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Virtual Conference details to be published next week

Date: Friday 27 August 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will publish early details of its virtual conference 2021 to members on 1 September. The Federation’s annual conference, which will take place …

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IAAF News

Robinson returns to racing with Anger Management 2.0

Date: Thursday 26 August 2021

NGK-sponsored seven-times UK pro mod champion Andy Robinson is set to return to the drag racing scene next month with a completely new look for his ’69 Camaro race car three years after it was written…

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Virtual and individual trade fair experience: MEYLE continues its digital success story with MEYLE Exhibition 2021

Date: Thursday 26 August 2021

"Digital first" is the motto of the Hamburg-based spare parts manufacturer MEYLE. Especially in pandemic times, virtual encounters with customers and partners play a major role: even if the leading tr…

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Traction gas springs – a new highly requested product group

Date: Thursday 26 August 2021

Lesjöfors' product range is growing continuously. We can now also offer traction gas springs that provide immediate power and high safety in applications that require a controlled closing. The product…

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Product News

Greener, longer goods vehicles could be rolled out from next year

Date: Thursday 26 August 2021

Greener, longer goods vehicles could become a permanent fixture on Britain’s roads as early as next year, the government has announced. This comes as the Department for Transport publishes its respons…

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Industry News

HELLA is going to the Caravan Salon 2021 equipped with many product innovations

Date: Thursday 26 August 2021

In the first half of this year, the caravanning industry experienced a huge boom, with almost 63,000 new motorhomes and caravans registered in Germany alone. “The Caravan Salon, which will take place …

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IAAF Member News

NGK to relocate Japanese head office

Date: Thursday 26 August 2021

NGK Spark Plugs, the world’s leading ignition and sensor specialist, has announced it is relocating its global head office functions in Japan. The move will take place in April 2022, with the new head…

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IAAF Member News

Fleets urged to get involved in UK platooning trial

Date: Thursday 26 August 2021

TRL – the Transport Research Laboratory – wants to hear from freight operators that could help contribute to the UK platooning trial. The Department for Transport (DfT) and Highways England commission…

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Industry News

MAHLE appoints Jessica Wacogne

Date: Thursday 26 August 2021

Jessica Wacogne has joined MAHLE Aftermarket, taking the role as Head of Customer Service. Skilled in purchasing, management, pricing, sales, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction Wacogne b…

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People News

Hella Gutmann Solutions invites workshops to save £1,650 on a mega macs 56

Date: Thursday 26 August 2021

Embracing the joy of the summer, Hella Gutmann Solutions has announced a special promotional offer of £1,650 off its superb mega macs 56 diagnostic tool, plus a free measurement model with multi-meter…

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Product News

ZF Aftermarket launches mental health initiative to protect employee wellbeing

Date: Thursday 26 August 2021

ZF Aftermarket is making employee wellbeing a priority with its latest mental health initiative. The company has opened a new medical room at its site in Wrexham, offering its employees a place to go …

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IAAF Member News

New references added to First Line Ltd’s popular product ranges

Date: Thursday 26 August 2021

Automotive aftermarket supplier, First Line Ltd, has introduced 40 new-to-range products across its Steering and Suspension, Cooling, Cables, and Braking categories. The latest additions are part of t…

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Product News

NGK launches two new product catalogues

Date: Thursday 26 August 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK has brought out two new product catalogues packed with all the information needed for installers to select the right part for millions of vehicles on the road. The S…

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Product News

Businesses given more time to apply new product safety marking

Date: Thursday 26 August 2021

Government confirms businesses will have an extra year to start using the new product safety marking – the UKCA marking. Businesses will have an additional year to apply new product safety markings fo…

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Industry News

Celebration of the life of Steve Fisher

Date: Monday 23 August 2021

Apec Braking have confirmed that there will be a Celebration of the Life of Steve Fisher on Thursday 7th October 2021 at Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol from 12 noon to 4.00 p.m. If you would like to att…

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People News

ILC The Climb postponed and challengers to tackle epic National 3 Peaks

Date: Friday 20 August 2021

Automotive industry charity, Ben, has announced that its Industry Leader Challenge (ILC) fundraiser, The Climb, has been postponed as Tanzania remains on the travel red list. It’s hoped that the even…

