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Yuasa hang up their BTCC racing gloves after 10 tremendous years with Team Dynamics & Honda

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

GS Yuasa have announced that they will finish their long-term sponsorship of Team Dynamics and Honda in the British Touring Car Championship. Last year the manufacturer, which produces Yuasa branded b…

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HELLA and Ridecell enter into partnership

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier has entered into a partnership with US and EU-based Fleet IoT (Internet of Things) platform company Ridecell. Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS), a…

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Comline creates aftermarket-themed Red Nose Day competition

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

Comline is pleased to announce the launch of a social media campaign that will run from Friday 19th March to Friday 26th March, in aid of Red Nose Day. Participants who correctly identify the part ado…

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HELLA opens new development centre in Romania

Date: Tuesday 16 March 2021

The internationally positioned automotive supplier HELLA is further expanding its software and electronics activities, with a new test and development centre at its Craiova site in Romania. The compan…

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LIQUI MOLY alongside Betamotor at the MXGP Motocross World Championship

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

When the Italian manufacturer of enduro and trial bikes participates in the MXGP Motocross World Championship for the first time with a factory team, a long-standing partner will be at their side: LIQ…

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A1 Motor Stores joins IAAF

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed another new member for 2021, A1 Motor Stores, to its growing membership. Formed in 1983, A1 Motor Stores has developed in to one o…

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EAG celebrates two years trading!

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) was acquired by Tony Bhogal with Adrian Lamb at the end of March 2019 and has gone from strength to strength. During the last two years, one of which was marred by a globa…

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Banner steps back in time

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

Banner has entered 2021 in vintage mode having unveiled what is quite simply a ‘blast from the past’. In true retro style, the leading European manufacturer of batteries and battery accessories has pr…

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VARTA Batteries Partner with Diagnostics Expert Steve Scott to bring battery education to the independent garage

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

The battery experts at VARTA have teamed up with the successful diagnostics online platform Simply Diagnostics to enhance customers’ access to battery information and support the UK workshops to grow …

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ZF Aftermarket makes its Internet portal an essential tool for workshops

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

ZF has completely revised its aftermarket portal and added numerous new functions. The website aftermarket.zf.com is used to make contact with all market participants from automotive workshops to whol…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts launches e-learning suite as part of digitalisation drive

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

The UK’s leading supplier of car and van parts has enhanced its training offering for garages, with the addition of a new e-learning suite. The e-learning courses from LKQ Euro Car Parts’ AutoEducatio…

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Leading European manufacturer of alternators and starters

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

AS-PL Sp. z o.o. is a European company which operates in the field of supplying parts and electrical components for vehicles. The company was established in 1992 in Gdańsk and cooperates with aftermar…

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TechMan support team eases switchover angst for multi-site garage owner

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

The owner of a midlands-based fleet servicing specialist whose business development was being held back by an unsuitable Garage Management System has spoken out about why he waited two years before sw…

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Mintex-sponsored Steve Brown returns to British Rallycross Championship tour in 2021

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

After a successful debut season in the British Rallycross Championship in 2019, Mintex-sponsored Steve Brown will once again swap the rally stages for circuits as he makes a return to the popular BMW …

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AAG acquires Uckfield motor factor

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

Alliance Automotive Group UK has announced that it has recently completed the acquisition of EBC Motor Factors Ltd; an existing member of the UAN buying group. The business is a two branch LV business…

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NGK appoints new UK managing director

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has appointed Marko Wowczyna UK managing director, effective April 1, 2021. He replaces Tammy Suzuki who NGK says has returned to Japan after four years at the helm. Mr Wowczy…

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Workshop customers take centre stage in the latest Schaeffler REPXPERT ‘Tea-break training’

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

Taking a pause from the usual, technically oriented training, Schaeffler’s REPXPERT team were joined by ‘The Garage Inspector’, Andy Savva, to present a more workshop customer focused ‘Tea-break train…

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Women of the Automotive Aftermarket celebrated

