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First Line export success recognised

First Line export success recognised

19th July 2016 | 0 Comments

As a mark of its continuing strength in the export market, First Line Ltd has again featured in the latest Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 ranking, making it three appearances in the last four years and the company by far the most consistent aftermarket supplier in the study.

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First Line unveils management changes, new sales structure

First Line unveils management changes, new sales structure

16th May 2016 | 0 Comments

First Line has announced a new level of sales management. The firm opted to add a new tier of top level management within the company’s sales division to support the current board of directors and global sales teams. The company adds that the new level is being implemented to strengthen the business, offering greater autonomy and direction to grow and develop as the company continues to expand.

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Driveline components added to First Line range

Driveline components added to First Line range

8th January 2016 | 0 Comments

The First Line Group has introduced propshaft drive couplings and centre support bearings to its product range. The new units feature in the new Driveline product category under its First Line brand. FLG said the comprehensive range would provide technicians with “a cost effective repair solution for both rear and four-wheel drive and includes references for light commercial vehicles.”

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First Line Groupauto award follows HSBC International ranking success

First Line Groupauto award follows HSBC International ranking success

15th October 2015 | 0 Comments

Presented at a gala dinner following the recent Groupauto & UAN trade show in Liverpool, First Line Ltd has been presented with Groupauto’s runners-up trophy in the ‘Supplier of the Year’ category. First Line stated that the award is “further recognition of the strength of the First Line and Borg & Beck brands, as well as the relationship the company and its employees have with motor factors and workshops across the country.”

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First Line Group shuffles management team following retirement of commercial director

First Line Group shuffles management team following retirement of commercial director

4th June 2015 | 0 Comments

First Line Group has responded to the retirement of commercial director Alan Wood by reshuffling its management team. The aftermarket supplier said the move reflects its need to strengthen its foundations and adapt to growing pressures in the market, which it characterises as more competitive and over-distributed. Wood’s departure triggered an internal reshuffle that sees First Line’s export director Kevin Neaverson become global sales director with Ian Boyle elevated from national accounts manager to the position of UK sales manager.

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Borg & Beck argue the benefits of fully coated discs

1st June 2015 | 0 Comments

Although coated discs are a relatively recent addition for volume suppliers distributing comprehensive braking programmes to the mainstream aftermarket, there are two very distinct routes to which these suppliers have committed themselves. The first is the partial coating using an oil-based formula; the second, as adopted by the First Line Group, is the complete coverage of the disc, with a water-based coating.

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FLG provides new Borg & Beck all-in-one clutch kit

FLG provides new Borg & Beck all-in-one clutch kit

27th May 2015 | 0 Comments

Following the introduction of the HKF1053 all-in-one kit for the Vauxhall/Opel Combo, Corsa 1.3-litre CDTi, the First Line Group’s latest addition has just been launched: the HKF1054 for the Fiat Ducato, Citroën Relay, Peugeot Boxer 3.0-litre TD.

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Borg & Beck Becktec range includes double rubber shimmed pads

Borg & Beck Becktec range includes double rubber shimmed pads

31st March 2015 | 0 Comments

The First Line Group (FLG) has introduced double rubber Becktec shimmed brake pads to stand alongside its Becktec coated discs, in an improved and expanded Borg & Beck braking line up. The corporate blue Borg & Beck shims are designed to deliver anti-vibration and noise reduction benefits.

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First Line Group names turbo hose promo prize winners

6th March 2015 | 0 Comments

First Line Group has rewarded Dominic Cox from DC Car Repairs, Oxford, and Alan Hurdley from CRM Express, Cowley, in its sales promotion for its comprehensive range of First Line branded turbo hoses. The former received a £500 Snap-on professional tools voucher, and the latter a Bose SoundLink Air digital music system after they supplied the winning turbo hoses.

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First Line introduces universal stretch boots

First Line introduces universal stretch boots

20th January 2015 | 0 Comments

The First Line Group (FLG) has introduced a revised range of eight universal stretch boots to supplement its existing range of more than 900 CV boots and steering rack gaiters. The boots, marketed under its eponymous First Line brand, are manufactured using rubber/polyurethane. They are designed to be fitted without the need to remove or […]

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First Line releases Steering & Suspension catalogue

First Line releases Steering & Suspension catalogue

7th November 2014 | 0 Comments

The First Line Group (FLG) has launched the latest version of its steering & suspension catalogue. The 7g edition covers applications for both car and light commercial vehicles. FLG calls the 1,551-page publication “more than just a catalogue,” with a buyers guide and thousands of part numbers for hundreds of applications included. A leading steering […]

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FLG’s Borg & Beck brand capitalising on German growth at Automechanika

31st July 2014 | 0 Comments

The First Line Group (FLG) is to make Frankfurt’s Automechanika “the centrepiece of its export strategy” as it exhibits from its biggest ever stand (5.1 C58) this September. The company’s global Borg & Beck brand, acquired in 2006, will be the primary focus of the stand, displaying high quality clutch kits and components and the OES equivalent braking programme. FLG opened its first Borg & Beck distribution centre in Germany at the beginning of the year, and a move into larger premises is already in the works, increasing the importance of the German aftermarket show.

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First Line expands niche products with Ford, GM EGR valves

31st July 2014 | 0 Comments

The First Line Group (FLG) continues to build its line-up of niche products. The latest addition is a short range of two exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valves for popular Ford and GM vehicles. Both part numbers, FEV1000, which cross refers to GM part numbers 17200272/17098055/0851038 and FEV1001, which cross refers to Ford part numbers 1480549/1788657, […]

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Borg & Beck expands product range as rotating electrics join the line-up

Borg & Beck expands product range as rotating electrics join the line-up

4th April 2014 | 0 Comments

First Line’s Borg & Beck brand is expanding to encompass a comprehensive range of high quality rotating electrics. The brand is already an established player in the clutch sector and is increasing its interest in the braking market. The new programme contains more than 1,000 starter and alternator references.

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IAAF launches network meetings

13th March 2014 | 0 Comments

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation is launching a series of members’ meetings around the UK with a networking opportunity and seminar on Tuesday 25 March at First Line HQ, Banbury. The event will be the first of its kind and is open to all IAAF supplier, factor and garage members.

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