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Factor Sales joins forces with the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Date: Thursday 04 January 2024

Factor Sales, a leading aftermarket measurement data provider powered by Pearson Ham Group, is proud to announce that it has become a member of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF)…

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Mintex Racing helps propel RS Off-Road team to victory

Date: Wednesday 03 January 2024

Ground-‘braking‘ performance leads to Scottish Borders Hill Rally success TMD Friction's Mintex Racing brand continues to find success in some of the toughest environments, with its brake pads playing…

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FAI Automotive expands its range with cutting-edge engine and chassis parts

Date: Wednesday 03 January 2024

FAI Automotive has announced an expansion of its product range to include 10 new references covering even more passenger car and light commercial vehicle applications. The expansion includes new Conve…

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Diversity drives success: Women Automotive Network finishes a record year with ambitious plans for 2024

Date: Wednesday 03 January 2024

Women Automotive Network is continuing to reinforce the essential role of diversity in the automotive sector as it concludes a significant 2023, setting the stage for an even more dynamic 2024. The Ne…

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DENSO’s experts reveal the details of next generation hydrogen technology

Date: Tuesday 02 January 2024

In a recent ‘Behind the Scenes’ article produced with NewsPicks Brand Design, here, DENSO explains how it is on a quest to harness hydrogen, which is deemed the rising star of clean energy for the fut…

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DENSO introduces strategy to maximise its ‘Green’ and ‘Peace of Mind’ fields

Date: Monday 18 December 2023

IMPORTANT NOTE: While DENSO Aftermarket is proud to share technical knowledge and experience, please note that the technology mentioned in this article is original equipment (OE) technology and is not…

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Apec expand their Braking range with 32 new part numbers this December!

Date: Monday 18 December 2023

Apec have expanded the Braking range with 32 new part numbers. The range extension includes 3 brake pads, 2 brake discs, 6 brake calipers, 1 brake caliper kit, 6 gear cables, 1 brake cable, 11 brake h…

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Go, go, GadJet!

Date: Monday 18 December 2023

Premium quality automotive lighting and auto electrics supplier, Ring, has announced that it will be supplying the UK automotive aftermarket with products from leading connectivity brand, GadJet.  Aft…

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AutoCare Garage Network Soars to 1,000 Members

Date: Monday 18 December 2023

The award-winning AutoCare garage programme, which consists of a nationwide network of independent family-run garages committed to providing high-quality service, has just reached a staggering milesto…

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Factor Sales appoints Alex Jenner as new business development manager

Date: Monday 18 December 2023

With a rich background in the automotive industry, contributing to roles within a group of motor factors then Mercedes-Benz, Alex has a proven track record in business development and is poised to con…

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Exol receives Highly Commended honour in the 2023 IAAF Awards

Date: Monday 18 December 2023

Exol Lubricants has been recognised as Highly Commended in the ‘CV Supplier of the Year’ category at the prestigious Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ Awa…

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Ring is highly commended for IAAF’s Product of the Year!

Date: Monday 18 December 2023

Premium quality automotive lighting and auto electrics supplier, Ring, received a Highly Commended award for its cordless tyre inflator, in the Product of the Year category at the IAAF Awards. On Thur…

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Juratek celebrated for excellence at IAAF Awards with 'Highly Commended' accolade

Date: Monday 18 December 2023

Juratek has received 'Highly Commended' recognition in the 'Car Supplier of the Year' category at this year’s Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ Awards, hi…

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TechMan receives Highly Commended recognition at prestigious IAAF Awards

Date: Monday 18 December 2023

TechMan has scooped Highly Commended in the Service Supplier of the Year category in the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ Awards 2023, underscoring its d…

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Lucas Oil Announces Key Additions to Executive and Leadership Teams

Date: Monday 18 December 2023

Lucas Oil Products has announced two strategic appointments to its executive and leadership teams, hiring Joel Feldman as Vice President of Product Development and promoting Brandon Greene to Vice Pre…

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GSF Car Parts sets out exciting vision

Date: Thursday 14 December 2023

GSF Car Parts Executive Chairman Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia and CEO Steve Horne unveiled an ambitious and trailblazing vision to invest, expand and improve the leading automotive aftermarket business at …

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IAAF announces latest new member: Imexpart Limited

Date: Thursday 14 December 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced the latest addition to its membership, leading parts distributor, Imexpart Limited. Founded in 1986, Imexpart has been a key play…

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Beat the winter blues with HIVE

