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Textar expands braking product ranges with new references

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Braking specialist TMD Friction UK has expanded its Textar aftermarket braking product lines with the introduction of new brake pad, disc, and ABS sensor references. Textar has introduced eight new br…

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Product News

Mintex launches new brake pads and discs

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Aftermarket braking specialist TMD Friction UK has introduced four new brake pads and three new brake discs to its Mintex product portfolio, to ensure garages can offer Mintex quality across more vehi…

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Product News

Delphi Technologies wins training award

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has won ‘Training Scheme of the Year’ at the CAT Awards, held Thursday 9th February at Manchester’s Lowry Hotel. The renowned industry event saw a capac…

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Gulf Lubricants listed by Marathon Warehouse Distribution

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Rossmore Lubricants, official Distributor of Gulf Lubricants throughout the UK & Ireland, is delighted to announce that the brand will now be available through Marathon Warehouse Distribution. Thi…

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Melett urges technicians to think ‘turbo’ this winter

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

The trusted aftermarket brand for precision engineered turbochargers and parts, Melett, is urging technicians to stay on top of turbo maintenance this winter and has offered best practice tips to help…

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Product News

Schaeffler and BILSTEIN extend cooperation on REPXPERT garage portal

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Schaeffler and BILSTEIN have offered joint technical training on chassis systems for several years, extending this partnership by collaborating on the REPXPERT garage portal in June 2021. After comple…

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Product News

GSF Car Parts strengthens employee benefits with focus on Corporate Social Responsibility

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

National motor factor GSF Car Parts has bolstered its employee benefits with the introduction of new people-focused perks in 2023. The company operates 180 branches across the UK with a workforce of m…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts wins Factor of the Year at CAT Awards

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Arnold Clark Autoparts has been named the ‘Factor of the Year’ at the CAT magazine Awards 2023, as voted for by professionals in the automotive aftermarket. The prestigious award ceremony took place a…

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Aftermarket emission controls being ignored in battle against air pollution, says Fueltone

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

The introduction of clean air zones in Newcastle and Sheffield are important methods to reduce air pollution, but solutions already exist to minimise harmful vehicle emissions, say fuel additive speci…

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Product News

Melett offers love letter to technicians with best turbocharger tips this Valentine’s Day

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Precision engineered turbocharger specialist Melett is reminding technicians of top tips on how to ensure their turbo story has a fairy tale ending this Valentine’s Day. As manufacturers build smaller…

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Product News

Muller Filter enjoys continued growth through UKS and the product range is now included on MAM

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

A comprehensive range of Muller Filter is now available through UKS. UKS Managing Director Geoff Jones commented: “We knew we wanted filtration as part of our UKS product offering and looked at all op…

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Product News

Automechanika Birmingham to launch ‘matchmaking’ app to better connect visitors and exhibitors

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Aptly for the 14th February, Automechanika Birmingham is celebrating the power of matchmaking, and, in a first for the event, has announced it will be offering visitors the chance to connect with exhi…

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Industry News

Introducing TechMate: The Direct Automotive Technical Service

Date: Monday 13 February 2023

Automotive aftermarket distributor Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) has announced the launch of its freshly rebranded technical specialist service, TechMate, in February 2023. Supporting the private la…

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Product News

TMD Friction UK shines a light on the next-generation of aftermarket talent this National Apprenticeship Week

Date: Monday 13 February 2023

TMD Friction UK is calling on the importance of embracing future talent and encouraging the next generation of aftermarket professionals into the industry this National Apprenticeship week, which runs…

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IAAF Member News

World’s first hydrogen-powered digger set to drive on UK roads

Date: Monday 13 February 2023

The world’s first digger, powered by a hydrogen combustion engine, will soon be on UK roads and building sites following recent government approval, helping to decarbonise the UK’s construction indust…

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Industry News

Places filling up for IAAF Golf Day

Date: Friday 10 February 2023

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
Industry News

Motorists key in fight to protect MOT

Date: Friday 10 February 2023

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has found a clear need to educate consumers on the safety benefits of carrying out regular MOT tests. Activity on IAAF’s growing social media chann…

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IAAF News

Registration opens for Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Friday 10 February 2023

Automechanika Birmingham, the UK’s largest automotive trade exhibition, has announced that visitor registration is now open, offering garage and workshop professionals free tickets to the event, plus …

