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Mechanex is back again in 2021, with a fresh approach and a host of exciting new content

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

The automotive aftermarket is evolving at an alarming rate, so it’s more important than ever that you stay on top of the latest technology, training, products and information available to your busines…

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Industry News

The future of bulbs is bright for the aftermarket

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Replacement car bulbs are one of the fastest moving and most profitable product lines in the aftermarket. With peak MOT season in full flow, garages and motor factors need to make the most of upsellin…

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Product News

GS Yuasa’s traction range gains momentum for European market

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

GS Yuasa have announced the launch of a new range of traction batteries for the European material handling market. The launch sees the manufacturer, a world leader for vehicle and industrial batteries…

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Product News

Changing to NSK Molded-Oil bearings reduces maintenance costs at a car wash

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

The operator of a car wash line in Germany repeatedly had to replace bearings in the rotary unions of the system’s wash heads, leading to costs of over €12,000 per annum for spare parts alone. However…

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Product News

LED technology in the smallest space

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert is launching the smallest homologated beacon to date. With a height of just 68 millimetres, the K-LED Nano offers LED technology in the smallest of spaces, w…

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Product News

HELLA with good business development in the first quarter, but massive component shortages lead to considerable burdens

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

With the presentation of the complete and final results for the first quarter of the fiscal year (1 June to 31 August 2021), HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier confirms the prel…

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IAAF Member News

MEYLE Academy: new high-voltage e-learning course available in English

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Under the name MEYLE Academy, the German manufacturer MEYLE is offering a wide range of (digital) training courses with highly relevant content free of charge. As one of the first on the market, MEYLE…

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Apec steering & suspension press release

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

After over 50 years of serving the automotive aftermarket as a braking specialist, Apec has recently revealed plans to expand into new product categories, applying their industry expertise to a new su…

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Product News

NEW alternator A2135S in AS-PL offer

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A2135S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and st…

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Product News

New oil for Ford models: LIQUI MOLY Top Tec 6610

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

With Top Tec 6610, LIQUI MOLY is launching a new motor oil on the market that meets the latest Ford requirements (WSS M2C 952-A1), among others. “This is a top-of-the-line oil that reduces fuel consum…

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Product News

MAHLE supports Liebherr in developing hydrogen-fueled heavy-duty engines

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

MAHLE Powertrain, the development service provider of automotive supplier MAHLE is supporting Liebherr Machines Bulle SA in their research aimed at developing hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engin…

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Product News

HELLA SOS 360° warning lamp: compact warning light for car and motorcycle

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Whenever there is a breakdown or an accident, it is essential to secure the location in question. This explains why in many countries the warning triangle is required by law. But until this is set up,…

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Product News

BM calls for greater enforcement now of current regulations on emissions

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

BM Catalysts has called for a greater clampdown on the use of poor quality emissions control devices, such as catalytic converters, in order to bring about a serious reduction of harmful vehicle emiss…

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IAAF Member News

New IAAF Products & Services eBulletin to target over 7500 garages

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

The new IAAF Products & Services eBulletin will launch on Tuesday 26th October and will reach more than 7500 independent garages. Mark Field, IAAF Chief Executive, said: “IAAF along with its membe…

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Industry News

Driving up quality employment solutions - The Automotive Recruitment Alliance

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

Autotech Group, Glen Callum Associates and KPI People, three of the UK’s top automotive recruitment specialists, have formed The Automotive Recruitment Alliance in a bid to streamline the recruitment …

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IAAF Member News

Spinning for The Stroke Association

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

Nick Racklyeft of Corteco is doing a sponsored bike spinning event throughout October to help raise funds for the Stroke Association. His aim is to do 250 miles on his spin bike which, considering his…

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People News

MAHLE new appointment

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

Continuing its tradition of promoting from within, MAHLE Aftermarket has promoted Nick Pye (pictured) to Senior Sales Manager, while maintaining responsibility for his key accounts in the South region…

