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Shopping platform Allegro optimises replacement parts shopping experience with TecDoc data

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

Allegro.pl, the most popular shopping platform in Poland and one of the largest e-commerce websites in Europe, uses TecDoc data from TecAlliance to provide the best shopping experience for its custome…

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Approved Garages make significant investment in campaign with TalkSport Radio

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

April welcomes a first for Approved Garages with the launch of a new campaign exclusively on talkSPORT Radio during 2021. Approved Garages is the lead generation platform for AutoCare and United Garag…

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Steve says farewell to NGK

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

Long-serving NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Sales Representative Steve Padbury is retiring after more than thirty years with the leading ignition and sensor specialist. Steve – fondly known as ‘Padders’ by …

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Helping motorists to remember their MOTs this year

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

Over the last month, the DVSA has said it has been great to see garages using the SAFE checks toolkit they shared at the start of March. They have spotted lots of the ‘Whatever your essential journey’…

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Interview “safety first” – Glen Callum Associates offers IAAF members complimentary COVID-19 lateral flow kit

Date: Friday 26 March 2021

Automotive aftermarket recruitment specialist Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has teamed up with Uhealthcare, an established supplier of COVID-19 lateral flow devices and kits, to provide IAAF members wi…

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Sampa UK & Ireland announce two new appointments

Date: Friday 26 March 2021

Sampa UK & Ireland the Manchester based commercial vehicle parts wholesaler are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Darren Miller (on the right) as their new Business Development Manager…

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MAHLE Powertrain sets its sights on e-mobility of the future

Date: Friday 26 March 2021

MAHLE Powertrain (MPT) is expanding its portfolio with an intensified focus on e-mobility. Over recent years, the development service provider headquartered in Northampton, UK has established itself a…

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Lesjöfors goes fossil-free and reduces emissions by up to 90 per cent

Date: Friday 26 March 2021

On April 1, the subsidiary Lesjöfors Fjädrar in Mid-Sweden will shift to biogas, which is a fossil-free energy source. The green transition will reduce the company’s carbon dioxide emissions by 70-90 …

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Ford Announces FORDLiive – a New Commercial Vehicle Uptime Accelerator to Maximise Productivity for Businesses

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

Ford have recently announced FORDLiive – a new connected uptime system designed to help Ford commercial vehicle operators increase their productivity by maximising vehicle uptime. FORDLiive promises t…

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Updated CMA Merger Assessment Guidelines published

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

Following a public consultation, the CMA has published updated guidelines about its approach to analysing mergers. The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) previous merger assessment guidelines w…

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TechMan puts valuable vehicle data into the hands of technicians

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

Garage Management System, TechMan is empowering technicians with manufacturer vehicle data thanks to a pioneering new partnership with E3 Technical. From the 1st April 2021, existing and new TechMan u…

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The automotive sector – how will it accelerate again?

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

A year of unpredictability.The coronavirus pandemic has created a global chain reaction of events that’s had a swift and significant impact on the automotive industry. According to KPMG, 80% of the au…

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Plug-in car, van and truck grant to be targeted at more affordable models to allow more people to make the switch

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

The grant scheme for electric cars, vans and trucks has been updated to target less expensive models and reflect a greater range of affordable vehicles available, allowing the scheme’s funding to go f…

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NGK-sponsored Nic Hamilton announces 2021 BTCC race plans

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

NGK-sponsored British racing driver Nic Hamilton is confirmed to drive for Team HARD. Racing’s Cupra Leon line-up for the 2021 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season. Hamilton remains…

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New webinar to discuss the new normal for training within the UK aftermarket in 2021

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

The next Automotive Aftermarket Webinar Series, The Future of Automotive Training, launched by auto:resource, brought to you by of automechanika, is set to look at the impact 2020 had on the landscape…

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VARTA® issue advice to drivers to seek expert battery fitment via the UK independent garage trade

