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Next Industry Briefing Bitesize session announced

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced that its next Industry Briefing Bitesize session will take place virtually on Thursday 29th October, starting at 10.00am. The fin…

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IAAF News

FREE! WAI Steri-7 sample for IAAF Members

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

To further help our industry and wider community, IAAF has partnered with WAI to offer members a free sample of its New Vehicle Sanitiser. IAAF vice-president and WAI managing director, Richard Wellan…

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Advice from Ben on mental health

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

Health is made up of two parts, physical health (our body) and mental health (our mind - how we think and feel). They’re linked, so if something changes in one, it affects the other. Our wellbeing - h…

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HR Updates

Birmingham gets its first double-decker hydrogen bus

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

Twenty Wrightbus hydrogen double-decker buses have been ordered by Birmingham City Council as part of its Clean Air Hydrogen Bus Pilot. The buses will be added to the National Express West Midlands fl…

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ZF and Sioen Receive Prestigious Award for Telematics Innovation that Combats Trailer Cargo Theft

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

ZF and Sioen Industries have won the trailer telematics category in Telematik Markt’s highly covered annual awards in Germany with a new innovation that addresses the increasing burden of cargo theft.…

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Refrigerant identification covered in latest Our Virtual Academy training

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

Digital training provider, Our Virtual Academy has added a new chapter to its refrigerant handling course. The new ‘refrigerant identification techniques’ chapter covers the different identification t…

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ICO: Responding to the challenges of COVID-19

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

Throughout COVID-19, the ICO has been offering practical support on new data protection questions that the pandemic has asked of organisations. Whether you are a local business or a government departm…

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HR Updates

A successful duo at LIQUI MOLY for 30 years

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

They made LIQUI MOLY what it is today. Thirty years ago, Ernst Prost and Günter Hiermaier joined the German oil and additive specialist and led the company to unprecedented heights. “30 years at the s…

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People News

It's time to get ready for winter - Borg & Beck offers advice

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

During winter there are inevitably adverse weather conditions, which could hinder the performance of vehicles, as several key components will be more exposed to the elements and prone to wear and pote…

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Product News

Philips new generation RacingVision GT200 moves halogen headlamps to the next level

Date: Thursday 08 October 2020

The Philips name is synonymous with innovation in automotive lighting. Having introduced the world to the first +150 headlamp bulb, the brand has now broken new ground with a bulb that offers 200% mor…

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Product News

New car registrations drop -4.4% in weakest ever 'new plate' September

Date: Thursday 08 October 2020

The UK new car market declined -4.4% in September, according to figures published this week by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The sector recorded 328,041 new registrations in t…

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Industry News

AB Dynamics and VW Group complete eight-vehicle swarm test

Date: Thursday 08 October 2020

AB Dynamics, a leading automotive test systems supplier, has collaborated with VW, Audi and Porsche to demonstrate what AB Dynamics says is the greatest number of vehicles to be successfully synchroni…

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EAG announce exclusive distribution of the Celect range of brake pads and discs

Date: Thursday 08 October 2020

EAG is excited to announce exclusive distribution of the Celect range of brake pads and discs within the UK. With an extensive range of brake pads and brake discs in their Leeds based distribution cen…

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Product News

Borg & Beck’s Classic Clutch

Date: Thursday 08 October 2020

When it comes to the design and manufacture of clutch systems and components, with more than a century’s worth of original equipment (OE) heritage, Borg & Beck is an iconic brand. As it was the or…

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Product News

Corteco New-to-Range parts now available

Date: Thursday 08 October 2020

This Autumn Corteco are happy to announce the latest extension to our components are now available, for Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Bedford, BMW, Hyundai, Audi applications. The latest release brings you …

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New Sales Manager for Corteco UK and Ireland

Date: Thursday 08 October 2020

An outstanding addition joined Corteco who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him. We are very pleased to announce that Nick Racklyeft joined Corteco, as sales and profit growth responsi…

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People News

Signage & Graphics Installer, Sam joins the Ad Bell team

Date: Thursday 08 October 2020

Ad Bell Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Sam, previously production manager/ installer with over 13 years’ experience in the field of signage design, fabrication and installation. Work…

