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Launch Tech UK diagnostic devices approved for Fiat licence

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

Launch Tech UK has been approved by the Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) group for an official security gateway (SGW) licence, for its diagnostic devices to perform diagnostic functions previously block…

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DENSO invites technicians to join the League of True Mechanics and earn an IMI training certificate

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

DENSO Aftermarket, the aftermarket division of leading original equipment (OE) component manufacturer DENSO, originally developed its e-Learning programme in response to the reduction in face-to-face …

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HELLA brings latest passenger car 77GHz radar technology into series production

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

With more than 90 million 24GHz sensors, HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier, is one of the world's largest radar sensor suppliers. With the introduction of the 77GHz radar senso…

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No signs of crisis at LIQUI MOLY

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

LIQUI MOLY’s strong sales growth continued into the month of April. At EUR 60 million, sales were 60 percent above the same month last year, which was admittedly already characterized by a declining d…

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Volta Trucks accelerates its ambitious Road-to-Zero Emissions strategy, launching four full-electric commercial vehicles

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

Volta Trucks, the leading full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, has announced its Road-to-Zero Emissions strategy as it delivers on its vision of decarbonising the logistic industry, offering…

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IAAF to explore eBay success in virtual webinar

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced its second Industry Briefing Bitesize session for May 2021, entitled ‘How to be Successful on eBay’, with an exclusive presentati…

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New Vice President for KYB Europe

Date: Wednesday 05 May 2021

Yuto Uchida has replaced Tetsunosuke Nagasawa as Vice President of KYB Europe GmbH. Uchida first joined KYB in April 2003 straight after graduating from university. He has previously worked at KYB Ame…

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Dayco enters manufacturing agreement with HKAF for viscous dampers to further strengthen manufacturing footprint in China

Date: Wednesday 05 May 2021

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems manufacturer for the automotive, heavy-duty, and industrial market segments has further strengthened its manufacturing footprint in China by partneri…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts invests in new vehicles to support increased demand for hybrid training

Date: Wednesday 05 May 2021

The UK’s leading supplier of car and van parts has taken delivery of three brand new hybrid vehicles, in response to record demand for hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) training courses. LKQ Euro Car P…

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New A3553S alternator in AS-PL offer

Date: Tuesday 04 May 2021

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A3553S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and st…

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OESAA Chairman: ‘OESAA and workshops working together to create a brighter future’

Date: Tuesday 04 May 2021

Following his decision to step aside as managing director of Schaeffler, one could be forgiven for assuming that Nigel Morgan was ready to sail off into the sunset; however, as Original Equipment Supp…

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Automechanika Frankfurt with new concept for 2021

Date: Tuesday 04 May 2021

This year's Automechanika Frankfurt, from 14 to 16 September, will be unlike any other with its once-only ‘Digital Plus’ format. In addition to a compact physical exhibition, Automechanika’s primary f…

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Trade is the key pillar of success for CV sector growth

Date: Tuesday 04 May 2021

The UK automotive sector’s productivity is world class and reliant on just-in-time deliveries. The disruption caused by the pandemic, ongoing supply issues and delays brought about by new trading arra…

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Goodwood VIP tickets up for grabs through LKQ Euro Car Parts Shell promotion

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts has launched an online promotion on its range of Shell oil, with 25 pairs of Goodwood Festival of Speed VIP tickets up for grabs. Available exclusively to LKQ Euro Car Parts custome…

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MAHLE achieves positive operating result for 2020 and makes a strong start to the transformation year of 2021

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

MAHLE has steered through the exceptional year of 2020 strongly with considerable resilience. Thanks to a strong second half, the Group was able to partially compensate for the severe sales slumps in …

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Mintex adds new products to its expanding range

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

Leading aftermarket braking brand Mintex has added two new brake pads and five new brake discs to its expanding product range. The new brake pads cover popular Kia applications including Sedona III, P…

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LKQ Europe with a Strong First Quarter 2021

