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“Distruptions are a dream for experts”

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

Dr. Matthias Sckuhr, COO of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, talks about lean processes, historic trends and the role of employees. The road to sustainability includes higher energy efficiency and lo…

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Blue Print and febi-sponsored Butel fights through pack at Oulton Park

Date: Monday 20 June 2022

Blue Print and febi-sponsored driver Jack Butel fought through a challenging British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) race weekend at Cheshire circuit Oulton Park on 11-12 June. Butel’s strong performa…

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Bob Sockl, RIP

Date: Thursday 16 June 2022

It is with great sadness that we we learned of the death of the founder of Aftermarket magazine, Bob Sockl, who passed away last weekend aged 75, following a long illness. Bob was born in London in 19…

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Hamilton celebrates strongest BTCC performance

Date: Thursday 16 June 2022

NGK customers have enjoyed a great day out watching British racing driver Nic Hamilton in action in the 2022 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). Hamilton is an Ambassador for the ignitio…

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SMP Europe brings colour to Ice Hockey World Championships

Date: Thursday 16 June 2022

Automotive engineering specialist SMP Europe has embraced the passion and excitement of this year’s International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championships in Finland, being main sponsor for th…

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Melett's “Inside tag” highlights network strength at Motortec Madrid 2022

Date: Thursday 16 June 2022

Turbocharger specialist, Melett, enjoyed a successful Motortec Madrid 2022, bringing together its Authorised Service Centre (ASC) network and showcasing the new ‘Melett Inside’ quality tag concept. Wi…

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Ring Automotive gives new recyclable packaging the green light

Date: Thursday 16 June 2022

As part of its ongoing commitment to embrace environmentally friendly packaging options, Ring Automotive has announced that a whole host of its upgrade halogen bulb ranges will be launched in its new …

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Exol-sponsored Worcester Warriors win dramatic Premiership Rugby Cup final

Date: Tuesday 14 June 2022

Exol Lubricants-sponsored rugby union side Worcester Warriors won a nail-biting Premiership Rugby Cup final after extra time on tries scored. Warriors were down 18 points to 25 against London Irish at…

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For the twelfth time in a row: HELLA is voted "Best Brand" at ETM Readers' Awards

Date: Tuesday 14 June 2022

HELLA, an internationally positioned automotive supplier and a FORVIA Group company, has once again - for the twelfth time in succession - been voted "Best Brand" in this year's EuroTransportMedia (ET…

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Ring scoops six accolades in Auto Express product awards

Date: Tuesday 14 June 2022

Ring Automotive’s ongoing drive for quality has resulted in the brand winning two awards categories, and a commendation in a further four, in Auto Express’ annual product awards. Ring’s Xenon200 took …

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LKQ reinvents its corporate identity to reflect its role as an automotive aftermarket leader

Date: Monday 13 June 2022

LKQ Europe has unveiled its new logo and branding that reflect its position as a global and innovative leader in the European automotive aftermarket. The new branding across the whole group will allow…

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Successful fairs in Kenya and Italy!

Date: Monday 13 June 2022

The last two weeks have been very busy for our company - there were two major automotive events. Our employees represented us at the Autoexpo in Nairobi and Autopromotec in Bologna. We started the tra…

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First trade fair appearance under the FORVIA umbrella brand: HELLA and Faurecia jointly presented technologies for the mobility of tomorrow in Japan

Date: Monday 13 June 2022

Following the successful takeover of HELLA by Faurecia, the two companies made their first joint appearance at an automotive trade fair under the new, overarching umbrella brand FORVIA. As a factual g…

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Diesel Technic Italia S.R.L. at the Transpotec Logitec: real-life networking in Milan

Date: Monday 13 June 2022

From 12 to 15 May 2022, the Transpotec Logitec took place in Milan, the leading Italian fair for the transport and logistics industry. Diesel Technic Italia S.R.L., represented by Managing Director Wa…

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Philips lights up the 2022 Auto Express Product Honours

Date: Monday 13 June 2022

Lumileds, the global manufacturers of Philips Automotive Lighting products, are celebrating a host of awards at the 2022 Auto Express Product Honours. The Philips Xperion 6000 Slim workshop inspection…

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DENSO Aftermarket teams up with Veterans in Action

