Tag: aftermarket

Hella to distribute Hengst CV filters

Hella to distribute Hengst CV filters

2nd October 2019 | 0 Comments

An agreement has been struck between Hella and Hengst, to enable Hella to add Hengst’s commercial vehicle (CV) filters to its comprehensive product portfolio. Two years ago, an alliance was formed between the two companies to create Hella Hengst, a unique brand for the passenger car and light commercial vehicle sectors. However, this new arrangement means that Hella can now distribute a complete filter programme across the entire aftermarket.

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Denso updates lambda sensor range with 10 new part numbers

Denso updates lambda sensor range with 10 new part numbers

2nd October 2019 | 0 Comments

Denso has added 10 new original equipment (OE) quality part numbers to its lambda sensor range, with the new references linked to 46 OE numbers and covering an additional 900,000 vehicles.

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Martin Butterworth joins SMPE’s export sales team

Martin Butterworth joins SMPE’s export sales team

24th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) has announced that Martin Butterworth has been appointed as its new export sales manager.

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Cheltenham trade show debut ‘a major success,’ says The Parts Alliance

Cheltenham trade show debut ‘a major success,’ says The Parts Alliance

24th September 2019 | 0 Comments

The Parts Alliance has heralded its third trade show of 2019 as “a major success.” Held on 5 September, it was the first time the trade show had been to Cheltenham Racecourse, following the format of previous events. Attended by representatives from nearby branches and suppliers, The Parts Alliance’s trade show aimed to provide lively and informative seminars and technical content. MANN Filters, Yuasa and Comma all made such presentations in Cheltenham. The show also presented the opportunity to enter competitions and mingle with special guests Fuzz Townshend, Matt Neal and Daniel Rowbottom.

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Nokian Tyres: No Brexit worries, just car market concerns

Nokian Tyres: No Brexit worries, just car market concerns

20th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Brexit is perhaps just over a month away, and while many companies face an uncertain future, Nokian Tyres is in the happy position of being relatively unconcerned about the UK rescinding its European Union membership. That’s just as well, as the Finnish tyre maker has other things to worry about.

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TecAlliance running September Warranty & Returns webinar programme

3rd September 2019 | 0 Comments

TecAlliance is running two free webinars in early September. Warranty claims and parts returns represent a significant cost for the entire automotive aftermarket, which is why suppliers are always looking for ways to improve the process and streamline the procedure.

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Sales of zinc and steel balancing weights set to grow

28th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The latest report on the wheel balancing weights market by Persistence Research values the market at US$ 420 million in 2018. According to the report, it is anticipated to reach a value of US$ 750 million by the end of 2029, influenced by the cyclic trend of the automotive industry and new product launches. The wheel balancing weights market is expected to grow at a moderate compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6 per cent during the period.

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The Parts Alliance extends DriveTec braking range

The Parts Alliance extends DriveTec braking range

28th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The Parts Alliance has enhanced its DriveTec brake friction range. The number of pads has increased 60 per cent in the last 12 months whilst the range of discs has increased 50 per cent over the same period. The company has also overhauled the packaging.

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Euro Car Parts adds more Peugeot vans to its nationwide delivery fleet

Euro Car Parts adds more Peugeot vans to its nationwide delivery fleet

28th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Euro Car Parts has added to its extensive fleet of Peugeot vans and cars with an order for 300 all-new Partner vans. The Partners will help to deliver the company’s extensive parts range to branches and customers. Each day, over 2,750 Euro Car Parts vehicles make over 60,000 deliveries to independent and franchised dealers, fleet service centres and bodyshops. The company makes a delivery on average every 1.7 seconds.

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Melett announces new to range turbocharger units

Melett announces new to range turbocharger units

22nd August 2019 | 0 Comments

Melett, the leading UK supplier of precision engineered turbochargers and parts, has announced further references to its extensive OE-quality range, with the addition of two new turbocharger units.

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Your Car – Your Choice pilot campaign attracts wider support

Your Car – Your Choice pilot campaign attracts wider support

22nd August 2019 | 0 Comments

The Your Car - Your Choice campaign is receiving widespread industry support, following the launch of a pilot project in Chesterfield.

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Management succession plan at LKQ Europe as Quinn retires

22nd August 2019 | 0 Comments

LKQ Corporation has announced the forthcoming retirement of its European executive vice president and CEO, John S Quinn, and the selection of Arnd Franz, current chief operating officer of LKQ Europe, to succeed him effective 1 October, 2019.

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SMPE rolls out Lucas training

SMPE rolls out Lucas training

21st August 2019 | 0 Comments

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) is continuing its development of the Lucas brand across UK and Europe with the introduction of distributor and technician training seminars. The first-ever Lucas training programme under SMPE was in Kiev, with Ukrainian business and Lucas distributor Alt-Star. This was followed by training with Autoaibe, a Temot member in Vilnius, Lithuania. Both Lucas distributors brought a mixture of online, wholesale and electrical specialists to the training and more than 30 people attended in total.

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Trico signs distribution deal with Optimal UK

Trico signs distribution deal with Optimal UK

20th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Trico has signed a distribution agreement with Optimal UK. The wiper blade company will supply the Exact Fit, Flex, Neoform and TX ranges to Optimal’s network. The original equipment (OE) manufacturer and supplier states that Optimal UK’s commitment to delivering premium quality products with fast and efficient customer service is “a perfect match for the Trico ethos.”

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Alliance Automotive UK acquires ASMF

Alliance Automotive UK acquires ASMF

20th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Alliance Automotive UK, the parent company of GroupAuto and UAN buying groups has acquired the seven-branch Autostores Motor Factors chain (ASMF). Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Originally known as Sureparts and Panels & Paints, ASMF was a member of the PDP Group and PDP chairman Alistair Whatmore was managing director.

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