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Latest advice from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

The federation's legal helpline provider, Lawgistics, has recently issued advice on three subjects which should be of interest to IAAF members. Image use without permissionTo be entitled to use the im…

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Vampire jet car returns to showcase events with Arnold Clark Autoparts sponsorship

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

The Vampire jet car, holder of the UK land speed record, is returning to exhibition events nationwide with sponsorship from Arnold Clark Autoparts. Leading national motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts…

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Local students in motorsport challenge

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Llangefni-based Coleg Menai and Anglesey Based Lucas Oil Products (UK) have agreed a joint-venture project designed to fine-tune many of the practical skills being learned by the next generation of ve…

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BorgWarner Releases 2022 Sustainability Report, Highlights Substantial ESG Progress

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

BorgWarner has released its 2022 Sustainability Report, “Charging Forward Together,” highlighting the significant steps taken toward meeting its environmental stewardship, social responsibility and go…

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Autonomous transport: some thoughts from Freudenberg Sealing Technologies

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Autonomous vehicles seem to be a special species of robot. The differences cannot be justified on either technical or commercial grounds. In “The Love Bug,” when a Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie was p…

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Young Speedway stars shine in Poland

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

England’s Dan Bewley and Robert Lambert were the pick of the NGK-sponsored riders at the 3W FIM Speedway GP of Poland. They both made the semi-finals of the meeting in Gorzow finishing third in their …

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Leading automotive distributor LKQ Euro Car Parts increases support for Irish aftermarket with Waterford branch expansion

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts, the leading UK and Republic of Ireland automotive parts distributor, has moved its existing Waterford branch to a larger site in order to expand its offering to the Irish aftermark…

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Win two hospitality tickets to an upcoming BTCC 2022 race with sales-i

Date: Wednesday 29 June 2022

sales-i, the data analytics and CRM software for product sales teams, is offering one lucky IAAF member the chance to win two free hospitality tickets to an upcoming BTCC 2022 race. sales-i has a long…

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Exol Lubricants takes to the stages with KH Hire Rallying

Date: Wednesday 29 June 2022

Exol Lubricants and its distributor JP Oils have teamed up with Leyland-based KH Hire Rallying for selected rounds of the 2022 British Trial and Rally Drivers Association (BTRDA) Rally Championship an…

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Race ace Brayden out in front in motorcycle championship

Date: Monday 27 June 2022

NGK-sponsored motorcycle star Brayden Elliott leads the 2022 Pirelli National Superstock championship after an eventful meeting at Knockhill. The Australian came second for the CFS Filtration No Bull …

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GSF Car Parts completes rebrand and standardises opening hours

Date: Monday 27 June 2022

National motor factor GSF Car Parts has completed the total rebrand of its estate and rolled out standardised opening hours across its entire branch network. GSF Car Parts transitioned from a dozen lo…

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Alex completes Lake District challenge

Date: Monday 27 June 2022

NGK’s intrepid walker Alex Stancombe has successfully climbed some of the highest summits in England to raise cash for charity. Alex, who is OEM Assistant Manager for NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, took pa…

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Tim Ward completes USA cycle marathon

Date: Monday 27 June 2022

Former NGK senior manager Tim Ward has completed an epic 500-mile bike ride in the USA to raise money for Rugby League Cares. Tim, who retired as Deputy General Manager – Key Accounts for NGK Spark Pl…

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TMD Friction hosts Jaguar land speed record shakedown

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

An attempt to break the Jaguar land speed world record took a step closer as TMD Friction hosted a successful shakedown of Kevin Bourne’s Jaguar XJ6 Series III at its Seaton Ross site. TMD Friction’s …

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Don’t cut corners on emissions, warned BM Catalysts this Clean Air Day

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

With Clean Air Day taking place on 16th June, BM Catalysts once again stressed the need for the automotive aftermarket to clean up its act and clampdown on the use of poor-quality emissions control de…

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Schaeffler honours global Climate Action Day

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

In solidarity with the world community, Schaeffler, the original equipment component manufacturer and system supplier, is recognising 2022’s global Climate Action Day and its aim of reducing the negat…

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NAPA races to Parliament for Our Eclectic Future

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

Through the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Motorsport, NAPA Racing UK has been given the exciting opportunity to support Motorsport UK in presenting Our Eclectic Future on Monday, 27th June 2022 to…

