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Export and import of hazardous chemicals (PIC)

Date: Monday 08 February 2021

Following the UK’s exit from the EU, HSE has established in Great Britain an independent Prior Informed Consent (PIC) regulatory regime for the export and import of certain hazardous chemicals. Busine…

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UK Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

Date: Monday 08 February 2021

Registration and authorisation New registrationRegister a substance under UK REACH Apply for an authorisationStart an application to apply for the use of a substance on Annex XIV (Authorisation list) …

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Duncan Richards – Obituary

Date: Monday 08 February 2021

Duncan Allen Richards 16.07.1961 – 27.01.2021 EEC is saddened to announce that on Wednesday 27th January 2021, our Director of Sales, Duncan Richards passed away following a 3-year battle with Cancer.…

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Update from Lawgistics: Furlough the sixth Direction

Date: Friday 05 February 2021

Lawgistics, the IAAF's legal helpline provider, have advised that the Treasury has produced its sixth Direction on the furlough scheme. Firstly, the direction confirms that furlough has been extended …

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HR Updates

With rave reviews, dual mass flywheel technology took centre-stage in the latest Schaeffler REPXPERT ‘Tea-break training’ session

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

‘Great work, much appreciated’, ‘Thanks for the advice’, ‘Brilliant once again’. These and many more positive responses were the messages left as participants logged out of the latest Schaeffler REPXP…

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UK workshops balance positive levels of confidence for the future with a cautious approach to current investment

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

As the UK completes a month of national lockdown, in a survey undertaken for leading aftermarket lubricants brand Comma, workshops reveal a somewhat contradictory picture in which they reveal both a f…

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H2Accelerate – new collaboration for zero emission hydrogen trucking at mass-market scale

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

Daimler Truck AG, IVECO, OMV, Shell and the Volvo Group have committed to work together to help create the conditions for the mass-market roll-out of hydrogen trucks in Europe. As a growing number of …

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TecDoc in real time: How IDP revolutionises product marketing

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

TecAlliance, one of the world's leading data specialists for the digital automotive aftermarket, has launched a new interface called Instant Data Processing (IDP) that enables real-time updates of Tec…

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CAT Conversations

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

Car Aftermarket Trader (CAT Magazine) has launched a series of panel discussions featuring experts from in and around the automotive aftermarket. The first CAT Conversation will take place on Tuesday …

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Automechanika’s auto:resource platform successfully connects automotive aftermarket

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

Since launching in December 2020, auto:resource has gone from strength to strength with 9,000 unique users and close to 100 suppliers from across the aftermarket industry signing up, including key OEM…

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First Line Ltd expands its gear control cable offering

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

First Line Ltd is committed to providing the most relevant and comprehensive ranges across their product portfolio for the aftermarket. With this commitment in mind, the company is constantly reviewin…

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Product News

Do you move goods to Northern Ireland?

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2021

The UK trade deal with the EU and the additional agreement known as the Northern Ireland Protocol has safeguarded Northern Ireland's place in the UK's customs territory, this preserves access for Nort…

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New-style driving licences and number plates mark one-year anniversary of Brexit as EU flag is removed

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2021

To mark the UK’s exit from the EU, the EU flag has been removed from all UK driving licences and number plate designs, with the first batches issued from 1 January 2021. While existing licences and nu…

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UTAC CERAM completes acquisition of Millbrook and announces new governance

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2021

The French group UTAC CERAM has announced the completion of the acquisition of the British group Millbrook, both key partners to automotive customers in Europe and around the world. The two companies …

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HELLA sells shares in joint venture Mando HELLA Electronics to partner Mando

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2021

HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier intends to sell its 50 percent share in the South Korean joint venture Mando HELLA Electronics (MHE) to Mando. The two partners have now signe…

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Autotech Talks – panel discussion on the issues the 2030 ICE ban will have across the industry

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2021

The Autotech Group has reignited its Autotech Talks series with a panel discussion on the effects the 2030 ban on ICE vehicles will have on the entire automotive industry. Steve Nash, CEO of The IMI, …

