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IMI unveils heroes that have excelled in unprecedented times

Date: Friday 14 January 2022

The shortlist for the Institute of Motor Industry’s (IMI) 2022 Awards have been unveiled. The six categories are designed to recognise the incredible talent, commitment and passion of individuals and …

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LKQ Euro Car Parts training schedule kicks up a gear in busiest year yet

Date: Friday 14 January 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts has published the 2022 course schedule for its LKQ Academy, in what is set to be its busiest year for training yet. The programme includes more hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) trai…

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Sponsor Link: Corteco UK & Ireland

Date: Friday 14 January 2022

25 years of expertise in the independent automotive aftermarket 25 years ago Corteco became part of the Freudenberg Group and started its business activities in a new alliance in October 1996. As the …

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Ben launches new website to improve support for automotive community

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022

Ben, the automotive industry charity, is proud to announce the launch of its new website for 2022 – www.ben.org.uk - designed to offer quick and easy access to essential self-help tools and resources …

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HR Updates

BM Catalysts expands business to meet demand

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022

UK manufacturer of catalytic converters, DPFs and front pipes, BM Catalysts, has further boosted its capacity to supply products throughout Europe in order to meet ongoing demand. The company is curre…

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Excellent data quality on the rise

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022

165 leading parts manufacturers in the automotive aftermarket were awarded the title of "Premier Data Supplier" by TecAlliance during the last evaluation in December 2021. The seal of quality, which w…

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Motocross: LIQUI MOLY Becomes Lubricant Partner of MXGP

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022

LIQUI MOLY enters the FIM Motocross World Championship (MXGP). From next season, the German oil and additive specialist will be the exclusive lubricant partner for this series and also for the FIM Mot…

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Motorcycle fans help NGK raise cash for charity

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022

Big-hearted visitors to the NGK stand at Motorcycle Live have helped the company raise nearly £8000 for charity. The ignition and sensor specialist gave the motorcycle enthusiasts the chance to purcha…

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IAAF Member News

Diesel Technic's Italian Subsidiary celebrates anniversary

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022

In November 2016, Diesel Technic Italia S.R.L. was opened. The subsidiary has been growing step by step and recently celebrated its 5-year anniversary. A special event for journalists was organized to…

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IAAF Member News

Travelling to the EU? Prepare now for the EU posting of drivers portal

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022

The Dept. for Transport has advised that with effect from 2 February, the EU is introducing new rules that mean if you operate loaded goods journeys in and between European Member States (cabotage or …

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Industry News

Turning 2022 Strategy into Action: How Leaders Can Help!

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022

Join Roberto Dal Corso, founder of IAAF Service Member The Dal Corso Group, for an insider’s look at three strategies that leadership, learning, and talent development professionals can use to guide t…

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Product News

The Anatomy of a Stabiliser Link: Comline’s in-depth poster a useful guide for technicians

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) has demonstrated its knowledge and desire to share that expertise with technicians by launching a new campaign designed to highlight the intricate pieces of its stabiliser…

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Product News

Autoinform Live Dublin tickets now on sale!

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022

Tickets for Autoinform Live Dublin are now available to purchase, the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) can reveal. The hands-on training event – funded, powered and organis…

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IAAF Member News

Official COVID-19 Antigen Test from Advanced Hygienics

Date: Tuesday 11 January 2022

Advanced Hygienics, working in conjunction with IAAF, is pleased to be able to offer a supply of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Antigen Test Kits at a competitive price for all the IAAF members. The tests are …

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Apec diversifies by launching a new range of coil springs

Date: Tuesday 11 January 2022

Following the recent launch of steering and suspension components, Apec are delighted to announce the launch of a new line of coil springs. As an industry specialist, Apec has long been associated wit…

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Product News

New for 2022: Delphi Technologies Academy training courses now earn industry-recognised credits

Date: Tuesday 11 January 2022

Delphi Technologies is giving garages and technicians the opportunity to start the new year with a host of new skills and up-to-the-minute knowledge after enhancing its e-learning platform with new mo…

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Elite Garages upskills vehicle technicians with Autotech Training to manage EV demand

Date: Tuesday 11 January 2022

A leading independent garage network has spoken about the huge uplift in customer demand for EV repairs and modifications since the Spring. Elite Garages, an independent tyre, MOT, car service and for…

