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NGK Spark Plugs to change company name to 'Niterra'

Date: Friday 01 July 2022

Following the 122nd Ordinary General Meeting of the Shareholders on 24 June 2022, NGK SPARK PLUG announces major news with its decision to change its English language company name to ‘Niterra’. World-…

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Introducing BenWell – a new wellbeing platform designed for the automotive community

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

To mark the beginning of World Wellbeing Week, Ben, the automotive industry charity, is proud to announce the nationwide launch of BenWell – its pioneering new wellbeing platform, developed specifical…

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HR Updates

Latest advice from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

The federation's legal helpline provider, Lawgistics, has recently issued advice on three subjects which should be of interest to IAAF members. Image use without permissionTo be entitled to use the im…

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Image use without permission

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Recently, Lawgistics have had several enquiries about letters being received referring to a demand for payment on the basis of images being used without authorisation/no license obtained for the image…

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Legal Updates

From sick notes to fit notes

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

From April 2022, a new form of sick note was introduced entitled the statement of fitness for work or “fit note”. Unlike the previous sick notes, fit notes do not require a doctor’s signature in wet i…

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HR Updates

Can a notice to terminate employment be withdrawn?

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Occasionally, an employer may come across circumstances when previously served notice to terminate employment, for whatever reason, may need to be withdrawn before termination becomes effective. In th…

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Vampire jet car returns to showcase events with Arnold Clark Autoparts sponsorship

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

The Vampire jet car, holder of the UK land speed record, is returning to exhibition events nationwide with sponsorship from Arnold Clark Autoparts. Leading national motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts…

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Local students in motorsport challenge

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Llangefni-based Coleg Menai and Anglesey Based Lucas Oil Products (UK) have agreed a joint-venture project designed to fine-tune many of the practical skills being learned by the next generation of ve…

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BorgWarner Releases 2022 Sustainability Report, Highlights Substantial ESG Progress

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

BorgWarner has released its 2022 Sustainability Report, “Charging Forward Together,” highlighting the significant steps taken toward meeting its environmental stewardship, social responsibility and go…

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Autonomous transport: some thoughts from Freudenberg Sealing Technologies

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Autonomous vehicles seem to be a special species of robot. The differences cannot be justified on either technical or commercial grounds. In “The Love Bug,” when a Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie was p…

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Young Speedway stars shine in Poland

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

England’s Dan Bewley and Robert Lambert were the pick of the NGK-sponsored riders at the 3W FIM Speedway GP of Poland. They both made the semi-finals of the meeting in Gorzow finishing third in their …

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Schaeffler expands aftermarket range of innovative thermal management modules

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

The Aftermarket division of the global industrial and automotive supplier Schaeffler is expanding its range of thermal management modules (TMM) under the INA brand. Schaeffler has supplied these innov…

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Product News

New data shows vital improvements in lorry safety in London

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Transport for London (TfL), working with the London boroughs, the freight industry and campaign groups, has delivered a radical improvement to road safety in the UK with the introduction of the pionee…

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Industry News

Marathon adds Braking Splash Shields to range

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Marathon Warehouse Distribution have announced a new range of NK Braking Splash Shields. Traditionally considered a main dealer component, splash shields are fitted behind the brake disc & caliper…

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Product News

Ring expands versatile inspection lamp range further

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Ring Automotive has expanded its range of inspection lamps with the launch of the hands-free RIL0265 Detachable Neck Light and RIL0115 Flexible Head Torch, offering complete versatility when shining a…

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Product News

First Line Ltd. showcases stringent Clutch quality control in new YouTube promotional video

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Automotive aftermarket specialist First Line Ltd. has showcased its bespoke Borg & Beck Clutch Technical Centre in a new promotional video on its YouTube channel. The technical centre features hig…

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Ring Automotive renews focus on importance of tyre care as fuel prices soar

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

As petrol and diesel costs rise to record levels, Ring Automotive has prompted drivers to consider the importance of properly inflated tyres, which can affect their vehicle’s fuel consumption. Rolling…

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Product News

Haven’t found the right replacement exhaust Yeti? Go to Klarius!

