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HELLA headlines at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Tuesday 18 April 2023

As one of the event’s Platinum partners, HELLA will be exhibiting a broad range of its market leading workshop equipment, as well as its original equipment (OE) replacement parts programme, that inclu…

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RIP Craig Breen

Date: Friday 14 April 2023

The 33-year-old – who last season raced for the NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team – died in the accident yesterday (Thursday, April 13) while driving for the Hyundai Motorsport team. His co-…

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Exol makes the finals for 2023 Made in the Midlands awards

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Exol Lubricants has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Export Award category at this year’s Made in the Midlands awards, in recognition of its excellent global customer service, international prese…

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TechMan makes it to IGA awards finals

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Garage management system, TechMan, has announced the brand has made it to the finals of the IGA (Independent Garage Association) BIG Awards, in the Garage Management System of the Year category. The I…

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Servicesure work with member garages to donate Easter goodies to local communities

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

National garage programme Servicesure has worked with six of its member garages to donate Easter goodies to local community causes. Servicesure’s network comprises more than 600 independent garages ac…

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Mintex stopping power helps deliver cross-country rally victory

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Mintex Racing brake pads and discs provided the stopping power to the winners of the first round of the 2023 All Wheel Drive Club (AWDC) Freelander Trophy, held at Walters Arena in South Wales. The wi…

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Nic Hamilton to race in 2023 BTCC

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

British racing driver Nic Hamilton – who is supported by Niterra UK Ltd’s NGK ignition brand – has confirmed he is to drive Team HARD. Racing’s Cupra Leon in the 2023 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Cham…

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Delphi to focus on garage support at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has confirmed it will be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham 2023. Visitors to the UK’s largest automotive trade exhibition, which takes place from 6…

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Delphi adds first-to-market brake pads for Mercedes C-Class and Hyundai Staria

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has announced the release of further first-to-market braking components for Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai as part of its European aftermarket braking progra…

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Klarius expands access to quality aftermarket exhausts in the Republic of Ireland

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Motor factors and service garages in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) can now source a wider range of high quality Klarius exhausts. The popularity of the manufacturer's product range has been steadily i…

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First Brands Group joins IAAF membership

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

Automotive parts supplier, First Brands Group, has become the latest member to join the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). The three members of the First Brands Group are well known…

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MAHLE reaches finals of Made in the Midlands Awards 2023

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has been announced as a finalist in the category of ‘Automotive’ at Insider Media’s prestigious Made in the Midlands awards, in recognition of its growth in the region. The award …

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GS Yuasa achieves medium-term emission reduction and environmental targets

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

GS Yuasa are pleased to announce that they have met their mid-term emission reduction and environmental targets as part of their response to climate change. The battery manufacturer has committed to r…

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LKQ Europe and LeasePlan sign contract for fleet servicing and aftermarket parts supply

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

The leading distributor of automotive aftermarket parts in Europe and a global leader in Car-as-a-Service strengthen their partnership. A remarkable step for the independent aftermarket: LKQ Europe, t…

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Kerridge Commercial Systems unveils exciting and sustainable initiatives at its Konnect conference

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

At the event, spanning the 2nd and 3rd of March in Stratford-upon-Avon, Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) welcomed over four hundred delegates to its first live UK event post-pandemic. James Mitchell,…

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Sponsored Speedway stars ready for 2023 season

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

Some of the World’s leading riders will once again be sporting the famous NGK logo when they compete in the 2023 FIM World Speedway Championship. The ignition and sensor specialist – which this month …

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New name, same quality products

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

The name on the building may have changed, but the quality of the brands inside remains the same. NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd this month officially changed the name of its UK operations to Niterra UK Ltd…

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Launch Tech to showcase leading workshop technology at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

Launch Tech UK will be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham 2023, as the vehicle diagnostics and garage equipment specialist prepares to showcase the latest innovations from the company to garages a…

