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The doctor is in and there is no charge!

Date: Friday 15 July 2022

Global lubricant leading light, Motul, is finalising its programme for arguably the two biggest remaining historic vehicle events of 2022 - the Classic at Silverstone over August Bank Holiday weekend …

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Feel the need

Date: Friday 15 July 2022

Maverick Diagnostics feels the need; The need, for greater training provision to help the aftermarket to get techs up to speed on EVs and hybrids. With the cross-industry staffing shortfall running in…

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GSF Car Parts opens new St. Helens branch

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

Growing motor factor GSF Car Parts increased its Merseyside footprint with a new St Helens branch in July. This is the ninth new GSF Car Parts branch to open in just four months, continuing a period o…

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Veterans in Action

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

Along with other automotive suppliers like Denso, Philips will be supporting this marvellous charity’s work to support our veterans battling against PTSD. The work that the chief operating officer Bil…

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Authorities confiscate significant haul of counterfeit NSK bearings

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

The recent discovery of a large number of counterfeit NSK bearings in Johannesburg, South Africa, highlights the need to remain vigilant in the face of criminals who look to put the safety and integri…

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Product News

RNH Solutions rebrands to MAM Software

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

Following its recent acquisition by Kerridge Commercial Systems, RNH Solutions will rebrand to MAM Software. The move brings its automotive operations in the UK and Ireland under one unified brand to …

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SMP Europe grows number of UK engineers to 16

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

SMP Europe, home of the Intermotor, Lemark and Lucas engine management brands, has grown the number of its UK engineering team to 16, as it accelerates its development in bringing solutions for the fu…

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Motul Corazón: Helping future generations realise their potential

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

As a brand that has more than 150 years of history to its name, Motul has been present and has observed dramatic advancements in technology and changes in society. Its values reflect an outlook that e…

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MAHLE Powertrain drives the development of ammonia combustion for heavy duty engines

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

MAHLE Powertrain is leading an innovative project to develop technologies to replace diesel with ammonia in heavy duty combustion engines. Funded through the UK Government’s Net Zero Innovation Portfo…

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Product News

A green oasis in the factory grounds

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

A metropolis with millions of inhabitants, Chennai is located in the south of the Indian subcontinent. Due to the important automotive companies located there, it’s also known as “India’s Detroit”. Fr…

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NAPA Truck has landed!

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

The brand that is steeped in American history made its way to Europe just 3 years ago and now features 26 product lines in passenger cars. This year the brand launched NAPA Truck, a commercial vehicle…

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Andy celebrates Santa Pod victory

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

Seven-time UK Pro Mod champion Andy Robinson has won a major event in his NGK-sponsored race car ‘Anger Management 2.0’. Andy won the latest round of the 2022 Motorsport UK British Pro Mod Championshi…

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Exol-sponsored Marlow Armada turning tide in JSRA championship challenge

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

Exol Lubricants-sponsored jet ski racing team Marlow Armada are mounting a title challenge going into the second half of the JSRA British Jetsport Championship. The team races in the Vintage class of …

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Kevan Wooden, Chief Commercial Officer LKQ Euro Car Parts: IAAF Blog – Second Edition

Date: Tuesday 05 July 2022

As the leading supplier of automotive parts in the UK you might not be surprised to hear that we have taken issue with the mooted plan to reduce the frequency of MOT testing from every 12 to every 24 …

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Industry News

Motul partners Shelsley Walsh and gears up for BRM celebration

Date: Monday 04 July 2022

Motul is delighted to announce a new partnership agreement with the world’s oldest permanent motorsport venue, Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, which sees Motul confirmed as the Official Lubricant of the Wo…

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DENSO Aftermarket and Tetrosyl Express Ltd announce UK Distribution Partnership

Date: Monday 04 July 2022

Effective July 2022, DENSO Aftermarket is excited to announce its partnership with Tetrosyl Express LTD as a key strategic distribution partner in the UK market. By partnering with Tetrosyl Express, D…

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Lucas Oil Scores Podium Finish at Silverstone

Date: Monday 04 July 2022

Ayumu Iwasa took second place in his Lucas Oil-sponsored car at the FIA Formula 2 Sprint Race at Silverstone, last weekend. It was a second podium finish of the 2022 season, for the Japanese driver. I…

