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MAHLE supports Dingbro’s 50th anniversary event

Date: Thursday 21 September 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket UK recently supported Dingbro’s 50th anniversary trade event in Aberdeen. The company’s regional sales manager, Phil Nicholson, and technical manager, Alan Povey headed to Dingbro’s …

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vGI Holdings Hosts ‘Going Greener’ at Milton Keynes HQ

Date: Thursday 21 September 2023

Following its ‘Going Green’ event in 2022, vGI Holdings held ‘Going Greener’ on 14 September 2023. Celebrating sustainable mobility and the drive to net zero, the group which includes vGroup Internati…

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Don’t miss out! DENSO’s League of True Mechanics competition is still open

Date: Tuesday 19 September 2023

With a host of prizes for the final top 10, there’s still time for technicians to enter the DENSO League of True Mechanics (LOTM) competition and potentially be crowned a regional champion. The pan Eu…

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In conversation with…PartsInMotion.co.uk-sponsored Jack Butel

Date: Tuesday 19 September 2023

Online parts supplier PartsInMotion.co.uk sat down with its BTCC-sponsored racing driver, Jack Butel, to discuss all things racing and the season so far. The 27-year-old British Touring Car Championsh…

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TRICO wins A1 award for the sixth year in a row!

Date: Tuesday 19 September 2023

Original equipment (OE) wiper blade manufacturer, TRICO, continues to dominate at the A1 Motor Stores annual convention because, for the sixth year in a row, it has won an award, this time for Retail …

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NAPA launches new power steering pumps

Date: Tuesday 19 September 2023

Automotive aftermarket brand NAPA has released its new range of power steering pumps in the United Kingdom as a major expansion of their pre-existing Steering & Suspension catalogue. Power steerin…

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SMP Europe takes air mass meter manufacturing fully in-house

Date: Tuesday 19 September 2023

Engine management specialist SMP Europe has overhauled the development and manufacturing of its air mass meter range, with investments bolstering its in-house research and development capability, enab…

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MEYLE gets highest rating in TecCom Excellence Programme

Date: Monday 18 September 2023

MEYLE, renowned manufacturer of high-quality automotive spare parts, has become the first parts supplier to be awarded five stars by TecAlliance as a TecCom Certified Supplier. The validation and cert…

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Clarke Oil receives Exol’s certificate of achievement award for oil purchases in 2022

Date: Monday 18 September 2023

Exol Lubricants has announced its long standing customer, Clarke Oil, has received its certificate of achievement award for one million litres of oil purchased in 2022. “Our distribution business succ…

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Matt Cleevely shows how to run an EV workshop

Date: Monday 18 September 2023

Curious garages are urged to make last-minute plans to attend an introductory day at Cleevely Electric Vehicles (EV) on Saturday 16th October. Runing from 10am to 3pm, the itinerary will include a det…

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Bright prospects: LIQUI MOLY relaunches car care products

Date: Monday 18 September 2023

For more than a decade, readers of the largest German-language automotive magazines have voted LIQUI MOLY the best oil brand. In the car care category, the company now also wants to accomplish the lea…

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Staffordshire University Formula Student team turns to local engineering firm for laser cutting and bespoke fabrication

Date: Monday 18 September 2023

Students at Staffordshire Uni Racing team finished in a superb second place at Formula Student 2023. While developing their new car for the Silverstone event, the team turned to local engineering busi…

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Glen Callum Associates kickstarts Benathlon charity effort

Date: Friday 15 September 2023

Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has launched a team effort to complete Benathlon, a 30-day challenge encouraging participants to exercise for 30 minutes every day for the 30 days of September. Benathlon …

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First Line Ltd. celebrates 40 years of growth and innovation

Date: Friday 15 September 2023

First Line Ltd. is marking its 40th anniversary in 2023, as the company celebrates its continued commitment to providing customers with a comprehensive range of high-quality, automotive aftermarket co…

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SMP Europe bolsters sales team with new appointment

Date: Friday 15 September 2023

Engine management specialist SMP Europe, the home of Intermotor, Lemark and Lucas brands, has appointed Will Fry as area sales manager as the company looks to strengthen its sales team and promote fro…

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IAAF adds ALCO Filters to expanded membership

Date: Friday 15 September 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has added leading filter manufacturer ALCO Filters to its membership. Established in 1973 and a trusted advisor in the filters industry, ALCO F…