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The public has their say on MOT reform– and they don’t like it either: Kevan Wooden, chief commercial officer, LKQ Euro Car Parts

Date: Wednesday 05 April 2023

It probably wasn’t a surprise to see the aftermarket come out in almost unanimous opposition to some of the more radical reforms to the MOT system being proposed by the DfT. These being the recommenda…

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WAI to demonstrate latest innovations at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Wednesday 05 April 2023

Premium rotating electrics supplier, WAI, will be showcasing its impressive range of starter motors and alternators, window regulators, wiper motors, ignition products and engine management products –…

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Ring and Osram to shine a light on products at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Tuesday 04 April 2023

Renowned lighting specialists, OSRAM and Ring, have announced that both premium brands will be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham at the NEC from 6th– 8th June. The companies will be sharing an im…

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Dayco showcases its aftermarket offering

Date: Tuesday 04 April 2023

Dayco, the company that pioneered the belt in oil (BIO) innovation on behalf of vehicle manufacturers (VMs) such as Ford and VW, will be highlighting the opportunity regular BIO replacement for these …

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The winners of DENSO’s 2022 League of True Mechanics competition receive their rewards!

Date: Tuesday 04 April 2023

The annual League of True Mechanic (LOTM) competition combines high quality, IMI accredited, online technical training and assessment, with prize winning opportunities to allow technicians to battle i…

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IAAF announces latest new member

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced the addition of commercial vehicle parts supplier, KEV Limited, to its membership. KEV Limited is a wholesaler and manufacturer o…

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MAHLE Aftermarket showcases collision repair expertise at Kinetic 2023

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has showcased its service solutions offering, specialist Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration equipment and thermal management systems at Kinetic 2023, held at Te…

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Livery unveil: LKQ Euro Car Parts announces new partnership for Starline brand with GR Motorsport team

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

Starline powered by LKQ Euro Car Parts has agreed a two-year partnership deal with GR Motosport, with Storm Stacey riding in this year’s Bennetts British Superbike Championship as Starline Racing Kawa…

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DENSO heralds its customer karting challenge a great success!

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

On a rain soaked weekend at the Midland Karting Centre, after the hard fought qualifying rounds, the 18 finalists lined up to compete in two more head-to-head battles to decide the 2023 DENSO Go Karti…

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Schaeffler retains Andy Savva as REPXPERT brand ambassador

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

“Back in 2018, Schaeffler was an obvious choice for Andy Savva, aka ‘The Garage Inspector’, to choose as a brand partner during his transition from award winning garage owner to renowned aftermarket i…

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Help shape the future of the garage industry

Date: Tuesday 28 March 2023

Attention all independent workshop owners! Join the IMI working group to help develop apprenticeships with IfATE. IfATE, or the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, is an organizatio…

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Shaftec’s new website distributor finder further connects the aftermarket

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

Shaftec, the Drive. Steer. Stop expert has introduced a new ‘Distributor Finder’ section on its website. The Distributor Finder allows the user to identify Shaftec Distributors in the UK and Ireland, …

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GSF attracting “global interest”

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

Sukhbir Kapoor, President and COO, GSF Car Parts has spoken to IAAF on the company’s future following the acquisition of its parent company Uni-Select by LKQ Corporation. Sukhbir told the Federation: …

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LKQ Europe partners with CECRA

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

LKQ Europe is thrilled to announce its partnership with CECRA, the European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs. This partnership is built on shared objectives and common interests, including access …

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DENSO Europe celebrates its 50th anniversary!

