Shaftec has been ranked number one in the UK for coverage across its product groups: transmission, steering, and braking. The aftermarket supplier has also achieved TecDoc Premier Supplier status (PDS).
During the second quarter of 2023 exports of Spanish automotive equipment and components rose +7.6 per cent year-on-year, totalling 8,049 million euros. Between May and August, EU27 countries represented the biggest export grouping, amounting to a 67.1 per cent share of global export figures. The value of exports to EU countries rose +11.4 per cent in the period, reaching €5,400 million.
Turbochargers and parts supplier Melett is urging technicians to stay on top of turbo maintenance this winter. The company offers best practice tips to help customers prolong the life of their turbo as temperatures plummet.
Mahle Aftermarket UK has appointed Phil Nicholson as its regional sales manager for Scotland and Ireland, as the company bolsters its sales team with further expertise to deliver continued exceptional customer service.
Phil brings strong experience in sales and building customer relationships, having worked in the automotive industry for his entire career, which spans nearly 30 years. After picking up experience with one of the UK’s biggest motor factors for a number of years, he joins Mahle Aftermarket from another globally recognised tier-one supplier of automotive parts.
The new Autumn-Winter Machine Mart catalogue is out and ready in time for Christmas. The 492 page catalogue is full to the brim with tools, machinery and equipment; vital whether you’re a hobbyist, DIY enthusiast or professional tradesman.
Eurorepar has entered the South African automotive spare parts industry. Backed by Stellantis, the world’s fourth-largest automotive manufacturer, Eurorepar has a comprehensive range of spare parts applicable to all vehicle makes across more than 15,000 part numbers and has a network that stretches across 40 countries. Stellantis said the brand’s leap into the South African market demonstrates its global vision of connecting vehicles across continents. The company’s parts quality is backed with a standard two-year warranty on all parts. Eurorepar South Africa will be launched at the Automechanika show (5-7 September, Johannesburg Expo Centre at Nasrec).
Engine management specialist SMP Europe has successfully enhanced its customer experience with the use of its corporate hospitality suite, bringing the automotive aftermarket to the Ice Hockey World Championship qualifiers, held at the Motorpoint Arena. With its headquarters in Nottingham, SMP Europe’s support for the Great Britain team in the event demonstrates its commitment to the local community and gives the brand the opportunity to promote its engineering expertise in engine management and ignition products to a wider audience.
BorgWarner Inc. and Eldor Corporation S.p.A. have announced that they have entered into a Share Purchase Agreement under which BorgWarner has agreed to acquire the Electric Hybrid Systems (EHS) business segment of Eldor for €75 million at closing with a potential additional amount due subject to an earnout.
Braking specialist TMD Friction UK has introduced 16 brake pad and disc references to its premium Textar branded product ranges. The new brake pad references cover popular vehicle makes, including Audi, Brabus, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, KIA, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche, with new pad reference 2468101 fitting a comprehensive range of Mercedes-Benz cars, and reference 2920006 covering various Mercedes-Benz light commercial vehicles.
Engineered in the UK, EBC Brakes Racing’s Apollo Balanced Big Brake Kits promise an upgrade in stopping power in the performance braking market. Now the kit is available for the Mk4 (ND) Mazda MX-5 (2015- ). Featuring four-piston front calipers, 330mm fully floating two-piece discs, front and rear Yellowstuff pads, braided lines and all fluid/fixtures required, the complete kits offer a firmer and more responsive brake pedal feel, the company says.
Independent garages are embracing online parts supply in greater numbers as they look to access a wider range of available products from leading brands, according to one online automotive parts distributor. PartsInMotion.co.uk says that garages are “switching on” in greater numbers and accessing high quality parts online from distributors instead of, for example, going to the dealership. Demand for quality braking, clutch, steering and suspension as well as exhaust systems are said to be particularly high.
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.
Automotive aftermarket supplier First Line Ltd has introduced 40 new-to-range products across its Steering and Suspension, Cooling, Cables, and Braking categories. The company said the new additions represent the company’s commitment to update its key product ranges regularly, increasing the speed with which it brings new parts to the aftermarket.