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Lesjofors Launch 36 New Coil Spring References

Date: Friday 02 July 2021

Lesjofors Springs are pleased to announce the introduction of a further 36 coil springs into their market-leading range. All new-to-range springs will be available progressively over the coming weeks.…

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Stewart says farewell to NGK

Date: Thursday 01 July 2021

Stewart Neill, Area Manager – Ireland, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, is retiring after more than thirty years’ service with the company. He will leave at the end of July after helping establish the igniti…

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Dayco welcomes Kevin Lee

Date: Thursday 01 July 2021

Dayco, a leading original equipment (OE) engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has recruited Kevin Lee as the latest member of its UK sa…

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EVs achieve record sales with 16% market share in Europe

Date: Thursday 01 July 2021

Last month, the European new car market saw an increase in total volume of 73% compared with May 2020. According to data from JATO Dynamics for 26 European markets, volume totaled 1,073,987 units, tak…

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Full throttle needed for UK automotive success: SMMT launches new plan

Date: Thursday 01 July 2021

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has launched a new, ambitious plan, ‘Full Throttle: Driving UK Automotive Competitiveness’, to secure the future of one of Britain’s most importan…

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Martin Klein new Sales Manager for Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Date: Thursday 01 July 2021

Martin Klein is heading Schaeffler's Automotive Aftermarket Sales in Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa. The 56-year-old business economist has assumed the newly created position effective as of …

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IAAF welcomes MEYLE UK to its membership

Date: Thursday 01 July 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has added to its impressive roster of members by welcoming manufacturer and distributor of vehicle components, MEYLE UK, to its ever-growing me…

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Entire supply chain included in warranty and returns process

Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

Garages can submit warranty and return claims direct to the supplier through a distributor’s link, as Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT – the joint sales and marketing init…

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TMD Friction supports automotive college as its workshops are ruined by fire

Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

TMD Friction, via its Mintex brand, has donated supplies to Bridgwater & Taunton College after it was left devastated by a fire in its motor workshop. The equipment and training resources offered …

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Successful six-month start for auto:resource

Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

In its first six months since launching, central online content marketing platform, auto:resource, is proving popular with the automotive aftermarket. The platform has experienced a significant increa…

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Poles, podiums and points for Halfords Racing with Cataclean at Brands Hatch

Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

Top Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship team Halfords Racing with Cataclean is celebrating another front-running weekend at Brands Hatch with a maiden pole position for Dan Rowbottom and second …

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ZF [pro]Tech resumes face-to-face training at affordable rates for all UK garages

Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

ZF Aftermarket has announced that under its ZF [pro]Tech initiative, face-to-face training has now resumed, supplemented by online courses. The ZF [pro]Tech concept was born of a genuine desire to sup…

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Automotive plant saves €577,000 a year by switching to NSK linear guides

Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

After suffering an average of four linear guide failures a month on its process-critical component washing machines, a major automotive plant in Mexico is enjoying significant savings having switched …

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Lesjöfors in the Premier League!

Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

Lesjöfors have been confirmed as a ‘Premier Data Supplier’ by TecAlliance. At the beginning of 2021, TecAlliance introduced the new ‘Premier Data Supplier’ status to bring greater clarity and accuracy…

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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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Ring’s commitment to quality shines through in multiple award wins

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

Ring has scooped a plethora of accolades across its leading automotive accessories portfolio, including multiple mini test and product tests, plus winning the product category for Tyre inflators in th…

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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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Embracing ‘Your New Reality’ with Comline Steering & Suspension

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

Distributors and workshops are both set to benefit from utilising Comline Augmented Reality (C.A.R), according to Comline Auto Parts (Comline) Managing Director, Ishan Kamdar, who believes the quality…

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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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NGK announces Solid Oxide Fuel Cells initiative

Date: Friday 18 June 2021

NGK Spark Plugs has committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). One exciting example of this commitment is the development of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) which are already installed at …

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HELLA strengthens position in radar technology through cooperation with Swedish tech company for waveguide antennas

Date: Friday 18 June 2021

HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier, is further expanding its role as one of the world's leading suppliers of radar technology for automated driving functions and has now signed …

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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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Demand soars as Borg & Beck celebrates the E-Type’s 60th Anniversary

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021

With 2021 marking the 60th anniversary of the Jaguar E-Type, another iconic historic model originally fitted with a Borg & Beck Clutch Kit, the classic specialist is experiencing a rise in demand …

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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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