Bosal Automotive And Industrial Components Limited, which traded as BAIC Ltd, officially entered administration on 5 June 2018. The business which was registered as operating in “the wholesale trade of motor vehicle parts and accessories” is perhaps best known for its exhausts business, the UK branch of which is based in Preston, Lancashire. Details were published in the London Gazette on 11 June.
Tracy Whiteley joined the Klarius UK sales team covering emission control products, starting on Monday 22 September. Moving jobs after 31 years at competitor Bosal, Tracy expressed how she was looking forward to talking to customers with a positive message about product quality and availability and a forward thinking supportive team behind her.
The Belgium-based Bosal Group has opened its first production facility for automotive emission control systems in Chongqing, China. According to the company, the new 2700 m2 facility in Dadukou District will produce innovative emission control systems and components for passenger car manufacturers in the region. The factory is reporteldy equipped with a latest technology production line including laser welding and CNC roll forming. The news comes less than 8 months after the firm closed its UK production operations with the loss of over 100 jobs.
Bosal is reassuring aftermarket customers about future supplies of products following the 28 March announcement that Bosal UK’s administrators had not been able to secure a purchaser for the manufacturing business. Following the closure of the company's facility near Preston, Lancashire, Bosal Group announced that it is setting up a new UK sales and marketing company – Bosal Automotive and Industrial Components Ltd (BAIC). BAIC, which will continue to be based near Preston, will look after the needs of current and future customers for Bosal products and services.
Philip Duffy and David Whitehouse, both of global financial advisory and investment banking firm Duff & Phelps and Joint Administrators of Preston based Bosal (U.K.) Limited, have announced the sale of certain assets of the Company which relates to sales and marketing activities to Bosal International N.V. and Bosal Tobo B.V.
Bosal UK, which is best known as an exhaust manufacturer but also makes roof racks and towbards, has entered administration. Various news sources report that calling in the administrators follows the recent confirmation of a contract to supply Land Rover with the exhaust systems for its popular Evoque model.
On 11 January 2013, the company issued a statement appointing Phillip Duffy and David Whitehouse of Duff & Phelps Ltd, Manchester as administrators in a move that follows “a decade of strong support for Bosal UK from its owners in the face of a mix of factors which over time increasingly impacted on its viability”.
Bosal has created a UK commercial team, to be led by new sales and marketing director, Robin Evans. Evans, 42, officially joins Bosal UK on 1 August after a successful four years with K & N Filters as their UK sales and marketing manager. He has considerable experience of the aftermarket and distribution sectors, starting his career in 1993 with Valvoline and rising to become their EMEA business manager.
The emissions systems joint venture between Robert Bosch GmbH, Deutz AG and Eberspächer GmbH & Co. KG commenced operations earlier this month having received the necessary approvals from the EU Commission, according to the companies. In December 2009, the three parties announced their intention to co-operate in reducing exhaust emissions from construction machinery and agricultural vehicles, to satisfy future emission regulations.
Viking International has welcomed a number of new area sales managers to the company following the restructuring of its sales team. Primarily, the new area sales managers will be field-based; focusing on identifying new business opportunities and relationship building with customers across the country.
Neil Hughes has been appointed to look after Manchester region. Hughes has a great deal of experience having previously worked for Bridgestone, which involved working with dealers and large commercial fleets. Steve Barnes has joined the team in Tonbridge and brings with him a wealth of experience which includes 25 years in the tyre industry most recently working for WJ Wood, part of Group Tyre, as a business development manager, responsible for developing new and existing business with car dealerships.
Exhaust system and towbar manufacturer Bosal has announced a senior appointment within the Automotive Division of its Preston-based UK operations. Peter Hayden, 46, has been appointed sales and marketing director. He joins Bosal UK on 6 April 2010, moving from his current position of commercial director at Valeo Service UK. In his new role, Hayden will be responsible for Bosal UK’s commercial functions including, sales, marketing and supply.
Aad L Goudriaan has been appointed the new chief executive officer of Dutch emissions control equipment supplier Bosal, effective 1 April. He joins from DAF Trucks where he had been president. He has also performed managerial roles for DAF in logistics, manufacturing and sales since 1987.
Bosal UK, part of Belgium headquartered exhaust systems and catalytic converter designer and manufacturer Bosal International, is strengthening its UK presence in the bus and coach exhaust systems market.
The company has appointed a new UK business development manager for its Truck, Bus & Industrial applications division. Peter Winward brings to Bosal UK a strong background in engineering and several years with another exhaust system manufacturer. Bosal has also published a catalogue covering its initial product range for buses and coaches, and the company says it will make its first appearance as an exhibitor at the 2008 Euro Bus Expo at the NEC, Birmingham in November.
According to Euro Car Parts, Britain’s largest independent distributor of car parts and accessories, the company stocks the most comprehensive range of exhaust and catalytic converters available in the UK. A range of more than 6,000 exhaust references and 2,000 catalytic converter references are kept at their Central Distribution Centre at Wembley. Furthermore, more than 2,000 exhaust references and 400 cat references are kept at selected branches around the UK.
The latest edition of Bosal UK’s exhaust catalogue has been launched with a range of exhaust systems and cats for over 98 per cent of the European car parc, making it the most comprehensive in the motor trade. The 1,000 page catalogue contains details of over 4,700 fully type-approved systems, over 300 of which are new from the last edition. There are listings for almost 600 new exhaust parts, including pipes, silencers, mountings and accessories and 138 new catalytic converters plus details of development items due for release during the two-year life of the new catalogue.
Bosal has developed a new modular display unit as a way to store and display alloy wheels in parts departments and accessory shops. The system uses pre-cut lengths of high quality chromed tube to create different sizes of display to hold from three to 48 wheels. Alloy wheels up to 19 inches can be displayed and the unit is free-standing enabling it to be located on the shopfloor, in a reception area or as a window or shop front display.
Each unit comes in kit form with full and easy-to-follow assembly instructions. There’s no cutting required and self-assembly is simple and fast, requiring only the use of an Allan key. Feet are supplied for securing to the floor in accordance with the Storage Equipment Manufacturers Code.