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ZF electrifies aftermarket with premieres of sustainable products and innovative services at Automechanika

Date: Wednesday 17 August 2022

Next Generation Mobility, driven by electrified, autonomous, and software-defined vehicles, is fully transforming the aftermarket. At Automechanika, ZF will present new product ranges and innovative s…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts colleagues raise funds to buy and deliver ambulances to Ukraine

Date: Wednesday 17 August 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts colleagues have raised more than £35,000 to support the relief effort in Ukraine, funding the purchase and delivery of two ambulances, with efforts ongoing to buy more. Spearheaded …

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NAPA Racing UK goes super-sized

Date: Wednesday 17 August 2022

NAPA Racing UK teams up with Paul Rivett for a one-off Truck Race in the Convoy in the Park Festival 2022. NAPA has had an incredible year in the world of British motorsport with significant appearanc…

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GS Yuasa take charge with Automechanika product launches

Date: Wednesday 17 August 2022

GS Yuasa will launch its brand new YCX Smart Battery Charger and Maintainer range at Automechanika Frankfurt. The world’s leading battery manufacturer will also showcase its industry leading Yuasa and…

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NGK-sponsored Bewley makes history in Cardiff

Date: Tuesday 16 August 2022

NGK-sponsored Speedway star Dan Bewley has ended Britain’s fifteen-year wait for a home winner of the FIM Speedway GP of Great Britain by powering to victory at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium. The 23-…

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WAI opens additional warehouse to increase stockholding capabilities

Date: Tuesday 16 August 2022

Leading rotating electrics supplier, WAI, has extended its UK warehouse to increase stock levels and help meet customer demand. The warehouse extension follows a post-Brexit world where the need to ho…

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Knockhill drama leaves Millar just four points behind rival Kellet

Date: Tuesday 16 August 2022

Ginetta GT4 SuperCup championship hotshot, Aston Millar continued to pile on the pressure and narrowly missed what looked set to be a win after a red flag interrupted progress at the Knockhill round o…

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DENSO shows its thermal management expertise

Date: Tuesday 16 August 2022

In a recent video produced in association with Toyota Gazoo Racing view here, DENSO shows why it’s among the world’s leading original equipment (OE) component manufacturers, as it works alongside its …

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DENSO Aftermarket expands its social media presence

Date: Friday 12 August 2022

Reflecting the global reach of social media (SM) and the importance of this form of mass-communication, DENSO has broadened its presence to address a Pan European audience. “Traditionally our SM activ…

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Banner launches new ‘Power Beyond Ordinary’ campaign

Date: Friday 12 August 2022

Leading European manufacturer of batteries and battery accessories, Banner, has unveiled a new creative promotional platform for the impending battery season - ‘Power Beyond Ordinary’. The new theme s…

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First Line Ltd supports distributor celebrating milestone

Date: Friday 12 August 2022

Automotive aftermarket specialists, First Line Ltd, showcases its commitment to looking after its customers, as it supports Ray’s Garage Supplies’ 50th anniversary event. Ray’s Garage Supplies recentl…

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Garages urged to gear up for next MOT surge

Date: Friday 12 August 2022

A leading aftermarket online specialist has called for independent garages to look ahead and plan how to profitably manage their workload ahead of the impending MOT surge. Jim Lang, from Garage Servic…

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NGK SPARK PLUG announces strategic investment in German cold plasma jet therapy company neoplas med

Date: Thursday 11 August 2022

NGK SPARK PLUG has announced the beginning of a strategic partnership with neoplas med GmbH, a German medical company that specialises in innovative cold plasma jet technology which helps in the treat…

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OSRAM brings latest product lines to international stage at Automechanika Frankfurt 2022

Date: Thursday 11 August 2022

OSRAM’s latest updates to its automotive LED product lines will be in the spotlight on an international stage for the first time at Automechanika Frankfurt. The aftermarket lighting specialist will sh…

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WAI returns to Automechanika Frankfurt to highlight its renowned quality

Date: Thursday 11 August 2022

Leading 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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febi joins Automechanika Frankfurt exhibitors to showcase its quality and availability

Date: Thursday 11 August 2022

Automotive aftermarket specialist, febi, has announced it will be exhibiting at Automechanika Frankfurt this year, to highlight its leading quality, precise-fit product ranges. With over 47,000 refere…

