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Win with Comline! Goodwood Festival of Speed competition

Date: Monday 28 June 2021

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is pleased to announce the launch of a motorsport themed social media competition with a pair of Saturday tickets to this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed on offer to two…

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Carlisle-based family business win national award

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

K&S McKenzie have taken the Small Family Business of the Year title at this year’s national Family Business of the Year awards. The business, based in Carlisle, was founded back in 1968 and is cur…

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A change for the better - one step closer to a sustainable future

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

As a global operating company, Corteco's central warehouse in Hirschberg, Germany ships 1 million packages across the world every year. Our headquarters have improved and changed their packaging proce…

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KYB Renews Support for World Rallycross

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

World Championship winning squad KYB EKS JC and triple FIA World Rallycross Champion Johan Kristoffersson will join forces in an FIA World RX 2021 title bid. Kristoffersson joins Belgian Enzo Ide with…

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Shaftec – Automotive Parts Remanufacturer of Choice

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

Everything - from core acceptance to the boxing of fully tested, shelf ready product happens at our Midlands based UK facility. When you combine this with £5million worth of stockholding at any one ti…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts donates £500 to RNLI Troon

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

On Tuesday 1 June 2021, Evan Gallacher, a mechanic with the RNLI based at Troon lifeboat station, was called out to an emergency call out, and when he returned to the station, he discovered that his b…

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TecAlliance strengthens its global footprint in South Africa

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

TecAlliance, the leading data management specialist in the independent automotive parts market, is planning the next steps to drive digitisation in South Africa. The most important local parts manufac…

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It’s all about quality

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

With a Summer of European International Football ahead of us, Lumileds - who are licensed to manufacture and market Philips Automotive Lighting products - have launched a football skills competition w…

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Ring’s commitment to quality shines through in multiple award wins

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

Ring has scooped a plethora of accolades across its leading automotive accessories portfolio, including multiple mini test and product tests, plus winning the product category for Tyre inflators in th…

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CLAAS honours HELLA as "Supplier of the Year 2020"

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

At the end of April 2021, HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier, was presented with the "Supplier of the Year" Award in the Innovation category, by the agricultural machinery manuf…

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The brand-new Workshop Pro website is NOW LIVE!

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

The site is a one-stop-shop solution for workshop equipment and training with an extensive product portfolio of over 2,000 products and 50 training courses. The website has many features for you to ut…

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Embracing ‘Your New Reality’ with Comline Steering & Suspension

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

Distributors and workshops are both set to benefit from utilising Comline Augmented Reality (C.A.R), according to Comline Auto Parts (Comline) Managing Director, Ishan Kamdar, who believes the quality…

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Coming to a town near you! The Textar trailer travelling 160,000KM every year

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

TMD Friction UK has successfully commissioned a Textar trailer, which will clock up more than 160,000 kilometres on the UK’s roads this year. The Lawrence David trailer – fully Textar liveried with it…

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“Glen Callum Associates instrumental in our recruitment process”

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

Schaeffler HR Manager, Kathy Campbell, has praised the efforts of automotive, industrial and engineering recruitment specialist, Glen Callum Associates (GCA), over the past year, saying the company ha…

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IAAF Treasurer Lawrence Bleasdale becomes FIGIEFA treasurer

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

IAAF Honorary Treasurer Lawrence Bleasdale has also become Treasurer of European automotive aftermarket trade federation FIGIEFA. The TMD Friction UK employee has been heavily involved with IAAF for m…

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NGK announces Solid Oxide Fuel Cells initiative

Date: Friday 18 June 2021

NGK Spark Plugs has committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). One exciting example of this commitment is the development of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) which are already installed at …

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HELLA strengthens position in radar technology through cooperation with Swedish tech company for waveguide antennas

Date: Friday 18 June 2021

HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier, is further expanding its role as one of the world's leading suppliers of radar technology for automated driving functions and has now signed …

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DENSO: ‘OESAA perfect platform to work closer with technicians’