Date: Friday 10 June 2022

As an example of the company’s outward looking nature, DENSO Aftermarket has begun to support the charity Veterans in Action, which is dedicated to the needs of former members of the armed forces and …

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Alex to take on charity challenge

Date: Friday 10 June 2022

NGK employee Alex Stancombe is set to climb some of the highest summits in England to raise cash for charity. The 52-year-old is taking part in the Stephanie Simpson 2022 Lake District Challenge which…

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GS Yuasa ‘Powering What Matters’ advertising campaign launches across Europe

Date: Friday 10 June 2022

Centred around a charming video advert, the coordinated European advertising campaign explores the world of GS Yuasa through the eyes of 6-year-old Isabella and her mother as they go about their day n…

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First Diesel Technic UK & Ireland Golf Day 2022

Date: Friday 10 June 2022

In May 2022 the first Diesel Technic UK & Ireland Golf Day took place at Stratford-on-Avon Golf Club in Warwickshire. The team of Diesel Technic welcomed distribution partners from Great Britain, …

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The ACO cements Motul’s place in Le Mans history with naming of “Virage du Raccordement Motul”

Date: Friday 10 June 2022

The most important clock of the year is ticking, and the countdown is on to the 90th running of the world’s greatest endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans (11/12th June). With a grid of the world’s …

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Factor One introduce "tech magazine" concept

Date: Friday 10 June 2022

With a wealth of aftermarket motor factoring experience, Factor One Marketing has identified an opportunity for motor factors to maximise on the potential opportunity in the sales of equipment, tools,…

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IAAF membership network expands with Garage Services Online

Date: Friday 10 June 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has expanded its membership network with Garage Services Online, a leading provider of top performing websites which works exclusively within t…

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FST takes a closer look at climate and cost

Date: Monday 06 June 2022

If you fly from Berlin to the northwest and briefly look out of the window of the plane, you find yourself looking down on a blue surface, glittering like a lake and embedded in the landscape. But at …

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NSK and thyssenkrupp evaluate automotive joint venture

Date: Monday 06 June 2022

NSK Ltd and thyssenkrupp AG have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore a potential joint venture between NSK Steering and thyssenkrupp Automotive. Both companies will now enter an asse…

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ZF [pro]Tech offering takes centre stage at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Monday 06 June 2022

ZF Aftermarket, under its ZF [pro]Tech initiative, is gearing up to arm garages and bodyshop technicians with the technical skills and know-how required to service and maintain the vehicles of today a…

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LKQ Europe is committed to becoming a net-zero emissions company

Date: Monday 06 June 2022

LKQ Europe, Europe’s Automotive Aftermarket leader, has reaffirmed its commitment to becoming a net-zero emissions company by 2050. LKQ Corporation recently revealed its 2021 Sustainability Report out…

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Exol-sponsored cycling team to tackle Ride London

Date: Monday 06 June 2022

The Exol-sponsored WSCC cycling squad will aim to complete Ride London Essex this weekend (29th May), a 100-mile mass participation cycle sportive. WSCC will take to the roads of London and Essex over…

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GSF Car Parts opens new Wigan branch

Date: Wednesday 01 June 2022

Growing motor factor GSF Car Parts opened the doors to its new Wigan branch last week. The opening is the latest in a flurry of new GSF branches across the UK, with sites in Yeovil, Avonmouth, the Wir…

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Keeping together what belongs together (1)

Date: Wednesday 01 June 2022

Lower fuel consumption, fewer emissions – the road that stretches before the automotive industry is clearly mapped out. Whether the journey to climate-friendly is taken with the combustion or electric…

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IAAF Service Provider Hive Insurance to exhibit at UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Friday 27 May 2022

Maggie Norris, from IAAF Service Provider Hive Insurance has advised that they happy to be exhibiting at the forthcoming UK Garage and Bodyshop Event at the NEC on the 8th and 9th June. Maggie will be…

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Max wins in MINI CHALLENGE at Brands Hatch

Date: Friday 27 May 2022

Racing driver Max Coates – who is sponsored by ignition and sensor specialist NGK – grabbed his first win of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE season in a dramatic final race of the weekend at Brands Hatch. I…

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IAAF members at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Friday 27 May 2022