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MJAllen Automotive set for growth with new brands and products

Date: Friday 15 September 2023

MJAllen Automotive has outlined its strategy for the future as its new-look team plans to unveil new brands and products in the automotive aftermarket. Headed up by managing director, Les Kershaw, ope…

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Alliance Automotive Group to sponsor flagship IAAF event

Date: Thursday 14 September 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will welcome back leading parts distributor Alliance Automotive Group (AAG), as headline sponsor for the 2023 edition of its Annual Conference …

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Melett strengthens marketing team with new appointment

Date: Wednesday 13 September 2023

Turbocharger manufacturing specialist Melett has bolstered its marketing team with the appointment of Jacqueline Barker as marketing assistant, to shore up company communications and develop positive …

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Peter van der Galiën appointed CEO of TecAlliance GmbH

Date: Wednesday 13 September 2023

The Shareholders' Committee of TecAlliance has decided to appoint Peter van der Galiën (55) as the new CEO of TecAlliance GmbH with effect from 1 January 2024. He succeeds Jürgen Buchert (66), who wil…

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Generational change in MEYLE AG’s top management: Dr Karl J. Gaertner hands over the reins to Dirk Damaschke and Marc Siemssen

Date: Wednesday 13 September 2023

After more than 28 years at the helm, majority shareholder Dr Karl J. Gaertner is stepping down from the MEYLE AG Executive Board. As of 1 September 2023, board members Dirk Damaschke (above left) and…

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TMD Friction pulls out all the stops when welcoming Autosupplies to factory tour

Date: Wednesday 13 September 2023

Autosupplies and its customers receive an insight into TMD Friction’s stringent manufacturing processes at its Hartlepool factory. TMD Friction has welcomed representatives from Autosupplies and three…

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Exol quality shines in HRCR classic rally championships

Date: Wednesday 13 September 2023

As the official lubricants partner to the Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR) for the 2023 MINI Sport Cup and Stage Masters Challenge, Exol Lubricants provides all competing cars with its high-quality …

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GSF: OESAA Academy Live an avenue for technicians to upskill

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023

GSF Car Parts is “rallying our local teams” to attract technicians to the highly-anticipated OESAA Academy Live trade evenings at Exeter College and Hugh Baird College in Liverpool. Banner Batteries, …

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NGEN – the next step forward in vehicle lubrication

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023

Global lubricant pioneer, MOTUL presents the NGEN range, which sets new standards for sustainable and resource-saving high-performance engine oils for cars and motorbikes. MOTUL’s NGEN range debuts wi…

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First Line Ltd. reveals details of latest range expansion

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023

All-makes aftermarket specialist First Line Ltd. has revealed details of its latest range expansion, as the company introduces a further 27 references to its extensive product lines. First Line Ltd.’s…

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Jump! For Ring’s new jump starter!

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023

Increasing its product portfolio even further, renowned automotive lighting and auto electrics supplier, Ring, has introduced a professional heavy duty Lithium Jump Starter, that has a host of feature…

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Apec launches new range of brake pressure regulators

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023

Automotive aftermarket manufacturer Apec has launched its brand-new range of aftermarket brake pressure regulators in the UK. With a deep understanding of the importance of this component, Apec has de…

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Apec expand their Braking range with a huge 151 new part numbers this September!

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023

Apec have expanded the Braking range with an incredible 151 new part numbers this September. The range extension includes 3 brake discs, 21 brake calipers, 6 brake pad sets, 4 brake pad fitting kits, …

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Schaeffler adds more John Deere applications to its growing INA auxiliary belt system range

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023

Schaeffler, the renowned original equipment (OE) component and system manufacturer, continues to expand its range of repair solutions for agricultural vehicles, with the introduction of several front …

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One for (almost) all – LIQUI MOLY Dual Clutch Gear Oil 8100

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023

The number of vehicles with automatic transmission or automated manual transmission is constantly increasing. Worldwide, two out of three registered vehicles are equipped with this technology. LIQUI M…

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HELLA appoints Stefanie Rheker to the Management Board

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023

The Shareholder Committee of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA has appointed Stefanie Rheker as a new member of the Management Board. There, she will assume responsibility for the automotive supplier's global…

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UKS continue to enjoy the growth of range and product groups through its Metzger Autoteile partnership

