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Banner Receives Prestigious EUCUSA Award 2021

Date: Wednesday 22 December 2021

Leading European manufacturer of batteries and battery accessories, Banner, has recently been recognised for its long-term commitment to excellent customer service having received the international EU…

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Automotive industry unites at Ben Ball 2021 to raise £96,500 in life-saving funds

Date: Thursday 16 December 2021

Ben Ball made a welcome return to London’s iconic Roundhouse for a spectacular comeback celebration on 8th December – bringing 600 automotive industry people together for the first time since the pand…

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Motorsport in its DNA – MEYLE looks back on a successful racing season

Date: Thursday 16 December 2021

In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic was a permanent fixture in all areas of society for the first time and was therefore an acid test for motorsport as well as for many other sports. The Hamburg-based manu…

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Significant CO2 savings possible: latest-generation diesel engines approved for fuels made from residual and recycled materials

Date: Thursday 16 December 2021

Volkswagen plans to reduce the carbon footprint of its fleet in Europe by 40 percent by the year 2030. The company is therefore increasingly focusing on fully and partially electric vehicles. As a fur…

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IMI EV qualified technicians urged to get IMI TechSafeTM recognised for potential 10% earning premium

Date: Thursday 16 December 2021

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is tackling the current EV skills gap with a campaign to ensure those with IMI EV skills have the proper recognition. With the rapid advances in electric vehi…

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Government funding targeted at more affordable zero-emission vehicles as market charges ahead in shift towards an electric future

Date: Thursday 16 December 2021

As sales of plug-in cars, vans and motorcycles increase, the government has announced that the grant scheme for zero-emission vehicles has been updated to target less expensive models, allowing the sc…

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New Tyres Courses at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: Thursday 16 December 2021

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released two new courses in their Tyres suite. With winter fast approaching, and with snow already on the ground in some areas, tyres and the grip th…

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IAAF office holiday times

Date: Thursday 16 December 2021

The IAAF Office will close for the Christmas and New Year holidays on Wednesday 22 December 2021 and will reopen on Wednesday 5 January 2022. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our mem…

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Partbusters first to market on Dayco UK steering and suspension range

Date: Thursday 16 December 2021

Tech innovator and automotive parts and crash repair products supplier, Partbusters, has partnered with automotive aftermarket giant, Dayco UK, to be first to market on its new steering and suspension…

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Product News

Maverick Diagnostics becomes latest IAAF member

Date: Wednesday 15 December 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) continues to bolster its membership for 2021, through welcoming diagnostic tool and vehicle technical support brand, Maverick Diagnostics, to i…

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HELLA’s Digital FlatLight enables customisable light signatures and communication

Date: Tuesday 14 December 2021

What is important in headlamp development – minimising installation space, increasing efficiency, design freedom and the degree of individualisation – also applies to rear lighting. For some time, rea…

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Product News

KYB EKS JC Driver Wins WRX Championship

Date: Tuesday 14 December 2021

The 2021 World Rallycross Championship has been won by KYB EKS JC driver Johan Kristoffersson, in a dramatic, snowy final weekend of racing at the Nürburgring in Germany. Swedish driver Kristoffersson…

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Brembo unveils use of its braking systems at the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Date: Monday 13 December 2021

Brembo has produced information on the use of its braking systems at the recent Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. These include: The circuit identity card with all the information on all the braking sections, in…

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Product News

The Diesel Technic Group looks back on a successful year of business

Date: Monday 13 December 2021

Another year in Covid-19 times is coming to a close. It was learned how to cope with the crisis and to adapt. The Diesel Technic Group has a positive balance for 2021 thanks to strong partnerships wit…

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NAPA Racing arrives in the UK!

