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Leading automotive distributor LKQ Euro Car Parts scoops two gongs at CAT Awards 2022

Date: Friday 01 April 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts, the UK and Republic of Ireland’s leading automotive parts distributor, is celebrating two wins at the prestigious CAT Awards 2022. It was named ‘Factor of the Year’, following 12 m…

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Automotive aftermarket unites to fire up the talent shortage conversation at Talent Recharge

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022

Last week, over 200 senior leaders from OEMs, dealer groups, independents and the tyre, paint and body sectors united alongside automotive industry trade bodies and representatives from the education …

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Approved Garages confirm multi-year sponsorship of NAPA & Apec Racing

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022

Approved Garages are delighted to confirm sponsorship of BTCC teams NAPA Racing UK and Apec Racing with Beavis Morgan. The multi-year sponsorship enables Approved Garages to feature prominently across…

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DENSO’s 2022 League of True Mechanics competition opens in April with a £2,000 holiday voucher among many other fabulous prizes up for grabs!

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022

The competition combines high quality, IMI accredited, online technical training and assessment, with prize winning opportunities to give technicians throughout the UK and Ireland the opportunity to b…

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Comline Richardson Racing is go for 2022! Comline becomes title partner of Porsche Carrera Cup GB series contender

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022

Leading British aftermarket parts brand, Comline Auto Parts (Comline), is thrilled to announce that it has struck a title partnership agreement with Richardson Racing for the 2022 Porsche Carrera Cup …

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Apec join the BTCC with Motorbase Performance

Date: Tuesday 29 March 2022

Apec are delighted to join this year’s 2022 British Touring Car Championship as lead sponsors of Motorbase Performance, forming Apec Racing with Beavis Morgan. Ahead of what looks to be an exciting ye…

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WAI recognised with TecDoc Premier Data Supplier accreditation

Date: Tuesday 29 March 2022

Leading rotating electrics supplier WAI has been awarded Premier Data Supplier status by TecDoc. The TecDoc system from TecAlliance is the leading spare parts catalogue system in the independent autom…

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NGK suspends business operations in Russia and Belarus

Date: Tuesday 29 March 2022

NGK has announced it has suspended its commercial operations in Russia and Belarus until further notice. In a letter to customers, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Managing Director Marko Wowczyna said that t…

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NAPA Racing UK expands into Porsche Carrera Cup GB

Date: Monday 28 March 2022

NAPA Racing UK, alongside Motorbase Performance, has today confirmed it will also field a car in BTCC support category the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship, with top team JTR. Joe Tandy Racing (JTR…

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K&S McKenzie shortlisted for award

Date: Monday 28 March 2022

Carlisle based motor factor, K&S McKenzie, have been shortlisted as finalists in this year’s North West Family Business Awards in the Wholesalers category. The award ceremony will take place in Li…

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Sales trends & predictions for 2022: the future is digital

Date: Friday 25 March 2022

2022 could bring about the start of a new exciting era, but what could this new world look like for the future of sales? Last year was a time of constant change, in more ways than one, we've seen lots…

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Autotech host inaugural Talent Recharge event in Milton Keynes

Date: Thursday 24 March 2022

IAAF attended the Autotech Group's inaugural event, Talent Recharge 2022, which was held at the Redbull Racing's HQ in Milton Keynes. James Osbourne of the Recruitment Network, led the participants th…

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Same day supply deal of Borg & Beck agreed

Date: Thursday 24 March 2022

First Line Ltd. has reached a national distribution agreement with Marathon Warehouse Distribution to supply the Borg & Beck brand to motor factors on a frequent same-day delivery service. As part…

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First Line Ltd. voted Supplier of the Year at CAT Awards 2022

Date: Wednesday 23 March 2022

First Line Ltd. has been named the ‘Supplier of the Year’ at the CAT Awards 2022, as voted for by professionals within the automotive aftermarket via CAT’s website. Taking place at The Lowry Hotel in …

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Lucas Oil cars in promising start to F2 season

Date: Tuesday 22 March 2022

Both Lucas Oil sponsored cars were in the points when the F2 motor racing season roared back into life in Bahrain, last weekend. Strong performances over two eventful races promised to deliver a far b…

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IAAF adds After.Marketing agency to its membership

Date: Tuesday 22 March 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed Shropshire-based marketing agency After.Marketing as their latest service member. After.Marketing offers a full complement of mark…

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The opening of AS-PL España!

