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EAG launches its wiper blade promotion!

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) is giving out scratchcards to customers who buy two Champion or TRICO wiper blades, to allow them to be in with the chance to win incredible prizes. The promotion, which i…

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Brexit Transition: Sources of help and guidance

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

Below can be found a list of sources of information which may be of interest to businesses who import and/or export goods to and from the UK.  This list is not exhaustive and new information will be a…

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Ivanov fails to retain World Ice Speedway title

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

NGK-sponsored Daniil Ivanov narrowly failed to make the podium at the 2021 FIM Ice Speedway World Championship finals in his Russian homeland. Ivanov, the defending and four-time champion, finished fo…

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LIQUI MOLY reports a slump in profits of 50 percent

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

The lubricant specialist LIQUI MOLY was also not spared from the pandemic. Sales rose by 7.1 percent to a new record level. In the United Kingdom, the upsurge was particularly large at 117 percent. Ea…

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Capital Markets Day 2021: HELLA confirms medium term growth and profitability targets

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

HELLA, the global automotive supplier is sticking to its medium-term targets despite the increasingly challenging market environment. The company confirmed this during its virtual Capital Markets Day,…

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SMP Europe launches new streamlined website

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

SMP Europe has launched an improved website to reflect its new branding, engineering expertise and product focus. The new site also features an easy search function and quick access to ‘help and suppo…

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Schaeffler starts mass production of electric motors

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

Schaeffler is now reaping the rewards of an early 2018 decision to create a specific business division for electric mobility. The start of multiple product mass production across all electrification l…

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NGK - supporting drag racing

Date: Monday 22 February 2021

NGK has been renowned for its support of motorsport over many decades and is now in the news through its involvement with drag racing. The company was highlighted in an article in Race Engine Technolo…

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Chief Executive Wendy Williamson to retire in 2021

Date: Friday 19 February 2021

Heading up the Federation for more than seven years, Williamson has successfully led the IAAF through a number of changes, ensuring it remains at the forefront of the industry and as an umbrella for w…

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Virtual AGM for IAAF

Date: Friday 19 February 2021

Just like most other networking events at present, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) took to ‘Zoom’ recently to hold its first-ever virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM), which s…

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Schaeffler REPXPERT ‘Tea-break training’ adds value and can save money

Date: Friday 19 February 2021

There is no question that during these socially distanced times, Schaeffler’s REPXPERT ‘Tea-break training’ concept has captured the attention of the workshop community, with more than 200 workshops a…

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Government announces £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove has announced a £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund to support small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) adjust to new customs, rules of origin, an…

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DVSA releases February 2021 MOT testing forecasts

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Following on from previous forecast figures, the DVSA has now produced the latest figures for February 2021 and a forecast for March 2021, broken down by postcode, to help understand how demand will v…

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Fueltone are delighted to announce the appointment of Malcolm Rosher and Mark Greenwood as advisors to the Board

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Fueltone is strengthening its Board to include two individuals who are very experienced and well regarded in the automotive aftermarket. They are Mark Greenwood and Malcolm Rosher (pictured), and they…

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TecAlliance launches data quality offensive

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Access to correct and up-to-date vehicle and product information is essential for success in the automotive aftermarket. TecAlliance, one of the world's leading data specialists for the digital automo…

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First Line Ltd makes its mark on electric vehicle sector

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

According to the SMMT, in the last year, sales of pure electric vehicles (EVs) have risen by 185.9% and as of September 2020, more than 164,100 EVs are on the road. EV registrations have been growing …

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Bosch Car Service celebrates 100 years

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Max Eisenmann & Co, an automotive repair workshop in Hamburg, became the first official Robert Bosch AG installation and repair workshop in 1921, marking the birth of Bosch services and the first …

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Precious metal prices remain volatile, says BM Catalysts

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Prices of precious metals used in the manufacturing of catalytic converters continue to fluctuate rapidly, prompting BM Catalysts to revert to a short term buying strategy to remain competitive. Over …

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HELLA onboard with OESAA’s ‘We’ve got you covered’ Covid-19 workshop support packs

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Alongside other OESAA members, HELLA has reaffirmed its ongoing support to help workshops with the advice they need and the equipment required to keep their premises safe and operating normally. The i…

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Glen Callum further enhances recruitment process

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Automotive aftermarket recruitment specialist Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has bolstered its services to clients even further as it looks to aid industry recruitment during the pandemic and ensure bus…

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TechMan ‘the one stable’ in a whirlwind year, says multi-site independent garage

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

In a world of anxiety and inconsistency the TechMan garage management system has been praised by one of the UK’s largest Bosch Car Service Centres for being a ‘stable constant’ during the on-going pan…

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VARTA fitting instructions now available on Omnipart

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

The collaboration between LKQ Euro Car Parts and Clarios (VARTA®) batteries has reached another milestone in its journey to highlight VARTA start-stop batteries to UK garages, with easy-to-use fitting…

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Kuga parts released into aftermarket

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

A wide selection of new exhausts, catalytic converters (CATs) and diesel particulate filters (DPFs) have been added to the Klarius Products range. Aimed squarely at popular vehicle applications such a…

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EAG offers 10% off RYMEC clutches

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) is offering its customers 10% off its RYMEC clutch range in February and March. RYMEC has been a prominent name in the automotive aftermarket for nearly 40 years, providin…

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IAAF appoints Richard Welland as President

Date: Friday 12 February 2021

IAAF has appointed WAI UK managing director Richard Welland as its new president, taking over from Terry Knox who stepped down at IAAF’s AGM on 11 February. Richard Welland is the managing director of…

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KYB launches motorcycle actimatic damper system

Date: Friday 12 February 2021

KYB Corporation has announced the launch of mass production of the KYB Actimatic Damper System (KADS). KADS is an electronically controlled semi active suspension system for motorcycles which integrat…