Date: Monday 08 March 2021

The theme for International Women's Day this year is Choose to Challenge, with the campaign encouraging individuals to challenge any form of inequality in order to drive change. Many women are thrivin…

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Closing the gender talent gap - Autotech Group CEO joins Automotive 30% Club

Date: Monday 08 March 2021

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, the Autotech Group is delighted to announce that its CEO, Gavin White, has joined forces with automotive industry MDs and CEOs to become the latest member of…

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How to get your car ready for spring

Date: Friday 05 March 2021

Spring is on the way and drivers are coming to the garage to get their cars ready for the warmer season. TecAlliance, one of the leading data management specialists in the independent automotive after…

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Budget: Lasting scars from pandemic will be skills gaps, meaning apprenticeship incentive key, says LKQ Euro Car Parts

Date: Thursday 04 March 2021

Andy Hamilton, CEO of LKQ Euro Car Parts, said: “Today’s Budget has given the independent aftermarket some reasons to be cheerful after a long and tough year. The extension of furlough until September…

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Yuasa back British Rally Champion Matt Edwards as he contends for third BRC title in all-new Volkswagen Polo

Date: Thursday 04 March 2021

Reigning champion Edwards will challenge for a third successive BRC title with the continued support of Yuasa for the upcoming season. Furthermore, Welshman Matt has joined Melvyn Evans Motorsport and…

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Range and Quality Attracts Premier Auto Parts to NAPA

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

Rob Gould, managing director of Cork-based Premier Auto Parts, talks about why NAPA products have become such an integral part of the business in a short time. Based in Cork and with seven further dep…

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GS Yuasa Academy graduates become fully-fledged members of the IMI

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

The first GS Yuasa Academy graduates are beginning to receive IMI membership and certification as the battery training platform continues to go from strength to strength. Since its launch in 2019, the…

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MAM solutions help Automotive Supplies deal with upswing in sales

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

Automotive Supplies, a single-site motor factor based in Derry, has experienced an increase in business over the past year - and MAM Software solutions have helped facilitate this growth. Since implem…

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Banner secures €60m North American battery order

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

Banner – Europe’s leading manufacturer of batteries and battery accessories – has entered 2021 on a high having secured a lucrative order that will see the company supply 1.5 million lead acid batteri…

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Autotech Recruit drives up efficiency amongst contractors with technical data app

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

Autotech Recruit has invested in technology which will equip its contractor network of temporary vehicle technicians and MOT testers with vital data on every vehicle on the road - at the touch of a bu…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts launches campaign to help garages maximise revenue generation through SMR

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

As part of its ongoing support programme for the independent aftermarket, LKQ Euro Car Parts has launched a new campaign to help garages enhance their service, maintenance and repair (SMR) offering an…

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EV charging strategy for Wales

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

A Welsh Government Consultation seeking to gather views on the draft strategy for electric vehicle charging in Wales has been responded to by the Federation of Small Business (FSB) lobbying on behalf …

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LIQUI MOLY sponsors 2021 European Athletics Championship

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

LIQUI MOLY is expanding its commitment to top-level sport with its sponsorship of the European Athletics Championship. The 36th European Athletics Indoor Championship will take place in Toruń, Poland,…

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Prestige Fleet Servicing joins IAAF

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed its newest member, Prestige Fleet Servicing Ltd. Prestige works with both business and consumer customers across the UK, and suppo…

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The Turbo Guy charges in to help out

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

When the Managing Director of The Turbo Guy, Allan Mitchell, found out that a neighbouring business, McMillan Office Supplies, was helping out the local community, he decided to help out too. McMillan…

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Retro Rallycross Championship Target with Lucas Oil

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Lucas Oil has confirmed its support for Wigan-based driver Tony Lynch, who will challenge for the Retro Rallycross Championship during the 2021 season. This will be his third attempt to win it driving…

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LKQ Europe tops second half 2020 segment EBITDA margin outlook

