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MJAllen Automotive renews Cyber Essentials certification

Date: Friday 18 August 2023

MJAllen Automotive, part of engineering expert MJAllen Group, has renewed its Cyber Essentials certificate for another year, having adopted best practices across the business to protect itself, custom…

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“La Carrera Panamericana” drives with LIQUI MOLY

Date: Friday 18 August 2023

LIQUI MOLY is delighted to confirm a cooperation with “Carrera Panamericana”, by far the most famous race series in Mexico, which is held during October and has been around for decades. From 13th to 1…

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Paul Rivett's Donington dominance

Date: Friday 18 August 2023

Convoy in the Park returned to Donington for another super-sized showcase of truck racing. The fully loaded event featured massive display areas with hundreds of show trucks, combining with headline r…

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“The customer experience is everything”

Date: Wednesday 16 August 2023

Oldfields Garage, located in the market town of Leominster, is aspiring to be something different, to stand out from the crowd, while at the same time creating a norm for the independent garage trade.…

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Exol takes to the Moto X track

Date: Wednesday 16 August 2023

Exol Lubricants has announced it will be sponsoring Enduro rider Kealan Harvey for 2023, as the brand looks to support young riders on the motocross track. Sixteen-year-old Kealan’s 2023 KTM 150 Endur…

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Leading automotive industry names join vGI Holdings sustainable mobility event ‘Going Greener’ on 14 September 2023

Date: Tuesday 15 August 2023

In 2022 vGI Holdings held its first group open day, 'going green'. On 14 September 2023 they are 'Going Greener'. Interest for the event from group suppliers and some of the largest names in the indus…

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Exeter College and Hugh Baird College in Liverpool confirmed as next OESAA Academy Live hosts

Date: Tuesday 15 August 2023

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association is pleased to announce that Exeter College and Hugh Baird College in Liverpool will host the next two OESAA Academy Live events. Banner Batteri…

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LKQ Academy to upskill another 1,000 technicians in hybrid and EV by Christmas

Date: Tuesday 15 August 2023

Leading training provider LKQ Academy has committed to upskilling another 1,000 technicians in servicing hybrid vehicles (HVs) and electric vehicles (EVs) by the end of 2023, as part of its continued …

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Textar marks 110 years of premium braking performance

Date: Tuesday 15 August 2023

TMD Friction’s premium aftermarket braking brand Textar celebrated its 110th anniversary this July, marking an impressive milestone of more than a century’s supply of high-end braking products. Founde…

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The aftermarket needs an update!

Date: Friday 11 August 2023

Automotive data and cataloguing specialist, Elcome, is calling on the aftermarket to update its data or risk losing business to the main dealer networks. The company, home to the ONCE online catalogui…

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Coates wins at Croft

Date: Friday 11 August 2023

NGK-sponsored Max Coates’ debut season in the Porsche Sprint Challenge GB kicked up a gear at the latest round at Croft Circuit, the Yorkshireman’s home venue, when he recorded three podium places inc…

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Motul goes to the movies!

Date: Thursday 10 August 2023

Motul is proud to be featured in one of this summer’s big movie releases – Gran Turismo - which is based on the real-life story of how the Sony PlayStation top-selling game turned the dream of gamers …

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Diesel Technic Italia S.R.L. opens second location

Date: Thursday 10 August 2023

With this second logistics location, Diesel Technic Italia S.R.L. further optimises its service offering and thus guarantees even faster deliveries, especially for southern Italy and the islands. The …

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Indulge in a delicious duo: GS Yuasa sweeten the deal with Tunnock’s biscuits

Date: Monday 07 August 2023

GS Yuasa, the globally renowned Japanese battery manufacturer and UK market leader, is set to continue its highly successful partnership with Tunnock's, the iconic confectionery brand. As part of the …

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Great Britain wins silver in Poland

Date: Monday 07 August 2023

The Great Britain Speedway team – which is sponsored by Niterra UK Ltd – has narrowly failed to become World champions after being pipped to the title by Poland at the Monster Energy FIM Speedway Worl…

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AvailableCar workshops gain with structured Delphi training

Date: Monday 07 August 2023

Used car supermarket group, AvailableCar has embarked on a continual development programme with Delphi, investing in the upskilling of its workshop technicians as the vehicles it processes continue to…

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GSF media statement

Date: Friday 04 August 2023

GSF Car Parts statement has issued a statement in response to the completion of the acquisition of Uni-Select on 1 August 2023. GSF Car Parts President and COO Sukhbir Kapoor said: “GSF Car Parts will…

