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IAAF welcomes Diesel Technic UK & Ireland to its membership

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has added another new member to its ever-growing membership list, welcoming one of the largest automotive parts and accessories supplier, Diese…

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Autoinform Live: OESAA and GROUPAUTO announce AutoCare initiative to encourage technicians to sign-up

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is delighted to reveal a partnership with GROUPAUTO for the upcoming Autoinform Live event. The group has pledged its support to the tr…

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Watt Electric Vehicle Company’s PACES platform to springboard UK production of next-gen electric commercial vehicles

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

Watt Electric Vehicle Company (WEVC) has announced a major milestone in the continued strategic growth of its unique EV offering, outlining plans to build up to 5,000 new electric commercial vehicles …

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Cobots and artificial intelligence: HELLA continues to drive forward smart automation in lighting production

Date: Wednesday 11 August 2021

HELLA, the global automotive supplier, is continuing to drive forward its global automation initiative by investing a figure in the high two-digit millions (Euros) to further automate the 15 productio…

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WAI hosts successful Euro 2020 competition for its customers and staff

Date: Tuesday 10 August 2021

To celebrate Euro 2020, WAIglobal UK launched an exciting competition which involved encouraging customers to sign up and predict scores of the football matches for the chance to win top-quality prize…

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FAI MD Jonathan Alexander thanks aftermarket for its support following accident

Date: Friday 06 August 2021

FAI Automotive managing director Jonathan Alexander has thanked the automotive aftermarket for its incredible show of support following his horrific motorcycle accident suffered on 22 July 2021. Just …

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IAAF Activity Report w/e 6 August 2021

Date: Friday 06 August 2021

Trip to TM Factors HerefordMike Smallbone, IAAF Head of Membership Development visited Melissa Portman-Lewis, TM Factors director, presenting her with the 2020 Pride of Aftermarket Award for the Outst…

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Block Exemption – Update August 2021

Date: Friday 06 August 2021

The consultation by the EU into Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations (MV-BER) began in 2019 and has been “backwards” looking, examining the effectiveness of the legislation. The forward looking c…

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Latest Schaeffler REPXPERT app update makes bonus point collection quick and easy

Date: Friday 06 August 2021

REPXPERT members have been asking for a simpler way to collect bonus points for a long time, so they will be pleased to know that their wishes have been granted with the latest Schaeffler REPXPERT app…

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NEW alternator A3563S in AS-PL offer

Date: Friday 06 August 2021

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A3563S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and st…

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High-end diagnostic tool ‘launched’ into aftermarket

Date: Friday 06 August 2021

Launch UK has introduced its latest high-end diagnostic tool, the X-431 Euro Turbo, which has been specifically designed for challenging workshop conditions and is an upgrade from the highly regarded …

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NGK trio in the hunt for World Speedway title

Date: Friday 06 August 2021

A trio of NGK-sponsored Speedway stars remain in contention for the 2021 FIM World Championship despite failing to make the podium in the latest Grand Prix rounds. Russian Emil Sayfutdinov is in fourt…

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Additional bank holiday for 2022

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Lawgistics have recently issued a reminder about the extra public holiday on 3rd June 2022 which will result in a four-day bank holiday weekend to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Spring Bank Ho…

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Workshops must plan for activity peak in second half of 2021 to capitalise on every opportunity

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Last week GiPA UK released the Q2 results of their quarterly Aftermarket Pulse report. The market recovery situation by the end of June 2021 was 2.9% higher than GiPA’s expectations. While in comparis…

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Alliance Automotive Group Acquires J&S Automotive Distributors

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Alliance Automotive Group UK (AAG), a subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC) and one of the UK’s leading aftermarket distributors, has acquired J&S Automotive Distributors (J&S). The acquir…

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Research project "INITIATIVE": HELLA develops concepts for light-based communication for automated driving

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Together with further partners, HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert has started a new research project. The main focus is on the question of how communication between autonomous vehicles and ot…

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FST employees are switching to bikes

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has launched the "Move on Pinerolo" initiative to promote green mobility and physical activity at its Italian site: Two Wheels Instead of Four. Numerous employees at F…

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Ben's Big Breakfast

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Don’t miss out on a slice of the action 🍞 - join Ben between 4th-10th October to celebrate Ben’s Big Breakfast, the most important meal of the day! Ben is cereally 🥣 eggcited 🥚 about bacon 🥓 a dif…

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ZF Aftermarket Live: Three-day digital event at Automechanika Frankfurt with the latest highlights for aftermarket & fleet customers

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

For the first time the world's leading trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, Automechanika Frankfurt will take the form of a hybrid event; ‘Automechanika Digital Plus’ on September 14-16 at Frank…

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MIMS Automechanika Moscow: TecAlliance shows how to boost sales and cut costs with best-in-class data and solutions

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

TecAlliance, the leading data management specialist in the independent automotive parts market, will be exhibiting at MIMS Automechanika Moscow from 23 to 26 August 2021. Showcasing from Pavilion 2.2,…

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IAAF adds FinCred Commercial Finance to its impressive membership roster

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed a new member to its expanding membership list with the addition of invoice finance and asset finance solutions provider, FinCred C…

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Natural Disaster: Torrential rains near Remagen leave behind a picture of desolation

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

The devastating torrential rains of the last few weeks have also hit many employees of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST) in the region around Remagen quite hard. Many of FST's employees from othe…

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MOT testing – updates following changes to COVID-19 restrictions

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

Following changes to the COVID-19 restrictions announced by government for England from 19 July, DVSA has issued guidance on what this means for MOT testing and how this will affect MOT garages and te…

