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Gerry Doverman Ltd gets major profit boost with TechMan

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Hereford-based Mercedes, BMW and Porsche specialist, Gerry Doverman Ltd, has attributed a 43% rise in its profits to garage management specialist, TechMan. Speaking to camera, managing director Gerry …

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Hengst: Premiere for Blue.on in the new Opel Astra

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

The innovative Blue.on oil filter system, from filter specialist Hengst SE is being launched for the first time into serial production. The functionally reliable and climate-friendly alternative to th…

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First Line introduces new water pump

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

First Line has recently introduced a replacement water pump with an electric valve to accommodate a range of VAG vehicles equipped with stop/start technology that have this specialised component fitte…

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BER 2023: Preparatory survey

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Ahead of the discussions on the Block Exemption Regulation which is due for renewal in 2023, Ernst & Young have been chosen to undertake a study into the historical market trends in vehicle distri…

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OESAA postpones Autoinform Live

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) has announced that next month’s Autoinform Live, due to be held at the GTG Academy in Wolverhampton from 25-26 April, has been postpone…

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COVID-19 and IAAF Events

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Following the announcement by the government this week, the IAAF has taken the decision to postpone all events until the end of May 2020. This is also in line with guidance issued to many of our membe…

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EAG appoints former Suplex expert to assist during ‘transition period’ after company becomes exclusive UK distributor

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has recruited Sam Cotterill to its team, brought in, initially, to assist Suplex’s relocation to its new and exclusive distributor. After five years at Suplex, developing …

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Potential impact on the aftermarket of a revision to the composition of the VIN number

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

At a recent meeting of the Techncial Committee for Motor Vehicles, the European Commission announced their intention to revise the composition of the vehicle identification number (VIN) as they want t…

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Textar pledges to nurture young talent with IMI Skills sponsorship

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Premium commercial vehicle braking brand, Textar, is once again playing its part to nurture young talent in the motor industry by sponsoring the IMI Skill Auto 2020-21 competition. Skill Auto is a ski…

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Transport Secretary sets out 18 point package of measures to improve safety and public confidence

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

An action plan to ensure smart motorways are as safe as possible has been set out by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. Work will focus on getting help to broken down drivers much quicker and making th…

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CV Show 2020 cancelled

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

It is with great regret that the organisers of the Commercial Vehicle Show have announced that the 2020 event has been cancelled. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic together with guidance issue…

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Let your customers know you're still here during the COVID-19 restrictions

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

TechmanGMS, who recently joined the IAAF, have produced a brief guide on how to communicate to your loyal customers and local community. With the unprecedented situation presented by COVID-19, many pe…

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IAAF calls for Government COVID-19 support

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is calling on the Government to implement a number of measures that support both individuals and busines…

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COVID-19: Emergency government funding available to businesses

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

As the fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic continues, many businesses say they are teetering on the brink as revenues plunge following the stay at home advice. Fortunately, emergency funding of £330…

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COVID-19: Advice for employers from Lawgistics on sick-pay and self-isolation

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

The IAAF's legal helpline provider, Lawgistics, has produced the following advice for employers with regard to the Coronavirus. Over the coming months Lawgistics will be issuing legal updates specific…

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COVID-19: Advice to employers from Lawgistics regarding redundancies and layoffs

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Lawgistics have developed some FAQs for businesses considering redundancies. Because of the coronavirus situation, can I make my staff redundant? If you are in the regrettable position intending to cl…

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COVID-19: General advice for members

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

In light of the speed of changes with regard to the ongoing situation, members are urged to check regularly for the latest government information and advice and to promptly follow all recommendations …

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Working from home? Trying to recruit or manage meetings?

