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Delphi Technologies: ‘Joining OESAA is a natural fit’

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Delphi Technologies is the latest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to join the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA), citing the ‘exact same philosophy’ and describing the …

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DENSO’s popular webinars are now available on demand

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Launched as the country went into its first national lockdown last year, DENSO has continued to develop its online education programme as the industry has responded to changing habits and the practica…

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LKQ Europe invests in new Innovation and Service Centre to boost its Digital and Innovation Strategy

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

LKQ Europe is opening a new Innovation and Service Centre in Katowice, Poland, to act as a catalyst for its innovation and digitalisation strategy. The centre will enhance LKQ Europe’s ability to offe…

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Autotech Group proud sponsor of British Superbike’s Storm Stacey

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Autotech Group has been named as a sponsor of British Superbike’s youngest rider, Storm Stacey, ahead of the season which starts in June. Last year, the 18-year-old clinched the title of youngest ride…

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Rising motocross star 11-year old Olivia Reynolds gets Yuasa’s backing

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Yuasa, the world’s leading battery manufacturer, have announced that they will sponsor 11-year old motocross star of the future, Olivia Reynolds. The Northampton bred maestro will be competing in nume…

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OESAA member Brembo inspires workshop confidence and practice improvements following visit

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

The owner of Avia Autos has hailed Original Equipment Supplier Aftermarket Association (OESAA) member, Brembo, for its professionalism and influence during a visit to her workshop. Hayley Pells and he…

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Exol sponsors cycle team’s ride for charity

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Exol Lubricants has pledged it support to the WSCC cycling team, who, after a very challenging year, has decided to take on the Sea to Sea challenge (C2C), cycling from Whitehaven to Tynemouth for thr…

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WAI kickstarts Euro 2020 with exciting competition

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

With Euro 2020 fast approaching, WAI UK has got the ball rolling with an exciting new competition and is now encouraging customers to sign up and play for the chance to win a whole host of top-quality…

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SMP Europe goes pink

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

SMP Europe is going pink in support of those impacted by Breast Cancer, launching a campaign to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer charities, that provide life changing care and world class r…

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EAG reveals its ongoing commitment to the environment

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

For the past few years, Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has been working to become more environmentally friendly, and is now revealing the steps it has taken. From taking initial steps, such as making su…

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Dayco releases Golf Mark VII wheel bearing installation video

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

To assist technicians fit replacement wheel bearings correctly and efficiently, Dayco has added a installation video https://youtu.be/jX5aBsD8zhg alongside its recently introduced step-by-step guide t…

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Autotech Academy and Ford Motor Company Ltd create work experience solution for fire damaged college

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

Autotech Academy has responded to the IMI’s call to action to support Bridgwater and Taunton College, after a fire destroyed its specialist Motorsport and Motorcycle workshops. Collaborating with the …

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OESAA Garage Forum member proud to be on ‘front-line’ in championing OE quality

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

The owner of Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) Garage Forum member, Wiseman Motor Services, has described the association with OE manufacturers as like being on the ‘front-l…

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Nic Hamilton ready for BTCC points battle

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

NGK-sponsored British racing driver Nic Hamilton endured a challenging first round of the 2021 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season but is hopeful of improved performances over the …

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Charlie Martin makes podium at sodden Snetterton

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

NGK-sponsored racing star Charlie Martin had mixed fortunes at round two of the Britcar Endurance Championship which was held in in torrential weather conditions at Snetterton. After finishing second …

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MAHLE Powertrain breaks ground on new EV and hydrogen focused test chamber

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

MAHLE Powertrain has broken ground on development of the new test chamber located at its Real Driving Emissions (RDE) Centre in Northampton on May 18th. The chamber is a response to high levels of dem…

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High volume production makes Balyfa the perfect alternative to Far East production

Date: Wednesday 19 May 2021

BALYFA is a dedicated IATF 16949 certified partner that specialises in the supply of springs and metal parts to a wide range of industries, including automotive, where they are the chosen supplier for…

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LKQ ECP comment on SMMT used car sales data Q1

