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Voting is now open for IAAF’s 'Pride of the Aftermarket' awards

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

Voting is now open for the IAAF 'Pride of the Aftermarket' awards. This year we received a high number of nominations and the shortlist has now been unveiled. The categories include Car Supplier of th…

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IAAF Virtual Conference 2021 - register now

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

There is now less than one week to go to the IAAF Virtual Conference 2021, headline sponsored by Alliance Automotive Group (AAG). The conference will be titled Aftermarket for the Future, as the event…

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IAAF activity report w-e 26 November 2021

Date: Friday 26 November 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. LobbyingThis week the IAAF, in support of UK…

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Carlyle Tools introduces new jump starter range

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

A new range of heavy-duty jump starters has been introduced by Carlyle Tools, the professional-grade tool line from automotive giant NAPA Auto Parts. Promising lasting quality for discerning industry …

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Product News

NAPA Launches smart battery charger products

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

Automotive parts distributor NAPA has recently expanded its catalogue of products with the launch of smart battery chargers designed to cater to the evolving electrical demand of modern motorists and …

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Conference nears record numbers as full line-up confirmed

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

The 2021 IAAF Virtual Conference, sponsored by Alliance Automotive Group, looks set to attract record numbers as the full speaker line-up is confirmed.  Beginning at 10am on Thursday 2 December, the v…

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Updated government coronavirus guidance

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

The Cabinet Office has issued updated guidance to remind people of the actions they can take to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and help reduce the pressure on the NHS over the winter months. Pe…

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Industry News

TMD Friction: First to market with excellent data and TecDoc analytics

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

The automotive aftermarket is a highly competitive market where immediate availability, timeliness and accuracy of product data are key success factors. TecAlliance, the leading data management specia…

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Product News

Senior appointments at LKQ Collision & Coatings to bring benefits for customers

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

LKQ Collision & Coatings has announced a raft of senior appointments that will strengthen its relationships with LKQ Euro Car Parts and LKQ Europe, and enhance the products and solutions it offers…

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People News

New Customer Service Coordinator

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Mr. Anthony Lowery has recently joined the team from Diesel Technic UK & Ireland LTD. on November 1, 2021 and will support us as Customer Service Coordinator from now on. Anthony has been working …

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ZF Services UK promotes Alex Acosta

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

ZF Services UK has promoted Alex Acosta to Partner Manager, highlighting the commercial vehicle specialist’s longstanding commitment to investing in technical expertise, sales support and its expandin…

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People News

Legal Update: COVID-19 Employment Tribunals

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Lawgistics, the IAAF's legal helpline provider, has highlighted two contrasting cases which have been brought to an employment tribunal in respect of concerns about COVID-19. There are now a number of…

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VARTA – supporting the trade

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Throughout 2020 and 2021, the VARTA team have encouraged technicians to test every car’s battery, as part of their Back To Better campaign, due to the fact that many drivers haven’t used their vehicle…

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Product News

Ring Automotive's new Smart Dash Cam range now available at A1 Motor Stores

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Automotive specialist Ring has added a new range of Dash Cams to its smart product portfolio that connects vehicles with its Ring Connect app, so motorists can drive with confidence. Ring’s new Dash C…

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Product News

Kerridge Commercial Systems Ltd acquire RNH Solutions

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), a global distributor of business solutions for the distributive trades, is pleased to announce the acquisition of RNH Solutions. RNH have been a long standing partne…

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IAAF Member News

Newell & Wright Motorsport finishes BTRC season on high

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

The British Truck Racing Championships (BTRC) 2021 came to an exciting end on 6th and 7th November at Brands Hatch, with Textar-sponsored Newell & Wright successfully finishing in fourth place. Br…

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Yuasa powers Matt Edwards to record-breaking third British Rally Championship

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Yuasa are celebrating another successful season in motorsport, as Yuasa Rally driver Matt Edwards made history by becoming the first ever back-to-back-to-back British Rally Champion. The accolade came…

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IAAF Member News

If Santa Claus drove a car………

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

What would it look like? Would it run on an alternative energy source such as electric, hydrogen, or…. chocolate? Would Santa be able to use ADAS, or would his chief elf accompany him to navigate? Onc…

