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Fil Filter Europe joins IAAF

Date: Tuesday 01 October 2019

Fil Filter Europe is the latest automotive component supplier to join the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). The company is the sales and distribution arm of Fil Filter AS, which ha…

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ContiTech springs into action at IAAF

Date: Wednesday 11 September 2019

Air Spring specialist ContiTech Air Spring Systems is the latest manufacturer to become a member of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). Back in 1955, Continental was the first co…

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Sponsor Link: The Parts Alliance

Date: Tuesday 01 January 2019

As the leading business group in the aftermarket, The Parts Alliance is committed to up-skilling and driving productivity in the industry through its products and services The group, which consists of…

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Sponsor Link: Comline Auto Parts Ltd.

Date: Tuesday 01 January 2019

First established in 1991, Comline is an independent British brand that is currently one of the fastest growing in the European automotive industry. A proven recipe for delivering consistent, reliable…

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Sponsor Link: ZF Aftermarket

Date: Tuesday 01 January 2019

ZF is a global technology company and supplies systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. With its comprehensive technology po…

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA has announced the appointment of a new Head of Business Development for the UK and Ireland, Steve Jones

Date: Tuesday 01 May 2018

ECCO Safety Group has appointed Steve Jones as their new Head of Business Development for the ECCO and OE business for the UK and Ireland. Steve has previously worked in the Commercial Vehicle after…

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CV parts supplier Robert Carter joins IAAF

Date: Friday 27 April 2018

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced its latest member to join its ever-expanding network, commercial vehicle parts supplier Robert Carter (MF) Ltd. , , The Bir…

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Top-of-the-range technical data for less than a pound a day!

Date: Friday 27 April 2018

Technical service and repair data is an invaluable resource for the modern workshop as they bid to retain their share of the business in an increasingly competitive market. To further assist them in…

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Cumbrian motor factor reaches 50 year milestone

Date: Friday 20 April 2018

K&,S McKenzie first opened its doors in 1968 in the Cumbrian city of Carlisle. At the time there was a shortage of parts suppliers to the commercial vehicle market in the area and it was this oppor…

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IAAF issues guidance for members on the new GDPR

Date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, comes into force on May 25th 2018 and applies to all businesses that have control over personal data. It updates the current data protection legislatio…

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Autoelectro to star at Automechanika Birmingham 2018

Date: Monday 16 April 2018

Autoelectro is delighted to announce that it will be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham 2018.  , The Bradford-based company will be brightening up the halls of the National Exhibition Centre w…

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Automechanika Birmingham names new Marketing Manager

Date: Wednesday 11 April 2018

Automechanika Birmingham has promoted Chloe Hyland to the role of Marketing Manager, as the show&rsquo,s marketing campaign gathers momentum ahead of its third successive show in June. Chloe, who wa…

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Annual AutoCare Giveaway is coming soon with huge prizes

Date: Thursday 05 April 2018

The AUTOCARE CAR GIVEAWAY is back, bigger and better. WIN A CAR GIVEAWAY will be running from 1st May - 8th July 2018, hosted by Auto Care Garages, the network of vetted and reputable garages across t…

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Automechanika Birmingham wins ‘Best Trade Show’ at Industry Awards

Date: Thursday 05 April 2018

Automechanika Birmingham has won two industry awards for the hugely successful second edition of the UK&rsquo,s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and vehicle production industry. The…

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Steve Carter joins the Alliance Automotive Group UK

Date: Thursday 05 April 2018

Steve Carter joins the Alliance Automotive Group UK from 7th April 2018, as their technical training provider on an exclusive basis. He will work predominantly with the garage networks, supporting the…

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Autoinform LIVE returns to Scotland

Date: Tuesday 27 March 2018

This April, Autoinform LIVE will be returning north of the border, this time to Glasgow&rsquo,s GTG Academy, bringing the UK&rsquo,s biggest and best automotive training event back to garage owners an…

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HELLA Sonne recruits John Walters

Date: Tuesday 27 March 2018

John Walters has joined the HELLA Sonne refinish paint team, in the role of senior technical representative to enhance the service and support offered to its distribution partners and bodyshop network…

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Car Mechanics Magazine Names Ring Under Bonnet Lamp 2018 Best Buy

