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Bridge the skills gap faster by maximising transferable skills and untapped allied sectors, says GCA

Date: Friday 24 May 2024

Glen Callum Associates (GCA), a leading recruitment company specialising in the automotive aftermarket sector, is calling on industry leaders to broaden their talent search to include allied sectors a…

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IAAF Statement on 4 July Election

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

The election on 4 July is an opportunity for us all in the trade to raise awareness of our independence – the independent aftermarket’s right to repair and the consumer’s right to choose where they ta…

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LKQ EURO CAR PARTS HELPS GARAGES PREPARE FOR AIR CON SERVICING

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

LKQ Euro Car Parts is supporting garages as they prepare to meet customers’ air conditioning servicing needs this summer, with training through LKQ Academy and new deals on equipment. The UK’s leading…

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Garage Hive community shines at DPF Doctor Conference

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

Garage Hive community members were called upon for their unique expertise as forward-thinking pioneers at the DPF Doctor Conference held in Newcastle on 11th May. Their insights and innovative approac…

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Ring and OSRAM to shine bright at UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

Renowned lighting specialists, OSRAM and Ring, have announced that both premium brands will be exhibiting at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event at the NEC on 5th and 6th June.  The companies will be s…

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Klarius leads the way with new parts for the Kia Picanto

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

Klarius Products is proud to announce the latest expansion of its aftermarket emissions component range, this time adding 33 new parts, including several specifically designed for the Kia Picanto. Thi…

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Product News

First-ever Schaeffler REPXPERT Conference hailed “huge success”

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

Schaeffler REPXPERT Conference, held on Wednesday 22nd May at Coventry MTC was a hit Hereford | May 23rd, 2024| Schaeffler’s first-ever national REPXPERT Conference for UK garages has been hailed as…

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UK Garage and Bodyshop Event 2024: On-stand training and live workshops in abundance for technicians

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

UK, May 2024.​ The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event, set to take place at the NEC in Birmingham on 5th – 6th June 2024, is shaping up to be an insightful two days, providing technicians with the right ski…

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First ever REPXPERT Award winners announced

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

The winners of the REPXPERT Awards were announced during the Schaeffler REPXPERT Conference, held on Wednesday 22nd May at Coventry MTC. Hereford | May 23rd, 2024| Apprentice technicians from the ea…

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MAHLE Aftermarket enhances OX 1075D oil filter insert for easier installation

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

·       Oil filter insert, OX 1075D, features three new technical advancements ·       Customers can benefit from: new sealing of the rear side, discontinuation of the positioning aids, and new sealin…

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Product News

HELLA to present ADAS talk at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

Garages can find out how to capitalise on the continuing roll-out of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) at the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event (UKG&BE) in June thanks to a presentation from St…

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Ecobat Battery unveils its re-energised website!

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

With its sights firmly set on thousands of UK customers, Ecobat Battery, the UK’s largest battery distributor, has redesigned its website to not only reflect the enormous depth of products it supplies…

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GSF Car Parts Announces New National Distribution Centre, Set to Improve Infrastructure & Services

Date: Tuesday 21 May 2024

GSF Car Parts Announces New National Distribution Centre, Set to Improve Infrastructure & Services  GSF Car Parts, the leading car parts distributor, has announced the opening of its new National …

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WAI plants seeds of success with agricultural range ahead of farming season

Date: Tuesday 21 May 2024

Leading rotating electrics supplier, WAI Europe, is urging the market to prepare for the spring and summer farming season with its complete line up of starters and alternators ideal for construction, …

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Product News

SMP Europe recognised with zero waste to landfill certificate

Date: Tuesday 21 May 2024

Engine management specialist, SMP Europe, has announced it has received the prestigious Zero Waste to Landfill Certificate for 2023, highlighting its commitment to environmental sustainability and res…

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SMP Europe streamlines processes with online ordering portal

Date: Monday 20 May 2024

SMP Europe has introduced an easy-to-use online ordering portal to offer customers quick access to placing orders of its leading engine management product range and new next-day delivery for its inter…

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New DENSO video explains the engine management system

Date: Monday 20 May 2024

Further endorsing its long held position of providing both professional technicians and vehicle owners with useful technical information, DENSO, a leading original equipment (OE) component manufacture…

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Thinkcar UK show offers extended nationwide

Date: Monday 20 May 2024

A fantastic deal giving Mechanex Harrogate visitors access to an extra year’s software on a pair of Thinkcar UK tools, that is also available to UK Garage and Bodyshop Event (UKGBE)  visitors next mon…

