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First Brands Group becomes sponsor for the CAT Awards

Date: Monday 19 December 2022

First Brands Group - parent company of prominent brands TRICO, Airtex and Autolite - has revealed it has become a category sponsor at the renowned CAT Awards in February 2023. One of the main focuses …

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TMD Friction UK research and development team passes latest electric and hybrid vehicle training

Date: Thursday 15 December 2022

TMD Friction UK has completed the latest IMI-accredited electric and hybrid vehicle training, as the braking specialist focuses on the future of the automotive industry, and commits to support its cus…

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Aftermarket adventurers fly the flag for Ben: Spirited team raise nearly £200,000 for charity

Date: Wednesday 14 December 2022

An audacious aftermarket team of adventurers has successfully taken on the challenge of a lifetime, climbing the highest free-standing mountain on earth, Mount Kilimanjaro, all in the name of automoti…

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Magneti Marelli Parts and Services joins IAAF membership

Date: Wednesday 14 December 2022

Automotive component distributor Magneti Marelli Parts and Services has joined as the latest addition to the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) membership. The trade body’s service m…

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Glen Callum Associates’ ‘Aftermarket Talent Club’ offers discretion when job searching

Date: Wednesday 14 December 2022

In a commitment to retain top talent in the industry, Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has introduced an exclusive initiative, the ‘Aftermarket Talent Club’, designed to assist senior-level professionals …

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One year of NAPA Racing UK

Date: Wednesday 14 December 2022

December 9th, 2022 marks the first anniversary of NAPA Racing UK. A year ago on this day, NAPA announced its presence in UK motorsport with a two-car team in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Champions…

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MAHLE Aftermarket added to OESAA Academy Live line-up after joining association

Date: Wednesday 14 December 2022

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association is thrilled to announce that MAHLE Aftermarket will present at OESAA Academy Live after agreeing to join the organisation. MAHLE Aftermarket Qu…

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Exol Lubricants helps inspire next generation of engineering talent with donation

Date: Monday 12 December 2022

Leading lubricants supplier, Exol Lubricants, has donated its Optima engine oil to Reddish Hall School in Stockport, a school for pupils aged 5-18 with complex educational needs. Reddish Hall School s…

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MAHLE launches brand video to showcase its premium quality

Date: Monday 12 December 2022

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has launched a new brand video as the company highlights its manufacturing expertise, premium quality and commitment to customers across the globe. The new ‘Made by MAHLE’ video f…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts Blog – December 2022: No train, no gain: why right now is the perfect time to review your teams’ development

Date: Wednesday 07 December 2022

The MOT wave has subsided, and motorists are trying to avoid spending on anything beyond Christmas gifts – workloads will, for some garages and bodyshops at least, be beginning to ease in December. In…

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Ho-ho-holy reindeers! Comline launches Christmas competition

Date: Tuesday 06 December 2022

Comline is feeling festive and in the mood to spread Christmas cheer by giving away 12 stocking-fillers, including the grand prize of an XBOX Series S, in its latest Facebook competition. The all-make…

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KYB 12 Days of Christmas

Date: Tuesday 06 December 2022

KYB Europe is helping distributors and workshops to get into the festive spirit by giving them the chance to win fantastic prizes in a 12 Days of Christmas competition! From December 12th, KYB custome…

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Autotech Training goes the extra mile for the Shetland Island’s Council

Date: Tuesday 06 December 2022

Demonstrating its flexible approach to delivering its training courses – Autotech Training has travelled 26 hours, covering almost 800 miles by car and ferry to reach the northernmost region of the UK…

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OSRAM launches new automotive product catalogue with latest car, motorcycle, and truck lighting ranges

Date: Tuesday 06 December 2022

Global lighting and bulb specialist, OSRAM, has released its latest product catalogue covering its expanded range of automotive lighting products. The new global catalogue is a comprehensive guide to …

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Automotive aftermarket rallies round to inspire next generation of engineering talent

Date: Friday 02 December 2022

Several UK automotive aftermarket suppliers have rallied together to donate parts to Reddish Hall School in Stockport, a school for pupils aged 5-18 with complex educational needs, helping inspire the…

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Servant Leadership: A next level approach to creating a culture of success

Date: Friday 02 December 2022

The best work relationships are partnerships. In this webinar, leadership coach Roberto Dal Corso shares key leadership concepts. You’ll discover that servant leadership is a journey that includes bot…

