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Shaftec team takes the plunge for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice

Date: Friday 14 June 2024

On August 23rd, a courageous team from Shaftec will embark on an exhilarating tandem skydive to raise funds for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice in Coventry. This thrilling adventure is part of Shaftec’s ongo…

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UK Garage & Bodyshop Event 2024 reveals record number of visitors

Date: Thursday 13 June 2024

The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event 2024 saw a significant increase in attendance from its inaugural edition in 2022. ​Over the two days, the event welcomed an impressive 5,125 industry professionals, wh…

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Successful showcase for ZF Aftermarket at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Thursday 13 June 2024

  ·            ZF’s training initiatives showcased, including EV, hybrid and ADAS ·            Demonstrations provided on new Nissan Leaf training vehicle ·            Over 50 workshops registered for…

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AJD Tools celebrates success at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event 2024

Date: Thursday 13 June 2024

AJD Tools, a leading provider of tools, equipment, and consumables for garages across the UK, has hailed the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event 2024 a success, with the team receiving a high level of engage…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts reveals Supplier of the Year

Date: Thursday 13 June 2024

Leading national motor factor, Arnold Clark Autoparts, has announced the winner of its prestigious Supplier of the Year award, naming bilstein group UK as the recipient of this year’s accolade and TMD…

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125 years of FORVIA HELLA: from a lamp manufacturer in Lippstadt to a global technology leader

Date: Tuesday 11 June 2024

· 11 June 1899: Foundation of the "Westfälische Metall-Industrie Aktien-Gesellschaft" and start of the company's rise to an industrial enterprise · Technological strength as a common thread: from the …

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Comline kicks off summer of football with Soccer Skill Shot challenge

Date: Tuesday 11 June 2024

(LUTON, 11th June 2024) To add to the excitement of this summer’s festival of football, Comline is pleased to announce the launch of an online Soccer Skill Shot game and competition. The aim is to get…

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Updated "Upgrade to Yuasa" campaign set to strengthen brand loyalty and drive European growth

Date: Monday 10 June 2024

GS Yuasa, the world’s leading battery manufacturer, proudly announces a fresh update to its celebrated "Upgrade to Yuasa" campaign. Building on the success of the original initiative which was first r…

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HELLA diagnostic focus and ADAS presentation succeed at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Monday 10 June 2024

HELLA has hailed its appearance at the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event as a success, with its diagnostic-led stand display, ‘spin the wheel’ competition and ADAS presentation all drawing crowds. The UK G…

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Schaeffler calls on garages to get involved in new REPXPERT video series

Date: Monday 10 June 2024

First ‘Wrenches and Wisdom’ video series to focus apprenticeships, capturing real-life stories and experiences. Hereford | June 10, 2024| Schaeffler has announced the launch of an exciting new REPXP…

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Colleges impressed by OESAA Academy Live’s commitment to supporting stars of the future

Date: Monday 10 June 2024

(10th June 2024) – Participating colleges in the OESAA Academy Live training roadshow have praised the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association and its members for their knowledge, profess…

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Automotive Training Academy trainer urges professionals to stay ‘relevant’ by continuously upskilling

Date: Monday 10 June 2024

(WREXHAM, 10th June 2024) – An Automotive Training Academy (ATA) trainer has emphasised the proactive approach that is required from industry professional to “not just adapt but to thrive” in a compet…

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Delphi to offer future insight at TechFest

Date: Monday 10 June 2024

Delphi is set to have a major presence at the inaugural GSF Car Parts TechFest being held on June 13 at Wembley from 4.00pm - 9.30pm. The event promises to bring together independent garage owners, te…

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A modern aftermarket for classic cars

Date: Monday 10 June 2024

Whether they are hibernating in garages, nestled under car covers or more likely, in pieces on the driveway – we are a nation of classic car lovers. Despite the challenges of running an older vehicle,…

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BM Catalysts launches two garage-focused initiatives at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Friday 07 June 2024

Garage Pro and Rewards Pro programmes gather widespread popularity ​BM Catalysts, Europe’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket hot end emissions products, has successfully launched two new initiatives…

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Has the UK stalled with its progressivism?

