Excel Automotive Group (EAG) and Suplex have agreed a deal that sees the Leeds-based company become the exclusive distributor of more than 3,500 coil spring references, following the closure of the Suplex Sheffield warehouse.
Lesjöfors Springs has introduced 56 new coil springs, intensifying its new to range introductions for the benefit of the independent automotive aftermarket, and further strengthening its leading range position. Covering 156 vehicle applications, new front and rear coil spring references cover the following vehicle makes and models: Audi A1, BMW i3, Fiat 500, Ford C-Max and Transit, Mercedes-Benz CLA, Subaru Impreza, Toyota Camry and Volvo V40.
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.
Lesjöfors Springs has introduced more than 200 new coil springs since the start of the year as the company continues to demonstrate its excellence in bringing to market ‘key’ products for the automotive market.
Lesjöfors Springs has acquired and relocated to a new, purpose-built UK distribution centre at Lindley Moor Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The company said the move into a 65,000sqft facility has been prompted by continued growth in the automotive aftermarket. The new facility will offer the UK’s leading spring supplier almost 50 per cent more storage capacity than its previous premises, with improved transport links to the motorway network and easy access for heavy goods vehicles.
Allwoods Automotive have expanded their fleet of vehicles with the launch of a Kilen-branded van. Kilen has been manufacturing springs for more than 160 years, and today supplies a market-leading range of automotive coil springs featuring over 10,000 standard and heavy-duty applications, with consistent 99+ per cent availability.
Suspension provider V-Maxx has launched a vast range of springs for the BMW E36. Fitting both coupe and sedan versions of the 318TDS/320i/323i/325i/328i/325TD/325TDS (excluding the height adjustable M-Technic cars), the company says the springs will improve the handling and stance of any ’90-’98 model.
Best known for its damper and coilover solutions, Bilstein also offers an increasingly extensive range of OEM replacements springs for many popular makes and models of car. A recent example is the spring solution for Mazda’s popular MX5 Mk2 roadster (pictured). Spring breakages are currently a common occurrence due to falling road surface quality, salt from the colder months accelerating deterioration and corrosion and so on. Bilstein says its B3 spring range has many benefits over other aftermarket alternatives. It is made in Germany to the same standards that the company demands of both its original equipment and motorsport lines.
V-Maxx has launched a new spring kit for the closely related Subaru BRZ and the Toyota GT86. The new high performance springs lowering the cars by either 30mm or 40mm, bringing the centre of gravity closer to the tarmac.