After last year’s very successful show, OSRAM are looking forward to a busy few days in Birmingham again this year. With an even bigger stand and even more innovative products on display they will be confirming their position as a global innovation and technology leader in the automotive lighting sector.
Comma Oil has launched a new, more environmentally friendly formulation for its Manista product, an essential hand cleaner that quickly removes oil, grease & other ground in dirt from hands.
Brake Engineering has released a number of new technical bulletins offering specialist advice on a wide range of the brand’s calipers and wheel cylinders, including information on product identification and the intricate differences of each part number
The catalogue includes more than 165 new-to-range parts fitted to popular European and Asian applications
WAIglobal has received excellent feedback from NEXUS Automotive International SA, a global alliance of automotive aftermarket leaders, on its range of window regulators with customers urging fellow aftermarket businesses to “order today”.
DENSO is expanding its Starters & Alternators range, adding 21 new Rotating parts to provide additional sales during the peak season.
Comma has introduced a new low viscosity, VW-group specific, Performance Motor Oil - Eco-LLP 0W-20. Compatible with the most recent after-treatment devices, the new grade also meets the high fuel economy requirements of the ’VW Blue Oil’.
Comline Auto Parts (Comline), the award-winning distributor of European, Japanese and Korean replacement parts, has once again bolstered its stellar range and further strengthened its excellent vehicle parc coverage with an impressive list of new filter references
Roadlink International is now offering a three-year warranty on its wide range of AL-KO shock absorbers providing both trust and quality as it continues to support customers in all areas of business
Motaquip has cemented its position as one of the most competitive and fastest-growing suppliers of steering and suspension products in Europe after it released a comprehensive update of new-to-range part numbers
The extension adds an additional 95 OE part numbers which cover an extensive list of makes and applications.
Light commercial vehicle fleets can expect to cut operating costs following the launch by vGroup International of a new polypropylene lining panel set to transform the sector.
It’s been another phenomenal year for the INA brand which has been expanded to cater for the requirements of millions more vehicles on the UK and Ireland’s roads.
Brake Engineering has added 10 new brake calipers to its ever-expanding range, all offering excellent European vehicle coverage.
Delphi’s newly extended range of fully coated brake discs offers improved protection and aesthetics, all while saving garages time and money
Euro Car Parts, the UK’s leading distributor of car and LCV parts, has launched its first specialist tool catalogue following increased demand from repairers and professional technicians across the UK and Ireland.
OE quality, entry-level range provides broad European car parc coverage from only 13 part references
HELLA’s paint brand, Sonne®, the ideal ‘free to choose’ solution in the refinish market and a flexible alternative for distributors and bodyshops, is now boosted further by the introduction of an accelerated thinner for clearcoat, which saves time, costs and dramatically increases bodyshop productivity.
Autoparts UK has introduced a brand new battery station, supporting garages in the promotion of free battery checks.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings LLC, has released its new Champion® Easyvision™ wiper blade catalogue. It features both direct and retro-fit Champion Easyvision flat blades and standard wipers, providing class-leading coverage of the light vehicle market.
Crucial to the sales of car parts is the accuracy of the cataloguing and First Line Ltd are 100% committed to ensuring that the cataloguing of all products is leading in terms of accuracy.
Leading transmission supplier, Shaftec, has announced its latest range extension of 190 references covering approximately 360 vehicle applications.
With an all-new 8-speed dual clutch transmission (8DT) as a basis, ZF and Porsche have collaborated to develop a modular hybrid transmission kit for sports vehicles, catering for current and future drive trends.
ZF is a global automotive leader in driveline and chassis technology, as well as active and passive safety technology.
Bosal Automotive & Industrial Components has just announced the latest range extension for its towbars, meaning even more choice for its aftermarket customers and end users
Randstad Ltd has launched a brand new diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleaning service including collection, testing, complete cleaning and return of the product, offering the additional benefit of removing stubborn ash from the DPF.
