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Fake parts: a £34 billion problem

Fake parts: a £34 billion problem

21st November 2019 | 0 Comments

“Fake parts” have risen to become a multi-billion-pound problem affecting the safety and performance of vehicles in motorsport and on the road, according to European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) estimates. January’s Performance & Tuning Car Show at Birmingham’s NEC will hold a forum at which consumers can seek expert advice on this worrying trend.

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Spartan selects ROC as branch network grows

Spartan selects ROC as branch network grows

19th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Spartan Motor Factors has grown its branch network with the appointment of its 13th site in Tredegar, Wales, selecting ROC as its first line supplier of springs. Opening early October, the new branch stocks 500 ROC coil springs, offering garages in the local area high vehicle coverage, all of which is supported by a wider stockholding of ROC coil, leaf and gas spring references at Spartan’s 45,000sqft Newport Hub.

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NCD UK signs up to IAAF membership

NCD UK signs up to IAAF membership

11th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Nationwide Clutch Distributors (NCD) UK Ltd has become the latest automotive aftermarket company to join Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).

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ELTA Automotive ‘giving pride to their joy’

ELTA Automotive ‘giving pride to their joy’

6th November 2019 | 0 Comments

In stark contrast to the mainstream automotive aftermarket, the classic car sector is primarily driven by enthusiasts who are committed to the preservation and enhancement of their vehicles, without compromise to their authenticity.

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SMPE successfully achieves ISO certification

SMPE successfully achieves ISO certification

1st November 2019 | 0 Comments

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), one of the UK's largest independently owned automotive parts manufacturers and suppliers, has successfully achieved the management system standard ISO14001:2015, underlining the company’s commitment to tier 1 customers and improved environmental performance.

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TecAlliance takes on the counterfeiters

31st October 2019 | 0 Comments

Since the launch of the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) Crime and Enforcement Report 2018 -2019, the already high level of interest and concern on the subject of counterfeit replacement vehicle parts, has become even greater. The problem is complicated further by the increase in the number of customer supplied parts that independent workshops are being asked to fit and the difficulty they face in determining their origin. Amid this gloom there is however some light, as TecAlliance has developed a solution.

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Autoparts UK opens Manchester branch

Autoparts UK opens Manchester branch

29th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Autoparts UK has opened a new Manchester branch on the industrial estate of Trafford Park. The branch has more than £500,000 worth of stock in place to serve customers across the Greater Manchester area, a highly skilled and experience team and, a fleet of Autoparts vans in operation.

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Alliance Automotive Group details management team changes

Alliance Automotive Group details management team changes

29th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Alliance Automotive Group has announced that, as of 1 January 2020, there will be a number of changes to the management team of the group.

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Schaeffler reveals latest LuK, INA and FAG references

Schaeffler reveals latest LuK, INA and FAG references

1st October 2019 | 0 Comments

LuK, INA and FAG all feature in the latest new-to-range bulletin published by original equipment (OE) manufacturer and supplier, Schaeffler.

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National Auto Parts introduces ‘exclusive’ clutch parts

National Auto Parts introduces ‘exclusive’ clutch parts

1st October 2019 | 0 Comments

National Auto Parts has added three new clutch kits and one service kit to its expanding product range, some of which are exclusive to the clutch specialist.

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Martin Butterworth joins SMPE’s export sales team

Martin Butterworth joins SMPE’s export sales team

24th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) has announced that Martin Butterworth has been appointed as its new export sales manager.

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Cheltenham trade show debut ‘a major success,’ says The Parts Alliance

Cheltenham trade show debut ‘a major success,’ says The Parts Alliance

24th September 2019 | 0 Comments

The Parts Alliance has heralded its third trade show of 2019 as “a major success.” Held on 5 September, it was the first time the trade show had been to Cheltenham Racecourse, following the format of previous events. Attended by representatives from nearby branches and suppliers, The Parts Alliance’s trade show aimed to provide lively and informative seminars and technical content. MANN Filters, Yuasa and Comma all made such presentations in Cheltenham. The show also presented the opportunity to enter competitions and mingle with special guests Fuzz Townshend, Matt Neal and Daniel Rowbottom.

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National launches new brake hose range

National launches new brake hose range

16th September 2019 | 0 Comments

National Auto Parts has announced the launch of its new brake hose range, as it responds to aftermarket demand and continues its commitment to keeping its clutch and brake offering up to date. This initial launch consists of a range of 100 part numbers, covering the top selling hoses within the UK and Ireland, and […]

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Dayco earns Outstanding Quality Supplier Award by FCA

Dayco earns Outstanding Quality Supplier Award by FCA

3rd September 2019 | 0 Comments

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has been recognised for its outstanding quality, by global vehicle manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for both its production part and Mopar unique part supply partnership. The award, which specifically refers to Dayco’s San Luis Potosi facility in Mexico, has been made as a result of its excellent performance as an FCA supplier.

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TecAlliance running September Warranty & Returns webinar programme

3rd September 2019 | 0 Comments

TecAlliance is running two free webinars in early September. Warranty claims and parts returns represent a significant cost for the entire automotive aftermarket, which is why suppliers are always looking for ways to improve the process and streamline the procedure.

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