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LKQ Europe shows impressive Performance for the Full Year 2021 with good Growth in Revenue and Segment EBITDA Margins

Date: Monday 21 February 2022

LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq: LKQ), the parent company of LKQ Europe, yesterday reported fourth quarter and full year 2021 results that reflect continued progress with the Company`s operational excellence …

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Ring’s RSDC3000 Smart Dash Camera gets Auto Express five-star seal of approval

Date: Monday 21 February 2022

Ring’s RSDC3000 GPS-enabled smart dash camera has received a five-star rating in Auto Express’ mini-test feature. The versatile camera comes with high-resolution 1296p recording, and tethers seamlessl…

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New HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 March 2022 published

Date: Monday 21 February 2022

HMRC has published new Advisory Fuel Rates (AFRs) effective from Tuesday (March 1) for company car drivers claiming back fuel costs from their employer. Petrol and diesel pence per mile (PPM) rates fo…

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HR Updates

IAAF Activity Report w-e 18 February 2022

Date: Friday 18 February 2022

A fantastic week for the IAAF with CV committee and council meetings, along with our Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Federation is: Fighting hard for its members on Block Exemption Regulations Attr…

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Rob Hope joins NGK sales team

Date: Friday 18 February 2022

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has appointed Rob Hope as a new Sales Representative. The 46-year-old will cover a sales area that includes parts of Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridge…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts announces its Supplier of the Year

Date: Friday 18 February 2022

Arnold Clark Autoparts has announced the winner of its prestigious Supplier of the Year award, recognising efforts in parts availability, technical support and customer service throughout 2021. First …

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“Automotive aftermarket experiencing unprecedented levels of new roles” says Glen Callum Associates

Date: Friday 18 February 2022

Glen Callum Associates (GCA) is enjoying the increased number of job roles that follow a downturn but is warning that the boom from the pandemic doesn’t come without challenges for companies looking t…

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HR Updates

Make sure you are working safely with display screen equipment

Date: Friday 18 February 2022

All employers must protect workers from the health risks of working with display screen equipment (DSE). The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) provides guidance featuring a step-by-step guide to wor…

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HR Updates

Jaguar Land Rover announces partnership with NVIDIA

Date: Friday 18 February 2022

Jaguar Land Rover has formed a multi-year strategic partnership with NVIDIA, the leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and computing, to jointly develop and deliver next-generation automated driving …

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Hyundai Motor UK and Qube partner to grow genuine parts sales

Date: Friday 18 February 2022

Hyundai Motor UK Limited has appointed Qube Automotive Ltd to provide business intelligence and performance reporting for its UK dealer network. Using Qube’s bespoke software and reporting, Hyundai Mo…

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Lunaz grows production and workforce as new generation of buyers drives surge in demand for electric classic cars

Date: Friday 18 February 2022

Lunaz, the world’s leading maker of restored, re-mastered and electrified classic cars will release more build allocation to meet soaring demand for its stable of pinnacle British marques. Clients can…

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EVs and effective communication to be addressed in first IAAF Industry Briefing Session of the year

Date: Friday 18 February 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is kickstarting its series of Industry Briefing Sessions for 2022, with the first session delivering an insight into the future of the EV marke…

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Ring’s Xenon 200 takes Best Buy title in Auto Express tests

Date: Wednesday 16 February 2022

Ring’s Xenon 200 has been awarded a Best Buy title in Auto Express’ latest bulb product group tests. Over a series of tests taking place at Ring’s innovative facility at its Leeds headquarters, the Xe…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts rewards garages for their spend with A-Points loyalty scheme

Date: Wednesday 16 February 2022

Arnold Clark Autoparts has added new products to its A-Points loyalty scheme, rewarding garages for their spend. With an increased range of available qualifying products, garages can quickly accrue A-…

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NAPA top mounts available now!

