Cheadle-based Klarius Products is offering aspiring young professionals the chance to build a career in engineering, with the business hiring four new apprentices. The largest UK manufacturer of aftermarket exhausts, Klarius is looking for applicants to join its Administration, Maintenance, Technical and Quality departments.
A wide selection of new exhausts, catalytic converters (CATs) and diesel particulate filters (DPFs) have been added to the Klarius Products range. Aimed squarely at popular vehicle applications such as the Ford Kuga 2.0, every new part is available to distributors on next morning delivery. A comprehensive 2-year warranty and a Fit First Time guarantee is also standard.
2020 provided a turbulent 12 months for the humble MOT. At the start of the year, the centralised testing conducted on the island of Ireland was thrown into disarray after faulty vehicle lifts were found on both sides of the border. It also raised questions about the wisdom of centralised approach in comparison of the de-centralised model used across Great Britain. Of course, all this took place while Covid-19 was still a Far Eastern problem. And yet, before the first quarter was out, national lockdowns had resulted in the deployment a six-month extension of the MOT renewal date, which had the knock-on effect of causing an MOT boom in the last quarter of 2020. The last cars to make use of the extension had their testing date deferred to the end of January 2021, so that complex chapter in the history of the MOT is now over. It also means that we have a chance to learn what happened. At the same time, the latest full-year 2019/2020 DVSA vehicle testing data has now been released, so we can also learn more about how last year’s projections compared with the end results in the months preceding the pandemic and what this might mean in terms of tyre demand.
Exhaust supplier Klarius is continuing to supply garages with exhausts, catalytic converters, diesel particulate filters and mountings. The company said it is supporting the aftermarket supply chain to ensure that critical vehicle repairs can still be carried out when needed, helping members of the public and key workers alike to stay mobile for essential journeys during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The UK’s largest aftermarket manufacturer of emissions control components, Klarius Products showed its support for Staffordshire University by taking part in the institution’s Business Breakfast during National Apprenticeship Week. The company said this underlines the company’s commitment to place education at forefront of its strategy.
Klarius has announced an update to its emission control components range, with fitments for popular crossovers, estates, hatchbacks, hybrids and saloons. Vehicle applications covered include the latest models of Peugeot’s 208 1.2, Jaguar’s shapely 2009-2015 XF 3.0, the trusty 2003-2008 Volkswagen Golf 2.0, the highly economical Toyota Prius 1.8, contemporary models of Ford’s spritely Fiesta 1.2 and the 2014-2018 Fiat Doblo 1.4 van.
New to range Klarius emission control components include DPFs for the latest version of Ford’s iconic Transit. All-new aftermarket exhausts have also been developed for popular Hyundai hatchbacks, BMW saloons, compact MPVs from Citroen, a Honda SUV and Toyota hybrid – all available with next-morning delivery in the UK.
Manchester Crown Court cleared five current and past directors and managers of Klarius Products Ltd of charges of selling non-typed approved catalytic converters on 3 December. The case, which was brought by the DVSA, had alleged that between 01/02/2013 and 30/08/2015 the business of Klarius Products Ltd, carried on for fraudulent purposes, the marketing, distribution and sale of counterfeit and non-type approved catalytic converters.
Klarius Products has added a range of new exhaust systems suitable for a wide selection of popular hatchbacks and saloons to its product range. These include fitments for the Mini Cooper and Skoda Octavia.
The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system has become a central part of modern engine design as a result of government legislation to lower exhaust emissions. The system helps to moderate nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions produced in the combustion chamber when the engine’s temperature is high, by introducing a proportion of its exhaust gas into the intake air, thus lowering the temperature and, in petrol engines, it also reduces fuel consumption if it is operating under partial load.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has won a landmark prosecution case against a Hampshire aftermarket emission control parts manufacturer for supplying products which fail to meet the required environmental standards.