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TechMan makes final of IGA’s BIG Awards

Date: Thursday 27 June 2024

TechMan, the UK’s leading garage management system provider, has been shortlisted as a finalist at the Independent Garage Association’s (IGA) BIG Awards 2024, in the category of ‘Garage Management Sys…

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SMP Europe announces latest range expansion

Date: Thursday 27 June 2024

Leading engine management specialists, SMP Europe, has announced its latest range expansion, adding 22 part numbers to its ever-growing range as part of its commitment to consistently updating its pro…

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Peterborough garages get the REPXPERT treatment

Date: Thursday 27 June 2024

The REPXPERT team hit Peterborough with a bang yesterday (Wednesday 26th June), visiting a number of garages in and around the city to tell workshop owners and technicians about the ongoing REPXPERT M…

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Imexpart introduces new CV motor factor brand

Date: Thursday 27 June 2024

Imexpart (IMEX) has unveiled its new brand, AUTOCOMM, specifically dedicated for commercial vehicle (CV) motor factors. The new brand has been developed to help simplify the purchase process for CV mo…

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Introducing MAGFLEX1000, the most flexible light from Ring!

Date: Thursday 27 June 2024

The MAGFLEX1000 is an LED strip light that can be twisted, bent and contorted into all kinds of shapes, making it incredibly versitle for a host of environments. It also comes with a stretchable strap…

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TecDoc: Global Standard Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Date: Wednesday 26 June 2024

At the beginning of the 1990s, automotive spare parts data was not standardised and it was not checked whether their assignment to a vehicle type was correct. This uncertainty in selecting the right s…

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Driveshafts and CV joint added to Shaftec’s New To Range selection

Date: Wednesday 26 June 2024

Birmingham-based automotive remanufacturer Shaftec Automotive has expanded its New To Range portfolio even further this month. These new additions to the selection include 41 new driveshafts, and one …

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Watch: Mobile business wins back main dealer work with macsRemote

Date: Wednesday 26 June 2024

  Universal Calibration & Geo, a progressive London-based programming and ADAS calibration specialist, has put its rapid success down to Hella Gutmann’s macsRemote Services. Launched in 2023, th…

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Work experience placements at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event hailed a huge success

Date: Tuesday 25 June 2024

The initiative reflects the event organiser's commitment to supporting the next generation of automotive professionals, providing the students with a variety of tasks and roles throughout the show. As…

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OESAA Academy Live events inspire industry professionals of tomorrow

Date: Tuesday 25 June 2024

OESAA Academy Live shows students and apprentices the different career opportunities available in the automotive sector, as well as illustrate existing and new technologies, products, tools, technical…

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GS Yuasa advises regular battery checks to beat the summer heat

Date: Tuesday 25 June 2024

Understanding and managing the effects of high temperatures on all the vehicle batteries that come through your workshop is crucial for maintaining their performance and longevity, and ultimately prov…

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Bullish Performance & Outlook

Date: Tuesday 25 June 2024

This year’s financial performance figures from Banner has seen the group secure sales of four million starter and on-board batteries, delivering a turnover of EUR 302 million for its 2023/24 financial…

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First Line Ltd. unveils extensive new-to-range updates

Date: Tuesday 25 June 2024

First Line Ltd., has revealed its latest new-to-range updates with 56 additions, including 24 steering and suspension parts, 15 drive shafts, five friction components, four filters, three within its c…

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Tributes paid as Factor Sales’ Ian and Vivienne Penny retire from the automotive aftermarket

Date: Monday 24 June 2024

A familiar name and face to many within the sector, Ian, along with founder and former chairman, Peter Seagrott, spearheaded the leading market measurement data provider for more than a decade. Ian’s …

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DENSO highlights the importance of servicing the air conditioning system

Date: Monday 24 June 2024

As the AC service season is now well underway, DENSO is reminding the independent service and repair sector how important it is to be able to correctly maintain and overhaul the AC system to ensure ve…

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Schaeffler adds more REPXPERT 2CT training dates

Date: Monday 24 June 2024

Schaeffler has added more REPXPERT 2CT training course dates, with upcoming sessions set to take place in the North West in October and the Midlands in November. The first two-day course is taking pla…

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BM Catalysts unveils garage-focused initiatives, providing motor factors with greater opportunities

Date: Monday 24 June 2024

BM Catalysts, Europe’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket hot end emissions products, has successfully launched two new initiatives aimed at supporting both UK garages and motor factors: BM Garage Pr…

