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Glen Callum further enhances recruitment process

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Automotive aftermarket recruitment specialist Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has bolstered its services to clients even further as it looks to aid industry recruitment during the pandemic and ensure bus…

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TechMan ‘the one stable’ in a whirlwind year, says multi-site independent garage

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

In a world of anxiety and inconsistency the TechMan garage management system has been praised by one of the UK’s largest Bosch Car Service Centres for being a ‘stable constant’ during the on-going pan…

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VARTA fitting instructions now available on Omnipart

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

The collaboration between LKQ Euro Car Parts and Clarios (VARTA®) batteries has reached another milestone in its journey to highlight VARTA start-stop batteries to UK garages, with easy-to-use fitting…

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LKQ strengthens its European logistics and customer centricity with a central distribution centre in the Netherlands

Date: Friday 12 February 2021

After a construction time of just one year, contractor Heembouw handed over the building to LKQ Fource at the end of 2020. The modern, 50,000 m2 warehouse will play an important role as a part of LKQ’…

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Autotech Academy - helping newly qualified technicians get onto the automotive career ladder

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

The theme of the 2021 National Apprenticeship Week, ‘Build The Future’ is a fitting narrative for the latest innovative launch by The Autotech Group. The award-winning company’s new division Autotech …

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Bosch introduces updated online training programme

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

In 2020 Bosch launched a ‘Blended Learning’ version of their popular Fast-Track Hybrid and Electric Vehicles qualification (IMI Levels 2 & 3 combined). This proved very successful across a number …

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With rave reviews, dual mass flywheel technology took centre-stage in the latest Schaeffler REPXPERT ‘Tea-break training’ session

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

‘Great work, much appreciated’, ‘Thanks for the advice’, ‘Brilliant once again’. These and many more positive responses were the messages left as participants logged out of the latest Schaeffler REPXP…

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UK workshops balance positive levels of confidence for the future with a cautious approach to current investment

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

As the UK completes a month of national lockdown, in a survey undertaken for leading aftermarket lubricants brand Comma, workshops reveal a somewhat contradictory picture in which they reveal both a f…

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TecDoc in real time: How IDP revolutionises product marketing

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

TecAlliance, one of the world's leading data specialists for the digital automotive aftermarket, has launched a new interface called Instant Data Processing (IDP) that enables real-time updates of Tec…

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CAT Conversations

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

Car Aftermarket Trader (CAT Magazine) has launched a series of panel discussions featuring experts from in and around the automotive aftermarket. The first CAT Conversation will take place on Tuesday …

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HELLA sells shares in joint venture Mando HELLA Electronics to partner Mando

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2021

HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier intends to sell its 50 percent share in the South Korean joint venture Mando HELLA Electronics (MHE) to Mando. The two partners have now signe…

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Autotech Talks – panel discussion on the issues the 2030 ICE ban will have across the industry

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2021

The Autotech Group has reignited its Autotech Talks series with a panel discussion on the effects the 2030 ban on ICE vehicles will have on the entire automotive industry. Steve Nash, CEO of The IMI, …

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‘The time to embrace EVs is now’ warns expert aftermarket and engineering panel

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

The automotive aftermarket has been encouraged to embrace electric vehicles or risk getting left behind in an exclusive webinar titled “Auto industry skills shortage & tackling electric vehicles (…

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TMD Friction strengthens it’s IAM commercial vehicle division

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Brake friction specialist, TMD Friction, is kicking off the new year with a few changes in its Textar products and services for the commercial vehicle (CV) sector to meet ongoing demand from customers…

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Bevan Group emerges stronger with help from recruitment specialist

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Leading commercial vehicle body builder, Bevan Group, is entering 2021 in a much stronger position following an unprecedented year, thanks to the help of specialist automotive and engineering recruite…

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Dayco partners with Maseratic to optimise hybrid technology

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Dayco is a leading engine products and drive systems specialist for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries and is not only considered a preferred solution provider for high technology o…

