schaeffler e-axle wins Golden Steering Wheel award

Date: Monday 15 November 2021

Schaeffler, the automotive and industrial supplier has received the Golden Steering Wheel (“Goldenes Lenkrad”) award for its 2-in-1 electric axle system. Offered by German car magazine “AUTO BILD” and…

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AutoCare signs up its 900th garage

Date: Monday 15 November 2021

AutoCare is pleased to announce they have signed up its 900th garage, making it the largest independent garage network in the UK. MRT Autopoint LLP in Telford signed up with GroupAuto member Priorslee…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts garage karting tournament winners crowned

Date: Monday 15 November 2021

The LKQ Euro Car Parts 2021 garage karting tournament has come to a thrilling conclusion after more than six weeks of action on the racetrack. More than 1,200 garages from across the country took part…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts unveils Consumables catalogue

Date: Monday 15 November 2021

Arnold Clark Autoparts has launched its new Consumables catalogue, offering customers more than 7,000 consumables products to choose from, including in-demand products that will help them prepare for …

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The Parts Allliance rebrands as GSF Car Parts, introducing one national brand

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

National motor factor business group The Parts Alliance has rebranded to GSF Car Parts, introducing one trading name across its 170 sites for the first time. The business, which traded locally under h…

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Workshops rush to register for the new NGK BoxClever App

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

Workshops were quick to sign up for NGK’s new BoxClever App when they visited the company’s stand at this week’s MechanEx Show at Sandown Park. The App enables members of the ignition and sensor speci…

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Mintex-sponsored Lewis Brown races to Mini Challenge Championship victory

Date: Thursday 11 November 2021

Mintex-sponsored Lewis Brown has secured third place in the JCW MINI CHALLENGE Championships for 2021. Brown dominated the final weekend of racing at Brands Hatch on 23rd and 24th October, kicking off…

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First Line Ltd. 2022 wall planners now available

Date: Thursday 11 November 2021

First Line Ltd. has once again launched its popular wall planners for the new year, with the 2022 edition now available for factors and workshops to claim online. Each full year planner is double-side…

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Do you have excess and obsolete stock?

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

Make money selling those parts you’ve had stored away for years and help to generate less waste and open your customer base with an online marketplace just for the automotive industry. VPM is a market…

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Sustainability below the ground

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

Freudenberg battery companies XALT Energy and Freudenberg Battery Power Systems have forged a successful relationship with MacLean, the largest Canadian-based mining equipment manufacturer, to further…

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Immediately responding to customer needs

Date: Thursday 04 November 2021

TecAlliance, a leading data management specialist in the independent automotive aftermarket, has introduced the new interface Instant Data Processing (IDP) to revolutionise the handling of product dat…

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NGK to host racing stars at Motorcycle Live

Date: Thursday 04 November 2021

Three-time World Speedway Champion Tai Woffinden and Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness will be signing autographs on ignition specialist NGK’s stand at Motorcycle Live next month. The iconic racer…

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OESAA gearing up for Autoinform Live – last chance for technicians to purchase a ticket!

Date: Thursday 04 November 2021

There are still opportunities for technicians to join renowned original equipment manufacturers for a weekend of exclusive and hands-on training at the GTG Academy for Autoinform Live, which takes pla…

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Thomas Group enjoy a day out with friends

Date: Thursday 04 November 2021

Some of the team at the Thomas Group had a day out of the office recently to participate in the annual Clay Pigeon Shooting event. They invited friends from across the UK and from partnering companies…

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Victory for Coates in MINI CHALLENGE finale

Date: Tuesday 02 November 2021

NGK-sponsored Max Coates is looking forward to next season’s MINI CHALLENGE after a winning the final race of this season’s championship at Brands Hatch GP circuit. The victory landed Coates fifth pla…

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Podium day for Halfords Racing with Cataclean

Date: Monday 01 November 2021

A superb day to round out the British Touring Car Championship netted a podium in each race at Brands Hatch for Halfords Racing with Cataclean. Drivers Gordon Shedden and Dan Rowbottom were at the poi…

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AS-PL received a distinction during the "Gryf Gospodarczy 2021" gala

Date: Friday 29 October 2021

On October 26th, at the Baltic Opera, XXII “Pomorska Nagroda Gryf Gospodarczy 2021” gala took place. Among 32 participating in the competition companies, AS-PL was one of the finalists. The company wa…

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LIQUI MOLY achieves previous year’s turnover within ten months

Date: Friday 29 October 2021

Today, the Ulm-based lubricant specialist exceeded its total 2020 sales of 611 million euro. This had already represented an all-time high. In 2021, the company is heading for the highest sales growth…

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SHW Performance: TecDoc facilitates entry into the automotive aftermarket

Date: Friday 29 October 2021

SHW sells more than 290 brake disc types for the high-performance segment in the independent automotive aftermarket under the SHW Performance brand. TecDoc Catalogue solutions are supporting the compa…

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Limited spaces available at Autoinform Live

Date: Thursday 28 October 2021

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is urging technicians to snap up tickets for Autoinform Live, with limited spaces now available for the live training event in Wolverha…

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Delphi Technologies’ investment in Smart Mobility Venture Capital Fund creates a potential disruptive impact for the aftermarket

