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OSRAM introduces a new era of off-road LED replacement headlight bulbs

Date: Monday 14 November 2022

Automotive lighting specialist, OSRAM, has unveiled new additions to the LEDriving® HL portfolio of LED bulbs for the off-road market. The new LEDriving® HL family includes three collections: LEDrivin…

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First Line Ltd. introduces 51 new references in latest range expansion

Date: Monday 14 November 2022

Automotive aftermarket specialist First Line Ltd. has introduced 51 new parts to its product lines to meet the aftermarket’s needs and to service more vehicles than ever before. The new parts are intr…

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Exol Lubricants’ Optima C5 oil gains Opel/Vauxhall approval

Date: Monday 14 November 2022

Exol Lubricants’ Optima C5 LSOV 0W-20 oil has been formally approved by Stellantis for use in Opel/Vauxhall passenger car engines. A new release certificate issued by Stellantis approves Optima C5 LSO…

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BM Catalysts’ SCRs range prove popular, as aftermarket gears up to reduce NOx emissions

Date: Monday 14 November 2022

Since being introduced to its ever-expanding range earlier this year, BM Catalysts’ Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) references have continued to grow in popularity in line with market forecasts, wi…

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Renault and Google expand ties in automotive software

Date: Friday 11 November 2022

Renault and Google have announced that they are expanding their partnership in software services for future Renault vehicles, adding that Google will become the preferred cloud supplier to the French …

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Jepson & Co become IAAF members

Date: Friday 11 November 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced the addition of number plate manufacturer, Jepson & Co, to its ever-growing membership. A leading manufacturer of number plat…

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TMD Friction affirms commitment to the independent aftermarket with launch of research and development facility

Date: Friday 11 November 2022

Leading braking product manufacturer TMD Friction has launched a new research and development facility in Seaton Ross, East Yorkshire as part of its investment strategy into the independent aftermarke…

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GS Yuasa Academy online learning platform European launch will revolutionise battery training across the continent

Date: Friday 11 November 2022

GS Yuasa, the world’s leading battery manufacturer, has launched its award-winning online battery training platform GS Yuasa Academy across Europe. The system, which is the original and only dedicated…

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MEYLE at the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference: focus on sustainability and conserving plastics

Date: Friday 11 November 2022

The UN Climate Change Conference is currently being held in Egypt and the Hamburg manufacturer MEYLE is there to input new ideas with its own sustainability endeavours. Climate change, the energy tran…

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NGK wins top show accolade

Date: Friday 11 November 2022

NGK has picked up the award for best stand at Saltex 2022, the leading turf management event for grounds care volunteers, professionals and manufacturers. The ignition and sensor specialist took centr…

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IAAF announces partnership with Automechnika Birmingham 2023

Date: Friday 11 November 2022

IAAF has worked with the event organisers to ensure all members are supported through the event and we can confirm the IAAF member exclusive networking event will also return as an evening gathering a…

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VMs critical of EU's new Euro 7 pollution rules

Date: Friday 11 November 2022

The European Union has proposed stricter emissions rules for the continent’s last generation of combustion engines, a move aimed at reducing particulate pollution in the continent’s cities. The EU sai…

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KYB conducts automated driving research

Date: Tuesday 08 November 2022

KYB research and development engineers have been working on the development of an integrated shock absorber / power steering control system that supports automated driving comfortably and safely. The …

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British van market down a fifth in October as short supply hits deliveries

Date: Tuesday 08 November 2022

The SMMT, in its monthly report on UK vehicle registrations, has reported that the UK’s new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market fell by -18.4% in October, with 22,386 of the latest vans joining Brit…

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BoxClever members urged to sign up for free NGK Academy trial

Date: Monday 07 November 2022

Members of NGK’s BoxClever independent garage loyalty scheme will have the chance to sign up for a free three-month trial of the company’s new training initiative when they attend the MechanEX show at…

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Diesel Technic Product Portrait: 4.63380 Window motor, left

Date: Monday 07 November 2022

The window motor is an electric motor that is operated via a button in the control panel in the cabin; it is used to raise or lower the window panes independently of each other, or to stop them in any…

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Marathon announces new strategic distribution agreement with GS Yuasa

