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Senior leadership change at Ring

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2023

Andy Gratton has been promoted to Managing Director at Ring Automotive, the UK subsidiary of ams OSRAM. Andy takes over from Theresa Spencer who leaves the company at the end of August 2023, to pursue…

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The Parts Specialists at the Truck Grand Prix

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2023

This year’s FIA European Truck Racing Championship is just around the corner. For the fourth time in a row, professional racer Sascha Lenz from SL TruckSport 30 is relying on the support of the Parts …

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Maverick Diagnostics’ customer engagement recognised by Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Monday 03 July 2023

An invaluable and rewarding Automechanika Birmingham for Maverick Diagnostics culminated in the prize of third-place for customer engagement. Visitors were able to pre-register their attendance via ex…

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DENSO received Supplier Excellence Award from JLR

Date: Monday 03 July 2023

On 30th May 2023, DENSO received the JLR 2023 Supplier Excellence Award for its top performance as a supplier and for exemplifying JLR’s core value of “Unity”. For the seventh year, JLR has celebrated…

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Alliance Automotive Group team scales Yorkshire peaks for BEN

Date: Friday 30 June 2023

A team of Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) employees successfully summitted three of North Yorkshire’s highest hills, raising over £11,000 for automotive charity Ben. The AAG team climbed Pen-y-Ghent, …

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Kerridge Commercial Systems Ltd acquires Compilator and expands its operations into Scandinavia and Northern Europe

Date: Friday 30 June 2023

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), a global ERP and business management software provider for the Distributive Trades, has reached an agreement to acquire Compilator (Sweden, Finland and UK). The acqu…

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LKQ Europe and Mobivia announce strategic partnership

Date: Friday 30 June 2023

Leading the independent aftermarket of the future, Mobivia S.A. and LKQ Europe have entered into a strategic partnership in Germany. This agreement is based on a dual mode of collaboration, which incl…

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Uprated battery technology conference hosted by VARTA® helps fleets reduce maintenance costs

Date: Friday 30 June 2023

Leading automotive battery supplier VARTA® offered an in-depth and insightful conference on commercial vehicle (CV) battery technology, held at the iconic British Motor Museum on June 14th. With the r…

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New insurance product from FinCred protects suppliers on flexible payment options

Date: Friday 30 June 2023

Retail businesses and supplying companies across the automotive aftermarket are looking to offer flexibility with digital payments, with more and more now offering customers buy now, pay later (BNPL) …

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DENSO and its customers raise more than £2,500 for BEN!

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

On Monday 5th June, as part of its ongoing 50 years in Europe celebrations, the DENSO UK team invited a selection of its key customers to enjoy a golf orientated event at The Belfry, one of the most p…

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Lindgren returns to form in Poland

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

NGK Ambassador Freddie Lindgren returned to the podium at the KGHM FIM Speedway GP of Poland – Gorzow on Saturday (June 24). The Swede shook off the disappointment of only scoring five points at the l…

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GS Yuasa enjoy successful return to Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

GS Yuasa, UK market leader for automotive, motorcycle and industrial batteries, launched and showcased two new additions to their auxiliary battery range at this year’s Automechanika Birmingham. At th…

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Exol Lubricants’ Bulgarian distributor makes new investment

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

Exclusive distributor of Exol Lubricants in Bulgaria, Gama Oil, has made a significant investment in its staff and facility to ensure it leads the way in product distribution in the eastern European m…

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AS-PL summarizes the AutoZum trade fair

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

It has been four very intense days at the AutoZum trade fair in Austria. During this time, we had numerous conversations and met many professionals from the automotive industry. Our booth was frequent…

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Garage Services Online to launch video mini-series

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

Garage Services Online has just finished filming for the first of a new series of mini-videos aimed at helping independent garages run their businesses more effectively. Each quick-watch video will co…

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Schaeffler REPXPERT team breaks event attendance record

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

Schaeffler’s REPXPERT award-winning service platform is known for its multi-tasking capabilities – from the TecDoc powered catalogue system with integrated repair and maintenance information, to the o…

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Richard Welland appointed to lead WAI Europe

Date: Monday 26 June 2023

Global automotive electrical specialist, WAI, has appointed current UK managing director Richard Welland as President of WAI Europe, overseeing all European operations. The news comes as WAI’s UK and …

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DENSO’s 2023 League of True Mechanics competition has begun!

