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LIQUI MOLY becomes title sponsor of the MotoGP race in Germany

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

LIQUI MOLY has been represented in the MotoGP Motorcycle World Championship for eight years. It is now further expanding its commitment. The oil manufacturer will be title sponsor of the race in its h…

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NGK to sponsor M-Sport Ford WRC team for 2021 season

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK has announced it is continuing its sponsorship of the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team for the 2021 season which kicks off this week with the iconic Rallye Monte-Carlo.…

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Behind the headlines on the Government’s 2030 car sales ban

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The UK Government announcing a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel only car sales by 2030 is part of Boris Johnson’s 10-point plan to tackle climate change. While the feasibility of attaining thi…

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Autotech Training launches Electric Vehicle Training Suite

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Autotech Training have officially opened its dedicated Electric Vehicle Training Suite. The opening marks a significant step forward for the company since it announced, at the end of last year, initia…

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Lockdown prompts surge in workshops switching to online garage management

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

Independent garages across the UK are valuing the benefits of a web-based Garage Management System more than ever before, workshop management specialists at TechMan say. Remote access to business data…

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Find out “Why choose AS-PL products?”

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

AS-PL Sp. z o.o. is a European company which operates in the field of supplying parts and electrical components for vehicles. Currently, the company offers more than 20,000 different products with a t…

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LIQUI MOLY announces to cancel its sponsorship of the hockey world championship if it will take place in Belarus

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

LIQUI MOLY is known as a convinced sports sponsor. We were looking forward to the IIHF Hockey World Championship 2021. The decision to become a sponsor was made in 2017. LIQUI MOLY is committed to fai…

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DENSO Aftermarket wins IMI training centre approval

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

DENSO Aftermarket, the aftermarket division of leading original equipment (OE) component manufacturer DENSO, has been certified as an approved training provider by the Institute of the Motor Industry …

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Popular Carlisle business finalists in Family Business of the Year Awards

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

K&S McKenzie is a family businesses of over 50 years with two premises in the city. They started off this year with a bang having been shortlisted as finalists in the 2021 Family Business of the Y…

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More than 250 technicians attend Schaeffler’s first REPXPERT ‘Tea-Break Training’ session of 2021

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

Picking up precisely where it left off in 2020, but with even more attendees, Schaeffler’s REPXPERT technical training team began 2021 with its latest online training module, entitled ‘What’s Hot in C…

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Sampa UK & Ireland expansion set to continue in 2021

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

As the newest member to the IAAF, Sampa UK & Ireland are very much looking forward to supporting the independent commercial vehicle aftermarket in the coming months as the business continues to ex…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts puts digital transformation at the top of the agenda for 2021

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

The UK and Republic of Ireland’s leading parts distributor is championing digitalisation as the independent aftermarket’s biggest opportunity in 2021. While the events of the last year have understand…

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VARTA Video - Andy Savva recommends checking battery during lockdown

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

VARTA Brand Ambassador Andy Savva explains it is vital that technicians are testing every car’s battery, due to inactivity during lockdown and the recent sub-zero temperatures causing higher than usua…

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Business as usual as SMP Europe continues development

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

It’s very much business as usual for SMP Europe with a number of new developments planned in 2021, as the company continues to operate as normal following the latest government lockdown. Throughout 20…

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5 video trends to watch in 2021

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

As technology and digital habits evolve, and in fact have been accelerated as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s not surprising that video predictions and usage is expected to see further exponen…

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IAAF Member News

New year, new member for IAAF

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

Manufacturer and wholesale distributor of commercial vehicle parts, Sampa UK & Ireland Ltd, is the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) first new member of 2021, as it joins a gr…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts highlights revenue opportunities for garages in Lockdown 3.0

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

In an email sent to customers last week, Andy Hamilton, CEO of LKQ Euro Car Parts, stated that the business will remain open and operational throughout the latest lockdown – as it has done previously …

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LIQUI MOLY: Higher, faster, further

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

The current issue of our company magazine "Pictures and Stories" is online. We show pictures of our extensive winter sports sponsorships, which provide media attention during the time of year when mos…

