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Autosupplies Group crowns its Employees of the Year

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023

The Autosupplies Group has named its winners of the group-wide Employee of the Year awards to recognise outstanding contributions to the company. Voted on by management across all three sites, the win…

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DENSO introduces a specific Sustainability page to its website

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023

Reflecting DENSO’s commitment to achieve environmental sustainability and a carbon neutral future, the DENSO Aftermarket website now has a dedicated Sustainability section where it can showcase its in…

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JURATEK extends product portfolio with latest new-to-range

Date: Monday 19 June 2023

JURATEK has launched four new brake pads, four new calipers and one new brake disc as the brand expands its range to meet increased customer demand. The latest references join JURATEK’s extensive prod…

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The best just got better – Ring upgrades its MAGFlex Twist

Date: Monday 19 June 2023

Following its policy to consistently develop and improve, Ring has upgraded its MAGFlex Twist to conform with EU laws that are coming into force and provide a new, better and brighter inspection lamp …

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WAI launches all-new rotating electrics references

Date: Monday 19 June 2023

Leading rotating electrics supplier, WAI, has expanded its range of alternators and starter motors with the addition of seven new references. Hot from the stand at Automechanika Birmingham 2023, WAI h…

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AS-PL: We've taken Birmingham and Istanbul, but we still don't have enough!

Date: Monday 19 June 2023

Last week was very intense for us. It started with three very busy days at Automechanika Birmingham, and then about 3000 km further, you could meet us again at the Automechanika Istanbul. And that's n…

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BorgWarner announces anticipated completion date of PHINIA spin-off

Date: Monday 19 June 2023

BorgWarner has announced that it expects to complete the spin-off of PHINIA at the end of the day on July 3, 2023, as outlined in PHINIA’s final information statement filing with the Securities and Ex…

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Automotive community gathers in record numbers at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

Following a four-year absence, a record number of UK automotive professionals came together at Automechanika Birmingham, the most important trade event for the UK automotive industry. The 14,402 visit…

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SMP Europe makes successful debut at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

SMP Europe says its first time showing its leading engine management and ignition product portfolio, plus its engineering and manufacturing expertise at Automechanika Birmingham, was a “huge success”.…

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WAI chief executive scoops Entrepreneur of the Year award

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

Ryan Moul, chief executive officer of leading rotating electrics supplier WAI, has been recognised as a winner in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for the Florida region. The awards were launche…

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People News

Veterans’ charity scoops lottery grant following IAAF support

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

A charity supporting army veterans has won the National Lottery People’s Project grant public vote, after a swathe of support from the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). The Veteran…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts puts pedal to the metal to support Bolton's next generation of engineers

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts and Bolton-based Whitecroft Garage are getting local primary school kids revved up about automotive engineering through support for an eco-friendly electric vehicle (EV) kit car pro…

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IAAF members hail success of Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

IAAF members who exhibited at the recent Automechanika Birmingham 2023 held 6-8 June at the NEC, have hailed the success of the exhibition, which returned for the first time in four years. To see thei…

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Data shows beginning of Covid-19 MOT trend correction

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

Data from DVSA and the IAAF Garage Network suggests a levelling out of the MOT trend brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. More motorists are now resorting back to summer MOTs, having had the tes…

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DENSO’s Hybrid Blade wiper range renamed and repackaged to reflect its premium original equipment quality

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

The original equipment (OE) blade of choice by vehicle manufacturers (VMs) across the globe, the DENSO Hybrid Blade, is just 25mm in height, making it both wind resistant and unobtrusive, while still …

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Product News

Schaeffler speaks to Markhams Garage, the first REPXPERT bonus point millionaire!