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Klarius has further grown its market-leading range of aftermarket exhausts by introducing 27 new products, including diesel particulate filters (DPFs) for the Skoda Yeti 2.0. As is standard with all K…

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Product News

Leading automotive distributor LKQ Euro Car Parts increases support for Irish aftermarket with Waterford branch expansion

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts, the leading UK and Republic of Ireland automotive parts distributor, has moved its existing Waterford branch to a larger site in order to expand its offering to the Irish aftermark…

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IAAF Member News

Win two hospitality tickets to an upcoming BTCC 2022 race with sales-i

Date: Wednesday 29 June 2022

sales-i, the data analytics and CRM software for product sales teams, is offering one lucky IAAF member the chance to win two free hospitality tickets to an upcoming BTCC 2022 race. sales-i has a long…

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Volta Trucks completes first customer evaluation of the full-electric Volta Zero

Date: Wednesday 29 June 2022

Volta Trucks, the leading and disruptive full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, has completed its first customer driving evaluation and feedback sessions of the Volta Zer…

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Industry News

Exol Lubricants takes to the stages with KH Hire Rallying

Date: Wednesday 29 June 2022

Exol Lubricants and its distributor JP Oils have teamed up with Leyland-based KH Hire Rallying for selected rounds of the 2022 British Trial and Rally Drivers Association (BTRDA) Rally Championship an…

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Garage technicians, you can help vehicle owners keep fuel costs down when replacing exhausts…

Date: Wednesday 29 June 2022

Are you ordering a replacement exhaust for a customer? Choosing a fully type-approved Klarius system, compared to a lower quality alternative, could save the driver up to the initial purchase cost in …

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Product News

NOCO Boost X. Extreme Power.

Date: Tuesday 28 June 2022

Introducing a new kind of jump starting experience featuring our latest PX Lithium Technology that delivers incredible power, ultra-fast charging, and unmatched versatility. This isn't an upgrade— it'…

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Product News

Race ace Brayden out in front in motorcycle championship

Date: Monday 27 June 2022

NGK-sponsored motorcycle star Brayden Elliott leads the 2022 Pirelli National Superstock championship after an eventful meeting at Knockhill. The Australian came second for the CFS Filtration No Bull …

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Hubs and bearings pick of the bunch as Comline releases NTR bulletin

Date: Monday 27 June 2022

While families may be gearing up for their holidays, Comline Auto Parts (Comline) isn’t taking it easy, with the award-winning British brand releasing a host of hubs and bearings for popular family mo…

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Product News

GSF Car Parts completes rebrand and standardises opening hours

Date: Monday 27 June 2022

National motor factor GSF Car Parts has completed the total rebrand of its estate and rolled out standardised opening hours across its entire branch network. GSF Car Parts transitioned from a dozen lo…

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Alex completes Lake District challenge

Date: Monday 27 June 2022

NGK’s intrepid walker Alex Stancombe has successfully climbed some of the highest summits in England to raise cash for charity. Alex, who is OEM Assistant Manager for NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, took pa…

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Tim Ward completes USA cycle marathon

Date: Monday 27 June 2022

Former NGK senior manager Tim Ward has completed an epic 500-mile bike ride in the USA to raise money for Rugby League Cares. Tim, who retired as Deputy General Manager – Key Accounts for NGK Spark Pl…

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TMD Friction hosts Jaguar land speed record shakedown

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

An attempt to break the Jaguar land speed world record took a step closer as TMD Friction hosted a successful shakedown of Kevin Bourne’s Jaguar XJ6 Series III at its Seaton Ross site. TMD Friction’s …

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Don’t cut corners on emissions, warned BM Catalysts this Clean Air Day

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

With Clean Air Day taking place on 16th June, BM Catalysts once again stressed the need for the automotive aftermarket to clean up its act and clampdown on the use of poor-quality emissions control de…

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Schaeffler honours global Climate Action Day

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

In solidarity with the world community, Schaeffler, the original equipment component manufacturer and system supplier, is recognising 2022’s global Climate Action Day and its aim of reducing the negat…

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It’s time to rise and shine for Ben’s Big Breakfast!

