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Emissions Analytics on tyre particle pollution: Change has to come

Emissions Analytics on tyre particle pollution: Change has to come

6th March 2020 | 2 Comments

One effect of regulatory-driven decreases in vehicle emissions is that other kinds of pollution become comparatively higher. The contribution of tyres to overall transportation pollution has been scrutinised on a number of occasions, and opinions on the matter vary. Emissions Analytics now brings the issue of tyre pollution back to the table, flagging up that they’re much more polluting than car exhausts.

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New Textar brake pad for DAF applications

New Textar brake pad for DAF applications

24th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Premium commercial vehicle braking brand Textar has launched a new brake pad kit for DAF applications. Featuring original equipment (OE) Pro TecS technology, the new pad – part number 2927804 – comes complete with an OE approved accessory kit and features a wear indicator, heatshield and retaining clips.

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Meritor names Chris Villavarayan as EVP and COO

Meritor names Chris Villavarayan as EVP and COO

21st January 2020 | 0 Comments

Brake and drivetrain manufacturer Meritor Inc. has appointed Chris Villavarayan as executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO), effective immediately.

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National launches new brake hose range

National launches new brake hose range

16th September 2019 | 0 Comments

National Auto Parts has announced the launch of its new brake hose range, as it responds to aftermarket demand and continues its commitment to keeping its clutch and brake offering up to date. This initial launch consists of a range of 100 part numbers, covering the top selling hoses within the UK and Ireland, and […]

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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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The Parts Alliance launches Bendix brake callipers range

The Parts Alliance launches Bendix brake callipers range

13th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The Parts Alliance has added a new range of Bendix brake callipers. The range will be available from all of the trading group’s local brands throughout the UK branch network.

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Rise of fake parts sees TMD Friction develop new ways to fight back

Rise of fake parts sees TMD Friction develop new ways to fight back

12th August 2019 | 0 Comments

TMD Friction has revealed that it is continuing to fight back against fake parts amid reports of a rise in the number of fake components entering the aftermarket. The manufacturer is currently working on a security seal that will be directly linked to its computer system, allowing any factor or garage to check the authenticity.

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Halfords Autocentres offers “brakes for life”

1st August 2019 | 0 Comments

Halfords Autocentres Brakes4Life lifetime guarantee gives motorists free replacement brake pads or shoes for as long as they drive – even when they replace their car.

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Roadlink says ‘no’ to brake shoe waste

Roadlink says ‘no’ to brake shoe waste

29th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Roadlink is pushing its campaign for remanufactured brake shoes, as it continues its emphasis on the benefits of remanufactured brake shoe linings, reminding the industry how it can help reduce the countless tonnes of landfill waste accumulated per year. Commercial vehicle brake specialist Roadlink International has long been a fervent believer in the remanufacturing process, reflected in the company’s ongoing investment in reman and its commitment to helping reduce the company’s carbon footprint. Roadlink remanufacturing promotes quality whilst also offering a competitively priced, environmentally friendly alternative.

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Partslife environmental award for ZF Aftermarket’s TRW brake pads

Partslife environmental award for ZF Aftermarket’s TRW brake pads

26th July 2019 | 0 Comments

ZF Aftermarket has been awarded the Partslife environmental award for its use of "Powder Adhesive Technology" in the production of its TRW branded brake pads. The pads are now manufactured without organic solvents as a result of this technology. The award aims to promote innovative and exemplary measures for environmental protection, and to encourage employees of other companies to imitate them.

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Tyre dominance in overall aftermarket beginning to diminish

Tyre dominance in overall aftermarket beginning to diminish

2nd July 2019 | 0 Comments

The value of the United Kingdom (UK) automotive aftermarket grew by 4.9 per cent during the course of 2018. According to MarketLine, which produces its data in US-dollars across all markets worldwide, this means the UK automotive aftermarket was and is worth $28.5 billion (£22.53 billion) a year. However, the same research suggests that the value of the UK automotive aftermarket sector is increasing and in 2023 is forecast to be worth $34.4 billion (£27.2 billion), up 20.7 per cent compared with 2018.

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Brembo extends premium offer with UHP to track-day range

Brembo extends premium offer with UHP to track-day range

28th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Mention Brembo and the Italian manufacturer’s brightly coloured brake callipers immediately spring to mind. At the same time, the brand carries with it messages of premium quality, OE fitments on the best-known cars and top-flight motorsport credentials. During Autopromotec Tyres & Accessories Alfredo Albarella, Area Manager BU Aftermarket Brembo SpA and heard about how Brembo’s latest “Xtra” UHP brake range and “Expert” dealer both aim to offer customers something extra.

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Daniele Schillaci appointed Brembo CEO

28th June 2019 | 0 Comments

At the start of May Brembo S.p.A. CEO Andrea Abbati Marescotti announced that he would leave the company effective 30 June 2019 “to pursue new professional projects and activities”.

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Reports: Brembo aiming for largescale acquisition

28th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Brembo is lining up a “significant size” acquisition, even as large as the brake maker itself. Local newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore quoted Brembo executive vice-president matteo tiraboschi as saying that the company is looking for potential targets outside Italy, especially in Europe and the US and even China: "It must a healthy company of a certain size - with good numbers, technology and R&D - that fits our business”.

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Ferodo composite brake rotors launched for BMW aftermarket

Ferodo composite brake rotors launched for BMW aftermarket

5th June 2019 | 0 Comments

DRiV braking specialist brand Ferodo has launched a new composite rotor brake range, initially comprising 17 part numbers suitable for many popular BMW models. Directly compatible with models from the 1- to 7-Series, including GranTurismo models and the Z4 roadster, the brakes are manufactured to original equipment rotor specifications.

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