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Mintex Racing helps propel RS Off-Road team to victory

Date: Wednesday 03 January 2024

Ground-‘braking‘ performance leads to Scottish Borders Hill Rally success TMD Friction's Mintex Racing brand continues to find success in some of the toughest environments, with its brake pads playing…

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FAI Automotive expands its range with cutting-edge engine and chassis parts

Date: Wednesday 03 January 2024

FAI Automotive has announced an expansion of its product range to include 10 new references covering even more passenger car and light commercial vehicle applications. The expansion includes new Conve…

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Diversity drives success: Women Automotive Network finishes a record year with ambitious plans for 2024

Date: Wednesday 03 January 2024

Women Automotive Network is continuing to reinforce the essential role of diversity in the automotive sector as it concludes a significant 2023, setting the stage for an even more dynamic 2024. The Ne…

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Imexpart announces driveshaft range expansion and same-day delivery service following UPG acquisition

Date: Wednesday 03 January 2024

Leading automotive CV and engine parts distributor, Imexpart Limited (IMEX) has revealed the latest company development following being acquired by global powerhouse, Universal Parts Group (UPG). IMEX…

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DENSO’s experts reveal the details of next generation hydrogen technology

Date: Tuesday 02 January 2024

In a recent ‘Behind the Scenes’ article produced with NewsPicks Brand Design, here, DENSO explains how it is on a quest to harness hydrogen, which is deemed the rising star of clean energy for the fut…

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NAPA Wrapped: Over 2,800 Products Added in 2023

Date: Wednesday 20 December 2023

Automotive aftermarket brand NAPA launches over 2,800 new products and adds over 1,600 components to existing ranges in the United Kingdom in 2023. NAPA launched in the UK in 2019 and now services the…

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DENSO introduces strategy to maximise its ‘Green’ and ‘Peace of Mind’ fields

Date: Monday 18 December 2023

IMPORTANT NOTE: While DENSO Aftermarket is proud to share technical knowledge and experience, please note that the technology mentioned in this article is original equipment (OE) technology and is not…

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Apec expand their Braking range with 32 new part numbers this December!

Date: Monday 18 December 2023

Apec have expanded the Braking range with 32 new part numbers. The range extension includes 3 brake pads, 2 brake discs, 6 brake calipers, 1 brake caliper kit, 6 gear cables, 1 brake cable, 11 brake h…

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Go, go, GadJet!

Date: Monday 18 December 2023

Premium quality automotive lighting and auto electrics supplier, Ring, has announced that it will be supplying the UK automotive aftermarket with products from leading connectivity brand, GadJet.  Aft…

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AutoCare Garage Network Soars to 1,000 Members

Date: Monday 18 December 2023

The award-winning AutoCare garage programme, which consists of a nationwide network of independent family-run garages committed to providing high-quality service, has just reached a staggering milesto…

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Factor Sales appoints Alex Jenner as new business development manager

Date: Monday 18 December 2023

With a rich background in the automotive industry, contributing to roles within a group of motor factors then Mercedes-Benz, Alex has a proven track record in business development and is poised to con…

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Exol receives Highly Commended honour in the 2023 IAAF Awards

Date: Monday 18 December 2023

Exol Lubricants has been recognised as Highly Commended in the ‘CV Supplier of the Year’ category at the prestigious Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ Awa…

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Ring is highly commended for IAAF’s Product of the Year!

Date: Monday 18 December 2023

Premium quality automotive lighting and auto electrics supplier, Ring, received a Highly Commended award for its cordless tyre inflator, in the Product of the Year category at the IAAF Awards. On Thur…

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Juratek celebrated for excellence at IAAF Awards with 'Highly Commended' accolade

Date: Monday 18 December 2023

Juratek has received 'Highly Commended' recognition in the 'Car Supplier of the Year' category at this year’s Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ Awards, hi…

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TechMan receives Highly Commended recognition at prestigious IAAF Awards

Date: Monday 18 December 2023

TechMan has scooped Highly Commended in the Service Supplier of the Year category in the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ Awards 2023, underscoring its d…

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Lucas Oil Announces Key Additions to Executive and Leadership Teams

Date: Monday 18 December 2023

Lucas Oil Products has announced two strategic appointments to its executive and leadership teams, hiring Joel Feldman as Vice President of Product Development and promoting Brandon Greene to Vice Pre…