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Volvo Car UK doubles temporary vehicle technician support after contractors fill over 30,000 hours

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

(VCUK) Volvo Car UK has doubled the number of contractors within its Temporary Technician Programme (TTP) with Autotech Recruit due to the ongoing success of the initiative – which has helped the vehi…

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GCA calls on industry to tackle skills shortage head on at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

As a keen commentator and advisor on the ongoing skills gap that the automotive aftermarket is currently experiencing, specialist recruiter Glen Callum Associates (GCA) recently stepped up to share it…

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IAAF members pleased by success at the recent UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

A number of IAAF members exhibited at the recent UK Garage & Bodyshop Event which took place at the NEC on 8 and 9 June. To learn of the experiences at the event of some of these members, please c…

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OSRAM product range shines at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event 2022

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

OSRAM recently enjoyed a highly successful UK Garage and Bodyshop Event, experiencing a great deal of interest from visitors for its OE-quality standard and upgrade bulbs, as well as its workshop solu…

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Ring Automotive hails UK Garage & Bodyshop event 2022 a hit

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

Ring Automotive has hailed the industry’s first UK Garage and Bodyshop Event a huge success, with garage and bodyshop owners flocking in their thousands to visit the highly anticipated event. Over the…

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Women in Engineering Day: Hayley Pells MSc CAE FIMI, Head of Garage IAAF

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

Thursday 23 June was International Women in Engineering Day (IWED), a global day celebrating the amazing work that female engineers around the world are doing to support lives and livelihoods every da…

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Brayden races to milestone victory at Donington

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

NGK-sponsored motorcycle star Brayden Elliott is celebrating a famous victory in the 2022 Pirelli National Superstock championship. The Australian followed up his second place for the CFS Filtration N…

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Aftermarket parts price increases…

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

Unlike other industries that have already seen massive increases, Klarius has so far used its extensive UK stock of exhaust systems, components and accessories to limit price rises to the aftermarket.…

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NGK Speedway stars in a strong position after podium places

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

NGK-sponsored Speedway stars sit in a strong position in the race for the 2022 World Championship title following back-to-back rounds in Germany and the Czech Republic. Sweden’s Freddie Lindgren is in…

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McGuinness stars on return to Isle of Man TT

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

Motorcycling legend John McGuinness – who is sponsored by ignition and sensor specialist NGK – celebrated his 100th start at the Isle of Man TT Races on Saturday with a fine fifth place in the six-lap…

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GSF Car Parts opens two new branches in Cornwall

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

National motor factor GSF Car Parts continued its period of expansion by opening new Cornish branches in Saltash and Camborne. These latest openings take GSF to eight new branches in the last three mo…

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DENSO sponsored hybrid hypercar triumphs again at Le Mans

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

In the 90th Le Mans 24 Hours, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing took first and second to extend its winning run to five at the legendary Circuit de la Sarthe, with the leading DENSO sponsored GR010 HYBRID, completi…

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UKS business partnership with TRICO doubles in size in a year

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

UKS has been working in partnership with TRICO for a little over three years, however the past year has seen a huge growth in sales of the TRICO blade offerings and this month alone has been a record-…

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Comline Richardson Racing secures back-to-back Porsche Carrera Cup GB wins

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

Comline Richardson Racing and title partner, Comline Auto Parts, have been victorious for the second successive weekend in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB following a dominant win by Will Martin in the ope…

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Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) at Freudenberg Sealing Technologies

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

AMR is the further development of the AGV, a driverless transport system. Since the start of the 2000s, AGVs have been deployed in warehouses, but they need help along their route from rack to rack to…

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“Distruptions are a dream for experts”

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

Dr. Matthias Sckuhr, COO of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, talks about lean processes, historic trends and the role of employees. The road to sustainability includes higher energy efficiency and lo…

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Blue Print and febi-sponsored Butel fights through pack at Oulton Park

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

Blue Print and febi-sponsored driver Jack Butel fought through a challenging British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) race weekend at Cheshire circuit Oulton Park on 11-12 June. Butel’s strong performa…

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Bob Sockl, RIP

Date: Thursday 16 June 2022

It is with great sadness that we we learned of the death of the founder of Aftermarket magazine, Bob Sockl, who passed away last weekend aged 75, following a long illness. Bob was born in London in 19…