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No hidden costs with Hella Gutmann diagnostics

Date: Monday 24 June 2024

In a market where hidden diagnostic costs and unexpected fees are all too common, workshops across the UK are benefitting from Hella Gutmann’s straightforward, all-inclusive pricing model. It’s highly…

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Glen Callum Associates calls for ‘skills-based hiring’ strategies to navigate aftermarket recruitment challenges

Date: Friday 21 June 2024

Glen Callum Associates, a leading automotive aftermarket recruitment agency, is addressing the ongoing talent shortages in the sector by providing practical advice and innovative solutions, sharing in…

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Schaeffler sources rare clutch for charity ambulance

Date: Friday 21 June 2024

Schaeffler went above and beyond recently with the team sourcing the correct replacement clutch system for an ambulance operated by a local community first responder (CFR) charity based in Walsall, We…

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TecDoc Advances Automotive Aftermarket with Premier Data Quality

Date: Thursday 20 June 2024

Ismaning, Germany, 20 June 2024 – TecAlliance, the leading expert for data management and processes in the automotive aftermarket, has announced a significant milestone in its ongoing commitment to da…

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BM Catalysts calls for unified industry effort to reduce emissions on Clean Air Day

Date: Thursday 20 June 2024

BM Catalysts, Europe’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket hot end emissions products, is calling on the automotive aftermarket to unite in the fight against harmful emissions this Clean Air Day on Ju…

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TerraClean champions cleaner air with innovative decarbonising technology on Clean Air Day 2024

Date: Thursday 20 June 2024

As the UK marks Clean Air Day on 20th June 2024, TerraClean is advocating for the automotive industry to position itself as a pivotal player in the battle to reduce vehicle emissions. With an increasi…

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It’s a double for Ring and OSRAM’s motorsport partnership programme!

Date: Thursday 20 June 2024

Renowned lighting specialist, OSRAM and its subsidiary, auto accessory giant, Ring, have revealed their joint partnership of Tockwith Motorsport in the Southern European GT Championship. While the com…

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Elring Parts Ltd joins IAAF to connect with the industry on the latest regulations

Date: Thursday 20 June 2024

Elring Parts Ltd, a leading parts supplier and manufacturer, has become an Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) member, reinforcing its commitment to supporting the industry and advanc…

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ROWE joins IAAF as its latest member

Date: Thursday 20 June 2024

Premium oils, lubricants and coolants brand, ROWE, has become the latest member of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). This strategic partnership will allow ROWE to leverage IAAF…

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Future governments must tackle skills gap “timebomb”, says leading automotive CEO

Date: Thursday 20 June 2024

13 June 2024, London – Steve Horne, CEO of GSF Car Parts, has today warned that the UK’s automotive sector is now facing a skills gap “timebomb” – and urged any future government to get to grips wit…

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The power of partnerships in protecting the future of the independent aftermarket

Date: Thursday 20 June 2024

Andy Southby, Chief Commercial Officer at LKQ UK & Ireland, reflects on the power of partner eco-systems in driving success in the aftermarket, after [last week’s] UK Garage and Bodyshop Event. Ev…

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GSF Car Parts Expands Network with New Branch Openings in Birmingham, Crawley, and Southgate

Date: Wednesday 19 June 2024

GSF Car Parts, the leading UK car parts distributor, has announced the opening of its latest branch in Birmingham. This marks a significant milestone in the company's ongoing expansion efforts, with b…

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GSF Car Parts’ first TechFest a resounding success

Date: Wednesday 19 June 2024

GSF Car Parts is delighted to announce the phenomenal success of its inaugural TechFest, held on June 13, 2024, at Wembley. The event far surpassed expectations, drawing nearly 2,000 attendees, includ…

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UK Garage and Bodyshop Event announces winner of Customer Engagement Award 2024

Date: Tuesday 18 June 2024

The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event has revealed the winner of its Customer Engagement Award as LKQ Euro Car Parts for the third year in a row. The announcement was made at the highly anticipated return …

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FORVIA HELLA sets the scene for rear lighting on city and intercity buses

Date: Tuesday 18 June 2024

FORVIA HELLA supplies customized full-LED rear lighting with light curtain technology for one of the world's largest commercial vehicle manufacturers At 900 square centimeters, it is the largest ligh…

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HELLA leads the way at TechFest

