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First Diesel Technic UK & Ireland Golf Day 2022

Date: Friday 10 June 2022

In May 2022 the first Diesel Technic UK & Ireland Golf Day took place at Stratford-on-Avon Golf Club in Warwickshire. The team of Diesel Technic welcomed distribution partners from Great Britain, …

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The ACO cements Motul’s place in Le Mans history with naming of “Virage du Raccordement Motul”

Date: Friday 10 June 2022

The most important clock of the year is ticking, and the countdown is on to the 90th running of the world’s greatest endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans (11/12th June). With a grid of the world’s …

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Factor One introduce "tech magazine" concept

Date: Friday 10 June 2022

With a wealth of aftermarket motor factoring experience, Factor One Marketing has identified an opportunity for motor factors to maximise on the potential opportunity in the sales of equipment, tools,…

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IAAF announces details for next Industry Briefing Session

Date: Friday 10 June 2022

Details for the next Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) Industry Briefing Session on Tuesday 5th July have been announced, which will focus on Digitalisation of the Aftermarket. Taki…

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IAAF membership network expands with Garage Services Online

Date: Friday 10 June 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has expanded its membership network with Garage Services Online, a leading provider of top performing websites which works exclusively within t…

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BM Catalysts adds SCRs to its product portfolio

Date: Monday 06 June 2022

BM Catalysts has expanded its product offering by adding Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) references to its range, as it continues to remain at the forefront of development and technologies to meet …

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Product News

OSRAM TRUCK FLARE helps to warn drivers of dangerous situations

Date: Monday 06 June 2022

In the event of an accident, being seen on a busy road is of paramount importance, and therefore lighting specialist OSRAM has launched the OSRAM LEDguardian®TRUCK FLARE Signal. The LED warning light …

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Product News

Schaeffler strengthens bearings business and develops bearings for e-mobility

Date: Monday 06 June 2022

Innovative bearing solutions play a key role in sustainable mobility by making powertrains and chassis systems more energy efficient. In electrified vehicles, every bit of energy saved translates into…

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FST takes a closer look at climate and cost

Date: Monday 06 June 2022

If you fly from Berlin to the northwest and briefly look out of the window of the plane, you find yourself looking down on a blue surface, glittering like a lake and embedded in the landscape. But at …

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Exol Lubricants’ Optima oil gains Jaguar Land Rover approval

Date: Monday 06 June 2022

Exol Lubricants’ Optima C5 LSOV 0W-20 engine oil has been formally approved for use by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) across the majority of the manufacturer’s vehicles. The British vehicle manufacturer has …

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NSK and thyssenkrupp evaluate automotive joint venture

Date: Monday 06 June 2022

NSK Ltd and thyssenkrupp AG have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore a potential joint venture between NSK Steering and thyssenkrupp Automotive. Both companies will now enter an asse…

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OSRAM secures Auto Express awards commendation for Night Breaker 200

Date: Monday 06 June 2022

OSRAM’s Night Breaker 200 has received a commendation in the Headlamp Bulb category in Auto Express’ annual product awards. The OSRAM Night Breaker 200 proved popular with its 150-metre-long beam and …

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ZF [pro]Tech offering takes centre stage at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Monday 06 June 2022

ZF Aftermarket, under its ZF [pro]Tech initiative, is gearing up to arm garages and bodyshop technicians with the technical skills and know-how required to service and maintain the vehicles of today a…

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Diesel Technic Product Portrait: 4.69580 Glow plug

Date: Monday 06 June 2022

The glow plug is an electrically heatable heating element and protrudes into the cylinder. Since the fuel injected into the combustion chamber ignites poorly when the diesel engine is started cold, gl…

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LKQ Europe is committed to becoming a net-zero emissions company

Date: Monday 06 June 2022

LKQ Europe, Europe’s Automotive Aftermarket leader, has reaffirmed its commitment to becoming a net-zero emissions company by 2050. LKQ Corporation recently revealed its 2021 Sustainability Report out…

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Exol-sponsored cycling team to tackle Ride London

Date: Monday 06 June 2022

The Exol-sponsored WSCC cycling squad will aim to complete Ride London Essex this weekend (29th May), a 100-mile mass participation cycle sportive. WSCC will take to the roads of London and Essex over…