Date: Friday 18 June 2021

In the aftermarket, by its own admission, DENSO is still in its infancy – compare that to the fact DENSO is the second largest component supplier to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) – so the op…

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NGK has made it even easier for UK independent garages to engage with its market leading loyalty scheme, BoxClever

Date: Friday 18 June 2021

The ignition and sensor specialist has launched a new mobile App enabling members to check their points balance, browse the gift range, redeem points and win prizes instantly, all from their mobile ph…

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GS Yuasa set to create more than 100 new jobs with substantial investment and Welsh Government support at their factory in Ebbw Vale

Date: Friday 18 June 2021

Global battery manufacturer GS Yuasa, which has a production plant in Ebbw Vale, is creating 105 new jobs and protecting a further 360 positions with support from Welsh Government funding of up to £2.…

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Podium ends testing weekend for Halfords Racing with Cataclean at Snetterton

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021

A tough weekend for the Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civics of Gordon Shedden and Dan Rowbottom resulted in a podium finish in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Snetterton, Norf…

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Banner’s arrival is the icing on the cake at birthday celebration

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021

When the Banner team heard that the head of ABC Auto Factors of Burnham, Slough was due to reach a milestone birthday they decided to crash the party by delivering a celebratory cake to mark the occas…

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Mintex races onto the Focus Cup track for 2021

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021

TMD Friction, via its Mintex brand, is back on the racetrack in the Focus Cup 2021, as it continues its commitment to supporting motorsport and demonstrating its association with racing and braking sa…

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Demand soars as Borg & Beck celebrates the E-Type’s 60th Anniversary

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021

With 2021 marking the 60th anniversary of the Jaguar E-Type, another iconic historic model originally fitted with a Borg & Beck Clutch Kit, the classic specialist is experiencing a rise in demand …

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Alliance Automotive Subsidiaries win Factor Chain of the Year and Factor Team of the Year at CAT Magazine Awards 2021

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021

AAG are proud to announce that Alliance Automotive have won two awards at the CAT Magazine Awards 2021. The AAG Subsidiaries were awarded Factor Chain of the Year and Motor Serv Milton Keynes, Factor …

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BM Catalysts takes action on air quality

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021

BM Catalysts has become an affiliated member of the Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality (WCRAQ), set-up to improve air quality in the UK. The UK manufacturer and exporter of catalytic converte…

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IAAF continues to expand membership with addition of Advanced Hygienics

Date: Friday 11 June 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has added online retailer, Advanced Hygienics, to its list of members. The UK-based company distributes professional and eco-friendly hygiene a…

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AAG acquisitions

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

Alliance Automotive Group UK has recently completed the acquisition of Nyanza Autoparts based in Coventry. Described as ‘one of Coventry’s oldest car parts and accessory suppliers’, Nyanza was formed …

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Fyfes expands Ballyclare branch

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

Fyfes, has moved its Ballyclare branch to bigger and better premises to provide customers with a wider range of car parts and engineering supplies. The new Fyfes building will offer improved levels of…

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Partbusters to become TMD Friction distributor

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

Rapidly growing automotive parts and crash repair products supplier, Partbusters, has become a distributor for TMD Friction UK, supplying braking brands Textar, Mintex and DON to customers nationwide.…

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Dayco improves customer service with mobile catalog app update 7.0

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

To further improve its up-to-date product and application information, Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has releas…

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Alpine F1 Team and BorgWarner look to future with new partnership

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

Alpine F1 Team is pleased to announce a new partnership with BorgWarner that builds on the long-standing collaboration between BorgWarner and Renault Group. BorgWarner, who recently acquired Delphi Te…

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M-Sport Ford drivers fight hard in Sardinia

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team brought its cars home safely at the Rally Italia-Sardegna in some of the most brutal conditions on the World Rally Championship calendar. Gus Greensmith…

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First Line supports Cole Trucksport in 2021

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

First Line is back on the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) circuit for 2021 as it continues its partnership with Cole Trucksport for the latest British Truck Racing Association (BTRA) season. …