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

“Elated and excited,” said Simon Powney from Markhams Garage in Kingsland, in response to being asked how he felt to be the first Schaeffler REPXPERT bonus point millionaire. “We’ve been a REPXPERT us…

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English duo narrowly miss out on German final

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

England’s Robert Lambert and Dan Bewley were the pick of the NGK-sponsored riders at the Wölk FIM Speedway GP of Germany – Teterow. Both riders made the semi-finals, scoring ten points and nine points…

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Nic’s looking to be quick at Oulton Park

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

NGK Ambassador Nic Hamilton is in optimistic mood as the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) heads to Oulton Park this weekend. Thirty-one-year-old Nic, the brother of seven-time World F1 champion…

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EV ‘holy grail’ unlocked with launch of six-minute charge car

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

Nyobolt, the pioneering UK-based developer of breakthrough ultra-fast-charging batteries, has revealed how its advanced battery technology can transform electric vehicles. Nyobolt is showcasing a vehi…

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First sustainable fuel for classic vehicles launches for public purchase in the UK

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

The UK’s first publicly available sustainable petrol went on sale on 13th June, designed specifically for classic vehicles. The SUSTAIN Classic range will allow motorists to fuel their vintage vehicle…

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Ring and Osram make their mark at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

Premium brands, OSRAM and Ring, both exhibited at Automechanika Birmingham at the NEC from 6th – 8th June, with huge success. The companies shared an impressive stand in hall 19 on stand M111, which p…

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Niterra attracts the crowds at Automechanika UK

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

Niterra UK Ltd – owner of the renowned NGK ignition and NTK vehicle electronic brands – attracted hundreds of visitors to its stand at the Automechanika UK Show. The company boasted a host of attracti…

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Mountney joins Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation membership

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed automotive accessory supplier Mountney to its membership. Mountney was established almost 30 years ago and is a leading national s…

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WAI enjoys success at return of Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

Leading rotating electrics supplier WAI has declared Automechanika Birmingham a success, following strong visitor interest in its starter motor and alternator product range, as well as its new electri…

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TfL and London Councils progress plans to further improve lorry safety in London

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

Transport for London (TfL) and London Councils are moving forward with plans to improve road safety in London by making changes to London's pioneering Direct Vision Standard (DVS) based HGV safety per…

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Industry News

GSF Car Parts announces partnership with Speed of Sight charity

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

National motor factor GSF Car Parts has announced an exciting new sponsor partnership with life-changing charity Speed Of Sight. GSF supplies thousands of independent garages throughout the UK and Nor…

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Kerridge Commercial Systems partners with Reality Finance to offer flexible payments for its products and services

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

Industry-leading ERP, retail and business management software provider, Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has partnered with Reality Finance, one of the UK’s leading independent asset finance companie…

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Exclusive research unveiled: Be the first to access insider insights in the automotive aftermarket from the Dal Corso Group

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

We have big news for all IAAF members! Our ground-breaking research on the European automotive aftermarket is now available, and we couldn't wait to share it with you. Dive into our comprehensive insi…

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TechMan hails winning return of Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

TechMan demonstrated its leading garage management system and a new collaboration with BookMyGarage.com, at the company’s successful return to Automechanika Birmingham. TechMan exhibited its latest up…

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IAAF to support garage members with online presence

Date: Wednesday 14 June 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced an initiative to help garages access a top-performing website so they can better respond to the way motorists now search for vehi…

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KYB takes to the test track

Date: Wednesday 14 June 2023

In a recent video series produced by KYB Americas, KYB took to the test track, revealing stark differences between KYB, premium competitor shocks, worn shocks and low-cost shocks. To ensure fair testi…

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Melett hails resounding success of Automechanika Birmingham exhibition

Date: Wednesday 14 June 2023

Melett has hailed its attendance at Automechanika Birmingham a success, following the three-day event at the NEC in Birmingham from June 6th-8th. Members of the entire automotive aftermarket, from sup…

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Why concept garages will help independents take on the future: Kevan Wooden, chief commercial officer, LKQ Euro Car Parts

Date: Tuesday 13 June 2023

If you’ll allow me to briefly touch on some news from LKQ Euro Car Parts, we have recently launched a third concept garage platform, 1TEC Auto Hub, to complement our existing partnerships with Bosch a…

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Klarius helps power the performance market