Original equipment (OE) manufacturer and systems supplier, MAHLE is continually growing its product offering and has therefore recently introduced more passenger car, light commercial vehicle (LCV) and heavy duty components into its comprehensive filtration range.
“To remain competitive and able to react to the challenges presented by the broad range of vehicles they are faced with, independent workshops need access to reliable and accurate technical data,” explains Shaun Greasley, commercial director of TecAlliance UK & Ireland
As one of Europe’s leading original equipment (OE) manufacturers and system suppliers for the passenger car, commercial vehicle (CV) and agricultural industries, HELLA also offers a huge range of aftermarket products that naturally reflect the quality implicit in a major OE manufacturer.
Valeo Service has introduced a new warranty scheme for its extensive range of commercial vehicle clutch products, reinforcing its leading position in the sector.
Non-original remanufactured and copy turbos can be 40% down on performance with higher emissions, compared to OE remanufactured units.
France, UK and Benelux covered by over 1300 part references
TTC have teamed up with leading hub seal brand, Corteco to ensure it can satisfy much of its customers’ requirements on Original Equipment (OE) quality wheel hub maintenance. Corteco’s most popular hub seal applications are now all available through TTC and their network of independent distributors.
TRICO is aiming to lure technicians to its stand at MECHANEX: Sandown Park by incentivising visitors with a special, exhibition-only offer of its Flex garage packs
Cycling is increasingly popular in the UK, and cars fitted with bike racks are a common sight. While these are a cost-effective and convenient way to transport bicycles, their use can have a negative and potentially costly impact on a car’s gas springs.
Quality, reliability and customer safety: these are the three promises guaranteed by Motaquip when describing its steering and suspension range.
TRW Aftermarket has today launched the next chapter in its True Original story; this time explaining how its premium quality programmes of braking parts and accessories for motorcycles and scooters, which are taken to market under the TRW-Lucas brand, are the choice of riders across the globe, for safety, performance and reliability.
Following the launch of its latest ‘True Originals’ product campaign, TRW Aftermarket explains how through innovation and R&D, a first to market approach and an unrivalled understanding of the market, the business retains its position at the top of the table for brake discs.
Tenneco, one of the world’s largest suppliers of original equipment and replacement exhaust silencers and pipes, catalytic converters, diesel particulate filters and other emissions control components, has extended its Walker® Emissions Control product warranty coverage from two to three years for customers throughout Europe.
Replacement for cast iron blocks extends the useable service life of more than 400,000 freight wagons in Europe
Leading towbar specialist Bosal Automotive & Industrial Components is delighted to further expand its already extensive range, with the addition of a vehicle application for the new VW Tiguan Mk2 2016.
More light, greater range, longer guarantee Osram presented Night Breaker Laser, Ultra Life and Xenarc Ultra Life at Automechanika – three headlight bulbs that offer even better performance and longer life With its new Night Breaker Laser halogen upgrade bulbs
TRW Aftermarket has announced that it now offers a full and complete Original Equipment (OE) quality remanufactured programme of Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) Air Brake calipers under the TRW Proequip brand.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts continues its series of giveaways, providing the chance to win gadgets and an experience of a lifetime
Car audio specialist, Celsus UK Limited, will be inviting its retailers to an exclusive training roadshow, introducing them to the KICKER Audio brand and its Livin’ Loud philosophy.
TTC is pleased to announce the release of its new Body Panel parts catalogue, featuring the whole of its extensive new body panel range.
Although ECOBAT Battery Technologies, formally Manbat has several long standing relationships with battery manufacturers and therefore represents a number of premium quality brands, Automechanika Frankfurt was the perfect platform for it to announce the elevation of Lucas to become the company’s ‘signature brand’ across the European markets that it already serves and in the process, endorse the truly pan-European nature of the new organisation.