Date: Tuesday 18 June 2024

HELLA and Hella Gutmann Solutions played a significant role at GSF Car Parts TechFest last Thursday (13thJune), with visitors having the opportunity to access an ongoing promotional discount on the co…

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Industry warned over poor quality brake calipers, following independent study

Date: Tuesday 18 June 2024

29 defects found in new caliper brands entering the aftermarket The automotive industry is being urged to question the quality and safety of calipers entering the aftermarket, following an independent…

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REPXPERT Workshop of the Year receives prizes

Date: Tuesday 18 June 2024

East Boldon Motors was named Workshop of the Year at the first-ever REPXPERT Awards during the Schaeffler REPXPERT Conference in May, and Schaeffler’s REPXPERTS recently visited the garage to present…

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Delphi to exhibit at Simply Keys

Date: Tuesday 18 June 2024

Delphi’s next-generation BlueTech vehicle communication interface (VCI) diagnostic tool is set to take centre stage at automotive locksmith show, Simply Keys next month. Taking place at the GTG in Wol…

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Ring supports the TyreSafe Briefing and Awards

Date: Monday 17 June 2024

As well as attending the TyreSafe Briefing and Awards at the National Motorcycle Museum on 13th July, automotive accessory specialist, Ring Automotive, was also one of the sponsors. Ring has been a lo…

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Delphi adds Volvo into security gateway solution

Date: Monday 17 June 2024

Delphi has announced the integration of Volvo into its security gateway solution as part of its latest diagnostic software update. Delphi's highly advanced BlueTech diagnostic tool can now automatical…

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Schaeffler REPXPERT hails “packed-out” TechFest

Date: Monday 17 June 2024

LuK double clutch training was the big draw on the Schaeffler REPXPERT stand at the GSF TechFest trade event, with the company seeing large numbers visit them at the brand-new London show last week. …

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Shaftec team takes the plunge for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice

Date: Friday 14 June 2024

On August 23rd, a courageous team from Shaftec will embark on an exhilarating tandem skydive to raise funds for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice in Coventry. This thrilling adventure is part of Shaftec’s ongo…

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Who won the Aftermarket Cup?

Date: Friday 14 June 2024

IAAF held Annual Golf Day at the Belfry, Sutton Coldfield and enjoyed exclusive use of the PGA National Course on Thursday 13 June. A full write up will follow in due course.   Golf Award winners belo…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts launches exciting promotion ahead of the Euros

Date: Friday 14 June 2024

Arnold Clark Autoparts is kicking off a brand-new promotion ahead of the group stages of the highly anticipated Euros. Starting Friday 14th June, Arnold Clark Autoparts customers can take advantage of…

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Garage Hive insight helps fuel growth at EAC Telford

Date: Friday 14 June 2024

EAC Telford, a renowned independent garage in Shropshire, has opened the shutters at its brand-new flagship centre following an investment of more than £100,000. Award-winning garage management system…

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Ring and OSRAM dominate at UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Friday 14 June 2024

Renowned lighting specialists, OSRAM and Ring, have revealed it experienced an incredible show at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event at the NEC on 5th and 6th June. The companies shared an impressive …

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UK Garage & Bodyshop Event 2024 reveals record number of visitors

Date: Thursday 13 June 2024

The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event 2024 saw a significant increase in attendance from its inaugural edition in 2022. ​Over the two days, the event welcomed an impressive 5,125 industry professionals, wh…

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Successful showcase for ZF Aftermarket at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Thursday 13 June 2024

  ·            ZF’s training initiatives showcased, including EV, hybrid and ADAS ·            Demonstrations provided on new Nissan Leaf training vehicle ·            Over 50 workshops registered for…

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AJD Tools celebrates success at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event 2024

Date: Thursday 13 June 2024

AJD Tools, a leading provider of tools, equipment, and consumables for garages across the UK, has hailed the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event 2024 a success, with the team receiving a high level of engage…

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IAAF membership expands with the REMA TIP TOP group of companies

Date: Thursday 13 June 2024

REMA TIP TOP UK group of companies, suppliers of equipment and consumables to the automotive aftermarket, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) membership. The specialist…

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IAAF hosts inaugural Summer Conference with dynamic discussions and industry insights

Date: Thursday 13 June 2024

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) successfully hosted its very first Summer Conference on 12th June at the prestigious Belfry Hotel and Spa, bringing together industry leaders, …

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Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2024 celebrates top talent

Date: Thursday 13 June 2024

The winners of the Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2024, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and headline sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts, have been announced, wi…

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