Tag: First Line

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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First Line Group introduces new websites

First Line Group introduces new websites

24th January 2014 | 0 Comments

First Line has introduced a newly overhauled website, which the parts distributor says reflects the changing face of the organisation. First Line says the core of the project was improving site navigation and usability. In addition, the design incorporates responsive design allowing users to access the website comfortably through smartphones and tablets. While firstlineltd.com is […]

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First Line adds turbo hoses to product range

First Line adds turbo hoses to product range

23rd January 2014 | 0 Comments

Automotive part supplier First Line has increased its range of products for technicians with turbo hoses. The company reasons that the growing number of vehicles fitted with forced induction engines makes the addition of turbo hoses a “natural development”. The company includes more than 400 reference numbers in this product category, including all of the most popular European vehicles.

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First Line presented with Groupauto suppliers award

First Line presented with Groupauto suppliers award

25th October 2013 | 0 Comments

Borg & Beck brand owner and UK parts supplier, First Line was presented with the presented with the runners-up trophy in the trading group’s ‘Supplier of the Year’ at the Groupauto trade show. Commercial director, Alan Wood and national accounts manager, Ian Boyle picked up the accolade at the Telford International Centre hosted show’s dinner.

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First Line’s Borg & Beck brand predicts drum/shoe growth

First Line’s Borg & Beck brand predicts drum/shoe growth

1st August 2013 | 12,345 Comments

While we have become accustomed to technological advances driving changes in mature markets, Automotive part supplier First Line, owner of the Borg & Beck brand of braking systems, comments that a more retroactive potential change in the brake market is being driven by automotive ecological and economic considerations. The company says that in recent years, braking technology has remained fairly stable with no great evolutionary advances, which means the biggest change in the market continues to be the growth of the drum/shoe combination as the rear brake solution for many small cars.

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First Line launches Borg & Beck in Russia

First Line launches Borg & Beck in Russia

2nd August 2012 | 0 Comments

First Line is exhibiting Borg & Beck in Moscow at Automechanika, Russia on 27-30 August this year. Dan Joyner, managing director of First Line said: “Last years show was a useful ‘toe-in-the-water’ exercise for us to test the reaction to our products in the market and we were very pleased with the warm reception we received.

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Keyuan SBS line enters production

30th January 2012 | 0 Comments

China’s Keyuan Petrochemicals has announced that one of the production lines for Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS) at its new plant in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, has commenced commercial production. Keyuan conducted tests on the line in the final quarter of last year following completion of its new 70,000 tonne SBS production facility in September 2011. The first line entered commercial production in December and the company says that during the quarter it produced 2,733 tonnes and sold 2,623 tonnes of the substance used by tyre makers.

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Hercules to Add Performance Line-Up

1st May 2008 | 0 Comments

Hercules Tire International reports it is revamping is high performance line up to match the depth of its sport utility vehicle product lines. Hercules’ President, Joe Recchia, said, “our customers have spoken and we have listened. This year and next, we’ll be launching several new lines across all our main brands.” The first line, the Hercules Raptis WR1 will be available later this year. The size range will, says Hercules, straddle “aficionado performance” and “touring performance” vehicle applications. The tyremaker is confidence that, with its sleek looks, rolling contour toroidal shape and bold asymmetric tread pattern, the Raptis WR1 will take its place among industry benchmark products in its category.

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OTR Tyre Duties “Level the Playing Field” – USW

13th February 2008 | 0 Comments

The United Steelworkers has reacted positively to the US Department of Commerce’s preliminary decision to impose antidumping duties on OTR tyre imports from China. In a statement released by the union group, USW International president Leo Gerard said that the “the decision will help level the playing field for US workers by requiring Chinese tyre imports to be priced fairly.” At present four individual manufacturers have been investigated by US authorities, resulting in the introduction of duties ranging between 11 and 52 per cent. Other companies penalised with individual rates are subject to a margin reflecting the weighted average of individual rates or 25 per cent – whichever is higher. Those companies ineligible for individual rates must pay a duty of 210 per cent.

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