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The Parts Alliance open evening attracts 200-plus customers

The Parts Alliance open evening attracts 200-plus customers

17th June 2019 | 0 Comments

The Parts Alliance’s new Midpoint Distribution Centre opened its doors for garage customers last week, attracting a total of 250 attendees including 25 key suppliers. The open evening, held on Thursday 13 June had originally been intended to take place at GSF Birmingham but was moved to Midpoint to involve eager customers of local branches of CES and Bromsgrove Motor Factors too.

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Autogem expands commercial vehicle product range with TPMS

Autogem expands commercial vehicle product range with TPMS

21st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Autogem has launched a new replacement tyre pressure monitoring system for commercial vehicles. Its universal TPMS sensor is designed to increase efficiencies for fleet operators with in-house fitters and tyre dealer networks, promising greater flexibility and convenience. Autogem said the system was developed to address a number of issues in the market, including regular breakages of internal valve mounted sensors at tyre dismount, the difficulty in identifying sensors from the outside of the wheel, and battery failure due to higher mileage and high usage. Autogem adds that it has found original equipment batteries are depleted by “up to 30 per cent” on the shelf before they are fitted.

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IAAF to warn aftermarket “be primed for digital revolution”

IAAF to warn aftermarket “be primed for digital revolution”

8th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Wendy Williamson, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will address challenges faced by the aftermarket in the digital era, when she delivers a speech to delegates at Automechanika Birmingham next month.

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Lord Coe to speak at Automechanika Birmingham Aftermarket Power Network

Lord Coe to speak at Automechanika Birmingham Aftermarket Power Network

3rd May 2019 | 0 Comments

Automechanika Birmingham will host industry leaders from the UK aftermarket at an exclusive event, the Aftermarket Power Network, on Tuesday 4 June, in Hall 20 at the NEC. Lord Sebastian Coe will join the launch event to address the group. 200 leading personnel from the UK automotive aftermarket will be at the invitation-only event, hosted in the keynote area of the show and sponsored by ZF, SMMT and IAAF.

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Melksham Motor Spares to exhibit at Japfest 2019

Melksham Motor Spares to exhibit at Japfest 2019

1st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Melksham Motor Spares will appear at Silverstone on 5 May, exhibiting at Japfest 2019, Europe’s biggest Japanese car show. More than 4,000 of Europe’s best Japanese cars from the UK's thriving club scene will appear at the event, alongside drifting displays and a retail village. The independent automotive parts distributor will seek to raise brand awareness at the event.

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Euro Car Parts charging up leisure battery offer

29th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Euro Car Parts is investing in its battery portfolio for motorhomes, yachts, and other leisure applications, acknowledging the surge in demand that comes from six million vacationing Britons over bank holiday weekends. The UK aftermarket distributor partners leading names in battery technology, including Bosch and Exide as well as its own aftermarket brand Lion, to provide a comprehensive leisure battery offering alongside its wide range of car battery products.

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BM Catalysts set to exceed expectations at Automechanika Birmingham 2019

BM Catalysts set to exceed expectations at Automechanika Birmingham 2019

26th April 2019 | 0 Comments

BM Catalysts will aim to develop new and existing partnerships with distributors, buying groups and garages at Automechanika Birmingham (4-6 June, stand N140, Birmingham NEC). The company will discuss ways in which customers can increase sales and profitability on its wide range of products, it adds. Visitors will have the chance to understand BM Catalysts’ manufacturing processes, why Euro levels are so important, and to talk about the technical support available to customers both pre-and-post purchase.

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IAAF welcomes FIGIEFA’s involvement in ExVe “Proof of Concept” testing

IAAF welcomes FIGIEFA’s involvement in ExVe “Proof of Concept” testing

24th April 2019 | 0 Comments

IAAF has championed FIGIEFA’s role in recent testing of the Extended Vehicle (ExVe) concept, as many market operators from across Europe continue to criticise vehicle manufacturers’ concept of external backend servers for third party data access.

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New battery makes a 1,000km electric vehicle a reality, claims Innolith

17th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Innolith has announced it is developing the world’s first 1,000Wh/kg rechargeable battery whichwould allow an electric vehicle to travel 1,000km – some 600+ miles – on a single charge. Under development in the company’s German laboratory, the company claims the Energy Battery’s high energy density would also radically reduce costs due to the avoidance of exotic and expensive materials.

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Servicesure appoints Bollington as new insurance provider

Servicesure appoints Bollington as new insurance provider

16th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Servicesure has appointed Bollington as its insurance provider, supplying an exclusive comprehensive cover package for the national garage network. The partnership commenced on Monday 1 April, with Bollington’s team of local account managers providing a carefully-tailored, personal service which establishes each business’ individual insurance requirements.

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ExVe study: huge economic loss to aftermarket

15th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed a new study showing evidence that the Extended Vehicle (ExVe) concept could potentially lead to €65 billion losses as early as 2030, affecting both the independent aftermarket and motorists.

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IAAF Industry Briefing highlights fast-evolving technological landscape

IAAF Industry Briefing highlights fast-evolving technological landscape

26th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) held its first Industry Briefing of 2019 at Stadium MK, home of EFL League Two side MK Dons, in Milton Keynes on Thursday 21 March. Sponsored by industry recruitment specialists Autotech Recruit, the sold-out event in the venue’s Performance Suite welcomed seasoned speaker Quentin Le Hetet from GiPA and Virtual Academy’s Ben Stockton, both addressing technology’s fast-growing role in the aftermarket, now and in the future.

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‘Garages don’t want anything other than Mahle’ – SRS Autoparts

‘Garages don’t want anything other than Mahle’ – SRS Autoparts

26th March 2019 | 0 Comments

In a time when the automotive aftermarket craves consistency of supply, SRS Autoparts – based in Glasgow and Edinburgh – has invested in its availability of Mahle filtration due to “overwhelming demand” from garages.

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SK Innovation investing 1 trillion won in Hungary car battery factory

SK Innovation investing 1 trillion won in Hungary car battery factory

26th March 2019 | 0 Comments

SK Innovation reports that it is planning to invest just under 1 trillion won (a little less than US$1 billion) in its second car battery plant, this time in Hungary. The company has selected Komaron City in northern Hungary for the investment of 945.2 billion won.

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Will new battery production capacity replace car production in the UK?

Will new battery production capacity replace car production in the UK?

22nd March 2019 | 0 Comments

While the UK new car manufacturing business has taken something of a battering in recent months, The Sunday Times reports that government ministers are considering offering state support for a huge shared electric vehicle battery “giga factory” modelled on Tesla’s enormous US battery manufacturing plant in the Nevada desert. That plant, which is known as Gigafactory 1, is set to have the biggest factory footprint in the world and already employees 3000 people. The UK project has so far been valued at around £1.7 billion.

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