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Schaeffler’s advanced OneCode labelling system makes REPXPERT access easier for workshops

Date: Tuesday 25 July 2023

Schaeffler’s REPXPERT service platform is designed to equip technicians with the information they need to make workshop repairs simpler, safer and more efficient. Accessing this data is now even easie…

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Video series launched to help garages make more money

Date: Tuesday 25 July 2023

A brand-new online video series has been launched to help independent garage owners maximise their workshop’s efficiency, profitability and long-term success. Tea Break Talk is set to be the latest an…

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Bookings open for IAAF Annual Conference and Dinner 2023

Date: Friday 21 July 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has opened registrations for its prestigious event, the annual Conference and Awards Dinner, taking place at DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Keynes…

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BM Catalysts points to positive future for hot end emissions products

Date: Friday 21 July 2023

BM Catalysts, Europe’s leading manufacturer of hot end emissions products, is experiencing significant growth, as it continues to invest in upcoming technology and expand its product range to meet inc…

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Sogefi reports heightened demand for EV cabin filter range

Date: Friday 21 July 2023

Sogefi Group has reported increased demand for its cabin filters product line, including a range of references suitable for electric vehicle (EV) fitment. The group, comprising the PURFLUX, FRAM®, COO…

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Bewley battles to victory in Sweden

Date: Friday 21 July 2023

British Speedway star Dan Bewley – who is sponsored by NGK – has raced to a dramatic victory at the Holmgrens Bil FIM Speedway GP of Sweden – Malilla. The Cumbrian snatched his third Speedway GP win i…

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IAAF plans for the future as annual dinner is nominated for award

Date: Friday 21 July 2023

IAAF is actively planning across a number of fronts, including the introduction of new member benefits. EventsThe Annual Conference and Awards Dinner 2023 is proving popular with more than half of all…

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Latest IAAF-GiPA Intelligence round up available

Date: Friday 21 July 2023

The latest edition of the IAAF Market Intelligence Report, issued in partnership with GiPA, has been published, detailing vehicle sales figures and MOT seasonality. The report, delivered monthly to IA…

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SMP Europe’s star-studded Golf Day raises money for breast cancer charities

Date: Friday 21 July 2023

Engine management specialist SMP Europe’s first annual Golf Day was held at the iconic Hollinwell golf club in Nottinghamshire on Wednesday 12th July, raising over £1,500 for breast cancer charities, …

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JURATEK-sponsored Árón Taylor-Smith encouraged by pace at mid-season break

Date: Tuesday 18 July 2023

JURATEK-sponsored British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) star Árón Taylor-Smith says he is encouraged by his pace over the first half of the season and expects to mount regular podium challenges over…

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SMP Europe launches next day delivery service from European facility

Date: Tuesday 18 July 2023

Engine management specialist SMP Europe, the home of Intermotor, Lemark and Lucas brands, has launched a new next day delivery service from its European distribution facility in Poland. The distributi…

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BorgWarner Aftermarket committed to sustainable operations

Date: Tuesday 18 July 2023

As part of the company’s focus on sustainable mobility and providing innovative solutions for vehicle electrification, BorgWarner is committed to reducing the carbon footprint of its facilities worldw…

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Alliance Automotive Group unveils revolutionising product delivery and transport efficiency in new Rotherham NDC

Date: Tuesday 18 July 2023

Alliance Automotive Group (AAG), a leading global distributor of automotive parts and accessories, has recently announced its brand-new National Distribution Centre (NDC) in Rotherham. The cutting-edg…

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Lighting technology at the highest level: HELLA and Porsche launch world's first SSL | HD matrix headlamp

Date: Tuesday 18 July 2023

HELLA, the automotive supplier operating under the FORVIA umbrella brand, and the luxury car manufacturer Porsche, have, in close cooperation with other partners, launched the world's first high-resol…

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Win exclusive MotoGP™ prizes to celebrate Yuasa's 10th anniversary with HRC Repsol Honda

Date: Monday 17 July 2023

GS Yuasa, the world's leading battery manufacturer and proud sponsor of the HRC Repsol Honda Team in MotoGP™ with their Yuasa brand, is excited to announce the launch of a thrilling social media compe…

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Apec expand their Braking range with 50 new part numbers this July!

