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AAG acquisitions

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

Alliance Automotive Group UK has recently completed the acquisition of Nyanza Autoparts based in Coventry. Described as ‘one of Coventry’s oldest car parts and accessory suppliers’, Nyanza was formed …

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Fyfes expands Ballyclare branch

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

Fyfes, has moved its Ballyclare branch to bigger and better premises to provide customers with a wider range of car parts and engineering supplies. The new Fyfes building will offer improved levels of…

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Partbusters to become TMD Friction distributor

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

Rapidly growing automotive parts and crash repair products supplier, Partbusters, has become a distributor for TMD Friction UK, supplying braking brands Textar, Mintex and DON to customers nationwide.…

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Alpine F1 Team and BorgWarner look to future with new partnership

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

Alpine F1 Team is pleased to announce a new partnership with BorgWarner that builds on the long-standing collaboration between BorgWarner and Renault Group. BorgWarner, who recently acquired Delphi Te…

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M-Sport Ford drivers fight hard in Sardinia

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team brought its cars home safely at the Rally Italia-Sardegna in some of the most brutal conditions on the World Rally Championship calendar. Gus Greensmith…

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First Line supports Cole Trucksport in 2021

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

First Line is back on the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) circuit for 2021 as it continues its partnership with Cole Trucksport for the latest British Truck Racing Association (BTRA) season. …

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Industry urged to capitalise on LCV market growth

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

As we move to a world fuelled by increasing expectations for quicker delivery turnaround times, the growth of the UK’s light commercial vehicle (LCV) sector has been significant and continues to rise …

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LKQ Euro Car Parts outlines five key focus areas for garages this summer

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

As part of its ongoing commitment to the independent aftermarket, LKQ Euro Car Parts has outlined the five key areas of vehicle health that garages should be focusing on this summer, from capitalising…

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CAT Conversations webinar: Getting back to growth

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

The next CAT Conversations webinar takes place as part of the CAT Awards on June 10 at 11am. The theme is ‘Getting back to growth’ and the panel will be talking about the challenges of the last eighte…

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Dayco and Physis partner to develop world-class hybrid electric vehicle modules

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems manufacturer for the automotive, heavy-duty, and industrial market segments has entered a strategic partnership with Ningbo Physis Technology Co., Lt…

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GS Yuasa wins its first Toyota Technology & Development Award with hybrid vehicle battery

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

The Toyota Motor Corporation’s prestigious ‘Technology & Development Award’ has been presented to GS Yuasa and its subsidiary Blue Energy in recognition of the development of a new advanced Lithiu…

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Exol invests in expanded Rotherham site

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Exol has begun work on the redevelopment of its Rotherham site, with the aim to complete the project in July 2021. This new development is part of Exol’s continued reinvestment strategy. The project a…

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Schaeffler makes a welcome return to face-to-face training

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

As the Government continues to lift COVID restrictions, the Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team has announced it is resuming face-to-face training, with the first session of what it hopes will be a ret…

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Hyundai Motorsport names LIQUI MOLY as Customer Racing Official Supplier

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Hyundai Motorsport has named LIQUI MOLY as an Official Supplier for the Customer Racing department’s race and rally projects. The German oil and additive specialist delivers more than 80 products to t…

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Schaeffler’s REPXPERT team steps in to help In ‘n’ Out Autocentres move up a gear

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Further demonstrating its commitment to training, the Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team were back out on the road at the end of May, supporting staff from the In ‘n’ Out Autocentres network. During t…

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NGK-sponsored Wolves make a winning start

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

NGK-sponsored Wolverhampton Wolves got off to a flying start in the British Premier Speedway League with an impressive 58-32 victory at King’s Lynn. American ace Broc Nicol made a dream debut for the …

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TMD Friction CV wins Best Supplier 2020

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

TMD Friction has been awarded Best Supplier 2020 for Commercial Vehicles by TEMOT International, one of the Independent Aftermarket’s (IAMs) largest international buying groups, during its TEMOT Globa…

