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Do you want your brand to get noticed?

Date: Friday 18 September 2020

Ad Bell Group’s, AdB team can help. The team has considerable expertise in retail, office and commercial signage, making sure they advise of all the options available whilst listening to your ideas an…

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Ring waves farewell to Managing Director

Date: Thursday 17 September 2020

After a dedicated 35 years of working at the company, and with 17 years as Managing Director, George Skalski has retired from his position at Ring. George saw many changes throughout his time at Ring …

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HELLA Aftermarket and Special Applications under new management

Date: Thursday 17 September 2020

Stefan van Dalen (pictured above) and Christoph Söhnchen (pictured below) have taken over responsibility for the Aftermarket and Special Applications business segments respectively at international au…

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LCV market drops by -16.1% as businesses wait for plate change

Date: Thursday 17 September 2020

The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market returned to decline with a -16.1% decrease in demand, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)…

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ECOBAT Battery Technologies upgrades its fleet

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

ECOBAT Battery Technologies (ECOBAT) has upgraded and added to its fleet of delivery vehicles. The new vehicles will be responsible for delivering batteries from all 16 of ECOBAT’s sites across the UK…

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Delphi Technologies Aftermarket announces 8 additonal first-to-market brake pads in European Braking Program

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

Delphi Technologies announces an additional eight additional first-to-market brake pads in its aftermarket braking program, further positioning the company as a first-mover supplier in Europe. Buildin…

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Product News

Yuasa to give away free snack pack with battery orders

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

Yuasa have launched a free snack pack scheme for the trade. Workshops and technicians can now get their hands on a pack full of tasty treats every time they purchase Yuasa batteries from participating…

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HMRC webinars: Changes to the Job Retention Scheme

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1 September mean that employers will need to fund 10% of furloughed employees’ usual wages for the hours they do not work and continue to pay their…

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HR Updates

‘Recovery tank’ training added to Our Virtual Academy refrigerant handling course

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

Digital training provider, Our Virtual Academy has added a new chapter to its refrigerant handling course. An Our Virtual Academy spokesperson said: “In this chapter we explore what recovery tanks are…

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UK’s first EV charging station to open

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

A new electric vehicle (EV) forecourt in Braintree, Essex promises to make charging as simple and stress-free as using petrol stations. The electric service station houses 30 EV chargers, including si…

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Industry News

EU and UK automotive leaders unite to call for urgent agreement of an ambitious free trade deal

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

European automotive industry leaders have joined forces to call for the EU and UK to secure an ambitious free trade agreement (FTA) without further delay. Negotiators on both sides must now pull out a…

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Vips Becomes F2 VIP for Lucas Oil in Italy

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

DAMS driver Jüri Vips secured the first podium of his FIA Formula 2 Championship career in the Sprint Race during round 9 in Mugello (Italy). It sealed an impressive 16 points haul in the Lucas Oil-sp…

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Preparing for retirement: advice from Ben

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

More people in the UK are saving into a pension scheme than ever before, thanks to the introduction of auto enrolment in 2012. But, did you know that up to 35% of UK adults still don’t have a pension?…

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HR Updates

New, ambitious aftermarket distributor joins IAAF

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed recently formed independent motor factor, ASAP Auto Spares and Parts, to its membership. Trading since September 2018, ASAP has br…

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Ad Bell Group appoints Krysty Sheard as Marketing Manager

Date: Friday 11 September 2020

Wetherby based signage & graphics company Ad Bell Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Krysty Sheard as their Marketing Manager. Krysty was previously Design & Marketing Executive …

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Nationwide Accident & Repair goes into administration

Date: Friday 11 September 2020

Nationwide Accident and Repair has called in the administrators as pressure on the business had mounted during lockdown. Whilst the administrators, Price Waterhouse Coopers, have agreed the sale of th…

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Industry News

Three steps to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period

Date: Friday 11 September 2020

The UK has left the EU and will leave the Single Market and Customs Union at the end of the year. Businesses should take action now to start preparing for new trading rules which will come into effect…

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Do you insure your trade credit risks against non-payment?

