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Items from March 2012

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TTC scoop UAN CV supplier of the year for 2011

TTC scoop UAN CV supplier of the year for 2011

TTC has declared itself delighted to receive this prestigious award from United Aftermarket Network (UAN).
In a change to the voting procedure this year, suppliers were awarded for their pound and percentage growth within the UAN group throughout 2011, with TTC being the best performer in this category.
Rachael Dickinson, UAN Operations Director commented: “It should be noted, to become UAN Supplier of the Year, a great deal of time, effort and teamwork has been put in by TTC, working in partnership with UAN and its distributors. Read More..
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Manbat's hybrid battery diagnostic tool and advice for members

Manbat's hybrid battery diagnostic tool and advice for members

Hybrid technology is set to have a large future impact on the aftermarket. However, although the battery is at the heart of this new technology, realistically it is only micro hybrid (Start-Stop) vehicles, which utilise EFB/AGM batteries that will be within the reach of the typical workshop: other hybrids and electric vehicles are likely to use nickel-metal hydride or lithium-ion battery technology with the batteries fitted for life.
Although the demand is yet to truly develop Start-Stop technology is sure to grow and therefore the EFB/AGM battery will provide workshops with an opportunity to increase their profits, because these batteries will generate twice the unit revenue and three times the margin of a conventional flooded lead-acid battery. Read More..
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Major update to the EEC DPF Reset Tool

A major update has been announced for the new EEC DPF Reset Tool. From the 23rd March, the tool will now cover the entire VAG Group, allowing independent garages to service and diagnose issues with VW, Audi and Seat vehicles.
The EEC DPF Reset Tool allows technicians to regenerate Diesel Particulate Filters, reset the EOLYS additive light, identify DPF fault codes, utilise a filter replacement function and perform a static regeneration
Existing customers will be able to download the update direct to their tools via . Read More..
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Comma picks Bacheta to head Formula Two challenge

UAN supplier of the year, Comma Oil and Chemicals has announced that Luciano Bacheta has been chosen to drive the No 4 car sponsored by Comma in this year's FIA Formula Two Championship. A British Racing Drivers Club Rising Star and former BRDC McLaren Autosport Award nominee, 21 year old Bacheta from Brentwood in Essex had his first promising taste of F2 competition in the Austrian and Italian rounds of the championship last year, and is returning to mount a full challenge in 2012. Read More..
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Roof boxes for hire posters

FPS is encouraging members to hire out roof boxes as well as sell them. To support this new campaign, FPS has created some end user posters – available in A2 and A3 – that highlight your customer service in this area. Read More..
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One year of Everyday Consumables

Last year saw the launch of the Everyday Consumable range, a new feature of FPS' Car Care & Accessories range. Encompassing a number of everyday essentials from toilet rolls to tea bags, gloves to safety goggles and industrial wiping rolls to wooden brooms, the range includes every consumable item that a business needs and is priced to allow customers to sell-on. Read More..
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KYB's charity Three Peak Challenge

Five KYB staff are to take part in the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the industry charity BEN. The team will attempt to climb Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales all in a period of 24 hours. Read More..
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UAN announces supplier of the year winners

United Aftermarket Network Ltd (UAN) is delighted to announce the winners of the UAN supplier of the year awards 2011. In a change to the voting procedure this year, the best performing suppliers have been awarded for their pound and percentage growth with the group throughout 2011. Read More..
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Major update to the EEC DPF Reset Tool

Major update to the EEC DPF Reset Tool

A major update has been announced for the new EEC DPF Reset Tool. From the 23rd March, the tool will now cover the entire VAG Group, allowing independent garages to service and diagnose issues with VW, Audi and Seat vehicles.
The EEC DPF Reset Tool allows technicians to regenerate Diesel Particulate Filters, reset the EOLYS additive light, identify DPF fault codes, utilise a filter replacement function and perform a static regeneration
Existing customers will be able to download the update direct to their tools via www. Read More..
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Gates grows OE profile

Gates OE profile has increased drastically with news that the innovative technologies that helped win the Geneva Motor Show's coveted Car of The Year award 2012 includes Stretch Fit belts from Gates.

The electrically powered Opel Ampera and its US counterpart the Chevrolet Volt, use Stretch Fit belt technology in their drive systems.

Stretch Fit belts render belt tensioners superfluous, reducing the metal content and the overall construction costs. Read More..
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Granville now to supply Black & Decker

UAN supplier Granville are now to provide Black & Decker products for sale to members. With over 100 years experience, the now global brand that started off as a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland, offers a range of part numbers such as power inverters, spotlights, battery chargers and battery boosters as well as many more.. Read More..
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TTC increase range of Remy starters and alternators to keep up with demand

TTC has seen its partnership with industry leader Remy Automotive go from strength to strength since launching its starter and alternator programme six months ago. The range provides full UK truck market coverage, including: DAF, Iveco, MAN, Mercedes, Renault, Scania and Volvo.
The range has developed over the past six months and in conjunction with the launch of the new CV specific catalogue in March, TTC will be introducing the next batch of OE remanufactured units and new surcharge free units soon after. Read More..
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KYB appoint new UK Business Manager

KYB UK has appointed Jordan Day to the role of UK Business Manager. Based in Gloucester, the 23-year-old is responsible for customers in the Midlands, South West England and Wales. Read More..
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Fuel Parts Original new product range from Original Equipment Suppliers

SMPE are pleased to announce the launch of their Original Equipment (OE) product offering: FP Original. All parts contained in this new range are to be sourced from original equipment suppliers, all having OE contracts in place with leading manufacturers. The new range comes with a black and gold livery and the original equipment seal of conformity embedded in the design. The initial range covers a variety of over 280 Mass Air Flow Sensors, covering over 2000 applications. The range is set to grow in 2012, with new schedules for development including Ignition Coils, Engine Management & Vehicle Management. Read More..
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Cosan S.A. Industria e Comercio to acquire Comma Oil & Chemicals Ltd

Cosan has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement ('SPA') with Esso Petroleum Company, Limited (EPCo) to acquire Comma Oil & Chemicals Limited ('Comma'). Read More..
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What Part Info has to offer on its new website

Part Info has had its website updated. Part Info is an automotive technical resource for garages, factors and the wider industry. Features of Part Info, available on the new website, include technical bulletins, service information and COSHH/MSDS sheets, the function to download information from market leading brands and a "Knowledge Base" featuring technical articles and videos. Read More..
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