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Hannah Lyon-Wall to Chair UNIBA Trade Credit Group

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

FinCred IS Director, Hannah Lyon-Wall has been appointed as Chairperson for UNIBA Partners’ Trade Credit & Political Risk Center of Excellence. UNIBA Partners is an international partnership of ov…

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Delphi Technologies: ‘Joining OESAA is a natural fit’

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Delphi Technologies is the latest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to join the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA), citing the ‘exact same philosophy’ and describing the …

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DENSO’s popular webinars are now available on demand

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Launched as the country went into its first national lockdown last year, DENSO has continued to develop its online education programme as the industry has responded to changing habits and the practica…

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LKQ Europe invests in new Innovation and Service Centre to boost its Digital and Innovation Strategy

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

LKQ Europe is opening a new Innovation and Service Centre in Katowice, Poland, to act as a catalyst for its innovation and digitalisation strategy. The centre will enhance LKQ Europe’s ability to offe…

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Autotech Group proud sponsor of British Superbike’s Storm Stacey

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Autotech Group has been named as a sponsor of British Superbike’s youngest rider, Storm Stacey, ahead of the season which starts in June. Last year, the 18-year-old clinched the title of youngest ride…

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Rising motocross star 11-year old Olivia Reynolds gets Yuasa’s backing

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Yuasa, the world’s leading battery manufacturer, have announced that they will sponsor 11-year old motocross star of the future, Olivia Reynolds. The Northampton bred maestro will be competing in nume…

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OESAA member Brembo inspires workshop confidence and practice improvements following visit

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

The owner of Avia Autos has hailed Original Equipment Supplier Aftermarket Association (OESAA) member, Brembo, for its professionalism and influence during a visit to her workshop. Hayley Pells and he…

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Exol sponsors cycle team’s ride for charity

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Exol Lubricants has pledged it support to the WSCC cycling team, who, after a very challenging year, has decided to take on the Sea to Sea challenge (C2C), cycling from Whitehaven to Tynemouth for thr…

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WAI kickstarts Euro 2020 with exciting competition

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

With Euro 2020 fast approaching, WAI UK has got the ball rolling with an exciting new competition and is now encouraging customers to sign up and play for the chance to win a whole host of top-quality…

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SMP Europe goes pink

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

SMP Europe is going pink in support of those impacted by Breast Cancer, launching a campaign to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer charities, that provide life changing care and world class r…

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EAG reveals its ongoing commitment to the environment

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

For the past few years, Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has been working to become more environmentally friendly, and is now revealing the steps it has taken. From taking initial steps, such as making su…

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Dayco releases Golf Mark VII wheel bearing installation video

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

To assist technicians fit replacement wheel bearings correctly and efficiently, Dayco has added a installation video https://youtu.be/jX5aBsD8zhg alongside its recently introduced step-by-step guide t…

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Autotech Academy and Ford Motor Company Ltd create work experience solution for fire damaged college

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

Autotech Academy has responded to the IMI’s call to action to support Bridgwater and Taunton College, after a fire destroyed its specialist Motorsport and Motorcycle workshops. Collaborating with the …

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Nic Hamilton ready for BTCC points battle

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

NGK-sponsored British racing driver Nic Hamilton endured a challenging first round of the 2021 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season but is hopeful of improved performances over the …

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Charlie Martin makes podium at sodden Snetterton

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

NGK-sponsored racing star Charlie Martin had mixed fortunes at round two of the Britcar Endurance Championship which was held in in torrential weather conditions at Snetterton. After finishing second …

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MAHLE Powertrain breaks ground on new EV and hydrogen focused test chamber

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

MAHLE Powertrain has broken ground on development of the new test chamber located at its Real Driving Emissions (RDE) Centre in Northampton on May 18th. The chamber is a response to high levels of dem…

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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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