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

The battery experts at VARTA® are issuing advice to vehicle drivers around the risks and complexity of attempting a DIY battery replacement in this age of increasingly complex cars. VARTA say that the…

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Greater need for automotive aftermarket to ‘think digital’

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

The first IAAF Industry Bitesize Briefing session of 2021 was a success, as members joined via Zoom to learn about digitalisation for the future of the aftermarket. Hosted by IAAF’s Head of Membership…

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Motorpoint chosen to deliver Clean Air Zone Scrappage Scheme in Birmingham

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

Motorpoint has been chosen by Birmingham City Council to deliver the city’s Clean Air Zone’s Scrappage and Travel Scheme. The UK’s largest independent car retailer, which has stores in Aston and Oldbu…

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Steve Fisher, RIP

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

It is with deep sadness we have to inform you that Steve Fisher, Managing Director at Apec, passed away on Wednesday 17th March after a short, but difficult, battle with COVID-19. Steve was a respecte…

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HELLA aims for climate-neutral production by 2025

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

As one of the world's leading automotive suppliers, HELLA wants to further accelerate its own efforts against climate change and send a clear signal for climate protection. So, by 2025, all 38 HELLA p…

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Last chance to book

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

This is the last chance to book a place at the IAAF's first Industry Briefing Bitesize session for 2021, on the subject of ‘The Digitalisation of the Automotive Aftermarket in 2021 and beyond’, which …

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Advice from Lawgistics: Review your contracts of employment

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

Legal helpline partner Lawgistics are reminding IAAF members, that the Good Work Plan, which was introduced on 6 April 2020, resulted in changes to employment law affecting all business sectors. With …

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33% of new registrations in Western Europe are AFVs

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

While the new car market is down by 23% for the first two months of 2021, the sales of Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles (AFVs) are soaring in Western Europe. Their cumulative sales share for January and…

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DVSA releases MOT expiry profile figures

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

Following on from previous forecast figures, the DVSA has now produced the expiry profile figures for both March and April 2021, broken down by postcode, to help understand how demand will vary by are…

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SME Brexit Support Fund is open for applications

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

The SME Brexit Support Fund could give you up to £2,000 to help with training or professional advice, if your business has up to 500 employees and no more than £100 million annual turnover. Traders ca…

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Revised timetable for the introduction of import border controls

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

A new timetable for introducing import border control processes will enable UK businesses to focus on their recovery from the COVID pandemic. The government will now introduce full border control proc…

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NGK to sponsor Lambert for 2021 Speedway season

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

NGK has announced it is to continue its sponsorship of young Speedway star Robert Lambert for the 2021 season. The ignition and sensor specialist is a major supporter of Speedway where riders compete …

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NSK wins two Toyota supplier awards

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has bestowed two awards upon NSK Europe: a Certificate of Recognition (in the Supply category) and an Achievement Award (in the Quality category). In normal circumstances, TM…

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Yuasa hang up their BTCC racing gloves after 10 tremendous years with Team Dynamics & Honda

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

GS Yuasa have announced that they will finish their long-term sponsorship of Team Dynamics and Honda in the British Touring Car Championship. Last year the manufacturer, which produces Yuasa branded b…

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HELLA and Ridecell enter into partnership

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier has entered into a partnership with US and EU-based Fleet IoT (Internet of Things) platform company Ridecell. Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS), a…

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Comline creates aftermarket-themed Red Nose Day competition

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

Comline is pleased to announce the launch of a social media campaign that will run from Friday 19th March to Friday 26th March, in aid of Red Nose Day. Participants who correctly identify the part ado…

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The end of an era at Schaeffler (UK) Ltd as long-serving MD retires

Date: Tuesday 16 March 2021

Nigel Morgan, Managing Director of Schaeffler’s Automotive Aftermarket division in the UK, has decided to step aside after more than 40 years continual service with the company. Nigel’s rise to afterm…

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HELLA opens new development centre in Romania

Date: Tuesday 16 March 2021

The internationally positioned automotive supplier HELLA is further expanding its software and electronics activities, with a new test and development centre at its Craiova site in Romania. The compan…

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LIQUI MOLY alongside Betamotor at the MXGP Motocross World Championship

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

When the Italian manufacturer of enduro and trial bikes participates in the MXGP Motocross World Championship for the first time with a factory team, a long-standing partner will be at their side: LIQ…

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A1 Motor Stores joins IAAF

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed another new member for 2021, A1 Motor Stores, to its growing membership. Formed in 1983, A1 Motor Stores has developed in to one o…

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EAG celebrates two years trading!