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LIQUI MOLY with massive dual leadership

Date: Friday 02 December 2022

The long-standing Commercial Director of the company in Ulm, Dr Uli Weller, will become the second managing director of the group of companies at the start of 2023. For LIQUI MOLY this is a logical st…

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Schaeffler celebrates ‘exceptional’ Academy Live event at York College

Date: Friday 02 December 2022

Schaeffler’s REPXPERT team took the Academy Live roadshow to York College in November, and were greeted by an exceptional turnout of over 100 technicians eager to listen and learn to increase their pr…

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TechMan offers five top tips for improving garage efficiency

Date: Friday 02 December 2022

Leading garage management system, TechMan, has revealed its top five tips for garages to improve efficiency and grow their business. Terry Dorney, Managing Director at TechMan explains: “As a garage o…

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NGK-sponsored Speedway stars ready for 2023

Date: Friday 02 December 2022

English Speedway stars Robert Lambert and Dan Bewley are looking forward to next season’s FIM World Championship after enjoying a fantastic 2022 campaign. The NGK-sponsored riders finished fifth and s…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts customers enjoy top prizes in Trico promotion

Date: Monday 28 November 2022

Arnold Clark Autoparts has revealed some of its winners in its popular Trico wiper blade promotion – and has extended the deadline meaning customers still have time to get their hands on more top priz…

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LKQ Europe transforms auto parts forecasting through data-led project

Date: Friday 25 November 2022

o9 Solutions, a leading provider of AI-based supply chain transformation, has announced that it has improved the forecast value added (FVA) of LKQ Europe by almost 20% through a pilot programme. The p…

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NGK hosts racing stars at Motorcycle Live

Date: Thursday 24 November 2022

Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness and Speedway stars Robert Lambert and Dan Bewley attracted big crowds to the ignition and sensor specialist’s stand on the first day of the show on Saturday (Nove…

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Textar-sponsored Newell completes wet truck racing finale

Date: Thursday 17 November 2022

Textar-sponsored John Newell battled challenging conditions at the final round of the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) at Brands Hatch, to finish a commendable fourth overall in the 2022 stand…

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Charlie celebrates second place in US championship

Date: Thursday 17 November 2022

NGK Ambassador Charlie Martin and teammate Jason Keats ended a memorable debut season together by claiming second place in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo LB Cup in the USA. A rollercoaster meeting at Po…

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AAG appoint new Director of European Key Accounts

Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022

Alliance Automotive Group are pleased to announce the promotion of Kris Halliwell, who from 1st January 2023, will be promoted to Director of European Key Accounts at AAG. Kris has been with AAG for n…

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Comline named A1 Motor Stores’ Component Supplier of the Year – for the fifth time!

Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) has been named Component Supplier of the Year by A1 Motor Stores’ members – a feat achieved for an incredible fifth time by the all-makes brand. Having first won the prest…

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Workshops sign up for free NGK Academy training

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

Workshop visitors to the MechanEX show at Sandown Park have been rushing to sign up for a free trial of NGK’s new training initiative. The ignition and sensor specialist this month launched NGK Academ…

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Oly’s Autos named Servicesure Autocentre of the Year

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

National garage chain Servicesure has crowned Oly’s Autos the Autocentre of the Year in its annual awards. The Rhyl business won the top award on Thursday 10 November, beating stiff competition from a…

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Chequered flag falls on OSRAM and Ring virtual rally

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

Over 100 virtual rally stars put pedal to the metal at the first OSRAM and Ring Rally, an eSports event running simultaneously with the final round of the British Rally Championship (BRC), the Cambria…

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TMD Friction affirms commitment to the independent aftermarket with launch of research and development facility

Date: Friday 11 November 2022

Leading braking product manufacturer TMD Friction has launched a new research and development facility in Seaton Ross, East Yorkshire as part of its investment strategy into the independent aftermarke…

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GS Yuasa Academy online learning platform European launch will revolutionise battery training across the continent

Date: Friday 11 November 2022

GS Yuasa, the world’s leading battery manufacturer, has launched its award-winning online battery training platform GS Yuasa Academy across Europe. The system, which is the original and only dedicated…

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MEYLE at the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference: focus on sustainability and conserving plastics