Date: Monday 17 July 2023

In July, Apec have expanded the Braking range with a huge 50 new part numbers. The range extension includes 32 brake calipers, 14 brake cables, and 4 ABS sensors. Top applications for this month inclu…

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Klarius: The tale of two compact giants - Ford Focus vs Peugeot 308

Date: Monday 17 July 2023

Klarius Products has announced the latest additions to its expansive range of emission control solutions, including complete exhaust systems designed specifically for the Ford Focus (2018) and Peugeot…

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NAPA Truck launches electrical coils

Date: Monday 17 July 2023

Commercial vehicle aftermarket manufacturer NAPA Truck has released its new range of Electrical Coils, EBS Coils, and Adaptor Coils. NAPA Truck Electrical Coils boast an impressive vehicle coverage at…

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Diesel Technic: Body parts for light commercial vehicles (LCV)

Date: Monday 17 July 2023

Due to the steady increase in online trade, there are more and more transporters on the roads in both urban and rural areas, which leads to an increased demand for spare parts. When accidents occur, b…

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Autotech Training strengthens its offering by acquiring unique state-of-the-art EV training vehicle

Date: Monday 17 July 2023

Autotech Training has become one of only five global owners of an Electude Connect - Electric training vehicle to support the delivery of its IMI accredited EV training courses. Initially created for …

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Full speed ahead: The Parts Specialists show the replacement of the propeller shaft

Date: Monday 17 July 2023

In their new workshop video, the Parts Specialists from Diesel Technic deal with the topic of the propeller shaft. This is twisted on their truck and therefore needs to be reassembled. In addition to …

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FAI reveals details of latest range expansion

Date: Monday 17 July 2023

Leading aftermarket parts supplier, FAI Automotive, has announced a new range expansion, adding 22 new references to its popular product portfolio. The latest parts from FAI Automotive include four ne…

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IAAF announces first speaker for 2023 conference

Date: Thursday 13 July 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) inaugural conference and awards dinner will be back in 2023, taking place on Thursday 7 December, and the federation has revealed its first c…

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SMP Europe announces it has raised £28,000 for Charity

Date: Thursday 13 July 2023

SMP Europe is pleased to announce that through its partnership with Ice Hockey UK, it has raised £28,000 to be donated to Breast Cancer Charity. As principal sponsor of Ice Hockey UK and the GB teams,…

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Motul and Caterham join forces again for Goodwood Festival of Speed

Date: Thursday 13 July 2023

Motul returns to this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in conjunction with Caterham, whose stand the global oil company will share. Motul supplies the UK sports car constructor as an OE partner with …

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Ramón Hoekman expands role within WAI

Date: Thursday 13 July 2023

WAI’s Vice-President of Sales Europe, Ramón Hoekman, has expanded his role to ensure a greater involvement in the overall sales and commercial aspects of the business, as the organisation aligns under…

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Digraph joins the LKQ family in the UK & Ireland

Date: Wednesday 12 July 2023

Digraph, the UK’s leading independent aftermarket commercial parts distributor specialising in HGV, coach and bus parts, has been acquired by LKQ Corporation. The deal sees Digraph join an expanded gr…

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Hit the brakes! IFA expands Modero braking range

Date: Wednesday 12 July 2023

The Independent Motor Factor Trade Association (IFA) has expanded its Modero braking range of brake discs, pads, shoes, hoses, calipers and wheel cylinders. Exclusively available from IFA distributors…

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BM Catalysts launches nine new parts in latest range expansion

Date: Wednesday 12 July 2023

Europe’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket hot end emissions products, BM Catalysts, has expanded its range with nine new references, including seven new catalytic converters and two pipes. The rang…

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Striking van wrap drives home power partnership

Date: Wednesday 12 July 2023

A striking van wrap design is being used to drive home the developing association between leading European O/E battery manufacturer, Banner, and The Shortis Group, one of the UK’s foremost automotive …

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Discover growth opportunities with Vehicles in Operation Data

Date: Wednesday 12 July 2023

In today's competitive automotive aftermarket, it is crucial for parts manufacturers and wholesale dealers to maximise their existing business while exploring new markets and segments. TecAlliance, th…

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DENSO highlights its carbon neutrality achievements

Date: Tuesday 11 July 2023

DENSO has recently held a series of seminars that together bring into focus the extraordinary lengths the company is going to in order to achieve its 2035 carbon neutrality targets, develop key emissi…

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The three Philips Xperion 6000 flood lights recognised with prestigious Red Dot and IF accolades

Date: Tuesday 11 July 2023

The Philiops Xperion 6000 Workshop light range has gathered several honours since its lauch. Now, the three Philips Xperion 6000 Flood series, lights launched late 2022, have also been honoured with t…

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MAHLE highlights key new references in filtration product portfolio

Date: Tuesday 11 July 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has introduced an additional eight MAHLE original spare parts to its ever-growing filtration range, offering customers the best in OE quality and the right fit. As part of the aft…

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Yuasa makes waves with Marine Dual AGM battery launch into popular YBX Active range

Date: Tuesday 11 July 2023

GS Yuasa, a global leader in battery technology, is proud to announce the much-anticipated launch of two new marine dual AGM batteries as part of the Yuasa YBX Active Marine range. The M24-AGM and M28…

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The Schaeffler REPXPERT road trip – continued!

