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JURATEK renews sponsorship with Árón Taylor-Smith for BTCC 2023 season

Date: Thursday 02 March 2023

High-quality braking brand, JURATEK, has announced it will once again be sponsoring multiple British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) winner, Árón Taylor-Smith, continuing their partnership into the 20…

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BM Catalysts to shed light on future technology at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Thursday 02 March 2023

BM Catalysts will be focusing on the future at this year’s upcoming Automechanika Birmingham, as the aftermarket specialist prepares to share insights on the latest technology entering the aftermarket…

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JURATEK to showcase aftermarket expertise at A1 Motor Stores event

Date: Thursday 02 March 2023

Leading brake supplier, JURATEK, has announced it will be showcasing its leading product portfolio at this year’s A1 Motor Stores trade show on 16th March 2023, as well as hosting an exclusive competi…

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Motul partners with Masters of Motoring

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

Motul is delighted to announce a new association with the UK’s new prestige motoring event, Masters of Motoring, which is the latest offering from organiser, Great British Motor Shows. The new event, …

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MANN & HUMMEL to educate on most common EV filtration misconception at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

Automechanika Birmingham, the UK’s largest automotive trade exhibition, has revealed its gold partner, MANN & HUMMEL, will be talking all things electric vehicle (EV) at the return of the UK autom…

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Recession-proof your business with data webinar with Phocas

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

IAAF members, Phocas Software are running a webinar on Thurs 16 March at 11am GMT: Recession-proof your business with data. During periods of economic uncertainty, you need to be able to act quickly a…

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Coates signs up for new Porsche race series

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

NGK-sponsored North Yorkshire based racing car driver Max Coates and Graves Motorsport will embark on a debut season in the Porsche Visit Cayman Islands Sprint Challenge GB in 2023. The family-run tea…

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Training with the Parts Specialists: For direct exchange with the workshop experts

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

The product range with automotive parts and accessories of the brands DT Spare Parts and SIEGEL Automotive has recorded considerable growth. Due to this constant diversification, questions regarding t…

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LKQ Corporation Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

LKQ Corporation reported fourth quarter and full year 2022 financial results. “The fourth quarter was a solid operational finish to 2022. Our Wholesale - North America and Europe segments again delive…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts Blog - February 2023: Fixing the skills gap starts with retaining talent

Date: Monday 27 February 2023

The UK’s labour market is as tight as it has ever been. There are simply not enough people in the employment market to meet demand. As a result, those with vocations – like teachers and nurses – are f…

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PartsinMotion.co.uk highlights electric vehicle parts range

Date: Monday 27 February 2023

Online parts supplier PartsInMotion.co.uk is shining a light on its electric vehicle (EV) range of parts as they look to supply the future needs of the industry. The brand currently stocks over 7,300 …

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SMP Europe launches registrations for annual charity golf day

Date: Thursday 23 February 2023

Engine management and ignition specialists SMP Europe has opened registrations for its annual Golf Day on Wednesday 12th July, which will raise money for breast cancer charities. The SMP Europe Golf D…

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Suffolk New College to host third OESAA Academy Live event

Date: Thursday 23 February 2023

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association is delighted to announce that Suffolk New College will host OESAA Academy Live on Friday 31st March and Saturday 1st April. Following the debut…

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Exol Lubricants-sponsored cycling team to tackle Etape Loch Ness

Date: Wednesday 22 February 2023

The Exol Lubricants-sponsored WSCC cycling squad will take to the picturesque roads surrounding Loch Ness for the 2023 Etape Loch Ness, a 66-mile mass participation cycling sportive. Based in Invernes…

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Comline blossoming as an international success story

Date: Monday 20 February 2023

Comline is an established international brand; it’s trusted and relied on, not just in the UK and Ireland, but around the world. It has an admired track record in impressing and securing new distribut…

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Banner Connects with The Shortis Group in power partnership

Date: Monday 20 February 2023

Leading European manufacturer of original equipment batteries and battery accessories, Banner, has entered into a major new product distribution agreement with The Shortis Group, one of the UK’s forem…

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Preliminary figures and company outlook reveal HELLA expects record sales and further improved profitability for 2023

Date: Monday 20 February 2023

HELLA, the automotive supplier operating under the FORVIA umbrella brand, has announced its preliminary results for the short fiscal year 2022 (1 June to 31 December 2022) and the outlook for the fisc…

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IAAF Garage Section launches with 1500 garages

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has bolstered its lobbying capability and broadened its support offering with the addition of 1500 new garage members. At its end-of-year confe…

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CAT Awards 2023: the winners are announced

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

Around 150 guests attended the event sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts, where they enjoyed a delicious lunch and listened to a Q and A with four times BTCC champion Colin Turkington regaled who the audi…