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

LKQ Corporation reported first quarter 2021 results on April 29, 2021 that reflect records in a number of key metrics including overall profitability, segment margins and free cash flow. Dominick Zarc…

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Steering & Suspension ‘Tea-break Training’ highlights safety critical nature of chassis system

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

The Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team used this week’s online ‘Tea-break training’ sessions to raise awareness about its latest range of FAG Steering & Suspension components, to technicians from …

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“The vehicle interior is increasingly boosting the feel-good factor"

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

Interior lighting products from HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert, offer various options for creating a vehicle-specific interior design and indeed a thoroughly unique experience. The company…

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New Toyota exhausts cruise onto the aftermarket

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

New exhausts are now available to fit the Toyota Urban Cruiser 1.3 crossover, Toyota Auris 1.4 and 2.0 hatchback as well as the Toyota Verso TR MPV. There are also replacements to fit the Vauxhall Zaf…

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Emissions issue is one aftermarket cannot ignore, warns BM Catalysts

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

The automotive aftermarket must clean up its act on dealing with harmful emissions or risk creating its own scandal, says BM Catalysts, the UK’s largest independent manufacturer of high-quality afterm…

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IAAF appoints Mark Field as chief executive

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Mark Field as its new chief executive, succeeding Wendy Williamson who is retiring later this year. Field has worked with the IAAF th…

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IAAF adds Partbusters to membership roster

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has expanded its list of members with the addition of Partbusters, an online supplier of quality automotive parts and accessories to the afterm…

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Government paves the way for self-driving vehicles on UK roads

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Following a landmark call for evidence, the government has set out how vehicles fitted with Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS) technology could legally be defined as self-driving, as long as they re…

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Self-steering cars heading to UK roads … but is the infrastructure ready to ensure they’re safe?

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

“The UK is in a race … a race for zero emissions and a race for mobility solutions that don’t need a driver. But I fear the government’s current impetus is not necessarily underpinned by solid infrast…

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Hayley Pells - thoughts on driverless travel

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Private transport and the link to the economy demonstrates that the more that we are able to move, the wealthier we become. Enabling driverless travel brings the benefits of rail with the convenience …

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Garage Gurus technical training sees record demand during pandemic

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Despite the pandemic, Tenneco’s Garage Gurus automotive technical education platform has attracted record numbers of aftermarket professionals from across the EMEA region to its expanded curriculum of…

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Dayco helps prepare the next generation

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Recognising the need to invest in the next generation of technicians, Dayco is expanding its training programme to reach out to students still in technical college, with a series of events starting at…

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OurVirtualAcademy release final chapter in course on High Voltage Design Concepts

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the final chapter in their course on High Voltage Design Concepts and Safety Systems: ISOLATION MONITORING - The Capacitor Resistor Circuit.…

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New guidance to help stamp out MOT fraud

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

New guidance on how to report an MOT tester or garage suspected of fraud has been published by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to help protect the public against unsafe vehicles. People…

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DVSA releases MOT expiry profile figures for May and June

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Following on from previous forecast figures, the DVSA has now produced the expiry profile figures for both May and June 2021, broken down by postcode, to help understand how demand will vary by area. …

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Melett charges forward on social media

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

The automotive industry can now keep up to date with the latest turbocharger news and activity from Melett, the leading supplier of precision engineered turbochargers and parts, via social media. Reco…

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Repdate – The future-oriented online booking system for independent workshops

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

ATR International, Bosch, CARAT, CARUSO, Continental, Global One Automotive, Schaeffler, and ZF jointly launch the industry solution for online appointment bookings for workshops in Europe. With Repda…

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Future market of electromobility: HELLA expands market position

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Innovative power electronics from HELLA, the lighting and electronics specialist, ensure intelligent energy management and greater fuel efficiency. Back in 2007, the company launched the world's first…

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LKQ Europe is Driving its Sustainability Commitment Forward

