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The Parts Alliance’s GMF Trade Show draws garage crowds

Wednesday 13th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The trade show held on 23rd November by Parts Alliance owned business GMF Motor Factors has proved to be a resounding success. The South Wales-based motor factors have been busy ever since the event following up on a deluge of enquiries received on the night but have already done sufficient business to have declared it more than worthwhile.

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Carlstar raises styled wheel prices

Wednesday 13th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The Carlstar Group intends to globally increase prices on its styled wheel products up to 8 per cent effective on or before 1 February 2018.

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Kumho Crugen HP71 coming to UK

Kumho Crugen HP71 coming to UK

Wednesday 13th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The Kumho Crugen HP71 SUV tyre, recipient of a 2017 Red Dot Award For Product Design, will be released in global markets within the next two years. According to Kumho Tire Europe, this rollout includes a launch in Europe and the UK.

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Continental to show EV battery charging systems at CES

Continental to show EV battery charging systems at CES

Wednesday 13th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Two new Continental battery charging systems for electric vehicles will be presented at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The first of these is an automatic wireless charging system and the second is known as AllCharge and aims to optimise the compatibility of cable-based systems.

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Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 OE on Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 OE on Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Tuesday 12th December 2017 | 0 Comments

A second Porsche OE homologation has been announced for the Sport Maxx Race 2: The Dunlop tyre has gained approval by Porsche as original equipment for on road use on the new 911 GT2 RS in the sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL. Porsche gave the Dunlop tyre its blessing after intensive testing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany and on Porsche’s proving ground in Nardò in Italy. The Sport Maxx Race 2 is already approved for the Porsche 911 GT3.

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New £80 million battery factory will create 10,000 jobs

Tuesday 12th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The National Battery Manufacturing Development Facility (NBMDF) - for which the government has allocated £80 million - could create upward of 10,000 jobs.

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Ronal debuts R63 wheel at Essen Motorshow 2017

Ronal debuts R63 wheel at Essen Motorshow 2017

Tuesday 12th December 2017 | 0 Comments

A striking design quite unlike anything else in the Ronal range, the R63 wheel was debuted at the recent Essen Motorshow. The product features the firm's new Smart Core technology, a development which allows for wheels with intricate designs to be produced in a reliable and affordable manner.

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Klarius adds 48 exhaust components

Klarius adds 48 exhaust components

Tuesday 12th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Klarius Products Ltd has added an additional 48 components to its emissions control range. New components cover applications across the automotive spectrum, incorporating old and new models. New parts now available include DPFs for the Ford Transit 2.4TDCi, exhaust muffler boxes with centre pipes for the Fiat 500, combined CAT and DPF units for the BMW 3, 5 and 6 series, plus tailpipes for the Nissan Navara 2.5DCi.

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Inaugural Automechanika Riyadh anticipates increased demand from women drivers

Monday 11th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The expected influx of Saudi drivers from 2018 will have a significant impact on the auto parts, maintenance and services industry, with manufacturers and suppliers advised to stake their claim early in a market full of new opportunities, the chief of the Kingdom’s only dedicated aftermarket trade show said.

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Cooper tyres OE on HSV Colorado SportsCat

Cooper tyres OE on HSV Colorado SportsCat

Monday 11th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Australia loves a good ute, and perhaps none so much as an HSV ute. The latest to emerge from the Holden Special Vehicles facility in Melbourne is the Colorado SportsCat. Sales are scheduled to begin early next year, and when customers receive their new HSV Colorado SportsCat, it will be riding on Cooper Zeon LTZ Pro tyres.

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Site testing for Belshina giant tyres

Site testing for Belshina giant tyres

Monday 11th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The entry of Belarus-based tyre maker Belshina into the giant tyre market comes another step forward with the successful testing of the 57- and 63-inch tyres at quarry sites. The tyres were fitted to 360 and 450 tonne payload BelAZ dump trucks; Belshina has been approved as an original equipment supplier to the manufacturer, whose BelAZ 75710 is said to be the highest capacity haul truck in the world. Belshina reports that the results of these operational tests are a prelude to volume production.

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Goodyear goes all-digital at Solutrans

Friday 8th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Goodyear presented a totally digital experience at the Solutrans international exhibition of road and urban transport solutions in Lyon, France from 21 to 25 November 2017. There were no tyres on the stand. Rather, hi-tech electronic displays let visitors discover the range of tyres, services and solutions Goodyear offers fleet operators.

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Trelleborg to showcase at Agribex 2017

Trelleborg to showcase at Agribex 2017

Friday 8th December 2017 | 0 Comments

At Agribex 2017 Trelleborg Wheel Systems will showcase a number of key innovations aimed at helping farmers to produce more with less, sustainably.

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EV tyres: does the Tesla Model X give us a glimpse of the future?

EV tyres: does the Tesla Model X give us a glimpse of the future?

Friday 8th December 2017 | 0 Comments

With recent legislation aiming to banish non-electric vehicles from both showrooms and city centres (starting with Oxford, which wants them gone by 2020) car manufacturers are preparing for electric power to become the mainstream. Electric propulsion has emerged by consensus as the future of driving, rather than other alternative technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells.

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Brake calipers in demand over winter

Brake calipers in demand over winter

Thursday 7th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Brake Engineering, one of the UK’s leading braking suppliers, is highlighting to the aftermarket the importance of effective stock management over the winter period with calipers set to be in high demand.

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