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New Head for ZF Aftermarket

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

Philippe Colpron (42 years) takes over as an Executive Vice President and has the responsibilities as Head of ZF’s aftermarket division on January 1st, 2021. As well as this, he will continue to lead …

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BM Catalysts confident for every Brexit eventuality

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

With the UK government still locked in talks with its EU counterparts over a trade deal for 1 January 2021, BM Catalysts is in the “best shape possible” to deal with any eventuality over the coming we…

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Automotive Support Group - December Online Training

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

December 10th, 2020 saw the first online training event for the Automotive Support Group for content elected from the membership of the group. Subjects covered included continuous professional develop…

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Strong interest in standardised data and digitised process solutions at Automechanika Shanghai 2020

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

This year, Automechanika in Shanghai (AMS) was held for the first time as a hybrid event. Despite the difficult situation due to COVID-19, Asia's most important trade fair for the automotive aftermark…

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State-of-the-art bodyshop completed during lockdown opens its doors

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

A brand new bodyshop delivered at the height of the Covid-19 national lockdown has opened its doors after a six-month fit-out by LKQ Euro Car Parts’ Workshop Solutions team. East Bilney Coachworks’ ei…

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EAG strengthens relationship with DRiV

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has revealed it will be taking on more product groups from DRiV, including the Champion and Payen portfolios, next month. Building on its already successful distribution o…

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E-Motive’s ecommotors PPE Portal work earns an IAAF Outstanding Innovation Award

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

IAAF member E-Motive, whose ecommotors tech platform powers key parts of the eBay-NHS PPE portal, won the ‘Outstanding Innovation During the Covid-19 Crisis’ category at the recent IAAF Pride of the A…

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Marathon Joins Forces with SKF

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

Marathon Warehouse Distribution are delighted to announce a new partnership with OE manufacturer SKF to distribute and provide a same day logistics platform across the UK for key products within SKFs …

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Wendy Williamson discusses aftermarket of the future in webinar

Date: Friday 11 December 2020

Wendy Williamson, IAAF chief executive, joined an expert panel on the latest Automechanika Birmingham auto:resource.co.uk webinar Series, which discussed the findings of an extensive industry report, …

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IAAF Virtual Conference 2020 - presentations and video now available

Date: Friday 11 December 2020

Following on from the IAAF's first Virtual Conference which took place on Thursday 3rd December, the IAAF has now made the video of the conference available for viewing by IAAF members. The conference…

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Take action now to ensure personal data flows freely from the EU/EEA to the UK

Date: Friday 11 December 2020

With just three weeks to go until the end of the transition period on 31 December, there is still time to prepare. You can find out what actions you may need to take by using the checker tool at gov.u…

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EAG reveals RYMEC distribution deal

Date: Friday 11 December 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has announced that it will be distributing RYMEC clutches to the aftermarket.RYMEC has been a prominent name in the automotive aftermarket for nearly 40 years, providing h…

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HELLA receives Innovation Award in China for battery module solutions

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

Against the background of ever tightening emission targets, the 48V mild hybrid powertrain is a cost-efficient bridging technology to support car manufacturers to achieve emission targets in short and…

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EAG reveals video tour of its Suplex warehouse

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has released a video showing its customers the Suplex area of the warehouse, as well as highlighting the benefits of the range. It’s been a year since EAG announced that i…

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Reinvestment strategy pays off for profitable Exol

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

An effective reinvestment strategy from lubricants maker Exol Lubricants has seen the company continue to increase turnover and profitability. With multi-million pound investments made to its Wednesbu…

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WAI partners with new breed of motor factor

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

WAI has reached an agreement with LSA Supplies Ltd, the latest name to commence trading in the automotive aftermarket, supplying garages in the south of England with the rotating electric specialist’s…

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First REPXPERT Zoom training sessions go down a storm with technicians keen to keep learning during lockdown

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

After running four ‘test’ sessions over two days with limited restricted access, Schaeffler’s first live online Zoom training event was received with great enthusiasm and gratitude by technicians and …