Date: Friday 11 September 2020

FinCred IS offer advice and expertise to IAAF members on trade credit risks. As an independent trade credit insurance broker, FinCred IS have developed three trade credit insurance solutions exclusive…

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Second FIGIEFA European-wide questionnaire on the impact of COVID-19

Date: Friday 11 September 2020

The COVID-19 has proven to be disruptive for many sectors, including the independent automotive aftermarket in general and spare parts distribution in particular. The European Commission is generally …

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IAAF teams up with aftermarket professional Adrian Botham of Servispart Consulting to deliver Aftermarket Growth Study report FOC to IAAF members

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

IAAF members are being invited to participate in some new research designed to answer three leading questions: • What do the fastest growing aftermarket companies do differently?• What is driving thei…

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IAAF News

Dayco Automotive Spain joins the party

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

Hard on the heels of Dayco China and Dayco Europe in Italy, with their respective Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process recertifications, comes Dayco Automotive Espana, which has been awarde…

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IAAF Member News

Exol moves fast to meet latest engine oil performance standard

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

With API SP becoming licensable from 1st May 2020, Exol Lubricants has wasted no time in ensuring its new generation, fully synthetic, passenger car engine oil, Optima DX1 5W-30 (M497), meets this lat…

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Product News

‘Digitalisation’ industry webinar announced by Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

The next free-to-attend session of the Automotive Aftermarket Webinar Series, ‘Digitalisation; Accelerating the recovery of the aftermarket,’ will take place on 29 September, organisers of Automechani…

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Industry News

LKQ Europe Welcomes Andras Lorincz as CEO for the Company’s Central and Eastern European Business

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

In November 2020, Andras Lorincz will join LKQ Europe bringing in-depth regional and global industry experience with him. Based in Prague, Czech Republic, Andras Lorincz will become CEO of LKQ Europe’…

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WAI makes Steri-7 technology widely available

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

WAI is embarking on its most ambitious project to date as adults and children return back to work and school as lockdown measures ease following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Building on t…

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Product News

ECOBAT Battery Technologies – Ireland

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

ECOBAT Battery Technologies (ECOBAT) has been serving the UK aftermarket for nearly 70 years, although the company was founded as Manchester Batteries in 1952 by Harry Pemberton in Abergele, North Wal…

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10 tips for the automotive aftermarket to win on social media! (you must be prepared to take risks)

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

Businesses in the automotive aftermarket have flocked to social media since the coronavirus pandemic. Mark Field of Impression Communications wrote in a previous blog that garages, motor factors and s…

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Industry News

Textar brakes key as truck racer Newell enjoys winning weekend

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

Newell & Wright Motorsport driver John Newell raced through the grid at the first British Truck Racing Association (BTRA) weekend at Donington, with Textar brakes proving the difference. Textar br…

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Uber to be a zero emissions platform globally by 2040

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

Uber has announced its commitment to become a zero emissions platform globally by 2040, with 100% of trips in zero emissions vehicles, public transport, and bikes and scooters. Their road to zero has …

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Industry News

Supercharging the future of driving this #WorldEVDay

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

The government is turbocharging its commitment to improving air quality, driving down emissions and encouraging drivers to make the switch to cleaner, greener vehicles through considering recommendati…

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Time to switch to a different ‘C’ word as Involution prepares for its Christmas show-case

Date: Monday 07 September 2020

Involution is excited to announce the launch of their bespoke advent calendars, embracing the switch to the ‘C’ word that is on everyone’s minds - Christmas. The launch of the advent calendars marks t…

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Product News

IAAF warns of ‘rise of counterfeit parts’ in new government report

Date: Friday 04 September 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has warned that the coronavirus pandemic could contribute to a rise of counterfeit car parts entering the UK automotive industry in the latest …

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IAAF News

Primark Rolls Out New Energy Efficient Delivery Trailers In Its UK Logistics Operations

Date: Friday 04 September 2020

Primark, the value fashion retailer, announced the introduction of a brand-new fleet of 15 Longer Semi Trailers (LSTs) which will help to significantly reduce the environmental impact of the company’s…

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AD Bell Group becomes the latest IAAF member

Date: Friday 04 September 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) continues to bolster its membership, after welcoming sign and vehicle graphics manufacture and installation specialist, Ad Bell Group. With mor…