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NGK Spark Plugs to change company name to 'Niterra'

Date: Friday 01 July 2022

Following the 122nd Ordinary General Meeting of the Shareholders on 24 June 2022, NGK SPARK PLUG announces major news with its decision to change its English language company name to ‘Niterra’. World-…

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Latest advice from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

The federation's legal helpline provider, Lawgistics, has recently issued advice on three subjects which should be of interest to IAAF members. Image use without permissionTo be entitled to use the im…

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Vampire jet car returns to showcase events with Arnold Clark Autoparts sponsorship

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

The Vampire jet car, holder of the UK land speed record, is returning to exhibition events nationwide with sponsorship from Arnold Clark Autoparts. Leading national motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts…

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Local students in motorsport challenge

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Llangefni-based Coleg Menai and Anglesey Based Lucas Oil Products (UK) have agreed a joint-venture project designed to fine-tune many of the practical skills being learned by the next generation of ve…

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BorgWarner Releases 2022 Sustainability Report, Highlights Substantial ESG Progress

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

BorgWarner has released its 2022 Sustainability Report, “Charging Forward Together,” highlighting the significant steps taken toward meeting its environmental stewardship, social responsibility and go…

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Autonomous transport: some thoughts from Freudenberg Sealing Technologies

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Autonomous vehicles seem to be a special species of robot. The differences cannot be justified on either technical or commercial grounds. In “The Love Bug,” when a Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie was p…

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Young Speedway stars shine in Poland

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

England’s Dan Bewley and Robert Lambert were the pick of the NGK-sponsored riders at the 3W FIM Speedway GP of Poland. They both made the semi-finals of the meeting in Gorzow finishing third in their …

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Leading automotive distributor LKQ Euro Car Parts increases support for Irish aftermarket with Waterford branch expansion

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts, the leading UK and Republic of Ireland automotive parts distributor, has moved its existing Waterford branch to a larger site in order to expand its offering to the Irish aftermark…

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Win two hospitality tickets to an upcoming BTCC 2022 race with sales-i

Date: Wednesday 29 June 2022

sales-i, the data analytics and CRM software for product sales teams, is offering one lucky IAAF member the chance to win two free hospitality tickets to an upcoming BTCC 2022 race. sales-i has a long…

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Exol Lubricants takes to the stages with KH Hire Rallying

Date: Wednesday 29 June 2022

Exol Lubricants and its distributor JP Oils have teamed up with Leyland-based KH Hire Rallying for selected rounds of the 2022 British Trial and Rally Drivers Association (BTRDA) Rally Championship an…

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Race ace Brayden out in front in motorcycle championship

Date: Monday 27 June 2022

NGK-sponsored motorcycle star Brayden Elliott leads the 2022 Pirelli National Superstock championship after an eventful meeting at Knockhill. The Australian came second for the CFS Filtration No Bull …

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GSF Car Parts completes rebrand and standardises opening hours

Date: Monday 27 June 2022

National motor factor GSF Car Parts has completed the total rebrand of its estate and rolled out standardised opening hours across its entire branch network. GSF Car Parts transitioned from a dozen lo…

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IAAF Member News

Alex completes Lake District challenge

Date: Monday 27 June 2022

NGK’s intrepid walker Alex Stancombe has successfully climbed some of the highest summits in England to raise cash for charity. Alex, who is OEM Assistant Manager for NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, took pa…

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Tim Ward completes USA cycle marathon

Date: Monday 27 June 2022

Former NGK senior manager Tim Ward has completed an epic 500-mile bike ride in the USA to raise money for Rugby League Cares. Tim, who retired as Deputy General Manager – Key Accounts for NGK Spark Pl…

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TMD Friction hosts Jaguar land speed record shakedown

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

An attempt to break the Jaguar land speed world record took a step closer as TMD Friction hosted a successful shakedown of Kevin Bourne’s Jaguar XJ6 Series III at its Seaton Ross site. TMD Friction’s …

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Don’t cut corners on emissions, warned BM Catalysts this Clean Air Day

