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COVID-19 update: call for logistics professionals to come together

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has launched an initiative to bring together logistics and passenger transport operators in urgent need of supply chain resources. The initi…

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COVID-19: A letter to everyone from Ben

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The automotive charity Ben has sent out the following open letter: There&rsquo,s no doubt that we&rsquo,re in unusual and challenging times. The Coronavirus is affecting everyone&rsquo,s lives - both…

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COVID-19: A message from Nutexa

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

We want to reassure you that Nutexa Frictions Ltd is still open for business.   As a Brake lining manufacturer, we are aware that commercial traffic will remain an important resource receiving goods a…

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IAAF Member News

COVID-19: An offer from DFA Media

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The IAAF has received a letter from DFA Media, publisher of Aftermarket magazine, offering their assistance to manufacturers who want to produce the products so desperately needed by the NHS but are e…

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COVID-19: Autosupplies update

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Autosupplies is open as normal but has very strict restrictions in place, which are in-line with the government&rsquo,s latest directives regarding Coronavirus and social distancing. Of paramount impo…

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COVID-19: MAHLE Aftermarket

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

MAHLE has reduced its minimum order value on a temporary basis to help support customers and has set up its customer services team with all the necessary tools and equipment to work from home. Despi…

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COVID-19: Roadlink update

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Roadlink International continues to remanufacture and dispatch goods from its central distribution centre in the UK, and is encouraging customers to get in touch if they have any queries or need any s…

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COVID-19: To Furlough or not to Furlough

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Everyone is talking about furlough, but what does it mean, who will benefit, is commission included and how will it be paid? , IAAF Service Support Partner, Lawgistics, have developed a quick Q&am…

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COVID-19: WAI update

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

WAI is moving to daily bulletins to customers and encouraging two way communication. The company has also begun assisting motor factors, who are suffering from staff shortages, with a direct supply of…

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Data analytics essentials for the COVID-19 crisis - timely advice from Phocas Software

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic puts risk management and disruption strategies under the spotlight as companies experience limited supply and others are battling cashflow shortages. For businesses who move and …

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Driving tests and MOTs for heavy vehicles suspended for up to 3 months to help tackle spread of coronavirus

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is suspending driving tests in England, Scotland and Wales for up to 3 months from 21 March 2020. The decision has been made to help prevent the spread…

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EAG ‘very much open for business’ and ‘heightens cleaning policies’ following COVID-19 outbreak advice

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has confirmed that it is &lsquo,very much open for business&rsquo,, amid the outbreak of COVID-19 and the measures introduced by the UK government. &nbsp, Moto…

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Helping the heroes of haulage

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

During these times of global crisis, road safety is more important now than ever to ensure the world can continue on its road to recovery. With commercial vehicles operating around the clock transport…

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HMRC COVID-19 Update: Job Retention Scheme

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The government is committed to doing whatever it takes to support businesses and individuals through the Coronavirus pandemic. On 20 March as part of these efforts the Chancellor announced the Coronav…

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How to protect yourself from cybercrime

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The introduction of measures to contain the coronavirus means we are spending more time online, whether teleworking or surfing. Combined with anxieties caused by the crisis, this often results in unsa…

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Letter from ECP CEO Andy Hamilton to customers regarding COVID-19

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Dear Customer,   Following the announcement from the Prime Minister, I can confirm that our branches remain open and our deliveries will continue &ndash, to support you.   Given the critical suppo…

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MAHLE Aftermarket: COVID-19 update

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

MAHLE has reduced its minimum order value on a temporary basis to help support customers and has set up its customer services team with all the necessary tools and equipment to work from home. Despi…

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MAHLE and Triumph cooperate in the manufacture of face masks

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

MAHLE and the underwear manufacturer Triumph Holding AG (Bad Zurzach &ndash, &ldquo,Triumph&rdquo,) are joining forces to manufacture face masks.   MAHLE is providing a filter medium that …

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New rules on MOT testing for light vehicles

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, cars and vans and motorcycles due their MOT from 30 March 2020 will have their MOT extended by 6 months. This will continue until confirmed otherwise. This…

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Rules on carrying over annual leave to be relaxed to support key industries during COVID-19

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement due to COVID-19 will now be able to carry it over into the next 2 leave years, under measures introduced by Business Secretar…

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Six-month MOT extension causes huge challenges, says IAAF

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has said the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency&rsquo,s (DVSA) decision to extend MOTs for a six-month period causes &ldquo,huge challenges&rd…

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Statement from Ring to their customers

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

In view of the clearly deteriorating situation in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to do all possible to protect our staff. Consequently, we are essentially shutting , the Gel…

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Status update from GT Automotive on our products and services during the current outbreak

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Last week, Senior Management took the decision to operate our premises at a reduced capacity for the foreseeable future. Going into this week, this decision remains in place.   We believe that we are …

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TechMan to provide ‘business as usual’ for customers during Coronavirus restrictions

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Following the Prime Minister&rsquo,s announcement, TechMan is advising its customers that it will be continuing to provide services and support for its garage management system whilst these unprec…

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The Parts Alliance to continue deliveries

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The Parts Alliance has confirmed that its branch network will continue to offer trade deliveries, adding that there are no significant shortages of products emerging within the supply chain.   Neil Cr…

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Whocanfixmycar.com's resonse to the announcement on MOTs

