Textar’s new ‘Reasons Why’ campaign emphasises the importance of fitting high quality braking parts that have undergone the most stringent testing procedures to ensure full traceability and reliability.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.