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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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Group synergies provide worldwide supply chain to electric car producer

Date: Wednesday 08 September 2021

The business and customer base of the Lesjöfors Group is constantly changing and expanding from new sales and acquisitions. Many of our customers are global companies operating in tough competition. A…

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Auto Spares Wales eyes further growth with Autopart

Date: Wednesday 08 September 2021

Auto Spares Wales, a startup motor factor based in Newport, recently implemented Autopart, in a move that has helped the company go “from strength to strength” in just a few months’ of trading. Tony G…

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TecAlliance certifies Corteco as “Premier Data Supplier”

Date: Wednesday 08 September 2021

Corteco is one of the first companies certified as "Premier Data Supplier" (PDS) by TecAlliance for its exemplary data quality. TecAlliance is Europe's leading information, service and communication p…

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IAA Mobility: climate-friendly solutions for all kinds of mobility – Bosch is generating sales of more than one billion euros with electromobility

Date: Wednesday 08 September 2021

In electromobility, no other company offers as many options as Bosch: from e-bikes to construction machinery, and from silicon carbide chips to pre-integrated e-axle modules. And this is paying off: i…

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IAAF continues membership expansion, adding Dal Corso Group to its roster

Date: Tuesday 07 September 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) welcomes leadership development and management training company, Dal Corso Group, to its growing membership, as it continues to bolster its aut…

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PG Automotive raising funds for Parkinson’s UK

Date: Friday 03 September 2021

Andy and Mel Lees at PG Automotive, along with some close friends, Steff and Dean Asher, are taking on the Thames Bridges Trek on 11th September to raise much-needed funds for a charity close to their…

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TRICO and A1 raised more than £6,500 for charity

Date: Friday 03 September 2021

Wiper blade manufacturer, TRICO, recently pledged to donate £1 from every sale through its distributor, A1 Motor Stores, to a charity that hosts driving days for disabled people. During a six week per…

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Tough day at Thruxton for Halfords Racing with Cataclean

Date: Thursday 02 September 2021

The Halfords Racing with Cataclean endured a tough day at Thruxton, Hampshire, on Sunday in the British Touring Car Championship as its two Honda Civics battled through the three rounds of the ultra-c…

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BM Catalysts’, Mark Blinston, takes on Off-Road Bike Challenge

Date: Thursday 02 September 2021

BM Catalysts’ Commercial Director, Mark Blinston, will be taking on the London to Brighton Off-Road Bike Ride, Europe’s biggest charity mountain bike event, to raise vital funds for the British Heart …

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Exol-sponsored Giles Trust Charity Golf Day hailed success

Date: Thursday 02 September 2021

Exol Lubricants continued its charitable endeavours by sponsoring and attending The Giles Trust Charity Golf Day at the end of July, to help raise funds for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.…

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Delphi Technologies Aftermarket announces Global Power Electronics Program for rapidly growing electrified market

Date: Thursday 02 September 2021

BorgWarner, a global leader in delivering innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for the automotive market, is bringing emerging technologies to the aftermarket with its global power electronic…

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NGK stars in the mix for World Speedway title

Date: Thursday 02 September 2021

NGK-sponsored stars Freddie Lindgren and Emil Sayfutdinov have consolidated their places near the top of the race for the 2021 World Speedway Championship. They lie in third and fourth places respecti…

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DENSO to showcase new offerings digitally at Automechanika 2021

Date: Friday 27 August 2021

An exclusive live web session will headline DENSO’s attendance at Automechanika Frankfurt 2021, Europe’s leading trade fair for the automotive service industry, on 14th-16th September. With the event …

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Robinson returns to racing with Anger Management 2.0

Date: Thursday 26 August 2021

NGK-sponsored seven-times UK pro mod champion Andy Robinson is set to return to the drag racing scene next month with a completely new look for his ’69 Camaro race car three years after it was written…

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Virtual and individual trade fair experience: MEYLE continues its digital success story with MEYLE Exhibition 2021

Date: Thursday 26 August 2021

"Digital first" is the motto of the Hamburg-based spare parts manufacturer MEYLE. Especially in pandemic times, virtual encounters with customers and partners play a major role: even if the leading tr…

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HELLA is going to the Caravan Salon 2021 equipped with many product innovations

Date: Thursday 26 August 2021

In the first half of this year, the caravanning industry experienced a huge boom, with almost 63,000 new motorhomes and caravans registered in Germany alone. “The Caravan Salon, which will take place …

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NGK to relocate Japanese head office

Date: Thursday 26 August 2021

NGK Spark Plugs, the world’s leading ignition and sensor specialist, has announced it is relocating its global head office functions in Japan. The move will take place in April 2022, with the new head…

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ZF Aftermarket launches mental health initiative to protect employee wellbeing

Date: Thursday 26 August 2021

ZF Aftermarket is making employee wellbeing a priority with its latest mental health initiative. The company has opened a new medical room at its site in Wrexham, offering its employees a place to go …

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Celebration of the life of Steve Fisher

Date: Monday 23 August 2021

Apec Braking have confirmed that there will be a Celebration of the Life of Steve Fisher on Thursday 7th October 2021 at Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol from 12 noon to 4.00 p.m. If you would like to att…

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ILC The Climb postponed and challengers to tackle epic National 3 Peaks