Date: Tuesday 22 March 2022

We announce that another foreign branch of AS-PL has been opened. This time we invite you to Valencia in Spain. AS-PL España is the third foreign branch of AS-PL. The first AS-PL UK Ltd. was establish…

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Delphi Technologies Aftermarket awarded Premier Data Supplier Status with TecDoc®

Date: Tuesday 22 March 2022

At the end of 2021 Delphi Technologies Aftermarket, a brand of BorgWarner Inc., was awarded Premier Data Supplier status by TecDoc. The TecDoc catalogue provides users with optimum visibility of parts…

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Fourth time in a row: HELLA again recognised by General Motors as a 2021 Supplier of the Year winner

Date: Tuesday 22 March 2022

Automotive lighting and electronics expert HELLA was named a GM Supplier of the Year winner in General Motors’ 30th annual Supplier of the Year awards, again in two categories: Chassis Electronics and…

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REPXPERT Academy LIVE is back!

Date: Tuesday 22 March 2022

It has been a very long time since the last free REPXPERT Academy Live training day, when Basingstoke College of Technology hosted the Schaeffler technical team back in January 2020. With the pandemic…

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Autotech Training appoints first Managing Director dedicated to the brand

Date: Friday 18 March 2022

Autotech Training has appointed Colin Gleghorn as Managing Director. The decision to create a Managing Director position responsible solely for Autotech Training, which is a division of Autotech Group…

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Yuasa return to Porsche Carrera Cup as title sponsor of Duckhams Yuasa Racing

Date: Friday 18 March 2022

GS Yuasa have announced that their Yuasa battery brand, the UK market leader for automotive batteries, are to continue in the fast-paced Porsche Carrera Cup GB as joint title sponsor of Duckhams Yuasa…

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Textar to join forces again with Newell and Wright Motorsport for 2022 British Truck Racing season

Date: Friday 18 March 2022

TMD Friction will once again partner Newell and Wright Motorsport in the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) via its Textar brand. Newell and Wright Motorsport is headed up by veteran driver John…

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OESAA launches garage forum profile series – first up, Oldfields Garage Services!

Date: Friday 18 March 2022

The OESAA Garage Forum profile series kicks off with Tim Benson, Oldfields Garage Services director. An independent garage in Leominster, a rural town in Herefordshire, Tim reveals his journey from be…

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AS-PL donated 100,000 PLN to help Ukraine

Date: Thursday 17 March 2022

For almost 20 days we have been observing the situation in Ukraine with great regret and anxiety. In order to support humanitarian activities that are organized in our country, we decided to transfer …

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DENSO group supports the humanitarian effort to help the emergency situation in Ukraine

Date: Thursday 17 March 2022

DENSO is deeply saddened by the situation in Ukraine, where many Ukrainians have been forced to flee to neighbouring countries such as the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. It has therefore started …

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LKQ Euro Car Parts concludes International Women’s Day celebrations with Automotive 30% Club patronage announcement

Date: Thursday 17 March 2022

Annick Jourdenais, CFO of LKQ Euro Car Parts, has become a patron of the Automotive 30% Club, to conclude the business’ busy week of International Women’s Day celebrations. The Automotive 30% Club was…

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NGK receives new industry environmental award

Date: Thursday 17 March 2022

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK has been presented with a prestigious new industry accolade. The company received the inaugural Environmental Award at leading UK magazine CAT’s 2022 Awards, sponsor…

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Talent Recharge aims to “keep vital recruitment conversation going” at Autoinform Live Dublin

Date: Thursday 17 March 2022

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is thrilled to host Talent Recharge, powered by Autotech Group, at Autoinform Live Dublin, which takes place at the RDS on the 2nd and …

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Nutexa promote benefits of mountain biking on mental health

Date: Monday 14 March 2022

Manufacturer of braking friction material Nutexa Frictions has joined forces with Total MTB, a not-for-profit community centred around the benefits of mountain biking on mental health. Nutexa Friction…

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NGK backs Rouse in British Superbike Championship

Date: Monday 14 March 2022

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK is to sponsor motorcycle ace Chrissy Rouse in his full debut season in the 2022 Bennetts British Superbike Championship. The Geordie teacher returns to BMW power wit…

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ZF presents Autonomous Transport Systems to UK Department of Transport: Trudy Harrison and Isobel Pastor view ZF’s Autonomous Shuttle at ZF Hub UK

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

ZF presented its autonomous shuttle as proof of its progress toward Next Generation Mobility to Trudy Harrison, UK Parliamentary Under Secretary for Transport and Isobel Pastor, Head of the Centre for…

