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The automotive family is invited to ‘Rev up 4 Ben’ in new campaign

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2023

Ben is inviting the automotive community to ‘Rev up 4 Ben’ and create an ultimate driving playlist, with songs handpicked by industry people, influencers and enthusiasts. The purpose of the campaign i…

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The Parts Specialists at the Truck Grand Prix

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2023

This year’s FIA European Truck Racing Championship is just around the corner. For the fourth time in a row, professional racer Sascha Lenz from SL TruckSport 30 is relying on the support of the Parts …

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DENSO adds AC Compressors to its growing PowerEdge range

Date: Monday 03 July 2023

DENSO Aftermarket created the PowerEdge brand to fulfil demand from customers looking for high quality/good value replacement parts, and has now expanded the range to include thermal management produc…

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Urge drivers to check their wipers this staycation season

Date: Monday 03 July 2023

With the popularity of staycations continuing, renowned wiper blade manufacturer, TRICO, is recommending factors and technicians to check wiper blades and upsell them in the summer season. While wiper…

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Living 'la dolce vita' with the Fiat 500 and Klarius!

Date: Monday 03 July 2023

Klarius Products is excited to announce the latest expansion of its range of emission control solutions. Included in this update is a full exhaust system for the Fiat 500 (2007-2010), an icon of Itali…

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Klarius: Can you fix a faulty DPF?

Date: Monday 03 July 2023

When diesel cars and vans from 2009 onwards ended up on the ramps of repair garages across the UK, technicians had a new emissions control device to contend with: the diesel particulate filter (DPF). …

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Maverick Diagnostics’ customer engagement recognised by Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Monday 03 July 2023

An invaluable and rewarding Automechanika Birmingham for Maverick Diagnostics culminated in the prize of third-place for customer engagement. Visitors were able to pre-register their attendance via ex…

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DENSO received Supplier Excellence Award from JLR

Date: Monday 03 July 2023

On 30th May 2023, DENSO received the JLR 2023 Supplier Excellence Award for its top performance as a supplier and for exemplifying JLR’s core value of “Unity”. For the seventh year, JLR has celebrated…

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Hella Gutmann extends mega macs X finance offer

Date: Monday 03 July 2023

Over several decades, Hella Gutmann has consistently developed world-class tools that have allowed independent workshops to tackle the various service and repair requirements that have become necessar…

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Delay on MOT decision “unacceptable”

Date: Friday 30 June 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is calling on the Government to make its decision on the MOT test frequency, with the Federation calling the lack of clarity on the matter “com…

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IAAF Activity Report: w-e 30 June 2023

Date: Friday 30 June 2023

A packed week for IAAF, which involved visiting Melksham Motor Spares for its 55th anniversary trade show. It was a fantastic opportunity for the Federation to engage with garages and look at where we…

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Alliance Automotive Group team scales Yorkshire peaks for BEN

Date: Friday 30 June 2023

A team of Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) employees successfully summitted three of North Yorkshire’s highest hills, raising over £11,000 for automotive charity Ben. The AAG team climbed Pen-y-Ghent, …

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SOGEFI at the forefront of new electric & hydrogen powered mobilities

Date: Friday 30 June 2023

SOGEFI is a key player in the aftermarket but also the partner of the most demanding manufacturers, distinguishing itself by its numerous innovations in the original equipment market. Among these inno…

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Kerridge Commercial Systems Ltd acquires Compilator and expands its operations into Scandinavia and Northern Europe

Date: Friday 30 June 2023

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), a global ERP and business management software provider for the Distributive Trades, has reached an agreement to acquire Compilator (Sweden, Finland and UK). The acqu…

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LKQ Europe and Mobivia announce strategic partnership

Date: Friday 30 June 2023

Leading the independent aftermarket of the future, Mobivia S.A. and LKQ Europe have entered into a strategic partnership in Germany. This agreement is based on a dual mode of collaboration, which incl…

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Uprated battery technology conference hosted by VARTA® helps fleets reduce maintenance costs

Date: Friday 30 June 2023

Leading automotive battery supplier VARTA® offered an in-depth and insightful conference on commercial vehicle (CV) battery technology, held at the iconic British Motor Museum on June 14th. With the r…

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New insurance product from FinCred protects suppliers on flexible payment options

Date: Friday 30 June 2023

Retail businesses and supplying companies across the automotive aftermarket are looking to offer flexibility with digital payments, with more and more now offering customers buy now, pay later (BNPL) …

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FAI Automotive issues best-practice strut mounts advice as range grows

Date: Wednesday 28 June 2023

FAI Automotive has issued best-practice advice on fitment of its growing range of strut mounts, while introducing seven part numbers to complement its coverage of popular Land Rover applications. As w…

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DENSO and its customers raise more than £2,500 for BEN!