MAHLE Aftermarket’s theme of ‘powered by your needs’ at Automechanika Frankfurt certainly impressed visitors, with many of them exploring the stand. However, this was not the only thing attracting visitors: the launch of the odour eliminating cabin filter, CareMetix® was a massive hit at the renowned show.
TRW Aftermarket has extended its first to market, boxed steering gear aftermarket programme which is taken to market under its heavy commercial vehicle brand, TRW Proequip.
Using its vast experience of designing and manufacturing emissions systems for commercial vehicles, Eminox Limited is introducing a large range of direct-fit replacement DPFs to the European aftermarket.
Wheel bearing kits are the latest addition to the diverse Comline Auto Parts portfolio, launched to complement its existing range of hub assembly kits.
Bosal Automotive & Industrial Components has just extended its range of towbars to include six new part numbers, offering its aftermarket customers and end users an even wider choice from one of its many OE quality and fully type approved parts programmes.
Bosal Automotive and Industrial Components has announced details of the latest expansion of its OE quality, type-approved Exhaust Systems range, ensuring customers can now benefit further from its highly respected programme.
Growing number of suppliers now provide catalogue data in v8 format to improve lookup accuracy
British sports car manufacturer, Zenos and one of the country’s most reputable aftermarket suppliers, First Line Ltd, have solidified their business relationship, making First Line and its associated brands one of the manufacturer’s original equipment (OE) supply partners.
Bognor Regis, England, 9 August 2016: WAIglobal is continuing to extend its wide range of coils and leads, with its coil programme now reaching 225 part numbers and ignition leads references growing to more than 750.
Bosal Automotive & Industrial Components has added five new towbars to its range, meaning aftermarket customers and end users can now further benefit from one of its many OE quality and fully type approved parts programmes.
TRW Aftermarket has launched the next phase of its ‘True Originals’ multi-media Global marketing campaign; the product group in the spotlight this time is its market leading brake disc programme.
The comprehensive range continues to grow
Delphi is pleased to announce the availability of its new 2016 / 2017 Friction, Discs and Drums catalogue
Autoelectro has released its latest batch of starter motors and alternators for a variety of models.
With a reported increase in the number of people considering a holiday closer to home, and many choosing to drive rather than fly, retailers of automotive accessories can add a handy European Travel Kit from Ring, the vehicle lighting and car accessory supplier, to their range this summer.
Confusion reigns amongst garages and motor factors when they’re faced with hybrid wiper blades, according to global manufacturer Trico
In a bid to further support the independent aftermarket’s (IAM’s) access to free technical information, which in turn will help protect the integrity of the sector,
Euro Car Parts (ECP) has published a new 84-page Corrosion Repair Guide showcasing its industry-leading range of replacement parts for vehicles suffering from rust.
MAHLE has an abundance of technical knowledge in regards to filtration systems for all sorts of vehicles, after decades of being an original equipment (OE) manufacturer of these components. It is this expertise that allows MAHLE to recognise the issues and assist technicians to overcome potential installation difficulties. A prime example, because of their similarity, is confusion over the MAHLE Original and Knecht Filter OX 404 and OX 813/1 filter elements.
Diagnostic specialist, Launch UK, has introduced the real-time, vehicle monitoring system, Golo (“Go Online Live Online”)
TRW Aftermarket has added a series of interactive videos, with step-by-step technical tutorials to its FREE, online technical resource, ‘Tech Corner’
TRW Aftermarket has published two new catalogues to support its market leading braking programmes across Europe
ZF TRW, the active and passive safety division of ZF Friedrichshafen AG, has announced that it will start production of its innovative heated steering wheel technology (Conductor Insert Heating System, or CIHS) with a major European vehicle manufacturer in 2017.
TTC is pleased to announce the new generation of its long established Susie® brand of Air and Electrical coils.
GT Automotive has been active in the automotive industry for over 20 years with attentions focused on the OE manufacturing of several engine components, so has remained relatively anonymous outside of their specialist fields. They are now excited to be announcing their new broadened range of products and updated brand to the wider aftermarket.