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Industry urged to capitalise on LCV market growth

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

As we move to a world fuelled by increasing expectations for quicker delivery turnaround times, the growth of the UK’s light commercial vehicle (LCV) sector has been significant and continues to rise …

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Shelby Car Care arrives at Arnold Clark Autoparts

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

Independent garages and technicians can now access the Shelby Car Care range at Arnold Clark Autoparts. Shelby Car Care’s award-winning products have been added into stock at Arnold Clark Autoparts br…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts outlines five key focus areas for garages this summer

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

As part of its ongoing commitment to the independent aftermarket, LKQ Euro Car Parts has outlined the five key areas of vehicle health that garages should be focusing on this summer, from capitalising…

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CAT Conversations webinar: Getting back to growth

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

The next CAT Conversations webinar takes place as part of the CAT Awards on June 10 at 11am. The theme is ‘Getting back to growth’ and the panel will be talking about the challenges of the last eighte…

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Dayco and Physis partner to develop world-class hybrid electric vehicle modules

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems manufacturer for the automotive, heavy-duty, and industrial market segments has entered a strategic partnership with Ningbo Physis Technology Co., Lt…

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GS Yuasa wins its first Toyota Technology & Development Award with hybrid vehicle battery

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

The Toyota Motor Corporation’s prestigious ‘Technology & Development Award’ has been presented to GS Yuasa and its subsidiary Blue Energy in recognition of the development of a new advanced Lithiu…

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Watch: Allocate work in seconds thanks to intuitive TechMan parts and data integrations

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Workshop management specialist, TechMan has significantly reduced the amount of time it takes for garages to book a new job into the workshop thanks to a raft of intuitive features and innovative vehi…

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Exol invests in expanded Rotherham site

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Exol has begun work on the redevelopment of its Rotherham site, with the aim to complete the project in July 2021. This new development is part of Exol’s continued reinvestment strategy. The project a…

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Banner - breeding new life into lead-acid batteries

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Despite the impact lithium-ion batteries are having within the field of e-mobility, Banner – Europe’s leading battery and battery accessory manufacturer – remains focused on developing the next genera…

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Schaeffler makes a welcome return to face-to-face training

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

As the Government continues to lift COVID restrictions, the Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team has announced it is resuming face-to-face training, with the first session of what it hopes will be a ret…

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Hyundai Motorsport names LIQUI MOLY as Customer Racing Official Supplier

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Hyundai Motorsport has named LIQUI MOLY as an Official Supplier for the Customer Racing department’s race and rally projects. The German oil and additive specialist delivers more than 80 products to t…

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OSRAM’s Night Breaker Laser bulbs placed firmly in the spotlight

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Lighting specialist OSRAM has received a ‘Commended’ award in the Auto Express 2021 Product Awards for its Night Breaker Laser 150 bulbs in the Headlamp Bulb category. The OSRAM Night Breaker Laser 15…

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Schaeffler’s REPXPERT team steps in to help In ‘n’ Out Autocentres move up a gear

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Further demonstrating its commitment to training, the Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team were back out on the road at the end of May, supporting staff from the In ‘n’ Out Autocentres network. During t…

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NGK-sponsored Wolves make a winning start

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

NGK-sponsored Wolverhampton Wolves got off to a flying start in the British Premier Speedway League with an impressive 58-32 victory at King’s Lynn. American ace Broc Nicol made a dream debut for the …

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TMD Friction CV wins Best Supplier 2020

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

TMD Friction has been awarded Best Supplier 2020 for Commercial Vehicles by TEMOT International, one of the Independent Aftermarket’s (IAMs) largest international buying groups, during its TEMOT Globa…

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Hannah Lyon-Wall to Chair UNIBA Trade Credit Group

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

FinCred IS Director, Hannah Lyon-Wall has been appointed as Chairperson for UNIBA Partners’ Trade Credit & Political Risk Center of Excellence. UNIBA Partners is an international partnership of ov…

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