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

On Monday 5th June, as part of its ongoing 50 years in Europe celebrations, the DENSO UK team invited a selection of its key customers to enjoy a golf orientated event at The Belfry, one of the most p…

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Apec add a huge 195 lines to their braking range this June!

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

A huge 195 lines have been added to the ever-expanding Apec braking range in this June, including a brand-new range of Load Sensing Valves. The range extension includes, 15 Load Sensing Valves, 82 ABS…

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TecRMI: What the fix?! - Mercedes Benz Vito Bus

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

TecRMI have issued their latest repair case where the controller for the upper control unit of the wiper and washer system on a Mercedes Benz Vito Bus/Panel Van malfunctions. MERCEDES-BENZ VITO Bus (W…

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Lindgren returns to form in Poland

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

NGK Ambassador Freddie Lindgren returned to the podium at the KGHM FIM Speedway GP of Poland – Gorzow on Saturday (June 24). The Swede shook off the disappointment of only scoring five points at the l…

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GS Yuasa enjoy successful return to Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

GS Yuasa, UK market leader for automotive, motorcycle and industrial batteries, launched and showcased two new additions to their auxiliary battery range at this year’s Automechanika Birmingham. At th…

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Exol Lubricants’ Bulgarian distributor makes new investment

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

Exclusive distributor of Exol Lubricants in Bulgaria, Gama Oil, has made a significant investment in its staff and facility to ensure it leads the way in product distribution in the eastern European m…

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AS-PL summarizes the AutoZum trade fair

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

It has been four very intense days at the AutoZum trade fair in Austria. During this time, we had numerous conversations and met many professionals from the automotive industry. Our booth was frequent…

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Daksh Gupta appointed as an IMI Vice President

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has confirmed the appointment of Daksh Gupta, the former Group Chief Executive Officer of Marshall Motor Holdings plc and Vice President of BEN, as a Vice Pre…

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Garage Services Online to launch video mini-series

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

Garage Services Online has just finished filming for the first of a new series of mini-videos aimed at helping independent garages run their businesses more effectively. Each quick-watch video will co…

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Schaeffler REPXPERT team breaks event attendance record

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

Schaeffler’s REPXPERT award-winning service platform is known for its multi-tasking capabilities – from the TecDoc powered catalogue system with integrated repair and maintenance information, to the o…

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Richard Welland appointed to lead WAI Europe

Date: Monday 26 June 2023

Global automotive electrical specialist, WAI, has appointed current UK managing director Richard Welland as President of WAI Europe, overseeing all European operations. The news comes as WAI’s UK and …

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BM Catalysts update SCR range as aftermarket eyes NOx reductions

Date: Monday 26 June 2023

Leading manufacturer of hot end emissions products, BM Catalysts, has introduced further new references to its selective catalyst reduction (SCR) range. BM Catalysts is committed to ensuring the after…

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Comline EV steering and suspension range evolves with Volkswagen ID3 and Hyundai Ioniq

Date: Monday 26 June 2023

Comline Auto Parts is developing its steering and suspension range for alternatively fuelled vehicles apace – perfectly illustrated by two new vehicle spotlights that focus on the Volkswagen ID3 and H…

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DENSO’s 2023 League of True Mechanics competition has begun!

Date: Monday 26 June 2023

The League of True Mechanics (LOTM) competition combines technical training with prizes worth more than £2,000, to give technicians throughout the UK and Ireland the opportunity to be named regional c…

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Launch Tech UK diagnostics and workshop equipment front and centre at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Monday 26 June 2023

Launch Tech UK enjoyed a successful exhibition of its latest workshop tools and diagnostic technology with thousands of garages and technicians in attendance at this year’s Automechanika Birmingham, h…

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Ring, ring – staycations are calling!

