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Win with Comline! Goodwood Festival of Speed competition

Date: Monday 28 June 2021

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is pleased to announce the launch of a motorsport themed social media competition with a pair of Saturday tickets to this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed on offer to two…

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VAT: New e-commerce rules in the EU will simplify life for traders and introduce more transparency for consumers

Date: Monday 28 June 2021

New Value-Added Tax (VAT) rules for online shopping enter into force this week as part of efforts to ensure a more level playing field for all businesses, to simplify cross-border e-commerce and to in…

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Carlisle-based family business win national award

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

K&S McKenzie have taken the Small Family Business of the Year title at this year’s national Family Business of the Year awards. The business, based in Carlisle, was founded back in 1968 and is cur…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts enhances offering to garages with expansion of Starline Product Range

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts has enhanced its product offering for independent garages by taking its Starline brand into the electrics and wiper blades categories. Customers of LKQ Euro Car Parts can now enjoy …

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Delphi Technologies Aftermarket ranks first choice for brake pads and brake discs in EU

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

Delphi Technologies Aftermarket, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has extraordinary market coverage in braking solutions across multiple key markets in the EU, based on a TecAlliance report released in Apri…

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A change for the better - one step closer to a sustainable future

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

As a global operating company, Corteco's central warehouse in Hirschberg, Germany ships 1 million packages across the world every year. Our headquarters have improved and changed their packaging proce…

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KYB Renews Support for World Rallycross

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

World Championship winning squad KYB EKS JC and triple FIA World Rallycross Champion Johan Kristoffersson will join forces in an FIA World RX 2021 title bid. Kristoffersson joins Belgian Enzo Ide with…

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Shaftec – Automotive Parts Remanufacturer of Choice

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

Everything - from core acceptance to the boxing of fully tested, shelf ready product happens at our Midlands based UK facility. When you combine this with £5million worth of stockholding at any one ti…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts donates £500 to RNLI Troon

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

On Tuesday 1 June 2021, Evan Gallacher, a mechanic with the RNLI based at Troon lifeboat station, was called out to an emergency call out, and when he returned to the station, he discovered that his b…

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bp pulse has opened the UK’s first dedicated rapid charging hub for fleet vehicles

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

The new Park Lane fleet charging hub has 10 rapid 50kW chargers, a further 12 chargers are due to be added in the coming months. The Park Lane site is the first of hundreds of similar hubs planned acr…

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TechMan ‘MOT Data Refresh’ keeps customer information profitable

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

Garages using the TechMan Garage Management System can now benefit from ‘Data Refresh’, an innovative new service which ensures customer information is up-to-date, boosting the chances of successful l…

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TecAlliance strengthens its global footprint in South Africa

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

TecAlliance, the leading data management specialist in the independent automotive parts market, is planning the next steps to drive digitisation in South Africa. The most important local parts manufac…

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It’s all about quality

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

With a Summer of European International Football ahead of us, Lumileds - who are licensed to manufacture and market Philips Automotive Lighting products - have launched a football skills competition w…

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CLAAS honours HELLA as "Supplier of the Year 2020"

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

At the end of April 2021, HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier, was presented with the "Supplier of the Year" Award in the Innovation category, by the agricultural machinery manuf…

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The brand-new Workshop Pro website is NOW LIVE!

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

The site is a one-stop-shop solution for workshop equipment and training with an extensive product portfolio of over 2,000 products and 50 training courses. The website has many features for you to ut…

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Coming to a town near you! The Textar trailer travelling 160,000KM every year

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

TMD Friction UK has successfully commissioned a Textar trailer, which will clock up more than 160,000 kilometres on the UK’s roads this year. The Lawrence David trailer – fully Textar liveried with it…

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“Glen Callum Associates instrumental in our recruitment process”

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

Schaeffler HR Manager, Kathy Campbell, has praised the efforts of automotive, industrial and engineering recruitment specialist, Glen Callum Associates (GCA), over the past year, saying the company ha…

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IAAF Treasurer Lawrence Bleasdale becomes FIGIEFA treasurer