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TecAlliance experts solve tricky repair cases

Date: Friday 29 January 2021

TecAlliance, one of the leading data management specialists in the independent automotive aftermarket, is launching its new series “What the Fix?!”. From now on, every month a new episode will present…

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£540k investment in three new artics mark brand-building

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The delivery in mid-January of a fleet of three new artics, for automotive aftermarket giant NAPA, marks a £540k investment milestone for the brand in the UK. Director of Logistics at the Alliance Aut…

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Midwest Motor Factors and Monmore Auto Parts become Arnold Clark Autoparts

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

West Midlands motor factor, Midwest Motor Factors, has become Arnold Clark Autoparts. Monmore Auto Parts has also been included in the rebrand. This change of name and branding aligns Midwest even mor…

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Over £15k raised by Klarius for Dougie Mac Hospice

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The Klarius Group of Companies has raised over £15,000 in support of Douglas Macmillan Hospice (Dougie Mac) in 2020. A vital local charity for Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and the surrounding a…

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EAG has become an A1 approved supplier

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has confirmed that its steering & suspension range is now available through A1.Customers can now source EAG’s premium quality steering & suspension range from A1 M…

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Lucas Oil renews British Drifting Championship partnership

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Lucas Oil has renewed sponsorship with the British Drifting Championship (BDC) for 2021. The agreement extends the US oil, lubricants and additive manufacturer’s association with one of the UK’s faste…

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Valeo ClimSpray™, the disinfectant solution for vehicle cabins, receives “virucide” certification, effective in particular against coronaviruses

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The solution used in Valeo ClimSpray™ has recently received certification from an independent medical laboratory for its compliance with European biocide efficacy standards. The product, which disinfe…

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LIQUI MOLY becomes title sponsor of the MotoGP race in Germany

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

LIQUI MOLY has been represented in the MotoGP Motorcycle World Championship for eight years. It is now further expanding its commitment. The oil manufacturer will be title sponsor of the race in its h…

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NGK to sponsor M-Sport Ford WRC team for 2021 season

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK has announced it is continuing its sponsorship of the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team for the 2021 season which kicks off this week with the iconic Rallye Monte-Carlo.…

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Behind the headlines on the Government’s 2030 car sales ban

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The UK Government announcing a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel only car sales by 2030 is part of Boris Johnson’s 10-point plan to tackle climate change. While the feasibility of attaining thi…

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Autotech Training launches Electric Vehicle Training Suite

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Autotech Training have officially opened its dedicated Electric Vehicle Training Suite. The opening marks a significant step forward for the company since it announced, at the end of last year, initia…

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Lockdown prompts surge in workshops switching to online garage management

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

Independent garages across the UK are valuing the benefits of a web-based Garage Management System more than ever before, workshop management specialists at TechMan say. Remote access to business data…

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Find out “Why choose AS-PL products?”

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

AS-PL Sp. z o.o. is a European company which operates in the field of supplying parts and electrical components for vehicles. Currently, the company offers more than 20,000 different products with a t…

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LIQUI MOLY announces to cancel its sponsorship of the hockey world championship if it will take place in Belarus

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

LIQUI MOLY is known as a convinced sports sponsor. We were looking forward to the IIHF Hockey World Championship 2021. The decision to become a sponsor was made in 2017. LIQUI MOLY is committed to fai…

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DENSO Aftermarket wins IMI training centre approval

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

DENSO Aftermarket, the aftermarket division of leading original equipment (OE) component manufacturer DENSO, has been certified as an approved training provider by the Institute of the Motor Industry …

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Popular Carlisle business finalists in Family Business of the Year Awards

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

K&S McKenzie is a family businesses of over 50 years with two premises in the city. They started off this year with a bang having been shortlisted as finalists in the 2021 Family Business of the Y…

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More than 250 technicians attend Schaeffler’s first REPXPERT ‘Tea-Break Training’ session of 2021

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

Picking up precisely where it left off in 2020, but with even more attendees, Schaeffler’s REPXPERT technical training team began 2021 with its latest online training module, entitled ‘What’s Hot in C…