Date: Tuesday 15 February 2022

Automotive aftermarket manufacturer NAPA has recently released over 120 new top mounts to support its steering and suspension range. The first in a projected string of 2022 launches by the market-lead…

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Product News

HELLA and Faurecia cooperate in the independent aftermarket

Date: Tuesday 15 February 2022

The two automotive suppliers HELLA and Faurecia are joining forces and will be operating jointly in the aftermarket. This means that Faurecia products will soon also be available through HELLA’s after…

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Ring launches SmartCharge Pro battery charger

Date: Tuesday 15 February 2022

Ring Automotive has launched the SmartCharge Pro, a versatile, 30A battery charger suitable for intensive use across mixed vehicle fleets. The 2.6 kilogram, 12/24V-output compatible power supply rapid…

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Top mounts join the Apec family

Date: Tuesday 15 February 2022

Following on from the successful launch of our range of drivetrain products, Apec are proud to launch a brand-new range of top mounts to its growing catalogue of components. Apec Top Mounts are design…

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Product News

NEW alternator A4139S in AS-PL offer

Date: Tuesday 15 February 2022

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A4139S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - the line of products th…

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DENSO Aftermarket launches its revised website

Date: Tuesday 15 February 2022

DENSO Aftermarket’s website has received an update. With new content, features and visuals, the company has rethought its design to make it as intuitive and helpful to aftermarket professionals as is …

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NTK Vehicle Electronics boosts its aftermarket offering with new EGR valve range

Date: Tuesday 15 February 2022

NGK SPARK PLUG – the world’s leading ignition and sensor specialist – is proud to announce the phased UK introduction of a wide range of EGR valves to its NTK Vehicle Electronics brand. The valves are…

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Product News

Klarius maintains excellent availability despite market challenges

Date: Monday 14 February 2022

Across many industries, most will remember 2021 as a year of supply chain issues. However, Staffordshire-based exhaust manufacturer Klarius Products defied this narrative, maintaining a consistent nex…

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LIQUI MOLY: Good news in challenging times

Date: Monday 14 February 2022

LIQUI MOLY not only closed 2021 with record sales of 733 million euro. Earnings before taxes also soared to 38 million euro – an increase of a good 40 percent. “This is a great result for a difficult …

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Block Exemption update – positive news in EU as IAAF seeks answers from CMA

Date: Friday 11 February 2022

The IAAF, as part of UK AFCAR, previously submitted a paper to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that detailed many of its concerns over the need to renew the current sector-specific Motor V…

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Save the Date! Play the Arden Championship Course at IAAF/BEN Golf Day on Friday 12 August

Date: Friday 11 February 2022

The IAAF BEN Golf Day 2022 will take place on Friday 12 August and for the very first time, guests will be able to play the Arden Championship Course at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Countr…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 11 February 2022

Date: Friday 11 February 2022

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during what has been another busy week. 2022 IAAF Events ProgrammeDetails a…

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MJAllen Automotive to house National Auto Parts brand and more…

Date: Friday 11 February 2022

MJAllen Automotive has become the new parent company of the National Auto Parts (NAP) brand, as part of a wider plan to align the Automotive business with other MJAllen Group companies. Speaking exclu…

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KYB UK Celebrates 25th Year as a leading supplier in the UK and Irish Independent Automotive Aftermarket

Date: Friday 11 February 2022

KYB UK has held celebrations to commemorate the company’s 25th anniversary. As a subsidiary of KYB Europe GmbH, KYB UK – originally named Kayaba UK - was first registered as a UK company on 9th Decemb…

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USA - Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair (REPAIR) Act

Date: Friday 11 February 2022

On 2nd February, the “Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair (REPAIR) Act” was introduced to the US Congress, as the result of the efforts of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Ass…

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Industry News

Autotech Group creates Group Quality Manager role

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022

Autotech Group has strengthened its management team by creating a Group Quality Manager position, appointing Dominic Hunter to take on the role. The automotive employment and training solutions provid…

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People News

Businesses encouraged to have their say on future of customs

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published a call for evidence and is inviting businesses, traders, and the public to feedback on the customs system. The government is asking businesses, traders, and…

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Schaeffler - Making workshop life simpler, despite the complexity

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022

Cars are continuing to evolve, becoming more powerful, more environmentally friendly, more comfortable, and safer. At the same time, they are becoming more complex, and with each new innovation, indep…

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HELLA latest new to range additions