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

IAAF Honorary Treasurer Lawrence Bleasdale has also become Treasurer of European automotive aftermarket trade federation FIGIEFA. The TMD Friction UK employee has been heavily involved with IAAF for m…

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Exol oil meets latest ACEA C6 specification

Date: Monday 21 June 2021

Exol Lubricants’ fully synthetic fuel economy oil, Optima C5 LSOV 0W-20, now meets the latest ACEA C6 specification, underlining the company’s efforts to be one of the first to market with products th…

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Update from Lawgistics: Covid Fines

Date: Monday 21 June 2021

Hopefully, most members will have been able to keep on the right side of the law during this period of COVID restrictions. Lawgistics made it their goal to ensure that members were kept fully abreast …

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Cataclean helps reduce MOT failures

Date: Monday 21 June 2021

Cars that are over three years old could pass their MOTs with a sigh of relief if they use an emissions-reducing additive. That’s the message from leading liquid science producer Cataclean which is he…

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Four million drivers asleep at the wheel

Date: Friday 18 June 2021

A staggering four million drivers have fallen asleep behind the wheel, according to new research by IAM RoadSmart. The research also found that one in 10 of those surveyed admitted to closing their ey…

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Everyday testing of BMW i Hydrogen NEXT with hydrogen fuel cell drive train begins

Date: Friday 18 June 2021

The BMW Group is beginning to test near-standard vehicles with a hydrogen fuel cell drive train in everyday conditions on European roads. Prototypes of the BMW i Hydrogen NEXT will examine how effecti…

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Comline bolsters steering & suspension portfolio with new-to-range update

Date: Friday 18 June 2021

A raft of new steering & suspension part numbers has been added to Comline Auto Parts’ portfolio, as the British aftermarket brand continues to service demand both in the UK and Ireland. Committed…

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DENSO: ‘OESAA perfect platform to work closer with technicians’

Date: Friday 18 June 2021

In the aftermarket, by its own admission, DENSO is still in its infancy – compare that to the fact DENSO is the second largest component supplier to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) – so the op…

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NGK has made it even easier for UK independent garages to engage with its market leading loyalty scheme, BoxClever

Date: Friday 18 June 2021

The ignition and sensor specialist has launched a new mobile App enabling members to check their points balance, browse the gift range, redeem points and win prizes instantly, all from their mobile ph…

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GS Yuasa set to create more than 100 new jobs with substantial investment and Welsh Government support at their factory in Ebbw Vale

Date: Friday 18 June 2021

Global battery manufacturer GS Yuasa, which has a production plant in Ebbw Vale, is creating 105 new jobs and protecting a further 360 positions with support from Welsh Government funding of up to £2.…

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Podium ends testing weekend for Halfords Racing with Cataclean at Snetterton

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021

A tough weekend for the Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civics of Gordon Shedden and Dan Rowbottom resulted in a podium finish in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Snetterton, Norf…

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Banner’s arrival is the icing on the cake at birthday celebration

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021

When the Banner team heard that the head of ABC Auto Factors of Burnham, Slough was due to reach a milestone birthday they decided to crash the party by delivering a celebratory cake to mark the occas…

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Mintex races onto the Focus Cup track for 2021

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021

TMD Friction, via its Mintex brand, is back on the racetrack in the Focus Cup 2021, as it continues its commitment to supporting motorsport and demonstrating its association with racing and braking sa…

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Neil Croxson to leave The Parts Alliance

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021

Neil Croxson, who will be leaving at the end of June, has headed The Parts Alliance for two years, navigating the challenges of the pandemic alongside their growth ambitions. Croxson said: “It has bee…

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Alliance Automotive Subsidiaries win Factor Chain of the Year and Factor Team of the Year at CAT Magazine Awards 2021

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021

AAG are proud to announce that Alliance Automotive have won two awards at the CAT Magazine Awards 2021. The AAG Subsidiaries were awarded Factor Chain of the Year and Motor Serv Milton Keynes, Factor …

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First Bus begin works on UK's biggest electric vehicle charging station at flagship Glasgow depot