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

With Clean Air Day taking place on 16th June, BM Catalysts once again stressed the need for the automotive aftermarket to clean up its act and clampdown on the use of poor-quality emissions control de…

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Schaeffler honours global Climate Action Day

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

In solidarity with the world community, Schaeffler, the original equipment component manufacturer and system supplier, is recognising 2022’s global Climate Action Day and its aim of reducing the negat…

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NAPA races to Parliament for Our Eclectic Future

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

Through the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Motorsport, NAPA Racing UK has been given the exciting opportunity to support Motorsport UK in presenting Our Eclectic Future on Monday, 27th June 2022 to…

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Volvo Car UK doubles temporary vehicle technician support after contractors fill over 30,000 hours

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

(VCUK) Volvo Car UK has doubled the number of contractors within its Temporary Technician Programme (TTP) with Autotech Recruit due to the ongoing success of the initiative – which has helped the vehi…

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GCA calls on industry to tackle skills shortage head on at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

As a keen commentator and advisor on the ongoing skills gap that the automotive aftermarket is currently experiencing, specialist recruiter Glen Callum Associates (GCA) recently stepped up to share it…

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IAAF members pleased by success at the recent UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

A number of IAAF members exhibited at the recent UK Garage & Bodyshop Event which took place at the NEC on 8 and 9 June. To learn of the experiences at the event of some of these members, please c…

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OSRAM product range shines at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event 2022

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

OSRAM recently enjoyed a highly successful UK Garage and Bodyshop Event, experiencing a great deal of interest from visitors for its OE-quality standard and upgrade bulbs, as well as its workshop solu…

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Ring Automotive hails UK Garage & Bodyshop event 2022 a hit

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

Ring Automotive has hailed the industry’s first UK Garage and Bodyshop Event a huge success, with garage and bodyshop owners flocking in their thousands to visit the highly anticipated event. Over the…

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Women in Engineering Day: Hayley Pells MSc CAE FIMI, Head of Garage IAAF

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

Thursday 23 June was International Women in Engineering Day (IWED), a global day celebrating the amazing work that female engineers around the world are doing to support lives and livelihoods every da…

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People News

Brayden races to milestone victory at Donington

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

NGK-sponsored motorcycle star Brayden Elliott is celebrating a famous victory in the 2022 Pirelli National Superstock championship. The Australian followed up his second place for the CFS Filtration N…

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Aftermarket parts price increases…

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

Unlike other industries that have already seen massive increases, Klarius has so far used its extensive UK stock of exhaust systems, components and accessories to limit price rises to the aftermarket.…

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NGK Speedway stars in a strong position after podium places

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

NGK-sponsored Speedway stars sit in a strong position in the race for the 2022 World Championship title following back-to-back rounds in Germany and the Czech Republic. Sweden’s Freddie Lindgren is in…

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McGuinness stars on return to Isle of Man TT

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

Motorcycling legend John McGuinness – who is sponsored by ignition and sensor specialist NGK – celebrated his 100th start at the Isle of Man TT Races on Saturday with a fine fifth place in the six-lap…

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GSF Car Parts opens two new branches in Cornwall

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

National motor factor GSF Car Parts continued its period of expansion by opening new Cornish branches in Saltash and Camborne. These latest openings take GSF to eight new branches in the last three mo…

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DENSO sponsored hybrid hypercar triumphs again at Le Mans

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

In the 90th Le Mans 24 Hours, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing took first and second to extend its winning run to five at the legendary Circuit de la Sarthe, with the leading DENSO sponsored GR010 HYBRID, completi…

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UKS business partnership with TRICO doubles in size in a year

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

UKS has been working in partnership with TRICO for a little over three years, however the past year has seen a huge growth in sales of the TRICO blade offerings and this month alone has been a record-…

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Comline Richardson Racing secures back-to-back Porsche Carrera Cup GB wins

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

Comline Richardson Racing and title partner, Comline Auto Parts, have been victorious for the second successive weekend in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB following a dominant win by Will Martin in the ope…

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Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) at Freudenberg Sealing Technologies

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

AMR is the further development of the AGV, a driverless transport system. Since the start of the 2000s, AGVs have been deployed in warehouses, but they need help along their route from rack to rack to…

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