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First place honours for Team Carlube Triple R Racing

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020

Carlube Triple R Racing Mac Tools backed Adam Morgan took honours at Oulton Park in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship in a thrilling final race in Cheshire.The Morganator led from start to…

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Second place for Crawford earns podium place for Lucas Oil

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020

Red Bull Junior driver Jak Crawford took second place in Race Three of the ADAC Formel 4 event at The Nurburgring, in Germany, last time out (14-16 Aug 2020). He raced his #52 Lucas Oil associate-spon…

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LIQUI MOLY becomes title sponsor of the MotoGP race in Teruel, Spain

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020

The German motor oil and additive producer LIQUI MOLY will remain the exclusive lubricant supplier for the Moto2 and Moto3 motorcycle racing series until 2023. What is more, the company also secured t…

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VARTA® join The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA)

Date: Tuesday 18 August 2020

VARTA are pleased to announce that they have joined The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) in the UK. Technical Sales Manager at VARTA, Andy Cook, has confirmed the new assoc…

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Comment on latest SMMT used car sales figures

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

In response to the used car sales data recently released by SMMT, Andy Hamilton, CEO at LKQ Euro Car Parts, has voiced his views on the implications of the data. “We expected to see sales pick up in J…

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Newell & Wright gear up for BTRC return

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

After a delayed start, the British Truck Racing Association (BTRA) Championship is set to kickstart on the weekend of August 22nd and 23rd at Donington Park, and Newell & Wright Motorsport are kee…

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E-Motive Online joins growing membership

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is continuing to grow month on month and has welcomed parts and accessories multichannel platform and specialist services provider, E-Motive On…

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A global brand back on the motorsport scene

Date: Friday 07 August 2020

As part of its ongoing awareness campaign, ECOBAT Battery Technologies (ECOBAT), the pan-European business behind Lucas Batteries, has catapulted the globally recognised brand back into the limelight …

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LIQUI MOLY to become official sponsor of the Hahnenkamm Races in Kitzbühel

Date: Thursday 06 August 2020

The German motor oil and additive producer LIQUI MOLY will be involved in alpine ski events, the world-famous Hahnenkamm Races, on the notorious Streif racecourse between 2021 and 2025.At a press conf…

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LIQUI MOLY main prize Hyundai i30 N goes to Austria

Date: Thursday 06 August 2020

Luca Engstler, driver for LIQUI MOLY Team Engstler in the TCR International Series and Peter Baumann, Marketing Director at LIQUI MOLY, handed over the new Hyundai i30 N in the LIQUI MOLY racing desig…

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Slick win for DAMS F2 Lucas Oil car at Silverstone

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

Defending F2 Championship motor racing team DAMS, took its first victory of the season thanks to a lights-to-flag home win by British driver Dan Ticktum, last weekend. After finishing 8th in the Featu…

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Mighty Morgan kick-starts BTCC Campaign

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

Adam Morgan started his Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship assault with three top 12 finishes at Donington Park this weekend, as Britain’s premier motor sport championship roared into life.Behi…

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Schaeffler’s REPXPERTS back on the road delivering socially distanced face-to-face training

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

Back in May, as the Government took the first steps to ease the lockdown and encourage businesses back to work, Schaeffler was the first out of the blocks to put together and deliver a practical serie…

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Impression appointed as Glen Callum Associates PR agency

Date: Friday 24 July 2020

Specialist automotive, engineering and industrial recruitment agency Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has appointed full-service marketing agency Impression Communications, to help drive its strategy in t…

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Yuasa gear up for the return of BTCC

Date: Friday 24 July 2020

Yuasa are revving up for the much-anticipated return of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at Donington Park next weekend (1 – 2 August). After a much-anticipated wait, the two Halfords Yuasa…

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Hengst Filtration acquires the hydraulic filtration business of Bosch Rexroth AG

Date: Friday 24 July 2020

Hengst is about to acquire the hydraulic filtration business of Bosch Rexroth AG. This includes the site in Ketsch (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) with approximately 190 employees and the worldwide sales…

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Dayco reaches out to support those in need