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

February 2023 marked a significant milestone in the history of the leading original equipment (OE) component manufacturer and system supplier, as it is 50 years since the company opened its first regi…

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myITG revolutionises sales reporting to ITGs

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

The annual submission of sales figures to International Trading Groups (ITGs) is a tedious and time-consuming process for parts manufacturers in the independent automotive aftermarket. The six trading…

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Alliance Automotive Group UK&I partner with Exotec for new NDC

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

Global warehouse robotics provider Exotec has announced a significant contract win with Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) UK&I, a large car and commercial vehicle parts supplier working across Europ…

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Maverick Diagnostics’ Andy Brooke proud to join Automotive 30% Club

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

Maverick Diagnostics is delighted to announce that its managing director, Andy Brooke, has become a member of the Automotive 30% Club. The Automotive 30% Club is a voluntary network of executives from…

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Glen Callum Associates advises on attracting and engaging staff in the current climate

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

With 30 percent of businesses increasing recruitment in quarter four of 2022 and 28 percent of businesses planning to grow their team in quarter one of 2023, according to recent statistics released by…

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EV the talk of the A1 Motor Stores Trade Show

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

A1 Motor Stores successfully held its Spring Trade Show on 16 March at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham. The group followed on from the IAAF Conference 2022 by embracing the theme of all th…

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Mintex Racing continues Focus Cup and EnduroKA championship support

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

Braking friction specialist TMD Friction UK has confirmed its renowned competition braking brand Mintex Racing will continue its support of the one-make Focus Cup and EnduroKA motorsport championships…

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Elvis Presley Viva Las Vegas movie Cobra takes pride of place on packed Motul stand

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

As well as checking out some of the best that Motul has to offer for vehicle owners and restorers, visitors to the Motul stand at this weekend’s Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show wit…

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Sprinting for F2 Victory

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

The Lucas Oil-sponsored DAMS team secured its first win (10pts) in the second round of the new the FIA Formula 2 season with a Sprint Race victory for Ayumu Iwasa in Saudi Arabia. The flawless drive a…

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Schaeffler’s ‘Tea-break Training’ Zooms back into action!

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

The REPXPERT technical team made a welcome return to online training as Simon Cooper once again hosted a Zoom based ‘Tea-break Training Session’, in which Technical Training Manager, Alistair Mason br…

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Alliance Automotive Group UK&I excited to showcase range of offerings at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) are proud to be headline sponsors at Automechanika Birmingham 2023, taking place at the NEC Birmingham on 6th, 7th and 8th June 2023. Located at the heart of the UK's a…

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10 years of winning enthusiasm: GS Yuasa reaches milestone in sponsorship of HRC Repsol Honda Team in MotoGP™

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

GS Yuasa is proud to announce that it is celebrating its tenth anniversary as a sponsor of the HRC Repsol Honda Team in MotoGP™. This season, the eleventh of the sponsorship, features the riders Marc …

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WAI discusses the latest trends in rotating electrics

Date: Friday 17 March 2023

“While the rotating electrics market is consistent in terms of seasonal trends, –alternator failures increase by 44 percent during winter – we are seeing a greater demand for products found on newer v…

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DENSO continues its humanitarian support effort to help Ukraine

Date: Friday 17 March 2023

Since the war began, DENSO Japan and DENSO International Europe have donated 600,000 euros to the UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency and Red Cross) in Ukraine, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. Fr…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts commits to a 25% female workforce by the end of 2025

Date: Thursday 16 March 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts has announced a new commitment to ensure that at least a quarter of its entire workforce is made up of women by the end of 2025. The announcement came as part of the business’s exte…

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Leading auotmotive garage network Servicesure Autocentres sets sustainability records

Date: Thursday 16 March 2023

National garage programme Servicesure, run by motor factor GSF Car Parts, has broken records by cutting the most carbon emissions in 2022 through the responsible management of used lubricating oil, of…

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MOT CPD critical to keeping revenue streams open, urges LKQ Euro Car Parts with two weeks before the deadline

Date: Thursday 16 March 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts is urging MOT Testers to complete their 2022/23 MOT CPD before the end of March deadline. With less than 16 days to go, the DVSA have reported that over 19,000 Testers have yet to c…

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K & S McKenzie highlight their strap and chain service

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

K & S McKenzie are highlighting their services for lifting equipment which include the assembly, testing and repairing of chains in accordance with customer requirements and also the opportunity f…

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