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People News

Introducing the mega macs ONE

Date: Thursday 08 October 2020

The increasing use of smartphones in everyday life is reflected in the growing popularity of tablets in modern workshops. Sales of Android devices in particular are booming because they are considered…

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Product News

First Line offers MOT advice to factors and workshops

Date: Thursday 08 October 2020

With the six-month MOT deferral now over, workshops and motor factors need to prepare themselves for the high demand that is there now and will continue into the first quarter of 2021. For factors, no…

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Product News

E-Motive’s ecommotors Tech Platform Helps Power eBay NHS PPE Portal

Date: Wednesday 07 October 2020

IAAF member E-Motive has today announced that the technology platform powering its ecommotors aftermarket ecommerce solution is also behind the eBay initiative to provide the NHS PPE portal. The porta…

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IAAF Member News

12% of drivers with an MOT due in October “beat the rush”

Date: Friday 02 October 2020

During the last week of September, the DVSA released its estimated volume of passenger cars MOT tests due to expire in October and November. This estimate is an update of the volumes shared in August …

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Industry News

CORTECO: OE quality spare parts

Date: Friday 02 October 2020

CORTECO, as Independent Automotive Aftermarket specialist of the Freudenberg Group, has access to the development know-how and the global manufacturing expertise of a company with a long tradition and…

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Product News

NEW starter S9374S in AS-PL offer

Date: Friday 02 October 2020

Another new starter has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The starter has an index number S9374S and is the product of the AS brand. The starter belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and starts rate…

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EAG introduces 15 new coil spring references

Date: Friday 02 October 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has recently bolstered its Suplex range of coil springs, including references applications for Hyundai, Mitsubushi and Volvo. Since becoming the UK’s exclusive distributor…

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Product News

INA timing belt kit survey endorses Schaeffler’s commitment to OE quality, training and service

Date: Friday 02 October 2020

Schaeffler, the renowned and respected original equipment (OE) component and system manufacturer, has been recognised by the UK and Irish garage community for its market-leading range of INA timing be…

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Claim your free vehicle wrap from Ad Bell Group today!

Date: Friday 02 October 2020

As a leading business in the vehicle and signage industry, we have perfected our craft and with over 20 years of experience, we work to provide customers with their desired solutions with minimum impa…

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Lucas Oil driver mounts strong defence of his British Drift Championship

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

Lucas Oil driver Ollie Evans continued the defence of his British Drift Championship Pro title after a tight finish to claim second place in Round Two at the Three Sisters Race Circuit in Wigan. The b…

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IAAF Member News

What to do if an employee has symptoms or a confirmed case of Covid-19: advice from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

With the Test and Trace service having been heavily criticised, and large numbers of people self isolating for different reasons, Lawgistics have received many enquiries on how to keep the workplace s…

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HR Updates

GS Yuasa launch revolutionary multi-functional battery & electrical system tester

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

GS Yuasa, the world’s leading battery manufacturer, have launched a new state-of-the-art multi-functional battery and electrical system analyser. Developed by GS Yuasa engineers, the GYT250 will revol…

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Product News

Fyfes opens its doors to Coleraine with new branch

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

A new Fyfes branch has opened in the Coleraine area, Northern Ireland, improving levels of service, range and availability for technicians and motorists throughout the area. By employing local staff w…

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IAAF Member News

Osram’s new UV light cleans the air in car cabins

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

Using its expertise in photonics and ultraviolet light to continue expanding its product range, OSRAM has launched the Air Zing Mini air purifier, which removes germs from the air inside vehicles and …

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Product News

MAHLE and Ballard to cooperate on fuel cell development for commercial vehicles

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

MAHLE and Canadian fuel cell manufacturer Ballard Power Systems Inc. have agreed to work together in the future on developing fuel cell systems for commercial vehicles of various weight classes. The l…

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Product News

LKQ Euro Car Parts appoints new HR Director to implement customer-focused people strategy

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

Her focus for the next 12 months will be on implementing LKQ Euro Car Parts’ People Strategy, that will see its values of embracing and driving change embedded at all levels throughout the almost 11,0…