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021

Work has begun on an ambitious new project by First Bus that will transform its Glasgow Caledonia bus depot into the UK’s largest Electric Vehicle (EV) charging hub. The plans mark another major miles…

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The UKCA mark: the new domestic regime

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021

BEIS, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, will be hosting a webinar on Thursday 24th June at 2 pm to focus on New Approach goods, which were previously covered by the CE marki…

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BM Catalysts takes action on air quality

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021

BM Catalysts has become an affiliated member of the Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality (WCRAQ), set-up to improve air quality in the UK. The UK manufacturer and exporter of catalytic converte…

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IAAF continues to expand membership with addition of Advanced Hygienics

Date: Friday 11 June 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has added online retailer, Advanced Hygienics, to its list of members. The UK-based company distributes professional and eco-friendly hygiene a…

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febi Car new to range products

Date: Friday 11 June 2021

109511 OE No. 415 869 00 20 S1 / 77 01 068 747 S1 Windscreen Washer Bottle Mercedes Citan (2012-) / Renault Kangoo (2007-) 173738 OE No. 2E0 927 748 F ABS Sensor Mercedes Sprinter (2006-) / VW Crafter…

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Automechanika Birmingham announces new date

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

Automechanika Birmingham has announced that it will be postponing its established UK event to June 2023, maintaining its alternation with Automechanika Frankfurt, which recently moved in its full form…

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AAG acquisitions

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

Alliance Automotive Group UK has recently completed the acquisition of Nyanza Autoparts based in Coventry. Described as ‘one of Coventry’s oldest car parts and accessory suppliers’, Nyanza was formed …

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Fyfes expands Ballyclare branch

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

Fyfes, has moved its Ballyclare branch to bigger and better premises to provide customers with a wider range of car parts and engineering supplies. The new Fyfes building will offer improved levels of…

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Partbusters to become TMD Friction distributor

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

Rapidly growing automotive parts and crash repair products supplier, Partbusters, has become a distributor for TMD Friction UK, supplying braking brands Textar, Mintex and DON to customers nationwide.…

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Alpine F1 Team and BorgWarner look to future with new partnership

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

Alpine F1 Team is pleased to announce a new partnership with BorgWarner that builds on the long-standing collaboration between BorgWarner and Renault Group. BorgWarner, who recently acquired Delphi Te…

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M-Sport Ford drivers fight hard in Sardinia

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team brought its cars home safely at the Rally Italia-Sardegna in some of the most brutal conditions on the World Rally Championship calendar. Gus Greensmith…

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First Line supports Cole Trucksport in 2021

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

First Line is back on the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) circuit for 2021 as it continues its partnership with Cole Trucksport for the latest British Truck Racing Association (BTRA) season. …

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Industry urged to capitalise on LCV market growth

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

As we move to a world fuelled by increasing expectations for quicker delivery turnaround times, the growth of the UK’s light commercial vehicle (LCV) sector has been significant and continues to rise …

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Ben focus on Men's Health Week

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

Men’s Health Week takes place next week, and this year Ben is focussing on prostate cancer. With 1 in 8 men diagnosed with prostate cancer, they are sharing some information on what prostate cancer is…

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DVSA to resume accepting applications to set up ATFs

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

The DVSA has announced that it has now resumed accepting applications to set up new authorised testing facilities (ATFs) to test HGVs, trailers and buses and has once again made available the eligibil…

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WAI further expands rotating product portfolio

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

WAI UK has added to its range of rotating electrics, introducing four new starter motors and 10 new alternators to cover the ever-growing car parc. WAI’s new alternators fit popular vehicle makes incl…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts outlines five key focus areas for garages this summer

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

As part of its ongoing commitment to the independent aftermarket, LKQ Euro Car Parts has outlined the five key areas of vehicle health that garages should be focusing on this summer, from capitalising…

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Follow the data – New portal for Warranty and Returns improves industry data

Date: Friday 04 June 2021

The TecAlliance Warranty and Returns service, brought to market by Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT, is effectively improving market data in the automotive aftermarket, th…

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