Date: Monday 26 March 2018

Ring&rsquo,s innovative RUBL1000 Under Bonnet Lamp has won the Best Buy Award in Car Mechanics Magazine&rsquo,s Under Bonnet Lamp test. All the lamps on test were put through their paces in a work…

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts launches 2018 Garage Gear promotional campaign

Date: Monday 26 March 2018

Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul LLC, today announced the launch of its 2018 promotional campaign, Garage Gear. Throughout 2018 it will run quarterly promotions in which distribut…

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Dayco Makes A New Appointment

Date: Wednesday 21 March 2018

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has recruited Ann-Marie Dean to the UK aftermarket team as its sales manager for …

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MPs demand Government bans sale of conventional petrol and diesel cars earlier than planned

Date: Wednesday 21 March 2018

MPs on four Parliamentary committees have published a joint report on improving air quality calling on the Government to impose tougher restrictions and ,sooner. The Environment, Food and Rural A…

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A tribute to Alec Morgan

Date: Monday 19 March 2018

Colleagues, friends and associates are paying tribute to the life and career of one of the UK aftermarket&rsquo,s most colourful characters, Alec Morgan, following his recent untimely death.


In a…

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IAAF members urged to ‘brace themselves for change’ at latest industry briefing

Date: Monday 19 March 2018

The latest Industry Briefing, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), took place at Phocas Business Intelligence Software, Middlemarch Business Park, Coventry on Thursday 1…

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Hella Gutmann Solutions Introduces ADAS Certification

Date: Thursday 15 March 2018

Underlining its prominent position in the field of advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) calibration, Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS) now offers an Institute of the Motor Industry Quality Assured Progra…

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HELLA recognised by leading innovation platform, Plug and Play

Date: Thursday 15 March 2018

Innovation platform Plug and Play, the world's largest startup accelerator, has presented HELLA with its &ldquo,Corporate Innovation Award 2017&rdquo, in the Mobility category, thereby recognising the…

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Hella sets zero waste target

Date: Thursday 15 March 2018

A Hella employee sparked a recycling policy change after taking matters into his own hands to further improve the company&rsquo,s green credentials. Every month in the UK, more than a million tonnes…

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ZF Aftermarket has announced that Adam Griffiths will assume the newly created role of Marketing Lead for the UK and Ireland

Date: Thursday 15 March 2018

ZF Aftermarket has announced that Adam Griffiths will assume the newly created role of Marketing Lead for the UK and Ireland. He will head a team which will roll out the key messages of the organisati…

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Mobiletron join ever-growing IAAF

Date: Tuesday 13 March 2018

Mobiletron, manufacturer of engine management sensors and rotating electronics, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation&rsquo,s (IAAF) rapidly-expanding network of leading afterma…

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TVS EAG joins IAAF

Date: Tuesday 13 March 2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed automotive group TVS EAG (Excel) to its membership. Now part of the TVS Motor Group Ltd, TVS EAG supplies quality steering and s…

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IAAF appoints new Vice President

Date: Friday 09 March 2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Terry Knox as its new vice-president, further adding to its wealth of industry expertise. Knox has been a member of the IAAF Co…

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Latest ‘Nick Says’ column centres on Autoelectro’s revised surcharge price plan

Date: Tuesday 06 March 2018

UK Sales Manager, Nick Hood, speaks candidly on why Autoelectro has chosen to revise its surcharge structure &ndash, with more than 2,000 references having their surcharges cut and many of those becom…

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3 Reasons Why Outdated Technology Is Killing Your Business - Advice from sales-i

Date: Monday 05 March 2018

Business technologies are advancing at a rapid rate. The choice of new and improved products can often be incredibly overwhelming. Faced with such a range of options, companies often freeze with indec…

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Ben news hub - Supporting employees in uncertain times (1)

Date: Friday 02 March 2018

Ben's latest blog looks at how the current period of uncertainty, both politically and, in some parts of ther industry, economically too might impact employees. Whatever the reasons, a feeling of unce…

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Euro Car Parts opens second training facility

Date: Friday 02 March 2018

Euro Car Parts has opened its second purpose-built training centre in Sunderland. The facility will deliver the full range of Euro Academy courses with a market-first IMI-accredited ADAS course also a…

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Messe Frankfurt sets up UK subsidiary