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People News

How to identify and avoid buying fake NSK bearings

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

When a company’s reputation is at stake, no purchasing or engineering teams want to fall into the trap of purchasing fake bearings. Every year, NSK invests heavily in identifying and prosecuting count…

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Product News

HELLA begins new fiscal year better than expected

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

Despite the continuing highly negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global automotive industry, global automotive supplier, HELLA, reported better than originally expected results for the f…

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IAAF Member News

Pace and points for Morgan in Silverstone stunner

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

Adam Morgan guided his Carlube Triple R Racing Mac Tools Mercedes-Benz A-Class to three top six finishes at Silverstone at the weekend in the ultra-competitive Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championshi…

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IAAF Member News

UK engine production down -35.1% in August as sector braces for Coronavirus second wave

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

106,398 UK engines produced in August as output falls -35.1%. Production for domestic and overseas markets declines -36.9% and -34.1% respectively. Year-to-date engine production now down -35.2% as c…

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Industry News

EAG introduces new vehicles to its delivery fleet

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

To cope with increasing demand for its various products, Excel Automotive Group (EAG), has boosted its delivery fleet, which will offer same day delivery to the local area. With such a large product o…

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HMRC COVID-19 Support

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme that came into effect on 1 October mean that employers will need to fund 20% of furloughed employees’ usual wages for the hours they do not work and con…

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New Klarius parts ready for busy MOT period

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

With an unprecedented number of MOTs now on the horizon, Klarius Products has released a new selection of exhausts, catalytic converters, and Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) to fit popular vehicles. …

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Product News

COVID-19 Protective Measures: Automotive Aftermarket Sector Industry Guidance and Best Practice

Date: Friday 25 September 2020

The third edition of this guidance has just been issued with updates on the wearing of face coverings in customer-facing settings. During this unprecedented time, companies of all sizes are being chal…

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Packed bitesize briefing offers valuable insights

Date: Friday 25 September 2020

IAAF members enjoyed a packed Bitesize briefing session via Zoom this week as they heard more about DVSA activity, IAAF’s continuing work in championing the aftermarket and the challenges that lie ahe…

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WAI Steri-7 retail arrives to immense demand

Date: Friday 25 September 2020

As more restrictions come into force to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, WAI has officially launched a new personal care product to help keep the virus at bay. With workplaces and educatio…

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E-Motive launches ecommotors multichannel ecommerce solution in the UK

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

IAAF member E-Motive has today launched ecommotors, an integrated provider of services and retail platform for aftermarket ecommerce. This turnkey offering to UK brands and resellers of parts, tools a…

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Product News

Warning about seriously defective aftermarket lorry brake drums

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

The DVSA is warning operators about seriously defective aftermarket brake drums that may be fitted to Scania P400 lorries within their fleet. The DVSA is aware of 2 cases where aftermarket drums, whic…

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Industry News

Sales ban on new internal combustion engine cars to be brought forward to 2030

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

The sales ban of all new cars with an internal combustion engine, including hybrid and plug-in hybrid models, could now be banned from as early as 2030 according to new reports. Prime Minister Boris J…

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DVSA COVID-19: update

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

The UK Government has announced that new measures will be introduced on 24 September to limit the spread of coronavirus. What this means for DVSA services Currently the new restrictions do not affect …

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Industry News

Schaeffler steps up its involvement in Rear Wheel Steering

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

Global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler is embarking on a development partnership with Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH to expand its intelligent Rear Wheel Steering (iRWS) portfolio…

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NASA technology utilised to sanitise air

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

Carlisle based family business, K&S McKenzie, have been looking for ways to utilise their expertise and supply chain to help keep local businesses safe and operational during the Coronavirus pande…

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Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship ace Adam Morgan marked his 250th BTCC start at Thruxton, Hampshire, this weekend, with front-running pace and a fourth-place finish in his Carlube Triple R Racing Mac Tools Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

It was at the Hampshire circuit, the fastest UK track, 12 months ago that the Ciceley Motorsport squad, headed by Steve Farrell, made significant improvements to the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and it was a…

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