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Simply Brands’ wiper blades succeed in independent lab tests

Date: Monday 20 May 2024

Leading supplier of auto accessories and private labelling manufacturer, Simply Brands, commissioned an independent test for its recently launched wiper blade range - and passed with flying colours! T…

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Product News

First Line adds 25 references to increasingly growing range

Date: Monday 20 May 2024

First Line Ltd. is continuing to expand its product range with the introduction of 25 new products across multiple product categories, catering to the diverse needs of the automotive aftermarket. Amon…

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Belron celebrates ruling in the Regional Court of Cologne in favour of Carglass Germany and ATU

Date: Thursday 16 May 2024

The decision from the Regional Court of Cologne re-affirms the principles established by the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) on 5 October, 2023, in the matter of Secure Gateways. The ruling reinforc…

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Industry News

Entries open for The Blend Awards 2024

Date: Thursday 16 May 2024

Entries for The Blend Awards 2024 have opened ahead of the highly anticipated annual conference and networking event for independent garage owners, which takes place at The Eastside Rooms in Birmingha…

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IAAF Member News

Mental health issues affecting 1 in 4 automotive industry workers

Date: Thursday 16 May 2024

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and automotive industry charity, Ben, has launched a new report revealing results from its latest survey, in which over 1 in 4 automotive workers (27%) reported issu…

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ZF Aftermarket kickstarts the year with the introduction of more than 387 new parts in the UK

Date: Wednesday 15 May 2024

·       387 parts added across Lemförder, SACHS, TRW and BOGE brand lines ·       Nearly 2,000 additional vehicle references covered ·       ZF Aftermarket remains committed to providing high-quality …

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Product News

MEYLE expands electronics and sensor portfolio by over 300 references

Date: Wednesday 15 May 2024

130 new references in the area of assistance systems alone and more than 170 in the area of engine and transmission management, with another 300 references in the pipeline New references for wash wa…

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Product News

How can garages help their customers' cars run more efficiently?

Date: Wednesday 15 May 2024

A quick search for "how to make my car run more efficiently" in a search engine will likely return results such as removing a roof box, gentle driving, avoiding carrying excess weight, and the age-old…

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A full range of spare parts for lighting: all strictly of OEM quality

Date: Wednesday 15 May 2024

Magneti Marelli Part & Services offers in the aftermarket a range of original-quality lighting systems developed by Marelli Automotive Lighting, a global leader in the sector. With over 5,000 refe…

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Product News

Comline Group relocation on-track

Date: Tuesday 14 May 2024

Move to Bedford Commercial Park edges closer to completion. (LUTON, 14th May 2024) Comline Group’s highly anticipated relocation to Bedford Commercial Park is progressing well and on-track, the global…

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Factor Sales shows inflation discrepancies between ICE and EV components

Date: Tuesday 14 May 2024

(14th May 2024, London, UK) Factor Sales, a leading market measurement data provider, can reveal a clear divergence in inflation rates between ICE-only parts and those compatible with both EVs and ICE…

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Autoelectro addresses key remanufacturing questions

Date: Tuesday 14 May 2024

(BRADFORD, 14th May 2024) – Autoelectro has led the charge in remanufacturing for nearly 40 years. Specialising in starter motors and alternators, the Bradford-based company is proud of its outstandin…

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REPXPERT Conference t-shirts to raise money for Ben

Date: Tuesday 14 May 2024

Limited edition run of ‘I was there’ REPXPERT Conference t-shirts available for £5.00 with all proceeds going to Ben. Hereford | May 14, 2024| Schaeffler is set to help raise essential funds for ind…

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UK Garage and Bodyshop Event unveils host of special offers and savings on essential equipment and services

Date: Tuesday 14 May 2024

UK, 14 May 2024. The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event is set to return to the NEC in Birmingham on 5th – 6th June and is firmly becoming a must-attend for garage professionals seeking to enhance their bus…

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MAHLE battery diagnostic solution E-HEALTH Charge successfully launched in Europe

Date: Monday 13 May 2024

·     Fastest static battery diagnosis currently available on the market ·     The product consists of the E-CHARGE 20 battery charger and the E-HEALTH app ·     The solution provides reliable informa…

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Product News

Delphi Academy unveils major expansion plans

Date: Monday 13 May 2024

Delphi Academy is undergoing a significant expansion project to meet the evolving needs of UK workshops. With a half-a-million-pound investment, the Warwick-based Delphi Academy will double in size by…

