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WAI hosts successful Euro 2020 competition for its customers and staff

Date: Tuesday 10 August 2021

To celebrate Euro 2020, WAIglobal UK launched an exciting competition which involved encouraging customers to sign up and predict scores of the football matches for the chance to win top-quality prize…

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FAI MD Jonathan Alexander thanks aftermarket for its support following accident

Date: Friday 06 August 2021

FAI Automotive managing director Jonathan Alexander has thanked the automotive aftermarket for its incredible show of support following his horrific motorcycle accident suffered on 22 July 2021. Just …

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NGK trio in the hunt for World Speedway title

Date: Friday 06 August 2021

A trio of NGK-sponsored Speedway stars remain in contention for the 2021 FIM World Championship despite failing to make the podium in the latest Grand Prix rounds. Russian Emil Sayfutdinov is in fourt…

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Workshops must plan for activity peak in second half of 2021 to capitalise on every opportunity

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Last week GiPA UK released the Q2 results of their quarterly Aftermarket Pulse report. The market recovery situation by the end of June 2021 was 2.9% higher than GiPA’s expectations. While in comparis…

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Alliance Automotive Group Acquires J&S Automotive Distributors

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Alliance Automotive Group UK (AAG), a subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC) and one of the UK’s leading aftermarket distributors, has acquired J&S Automotive Distributors (J&S). The acquir…

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Research project "INITIATIVE": HELLA develops concepts for light-based communication for automated driving

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Together with further partners, HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert has started a new research project. The main focus is on the question of how communication between autonomous vehicles and ot…

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FST employees are switching to bikes

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has launched the "Move on Pinerolo" initiative to promote green mobility and physical activity at its Italian site: Two Wheels Instead of Four. Numerous employees at F…

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ZF Aftermarket Live: Three-day digital event at Automechanika Frankfurt with the latest highlights for aftermarket & fleet customers

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

For the first time the world's leading trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, Automechanika Frankfurt will take the form of a hybrid event; ‘Automechanika Digital Plus’ on September 14-16 at Frank…

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MIMS Automechanika Moscow: TecAlliance shows how to boost sales and cut costs with best-in-class data and solutions

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

TecAlliance, the leading data management specialist in the independent automotive parts market, will be exhibiting at MIMS Automechanika Moscow from 23 to 26 August 2021. Showcasing from Pavilion 2.2,…

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IAAF adds FinCred Commercial Finance to its impressive membership roster

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed a new member to its expanding membership list with the addition of invoice finance and asset finance solutions provider, FinCred C…

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Natural Disaster: Torrential rains near Remagen leave behind a picture of desolation

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

The devastating torrential rains of the last few weeks have also hit many employees of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST) in the region around Remagen quite hard. Many of FST's employees from othe…

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Celebrate a summer of sport with free Yuasa snack packs

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

After the overwhelming success of the recent snack pack promotions, Yuasa are marking the return of large sporting events with a winning new promotion. Trade customers can now get their hands on a sum…

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An MOT wave is about to hit and preparing now is the key, says LKQ Euro Car Parts

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

The last 18 months have turned the traditional MOT demand curve on its head. And while this caused initial uncertainty for the independent aftermarket, there is now significant opportunity on the hori…

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Podium finish for Cole Trucksport and Borg & Beck at Thruxton

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

Cole Trucksport had a successful weekend at the latest British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) race meeting, held at Thruxton Circuit on 3rd and 4th July, securing three podium finishes. Simon Cole a…

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LKQ Europe with Double-digit EBITDA Margin in the Second Quarter 2021

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq:LKQ) today reported second quarter 2021 results that reflect strength for the Company in a number of key metrics including total revenue, segment margins and free cash flow. In…

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New portal simplifies returns process

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

The new warranty and returns process, brought to market by Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT – the joint sales and marketing initiative from Fourth and TecAlliance – is suc…

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A1 and TRICO celebrate success of charity promotion with two weeks left to go

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

A1 Motor Stores’ members have welcomed TRICO’s initiative to donate £1 of every set of the wiper manufacturer’s blades sold through their stores, to a charity that hosts driving days for disabled peop…

