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.
The case against European Exhaust and Catalyst Ltd, which took place at Portsmouth Magistrates Court and concluded on Monday 28 October, resulted in a criminal conviction for the company and a £3,000 fine.
T P Engineering Ltd (TPCATS) is closing its UK operations. The news emerged after the company wrote to customers to confirm that the board of directors of Fabriscape LDA, the owners of T P Engineering Ltd have taken the decision to stop manufacturing Catalytic Converters and Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) in the UK. Closure is expected during the next three weeks.
New data from Protyre reveals a 21 per cent year-on-year decrease in the proportion of MOT test fails that resulted from failed exhausts in the year since the DVSA introduced one of the largest-ever changes to the test on 20th May 2018 with stricter regulations on emissions from diesel cars. Protyre is the UK’s fastest growing supplier and fitter of tyres and automotive services with 150 nationwide garages.
Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), one of the UK’s largest independently owned automotive parts manufacturers and suppliers, has announced that its range of Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensors has increased with the addition of 30 new part numbers.
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.
Klarius Products has boosted market accessibility for new exhaust and mounting options with the addition of 130 new products to its existing emission control range. New introductions cover everything from crossovers to light commercial vehicles, while new mountings cover a wide range of popular vehicle applications such as the Toyota Aygo.
Preparing rounded future professionals for the demands of motorsport is often best achieved through a mixture of education and experience. Hence Oxford Universities Motorsport Foundation (OUMF) offers exactly these sorts of opportunities to young people, running a multitude of classic cars in some of the world’s most prestigious racing events. Motorsport isn’t kind to vehicle components though, so when the OUMF required a new racing exhaust for its Mercedes 380 SL rally car project, the UK’s largest manufacturer of aftermarket exhausts, Klarius Products Ltd, was ready to offer a solution.
Klarius Products, in conjunction with local training provider PM Training, introduced young learners to the world of work this Autumn with a full factory tour of its Staffordshire-based exhaust manufacturing centre.
Klarius Products Ltd has released its latest new-to-range list of exhausts and catalytic converters (CATs), with delivery available from distributors in the UK, Europe and Scandinavia. Popular commercial vehicles and hatchbacks are the focus of the update. The Kia Cee’d 1.6 for model years 2012-2015 gains a new replacement system, among other popular modern contemporaries such as the benchmark Ford Focus 2.0, the spritely Renault Twingo 1.1, Vauxhall’s Astra 1.4, Audi’s A3 1.4, Volvo’s V40 1.6 and the Volkswagen Golf 2.0. Ford’s Transit 2.2 van also gains a new exhaust for model years 2007-2009.
MTS has introduced two new exhaust systems for Fiat and Alfa Romeo, exclusively to the aftermarket, as it continues to bring ‘in demand’ products to its UK customers. The exhaust systems, for the Fiat Grande Punto 1.9 MJT (2009-) and Alfa Giulietta 1.4 TB (2010-), are available on a next day delivery service from the company’s warehouse in Doncaster.
Klarius Products has started 2019 with an influx of new high-quality aftermarket exhausts to the range. Supporting the requirements of UK and European garages the new parts are all available across Europe via regional Klarius distribution partners.