Date: Monday 13 December 2021

NAPA are delighted to announce the launch of the NAPA Racing UK team, securing a place in next year’s Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). 2022 marks the next stage in NAPA’s rapid growth…

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Prominent Russian automotive award to Lesjöfors

Date: Friday 10 December 2021

In November, the Lesjöfors brand won the World Automotive Component WAC (Russia MAK) 2021 award for “contribution to the development of the automotive components industry”. More than 5,000 people at t…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 10 December 2021

Date: Friday 10 December 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during an extremely busy week. Feedback from conferenceThank you for the ex…

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A Christmas party – It’s all fun and games until…

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Christmas work parties – they can be either eventful… or not.  But, the Scrooge at Christmas needs to remind you there is still a risk of vicarious liability at any work social event. Lawgistics, the …

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HR Updates

500,000 European jobs threatened with the end of combustion vehicles in 2035

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Clepa, the European federation of equipment manufacturers, estimates that an industrial approach based solely on electric vehicles would lead to the loss of 500,000 jobs, saying only a more open techn…

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Industry News

HSE spot checks – business support on work-related stress

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Questions on work-related stress form part of HSE’s COVID spot check programme as they support businesses to work safely. The spot check programme ensures business are working safely and continuing to…

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HR Updates
Industry News

UK Garage and Bodyshop Event offers fresh perspective for bodyshop sector

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

The new UK Garage and Bodyshop Event has revealed its theme will be ‘Training, Technology and Tools’, as the event hosts a showcase of new technologies, products and training initiatives from leading …

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How to deliver the goods this festive season - advice from sales-i

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Like every salesperson in manufacturing and distribution, we know it's never too early to think about festive season supply chains. So we're kicking off Winter by looking at the next few months and of…

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More orders, fewer returns - AAG relies on TecDoc to further increase e-commerce success

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

In the automotive sector, digitisation and Covid-19 have triggered a long-term disruption. As consumers shift to digital platforms, e-commerce in the automotive aftermarket is expanding. Alliance Auto…

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Racing stars flock to NGK at Motorcycle Live

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Ignition specialist NGK is attracting a host of stars to its stand at Motorcycle Live. The company has long been synonymous with the two-wheel bike scene both on the road and in the motorcycling racin…

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F2 Victory for the Lucas Oil-sponsored car

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

New Zealander Marcus Armstrong sped to victory (15pts) in the First Sprint Race in the F2 Championship at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit in Saudi Arabia, last weekend. It was his first F2 win, his first …

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FAG shows depth of coverage with latest vehicle focus update

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Workshops trust Schaeffler’s LuK, INA and FAG brands to deliver genuine original equipment (OE) quality and reliability, and the addition of a recently launched range of steering & suspension comp…

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Product News

New appointment for Melett to support digital marketing activity

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Automotive aftermarket turbocharger specialist, Melett, has announced the appointment of Rebecca Johnson as Marketing Executive, to help develop and support the brand’s marketing activities. Johnson h…

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People News

Brake Engineering pays tribute to team during 40th celebration

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Brake Engineering has marked its 40th anniversary by inviting all staff at its Wrexham-based site to a Covid-safe event, celebrating the support, hard work and dedication of staff over the past four d…

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Borg & Beck encourages wiper replacement this winter

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

With the winter weather drawing in, First Line Ltd. is urging technicians to promote the importance of appraising and potentially replacing the wiper blades. Being constantly exposed to changing weath…

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Product News

IAAF Virtual Conference 2021 - Main Sponsors

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

The IAAF would like to thank Automotive Recruitment Alliance, Boswell Aftermarket, Comma Oil, Corteco, Ecco Safety Group, FAI Automotive, First Line, LKQ Euro Car Parts, Lucas Oil, MEYLE, NGK Spark Pl…

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Autotech Academy invests in the future with sponsorship of IMI Student Membership

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Autotech Academy, a division of the automotive sector’s training and recruitment specialist, Autotech Group, is putting the focus on the next generation of automotive professionals in its new sponsors…

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LIQUI MOLY in every motorcycle from Beta

Date: Tuesday 07 December 2021

The German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY is continuing its collaboration with the Italian motorcycle manufacturer Betamotor. Since 2014, all new motorcycles have been delivered with oil from …

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Product News

Diesel Technic Product Portrait: 1.12557 Fuel level sensor

Date: Monday 06 December 2021

Fuel level sensors measure the fuel level in the fuel tank. The level is indicated on the fuel gauge. To enable the display of the fuel level, an analog fuel level sensor is integrated in the fuel tan…

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Product News

Schaeffler takes the top spot in the IAAF’s ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ awards

