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Number of privately licensed battery electric vehicles in the UK rises 53% in a year

Date: Monday 08 March 2021

The number of battery electric vehicles (‘BEVs’) in private hands in the UK rose by nearly 30,000 in the 12 months to September 2020, an increase of 53% on the year before, with more than a third of t…

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Closing the gender talent gap - Autotech Group CEO joins Automotive 30% Club

Date: Monday 08 March 2021

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, the Autotech Group is delighted to announce that its CEO, Gavin White, has joined forces with automotive industry MDs and CEOs to become the latest member of…

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DVSA launches SAFE campaign

Date: Friday 05 March 2021

The DVSA has today launched its SAFE campaign. It has been a tough year and as a result of the MOT exemptions issued to keep people safe through the pandemic, the DVSA is aware that this has introduce…

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DVSA releases MOT testing figures to end of February 2021

Date: Friday 05 March 2021

Following on from previous forecast figures, the DVSA has now produced the final figures for February 2021 and forecasts for both March and April 2021, broken down by postcode, to help understand how …

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IAAF comments on Budget

Date: Friday 05 March 2021

The IAAF commented on the Budget that “The extension to the furlough scheme and increased access to grants and support is welcome. It gives aftermarket businesses more breathing room following a very …

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Textar ‘first to market’ with new brake pads and discs

Date: Friday 05 March 2021

TMD Friction has expanded its Textar product range by adding 12 new brake pads and eight brake discs to its ever-growing portfolio, some of which are first to market in the automotive aftermarket. Tex…

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Product News

Brake technology specialist TMD Friction rapidly expands its spare parts range

Date: Friday 05 March 2021

Broad market coverage is one of the crucial factors for success in the spare parts market. This goal remains a constant challenge, even for suppliers who are able to offer a spare part for almost ever…

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How to get your car ready for spring

Date: Friday 05 March 2021

Spring is on the way and drivers are coming to the garage to get their cars ready for the warmer season. TecAlliance, one of the leading data management specialists in the independent automotive after…

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New Klarius exhausts and CATs hit the right Note

Date: Friday 05 March 2021

Klarius Products Ltd, the UK’s largest aftermarket exhaust manufacturer, has added new exhausts and catalytic converters (CATs) to its emissions control range to fit popular Audi, Honda, Nissan, Seat,…

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Product News

Travelling to Europe for work? Business Travel: An explainer document

Date: Thursday 04 March 2021

A short explainer document has been produced by BEIS to help companies understand the new rules that are in place for business travel to Europe for work. These rules apply if a person is travelling fo…

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HMRC Transition update: moving goods between the UK and EU - webinars

Date: Thursday 04 March 2021

Companies moving goods between the UK and countries in the EU, will need to follow new customs and tax rules and HMRC has produced a series of webinars to help companies. Your business will be affecte…

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New hybrid & electric vehicle safety course (AC1) at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: Thursday 04 March 2021

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the next chapter in their course on High Voltage Design Concepts and Safety Systems, the first of four chapters looking at ISOLATION MONITOR…

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Product News

FIGIEFA to form new working group on telematics

Date: Thursday 04 March 2021

We are pleased to inform you that FIGIEFA are in the process of setting up a working group on telematics and are looking for IAAF members with the relevant experience and expertise to participate. The…

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Breakout for Ben raises £159k on the road to £1million

Date: Thursday 04 March 2021

Automotive charity, Ben, has announced that its 10-day virtual active challenge, Breakout for Ben, has raised just under £159,000 - an amazing total that will help address its £1million fundraising sh…

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The New Valeo Smart O.E. Transmission Systems technology for outstanding responsiveness and comfort

Date: Thursday 04 March 2021

In 2020 Valeo launched the OE Valeo Dual Dry Clutch designed to foster a unique driving experience and lower CO2 emissions. The Valeo Dual Dry clutch delivers highly responsive gears shift, smooth and…

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Product News

Government confirms introduction of E10 petrol in September (1)

Date: Thursday 04 March 2021

The DfT has confirmed that, following the consultation carried out into E10 petrol, the fuel will be introduced into UK forecourts with effect from September 2021. The DfT received 208 responses to th…

