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Range and Quality Attracts Premier Auto Parts to NAPA

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

Rob Gould, managing director of Cork-based Premier Auto Parts, talks about why NAPA products have become such an integral part of the business in a short time. Based in Cork and with seven further dep…

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All pure electric Volvo models to be available online only

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

Volvo Cars is fundamentally changing how and where to meet its customers, and will transform the current wholesale model by moving online and with strong customer relationships. It aims to be a fully …

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GS Yuasa Academy graduates become fully-fledged members of the IMI

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

The first GS Yuasa Academy graduates are beginning to receive IMI membership and certification as the battery training platform continues to go from strength to strength. Since its launch in 2019, the…

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IMI response to Roadmap to Recovery

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

Steve Nash, CEO of the Institute of the Motor Industry responds to the Government’s four stage roadmap to recovery: “It is welcome news that education, quite rightly, is given priority in being the f…

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MAM solutions help Automotive Supplies deal with upswing in sales

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

Automotive Supplies, a single-site motor factor based in Derry, has experienced an increase in business over the past year - and MAM Software solutions have helped facilitate this growth. Since implem…

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Banner secures €60m North American battery order

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

Banner – Europe’s leading manufacturer of batteries and battery accessories – has entered 2021 on a high having secured a lucrative order that will see the company supply 1.5 million lead acid batteri…

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Government confirms introdcution of E10 petrol in September

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

The DfT has confirmed that, following the consultation carried out into E10 petrol, the fuel will be introduced into UK forecourts with effect from September 2021. The DfT received 208 responses to th…

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Autotech Recruit drives up efficiency amongst contractors with technical data app

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

Autotech Recruit has invested in technology which will equip its contractor network of temporary vehicle technicians and MOT testers with vital data on every vehicle on the road - at the touch of a bu…

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NEW alternator A5412S in AS-PL offer

Date: Monday 01 March 2021

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A5412S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and st…

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Product News

ECOBAT’s Steve Sheppard retires

Date: Friday 26 February 2021

After more than 20 years with ECOBAT Battery Technologies (ECOBAT), Managing Director (MD), Steve Sheppard, has stepped down from his position, six years after his Parkinson’s diagnosis. Steve joined …

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People News

Mintex kickstarts 2021 with new additions

Date: Friday 26 February 2021

Leading aftermarket braking brand Mintex has launched five new brake pads, six brake discs and two brake shoe kits kickstarting its range extension plans for 2021. The new brake pads cover more than 2…

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Product News

Search begins for Williamson successor

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

With the news that IAAF Chief Executive, Wendy Williamson, is retiring this year, the search has begun for her successor. The role of the IAAF chief executive is an extremely varied one and the succes…

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BEIS update on free flow of data between the EU and the UK

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

The UK government has welcomed the European Commission's draft data adequacy decision which recognises the UK’s high data protections standards and set out that the UK’s standards are ‘adequate’. Posi…

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Ben: Support for life - depression

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

Ben has recently seen a rise in the number of people looking for help with depression, which isn’t surprising as it’s been reported that the number of adults experiencing depression has almost doubled…

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HR Updates

LKQ Euro Car Parts launches campaign to help garages maximise revenue generation through SMR

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

As part of its ongoing support programme for the independent aftermarket, LKQ Euro Car Parts has launched a new campaign to help garages enhance their service, maintenance and repair (SMR) offering an…

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TecAlliance introduces “Premier Data Supplier” certificate

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

Since 2020, TecAlliance has been running a data quality offensive to continuously optimise data quality in the TecDoc Catalogue. A new set of rules with additional validations and key performance indi…

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Product News

New EV-dismantling facility helps SYNETIQ to enhance sustainable motoring solutions

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

A multimillion-pound investment by SYNETIQ, Britain’s largest integrated salvage and recycling company, will ready its Winsford site into the UK’s first facility with dedicated EV and Hybrid dismantli…

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EV charging strategy for Wales

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

A Welsh Government Consultation seeking to gather views on the draft strategy for electric vehicle charging in Wales has been responded to by the Federation of Small Business (FSB) lobbying on behalf …

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LIQUI MOLY sponsors 2021 European Athletics Championship

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

LIQUI MOLY is expanding its commitment to top-level sport with its sponsorship of the European Athletics Championship. The 36th European Athletics Indoor Championship will take place in Toruń, Poland,…

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UK government review of Block Exemption Regulation

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

The Department for Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy has announced a review on the functioning of European Block Exemption Regulations in the UK via the Competition and Markets Authority (C…

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New Ring Connect app for “a connected future”

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

Ring Automotive has introduced Ring Connect app the new, ‘smart’ way for motorists to take control of their own vehicle safety and efficiency, putting an expert in their back pocket. After conducting …

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Product News

IAAF to explore digital aftermarket opportunities in Industry Briefing Bitesize session

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced the first Industry Briefing Bitesize session for 2021, ‘The Digitalisation of the Automotive Aftermarket in 2021 and beyond’, whi…

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Prestige Fleet Servicing joins IAAF

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed its newest member, Prestige Fleet Servicing Ltd. Prestige works with both business and consumer customers across the UK, and suppo…

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The Turbo Guy charges in to help out

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

When the Managing Director of The Turbo Guy, Allan Mitchell, found out that a neighbouring business, McMillan Office Supplies, was helping out the local community, he decided to help out too. McMillan…

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Ford Europe Goes All-In on EVs on Road to Sustainable Profitability; Cologne Site Begins $1 Billion Transformation

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Ford is taking a significant step forward in its European transformation with a commitment to go all-in on its electric passenger vehicles and to substantially grow and electrify its leading commercia…