Date: Monday 26 June 2023

As the summer approaches, many Brits will be thinking about their annual holiday and one that’s been popular since COVID and was also boosted by the fantastic weather last year, is the staycation. Thi…

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Largest ever IAAF Golf Day hailed a success

Date: Friday 23 June 2023

The largest ever IAAF Golf Day has been hailed as a resounding success by participants and the Federation, with more than 100 players taking part at the Belfry PGA National Course on Thursday 22 June.…

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Support from HMRC: Webinars on payments of expenses and employee benefits

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

HMRC is running a series of live webinars to provide the latest information on how to deal with tax and National Insurance regarding expenses and benefits for both employees and directors. Webinar att…

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Banner Group posts record sales revenue

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

Banner’s latest financial report serves to highlight the positive impact its ‘Agenda 2030’ Corporate Development Strategy is having on the Group performance as one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of…

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TecAlliance's partner programme fuels global growth in the automotive aftermarket

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

TecAlliance, the leading data management specialist in the independent automotive aftermarket, celebrates the success of its new TecAlliance Partner Programme (TAPP) with over 250 registrations since …

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BM Catalysts is buoyant about the future of the combustion engine following a successful exhibition at popular aftermarket trade show, Automechanika Birmingham.

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

The leading supplier of hot end emissions products focused on future technology at the show, following a launch of further selective catalytic reduction (SCR) units prior to the exhibition. Continued …

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Arnold Clark Autoparts enjoys success of Automechanika Birmingham exhibition

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

Leading national motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts has hailed the success of this year’s Automechanika Birmingham exhibition, which was held at the NEC from June 6th-8th. Visitors in their thousands…

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The world’s largest storage battery facility delivered by GS Yuasa has entered service

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

In March 2023, the world’s largest storage battery facility (equipped with about 210,000 modules and 3.3 million cells), which was delivered to North Hokkaido Wind Energy Transmission Corporation, a c…

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TerraClean-sponsored Turkington completes spectacular last-to-first recovery drive at Oulton Park

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

TerraClean-sponsored touring car ace Colin Turkington pulled off a stunning comeback to recover from starting last in race one, to win the final race of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) wee…

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BorgWarner to acquire Eldor Corporation’s Electric Hybrid Systems business segment

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

BorgWarner Inc. and Eldor Corporation S.p.A. have announced that they have entered into a Share Purchase Agreement under which BorgWarner has agreed to acquire the Electric Hybrid Systems (EHS) busine…

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Schaeffler keeps up REPXPERT Millionaire campaign momentum

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

After Markhams Garage in Kingsland became the first Schaeffler REPXPERT bonus point millionaire in May, the question now is who will be the next winner as the campaign changes focus to INA engine syst…

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LKQ Corporation publishes 2022 Global Sustainability Report

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023

LKQ Corporation has announced the release of its 2022 Global Sustainability Report, highlighting accomplishments across environmental leadership, employee engagement and diversity, safety and operatio…

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Steering technology of the future: HELLA supplies sensor technology for all-electric steer-by-wire systems

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023

HELLA, the automotive supplier operating under the overarching umbrella brand FORVIA, has received several significant customer orders for the latest generation of steering sensors. This is an essenti…

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First Line Ltd. introduces 81 new references in range expansion

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023

Aftermarket specialist First Line Ltd.’s latest range expansion to its popular First Line and Borg & Beck product lines features 81 new additions. The latest range extension sees new products avai…

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WAI unveil branded FSDU for customers

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023

WAI, supplier of rotating electrics, EV cables and portable chargers, has unveiled its new branded free standing display unit (FSDU) for motor factors to help maximise upselling opportunities. The new…

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Automotive aftermarket part of the solution to improve air quality, says TerraClean

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023

Decarbonising agent TerraClean says that the automotive industry should promote itself as part of the solution, not the problem, as the UK marked the seventh Clean Air Day on 15th June 2023. Poor air …

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FAI Automotive adds to growing range

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023

FAI Automotive has unveiled its latest range expansion that sees the parts supplier adding 13 new references to its leading parts range, delivering a large product offering and wider vehicle coverage …

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