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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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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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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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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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Product News

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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IAAF Member News

57% of garages plan on increasing prices in response to cost-of-living crisis and rising price of parts

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

57% of garages are planning on increasing their prices according to a survey conducted by WhoCanFixMyCar. The survey, which was sent to WhoCanFixMyCar’s network of over 15,000 top-rated garages, mobil…

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WAI joins industry condemnation of proposed MOT extension

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

Leading rotating electrics supplier WAIglobal UK has joined the calls of the automotive aftermarket in condemning the proposed extension to the MOT. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps proposed relaxing …

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Comline Richardson Racing celebrates Brands Hatch success

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

Comline Richardson Racing and title partner Comline Auto Parts (Comline) are celebrating a maiden Porsche Carrera Cup GB victory after a sensational drive by Will Martin in the opening race at Brands …

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First Podium for Lucas Oil’s Heap

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

Junior Saloon Car Championship driver Jacob Heap secured second place in his Lucas Oil sponsored car to claim his first podium finish in Round 6 at Snetterton, in Norfolk. Intuitive driving coupled wi…

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Small step, big effect

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

To reduce road traffic CO2 emissions, both engines and transmissions must work more efficiently. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has developed a sealing ring for automatic transmissions that uses mic…

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OESAA Chairman Nigel Morgan Q&A

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) Chairman, Nigel Morgan, answers questions about the successful return of Autoinform Live, new members joining the organisation, the progres…

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Mintex and Nielsen expand exciting drift show partnership

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

TMD Friction, through its renowned Mintex braking brand, has expanded its exciting partnership with drifting star Pete ‘Peden’ Nielsen. The expanded sponsorship will see Mintex branding displayed prom…

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Banner Brings AGM Technology To CV Sector

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

Not dissimilar to the automotive sector, the requirements of commercial vehicle batteries have changed significantly over recent years. Today, not only are they responsible for engine starts, but also…

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Product News

LKQ Euro Car Parts unveils stand for upcoming UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts has revealed details of its stand at the upcoming UK Garage & Bodyshop Event, which is set to feature industry guests, prizes and access to expert advice from right across the b…

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Win mega points by fitting NTK sensors… it’s a double bubble!

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

There’s never been a more rewarding time for UK workshops to fit NTK sensors. For NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is offering members of its BoxClever UK independent garage loyalty scheme a massive incentive…

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Take pride in your ride with NAPA Maintenance Sprays

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

Automotive aftermarket manufacturer NAPA has recently released a comprehensive suite of maintenance sprays, covering a thorough selection of cleaners, degreasers, sanitisers, adhesives, belt slips and…

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Elliott excels at Oulton Park

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

Motorcycle star Brayden Elliott – who is sponsored by ignition and sensor specialist NGK – is celebrating making the podium in the latest round of the 2022 Pirelli National Superstock championship. He…

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3 areas to focus on to improve your bottom line: advice from Volo Commerce

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

Supply chain issues mean many sellers can't get enough products to sell and are having to pay very high transportation costs to get them. This has made it even more important to focus on profitability…

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Garages putting quality first, says PartsInMotion.co.uk

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

Online automotive parts distributor PartsInMotion.co.uk is bucking the trend in the automotive aftermarket as it sees demand increase from independent garages for its expanding ranges of high-quality …

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Ignition and sensor specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has been honouring its top sales staff

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

The supplier of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and associated engine management sensors named Paul Gair and Charlie Keable Joint Salesmen of the Year with third place g…

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Joint venture set to lift aftermarket workshop diagnostics to a new level

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

Maverick Diagnostics and Opus IVS have agreed a joint distribution venture, Opus IVS customers will be able to purchase fully supported 100% original dealer diagnostics tools and support through Opus …

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‘That’s a wrap’ – TMD Friction supports Fleet Factors

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

TMD Friction has pledged its support to established parts distributor, Fleet Factors, by wrapping two of its delivery vans with its iconic Mintex and Textar branding. Covering the Teesside area, Fleet…

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IAAF Exclusive: Mind The Gap – skills & recruitment shortage not just confined to post-education candidates

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

In the second part of our exclusive skills and recruitment series, recruitment specialist Glen Callum Associates (GCA) says the industry must widen its outlook and recruitment from other sectors if it…

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Automotive research and training giants Thatcham Research join roster at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

Leading automotive research and training provider Thatcham Research is the latest organisation to join the 150-strong roster of influential speakers and training experts at the inaugural UK Garage and…

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Three opportunities on offer from Dal Corso Group

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

1. WebinarLeadership Skills: 3 Steps to Navigate Difficult and Courageous Conversations IAAF member Roberto Dal Corso shares how to develop conversation skills that keep communication open, balanced,…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 13 May 2022

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

A packed week of meetings this week as IAAF conducts its regular cv committee, board and council (pictured) sessions. The meetings offer an excellent opportunity to highlight the wide ranging work the…

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2022 Queen's Speech: transport and training

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

The Transport Bill proposed in this year's Queen's Speech includes three areas relating to the automotive sector: Legislation for self-driving vehicles will enable an emerging UK sector in this new t…

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