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Return of The CV Show welcomes TMD Friction

Date: Friday 20 August 2021

TMD Friction, via its brands Textar, Mintex and Don, has announced that it will be exhibiting at The CV Show 2021, showcasing its vast range of commercial vehicle (CV) and light commercial (LCV) braki…

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IAAF Member News

ZF Services UK bolsters CV support

Date: Friday 20 August 2021

ZF Services UK has revamped its Nottingham Centre of Competence offering to better support the commercial vehicle (CV) aftermarket after taking a careful look at how the market has changed as a result…

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IAAF Member News

IAAF Activity Report w/e 20 August 2021

Date: Friday 20 August 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during the week. Super-fast IAAFIAAF investment continues with new super-fa…

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IAAF News

The safest and fastest virus and bacteria killer now available in Aftermarket

Date: Friday 20 August 2021

Advanced Hygienics are very excited to be able to offer HOCl (Hypochlorous Acid) as an extremely effective killer of viruses and bacteria, yet safe on the skin. As a service member of the IAAF, we are…

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Exol renews sponsorship with Worcester Warriors for 21/22

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

Exol Lubricants has renewed its sponsorship of Worcester Warriors and Worcester Warriors Women rugby teams for the 21/22 season. Based in Wednesbury, Exol will once again have its logo on the back of …

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IAAF Member News

Ring reveals new easy-access bulb stand

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

Ring Automotive is preparing for the MOT rush with a handy new bulb stand, providing technicians with easy access to its 12V bulb range. Recognising that lighting and signalling is one of the most com…

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Product News

WAI introduces latest new-to-range parts

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

WAIglobal UK has added two new alternators and two new starter motors to its range of rotating electrics to meet demand of the growing European car parc. WAI’s latest alternator references, part numbe…

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Product News

Textar adds 76 new parts to expanding braking range

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

TMD Friction, through its Textar brand, has extended its ever-growing braking portfolio with 76 additions for the European market. The new parts include 67 ABS sensors for popular makes and models, in…

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Product News

Gus finishes strongly in Belgium

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

The first appearance of Belgium’s Ypres Rally on the World Rally Championship calendar saw the NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team stars Gus Greensmith and co-driver Chris Patterson reach the …

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IAAF Member News

NGK urges garages to be prepared for September surge

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

There’s predicted to be a surge in demand for vehicle safety tests in September after it was revealed that millions of car owners used the Government’s COVID-19 MoT exemption at the beginning of the p…

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Product News

Freddie makes the podium in homeland Speedway Grand Prix

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

Freddie Lindgren narrowly failed to win the Speedway Grand Prix in his Sweden homeland when he was once again the pick of the NGK-sponsored riders. He finished in third place behind winner World champ…

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IAAF Member News

Denton and Pells premiere event

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

The Future of Automotive Technology and Training, an event brought to you by Denton & Pells, will be premiered for further education organisations and followed with an open day for aftermarket pro…

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HELLA showcases team inclusion with warehouse refurb

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

Under the guidance of the Warehouse and Operations Managers, Chris Padbury and Keeley Huss, HELLA UK has completed a radical overhaul and upgrade of its warehouse facility to ensure it provides flexib…

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“Recruitment is undergoing its biggest transition in decades,” says Glen Callum Associates

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

Recruitment in the automotive aftermarket is undergoing its most significant change in a generation, says Glen Callum Associates (GCA) following on from the consequences of the pandemic. With lockdown…

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IAAF Member News

NGK announces Ireland sales roles

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK has announced that two staff members have taken on the responsibility for sales in Ireland following the recent retirement of Area Manager Stewart Neill. Tim Ward, D…

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People News

Changes to self-isolation rules and increasing vaccine take-up

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

From Monday 16 August, people who have received two doses of a covid vaccine or who are aged under 18 are now no longer legally required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of a …

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HR Updates

Tim to embark on charity cycle ride

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

Rugby League supporter Tim Ward, of NGK, is taking part in a charity cycle ride to raise funds for those involved in the sport. The Leeds Rhinos fan is to undertake a 200-mile route on September 24-26…

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People News

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies supplies seals for hydrogen production via electrolysis

