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IAAF to support garage members with online presence

Date: Wednesday 14 June 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced an initiative to help garages access a top-performing website so they can better respond to the way motorists now search for vehi…

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KYB takes to the test track

Date: Wednesday 14 June 2023

In a recent video series produced by KYB Americas, KYB took to the test track, revealing stark differences between KYB, premium competitor shocks, worn shocks and low-cost shocks. To ensure fair testi…

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Melett hails resounding success of Automechanika Birmingham exhibition

Date: Wednesday 14 June 2023

Melett has hailed its attendance at Automechanika Birmingham a success, following the three-day event at the NEC in Birmingham from June 6th-8th. Members of the entire automotive aftermarket, from sup…

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Why concept garages will help independents take on the future: Kevan Wooden, chief commercial officer, LKQ Euro Car Parts

Date: Tuesday 13 June 2023

If you’ll allow me to briefly touch on some news from LKQ Euro Car Parts, we have recently launched a third concept garage platform, 1TEC Auto Hub, to complement our existing partnerships with Bosch a…

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Exol Lubricants continues support for Thailand distributor in local touring car racing series

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

Exol Lubricants is once again taking to the track in Thailand in the Super Turbo S.E.A Zone Challenge for 2023 via its local distributor, Shinsiri Ltd. The Exol-supported, 1.5-litre engine Toyota Vios…

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Avia Autos extends capabilities with Delphi

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

Bridgend-based Avia Autos is reaping the benefits of the next-generation diagnostic tool from Delphi Technologies. Both the DS180 BlueTech vehicle communication interface (VCI), and Delphi’s free diag…

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Leading aftermarket group Alliance Automotive are excited to announce the launch of the Global EV network NexDrive in the United Kingdom

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

Already active in Canada, Germany, and the Benelux, the NexDrive programme provides workshops with IMI-certified training, lead generation, exclusive branding, and technical support to ensure they are…

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Hella Gutmann begins its next chapter

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

With its eyes firmly set on the future, Hella Gutmann, the workshop equipment division of global original equipment (OE) supplier HELLA, has reinvigorated and strengthened its UK team to ensure it can…

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Servicesure Autocentres and Recharge Rescue partner to support EV drivers

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

NATIONAL garage programme Servicesure Autocentres has announced a new partnership with Recharge Rescue, the only insured product specifically designed for EV drivers providing 24/7 emergency roadside …

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GS Yuasa relaunches ‘Powering what matters’ advertising campaign across Europe

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

GS Yuasa, the leading Japanese global battery manufacturer with a local presence across Europe, is proud to announce the return of their high-profile advertising campaign, ‘Powering what matters’. Cen…

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Toyota creates career opportunities for young technicians through Autotech Academy partnership

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

During this week’s Automechanika Birmingham show, The Toyota Motor Company announced an exclusive collaboration with Autotech Academy to help create a future pipeline of young automotive talent. The p…

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Charlie makes the podium in France

Date: Monday 12 June 2023

NGK Ambassador Charlie Martin started her maiden Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe campaign strongly with a class podium and points haul at Circuit Paul Ricard in France. Behind the wheel of their Lambo…

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LIQUI MOLY inks multi-year partnership with Supercars

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

LIQUI MOLY has been a regular name in Australian motorsport over the past decade, primarily through its presence as naming rights partner of the Bathurst 12 Hour since 2013. In a strategic move for th…

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VARTA® to host commercial vehicle-focused conference on battery technology

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

VARTA® is to host a conference at the British Motor Museum for transport managers and fleet engineers, investigating the latest market trends in commercial vehicle (CV) battery technology. The free, o…

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Banner announces expansionary move In Chinese market

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

As part of its ‘Agenda 2030’ corporate development strategy, Banner has taken the decision to establish a major presence in China. Representing an opportunity to realise significant sales penetration …

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Honda and GS Yuasa sign JV agreement to establish new company named Honda・GS Yuasa EV Battery R&D Co., Ltd.

