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Lindgren triumphs in Poland

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

NGK-sponsored Speedway star Freddie Lindgren has stormed to victory at the Orlen FIM Speedway GP of Poland – Warsaw. The Swede followed his third place at the Croatian SGP to take top spot ahead of Au…

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Navigating Change in the European Aftermarket: The Critical Role of Communication and Trust

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

Robbie Dal Corso of IAAF Service Member Dal Corso Group, has developed a thought-provoking assessment of how effective communication and trust are critical for businesses navigating change in the Euro…

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Ring and OSRAM’s new van hits the road!

Date: Monday 15 May 2023

Ring and OSRAM have added to their fleet of demonstration vans with a second dual branded van that will travel the length and breadth of the country to demonstrate their products and visit new and pot…

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OESAA garage forum member up for Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards gong

Date: Monday 15 May 2023

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is delighted to learn that Oldfields Garage, owned by garage forum member, Tim Benson, has been nominated for the upcoming Automechanik…

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Ringmechanika makes its mark as a must-attend event for customers

Date: Monday 15 May 2023

Ring invited its customers, as well as journalists, to its headquarters in Leeds to showcase its current and new product offering, as well as enjoy a tour of the facilities. Previous Ringmechanika eve…

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Apec add a huge 85 lines to their braking range this May!

Date: Monday 15 May 2023

A huge 85 lines have been added to the ever-expanding Apec braking range in this May. The range extension includes, 66 brake calipers, 1 brake disc, 6 brake pad sets, 7 splash guards, 3 brake cables, …

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New, advanced dust boot technology brings maximum durability to MOOG steering and suspension parts

Date: Monday 15 May 2023

MOOG® steering and suspension components now include an important new engineering feature that helps professional installers deliver longer-lasting repairs: premium dust boots manufactured from an adv…

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JURATEK highlights brake pads and discs for future of mobility

Date: Monday 15 May 2023

Leading brake supplier, JURATEK, has grown its product portfolio to include more brake pads and discs to fit electric vehicles (EV) to help shape the future of mobility. As part of its commitment to i…

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Court says VMs are “obliged to disclose VIN” to independent operators

Date: Friday 12 May 2023

In a test case from German automotive trade body GVA against vehicle manufacturer Scania, the Regional Court of Cologne has referred several questions to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) (Case C-31…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 12 May 2023

Date: Friday 12 May 2023

IAAF / UK AFCAR Lobbying work applaudedIAAF Chief Executive Mark Field attended the FIGIEFA General Assembly in Brussels, which also included a tour of the European Parliament. The trip was an importa…

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MAM Software announces their attendance at Automechanika

Date: Friday 12 May 2023

MAM Software is excited to announce it is attending this year’s Automechanika Birmingham where it will be showcasing the latest developments to its current software and displaying brand new additions …

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Shaftec explains how FlexRay works to keep pace with automotive advances

Date: Friday 12 May 2023

At Shaftec, we firmly believe that to ensure a growing and sustainable independent aftermarket, knowledge is power, education is key and investment in R&D paramount. In 2023 technology continues t…

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Update: IAAF members at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Thursday 11 May 2023

Various IAAF supplier members will be exhibiting at this year's Automechanika Birmingham which is being held at the NEC Birmingham on 6-8 June 2023. Automechanika Birmingham is the leading trade exhib…

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Understanding right to work and minimum wage eligibility

Date: Thursday 11 May 2023

All employers in the UK have a responsibility to prevent illegal working. You do this by conducting simple right to work checks before you employ someone, to make sure the individual is not disqualifi…

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TfL awards first contract as part of new project for electric charging points on public land

Date: Thursday 11 May 2023

Transport for London (TfL) has awarded Zest a contract to roll out 39 new electric vehicle (EV) charging bays across 24 locations in south and southwest London by the end of 2024 including outer Londo…

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DENSO and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing continue to push the limits!

