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Lesjöfors Launch 16 New Coil Spring References

Date: Tuesday 05 April 2022

Lesjöfors Springs are pleased to announce the introduction of a further 16 coil springs into their market-leading range. All new-to-range springs will be available progressively over the coming weeks.…

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Expert trainers and industry speakers revealed for inaugural UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Tuesday 05 April 2022

The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event has unveiled its line-up of expert trainers and guest speakers for its inaugural June event at Birmingham’s NEC, to support the UK garage and body shop industry throug…

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Industry News

Autotechnica with AS-PL

Date: Tuesday 05 April 2022

On Wednesday, March 30th, the Autotechnica fair ended. The visit to the capital of Belgium turned out to be busy and fruitful for our employees. The Autotechnica fair inaugurated a series of industry …

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IAAF Member News

Banner ‘Leap’ To Help With Birthday Celebration

Date: Monday 04 April 2022

Birthdays for most of us are obviously annual events, but that’s not always the case. So when it came to the attention of Banner BDM, Russell Shea, that one of his customers was a ‘leapling’ he took t…

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IAAF Member News

IAAF Industry Briefing session tackles EVs and communication

Date: Friday 01 April 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) successfully hosted its first hybrid Industry Briefing Session of the year, with key speakers discussing the future of the EV market, as well a…

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IAAF News

IAAF Activity Report: w/e 1 April 2022

Date: Friday 01 April 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 another very busy week. Amazing response to IAAF Annua…

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IAAF News

Leading automotive distributor LKQ Euro Car Parts scoops two gongs at CAT Awards 2022

Date: Friday 01 April 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts, the UK and Republic of Ireland’s leading automotive parts distributor, is celebrating two wins at the prestigious CAT Awards 2022. It was named ‘Factor of the Year’, following 12 m…

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IAAF Member News

Advice from Lawgistics: The current legislation regarding pre-employment checks on foreign recruits is due to change from 6 April 2022

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022

The IAAF's legal helpline provider, Lawgistics, have highlighted upcoming changes to the legislation on pre-employment checks on foreign recruits. As an employer, you are obligated to ensure you only …

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HR Updates
Legal Updates

Automotive aftermarket unites to fire up the talent shortage conversation at Talent Recharge

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022

Last week, over 200 senior leaders from OEMs, dealer groups, independents and the tyre, paint and body sectors united alongside automotive industry trade bodies and representatives from the education …

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Industry News
IAAF Member News

Approved Garages confirm multi-year sponsorship of NAPA & Apec Racing

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022

Approved Garages are delighted to confirm sponsorship of BTCC teams NAPA Racing UK and Apec Racing with Beavis Morgan. The multi-year sponsorship enables Approved Garages to feature prominently across…

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IAAF Member News

MINI-mising delivery times! New Klarius exhausts now available

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022

Adding to its ever-growing range of market-leading aftermarket exhaust systems, Klarius has released new parts, including replacement catalytic converters, for the latest models of the Mini Cooper 1.5…

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Product News

Dayco adds more products to its growing aftermarket programme

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022

Demonstrating the growing number of product groups that now feature in its aftermarket programme, Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and afterma…

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Product News

DENSO’s 2022 League of True Mechanics competition opens in April with a £2,000 holiday voucher among many other fabulous prizes up for grabs!

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022

The competition combines high quality, IMI accredited, online technical training and assessment, with prize winning opportunities to give technicians throughout the UK and Ireland the opportunity to b…

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IAAF Member News

Comline Richardson Racing is go for 2022! Comline becomes title partner of Porsche Carrera Cup GB series contender

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022

Leading British aftermarket parts brand, Comline Auto Parts (Comline), is thrilled to announce that it has struck a title partnership agreement with Richardson Racing for the 2022 Porsche Carrera Cup …

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IAAF Member News

Spotlight to shine on OSRAM’s lighting range at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event 2022

Date: Tuesday 29 March 2022

OSRAM has revealed that it will be showcasing its wide range of OE-quality standard and upgrade bulbs, as well as its workshop solutions bulb stands, at the UK Garage and Bodyshop event. OSRAM will de…

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Product News

Apec join the BTCC with Motorbase Performance

Date: Tuesday 29 March 2022

Apec are delighted to join this year’s 2022 British Touring Car Championship as lead sponsors of Motorbase Performance, forming Apec Racing with Beavis Morgan. Ahead of what looks to be an exciting ye…

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IAAF Member News

WAI recognised with TecDoc Premier Data Supplier accreditation

Date: Tuesday 29 March 2022

Leading rotating electrics supplier WAI has been awarded Premier Data Supplier status by TecDoc. The TecDoc system from TecAlliance is the leading spare parts catalogue system in the independent autom…

