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NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd - MechanEx Sandown Park preview

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is looking forward to exhibiting at its first automotive show since before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. The leading supplier of…

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IAAF Member News

AAG to headline sponsor IAAF Virtual Conference 2021

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is delighted to announce that leading automotive trading group, Alliance Automotive Group (AAG), is the headline sponsor of its 2021 Virtual Confer…

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Industry News

The perfect storm – episode 3 China factory closures

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

In the latest of our “perfect storm” articles, we look at the latest impacts on the global supply chain. In the past week, more than 100 companies have notified stock markets of production suspensions…

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Industry News

HELLA introduces new Modular Lightbar for municipal vehicles

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

Municipal emergency vehicles are operating day and night to provide the safety required on the roads. Individual beacons are often insufficient for warning other road users in good time when work is t…

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Product News

Fuel crisis cancels book launch

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

The difficult decision to postpone our book launch this weekend was made late this afternoon, we couldn't in good conscience ask for commitment to an event that in some cases required significant trav…

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IAAF Member News

Banner’s six top tips for long battery life

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

For drivers of all ages, whether experienced or inexperienced, probably the most frustrating thing to encounter is a car that simply won’t start! However as Europe’s leading manufacturer of batteries …

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UK gas market explained

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

There has recently been widespread media coverage of wholesale gas prices, and the effect this could have on energy bills. The impact on certain areas of industry, and its ability to continue producti…

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Industry News

LKQ Euro Car Parts relaunches training offering as LKQ Academy

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts has announced the launch of LKQ Academy, a new and improved training platform for independent garages and bodyshops. The launch follows the conclusion of a programme of business int…

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IAAF Member News

Farewell to furlough

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

The IAAF's legal helpline provider, Lawgistics, have produced some guiddance for employers on their responsibilities following the end of the furlough scheme on 30th September 2021. An employer is abl…

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Legal Updates
HR Updates

WhoCanFixMyCar and Amazon partnership brings new tyre fitting service to UK

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

WhoCanFixMyCar has teamed up with Amazon to offer its customers a dedicated professional tyre fitting service across the UK. WhoCanFixMyCar has provided a dedicated ‘fit it now’ platform through which…

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IAAF Member News

IAAF Activity Report w/e 1 October 2021

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during the week just gone by. Fuel shortagesThe IAAF has sought information…

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IAAF News

Brake Engineering introduces surge of new calipers to mark 40th year

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

Brake Engineering has introduced an impressive 82 new brake calipers since the start of 2021, as it celebrates its 40th anniversary by continuing its commitment to innovation and service in the automo…

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Product News

Ring launches Xenon200 bulb for brighter future

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

As the nation returns to normality, more people are heading on staycations and making road trips to see family, friends and business acquaintances. The latest launch from Ring offers drivers up to 200…

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Product News

PartsinMotion.co.uk unveils NAPA dispensing stand for technicians

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

Garages and service centres should prepare for the MOT season with NAPA’s new bulb dispensing stand, providing technicians with easy access to its popular bulb range, says PartsinMotion.co.uk. Lightin…

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OESAA reveals First Brands Group as newest member

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is thrilled to welcome First Brands Group as a new member of its organisation. First Brands Group, which originated from TRICO Group in…

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IAAF Member News

Teng Tools joins The Parts Alliance

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

With more than 30 years’ experience developing tools for a myriad of sectors, including the aftermarket, Teng Tools has now become a supplier to The Parts Alliance to spread its range even further. Th…

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IAAF Member News

FAI Automotive Announcement

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

Originally founded in the 1960s by the Walker family, FAI Automotive plc (“FAI”) has thrived and expanded to become a brand leader in the automotive parts distribution aftermarket, generating a turnov…

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IAAF Member News

New portal simplifies warranty returns process

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

The new warranty and returns process, brought to market by Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT – the joint sales and marketing initiative from Fourth and TecAlliance – is suc…

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OPTIMAL UK announces company ownership changes

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Automotive parts business OPTIMAL UK Distribution Ltd. has announced changes in its ownership, with LKQ Europe selling its shares in the business. Midlands-headquartered OPTIMAL UK was established in …

