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Charlie is back on the podium in Spain

Date: Monday 25 September 2023

Charlie Martin raced from last to third to claim another class podium in round four of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe championship in Spain. Free practice at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia…

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Bosch joins OESAA Academy Live line-up at Exeter College

Date: Monday 25 September 2023

Bosch is set to be a vital participant at the Exeter College instalment of OESAA Academy Live, a trade evening to take place on the evening of Wednesday 27th September. Bosch, along with fellow OESAA …

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We invite you to our stand in Dubai

Date: Monday 25 September 2023

On October 2-4, 2023, we will return to Dubai to take part in the largest automotive fair in the Middle East, bringing together manufacturers and sellers of the broadly understood automotive industry.…

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UK Garage and Bodyshop Event team take on the Emerald Isle for Ben Automotive

Date: Friday 22 September 2023

The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event (UKGBE), presented by Automechanika Birmingham, has announced its team for this year’s hotly anticipated Bangers4Ben rally, as the team, dubbed the Dublin Driving Doll…

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Banner GB produces Holy Grail capabilities medium – The Banner Bible

Date: Friday 22 September 2023

Hot off the press from Banner – Europe’s leading original equipment manufacturer of batteries and battery accessories – is an all-informative corporate and product capabilities information source – th…

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E-Motive and ecommotors announce Automating Automotive 2024 free event at eBay UK Headquarters – 5th October 2023

Date: Thursday 21 September 2023

IAAF member E-Motive, the leading provider of aftermarket ecommerce solutions, has announced “Automating Automotive 2024”, a free event in eBay’s Richmond offices, on Thursday 5th October 2024. ecommo…

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Magneti Marelli Parts & Services at Automechanika Dubai 2023

Date: Thursday 21 September 2023

On October 2nd Automechanika Dubai 2023 opens its doors: we will be present, full of enthusiasm and we look forward to meeting you! With more than 170 manufacturing plants and research centres around …

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GS Yuasa President Osamu Murao cuts the ribbon on state-of-the-art battery facility at Ignition Park, Swindon

Date: Thursday 21 September 2023

GS Yuasa, the world’s leading battery manufacturer, celebrated a momentous occasion as GS Yuasa Corporation President Osamu Murao officially opened the company’s new state-of-the-art facility at Ignit…

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TMD Friction reaffirms sustainability commitment with new video

Date: Thursday 21 September 2023

Leading braking friction product manufacturer TMD Friction has affirmed its sustainability commitment and environmentally friendly credentials with the launch of a new video detailing its achievements…

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Lindgren boosts Speedway World title bid

Date: Thursday 21 September 2023

Freddie Lindgren took advantage of World championship leader Bartosz Zmarzlik’s absence from the FIM Speedway GP of Denmark to close the gap on the Polish rider going into the last Grand Prix of the 2…

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MAHLE supports Dingbro’s 50th anniversary event

Date: Thursday 21 September 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket UK recently supported Dingbro’s 50th anniversary trade event in Aberdeen. The company’s regional sales manager, Phil Nicholson, and technical manager, Alan Povey headed to Dingbro’s …

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vGI Holdings Hosts ‘Going Greener’ at Milton Keynes HQ

Date: Thursday 21 September 2023

Following its ‘Going Green’ event in 2022, vGI Holdings held ‘Going Greener’ on 14 September 2023. Celebrating sustainable mobility and the drive to net zero, the group which includes vGroup Internati…

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Don’t miss out! DENSO’s League of True Mechanics competition is still open

Date: Tuesday 19 September 2023

With a host of prizes for the final top 10, there’s still time for technicians to enter the DENSO League of True Mechanics (LOTM) competition and potentially be crowned a regional champion. The pan Eu…

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In conversation with…PartsInMotion.co.uk-sponsored Jack Butel

Date: Tuesday 19 September 2023

Online parts supplier PartsInMotion.co.uk sat down with its BTCC-sponsored racing driver, Jack Butel, to discuss all things racing and the season so far. The 27-year-old British Touring Car Championsh…

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TRICO wins A1 award for the sixth year in a row!