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GSF Car Parts sets out exciting vision

Date: Thursday 14 December 2023

GSF Car Parts Executive Chairman Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia and CEO Steve Horne unveiled an ambitious and trailblazing vision to invest, expand and improve the leading automotive aftermarket business at …

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Aftermarket united at IAAF Annual Awards and Dinner 2023

Date: Thursday 14 December 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) proudly hosted its 2023 Annual Awards and Dinner on Thursday, 7th December at the DoubleTree Hilton Milton Keynes. This year's event, headline …

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IAAF announces latest new member: Imexpart Limited

Date: Thursday 14 December 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced the latest addition to its membership, leading parts distributor, Imexpart Limited. Founded in 1986, Imexpart has been a key play…

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Launch Tech UK bolsters training and technical support team

Date: Thursday 14 December 2023

Launch Tech UK proudly welcomes Ross Keeling as its new Technical Support & Training Manager. His extensive experience and passion for elevating technical support and training within the Launch di…

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People News

Beat the winter blues with HIVE

Date: Thursday 14 December 2023

It’s that time again! Christmas parties and fun… Followed by Colds, Flu and trouble to see a Doctor How long has it been since you had new eyes look at your Private Medical Insurance? Having worked in…

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DENSO provides support for victims as winter approaches

Date: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Moved by the plight of those still affected by the Mw 7.8 quake, Sales Executive & Senior Field Service Engineer, Özgür Tanca, has been working to bring some relief to families this winter, by usi…

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Les Kershaw returns to SMP Europe

Date: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Engine management specialist SMP Europe, the home of Intermotor, Lemark and Lucas brands, has announced the appointment of Les Kershaw as sales director. This new appointment comes as Kershaw returns …

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Comline offers early Christmas gift with Facebook competition

Date: Tuesday 12 December 2023

Santa has taken a pause on his sleigh journey, and Comline invites its loyal followers to name the country where his sleigh has touched down! Three prizes are up for grabs, including a Nintendo Switch…

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Product News

BM Catalysts supports growth of SCRs with new technical video

Date: Monday 11 December 2023

BM Catalysts, Europe’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket hot end emissions products, has launched a new animated video titled, ‘How does vehicle selective catalyst reduction (SCR) technology work?’,…

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Nissens Automotive Heater and Cabin Blower Update

Date: Monday 11 December 2023

The arrival of very cold weather brings a surge of business into the independent service and repair sector, as the cold conditions can have a significant impact on many of a vehicle’s components, incl…

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DENSO inspires with new TT Spark Plug video

Date: Monday 11 December 2023

DENSO has an impressive motorsport heritage and reflecting the pioneering technology it has developed in its racing programmes, alongside the OE products it supplies to vehicle manufacturers globally,…

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ELTA: ‘Factor Sales pivotal in success of new and fastest-selling product range’

Date: Monday 11 December 2023

ELTA’s commitment to data across its business has yielded remarkable results, according to ELTA Marketing Manager, Tim Brotherton. This dedication has found a crucial ally in Factor Sales, a partner t…

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German Autocentre Reports Record Months

Date: Monday 11 December 2023

A family-run independent garage in South Yorkshire says it’s busier than ever and is showing no sign of slowing down during what would normally be the time for a downturn in enquiries. German Autocent…

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NAPA Reveals New Garage Focus Video Series with Ash Sutton’s BTCC Mechanic

Date: Friday 08 December 2023

Automotive aftermarket brand NAPA have launched the first in a series of videos with 2023 champion Ash Sutton’s BTCC race mechanic. NAPA Racing UK driver Ash Sutton claimed his fourth title in the Kwi…

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PowerEdge winter wiper tips

Date: Thursday 07 December 2023

With winter officially here, it’s more important than ever for drivers to assess and potentially replace the wiper blades of their vehicles, as they’re one of its most safety critical components. This…

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DENSO Aftermarket’s winter wiper tips

Date: Thursday 07 December 2023

Most drivers pay little or no attention to the wiper blades on their vehicle, but these underappreciated components are vital to their health and wellbeing, as being able to have a good view of the ro…

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KYB 12 Days of Christmas 2023

Date: Thursday 07 December 2023

KYB Europe is helping distributors and workshops to get into the festive spirit by giving them the chance to win fantastic prizes in a 12 Days of Christmas competition! From December 11th, KYB custome…