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HMRC answer frequently asked questions on new trade rules

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2021

New rules for businesses that trade with Europe are here. Now that the Brexit transition period has ended, all businesses that move goods between Great Britain and countries in the EU, or under the No…

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Brexit Transition: Sources of help and guidance

Date: Wednesday 03 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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‘The time to embrace EVs is now’ warns expert aftermarket and engineering panel

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

The automotive aftermarket has been encouraged to embrace electric vehicles or risk getting left behind in an exclusive webinar titled “Auto industry skills shortage & tackling electric vehicles (…

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Bevan Group emerges stronger with help from recruitment specialist

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Leading commercial vehicle body builder, Bevan Group, is entering 2021 in a much stronger position following an unprecedented year, thanks to the help of specialist automotive and engineering recruite…

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Exol’s Optima range grows further with new versatile grade

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Exol Lubricants has added the Optima C5 LSOV 0W-20 oil to its expanding passenger car product range. This is a next generation, fully synthetic, low SAPS, fuel economy engine oil designed for use in a…

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Product News

Let there be light: Osram expands its portfolio of LED working and driving lights

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Osram has expanded its product portfolio of LEDriving working and driving lights with 18 new types, now providing customers with approximately 30 products for designing the front and rear lighting of …

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

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released a new chapter in their course on High Voltage Design Concepts and Safety Systems, focusing on ISOLATION MONITORING. This first chapter gives…

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Dayco partners with Maseratic to optimise hybrid technology

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Dayco is a leading engine products and drive systems specialist for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries and is not only considered a preferred solution provider for high technology o…

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Kia to recall Sorento models in UK

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Kia Motors (UK) Limited is recalling certain Sorento models to reset and update the eCall system governing the vehicle’s eCall SOS feature. The recall only affects Sorento models produced between 1 Se…

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TMD Friction strengthens it’s IAM commercial vehicle division

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Brake friction specialist, TMD Friction, is kicking off the new year with a few changes in its Textar products and services for the commercial vehicle (CV) sector to meet ongoing demand from customers…

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Marathon boosts Kilen Spring stock still further

Date: Friday 29 January 2021

Marathon Warehouse Distribution and Kilen have strengthened their partnership with a massive stock extension of more than 3,000 extra components which have gone onto the shelves of Marathon’s National…

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TecAlliance experts solve tricky repair cases

Date: Friday 29 January 2021

TecAlliance, one of the leading data management specialists in the independent automotive aftermarket, is launching its new series “What the Fix?!”. From now on, every month a new episode will present…

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New executive saloon equipped with HELLA lighting technology

Date: Friday 29 January 2021

HELLA continues to advance the digitalisation of automotive lighting technology with a central focus on the development of sophisticated software-based matrix LED headlamp systems, which, thanks to in…

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Belgian-Made Monroe® Suspension Technology Featured on Award-Winning Polestar 2

Date: Friday 29 January 2021

Polestar’s new all-electric performance fastback, the Polestar 2, was recently named Belgium’s Best Car for 2020 in the large electric category by AutoGids and Le Moniteur Automobile. Adding to the lo…

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£540k investment in three new artics mark brand-building

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The delivery in mid-January of a fleet of three new artics, for automotive aftermarket giant NAPA, marks a £540k investment milestone for the brand in the UK. Director of Logistics at the Alliance Aut…

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Midwest Motor Factors and Monmore Auto Parts become Arnold Clark Autoparts

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

West Midlands motor factor, Midwest Motor Factors, has become Arnold Clark Autoparts. Monmore Auto Parts has also been included in the rebrand. This change of name and branding aligns Midwest even mor…

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Over £15k raised by Klarius for Dougie Mac Hospice

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The Klarius Group of Companies has raised over £15,000 in support of Douglas Macmillan Hospice (Dougie Mac) in 2020. A vital local charity for Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and the surrounding a…

