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NGK backs Rouse in British Superbike Championship

Date: Monday 14 March 2022

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK is to sponsor motorcycle ace Chrissy Rouse in his full debut season in the 2022 Bennetts British Superbike Championship. The Geordie teacher returns to BMW power wit…

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Apec introduces a new range of wheel bearing kits

Date: Monday 14 March 2022

Apec has undertaken an impressive leap into the UK aftermarket in recent months and continues this trend with the introduction of its latest product range, wheel bearing kits. This latest offering pro…

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Soaring prices hit aftermarket businesses as petition started to reduce fuel duty and VAT

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Businesses in the automotive aftermarket continue to face higher operating costs with increases felt across the board in areas such as people, utilities, raw materials and transport. With fuel reachin…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 11 March 2022

Date: Friday 11 March 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 packed week. The IAAF has held m…

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IMI voices concern over double dilemma for the HGV sector

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

The shortage of drivers in the HGV sector has been well documented over the past two years, but the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is raising concerns about another challenge for the market. It…

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Industry News

ZF presents Autonomous Transport Systems to UK Department of Transport: Trudy Harrison and Isobel Pastor view ZF’s Autonomous Shuttle at ZF Hub UK

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

ZF presented its autonomous shuttle as proof of its progress toward Next Generation Mobility to Trudy Harrison, UK Parliamentary Under Secretary for Transport and Isobel Pastor, Head of the Centre for…

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IAAF Member News

Servicesure launches IMI-accredited EV scheme for members

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Leading garage model Servicesure has launched an innovative new scheme to help its network of 548 member garages become trusted traders for the growing EV and hybrid aftermarket. EVsure is available a…

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NCSC Cyber Security Advice

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

IAAF service provider, DuoCall MSP, has highlighted recently released cyber security advice from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). Many domestic reports following the development of the cyber…

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Making Tax Digital for all VAT-registered businesses

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Since April 2019, VAT-registered businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) need to keep VAT records digitally and send returns using Making Tax Digital (MTD) compatible so…

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Legal Updates
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NEXUS Automotive International Awards Delphi Technologies Aftermarket as its Supplier of the Year 2022

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Delphi Technologies Aftermarket, a brand of BorgWarner Inc., has been awarded Supplier of the Year by NEXUS Automotive, the global automotive aftermarket, a testament to their successful collaboration…

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GS Yuasa begin construction of new UK head office and distribution centre

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd (GYSUK) have announced that construction has begun on a new headquarters and distribution centre. Work commenced on the 178,500 sq ft purpose-built facility, situated in …

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BM Catalysts opens new UK site to continue to meet demand

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

UK manufacturer of catalytic converters, DPFs and front pipes, BM Catalysts, has kickstarted the year with the opening of an additional UK production plant, as part of the company’s ongoing investment…

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TMD Friction technical training recognised with Coursecheck Brilliance Award

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Braking friction specialist TMD Friction has been recognised in the annual Coursecheck Brilliance Awards. TMD Friction’s continued investment in quality technical training, equipping its customers wit…

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Book your space now – Talent Recharge: ‘How to gain, train and retain talent’

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Spaces are still available for a brand new event which will see leaders from all across the automotive industry come together to drive forward the skills conversation and help organisations devise and…

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Glen Callum Associates offers advice on hiring and candidate engagement strategy

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

With businesses feeling the impact of a tight recruitment market, Glen Callum Associates (GCA) is offering key advice on how to develop hiring and candidate engagement strategies, while also looking a…

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sales-i Webinar | Doing more with less, to sell smarter with Bickers

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Calling all product sales teams. Join IAAF member sales-i in a free webinar as they sit down with Rob Sheldon, Head of Sales, and Charlie Rawson, Website Co-ordinator from leading motorcycle product d…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts CEO, Andy Hamilton highlights the importance of ongoing investment in auto:resource interview

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

auto:resource, the digital platform launched by the organisers of Automechanika & The UK Garage & Bodyshop Event, recently sat down with the CEO of LKQ Euro Car Parts, Andy Hamilton, to explor…

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Platinum International Ltd.