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LKQ announces new leadership appointments

Date: Tuesday 05 December 2023

Andy Hamilton appointed Senior Vice President of LKQ and President and Executive Managing Director of its European segmentKevan Wooden to succeed him as Chief Executive Officer of the LKQ UK & Ire…

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Frequently Asked Questions: IAAF Conference and Annual Awards Dinner 2023

Date: Monday 04 December 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is looking forward to welcoming you to this year’s Conference and Annual Awards and Dinner Here is a guide of everything you need to know about…

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Industry News

IAAF Annual Conference achieves record numbers

Date: Monday 04 December 2023

  The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will offer more than 250 delegates an insightful look at the state of the automotive industry, and the opportunity to learn about the upcomi…

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Textar unveils latest brake pads and discs

Date: Friday 01 December 2023

TMD Friction UK, a leading authority in braking solutions, has expanded its premium Textar brand range with four new brake pads and two innovative brake discs. The company's commitment to research and…

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Product News

Mintex further expands extensive braking range

Date: Thursday 30 November 2023

TMD Friction UK, a leading braking specialist, has recently enriched its Mintex product catalogue for both the passenger car and light commercial vehicle market with three new brake discs, three brake…

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Delphi launches Training Prospectus 2.0

Date: Thursday 30 November 2023

Delphi has just released a comprehensive new 66-page training prospectus, showcasing the wealth of solutions now available to the UK aftermarket. Delphi’s ‘blended learning’ ethos originated to make i…

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Finalists unveiled for IAAF’s ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ Awards 2023

Date: Friday 24 November 2023

The finalists in the IAAF’s ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ awards 2023 have been unveiled with the winners set to be revealed at the federation’s highly anticipated event in December. IAAF’s prestigious a…

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Industry News

BM Catalysts commits to future growth plans with major investment

Date: Friday 24 November 2023

Europe’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket hot end emissions products, BM Catalysts, is proud to announce the acquisition of a new warehouse facility, demonstrating its commitment to the long-term f…

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Glen Callum Associates debates: ‘Are we seeing the death or resurrection of the recruitment database?’

Date: Friday 24 November 2023

With the recruitment market in a constant state of flux, with new trends and technologies entering the equation, Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has revealed that having access to a database of industry …

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HR Updates

Delphi retains IMI Approval of Training Centre

Date: Friday 24 November 2023

Delphi’s state-of-the-art Titan 10 technical Training Centre in Warwick has retained Centre Approval from the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), effective for three years. This follows a detailed …

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Arnold Clark Autoparts highlights Black Friday Deals

Date: Thursday 23 November 2023

Arnold Clark Autoparts are offering its trade customers huge savings on a range of parts and other products, including bikes, car accessories, electronics and more until 24th November. If you’re looki…

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IAAF Pride of Aftermarket Product of the Year Awards 2023

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023

The below have been shortlisted in the IAAF Pride of Aftermarket Product of the Year Awards. Click here to place your vote Company: Brembo Product: Greenance Kit Greenance Kit is the perfect combina…

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Delphi accelerates braking range growth in 2023

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023

Delphi has added more than 300 new braking parts in 2023, including 20 first-to-market additions for high-performance vehicles such as the BMW M-series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Other new releases la…

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Introducing the 2024 REPXPERT Conference

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023

Schaeffler, the company behind the LuK, INA and FAG brands, is planning to host a conference for technicians and garage owners, based on the principles and success of its REPXPERT Academy Live technic…

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Are your customers prepared for winter?

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023

Rain, wind and generally, miserable weather is usually a given in the UK, but it’s common for the vast majority of drivers to be unprepared for the winter months. As the clocks have gone back one hour…

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PartsInMotion.co.uk backs Road Safety Week’s awareness campaign

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023

As Road Safety Week arrives, online distributor, PartsInMotion.co.uk is highlighting to technicians the importance of choosing high quality braking brands for the ultimate stopping power. Taking place…

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Mintex Racing supports Mission Motorsport at Race of Remembrance 2023

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023

TMD Friction’s legendary braking brand, Mintex Racing, has supported veterans’ charity Mission Motorsport at the annual Race of Remembrance, held at Anglesey Circuit this November.Over the Remembrance…

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