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EAG continues to assist customers during lockdown

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has confirmed that it will remain open during the UK’s current lockdown.As motor factors and workshops are staying open during the UK’s third lockdown, so will EAG to ensu…

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Automotive Support Group December Online Training

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

10th of December, 2020 saw the first online training event for the Automotive Support Group for content elected from the membership of the group. Subjects covered included continuous professional deve…

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New webinar to tackle automotive skills shortage and EV challenges and opportunities

Date: Thursday 14 January 2021

Automotive and engineering recruitment specialist, Glen Callum Associates (GCA), is hosting an exclusive webinar to kick start 2021 titled: “Auto industry skills shortage & tackling electric vehic…

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Get ballsy with GS Yuasa and OddBalls’ ‘Always Check Your Balls’ campaign for testicular cancer

Date: Thursday 14 January 2021

GS Yuasa are calling on everyone to help raise awareness of testicular cancer having announced a new partnership with OddBalls. The battery manufacturer is donating £5,000 to the cancer charity and la…

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Make sure your customers know there’s no MOT exemption this time

Date: Thursday 14 January 2021

Garages across the UK are being advised to communicate recent confirmation that vehicle repair and MOT services are permitted to remain open during the latest lockdown restrictions amid concerns that …

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UK government trade credit reinsurance scheme extended

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

On 30 December 2020 it was confirmed that the Government backed Trade Credit Reinsurance Scheme will be extended by 6 months to 30 June 2021. The extension is welcome relief for businesses as the supp…

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New appointments for MAHLE duo

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has announced promotions for two of its experienced and long-serving staff members, highlighting its commitment to promoting from within. Jonathan Walker, who began his career wit…

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AS-PL wins the title of „Gazela Biznesu 2020”

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

On December 21st, 2020, the list of companies that received the „Gazele Biznesu 2020” (Business Gazelle 2020) title was announced. Among them was the AS-PL, which can be proud of such a prestigious ti…

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Schaeffler REPXPERT announces dates for first live ‘Tea-Break Training’ sessions

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

Schaeffler’s REPXPERT technical training team has announced more details about its new programme of ‘Tea-Break Training’, designed to appeal to as many people as possible by offering informative and i…

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No-deal Brexit means the return of the Green Card

Date: Wednesday 23 December 2020

Our colleagues at Boswell Aftermarket have provided the following information for any member with employees who will be taking UK registered vehicles to mainland Europe after 31st December 2020. Whils…

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Legal Updates
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WAI STERI-7 vehicle sanitiser kits now available through WhoCanFixMyCar.com

Date: Wednesday 23 December 2020

As restrictions tighten across the UK, WAI’s STERI-7 vehicle sanitiser car kits are continuing to prove popular and are now being rolled out across the WhoCanFixMyCar.com network. After gaining positi…

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Impression volunteers in the Great Big Bromsgrove Christmas

Date: Wednesday 23 December 2020

Award-winning, automotive PR and marketing agency, Impression Communications, has taken part in the Great Big Bromsgrove Christmas, to help the local community this festive season. Bromsgrove statutor…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts’ Lancashire team raises more than £1,000 for disadvantaged children

Date: Wednesday 23 December 2020

LKQ Euro Car Parts’ Lancashire team has raised more than £1,000 in support of Cash for Kids’ Mission Christmas campaign – to help make sure no child wakes up on Christmas morning without something to …

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MAHLE outlines vision for UK aftermarket

Date: Friday 18 December 2020

Pioneering service solutions business, MAHLE, explores its vision for the future of the UK aftermarket as it celebrates 100 years in business. Independent workshops and parts distributors feel a sense…

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ZF extends suite of fleet solutions to light commercial vehicles in Europe

Date: Friday 18 December 2020

ZF has announced the launch of a comprehensive new suite of fleet solutions, specifically designed to improve the operational performance, safety and customer service levels of Light Commercial Vehicl…

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LKQ Europe drives CO2 savings for fleet and supports eFuel Alliance

