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Automotive aftermarket rallies round to inspire next generation of engineering talent

Date: Friday 02 December 2022

Several UK automotive aftermarket suppliers have rallied together to donate parts to Reddish Hall School in Stockport, a school for pupils aged 5-18 with complex educational needs, helping inspire the…

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IAAF Member News

FIGIEFA and CLEPA to set up joint initiative

Date: Friday 02 December 2022

The Forum on Automotive Aftermarket Sustainability (FAAS) is a joint initiative of the automotive aftermarket sector promoted by the FIGIEFA and CLEPA. A kick-off meeting was held on September 12, 202…

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GSF Car Parts appoints Sukhbir Kapoor as President and COO

Date: Friday 02 December 2022

GSF Car Parts has announced that Sukhbir Kapoor has been appointed as its President and COO, and as an Executive Director of parent company Uni-Select Plc, effective 3rd January 2023. Sukhbir has more…

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People News

UK Automotive commits to workforce diversity and inclusion with landmark industry Charter

Date: Friday 02 December 2022

Nineteen of the UK automotive industry’s biggest brands have come together to launch the sector’s first Automotive Diversity & Inclusion Charter. The founding signatories, representing a fifth of …

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Industry News

Vehicle salvage merger reduces choice and may limit access to salvage vehicles for green parts

Date: Friday 02 December 2022

Copart’s completed purchase of Hills Motors will reduce the number of salvage services providers available to customers and could limit the vehicles available to suppliers of recycled vehicle parts, o…

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Industry News

Servant Leadership: A next level approach to creating a culture of success

Date: Friday 02 December 2022

The best work relationships are partnerships. In this webinar, leadership coach Roberto Dal Corso shares key leadership concepts. You’ll discover that servant leadership is a journey that includes bot…

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Product News

LIQUI MOLY with massive dual leadership

Date: Friday 02 December 2022

The long-standing Commercial Director of the company in Ulm, Dr Uli Weller, will become the second managing director of the group of companies at the start of 2023. For LIQUI MOLY this is a logical st…

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Schaeffler celebrates ‘exceptional’ Academy Live event at York College

Date: Friday 02 December 2022

Schaeffler’s REPXPERT team took the Academy Live roadshow to York College in November, and were greeted by an exceptional turnout of over 100 technicians eager to listen and learn to increase their pr…

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IAAF Member News

TechMan offers five top tips for improving garage efficiency

Date: Friday 02 December 2022

Leading garage management system, TechMan, has revealed its top five tips for garages to improve efficiency and grow their business. Terry Dorney, Managing Director at TechMan explains: “As a garage o…

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NGK-sponsored Speedway stars ready for 2023

Date: Friday 02 December 2022

English Speedway stars Robert Lambert and Dan Bewley are looking forward to next season’s FIM World Championship after enjoying a fantastic 2022 campaign. The NGK-sponsored riders finished fifth and s…

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IAAF Member News

HSE has guidance on keeping workplace temperature reasonable

Date: Friday 02 December 2022

As winter takes hold, you can find helpful advice from HSE on keeping people as comfortable as possible when working in the cold. There is also guidance on protecting workers from hot temperatures. Th…

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HR Updates

Arnold Clark Autoparts customers enjoy top prizes in Trico promotion

Date: Monday 28 November 2022

Arnold Clark Autoparts has revealed some of its winners in its popular Trico wiper blade promotion – and has extended the deadline meaning customers still have time to get their hands on more top priz…

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DR!VE+ Filters gains garage respect for quality and cost-saving credentials

Date: Monday 28 November 2022

Thousands of DR!VE+ Filters are being fitted to cars every day in the UK as workshops opt for the new OE-matching range of air, cabin, fuel and oil filters exclusively from GSF Car Parts. Launched ear…

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Product News

Up and coming automotive talent from diverse backgrounds recognised in national competition

Date: Monday 28 November 2022

Following an in-depth year-long application process, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has announced the winners of its 2022 Skills Competition. From a strong and diverse group of more than 50…

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Industry News

Rectangular 4:3 field of illumination of new ams OSRAM IR LEDs cuts cost and raises performance of cabin monitoring systems

Date: Monday 28 November 2022

ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, has introduced the first members of the OSLON® Black family of infrared (IR) LEDs with a rectangular beam that matches the 4:3 aspect ratio …

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Product News

The quest to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro

Date: Friday 25 November 2022

The latest Industry Leader Challenge (ILC) is Ben’s biggest yet… a group of six teams from well-known automotive businesses is taking on The Climb – to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro! Each intrepid industr…