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People News

MAM Software announces strategic partnership with Automotive Automation

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

MAM Software (a Kerridge Commercial Systems company), the provider of leading business management solution Autopart, has announced its partnership with Automotive Automation (AutoMM). The partnership …

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IAAF Member News

Partbusters continues to give back with new training partnership

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

UK automotive parts distributor, Partbusters, has partnered with the Department of Work and Pensions to launch a nationwide programme to support employment and growth within the UK, creating and provi…

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IAAF Member News

Londoners dodge new ULEZ charges and save with a new electric car on subscription

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

London drivers could subscribe to a brand new and fully insured electric car for less than it will cost to be allowed to drive their existing vehicle in the capital when the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (U…

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Industry News

New TechMan website launched to reflect ongoing Garage Management System development

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

Garage Management System, TechMan has announced the launch of a new website to better showcase its extensive and continually growing list of powerful features specifically developed to improve the day…

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IAAF Member News

VW Van dealership kickstarts careers for automotive college leavers with Autotech Academy

Date: Friday 08 October 2021

A Volkswagen Van dealership, who employed three Autotech Academy interns, has highlighted the benefits of the initiative which has enhanced its workforce. Looking to recruit skilled vehicle technician…

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IAAF Member News

NGK manager’s marathon effort for charity

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

A member of NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd’s management team has taken part in the virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money for charity. Marketing Manager Mark Hallam took up the 26.2-mile c…

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IAAF Member News

Arnold Clark Autoparts achieves 30 years of motor factoring

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Arnold Clark Autoparts, one of the fastest growing UK motor factors, has achieved 30 years of motor factoring in the automotive aftermarket. The award-winning parts distributor, with branches across S…

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IAAF Member News

CMA welcomes government proposals on new powers

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

The CMA has responded to the government’s proposals to enhance its ability to tackle breaches of competition and consumer law, and empower the Digital Markets Unit (DMU). The CMA’s responses welcome t…

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Industry News

Exol-sponsored WSCC cycling team successfully completes Sea-to-Sea challenge

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Exol Lubricants supported the WSCC cycling team as they took on the Sea-to-Sea challenge (C2C), cycling from Whitehaven to Tynemouth on 5 and 6 August, raising over £4,000 for three of their favourite…

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IAAF Member News

Last chance to book for hybrid IAAF Industry Briefing session

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

The next IAAF Industry Briefing session will will be taking place next Tuesday, 12th October, and will welcome a limited number of members with the opportunity for safe networking, as well as continui…

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IAAF News

New UK Garage and Bodyshop Event unveils strong line up of training partners and exhibitors for June 2022

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

The new UK Garage and Bodyshop Event (brought to market by the organisers of Automechanika Birmingham and auto:resource) is already proving popular with major automotive aftermarket suppliers, with th…

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Industry News

Schaeffler announces major update to REPXPERT workshop portal

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

With its reputation for putting the needs of aftermarket professionals first, Schaeffler continues to do what it does best, completely redesigning its popular REPXPERT portal to provide an even greate…

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Product News

Data quality as a success factor at TMD Friction

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

For TMD Friction, the global leader in brake pad technology, data quality is of strategic importance. For over ten years, a specialised data team has been continuously improving product and catalogue …

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IAAF Member News
Product News

IAAF Activity Report w-e 8 October 2021

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during the week just gone by. Northern Ireland MOTWe have completed the fir…

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Industry News

Philips Automotive Products lighting up the way to the top

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

This weekend will see the finals of the Lumileds and Philips Automotive Lighting-supported UK Top Technician and Top Garage Awards for 2020/21. Hundreds of British garages and technicians applied to e…

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IAAF Member News

MAM Software helps supplier assure customers of accurate product data in Autocat

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

MAM Software is pleased to announce that Capricorn Car Parts Ltd has now successfully updated its product data from V7 to V8 in Autocat, the UK’s leading web-driven vehicle parts catalogue. Moving fro…