Date: Thursday 28 October 2021

Delphi Technologies Aftermarket has joined forces with NEXUS Automotive International and Mobilion Ventures in investing in high-tech start-ups that are focused on developing aftermarket solutions for…

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Schaeffler Group to be climate neutral by 2040

Date: Wednesday 27 October 2021

The Schaeffler Group will be operating as a climate-neutral company from 2040. This objective covers the entire supply chain and is underpinned by ambitious mid-term sustainability targets. The Schaef…

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Motorcycle chemicals at the EICMA

Date: Wednesday 27 October 2021

LIQUI MOLY is one of the few manufacturers of additives created especially for motorcycles. These are chemical tools that can perform certain tasks faster, more simply and more cost-effectively than b…

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Charlie makes the podium in Praga championship

Date: Wednesday 27 October 2021

NGK-sponsored Charlie Martin has claimed third place in the Praga championship standings of the 2021 Britcar Endurance Championship after securing two fourth place finishes at the title-decider at Don…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts backing aftermarket to help tackle battery failure with ‘Test to Earn’ offer

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts is encouraging independent garages and bodyshops to support good battery health in the run-up to winter with the launch of its ‘Test to Earn’ initiative. Exclusively on offer to LKQ…

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International solution for global success

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

TecAlliance, one of the leading data management specialists in the independent automotive parts market, has developed the new online catalogue ECat for MAHLE Aftermarket. It is based on the TecDoc Whi…

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Kick it like LIQUI MOLY

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

LIQUI MOLY have just published the latest issue of their company magazine “Pictures and Stories”. They show which products are used to make vehicles fit for the cold season. But it is not just the tec…

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Autotech Academy’s first female intern highlights her journey into the automotive industry

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

A female vehicle technician has kick-started her career through an Autotech Academy internship. Sophie Hemming candidly admits that securing a vehicle technician role was frequently challenging in mal…

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Working hand in hand with Cobots

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

“Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is currently using cobots at eight locations,” said Ralf Maisack, who is pressing ahead with the strategic development of cobots in the company’s Technology & Inn…

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Comline Auto Parts and Richardson Racing set to round out Porsche Carrera Cup GB season in style

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) will conclude a successful debut season with Richardson Racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship by extending its branding across all three of the team’s 911 GT3 …

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Come and meet NGK at Saltex 2021

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK will make its first appearance at a UK show since before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year when it exhibits at Saltex 2021 next month. It will take centre…

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Countdown begins to Autotechnician’s BIG Weekend

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Independent workshop owners and technicians are invited to Warwick for Autotechnician magazine’s two-day training event 26-27 November to gain expert advice on emerging technologies and everyday techn…

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Alliance Automotive Group UK announces latest acquisitions

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Alliance Automotive Group UK has announced that it has recently completed the acquisition of Cotswold Motaquip Ltd and also that of Beverley Motor Factors Ltd.; both existing members of the UAN buying…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts launches safety footwear catalogue

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Arnold Clark Autoparts has recognised the importance of having the right footwear for the job via its new safety footwear catalogue, offering customers over 40 different safe footwear styles to choose…

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First Line embraces the digital age, offering Aftermarket Specialists greater accessibility to core content

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

First Line has expanded its digital reach by increasing activity on its social media channels through, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter, as it continues to grow its content library to further…

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Motul steps up to become Official Lubricant Partner of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

MOTUL and the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+, are delighted to announce a new co-operation agreement that sees Motul appointed as the Official Lubricant Partner of the UK’s le…

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“Accept the new normal and take advantage” says IAAF Garage Section Head, Andy Reynolds

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Andy Reynolds of A J Reynolds, IAAF Garage Section Head, has issued a rallying cry to independent garages to “accept the new normal and take advantage of it,” in what will be a very busy time for the …

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NGK-sponsored stars help Britain to World Speedway title

Date: Friday 22 October 2021

NGK-sponsored riders have swept Great Britain to a World Speedway title for the first time in 32 years. Robert Lambert and Dan Bewley stunned Poland to win the Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations G…

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Mr Sparky joins in the fun at Run Silverstone

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

NGK’s Mr Sparky has been out and about meeting his fans as he prepares for the 2022 Virgin London Money Marathon. The automotive icon was at Run Silverstone which attracted hundreds of men, women and …

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‘Be prepared’ – Ring responds to MOT demand

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Ring Automotive has responded to the MOT rush season by bolstering its availability of lighting products at its UK based warehouse in Leeds. With an anticipated 60 percent of all annual MOTs due to ta…

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OESAA urges technicians to sign up to Autoinform Live with ‘limited spaces’ available

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is urging technicians to snap up tickets for Autoinform Live, with limited spaces now available for the live training event in Wolverha…

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Partbusters signs strategic partnership with Sogefi

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Tech innovator and automotive parts and crash repair products supplier, Partbusters, has signed a global strategic partnership agreement with Sogefi Filtration. In a ceremony that included members of …

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HELLA with good business development in the first quarter, but massive component shortages lead to considerable burdens

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

With the presentation of the complete and final results for the first quarter of the fiscal year (1 June to 31 August 2021), HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier confirms the prel…

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MEYLE Academy: new high-voltage e-learning course available in English

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Under the name MEYLE Academy, the German manufacturer MEYLE is offering a wide range of (digital) training courses with highly relevant content free of charge. As one of the first on the market, MEYLE…

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