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Honda) and GS Yuasa International Ltd. (GS Yuasa) have announced that they have signed a joint venture agreement toward the establishment of a new company. As announced on Janua…

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Shaftec takes on charity challenges for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

Five Shaftec employees are set to test themselves - and in some cases face their fears - as they take on a series of sponsored challenges in 2023 to raise money for the Coventry branch of Zoë’s Place …

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DENSO Aftermarket backs Veterans In Action’s bid for £70,000 National Lottery grant

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

DENSO Aftermarket is an enthusiastic supporter of the charity Veterans In Action, and is therefore asking people also moved by the work it does for former members of the armed forces and others suffer…

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Automechanika 2023 - Autotech Group showcases all FOUR company divisions in industry first

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

Automechanika Birmingham provided a platform for Autotech Group to launch its new division – Autotech Connect - bringing all FOUR of its company divisions together for the first time. As the automotiv…

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TMD Friction expands into new territories with brake relining accreditation

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

PartsXpert Wijlhuizen BV Arnhem is the first company on the mainland of Europe to receive the commercial vehicle brake relining accreditation from TMD Friction, with other countries following soon, in…

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Companies of all sizes rely on TecAlliance to succeed in the IAM

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

Whether a company is a small, specialised business or a large, multinational corporation, TecAlliance is committed to help it succeed in the rapidly evolving IAM world. The long-standing partnership w…

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BorgWarner unveils new logo, marking its transformation to eMobility

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

BorgWarner unveiled its new logo underscoring the company’s progress in its eMobility transformation through the execution of its Charging Forward strategy. The new logo is a visual representation of …

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Automechanika Birmingham: a success in the UK

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

Our stand in Automechanika Birmingham featuring our blue and yellow brand colours is welcoming visitors for the first time... and it's a great success! Customers were able to see our range of spare pa…

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WAI sponsors Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards prize

Date: Friday 02 June 2023

Leading rotating electrics supplier, WAI, has sponsored the Best Marketing Award in the first Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards, with the awards ceremony taking place on 7 June at Hilton Birmingh…

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TechMan partners with BookMyGarage.com at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Friday 02 June 2023

TechMan will be exhibiting at this year’s Automechanika Birmingham, from 6 to 8 June at the NEC demonstrating its latest integrations, including a new collaboration with the UK’s leading garage bookin…

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GS Yuasa set to showcase expanded market-leading auxiliary battery range at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Friday 02 June 2023

Global battery manufacturer GS Yuasa are set to showcase their expanded auxiliary battery range at Automechanika Birmingham between 6 – 8 June. Also on display at the hugely popular trade exhibition w…

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Becker is back with a bang

Date: Friday 02 June 2023

Speedway star Luke Becker, who is backed by the NGK brand, has made a dream comeback to racing by successfully making it through to the GP Challenge. The American has been out of action since the begi…

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TechMan sponsors Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards to honour the best in the industry

Date: Wednesday 31 May 2023

Garage management provider, TechMan, has announced it will be sponsoring the Best Customer Service award at the Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2023, hosted by the Independent Automotive Afterm…

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7000 votes cast in garage awards

Date: Friday 26 May 2023

More than 7000 votes have been cast in the Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards, hosted by IAAF and headline sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts. The now full event takes place on Wednesday 7 June at Hi…

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Philips RacingVision GT200 is 2023 Headlamp of the Year

Date: Friday 26 May 2023

Philips RacingVision GT200 has won the prestigious Auto Express title of Headlamp of the Year in the 2023 staging of the magazine’s annual Product Awards. Lumileds, the global manufacturers of Philips…

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TerraClean-sponsored Colin Turkington takes double Snetterton podium

Date: Friday 26 May 2023

TerraClean-sponsored British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) ace Colin Turkington took two podium finishes at the latest round of the championship at Snetterton. In hot conditions, Turkington played t…

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vGI Holdings is ‘going greener’

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2023

Following the success of its first ‘going green’ event in 2022 celebrating and supporting sustainability and the journey to net zero, automotive accessory and logistics group vGI Holdings is ‘going gr…

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Charlie Martin given new Ambassadorial role

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2023

Motorsport UK has named the British racing driver the latest Ambassador for its highly successful Girls on Track UK programme which creates events to inspire girls and women into seeing and believing …

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Arnold Clark Autoparts teases on-stand giveaways at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023