Among the Hella supplies are rotating electrics, a product group that remains a very important profit opportunity for all sectors of the trade and HELLA’s comprehensive rotating programme provides the most appropriate replacement for each and every requirement, whether for commercial vehicle or passenger car application.
The demands on global vehicle manufacturers (VMs) to reduce vehicle weight, cost and hydrocarbon emissions are omnipresent. In turn, this places more and more pressure on parts and systems manufacturers to develop new fuel-saving technologies or to improve existing ones.
Launch UK has introduced a new automatic transmission cleaner and fluid exchanger
Euro Car Parts has launched a new range of Lithium Ion motorcycle batteries
MAHLE is one of the world’s largest component manufacturers and vehicle systems suppliers, with considerable expertise in thermal management. Incorporating this extensive knowledge, the company’s ArticPRO range of air conditioning (A/C) service units, which are distributed here by MAHLE Aftermarket UK, offer workshops an array of benefits that fulfil all their A/C service requirements.
When empty, a valve located at the bottom of the MAHLE Original and Knecht Filter KC195 filter, which is fitted to numerous diesel powered Alfa Romeo, FIAT, PSA and LDV vehicles is free to move up and down within a cage.
Volvo has recently recalled more than 7,000 of their UK models, due to faults with their software and Volvo is not on its own as the news follows the announcement that Renault has had to recall 15,000 vehicles fitted with their 1.5-litre dCi engines, due to recalibration of the engine control unit.
Aluminium Or Steel To Match OE
With spring here, most drivers will pay a visit to a garage in the next few months to have their car serviced before their holiday, so it’s the perfect time to boost wiper sales, and to support this, TRICO can provide a wiper diagnostics chart, attractive new display stands, merchandise and special promotions.
Brake Engineering has reported an increased demand in remanufacturing, as the braking brand continues to gain success with its Original Aftermarket campaign.
Since Letrika became part of the MAHLE family following the acquisition of a majority stake in the business in late 2014, the MAHLE Group has been assimilating the products into its respective aftermarket divisions.
Euro Car Parts, the UK’s No.1 distributor of car parts, now stocks the same professional standard RoadHawk dashboard cameras it uses on its own fleet of delivery vehicles.
Randstad Ltd’s engine decarbonising service, TerraClean, has seen a substantial rise in customers visiting its network of national service centres following a period of increased national media advertising.
Following its expansion into the thermal management market, MAHLE Aftermarket has issued some timely tips for workshops carrying out coolant circuit repairs.
HELLA Ltd is geared to provide the automotive aftermarket with a class leading service allowing factors to manage cash flow more effectively by carrying a smaller stock profile of common references and ordering more units with no MOQ (minimum order quantity) should the temperatures drop sharply causing increased demand.
Dayco Releases High-Efficiency Aftermarket Water Pumps in the UK
Alliance Automotive Group has secured the supply and distribution of some key products after one of its suppliers went into administration late last year (2015).
Sogefi wins Autoparts UK ‘Supplier of the Year’ award
New Valeoscope handbook covers entire lighting systems range
TRW Aftermarket celebrates a successful year and looks towards a bright future
Exol upgrades oil to cover all Mercedes-Benz diesel cars with a DPF
A UK success story
TRW Aftermarket’s heavy commercial vehicle programme, which is taken to market under the TRW Proequip brand, has announced that in 2016 it will add brake discs and caliper programmes to complete its HCV braking offer
MAHLE recommends replacement of cabin filters in winter to ensure harmful pollutants are kept away from passenger compartment
Marathon Warehouse Distribution are delighted to announce the introduction of the RYMEC range of clutch products to further enhance its product portfolio.
Brake Engineering is expanding production of its caliper remanufacturing line, following increased demand from customers in the automotive aftermarket embracing its Original Aftermarket approach to supplying a complete braking solution.
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