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Arnold Clark Autoparts announces its Supplier of the Year

Date: Friday 18 February 2022

Arnold Clark Autoparts has announced the winner of its prestigious Supplier of the Year award, recognising efforts in parts availability, technical support and customer service throughout 2021. First …

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“Automotive aftermarket experiencing unprecedented levels of new roles” says Glen Callum Associates

Date: Friday 18 February 2022

Glen Callum Associates (GCA) is enjoying the increased number of job roles that follow a downturn but is warning that the boom from the pandemic doesn’t come without challenges for companies looking t…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts rewards garages for their spend with A-Points loyalty scheme

Date: Wednesday 16 February 2022

Arnold Clark Autoparts has added new products to its A-Points loyalty scheme, rewarding garages for their spend. With an increased range of available qualifying products, garages can quickly accrue A-…

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DENSO Aftermarket launches its revised website

Date: Tuesday 15 February 2022

DENSO Aftermarket’s website has received an update. With new content, features and visuals, the company has rethought its design to make it as intuitive and helpful to aftermarket professionals as is …

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LIQUI MOLY: Good news in challenging times

Date: Monday 14 February 2022

LIQUI MOLY not only closed 2021 with record sales of 733 million euro. Earnings before taxes also soared to 38 million euro – an increase of a good 40 percent. “This is a great result for a difficult …

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MJAllen Automotive to house National Auto Parts brand and more…

Date: Friday 11 February 2022

MJAllen Automotive has become the new parent company of the National Auto Parts (NAP) brand, as part of a wider plan to align the Automotive business with other MJAllen Group companies. Speaking exclu…

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KYB UK Celebrates 25th Year as a leading supplier in the UK and Irish Independent Automotive Aftermarket

Date: Friday 11 February 2022

KYB UK has held celebrations to commemorate the company’s 25th anniversary. As a subsidiary of KYB Europe GmbH, KYB UK – originally named Kayaba UK - was first registered as a UK company on 9th Decemb…

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Schaeffler - Making workshop life simpler, despite the complexity

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022

Cars are continuing to evolve, becoming more powerful, more environmentally friendly, more comfortable, and safer. At the same time, they are becoming more complex, and with each new innovation, indep…

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One and a half million views in a week!

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022

"Alternator Crime Story" had a great start and a week after its premiere it was displayed over 1,500,000 times! The premiere of "Alternator Crime Story" was not scheduled for the 1st of February 2022 …

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TMD Friction announces plans to recruit more apprentices

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, global automotive manufacturer TMD Friction has announced plans to recruit even more apprentices. Currently the Hartlepool-based company employs 18 apprentices in…

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Banner winter promotion proves the ‘Perfect Fit’

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

As Banner brings the curtain down on its latest winter sales promotion, the leading manufacturer of batteries and battery accessories has hailed it another campaign success. Indeed feedback from the a…

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NGK sets sights on the online gaming community with ESPORTS CUP

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK’s technology can be found in vehicles competing at the highest levels of motorsport and now the company is excited to announce the extension of its racing presence t…

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Valeo continues IMI Approved Centre status

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

Valeo Service UK has invested in developing future UK automotive technicians by continuing its status as an Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Approved Centre. As a world-renowned OE automotive par…

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VARTA power the Kamaz-master team to victory at the Dakar rally!

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022

The “KAMAZ-master” team took the first 4 positions at the Dakar rally 2022, which ended on the 14th of January. In the general classification, first place was taken by Dmitry Sotnikov’s crew, who beca…

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FA Cup heroes Kidderminster Harriers receive Exol support

Date: Friday 04 February 2022

Exol Lubricants, the UK’s largest independent lubricants company, has joined forces with National League North side Kidderminster Harriers football club, which will see the lubricant specialist’s bran…

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BM Catalysts achieves Premier Data Supplier accreditation

Date: Friday 04 February 2022

BM Catalysts, Europe’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket catalytic converters, DPFs and front pipes, has been awarded Premier Data Supplier status by TecDoc. TecDoc is one of the world’s leading aut…

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The Turbo Guy achieve BSI:9001 accreditation

Date: Friday 04 February 2022

The Turbo Guy have been working with the University of Abertay towards certifying their existing Quality Management System. Over a 3 year period they have helped to transform many aspects of their bus…

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Autotech Academy sponsors former junior race winner’s Ginetta GT5 Challenge debut