Date: Monday 06 December 2021

During the IAAF ‘Aftermarket for the Future’ virtual conference, Schaeffler, the renowned original equipment (OE) component and system manufacturer, claimed the coveted ‘Car Supplier of the Year’ titl…

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IAAF Member News

Get ready for busy winter of brake checks, advises LKQ Euro Car Parts

Date: Monday 06 December 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts is advising garages to prepare for a busy winter of brake checks, as a combination of potential piston damage and rust build-up threaten to create the perfect storm. The parts provi…

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Product News

DENSO- Charging on the move

Date: Monday 06 December 2021

The electric vehicle (EV) revolution that is so obvious on the street is also setting the pace in the workshops as training and knowledge of EV technology is now a major aftermarket trend, as the EV i…

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Product News

Support from HMRC - Making Tax Digital

Date: Friday 03 December 2021

Since April 2019, VAT-registered businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold must keep VAT records digitally and send returns using Making Tax Digital (MTD) compatible software. From April 2022…

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Legal Updates

IAAF virtual conference urges aftermarket to gear up in the race to futureproof the industry

Date: Friday 03 December 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has urged the industry to gear up for change in its fittingly titled virtual conference, ‘Aftermarket for the Future’, as it provided a detaile…

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IAAF Virtual Conference 2021 - Headline Sponsor - Alliance Automotive Group

Date: Friday 03 December 2021

The IAAF would like to thank Alliance Automotive Group for agreeing to be the Headline Sponsor for the 2021 IAAF Virtual Conference held on Thursday 2 December 2021. This was the second time the Confe…

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The ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ celebrated at IAAF virtual conference

Date: Friday 03 December 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced the winners of its ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ award ceremony, as it continues to celebrate the individuals and businesses who hav…

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Industry News

Exol receives first approval from BMW

Date: Thursday 02 December 2021

Leading lubricants supplier, Exol, is delighted to announce it has received its first approval from BMW for its Optima C5 LSOV 0W-20 (M520) oil. This lubricant is designed for use in the latest BMW pe…

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Product News

GSF Car Parts opens new branches in Bournemouth and Warrington

Date: Thursday 02 December 2021

National motor factor GSF Car Parts has opened two new branches in Bournemouth and Warrington this week. The move is part of the company’s focus on growth and expansion following its recent rebrand fr…

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Automotive charity Ben announces partnership with wellbeing experts Wellonomics

Date: Thursday 02 December 2021

Past and present automotive industry workers will be given expert help to tackle everyday issues such as poor sleep, low mood and job worries through a digital platform specially developed to support …

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HR Updates

Award-winning innovation: MEYLE receives TOP 100 Innovation Award

Date: Thursday 02 December 2021

Back in March, the Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE was awarded the TOP 100 Innovation Award. This makes MEYLE one of the most innovative companies in the German SME sector. Last Friday, November 26, …

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Schaeffler to buy ‘green steel‘ from Swedish start-up company H2greensteel

Date: Thursday 02 December 2021

After recently announcing its target of becoming climate-neutral by 2040, Schaeffler has entered into an agreement with Swedish start-up company H2greensteel (H2GS), to annually purchase 100,000 tons …

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NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd - sales awards

Date: Thursday 02 December 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK has been honouring members of its sales team. The original equipment (OE) supplier of spark plugs, glow plugs, NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors, presen…

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Introducing the new portable jump starter from Launch UK

Date: Monday 29 November 2021

Launch UK has unveiled its newest jump starter, the ESP-150 Battery Booster Jump Starter, in time for the winter season to help keep vehicles moving. According to the AA, a flat battery is one of the …

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Product News

Dayco adds electric water pumps for electric, hybrid and ICE vehicles to its growing thermal management aftermarket offering

Date: Monday 29 November 2021

Reflecting its 110-year history of engineering excellence, Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, is further expanding i…

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Product News

IAAF adds MEHA Automotive to its membership

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has grown its membership further with the addition of leading supplier of metalliferous products, MEHA Automotive UK. MEHA Automotive UK produc…

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IFA Annual Awards 2021

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

The IFA annual dinner took place this year at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester on 20th November. A great turnout of 168 guests from across the automotive industry were invited to thank them all for their…

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