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Product News

Emil makes the podium as NGK riders excel in World Speedway Championship

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

NGK-sponsored Emil Sayfutdinov has finished third in the 2021 FIM Speedway World Championship. The Russian finished behind fellow countryman Artem Laguta and runner-up Bartosz Zmarzlik at the end of a…

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IAAF Member News

BM Catalysts launches new-to-range parts to cover expanding European car parc

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

The UK’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket catalytic converters, DPFs and front pipes, BM Catalysts, has unveiled 22 new references in its ever-growing product portfolio to cover over two million ad…

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Product News

Prepare for the winter season with Exol’s Antifreeze range

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Exol Lubricants is encouraging technicians, garages and workshops to prepare for the winter season by stocking up on its leading Antifreeze range to cover the passenger car (PC) and commercial vehicle…

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Product News

MAHLE introduces new references to thermal management portfolio

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has extended its ever-expanding thermal management range, with the addition of over 90 new references to cover the growing European vehicle car parc. The latest new-to-range produ…

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Product News

Borg & Beck urges aftermarket to get winter-ready with filter replacements

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

With winter fast approaching and the DVLA reporting that 60 percent of all MOTs for the year will take place in the second half of the year, First Line Ltd., via its Borg & Beck brand, is advising…

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Product News

26 percent higher sales and 75 percent more revenue at LIQUI MOLY

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Perhaps it’s the curse of success: Whereas demand otherwise determined the growth of the German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY, it is now the supply of raw materials. In the first nine months …

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IAAF Member News

New NGK building a symbol of company’s transformation

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

NGK has continued its environmental sustainability drive with the opening of a new office building at its Komaki Plant in Japan. The world’s leading ignition and sensor specialist’s new ‘N-FOREST’ bui…

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Optima C5 LSJ 0W-20 gains approval from Jaguar Land Rover

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Leading lubricants supplier, Exol, has received approval from Jaguar Land Rover for its Optima C5 LSJ 0W-20, to their STJLR.51.5122 specification. Optima C5 LSJ 0W-20 is the latest generation fully sy…

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Product News

OSRAM unveils TRUCKSTAR PRO range updates

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Leading automotive lighting specialist, OSRAM, has updated the features in its well established, powerful TRUCKSTAR PRO range; for a brighter light offering for the CV market. Ideal for professional d…

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Product News

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd - MechanEx Sandown Park preview

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is looking forward to exhibiting at its first automotive show since before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. The leading supplier of…

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IAAF Member News

AAG to headline sponsor IAAF Virtual Conference 2021

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is delighted to announce that leading automotive trading group, Alliance Automotive Group (AAG), is the headline sponsor of its 2021 Virtual Confer…

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Industry News

The perfect storm – episode 3 China factory closures

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

In the latest of our “perfect storm” articles, we look at the latest impacts on the global supply chain. In the past week, more than 100 companies have notified stock markets of production suspensions…

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Industry News

HELLA introduces new Modular Lightbar for municipal vehicles

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

Municipal emergency vehicles are operating day and night to provide the safety required on the roads. Individual beacons are often insufficient for warning other road users in good time when work is t…

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Product News

Fuel crisis cancels book launch

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

The difficult decision to postpone our book launch this weekend was made late this afternoon, we couldn't in good conscience ask for commitment to an event that in some cases required significant trav…

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IAAF Member News

Banner’s six top tips for long battery life

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

For drivers of all ages, whether experienced or inexperienced, probably the most frustrating thing to encounter is a car that simply won’t start! However as Europe’s leading manufacturer of batteries …

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Product News
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UK gas market explained

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

There has recently been widespread media coverage of wholesale gas prices, and the effect this could have on energy bills. The impact on certain areas of industry, and its ability to continue producti…

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Industry News

LKQ Euro Car Parts relaunches training offering as LKQ Academy

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts has announced the launch of LKQ Academy, a new and improved training platform for independent garages and bodyshops. The launch follows the conclusion of a programme of business int…

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