Date: Friday 04 February 2022

Autotech Academy are proud to announce the sponsorship of race driver Ruben Hage, ahead of his participation in the coveted Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge this year. Ruben’s progression to t…

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FAURECIA is new majority shareholder of HELLA

Date: Wednesday 02 February 2022

FAURECIA, a global leader in the automotive industry, has successfully completed the acquisition of HELLA, the lighting and electronics specialist, after receiving all the necessary regulatory approva…

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IAAF kickstarts 2022 by adding Rain Data to roster

Date: Wednesday 02 February 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has kickstarted the new year by adding data cataloguing specialist, Rain Data, to its membership network. Rain Data provides innovative data ca…

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"Alternator Crime Story" - the latest production for the 30th anniversary of AS-PL

Date: Wednesday 02 February 2022

The latest movie "Alternator Crime Story" is a sequel to "Alternator Love Story". The premiere was planned for February 1 for a reason. On this day AS-PL Sp. z o.o. celebrates its 30th anniversary. On…

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Yuasa get set for takeoff with world famous air display team The Blades

Date: Wednesday 02 February 2022

Yuasa, a brand of global battery manufacturer GS Yuasa, are taking their sponsorship programme to new heights by teaming up with world famous air display team The Blades. The partnership will see Yuas…

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TMD Friction UK supports young automotive learners

Date: Wednesday 02 February 2022

TMD Friction, through its Mintex braking brand, has teamed up with Rallysport Engineering Academy in Essex to support its young students with their motor vehicle studies. Rallysport Engineering specia…

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IAAF welcomes Gosnay’s to its membership

Date: Wednesday 02 February 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is continuing to bolster its growing network and has added its second new member of the year, Gosnay’s Engineering Company Ltd to its membershi…

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Technical training is vital and with the LOTM competition, it can also be rewarding, says DENSO

Date: Tuesday 01 February 2022

As one of the largest original equipment component and system suppliers to vehicle manufacturers around the world, DENSO is dedicated to the spread of technical knowledge to the aftermarket to make a …

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Arnold Clark Autoparts reveals nominations for its Supplier of the Year 2021

Date: Tuesday 01 February 2022

Arnold Clark Autoparts has unveiled nominations for its Supplier of the Year awards. The awards reflect more than ten companies’ outstanding efforts during 2021 across several categories including eas…

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Schaeffler’s latest ‘Tea-break Training’ session to focus on REPXPERT

Date: Tuesday 01 February 2022

Continuing the theme from last year, the Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team is back in action with more ‘Tea-break Training’ on the 1st March at 12:30 and 2nd March at 12:30 & 18:30, with a new se…

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NGK backs Wolves’ hunt for 2022 Speedway title

Date: Tuesday 01 February 2022

Long-time Speedway supporter NGK is continuing its sponsorship of the Parrys International Wolverhampton Wolves Speedway team for the 2022 season. The ignition and sensor specialist will not only be s…

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Delphi Technologies strengthens its ADAS training offering with three-part online course

Date: Monday 31 January 2022

Delphi Technologies is continuing its drive to help those working in the aftermarket to understand and service the latest automotive technologies with the introduction of a new online training course …

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Rising material and labour costs here to stay, warns BM Catalysts

Date: Monday 31 January 2022

Rising prices of raw materials, as well as labour costs, are here for the long term, as ongoing supply chain issues continue to affect businesses around the world. BM Catalysts is highlighting the iss…

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MAHLE Powertrain - Event Invitation - 2 February 2022

Date: Friday 28 January 2022

An opportunity to get the inside track from MAHLE Powertain on an ultra-fast charging system for urban electric delivery vehicles. Join Dr. Mike Bassett (Head of Research) and Jonathan Hall (Head of R…

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Ernst Prost’s farewell gift: €2000 performance bonus for 1,000 co-entrepreneurs

Date: Friday 28 January 2022

In 2021, motor oil manufacturer LIQUI MOLY succeeded in continuing to fight its way to the top against all odds. The outgoing boss Ernst Prost (pictured on the right) and the future sole Managing Dire…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts extends partnership with Kawasaki and Storm Stacey for the 2022 Bennetts British Superbike Championship

Date: Tuesday 25 January 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts, the UK’s leading automotive parts distributor, has extended its title partnership with Kawasaki for the next Bennetts British Superbike Championship - the leading road racing super…

