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Motorsport in its DNA – MEYLE looks back on a successful racing season

Date: Thursday 16 December 2021

In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic was a permanent fixture in all areas of society for the first time and was therefore an acid test for motorsport as well as for many other sports. The Hamburg-based manu…

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Maverick Diagnostics becomes latest IAAF member

Date: Wednesday 15 December 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) continues to bolster its membership for 2021, through welcoming diagnostic tool and vehicle technical support brand, Maverick Diagnostics, to i…

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KYB EKS JC Driver Wins WRX Championship

Date: Tuesday 14 December 2021

The 2021 World Rallycross Championship has been won by KYB EKS JC driver Johan Kristoffersson, in a dramatic, snowy final weekend of racing at the Nürburgring in Germany. Swedish driver Kristoffersson…

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The Diesel Technic Group looks back on a successful year of business

Date: Monday 13 December 2021

Another year in Covid-19 times is coming to a close. It was learned how to cope with the crisis and to adapt. The Diesel Technic Group has a positive balance for 2021 thanks to strong partnerships wit…

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NAPA Racing arrives in the UK!

Date: Monday 13 December 2021

NAPA are delighted to announce the launch of the NAPA Racing UK team, securing a place in next year’s Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). 2022 marks the next stage in NAPA’s rapid growth…

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Prominent Russian automotive award to Lesjöfors

Date: Friday 10 December 2021

In November, the Lesjöfors brand won the World Automotive Component WAC (Russia MAK) 2021 award for “contribution to the development of the automotive components industry”. More than 5,000 people at t…

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How to deliver the goods this festive season - advice from sales-i

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Like every salesperson in manufacturing and distribution, we know it's never too early to think about festive season supply chains. So we're kicking off Winter by looking at the next few months and of…

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More orders, fewer returns - AAG relies on TecDoc to further increase e-commerce success

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

In the automotive sector, digitisation and Covid-19 have triggered a long-term disruption. As consumers shift to digital platforms, e-commerce in the automotive aftermarket is expanding. Alliance Auto…

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Racing stars flock to NGK at Motorcycle Live

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Ignition specialist NGK is attracting a host of stars to its stand at Motorcycle Live. The company has long been synonymous with the two-wheel bike scene both on the road and in the motorcycling racin…

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F2 Victory for the Lucas Oil-sponsored car

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

New Zealander Marcus Armstrong sped to victory (15pts) in the First Sprint Race in the F2 Championship at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit in Saudi Arabia, last weekend. It was his first F2 win, his first …

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Brake Engineering pays tribute to team during 40th celebration

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Brake Engineering has marked its 40th anniversary by inviting all staff at its Wrexham-based site to a Covid-safe event, celebrating the support, hard work and dedication of staff over the past four d…

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IAAF Virtual Conference 2021 - Main Sponsors

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

The IAAF would like to thank Automotive Recruitment Alliance, Boswell Aftermarket, Comma Oil, Corteco, Ecco Safety Group, FAI Automotive, First Line, LKQ Euro Car Parts, Lucas Oil, MEYLE, NGK Spark Pl…

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Autotech Academy invests in the future with sponsorship of IMI Student Membership

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Autotech Academy, a division of the automotive sector’s training and recruitment specialist, Autotech Group, is putting the focus on the next generation of automotive professionals in its new sponsors…

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Schaeffler takes the top spot in the IAAF’s ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ awards

Date: Monday 06 December 2021

During the IAAF ‘Aftermarket for the Future’ virtual conference, Schaeffler, the renowned original equipment (OE) component and system manufacturer, claimed the coveted ‘Car Supplier of the Year’ titl…

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IAAF Virtual Conference 2021 - Headline Sponsor - Alliance Automotive Group

Date: Friday 03 December 2021

The IAAF would like to thank Alliance Automotive Group for agreeing to be the Headline Sponsor for the 2021 IAAF Virtual Conference held on Thursday 2 December 2021. This was the second time the Confe…