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Director progresses at Melett

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

Turbocharger and parts specialist Melett has appointed Darren Johnson to the position of Group Sales Director. Johnson, who was previously Head of Sales at Melett, will now be responsible for the exec…

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GRIDSERVE opens UK’s first Electric Forecourt® to support mass market EV charging and make EVs less expensive than petrol or diesel alternatives

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

GRIDSERVE has announced that the UK’s first Electric Forecourt® near Braintree, Essex, is open for business, representing a major breakthrough for massive expansion of electric vehicle (EV) charging i…

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IMI turns up the power on EV training in partnership with VOCANTO

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is addressing the urgency for EV training with an exciting new partnership with international e-learning training experts, VOCANTO. Capitalising on its ground…

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UK Transition Period: Important information regarding re-registered international designs

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

International designs designating the EU will continue to have protection in the UK under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement. From 1 January 2021, the UK Intellectual Property Office will create a …

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Legal Updates

Furlough is not just for Christmas: advice from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

Lawgistics have advised that the government has again updated their guidance with regard to furloughing employees. Furlough is only in place for companies which are being affected by coronavirus (Covi…

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HR Updates

COVID-19: Employer support – live HMRC webinars

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

Claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) are currently open for pay periods in November and December 2020. You have until 11.59pm Monday 14 December to submit claims for November. Make…

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Updated figures from DVSA on MOT forecasts

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

Following on from previous information released at the end of November, the DVSA has now produced updated figures and a forecast for January, broken down by postcode, to help understand how demand wil…

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Industry News

HELLA makes wiper blades simple

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

“With Britain’s ever-changing and unpredictable weather, wiper blades present the aftermarket with a day-in, day-out sales opportunity,” explains HELLA UK’s Senior Head of Marketing & Communicatio…

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Product News

FAG Complete Hub – the ultimate complete commercial vehicle wheel bearing repair solution from Schaeffler

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

Schaeffler has extended its portfolio of truck and trailer wheel bearing repair solutions with the introduction of a range of complete hub units for a quick and simple repair. The ready-to-fit FAG Com…

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Dayco's Charlie Huddleston retires

Date: Wednesday 09 December 2020

Long-time industry stalwart, Charlie Huddleston has retired after a long and distinguished aftermarket career. Having spent a considerable period of his working life with FAI, Universal Automotive and…

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AS-PL Italia has started the cooperation with AD Italia

Date: Tuesday 08 December 2020

AS-PL Italia has become the official supplier of the Autodis Italia and AD Giadi from the AD Italia group. AD Giadi is an Italian brand that was created by the merger of Autodistribution Italia and Gi…

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New Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Safety Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com - Galvanic Isolation

Date: Tuesday 08 December 2020

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the next chapter in their Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Safety course High Voltage Design Concepts and Safety Systems, which focuses on Galv…

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Philips new generation RacingVision GT200

Date: Monday 07 December 2020

Philips automotive lighting bulbs have always fared well in the UK’s premier annual bulb test, and, only weeks after its introduction, the new Philips RacingVision GT200 - with up +200%[1] brighter li…

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LIQUI MOLY enters the French handball league

Date: Monday 07 December 2020

From the 2021-2022 season, LIQUI MOLY will be the main and name sponsor of Starligue, the highest handball league in France. The motor oil and additive specialist concluded a five-year contract with t…

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IAAF Member News

URGENT - Help needed from IAAF members for important study

Date: Friday 04 December 2020

Following on from last week's news that FIGIEFA and IAAF have been approached by TRL on behalf of the European Commission to take part in a study looking into access to in-vehicle data, we are pleased…

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IAAF Virtual Conference 2020 - Sponsors

Date: Friday 04 December 2020

The IAAF would like to thank all the companies who sponsored this year's event in the year that nobody expected. The headline sponsors of the event were Alliance Automotive Group and Impression UK. …

