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Autotech Recruit launches FREE OF CHARGE permanent recruitment drive

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

Autotech Recruit is waiving its permanent recruitment fees for the automotive aftermarket, in a bid to help the industry return to full strength. A Quarter 3 initiative, which will launch on 1st July,…

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GS Yuasa Lithium-ion cells delivered to the International Space Station

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

GS Yuasa Lithium-ion cells have been delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) for the fourth time. The transfer marks the successful completion of battery deliveries to support a project to …

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Dayco earns Caterpillar Quality Excellence award

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

Further underlining the inherent quality control standards throughout all its facilities around the world, Dayco’s Suzhou China facility has been recognized as being one of the company’s growing numbe…

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Start of Summer

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

Lockdown continues in Wales with some gentle lifting on restrictions stimulating tentative uptake of services at the award winning Avia Autos. Returning to work was surprisingly difficult for me, it p…

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Comline announces social media competition

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

British aftermarket parts brand, Comline, has announced the launch of a fun and engaging social media competition designed to fill the void left by the postponement of EURO 2020. Focusing on automotiv…

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Euro Car Parts becomes ‘LKQ Euro Car Parts'

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

The Euro Car Parts and Andrew Page businesses are to rebrand as ‘LKQ Euro Car Parts’. LKQ Euro Car Parts says the decision reflects its position as a leading business in the UK and European aftermarke…

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OSRAM expands Trust Programme to continue to fight the fakes in the aftermarket

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

Lighting specialist, OSRAM, has expanded its highly accredited Trust Programme as counterfeit parts continue to be a problem in the aftermarket. OSRAM is urging businesses in the automotive aftermarke…

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“In times of crisis, business leaders need to step up”

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

Richard Welland talks exclusively to Mark Field in Episode 2 of Monday’s with Mark – Putting the motive in automotive” about how extensive preparations enabled the business to so far survive and thriv…

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Schaeffler puts spotlight on REPXPERT workshop portal

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

By experts. For experts: that is the message from the Schaeffler team when quizzed on the purpose of REPXPERT. It is an online technical platform dedicated to professional vehicle technicians, chock f…

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SMP Europe accelerates engineering development

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

SMP Europe has made numerous changes to its business throughout the ‘lockdown period’ as it focuses on its engineering expertise and greater product development. The company has used the time to renov…

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Huge demand for Schaeffler’s ‘BACK ON TRACK’ workshop essentials packs

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

Schaeffler’s efforts to get garages ‘back on track’ and open for business, as the Government encourages the population to return to work while staying alert, has been enthusiastically welcomed across …

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A blog about Cataclean

Date: Thursday 18 June 2020

Hi everyone, A quick introduction, I am Daniel Rowbottom and I am a Professional British Touring Car driver and full time garage owner. Even with these very full time occupations I am always looking o…

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Creating business resilience and success through video

Date: Friday 12 June 2020

We are in truly unprecedented times. The Global reset switch has been pressed and the coming months/years that lie ahead will be challenging, uncertain and very different to say the least! All busines…

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ECP launches back-to-work packs to help garages reopen safely

Date: Friday 12 June 2020

Euro Car Parts has created a new product bundle to help garages access essential cleaning equipment and PPE. For £29.99, garages can buy a ‘Back to Work Pack’ complete with a 500ml antibacterial hand …

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Bright spot for LIQUI MOLY

Date: Wednesday 29 April 2020

Lubricant specialist LIQUI MOLY remains the undisputed most popular oil brand in Germany. This was decided by the readers of the largest car magazines in the country. The special aspect: For two of th…

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Liqui Moly trebles donation of product to German emergency services

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

1 million euros is certainly not what it used to be. On Maundy Thursday, Liqui Moly made a donation of their products worth 1 million euro to help hospitals, emergency services and fire brigades to al…

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Motor factor donates 'egg-cellent' surprise to local causes

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

Autoparts UK has donated hundreds of Easter eggs to a number of charities and good causes in a bid to raise spirits and support children in local communities. In Inverness, a total of 120 eggs were do…

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Third workshop survey findings from Comma

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

As the UK enters its fifth week of the Coronavirus restrictions on movement and social distancing, in a third poll undertaken for leading aftermarket lubricant brand, Comma, workshops revealed how the…

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Autoparts UK, Midwest Motor Factors and Monmore close as resources provided to assist NHS and frontline workers

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

Autoparts UK, Midwest Motor Factors and Monmore Autoparts will temporarily close until at least Monday 13 April, following the government&rsquo,s new measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.   As …

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KYB celebrates 10,000th app download

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

The KYB Suspension Solutions mobile App continues with strong growth in popularity among European workshops, having now been downloaded over 10,000 times.   The app has three main features to help tec…

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Ring Carnation stays open to support emergency services

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

Ring Carnation has announced that it is currently remaining open to ensure it can continue to serve ambulances and other emergency service vehicles with much-needed specialist equipment during this un…

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The very latest COVID-19 update from Comline

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

During these uncertain times, Comline is making every effort to maintain a consistent and reliable level of service. Comline remains fully operational, however we have had to make some important chang…

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Bosch announces launch of new ADAS calibration course

Date: Friday 03 April 2020

Bosch has announced the launch of a new two-day IMI accredited ADAS calibration course &ndash, VSB41.   The course covers the various different systems fitted and trainees will have the opportunit…

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Valeo gets Road Safety Innovation Award for eCall system

Date: Friday 03 April 2020

Valeo has received the 2020 Road Safety Innovation Award in the &ldquo,preventing the consequences of an accident&rdquo, category for its Valeo Rescuer solution.   As of April 1, 2018, all new…

