Tag: aftermarket

ELTA subject of management buyout

ELTA subject of management buyout

17th September 2018 | 0 Comments

ELTA Automotive Ltd has recently been the subject of a management buyout (MBO) with the goal of “making it fit…for its next 25 years”. This latest development, which was formally agreed on 11 September, sees managing director Ian Hallam, who has worked with ELTA since the company was incorporated 25 years ago, become the company’s co-owner, alongside long-term European partner Luxline spol. s r.o – led by Vladimír Palacka. Ian Hallam and Luxline become equal shareholders of a new holding company, ELTA Investments replacing the previous holding company, Claverdon Fields.

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Bosch: Digitalisation to be decisive within the automotive aftermarket

Bosch: Digitalisation to be decisive within the automotive aftermarket

17th September 2018 | 0 Comments

According to auditing and consulting company PwC, more than 470 million connected vehicles will be plying the world’s roads and motorways by 2025. This significant growth will be accompanied by rising demand for aftermarket software and data services, and vehicle connectivity will become a decisive factor for the sector’s future expansion. CLEPA, the European Association of Automotive Suppliers, anticipates that the market for software and data services in Europe alone will treble to approximately 34 billion euros –about 140 euros per vehicle – by the middle of the next decade.

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Mann-Filter: OE quality for the aftermarket

Mann-Filter: OE quality for the aftermarket

14th September 2018 | 0 Comments

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.”

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New Dayco websites spearhead global identity

12th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Having recently revamped its corporate identity, Dayco, the engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has completely redesigned its corporate and aftermarket websites to more accurately reflect its position as a leading global manufacturer of original equipment (OE) and aftermarket components.

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TecAlliance at Automechanika 2018: Innovations to optimise processes for workshops, traders and part manufacturers

11th September 2018 | 0 Comments

TecAlliance will be presenting exciting highlights for the automotive aftermarket at Automechanika 2018 in Frankfurt. "With our innovations, we are concentrating even more on optimising the processes of parts manufacturers, traders and workshops and strengthening the collaboration among them," emphasises Jürgen Buchert, Managing Director of TecAlliance, at Automechanika. "Our aim is to develop practical and innovative solutions for the digital automotive aftermarket to make day-to-day business easier for our customers. We also want to help them gain access to new target groups and markets," explained Jürgen Buchert. 

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The Parts Alliance continues to grow UK branch network

The Parts Alliance continues to grow UK branch network

11th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Within the last two weeks both Weston-super-Mare under The Parts Alliance brand and GSF Colchester have successfully opened for business. Blackpool also joined BBC Superfactors branch network back in June, after branches in Middlesbrough, Croydon, Leeds, Newcastle, Indian Queens and Durham have all been added since January.

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What does the future hold for the automotive aftermarket?

What does the future hold for the automotive aftermarket?

11th September 2018 | 0 Comments

The automotive aftermarket is undergoing major changes in Europe and worldwide due to market maturity, evolving customer preferences and expectations, advances in engineering and logistics technology. Doug Bentley, research and development manager at Klarius Products Ltd, looks at the future challenges for the European automotive aftermarket and how to address them.

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Delphi Technologies: Automechanika debut for aftermarket packaging

Delphi Technologies: Automechanika debut for aftermarket packaging

10th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Visitors to the Delphi Technologies stand (hall 4.0, stand C12) at Automechanika Frankfurt this week will be the first to see its newly designed aftermarket packaging. Featuring a new logo in a wallpaper print as well as a retail box based on the current design, the upgraded packaging is part of an extensive rebranding exercise which will see the company transition from its red oval logo to a single, common identity for both OE and aftermarket businesses. An improved layout and higher quality materials will also provide more robust packaging without increasing materials, weight or package size.

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Schrader introduces new heavy-duty OE replacement TPMS sensors

Schrader introduces new heavy-duty OE replacement TPMS sensors

10th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Schrader Performance Sensors has announced the launch of two new heavy-duty OE replacement sensors. The new valve-mounted sensors are already available for sale with the following part numbers: #3700 for Daimler trucks and #3702 for DAF trucks.

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Dayco unveils its new corporate branding

Dayco unveils its new corporate branding

5th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Dayco will use the world stage afforded by Automechanika Frankfurt to present its new corporate branding to a global audience of the industry’s most influential people, including the many technicians who use Dayco’s replacement components. The new branding is consistent across both the company’s original equipment (OE) and aftermarket products. The company states that this is designed to deliver a continuous message of quality and dependability, using modern graphics that support the company’s business ethos and core strengths.

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Leading suppliers confirmed for Automechanika Birmingham 2019

Leading suppliers confirmed for Automechanika Birmingham 2019

5th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Automechanika Birmingham will return to the NEC from 4 to 6 June 2019, with many major industry players signed up to exhibit. The show organisers say the 2019 edition looks likely to increase in size ahead of the event’s move to a biennial format starting in 2021.

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ProFlow: OEM performance for the aftermarket

ProFlow: OEM performance for the aftermarket

30th August 2018 | 0 Comments

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.”

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Liqui Moly joins IAAF

28th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Liqui Moly, the well-known manufacturer of oils and additives, has joined the IAAF. According to the association, Liqui Moly will benefit from all the exclusive ‘member only’ services offered as part of the membership including merchandise and promotional workwear, lifestyle protection plans and fleet management solutions, as well as networking opportunities and supporting IAAF’s lobbying activities. Most recently, the proposed changes to the MOT test frequency which were scrapped followed months and months of intensive lobbying by IAAF.

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Is there danger lurking under your gloves?

Is there danger lurking under your gloves?

24th August 2018 | 0 Comments

People often refer to fast-fit and garage work as the kind of trade where you get your hands dirty. However, the same people are usually less conscious of what this means in practice. Fewer still are aware of what can be done about it.

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National sees growth in export markets

National sees growth in export markets

22nd August 2018 | 0 Comments

National Auto Parts has experienced considerable growth in export markets in the past year, as the company looks to fly the flag for UK engineering at Automechanika Frankfurt. With a growing customer base abroad and further opportunities being explored in Poland, Scandinavia, Ukraine and Germany, National has invested in all areas of its business to ensure it offers an exciting proposition for a growing, diverse customer base.

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