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has once again put its ‘By sharing values, we create value’ philosophy into pract…

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HELLA recognised by General Motors as a 2019 Supplier of the Year winner

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

Lighting and electronics expert, HELLA, has been named a 2019 Supplier of the Year by General Motors. During a virtual awards ceremony, General Motors recognised 116 of its best suppliers from 15 coun…

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Mondays with Mark - James Onions

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

In the latest episode of Monday’s with Mark, Mark Field of Impression talks to James Onions, Director of Garage Wire about how the aftermarket media has evolved during the coronavirus pandemic. James …

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LIQUI MOLY in the black during the corona crisis

Date: Wednesday 22 July 2020

The German lubricant company LIQUI MOLY also is not being spared by the global pandemic. Thanks to an aggressive strategy to overcome the crisis, sales had nevertheless grown by the halfway point of t…

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OESAA to distribute 3,000 free garage packs

Date: Friday 17 July 2020

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is supporting the ‘Back on Track’ campaign by promising to distribute 3,000 free ‘Back on Track’ packs of workshop POS and essentials t…

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MAHLE OzonePRO: no chance for germs, viruses, or odors

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

With its new OzonePRO unit, MAHLE Aftermarket has added a product for the hygienic sanitization of passenger cars, buses, and commercial vehicles to its service unit range. OzonePRO is likely to be of…

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Episode 4 of Monday's with Mark now available

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Episode 4 of Monday's with Mark is now available, as Mark Field from Impression speaks to Alex Taylor, founder of AutoAdvisor, about changing driving habits and how AutoAdvisor.co.uk has seen an 88 pe…

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Ticktum takes a second successive F2 podium in the Lucas Oil car

Date: Tuesday 14 July 2020

A second podium in successive rounds last weekend (11-12 July, Austria) confirms the strength of the Lucas Oil-sponsored DAMS Team challenge for the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship. Lucas Oil is one o…

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Autotech Recruit CEO joins IMI TechSafe™ sector advisory group to drive up EV training standards

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Gavin White, CEO of Autotech Recruit, has joined the Institute of the Motor Industry’s (IMI) TechSafe™ Sector Advisory Group to help drive forward the Electrified Vehicle Professional Standard. The mo…

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Podium Finish Keeps Lucas Oil in Gear

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Series rookie Dan Tickum secured third place, ten points and a podium position in the Sprint Race, when the suspended 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship finally opened at the Red Bull Ring in Austria las…

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DENSO webinars go from strength to strength

Date: Wednesday 08 July 2020

Introduced in response to the coronavirus crisis to provide technicians with ongoing training during the restrictions imposed by the country’s lockdown measures, DENSO Aftermarket’s webinar programme …

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Tenneco recognised by General Motors as a 2019 Supplier of the Year Winner

Date: Friday 03 July 2020

Tenneco Inc.'s Powertrain business group was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during a virtual ceremony honoring the recipients of the company’s 28th annual Supplier of the Year award…

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Autotech Recruit launches FREE OF CHARGE permanent recruitment drive

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

Autotech Recruit is waiving its permanent recruitment fees for the automotive aftermarket, in a bid to help the industry return to full strength. A Quarter 3 initiative, which will launch on 1st July,…

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GS Yuasa Lithium-ion cells delivered to the International Space Station

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

GS Yuasa Lithium-ion cells have been delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) for the fourth time. The transfer marks the successful completion of battery deliveries to support a project to …

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Dayco earns Caterpillar Quality Excellence award

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

Further underlining the inherent quality control standards throughout all its facilities around the world, Dayco’s Suzhou China facility has been recognized as being one of the company’s growing numbe…

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Start of Summer

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

Lockdown continues in Wales with some gentle lifting on restrictions stimulating tentative uptake of services at the award winning Avia Autos. Returning to work was surprisingly difficult for me, it p…

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Comline announces social media competition

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

British aftermarket parts brand, Comline, has announced the launch of a fun and engaging social media competition designed to fill the void left by the postponement of EURO 2020. Focusing on automotiv…

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Euro Car Parts becomes ‘LKQ Euro Car Parts'