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NAPA Racing UK supports the Race Against Dementia

Date: Friday 04 August 2023

NAPA Racing UK will be celebrating our 50th BTCC race in Race 2 at Knockhill on Sunday 13th August 2023. To celebrate, we have something very exciting planned for our dedicated fans. Knockhill holds a…

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Charlie stars at the Nürburgring

Date: Friday 04 August 2023

NGK ambassador Charlie Martin claimed another class podium in round three of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe championship at the iconic Nürburgring GP circuit after racing from last place to third…

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Bewley leads Great Britain to Speedway World final

Date: Monday 31 July 2023

Dan Bewley has led the Niterra UK Ltd-backed Great Britain team to the final of the Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup after the Lions powered to victory at semi-final 1 in Wroclaw. Cumbrian racer …

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Arnold Clark Autoparts launches new trade website

Date: Monday 31 July 2023

National motor factor, Arnold Clark Autoparts, has launched a brand new trade website for all trade businesses in the UK, including customers at Arnold Clark Autoparts hub sites, to offer 24/7 access …

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SMP Europe brings automotive industry to global sport display with corporate hospitality

Date: Friday 28 July 2023

Engine management specialist SMP Europe has successfully enhanced its customer experience with the use of its corporate hospitality suite, bringing the automotive aftermarket to the Ice Hockey World C…

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IAAF expands membership with NRF

Date: Friday 28 July 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has extended its roster of members with the addition of manufacturer and leading supplier of automotive aftermarket parts and industrial coolin…

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HGV Direct enhances its recruitment strategy with GCA partnership

Date: Friday 28 July 2023

HGV Direct has announced an exclusive partnership agreement with Glen Callum Associates (GCA), who will be managing the parts distributor’s recruitment by providing a specialist package that includes …

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Kevan Wooden, chief commercial officer, LKQ Euro Car Parts: The new kids on the block

Date: Friday 28 July 2023

Which country manufactures more vehicles than anywhere else? If you guessed Japan or Germany, then you’d have been wrong. It is China. A particular strength is in EVs where BYD (Build Your Dreams) is …

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Hills Numberplates joins IAAF membership

Date: Friday 28 July 2023

Manufacturer of number plate components, registration plates and number plate production systems, Hills Numberplates, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) membership. Th…

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Schaeffler REPXPERT Academy Live returns to Greater Manchester in October

Date: Tuesday 25 July 2023

Schaeffler has announced the date of its next REPXPERT Academy Live roadshow, which will take place at Tameside College Ashton-under-Lyne on Saturday 21st October 2023. Due to the popularity of these …

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DENSO explores solid oxide electrolysis cell technology to produce green hydrogen

Date: Tuesday 25 July 2023

Through a pilot programme, the DENSO Corporation plans to use a SOEC*1 (Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell), a device developed by the company that produces green hydrogen through electrolysis of high-temp…

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MJAllen Automotive recognised as TecDoc® Premier Data Supplier

Date: Tuesday 25 July 2023

MJAllen Automotive, part of engineering expert MJAllen Group, has been awarded TecDoc® Premier Data Supplier status by world-leading automotive aftermarket data company TecAlliance. The renewed status…

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Video series launched to help garages make more money

Date: Tuesday 25 July 2023

A brand-new online video series has been launched to help independent garage owners maximise their workshop’s efficiency, profitability and long-term success. Tea Break Talk is set to be the latest an…

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BM Catalysts points to positive future for hot end emissions products

Date: Friday 21 July 2023

BM Catalysts, Europe’s leading manufacturer of hot end emissions products, is experiencing significant growth, as it continues to invest in upcoming technology and expand its product range to meet inc…

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Bewley battles to victory in Sweden

Date: Friday 21 July 2023

British Speedway star Dan Bewley – who is sponsored by NGK – has raced to a dramatic victory at the Holmgrens Bil FIM Speedway GP of Sweden – Malilla. The Cumbrian snatched his third Speedway GP win i…

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SMP Europe’s star-studded Golf Day raises money for breast cancer charities

Date: Friday 21 July 2023

Engine management specialist SMP Europe’s first annual Golf Day was held at the iconic Hollinwell golf club in Nottinghamshire on Wednesday 12th July, raising over £1,500 for breast cancer charities, …

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JURATEK-sponsored Árón Taylor-Smith encouraged by pace at mid-season break

