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Mr Sparky joins in the fun at Run Silverstone

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

NGK’s Mr Sparky has been out and about meeting his fans as he prepares for the 2022 Virgin London Money Marathon. The automotive icon was at Run Silverstone which attracted hundreds of men, women and …

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‘Be prepared’ – Ring responds to MOT demand

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Ring Automotive has responded to the MOT rush season by bolstering its availability of lighting products at its UK based warehouse in Leeds. With an anticipated 60 percent of all annual MOTs due to ta…

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OESAA urges technicians to sign up to Autoinform Live with ‘limited spaces’ available

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is urging technicians to snap up tickets for Autoinform Live, with limited spaces now available for the live training event in Wolverha…

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Partbusters signs strategic partnership with Sogefi

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Tech innovator and automotive parts and crash repair products supplier, Partbusters, has signed a global strategic partnership agreement with Sogefi Filtration. In a ceremony that included members of …

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HELLA with good business development in the first quarter, but massive component shortages lead to considerable burdens

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

With the presentation of the complete and final results for the first quarter of the fiscal year (1 June to 31 August 2021), HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier confirms the prel…

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MEYLE Academy: new high-voltage e-learning course available in English

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Under the name MEYLE Academy, the German manufacturer MEYLE is offering a wide range of (digital) training courses with highly relevant content free of charge. As one of the first on the market, MEYLE…

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BM calls for greater enforcement now of current regulations on emissions

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

BM Catalysts has called for a greater clampdown on the use of poor quality emissions control devices, such as catalytic converters, in order to bring about a serious reduction of harmful vehicle emiss…

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Driving up quality employment solutions - The Automotive Recruitment Alliance

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

Autotech Group, Glen Callum Associates and KPI People, three of the UK’s top automotive recruitment specialists, have formed The Automotive Recruitment Alliance in a bid to streamline the recruitment …

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MAM Software announces strategic partnership with Automotive Automation

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

MAM Software (a Kerridge Commercial Systems company), the provider of leading business management solution Autopart, has announced its partnership with Automotive Automation (AutoMM). The partnership …

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Partbusters continues to give back with new training partnership

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

UK automotive parts distributor, Partbusters, has partnered with the Department of Work and Pensions to launch a nationwide programme to support employment and growth within the UK, creating and provi…

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New TechMan website launched to reflect ongoing Garage Management System development

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

Garage Management System, TechMan has announced the launch of a new website to better showcase its extensive and continually growing list of powerful features specifically developed to improve the day…

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VW Van dealership kickstarts careers for automotive college leavers with Autotech Academy

Date: Friday 08 October 2021

A Volkswagen Van dealership, who employed three Autotech Academy interns, has highlighted the benefits of the initiative which has enhanced its workforce. Looking to recruit skilled vehicle technician…

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NGK manager’s marathon effort for charity

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

A member of NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd’s management team has taken part in the virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money for charity. Marketing Manager Mark Hallam took up the 26.2-mile c…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts achieves 30 years of motor factoring

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Arnold Clark Autoparts, one of the fastest growing UK motor factors, has achieved 30 years of motor factoring in the automotive aftermarket. The award-winning parts distributor, with branches across S…

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Exol-sponsored WSCC cycling team successfully completes Sea-to-Sea challenge

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Exol Lubricants supported the WSCC cycling team as they took on the Sea-to-Sea challenge (C2C), cycling from Whitehaven to Tynemouth on 5 and 6 August, raising over £4,000 for three of their favourite…

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Data quality as a success factor at TMD Friction

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

For TMD Friction, the global leader in brake pad technology, data quality is of strategic importance. For over ten years, a specialised data team has been continuously improving product and catalogue …

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Philips Automotive Products lighting up the way to the top

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

This weekend will see the finals of the Lumileds and Philips Automotive Lighting-supported UK Top Technician and Top Garage Awards for 2020/21. Hundreds of British garages and technicians applied to e…

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Emil makes the podium as NGK riders excel in World Speedway Championship