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Until confirmed otherwise, the government have announced that cars, motorcycles and vans that are due their MOT after 30/3/20 will receive a 6 month extension. , However, all vehicles on the roa…

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Workshops must stay open during the crisis, say First Line

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, now more than ever, workshops have a vital role to play. While MOT deadlines have been extended, workshops still need to be prepared and willing to repair the …

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“Nobody will be laid off – if need be, I’ll waive my salary”

Date: Friday 27 March 2020

The world economy is on the brink of collapse due to the corona pandemic and its development is more uncertain than ever. The German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY is aware of this and is taki…

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COVID-19 - Member News: TTC

Date: Friday 27 March 2020

Truck & Trailer Components started to make preparations for home working of its office based teams with effect from week commencing 9th March. This involved ensuring each team member was equipped …

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TMD Friction bolsters sales team with new area sales managers

Date: Friday 27 March 2020

Global OE and aftermarket brakes manufacturer, TMD Friction, has expanded its sales team with the appointment of two new area sales managers. Del Smith, who will be covering the Midlands, and Alistair…

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Former ADF Leader of Council returns to NHS frontline

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020

Dr. Richard Stock, a former Leader of Council and until recently a member of the IAAF Council, has recently announced his return to the NHS frontline. This was in response to the call for retired medi…

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Covid-19: update 25 March 2020

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020

Following the government’s new measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 (23 March), the IAAF has gained clarification from government that businesses in the automotive aftermarket supplying garages, na…

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Combating the coronavirus pandemic: Bosch develops rapid test for COVID-19

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is posing major challenges for healthcare systems and medical institutions worldwide. An ability to rapidly diagnose the virus is of invaluable help in curbing its exponenti…

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COVID-19: Updates to Companies House services

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Companies House is closely following Public Health England guidelines. They have plans in place to maintain services for customers, and protect the …

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COVID-19 Update 24/3/20

Date: Tuesday 24 March 2020

Following the government’s new measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 (23 March), the IAAF is seeking clarification on exemption for businesses in the automotive aftermarket. Currently, it is the und…

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sales-i: "Pandemics are tragedies, but business must go on"

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Over the last few weeks, sales teams all over the world have switched from proactive, inperson selling to working over the phone. Now that the World Health Organization has officially named the corona…

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Hella: Business development in line with expectations, but adjustment of company outlook necessary due to COVID-19 pandemic

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

In the first nine months of the current fiscal year 2019/2020 (1 June 2019 to 29 February 2020), sales and earnings of the internationally positioned automotive supplier, HELLA, have developed in line…

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The advantages of single mass flywheel

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

For more than 100 years, Borg & Beck has been a byword for premium products, which is why brand owner First Line Ltd, continues to invest and update its quality control and test equipment in its b…

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Product News

HELLA expands offering by more than 200 references

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

HELLA has added an impressive 200+ passenger car references to further accommodate the needs of the aftermarket with premium quality products. Lighting HELLA has introduced 10 combination rearlights, …

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Product News

LIQUI MOLY defies corona: a bonus for every employee instead of short-time work

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Special times call for special measures. The German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY is not reacting to the corona crisis with short-time work or layoffs, but is instead paying a bonus of EUR 1,…

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EAG awarded ISO accreditation

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) is proud to announce that it has been ISO-accredited following a surveillance audit by the National Quality Assurance. EAG now boasts ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO…

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DENSO reveals ‘contingency plan’ due to COVID-19 outbreak

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

DENSO can confirm that it has put a contingency plan in place to protect its workforce, customers and suppliers, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. All employees, including DENSO’s customer service te…

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Gerry Doverman Ltd gets major profit boost with TechMan

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Hereford-based Mercedes, BMW and Porsche specialist, Gerry Doverman Ltd, has attributed a 43% rise in its profits to garage management specialist, TechMan. Speaking to camera, managing director Gerry …

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Product News

Hengst: Premiere for Blue.on in the new Opel Astra

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

The innovative Blue.on oil filter system, from filter specialist Hengst SE is being launched for the first time into serial production. The functionally reliable and climate-friendly alternative to th…

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Product News

First Line introduces new water pump

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

First Line has recently introduced a replacement water pump with an electric valve to accommodate a range of VAG vehicles equipped with stop/start technology that have this specialised component fitte…

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COVID-19: General advice for members

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

In light of the speed of changes with regard to the ongoing situation, members are urged to check regularly for the latest government information and advice and to promptly follow all recommendations …

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BER 2023: Preparatory survey

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Ahead of the discussions on the Block Exemption Regulation which is due for renewal in 2023, Ernst & Young have been chosen to undertake a study into the historical market trends in vehicle distri…

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OESAA postpones Autoinform Live

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) has announced that next month’s Autoinform Live, due to be held at the GTG Academy in Wolverhampton from 25-26 April, has been postpone…

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COVID-19 and IAAF Events

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Following the announcement by the government this week, the IAAF has taken the decision to postpone all events until the end of May 2020. This is also in line with guidance issued to many of our membe…

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EAG appoints former Suplex expert to assist during ‘transition period’ after company becomes exclusive UK distributor

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has recruited Sam Cotterill to its team, brought in, initially, to assist Suplex’s relocation to its new and exclusive distributor. After five years at Suplex, developing …

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