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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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HR Updates

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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HR Updates

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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Product News

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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HR Updates

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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Colin Smit, MD, LUMAG – A look at the year ahead

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2018

New technologies resulting from significant investment 2018 will be a big year for new innovations, following on from the &euro,5million investment in a Bruderer Shim Stamping machine that was install…

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Exhibitor day aims to enhance visitor & exhibitor experience

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2018

Automechanika Birmingham is hosting an Exhibitor Day on 1 March at Birmingham NEC, with the primary aim being to ensure exhibiting companies get the most out of the event and contribute to delivering …

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Fabriscape Lda purchase controlling interest in TP Engineering

Date: Monday 29 January 2018

Fabriscape LDA, incorporating EuroFlo Premium Emission Systems in the UK, is delighted to announce that Fabriscape have purchased a controlling interest in the emission control manufacturer TP Enginee…

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Business Development Manager joins the growing Elcome team

Date: Thursday 25 January 2018

Elcome is pleased to announce and welcome Andy Smith, who has joined the Business Development team, supporting the company&rsquo,s continued growth. Andy will be responsible for maintaining close work…

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Winter Service Checks

Date: Friday 19 January 2018

During the Winter months there is sure to be plenty of adverse weather conditions, all of which could hinder the performance of the vehicle, as several key components will be more exposed to the eleme…

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New appointment at Osram UK

Date: Thursday 18 January 2018

Leading global lighting manufacturer OSRAM have appointed Keith Booth as Account Manager for the Specialty Products Automotive Aftermarket division of OSRAM , Ltd in the UK. Keith previously wor…

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Scrapped MOT proposals welcomed by IAAF

Date: Thursday 18 January 2018

Proposed changes to the MOT test frequency have been scrapped with IAAF calling it &lsquo,a triumph for the aftermarket and motorists alike&rsquo,, after months and months of intensive lobbying. Sin…

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Dipetane Fuel Technology

Date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

Dipetane Fuel Technology is a new member of IAAF and they wish to inform IAAF members of the benefits of Dipetane and how/why it is very different to outdated additives. , In 400 motor factors in …

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Autoelectro outlines its vision for 2018

Date: Tuesday 09 January 2018

&lsquo,With our one stop shop offer, we want to consolidate ourselves as the market leader whilst continuing our excellent range development and technical support&rsquo,: That&rsquo,s the message eman…

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Exol tests readiness with spillage exercise

Date: Tuesday 09 January 2018

Exol Lubricants has successfully facilitated an exercise simulating the response to a hydrocarbon spill incident at its bulk blending site in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. , Held in 2017, the Oil …

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Mike Wise takes on new Board-level role at expanding vGroup International as it restructures

Date: Tuesday 09 January 2018

The UK&rsquo,s leading provider of motor accessory essentials, vGroup International, has restructured following rapid growth as the company moves into the next phase of expansion.  , Simultaneousl…

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AutoInform Live 2017 a resounding success for ZF Aftermarket

Date: Thursday 04 January 2018

As industry leaders in equipping technicians to work safely on the vehicles of today and tomorrow, ZF Aftermarket has enjoyed a successful AutoInform Live. , Visitors to the event, which took pl…

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Comline competition winner hits the track!

Date: Thursday 04 January 2018

One of the lucky winners of the Comline Champion competition, held by Comline Auto Parts (Comline) at Automechanika Birmingham 2017, recently claimed his prize of an unforgettable supercar and rally c…

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Exol Lubricants among the best in the business

Date: Thursday 04 January 2018

Exol, the UK&rsquo,s leading independent lubricants company, has been awarded runner up in the category of &lsquo,CV Supplier of Excellence&rsquo, at the highly respected IAAF (Independent Automotive …

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IAAF and FIGIEFA delighted with provisional Type-Approval legislation

Date: Friday 22 December 2017

The IAAF and FIGIEFA have welcomed the news that crucial provisions on the OBD connector and access to RMI have been included in the proposed EU legislation on Vehicle Type-Approval Regulation, signif…

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ECP parent to acquire Stahlgruber

Date: Friday 15 December 2017

Euro Car Parts&rsquo, parent company LKQ Corporation has entered an agreement to acquire Stahlgruber GmbH in a deal valued at roughly &euro,1.5bn. Stahlgruber is one of Germany&rsquo,s largest facto…

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Melett Ltd acquired by Wabtec Corporation

Date: Friday 15 December 2017

Wabtec Corporation has acquired 100% of shares in Melett Limited, a leader in the design, manufacture and supply of high-quality turbochargers and replacement parts to the turbocharger aftermarket. …

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Delphi Appoints New UK & Eire Country Director

Date: Monday 20 November 2017

Nigel Duffield joins Delphi Product &, Service Solutions to deliver the company&rsquo,s strategic growth objectives in UK &, Eire. Delphi Product &, Service Solutions has appointed Nigel Du…

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