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Automechanika Frankfurt 2022: TecAlliance is a strong partner for digitisation and e-commerce

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

With the business finally coming together again at Automechanika Frankfurt, TecAlliance, the leading expert for data management in the independent automotive aftermarket, will have a strong presence. …

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LIQUI MOLY demonstrates its full range at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

The full-range supplier's portfolio of automotive chemicals includes over 4,000 items from motor oils, and additives to service products and vehicle care. The German company will be presenting its ful…

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Automechanika 2022: HELLA presents comprehensive range of products and services for automotive workshops and wholesalers

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

HELLA, the lighting and electronics specialist operating under the FORVIA umbrella brand, will present its comprehensive range of solutions for workshops and wholesalers at Automechanika in Frankfurt …

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Melett to further support international customers at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

Melett is bringing its turbocharger expertise to Automechanika Frankfurt this September, as the aftermarket specialist continues to support its trusted repair partners across an international stage. T…

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MAHLE presents a complete electric vehicle solution for independent workshops at Automechanika

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

MAHLE Aftermarket comes to this year’s Automechanika in Frankfurt am Main with a wide range of products. The focus of MAHLE’s presence at the trade fair for industry, workshops, and business is the ne…

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Schaeffler presents repair and service solutions for today, tomorrow and the future

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

Schaeffler, the global automotive and industrial supplier, will be showcasing its complete portfolio of market and future-oriented repair solutions for combustion engines, hybrid and electric vehicles…

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NGK-sponsored Great Britain team takes silver in Speedway World final

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

The NGK-sponsored Great Britain team narrowly failed to retain its FIM Speedway of Nations World Championship title after losing to Australia who ended their 20-year wait for a world team victory. Aft…

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Victory propels Charlie into second place in US championship

Date: Tuesday 09 August 2022

NGK Ambassador Charlie Martin has claimed her first race win in the 2022 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America championship and now sits just three points behind the leader. Charlie and her teammate …

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Exit from joint venture: HELLA agrees sale of HELLA held HBPO shares to Plastic Omnium

Date: Tuesday 09 August 2022

Global automotive supplier HELLA, which operates under the umbrella brand FORVIA, has agreed the sale of its 33.33 percent stake in HBPO Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH (“HBPO”) to its co-shareholder, Pl…

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LKQ Corporation announces results for second quarter 2022

Date: Tuesday 09 August 2022

LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq:LKQ) has reported second quarter 2022 financial results. “We had a solid second quarter delivering strong organic growth, and I am extremely proud of the results the LKQ team a…

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SMP Europe to demonstrate engineering expertise at Automechanika Frankfurt 2022

Date: Tuesday 09 August 2022

Leading engine management specialists, SMP Europe, will be showcasing its engineering expertise at industry trade show, Automechanika Frankfurt 2022, from 13th to 17th September. SMP Europe, the home …

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Battery electric vehicles are 22% cheaper to service than ICE cars reports Fleet Assist

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

Fleet Assist has released servicing and maintenance trends for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) versus ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) cars based on the 850,000 fleet cars and vans using its 5,200-st…

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Why are oil changes also important for automatic transmissions? A new video from spare parts manufacturer MEYLE offers the answers

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

Watch out: In a new YouTube video two experts from Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE explain what matters when changing the oil in automatic transmissions and which smart repair solutions from MEYLE si…

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GSF Car Parts announces Garage Hive integration

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

National motor factor GSF Car Parts has announced a new partnership with garage management software specialist Garage Hive. AlliCat Online, the leading parts catalogue operated by GSF Car Parts, is no…

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A message from Andy Savva – Schaeffler’s REPXPERT – Value added services for independent garages

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

I felt it important to write my thoughts, as the Schaeffler REPXPERT Brand Ambassador, about the value they are adding to my garage folk and indeed the entire independent garage sector. We have all be…

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NGK-sponsored stars take Great Britain to Speedway final

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

NGK-sponsored Great Britain survived a massive scare to qualify for the FIM Speedway of Nations final following a dramatic semi-final race-off victory. Sweden, led by Freddie Lindgren who is sponsored…

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First F2 pole position of the season for the Lucas Oil-sponsored car