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IAAF News

Book now for next Industry Briefing Bitesize session

Date: Thursday 03 September 2020

IAAF members will have the opportunity to hear from the DVSA to learn more about managing recalls and how market surveillance affects the industry in an upcoming IAAF Zoom meeting on Tuesday 22nd Sept…

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IAAF News

New technical director at FIGIEFA

Date: Thursday 03 September 2020

FIGIEFA has announced that, after ten successful years in the role, Neil Pattemore (see below speaking at the IAAF Conference) has retired from his consultancy work for FIGIEFA as of 31st of August in…

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People News

European vehicle emissions standards – Euro 7 for cars, vans, lorries and buses

Date: Thursday 03 September 2020

The European Commission has commenced its consultation period on the new Euro 7 vehicle emissions standards for cars, vans, lorries and buses. All stakeholders are welcome to contribute. The particula…

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Industry News

HMRC COVID-19 Support: Changes to Job Retention Scheme

Date: Thursday 03 September 2020

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) came into effect from 1 September. HMRC will now pay 70% of usual wages up to a cap of £2,187.50 per month for the hours furloughed employees do …

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HR Updates

Self-isolating after returning to the UK: advice from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 03 September 2020

As we should all be aware, those who visit a country or territory that is not on the UK’s travel corridor list will need to self-isolate for 14 days upon returning to the UK. With the UK’s travel corr…

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Adapting to a post COVID automotive aftermarket

Date: Thursday 03 September 2020

If nothing else the coronavirus pandemic has underlined the importance of personal mobility for key workers and members of the public alike. Ensuring safe and reliable transport has meant that UK auto…

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IAAF Member News

DENSO takes technical training to the next level with the League of True Mechanics

Date: Thursday 03 September 2020

As one of the world's leading automotive technology pioneers, known for its exceptional quality and precision and emphasis on the absolute reliability of its products, DENSO also supports the developm…

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Workshop guide launched for Thermal Management in Electric & Hybrid Vehicles

Date: Thursday 03 September 2020

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has launched a new guide for technicians on Thermal Management in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles. The document looks at the importance of hybrid and electric technologies in the wor…

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Product News

Norbert Dohmen is new Managing Director of data marketplace Caruso

Date: Thursday 03 September 2020

Norbert Dohmen is the new Managing Director of Caruso GmbH as of 1 September 2020. Dohmen was most recently CEO of the IRS Group. In his new role, he will focus on the strategic orientation and furthe…

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People News

‘Friendly faces’ key to success at Northampton’s Garage of the Year

Date: Thursday 03 September 2020

A business that has been crowned Northampton’s Garage of the Year, as voted for by readers of the Northampton Chronicle & Echo, has accredited its success to their ‘friendly faces’ approach. In To…

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Caterpillar further recognises Dayco's quality control processes

Date: Thursday 03 September 2020

Just a month after the Suzhou China facility was recognized by Caterpillar and presented with its Platinum Level Supplier Quality Excellence Process certificate, Dayco Europe SRL has been awarded the …

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DENSO extends its webinar programme

Date: Friday 28 August 2020

The continuing popularity of DENSO Aftermarket’s webinar programme has once again been proved, as the original equipment (OE) component and system supplier has added yet more modules and dates to its …

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Sponsor Link: Impression

Date: Friday 28 August 2020

Impression solves a number of problems for businesses by increasing brand and company awareness, increasing leads and sales, and ensuring they are leading, as well as participating, in discussions rel…

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Four new trucks for Exol fleet

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020

A further four Scania trucks have been added to Exol Lubricants’ ever-growing fleet, enabling it to efficiently meet ongoing customer demand in comfort and style. The additions include two new trucks …

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DVSA staff to wear ‘bodycams’ during garage visits

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020

The DVSA is to roll out body-worn cameras to reduce physical and verbal assaults to all its frontline enforcement staff. The cameras, which are being rolled out across the country, will be worn by DVS…

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Industry News

Alex Gelbcke to step in as the new CEO of Fource

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020

Starting September 1, 2020, the management team of LKQ Europe and Fource welcomes Alex Gelbcke, a well-known and highly respected automotive industry veteran. There will be a transition period until t…

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