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

Following the huge success of last year’s Big Breakfast event, Ben, the automotive industry charity, is bringing the nationwide fundraising initiative back for 2022, aiming to raise even more life-sav…

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HR Updates

NAPA races to Parliament for Our Eclectic Future

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

Through the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Motorsport, NAPA Racing UK has been given the exciting opportunity to support Motorsport UK in presenting Our Eclectic Future on Monday, 27th June 2022 to…

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Volvo Car UK doubles temporary vehicle technician support after contractors fill over 30,000 hours

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

(VCUK) Volvo Car UK has doubled the number of contractors within its Temporary Technician Programme (TTP) with Autotech Recruit due to the ongoing success of the initiative – which has helped the vehi…

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GCA calls on industry to tackle skills shortage head on at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

As a keen commentator and advisor on the ongoing skills gap that the automotive aftermarket is currently experiencing, specialist recruiter Glen Callum Associates (GCA) recently stepped up to share it…

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IAAF members pleased by success at the recent UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

A number of IAAF members exhibited at the recent UK Garage & Bodyshop Event which took place at the NEC on 8 and 9 June. To learn of the experiences at the event of some of these members, please c…

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OSRAM product range shines at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event 2022

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

OSRAM recently enjoyed a highly successful UK Garage and Bodyshop Event, experiencing a great deal of interest from visitors for its OE-quality standard and upgrade bulbs, as well as its workshop solu…

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Ring Automotive hails UK Garage & Bodyshop event 2022 a hit

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

Ring Automotive has hailed the industry’s first UK Garage and Bodyshop Event a huge success, with garage and bodyshop owners flocking in their thousands to visit the highly anticipated event. Over the…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts expands Disctech braking range

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

Arnold Clark Autoparts has revamped its Disctech brake disc product line, delivering high-end braking for passenger car applications and fulfilling the latest R90 safety requirements. The new zinc coa…

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Product News

First Line Ltd. expands range with 51 new references

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

Automotive aftermarket supplier First Line Ltd. has expanded its product offering with 51 new references across various product categories, including Steering and Suspension, Wheel Bearings, Filters, …

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Product News

Ring launches Xenon200 counter display unit

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

Ring Automotive has launched the Xenon200 counter display unit, containing twin packs of the award-winning H7 and H4 Xenon200 brighter upgrade headlamp bulbs. Ring’s BU0200 Xenon200 Counter Display Un…

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There’s still time to win mega points by fitting NTK sensors

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

There’s still time for UK workshops to take advantage of NGK’s latest sensors promotion. The company has been offering members of its BoxClever independent garage loyalty scheme a massive incentive to…

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Product News

Women in Engineering Day: Hayley Pells MSc CAE FIMI, Head of Garage IAAF

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

Thursday 23 June was International Women in Engineering Day (IWED), a global day celebrating the amazing work that female engineers around the world are doing to support lives and livelihoods every da…

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People News

Nickel price volatility could damage turbocharger quality, warns Melett

Date: Wednesday 22 June 2022

Turbocharger specialist, Melett is warning the UK automotive industry to maintain quality, as soaring raw material prices are seeing the cost of components rise. The office for national statistics sai…

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Product News

Garage sees new enquiries increase tenfold following new website launch

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

Bootle Motor Company, an independent garage in Liverpool, is celebrating a milestone after its website reached over 400k Google search page one appearances in just 10 months of going live. The family …

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Product News

Brayden races to milestone victory at Donington

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

NGK-sponsored motorcycle star Brayden Elliott is celebrating a famous victory in the 2022 Pirelli National Superstock championship. The Australian followed up his second place for the CFS Filtration N…

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Aftermarket parts price increases…

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

Unlike other industries that have already seen massive increases, Klarius has so far used its extensive UK stock of exhaust systems, components and accessories to limit price rises to the aftermarket.…

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NGK Speedway stars in a strong position after podium places

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

NGK-sponsored Speedway stars sit in a strong position in the race for the 2022 World Championship title following back-to-back rounds in Germany and the Czech Republic. Sweden’s Freddie Lindgren is in…

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McGuinness stars on return to Isle of Man TT

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

Motorcycling legend John McGuinness – who is sponsored by ignition and sensor specialist NGK – celebrated his 100th start at the Isle of Man TT Races on Saturday with a fine fifth place in the six-lap…

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