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IAAF Member News

UK on track to reach 4,000 zero emission bus pledge with £200 million boost

Date: Tuesday 29 March 2022

Millions of people across the country will be able to make greener, cleaner journeys as almost 1,000 green buses are rolled out with the backing of nearly £200 million in government funding. Twelve ar…

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Industry News

NGK suspends business operations in Russia and Belarus

Date: Tuesday 29 March 2022

NGK has announced it has suspended its commercial operations in Russia and Belarus until further notice. In a letter to customers, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Managing Director Marko Wowczyna said that t…

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IAAF Member News

DVSA to work with IAAF as market surveillance turns to braking

Date: Tuesday 29 March 2022

The DVSA’s Market Surveillance Unit has commenced testing the compliance of OEM and aftermarket braking components. Testing both performance and labelling in accordance with UNECE 90 Regulation, DVSA …

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Industry News
Product News

Philips RacingVision GT200 - recommended again by Auto Express

Date: Monday 28 March 2022

Philips RacingVision GT200 - the top of the line performance bulb in the Philips automotive lighting range, with its up to +200% brighter light than industry standard - has once again been awarded cov…

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Product News

Corteco: New to range vibration control parts

Date: Monday 28 March 2022

Engine Mounting #49476438 Corteco have increased our range of vibration control parts for FAW VW. Our products are designed to meet the highest quality standards and are manufactured using the latest…

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Product News

NAPA Racing UK expands into Porsche Carrera Cup GB

Date: Monday 28 March 2022

NAPA Racing UK, alongside Motorbase Performance, has today confirmed it will also field a car in BTCC support category the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship, with top team JTR. Joe Tandy Racing (JTR…

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IAAF Member News

Global Skills Ambassador for the IMI, Herbert Lonsdale, presents the first cohort of the Bridgend College Saturday Pit Crew with their certificates

Date: Monday 28 March 2022

Held at South Wales' latest state of the art campus, the year 10 pupils spent 12 weeks developing automotive skills and developing their understanding of the industry. Lonsdale and the students are jo…

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Industry News

K&S McKenzie shortlisted for award

Date: Monday 28 March 2022

Carlisle based motor factor, K&S McKenzie, have been shortlisted as finalists in this year’s North West Family Business Awards in the Wholesalers category. The award ceremony will take place in Li…

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IAAF Member News

IAAF fundraises for Ukraine

Date: Friday 25 March 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has started a fundraising page for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. The IAAF has also reached out to fellow…

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IAAF News
Industry News

Government Spring Statement: measures affecting the aftermarket

Date: Friday 25 March 2022

A full list of the Spring Statement measures that affect aftermarket businesses are set out below. Fuel DutyCutting fuel duty on petrol and diesel by 5p per litre for 12 months. The government says it…

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Industry News

IAAF Activity Report w-e 25 March 2022

Date: Friday 25 March 2022

An eventful week at IAAF with attendance at two events including AutoTech Recruit’s Talent Recharge at RedBull Milton Keynes and our very own Industry Briefing Session, which took place at Corteco, Ru…

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IAAF News

The AFTERmarket Party of the Year

Date: Friday 25 March 2022

Sponsors of the IAAF Dinner in December at Milton Keynes will automatically be included as a sponsor at the IAAF Networking Drinks on 8 June at Genting Hotel, Resorts World. The IAAF has unveiled its …

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IAAF News
Industry News

HMRC calls on businesses to get ready to move to customs IT platform over the summer

Date: Friday 25 March 2022

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will be writing to businesses to tell them about a change to the UK’s customs systems. The letter includes information about the work under way to move to a single UK cus…

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Industry News

Self-driving shuttle to take to the roads around Birmingham Airport

Date: Friday 25 March 2022

A state-of-the-art self-driving shuttle will take to the roads around Birmingham Airport, transporting passengers, as part of ground-breaking trials getting underway in Solihull. This is the latest ph…

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Industry News

Sales trends & predictions for 2022: the future is digital

Date: Friday 25 March 2022

2022 could bring about the start of a new exciting era, but what could this new world look like for the future of sales? Last year was a time of constant change, in more ways than one, we've seen lots…

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IAAF Member News
Product News

Arnold Clark Autoparts revamps Ultratec brand

Date: Friday 25 March 2022

Ultratec oil, available exclusively at Arnold Clark Autoparts, has undergone a vast expansion to its range with a substantial brand refresh, revealing new branding and packaging, as the range continue…

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Product News

First Line expands range with 52 new products

Date: Friday 25 March 2022

Automotive aftermarket supplier, First Line Ltd., has expanded its product offering with 52 new references. First Line Ltd. is meeting the needs of the constantly growing and aging car parc across the…

