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ZF Aftermarket launches mental health initiative to protect employee wellbeing

Date: Thursday 26 August 2021

ZF Aftermarket is making employee wellbeing a priority with its latest mental health initiative. The company has opened a new medical room at its site in Wrexham, offering its employees a place to go …

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Celebration of the life of Steve Fisher

Date: Monday 23 August 2021

Apec Braking have confirmed that there will be a Celebration of the Life of Steve Fisher on Thursday 7th October 2021 at Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol from 12 noon to 4.00 p.m. If you would like to att…

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ILC The Climb postponed and challengers to tackle epic National 3 Peaks

Date: Friday 20 August 2021

Automotive industry charity, Ben, has announced that its Industry Leader Challenge (ILC) fundraiser, The Climb, has been postponed as Tanzania remains on the travel red list. It’s hoped that the even…

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Return of The CV Show welcomes TMD Friction

Date: Friday 20 August 2021

TMD Friction, via its brands Textar, Mintex and Don, has announced that it will be exhibiting at The CV Show 2021, showcasing its vast range of commercial vehicle (CV) and light commercial (LCV) braki…

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ZF Services UK bolsters CV support

Date: Friday 20 August 2021

ZF Services UK has revamped its Nottingham Centre of Competence offering to better support the commercial vehicle (CV) aftermarket after taking a careful look at how the market has changed as a result…

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The safest and fastest virus and bacteria killer now available in Aftermarket

Date: Friday 20 August 2021

Advanced Hygienics are very excited to be able to offer HOCl (Hypochlorous Acid) as an extremely effective killer of viruses and bacteria, yet safe on the skin. As a service member of the IAAF, we are…

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Exol renews sponsorship with Worcester Warriors for 21/22

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

Exol Lubricants has renewed its sponsorship of Worcester Warriors and Worcester Warriors Women rugby teams for the 21/22 season. Based in Wednesbury, Exol will once again have its logo on the back of …

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Gus finishes strongly in Belgium

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

The first appearance of Belgium’s Ypres Rally on the World Rally Championship calendar saw the NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team stars Gus Greensmith and co-driver Chris Patterson reach the …

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Freddie makes the podium in homeland Speedway Grand Prix

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

Freddie Lindgren narrowly failed to win the Speedway Grand Prix in his Sweden homeland when he was once again the pick of the NGK-sponsored riders. He finished in third place behind winner World champ…

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Denton and Pells premiere event

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

The Future of Automotive Technology and Training, an event brought to you by Denton & Pells, will be premiered for further education organisations and followed with an open day for aftermarket pro…

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HELLA showcases team inclusion with warehouse refurb

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

Under the guidance of the Warehouse and Operations Managers, Chris Padbury and Keeley Huss, HELLA UK has completed a radical overhaul and upgrade of its warehouse facility to ensure it provides flexib…

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“Recruitment is undergoing its biggest transition in decades,” says Glen Callum Associates

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

Recruitment in the automotive aftermarket is undergoing its most significant change in a generation, says Glen Callum Associates (GCA) following on from the consequences of the pandemic. With lockdown…

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HELLA and Faurecia agree to combine their businesses: partnership opens additional growth potential

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

The lighting and electronics specialist HELLA and French automotive supplier Faurecia have signed an agreement on the combination of the two companies. As part of the transaction, Faurecia will acquir…

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HELLA largely recovers pandemic-related losses in fiscal year 2020/2021 and significantly improves sales and earnings

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA recently presented its annual report for the fiscal year 2020/2021 (1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021), and at the same time confirmed the preliminary figures already published. The…

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Pace and places for Halfords Racing with Cataclean at Knockhill

Date: Wednesday 18 August 2021

Halfords Racing with Cataclean at Knockhill drivers Gordon Shedden and Dan Rowbottom showed pace and determination at Knockhill, Fife, in the British Touring Car Championship at the weekend. Heading t…

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K & S McKenzie Summer Newsletter – Out Now!