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Established in 2002, Platinum International Limited have worked tirelessly to become the UK’s largest battery and lubricants distributor. Their commitment to customers remains consistent; to challenge…

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OSRAM and Ring Workshop Solutions Van sets off to bring latest products and equipment direct to technicians

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

The fully stocked Workshop Solutions Van from automotive aftermarket specialists, OSRAM and Ring, has begun its journey throughout the UK and Ireland, teaming up with distributors to bring the latest …

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vGroup International launch the Conscious Carpet

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

vGroup International, the UK’s leading supplier of floor protection to the new and used automotive sector, is committed to being at the forefront of new product developments. ‘Conscious Carpet’ is the…

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Comline dedication to steering & suspension intensifies with increased sales support

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is offering added value to technicians by developing priceless technical bulletins, which highlight both common faults on vehicles and the solutions in the shape of Comlin…

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GS Yuasa partner with Car Throttle to return iconic G-Wiz back to the road for the first time in a decade

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Global battery manufacturer and UK market leader for automotive, GS Yuasa, have partnered with the popular automotive YouTube channel Car Throttle. The partnership sees GS Yuasa support the overhaul o…

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Product News

Delphi Technologies introduces 90 suspension and steering parts for some of the UK’s newest and most popular vehicles

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Delphi Technologies is enabling independent garages to compete against franchised dealerships for common suspension repairs after introducing 90 new-to-range steering and suspension parts for some of …

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Product News

Exol’s versatile, ultra-low viscosity Athena Multigear transmission fluid delivers improved fuel economy

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Exol Lubricants’ new Athena Multigear MTF LV bolsters the company’s credentials for delivering versatile engine and transmission oil solutions. Athena Multigear MTF LV, Exol Lubricants’ latest fully s…

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Product News

Exol Lubricants’ new Athena transmission oil boosts component durability

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Exol Lubricants’ new Athena Progear FS 75W-85 transmission oil delivers improved fuel efficiency and maximises component protection. Athena Progear FS 75W-85 is a fully synthetic transmission oil suit…

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New YouTube videos add spark to EV cable range

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Leading automotive electrical supplier WAI has showcased the quality and durability of its electric vehicle charging cables, in a new series of promotional videos. The new videos, available to view ac…

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IAAF Golf Day expands numbers due to popular demand

Date: Thursday 03 March 2022

Due to popular demand, the IAAF has added more team slots to its Golf Day, which will take place on Friday 12 August. For the very first time, guests will be able to play the Arden Championship Course…

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IAAF donates to British Red Cross Ukraine Appeal

Date: Thursday 03 March 2022

IAAF has made a donation to the British Red Cross Ukraine Appeal, which has distributed more than 30,000 food and hygiene parcels so far, and is helping evacuate people with disabilities. The Ukrainia…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 4 March 2022

Date: Thursday 03 March 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. UK AFCARThe IAAF has …

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CAT Awards next week - Get your tickets now

Date: Thursday 03 March 2022

There’s still time to buy a ticket to the CAT Awards networking lunch which takes place in Manchester next Thursday March 10. Apart from being the first in the know about who has won what in the Award…

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Industry News

Ernst Prost appeals for help for Ukraine

Date: Wednesday 02 March 2022

The war in Ukraine will directly impact the German lubricant company. “We can write off our business in Russia,” says outgoing Managing Director Ernst Prost, who, in view of the war, expects to lose a…

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People News

Corteco: New in range vibration control parts

Date: Wednesday 02 March 2022

MOUNTING, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION #49476338 We have increased our range of vibration control parts for AUDI.Our products are designed to meet the highest quality standards and are manufactured …

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Autosupplies equipped with ultraviolet primer training for flexible and fast repairs

Date: Wednesday 02 March 2022

Autosupplies was first to witness refinishing and painting specialists Lechler Coatings’ new ultraviolet (UV) primer in action at Lechler’s headquarters in Middlewich, which is set to revolutionise bo…

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New additions to DENSO Aftermarket’s wiper programme