Date: Friday 11 November 2022

The UN Climate Change Conference is currently being held in Egypt and the Hamburg manufacturer MEYLE is there to input new ideas with its own sustainability endeavours. Climate change, the energy tran…

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NGK wins top show accolade

Date: Friday 11 November 2022

NGK has picked up the award for best stand at Saltex 2022, the leading turf management event for grounds care volunteers, professionals and manufacturers. The ignition and sensor specialist took centr…

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KYB conducts automated driving research

Date: Tuesday 08 November 2022

KYB research and development engineers have been working on the development of an integrated shock absorber / power steering control system that supports automated driving comfortably and safely. The …

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BoxClever members urged to sign up for free NGK Academy trial

Date: Monday 07 November 2022

Members of NGK’s BoxClever independent garage loyalty scheme will have the chance to sign up for a free three-month trial of the company’s new training initiative when they attend the MechanEX show at…

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Marathon announces new strategic distribution agreement with GS Yuasa

Date: Monday 07 November 2022

Marathon Warehouse Distribution are delighted to announce a new strategic distribution agreement with OE battery manufacturer GS Yuasa across their logistics platform. GS Yuasa is an Original Equipmen…

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TMD Friction UK welcomes North East Ambulance Service to manufacturing headquarters

Date: Friday 04 November 2022

TMD Friction UK welcomed the North East Ambulance Service to its friction material manufacturing headquarters in Hartlepool to showcase its world-leading production facility delivering high-quality br…

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Dayco announces a new belt manufacturing facility in Mexico

Date: Friday 04 November 2022

Dayco, a leading engine product and drive systems manufacturer for the automotive, heavy-duty, and industrial market segments, has announced a major investment in a new manufacturing facility in San L…

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Demand increases for high-capacity power banks amid warnings of potential winter blackouts

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

With the war in Ukraine threatening the continuity of gas supplies across Europe and in the UK, this has put pressure on domestic energy, and Ofgem has issued a warning to consumers that Britain could…

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NGK launches new online technical training initiative

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

NGK Academy, which went live on November 1, 2022, is aimed at supplying essential training primarily to workshops, but the content will also be of value to aftermarket distributors. The portal include…

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febi hails Automechanika Frankfurt 2022 as a success as trade shows return face to face

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

Networking was the key focus for febi, part of the Bilstein Group, at Automechanika Frankfurt in September as the automotive aftermarket specialist hails the return of a face-to-face trade show a succ…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts launches Platinum Tier for LKQ Academy

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts has launched a new membership tier for its LKQ Academy to help give technicians more flexibility in their training journey. In an exciting first for the independent aftermarket, LKQ…

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BorgWarner Ranked as Premier Data Supplier in TecDoc Catalog

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

As of recently, TecAlliance’s TecDoc Catalog contains six BorgWarner brands of spare parts for both commercial vehicles and passenger cars. BorgWarner is ranked as a Premier Data Supplier, which means…

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Textar-sponsored Newell remains in title hunt as championship final arrives

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

Textar-sponsored John Newell remains in championship contention as the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) nears its season finale at Brands Hatch. Newell is currently fourth in the standings on …

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Alliance Automotive Group and NAPA Racing UK team up to raise money for Children in Need

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

Alliance Automotive Group and NAPA Racing UK have teamed up to raise money for this year’s BBC's Children in Need. BBC Children in Need fund thousands of charities and projects in every corner of the …

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Seek out Ring’s Golden Ticket to win prizes!

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

Ring Automotive is urging technicians to keep their eyes peeled for a Golden Ticket as part of its new promotion that offers mechanics the chance to win prizes when they find a golden ticket in Ring’s…

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TMD Friction racing drivers hail cross-category braking performance

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

TMD Friction’s high-performance braking product lines continue to prove their credentials on the racing circuit, with its renowned braking brand Mintex providing the stopping power to various racing a…

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OESAA launches training roadshow to inspire today’s and tomorrow’s technicians

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association is thrilled to announce the launch of OESAA Academy Live, a series of free-to-attend events dotted around the UK, which will strengthen the ski…

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„DT Spare Parts Champion 2022“ wanted

Date: Thursday 03 November 2022

Exciting guessing fun and the chance to win great prices – that’s the promise of the new DT Spare Parts betting round on the occasion of the Football World Cup. The starting signal will be given at th…

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