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Product News

High fuel prices? How drivers can economise

Date: Friday 25 March 2022

The current prices at the filling station can bring tears to a driver’s eyes. There’s nothing we can do to change the prices per se, but there are a number of simple ways to reduce the running costs o…

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Product News

Corteco - new to range products: March 2022

Date: Friday 25 March 2022

Corteco have increased our range of vibration control range and oil seals range for vehicles such as: AUDI, BMW, FIAT, FORD, MERCEDES, MITSUBISHI and TOYOTA. All products are designed to meet the high…

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Product News

Autotech host inaugural Talent Recharge event in Milton Keynes

Date: Thursday 24 March 2022

IAAF attended the Autotech Group's inaugural event, Talent Recharge 2022, which was held at the Redbull Racing's HQ in Milton Keynes. James Osbourne of the Recruitment Network, led the participants th…

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IAAF Member News

Same day supply deal of Borg & Beck agreed

Date: Thursday 24 March 2022

First Line Ltd. has reached a national distribution agreement with Marathon Warehouse Distribution to supply the Borg & Beck brand to motor factors on a frequent same-day delivery service. As part…

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IAAF Member News
Product News

Having trouble sleeping? advice and support from Ben

Date: Wednesday 23 March 2022

If you’re struggling with sleep, it would seem you’re not the only one! According to Ben's recent health and wellbeing survey, 1 in 2 automotive people have been affected by poor sleep. It’s recommend…

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HR Updates

First Line Ltd. voted Supplier of the Year at CAT Awards 2022

Date: Wednesday 23 March 2022

First Line Ltd. has been named the ‘Supplier of the Year’ at the CAT Awards 2022, as voted for by professionals within the automotive aftermarket via CAT’s website. Taking place at The Lowry Hotel in …

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IAAF Member News

Lucas Oil cars in promising start to F2 season

Date: Tuesday 22 March 2022

Both Lucas Oil sponsored cars were in the points when the F2 motor racing season roared back into life in Bahrain, last weekend. Strong performances over two eventful races promised to deliver a far b…

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IAAF Member News

First Line Ltd. expands Borg and Beck Classic Clutch range

Date: Tuesday 22 March 2022

Automotive aftermarket specialists First Line Ltd. has expanded its Classic Clutch product offering through its Borg and Beck brand, featuring further innovations to meet today’s exacting quality stan…

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Product News

IAAF adds After.Marketing agency to its membership

Date: Tuesday 22 March 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed Shropshire-based marketing agency After.Marketing as their latest service member. After.Marketing offers a full complement of mark…

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IAAF News
IAAF Member News

The opening of AS-PL España!

Date: Tuesday 22 March 2022

We announce that another foreign branch of AS-PL has been opened. This time we invite you to Valencia in Spain. AS-PL España is the third foreign branch of AS-PL. The first AS-PL UK Ltd. was establish…

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IAAF Member News

Delphi Technologies Aftermarket awarded Premier Data Supplier Status with TecDoc®

Date: Tuesday 22 March 2022

At the end of 2021 Delphi Technologies Aftermarket, a brand of BorgWarner Inc., was awarded Premier Data Supplier status by TecDoc. The TecDoc catalogue provides users with optimum visibility of parts…

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IAAF Member News

Fourth time in a row: HELLA again recognised by General Motors as a 2021 Supplier of the Year winner

Date: Tuesday 22 March 2022

Automotive lighting and electronics expert HELLA was named a GM Supplier of the Year winner in General Motors’ 30th annual Supplier of the Year awards, again in two categories: Chassis Electronics and…

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IAAF Member News

REPXPERT Academy LIVE is back!

Date: Tuesday 22 March 2022

It has been a very long time since the last free REPXPERT Academy Live training day, when Basingstoke College of Technology hosted the Schaeffler technical team back in January 2020. With the pandemic…

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IAAF Member News

IMI publishes Diversity Task Force Report

Date: Tuesday 22 March 2022

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has published the final Report from its wide-ranging Diversity Task Force. Led by IMI President, Professor Jim Saker and IMI Chief Operating Officer, Lesley W…

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Industry News

MAHLE releases technical bulletin on importance of cleaned cooling systems

Date: Monday 21 March 2022

Thermal management specialist, MAHLE, has reminded technicians of the importance and benefits of cleaning cooling systems following contamination. In its latest technical bulletin, MAHLE points out th…

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Product News

A new launch of air springs added to the Apec range

Date: Monday 21 March 2022

Apec leaps into a new season with the launch of air springs to its flourishing range of non-braking components. Apec Air Springs are designed with comfort and excellence in mind, and by using premium …

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