Date: Wednesday 02 March 2022

Although often sadly overlooked, wiper blades are a crucial safety aid for drivers and a business opportunity for workshops, which is why DENSO Aftermarket constantly reviews and updates its wiper bla…

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Apec launches a new range of shock absorbers

Date: Wednesday 02 March 2022

Following on from a number of non-braking launches from Apec including steering and suspension, coil springs and drivetrain, customers can now expect to see the same expertise and high-quality from th…

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NGK sponsors TT legend John McGuinness

Date: Wednesday 02 March 2022

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK has announced it is to sponsor motorcycle racing legend John McGuinness at this year’s Isle of Man TT and throughout the 2022 season. The 49-year-old Englishman has …

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NGK announces all-star 2022 World Speedway Championship line-up

Date: Wednesday 02 March 2022

Long-term Speedway supporter NGK is sponsoring an all-star group of riders in the 2022 World Speedway Championship. The ignition and sensor specialist is to continue to support three-time World Champi…

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M-Sport struggles in Sweden

Date: Wednesday 02 March 2022

Rally Sweden proved to be an eventful and challenging rally for the NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford WRC team, following the highs of Monte Carlo last month. Fast and tricky conditions in the new northern e…

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Textar expands brake pad and disc range with new premium parts

Date: Wednesday 02 March 2022

Aftermarket braking specialists TMD has expanded its Textar brand’s brake pad and disc product offering. Textar has launched 13 new brake pad part numbers and three new disc assemblies for a wide rang…

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Product News

Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) starts in Oxford

Date: Tuesday 01 March 2022

Launched as a pilot on 28 February 2022, the streets that are included in the ZEZ are: New Road, between Bonn Square and its junction with Castle Street; Bonn Square; Queen Street; Cornmarket Street; …

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Industry News

Exol Lubricants to make waves with Fox in jet ski championships

Date: Tuesday 01 March 2022

Exol Lubricants will join forces with 18-year-old jet skier Danielle Fox as she takes part in the high-octane JSRA British Jetsport Championships. Fox, based near Exol Lubricants’ blending plant in Ro…

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NGK achieves charity milestone

Date: Tuesday 01 March 2022

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK has achieved an impressive milestone by raising £20,000 for a leading UK charity. The company has raised the money for Macmillan Cancer Support through a series of f…

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TMD Friction technical team takes on EV & Hybrid training

Date: Tuesday 01 March 2022

TMD Friction’s UK technical team has successfully passed the IMI Level 3 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement, as the company continues to look ahead and make key investments…

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Ring expands team with Area Sales Manager addition

Date: Tuesday 01 March 2022

Ring Automotive has enhanced its ever-growing team with the addition of area sales manager, Kevin Petrie, who will support all trade customers in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Joining from a wholesal…

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People News

Health and Social Care – National Insurance contribution uplift

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

HMRC is requesting the assistance of businesses to help employees understand that the increased National Insurance contribution of 1.25 percentage points from 6 April 2022 is helping fund the NHS, hea…

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Industry News
HR Updates

WAI widens engine management range with new-to-range parts

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

Leading rotating electrics supplier WAIglobal UK has vastly expanded its engine management product range, including the launch of new sensor parts. The company has launched new products as part of a s…

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Product News

Schaeffler begins tour of independent workshops on quest to ‘listen, learn and support’

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

As part of Schaeffler’s ongoing commitment to the independent sector, the company is keen to gauge the opinion of the many professional vehicle technicians that fit its original equipment (OE) parts, …

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Worried about the rising cost of living? Some advice and support from Ben

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

Worrying about money has probably affected us all at one time or another, but with living costs rising at their fastest rate for 30 years it’s affecting more people than ever right now. Whether that's…

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HR Updates

Mintex Racing on the starting grid for 2022

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

Braking friction specialists TMD Friction has unveiled its Mintex motorsport calendar for 2022. Covering both circuit racing and forest rallying, Mintex will be the sole braking supplier to national c…

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Klarius Focuses on delivering new exhausts to market

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

Klarius has added 33 new products to its emissions control range, including catalytic converters (CATs) and diesel particulate filters (DPFs) for multiple models of the Ford Focus. All components in t…

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