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Silverstone brings Mintex-sponsored Lewis Brown highest points haul of the season

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Mintex-sponsored MINI Challenge racing driver Lewis Brown secured his highest points haul of the 2022 season with three strong results at the latest round at Silverstone, which took place from 24th-25…

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WAI hails Automechanika Frankfurt 2022 success

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Leading rotating electrics supplier, WAI, headed to Germany at the beginning of the month for Automechanika Frankfurt 2022, to showcase its renowned quality – and meet customers face to face again. WA…

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TechMan highlights the importance of Garage Management Systems as MOT peak hits

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Garage management system, TechMan, is encouraging garages and service centres to work smarter not harder - and ensure they plan ahead, particularly during the busy MOT season. Research from GiPA* show…

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Banner updates CV and plant sector literature

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Having recently introduced AGM (Absorbent Glass Matt) and EFB technology into its proven Buffalo Bull battery product offering, Banner - one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of leisure batteries and …

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Garages must embrace online or risk remaining invisible

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

It’s estimated that thousands of independent garages are missing out on work because potential customers simply can’t find them. And that’s because they don’t show up online. So, to a customer, they d…

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MAHLE Aftermarket to bring latest technologies to The Garage Show (AAG)

Date: Thursday 06 October 2022

MAHLE Aftermarket UK will bring the latest information on its service solutions offering, specialist Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration equipment and thermal management systems to T…

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The REPXPERT team rolls into Yorkshire in the lead up to Academy Live at York College on 12thNovember

Date: Thursday 06 October 2022

The date and location for the next Schaeffler REPXPERT Academy Live event has been announced and registration has opened. “So, don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn and network with like-minded …

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Glen Callum Associates launches ‘Meet the Employer’ bite-sized interview sessions to speed up decision-making process

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

Automotive recruitment specialist, Glen Callum Associates (GCA), has created a new initiative to quickly connect employers and candidates in bite-sized interview sessions. Labelled ‘Meet the Employer,…

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Sutton Takes the Lead at Silverstone

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

Following four wins and a total of seven podiums across the previous three race weekends, the NAPA Racing UK team were in high spirits as they took to sunny Silverstone National Circuit for the penult…

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TMD Friction are on the move!

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

The TMD Friction Telesales and offices will be moving on October 6th to new premises in Cleckheaton Town centre. TMD does not anticipate any disruption but please that orders be placed as early as pos…

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From circuit to sky - aviation and touring car legends carry out epic job swap with GS Yuasa

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

World’s leading battery manufacturer GS Yuasa have bought together two titans of the aviation and motorsport worlds in an epic fashion. Former Red Arrows pilot and current Head of The Blades, Ben Murp…

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Bewley wins prestigious title

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

Speedway star Dan Bewley – who is sponsored by NGK – has continued his impressive form by winning another prestigious title. The 23-year-old English racer followed up two Grand Prix wins and a British…

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Future Print Leeds becomes service member of IAAF

Date: Friday 23 September 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has expanded its service members with the addition of print and design specialists, Future Print Leeds, to its membership. With over 50 years’ …

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Mr Sparky gets ready for the 2022 TCS London Marathon

Date: Thursday 22 September 2022

NGK’s Mr Sparky has been ramping up his training in preparation for his participation in the 2022 TCS London Marathon. The iconic figure has been touring the UK visiting NGK customers and meeting NGK …

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BorgWarner to Acquire Charging Business of Hubei Surpass Sun Electric (SSE)

Date: Thursday 22 September 2022

BorgWarner Inc. and Hubei Surpass Sun Electric (SSE) have announced that they have entered into an Equity Transfer Agreement under which BorgWarner has agreed to acquire the Electric Vehicle Solution,…

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Bewley takes British Speedway crown

Date: Thursday 22 September 2022

NGK-sponsored Speedway star Dan Bewley has lifted his first British Championship after winning the rescheduled final in Manchester with a six-ride maximum. The Cumbrian rider bounced back from a disap…

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NGK riders fighting for Speedway honours

Date: Wednesday 21 September 2022

NGK-sponsored riders are still battling for a place on the rostrum in the 2022 FIM Speedway World Championship going into the final Grand Prix of the season. England’s Robert Lambert and Dan Bewley ar…