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GSF Car Parts opens new branches in Bournemouth and Warrington

Date: Thursday 02 December 2021

National motor factor GSF Car Parts has opened two new branches in Bournemouth and Warrington this week. The move is part of the company’s focus on growth and expansion following its recent rebrand fr…

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Award-winning innovation: MEYLE receives TOP 100 Innovation Award

Date: Thursday 02 December 2021

Back in March, the Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE was awarded the TOP 100 Innovation Award. This makes MEYLE one of the most innovative companies in the German SME sector. Last Friday, November 26, …

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Schaeffler to buy ‘green steel‘ from Swedish start-up company H2greensteel

Date: Thursday 02 December 2021

After recently announcing its target of becoming climate-neutral by 2040, Schaeffler has entered into an agreement with Swedish start-up company H2greensteel (H2GS), to annually purchase 100,000 tons …

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NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd - sales awards

Date: Thursday 02 December 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK has been honouring members of its sales team. The original equipment (OE) supplier of spark plugs, glow plugs, NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors, presen…

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IAAF adds MEHA Automotive to its membership

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has grown its membership further with the addition of leading supplier of metalliferous products, MEHA Automotive UK. MEHA Automotive UK produc…

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IFA Annual Awards 2021

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

The IFA annual dinner took place this year at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester on 20th November. A great turnout of 168 guests from across the automotive industry were invited to thank them all for their…

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Kerridge Commercial Systems Ltd acquire RNH Solutions

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), a global distributor of business solutions for the distributive trades, is pleased to announce the acquisition of RNH Solutions. RNH have been a long standing partne…

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Newell & Wright Motorsport finishes BTRC season on high

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

The British Truck Racing Championships (BTRC) 2021 came to an exciting end on 6th and 7th November at Brands Hatch, with Textar-sponsored Newell & Wright successfully finishing in fourth place. Br…

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Yuasa powers Matt Edwards to record-breaking third British Rally Championship

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Yuasa are celebrating another successful season in motorsport, as Yuasa Rally driver Matt Edwards made history by becoming the first ever back-to-back-to-back British Rally Champion. The accolade came…

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If Santa Claus drove a car………

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

What would it look like? Would it run on an alternative energy source such as electric, hydrogen, or…. chocolate? Would Santa be able to use ADAS, or would his chief elf accompany him to navigate? Onc…

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Schaeffler and DENSO team up for the latest FEAD-focused ‘Tea-break Training’ session

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

The Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team was back in action recently, with a slightly different ‘Tea-break training’ session, this time teaming up with fellow original equipment (OE) manufacturer DENSO,…

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Delphi Technologies Academy EV content enhanced with high voltage battery insight

Date: Monday 22 November 2021

Only weeks after launching its new online training platform, Delphi Technologies has further enhanced the electrified vehicle content with the addition of a virtual insight into the workings of a high…

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Brislington Motor Services wins the star prize in the AAG ‘LuK - Every One A Winner’ clutch promotion

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

Neil Bryant, of Brislington Motor Services in Bristol, has claimed the top prize in the AAG/LuK ‘Every One A Winner’ 2021 scratchcard promotion. Everybody buying a LuK RepSet clutch kit and LuK DMF co…

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Bringing together the industry's greatest minds

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

The international TecDoc community came together to discuss what's next in the digital aftermarket. 500 representatives of leading parts manufacturers from around the world followed the invitation to …

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Put the win into winter with one of GS Yuasa’s snack packs

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

Following on from their popular Summer of Sport and Sporting Autumn snack packs, GS Yuasa have announced their Winter Warmer snack pack, bringing workshops across the UK a much needed pick me up to be…

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Lucas Oil’s 2021 London-Brighton Run

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

On Sunday 7th November , The National Motor Museum took part in the Annual London-Brighton veteran car run. The Museum’s 1903 Daimler (AA11) motor car travelled the 60 miles in good time, with the hel…

