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MPD acquired by Motus Aftermarket Parts

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022

After 23 years of building a wonderful business in Motor Parts Direct (MPD) Mukesh Shah has decided to move into retirement and focus on other aspects of his life. As part of this change, Motus Afterm…

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AAG UK partner with Panattoni, Europe’s leading logistics developer, to build a new distribution centre

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022

Alliance Automotive Group UK (AAG UK) partner with Europa Capital and Panattoni, Europe’s leading logistics developer, to build a new distribution centre. AAG UK have partnered with Europa Capital and…

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MAM Software to launch Garage management solution in Ireland at Auto Trade Expo

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022

MAM Software will be attending this year’s Auto Trade Expo, which is taking place on 15 & 16 October at RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin. The event is a great opportunity for factors and garages to find o…

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Obituary: Chris Taylor November 1955 – September 2022

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022

Battery industry entrepreneur Chris Taylor died on September 17, surrounded by his family. He was 66. One of the UK aftermarket’s most influential characters in the 1990s and 2000s, Chris Taylor’s ear…

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People News

Record numbers not looking for work due to long-term illness

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022

The number of people not looking for work because they are suffering from a long-term illness has hit a record high, latest official figures show. The economic inactivity rate increased by 0.6 percent…

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Decarbonising the logistics sector: fueling a greener public sector

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022

Different fuel options and technologies are being developed to lower harmful emissions in the freight transport sector. The role of logistics in the supply chainThe rise of international trade has inc…

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Industry News

Lesjöfors launch 13 new coil spring references

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022

Lesjöfors Springs are pleased to announce the introduction of a further 13 coil springs into their market-leading range, including the Tesla Model 3 AWD, strengthening their already leading EV vehicle…

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Product News

Apec Truck launches king pin kits and caliper repair kits

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022

Commercial vehicle aftermarket manufacturer Apec Truck has added two new ranges to its portfolio: King Pin Kits and Caliper Repair Kits. Both ranges are manufactured and rigorously tested to OE specif…

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Product News

Comline launches new steering and suspension brochure

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is pleased to unveil its new steering and suspension brochure, which champions the brand’s all-makes range, the manufacturing and testing that underpins the product line, …

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“Visit Academy Live, York!” says Andy Savva

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022

“Schaeffler’s REPXPERT Academy Live is back on the road this time it will be held at York College on Saturday 12th November, and I will be attending sharing my thoughts on Effective Communication Skil…

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Tribute to Chrissy Rouse

Date: Wednesday 12 October 2022

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK has paid tribute to its sponsored motorcycle star Chrissy Rouse who has died from injuries sustained in a race at the weekend. During race three of the Bennetts Brit…

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SMP Europe launches new EGR Valves at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Leading engine management specialists, SMP Europe, unveiled its latest EGR Valves range at industry trade show, Automechanika Frankfurt 2022, offering show visitors a first look at its engineering exp…

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TMD Friction gives valued relining facility customers its quality seal of approval

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

TMD Friction has awarded some of its key customers special status as an approved commercial vehicle brake relining centre, in the first-of-a-kind accreditation by the braking friction specialist. The …

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Product News

Ring Automotive joins praise of rally marshals with prize draw addition

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Automotive aftermarket supplier Ring Automotive joined the chorus of thanks for the ‘Orange Army’ of volunteer marshals at the recent Woodpecker Rally with a donation to the event’s prize draw for eve…

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Volkswagen specialist turns to febi for quality parts range for classic vehicles

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Automotive aftermarket specialist febi’s extensive range of original equipment (OE) matching quality components and vast vehicle parc coverage has helped a unique workshop expand its service offering.…

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WAI expands starter motor and alternator range

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Leading rotating electrics supplier WAI has expanded its range of starter motors and alternators with the addition of five new high-quality references. To meet the exacting quality demands of the UK a…

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Product News

Launch Tech highlights importance of DPF cleaning

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

With renewed focus on emissions and air quality, Launch Tech has highlighted the importance of diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleaning, with demand increasing for its DPF cleaning gun and fluid. Dies…