Date: Tuesday 11 July 2023

Schaeffler’s digital marketing team have again been busy touring the country to discuss the latest developments from the leading OE component and systems manufacturer with both REPXPERT members and no…

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Shock absorbers - The product offer has been expanded with the availability of protection kits

Date: Tuesday 11 July 2023

Magneti Marelli Parts & Services, offers one of the most complete ranges of shock absorbers for the aftermarket, both for cars and LCVs, covering a wide range of applications and offering solution…

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SlimLine Bi-LED headlamp: HELLA presents first rectangular Bi-LED headlamp

Date: Tuesday 11 July 2023

HELLA, the automotive supplier operating under the umbrella brand FORVIA, is launching the SlimLine Bi-LED headlamp, the first rectangular light module in the HELLA portfolio, and thus following a maj…

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Tom Allen signs up to entertain guests at IAAF’s Awards Dinner

Date: Thursday 06 July 2023

Household name and star of the stage and the screen, comedian Tom Allen, will be entertaining guests at the 2023 IAAF awards dinner being held on 7 December at DoubleTree Hilton, Milton Keynes. Allen …

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IAAF despatches latest issue of Industry Briefing Document

Date: Thursday 06 July 2023

The latest IAAF Industry Briefing is now available, and will land in members’ email inboxes very soon. The Briefing reports on the Federation’s lobbying activity, which recently secured several gains …

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IAAF Golf Day 2023: images now available

Date: Thursday 06 July 2023

Images from the recent IAAF Golf Day held at The Belfry on Thursday 22 June are now available for viewing and individual pictures can be downloaded. To access the images, please click here. The event …

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Staffordshire University Formula Student team enlists local manufacturer for bespoke racing car exhaust

Date: Thursday 06 July 2023

Staffordshire University sought collaboration with leading exhaust manufacturer, Klarius Products, to provide a bespoke system for its Formula Student team’s latest racing car. The custom system has s…

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Charlie suffers in Spa

Date: Thursday 06 July 2023

NGK Ambassador Charlie Martin endured a testing time at Spa Francorchamps in round two of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe championship. After a fantastic start to the season at Paul Ricard, Charli…

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Lucas Oil’s Retro Rallycross favourite sets new target

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2023

Reigning British Retro Rallycross Champion Tony Lynch will race in the British Super Retro Rallycross Championship in 2024. Lynch, who is currently in pole position to defend his 2022 Retro title, say…

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Alliance Automotive launch NexDrive in the UK

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2023

Leading aftermarket group Alliance Automotive are excited to announce the launch of the Global EV network NexDrive in the United Kingdom. Already active in Canada, Germany, and the Benelux, the NexDri…

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Latest First Line Ltd. range expansion introduces 41 references

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2023

Aftermarket specialist First Line Ltd. has unveiled details of its latest range expansion to its First Line and Borg & Beck product lines, with 41 new parts available to meet the needs of the expa…

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Fits just like the original, but performs like MEYLE PD: new two component brake discs now available

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2023

MEYLE, a leading manufacturer of high-quality automotive spare parts, is expanding its product range to include the two component brake discs for common BMW and Mercedes models. The new brake discs ar…

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Senior leadership change at Ring

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2023

Andy Gratton has been promoted to Managing Director at Ring Automotive, the UK subsidiary of ams OSRAM. Andy takes over from Theresa Spencer who leaves the company at the end of August 2023, to pursue…

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Marketing manager joins First Line Ltd.

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2023

Aftermarket specialist First Line Ltd. has appointed Alex Jarvis-Cleaver as its new marketing manager to spearhead the company’s communications strategy and drive brand awareness. Jarvis-Cleaver has a…

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CMA sets out plan to help drivers get more competitive fuel prices

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2023

The scheme would be made possible by new compulsory open data requirements and backed by a new ‘fuel monitor’ oversight body. The proposals are the key recommendations by the Competition and Markets A…

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