Autogem has created a triple-layer, reusable anti-bacterial facemask. The new product has been added to the TPMS and workshop consumables supplier in response to the needs of customers during the COVID-19 outbreak. The ‘gemCare’ masks, which are non-medical grade and will therefore not affect the supply chain to the NHS, are designed by medical professionals. Autogem added that the masks are intended to complement other protective measures, such as washing hands and maintaining social distancing.
Randstad Ltd, authorised distributors of the TerraClean brand, has launched a new TerraClean Engine Treatment, designed to complement its intensive engine decarbonising service. The company states that the new 354ml pour-in product reduces friction and engine wear while increasing power and fuel economy.
Motorcycle parts and accessories distributor Bickers is reminding motorists of a few top safety tips they can employ to keep their bike in the best condition while stored during the colder months. The company’s managing director Derek McMartin listed Bickers’ tips to coincide with Road Safety Week, with winter just around the corner.
Coventry-based performance braking and clutch systems manufacturer AP Racing has realigned its brake fluids range to embrace its ‘Radi-CAL’ philosophy of innovation and development. Following the launch of AP Racing’s R4 brake fluid last year – a product said to have the highest dry boiling point of any racing brake fluid currently available, the company has now rebranded the remaining products in its brake fluid line-up. AP Racing says this change will make it even easier for customers to pick the right product – no matter the application.
While switching from silver to gold is arguably an aesthetic improvement it is clearly a lot more than that. As we have seen there are clear environmental and ethical benefits (several times during T&A’s tour company representatives spoke of how the switch was simply the right thing to do from a number of perspectives). It is also about communicating both the change and the reasons for it. Indeed, it is now that the phased changeover is well underway, that the tough work really begins.
Specialist oil developer and producer Millers Oils is launching its Flowcontrol bottle to worldwide markets at Automechanika Frankfurt this week. The company says the container features an easy-pour mechanism that enables users to control oil flow without the use of a funnel, thus preventing contamination and, of course, spills. In June 2014, the month that the new bottle design was introduced into the UK market, Millers Oils says its two local distributors experienced a 95 per cent year-on-year sales increase – a phenomenon it says was driven by the Flowcontrol bottle.
Wegmann Automotive has introduced adhesive rolls into its Hoffmann Power Weight portfolio. These multifunctional rolls for use on alloy wheels are available in three different types, with each variant available in both silver and black. Both zinc rolls, types 356 and 357, feature an optimised shape that is said to make the product easy to form and separate. All types are equipped with Hofmann Power Weight’s Speedline tape, which enables detachment of weights affixed to a rim without leaving traces, and the manufacturer says the original equipment quality premium powder coating on all rolls protects against corrosion.
Independent workshops could be missing out on thousands of pounds worth of profit margin, according to a new report that reveals that the brakes on a quarter of all cars in the UK could fail at any time.
According to detailed research undertaken by United Aftermarket Network (UAN), annual UK automotive aftermarket distributor turnover is now estimated to be worth £2.5 billion. The research shows that three companies (Euro Car Parts, Andrew Page and Motor Parts Direct) collectively share around 27 per cent of the total market. In terms of buying groups, three companies including UAN account for over 40 per cent of the total market.
Workwear brand Dickies has donated essential clothing to the Raf Rescue Unit, a motorsport rescue charity. Raf Rescue was founded in 1982 and attends major UK motorsport events like the Pageant of Power and Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Exol Lubricants has announced its sponsorship of Droitwich Golf Club. The company has previously sponsored rugby union team Worcester Warriors in its drive to support Midlands based sports clubs and associations, underpinning its continued investment in the Midlands. Exol will unveil a new £2.5million head office and production site in the area.
Unipart Automotive has introduced a time-saving Quote Finder tool for the first time. The Quote Finder allows motorists to enter their vehicle registration and mileage when visiting www.uccc.co.uk, before selecting which job they require. Unipart Automotive currently has a network of more than 700 Unipart Car Care Centres, and the new online service will help motorists identify their nearest five garages and every cost associated with their initial request.
Philips Automotive’s X-tremeVision headlamp bulb was named Headlamp Bulb of the Year in consumer magazine Auto Express’ Product Awards. The manufacturer’s VisionPlus headlamp was also one of two bulbs to pick up a commendation. The X-tremeVision previously picked up a commendation from leading German Car magazine AutoBild in its 2013 lighting tests. Phillips’ X-tremeVision has […]
Gaither Europe will exhibit its latest garage tools from Reifen 2014’s Hall 1 Stand 1C25. While previous years have featured the eye and ear-catching presence of new models of the Bead Bazooka, Gaither will come to Reifen having just launched its latest assistive mounting system.
Valeo has signed up to exhibit at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2014 and will use the event to highlight its hugely expanded commercial vehicle parts programme. The Valeo stand will be specially arranged so that parts distributors, fleet operators and end users see first hand the multi-specialisms Valeo has in CV parts and also the high quality manufacturing and support that is available from the company.