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

NGK-sponsored Emil Sayfutdinov has finished third in the 2021 FIM Speedway World Championship. The Russian finished behind fellow countryman Artem Laguta and runner-up Bartosz Zmarzlik at the end of a…

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26 percent higher sales and 75 percent more revenue at LIQUI MOLY

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Perhaps it’s the curse of success: Whereas demand otherwise determined the growth of the German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY, it is now the supply of raw materials. In the first nine months …

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New NGK building a symbol of company’s transformation

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

NGK has continued its environmental sustainability drive with the opening of a new office building at its Komaki Plant in Japan. The world’s leading ignition and sensor specialist’s new ‘N-FOREST’ bui…

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Optima C5 LSJ 0W-20 gains approval from Jaguar Land Rover

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Leading lubricants supplier, Exol, has received approval from Jaguar Land Rover for its Optima C5 LSJ 0W-20, to their STJLR.51.5122 specification. Optima C5 LSJ 0W-20 is the latest generation fully sy…

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NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd - MechanEx Sandown Park preview

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is looking forward to exhibiting at its first automotive show since before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. The leading supplier of…

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Fuel crisis cancels book launch

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

The difficult decision to postpone our book launch this weekend was made late this afternoon, we couldn't in good conscience ask for commitment to an event that in some cases required significant trav…

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Banner’s six top tips for long battery life

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

For drivers of all ages, whether experienced or inexperienced, probably the most frustrating thing to encounter is a car that simply won’t start! However as Europe’s leading manufacturer of batteries …

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LKQ Euro Car Parts relaunches training offering as LKQ Academy

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts has announced the launch of LKQ Academy, a new and improved training platform for independent garages and bodyshops. The launch follows the conclusion of a programme of business int…

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WhoCanFixMyCar and Amazon partnership brings new tyre fitting service to UK

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

WhoCanFixMyCar has teamed up with Amazon to offer its customers a dedicated professional tyre fitting service across the UK. WhoCanFixMyCar has provided a dedicated ‘fit it now’ platform through which…

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OESAA reveals First Brands Group as newest member

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is thrilled to welcome First Brands Group as a new member of its organisation. First Brands Group, which originated from TRICO Group in…

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Teng Tools joins The Parts Alliance

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

With more than 30 years’ experience developing tools for a myriad of sectors, including the aftermarket, Teng Tools has now become a supplier to The Parts Alliance to spread its range even further. Th…

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FAI Automotive Announcement

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

Originally founded in the 1960s by the Walker family, FAI Automotive plc (“FAI”) has thrived and expanded to become a brand leader in the automotive parts distribution aftermarket, generating a turnov…

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New portal simplifies warranty returns process

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

The new warranty and returns process, brought to market by Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT – the joint sales and marketing initiative from Fourth and TecAlliance – is suc…

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OPTIMAL UK announces company ownership changes

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Automotive parts business OPTIMAL UK Distribution Ltd. has announced changes in its ownership, with LKQ Europe selling its shares in the business. Midlands-headquartered OPTIMAL UK was established in …

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Consistency pays off at Silverstone for Halfords Racing with Cataclean

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

A tough day at Silverstone for Halfords Racing with Cataclean generated three top 10 finishes for Dan Rowbottom and moved him back into the top 10 in the championship. Dan Rowbottom and Gordon Shedden…

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Yuasa sail to success in the Flying Dutchman World Championships

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

GS Yuasa are celebrating a successful campaign in the prestigious Flying Dutchman World Championships. The battery manufacturer backed three Yuasa-branded boats in the nine challenging races with Guzm…

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HELLA outperformed the market in the first quarter, but the company's outlook is lowered due to significantly reduced market expectations for the current fiscal year

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Although HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier outperformed the market in the first quarter of the fiscal year, the company's outlook for the current fiscal year 2021/2022 is lower…

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Workshops should maximise MoT opportunuity

Date: Friday 24 September 2021

NGK has reiterated its call for UK workshops to take advantage of the current surge in demand for MoT tests. The ignition and sensor specialist has been forecasting September’s MoT boom after it was r…

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NGK Speedway stars fly the flag

