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FER: UK leading definitions of remanufacturing terms

Friday 14th October 2016 | 0 Comments

The Federation of Engine Remanufacturers, (FER) says the UK is leading the remanufacturing industry after six associations recently reached a common understanding of key industry terminology. In a recent meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, six industry associations agreed on the common understandings designed to raise awareness and acceptance of remanufactured products. In the UK, the FER agreed on such definitions more than 20 years ago as outlined in BS AU 257: 2002 Code of practice for remanufacture of spark and ignition engines, to which every member must work and there are checks to ensure they comply.

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IAAF shares common concerns at global meeting

IAAF shares common concerns at global meeting

Monday 3rd October 2016 | 0 Comments

Wendy Williamson, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), attended the global ‘Right to Repair’ conference at Automechanika Frankfurt, hosted by FIGIEFA, bringing together representatives from international automotive aftermarket associations to unite against mutual threats affecting the industry.

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91% of garages report rise in expired MOTs

Wednesday 13th July 2016 | 0 Comments

The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) and Scottish Motor Trade Association (SMTA) report that since the end of the paper tax disc, 91.2 per cent of garages have seen an increase in the number of customers bringing cars that have expired MOTs in.

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Italmatic launches new Italrepair patch product line

Tuesday 15th March 2016 | 0 Comments

Italmatic, an Italy-based leader in the production of balancing weights and tyre shop materials, reports that it recently released a complete line of patches and curing chemical products. Coming at the same time as Italmatic’s 50th anniversary, the company says it decided to strengthen the image of its products, its brand and the completeness of the range offered with a series of novelties following each other during the year. Foremost is the recently revealed TPMS sensor, Italsensor.

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Driving our cars into the ground

Thursday 17th September 2015 | 0 Comments

More than half of British drivers don’t get problems with their cars checked until three months after they have appeared, according to new research. A survey of more than 1,000 British drivers conducted by BookMyGarage.com, found that Britons are risking road accidents, worsening damage and steeper repair bills, as a result of not getting issues fixed in good time when they appear.

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£6 billion to be invested in fixing potholes

£6 billion to be invested in fixing potholes

Tuesday 23rd December 2014 | 0 Comments

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced that a record £6 billion will be spent on tackling potholes and improving local roads between 2015 and 2021. The announcement was made today (23 December 2014) and the investment amounts to £976 million a year, apparently enough to fix around 18 million potholes across the country. Patrick McLoughlin said: “Roads play a significant part in everyday life. Poorly maintained local roads, blighted by potholes, are a menace to all road users, particularly during the festive period as people travel to see family and friends. It is vital we have good quality roads. This government has already taken strong action by spending £1 billion more on local roads maintenance than was spent in the previous parliament.

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Rema Tip Top launches M-RCF repair patch line

Rema Tip Top launches M-RCF repair patch line

Thursday 20th November 2014 | 0 Comments

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12 year backlog on road repairs

Monday 14th April 2014 | 0 Comments

Council chiefs have warned that the country is facing a roads crisis that is escalating at an "alarming pace" after new research put the cost of bringing highways up to a decent standard at over £12bn. The Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey from the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) shows that councils fixed just over 2m potholes in England and Wales last year, yet record rainfall meant the overall conditions of local roads deteriorated again.

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