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Exol’s high-performance products shine at the Idemitsu Super Turbo Race in Thailand

Date: Tuesday 20 September 2022

Exol Lubricants teamed up with its Thailand distributor, Shinsiri Ltd., and KSport Thailand at the Idemitsu Super Turbo race in Thailand, to offer drivers Exol oil to support them around the racetrack…

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GS Yuasa put pen to paper as POPBANGCOLOUR becomes brand ambassador

Date: Tuesday 20 September 2022

Renowned for creating artwork using radio-controlled cars, Ian Cook, better known as POPBANGCOLOUR, joins the global battery manufacturer GS Yuasa as their latest brand ambassador. The partnership wit…

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New DON website integrates commercial and passenger vehicle resources

Date: Friday 16 September 2022

TMD Friction’s braking brand, DON, has unveiled a new-look website aligning its commercial vehicle and passenger car brake offering, to give customers easy access to everything they need, all in one p…

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Uncertainty hangs over precious metal prices, says BM Catalysts

Date: Friday 16 September 2022

Higher interest rates and inflation are now adding further uncertainty to the prices of precious metals used in the manufacturing of catalytic converters. While some commodities are dropping – but sti…

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Glen Callum Associates invests in candidate support with handy new website features

Date: Friday 16 September 2022

As part of its commitment to supporting jobseekers in their job search, Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has added a number of useful tools to its website, helping to make the process as efficient as poss…

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Fil Filter Europe streamlines customer journey with TecCom implementation

Date: Friday 16 September 2022

Automotive filter specialist Fil Filter Europe has streamlined its customer journey with the implementation of TecCom. Fil Filter Europe, based in Northampton, has installed the TecCom electronic trad…

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Double accolade for NSK at Toyota supplier awards

Date: Friday 16 September 2022

NSK Europe is celebrating a double scoop at the prestigious Toyota Motor Europe (TME) awards: a Certificate of Recognition (in the Supply category) and a Superior Performance Award (in the Quality cat…

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Corteco optimises international order processing with TecCom

Date: Friday 16 September 2022

The smoothest possible customer experience is essential for success in e-commerce. Corteco, one of the leading international IAM specialists for seals, vibration engineering, chassis components, and c…

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Motul looks forward to its busiest Goodwood Revival programme yet

Date: Friday 16 September 2022

Motul is proud to be a partner of Goodwood’s Revival meeting and heads to this year’s event with its most ambitious programme yet for this iconic event. The Motul “Garage” shop will once again return …

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Mintex provides stopping power to historic rally championship event

Date: Monday 12 September 2022

TMD Friction and its renowned braking brand Mintex provided the stopping power to the latest round of the Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR), the largest historic rally championship in the UK. Formed …

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Impression Communications takes to running trails with Severn Valley Trail Run sponsorship

Date: Monday 12 September 2022

Impression Communications is sponsoring the Severn Valley Trail Run, a running event taking place within the Severn Valley Country Park, Shropshire, to continue its commitment to supporting local comm…

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Lambert achieves second SGP podium

Date: Monday 12 September 2022

England’s Robert Lambert – who is sponsored by NGK – is celebrating after recording back-to-back podium places in the 2022 FIM Speedway World Championship. The 24-year-old finished in second place beh…

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ELTA Automotive joins IAAF membership

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced the latest member, ELTA Automotive, to join its impressive membership roster. ELTA Automotive is a major automotive component imp…

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Textar-sponsored Newell takes podium at Convoy in the Park

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

John Newell took his Textar-sponsored MAN TGS truck to a second-place finish at this weekend’s British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC), against the backdrop of a celebration of everything trucks. Leg…

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Third podium in four for Lucas Oil

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

Ayumu Iwasa put in another excellent performance for DAMS in Round 12 of the 2022 FIA Formula 2 Championship at Circuit Zandvoort, securing his fifth podium this season in the Lucas oil-sponsored car.…

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Dan’s the man again in Poland

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

British Speedway ace Dan Bewley has achieved back-to-back Grand Prix victories after winning in Poland with NGK stablemate Robert Lambert also making the podium. Bewley won the Betard FIM Speedway GP …