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

Klarius Products has expanded its range with new exhaust parts tailored for the legendary Honda Civic Type R, a favourite amongst driving enthusiasts who value a sporty and engaging experience in a pr…

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Exol Lubricants continues support for Thailand distributor in local touring car racing series

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

Exol Lubricants is once again taking to the track in Thailand in the Super Turbo S.E.A Zone Challenge for 2023 via its local distributor, Shinsiri Ltd. The Exol-supported, 1.5-litre engine Toyota Vios…

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Mintex introduces new-to-range brake pad, disc, and drum parts

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

Braking specialist TMD Friction UK has introduced nine new brake pad, disc and drum references to its iconic Mintex brand product ranges, providing garages with the option of fitting renowned Mintex q…

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Textar releases two new premium brake discs in range expansion

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

Braking specialist TMD Friction UK has introduced two new brake disc references to its premium Textar brand product range, as the company continues to develop new products to meet the needs of the con…

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FAI offers timing chain kit installation advice

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

FAI Automotive has the largest range of VVT hubs in the aftermarket, manufactured in a sealed, controlled clean room to ensure precision engineering at OE level specification. FAI’s TCKs contain the l…

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Latest First Line Ltd. range expansion delivers 49 new parts

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

Aftermarket specialist First Line Ltd. has revealed details of the latest expansion to its First Line and Borg & Beck product ranges, with 49 new references introduced. New additions have been int…

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FAI announces valve cover range expansion providing wide vehicle coverage

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

FAI Automotive has expanded its range of valve covers to now include 34 references, which have been specially developed to be applied to thousands of popular vehicle makes and models, giving high dema…

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Avia Autos extends capabilities with Delphi

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

Bridgend-based Avia Autos is reaping the benefits of the next-generation diagnostic tool from Delphi Technologies. Both the DS180 BlueTech vehicle communication interface (VCI), and Delphi’s free diag…

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NSK bearings deliver macro benefits in micro applications

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

With the micro-mobility market set to soar in the years through to 2030, NSK is in prime position to help OEMs take advantage of this significant demand. The company’s bearings have all the strength, …

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Leading aftermarket group Alliance Automotive are excited to announce the launch of the Global EV network NexDrive in the United Kingdom

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

Already active in Canada, Germany, and the Benelux, the NexDrive programme provides workshops with IMI-certified training, lead generation, exclusive branding, and technical support to ensure they are…

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Hella Gutmann begins its next chapter

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

With its eyes firmly set on the future, Hella Gutmann, the workshop equipment division of global original equipment (OE) supplier HELLA, has reinvigorated and strengthened its UK team to ensure it can…

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Servicesure Autocentres and Recharge Rescue partner to support EV drivers

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

NATIONAL garage programme Servicesure Autocentres has announced a new partnership with Recharge Rescue, the only insured product specifically designed for EV drivers providing 24/7 emergency roadside …

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GS Yuasa relaunches ‘Powering what matters’ advertising campaign across Europe

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

GS Yuasa, the leading Japanese global battery manufacturer with a local presence across Europe, is proud to announce the return of their high-profile advertising campaign, ‘Powering what matters’. Cen…

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TRICO warns of UV damage to blades

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

As the warm weather looks like it’s here to stay, TRICO is warning of the damage UV rays can do to wiper blades, which will present sales opportunities to factors and workshops. Ultraviolet light from…

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NAPA Truck Launches Steering and Suspension

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

Commercial vehicle aftermarket manufacturer NAPA Truck has released its new comprehensive steering & suspension range in the UK. This range from NAPA Truck features over 200 active parts including…

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OSRAM continues to shine a light on its extensive range of bulbs

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

Renowned lighting specialist, OSRAM, has a vast range of bulbs to suit every driver, so to make sure they are recommending the right replacement to their customers, it would be wise for workshops and …

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ZF Health Check by ZF Aftermarket increases the uptime of buses on the road

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

With its ZF Health Check, ZF makes the "Next Generation Aftermarket" accessible to users of its automatic transmission for buses. Based on live read data from the driving operations, an individualised…

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