Date: Tuesday 19 September 2023

Original equipment (OE) wiper blade manufacturer, TRICO, continues to dominate at the A1 Motor Stores annual convention because, for the sixth year in a row, it has won an award, this time for Retail …

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MEYLE gets highest rating in TecCom Excellence Programme

Date: Monday 18 September 2023

MEYLE, renowned manufacturer of high-quality automotive spare parts, has become the first parts supplier to be awarded five stars by TecAlliance as a TecCom Certified Supplier. The validation and cert…

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Clarke Oil receives Exol’s certificate of achievement award for oil purchases in 2022

Date: Monday 18 September 2023

Exol Lubricants has announced its long standing customer, Clarke Oil, has received its certificate of achievement award for one million litres of oil purchased in 2022. “Our distribution business succ…

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Matt Cleevely shows how to run an EV workshop

Date: Monday 18 September 2023

Curious garages are urged to make last-minute plans to attend an introductory day at Cleevely Electric Vehicles (EV) on Saturday 16th October. Runing from 10am to 3pm, the itinerary will include a det…

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Staffordshire University Formula Student team turns to local engineering firm for laser cutting and bespoke fabrication

Date: Monday 18 September 2023

Students at Staffordshire Uni Racing team finished in a superb second place at Formula Student 2023. While developing their new car for the Silverstone event, the team turned to local engineering busi…

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Glen Callum Associates kickstarts Benathlon charity effort

Date: Friday 15 September 2023

Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has launched a team effort to complete Benathlon, a 30-day challenge encouraging participants to exercise for 30 minutes every day for the 30 days of September. Benathlon …

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First Line Ltd. celebrates 40 years of growth and innovation

Date: Friday 15 September 2023

First Line Ltd. is marking its 40th anniversary in 2023, as the company celebrates its continued commitment to providing customers with a comprehensive range of high-quality, automotive aftermarket co…

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IAAF adds ALCO Filters to expanded membership

Date: Friday 15 September 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has added leading filter manufacturer ALCO Filters to its membership. Established in 1973 and a trusted advisor in the filters industry, ALCO F…

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MJAllen Automotive set for growth with new brands and products

Date: Friday 15 September 2023

MJAllen Automotive has outlined its strategy for the future as its new-look team plans to unveil new brands and products in the automotive aftermarket. Headed up by managing director, Les Kershaw, ope…

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Alliance Automotive Group to sponsor flagship IAAF event

Date: Thursday 14 September 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will welcome back leading parts distributor Alliance Automotive Group (AAG), as headline sponsor for the 2023 edition of its Annual Conference …

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TMD Friction pulls out all the stops when welcoming Autosupplies to factory tour

Date: Wednesday 13 September 2023

Autosupplies and its customers receive an insight into TMD Friction’s stringent manufacturing processes at its Hartlepool factory. TMD Friction has welcomed representatives from Autosupplies and three…

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Exol quality shines in HRCR classic rally championships

Date: Wednesday 13 September 2023

As the official lubricants partner to the Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR) for the 2023 MINI Sport Cup and Stage Masters Challenge, Exol Lubricants provides all competing cars with its high-quality …

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GSF: OESAA Academy Live an avenue for technicians to upskill

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023

GSF Car Parts is “rallying our local teams” to attract technicians to the highly-anticipated OESAA Academy Live trade evenings at Exeter College and Hugh Baird College in Liverpool. Banner Batteries, …

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UKS continue to enjoy the growth of range and product groups through its Metzger Autoteile partnership

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023

UKS Distribution’s managing director, Geoff Jones said: “We are delighted with the ongoing increased volumes of Metzger sales through UKS’ product and brand offering to the UK. It’s an extensive and e…

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NGK stars in dramatic Speedway GP

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023

It was a meeting full of high drama for the NGK-sponsored riders competing in the FIM Speedway GP of Great Britain – Cardiff. Sweden’s Freddie Lindgren was the top performer, making the final at the P…

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DENSO President announces €63 billion (¥10 trillion) R&D investment plan to kickstart new era of safe and sustainable electromobility

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023

In his first European public appearance as President and COO of DENSO, the Fortune 500 advanced automotive technology supplier, Shinnosuke Hayashi revealed that the business plans to invest €63 billio…

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MPULSE App: MAHLE Aftermarket on the move

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket brings its MPULSE Mobility Magazine to smartphones as an app. The new app offers customers a digital channel that combines all service offers and information in one place. The main t…

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Brembo prime line LCV brake calipers

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

Light Commercial Vehicles are designed to meet the highest standards of safety, reliability and integrity. But they’re also designed to go on … and on … and on. And when it comes to innovation, origin…

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Parts firm recognised by Chancellor for 70 years of service

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

Bennetts Car Parts was recently invited to No.10 as local business champions. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt said:"Local businesses are vital for our economy, our day to day lives and ou…

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IAA Mobility 2023: FORVIA presents its vision of connected, sustainable and automated mobility