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Industry News

GS Yuasa TV launch will answer the internet’s most frequently asked battery questions

Date: Friday 10 February 2023

GS Yuasa, the world leading manufacturer of both GS and Yuasa batteries, have announced the launch of GYTV, the new name for its engaging and educational battery learning videos. GYTV initially featur…

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ZF Aftermarket sets the pace for e-mobility at EV Ready Show

Date: Friday 10 February 2023

ZF Aftermarket has reported the EV Ready show as a huge success, with the event sparking stimulating conversations around future mobility opportunities available to the automotive aftermarket. More th…

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CMA reminds employers to avoid anti-competitive practices

Date: Friday 10 February 2023

The CMA has published new easy-to-read materials, which seek to boost business compliance and remind employers of their legal obligations to avoid collusion when it comes to employee pay, working cond…

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HR Updates
Legal Updates

UKS increases Optimal sales and range despite company profile change

Date: Friday 10 February 2023

UKS has come a long way in the past 12 months. Previously called Optimal UK the owners decided to move forward with UKS Distribution Limited and haven’t looked back. Indeed, the sales for the Optimal …

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IAAF Member News

IAAF Activity Report - week ending 10 February 2023

Date: Friday 10 February 2023

It’s been a busy week in what has been a very busy start to the year for IAAF. On the lobbying front, we’ve been working both behind the scenes and in public on building a robust case against any plan…

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IAAF News

Autotech Group announces sponsorship of the NAPA Racing UK BTCC team

Date: Friday 10 February 2023

Autotech Group is delighted to be named as a sponsor of the NAPA Racing UK team ahead of the 2023 British Touring Car Championship season. Alongside its logo adorning the NAPA Racing UK team’s cars, A…

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IAAF Member News

CTSI issues warning about e-bike and e-scooter battery fires

Date: Friday 10 February 2023

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) is warning consumers and businesses about the risks posed by non-compliant e-scooter and e-bike lithium-ion batteries in light of an alarming spate of …

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Industry News

MVBEO moves to next stage

Date: Friday 10 February 2023

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have circulated their draft legislative proposal concerning revisions to the current Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation (MV-BER). The Secretary of …

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Industry News
IAAF News

Motor factor expands expands with addition of new tyre equipment centre

Date: Monday 06 February 2023

Carlisle-based family business K&S McKenzie Ltd. are growing their business with the addition of their new Tyre Equipment Centre. The motor factor, run by brothers Stuart and Alastair McKenzie, ha…

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IAAF Member News

Mechanics warned of the life-threatening dangers of working under vehicles

Date: Monday 06 February 2023

Leading voices in motor vehicle repair have teamed up with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to warn of the dangers of working under vehicles without proper equipment. Figures recorded by HSE in t…

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Industry News

Exacting research and development programme delivers 137 new Mintex references in 2022

Date: Monday 06 February 2023

Braking specialist TMD Friction UK’s renowned braking brand Mintex introduced 137 new parts during 2022, to offer coverage to more of the vehicle parc than ever before. Technicians are now able to pro…

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Product News

GS Yuasa International Ltd. announce collaboration with Honda to develop lithium-ion batteries

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

GS Yuasa International Ltd., the parent company of GS Yuasa Battery Europe Ltd., has announced the signing of an agreement with Honda Motor Co. Ltd. to develop high-capacity, high-output lithium-ion b…

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MAHLE Aftermarket strengthens European operations with key promotion

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket has promoted its UK General Manager Andy Lees within its senior leadership team, in a combined role that will see him lead aftermarket operations in western Europe. While Lees’ respo…

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IAAF Member News
People News

Newcastle and Gateshead Clean Air Zone goes live

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

A Clean Air Zone (CAZ) is now in place in part of Newcastle and Gateshead to help improve air quality by reducing the number of high-polluting vehicles using the roads. Full details about the CAZ, whi…

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Industry News

Cyber security awareness: news from Lawgistics

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

Lawgistics, the IAAF's legal helpline provider, have partnered with ECSC to provide additional guidance and support in all things cyber security. ECSC, founded and established in 2000, is the UK’s lon…

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IAAF Member News
Industry News

