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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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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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IAAF Member News

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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IAAF Member News

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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IAAF Member News

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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IAAF Member News

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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IAAF Member News

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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IAAF Member News

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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IAAF Member News

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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IAAF Member News

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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IAAF Member News

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 Member News

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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IAAF Member News

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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IAAF Member News

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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IAAF Member News

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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Product News

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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IAAF Member News
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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IAAF Member News

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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IAAF Member News

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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IAAF Member News

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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IAAF Member News

GSF Car Parts opens two new branches in Cornwall

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

National motor factor GSF Car Parts continued its period of expansion by opening new Cornish branches in Saltash and Camborne. These latest openings take GSF to eight new branches in the last three mo…

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IAAF Member News

Ring electrifies EV cable market with high-end premium copper for high efficiency

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

Ring Automotive has sounded a reminder to electric vehicle (EV) users of the importance of using good quality charging cables as the cost of electricity increases. The range of Ring charging cables ar…

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Product News

First Line Ltd. expands electric vehicle product offering

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

Automotive aftermarket parts specialist First Line Ltd. has continued to expand its electric vehicle (EV) product offering, with over 1,000 references now applied to fully electric vehicles across ove…

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Product News

Yuasa expand popular YBX EFB range with next generation YBX7012 EFB battery

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

GS Yuasa have expanded their market-leading Yuasa YBX battery range with the launch of a new Enhanced Flooded (EFB) next generation automotive battery. The Yuasa YBX7012 EFB Start-Stop battery is now …

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Product News

Delphi Technologies Academy offers invaluable Security Gateway insight to the aftermarket

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

The Delphi Technologies Academy adds Security Gateway training, giving the aftermarket an insight that is needed to access and update vital data inside the newest vehicles, and win business traditiona…

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Product News

MAHLE offers customers the right fit with additional parts

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has introduced an additional 27 MAHLE original spare parts to its ever-growing range, offering customers the best in OE quality. The aftermarket specialist is committed to expandi…

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Product News

Successful MEYLE HD concept: new and environmentally friendly workshop solutions in our anniversary year

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

In the year 2002, the spare parts specialist introduced the first technically enhanced MEYLE HD part. To mark its 20th anniversary, the Hamburg-based experts have set course for the future of their HD…

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Product News

Specialist turbocharger network brings latest innovations to Autopromotec Bologna 2022

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

Melett’s Authorised Service Centre (ASC) network of highly qualified turbocharger repairers recently demonstrated its commitment to quality at Autopromotec Bologna on 25th - 28th May. A key highlight …

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Product News

Clean diesel particulate filters will help in push for reduced emissions, says Fueltone Pro

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

Renewed focus has been put on emissions and net zero as the UK marks Clean Air Day 2022, however fuel additive agent Fueltone Pro says solutions are already available to reduce vehicle emissions. With…

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Product News

MAHLE highlights importance of quality filtration on Clean Air Day

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

As this year’s Clean Air Day, taking place on 16th June, is putting a focus on travel, MAHLE Aftermarket is pointing to the importance of opting for quality when it comes to filtration. This Clean Air…

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Product News

DENSO sponsored hybrid hypercar triumphs again at Le Mans

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

In the 90th Le Mans 24 Hours, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing took first and second to extend its winning run to five at the legendary Circuit de la Sarthe, with the leading DENSO sponsored GR010 HYBRID, completi…

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IAAF Member News

Corteco new-to-range: SEAL RING, VALVE STEM #49489921

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

Corteco have increased our range of OIL SEAL parts for IVECO. Our products are designed to meet the highest quality standards and are manufactured using the latest production methods. For more informa…

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Product News

HELLA recruits Ian Boyle as its UK Sales & Marketing Director

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

HELLA, the renowned original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier, has appointed experienced aftermarket professional Ian Boyle to the position of Sales & Marketing Director for its aft…

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People News

UKS business partnership with TRICO doubles in size in a year

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

UKS has been working in partnership with TRICO for a little over three years, however the past year has seen a huge growth in sales of the TRICO blade offerings and this month alone has been a record-…

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IAAF Member News

Comline Richardson Racing secures back-to-back Porsche Carrera Cup GB wins

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

Comline Richardson Racing and title partner, Comline Auto Parts, have been victorious for the second successive weekend in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB following a dominant win by Will Martin in the ope…

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IAAF Member News

Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) at Freudenberg Sealing Technologies

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

AMR is the further development of the AGV, a driverless transport system. Since the start of the 2000s, AGVs have been deployed in warehouses, but they need help along their route from rack to rack to…

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IAAF Member News

“Distruptions are a dream for experts”

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

Dr. Matthias Sckuhr, COO of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, talks about lean processes, historic trends and the role of employees. The road to sustainability includes higher energy efficiency and lo…

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IAAF Member News

Uninterrupted lightness [Freudenberg Sealing Technologies]

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

We have developed various cost-effective alternatives for large-scale production(Volker Schroiff, Director, Technology Management, at Freudenberg Sealing Technologies) Plastics can do more than just i…

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Product News

Blue Print and febi-sponsored Butel fights through pack at Oulton Park

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

Blue Print and febi-sponsored driver Jack Butel fought through a challenging British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) race weekend at Cheshire circuit Oulton Park on 11-12 June. Butel’s strong performa…

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IAAF Member News

Omid signs up to AFTERmarket party of the year

Date: Friday 17 June 2022

Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili has been signed up to entertain guests at the IAAF Annual Awards Dinner, held on 8 December 2022 at DoubleTree Hilton, Milton Keynes. Omid has appeared in…

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Industry News

IAAF Activity Report w-e 17 June 2022

Date: Friday 17 June 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. IAAF has intensified …

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IAAF News

Plug-in grant for cars to end as focus moves to improving electric vehicle charging

Date: Thursday 16 June 2022

The government has closed the plug-in car grant scheme with effect from 14 June to new orders after successfully kickstarting the UK’s electric car revolution and supporting the sale of nearly half a …

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