Date: Friday 20 March 2020

Follow these useful tips from Glen Callum Associates on keeping your business moving. Businesses’ are considering alternative forms of interviews/meetings to allow for a work from home situation. Dra…

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Aftermarket specialist becomes new IAAF Vice President

Date: Wednesday 18 March 2020

Richard Welland, managing director of WAIglobal UK, has been appointed the new Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) vice-president, supporting president, Terry Knox and chief executive…

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LEVC reveals name for new electric van: VN5

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2020

LEVC’s new electric light commercial van will set new standards in the commercial vehicle sector and its name has been revealed. VN5. Aligned with LEVC’s overall product naming strategy, the same tech…

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Liverpool Council introduces 20 gas-powered Mercedes refuse trucks

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2020

Liverpool City Council has commissioned a new fleet of Mercedes-Benz refuse collection trucks that run on biogas. The Econic NGT 2630 L models are expected to make a significant contribution towards t…

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Pollution from tyre wear 1,000 times worse than exhaust emissions

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2020

Harmful particle matter from tyres – and also brakes – is a very serious and growing environmental problem, one that is being exacerbated by the increasing popularity of large, heavy vehicles such as …

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The 2020 budget and vehicles

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2020

Among the measures included in the recent budget, the government has highlighted the need to reduce emissions across all modes of transport, saying that road transport is responsible for 91% of domest…

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The Parts Alliance sending Queensway Auto Repairs to Le Mans

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2020

The Parts Alliance has found the first main winner of its ongoing ‘Original Experience’ promotion, with Omer Hassan, Director of Queensway Auto Repairs Ltd finding the winning scratch card on Monday 1…

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Whocanfixmycar.com issue advice to network members on COVID-19

Date: Monday 16 March 2020

IAAF service member company, Whocanfixmycar.com, have issued the following advice to their network members and suggested that there might be information of interest to IAAF members regarding how to de…

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Yuasa celebrate ten years in the BTCC with the launch of 2020 challenger and a blast from the past

Date: Monday 16 March 2020

Yuasa are celebrating their ten-year anniversary in the British Touring Car Championship with the launch of their 2020 challenger. The battery brand, manufactured by GS Yuasa, unveiled the Honda Civic…

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New catalogue app from Gates saves time, adds value

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

Gates, a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, introduces a new mobile app that provides users quick access to one of the automotive aftermarket…

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E10 petrol fuel switch - solution already available

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

Motor factors and garages will be in a strong position to offer expert advice, as well as provide a solution to motorists concerned, after news that the UK Government is to consult about proposals to …

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Mexican test beckons for NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford WRC team

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Esapekka Lappi, Teemu Suninen and Gus Greensmith will be targeting new heights when the FIA World Rally Championship turns to gravel at this week’s Ra…

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MOOG® Returns as Official Steering and Suspension Sponsor of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series™

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

The globally respected MOOG® brand is set to begin its third year as official steering and suspension components provider of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series™ (NWES), one of Europe’s fastest growing and …

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NSK to show innovations at the International VDI Congress ‘Dritev – Drivetrain for Vehicles’

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

In line with the automotive industry’s shift to electric vehicle (EV) technology and the ongoing trend of downsizing, NSK will shine the spotlight on a compact EV drive system at the Dritev 2019 inter…

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WAI introduces new-to-range product updates for March

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

Leading parts manufacturer, WAIglobal, has added five new alternators to its ever-growing range of electrics, demonstrating its allegiance to delivering more sales opportunities for garages and motor …

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The air conditioning compressor—from a comfort feature to an operationally reliable component

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

Since the acquisition of Behr Hella Service (BHS) by MAHLE Aftermarket, intense activity has been underway at the logistics centres in Poland, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, France, Turkey, Russia, th…

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HGS presenting ADAS seminar at AutoInform

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS) will be presenting a seminar on advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) at OESAA’s AutoInform in Wolverhampton on the 25th and 26th April. Head of HGS, Neil Hilton and busi…

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LIQUI MOLY Company Magazine, March issue