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Product News

Diesel Technic Product Portrait: 1.31378 Clutch kit

Date: Tuesday 11 January 2022

Similar to tyres and brakes, clutches are main expendable components in vehicles. The service life is highly dependent on the quality, the professional fitting and the correct use of the product as we…

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Product News

ams OSRAM unveils the brightest LED on the market for automotive front lighting

Date: Friday 07 January 2022

ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in op-tical solutions, unveils the brightest LED currently available on the market for automotive front lighting. ams OSRAM is the market leader for automotive LE…

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GCA survey points to changing attitudes in recruitment

Date: Friday 07 January 2022

A survey undertaken by automotive and engineering recruitment specialist, Glen Callum Associates (GCA), indicates a massive sea-change in the world of recruitment for both employee and employer. The s…

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Industry News

Dayco and Greggs bring some Christmas cheer

Date: Friday 07 January 2022

The OE parts supplier and Greggs teamed up to help The Salvation Army support the local community over Christmas and New Year Amid all the worry and stress that Christmas can unfortunately sometimes b…

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Round up of 2021 and using Twixmas to plan for 2022 - thoughts from Hayley Pells

Date: Friday 07 January 2022

Covid stubbornly dominates operations with devolved politics adding an extra layer of barriers to navigate as we move into 2022. It has left many confused as to what is permissible, what is essential,…

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IAAF Member News

Purchase by inspection: advice from Lawgistics

Date: Tuesday 04 January 2022

Lawgistics had a recent case go to a court hearing and was successful in defending it on behalf of one of its members. The customer bought a VW Transporter from the member for £20,000. The advert was …

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Legal Updates

Marathon adds more new vehicles to delivery fleet

Date: Wednesday 29 December 2021

Marathon Warehouse Distribution have made another significant investment in further enhancing their frequent same day logistics capability to motor factors with the delivery of a new fleet of Citroen …

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IAAF Member News

New Klarius exhausts MAXimise support for Ford vehicles

Date: Wednesday 22 December 2021

Klarius Products has released 28 new aftermarket exhausts, including full systems to fit the Ford C-Max. All products in range are available with a 2-year warranty, a Fit First Time guarantee and next…

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Product News

WAI helps aftermarket fight against OMICRON

Date: Wednesday 22 December 2021

With the OMICRON variant creating uncertainty and the Government urging people to do what they can to protect themselves and their families over Christmas, WAI has reintroduced Steri-7 XTRA at cost to…

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Product News

Banner Receives Prestigious EUCUSA Award 2021

Date: Wednesday 22 December 2021

Leading European manufacturer of batteries and battery accessories, Banner, has recently been recognised for its long-term commitment to excellent customer service having received the international EU…

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IAAF Member News

Automotive industry unites at Ben Ball 2021 to raise £96,500 in life-saving funds

Date: Thursday 16 December 2021

Ben Ball made a welcome return to London’s iconic Roundhouse for a spectacular comeback celebration on 8th December – bringing 600 automotive industry people together for the first time since the pand…

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Industry News

Motorsport in its DNA – MEYLE looks back on a successful racing season

Date: Thursday 16 December 2021

In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic was a permanent fixture in all areas of society for the first time and was therefore an acid test for motorsport as well as for many other sports. The Hamburg-based manu…

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Significant CO2 savings possible: latest-generation diesel engines approved for fuels made from residual and recycled materials

Date: Thursday 16 December 2021

Volkswagen plans to reduce the carbon footprint of its fleet in Europe by 40 percent by the year 2030. The company is therefore increasingly focusing on fully and partially electric vehicles. As a fur…

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Industry News

IMI EV qualified technicians urged to get IMI TechSafeTM recognised for potential 10% earning premium

Date: Thursday 16 December 2021

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is tackling the current EV skills gap with a campaign to ensure those with IMI EV skills have the proper recognition. With the rapid advances in electric vehi…

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Industry News

Government funding targeted at more affordable zero-emission vehicles as market charges ahead in shift towards an electric future

Date: Thursday 16 December 2021

As sales of plug-in cars, vans and motorcycles increase, the government has announced that the grant scheme for zero-emission vehicles has been updated to target less expensive models, allowing the sc…

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Industry News

New Tyres Courses at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: Thursday 16 December 2021