Date: Thursday 11 May 2023

Celebrating its ongoing multi-category motorsport successes and long term collaboration with its partner TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, DENSO is hosting a live online event featuring Toyota GR010 HYBRID drivers…

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Philipp Grosse Kleimann to head Aftermarket business unit of MAHLE Group

Date: Thursday 11 May 2023

Philipp Grosse Kleimann is to be the new Head of the Aftermarket business unit and a Member of the MAHLE Management Committee from 1 August 2023. In this function, he will report directly to the CEO, …

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People News

Revving up revenue: the benefits of effective product data management in the automotive aftermarket

Date: Thursday 11 May 2023

With the emergence and growing importance of digital sales channels, the way Product or Catalogue Managers author their parts data is becoming increasingly important for the automotive aftermarket. Wh…

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Product News

vGroup International selected as an exclusive distributor of a range of Michelin products

Date: Thursday 11 May 2023

vGroup is proud to announce it’s been selected as an exclusive distributor of a selection of Michelin products by the official licensee holder in the UK. As a market leader of finished products for th…

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Textar expands brake pad and disc product ranges

Date: Thursday 11 May 2023

Braking specialist TMD Friction UK has introduced 16 brake pad and disc references to its premium Textar branded product ranges. TMD Friction UK’s unrelenting approach to research and development has …

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First Line Ltd. helps technicians navigate Ford Transit supersession

Date: Thursday 11 May 2023

Technicians can select from a new thermostat reference from First Line Ltd. when replacing the component on Ford Transit Mk8 2.0 TDCi 05/2016>07/2019, after a supersession carried out by Ford made …

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FIGIEFA monitoring upcoming Euro 7 Regulation

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

The Euro 7 Emission Regulation would impact directly on the parts market for several key emissions-related parts, currently sold in quantity by independent distributors and wholesalers. The issue conc…

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New focus for IAAF CV

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Sue McKay, global category manager for commercial vehicles at TMD Friction, onto the Federation’s Council as its new head of the …

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Activity Report for the week ending 5 May 2023

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

More than 2000 votes have been cast in the Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2023, hosted by IAAF, which will take place on Wednesday 7 June at Hilton Metropole NEC. Voting will close on 24 May 2…

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Introducing: RS Automotive Core

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

RS Automotive Core has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF)’s ever expanding membership. RS Automotive Core are a UK-based buyer and seller of core automotive aftermarket pa…

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Ring announces new Area Sales Manager – Specialist Division

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

Scott Colquhoun has recently joined Ring Automotive and will be primarily managing existing accounts for both Ring and Osram brands, while exploring new markets, including the agricultural, builders m…

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Chris wins top sales accolade

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

Niterra UK Ltd has named Chris Barrett its 2023 Salesman of the Year. The supplier of NGK ignition parts and NTK vehicle electronic components presented Chris with the award at its end of year confere…

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Better Together: Co-Located Trade Shows for the manufacturing and engineering sector

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

Messe Frankfurt UK, Nineteen Group, Rapid News Group and The Mark Allen Group have joined forces to collocate their UK manufacturing and engineering events this June creating a phenomenal offering for…

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TecAlliance receives sustainability award

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

TecAlliance, the leading expert for data management and processes in the automotive aftermarket, has again achieved the silver medal in this year's EcoVadis sustainability rating. This puts the data e…

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Lambert and Lindgren on the podium in Croatia

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

The NGK-sponsored quartet of Speedway stars got off to a great start in the 2023 FIM World Championship with all four making the semi-final stage at the first Grand Prix of the season and two making t…

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Brayden forced to miss Superstock round

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

It was a tough weekend for NGK-sponsored DAO Racing team rider Brayden Elliott who was forced to withdraw from Bank Holiday Monday’s Oulton Park Pirelli National Superstock race. Elliott suffered a la…

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TRICO introduces refill kits

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

Original equipment (OE) wiper blade manufacturer, TRICO, has announced the introduction of refill kits for its Exact Fit range. Trico refill kits are a modern design of beam blade fitted to some newer…

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Product News

NAPA launches new braking range

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

Automotive aftermarket manufacturer NAPA has announced one of its biggest product launches to date with the introduction of NAPA Braking in the United Kingdom. The NAPA and pre-existing NAPA PROFORMER…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts updates Ultratec Oil range