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Schaeffler announces date for REPXPERT Academy LIVE Blackpool

Date: Thursday 02 April 2020

Schaeffler is currently accepting registrations for the next REPXPERT Academy LIVE event, due to be held at Blackpool and The Fylde College on Saturday 20th June.   It will be the third-running of the…

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Three good news stories from ECP

Date: Thursday 02 April 2020

Euro Car Parts is supporting the AA&rsquo,s new partnership with the London Ambulance Service, supplying parts to keep NHS staff on the road during the coronavirus pandemic. Andy Hamilton, CEO at Euro…

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AS-PL keeps a social distance

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

AS-PL have decided to, temporarily, separate the elements of their logo, to draw attention to the need for social distancing between people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are urging everytone to k…

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Comma conducts snap survey of workshops

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

As the UK enters its second week of the Coronavirus restrictions on movement and social distancing, in a poll undertaken for leading aftermarket lubricant brand, Comma, workshops revealed how they&rsq…

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COVID-19: A message from Nutexa

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

We want to reassure you that Nutexa Frictions Ltd is still open for business.   As a Brake lining manufacturer, we are aware that commercial traffic will remain an important resource receiving goods a…

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COVID-19: An offer from DFA Media

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The IAAF has received a letter from DFA Media, publisher of Aftermarket magazine, offering their assistance to manufacturers who want to produce the products so desperately needed by the NHS but are e…

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COVID-19: Autosupplies update

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Autosupplies is open as normal but has very strict restrictions in place, which are in-line with the government&rsquo,s latest directives regarding Coronavirus and social distancing. Of paramount impo…

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COVID-19: MAHLE Aftermarket

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

MAHLE has reduced its minimum order value on a temporary basis to help support customers and has set up its customer services team with all the necessary tools and equipment to work from home. Despi…

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COVID-19: Roadlink update

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Roadlink International continues to remanufacture and dispatch goods from its central distribution centre in the UK, and is encouraging customers to get in touch if they have any queries or need any s…

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COVID-19: WAI update

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

WAI is moving to daily bulletins to customers and encouraging two way communication. The company has also begun assisting motor factors, who are suffering from staff shortages, with a direct supply of…

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Data analytics essentials for the COVID-19 crisis - timely advice from Phocas Software

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic puts risk management and disruption strategies under the spotlight as companies experience limited supply and others are battling cashflow shortages. For businesses who move and …

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EAG ‘very much open for business’ and ‘heightens cleaning policies’ following COVID-19 outbreak advice

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has confirmed that it is &lsquo,very much open for business&rsquo,, amid the outbreak of COVID-19 and the measures introduced by the UK government. &nbsp, Moto…

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Helping the heroes of haulage

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

During these times of global crisis, road safety is more important now than ever to ensure the world can continue on its road to recovery. With commercial vehicles operating around the clock transport…

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HMRC COVID-19 Update: Job Retention Scheme

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The government is committed to doing whatever it takes to support businesses and individuals through the Coronavirus pandemic. On 20 March as part of these efforts the Chancellor announced the Coronav…

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Letter from ECP CEO Andy Hamilton to customers regarding COVID-19

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Dear Customer,   Following the announcement from the Prime Minister, I can confirm that our branches remain open and our deliveries will continue &ndash, to support you.   Given the critical suppo…

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MAHLE Aftermarket: COVID-19 update

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

MAHLE has reduced its minimum order value on a temporary basis to help support customers and has set up its customer services team with all the necessary tools and equipment to work from home. Despi…

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MAHLE and Triumph cooperate in the manufacture of face masks

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

MAHLE and the underwear manufacturer Triumph Holding AG (Bad Zurzach &ndash, &ldquo,Triumph&rdquo,) are joining forces to manufacture face masks.   MAHLE is providing a filter medium that …

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Statement from Ring to their customers

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

In view of the clearly deteriorating situation in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to do all possible to protect our staff. Consequently, we are essentially shutting , the Gel…

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Status update from GT Automotive on our products and services during the current outbreak

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Last week, Senior Management took the decision to operate our premises at a reduced capacity for the foreseeable future. Going into this week, this decision remains in place.   We believe that we are …

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TechMan to provide ‘business as usual’ for customers during Coronavirus restrictions

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Following the Prime Minister&rsquo,s announcement, TechMan is advising its customers that it will be continuing to provide services and support for its garage management system whilst these unprec…

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The Parts Alliance to continue deliveries

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The Parts Alliance has confirmed that its branch network will continue to offer trade deliveries, adding that there are no significant shortages of products emerging within the supply chain.   Neil Cr…

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Whocanfixmycar.com's resonse to the announcement on MOTs

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Until confirmed otherwise, the government have announced that cars, motorcycles and vans that are due their MOT after 30/3/20 will receive a 6 month extension. , However, all vehicles on the roa…

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Workshops must stay open during the crisis, say First Line

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, now more than ever, workshops have a vital role to play. While MOT deadlines have been extended, workshops still need to be prepared and willing to repair the …

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“Nobody will be laid off – if need be, I’ll waive my salary”

Date: Friday 27 March 2020

The world economy is on the brink of collapse due to the corona pandemic and its development is more uncertain than ever. The German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY is aware of this and is taki…

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COVID-19 - Member News: TTC

Date: Friday 27 March 2020

Truck & Trailer Components started to make preparations for home working of its office based teams with effect from week commencing 9th March. This involved ensuring each team member was equipped …

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Combating the coronavirus pandemic: Bosch develops rapid test for COVID-19

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is posing major challenges for healthcare systems and medical institutions worldwide. An ability to rapidly diagnose the virus is of invaluable help in curbing its exponenti…

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