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released two new courses in their Tyres suite. With winter fast approaching, and with snow already on the ground in some areas, tyres and the grip th…

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Product News

IAAF office holiday times

Date: Thursday 16 December 2021

The IAAF Office will close for the Christmas and New Year holidays on Wednesday 22 December 2021 and will reopen on Wednesday 5 January 2022. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our mem…

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IAAF News

Partbusters first to market on Dayco UK steering and suspension range

Date: Thursday 16 December 2021

Tech innovator and automotive parts and crash repair products supplier, Partbusters, has partnered with automotive aftermarket giant, Dayco UK, to be first to market on its new steering and suspension…

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Product News

Maverick Diagnostics becomes latest IAAF member

Date: Wednesday 15 December 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) continues to bolster its membership for 2021, through welcoming diagnostic tool and vehicle technical support brand, Maverick Diagnostics, to i…

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IAAF News

HELLA’s Digital FlatLight enables customisable light signatures and communication

Date: Tuesday 14 December 2021

What is important in headlamp development – minimising installation space, increasing efficiency, design freedom and the degree of individualisation – also applies to rear lighting. For some time, rea…

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Product News

KYB EKS JC Driver Wins WRX Championship

Date: Tuesday 14 December 2021

The 2021 World Rallycross Championship has been won by KYB EKS JC driver Johan Kristoffersson, in a dramatic, snowy final weekend of racing at the Nürburgring in Germany. Swedish driver Kristoffersson…

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Brembo unveils use of its braking systems at the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Date: Monday 13 December 2021

Brembo has produced information on the use of its braking systems at the recent Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. These include: The circuit identity card with all the information on all the braking sections, in…

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Product News

The Diesel Technic Group looks back on a successful year of business

Date: Monday 13 December 2021

Another year in Covid-19 times is coming to a close. It was learned how to cope with the crisis and to adapt. The Diesel Technic Group has a positive balance for 2021 thanks to strong partnerships wit…

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NAPA Racing arrives in the UK!

Date: Monday 13 December 2021

NAPA are delighted to announce the launch of the NAPA Racing UK team, securing a place in next year’s Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). 2022 marks the next stage in NAPA’s rapid growth…

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Prominent Russian automotive award to Lesjöfors

Date: Friday 10 December 2021

In November, the Lesjöfors brand won the World Automotive Component WAC (Russia MAK) 2021 award for “contribution to the development of the automotive components industry”. More than 5,000 people at t…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 10 December 2021

Date: Friday 10 December 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during an extremely busy week. Feedback from conferenceThank you for the ex…

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A Christmas party – It’s all fun and games until…

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Christmas work parties – they can be either eventful… or not.  But, the Scrooge at Christmas needs to remind you there is still a risk of vicarious liability at any work social event. Lawgistics, the …

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HR Updates

500,000 European jobs threatened with the end of combustion vehicles in 2035

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Clepa, the European federation of equipment manufacturers, estimates that an industrial approach based solely on electric vehicles would lead to the loss of 500,000 jobs, saying only a more open techn…

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Industry News

HSE spot checks – business support on work-related stress

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Questions on work-related stress form part of HSE’s COVID spot check programme as they support businesses to work safely. The spot check programme ensures business are working safely and continuing to…

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HR Updates
Industry News

UK Garage and Bodyshop Event offers fresh perspective for bodyshop sector

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

The new UK Garage and Bodyshop Event has revealed its theme will be ‘Training, Technology and Tools’, as the event hosts a showcase of new technologies, products and training initiatives from leading …

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Industry News

How to deliver the goods this festive season - advice from sales-i

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Like every salesperson in manufacturing and distribution, we know it's never too early to think about festive season supply chains. So we're kicking off Winter by looking at the next few months and of…

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More orders, fewer returns - AAG relies on TecDoc to further increase e-commerce success

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

In the automotive sector, digitisation and Covid-19 have triggered a long-term disruption. As consumers shift to digital platforms, e-commerce in the automotive aftermarket is expanding. Alliance Auto…

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Racing stars flock to NGK at Motorcycle Live

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Ignition specialist NGK is attracting a host of stars to its stand at Motorcycle Live. The company has long been synonymous with the two-wheel bike scene both on the road and in the motorcycling racin…

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