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

After a victory at the previous F2 meeting at the Paul Ricard (France), Red Bull Junior driver Ayumu Iwasa turned in a blistering lap in the final moments of qualifying at the Hungaroring (Hungary) la…

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Summer months bring new pressures on tyres, Ring Automotive warns

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

Ring Automotive has reiterated the need to look after tyres, following research by road safety charity TyreSafe revealing that more tyre-related incidents are reported in summer than at any other time…

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BM Catalysts poised for European growth at Frankfurt

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

BM Catalysts will be highlighting its commitment to meeting market demand in Europe at this year’s Automechanika Frankfurt, which takes place from 13 to 17 September. The BM Catalysts team will be on …

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Commonwealth Games’ Baton Relay visits Glen Callum Associates

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

The historical Red House Glass Cone, based in Stourbridge and home to Glen Callum Associates (GCA), played host to a visit of the Queen’s Baton Relay, to mark the run-up to the 2022 Commonwealth Games…

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Mintex-sponsored Lewis Brown seeks renewed title push

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

Mintex-sponsored racing driver Lewis Brown is targeting a renewed push for championship honours in this season’s Quaife MINI Challenge. Following the first half of his season being marred with mechani…

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1, 2 & 3PL with a Difference

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

vGroup International has over thirty years of experience in providing national and international organisations with tailored logistics solutions. Requirements and services include: Just-In-Time, sequ…

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Plenty of demand, no supply

Date: Thursday 28 July 2022

[ Corteco a brand of Freudenberg] “From a technical standpoint, steel produced with green hydrogen as a reducing agent would be used on a one-to-one basis”, said Thomas Bleimling, who is in charge of …

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French star is top M-Sport performer in Estonia

Date: Monday 25 July 2022

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team proved resilient on the highly demanding Rally Estonia, the seventh round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Despite some bad luck, the crews proved t…

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Stark increase in MAHLE Aftermarket sales

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

In 2021, MAHLE Aftermarket increased its sales by 18.5 percent to approximately EUR 1.1 billion. Those are the highest annual sales figures achieved since the business unit was founded. The workshop e…

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Banner – 85 Years In The Making

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

In a year that will undoubtedly be remembered for jubilee celebrations, Banner - Europe’s leading manufacturer of batteries and battery accessories – had its own part to play, both in its home country…

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NGK backs Great Britain to retain World Speedway title

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

Speedway supporter NGK is sponsoring Great Britain’s bid to retain the 2022 FIM Speedway of Nations World Team Cup. Last year riders sponsored by the ignition and sensor specialist helped Great Britai…

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LIQUI MOLY records an eight percent increase in sales in the first half of the year

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

Despite the loss of the Russian market, the German lubricant and additive producer was able to achieve a respectable increase in sales, even though this fell short of expectations. LIQUI MOLY also did…

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TMD Friction delivers Mintex Masterclass brake training to Autosupplies

Date: Tuesday 19 July 2022

The team at Autosupplies Chesterfield were given a specialist Mintex Masterclass training evening by TMD Friction’s technical training team, detailing the braking company’s manufacturing processes and…

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GSF Car Parts supports Ukrainian community

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

National motor factor GSF Car Parts is supporting the international Ukrainian community through parts and material donations. Automotive parts distributor GSF, which operates a network of more than 18…

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Motul and Castle Combe Circuit partnership continues for 2022

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

Motul and Castle Combe Circuit have confirmed the continuation of the partnership agreement which commenced last year, which saw Motul becoming the Official Lubricant Brand of both the famous Wiltshir…

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Automechanika 2022: Shaftec Drives Further into Europe….from Hall 3.1 Stand G11

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

With its first product launch in 10 years - a comprehensive range of new Propshafts - a dynamic new website and an enhanced export division, transmission expert Shaftec will use this year’s Automechan…

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NOCO welcomes FG7 to family of distributors

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

The NOCO Company are delighted to welcome FG7 of N. Ireland to its family of distributors in Europe. The partnership will see FG7 offer NOCO’s market leading battery maintenance products including BOO…

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Autotech Training throws support behind HGV sector with extended range of courses

Date: Friday 15 July 2022

In a direct response to the heavy goods vehicle technical skills crisis, Autotech Training has, for the first time, extended its offering to include the HGV sector. The move follows reports that the s…

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