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Banner posts positive financial performance whilst announcing Agenda 2030 strategy

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Leading European battery and battery accessories manufacturer, Banner, has posted positive financial performance figures despite the challenges experienced during its 2020/21 FY (1 April 2020 to 31 Ma…

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TMD Friction´s training courses receive quality approval - Braking supplier to offer high quality, independently certified and approved courses

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

TMD Friction has successfully achieved the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Accreditation, offering businesses and industry personnel globally recognised approved training for the Independent Aft…

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NGK Speedway stars roar into action

Date: Wednesday 21 July 2021

There was a strong start to the 2021 FIM World Speedway Championship by NGK-sponsored riders at the season’s first two Grand Prix in the Czech Republic. Three riders made the final of the first SGP in…

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Teemu claims best result in Estonia

Date: Wednesday 21 July 2021

The M-Sport Ford World Rally Team scored its fourth top-six finish in the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship as Teemu Suninen claimed his best result of the season with sixth place on Rally Estonia in …

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Chrissy in positive mood for Brands Hatch

Date: Wednesday 21 July 2021

NGK-sponsored motorcycle ace Chrissy Rouse heads to Brands Hatch this weekend (July 23-25) for the Pirelli National Superstock championship looking to build on his third place in the standings. After …

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GaraShield backs ‘Females in Focus’ event

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

GaraShield has pledged its support to females in the automotive industry by sponsoring the upcoming 'Females in Focus' ladies networking lunch, hosted by the Scottish Motor Trade Association (SMTA) at…

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Partbusters donates £1,500 to Great Ormond Street Hospital

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

UK automotive parts distributor, Partbusters, has made a generous donation to the Great Ormond Street Hospital, raising approximately £1,500 for the charity. The figure included £600 from takings from…

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Eurocams is the latest member to join IAAF

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed the latest addition to its growing membership network, supplier of automotive components, Eurocams Ltd. Established in 1999, Euroc…

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NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford unveils hybrid rally car

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team has unveiled a prototype of the new Puma Rally1 rally car that will help usher in an exciting new era of electrified competition in the FIA World Rally …

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NGK Speedway stars ready for start of 2021 World Championship

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

Triple World Speedway Champion Tai Woffinden is among five NGK-sponsored riders looking forward to next weekend’s start to this year’s championship. The Briton aims to go one better than last year whe…

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VARTA: ‘Joining OESAA was a no-brainer!’

Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

With a history going back more than a century, with its batteries factory-fitted by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and trusted by millions of drivers globally, VARTA is the ideal member for t…

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Freudenberg Filtration Technologies maintains prime service parts supplier status for Honda

Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

As one of 22 selected service parts suppliers for American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Freudenberg Filtration Technologies was presented the Honda Service Parts Supplier Award 2021 during this year’s virtu…

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Clean Air on Hot Days: LIQUI MOLY launches cleaning agent for home air-conditioning systems

Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

The operation of air conditioning systems creates humidity and wetness. Dirt also adheres particularly well to wet and damp areas. This results in unpleasant odors and health risks – especially in A/C…

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Schaeffler and Brembo launch "dynamic collaboration"

Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

Schaeffler and Brembo will present the first-ever ‘dynamic collaboration’ between two original equipment manufacturers at Autoinform Live 2021. In a 40-second clip, Schaeffler REPXPERT, Mike Tomkins, …

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Japanese Ambassador visits GS Yuasa plant to see multi-million pound investment plans

Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

Japanese Ambassador to the UK, Hayashi Hajime, visited global battery manufacturer GS Yuasa’s factory in Ebbw Vale on Friday 9 July as part of an official two-day visit to Wales to celebrate the stron…

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HELLA is once again recognised by General Motors as Supplier of the Year

Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert, has once again been named Supplier of the Year by the North American car manufacturer General Motors (GM), making it an award winner for three years in a ro…

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Sponsor Link: Corteco

Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

Corteco is one of the leading international suppliers for the Independent Automotive Aftermarket. As a subsidiary of the globally active Freudenberg Group, we deliver over 26,000 items in OEM quality.…

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Disappointment for Charlie at Zandvoort