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BorgWarner named in Forbes’ World’s Top Female Friendly Companies

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

BorgWarner, a global leader in delivering innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for the vehicle market, today announced that it has been recognized on Forbes’ list of “World’s Top Female Frien…

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ZF Aftermarket calls on Commercial Vehicle Sector to prepare for electrification

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

ZF Aftermarket is calling on the commercial vehicle sector to ensure they are well prepared for the mass electrification of its vehicles. This message goes out to motor factors, workshops and supplier…

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An important platform for the independent aftermarket: successful conclusion of the Digital MEYLE Exhibition 2021

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

The Hamburg manufacturer MEYLE is highly satisfied – MEYLE product and technical experts welcomed close to 500 participants from more than 26 countries to the digital trade show MEYLE Exhibition Hambu…

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Ford recognizes Dayco Mexico facility amongst ChEP 100 Best Managed Companies for 2020

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

Delivering technological innovations and premium quality products is something that Dayco believes at the core, for over 115 years. Recently, Dayco’s San Luis Potosi (SLP), Mexico facility, is selecte…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts 'Fit it for me' platform delivers £1M for independent garages

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

Fit It For Me, the online platform from LKQ Euro Car Parts that matches vehicle owners with independent garages, has now helped to generate £1m of additional labour for the independent aftermarket. La…

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Banner launches handy winter sales promotion

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

It’s winter promotion time once again, and this year Banner - one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of batteries and battery accessories – has devised a campaign that literally fits like a glove! The …

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Schaeffler e-axle wins Golden Steering Wheel award

Date: Monday 15 November 2021

Schaeffler, the automotive and industrial supplier has received the Golden Steering Wheel (“Goldenes Lenkrad”) award for its 2-in-1 electric axle system. Offered by German car magazine “AUTO BILD” and…

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AutoCare signs up its 900th garage

Date: Monday 15 November 2021

AutoCare is pleased to announce they have signed up its 900th garage, making it the largest independent garage network in the UK. MRT Autopoint LLP in Telford signed up with GroupAuto member Priorslee…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts garage karting tournament winners crowned

Date: Monday 15 November 2021

The LKQ Euro Car Parts 2021 garage karting tournament has come to a thrilling conclusion after more than six weeks of action on the racetrack. More than 1,200 garages from across the country took part…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts unveils Consumables catalogue

Date: Monday 15 November 2021

Arnold Clark Autoparts has launched its new Consumables catalogue, offering customers more than 7,000 consumables products to choose from, including in-demand products that will help them prepare for …

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The Parts Allliance rebrands as GSF Car Parts, introducing one national brand

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

National motor factor business group The Parts Alliance has rebranded to GSF Car Parts, introducing one trading name across its 170 sites for the first time. The business, which traded locally under h…

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Workshops rush to register for the new NGK BoxClever App

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

Workshops were quick to sign up for NGK’s new BoxClever App when they visited the company’s stand at this week’s MechanEx Show at Sandown Park. The App enables members of the ignition and sensor speci…

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Mintex-sponsored Lewis Brown races to Mini Challenge Championship victory

Date: Thursday 11 November 2021

Mintex-sponsored Lewis Brown has secured third place in the JCW MINI CHALLENGE Championships for 2021. Brown dominated the final weekend of racing at Brands Hatch on 23rd and 24th October, kicking off…

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First Line Ltd. 2022 wall planners now available

Date: Thursday 11 November 2021

First Line Ltd. has once again launched its popular wall planners for the new year, with the 2022 edition now available for factors and workshops to claim online. Each full year planner is double-side…

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Do you have excess and obsolete stock?

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

Make money selling those parts you’ve had stored away for years and help to generate less waste and open your customer base with an online marketplace just for the automotive industry. VPM is a market…

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Sustainability below the ground

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

Freudenberg battery companies XALT Energy and Freudenberg Battery Power Systems have forged a successful relationship with MacLean, the largest Canadian-based mining equipment manufacturer, to further…

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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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