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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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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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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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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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BM calls for greater enforcement now of current regulations on emissions

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

BM Catalysts has called for a greater clampdown on the use of poor quality emissions control devices, such as catalytic converters, in order to bring about a serious reduction of harmful vehicle emiss…

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Driving up quality employment solutions - The Automotive Recruitment Alliance

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

Autotech Group, Glen Callum Associates and KPI People, three of the UK’s top automotive recruitment specialists, have formed The Automotive Recruitment Alliance in a bid to streamline the recruitment …

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MAM Software announces strategic partnership with Automotive Automation

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

MAM Software (a Kerridge Commercial Systems company), the provider of leading business management solution Autopart, has announced its partnership with Automotive Automation (AutoMM). The partnership …

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Partbusters continues to give back with new training partnership

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

UK automotive parts distributor, Partbusters, has partnered with the Department of Work and Pensions to launch a nationwide programme to support employment and growth within the UK, creating and provi…

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New TechMan website launched to reflect ongoing Garage Management System development

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

Garage Management System, TechMan has announced the launch of a new website to better showcase its extensive and continually growing list of powerful features specifically developed to improve the day…

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VW Van dealership kickstarts careers for automotive college leavers with Autotech Academy

Date: Friday 08 October 2021

A Volkswagen Van dealership, who employed three Autotech Academy interns, has highlighted the benefits of the initiative which has enhanced its workforce. Looking to recruit skilled vehicle technician…

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NGK manager’s marathon effort for charity

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

A member of NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd’s management team has taken part in the virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money for charity. Marketing Manager Mark Hallam took up the 26.2-mile c…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts achieves 30 years of motor factoring

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Arnold Clark Autoparts, one of the fastest growing UK motor factors, has achieved 30 years of motor factoring in the automotive aftermarket. The award-winning parts distributor, with branches across S…

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Exol-sponsored WSCC cycling team successfully completes Sea-to-Sea challenge

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Exol Lubricants supported the WSCC cycling team as they took on the Sea-to-Sea challenge (C2C), cycling from Whitehaven to Tynemouth on 5 and 6 August, raising over £4,000 for three of their favourite…

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Data quality as a success factor at TMD Friction

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

For TMD Friction, the global leader in brake pad technology, data quality is of strategic importance. For over ten years, a specialised data team has been continuously improving product and catalogue …

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Philips Automotive Products lighting up the way to the top

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

This weekend will see the finals of the Lumileds and Philips Automotive Lighting-supported UK Top Technician and Top Garage Awards for 2020/21. Hundreds of British garages and technicians applied to e…

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Emil makes the podium as NGK riders excel in World Speedway Championship

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

NGK-sponsored Emil Sayfutdinov has finished third in the 2021 FIM Speedway World Championship. The Russian finished behind fellow countryman Artem Laguta and runner-up Bartosz Zmarzlik at the end of a…

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26 percent higher sales and 75 percent more revenue at LIQUI MOLY

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Perhaps it’s the curse of success: Whereas demand otherwise determined the growth of the German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY, it is now the supply of raw materials. In the first nine months …

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New NGK building a symbol of company’s transformation

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

NGK has continued its environmental sustainability drive with the opening of a new office building at its Komaki Plant in Japan. The world’s leading ignition and sensor specialist’s new ‘N-FOREST’ bui…

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Optima C5 LSJ 0W-20 gains approval from Jaguar Land Rover

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Leading lubricants supplier, Exol, has received approval from Jaguar Land Rover for its Optima C5 LSJ 0W-20, to their STJLR.51.5122 specification. Optima C5 LSJ 0W-20 is the latest generation fully sy…

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NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd - MechanEx Sandown Park preview

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is looking forward to exhibiting at its first automotive show since before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. The leading supplier of…

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Fuel crisis cancels book launch

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

The difficult decision to postpone our book launch this weekend was made late this afternoon, we couldn't in good conscience ask for commitment to an event that in some cases required significant trav…

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Banner’s six top tips for long battery life

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

For drivers of all ages, whether experienced or inexperienced, probably the most frustrating thing to encounter is a car that simply won’t start! However as Europe’s leading manufacturer of batteries …

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LKQ Euro Car Parts relaunches training offering as LKQ Academy

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts has announced the launch of LKQ Academy, a new and improved training platform for independent garages and bodyshops. The launch follows the conclusion of a programme of business int…

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