Date: Friday 18 December 2020

LKQ Europe has joined the Berlin-based eFuel Alliance e.V., actively supporting the use of climate-neutral fuels in the existing fleet to achieve climate targets in Europe. Arnd Franz, CEO of LKQ Euro…

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Comma Oil makes donation to Ben

Date: Friday 18 December 2020

The Comma Team at Moove Lubricants has thanked all those that have taken part in its regular surveys throughout 2020. As one of its 2020 charitable initiatives, Moove offered to donate £5 to Ben – the…

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4 Tips to Protect Your Business from Fraud: advice from FinCred IS

Date: Thursday 17 December 2020

Fraud is estimated to cost the global economy £3.89 trillion a year, and over £193 billion a year in the UK. In the last 10 years fraud losses have increased by 56%.[1] Furthermore, with only a fracti…

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Garages shown how to get the most out of TechMan in free webinar training series

Date: Thursday 17 December 2020

Garage management specialist, TechMan is helping workshops achieve their business goals with free weekly online training webinars. The series of live videos ensure users of the TechMan Garage Manageme…

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Winter sports under the LIQUI MOLY banner

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

Advent is a time for parcels. LIQUI MOLY has put together a package of measures of a special dimension. The German motor oil and additive specialist is investing several million euro in advertising at…

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BM Catalysts confident for every Brexit eventuality

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

With the UK government still locked in talks with its EU counterparts over a trade deal for 1 January 2021, BM Catalysts is in the “best shape possible” to deal with any eventuality over the coming we…

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Automotive Support Group - December Online Training

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

December 10th, 2020 saw the first online training event for the Automotive Support Group for content elected from the membership of the group. Subjects covered included continuous professional develop…

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Strong interest in standardised data and digitised process solutions at Automechanika Shanghai 2020

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

This year, Automechanika in Shanghai (AMS) was held for the first time as a hybrid event. Despite the difficult situation due to COVID-19, Asia's most important trade fair for the automotive aftermark…

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State-of-the-art bodyshop completed during lockdown opens its doors

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

A brand new bodyshop delivered at the height of the Covid-19 national lockdown has opened its doors after a six-month fit-out by LKQ Euro Car Parts’ Workshop Solutions team. East Bilney Coachworks’ ei…

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EAG strengthens relationship with DRiV

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has revealed it will be taking on more product groups from DRiV, including the Champion and Payen portfolios, next month. Building on its already successful distribution o…

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E-Motive’s ecommotors PPE Portal work earns an IAAF Outstanding Innovation Award

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

IAAF member E-Motive, whose ecommotors tech platform powers key parts of the eBay-NHS PPE portal, won the ‘Outstanding Innovation During the Covid-19 Crisis’ category at the recent IAAF Pride of the A…

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Marathon Joins Forces with SKF

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

Marathon Warehouse Distribution are delighted to announce a new partnership with OE manufacturer SKF to distribute and provide a same day logistics platform across the UK for key products within SKFs …

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EAG reveals RYMEC distribution deal

Date: Friday 11 December 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has announced that it will be distributing RYMEC clutches to the aftermarket.RYMEC has been a prominent name in the automotive aftermarket for nearly 40 years, providing h…

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Wendy Williamson discusses aftermarket of the future in webinar

Date: Friday 11 December 2020

Wendy Williamson, IAAF chief executive, joined an expert panel on the latest Automechanika Birmingham auto:resource.co.uk webinar Series, which discussed the findings of an extensive industry report, …

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HELLA receives Innovation Award in China for battery module solutions

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

Against the background of ever tightening emission targets, the 48V mild hybrid powertrain is a cost-efficient bridging technology to support car manufacturers to achieve emission targets in short and…

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EAG reveals video tour of its Suplex warehouse

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has released a video showing its customers the Suplex area of the warehouse, as well as highlighting the benefits of the range. It’s been a year since EAG announced that i…

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Reinvestment strategy pays off for profitable Exol

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

An effective reinvestment strategy from lubricants maker Exol Lubricants has seen the company continue to increase turnover and profitability. With multi-million pound investments made to its Wednesbu…

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