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Shaftec’s new website organised in clear colour-coded Drive. Steer. Stop. Sections

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

Shaftec has introduced a dynamic new mobile-friendly website www.shaftec.com for its customers across the UK & European independent automotive aftermarket (IAM). With links to three comprehensive …

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GS Yuasa micro brochure will cut paper waste at Automechanika

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

GS Yuasa Battery Europe Ltd have unveiled a new micro brochure for Automechanika Frankfurt 2022. The pocket-sized product will make an enormous impact in both reducing paper waste and highlighting the…

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TecAlliance provides ITG structures at a glance

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

Frequent changes and the high level of complexity make it difficult to maintain an overview of the member structure of automotive international trading groups (ITGs). However, parts manufacturers rely…

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vGroup International to hold Open Day at new HQ

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

vGroup International and the wider group of vGI Holdings is holding an ‘Open Day’ at the new HQ, K1, in Milton Keynes on 22 September 2022. The new facility will operate as a central hub for the compa…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts to open new Chesterfield branch

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

Leading national motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts is set to open a brand-new branch in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, as its nationwide network expands further. An experienced team has joined the nation…

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OESAA acknowledges garage forum member’s influence after taking up new role with IMI

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) would like to place on record its thanks to garage forum member, Hayley Pells, who has taken on a new position with the Institute of th…

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MEYLE unveils its first climate-neutral product range

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

Having launched the first MEYLE HD part 20 years ago, the manufacturer based in Hamburg is now transforming its MELYE HD steering and suspension parts into the first climate-neutral product range in t…

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E-Motive Online launches branded Nissens and Hella stores on eBay through trusted reseller Arks Global

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

Multichannel ecommerce services provider E-Motive Online has launched branded Nissens and HELLA stores on eBay, with Arks Global the trusted distributor under the Authorised Reseller Programme. ecommo…

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Flint flies to second British title

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

NGK-sponsored Speedway riders have continued their fine form with Leon Flint being crowned the new British Under-21 Champion. The Wolverhampton rider triumphed in Birmingham over fellow NGK stablemate…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts' CEO issues six-point wishlist from Liz Truss

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

Andy Hamilton, the CEO of LKQ Euro Car Parts, has issued a six-point policy wish list for the independent aftermarket, as Liz Truss’s new administration assumes control of the economy this week. He sa…

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Klarius expands European delivery network for high quality aftermarket exhausts

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

Klarius Products, the UK’s largest aftermarket manufacturer of exhausts, has announced the opening of a dedicated distribution centre near Lille. The new site will enable next day deliveries to stocki…

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Motul revs up its presence at the 2022 Classic at Silverstone

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

Motul is marking the second year of its multi-year partnership with The Classic at Silverstone, with an expanded presence, together with a plethora of activities and announcements at this prime summer…

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LKQ branding transformation continues with new website and newsroom launch for LKQ Europe

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

LKQ Europe continues to strengthen its position as a global and innovative leader in the European automotive aftermarket by taking the next step in reinventing its corporate identity and brand design.…

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50 years of Diesel Technic: The way to a leading solution provider in the automotive industry

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

This year, Diesel Technic celebrates its 50th anniversary. The company can look back on an exciting time, because at Diesel Technic you won't find any standstill. It is already half a century since Ho…

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Automechanika Frankfurt: TecAlliance connects the aftermarket community

Date: Thursday 08 September 2022

Nothing can replace personal contact. This is certainly one of the key learnings during recent months. The automotive aftermarket will meet at TecAlliance's booth at Automechanika Frankfurt (Hall 3.0,…

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Kevan Wooden, Chief Commercial Officer, LKQ Euro Car Parts: IAAF Blog – Third Edition

Date: Wednesday 07 September 2022

Supporting the aftermarket through the cost-of-living crisis A recent poll by the Motor Ombudsman confirmed much of what we already know. The cost of living crisis continues to bite – and garages are…

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GS Yuasa Traction gains further momentum with delivery to nationwide distributor

Date: Monday 05 September 2022

Leading industrial battery distributor, Battery Service Hub, have received their first container of GS Yuasa’s latest 2 Volt Traction batteries. The state-of-the-art cells will provide power to the ev…

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