Date: Friday 07 June 2024

Ring’s Marketing Director, Henry Bisson, discusses the new LED law change in Ireland and how it impacts the UK automotive industry. Legal status In the UK, it is largely illegal to fit LED retrofit bu…

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Dedication pays off

Date: Thursday 06 June 2024

LIQUI MOLY USA receives prestigious Sales Growth Award from Würth Group Growing beyond with dedication and passion: LIQUI MOLY USA has been honored with the Sales Growth Award from the Würth Group, a …

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Partsinmotion.co.uk backs BTCC & MINI Challenge for 2024

Date: Wednesday 05 June 2024

PartsInMotion.co.uk is back on the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) racetrack for 2024, as it reveals its sponsorship of the NAPA Racing UK team - and Dan Zelos in the Vertu Motors MINI Challen…

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Kerridge Commercial Systems strengthens its product information and data solutions with the acquisition of Rain Data

Date: Wednesday 05 June 2024

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), the global provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business management software provider for distribution, servicing and rental businesses has completed t…

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Technical training programme "Mintex Masterclasses" teach mechanics best practices in brake maintenance

Date: Tuesday 04 June 2024

TMD Friction, the parent company of the renowned brake friction brand Mintex, proudly presents its professional technical training initiative known as the "Mintex Masterclass." Recently, Scott Irw…

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REPXPERT Conference T-shirts raise £585 for Ben

Date: Tuesday 04 June 2024

Attendees support industry charity with the purchase of ‘I was there’ REPXPERT Conference t-shirts. Hereford | June 4, 2024| A total of £585 has so far been raised for industry charity Ben through t…

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No more flat tyre stress!

Date: Monday 03 June 2024

Automotive accessory specialist, Ring Automotive, has launched a new flat tyre repair kit that provides a temporary fix for a puncture. According to the AA, it attended over 180,000 call outs due to a…

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LKQ UK & Ireland CEO shares key asks of future Transport Secretary

Date: Monday 03 June 2024

The general election is just weeks away and leading voices across the aftermarket are taking the opportunity to champion the rights of independent operators. Kevan Wooden, CEO of LKQ UK & Ireland …

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UK Garage and Bodyshop Event supports next generation with ‘SHOW MAKER’ initiative

Date: Monday 03 June 2024

The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham 5th – 6th June, has announced its ‘SHOW MAKER’ initiative as part of its participation in School of Thought's ambassador programme…

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Fueltone Pro promotes sustainable solutions on Clean Air Day: ‘Industry collaboration key to reducing emissions’

Date: Monday 03 June 2024

In celebration of Clean Air Day on 20th June, Fueltone Pro, a leading developer of fuel additives and engine treatments, is emphasising the need for the automotive aftermarket to unite in promoting su…

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Intermotor to debut at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event 2024

Date: Friday 31 May 2024

SMP Europe-owned Intermotor has announced it will be exhibiting its leading product portfolio, as well as its industry leading engineering and manufacturing expertise for the first time at the UK Gara…

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AJD Tools to exhibit new solutions

Date: Friday 31 May 2024

AJD Tools, a leading provider of tools, equipment, and consumables for garages across the UK, is exhibiting at the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event 2024 as the brand experiences unprecedented growth under…

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Mountney Ltd. unveils new website to enhance purchasing experience for IAAF members

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Mountney Ltd. has launched its brand-new website, available to members of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), providing a seamless and efficient online shopping experience design…

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ROWE launches partnership with Britcar for 2024 season

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Premium oils and lubricants brand, ROWE, has extended its partnership with Britcar to include The British Endurance Championship (BEC). This collaboration aligns closely with ROWE’s extensive history …

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Exol reveals its 2023 ‘Distributor of the Year’

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Exol Lubricants has unveiled the winner of its prestigious ‘UK & Ireland Distributor of the Year 2023’ award. Midland Oil Company picked up the accolade for the company’s hard work and determinati…

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Brett Ward takes the 2024 DENSO karting title

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

After 16 ultra-competitive heats that took place at circuits throughout the UK and Ireland, the 20 finalists lined up on the grid for the grand final at Wilton Mill on the 4th May to determine the ove…

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Maverick Diagnostics to launch mobile ADAS calibration equipment at UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

(WREXHAM, 29th May 2024) – Maverick Diagnostics is excited to announce its first venture into the ADAS market with the distribution of the Mobile ADAS Recalibration System – or M.A.R.S. This system, d…

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Hella Gutmann to offer exclusive deal at UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Hella Gutmann has announced an exclusive offer available only at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event, taking place on June 5th and 6th at the NEC in Birmingham. Visitors to the HELLA stand (A28) will b…