Date: Monday 07 November 2022

Marathon Warehouse Distribution are delighted to announce a new strategic distribution agreement with OE battery manufacturer GS Yuasa across their logistics platform. GS Yuasa is an Original Equipmen…

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TMD Friction UK welcomes North East Ambulance Service to manufacturing headquarters

Date: Friday 04 November 2022

TMD Friction UK welcomed the North East Ambulance Service to its friction material manufacturing headquarters in Hartlepool to showcase its world-leading production facility delivering high-quality br…

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Dayco announces a new belt manufacturing facility in Mexico

Date: Friday 04 November 2022

Dayco, a leading engine product and drive systems manufacturer for the automotive, heavy-duty, and industrial market segments, has announced a major investment in a new manufacturing facility in San L…

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IAAF confirms 2022 conference line-up

Date: Friday 04 November 2022

IAAF has confirmed its speaker line-up for its upcoming annual conference, which will take place on Thursday 8th December at Double Tree Hilton, Milton Keynes. Former SAS Soldier, sniper and paratroop…

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IAAF Awards 2022 - Voting now live

Date: Friday 04 November 2022

The voting for this year's IAAF Awards has now gone live and instructions are given below.  Voting will remain open until 18 November, so please ensure your vote is included and have your say. The for…

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Demand increases for high-capacity power banks amid warnings of potential winter blackouts

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

With the war in Ukraine threatening the continuity of gas supplies across Europe and in the UK, this has put pressure on domestic energy, and Ofgem has issued a warning to consumers that Britain could…

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NGK launches new online technical training initiative

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

NGK Academy, which went live on November 1, 2022, is aimed at supplying essential training primarily to workshops, but the content will also be of value to aftermarket distributors. The portal include…

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IMI launches 2023 Awards putting Sustainability and Diversity in the spotlight

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

Continuing its mission to celebrate and champion the best of automotive, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has launched its 2023 Awards with the winners to be announced at the IMI Annual Dinne…

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febi hails Automechanika Frankfurt 2022 as a success as trade shows return face to face

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

Networking was the key focus for febi, part of the Bilstein Group, at Automechanika Frankfurt in September as the automotive aftermarket specialist hails the return of a face-to-face trade show a succ…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts launches Platinum Tier for LKQ Academy

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts has launched a new membership tier for its LKQ Academy to help give technicians more flexibility in their training journey. In an exciting first for the independent aftermarket, LKQ…

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BorgWarner Ranked as Premier Data Supplier in TecDoc Catalog

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

As of recently, TecAlliance’s TecDoc Catalog contains six BorgWarner brands of spare parts for both commercial vehicles and passenger cars. BorgWarner is ranked as a Premier Data Supplier, which means…

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Textar-sponsored Newell remains in title hunt as championship final arrives

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

Textar-sponsored John Newell remains in championship contention as the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) nears its season finale at Brands Hatch. Newell is currently fourth in the standings on …

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Alliance Automotive Group and NAPA Racing UK team up to raise money for Children in Need

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

Alliance Automotive Group and NAPA Racing UK have teamed up to raise money for this year’s BBC's Children in Need. BBC Children in Need fund thousands of charities and projects in every corner of the …

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NAPA Truck launches load restraints & rotating electrics

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

Commercial vehicle aftermarket manufacturer NAPA Truck has added two new product ranges — Load Restraints and Rotating Electrics — to its rapidly expanding catalogue of OE-matching components. NAPA Tr…

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FMG Repair Services celebrates next generation of automotive expertise as it sponsors the IMI Skills Competition Finals

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

The UK’s largest group of accident repair centres, FMG Repair Services, has joined forces with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) to sponsor the IMI Skills Competition finals. The annual compet…

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Seek out Ring’s Golden Ticket to win prizes!