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EAG has become an A1 approved supplier

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has confirmed that its steering & suspension range is now available through A1.Customers can now source EAG’s premium quality steering & suspension range from A1 M…

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London freight should apply for a Direct Vision Standard safety permit as enforcement begins

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

TfL is reminding heavy goods vehicle (HGV) operators to apply for a free safety permit as soon as possible, with less than two months to go until the introduction of London's pioneering Direct Vision …

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Lucas Oil renews British Drifting Championship partnership

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Lucas Oil has renewed sponsorship with the British Drifting Championship (BDC) for 2021. The agreement extends the US oil, lubricants and additive manufacturer’s association with one of the UK’s faste…

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Autotech 2021: Give your skills a boost!

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The Autotech 2021 campaign, to support technicians who are looking to improve their knowledge & diagnostic skills, has launched with a flourish, with a brand-new skills assessment as well as free …

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Valeo ClimSpray™, the disinfectant solution for vehicle cabins, receives “virucide” certification, effective in particular against coronaviruses

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The solution used in Valeo ClimSpray™ has recently received certification from an independent medical laboratory for its compliance with European biocide efficacy standards. The product, which disinfe…

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The IMI goes back to school

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Lockdown 3.0 is putting pressure on businesses across the UK. It is also asking parents who are able to work from home to juggle schooling with the day job. Recognising this added pressure for thousan…

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LIQUI MOLY becomes title sponsor of the MotoGP race in Germany

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

LIQUI MOLY has been represented in the MotoGP Motorcycle World Championship for eight years. It is now further expanding its commitment. The oil manufacturer will be title sponsor of the race in its h…

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Euro Car Parts reveals updates to GMS to boost garages' efficiency and profitability

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

As part of its ongoing efforts to support the independent aftermarket through the coronavirus pandemic and beyond, LKQ Euro Car Parts has unveiled updates to its cloud-based Garage Management Software…

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Product News

NGK to sponsor M-Sport Ford WRC team for 2021 season

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK has announced it is continuing its sponsorship of the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team for the 2021 season which kicks off this week with the iconic Rallye Monte-Carlo.…

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New grade from Exol – Optima C5 LSJ 0W-20

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The Optima C5 LSJ 0W-20 is the latest generation, fully synthetic, low SAPS, fuel economy passenger car engine oil product, designed for use in a range of modern Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) petrol engines…

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NGK’s BoxClever loyalty scheme offers incentive to fit glow plugs

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Ignition specialist NGK is making it even more rewarding for UK workshops to fit its glow plugs to service their customers’ diesel-powered vehicles this winter. The company is giving members of its Bo…

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Behind the headlines on the Government’s 2030 car sales ban

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The UK Government announcing a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel only car sales by 2030 is part of Boris Johnson’s 10-point plan to tackle climate change. While the feasibility of attaining thi…

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Rules of Origin: Check your goods comply to trade tariff-free with the EU

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Business Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has issued a statement on how BEIS is helping businesses understand how to adapt to the new Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the EU. BEIS is taking steps to mak…

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Autotech Training launches Electric Vehicle Training Suite

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Autotech Training have officially opened its dedicated Electric Vehicle Training Suite. The opening marks a significant step forward for the company since it announced, at the end of last year, initia…

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Volkswagen Group facing EU fine for missing 2020 CO2 target

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The Volkswagen Group is facing a fine from the European Union (EU) after its manufacturer pool narrowly missed its target for cutting the CO2 emissions of its vehicles. To encourage a switch to low- a…

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Demand for WAI Steri-7 surges as restrictions take effect

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

Demand for WAI’s range of Steri-7 sanitisation products has surged among garages as restrictions tighten across the UK following the government’s latest lockdown to halt the spread of the coronavirus …

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Lockdown prompts surge in workshops switching to online garage management

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

Independent garages across the UK are valuing the benefits of a web-based Garage Management System more than ever before, workshop management specialists at TechMan say. Remote access to business data…

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