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Hamilton celebrates strongest BTCC performance

Date: Thursday 16 June 2022

NGK customers have enjoyed a great day out watching British racing driver Nic Hamilton in action in the 2022 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). Hamilton is an Ambassador for the ignitio…

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SMP Europe brings colour to Ice Hockey World Championships

Date: Thursday 16 June 2022

Automotive engineering specialist SMP Europe has embraced the passion and excitement of this year’s International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championships in Finland, being main sponsor for th…

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Melett's “Inside tag” highlights network strength at Motortec Madrid 2022

Date: Thursday 16 June 2022

Turbocharger specialist, Melett, enjoyed a successful Motortec Madrid 2022, bringing together its Authorised Service Centre (ASC) network and showcasing the new ‘Melett Inside’ quality tag concept. Wi…

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Ring Automotive gives new recyclable packaging the green light

Date: Thursday 16 June 2022

As part of its ongoing commitment to embrace environmentally friendly packaging options, Ring Automotive has announced that a whole host of its upgrade halogen bulb ranges will be launched in its new …

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Exol-sponsored Worcester Warriors win dramatic Premiership Rugby Cup final

Date: Tuesday 14 June 2022

Exol Lubricants-sponsored rugby union side Worcester Warriors won a nail-biting Premiership Rugby Cup final after extra time on tries scored. Warriors were down 18 points to 25 against London Irish at…

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For the twelfth time in a row: HELLA is voted "Best Brand" at ETM Readers' Awards

Date: Tuesday 14 June 2022

HELLA, an internationally positioned automotive supplier and a FORVIA Group company, has once again - for the twelfth time in succession - been voted "Best Brand" in this year's EuroTransportMedia (ET…

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Ring scoops six accolades in Auto Express product awards

Date: Tuesday 14 June 2022

Ring Automotive’s ongoing drive for quality has resulted in the brand winning two awards categories, and a commendation in a further four, in Auto Express’ annual product awards. Ring’s Xenon200 took …

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LKQ reinvents its corporate identity to reflect its role as an automotive aftermarket leader

Date: Monday 13 June 2022

LKQ Europe has unveiled its new logo and branding that reflect its position as a global and innovative leader in the European automotive aftermarket. The new branding across the whole group will allow…

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Successful fairs in Kenya and Italy!

Date: Monday 13 June 2022

The last two weeks have been very busy for our company - there were two major automotive events. Our employees represented us at the Autoexpo in Nairobi and Autopromotec in Bologna. We started the tra…

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First trade fair appearance under the FORVIA umbrella brand: HELLA and Faurecia jointly presented technologies for the mobility of tomorrow in Japan

Date: Monday 13 June 2022

Following the successful takeover of HELLA by Faurecia, the two companies made their first joint appearance at an automotive trade fair under the new, overarching umbrella brand FORVIA. As a factual g…

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Diesel Technic Italia S.R.L. at the Transpotec Logitec: real-life networking in Milan

Date: Monday 13 June 2022

From 12 to 15 May 2022, the Transpotec Logitec took place in Milan, the leading Italian fair for the transport and logistics industry. Diesel Technic Italia S.R.L., represented by Managing Director Wa…

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Philips lights up the 2022 Auto Express Product Honours

Date: Monday 13 June 2022

Lumileds, the global manufacturers of Philips Automotive Lighting products, are celebrating a host of awards at the 2022 Auto Express Product Honours. The Philips Xperion 6000 Slim workshop inspection…

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DENSO Aftermarket teams up with Veterans in Action

Date: Friday 10 June 2022

As an example of the company’s outward looking nature, DENSO Aftermarket has begun to support the charity Veterans in Action, which is dedicated to the needs of former members of the armed forces and …

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Alex to take on charity challenge

Date: Friday 10 June 2022

NGK employee Alex Stancombe is set to climb some of the highest summits in England to raise cash for charity. The 52-year-old is taking part in the Stephanie Simpson 2022 Lake District Challenge which…

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GS Yuasa ‘Powering What Matters’ advertising campaign launches across Europe

Date: Friday 10 June 2022

Centred around a charming video advert, the coordinated European advertising campaign explores the world of GS Yuasa through the eyes of 6-year-old Isabella and her mother as they go about their day n…

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