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Product News

TactoTek and ams OSRAM cooperate to optimise RGB LED for in-mold structural electronics to drive innovations in car illumination

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Finnish IMSE pioneer TactoTek and ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, has announced that they are co-operating to help revolutionise the car interior market by delivering thin,…

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Silverstone brings Mintex-sponsored Lewis Brown highest points haul of the season

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Mintex-sponsored MINI Challenge racing driver Lewis Brown secured his highest points haul of the 2022 season with three strong results at the latest round at Silverstone, which took place from 24th-25…

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WAI hails Automechanika Frankfurt 2022 success

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Leading rotating electrics supplier, WAI, headed to Germany at the beginning of the month for Automechanika Frankfurt 2022, to showcase its renowned quality – and meet customers face to face again. WA…

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TechMan highlights the importance of Garage Management Systems as MOT peak hits

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Garage management system, TechMan, is encouraging garages and service centres to work smarter not harder - and ensure they plan ahead, particularly during the busy MOT season. Research from GiPA* show…

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Banner updates CV and plant sector literature

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Having recently introduced AGM (Absorbent Glass Matt) and EFB technology into its proven Buffalo Bull battery product offering, Banner - one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of leisure batteries and …

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Exol adds to leading Antifreeze range ahead of winter

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Exol Lubricants has launched two new products in its popular Antifreeze range, as it encourages technicians, garages and workshops to prepare for the winter season by stocking up on antifreeze for pas…

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Product News

NAPA Truck launches air tanks and straps

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Commercial vehicle aftermarket manufacturer NAPA Truck has released its new range of 44 air tanks and 5 air tank straps in the UK. Manufactured using 2.5mm gauge steel, NAPA Truck Air Tanks provide be…

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Product News

How motorists can avoid the expense of a replacement car battery as cost of living rises

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Battery replacement can be stressful at the best of times, however, as the cost of living continues to rise, never has the potential cost of a battery failure loomed so large. It’s widely known that t…

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Product News

IAAF's initial response on Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA’s) final Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Order (MVBEO) recommendations

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

“On first reading of the CMA’s final MV-BEO recommendations, it’s clear and positive that they have listened and noted many of the main arguments outlined by IAAF / UK AFCAR, but the recommendations h…

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Garages must embrace online or risk remaining invisible

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

It’s estimated that thousands of independent garages are missing out on work because potential customers simply can’t find them. And that’s because they don’t show up online. So, to a customer, they d…

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MAHLE Aftermarket to bring latest technologies to The Garage Show (AAG)

Date: Thursday 06 October 2022

MAHLE Aftermarket UK will bring the latest information on its service solutions offering, specialist Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration equipment and thermal management systems to T…

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The REPXPERT team rolls into Yorkshire in the lead up to Academy Live at York College on 12thNovember

Date: Thursday 06 October 2022

The date and location for the next Schaeffler REPXPERT Academy Live event has been announced and registration has opened. “So, don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn and network with like-minded …

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Glen Callum Associates launches ‘Meet the Employer’ bite-sized interview sessions to speed up decision-making process

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

Automotive recruitment specialist, Glen Callum Associates (GCA), has created a new initiative to quickly connect employers and candidates in bite-sized interview sessions. Labelled ‘Meet the Employer,…

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New crack down on fraud and money-laundering

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill has been introduced to give Companies House greater powers to tackle the use of businesses as a front for crime. Anyone who registers a company in th…

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Industry News
Legal Updates

Exol Lubricants appoints joint operations managers for Rotherham plant

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

Exol Lubricants, the UK’s largest independent lubricants specialists, has appointed two new joint operations managers to oversee activity at the company’s Rotherham plant. Simon Clegg and Daniel Hecto…

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People News

Sutton Takes the Lead at Silverstone

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

Following four wins and a total of seven podiums across the previous three race weekends, the NAPA Racing UK team were in high spirits as they took to sunny Silverstone National Circuit for the penult…

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TMD Friction are on the move!