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Delphi Academy sets milestone with hydrogen training

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

After months of hard work and research Delphi Academy has announced the launch of a pioneering new hydrogen training course. The new programme marks a significant industry milestone and will shape the…

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Launch Tech UK to highlight latest diagnostic tools range at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event 2024

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Launch Tech UK is set to exhibit at the second edition of the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event at the NEC on 5th - 6th June. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the company’s extensive product …

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Cataclean to highlight garage upsell opportunities at event

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Additives brand offers new revenue stream Leading additives brand, Cataclean, is set to highlight its leading product range at the second edition of the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event at NEC, Birmingham…

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GSF Car Parts Reports 30% Surge in Exhaust System Sales After Company-Wide Training Programme

Date: Tuesday 28 May 2024

The UK's leading car parts distributor, GSF Car Parts, has announced a record-breaking increase in the sales of automotive exhausts, with a year-to-date sales increase exceeding 30% compared to 2023. …

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FIGIEFA Elects New Board of Directors at General Assembly in Istanbul

Date: Tuesday 28 May 2024

Istanbul, 22 May 2024 - FIGIEFA, the European association representing the independent distributors of automotive parts and components, has elected its new Board of Directors during its General Assemb…

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HELLA celebrates 125th birthday in Germany and 65th in UK

Date: Tuesday 28 May 2024

It’s double celebration time at HELLA, as the company commemorates 125 years since first being founded in Germany, and also 65 years since its UK arm opened. To mark the occasion the company is runnin…

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Ringmechanika establishes itself as a must-attend event for customers

Date: Tuesday 28 May 2024

For the fourth year in a row, Ring invited its customers, as well as journalists, to its headquarters in Leeds to showcase its current and new product offering.  After the triumph of the 2023 Ringmech…

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Ben calls on automotive people to step up to new Big Walk challenge

Date: Tuesday 28 May 2024

Automotive industry charity, Ben, is calling on automotive people to step up to its new Big Walk fundraising challenge on 8th September. As May is National Walking Month, the charity is launching Ben’…

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UK Garage and Bodyshop Event 2024 gearing up for big prize giveaways

Date: Monday 27 May 2024

As the countdown begins for the second instalment of UK Garage and Bodyshop Event 2024, attendees can gear up for an unprecedented array of giveaways and competition opportunities awaiting them at the…

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Bridge the skills gap faster by maximising transferable skills and untapped allied sectors, says GCA

Date: Friday 24 May 2024

Glen Callum Associates (GCA), a leading recruitment company specialising in the automotive aftermarket sector, is calling on industry leaders to broaden their talent search to include allied sectors a…

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LKQ EURO CAR PARTS HELPS GARAGES PREPARE FOR AIR CON SERVICING

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

LKQ Euro Car Parts is supporting garages as they prepare to meet customers’ air conditioning servicing needs this summer, with training through LKQ Academy and new deals on equipment. The UK’s leading…

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Garage Hive community shines at DPF Doctor Conference

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

Garage Hive community members were called upon for their unique expertise as forward-thinking pioneers at the DPF Doctor Conference held in Newcastle on 11th May. Their insights and innovative approac…

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Ring and OSRAM to shine bright at UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

Renowned lighting specialists, OSRAM and Ring, have announced that both premium brands will be exhibiting at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event at the NEC on 5th and 6th June.  The companies will be s…

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First-ever Schaeffler REPXPERT Conference hailed “huge success”

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

Schaeffler REPXPERT Conference, held on Wednesday 22nd May at Coventry MTC was a hit Hereford | May 23rd, 2024| Schaeffler’s first-ever national REPXPERT Conference for UK garages has been hailed as…

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UK Garage and Bodyshop Event 2024: On-stand training and live workshops in abundance for technicians

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

UK, May 2024.​ The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event, set to take place at the NEC in Birmingham on 5th – 6th June 2024, is shaping up to be an insightful two days, providing technicians with the right ski…

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First ever REPXPERT Award winners announced

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

The winners of the REPXPERT Awards were announced during the Schaeffler REPXPERT Conference, held on Wednesday 22nd May at Coventry MTC. Hereford | May 23rd, 2024| Apprentice technicians from the ea…

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HELLA to present ADAS talk at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

Garages can find out how to capitalise on the continuing roll-out of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) at the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event (UKG&BE) in June thanks to a presentation from St…

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