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Latest ICON tool now available from SERENCO

Date: Monday 06 June 2022

ICON from Swedish diagnostic manufacturer; Autocom® is the latest diagnostic tool for cars, vans, trucks, buses and trailers. It is one of the newest and most advanced VCI’s on the market with integra…

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Product News

Double hydraulic stops comes to the aftermarket

Date: Monday 06 June 2022

At a time where active suspension is becoming a reality in passenger cars and semi-active solutions are present in more segments than ever before, a collaboration between KYB and Citroën introduced a …

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GSF Car Parts opens new Wigan branch

Date: Wednesday 01 June 2022

Growing motor factor GSF Car Parts opened the doors to its new Wigan branch last week. The opening is the latest in a flurry of new GSF branches across the UK, with sites in Yeovil, Avonmouth, the Wir…

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Keeping together what belongs together (1)

Date: Wednesday 01 June 2022

Lower fuel consumption, fewer emissions – the road that stretches before the automotive industry is clearly mapped out. Whether the journey to climate-friendly is taken with the combustion or electric…

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DVSA notification on MOT testing

Date: Monday 30 May 2022

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is writing to all MOT testers today around any potential changes to the MOT test frequency. It will say that "Prior to introducing legislation, the Gover…

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Last chance to register for member networking event on 8 June

Date: Friday 27 May 2022

Members wishing to attend the IAAF’s exclusive networking event on 8 June must register by no later than 1 June. If you haven’t yet registered, please email anns@iaaf.co.uk for the link. IAAF is host…

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“Save the date” – Industry Briefing Session 5 July

Date: Friday 27 May 2022

The next IAAF Industry Briefing Session will take place on Tuesday 5 July at sales-i Solihull. The theme this time around is “Digitalisation of the Aftermarket” and will reflect the changing nature of…

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IAAF Service Provider Hive Insurance to exhibit at UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Friday 27 May 2022

Maggie Norris, from IAAF Service Provider Hive Insurance has advised that they happy to be exhibiting at the forthcoming UK Garage and Bodyshop Event at the NEC on the 8th and 9th June. Maggie will be…

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It’s ‘Conversation Week’ and Ben announces new UK roadshow – ‘Ben on the Road’

Date: Friday 27 May 2022

This week is National Conversation Week here in the UK – an opportunity to pause and take some time to connect with our family, friends and colleagues. To mark the occasion, Ben, the automotive indust…

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HR Updates

Exol Lubricants and Chemodex join forces with Taylors Transport for British Truck Racing Championship

Date: Friday 27 May 2022

Exol Lubricants and one of its distributors Chemodex are sponsoring Taylors Transport Racing in the new season of the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC). Taylors Transport Racing is headed up by…

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HR Updates

Max wins in MINI CHALLENGE at Brands Hatch

Date: Friday 27 May 2022

Racing driver Max Coates – who is sponsored by ignition and sensor specialist NGK – grabbed his first win of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE season in a dramatic final race of the weekend at Brands Hatch. I…

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School of Thought partners with UK Garage and Bodyshop Event to fight skills gap issues

Date: Friday 27 May 2022

The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event will feature education initiative School of Thought, as statistics reveal that the automotive aftermarket industry is facing the imminent retirement of up to 40 percen…

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Industry News

IAAF members at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Friday 27 May 2022

Many IAAF members will be exhibiting at the forthcoming UK Garage & Bodyshop Event which is taking place on 8 and 9 June at the NEC Birmingham. Among those who will be present are the following co…

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IAAF Activity Report: Events begin in earnest

Date: Friday 27 May 2022

It’s been a busy week for events as Head of Membership Development Mike Smallbone attended the CV Show in Birmingham before exhibiting at MechanExpert in Northern Ireland, while also presenting to FG7…

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Cost of living measures unveiled

Date: Friday 27 May 2022

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a package of measures intended to ease the impact of the rising cost of living. These include: Every household in the UK will be given £400 by the government in O…

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The disconnect at the heart of the aftermarket’s skills crisis

Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022

I recently had the pleasure of being a panellist at Autotech Group’s conference at Red Bull MK-7, Milton Keynes. Thanks to Gavin and the Autotech Group team! On the agenda for discussion was the after…