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

The TMD Friction Telesales and offices will be moving on October 6th to new premises in Cleckheaton Town centre. TMD does not anticipate any disruption but please that orders be placed as early as pos…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 30 September 2022

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

Activity reportThe IAAF successfully held its CV committee and Council meetings this week at MAHLE Powertrain Northampton. The future direction of the Federation, lobbying activity and new training ac…

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From circuit to sky - aviation and touring car legends carry out epic job swap with GS Yuasa

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

World’s leading battery manufacturer GS Yuasa have bought together two titans of the aviation and motorsport worlds in an epic fashion. Former Red Arrows pilot and current Head of The Blades, Ben Murp…

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Bewley wins prestigious title

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

Speedway star Dan Bewley – who is sponsored by NGK – has continued his impressive form by winning another prestigious title. The 23-year-old English racer followed up two Grand Prix wins and a British…

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Content creators to offer expert advice via auto:resource

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

Automotive aftermarket training and directory platform, auto:resource, has appointed two community editors to share blogs about key industry topics. Joining are award-winning paint technician and refi…

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Industry News

Schaeffler showcases complete Fiat 500 clutch coverage

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

The 500 has been a huge sales success for Fiat, so is also a potential regular visitor to the independent workshop. Highlighting Schaeffler’s transmission system expertise, the original equipment (OE)…

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Product News

Hands are the best tools when replacing spin-on oil filters, says MAHLE

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has reminded technicians of the importance and benefits of correctly installing spin-on oil filters, in its latest technical messenger bulletin. Oil filters are available in two v…

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Product News

Apec launches new range of EV charging cables

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

Automotive aftermarket manufacturer Apec has officially launched its brand-new range of aftermarket electric vehicle charging cables in the UK. Electric vehicle charging cables are one of the most ess…

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Product News

LKQ Euro Car Parts launches new trade-only Starline battery range

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts has launched a new, trade-only battery range under its Starline banner to help workshops cater for everything across automotive, commercial, marine and leisure vehicles. The Starlin…

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Product News

Garage response to DR!VE+ Filters confirms UK’s need for cost-effective range that doesn’t compromise on quality

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

Over 1 million pieces are now available in the DR!VE+ range of filters in a bid to meet substantial demand following its launch in April. The OE-matching range of air, cabin, fuel and oil filters was …

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Product News

Energy support package and tax cuts worthless unless sector specific legislation is strengthened, says IAAF chief executive

Date: Wednesday 28 September 2022

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) chief executive Mark Field has said that energy support packages and tax cuts will mean nothing to independent aftermarket businesses – able to pro…

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IMI announces first TechSafe™ Centre of Excellence

Date: Monday 26 September 2022

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has named BMW Group UK Academy in Wokefield Park, Berkshire the first IMI TechSafeTM Centre of Excellence. The prestigious inaugural award recognises the outs…

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Industry News

FAG Steering & Suspension, a genuine alternative for workshops seeking an OE quality solution

Date: Monday 26 September 2022

“The FAG steering & suspension range provides independent workshops looking for premium quality parts with the ideal solution, as the unique features, plus the fit and finish, ensure a best-in-cla…

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Product News

HELLA develops series production-ready key components for all-electric steer-by-wire system

Date: Monday 26 September 2022

Automotive supplier HELLA, which operates under the umbrella brand FORVIA, is, with other partners, pressing ahead with the development of a series production-ready steer-by-wire system solution. With…

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Product News

PartsinMotion.co.uk highlights key parts to stock up on this autumn

Date: Monday 26 September 2022

Vehicle parts supplier PartsInMotion.co.uk is advising garages and service centres to plan ahead when it comes to braking, filters and wash and wipe parts, as the peak MOT and servicing season looms. …

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Product News

Ring Automotive takes to the stage with rally-ready equipment

Date: Monday 26 September 2022

Ring Automotive proved its inspection lamps and battery care equipment’s versatility and robust build with a trial at the Woodpecker Rally, the latest round of the British Trial and Rally Drivers' Ass…

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Product News

Chancellor's mini budget: the main points

Date: Friday 23 September 2022

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has outlined a series of measures he believes will boost growth. The basic rate of income tax has been cut to 19p in April 2023 and the top rate of tax for higher earners ab…

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