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

LKQ Corporation reported fourth quarter and full year 2020 results on February 18, 2021 that reflect continued improvement in operational and balance sheet productivity and further debt reduction, des…

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Ivanov fails to retain World Ice Speedway title

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

NGK-sponsored Daniil Ivanov narrowly failed to make the podium at the 2021 FIM Ice Speedway World Championship finals in his Russian homeland. Ivanov, the defending and four-time champion, finished fo…

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LIQUI MOLY reports a slump in profits of 50 percent

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

The lubricant specialist LIQUI MOLY was also not spared from the pandemic. Sales rose by 7.1 percent to a new record level. In the United Kingdom, the upsurge was particularly large at 117 percent. Ea…

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Capital Markets Day 2021: HELLA confirms medium term growth and profitability targets

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

HELLA, the global automotive supplier is sticking to its medium-term targets despite the increasingly challenging market environment. The company confirmed this during its virtual Capital Markets Day,…

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SMP Europe launches new streamlined website

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

SMP Europe has launched an improved website to reflect its new branding, engineering expertise and product focus. The new site also features an easy search function and quick access to ‘help and suppo…

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NGK - supporting drag racing

Date: Monday 22 February 2021

NGK has been renowned for its support of motorsport over many decades and is now in the news through its involvement with drag racing. The company was highlighted in an article in Race Engine Technolo…

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Schaeffler REPXPERT ‘Tea-break training’ adds value and can save money

Date: Friday 19 February 2021

There is no question that during these socially distanced times, Schaeffler’s REPXPERT ‘Tea-break training’ concept has captured the attention of the workshop community, with more than 200 workshops a…

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TecAlliance launches data quality offensive

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Access to correct and up-to-date vehicle and product information is essential for success in the automotive aftermarket. TecAlliance, one of the world's leading data specialists for the digital automo…

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First Line Ltd makes its mark on electric vehicle sector

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

According to the SMMT, in the last year, sales of pure electric vehicles (EVs) have risen by 185.9% and as of September 2020, more than 164,100 EVs are on the road. EV registrations have been growing …

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Bosch Car Service celebrates 100 years

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Max Eisenmann & Co, an automotive repair workshop in Hamburg, became the first official Robert Bosch AG installation and repair workshop in 1921, marking the birth of Bosch services and the first …

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Precious metal prices remain volatile, says BM Catalysts

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Prices of precious metals used in the manufacturing of catalytic converters continue to fluctuate rapidly, prompting BM Catalysts to revert to a short term buying strategy to remain competitive. Over …

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HELLA onboard with OESAA’s ‘We’ve got you covered’ Covid-19 workshop support packs

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Alongside other OESAA members, HELLA has reaffirmed its ongoing support to help workshops with the advice they need and the equipment required to keep their premises safe and operating normally. The i…

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Glen Callum further enhances recruitment process

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Automotive aftermarket recruitment specialist Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has bolstered its services to clients even further as it looks to aid industry recruitment during the pandemic and ensure bus…

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TechMan ‘the one stable’ in a whirlwind year, says multi-site independent garage

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

In a world of anxiety and inconsistency the TechMan garage management system has been praised by one of the UK’s largest Bosch Car Service Centres for being a ‘stable constant’ during the on-going pan…

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VARTA fitting instructions now available on Omnipart

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

The collaboration between LKQ Euro Car Parts and Clarios (VARTA®) batteries has reached another milestone in its journey to highlight VARTA start-stop batteries to UK garages, with easy-to-use fitting…

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LKQ strengthens its European logistics and customer centricity with a central distribution centre in the Netherlands

Date: Friday 12 February 2021

After a construction time of just one year, contractor Heembouw handed over the building to LKQ Fource at the end of 2020. The modern, 50,000 m2 warehouse will play an important role as a part of LKQ’…

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Autotech Academy - helping newly qualified technicians get onto the automotive career ladder

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

The theme of the 2021 National Apprenticeship Week, ‘Build The Future’ is a fitting narrative for the latest innovative launch by The Autotech Group. The award-winning company’s new division Autotech …

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