Date: Thursday 14 December 2023

It’s that time again! Christmas parties and fun… Followed by Colds, Flu and trouble to see a Doctor How long has it been since you had new eyes look at your Private Medical Insurance? Having worked in…

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DENSO provides support for victims as winter approaches

Date: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Moved by the plight of those still affected by the Mw 7.8 quake, Sales Executive & Senior Field Service Engineer, Özgür Tanca, has been working to bring some relief to families this winter, by usi…

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PowerEdge winter wiper tips

Date: Thursday 07 December 2023

With winter officially here, it’s more important than ever for drivers to assess and potentially replace the wiper blades of their vehicles, as they’re one of its most safety critical components. This…

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DENSO Aftermarket’s winter wiper tips

Date: Thursday 07 December 2023

Most drivers pay little or no attention to the wiper blades on their vehicle, but these underappreciated components are vital to their health and wellbeing, as being able to have a good view of the ro…

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LKQ announces new leadership appointments

Date: Tuesday 05 December 2023

Andy Hamilton appointed Senior Vice President of LKQ and President and Executive Managing Director of its European segmentKevan Wooden to succeed him as Chief Executive Officer of the LKQ UK & Ire…

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Delphi launches Training Prospectus 2.0

Date: Thursday 30 November 2023

Delphi has just released a comprehensive new 66-page training prospectus, showcasing the wealth of solutions now available to the UK aftermarket. Delphi’s ‘blended learning’ ethos originated to make i…

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BM Catalysts commits to future growth plans with major investment

Date: Friday 24 November 2023

Europe’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket hot end emissions products, BM Catalysts, is proud to announce the acquisition of a new warehouse facility, demonstrating its commitment to the long-term f…

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Glen Callum Associates debates: ‘Are we seeing the death or resurrection of the recruitment database?’

Date: Friday 24 November 2023

With the recruitment market in a constant state of flux, with new trends and technologies entering the equation, Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has revealed that having access to a database of industry …

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Delphi retains IMI Approval of Training Centre

Date: Friday 24 November 2023

Delphi’s state-of-the-art Titan 10 technical Training Centre in Warwick has retained Centre Approval from the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), effective for three years. This follows a detailed …

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Introducing the 2024 REPXPERT Conference

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023

Schaeffler, the company behind the LuK, INA and FAG brands, is planning to host a conference for technicians and garage owners, based on the principles and success of its REPXPERT Academy Live technic…

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PartsInMotion.co.uk backs Road Safety Week’s awareness campaign

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023

As Road Safety Week arrives, online distributor, PartsInMotion.co.uk is highlighting to technicians the importance of choosing high quality braking brands for the ultimate stopping power. Taking place…

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Mintex Racing supports Mission Motorsport at Race of Remembrance 2023

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023

TMD Friction’s legendary braking brand, Mintex Racing, has supported veterans’ charity Mission Motorsport at the annual Race of Remembrance, held at Anglesey Circuit this November.Over the Remembrance…

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The Schaeffler REPXPERT road trip continues – and the momentum keeps building!

Date: Tuesday 14 November 2023

Schaeffler’s digital marketing team have again been busy touring the country discussing the latest developments from the leading OE component and systems manufacturer with both REPXPERT members and no…

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LKQ EURO CAR PARTS LAUNCES INAUGURAL GRADUATE PROGRAMME

Date: Tuesday 14 November 2023

Tamworth-based LKQ Euro Car Parts has launched its first ever Finance graduate scheme to create new pathways for young people looking to begin their career in the automotive industry.The aftermarket s…

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MJAllen Automotive ties up Marathon deal

Date: Thursday 09 November 2023

MJAllen Automotive has secured a new major distribution agreement with leading aftermarket distributor Marathon Warehouse Distribution (MWD).  Under the new agreement, Marathon will supply the full N…

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Maverick Diagnostics appoints new managing director

Date: Thursday 09 November 2023

Maverick Diagnostics is delighted to announce the appointment of Laura Hall as its new managing director. She takes on the role after the previous incumbent, Andy Brooke, assumed new responsibilities …

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Dayco showcases its growing range of dynamic drive belt solutions at EICMA

Date: Tuesday 07 November 2023

Demonstrating its unrivaled technical competence and ever-increasing range of specialty drive belts, Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and afte…

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Bulbs from DT Spare Parts – presented by Parts Specialists