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The show must go on: IAAF gets the wheels in motion for aftermarket recovery in first virtual conference

Date: Friday 04 December 2020

A successful first-ever virtual Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) conference has taken an in-depth look at the opportunities and threats affecting aftermarket businesses in a post-B…

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IAAF celebrates the ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’

Date: Friday 04 December 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has revealed the worthy winners of its new-look awards ceremony, ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’, celebrating the individuals and businesses who hav…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts customers donate more than £10k to automotive industry charity

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

Customers shopping in LKQ Euro Car Parts branches have collectively donated more than £10,000 to automotive industry charity, Ben, by adding £0.25 to their total when they check out. The funds have be…

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New digital platform launched to inform, train and connect UK automotive aftermarket

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of Automechanika Birmingham, has launched auto:resource, a new online directory and resources platform to inform, train and connect the UK automotive aftermarket. The co…

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GS Yuasa launch free online COVID-19 and Batteries training course for workshops and distributors

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

GS Yuasa have launched a coronavirus-specific training course covering COVID-19 and batteries. The free course will help distributors, workshops and garages combat the rise of battery failure occurrin…

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Schaeffler embraces new way of recruitment from GCA

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

Schaeffler UK is now benefitting from a new and proven hiring recruitment strategy, helping the company to source the best industry talent in the most efficient way possible. Delivered by automotive a…

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Autotech Recruit wins top Motor Trader Industry accolade

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

Autotech Recruit has been recognised by Motor Trader as the Recruitment Agency of the Year, 2020, in an online event which marked the 30th anniversary of the coveted Motor Trader Industry Awards. Winn…

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HMRC Transition Update: Completing customs import declarations

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

The UK transition period ends at the end of this month. If your business trades with other countries from Europe or you represent a business who does, from 1 January you’ll need to be prepared for the…

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Automotive aftermarket to be provided with industry insight in latest webinar

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

After the success of the first and second free webinars for the automotive aftermarket, Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of Automechanika Birmingham, has confirmed the date for the next webinar in the A…

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The Garage Inspector recommends like-for-like battery replacement

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

VARTA Brand Ambassador Andy Savva explains the importance of replacing a car battery with the same type of technology (or upgrading) and advises never to downgrade technologies. When it comes to vehic…

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Brexit tax and customs changes are coming very soon. Are you ready?

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

IAAF member E-Motive is co-hosting a timely webinar to help companies prepare for Brexit on Tuesday 8th December at 2:30pm. A panel of experts from the fields of ecommerce technology & services, c…

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Do we have to shut our workplace after a confirmed case of COVID-19 among our workforce?

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

Our colleagues at Xecutivesearch have brought to our attention the following article, put together by Mondaq, which outlines what is recommended should an employee be confirmed as having COVID-19. The…

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HR Updates

Kerridge Commercial Systems launches new Ecommerce Division

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

MAM Software, a Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) company, has today announced the formation of a new strategic Ecommerce Division within the group. The company, with operations across the globe, has …

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Santa's Helping Hand

Date: Wednesday 02 December 2020

It’s been a challenging year for many people but, as we approach the end of it, Ben thought the industry might appreciate a little light-hearted fun in the form of a Christmas challenge and as the IAA…

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101 new colleagues in the crisis year

Date: Wednesday 02 December 2020

LIQUI MOLY, the German motor oil manufacturer, is not immune to the pandemic. However, the company is not taking cover, but continues to invest in personnel. On 1 December, it welcomed its 101st new e…

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Expected rise in gear control cable repairs

Date: Friday 27 November 2020

In the lead up to Christmas, more people this year are turning to online shopping, which means there are significantly more light commercial vehicles (LCV’s) on the roads making deliveries. As a resul…

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Product News

David Sedgley, Roadlink International chairman, has sadly passed away following a long illness

Date: Friday 27 November 2020

David spent his whole working life in the commercial vehicle industry, leaving school to begin work with Edmunds Walker in the early 1960s. Always championing the independent business, he established …

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