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Industry News

Up to £100 million boost to improve HGV roadside facilities

Date: Friday 25 November 2022

HGV parking and driver welfare scheme provides match funding to support industry operators to improve HGV facilities. Lorry drivers will benefit from improved and safer rest areas and roadside facilit…

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Industry News

LKQ Europe transforms auto parts forecasting through data-led project

Date: Friday 25 November 2022

o9 Solutions, a leading provider of AI-based supply chain transformation, has announced that it has improved the forecast value added (FVA) of LKQ Europe by almost 20% through a pilot programme. The p…

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IAAF Member News

Service member village reaches capacity at IAAF conference

Date: Friday 25 November 2022

A capacity service member village will feature at the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF)’s annual conference, to be held at The DoubleTree Hilton in Milton Keynes on Thursday 8th Dec…

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Ben’s Health & Wellbeing survey is back for 2022

Date: Friday 25 November 2022

Ben, the automotive industry charity, has announced the launch of its 2022 Health and Wellbeing survey and is encouraging as many people as possible who work in the automotive industry to share their …

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HR Updates

IAAF Training Academy reveals Parts Advisor apprenticeship details

Date: Friday 25 November 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF)’s Training Academy has revealed details of a Customer Service Practitioner course, as parts of its Parts Advisor apprenticeship in partnership …

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Technical Training available: oil consumption vs. friction reduction

Date: Friday 25 November 2022

The Federation of Engine Remanufacturers, in conjunction with the SoE and IRTE, is sponsoring technical training free of charge to workshop employees and engine reconditioners. The friction reduction …

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Industry News

Arnold Clark Autoparts launches EV brochure for future of mobility

Date: Thursday 24 November 2022

Arnold Clark Autoparts has launched a new Electric Vehicle (EV) Consumables brochure, as the leading national motor factor looks to the future of mobility and market demands. The electric vehicle mark…

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Product News

NGK hosts racing stars at Motorcycle Live

Date: Thursday 24 November 2022

Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness and Speedway stars Robert Lambert and Dan Bewley attracted big crowds to the ignition and sensor specialist’s stand on the first day of the show on Saturday (Nove…

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IAAF Member News

BM Catalysts range expansion furthers coverage by 1.3 million vehicles

Date: Wednesday 23 November 2022

Europe’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket hot end emissions products, BM Catalysts, has expanded its product range with 12 new references. BM Catalysts’ latest additions are compatible with 77 vehi…

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Product News

IMI analysis finds motor trade salaries are rising

Date: Wednesday 23 November 2022

The latest Automotive Job Postings Briefing from the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has found that the recent 20-year high vacancy rate has led to increased demand and greater salaries on offer…

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Industry News

Tenneco’s DRiV™ Motorparts business introduces Walker® replacement SCR systems for more than 1 400,000 passenger vehicles

Date: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Tenneco’s DRiV™ Motorparts business has announced the availability of Walker® replacement selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems for more than 1 400,000 passenger vehicles in operation across Eur…

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Product News

Apec add a huge 88 lines to their braking range this November

Date: Tuesday 22 November 2022

A huge 88 lines have been added to the ever-expanding Apec braking range in this November. As part of Apec's continuous commitment to innovation, this month see’s the introduction of 6 brake discs tha…

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Product News

New-for-2023 wall planners now available from First Line Ltd.

Date: Tuesday 22 November 2022

First Line Ltd. has unveiled its 2023 wall planners for the automotive aftermarket, meaning garages and motor factors can now plan for the New Year and display First Line or Borg & Beck branding d…

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Product News

NAPA adds new filters to comprehensive filtration range

Date: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Automotive aftermarket manufacturer NAPA has expanded its filtration catalogue with the addition of 33 new part numbers, taking NAPA Filtration to over 1,150 SKUs. Filtration forms a key part of every…

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Product News

Check out the Verso-tile range from Klarius!

