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GS Yuasa International Ltd. announce collaboration with Honda to develop lithium-ion batteries

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

GS Yuasa International Ltd., the parent company of GS Yuasa Battery Europe Ltd., has announced the signing of an agreement with Honda Motor Co. Ltd. to develop high-capacity, high-output lithium-ion b…

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MAHLE Aftermarket strengthens European operations with key promotion

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket has promoted its UK General Manager Andy Lees within its senior leadership team, in a combined role that will see him lead aftermarket operations in western Europe. While Lees’ respo…

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Cyber security awareness: news from Lawgistics

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

Lawgistics, the IAAF's legal helpline provider, have partnered with ECSC to provide additional guidance and support in all things cyber security. ECSC, founded and established in 2000, is the UK’s lon…

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ZF announces partnership with mobility provider Beep to bring new-generation autonomous Level 4 shuttle to US market

Date: Thursday 02 February 2023

ZF unveils its next generation shuttle for autonomous driving in urban environments and mixed traffic at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas/ Nevada, USA. The next generation complem…

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Exol-sponsored Fox finishes jet ski championship on a high

Date: Thursday 02 February 2023

Exol-sponsored 18-year-old JSRA British Jetsport Championship jet skier Dani Fox finished her 2022 season in fifth place after a closely fought campaign on the water. Fox, based near Exol Lubricants’ …

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Motul is once again series official lubricant partner for ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA in 2023

Date: Thursday 02 February 2023

The recent Autosport International Expo heralded the announcement of Motul’s continuation as official lubricant supplier to the 2023 ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA. This is the second …

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LKQ Europe Acquires Rhenoy Group

Date: Thursday 02 February 2023

The leading distributor of automotive aftermarket parts strengthens its presence in the European salvage business. Zug, Switzerland. LKQ Europe today announced that it is expanding its European salvag…

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One betting game, 400 participants, three winners

Date: Thursday 02 February 2023

Last year, the betting game for the 2022 Football World Cup once again generated enthusiasm among all participants – after all, great prices were raffled off among the Diesel Technic distribution part…

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AS-PL get the ‘Diament Forbesa” again!

Date: Thursday 02 February 2023

The AS-PL company was again among the winners of the fifteenth edition of the presitigious ‘Diamenty Forbesa” ranking. The list was prepared by the editors of the monthly magazine ‘Forbes’ and the bus…

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LIQUI MOLY now also available from Motor Parts Direct

Date: Tuesday 31 January 2023

The German motor oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY is expanding its distribution in the UK. The company's range is now also available from Motor Parts Direct, the UK’s largest independent motor f…

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New Niterra logo unveiled

Date: Friday 27 January 2023

Following on from last year’s announcement regarding its upcoming English name change to ‘Niterra’, NGK SPARK PLUG is proud to reveal to the world its new Group and Corporate Logo. This will be offici…

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GSF Car Parts plugs into vehicle eletrification at EV Ready event

Date: Friday 27 January 2023

Leading motor factor GSF Car Parts gave garage owners a unique insight into the future of the automotive aftermarket at the inaugural EV Ready event this week. GSF was headline sponsor of the show, wh…

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Climate-friendly and recyclable: NALYSES research project develops sustainable headlamp

Date: Thursday 26 January 2023

HELLA is researching, in collaboration with industry partners, how headlights can be designed to be more climate friendly. To this end, the automotive supplier operating under the FORVIA umbrella bran…

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TecAlliance introduces global Code of Conduct

Date: Thursday 26 January 2023

TecAlliance, the leading expert for data management and processes in the independent automotive aftermarket, has adopted a Code of Conduct that applies to all locations and subsidiaries worldwide as o…

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Delphi Technologies host UK garage competition

Date: Thursday 26 January 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, will be a partner supporter of the 2023 Top Garage and Top Technician competitions. Top Technician, created by Aftermarket magazine in 2002, seeks to id…

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Increase of almost ten percent in 2022 – LIQUI MOLY generates € 800 million in sales

Date: Thursday 26 January 2023

The Ulm-based motor oil and additive manufacturer has reached its annual target and remains on a stable growth course. The company was able to compensate for the loss of the Russian market and the gen…

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Lucas Oil Driving Forward in 2023

Date: Thursday 26 January 2023

Lucas Oil is investing in the profile of the brand, to raise awareness about additive use and to help pull business through to garages. The Lucas Oil Academy will promote the brand to young mechanics …