Date: Friday 24 September 2021

NGK-sponsored stars have been battling it out for their countries in the Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations competition which this year has been sponsored by the company for the first-time. The ig…

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IAAF member E-Motive Online announces two programs for manufacturers, brands and resellers to safely grow their eCommerce sales

Date: Thursday 23 September 2021

IAAF member E-Motive Online has announced two programmes to help aftermarket manufacturers, brands, distributors and resellers capitalise on their digitalisation and ecommerce efforts. These programme…

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New appointment for WAI

Date: Wednesday 22 September 2021

Leading automotive parts supplier, WAI, has announced the appointment of Richard Davies as Business Development Manager, to help develop WAI’s activity in the commercial vehicle (CV), passenger car (P…

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Two awards for HELLA: best brand in the lighting technology and lighting category as well as in the headlamp adjusters category

Date: Wednesday 22 September 2021

Around 7,400 readers of PROFI Werkstatt specialist magazine once again rated their favourite brands in terms of image, quality and service in 24 categories. In the lighting technology and lighting cat…

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Podium result for Halfords Racing with Cataclean at Croft

Date: Wednesday 22 September 2021

A superb second place finish for Gordon Shedden was the highlight of a tough weekend at Croft for Halfords Racing with Cataclean in the British Touring Car Championship. Triple champion Gordon took se…

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Banner’s OE pedigree integral to aftermarket strategy – and OESAA has large part to play

Date: Wednesday 22 September 2021

As one of the founding members of the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) and Lee Quinney sitting on the advisory board, Banner is a manufacturer committed and unequivocal abo…

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How garages can ride the MOT wave and make the most of "super September"

Date: Friday 17 September 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts has outlined how the independent aftermarket should be capitalising on a spike in demand to ‘ride the MOT wave’ this month. The start of the Covid-19 pandemic last spring meant that…

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LIQUI MOLY company magazine, issue 09/2021

Date: Friday 17 September 2021

We just published the latest issue of our company magazine “Pictures and Stories”. There we have put together tips and tricks for our best products for sport, leisure and hobbies. We explain the vario…

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M-Sport Ford WRC team excels in Greece

Date: Friday 17 September 2021

The M-Sport Ford World Rally Team – whose cars are equipped with NGK spark plugs and NTK Lambda sensors – recorded four strong finishes at the end of the Acropolis Rally, finishing the World Rally Cha…

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NGK Speedway star hails ‘guardian angel’

Date: Thursday 16 September 2021

NGK-sponsored Swedish star Freddie Lindgren believes he had “a guardian angel by my side” after he escaped serious injury in a dramatic crash during the Danish Speedway Grand Prix. Lindgren was chasin…

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Delphi Technologies enhances its automotive training offering with launch of new e-learning platform

Date: Thursday 16 September 2021

Delphi Technologies, part of the BorgWarner family, is launching a new e-learning platform - the Delphi Technologies Academy - aimed at making it easier than ever for those in the automotive industry …

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Yuasa-backed Olivia Reynolds heads to Pastranaland for American adventure

Date: Thursday 16 September 2021

Eleven-year-old motocross star, Olivia Reynolds will travel to FMX freestyle legend, Travis Pastrana’s Pastranaland complex in Maryland for a two-week adrenaline fuelled trip, having personally been i…

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HELLA at the Automechanika Frankfurt Digital Plus

Date: Friday 10 September 2021

HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier, and Hella Gutmann Solutions will be presenting themselves on the online platform of the Automechanika Frankfurt Digital Plus from 14th to 16t…

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TMD Friction offers support to Martin House Hospice

Date: Friday 10 September 2021

TMD Friction UK has supported Martin House Hospice, based in Wetherby, West Yorkshire, donating two branded rucksacks, two Bluetooth speakers and two teddies. Martin House provides family-led care for…

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It's time for a new leadership model

Date: Wednesday 08 September 2021

Too many leaders have been conditioned to think of leadership only in terms of power and control. But there is a better way to lead, this kind of leadership requires a special kind of leader: a situat…

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