Date: Wednesday 18 August 2021

The K & S McKenzie newsletter took a break over the past year, but we are pleased to be back with this Summer 2021 issue! Our newsletter is a place for us to share all our news, supplier stories, …

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Update on Jonathan Alexander

Date: Friday 13 August 2021

IAAF eBulletin reported last week that FAI managing director Jonathan Alexander had been involved in a horrific motorbike accident on his way home. He has undergone three major operations and has had …

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Hella Ltd forms working agreement with Pro-Align to provide the ultimate ADAS calibration and wheel alignment solution

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

Hella Ltd, the vehicle diagnostics expert and pioneer of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) calibration for the independent aftermarket, has, through its Hella Gutmann Solutions brand partnered …

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Banner treat to Wheels Motor Factors comes twelve months on

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

Banner never likes to miss out on the opportunity to celebrate, particularly when it comes to customer milestones, and this certainly was the case with Stevenage-based Wheels Motor Factors recently. W…

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GS Yuasa wins 2021 MEXT Minister’s Science and Technology Award for space station project

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

The 2021 MEXT Minister’s Science and Technology award’s Development Category has been presented to GS Yuasa. The honour is for the innovation of lithium-ion batteries in space technologies. The presti…

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Glen Callum Associates maximises the power of video interviewing

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

Over the past year, video has been integral to ensuring automotive aftermarket employers and candidates can continue to interview safely and efficiently, and as restrictions begin to ease and more peo…

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Freddie fights his way to third place in race for World Speedway title

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

Sweden’s Freddie Lindgren was the pick of the NGK-sponsored riders at the latest rounds of the 2021 FIM World Speedway Championship. He made the final of both rounds of the Orlen Lublin FIM Speedway G…

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IAAF welcomes Diesel Technic UK & Ireland to its membership

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has added another new member to its ever-growing membership list, welcoming one of the largest automotive parts and accessories supplier, Diese…

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Autoinform Live: OESAA and GROUPAUTO announce AutoCare initiative to encourage technicians to sign-up

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is delighted to reveal a partnership with GROUPAUTO for the upcoming Autoinform Live event. The group has pledged its support to the tr…

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WAI hosts successful Euro 2020 competition for its customers and staff

Date: Tuesday 10 August 2021

To celebrate Euro 2020, WAIglobal UK launched an exciting competition which involved encouraging customers to sign up and predict scores of the football matches for the chance to win top-quality prize…

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FAI MD Jonathan Alexander thanks aftermarket for its support following accident

Date: Friday 06 August 2021

FAI Automotive managing director Jonathan Alexander has thanked the automotive aftermarket for its incredible show of support following his horrific motorcycle accident suffered on 22 July 2021. Just …

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NGK trio in the hunt for World Speedway title

Date: Friday 06 August 2021

A trio of NGK-sponsored Speedway stars remain in contention for the 2021 FIM World Championship despite failing to make the podium in the latest Grand Prix rounds. Russian Emil Sayfutdinov is in fourt…

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Workshops must plan for activity peak in second half of 2021 to capitalise on every opportunity

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Last week GiPA UK released the Q2 results of their quarterly Aftermarket Pulse report. The market recovery situation by the end of June 2021 was 2.9% higher than GiPA’s expectations. While in comparis…

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Alliance Automotive Group Acquires J&S Automotive Distributors

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Alliance Automotive Group UK (AAG), a subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC) and one of the UK’s leading aftermarket distributors, has acquired J&S Automotive Distributors (J&S). The acquir…

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Research project "INITIATIVE": HELLA develops concepts for light-based communication for automated driving

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Together with further partners, HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert has started a new research project. The main focus is on the question of how communication between autonomous vehicles and ot…

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FST employees are switching to bikes

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has launched the "Move on Pinerolo" initiative to promote green mobility and physical activity at its Italian site: Two Wheels Instead of Four. Numerous employees at F…

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ZF Aftermarket Live: Three-day digital event at Automechanika Frankfurt with the latest highlights for aftermarket & fleet customers

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

For the first time the world's leading trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, Automechanika Frankfurt will take the form of a hybrid event; ‘Automechanika Digital Plus’ on September 14-16 at Frank…

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MIMS Automechanika Moscow: TecAlliance shows how to boost sales and cut costs with best-in-class data and solutions