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Budget: Lasting scars from pandemic will be skills gaps, meaning apprenticeship incentive key, says LKQ Euro Car Parts

Date: Thursday 04 March 2021

Andy Hamilton, CEO of LKQ Euro Car Parts, said: “Today’s Budget has given the independent aftermarket some reasons to be cheerful after a long and tough year. The extension of furlough until September…

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Yuasa back British Rally Champion Matt Edwards as he contends for third BRC title in all-new Volkswagen Polo

Date: Thursday 04 March 2021

Reigning champion Edwards will challenge for a third successive BRC title with the continued support of Yuasa for the upcoming season. Furthermore, Welshman Matt has joined Melvyn Evans Motorsport and…

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2021 Commercial Vehicle Show new dates — 31st August-2nd September 2021

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

The UK’s largest and most important road transport event revises dates for 2021 Show. Following the government’s recent announcement of a roadmap out of lockdown, The Commercial Vehicle Show LLP has t…

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Industry News

LKQ Euro Car Parts adds engine oil to MPM product range

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts has enhanced its product offering for independent garages, with the addition of MPM Engine Oil to its range. Customers of LKQ Euro Car Parts can now enjoy exclusive access to MPM En…

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Product News

Range and Quality Attracts Premier Auto Parts to NAPA

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

Rob Gould, managing director of Cork-based Premier Auto Parts, talks about why NAPA products have become such an integral part of the business in a short time. Based in Cork and with seven further dep…

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All pure electric Volvo models to be available online only

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

Volvo Cars is fundamentally changing how and where to meet its customers, and will transform the current wholesale model by moving online and with strong customer relationships. It aims to be a fully …

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Industry News

GS Yuasa Academy graduates become fully-fledged members of the IMI

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

The first GS Yuasa Academy graduates are beginning to receive IMI membership and certification as the battery training platform continues to go from strength to strength. Since its launch in 2019, the…

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IMI response to Roadmap to Recovery

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

Steve Nash, CEO of the Institute of the Motor Industry responds to the Government’s four stage roadmap to recovery: “It is welcome news that education, quite rightly, is given priority in being the f…

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Industry News

MAM solutions help Automotive Supplies deal with upswing in sales

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

Automotive Supplies, a single-site motor factor based in Derry, has experienced an increase in business over the past year - and MAM Software solutions have helped facilitate this growth. Since implem…

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IAAF Member News

Banner secures €60m North American battery order

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

Banner – Europe’s leading manufacturer of batteries and battery accessories – has entered 2021 on a high having secured a lucrative order that will see the company supply 1.5 million lead acid batteri…

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Government confirms introdcution of E10 petrol in September

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

The DfT has confirmed that, following the consultation carried out into E10 petrol, the fuel will be introduced into UK forecourts with effect from September 2021. The DfT received 208 responses to th…

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Industry News

Autotech Recruit drives up efficiency amongst contractors with technical data app

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

Autotech Recruit has invested in technology which will equip its contractor network of temporary vehicle technicians and MOT testers with vital data on every vehicle on the road - at the touch of a bu…

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IAAF Member News

NEW alternator A5412S in AS-PL offer

Date: Monday 01 March 2021

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A5412S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and st…

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Product News

ECOBAT’s Steve Sheppard retires

Date: Friday 26 February 2021

After more than 20 years with ECOBAT Battery Technologies (ECOBAT), Managing Director (MD), Steve Sheppard, has stepped down from his position, six years after his Parkinson’s diagnosis. Steve joined …

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People News

Mintex kickstarts 2021 with new additions

Date: Friday 26 February 2021

Leading aftermarket braking brand Mintex has launched five new brake pads, six brake discs and two brake shoe kits kickstarting its range extension plans for 2021. The new brake pads cover more than 2…

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Product News

Search begins for Williamson successor

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

With the news that IAAF Chief Executive, Wendy Williamson, is retiring this year, the search has begun for her successor. The role of the IAAF chief executive is an extremely varied one and the succes…

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Industry News

BEIS update on free flow of data between the EU and the UK

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

The UK government has welcomed the European Commission's draft data adequacy decision which recognises the UK’s high data protections standards and set out that the UK’s standards are ‘adequate’. Posi…