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Your Car Your Choice backs young British Superbike superstar

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), via its Your Car, Your Choice campaign, has shown its support for Storm Stacey in the British Superbike Championship, at the recent race, held…

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New Wheels & Tyres Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the first 3 chapters in a new suite on Tyres. Tyres are both safety critical and intricate pieces of engineering. They've been around for we…

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Celebrate a summer of sport with free Yuasa snack packs

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

After the overwhelming success of the recent snack pack promotions, Yuasa are marking the return of large sporting events with a winning new promotion. Trade customers can now get their hands on a sum…

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Working from home or away – benefits explained

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

For businesses that have employees working from home or from more than one workplace, HMRC are running live webinars which will give more information on paying expenses and providing benefits in kind.…

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An MOT wave is about to hit and preparing now is the key, says LKQ Euro Car Parts

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

The last 18 months have turned the traditional MOT demand curve on its head. And while this caused initial uncertainty for the independent aftermarket, there is now significant opportunity on the hori…

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New posters for businesses to display to remind staff and customers of continuing covid actions

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

Now that the government has lifted all restrictions under step 4 of the roadmap, businesses are being reminded to remove any outdated covid-secure posters they may still have on display. Updated workp…

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IAAF activity update - w/e 30 July 2021

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

This last week has seen the IAAF involved in a variety of activities including: Farewell to Wendy WilliamsonThe IAAF has bid farewell to retiring chief executive Wendy Williamson. Joined by her collea…

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Switched on - more drivers now expect next car to be electric or hybrid than petrol or diesel

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

New research released recently reveals that the number of drivers expecting their next car to be fully electric has risen by 32% in twelve months. A study for Kwik Fit reveals that 11% of drivers who …

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DfT relaunches Freight Portal

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

Businesses can save money with free, impartial advice from the recently relaunched and improved Freight Portal. The Freight Portal provides easy to use information and impartial advice about: driving…

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IAAF hits landmark figure with 1000th eBulletin

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

Today’s IAAF eBulletin is number 1,000! This is a fantastic achievement as the federation continues with its aim to supply the automotive aftermarket with the latest industry news, trends and updates.…

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‘Good luck, Wendy!’ – Williamson steps down as Chief Executive

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) waves a fond farewell to Wendy Williamson, after successfully leading the federation through a number of historic changes as IAAF chief executi…

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Podium finish for Cole Trucksport and Borg & Beck at Thruxton

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

Cole Trucksport had a successful weekend at the latest British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) race meeting, held at Thruxton Circuit on 3rd and 4th July, securing three podium finishes. Simon Cole a…

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LKQ Europe with Double-digit EBITDA Margin in the Second Quarter 2021

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq:LKQ) today reported second quarter 2021 results that reflect strength for the Company in a number of key metrics including total revenue, segment margins and free cash flow. In…

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UK AFCAR formed to lobby govt on BER

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

A coalition, comprising automotive trade associations and commercial organisations, has been formed to lobby the UK government on upholding the rights of the independent aftermarket and consumers in t…

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New portal simplifies returns process

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

The new warranty and returns process, brought to market by Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT – the joint sales and marketing initiative from Fourth and TecAlliance – is suc…

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IAAF activity update

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

UK AFCAR Assembles The IAAF has formed a coalition comprising automotive trade associations and commercial organisations to lobby the UK government on upholding the rights of the independent aftermark…

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NEW! IAAF Insight: Access to in-vehicle data

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

The big issue:Connected cars allow innovative remote functions that enable multiple new uses Remote access to highly granular in-vehicle data enables advanced analytics including predictive failure an…

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NGK welcomes Chris Barrett to sales team

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has appointed Chris Barrett as a new Sales Representative. The 53-year-old takes over the Home Counties and ‘M1 Corridor’ area previously covere…

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New Working Safely guidance has now been published

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

To support businesses and the self-employed to continue to work safely during the pandemic as England moves to Step 4, the Government has published updated Working Safely guidance. The guidance cover …

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Changes to right to work checks from 1 July

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Following the deadline for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme, the process for completing right-to-work checks on EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens has now changed. Employers can no longer accept EU p…

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A1 and TRICO celebrate success of charity promotion with two weeks left to go

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

A1 Motor Stores’ members have welcomed TRICO’s initiative to donate £1 of every set of the wiper manufacturer’s blades sold through their stores, to a charity that hosts driving days for disabled peop…

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TechMan Service Assist to boost garage customer confidence

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Workshops using the TechMan Garage Management System now have access to more than 450 interactive and narrated videos to help explain servicing and repairs on a comprehensive range of vehicle parts an…

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Exol gains further approvals on gas engine oil range

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Leading lubricants supplier, Exol Lubricants, has received further manufacturer approvals for its high-quality gas engine oils range. The company’s Taurus GEO CH G240 (M518) high performance gas engin…

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Banner posts positive financial performance whilst announcing Agenda 2030 strategy

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Leading European battery and battery accessories manufacturer, Banner, has posted positive financial performance figures despite the challenges experienced during its 2020/21 FY (1 April 2020 to 31 Ma…

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A summary of the automotive labour market

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has produced its annual sector baseline report for 2021. The content of the report is generated from Emsi data, which gives a view of industry occupations in:…

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CJRS Update

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Business are reminded that CJRS claims for July can now be submitted and must be made by Monday 16 August. Employers can claim 70% of furloughed employees' usual wages for the hours not worked, up to …

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Fantasy Football

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Ben has created a giant industry Fantasy Football League with an amazing end of season prize. Not only that, but there will be prizes for second and third places, along with a monthly prize of £50 so …

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