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People News

Delphi Technologies launches new BlueTech VCI empowering the aftermarket with state-of-the-art diagnostics

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Delphi Technologies Aftermarket; a brand of BorgWarner Inc, grows its diagnostic portfolio with an innovative, easy to use analytic tool providing workshops with an extensive suite of diagnostic inter…

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Product News

Comline joins forces with YouTube sensation Salvage Rebuilds UK

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Comline Auto Parts is delighted to announce a partnership with YouTube sensation, Salvage Rebuilds UK. With more than 210,000 subscribers and thousands of views per video, technicians Rob and Chris ar…

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Product News

Consistency pays off at Silverstone for Halfords Racing with Cataclean

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

A tough day at Silverstone for Halfords Racing with Cataclean generated three top 10 finishes for Dan Rowbottom and moved him back into the top 10 in the championship. Dan Rowbottom and Gordon Shedden…

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IAAF Member News

Ben launches new SilverCloud programmes for younger people

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Automotive charity Ben is launching a new range of programmes on SilverCloud, its digital mental health and wellbeing platform, that are specially tailored to help younger automotive people aged 16 ye…

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HR Updates

Yuasa sail to success in the Flying Dutchman World Championships

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

GS Yuasa are celebrating a successful campaign in the prestigious Flying Dutchman World Championships. The battery manufacturer backed three Yuasa-branded boats in the nine challenging races with Guzm…

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IAAF Member News

HELLA outperformed the market in the first quarter, but the company's outlook is lowered due to significantly reduced market expectations for the current fiscal year

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Although HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier outperformed the market in the first quarter of the fiscal year, the company's outlook for the current fiscal year 2021/2022 is lower…

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Klarius ready to support 7 million MOTs in September/October 2021

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has recently announced that it expects over 7 million MOTs to take place during September and October 2021 – a 22% rise compared to the normal figures fo…

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Product News

TechMan easing garage stress with intuitive management tools

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Garage owners, managers, technicians and front-of-house staff have all benefited from TechMan’s commitment to its continual development of intuitive garage management tools and features, each one help…

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Product News

Workshops should maximise MoT opportunuity

Date: Friday 24 September 2021

NGK has reiterated its call for UK workshops to take advantage of the current surge in demand for MoT tests. The ignition and sensor specialist has been forecasting September’s MoT boom after it was r…

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IAAF Member News

Mitigating the drawbacks of E10 petrol

Date: Friday 24 September 2021

E10 petrol is intended to make the fuel more environment-friendly, but it also has a number of special features. “Since the fuel differs from ethanol-free petrol in some respects, we have developed ou…

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IAAF Activity Report w/e 24 September 2021

Date: Friday 24 September 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during the week just gone by. IAAF Council and CV Committee meetingsWe have…

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IAAF News

IAAF welcomes return of Industry Briefing sessions with hybrid event

Date: Friday 24 September 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced that its next Industry Briefing session will welcome a limited number of members with the opportunity for safe networking, as wel…

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Millions to be empowered by government plans to strengthen day-one employment rights and increase productivity of businesses

Date: Friday 24 September 2021

Every employee in Great Britain will be given the right to request flexible working – regardless of time served – under government plans to modernise the way we work. Under the plans – delivering on a…

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HR Updates

The perfect storm – episode 2

Date: Friday 24 September 2021

Following on from our widely read article last week on external issues affecting the automotive aftermarket including container costs, raw material prices and driver shortages to name but a few, we lo…

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IAAF News
Industry News

First Line Ltd. unveils new-to-range highlights

Date: Friday 24 September 2021

Automotive aftermarket supplier, First Line Ltd., has introduced 44 new references to its popular product ranges, bringing relevant parts to market fast, for the ever-growing vehicle car parc. Key new…

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Product News

Workshop bookings easier than ever as TechMan responds to garage requests

Date: Friday 24 September 2021

Garage Management System, TechMan has made the management of bookings even easier for users thanks to two new developments rolled out in response to garage requests. The transfer of jobs that overrun …