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Ben: Support for life - depression

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

Ben has recently seen a rise in the number of people looking for help with depression, which isn’t surprising as it’s been reported that the number of adults experiencing depression has almost doubled…

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HR Updates

LKQ Euro Car Parts launches campaign to help garages maximise revenue generation through SMR

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

As part of its ongoing support programme for the independent aftermarket, LKQ Euro Car Parts has launched a new campaign to help garages enhance their service, maintenance and repair (SMR) offering an…

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IAAF Member News

TecAlliance introduces “Premier Data Supplier” certificate

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

Since 2020, TecAlliance has been running a data quality offensive to continuously optimise data quality in the TecDoc Catalogue. A new set of rules with additional validations and key performance indi…

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Product News

New EV-dismantling facility helps SYNETIQ to enhance sustainable motoring solutions

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

A multimillion-pound investment by SYNETIQ, Britain’s largest integrated salvage and recycling company, will ready its Winsford site into the UK’s first facility with dedicated EV and Hybrid dismantli…

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Industry News

EV charging strategy for Wales

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

A Welsh Government Consultation seeking to gather views on the draft strategy for electric vehicle charging in Wales has been responded to by the Federation of Small Business (FSB) lobbying on behalf …

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LIQUI MOLY sponsors 2021 European Athletics Championship

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

LIQUI MOLY is expanding its commitment to top-level sport with its sponsorship of the European Athletics Championship. The 36th European Athletics Indoor Championship will take place in Toruń, Poland,…

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UK government review of Block Exemption Regulation

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

The Department for Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy has announced a review on the functioning of European Block Exemption Regulations in the UK via the Competition and Markets Authority (C…

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Industry News

New Ring Connect app for “a connected future”

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

Ring Automotive has introduced Ring Connect app the new, ‘smart’ way for motorists to take control of their own vehicle safety and efficiency, putting an expert in their back pocket. After conducting …

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Product News

IAAF to explore digital aftermarket opportunities in Industry Briefing Bitesize session

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced the first Industry Briefing Bitesize session for 2021, ‘The Digitalisation of the Automotive Aftermarket in 2021 and beyond’, whi…

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IAAF News

Prestige Fleet Servicing joins IAAF

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed its newest member, Prestige Fleet Servicing Ltd. Prestige works with both business and consumer customers across the UK, and suppo…

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IAAF Member News

The Turbo Guy charges in to help out

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

When the Managing Director of The Turbo Guy, Allan Mitchell, found out that a neighbouring business, McMillan Office Supplies, was helping out the local community, he decided to help out too. McMillan…

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Ford Europe Goes All-In on EVs on Road to Sustainable Profitability; Cologne Site Begins $1 Billion Transformation

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Ford is taking a significant step forward in its European transformation with a commitment to go all-in on its electric passenger vehicles and to substantially grow and electrify its leading commercia…

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Industry News

Retro Rallycross Championship Target with Lucas Oil

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Lucas Oil has confirmed its support for Wigan-based driver Tony Lynch, who will challenge for the Retro Rallycross Championship during the 2021 season. This will be his third attempt to win it driving…

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HELLA expands product range for electromobility and launches low-voltage battery management system

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Electromobility continues to gain momentum worldwide. Both fully electric vehicles and partially electrified drive types, such as mild hybrids, are forecast to see above-average growth over the coming…

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Product News

British Gas makes largest UK commercial EV order with Vauxhall and commits to accelerating the electrification of its fleet

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

British Gas has announced that it is ordering 2,000 new all-electric Vivaro-e vans from Vauxhall and has introduced plans to never purchase another combustion engine vehicle. As part of its commitment…

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Industry News

New Klarius Euro 5 components for pick-ups and hybrids

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Klarius Products has announced a range of updates and additions to its Euro 5 catalytic converter (CAT) and catalysed diesel particulate filters (CDPF) range. These include new CATs for the hybrid Lex…

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Product News

LKQ Europe tops second half 2020 segment EBITDA margin outlook

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

LKQ Corporation reported fourth quarter and full year 2020 results on February 18, 2021 that reflect continued improvement in operational and balance sheet productivity and further debt reduction, des…

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