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Schaeffler and DENSO team up for the latest FEAD-focused ‘Tea-break Training’ session

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

The Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team was back in action recently, with a slightly different ‘Tea-break training’ session, this time teaming up with fellow original equipment (OE) manufacturer DENSO,…

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Product News

MAHLE highlights the importance of filter servicing

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

MAHLE Aftermarket UK is highlighting the importance of servicing filters on a vehicle for optimum engine performance. With the majority of MOTs being carried out currently due to the MOT extension giv…

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Product News

Klarius ready to support customers during the continued MOT surge

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

With an expected 42% rise in MOT bookings this month and a further rise of 51% in December 2021 anticipated, Klarius Products has the infrastructure in place to provide customers with high quality aft…

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Product News

MAHLE - new appointment of Andy Lees

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Andy Lees has joined MAHLE Aftermarket, taking on the role of General Manager for the UK, to help support and guide the UK team. With a background in sales and managerial roles within the automotive a…

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People News

Delphi Technologies Academy EV content enhanced with high voltage battery insight

Date: Monday 22 November 2021

Only weeks after launching its new online training platform, Delphi Technologies has further enhanced the electrified vehicle content with the addition of a virtual insight into the workings of a high…

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IAAF Member News

TechMan partners with Euro Car Parts and RAC to bring free garage management system licence to workshops

Date: Monday 22 November 2021

Garages across the country can now boost workshop performance by taking advantage of a reduced – and in some cases free – TechMan Garage Management System licence. Working with the RAC and LKQ Euro Ca…

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Product News

HELLA receives innovation award for UWB-based Smart Car Access system in China

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier, has received a prestigious innovation award in China for its digital smartphone-based vehicle access system, Smart Car Access. The award, in …

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Product News

Brislington Motor Services wins the star prize in the AAG ‘LuK - Every One A Winner’ clutch promotion

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

Neil Bryant, of Brislington Motor Services in Bristol, has claimed the top prize in the AAG/LuK ‘Every One A Winner’ 2021 scratchcard promotion. Everybody buying a LuK RepSet clutch kit and LuK DMF co…

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IAAF Member News

Bringing together the industry's greatest minds

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

The international TecDoc community came together to discuss what's next in the digital aftermarket. 500 representatives of leading parts manufacturers from around the world followed the invitation to …

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IAAF Member News

Apple announces self-service repair scheme in win for campaigners

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

Apple has announced a "self-service repair" programme so "customers who are comfortable" can fix their own devices. At launch, in early 2022 in the US, it will cover replacing the batteries, screens a…

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Industry News

Conference Speaker announcement: DVSA to outline market surveillance work on brakes, DPFs, LEDs, and emissions control

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

Representatives from the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will provide an update to IAAF members on its Market Surveillance Unit (MSU) work programmes at the upcoming IAAF Virtual Conferen…

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IAAF News

Who’s best in the Independent Aftermarket? - Final call for nominations

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

This is just a reminder that this year’s Awards Programme will be closing for nominations at 5.00 p.m. today. As in previous years, there are categories for Distributors and Suppliers in both the car …

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 19 November 2021

Date: Friday 19 November 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. New members join IAAF We have a number of ne…

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New UK Garage and Bodyshop Event unveils latest line up of training partners and exhibitors for June 2022

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

The new UK Garage and Bodyshop Event (brought to market by the organisers of Automechanika Birmingham and auto:resource) is already proving popular with major automotive aftermarket suppliers, with th…

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Industry News

Put the win into winter with one of GS Yuasa’s snack packs

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

Following on from their popular Summer of Sport and Sporting Autumn snack packs, GS Yuasa have announced their Winter Warmer snack pack, bringing workshops across the UK a much needed pick me up to be…

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IAAF Member News
Product News

Host of new products added to MAHLE’s hybrid and electric vehicle range

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

MAHLE Aftermarket UK is continuing to grow its range of hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) products, and has released 257 references to meet ongoing demand for this growing vehicle parc. The latest new-…