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

Leading motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts has expanded its Ultratec oil product portfolio with the addition of eight new products, as the company continues to meet the demands of the growing market.…

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First Line launches new-look online catalogue to enhance user experience

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

First Line Ltd. has unveiled a new look for its market-leading online catalogue, WebCat, offering customers an enhanced user experience with improved functionality as part of its commitment to support…

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WAI warns of increased electric vehicle cable theft

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

Rotating electrics supplier and electric vehicle (EV) charging cable specialist, WAI, is urging EV owners to keep an eye on their charging cables following a spate of thefts across the UK. Recent repo…

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Leading suppliers come together to launch unique garage concept proposition

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts, alongside seven other leading suppliers to the aftermarket, has announced the launch of a unique new garage concept to help the industry’s professionals navigate the ever-changing …

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Great Britain Speedway Team partnership

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

Niterra UK Ltd – a long-time supporter of Speedway via its NGK ignition brand – has announced it has gone in to partnership with the Great Britain Speedway Team. NGK spark plugs are used by many of th…

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sales-i will be at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

sales-i are to exhibit at Automechanika Birmingham, on the 6th to 8th June 2023. It's the leading trade exhibition for the aftermarket and supply chain, with over 12,000 visitors and 500 exhibitors fr…

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Mintex introduces new brake pad, disc and drum references

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

Braking specialist TMD Friction UK has introduced nine new brake pad, disc, and drum references to its Mintex branded product ranges. To offer maximised vehicle coverage and the demands of the continu…

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Product News

The AA Ireland launches exclusive training academy with Autotech Training to upskill patrols

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

Autotech Training is working in partnership with the Automobile Association in Ireland, to upskill its AA patrols and the wider automotive aftermarket, with the launch of the exclusive AA Training Aca…

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Automechanika Birmingham focuses on next generation with dedicated Autotech Academy student programme

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

Automechanika Birmingham is officially welcoming the next generation of aftermarket professionals with open arms to its summer show, as the event organisers announce a dedicated student programme in p…

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Alliance Automotive Group UK acquires CAAR Limited

Date: Tuesday 02 May 2023

Alliance Automotive Group UK (AAG) has expanded its network through the acquisition of CAAR Limited (CAAR), the UK based trading group with approximately 300 members. “AAG, through its distribution ce…

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Quality exhausts help save motorists money

Date: Tuesday 02 May 2023

Product quality is important, especially when it comes to critical automotive components. Fitting a car with an inferior exhaust can cause a wide range of expensive issues - but help is at hand. Leadi…

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Product News

Magneti Marelli Parts & Services presents its new Wall Box: technology, safety and flexibility for the recharging of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles

Date: Tuesday 02 May 2023

Magneti Marelli Parts & Services presents the new Wall Box, a charging station for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles developed in collaboration with SCAME, in compliance with international elec…

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Tesla e-learning module now available on Delphi Academy

Date: Tuesday 02 May 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has released a Tesla e-learning module on Delphi Academy, marking the first in a new series of brand-specific online training courses for vehicle techni…

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Bulls set to join forces on the race circuit

Date: Tuesday 02 May 2023

Two bulls are coming together looking to create a formidable force on the oval track racing scene here in the UK. And it all centres on Banner – one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of batteries and …

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LKQ Corporation announces results for first quarter 2023

Date: Tuesday 02 May 2023

LKQ Corporation has recently reported first quarter 2023 financial results. “Overall, the first quarter was a terrific start to the year, and we remain on track to deliver on our full year guidance. O…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts announces its Supplier of the Year

Date: Thursday 27 April 2023

Arnold Clark Autoparts has announced the winner of its prestigious Supplier of the Year award, recognising efforts in parts availability and customer service throughout the last year. Braking speciali…

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IAAF confirms council formation for new term

Date: Thursday 27 April 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) confirmed newly elected council members at its most recent annual general meeting held at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon. The meeting also …

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