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

LKQ Europe’s sustainability agenda aims to reduce CO2 emissions and, help its employees develop and engage with the communities in which they work. LKQ Corporation, the parent company of LKQ Europe pu…

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“Back the DVSA’s Whatever your essential journey, make it SAFE!’ campaign,” urges First Line Ltd

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

With lockdown easing and the roads slowly returning to a ‘new normal’, First Line Ltd is urging the aftermarket to get behind the DVSA’s new campaign calling for safe travel. The aftermarket expert re…

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Yuasa announce continued partnership with Paul Bird Motorsport as they aim for a third consecutive BSB title

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Following a successful maiden season with the Paul Bird Motorsport-run VisionTrack Ducati team last year, Yuasa, the world’s leading battery manufacturer, are delighted to announce the continuation of…

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NGK sponsors Max Coates’ bid to win MINI CHALLENGE title

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

NGK-sponsored Max Coates is in confident mood on the eve of the 2021 MINI CHALLENGE Championship. The 27-year-old North Yorkshireman is driving for Essex-based Graves Motorsport, a new team to the MIN…

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Autotech Academy announces School of Thought ambassador role

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Autotech Academy’s National Careers Manager, Dave Walker, has become the 100th ambassador for School of Thought. The not-for-profit organisation consisting of people from the automotive industry colla…

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IFA appoints Steve Jones as Commercial Manager

Date: Friday 23 April 2021

Due to the continued growth and success of the IFA CV Division the IFA is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Jones into the position of Commercial Manager with immediate effect. Steve has wo…

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Garages Celebrated at Fifth Annual Who Can Fix My Car Awards

Date: Thursday 22 April 2021

WhoCanFixMyCar.com are celebrating their fifth annual garage awards and have now connected over three million drivers to local garages across the UK. Although unable to congregate in person at what is…

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Trade group makes submission to CMA

Date: Thursday 22 April 2021

The IAAF, is chairing a group that has come together under the banner of UK AFCAR, which has just completed its submission to the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) as a first step towards the …

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Yuasa reveal first photos of Matt Edwards’ BRC title challenger in stunning new livery

Date: Thursday 22 April 2021

Yuasa have revealed the first pictures of the real-life livery of Matt Edwards’ British Rally Championship Volkswagen Polo R5. The announcement follows the launch of the hugely successful digital Yuas…

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LIQUI MOLY – nine car magazines, ten titles, one brand

Date: Thursday 22 April 2021

LIQUI MOLY has recorded larger growth in its export business than in Germany for years. Measured by sales volume however, the domestic market is still the largest. The popularity of the company's prod…

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TechMan to play key part in First Stop network expansion

Date: Thursday 22 April 2021

Garage Management System, TechMan is to be offered out to the First Stop network of fast fit centres as part of a brand-new retail value proposition and is set to play a vital part in its plans to gro…

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Textar launches new brake discs for CV market

Date: Thursday 22 April 2021

TMD Friction, through its Textar brand, has introduced 70 new brake disc references for the commercial vehicle (CV) aftermarket, to meet the demand for optimum braking performance and safety. Textar’s…

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Banner Serves Up An Anniversary Treat To Essex Motor Factors

Date: Thursday 22 April 2021

For Essex Motor Factors, when it comes to batteries - car, commercial vehicle, camping and leisure – Banner is quite simply the icing on the cake! So it will come as little surprise to hear that Banne…

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OESAA announces Fil Filter as newest member

Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association is delighted to welcome Fil Filter to the organisation, joining a distinguished list of suppliers keen on championing the use of original equip…

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TechMan training and support for life, not just for new garages

Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

More than 3,000 vehicle technicians, service advisors and garage owners have now benefitted from TechMan’s advanced training and support programme, developed to ensure garage businesses realise their …

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Get to know more about AS-PL!

Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

How many orders per month are pursued by our employees? How has the warehouse space has changed over the years? To how many countries does AS-PL ship its products? You will find the answers to these a…

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