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

Ring Automotive is urging technicians to keep their eyes peeled for a Golden Ticket as part of its new promotion that offers mechanics the chance to win prizes when they find a golden ticket in Ring’s…

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TMD Friction racing drivers hail cross-category braking performance

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

TMD Friction’s high-performance braking product lines continue to prove their credentials on the racing circuit, with its renowned braking brand Mintex providing the stopping power to various racing a…

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“We remain the specialist for automotive chemicals”

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

LIQUI MOLY has been supporting technological change in the automotive industry for over 60 years. Thanks to its wide range of automotive chemicals, Managing Director Günter Hiermaier sees the company …

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OESAA launches training roadshow to inspire today’s and tomorrow’s technicians

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association is thrilled to announce the launch of OESAA Academy Live, a series of free-to-attend events dotted around the UK, which will strengthen the ski…

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„DT Spare Parts Champion 2022“ wanted

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

Exciting guessing fun and the chance to win great prices – that’s the promise of the new DT Spare Parts betting round on the occasion of the Football World Cup. The starting signal will be given at th…

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Apec Truck launches load restraints and rotating electrics

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

Commercial vehicle aftermarket manufacturer Apec Truck has added two new ranges to its portfolio: Load Restraints and Rotating Electrics. Both ranges are manufactured and rigorously tested to OE speci…

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Kevan Wooden, Chief Commercial Officer, LKQ Euro Car Parts: IAAF Blog – Fourth Edition

Date: Tuesday 01 November 2022

Getting match-fit for a recession: three areas of focus for the aftermarket The news, if you can manage to keep up with it, has been consistently depressing this year. In recent weeks, the UK economy …

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Nominate your garage in the IAAF Pride of Aftermarket Awards 2022

Date: Tuesday 01 November 2022

IAAF has added two new garage awards to its Pride of Aftermarket awards, set to take place on 8 December at DoubleTree Hilton, Milton Keynes. The two categories for the garage awards are: Garage of t…

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Sponsor Link: Alliance Automotive Group

Date: Tuesday 01 November 2022

The IAAF would like to thank our Headline Sponsor for the IAAF Dinner, Alliance Automotive Group UK & Ireland.

 

 

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Textar expands braking product lines with new-to-range parts

Date: Monday 31 October 2022

Aftermarket braking specialist, TMD Friction, has expanded its Textar braking product lines with the introduction of new pads, discs and accessories. Textar has also introduced new ABS sensors and wea…

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SEG Automotive expands its market position with TecDoc

Date: Monday 31 October 2022

The globally renowned TecDoc Catalogue contains more than 1,000 aftermarket brands and 9,800 product groups and allows users to identify the correct replacement quickly and easily. SEG Automotive is a…

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Star-studded seminar programme returns to Mechanex

Date: Monday 31 October 2022

The UK’s longest-running trade show dedicated to the independent aftermarket returns to Sandown Park this November with a seminar programme hosted by automotive authors Hayley Pells and Tom Denton. Or…

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IAAF urges the UK government “not to mess” with current MOT

Date: Friday 28 October 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is urging Mark Harper, the new Secretary of State for Transport not to mess with the current MOT test frequency and instead look to strengthen …

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AS-PL: Two exciting events are behind us — the AutoTrade Expo and the Equip Auto

Date: Friday 28 October 2022

AutoTrade Expo in Dublin took place on October 15-16, 2022 and the Equip Auto took place on October 18-22, 2022. Our representatives had the opportunity to meet with our clients, and also to talk with…

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Melett issues top tips to avoid turbocharger horror story this Halloween

Date: Friday 28 October 2022

Precision engineered turbocharger specialist Melett has offered tips to technicians on how to avoid their very own turbocharger horror story this Halloween. Turbochargers have become essential to manu…

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LKQ Corporation Announces Results for Third Quarter 2022

Date: Friday 28 October 2022

LKQ Corporation has reported third quarter 2022 financial results. “We are pleased with our third quarter results as they once again highlight our ongoing ability to combine best-in-class customer ser…

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Nominate your business in the IAAF Pride of Aftermarket Awards

Date: Wednesday 26 October 2022

Nominations are now being taken for the Pride of Aftermarket Awards, with winners being announced at IAAF Annual Awards Dinner on 8 December, DoubleTree Hilton, Milton Keynes with Alliance Automotive …

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Build for the future with these 3 eCommerce best practice eBooks

Date: Wednesday 26 October 2022

If you're looking for a checklist to finish the year strong, or are in budget/planning mode for 2023, download these three complimentary ebooks from Volo to help you improve your top line sales growth…

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HELLA offers Universal Lighting webinar

Date: Wednesday 26 October 2022

After the great success of last year's "Digitalization of Light 2.0" event, HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert is again offering an interactive webinar, this time addressing "Universal Lightin…

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