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

The global production capacity for green hydrogen could increase to more than 250 gigawatts by 2030, according to a study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The technologies needed …

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Product News

GiPA UK forecasts electrified vehicles will represent 20% of the passenger car parc by 2025

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

The growth in volume of hybrids and electric car sales has been accelerating in 2020, and the UK government roadmap published last month lays out the target for the ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) ba…

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Industry News

HELLA and Faurecia agree to combine their businesses: partnership opens additional growth potential

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

The lighting and electronics specialist HELLA and French automotive supplier Faurecia have signed an agreement on the combination of the two companies. As part of the transaction, Faurecia will acquir…

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IAAF Member News

UK government launches plan for a world-leading hydrogen economy

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

Tens of thousands of jobs, billions of pounds in investment and new export opportunities will be unlocked through government plans to create a thriving low carbon hydrogen sector in the UK over the ne…

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Industry News

HELLA largely recovers pandemic-related losses in fiscal year 2020/2021 and significantly improves sales and earnings

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA recently presented its annual report for the fiscal year 2020/2021 (1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021), and at the same time confirmed the preliminary figures already published. The…

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IAAF Member News

Pace and places for Halfords Racing with Cataclean at Knockhill

Date: Wednesday 18 August 2021

Halfords Racing with Cataclean at Knockhill drivers Gordon Shedden and Dan Rowbottom showed pace and determination at Knockhill, Fife, in the British Touring Car Championship at the weekend. Heading t…

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K & S McKenzie Summer Newsletter – Out Now!

Date: Wednesday 18 August 2021

The K & S McKenzie newsletter took a break over the past year, but we are pleased to be back with this Summer 2021 issue! Our newsletter is a place for us to share all our news, supplier stories, …

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IAAF Member News

Update on Jonathan Alexander

Date: Friday 13 August 2021

IAAF eBulletin reported last week that FAI managing director Jonathan Alexander had been involved in a horrific motorbike accident on his way home. He has undergone three major operations and has had …

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IAAF Activity Report w/e 13 August 2021

Date: Friday 13 August 2021

BEIS responds to IAAFIn response to IAAF’s call for the critical workers reasonable excuse scheme to include the motor trade, the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has sai…

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IAAF News

Hella Ltd forms working agreement with Pro-Align to provide the ultimate ADAS calibration and wheel alignment solution

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

Hella Ltd, the vehicle diagnostics expert and pioneer of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) calibration for the independent aftermarket, has, through its Hella Gutmann Solutions brand partnered …

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IAAF Member News

Banner treat to Wheels Motor Factors comes twelve months on

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

Banner never likes to miss out on the opportunity to celebrate, particularly when it comes to customer milestones, and this certainly was the case with Stevenage-based Wheels Motor Factors recently. W…

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DENSO Aftermarket further bolsters its online training offering with a new ‘DENSO in the Workshop’ webinar series

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

“DENSO Aftermarket, the aftermarket division of leading original equipment (OE) component manufacturer DENSO, is constantly developing its online training offer to allow technicians to directly benefi…

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Product News

GS Yuasa wins 2021 MEXT Minister’s Science and Technology Award for space station project

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

The 2021 MEXT Minister’s Science and Technology award’s Development Category has been presented to GS Yuasa. The honour is for the innovation of lithium-ion batteries in space technologies. The presti…

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BM Catalysts further expands ever-growing range

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

BM Catalysts, UK manufacturer and exporter of catalytic converters, DPFs and front pipes, has added a further 15 new catalytic converters and connecting pipes to its expanding product portfolio, inclu…

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Product News

Borg & Beck provides expert clutch advice in new poster

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

First Line Ltd is continuing its commitment to share its extensive product knowledge and technical expertise with the aftermarket and has launched a new campaign to educate the importance of best prac…

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Product News

Glen Callum Associates maximises the power of video interviewing

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

Over the past year, video has been integral to ensuring automotive aftermarket employers and candidates can continue to interview safely and efficiently, and as restrictions begin to ease and more peo…

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Freddie fights his way to third place in race for World Speedway title

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

Sweden’s Freddie Lindgren was the pick of the NGK-sponsored riders at the latest rounds of the 2021 FIM World Speedway Championship. He made the final of both rounds of the Orlen Lublin FIM Speedway G…

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