Leading national motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts is set to offer giveaways and a prize draw at this year’s Automechanika Birmingham trade exhibition, held at the NEC from 6th-8th June. The parts d…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts sponsors Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards prize

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023

National motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts has sponsored the ‘Best Community Initiative’ accolade in the inaugural Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards. Celebrating outstanding achievements across…

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SMP Europe to make debut Automechanika Birmingham exhibition at 2023 show

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023

SMP Europe has announced it will be exhibiting its leading engine management and ignition product portfolio, as well as their industry leading engineering and manufacturing expertise for the first tim…

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SMP Europe puts automotive industry in the spotlight as Team GB seals Ice Hockey Championships victory

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023

SMP Europe-sponsored Great Britain team has sealed promotion into the top-level of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Ice Hockey World Championships for next season, after a dramatic win o…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts hands over its latest Ukraine donation in person as nuns visit Tamworth headquarters

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts is continuing its support for Ukraine and this time has been able to hand over the donation in person as Sisters from the Congregation of St Joseph in Ukraine visited its headquarte…

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ELTA: celebrating three decades of performance in the automotive industry

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023

Midlands-based ELTA, a powerhouse in the UK automotive aftermarket, proudly announces its remarkable milestone of thirty years in the industry. Established in 1993, ELTA has emerged as a leading autom…

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Maverick Diagnostics’ vehicle diagnostics blog reaches number one in the UK

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023

Maverick Diagnostics’ vehicle diagnostics blog has been named as the best in the UK by Feedspot, a popular RSS feed reader that ranks content on its popularity, quality and relevance to respective ind…

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Magneti Marelli to debut at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Monday 22 May 2023

Magneti Marelli Parts & Services will be exhibiting for the first time at the Automechanika Show in Birmingham, from 6th to 8th June, with a selection of innovative and market-leading products whi…

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Veterans In Action selected as possible recipient of National Lottery People's Project grant

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

Veterans In Action have been lucky to have been selected as one of the charities for the National Lottery People’s Project which opened recently. In order to have a chance of being awarded a grant of …

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DENSO’s Ukrainian support provides real-time power when and where it’s needed

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

DENSO’s humanitarian initiative to support Ukrainian society by making a meaningful and practical donation to the UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency and Red Cross), continues to bear fruit. During t…

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To advertise a salary or to not advertise a salary: Glen Callum Associates shares its insight

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

Despite many employers having a slight uncertainty around salary transparency, Glen Callum Associates (GCA) is pointing to the benefits of being open when it comes to salary. While it is not a legal r…

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GS Yuasa to showcase International Space Station batteries at European energy storage exhibition

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

The energy supply of the future is the focus at the EES (Electrical Energy Storage) Europe exhibition in Munich. Following the event motto "Innovating Energy Storage", world leading battery manufactur…

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TecAlliance to showcase latest innovations at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

TecAlliance, the leading data and solution expert in the automotive aftermarket, will be showcasing its latest innovations and its new partner programme at Automechanika Birmingham, taking place from …

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Maverick Diagnostics and Next Eco Car agree deal that sees plug-in and EV battery test sold in Ireland

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

Maverick Diagnostics and Next Eco Car are delighted to announce a partnership that sees the Irish EV sales and sourcing specialist become a distributor of AVILOO, a ground-breaking independent battery…

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Mintex-supported MINI Challenge field face deluge at Brands Hatch

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

The Mintex-supported MINI Challenge faced mixed racing conditions at the second round of the season at Brands Hatch Indy circuit. TMD Friction’s braking brand, Mintex, provides the stopping power to t…

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Lindgren triumphs in Poland

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

NGK-sponsored Speedway star Freddie Lindgren has stormed to victory at the Orlen FIM Speedway GP of Poland – Warsaw. The Swede followed his third place at the Croatian SGP to take top spot ahead of Au…

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Navigating Change in the European Aftermarket: The Critical Role of Communication and Trust

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

Robbie Dal Corso of IAAF Service Member Dal Corso Group, has developed a thought-provoking assessment of how effective communication and trust are critical for businesses navigating change in the Euro…

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