Date: Tuesday 18 July 2023

JURATEK-sponsored British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) star Árón Taylor-Smith says he is encouraged by his pace over the first half of the season and expects to mount regular podium challenges over…

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SMP Europe launches next day delivery service from European facility

Date: Tuesday 18 July 2023

Engine management specialist SMP Europe, the home of Intermotor, Lemark and Lucas brands, has launched a new next day delivery service from its European distribution facility in Poland. The distributi…

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BorgWarner Aftermarket committed to sustainable operations

Date: Tuesday 18 July 2023

As part of the company’s focus on sustainable mobility and providing innovative solutions for vehicle electrification, BorgWarner is committed to reducing the carbon footprint of its facilities worldw…

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Alliance Automotive Group unveils revolutionising product delivery and transport efficiency in new Rotherham NDC

Date: Tuesday 18 July 2023

Alliance Automotive Group (AAG), a leading global distributor of automotive parts and accessories, has recently announced its brand-new National Distribution Centre (NDC) in Rotherham. The cutting-edg…

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Win exclusive MotoGP™ prizes to celebrate Yuasa's 10th anniversary with HRC Repsol Honda

Date: Monday 17 July 2023

GS Yuasa, the world's leading battery manufacturer and proud sponsor of the HRC Repsol Honda Team in MotoGP™ with their Yuasa brand, is excited to announce the launch of a thrilling social media compe…

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Autotech Training strengthens its offering by acquiring unique state-of-the-art EV training vehicle

Date: Monday 17 July 2023

Autotech Training has become one of only five global owners of an Electude Connect - Electric training vehicle to support the delivery of its IMI accredited EV training courses. Initially created for …

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SMP Europe announces it has raised £28,000 for Charity

Date: Thursday 13 July 2023

SMP Europe is pleased to announce that through its partnership with Ice Hockey UK, it has raised £28,000 to be donated to Breast Cancer Charity. As principal sponsor of Ice Hockey UK and the GB teams,…

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Motul and Caterham join forces again for Goodwood Festival of Speed

Date: Thursday 13 July 2023

Motul returns to this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in conjunction with Caterham, whose stand the global oil company will share. Motul supplies the UK sports car constructor as an OE partner with …

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Digraph joins the LKQ family in the UK & Ireland

Date: Wednesday 12 July 2023

Digraph, the UK’s leading independent aftermarket commercial parts distributor specialising in HGV, coach and bus parts, has been acquired by LKQ Corporation. The deal sees Digraph join an expanded gr…

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Striking van wrap drives home power partnership

Date: Wednesday 12 July 2023

A striking van wrap design is being used to drive home the developing association between leading European O/E battery manufacturer, Banner, and The Shortis Group, one of the UK’s foremost automotive …

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DENSO highlights its carbon neutrality achievements

Date: Tuesday 11 July 2023

DENSO has recently held a series of seminars that together bring into focus the extraordinary lengths the company is going to in order to achieve its 2035 carbon neutrality targets, develop key emissi…

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The three Philips Xperion 6000 flood lights recognised with prestigious Red Dot and IF accolades

Date: Tuesday 11 July 2023

The Philiops Xperion 6000 Workshop light range has gathered several honours since its lauch. Now, the three Philips Xperion 6000 Flood series, lights launched late 2022, have also been honoured with t…

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The Schaeffler REPXPERT road trip – continued!

Date: Tuesday 11 July 2023

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

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Staffordshire University Formula Student team enlists local manufacturer for bespoke racing car exhaust

Date: Thursday 06 July 2023

Staffordshire University sought collaboration with leading exhaust manufacturer, Klarius Products, to provide a bespoke system for its Formula Student team’s latest racing car. The custom system has s…

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Charlie suffers in Spa

Date: Thursday 06 July 2023

NGK Ambassador Charlie Martin endured a testing time at Spa Francorchamps in round two of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe championship. After a fantastic start to the season at Paul Ricard, Charli…

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Lucas Oil’s Retro Rallycross favourite sets new target

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2023

Reigning British Retro Rallycross Champion Tony Lynch will race in the British Super Retro Rallycross Championship in 2024. Lynch, who is currently in pole position to defend his 2022 Retro title, say…

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Alliance Automotive launch NexDrive in the UK

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2023

Leading aftermarket group Alliance Automotive are excited to announce the launch of the Global EV network NexDrive in the United Kingdom. Already active in Canada, Germany, and the Benelux, the NexDri…

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