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Kon'nichiwa Tokyo! GS Yuasa launch competition to win the trip of a lifetime to Japan

Date: Monday 24 January 2022

Building on the hugely successful launch of their Power What Matters campaign, Japanese-based battery manufacturer GS Yuasa have launched a competition to win a trip of a lifetime to Tokyo. The prize,…

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OSRAM and Ring will be hitting the road with new Workshop Solutions Van

Date: Monday 24 January 2022

Automotive aftermarket specialists, OSRAM and Ring, will be launching a joint initiative, teaming up with distributors across the country to bring the latest in automotive lighting and garage and work…

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Comline inspires automotive industry: award-winning British brand hits 20,000 followers on Facebook!

Date: Monday 24 January 2022

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is thrilled to share that it has reached 20,000 Facebook followers and in recognition of reaching the milestone, the award-winning British brand has received glowing feedb…

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First Line Ltd. kickstarts 2022 by bolstering its sales team

Date: Monday 24 January 2022

First Line Ltd. has kickstarted the new year by further strengthening its sales team announcing a new appointment and promotion, as it gears up for another successful and productive 12 months. Chris P…

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TMD Friction shortlisted for IMI ‘Partner of the Year’ award

Date: Friday 21 January 2022

TMD Friction has been named amongst the nominations for the Institute of Motor Industry’s (IMI) 2022 awards, in the Partner of the Year category. The braking friction specialist has been recognised in…

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Optimal changes name to UKS Distribution

Date: Friday 21 January 2022

Halesowen-based distributor Optimal UK has changed it’s name following a management buy-out last year; the business will now be called UKS Distribution and has a new website: www.uksdistribution.com U…

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LIQUI MOLY with a quantum leap and massive growth

Date: Wednesday 19 January 2022

They are doing it again: LIQUI MOLY reaches yet another all-time high. The German oil and additive manufacturer boosted its turnover to 733 million euro, an increase of 20 percent compared to 2020. “T…

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Leading automotive distributor LKQ Euro Car Parts opens Cirencester branch

Date: Tuesday 18 January 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts, the UK’s leading automotive parts distributor, has opened its first branch in Cirencester. Located in the Love Lane Industrial Estate on Midland Road, the new store will give drive…

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MAHLE Annual Report wins Fox Finance Award

Date: Monday 17 January 2022

The MAHLE Annual Report 2020 has won gold at the Fox Finance Awards in the "Industry, Technology, Production" category. With this award, a jury of experts honors investor relations concepts "that demo…

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LIQUI MOLY Team Engstler changes to Honda

Date: Monday 17 January 2022

Transition in automobile racing: With its Engstler racing team, the German motor oil and additive manufacturer become one of the main Honda customer team in the WTCR and TCR Germany. In the new season…

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Brand new GS Yuasa ‘Powering What Matters’ advertising campaign hits TV screens nationwide

Date: Monday 17 January 2022

Centred around a 40 second television advert, the nationwide 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 notic…

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Why you need to make workshop efficiency a priority for 2022

Date: Monday 17 January 2022

The owner of a Horsham-based independent garage has spoken-out about how it has significantly reduced admin work, improved communications and streamlined workshop jobs thanks to the transformational s…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts training schedule kicks up a gear in busiest year yet

Date: Friday 14 January 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts has published the 2022 course schedule for its LKQ Academy, in what is set to be its busiest year for training yet. The programme includes more hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) trai…

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Sponsor Link: Corteco UK & Ireland

Date: Friday 14 January 2022

25 years of expertise in the independent automotive aftermarket 25 years ago Corteco became part of the Freudenberg Group and started its business activities in a new alliance in October 1996. As the …

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BM Catalysts expands business to meet demand

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022

UK manufacturer of catalytic converters, DPFs and front pipes, BM Catalysts, has further boosted its capacity to supply products throughout Europe in order to meet ongoing demand. The company is curre…

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Excellent data quality on the rise

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022

165 leading parts manufacturers in the automotive aftermarket were awarded the title of "Premier Data Supplier" by TecAlliance during the last evaluation in December 2021. The seal of quality, which w…

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Motocross: LIQUI MOLY Becomes Lubricant Partner of MXGP

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022

LIQUI MOLY enters the FIM Motocross World Championship (MXGP). From next season, the German oil and additive specialist will be the exclusive lubricant partner for this series and also for the FIM Mot…

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