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

Andy Hamilton, CEO of LKQ Euro Car Parts, said: “The used car market had a tough start to the year, but the number of used vehicles that changed hands despite limits on test-driving is proof that dema…

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LuK concentric slave cylinders come into focus in Schaeffler’s upcoming June ‘Tea-break Training’ sessions

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

The Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team is back in action on 1st & 2nd June with two ‘Tea-break training’ sessions focusing on the concerns, challenges and frustrations that can occur during concen…

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NGK urges garages to be prepared for expected MoT demand

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

NGK – the leading supplier of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK engine management sensors – says garages should be prepared for when these vehicles are eventually tested. Mark Ha…

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Climbing mountains, collecting records. Survival through hard work

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the availability of raw materials and products for further processing has fallen dramatically. At the same time, the order books are full. In a letter to the r…

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Motul-Edition GBS Zero launches with nationwide livery design competition

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

Motul is delighted to announce a new partnership project with bespoke UK car constructor, Great British Sports Cars (GBS): the Motul-Edition GBS Zero. The lightweight hand-crafted sportscar is now in …

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Demonstrator delivery vehicle for innovative new hydrogen fuel cell technology nears debut

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

The first demonstrator vehicle for a novel new hydrogen fuel cell technology is in development by MAHLE Powertrain. As integration partner to hydrogen fuel cell specialist, Bramble Energy, MAHLE Power…

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Mintex returns to MINI CHALLENGE race track in 2021

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Mintex has renewed its sponsorship of the MINI CHALLENGE Championship for 2021. All cars in both the JCW and Cooper Classes will use Mintex racing brake pads and in the Copper Class, all cars will use…

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AP Air Europe broadens scope in recruitment process

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Agricultural air conditioning distributor, AP Air Europe, is utilising talent from engineering and automotive aftermarket recruitment specialist Glen Callum Associates (GCA) to make key recruitment de…

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Stunning start for Halfords Racing with Cataclean in BTCC opener

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Halfords Racing with Cataclean kicked off its 2021 British Touring Car Championship campaign with three top 10 finishes from drivers Dan Rowbottom and Gordon Shedden at Thruxton, Hampshire, at the wee…

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Philips completes the ranks of UK Top Garage and Top Technician Partner Brands for 2021

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Lumileds, the developers, manufacturers and marketers of Philips automotive lighting products globally, are proud to announce that Philips Automotive Lighting has become the final name included as a m…

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NGK Spark Plug Co. Ltd has established a corporate venture capital fund to invest in venture companies around the world

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

The company has set forth its vision for 2030 in the ‘2030 Long-Term Management Plan NITTOKU BX’, which began in April 2020. This seeks a business portfolio transformation by increasing the ratio of t…

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Schaeffler’s REPXPERT Hotline – for instant access to the experts

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

For technical advice, application information or part number confirmation, the Schaeffler REPXPERT Hotline provides immediate access to an experienced member of the Schaeffler technical team, who will…

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GS Yuasa celebrate 40 years of battery production in South Wales

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Since being established 40 years ago in 1981, GS Yuasa Battery Manufacturing UK Ltd has produced over 85 million batteries at their Ebbw Vale production facility, employing over 360 skilled workers fr…

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Hold the line please! Warranty & returns portal reduces unnecessary calls

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

The TecAlliance Warranty and Returns service, brought to market by Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT, is reducing the number of calls into a business, thanks to its swift a…

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DENSO invites technicians to join the League of True Mechanics and earn an IMI training certificate

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

DENSO Aftermarket, the aftermarket division of leading original equipment (OE) component manufacturer DENSO, originally developed its e-Learning programme in response to the reduction in face-to-face …

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No signs of crisis at LIQUI MOLY

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

LIQUI MOLY’s strong sales growth continued into the month of April. At EUR 60 million, sales were 60 percent above the same month last year, which was admittedly already characterized by a declining d…

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Dayco enters manufacturing agreement with HKAF for viscous dampers to further strengthen manufacturing footprint in China