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

TecAlliance, the leading data management specialist in the independent automotive parts market, will be exhibiting at MIMS Automechanika Moscow from 23 to 26 August 2021. Showcasing from Pavilion 2.2,…

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IAAF adds FinCred Commercial Finance to its impressive membership roster

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed a new member to its expanding membership list with the addition of invoice finance and asset finance solutions provider, FinCred C…

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Natural Disaster: Torrential rains near Remagen leave behind a picture of desolation

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

The devastating torrential rains of the last few weeks have also hit many employees of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST) in the region around Remagen quite hard. Many of FST's employees from othe…

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Celebrate a summer of sport with free Yuasa snack packs

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

After the overwhelming success of the recent snack pack promotions, Yuasa are marking the return of large sporting events with a winning new promotion. Trade customers can now get their hands on a sum…

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An MOT wave is about to hit and preparing now is the key, says LKQ Euro Car Parts

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

The last 18 months have turned the traditional MOT demand curve on its head. And while this caused initial uncertainty for the independent aftermarket, there is now significant opportunity on the hori…

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Podium finish for Cole Trucksport and Borg & Beck at Thruxton

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

Cole Trucksport had a successful weekend at the latest British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) race meeting, held at Thruxton Circuit on 3rd and 4th July, securing three podium finishes. Simon Cole a…

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LKQ Europe with Double-digit EBITDA Margin in the Second Quarter 2021

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq:LKQ) today reported second quarter 2021 results that reflect strength for the Company in a number of key metrics including total revenue, segment margins and free cash flow. In…

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New portal simplifies returns process

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

The new warranty and returns process, brought to market by Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT – the joint sales and marketing initiative from Fourth and TecAlliance – is suc…

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A1 and TRICO celebrate success of charity promotion with two weeks left to go

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

A1 Motor Stores’ members have welcomed TRICO’s initiative to donate £1 of every set of the wiper manufacturer’s blades sold through their stores, to a charity that hosts driving days for disabled peop…

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Banner posts positive financial performance whilst announcing Agenda 2030 strategy

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Leading European battery and battery accessories manufacturer, Banner, has posted positive financial performance figures despite the challenges experienced during its 2020/21 FY (1 April 2020 to 31 Ma…

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TMD Friction´s training courses receive quality approval - Braking supplier to offer high quality, independently certified and approved courses

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

TMD Friction has successfully achieved the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Accreditation, offering businesses and industry personnel globally recognised approved training for the Independent Aft…

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NGK Speedway stars roar into action

Date: Wednesday 21 July 2021

There was a strong start to the 2021 FIM World Speedway Championship by NGK-sponsored riders at the season’s first two Grand Prix in the Czech Republic. Three riders made the final of the first SGP in…

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Chrissy in positive mood for Brands Hatch

Date: Wednesday 21 July 2021

NGK-sponsored motorcycle ace Chrissy Rouse heads to Brands Hatch this weekend (July 23-25) for the Pirelli National Superstock championship looking to build on his third place in the standings. After …

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GaraShield backs ‘Females in Focus’ event

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

GaraShield has pledged its support to females in the automotive industry by sponsoring the upcoming 'Females in Focus' ladies networking lunch, hosted by the Scottish Motor Trade Association (SMTA) at…

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Partbusters donates £1,500 to Great Ormond Street Hospital

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

UK automotive parts distributor, Partbusters, has made a generous donation to the Great Ormond Street Hospital, raising approximately £1,500 for the charity. The figure included £600 from takings from…

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Eurocams is the latest member to join IAAF

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed the latest addition to its growing membership network, supplier of automotive components, Eurocams Ltd. Established in 1999, Euroc…

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NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford unveils hybrid rally car

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team has unveiled a prototype of the new Puma Rally1 rally car that will help usher in an exciting new era of electrified competition in the FIA World Rally …

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NGK Speedway stars ready for start of 2021 World Championship

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

Triple World Speedway Champion Tai Woffinden is among five NGK-sponsored riders looking forward to next weekend’s start to this year’s championship. The Briton aims to go one better than last year whe…

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