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022

HELLA, the original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier, continues to bring new products into its extensive aftermarket programme, to allow the independent service and repair sector to fit…

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Product News

Ring’s compact inflator receives plaudits in Auto Express

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022

Ring’s RTC2000 Cordless Handheld Rechargeable Tyre Inflator has received warm reviews in Auto Express for its compact versatility in the publication’s mini test feature. The handheld tyre inflator ran…

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Product News

First Line Ltd’s Key Parts range provides a ‘Pure & Simple’ alternative

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022

First introduced in 2012, First Line Ltd’s Key Parts range of components is continuing to prove popular as a competitively priced alternative to its premium quality First Line and Borg & Beck bran…

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Product News

One and a half million views in a week!

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022

"Alternator Crime Story" had a great start and a week after its premiere it was displayed over 1,500,000 times! The premiere of "Alternator Crime Story" was not scheduled for the 1st of February 2022 …

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NOx Sensor suitable for: Scania

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022

Art. no.: 2.27189 - replaces 2294290 NOx stands for the most important nitrogen oxides, namely nitrogen monoxide (NO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and consists of the atoms N (nitrogen) and O (oxygen).…

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TMD Friction announces plans to recruit more apprentices

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, global automotive manufacturer TMD Friction has announced plans to recruit even more apprentices. Currently the Hartlepool-based company employs 18 apprentices in…

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UK Garage and Bodyshop Event kickstarts new year with unrivalled backing from aftermarket

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

The new UK Garage and Bodyshop Event, presented by Automechanika, has kickstarted 2022 on a high, with a host of renowned automotive companies committing to exhibit at this year’s national launch even…

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Industry News

Banner winter promotion proves the ‘Perfect Fit’

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

As Banner brings the curtain down on its latest winter sales promotion, the leading manufacturer of batteries and battery accessories has hailed it another campaign success. Indeed feedback from the a…

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NGK sets sights on the online gaming community with ESPORTS CUP

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK’s technology can be found in vehicles competing at the highest levels of motorsport and now the company is excited to announce the extension of its racing presence t…

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Cepton selects ams OSRAM’s 905 nm lasers to fulfill large-scale contract for LiDAR solutions in ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, is expanding its partnership with Cepton Technologies (Cepton), a LiDAR innovator, to provide groundbreaking LiDAR solutions in ADAS, autono…

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Product News

Comline reveals bumper steering & suspension new-to-range

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

Comline Auto Parts has pledged another significant investment in steering & suspension, perfectly illustrated with the unveiling of more than 150 new references. Ball joints, control arms and stru…

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Product News

Valeo continues IMI Approved Centre status

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

Valeo Service UK has invested in developing future UK automotive technicians by continuing its status as an Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Approved Centre. As a world-renowned OE automotive par…

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OSRAM sheds a light with latest Mainbeam newsletter

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

Leading lighting specialists, OSRAM, has kickstarted the year with the release of its informative newsletter, Mainbeam. Designed to add value to its brand offering, the newsletter shares key informati…

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New MAGflex range from Ring provides a ‘light for every job’

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

Ring has launched the RIL6000 series, a professional range of inspection lamps within its multi award-winning MAGflex range, providing vehicle technicians and enthusiasts with the required lighting fo…

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Product News

TMD Friction keeps up the pace with new products

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

Leading premium brake technology manufacturer, TMD Friction, has introduced 825 new products across its entire brand portfolio as it continues its drive to provide customers globally with safe and hig…

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VARTA power the Kamaz-master team to victory at the Dakar rally!

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

The “KAMAZ-master” team took the first 4 positions at the Dakar rally 2022, which ended on the 14th of January. In the general classification, first place was taken by Dmitry Sotnikov’s crew, who beca…

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BER update: Awareness of UK aftermarket key to MV-BER renewal

Date: Friday 04 February 2022

Following news that the European Commission is proposing to extend the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations (MVBER) until 2028, IAAF, through UK AFCAR, is intensifying its lobbying efforts to ren…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 4 February 2022

Date: Friday 04 February 2022

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during what has been yet another extremely busy week. Block ExemptionNews o…

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