Date: Friday 02 March 2018

The purchase of Forest Exhibitions Ltd. means the 100% acquisition of Automechanika Birmingham, which the company has now firmly established in the UK to date as a licensee. , Automechanika Birmin…

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Automechanika Birmingham to tackle major issues affecting automotive aftermarket

Date: Monday 26 February 2018

Automechanika Birmingham will tackle all the major issues affecting businesses in the automotive aftermarket, according to Event Director Simon Albert. The event, which takes place from 5 to 7 June …

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Ben news hub - Supporting employees in uncertain times

Date: Monday 26 February 2018

Ben's latest blog looks at how the current period of uncertainty, both politically and, in some parts of ther industry, economically too might impact people. Whatever the reasons, a feeling of uncerta…

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SMPE makes new managerial appointments

Date: Monday 26 February 2018

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) has made a series of managerial changes with Ross Toomey becoming Managing Director and Richard Morley (Right) returning to the company as Commercial Director. Pr…

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Workshops ‘Scratch To Win’ prizes with Comma

Date: Monday 26 February 2018

For two months Comma Oil is giving all independent UK workshops the chance to bag thousands of pounds worth of prizes by simply using products from its OE approved Performance Motor Oil range. One ca…

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Launch UK awarded Best Business 2017 by Launch Europe

Date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Launch UK has been awarded the &ldquo,Best Launch Business 2017&rdquo, accolade by the brand&rsquo,s European division. As the only genuine distributor of Launch products in the UK, the award for th…

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Innovision 2018: automotive trends are changing wholesale distribution and workshop businesses

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2018

With Innovision 2018, an event specially created for the domestic and international aftermarket, lighting and electronics expert HELLA and the diagnostics specialist Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS) help…

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Approved Garage A J Reynolds listed in the ‘National Top 100 Companies for Apprentices'

Date: Monday 12 February 2018

Andy Reynolds, started his business in 1991 as a one-man-band, aged 31. He tells us his initial plan was to just to make through the first year and survive. To his surprise, the business thrived from …

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LUMAG appoints new UK Sales Manager for its BRECK brand

Date: Wednesday 07 February 2018

LUMAG - the leading global OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier of brake friction products &ndash, has confirmed that Richard Davies has joined the company as UK Sales Manager for its leading afte…

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Mahle CEO Scheider goes to ZF Friedrichshafen, Stratmann named successor

Date: Wednesday 07 February 2018

Dr Jö,rg Stratmann has been appointed chief executive officer of automotive supplier Mahle. He succeeds Wolf-Henning Scheider, who today becomes chief executive officer of automotive supplier ZF F…

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AS-PL UK Ltd Strategy begins to pay dividends

Date: Tuesday 06 February 2018

Six months into a whole new strategic plan in the UK and AS-PL are already seeing the benefits of the many changes they have adopted. Kevin Sharp, Director of Sales for AS-PL in UK &, Ireland adds …

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East Sussex garage customer wins car with Servicesure

Date: Tuesday 06 February 2018

The Parts Alliance garage programme, Servicesure Autocentres, has announced Daniel and Stacey Grant from East Sussex as the lucky winners of a brand new Suzuki Celerio thanks to its &lsquo,Win a Car f…

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Euro Car Parts announces first-to-market ADAS training course

Date: Tuesday 06 February 2018

Euro Car Parts has announced a first-to-market ADAS training course as part of its Euro Academy offering. Working in partnership with diagnostics specialist Hella, the one-day course aims to help re…

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‘Grassroots insight’ plays influential role in crucial Type-Approval legislation vote

Date: Thursday 01 February 2018

European Parliament&rsquo,s IMCO committee have approved several key amendments to Vehicle Type-Approval legislation proposals, which include the aftermarket maintaining in-vehicle data access via the…

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2018/19 payroll changes

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2018

The Autumn Budget 2017 announced changes to tax and NI limits. What do you need to know to prepare for the 2018/19 payroll year? , Tax code changes. The personal allowance has increased. For 201…

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Autofirst Network partners with WhoCanFixMyCar.com

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2018

Autofirst Network has agreed a deal with WhoCanFixMyCar.com to support its nationwide network of independent garages. The arrangement offers every Autofirst Network member the opportunity to have its …

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