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Exol-powered endurance racing team completes 25-hour race

Date: Thursday 26 January 2023

A racing team using Exol Lubricants completed the IDEMITSU 1500 Super Endurance 2022, a 25-hour long race at the Buriram International Circuit, in north-eastern Thailand. The NS Max Taker ISR Racing T…

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OESAA Academy Live roadshow moves onto Castleford College following successful debut

Date: Thursday 26 January 2023

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association will be looking to carry the momentum from its maiden OESAA Academy Live event to Castleford College. The free training days will take place on…

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Workshops welcome NGK Academy

Date: Tuesday 24 January 2023

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK’s new online training initiative is proving a big hit with workshops. The company launched NGK Academy last November and it has already attracted scores of leading i…

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Delphi Technologies launches Masters of Motion

Date: Friday 20 January 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has launched its new Masters of Motion hub aimed at independent garage technicians. Delphi intends the launch to be the start of a sustained campaign to…

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Mintex Trophy Trial celebrates over 40 years of crowning British trials champions

Date: Friday 20 January 2023

Braking friction specialist TMD Friction’s renowned brand Mintex, and Yorkshire-based Richmond Motor Club, are celebrating over 40 years of racing excellence in the Mintex Trophy Trial, a demanding mo…

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NAPA Racing UK joins BTRC 2023

Date: Friday 20 January 2023

NAPA Racing UK reunites with Paul Rivett for a super-sized season in the British Truck Racing Championship 2023. From rookies to BTCC Team Champions, NAPA Racing UK had a phenomenal debut year in moto…

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TMD Friction to support engineering academy’s pan-European road rally

Date: Thursday 19 January 2023

TMD Friction is supporting a bid by Essex-based Rallysport Engineering Academy to complete the Two Ball Banger London-Lisbon Rally, raising funds for the local air ambulance. TMD Friction’s renowned M…

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Exol Lubricants takes to the stages with sponsorship of historic rally championships

Date: Thursday 19 January 2023

Leading oils and lubricants manufacturer Exol Lubricants is to sponsor the Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR) for the 2023 MINI Sport Cup and Stage Masters Challenge seasons as the official lubricants…

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Technical insight and chemical innovation key to enduring factor relationships, say Fueltone Pro

Date: Thursday 19 January 2023

Good quality parts and services are the cornerstone of any successful garage or motor factor, but ongoing innovation and refreshed product lines are key to a successful enduring relationship between s…

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IAAF partners with Automechanika Birmingham to host first-ever Garage Awards

Date: Wednesday 18 January 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced that it will be hosting its first-ever Garage Awards in partnership with Automechanika Birmingham in 2023 on the evening of 7th J…

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Klarius enhances rapid exhaust delivery across Ireland

Date: Monday 16 January 2023

Klarius Products is now offering 24-hour delivery for its exhausts in Northern Ireland and will be expanding availability across the Republic of Ireland (ROI) in Q2 of 2023. Irish distributors and sto…

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Delphi Technologies nominated for training award

Date: Friday 13 January 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has been nominated for ‘Training Programme of the Year’ at the upcoming CAT Awards. The renowned industry event will take place on Thursday 9th February…

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Garage Hive in the running for industry award

Date: Friday 13 January 2023

Community-focused garage management system Garage Hive is delighted to have been nominated for ‘Industry Partner’ at the CAT Awards 2023. The renowned networking lunch and awards event has been confir…

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DENSO receives highest rating in Climate Change and Water Security by environmental reporting charity, CDP

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2023

The DENSO Corporation has been selected as an A-List company in the assessment of environmental initiatives conducted by international not-for-profit charity CDP*1, for its excellent efforts in the ar…

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WAI recognised once again as TecDoc Premier Data Supplier

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Leading rotating electrics supplier, WAI, has been awarded Premier Data Supplier status by TecDoc for the second year in a row, as the parts catalogue system continues to tighten its requirements for …

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Autotech Academy provides interns with IMI Affiliate Membership

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Autotech Academy’s internship initiative is set to further bolster support for students successfully making the transition into automotive work, with the addition of the Institute of Motor Industry’s …

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Delphi Technologies prepared for EV Ready show