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

FORVIA, the world’s seventh-largest supplier of automotive technology, combining the innovation skills of Faurecia and HELLA, is presenting its portfolio to address tomorrow's mobility requirements at…

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Maverick Diagnostics introduces radical online training for modern technicians

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

As the automotive industry undergoes a rapid and transformative evolution, staying ahead of the curve is no longer an option – it’s a necessity for technicians. In response to the pressing demand for …

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GSF Car Parts and delivery mates to hit the road in unique electric motorbike fundraiser for Ben charity

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

NATIONAL motor factor GSF Car Parts and final-mile delivery specialists Delivery Mates are partnering for a unique challenge to raise awareness and money for the automotive industry charity Ben. A tea…

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Alliance Automotive Group to merge FPS Distribution and Platinum International

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

Alliance Automotive Group UK and Ireland (AAG) is excited to announce a significant milestone in their growth and development journey. As the automotive industry continues to evolve, AAG is committed …

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The changing face of job adverts: Glen Callum Associates advises on best practice to seek top talent

Date: Thursday 07 September 2023

Glen Callum Associates (GCA) is advising businesses on best practice when creating job adverts to help them better appeal to candidates amid the rising cost-of-living crisis. With the recruitment spec…

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Textar-sponsored Newell enjoys successful Convoy in the Park weekend

Date: Thursday 31 August 2023

Textar-sponsored John Newell returned to racing on British soil for the inaugural International Truck Prix at Donington Park, held against the backdrop of the spectacular Convoy in the Park event on A…

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TechMan returns as sponsor of Top Technician / Top Garage 2023

Date: Thursday 31 August 2023

TechMan has announced it will once again be a main partner of the Top Technician / Top Garage Awards for 2023. It will also be sponsoring the new Workplace Health and Wellbeing Award in association wi…

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IAAF Regional meetings: book your places now

Date: Wednesday 30 August 2023

The following dates and locations have been confirmed for IAAF regional meetings in October, exclusively available to members. Tuesday 10 October: Ring Automotive, LeedsWednesday 11 October: SMP Europ…

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HEYNER UK joins IAAF membership

Date: Friday 25 August 2023

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has added quality car parts and accessories distributor HEYNER UK to its membership. Established in 2011, HEYNER UK represents two German brands, H…

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Servicesure announces Autocentre of the Year finalists

Date: Friday 25 August 2023

National garage programme Servicesure has announced the finalists for its biggest ever Autocentre of the Year Awards. Thirty Servicesure members are in with a chance of winning the acclaimed Autocentr…

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GS Yuasa batteries set the gold standard in sustainable energy as new Royal Mint Energy Centre is unveiled

Date: Thursday 24 August 2023

GS Yuasa, a global leader in battery technology, has played a pivotal role in powering the future of sustainable energy at The Royal Mint's multi-technology Energy Centre at Llantrisant, Wales, which …

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TMD Friction gains new investor for future growth

Date: Thursday 24 August 2023

TMD Friction, a worldwide leading specialist for high-quality brake friction solutions for the automotive and brake industry, confirms its sale to AEQUITA, an internationally active industrial group w…

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Super results win: British Retro Title for Lynch and Lucas Oil

Date: Thursday 24 August 2023

Tony Lynch, driving his Lucas Oil-sponsored Team Geriatric Toyota MR2, secured the 2023 Retro Rallycross Championship at the Pembrey Circuit in Wales last weekend, with two rounds to go. Three heat wi…

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Formula 1 and LIQUI MOLY extend partnership in new multi-year deal

Date: Thursday 24 August 2023

By now a well-established picture in the world of motorsport: The LIQUI MOLY logo on the hoardings of Formula 1 racetracks. Through the new contract, the long-established company for motor oils, addit…

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Freddie and Tai star in Riga

Date: Monday 21 August 2023

Sweden’s Freddie Lindgren and Britain’s three-time world champion Tai Woffinden were the pick of the NGK-sponsored riders at the OlyBet FIM Speedway GP of Latvia. Lindgren came second to Poland’s trip…

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Dan retains British Speedway title in NGK clean sweep

Date: Monday 21 August 2023

NGK-sponsored Speedway star Dan Bewley has retained his British Championship title after winning in a rain-soaked Manchester. He made it back-to-back British titles as he won the final ahead of Steve …

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GSF Car Parts volunteers deliver life-changing experiences with Speed of Sight charity

Date: Friday 18 August 2023

A team of volunteers from national motor factor GSF Car Parts helped to deliver life-changing track experiences with charity partner Speed Of Sight this month. GSF, which supplies independent garages …

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