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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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Dayco improves customer service with mobile catalog app update 7.0

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

To further improve its up-to-date product and application information, Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has releas…

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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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HR Updates

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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Shelby Car Care arrives at Arnold Clark Autoparts

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

Independent garages and technicians can now access the Shelby Car Care range at Arnold Clark Autoparts. Shelby Car Care’s award-winning products have been added into stock at Arnold Clark Autoparts br…

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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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IAAF campaigns for fair access to in-vehicle data

Date: Friday 04 June 2021

IAAF has added its voice to a large coalition representing the automotive aftermarket in Europe, including FIGIEFA, which is calling on the European Union to take on board a proposal for a Secure On-b…

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Toyota launches 10-year warranty programme to boost customer loyalty

Date: Friday 04 June 2021

Toyota has launched a new vehicle warranty programme that promises to provide new and used vehicle customers with free cover for up to 10 years. Its new ‘Relax’ warranty gives Toyota and Lexus owners …

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New vaccine toolkit for employers

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

The Department for Health has launched a new toolkit for employers to help ensure employees get reliable information about COVID-19 vaccines. Several major businesses, including Asda, IKEA and Santand…

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Calling all small businesses to lead the charge to net zero

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

On Friday 28th May, the UK government launched the Together for our Planet ‘Business Climate Leaders’ campaign, a new drive to encourage small and micro businesses to commit to cutting their emissions…

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CAT Conversations webinar: Getting back to growth

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

The next CAT Conversations webinar takes place as part of the CAT Awards on June 10 at 11am. The theme is ‘Getting back to growth’ and the panel will be talking about the challenges of the last eighte…

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HELLA launches digital car key with ultra-wideband technology

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier, is consolidating its market leading position in the field of sophisticated solutions for vehicle access with the HELLA Smart Car Access, whic…

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Dayco and Physis partner to develop world-class hybrid electric vehicle modules

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems manufacturer for the automotive, heavy-duty, and industrial market segments has entered a strategic partnership with Ningbo Physis Technology Co., Lt…

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GS Yuasa wins its first Toyota Technology & Development Award with hybrid vehicle battery

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

The Toyota Motor Corporation’s prestigious ‘Technology & Development Award’ has been presented to GS Yuasa and its subsidiary Blue Energy in recognition of the development of a new advanced Lithiu…

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Watch: Allocate work in seconds thanks to intuitive TechMan parts and data integrations

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Workshop management specialist, TechMan has significantly reduced the amount of time it takes for garages to book a new job into the workshop thanks to a raft of intuitive features and innovative vehi…

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Exol invests in expanded Rotherham site

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Exol has begun work on the redevelopment of its Rotherham site, with the aim to complete the project in July 2021. This new development is part of Exol’s continued reinvestment strategy. The project a…

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Banner - breeding new life into lead-acid batteries

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Despite the impact lithium-ion batteries are having within the field of e-mobility, Banner – Europe’s leading battery and battery accessory manufacturer – remains focused on developing the next genera…

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Schaeffler makes a welcome return to face-to-face training

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

As the Government continues to lift COVID restrictions, the Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team has announced it is resuming face-to-face training, with the first session of what it hopes will be a ret…

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Hyundai Motorsport names LIQUI MOLY as Customer Racing Official Supplier

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Hyundai Motorsport has named LIQUI MOLY as an Official Supplier for the Customer Racing department’s race and rally projects. The German oil and additive specialist delivers more than 80 products to t…

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OSRAM’s Night Breaker Laser bulbs placed firmly in the spotlight

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Lighting specialist OSRAM has received a ‘Commended’ award in the Auto Express 2021 Product Awards for its Night Breaker Laser 150 bulbs in the Headlamp Bulb category. The OSRAM Night Breaker Laser 15…

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New exhausts for the Nissan Pulsar star in latest Klarius parts release

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

New exhaust systems to fit the Nissan Pulsar 1.2 from 2014 onwards are now available from Klarius Products. The iconic BMW 3 Series also has new replacement CATs in range, with items to fit the 318 an…

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Schaeffler’s REPXPERT team steps in to help In ‘n’ Out Autocentres move up a gear

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Further demonstrating its commitment to training, the Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team were back out on the road at the end of May, supporting staff from the In ‘n’ Out Autocentres network. During t…

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NGK-sponsored Wolves make a winning start

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

NGK-sponsored Wolverhampton Wolves got off to a flying start in the British Premier Speedway League with an impressive 58-32 victory at King’s Lynn. American ace Broc Nicol made a dream debut for the …

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“Data key to e-commerce success”

Date: Friday 28 May 2021

The latest IAAF industry briefing has taken place with an excellent insight from E-Motive and eBay into how to maximise opportunities on the platform. With more than 40 delegates in virtual attendance…

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HSE COVID-19 spot checks and inspections update

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

The Variant of Concern first identified in India has been found in small clusters around the UK. In response, the government is working with relevant local councils on surge testing, and to support th…

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Updated furlough agreement template from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

The requirement from HMRC is that the employer should have had a PAYE payroll scheme in place on or before 2 March 2021 in order to be able to claim from May 2021 onwards. Following on from Lawgistics…

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Long COVID can render employees from being unable to work for months

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Lawgistics have recently issued guidance information for employers where they are advised to deal with Long COVID issues in the same way as any other medical condition. Concerns have been raised regar…

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TMD Friction CV wins Best Supplier 2020

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

TMD Friction has been awarded Best Supplier 2020 for Commercial Vehicles by TEMOT International, one of the Independent Aftermarket’s (IAMs) largest international buying groups, during its TEMOT Globa…

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Hannah Lyon-Wall to Chair UNIBA Trade Credit Group

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

FinCred IS Director, Hannah Lyon-Wall has been appointed as Chairperson for UNIBA Partners’ Trade Credit & Political Risk Center of Excellence. UNIBA Partners is an international partnership of ov…

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Welcome boost for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

The energy regulator Ofgem has announced £300m of investment to ensure the UK has the energy infrastructure necessary to support the move to low carbon transport and heating while maintaining secure s…

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Delphi Technologies: ‘Joining OESAA is a natural fit’

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Delphi Technologies is the latest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to join the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA), citing the ‘exact same philosophy’ and describing the …

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DENSO’s popular webinars are now available on demand

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Launched as the country went into its first national lockdown last year, DENSO has continued to develop its online education programme as the industry has responded to changing habits and the practica…

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LKQ Europe invests in new Innovation and Service Centre to boost its Digital and Innovation Strategy

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

LKQ Europe is opening a new Innovation and Service Centre in Katowice, Poland, to act as a catalyst for its innovation and digitalisation strategy. The centre will enhance LKQ Europe’s ability to offe…

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Autotech Group proud sponsor of British Superbike’s Storm Stacey

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Autotech Group has been named as a sponsor of British Superbike’s youngest rider, Storm Stacey, ahead of the season which starts in June. Last year, the 18-year-old clinched the title of youngest ride…

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Rising motocross star 11-year old Olivia Reynolds gets Yuasa’s backing

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Yuasa, the world’s leading battery manufacturer, have announced that they will sponsor 11-year old motocross star of the future, Olivia Reynolds. The Northampton bred maestro will be competing in nume…

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