Many IAAF members will be exhibiting at the forthcoming UK Garage & Bodyshop Event which is taking place on 8 and 9 June at the NEC Birmingham. Among those who will be present are the following co…

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The disconnect at the heart of the aftermarket’s skills crisis

Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022

I recently had the pleasure of being a panellist at Autotech Group’s conference at Red Bull MK-7, Milton Keynes. Thanks to Gavin and the Autotech Group team! On the agenda for discussion was the after…

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VARTA ® Joins Linked In

Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022

VARTA UK are now on Linked In! Follow the new page to stay up-to-date with the latest news and event details from the world’s leading manufacturer of automotive batteries. VARTA has a history going ba…

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Dayco promotes its growing EMEA product portfolio at Autopromotec 2022

Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, is exhibiting at Autopromotec, Bologna on stand C54 in hall 16, where it will be …

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LKQ Euro Car Parts partners with Laser Tools Racing and Team HARD. for 2022 BTCC

Date: Tuesday 24 May 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts, the UK and Ireland’s leading automotive parts distributor, has partnered with Laser Tools Racing and Team HARD. for the latest season of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championsh…

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Mintex donates brake training aids to inspire next generation of engineering talent

Date: Tuesday 24 May 2022

Braking friction specialist TMD Friction has donated braking training aids through its renowned Mintex brand to Reddish Hall School in Stockport, a school for pupils aged 5-18 with complex educational…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 20 May 2022

Date: Friday 20 May 2022

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during what has been yet another extremely busy week. Event planning intens…

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GSF Car Parts looks 'Beyond Tomorrow' with National Staff Conference

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

Managers from across GSF Car Parts spent a day learning about the future of the business and the automotive aftermarket at the company’s 2022 National Conference. More than 260 staff attended the even…

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57% of garages plan on increasing prices in response to cost-of-living crisis and rising price of parts

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

57% of garages are planning on increasing their prices according to a survey conducted by WhoCanFixMyCar. The survey, which was sent to WhoCanFixMyCar’s network of over 15,000 top-rated garages, mobil…

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WAI joins industry condemnation of proposed MOT extension

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

Leading rotating electrics supplier WAIglobal UK has joined the calls of the automotive aftermarket in condemning the proposed extension to the MOT. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps proposed relaxing …

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Comline Richardson Racing celebrates Brands Hatch success

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

Comline Richardson Racing and title partner Comline Auto Parts (Comline) are celebrating a maiden Porsche Carrera Cup GB victory after a sensational drive by Will Martin in the opening race at Brands …

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First Podium for Lucas Oil’s Heap

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

Junior Saloon Car Championship driver Jacob Heap secured second place in his Lucas Oil sponsored car to claim his first podium finish in Round 6 at Snetterton, in Norfolk. Intuitive driving coupled wi…

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Small step, big effect

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

To reduce road traffic CO2 emissions, both engines and transmissions must work more efficiently. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has developed a sealing ring for automatic transmissions that uses mic…

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OESAA Chairman Nigel Morgan Q&A

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) Chairman, Nigel Morgan, answers questions about the successful return of Autoinform Live, new members joining the organisation, the progres…

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Mintex and Nielsen expand exciting drift show partnership

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

TMD Friction, through its renowned Mintex braking brand, has expanded its exciting partnership with drifting star Pete ‘Peden’ Nielsen. The expanded sponsorship will see Mintex branding displayed prom…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts unveils stand for upcoming UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts has revealed details of its stand at the upcoming UK Garage & Bodyshop Event, which is set to feature industry guests, prizes and access to expert advice from right across the b…

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Elliott excels at Oulton Park

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

Motorcycle star Brayden Elliott – who is sponsored by ignition and sensor specialist NGK – is celebrating making the podium in the latest round of the 2022 Pirelli National Superstock championship. He…

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Ignition and sensor specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has been honouring its top sales staff

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

The supplier of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and associated engine management sensors named Paul Gair and Charlie Keable Joint Salesmen of the Year with third place g…

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Joint venture set to lift aftermarket workshop diagnostics to a new level

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

Maverick Diagnostics and Opus IVS have agreed a joint distribution venture, Opus IVS customers will be able to purchase fully supported 100% original dealer diagnostics tools and support through Opus …

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