Date: Monday 06 November 2023

To ensure it stays bright at night and safety is not affected, it is vital that all the lighting on the vehicle is working. Not only the driver himself needs to be aware of his surroundings, also othe…

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Niterra strengthens its NTK portfolio with new range launch

Date: Monday 06 November 2023

The NTK portfolio of vehicle electronic parts is now even stronger with the introduction of a new range of OE-quality exhaust pressure sensors. The new parts meet or exceed vehicle manufacturer (VM) s…

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Understanding brake disc crazing: Insights from Comline

Date: Monday 06 November 2023

Decoding ‘crazing’ Technicians, imagine a scenario where you are inspecting a vehicle’s brake disc and notice an unusual pattern on its surface: a cluster of small, hairline cracks resembling ‘orange …

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Survey reveals lost opportunities with bulb sales

Date: Friday 03 November 2023

More than 150 technicians participated in a survey, conducted anonymously by Ring and sent via a highly regarded trade publication, that focused on the fitment and selling of bulbs.  The results of th…

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Delphi names latest ‘Master of the Month’

Date: Thursday 02 November 2023

Delphi has named Sam Harris its latest ‘Master of the Month’, his prizes include a selection of branded merchandise and a trip to Enstone, for an Alpine Formula 1 factory tour in January. ‘Master of t…

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NAPA Launches Robust Timing Chains Range

Date: Wednesday 01 November 2023

Automotive aftermarket brand NAPA has announced the launch of their new range of timing chains in the United Kingdom. Timing chains are the heart of any chain-driven engine, allowing both air and fuel…

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HELLA warning on starter motor problem cause

Date: Monday 30 October 2023

With the cooler months ahead set to place more stress on starter motors, HELLA is reminding technicians of the need to diagnose faults carefully. The risks of jumping to the wrong conclusions are star…

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Aftermarket tours SMP Europe’s state-of-the-art engineering centre at new IAAF regional meeting

Date: Friday 27 October 2023

Engine management specialist SMP Europe, home to the Intermotor, Lucas and Lemark brands, hosted one of three new regional meetings held by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) in …

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Exol Lubricants makes £1m investment to reduce waste

Date: Friday 27 October 2023

Leading lubricants and oils supplier Exol Lubricants has invested one million pounds into a state-of-the-art automated liquid transfer system, delivered to reduce waste product lost during the blendin…

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JURATEK-sponsored Árón Taylor-Smith enjoys renaissance BTCC season for 2023

Date: Friday 27 October 2023

Leading braking brand JURATEK has praised its four-time BTCC race winner and sponsored driver, Árón Taylor-Smith, for a brilliant 2023 racing season, despite a difficult final round at Brands Hatch. S…

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AFCAR statement on Court Case ECJ ruling: a milestone for Fair Competition in the Automotive Aftermarket

Date: Friday 27 October 2023

AFCAR and ETRMA welcome the recent ECJ ruling in the case of Carglass/ATU vs. FCA as a significant leap towards fostering fair competition in the automotive aftermarket industry, ultimately benefiting…

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“Whatever time of the year, batteries provide profit opportunities,” says Ecobat Battery

Date: Friday 27 October 2023

Incredibly, it’s now three years since the country started to emerge from its forced hibernation as the lockdown restrictions imposed during the worst of the Covid pandemic were eased and people start…

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HELLA launches Customer Experience Centre

Date: Thursday 26 October 2023

HELLA hosted the final of a series of three IAAF regional meetings on Thursday 12th October, whilst unveiling its ‘Customer Experience Centre’ at the same time.Around 25 visitors were hosted by the HE…

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Gsf car parts announces appointment of Executive Chairman & Chief Executive

Date: Thursday 26 October 2023

National motor factor GSF Car Parts today announced the appointment of Sukhpal Ahluwalia as Executive Chairman and Steve Horne as Chief Executive Officer of GSF Car Parts. The parts supplier operates …

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BGA Launches Engine Ventilation Range: Rocker Covers & Inlet Manifolds

Date: Wednesday 25 October 2023

Due to high demand, BGA have introduced over 100 [and rapidly growing] premium quality Rocker Covers & Inlet Manifolds, showcasing their commitment to product evolution. BGA is the Aftermarket div…

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Epiris announces the acquisition of GSF

Date: Wednesday 25 October 2023

Epiris today announces that Epiris Fund III, advised by Epiris LLP, has acquired GSF Car Parts (“GSF”), a leading UK supplier of aftermarket automotive parts. This is the fourth investment for Fund II…

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