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Product News

Schaeffler updates online catalogue

Date: Friday 24 September 2021

Schaeffler has updated the TecDoc driven online catalogue hosted on its aftermarket website – https://aftermarket.schaeffler.co.uk – to provide users with more functionality and easier access to the o…

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Product News

Filling a gap

Date: Friday 24 September 2021

“We saw the need for an enhanced material solution and, given Freudenberg’s polymer material expertise, set out to develop a new family of materials that directly addressed the challenges created in a…

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Product News

NGK Speedway stars fly the flag

Date: Friday 24 September 2021

NGK-sponsored stars have been battling it out for their countries in the Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations competition which this year has been sponsored by the company for the first-time. The ig…

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IAAF Member News

The Parts Alliance appoints Mark Eburne as new President and COO

Date: Thursday 23 September 2021

Leading automotive parts distributor The Parts Alliance has appointed Mark Eburne as its new President and COO. Mark is an entrepreneurial business leader with extensive board experience at a number o…

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People News

IAAF member E-Motive Online announces two programs for manufacturers, brands and resellers to safely grow their eCommerce sales

Date: Thursday 23 September 2021

IAAF member E-Motive Online has announced two programmes to help aftermarket manufacturers, brands, distributors and resellers capitalise on their digitalisation and ecommerce efforts. These programme…

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New appointment for WAI

Date: Wednesday 22 September 2021

Leading automotive parts supplier, WAI, has announced the appointment of Richard Davies as Business Development Manager, to help develop WAI’s activity in the commercial vehicle (CV), passenger car (P…

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People News

Office for the Internal Market opens for business

Date: Wednesday 22 September 2021

The Office for the Internal Market (OIM) is part of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). It has been tasked with supporting the effective operation of the UK internal market using its economic…

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Industry News

DENSO and Schaeffler join forces to host technical webinars

Date: Wednesday 22 September 2021

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is pleased to reveal details of its upcoming webinars, which will be spearheaded by DENSO and Schaeffler. Tim Adams and Richard Groot, …

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Product News

Two awards for HELLA: best brand in the lighting technology and lighting category as well as in the headlamp adjusters category

Date: Wednesday 22 September 2021

Around 7,400 readers of PROFI Werkstatt specialist magazine once again rated their favourite brands in terms of image, quality and service in 24 categories. In the lighting technology and lighting cat…

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Podium result for Halfords Racing with Cataclean at Croft

Date: Wednesday 22 September 2021

A superb second place finish for Gordon Shedden was the highlight of a tough weekend at Croft for Halfords Racing with Cataclean in the British Touring Car Championship. Triple champion Gordon took se…

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Banner’s OE pedigree integral to aftermarket strategy – and OESAA has large part to play

Date: Wednesday 22 September 2021

As one of the founding members of the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) and Lee Quinney sitting on the advisory board, Banner is a manufacturer committed and unequivocal abo…

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Volta Trucks partners with Sibros to deliver fully connected vehicle systems to electric commercial vehicle fleets

Date: Wednesday 22 September 2021

Volta Trucks, a leading and disruptive full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, has announced that Sibros, a pioneer of deep Over-the-Air (OTA) connected vehicle systems, w…

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Industry News

MAHLE Powertrain and Allotrope Energy unveil breakthrough battery technology

Date: Wednesday 22 September 2021

MAHLE Powertrain and Allotrope Energy have unveiled a new battery technology which offers ultra-fast recharging coupled with good power density. By combining the benefits of super capacitors and tradi…

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Product News

IAAF Insight: The Perfect storm - From container costs and raw material prices to driver shortages and other logistical issues – the automotive aftermarket is not exempt, IAAF warns

Date: Friday 17 September 2021

The ripple effects of the global supply chain crisis, played out very much on our TV screens, mean the automotive aftermarket will not be exempt from disruption. We have heard from many businesses ove…

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IAAF News

Fast supply accelerates the gas springs business

Date: Friday 17 September 2021

Lesjöfors’ gas springs business is expanding worldwide. The reasons for this are related to new sales channels and reliable deliveries as well as recovery from last year’s dip in demand caused by coro…

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