Date: Tuesday 22 November 2022

The Klarius Products range now features 45 new parts, including a catalytic converter (CAT) for the Toyota Verso-S. With more than 11,000 references already offered with next morning UK delivery, Klar…

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Product News

IAAF secures exclusive use of world-class venue for 2023 Golf Day

Date: Friday 18 November 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has secured the legendary Belfry course for its 2023 Golf Day, with members getting the chance to play 18 holes on the PGA championship course.…

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IAAF News

The Tesla Tax: Electric cars no longer exempt from VED from April 2025

Date: Friday 18 November 2022

Announcing the change as part of his Autumn Statement, Jeremy Hunt has said the move was designed to make the motoring tax system "fairer". Mr Hunt said: "Because the OBR (Office for Budget Responsibi…

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Industry News

Delivery robots now available to Cambridge residents under new pilot scheme

Date: Thursday 17 November 2022

Food delivery robots took to the streets of Cambridge on Thursday 17 November as part of a new pilot scheme by Starship Technologies, in partnership with the Co-op and enabled by Cambridgeshire County…

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Industry News

Textar-sponsored Newell completes wet truck racing finale

Date: Thursday 17 November 2022

Textar-sponsored John Newell battled challenging conditions at the final round of the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) at Brands Hatch, to finish a commendable fourth overall in the 2022 stand…

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IAAF Member News

Charlie celebrates second place in US championship

Date: Thursday 17 November 2022

NGK Ambassador Charlie Martin and teammate Jason Keats ended a memorable debut season together by claiming second place in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo LB Cup in the USA. A rollercoaster meeting at Po…

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IAAF Member News

IAAF chief executive backs fair gender representation by joining Automotive 30% Club

Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022

Mark Field, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has become the latest member of The Automotive 30% Club, a voluntary group of MDs and CEOs from automotive manuf…

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AAG appoint new Director of European Key Accounts

Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022

Alliance Automotive Group are pleased to announce the promotion of Kris Halliwell, who from 1st January 2023, will be promoted to Director of European Key Accounts at AAG. Kris has been with AAG for n…

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Comline named A1 Motor Stores’ Component Supplier of the Year – for the fifth time!

Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) has been named Component Supplier of the Year by A1 Motor Stores’ members – a feat achieved for an incredible fifth time by the all-makes brand. Having first won the prest…

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Businesses to be given UK product marking flexibility

Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022

Businesses will be given an additional 2 years to apply new product safety marking, giving thousands of businesses the freedom to focus on growth, Business Secretary Grant Shapps announced. The UK Con…

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Industry News

SMP Europe highlights importance of replacing ignition leads in winter

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

Engine management specialists SMP Europe is urging technicians to ensure they are replacing ignition leads this MOT season, as the cold, wet months can accelerate the deterioration of ignition leads. …

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Product News

TMD Friction celebrates long-standing relationship with Questmead on the circuit and stages

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

TMD Friction’s legendary racing braking brand, Mintex Racing, is the product of choice across the UK motorsport sector, from both circuit racing to rallying – with Mintex Racing pads the specification…

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Product News

Exposure to changing weather hastens need for replacement wiper blades, says First Line Ltd.

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

Automotive aftermarket supplier First Line Ltd. has reminded drivers and technicians to inspect and replace where necessary vehicle windscreen wiper blades, as changeable weather conditions become mor…

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Product News

SMP Europe gets technical: Fuel Vapour Valves explained

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

A relatively new component, a Fuel Vapour Valve (FVV) is an electronically heated glow plug, situated prior to the catalytic converter in the exhaust gas stream. Its main purpose is to improve the reg…

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Product News

Workshops sign up for free NGK Academy training

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

Workshop visitors to the MechanEX show at Sandown Park have been rushing to sign up for a free trial of NGK’s new training initiative. The ignition and sensor specialist this month launched NGK Academ…

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IAAF Member News

Oly’s Autos named Servicesure Autocentre of the Year

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

National garage chain Servicesure has crowned Oly’s Autos the Autocentre of the Year in its annual awards. The Rhyl business won the top award on Thursday 10 November, beating stiff competition from a…

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IAAF Member News

First Line Ltd. provides a range of timing belt kits with integrated water pump

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

Automotive aftermarket supplier First Line Ltd. provides the independent aftermarket with an original equipment (OE) specification range of Timing Belt Kits with Water Pumps under its premium First Li…

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Product News

Chequered flag falls on OSRAM and Ring virtual rally

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

Over 100 virtual rally stars put pedal to the metal at the first OSRAM and Ring Rally, an eSports event running simultaneously with the final round of the British Rally Championship (BRC), the Cambria…

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IAAF Member News

Ring tyre inflators receive best buy and recommended titles in Auto Express tests

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

Ring Automotive’s 12V tyre inflators have received plaudits in the latest product tests in Auto Express, with Ring’s RTC1000 being awarded the title’s Best Buy title and the RTC450 a recommended statu…

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Product News

Electric cars brake reliably with LIQUI MOLY

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

Many things are different for hybrid and all-electric vehicles than for cars with conventional combustion engines. This applies to the drive as well as to the parts that ensure that the acceleration g…

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