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

LIQUI MOLY have just published the new issue of their company magazine “Pictures & Stories”. The readers of the leading German car magazine “Autozeitung” voted LIQUI MOLY best lubricant brand for …

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HELLA launches latest 77 GHz radar technology

Date: Thursday 12 March 2020

Lighting and electronics expert, HELLA, will be bringing its latest 77 GHz radar technology into series production in Spring 2020 and has already acquired several major orders, including an Asian manu…

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Dayco invests in youth

Date: Thursday 12 March 2020

Dayco, a leading original equipment (OE) component manufacturer and aftermarket supplier, is an advocate of technical training, which it undertakes for technicians via workouts arranged through its mo…

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LIQUI MOLY remains in Formula 1

Date: Thursday 12 March 2020

LIQUI MOLY is extending its involvement in Formula 1 and concluding a contract with the racing series until the end of 2022. At half of all races, advertising boards of the German oil and additive man…

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HELLA’s new video shows off its quality wiper blades

Date: Thursday 12 March 2020

HELLA has released a video showing the quality control and test procedures its wiper blades go through to ensure they are able to deliver the day-to-day performance in the face of harsh weather condit…

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NEW alternator in AS-PL offer

Date: Thursday 12 March 2020

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A3418S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and st…

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Manchester company tackles air pollution by developing the UK's most affordable electric vehicle

Date: Thursday 12 March 2020

A Greater Manchester company, MeV Ltd is addressing the twin issues of reducing vehicle emissions and improving air quality by producing innovative and affordable electric vehicles, the BeeAnywhere. T…

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Klarius, KMT and Emissco Cycle to Wembley - Sport Relief Team Challenge to raise > £1,000

Date: Thursday 12 March 2020

The Klarius Works Council led by John Bennett and Community Champion Natalie Parry have agreed to support Sport Relief via a “Cycle to Wembley” challenge – 147 miles – on Thursday, 12th March. The aim…

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Dayco and Politecnico di Torino strengthen hybrid electric vehicle research partnership

Date: Thursday 12 March 2020

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has strengthened its relationship with the Politecnico di Torino to develop hybri…

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Ring Automotive shines bright with double industry win

Date: Wednesday 11 March 2020

Ring Automotive, an OSRAM business, has got 2020 off to a winning start, after Auto Express and Car Mechanic Magazine shone a light on the Ring MAGflex Pivot RIL3900HP, placing it in first place for t…

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Marathon & Fueltone Pro in partnership

Date: Wednesday 11 March 2020

Marathon Warehouse Distribution are delighted to announce that they have partnered with Fueltone Pro to distribute their range of fuel additives. Fueltone Pro are a UK based manufacturer of premium fu…

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GS Yuasa launches new auxiliary battery for Audi, BMW, and Mercedes vehicles

Date: Tuesday 10 March 2020

GS Yuasa, market leader for automotive batteries, have announced that they have launched a new Yuasa branded AGM auxiliary battery for next generation vehicles. The Yuasa YBXAX14 has been designed for…

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EAG signs up to PACT electronic trading

Date: Tuesday 10 March 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has become the latest automotive aftermarket supplier to sign up to PACT electronic trading. PACT, the joint initiative between TecCom and eparts, facilitates effective el…

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Government consultations

Date: Tuesday 10 March 2020

The government has recently initiated two consultation processes which may be of interest to IAAF members. 1. Consulting on ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans This consulta…

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Bosch: The future for diesel

Date: Tuesday 10 March 2020

How do you solve one of the most pressing problems facing towns and cities? How do you satisfy the population’s desire for cleaner air? And how do you achieve that without restricting the mobility of …

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NGK-sponsored Ivanov helps Russia to Ice Speedway title

Date: Monday 09 March 2020

NGK-sponsored Ice Speedway World champion Daniil Ivanov has helped Russia win the 2020 FIM Ice Speedway of Nations. Having led the field after the first day’s racing in Berlin, Germany, the Russian te…

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