Date: Monday 26 June 2023

The League of True Mechanics (LOTM) competition combines technical training with prizes worth more than £2,000, to give technicians throughout the UK and Ireland the opportunity to be named regional c…

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Launch Tech UK diagnostics and workshop equipment front and centre at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Monday 26 June 2023

Launch Tech UK enjoyed a successful exhibition of its latest workshop tools and diagnostic technology with thousands of garages and technicians in attendance at this year’s Automechanika Birmingham, h…

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Largest ever IAAF Golf Day hailed a success

Date: Friday 23 June 2023

The largest ever IAAF Golf Day has been hailed as a resounding success by participants and the Federation, with more than 100 players taking part at the Belfry PGA National Course on Thursday 22 June.…

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Banner Group posts record sales revenue

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

Banner’s latest financial report serves to highlight the positive impact its ‘Agenda 2030’ Corporate Development Strategy is having on the Group performance as one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of…

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TecAlliance's partner programme fuels global growth in the automotive aftermarket

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

TecAlliance, the leading data management specialist in the independent automotive aftermarket, celebrates the success of its new TecAlliance Partner Programme (TAPP) with over 250 registrations since …

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BM Catalysts is buoyant about the future of the combustion engine following a successful exhibition at popular aftermarket trade show, Automechanika Birmingham.

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

The leading supplier of hot end emissions products focused on future technology at the show, following a launch of further selective catalytic reduction (SCR) units prior to the exhibition. Continued …

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Arnold Clark Autoparts enjoys success of Automechanika Birmingham exhibition

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

Leading national motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts has hailed the success of this year’s Automechanika Birmingham exhibition, which was held at the NEC from June 6th-8th. Visitors in their thousands…

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The world’s largest storage battery facility delivered by GS Yuasa has entered service

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

In March 2023, the world’s largest storage battery facility (equipped with about 210,000 modules and 3.3 million cells), which was delivered to North Hokkaido Wind Energy Transmission Corporation, a c…

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TerraClean-sponsored Turkington completes spectacular last-to-first recovery drive at Oulton Park

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

TerraClean-sponsored touring car ace Colin Turkington pulled off a stunning comeback to recover from starting last in race one, to win the final race of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) wee…

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BorgWarner to acquire Eldor Corporation’s Electric Hybrid Systems business segment

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

BorgWarner Inc. and Eldor Corporation S.p.A. have announced that they have entered into a Share Purchase Agreement under which BorgWarner has agreed to acquire the Electric Hybrid Systems (EHS) busine…

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Schaeffler keeps up REPXPERT Millionaire campaign momentum

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

After Markhams Garage in Kingsland became the first Schaeffler REPXPERT bonus point millionaire in May, the question now is who will be the next winner as the campaign changes focus to INA engine syst…

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LKQ Corporation publishes 2022 Global Sustainability Report

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023

LKQ Corporation has announced the release of its 2022 Global Sustainability Report, highlighting accomplishments across environmental leadership, employee engagement and diversity, safety and operatio…

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WAI unveil branded FSDU for customers

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023

WAI, supplier of rotating electrics, EV cables and portable chargers, has unveiled its new branded free standing display unit (FSDU) for motor factors to help maximise upselling opportunities. The new…

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Automotive aftermarket part of the solution to improve air quality, says TerraClean

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023

Decarbonising agent TerraClean says that the automotive industry should promote itself as part of the solution, not the problem, as the UK marked the seventh Clean Air Day on 15th June 2023. Poor air …

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Autosupplies Group crowns its Employees of the Year

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023

The Autosupplies Group has named its winners of the group-wide Employee of the Year awards to recognise outstanding contributions to the company. Voted on by management across all three sites, the win…

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DENSO introduces a specific Sustainability page to its website

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023

Reflecting DENSO’s commitment to achieve environmental sustainability and a carbon neutral future, the DENSO Aftermarket website now has a dedicated Sustainability section where it can showcase its in…

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AS-PL: We've taken Birmingham and Istanbul, but we still don't have enough!