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Product News

Ben launches Christmas Appeal as demand for support soars

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

Ben, the automotive industry charity, has launched a new Christmas Appeal which aims to raise at least £500,000 to ensure it can support the record numbers of people calling on its services this year.…

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Industry News

Lucas Oil’s 2021 London-Brighton Run

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

On Sunday 7th November , The National Motor Museum took part in the Annual London-Brighton veteran car run. The Museum’s 1903 Daimler (AA11) motor car travelled the 60 miles in good time, with the hel…

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IAAF Member News

BorgWarner named in Forbes’ World’s Top Female Friendly Companies

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

BorgWarner, a global leader in delivering innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for the vehicle market, today announced that it has been recognized on Forbes’ list of “World’s Top Female Frien…

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IAAF Member News

ZF Aftermarket calls on Commercial Vehicle Sector to prepare for electrification

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

ZF Aftermarket is calling on the commercial vehicle sector to ensure they are well prepared for the mass electrification of its vehicles. This message goes out to motor factors, workshops and supplier…

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IAAF Member News

An important platform for the independent aftermarket: successful conclusion of the Digital MEYLE Exhibition 2021

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

The Hamburg manufacturer MEYLE is highly satisfied – MEYLE product and technical experts welcomed close to 500 participants from more than 26 countries to the digital trade show MEYLE Exhibition Hambu…

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Ford recognizes Dayco Mexico facility amongst ChEP 100 Best Managed Companies for 2020

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

Delivering technological innovations and premium quality products is something that Dayco believes at the core, for over 115 years. Recently, Dayco’s San Luis Potosi (SLP), Mexico facility, is selecte…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts 'Fit it for me' platform delivers £1M for independent garages

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

Fit It For Me, the online platform from LKQ Euro Car Parts that matches vehicle owners with independent garages, has now helped to generate £1m of additional labour for the independent aftermarket. La…

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Textar reveals best practice tips for CV brake pad replacement

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

Braking specialists, TMD Friction, via its Textar brand, has issued its best practice advice and handy tips designed to help technicians with the efficient replacement of commercial vehicle (CV) brake…

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Product News

New LCV pads available from Nutexa Frictions

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

Nutexa Frictions Ltd now has a number of LCV pads in its product portfolio for a range of popular vehicle makes and models, including Citroen, Ford, Mercedes Sprinter and Volkswagen, to name a few, al…

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Product News

Banner launches handy winter sales promotion

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

It’s winter promotion time once again, and this year Banner - one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of batteries and battery accessories – has devised a campaign that literally fits like a glove! The …

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NSK ProKIT catalogue now available as PDF download

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

Any companies serving the automotive aftermarket (AAM) can now benefit from the newly released PDF edition of NSK’s ProKIT catalogue. Like the online version released in 2020, distributors, wholesaler…

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Product News

NAPA launches new range of braking support products

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021

Continuing its streak of 2021 product launches, automotive aftermarket supplier NAPA has recently released a range of braking support products, including 53 hydraulic master and wheel cylinders and 11…

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Product News

Schaeffler e-axle wins Golden Steering Wheel award

Date: Monday 15 November 2021

Schaeffler, the automotive and industrial supplier has received the Golden Steering Wheel (“Goldenes Lenkrad”) award for its 2-in-1 electric axle system. Offered by German car magazine “AUTO BILD” and…

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AutoCare signs up its 900th garage

Date: Monday 15 November 2021

AutoCare is pleased to announce they have signed up its 900th garage, making it the largest independent garage network in the UK. MRT Autopoint LLP in Telford signed up with GroupAuto member Priorslee…

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IAAF Member News

LKQ Euro Car Parts garage karting tournament winners crowned

Date: Monday 15 November 2021

The LKQ Euro Car Parts 2021 garage karting tournament has come to a thrilling conclusion after more than six weeks of action on the racetrack. More than 1,200 garages from across the country took part…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts unveils Consumables catalogue

Date: Monday 15 November 2021

Arnold Clark Autoparts has launched its new Consumables catalogue, offering customers more than 7,000 consumables products to choose from, including in-demand products that will help them prepare for …

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