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) was acquired by Tony Bhogal with Adrian Lamb at the end of March 2019 and has gone from strength to strength. During the last two years, one of which was marred by a globa…

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Banner steps back in time

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

Banner has entered 2021 in vintage mode having unveiled what is quite simply a ‘blast from the past’. In true retro style, the leading European manufacturer of batteries and battery accessories has pr…

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VARTA Batteries Partner with Diagnostics Expert Steve Scott to bring battery education to the independent garage

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

The battery experts at VARTA have teamed up with the successful diagnostics online platform Simply Diagnostics to enhance customers’ access to battery information and support the UK workshops to grow …

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ZF Aftermarket makes its Internet portal an essential tool for workshops

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

ZF has completely revised its aftermarket portal and added numerous new functions. The website aftermarket.zf.com is used to make contact with all market participants from automotive workshops to whol…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts launches e-learning suite as part of digitalisation drive

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

The UK’s leading supplier of car and van parts has enhanced its training offering for garages, with the addition of a new e-learning suite. The e-learning courses from LKQ Euro Car Parts’ AutoEducatio…

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Volkswagen is accelerating transformation into software-driven mobility provider

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

Volkswagen is accelerating its transformation into a software-driven mobility provider. By rolling out the ACCELERATE strategy that it has just unveiled, the company will systematically prepare for th…

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Budget 2021: COVID-19 Support

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

In his speech last week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced extensions to a number of current COVID-19 schemes, alongside additional support for individuals and businesses, as the UK continues …

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SME Toolkit: Trading with the EU and Northern Ireland

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

A new summary of actions SMEs may need to take to trade with the EU produced by BEIS is now available. The document provides an overview of actions to take, outlines support, helplines and resources t…

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TechMan support team eases switchover angst for multi-site garage owner

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

The owner of a midlands-based fleet servicing specialist whose business development was being held back by an unsuitable Garage Management System has spoken out about why he waited two years before sw…

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Mintex-sponsored Steve Brown returns to British Rallycross Championship tour in 2021

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

After a successful debut season in the British Rallycross Championship in 2019, Mintex-sponsored Steve Brown will once again swap the rally stages for circuits as he makes a return to the popular BMW …

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AAG acquires Uckfield motor factor

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

Alliance Automotive Group UK has announced that it has recently completed the acquisition of EBC Motor Factors Ltd; an existing member of the UAN buying group. The business is a two branch LV business…

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NGK appoints new UK managing director

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has appointed Marko Wowczyna UK managing director, effective April 1, 2021. He replaces Tammy Suzuki who NGK says has returned to Japan after four years at the helm. Mr Wowczy…

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Government acts to break charging monopoly at motorway services

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

The government is to act to break the monopoly on electric car charging at motorway services and will use legislation to ensure the points are reliable and can be accessed by anyone with a contactless…

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Workshop customers take centre stage in the latest Schaeffler REPXPERT ‘Tea-break training’

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

Taking a pause from the usual, technically oriented training, Schaeffler’s REPXPERT team were joined by ‘The Garage Inspector’, Andy Savva, to present a more workshop customer focused ‘Tea-break train…

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Women of the Automotive Aftermarket celebrated

Date: Monday 08 March 2021

The theme for International Women's Day this year is Choose to Challenge, with the campaign encouraging individuals to challenge any form of inequality in order to drive change. Many women are thrivin…

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