Date: Monday 19 June 2023

Last week was very intense for us. It started with three very busy days at Automechanika Birmingham, and then about 3000 km further, you could meet us again at the Automechanika Istanbul. And that's n…

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BorgWarner announces anticipated completion date of PHINIA spin-off

Date: Monday 19 June 2023

BorgWarner has announced that it expects to complete the spin-off of PHINIA at the end of the day on July 3, 2023, as outlined in PHINIA’s final information statement filing with the Securities and Ex…

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SMP Europe makes successful debut at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

SMP Europe says its first time showing its leading engine management and ignition product portfolio, plus its engineering and manufacturing expertise at Automechanika Birmingham, was a “huge success”.…

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Veterans’ charity scoops lottery grant following IAAF support

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

A charity supporting army veterans has won the National Lottery People’s Project grant public vote, after a swathe of support from the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). The Veteran…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts puts pedal to the metal to support Bolton's next generation of engineers

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts and Bolton-based Whitecroft Garage are getting local primary school kids revved up about automotive engineering through support for an eco-friendly electric vehicle (EV) kit car pro…

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IAAF members hail success of Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

IAAF members who exhibited at the recent Automechanika Birmingham 2023 held 6-8 June at the NEC, have hailed the success of the exhibition, which returned for the first time in four years. To see thei…

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Schaeffler speaks to Markhams Garage, the first REPXPERT bonus point millionaire!

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

“Elated and excited,” said Simon Powney from Markhams Garage in Kingsland, in response to being asked how he felt to be the first Schaeffler REPXPERT bonus point millionaire. “We’ve been a REPXPERT us…

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English duo narrowly miss out on German final

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

England’s Robert Lambert and Dan Bewley were the pick of the NGK-sponsored riders at the Wölk FIM Speedway GP of Germany – Teterow. Both riders made the semi-finals, scoring ten points and nine points…

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Nic’s looking to be quick at Oulton Park

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

NGK Ambassador Nic Hamilton is in optimistic mood as the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) heads to Oulton Park this weekend. Thirty-one-year-old Nic, the brother of seven-time World F1 champion…

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Ring and Osram make their mark at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

Premium brands, OSRAM and Ring, both exhibited at Automechanika Birmingham at the NEC from 6th – 8th June, with huge success. The companies shared an impressive stand in hall 19 on stand M111, which p…

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Niterra attracts the crowds at Automechanika UK

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

Niterra UK Ltd – owner of the renowned NGK ignition and NTK vehicle electronic brands – attracted hundreds of visitors to its stand at the Automechanika UK Show. The company boasted a host of attracti…

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Mountney joins Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation membership

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed automotive accessory supplier Mountney to its membership. Mountney was established almost 30 years ago and is a leading national s…

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WAI enjoys success at return of Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

Leading rotating electrics supplier WAI has declared Automechanika Birmingham a success, following strong visitor interest in its starter motor and alternator product range, as well as its new electri…

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GSF Car Parts announces partnership with Speed of Sight charity

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

National motor factor GSF Car Parts has announced an exciting new sponsor partnership with life-changing charity Speed Of Sight. GSF supplies thousands of independent garages throughout the UK and Nor…

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Kerridge Commercial Systems partners with Reality Finance to offer flexible payments for its products and services

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

Industry-leading ERP, retail and business management software provider, Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has partnered with Reality Finance, one of the UK’s leading independent asset finance companie…

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Exclusive research unveiled: Be the first to access insider insights in the automotive aftermarket from the Dal Corso Group

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

We have big news for all IAAF members! Our ground-breaking research on the European automotive aftermarket is now available, and we couldn't wait to share it with you. Dive into our comprehensive insi…

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TechMan hails winning return of Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

TechMan demonstrated its leading garage management system and a new collaboration with BookMyGarage.com, at the company’s successful return to Automechanika Birmingham. TechMan exhibited its latest up…

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