Date: Wednesday 14 July 2021

Technical problems ruined NGK-sponsored Charlie Martin’s chances in the third round of the ADAC GT4 Germany championship at Zandvoort at the weekend. Charlie was looking forward to her debut at the le…

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Walker Products Inc. celebrate 75 years

Date: Thursday 08 July 2021

Walker Products Inc is a global supplier and can be found in every corner of the world. Established in 1946 the company is one of the largest privately owned manufacturers and this year celebrates its…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts rewards supplier for support

Date: Thursday 08 July 2021

Arnold Clark Autoparts recently rewarded one lucky supplier following a competition to win a new bike. Suppliers that supported the “double A Points promotion”, the garage rewards programme from Arnol…

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James goes from podium to pain…

Date: Thursday 08 July 2021

There were highs and lows for NGK-sponsored motorcycle star James Alderson at Donington Park last weekend. For after winning the first heat of the BSB Pirelli Junior Superstock championship he suffere…

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The Parts Alliance delivers ground-breaking virtual all-staff conference

Date: Thursday 08 July 2021

The Parts Alliance captivated and engaged staff across its nationwide network of more than 170 branches and support centres with its first Virtual Conference in June. The conference, run on events pla…

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Nutexa launch new e-commerce website

Date: Thursday 08 July 2021

Nutexa are pleased to announce the launch of their new e-commerce website, www.nutexafrictions.co.uk, where visitors can also access product leaflets and catalogues. Please note Nutexa have a new rang…

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PAGID collaborates with the IMI to inspire the next generation of automotive professionals

Date: Monday 05 July 2021

Brake brand, PAGID, has confirmed it will be the official sponsor of the Institute of the Motor Industry Skills Competition2021-2022. As well as becoming the lead sponsor, PAGID will provide hands-on …

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AutoCare announces winner of their Spring promotion

Date: Monday 05 July 2021

Horsham motorist, Kevin McDowell bagged himself a brand-new Peugeot 308 during AutoCare’s spring promotion by taking his vehicle for repairs at his local AutoCare garage, Kevin Griffin Cars during the…

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Unlucky weekend for NGK-sponsored motorcycle stars

Date: Friday 02 July 2021

There was disappointment for NGK-sponsored Chrissy Rouse in the opening Pirelli National Superstock race of the year. Rouse, the defending champion, crashed out of fourth place on the final corner of …

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LKQ Euro Car Parts urges garages and bodyshops to seize LCV opportunity

Date: Friday 02 July 2021

As part of its ongoing commitment to the independent aftermarket and as a specialist in Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs), LKQ Euro Car Parts is highlighting the opportunity for garages and bodyshops t…

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IAAF welcomes MEYLE UK to its membership

Date: Thursday 01 July 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has added to its impressive roster of members by welcoming manufacturer and distributor of vehicle components, MEYLE UK, to its ever-growing me…

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TMD Friction supports automotive college as its workshops are ruined by fire

Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

TMD Friction, via its Mintex brand, has donated supplies to Bridgwater & Taunton College after it was left devastated by a fire in its motor workshop. The equipment and training resources offered …

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Poles, podiums and points for Halfords Racing with Cataclean at Brands Hatch

Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

Top Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship team Halfords Racing with Cataclean is celebrating another front-running weekend at Brands Hatch with a maiden pole position for Dan Rowbottom and second …

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ZF [pro]Tech resumes face-to-face training at affordable rates for all UK garages

Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

ZF Aftermarket has announced that under its ZF [pro]Tech initiative, face-to-face training has now resumed, supplemented by online courses. The ZF [pro]Tech concept was born of a genuine desire to sup…

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Automotive plant saves €577,000 a year by switching to NSK linear guides

Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

After suffering an average of four linear guide failures a month on its process-critical component washing machines, a major automotive plant in Mexico is enjoying significant savings having switched …

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Lesjöfors in the Premier League!

Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

Lesjöfors have been confirmed as a ‘Premier Data Supplier’ by TecAlliance. At the beginning of 2021, TecAlliance introduced the new ‘Premier Data Supplier’ status to bring greater clarity and accuracy…

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