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Sampa UK & Ireland expansion set to continue in 2021

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

As the newest member to the IAAF, Sampa UK & Ireland are very much looking forward to supporting the independent commercial vehicle aftermarket in the coming months as the business continues to ex…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts puts digital transformation at the top of the agenda for 2021

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

The UK and Republic of Ireland’s leading parts distributor is championing digitalisation as the independent aftermarket’s biggest opportunity in 2021. While the events of the last year have understand…

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VARTA Video - Andy Savva recommends checking battery during lockdown

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

VARTA Brand Ambassador Andy Savva explains it is vital that technicians are testing every car’s battery, due to inactivity during lockdown and the recent sub-zero temperatures causing higher than usua…

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Business as usual as SMP Europe continues development

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

It’s very much business as usual for SMP Europe with a number of new developments planned in 2021, as the company continues to operate as normal following the latest government lockdown. Throughout 20…

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5 video trends to watch in 2021

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

As technology and digital habits evolve, and in fact have been accelerated as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s not surprising that video predictions and usage is expected to see further exponen…

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New year, new member for IAAF

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

Manufacturer and wholesale distributor of commercial vehicle parts, Sampa UK & Ireland Ltd, is the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) first new member of 2021, as it joins a gr…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts highlights revenue opportunities for garages in Lockdown 3.0

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

In an email sent to customers last week, Andy Hamilton, CEO of LKQ Euro Car Parts, stated that the business will remain open and operational throughout the latest lockdown – as it has done previously …

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LIQUI MOLY: Higher, faster, further

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

The current issue of our company magazine "Pictures and Stories" is online. We show pictures of our extensive winter sports sponsorships, which provide media attention during the time of year when mos…

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EAG continues to assist customers during lockdown

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has confirmed that it will remain open during the UK’s current lockdown.As motor factors and workshops are staying open during the UK’s third lockdown, so will EAG to ensu…

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Automotive Support Group December Online Training

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

10th of December, 2020 saw the first online training event for the Automotive Support Group for content elected from the membership of the group. Subjects covered included continuous professional deve…

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New webinar to tackle automotive skills shortage and EV challenges and opportunities

Date: Thursday 14 January 2021

Automotive and engineering recruitment specialist, Glen Callum Associates (GCA), is hosting an exclusive webinar to kick start 2021 titled: “Auto industry skills shortage & tackling electric vehic…

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Get ballsy with GS Yuasa and OddBalls’ ‘Always Check Your Balls’ campaign for testicular cancer

Date: Thursday 14 January 2021

GS Yuasa are calling on everyone to help raise awareness of testicular cancer having announced a new partnership with OddBalls. The battery manufacturer is donating £5,000 to the cancer charity and la…

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Make sure your customers know there’s no MOT exemption this time

Date: Thursday 14 January 2021

Garages across the UK are being advised to communicate recent confirmation that vehicle repair and MOT services are permitted to remain open during the latest lockdown restrictions amid concerns that …

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UK government trade credit reinsurance scheme extended

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

On 30 December 2020 it was confirmed that the Government backed Trade Credit Reinsurance Scheme will be extended by 6 months to 30 June 2021. The extension is welcome relief for businesses as the supp…

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New appointments for MAHLE duo

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has announced promotions for two of its experienced and long-serving staff members, highlighting its commitment to promoting from within. Jonathan Walker, who began his career wit…

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AS-PL wins the title of „Gazela Biznesu 2020”

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

On December 21st, 2020, the list of companies that received the „Gazele Biznesu 2020” (Business Gazelle 2020) title was announced. Among them was the AS-PL, which can be proud of such a prestigious ti…

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Schaeffler REPXPERT announces dates for first live ‘Tea-Break Training’ sessions

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

Schaeffler’s REPXPERT technical training team has announced more details about its new programme of ‘Tea-Break Training’, designed to appeal to as many people as possible by offering informative and i…

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