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DENSO helping technicians through the winter

Date: Friday 12 February 2021

To make life easier in the workshop this winter, DENSO is offering technicians the opportunity to receive a branded beanie hat or mechanics gloves when they purchase glow plugs from a participating di…

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LKQ strengthens its European logistics and customer centricity with a central distribution centre in the Netherlands

Date: Friday 12 February 2021

After a construction time of just one year, contractor Heembouw handed over the building to LKQ Fource at the end of 2020. The modern, 50,000 m2 warehouse will play an important role as a part of LKQ’…

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Borg & Beck’s premium CV range

Date: Friday 12 February 2021

With a 100-year heritage, Borg & Beck, a global supplier of commercial vehicle (CV) components, was purchased by First Line Ltd in 2006. Following significant investment in new product development…

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Corteco: TVD pulley kits + bolts are included [Lifetime Guarantee]

Date: Friday 12 February 2021

Pulleys should be checked every 90,000 km and replaced together with the bolts and belt. We know replacement bolts are difficult to identify, but Corteco offers you the widest selection in OE quality.…

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Corteco new-to-range - February 2021

Date: Friday 12 February 2021

The first quarter's new-to-range spare car parts for the independent automotive aftermarket. Corteco has increased its range of vibration control for vehichles such as: LAND ROVER, AUDI, VW, MERCEDES_…

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Rules of Origin for trading with the EU: A short explainer for SMEs

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

What are Rules of Origin? Rules of Origin determine the economic nationality of a good under a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Businesses need to know about them because the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Ag…

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HMRC guidance: Value Added Tax EU Exit Transitional Provisions

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

HMRC has provided guidance relating to the VAT treatment of transactions or movements of goods which span the end of the transition period. This guidance covers goods, fulfilment houses, services, cal…

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Legal Updates

Government powers up electric vehicle revolution with £20 million chargepoints boost

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

Local authorities are being urged to take advantage of a £20 million cash injection to boost the number of on-street electric vehicle chargepoints in towns and cities across the UK. In a letter to cou…

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Brexit has changed rules and procedures on chemicals

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

Some regulations have changed as the UK has established independent regulatory regimes for the effective and safe management of chemicals following the departure from the EU. Classification, labelling…

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New car registrations fall -39.5% as showroom closures stifle demand

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

The UK new car market fell -39.5% in January with 59,030 fewer registrations compared to the same month last year, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMM…

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Van market starts new year with a boost, up 2.0% in January

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market enjoyed growth in the first month of the year, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Regis…

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NSK initiatives combat counterfeit bearing manufacturing

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

As a respected and coveted manufacturer of premium bearings, NSK has long been the victim of unscrupulous counterfeiters. Looking to cheat both the OEM and the user, those producing fake bearings will…

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Shaftec business drives positive changes within commercial team

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

As part of its 2021 strategic business plan, Shaftec has announced some major changes to its commercial team structure, to better equip the business as it enters the next stage of its development. Mar…

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Autotech Academy - helping newly qualified technicians get onto the automotive career ladder

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

The theme of the 2021 National Apprenticeship Week, ‘Build The Future’ is a fitting narrative for the latest innovative launch by The Autotech Group. The award-winning company’s new division Autotech …

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Bosch introduces updated online training programme

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

In 2020 Bosch launched a ‘Blended Learning’ version of their popular Fast-Track Hybrid and Electric Vehicles qualification (IMI Levels 2 & 3 combined). This proved very successful across a number …

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Automotive employers need to urgently re-engage with apprenticeship schemes to ‘Build the Future’

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

As National Apprenticeship Week started with its theme of ‘Build the Future’, the automotive sector professional body, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), has urged employers to re-engage with …

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New Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Safety Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com - high voltage design concepts

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the next chapter in their course on High Voltage Design Concepts and Safety Systems, focusing on ISOLATION MONITORING – DC Balanced Bridge C…

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Chemical classification

Date: Monday 08 February 2021

Chemical classification means finding out whether the chemicals you supply can harm you, others or the environment. Classification is important because it provides the starting point for the controls …

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Export and import of hazardous chemicals (PIC)

Date: Monday 08 February 2021

Following the UK’s exit from the EU, HSE has established in Great Britain an independent Prior Informed Consent (PIC) regulatory regime for the export and import of certain hazardous chemicals. Busine…

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UK Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

Date: Monday 08 February 2021

Registration and authorisation New registrationRegister a substance under UK REACH Apply for an authorisationStart an application to apply for the use of a substance on Annex XIV (Authorisation list) …

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Duncan Richards – Obituary

Date: Monday 08 February 2021

Duncan Allen Richards 16.07.1961 – 27.01.2021 EEC is saddened to announce that on Wednesday 27th January 2021, our Director of Sales, Duncan Richards passed away following a 3-year battle with Cancer.…

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Update from Lawgistics: Furlough the sixth Direction

Date: Friday 05 February 2021

Lawgistics, the IAAF's legal helpline provider, have advised that the Treasury has produced its sixth Direction on the furlough scheme. Firstly, the direction confirms that furlough has been extended …

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HR Updates

With rave reviews, dual mass flywheel technology took centre-stage in the latest Schaeffler REPXPERT ‘Tea-break training’ session

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

‘Great work, much appreciated’, ‘Thanks for the advice’, ‘Brilliant once again’. These and many more positive responses were the messages left as participants logged out of the latest Schaeffler REPXP…

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UK workshops balance positive levels of confidence for the future with a cautious approach to current investment

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

As the UK completes a month of national lockdown, in a survey undertaken for leading aftermarket lubricants brand Comma, workshops reveal a somewhat contradictory picture in which they reveal both a f…

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