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Mercedes tops Hella Gutmann’s macsRemote requests

Date: Monday 13 May 2024

Mercedes-Benz is the most ticketed vehicle manufacturer (VM) on Hella Gutmann’s macsRemote Services, new data analysis shows. The three-pointed star accounted for 12.2 per cent of all remote diagnosti…

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Automotive Training Academy: Tiana’s journey and Maverick Diagnostics’ commitment to industry’s future

Date: Monday 13 May 2024

(WREXHAM, 13th May 2024) – A participant of the latest Automotive Training Academy (ATA) course has encouraged fellow industry professionals “to grab the opportunities when they’re presented” to ensur…

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WAI appoints Luke Taylor as new Key Account Manager

Date: Friday 10 May 2024

WAI has appointed Luke Taylor as Key Account Manager UK & Ireland as the business continues to grow across all product groups and industries. Taylor, previously Key Account Manager at Sogefi Group…

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People News

PDP member BullsEye announces employee buyout

Date: Friday 10 May 2024

PDP member BullsEye Superfactors Limited has announced the sale of the business to an employee-owned trust. The eight-figure deal, financed by NatWest, is a significant milestone for the South Yorks…

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Industry News

LIQUI MOLY sponsors the largest Porsche 356 meeting in the world

Date: Friday 10 May 2024

The International Porsche 356 Meeting takes place in Portugal and brings together the owners of the first Porsche model to be produced and an exceptional guest. With the support of LIQUI MOLY Iberia, …

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Tow, tow, tow your boat – or anything else with Ring!

Date: Friday 10 May 2024

While Ring is primarily known for its renowned lighting range, the company covers a vast array of accessories and components that are ideal in upselling situations. An offering that would be perfect t…

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TechMan to sponsor Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards for 2024

Date: Friday 10 May 2024

TechMan has announced it will once again be sponsoring the IAAF hosted, Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards for 2024, for the Best Customer Service category. The awards ceremony will be held on 5 J…

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Apec expand their Braking range with 49 new part numbers this May!

Date: Friday 10 May 2024

Apec has expanded the Apec Red and Apec Black ranges with 49 new braking components this month. The Apec Red range extension consists of 47 new parts added, including 8 brake calipers, 4 brake drums, …

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Product News

Melett increases the output of new products and components

Date: Friday 10 May 2024

•               Melett has increased its range by adding new products and components to its portfolio at the beginning of 2024 •               Prominent releases include a complete turbocharger for th…

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Minister announces way forward to reduce MOT waiting times

Date: Thursday 09 May 2024

Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd has announced the introduction of one-year temporary exemption certificates (TECs) for some private cars to help reduce MOT waiting times. DfI Minister John O'Dowd …

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Industry News

Automated Vehicles Bill to receive Royal Assent: The IMI urges government to urgently understand automotive aftermarket skills requirement

Date: Thursday 09 May 2024

The Automated Vehicles Bill 2024 is set to receive Royal Assent, providing a pathway to the future of autonomous travel within the UK. However, the Institute of the Motor Industry, the professional bo…

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Housing Market Update from Prosperity Mortgages - May 2024

Date: Thursday 09 May 2024

Prosperity Mortgages has released a housing market update. To view the update click here

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Shaftec Automotive components announces sales management update

Date: Thursday 09 May 2024

Birmingham-based remanufacturer Shaftec Automotive has announced that Sales Director Tom Curtis will be leaving the company at the end of April. Tom joined Shaftec in July 2010 and has spent a great d…

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GSF Car Parts launches first ‘TechFest’ event to be held at Wembley, with free admission

Date: Thursday 09 May 2024

Led by GSF Car Parts, in collaboration with over 50 leading suppliers such as Schaeffler, Yuasa, Comma and Delphi, TechFest Garage Technology Festival Wembley, will be held on June 13 2024 at Wembley.…

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BGA Secures 2024 Prestigious King's Award for Enterprise in International Trade

Date: Thursday 09 May 2024

BGA, a leading supplier of OEM quality Engine, Steering and Transmission automotive parts, is proud to announce that it has been honoured with the King’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2…

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Summer Conference Line-up unveiled

Date: Thursday 09 May 2024

IAAF has unveiled its speaker line-up for its summer conference 2024, which takes place Wednesday 12 June at the Belfry Hotel & Resort, Sutton Coldfield. The Federation is launching its first Summ…

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