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HELLA receives major order for innovative Coolant Control Hub

Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022

HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier has received the first large-volume series order for its new Coolant Control Hub (CCH). The CCH developed by HELLA is an innovative subsystem …

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Product News

IMI appoints new Head of Diversity Task Force

Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022

Endorsing its continued commitment to embrace Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) within the automotive sector, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has appointed Vijayacittā Harvey as Interim …

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VARTA ® Joins Linked In

Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022

VARTA UK are now on Linked In! Follow the new page to stay up-to-date with the latest news and event details from the world’s leading manufacturer of automotive batteries. VARTA has a history going ba…

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Dayco promotes its growing EMEA product portfolio at Autopromotec 2022

Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, is exhibiting at Autopromotec, Bologna on stand C54 in hall 16, where it will be …

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Keeping together what belongs together

Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022

Lower fuel consumption, fewer emissions – the road that stretches before the automotive industry is clearly mapped out. Whether the journey to climate-friendly is taken with the combustion or electric…

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Product News

Mintex launches new-to-range brake pads and discs (1)

Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022

Aftermarket braking specialist TMD Friction’s Mintex marque has launched six new brake pads and three new brake discs extending its product lines to cover more vehicles. The additions to Mintex’s high…

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Textar expands braking product offering with new-to-range parts

Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022

Aftermarket braking specialist TMD Friction has expanded its Textar brand’s brake pad and disc product offering with new-to-range parts. Seven new Textar brake pads join the range covering seven vehic…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts partners with Laser Tools Racing and Team HARD. for 2022 BTCC

Date: Tuesday 24 May 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts, the UK and Ireland’s leading automotive parts distributor, has partnered with Laser Tools Racing and Team HARD. for the latest season of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championsh…

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Introducing a new range of Rotating Electrics from Apec

Date: Tuesday 24 May 2022

Apec sparks excitement with the launch of starter motors and alternators. The announcement sees Apec enhance its range of non-braking components with a selection of rotating electrics, combining their…

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WAI expands alternator range with five new references

Date: Tuesday 24 May 2022

Leading rotating electrics supplier WAIglobal UK has expanded its alternators product range with five new references. WAI is meeting the needs of the constantly growing and aging car parc across the U…

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Technical training in the spotlight at UK Garage and Bodyshop as exhibitors top up skills

Date: Tuesday 24 May 2022

The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event in June will give technicians an opportunity to refresh their skills and technical understanding with the latest industry trends and insights, with 67 live skills work…

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Industry News

Mintex donates brake training aids to inspire next generation of engineering talent

Date: Tuesday 24 May 2022

Braking friction specialist TMD Friction has donated braking training aids through its renowned Mintex brand to Reddish Hall School in Stockport, a school for pupils aged 5-18 with complex educational…

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30 percent of dinner tickets sold in first week

Date: Friday 20 May 2022

More than 30 percent of dinner bookings have been sold at the IAAF’s AFTERmarket party of the year, the Annual Dinner and awards 2022. Bookings went live last week and with pre-event bookings and tabl…

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Free coach travel for IAAF motor factor members to UK Garage & Bodyshop Event 2022

Date: Friday 20 May 2022

Messe Frankfurt UK is offering IAAF motor factor members free coach travel for them and their customers at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event, which takes place 8 to 9 June at NEC Birmingham. Offered …

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 20 May 2022

Date: Friday 20 May 2022

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during what has been yet another extremely busy week. Event planning intens…

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DIT to run free webinar to understand customs requirements now and beyond

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

Following on from various changes in the way customs are managed in the UK, the Dept. for International Trade (DIT) is running a webinar to ensure your business is complying with the current customs r…

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HELLA develops intelligent system components for the automated charging of electric vehicles

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

The electrification of mobility continues to gain momentum. As early as 2030, two out of three newly produced vehicles worldwide will be at least partially electrified. However, among other things, th…

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GSF Car Parts looks 'Beyond Tomorrow' with National Staff Conference

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

Managers from across GSF Car Parts spent a day learning about the future of the business and the automotive aftermarket at the company’s 2022 National Conference. More than 260 staff attended the even…

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