Aude Moraux has been appointed European regional sales manager for France, Benelux, and the Nordic Region. The emissions product specialist said the appointment bolsters support for European customers after a period of continued growth. Moraux will manage and develop business in the region through strong partnerships, the company added.
The student led Staffordshire University Racing team finished in second place at Formula Student 2023 at Silverstone. The team asked local engineering business KMT to produce a bespoke welding jig to allow the assembly of a custom racing exhaust for the project using its laser cutting machine. Jayson Prince, a member of the race team and project engineer at Klarius, the UK’s largest manufacturer of aftermarket exhausts, expands: “I designed a custom exhaust system to fit the high-revving 675cc bike engine fitted to our race car. A key process in assembling the exhaust is producing a jig so that the manifold and pipes can be welded together as a complete system. I had already designed a jig but required a laser cutter and press brake to produce it. Thankfully, KMT was happy to help.”
Staffordshire University sought collaboration with leocal exhaust manufacturer, Klarius Products, to provide a bespoke system for its Formula Student team’s latest racing car. The custom system has supported the development direction of a new car, ensuring that the team will be ready to hit the track at Silverstone on 22nd July 2023, hoping to regain their 2021 champions title.
BM Catalysts reports that it has experienced “ongoing high demand throughout the year, and with trends pointing to future European market growth, global demand is set to continue.” In order ensure it is set up to meet this demand, in 2022, the company opened its third manufacturing plant in the UK for final assembly. BM Catalysts’ three manufacturing facilities enables the company to stock over 60,000 parts, covering 95 per cent of the European car parc, while also developing up to 300 new-to-range parts each year. Once at full capacity, it will allow additional capacity of up to 200,000 units per year.
BM Catalysts has expanded its product range with 12 new references. According to the company, the latest additions are compatible with 77 vehicle fitments, providing coverage to a further 1.3 million vehicles in the combined UK and European car parc.
The Klarius Products range now features 45 new parts, including a catalytic converter (CAT) for the Toyota Verso-S, adding to the product range of more than 11,000 references, offered with next morning UK delivery. Klarius’ most recent products include complete exhaust systems for the Renault Kangoo 1.5 from 2008 onwards, the VW Tiguan 1.4 TSI from 2010 to 2015, and the Peugeot Boxer, Citroën Jumper, and Citroën Relay 2.0 from 2015 onwards.
BM Catalysts’ Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) references have continued to grow in popularity in line with market forecasts, with considerably strong launch sales reported across the UK and Europe. The global SCR market size is estimated to reach US$24 billion by 2030, with more than a 13.2 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR)1.
Following the recent opening of its Advanced Manufacturing Centre in Derby, performance exhaust manufacturer Milltek Sport is working on a new facility in the USA as part of a major, five-year strategic expansion in that market. Newly created subsidiary Milltek Corporation has set up warehousing and offices in Alcoa, Tennessee and will install an on-site manufacturing and R&D facility at the site within the next 12 to 18 months. In total, the company will invest a further $8 million over the coming five years.
Klarius has won the NAA Logistics Excellence Award presented by DHL Supply, in recognition of its market-leading nationwide next morning delivery service. The aftermarket exhaust manufacturer was commended for its overall performance, logistical innovation and capacity to deliver excellence.
The UK’s largest aftermarket manufacturer of exhausts has announced the opening of a dedicated distribution centre in France. The new Klarius Products site near Lille will enable next-day deliveries to stockists and distributors in the majority of France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, as well as 48 to 72-hour deliveries to other parts of the EU.
BM Catalysts has boosted its investment in the latest exhaust system manufacturing technology via a “six-figure investment in new additional hi-tech machinery”. According to the company, the investment will “help further increase productivity and capacity, and in its research and development of new-to-range parts”.
Catalytic converter, diesel particulate filter (DPF) and front pipe manufacturer, BM Catalysts, has added 26 new references covering 138 more vehicle fitments to its range. A leading supplier of emissions control devices across Europe, the company’s latest additions offer coverage to a further 3.9 million vehicles in the European car parc.
Klarius reports that it has been using its “extensive UK stock of exhaust systems, components and accessories to limit price rises to the aftermarket” up till now. However, the continuing rises in global energy costs are now being compounded by direct sanctions on trade with Russia, which is also pushing up raw materials costs for manufacturing industry.
Klarius has added 19 new aftermarket exhausts to its market-leading range, including replacement diesel particulate filters (DPFs) for the 2011-2015 Volkswagen Crafter van. All the latest parts, as well as the rest of the range, are available with next morning delivery to UK stockists and distributors.
BM Catalysts has added Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) references to its range. To coincide with the launch, the manufacturer has also produced some useful point of sale content which includes a technical poster, explaining more about SCR technology and its effectiveness in reducing vehicle emissions.