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New City College REPXPERT Academy LIVE event proves a great success

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

The first REPXPERT Academy LIVE of 2023 took place at New City College Ardleigh Green campus in Hornchurch Saturday 4th February, and proved to be another success for the delegates, Schaeffler’s techn…

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BorgWarner announces Brady Ericson as CEO, Chris Gropp as CFO, and PHINIA Inc. as company name for proposed fuel systems and aftermarket segment spin-off

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

BorgWarner Inc. has announced Brady Ericson will serve as President and Chief Executive Officer, and Chris Gropp will serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the separate, pub…

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Red-hot Ott triumphs in Sweden

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

Ott Tänak and Martin Jarveoja have claimed their first victory with the NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team and the Ford Puma Hybrid Rally1 in 2023 after an exemplary drive in Sweden. In only …

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Comment from LKQ Euro Car Parts on recent SMMT used car statistics

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

Following the recently published used car registration stats Andy Hamilton, CEO of LKQ Euro Car Parts, has commented: “While the backlog on new vehicle production lines initially benefited the used ve…

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Juratek ownership changes following acquisition by Fras-Le

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

Founded in 1995, Doncaster based Juratek Ltd has expanded to become a brand leader in the Automotive & CV parts distribution aftermarket, generating a turnover of £24.5 million in the UK, Europe a…

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TechMan partners with WhoCanFixMyCar.com to streamline bookings

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Garages can increase bookings and workshop efficiency with TechMan’s latest integration, as the garage management system brand partners with WhoCanFixMyCar.com. TechMan’s new WhoCanFixMyCar.com featur…

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Banner parades more giveaway goodies

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Maintaining the brand visibility of Banner – Europe’s leading manufacturer of batteries and battery accessories - remains a cornerstone of the company’s success here in the UK. And what better way of …

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Delphi Technologies wins training award

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has won ‘Training Scheme of the Year’ at the CAT Awards, held Thursday 9th February at Manchester’s Lowry Hotel. The renowned industry event saw a capac…

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Gulf Lubricants listed by Marathon Warehouse Distribution

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Rossmore Lubricants, official Distributor of Gulf Lubricants throughout the UK & Ireland, is delighted to announce that the brand will now be available through Marathon Warehouse Distribution. Thi…

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Schaeffler and BILSTEIN extend cooperation on REPXPERT garage portal

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Schaeffler and BILSTEIN have offered joint technical training on chassis systems for several years, extending this partnership by collaborating on the REPXPERT garage portal in June 2021. After comple…

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GSF Car Parts strengthens employee benefits with focus on Corporate Social Responsibility

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

National motor factor GSF Car Parts has bolstered its employee benefits with the introduction of new people-focused perks in 2023. The company operates 180 branches across the UK with a workforce of m…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts wins Factor of the Year at CAT Awards

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Arnold Clark Autoparts has been named the ‘Factor of the Year’ at the CAT magazine Awards 2023, as voted for by professionals in the automotive aftermarket. The prestigious award ceremony took place a…

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TMD Friction UK shines a light on the next-generation of aftermarket talent this National Apprenticeship Week

Date: Monday 13 February 2023

TMD Friction UK is calling on the importance of embracing future talent and encouraging the next generation of aftermarket professionals into the industry this National Apprenticeship week, which runs…

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GS Yuasa TV launch will answer the internet’s most frequently asked battery questions

Date: Friday 10 February 2023

GS Yuasa, the world leading manufacturer of both GS and Yuasa batteries, have announced the launch of GYTV, the new name for its engaging and educational battery learning videos. GYTV initially featur…

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ZF Aftermarket sets the pace for e-mobility at EV Ready Show

Date: Friday 10 February 2023

ZF Aftermarket has reported the EV Ready show as a huge success, with the event sparking stimulating conversations around future mobility opportunities available to the automotive aftermarket. More th…

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UKS increases Optimal sales and range despite company profile change

Date: Friday 10 February 2023

UKS has come a long way in the past 12 months. Previously called Optimal UK the owners decided to move forward with UKS Distribution Limited and haven’t looked back. Indeed, the sales for the Optimal …

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Autotech Group announces sponsorship of the NAPA Racing UK BTCC team

Date: Friday 10 February 2023

Autotech Group is delighted to be named as a sponsor of the NAPA Racing UK team ahead of the 2023 British Touring Car Championship season. Alongside its logo adorning the NAPA Racing UK team’s cars, A…

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Motor factor expands expands with addition of new tyre equipment centre

Date: Monday 06 February 2023

Carlisle-based family business K&S McKenzie Ltd. are growing their business with the addition of their new Tyre Equipment Centre. The motor factor, run by brothers Stuart and Alastair McKenzie, ha…

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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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