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Servicesure launches IMI-accredited EV scheme for members

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Leading garage model Servicesure has launched an innovative new scheme to help its network of 548 member garages become trusted traders for the growing EV and hybrid aftermarket. EVsure is available a…

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NCSC Cyber Security Advice

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

IAAF service provider, DuoCall MSP, has highlighted recently released cyber security advice from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). Many domestic reports following the development of the cyber…

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NEXUS Automotive International Awards Delphi Technologies Aftermarket as its Supplier of the Year 2022

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Delphi Technologies Aftermarket, a brand of BorgWarner Inc., has been awarded Supplier of the Year by NEXUS Automotive, the global automotive aftermarket, a testament to their successful collaboration…

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GS Yuasa begin construction of new UK head office and distribution centre

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd (GYSUK) have announced that construction has begun on a new headquarters and distribution centre. Work commenced on the 178,500 sq ft purpose-built facility, situated in …

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BM Catalysts opens new UK site to continue to meet demand

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

UK manufacturer of catalytic converters, DPFs and front pipes, BM Catalysts, has kickstarted the year with the opening of an additional UK production plant, as part of the company’s ongoing investment…

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TMD Friction technical training recognised with Coursecheck Brilliance Award

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Braking friction specialist TMD Friction has been recognised in the annual Coursecheck Brilliance Awards. TMD Friction’s continued investment in quality technical training, equipping its customers wit…

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Book your space now – Talent Recharge: ‘How to gain, train and retain talent’

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Spaces are still available for a brand new event which will see leaders from all across the automotive industry come together to drive forward the skills conversation and help organisations devise and…

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Glen Callum Associates offers advice on hiring and candidate engagement strategy

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

With businesses feeling the impact of a tight recruitment market, Glen Callum Associates (GCA) is offering key advice on how to develop hiring and candidate engagement strategies, while also looking a…

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sales-i Webinar | Doing more with less, to sell smarter with Bickers

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Calling all product sales teams. Join IAAF member sales-i in a free webinar as they sit down with Rob Sheldon, Head of Sales, and Charlie Rawson, Website Co-ordinator from leading motorcycle product d…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts CEO, Andy Hamilton highlights the importance of ongoing investment in auto:resource interview

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

auto:resource, the digital platform launched by the organisers of Automechanika & The UK Garage & Bodyshop Event, recently sat down with the CEO of LKQ Euro Car Parts, Andy Hamilton, to explor…

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Platinum International Ltd.

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Established in 2002, Platinum International Limited have worked tirelessly to become the UK’s largest battery and lubricants distributor. Their commitment to customers remains consistent; to challenge…

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OSRAM and Ring Workshop Solutions Van sets off to bring latest products and equipment direct to technicians

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

The fully stocked Workshop Solutions Van from automotive aftermarket specialists, OSRAM and Ring, has begun its journey throughout the UK and Ireland, teaming up with distributors to bring the latest …

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vGroup International launch the Conscious Carpet

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

vGroup International, the UK’s leading supplier of floor protection to the new and used automotive sector, is committed to being at the forefront of new product developments. ‘Conscious Carpet’ is the…

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GS Yuasa partner with Car Throttle to return iconic G-Wiz back to the road for the first time in a decade

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Global battery manufacturer and UK market leader for automotive, GS Yuasa, have partnered with the popular automotive YouTube channel Car Throttle. The partnership sees GS Yuasa support the overhaul o…

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NGK sponsors TT legend John McGuinness

Date: Wednesday 02 March 2022

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK has announced it is to sponsor motorcycle racing legend John McGuinness at this year’s Isle of Man TT and throughout the 2022 season. The 49-year-old Englishman has …

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NGK announces all-star 2022 World Speedway Championship line-up

Date: Wednesday 02 March 2022

Long-term Speedway supporter NGK is sponsoring an all-star group of riders in the 2022 World Speedway Championship. The ignition and sensor specialist is to continue to support three-time World Champi…

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M-Sport struggles in Sweden

Date: Wednesday 02 March 2022

Rally Sweden proved to be an eventful and challenging rally for the NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford WRC team, following the highs of Monte Carlo last month. Fast and tricky conditions in the new northern e…

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Exol Lubricants to make waves with Fox in jet ski championships

Date: Tuesday 01 March 2022

Exol Lubricants will join forces with 18-year-old jet skier Danielle Fox as she takes part in the high-octane JSRA British Jetsport Championships. Fox, based near Exol Lubricants’ blending plant in Ro…

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