Date: Friday 20 August 2021

Automotive industry charity, Ben, has announced that its Industry Leader Challenge (ILC) fundraiser, The Climb, has been postponed as Tanzania remains on the travel red list. It’s hoped that the even…

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Return of The CV Show welcomes TMD Friction

Date: Friday 20 August 2021

TMD Friction, via its brands Textar, Mintex and Don, has announced that it will be exhibiting at The CV Show 2021, showcasing its vast range of commercial vehicle (CV) and light commercial (LCV) braki…

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ZF Services UK bolsters CV support

Date: Friday 20 August 2021

ZF Services UK has revamped its Nottingham Centre of Competence offering to better support the commercial vehicle (CV) aftermarket after taking a careful look at how the market has changed as a result…

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The safest and fastest virus and bacteria killer now available in Aftermarket

Date: Friday 20 August 2021

Advanced Hygienics are very excited to be able to offer HOCl (Hypochlorous Acid) as an extremely effective killer of viruses and bacteria, yet safe on the skin. As a service member of the IAAF, we are…

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Exol renews sponsorship with Worcester Warriors for 21/22

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

Exol Lubricants has renewed its sponsorship of Worcester Warriors and Worcester Warriors Women rugby teams for the 21/22 season. Based in Wednesbury, Exol will once again have its logo on the back of …

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Gus finishes strongly in Belgium

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

The first appearance of Belgium’s Ypres Rally on the World Rally Championship calendar saw the NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team stars Gus Greensmith and co-driver Chris Patterson reach the …

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Freddie makes the podium in homeland Speedway Grand Prix

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

Freddie Lindgren narrowly failed to win the Speedway Grand Prix in his Sweden homeland when he was once again the pick of the NGK-sponsored riders. He finished in third place behind winner World champ…

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Denton and Pells premiere event

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

The Future of Automotive Technology and Training, an event brought to you by Denton & Pells, will be premiered for further education organisations and followed with an open day for aftermarket pro…

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HELLA showcases team inclusion with warehouse refurb

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

Under the guidance of the Warehouse and Operations Managers, Chris Padbury and Keeley Huss, HELLA UK has completed a radical overhaul and upgrade of its warehouse facility to ensure it provides flexib…

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“Recruitment is undergoing its biggest transition in decades,” says Glen Callum Associates

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

Recruitment in the automotive aftermarket is undergoing its most significant change in a generation, says Glen Callum Associates (GCA) following on from the consequences of the pandemic. With lockdown…

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HELLA and Faurecia agree to combine their businesses: partnership opens additional growth potential

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

The lighting and electronics specialist HELLA and French automotive supplier Faurecia have signed an agreement on the combination of the two companies. As part of the transaction, Faurecia will acquir…

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HELLA largely recovers pandemic-related losses in fiscal year 2020/2021 and significantly improves sales and earnings

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA recently presented its annual report for the fiscal year 2020/2021 (1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021), and at the same time confirmed the preliminary figures already published. The…

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Pace and places for Halfords Racing with Cataclean at Knockhill

Date: Wednesday 18 August 2021

Halfords Racing with Cataclean at Knockhill drivers Gordon Shedden and Dan Rowbottom showed pace and determination at Knockhill, Fife, in the British Touring Car Championship at the weekend. Heading t…

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K & S McKenzie Summer Newsletter – Out Now!

Date: Wednesday 18 August 2021

The K & S McKenzie newsletter took a break over the past year, but we are pleased to be back with this Summer 2021 issue! Our newsletter is a place for us to share all our news, supplier stories, …

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Update on Jonathan Alexander

Date: Friday 13 August 2021

IAAF eBulletin reported last week that FAI managing director Jonathan Alexander had been involved in a horrific motorbike accident on his way home. He has undergone three major operations and has had …

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Hella Ltd forms working agreement with Pro-Align to provide the ultimate ADAS calibration and wheel alignment solution

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

Hella Ltd, the vehicle diagnostics expert and pioneer of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) calibration for the independent aftermarket, has, through its Hella Gutmann Solutions brand partnered …

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Banner treat to Wheels Motor Factors comes twelve months on

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

Banner never likes to miss out on the opportunity to celebrate, particularly when it comes to customer milestones, and this certainly was the case with Stevenage-based Wheels Motor Factors recently. W…

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GS Yuasa wins 2021 MEXT Minister’s Science and Technology Award for space station project

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

The 2021 MEXT Minister’s Science and Technology award’s Development Category has been presented to GS Yuasa. The honour is for the innovation of lithium-ion batteries in space technologies. The presti…

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Glen Callum Associates maximises the power of video interviewing

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

Over the past year, video has been integral to ensuring automotive aftermarket employers and candidates can continue to interview safely and efficiently, and as restrictions begin to ease and more peo…

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Freddie fights his way to third place in race for World Speedway title

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

Sweden’s Freddie Lindgren was the pick of the NGK-sponsored riders at the latest rounds of the 2021 FIM World Speedway Championship. He made the final of both rounds of the Orlen Lublin FIM Speedway G…

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IAAF welcomes Diesel Technic UK & Ireland to its membership

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has added another new member to its ever-growing membership list, welcoming one of the largest automotive parts and accessories supplier, Diese…

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Autoinform Live: OESAA and GROUPAUTO announce AutoCare initiative to encourage technicians to sign-up

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is delighted to reveal a partnership with GROUPAUTO for the upcoming Autoinform Live event. The group has pledged its support to the tr…

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