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Industry News

Retro Rallycross Championship Target with Lucas Oil

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Lucas Oil has confirmed its support for Wigan-based driver Tony Lynch, who will challenge for the Retro Rallycross Championship during the 2021 season. This will be his third attempt to win it driving…

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HELLA expands product range for electromobility and launches low-voltage battery management system

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Electromobility continues to gain momentum worldwide. Both fully electric vehicles and partially electrified drive types, such as mild hybrids, are forecast to see above-average growth over the coming…

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British Gas makes largest UK commercial EV order with Vauxhall and commits to accelerating the electrification of its fleet

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

British Gas has announced that it is ordering 2,000 new all-electric Vivaro-e vans from Vauxhall and has introduced plans to never purchase another combustion engine vehicle. As part of its commitment…

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Industry News

New Klarius Euro 5 components for pick-ups and hybrids

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Klarius Products has announced a range of updates and additions to its Euro 5 catalytic converter (CAT) and catalysed diesel particulate filters (CDPF) range. These include new CATs for the hybrid Lex…

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LKQ Europe tops second half 2020 segment EBITDA margin outlook

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

LKQ Corporation reported fourth quarter and full year 2020 results on February 18, 2021 that reflect continued improvement in operational and balance sheet productivity and further debt reduction, des…

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EAG launches its wiper blade promotion!

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) is giving out scratchcards to customers who buy two Champion or TRICO wiper blades, to allow them to be in with the chance to win incredible prizes. The promotion, which i…

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Product News

Brexit Transition: Sources of help and guidance

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

Below can be found a list of sources of information which may be of interest to businesses who import and/or export goods to and from the UK.  This list is not exhaustive and new information will be a…

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Legal Updates

Ivanov fails to retain World Ice Speedway title

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

NGK-sponsored Daniil Ivanov narrowly failed to make the podium at the 2021 FIM Ice Speedway World Championship finals in his Russian homeland. Ivanov, the defending and four-time champion, finished fo…

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LIQUI MOLY reports a slump in profits of 50 percent

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

The lubricant specialist LIQUI MOLY was also not spared from the pandemic. Sales rose by 7.1 percent to a new record level. In the United Kingdom, the upsurge was particularly large at 117 percent. Ea…

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Capital Markets Day 2021: HELLA confirms medium term growth and profitability targets

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

HELLA, the global automotive supplier is sticking to its medium-term targets despite the increasingly challenging market environment. The company confirmed this during its virtual Capital Markets Day,…

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SMP Europe launches new streamlined website

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

SMP Europe has launched an improved website to reflect its new branding, engineering expertise and product focus. The new site also features an easy search function and quick access to ‘help and suppo…

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Schaeffler starts mass production of electric motors

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

Schaeffler is now reaping the rewards of an early 2018 decision to create a specific business division for electric mobility. The start of multiple product mass production across all electrification l…

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Product News

NGK - supporting drag racing

Date: Monday 22 February 2021

NGK has been renowned for its support of motorsport over many decades and is now in the news through its involvement with drag racing. The company was highlighted in an article in Race Engine Technolo…

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Chief Executive Wendy Williamson to retire in 2021

Date: Friday 19 February 2021

Heading up the Federation for more than seven years, Williamson has successfully led the IAAF through a number of changes, ensuring it remains at the forefront of the industry and as an umbrella for w…

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IAAF News

Virtual AGM for IAAF

Date: Friday 19 February 2021

Just like most other networking events at present, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) took to ‘Zoom’ recently to hold its first-ever virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM), which s…

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Schaeffler REPXPERT ‘Tea-break training’ adds value and can save money

Date: Friday 19 February 2021

There is no question that during these socially distanced times, Schaeffler’s REPXPERT ‘Tea-break training’ concept has captured the attention of the workshop community, with more than 200 workshops a…

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Government announces £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove has announced a £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund to support small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) adjust to new customs, rules of origin, an…

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Industry News

DVSA releases February 2021 MOT testing forecasts

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Following on from previous forecast figures, the DVSA has now produced the latest figures for February 2021 and a forecast for March 2021, broken down by postcode, to help understand how demand will v…

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Fueltone are delighted to announce the appointment of Malcolm Rosher and Mark Greenwood as advisors to the Board

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Fueltone is strengthening its Board to include two individuals who are very experienced and well regarded in the automotive aftermarket. They are Mark Greenwood and Malcolm Rosher (pictured), and they…

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People News

TecAlliance launches data quality offensive

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Access to correct and up-to-date vehicle and product information is essential for success in the automotive aftermarket. TecAlliance, one of the world's leading data specialists for the digital automo…

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First Line Ltd makes its mark on electric vehicle sector

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

According to the SMMT, in the last year, sales of pure electric vehicles (EVs) have risen by 185.9% and as of September 2020, more than 164,100 EVs are on the road. EV registrations have been growing …

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Bosch Car Service celebrates 100 years

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Max Eisenmann & Co, an automotive repair workshop in Hamburg, became the first official Robert Bosch AG installation and repair workshop in 1921, marking the birth of Bosch services and the first …

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Precious metal prices remain volatile, says BM Catalysts

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Prices of precious metals used in the manufacturing of catalytic converters continue to fluctuate rapidly, prompting BM Catalysts to revert to a short term buying strategy to remain competitive. Over …

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HELLA onboard with OESAA’s ‘We’ve got you covered’ Covid-19 workshop support packs

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Alongside other OESAA members, HELLA has reaffirmed its ongoing support to help workshops with the advice they need and the equipment required to keep their premises safe and operating normally. The i…

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Glen Callum further enhances recruitment process

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Automotive aftermarket recruitment specialist Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has bolstered its services to clients even further as it looks to aid industry recruitment during the pandemic and ensure bus…

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