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

The Euro Car Parts and Andrew Page businesses are to rebrand as ‘LKQ Euro Car Parts’. LKQ Euro Car Parts says the decision reflects its position as a leading business in the UK and European aftermarke…

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OSRAM expands Trust Programme to continue to fight the fakes in the aftermarket

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

Lighting specialist, OSRAM, has expanded its highly accredited Trust Programme as counterfeit parts continue to be a problem in the aftermarket. OSRAM is urging businesses in the automotive aftermarke…

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“In times of crisis, business leaders need to step up”

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

Richard Welland talks exclusively to Mark Field in Episode 2 of Monday’s with Mark – Putting the motive in automotive” about how extensive preparations enabled the business to so far survive and thriv…

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Schaeffler puts spotlight on REPXPERT workshop portal

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

By experts. For experts: that is the message from the Schaeffler team when quizzed on the purpose of REPXPERT. It is an online technical platform dedicated to professional vehicle technicians, chock f…

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SMP Europe accelerates engineering development

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

SMP Europe has made numerous changes to its business throughout the ‘lockdown period’ as it focuses on its engineering expertise and greater product development. The company has used the time to renov…

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Huge demand for Schaeffler’s ‘BACK ON TRACK’ workshop essentials packs

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

Schaeffler’s efforts to get garages ‘back on track’ and open for business, as the Government encourages the population to return to work while staying alert, has been enthusiastically welcomed across …

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A blog about Cataclean

Date: Thursday 18 June 2020

Hi everyone, A quick introduction, I am Daniel Rowbottom and I am a Professional British Touring Car driver and full time garage owner. Even with these very full time occupations I am always looking o…

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Creating business resilience and success through video

Date: Friday 12 June 2020

We are in truly unprecedented times. The Global reset switch has been pressed and the coming months/years that lie ahead will be challenging, uncertain and very different to say the least! All busines…

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ECP launches back-to-work packs to help garages reopen safely

Date: Friday 12 June 2020

Euro Car Parts has created a new product bundle to help garages access essential cleaning equipment and PPE. For £29.99, garages can buy a ‘Back to Work Pack’ complete with a 500ml antibacterial hand …

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Bright spot for LIQUI MOLY

Date: Wednesday 29 April 2020

Lubricant specialist LIQUI MOLY remains the undisputed most popular oil brand in Germany. This was decided by the readers of the largest car magazines in the country. The special aspect: For two of th…

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Liqui Moly trebles donation of product to German emergency services

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

1 million euros is certainly not what it used to be. On Maundy Thursday, Liqui Moly made a donation of their products worth 1 million euro to help hospitals, emergency services and fire brigades to al…

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Motor factor donates 'egg-cellent' surprise to local causes

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

Autoparts UK has donated hundreds of Easter eggs to a number of charities and good causes in a bid to raise spirits and support children in local communities. In Inverness, a total of 120 eggs were do…

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Third workshop survey findings from Comma

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

As the UK enters its fifth week of the Coronavirus restrictions on movement and social distancing, in a third poll undertaken for leading aftermarket lubricant brand, Comma, workshops revealed how the…

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Business as usual for HELLA during COVID-19

Date: Tuesday 14 April 2020

Despite the current unprecedented circumstances, HELLA is reassuring its customers that it’s business as usual for them throughout this COVID-19 pandemic. While the sales team cannot be out visiting c…

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LKQ Europe positioned for continued growth after the crisis

Date: Thursday 09 April 2020

LKQ Europe, the European automotive Independent Aftermarket market leader, is positioned for continued growth after the coronavirus crisis. Acquisitions remain important for the company now, as the si…

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It’s ‘business as usual’ at NGK

Date: Wednesday 08 April 2020

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is continuing to supply customers with its market-leading products during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. NGK is an original equipment (OE) su…

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Autoparts UK, Midwest Motor Factors and Monmore close as resources provided to assist NHS and frontline workers

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

Autoparts UK, Midwest Motor Factors and Monmore Autoparts will temporarily close until at least Monday 13 April, following the government&rsquo,s new measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.   As …

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