Corteco: New to range products - January 2023

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

Corteco have increased our range of vibration control parts and oil seals for vehicles such as: AUDI, BMW, FORD, HYUNDAI, MAZDA, MERCEDES, NISSAN, PEUGEOT, RENAULT, TOYOTA, VAUXHALL, VOLVO TRUCKS, VW.…

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Product News

Flexible problem solving – Klarius flexi-pipes can help save £1,000+ on repairs

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

For garages, being able to offer a cost-effective repair quickly is crucial to keeping customers happy. With the current financial pressures on households, helping motorists to avoid expensive whole s…

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Product News

FAI Automotive reveals new references for 2023

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

Premium-quality parts supplier, FAI Automotive, has kicked off the new year by introducing 20 new references to its leading product portfolio, to continue to meet market demand. Providing the Aftermar…

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Product News

First Line Ltd. range expansions exceed 700 newly introduced parts in 2022

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

Over the last 12 months, all-makes automotive aftermarket specialist First Line Ltd. introduced 707 new references to its ranges, including Steering and Suspension, Braking, Wheel Bearings, Filters, C…

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Product News

Service Assist solves key pain point for garages

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

Garage management system specialist, TechMan, is enhancing the communication between garages and motorists with its Service Assist Tool, which enables garages to simplify one of the great pain points …

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Product News

First Line Ltd. grows drivetrain portfolio with launch of CV Joint and Driveshaft ranges

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

First Line Ltd., via its renowned Borg & Beck brand, has launched an extensive range of premium-quality Constant Velocity (CV) Joints and Driveshafts, complementing its broad range of CV Boot Kits…

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Product News

Marathon announces new air suspension range from Arnott

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

Marathon Warehouse Distribution are delighted to announce a new partnership with Arnott, the global leader in aftermarket air suspension products, to distribute their products across the UK. The Arnot…

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Product News

JURATEK extends popular braking product portfolio

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

Leading brake supplier, JURATEK, has expanded its extensive braking component product range with the addition of two brake discs, two brake pads, 29 calipers, five new wear indicators and one new brak…

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Product News

LKQ Euro Car Parts fires up Starline expansion with starter motor and alternators

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts has further expanded its Starline range of products as it continues to broaden its product offering to the independent aftermarket. Available exclusively to LKQ Euro Cart Parts cust…

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Product News

Textar brake product range expanded in 2022 with 167 new references

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

TMD Friction UK’s braking brand Textar delivered 167 new references throughout 2022 offering wider vehicle parc coverage than ever before, following its uncompromising approach to research and develop…

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Product News

Fuel additives and engine treatments increasing in demand as motorists seek preventative measures

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

Technicians and motorists are turning to fuel additives and engine treatments to prevent issues on vehicles worsening and avoid the inflated, associated costs of bigger problems requiring repair. Aber…

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Product News

Klarius starts the year with a popularity contest… Fiat versus Toyota

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

New exhaust system components added to the Klarius range for January 2023 include parts for the 2006 Fiat Ducato and the 2017 Toyota Yaris, but which is more popular? Click here to view the latest par…

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Product News

ZF announces partnership with mobility provider Beep to bring new-generation autonomous Level 4 shuttle to US market

Date: Thursday 02 February 2023

ZF unveils its next generation shuttle for autonomous driving in urban environments and mixed traffic at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas/ Nevada, USA. The next generation complem…

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Industry News
Product News

Exol-sponsored Fox finishes jet ski championship on a high

Date: Thursday 02 February 2023

Exol-sponsored 18-year-old JSRA British Jetsport Championship jet skier Dani Fox finished her 2022 season in fifth place after a closely fought campaign on the water. Fox, based near Exol Lubricants’ …

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IAAF Member News

Motul is once again series official lubricant partner for ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA in 2023

Date: Thursday 02 February 2023

The recent Autosport International Expo heralded the announcement of Motul’s continuation as official lubricant supplier to the 2023 ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA. This is the second …

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LKQ Europe Acquires Rhenoy Group

Date: Thursday 02 February 2023

The leading distributor of automotive aftermarket parts strengthens its presence in the European salvage business. Zug, Switzerland. LKQ Europe today announced that it is expanding its European salvag…

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IAAF Member News

One betting game, 400 participants, three winners

Date: Thursday 02 February 2023

Last year, the betting game for the 2022 Football World Cup once again generated enthusiasm among all participants – after all, great prices were raffled off among the Diesel Technic distribution part…

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