Date: Wednesday 05 May 2021

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems manufacturer for the automotive, heavy-duty, and industrial market segments has further strengthened its manufacturing footprint in China by partneri…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts invests in new vehicles to support increased demand for hybrid training

Date: Wednesday 05 May 2021

The UK’s leading supplier of car and van parts has taken delivery of three brand new hybrid vehicles, in response to record demand for hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) training courses. LKQ Euro Car P…

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Goodwood VIP tickets up for grabs through LKQ Euro Car Parts Shell promotion

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts has launched an online promotion on its range of Shell oil, with 25 pairs of Goodwood Festival of Speed VIP tickets up for grabs. Available exclusively to LKQ Euro Car Parts custome…

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MAHLE achieves positive operating result for 2020 and makes a strong start to the transformation year of 2021

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

MAHLE has steered through the exceptional year of 2020 strongly with considerable resilience. Thanks to a strong second half, the Group was able to partially compensate for the severe sales slumps in …

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LKQ Europe with a Strong First Quarter 2021

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

LKQ Corporation reported first quarter 2021 results on April 29, 2021 that reflect records in a number of key metrics including overall profitability, segment margins and free cash flow. Dominick Zarc…

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Emissions issue is one aftermarket cannot ignore, warns BM Catalysts

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

The automotive aftermarket must clean up its act on dealing with harmful emissions or risk creating its own scandal, says BM Catalysts, the UK’s largest independent manufacturer of high-quality afterm…

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IAAF adds Partbusters to membership roster

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has expanded its list of members with the addition of Partbusters, an online supplier of quality automotive parts and accessories to the afterm…

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Hayley Pells - thoughts on driverless travel

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Private transport and the link to the economy demonstrates that the more that we are able to move, the wealthier we become. Enabling driverless travel brings the benefits of rail with the convenience …

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Garage Gurus technical training sees record demand during pandemic

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Despite the pandemic, Tenneco’s Garage Gurus automotive technical education platform has attracted record numbers of aftermarket professionals from across the EMEA region to its expanded curriculum of…

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Dayco helps prepare the next generation

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Recognising the need to invest in the next generation of technicians, Dayco is expanding its training programme to reach out to students still in technical college, with a series of events starting at…

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Melett charges forward on social media

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

The automotive industry can now keep up to date with the latest turbocharger news and activity from Melett, the leading supplier of precision engineered turbochargers and parts, via social media. Reco…

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Future market of electromobility: HELLA expands market position

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Innovative power electronics from HELLA, the lighting and electronics specialist, ensure intelligent energy management and greater fuel efficiency. Back in 2007, the company launched the world's first…

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LKQ Europe is Driving its Sustainability Commitment Forward

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

LKQ Europe’s sustainability agenda aims to reduce CO2 emissions and, help its employees develop and engage with the communities in which they work. LKQ Corporation, the parent company of LKQ Europe pu…

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“Back the DVSA’s Whatever your essential journey, make it SAFE!’ campaign,” urges First Line Ltd

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

With lockdown easing and the roads slowly returning to a ‘new normal’, First Line Ltd is urging the aftermarket to get behind the DVSA’s new campaign calling for safe travel. The aftermarket expert re…

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Yuasa announce continued partnership with Paul Bird Motorsport as they aim for a third consecutive BSB title

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Following a successful maiden season with the Paul Bird Motorsport-run VisionTrack Ducati team last year, Yuasa, the world’s leading battery manufacturer, are delighted to announce the continuation of…

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NGK sponsors Max Coates’ bid to win MINI CHALLENGE title

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

NGK-sponsored Max Coates is in confident mood on the eve of the 2021 MINI CHALLENGE Championship. The 27-year-old North Yorkshireman is driving for Essex-based Graves Motorsport, a new team to the MIN…

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Garages Celebrated at Fifth Annual Who Can Fix My Car Awards

Date: Thursday 22 April 2021

WhoCanFixMyCar.com are celebrating their fifth annual garage awards and have now connected over three million drivers to local garages across the UK. Although unable to congregate in person at what is…

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