ATR International AG, one of the world’s largest international trade cooperations for automotive spare parts, has won a new shareholder in the United Kingdom. The German-based company reports that Nottinghamshire-based Digraph Transport Supplies Ltd. Joined the network at the start of this year.
Continental has manufactured tyres for more than 120 years, and these decades in the business have given it considerable brand recognition. It now intends to leverage the widespread awareness of the Continental name to aid its aftermarket vehicle electronics and mechatronics business. Going forward, its VDO line will be rebranded.
The Mann-Filter brand from filtration expert Mann+Hummel offers numerous products for use in both the original equipment segment and the independent aftermarket, and Mann+Hummel states that its products for the car and truck aftermarket are “100 per cent original equipment quality.”
According to David Lewis, Mark Water Pumps Limited has always promoted OEM quality across its product range, and he considers the ’ProFlow’ range of automotive water pumps no exception. Mark Water Pumps acts as supplier to leading OEM manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin and Volvo; plant manager Lewis believes ProFlow products provide this “OEM quality and performance for the aftermarket.”
Automotive parts manufacturer Federal-Mogul is changing hands for US$5.4 billion. The new owner is vehicle ride performance and clean air products manufacturer Tenneco Inc., which yesterday signed a definitive agreement to acquire the business from Icahn Enterprises L.P. The acquisition is to be funded through cash, Tenneco equity and assumption of debt and is expected to close in the second half of 2018, subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals and other customary closing conditions.
Brake Engineering has extended its aftermarket portfolio by introducing several new additions across its product range for passenger cars and LCVs, including new brake calipers, pads and shoe sets. The braking specialist continues to launch new products regularly, steadily increasing its vehicle parc coverage as it remains committed to ensuring optimum customer satisfaction.
During the winter months there is sure to be plenty of adverse weather conditions, all of which could hinder the performance of the vehicle, as several key components will be more exposed to the elements and prone to failure.
Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), one of the UK’s largest independently owned automotive parts manufacturers and suppliers, has secured the rights to supply its engine management programme under the iconic Lucas brand.
The long-awaited launch of the new TVR sports car at the 2017 Goodwood Revival is being supported by leading aftermarket suppliers, Euro Car Parts and LKQ Coatings. The two brands, which together can supply any paint, panel or part to a wide range of vehicles, will be pride of place on the bonnet of the eagerly anticipated TVR when it is unveiled inside the Earls Court Motor Show building.