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023

UKS Distribution’s managing director, Geoff Jones said: “We are delighted with the ongoing increased volumes of Metzger sales through UKS’ product and brand offering to the UK. It’s an extensive and e…

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£381m boost for EV charging as Chancellor opens West Midlands hub

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023

A new electric vehicle charging hub – big enough to charge 180 cars simultaneously – was opened by the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt in Birmingham on Thursday 7 September. It marks a significant boost for Br…

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Department for Transport announces funding to improve truck roadside facilities for lorry drivers

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023

The Department for Transport has today announced £8m in funding to help improve truck roadside facilities for lorry drivers. A total of 39 roadside facility operators will receive a share of the fundi…

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NGK stars in dramatic Speedway GP

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023

It was a meeting full of high drama for the NGK-sponsored riders competing in the FIM Speedway GP of Great Britain – Cardiff. Sweden’s Freddie Lindgren was the top performer, making the final at the P…

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DENSO President announces €63 billion (¥10 trillion) R&D investment plan to kickstart new era of safe and sustainable electromobility

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023

In his first European public appearance as President and COO of DENSO, the Fortune 500 advanced automotive technology supplier, Shinnosuke Hayashi revealed that the business plans to invest €63 billio…

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MPULSE App: MAHLE Aftermarket on the move

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket brings its MPULSE Mobility Magazine to smartphones as an app. The new app offers customers a digital channel that combines all service offers and information in one place. The main t…

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OSRAM makes it easy with its LEDriving® EASY range

Date: Monday 11 September 2023

Renowned lighting specialist, OSRAM, has introduced an exciting new range – LEDriving® HL EASY – for LED high and low beam lamps that comes with a plug and play system, meaning no adapters or caps are…

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Brembo prime line LCV brake calipers

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

Light Commercial Vehicles are designed to meet the highest standards of safety, reliability and integrity. But they’re also designed to go on … and on … and on. And when it comes to innovation, origin…

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Leading automotive industry names join vGI Holdings sustainable mobility event ‘Going Greener’ on 14 September 2023

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

In 2022 vGI Holdings held its first group open day, 'going green'. On 14 September 2023 they are 'Going Greener'. Interest for the event from group suppliers and some of the largest names in the indus…

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Parts firm recognised by Chancellor for 70 years of service

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

Bennetts Car Parts was recently invited to No.10 as local business champions. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt said:"Local businesses are vital for our economy, our day to day lives and ou…

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IAA Mobility 2023: FORVIA presents its vision of connected, sustainable and automated mobility

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

FORVIA, the world’s seventh-largest supplier of automotive technology, combining the innovation skills of Faurecia and HELLA, is presenting its portfolio to address tomorrow's mobility requirements at…

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Maverick Diagnostics introduces radical online training for modern technicians

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

As the automotive industry undergoes a rapid and transformative evolution, staying ahead of the curve is no longer an option – it’s a necessity for technicians. In response to the pressing demand for …

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GSF Car Parts and delivery mates to hit the road in unique electric motorbike fundraiser for Ben charity

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

NATIONAL motor factor GSF Car Parts and final-mile delivery specialists Delivery Mates are partnering for a unique challenge to raise awareness and money for the automotive industry charity Ben. A tea…

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Alliance Automotive Group to merge FPS Distribution and Platinum International

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

Alliance Automotive Group UK and Ireland (AAG) is excited to announce a significant milestone in their growth and development journey. As the automotive industry continues to evolve, AAG is committed …

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IAAF Activity report - September 2023

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

IAAF is actively planning across a number of fronts, including the introduction of new member benefits. MVBEO IAAF is in the process of emailing members its ‘explainer’ document on Motor Vehicle Block…

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The changing face of job adverts: Glen Callum Associates advises on best practice to seek top talent

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

Glen Callum Associates (GCA) is advising businesses on best practice when creating job adverts to help them better appeal to candidates amid the rising cost-of-living crisis. With the recruitment spec…

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DVSA: Data sharing and MOT modernisation

Date: Thursday 31 August 2023

The DVSA has recently issued a blog statement on how they are sharing their data and how they are using it to improve road safety, alongside other updates and improvements to their safety recalls serv…

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Textar-sponsored Newell enjoys successful Convoy in the Park weekend

Date: Thursday 31 August 2023

Textar-sponsored John Newell returned to racing on British soil for the inaugural International Truck Prix at Donington Park, held against the backdrop of the spectacular Convoy in the Park event on A…

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