Date: Monday 09 January 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, is making final preparations to exhibit at the upcoming EV Ready event, being held at Brighton Racecourse on Wednesday 25th January. Sponsored by GSF Ca…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts systems restored

Date: Friday 06 January 2023

Following suspicious traffic being identified on the Arnold Clark network on 23rd December, Arnold Clark chose to bring down its entire network voluntarily in order to protect its customers and system…

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Ultra-Parts Ltd becomes member of IAAF

Date: Thursday 05 January 2023

Engine gaskets and components distributor, Ultra-Parts Ltd, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) expanding membership. Ultra-Parts Ltd distributes engine gaskets and c…

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MAHLE Aftermarket continues to invest in next-gen technology on a global scale

Date: Thursday 05 January 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket has opened a highly-automated warehouse in Olive Branch, Mississippi (USA). The warehouse speeds up deliveries to workshops and distributors, reduces the frequency of returns, and en…

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BM Catalysts reports significant growth in 2022

Date: Thursday 05 January 2023

BM Catalysts has asserted its position as a market leader in the manufacture of aftermarket catalytic converters, DPFs and front pipes, celebrating another successful year of growth in 2022. The after…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts CEO sets out key themes to drive the aftermarket in 2023

Date: Thursday 05 January 2023

The independent aftermarket is facing some strong headwinds this year, at a time of major economic turbulence. According to Andy Hamilton, CEO of LKQ Euro Car Parts, there are four key areas set to do…

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Gain, Train and Retain – The Autotech Group Year in Numbers

Date: Wednesday 04 January 2023

Supporting the automotive aftermarket and creating solutions to bridge the talent gap has continued to be the overriding objective of Autotech Group in 2022. Suffice to say – it’s been a busy year. A …

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Schaeffler announces 2023 ‘REPXPERT Millionaires’ promotion

Date: Wednesday 04 January 2023

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its award winning REPXPERT workshop technology support programme, Schaeffler is planning to reward three lucky members with one million points each during 2023, on…

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The Autosupplies Group wins IAAF Distributor of the Year award

Date: Wednesday 04 January 2023

The Autosupplies Group was awarded Distributor of the Year (car) award at the annual Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) awards dinner. Taking place at DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Key…

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Ring Automotive donates to charity eSports rally prize draw

Date: Wednesday 04 January 2023

Ring Automotive donated two of its MAGflex inspection lamps to the Jersey eRally charity prize draw, which raised money for Philip's Footprints and the Gareth Roberts Memorial Fund. Named after the re…

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TMD Friction UK and Ring Automotive put training in spotlight

Date: Wednesday 04 January 2023

Ring Automotive has partnered with TMD Friction UK to support with the training of technicians at the braking specialist’s new state-of-the-art facility. Personnel attending the research and developme…

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LIQUI MOLY remains official sponsor of the World Men’s Handball Championship

Date: Wednesday 04 January 2023

International handball remains part of LIQUI MOLY’s promotional activities. The German oil and additive specialist is the official sponsor of the IHF Men’s World Championship. The competition will be …

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Schaeffler kicks off REPXPERT Academy Live 2023 at New City College, Hornchurch

Date: Wednesday 04 January 2023

Following on from the success of the REPXPERT Academy LIVE York event, which attracted 111 delegates, Schaeffler has announced a date for the next roadshow, which will take place at New City College H…

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TMD Friction wins IAAF Outstanding Achievement award

Date: Monday 19 December 2022

TMD Friction’s technical training team was awarded the coveted Outstanding Achievement accolade at the annual Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) awards dinner. Taking place at Double…

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First Line Ltd. named IAAF Car Supplier of the Year

Date: Monday 19 December 2022

First Line Ltd. has won the ‘Car Supplier of the Year’ award at one of the industry’s most anticipated award ceremonies, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) ‘Pride of the Aftermar…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts donates lorry load of Christmas presents to Ukraine

Date: Monday 19 December 2022

Tamworth firm LKQ Euro Car Parts has sent a lorry load of Christmas presents to Ukraine following an outpouring of support for its Christmas present appeal. The company, which has already donated two …

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MAHLE celebrates ‘Great Workers’ in video series

Date: Monday 19 December 2022

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has launched its latest ‘Great Worker Talk’ video, focusing on valued customer, Nigel Yardley from Yardley’s Garage. As part of MAHLE’s Great Worker Talk video series, the afterma…

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