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SMPE rolls out Lucas training

SMPE rolls out Lucas training

21st August 2019 | 0 Comments

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) is continuing its development of the Lucas brand across UK and Europe with the introduction of distributor and technician training seminars. The first-ever Lucas training programme under SMPE was in Kiev, with Ukrainian business and Lucas distributor Alt-Star. This was followed by training with Autoaibe, a Temot member in Vilnius, Lithuania. Both Lucas distributors brought a mixture of online, wholesale and electrical specialists to the training and more than 30 people attended in total.

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Lucas hails GB men’s ice hockey comeback

Lucas hails GB men’s ice hockey comeback

7th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Under the new stewardship of Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), the Lucas brand is celebrating its partnership with GB Men’s ice hockey team, after its momentous victory at the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.

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SMPE becomes Lucas UK engine management licensee

SMPE becomes Lucas UK engine management licensee

31st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) has become the official UK & Ireland licensee for the Lucas brand of engine management.

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Countdown begins to Lucas engine management switchover

Countdown begins to Lucas engine management switchover

12th March 2019 | 0 Comments

An additional 1500 parts will be added to the Lucas engine management range when Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) becomes the official UK & Ireland licensee on 1 May 2019.

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Full throttle from SMPE with further increased application coverage

Full throttle from SMPE with further increased application coverage

16th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Automotive parts manufacturer and supplier of OE quality parts Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), has increased its number of applications across its existing Throttle Body range, with over a million more vehicles now covered.

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ELTA, Lucas share ‘bright future’

ELTA, Lucas share ‘bright future’

19th November 2018 | 0 Comments

2018 has proved to be a momentous year for ELTA Automotive Ltd, as over its course, the company has celebrated 25 years of trading, launched its solely owned PRO brands range and, during a couple of days at the beginning of Automechanika Frankfurt, concluded a management buyout.

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SMPE to take control of Lucas licence for UK & Ireland

SMPE to take control of Lucas licence for UK & Ireland

20th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) is to become the official UK & Ireland licensee for the Lucas brand of engine management.

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ELTA subject of management buyout

ELTA subject of management buyout

17th September 2018 | 0 Comments

ELTA Automotive Ltd has recently been the subject of a management buyout (MBO) with the goal of “making it fit…for its next 25 years”. This latest development, which was formally agreed on 11 September, sees managing director Ian Hallam, who has worked with ELTA since the company was incorporated 25 years ago, become the company’s co-owner, alongside long-term European partner Luxline spol. s r.o – led by Vladimír Palacka. Ian Hallam and Luxline become equal shareholders of a new holding company, ELTA Investments replacing the previous holding company, Claverdon Fields.

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SMPE makes new managerial appointments

SMPE makes new managerial appointments

26th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) has made a series of managerial changes with Ross Toomey becoming managing director and Richard Morley returning to the company as commercial director. Previous managing director Ian Turner has become chairman. Toomey has been with the business for more than seven years, having previously occupied the role of sales director.

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SMPE secures agreement to supply Lucas brand engine management products

SMPE secures agreement to supply Lucas brand engine management products

23rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), one of the UK's largest independently owned automotive parts manufacturers and suppliers, has secured the rights to supply its engine management programme under the iconic Lucas brand.

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Manbat consolidated with European siblings to form Ecobat Battery Technologies

Manbat consolidated with European siblings to form Ecobat Battery Technologies

20th September 2016 | 0 Comments

Last week’s Automechanika Frankfurt show was the exhibition debut for a new name in the battery world – Ecobat Battery Technologies. The company was recently created through the consolidation of three independent businesses operating within the Ecobat group, a consortium which itself spawned from Ecobat Technologies, the world’s largest producer of lead and lead alloys. With this entirely new entity, Ecobat says it intends to “offer a unique and comprehensive battery service across Europe.”

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Manbat adds AGM batteries to Lucas portfolio

Manbat adds AGM batteries to Lucas portfolio

27th May 2015 | 1 Comment

The Lucas range of automotive batteries now includes an AGM fitment. Lucas AGM products will be available throughout the Manbat branch network, and Manbat says AGM batteries have joined the Lucas line-up to accommodate growing start-stop vehicle numbers.

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A ‘Supreme’ launch from Manbat

A ‘Supreme’ launch from Manbat

4th July 2014 | 0 Comments

A new, range-topping commercial vehicle battery line has joined the Lucas brand portfolio. UK distributor Manbat says the new Lucas Supreme range of four part numbers, which are available with 140, 170, 180 and 225 Ah capacities, are designed for high performance commercial vehicles with large power demands and high vibration resistance requirements.

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