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Items from June 2009

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Universal Components integrates European Truck & Trailer

Universal Components has announced plans to integrate European Truck and Trailer from 1 August 2009.



From this date all orders will be transacted through Universal Components allowing customers to place just the one order for all Universal or associated branded products.



All Universal brands are managed by separate warehouse teams who specialise in the picking and packing of various lines including body panels offered by European Truck & Trailer. Read More..
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UK Batteries to bring back brands

Three UK battery names are set to make a dramatic return to the aftermarket after UK Batteries revealed it has acquired the Oldham, Tungstone and Crompton brands.



Although the origins of the brands stretch as far back as the 1920s, it was during the 1970s when they achieved heavyweight status. Under the representation of the British Battery Manufacturers Society (BBMS), the Oldham, Tungstone and Crompton brands were three of the five names that commanded around an 85% share of the UK battery market. Read More..
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Dinex promotion aims for enhanced awareness

UAN approved supplier of commercial vehicle exhausts, Dinex, is running an LCV Promotion  from 15th June to 31st July on selected Mercedes and VW LCV parts.



The company has also produced an LCV flyer which UAN members may find useful to distribute to customers. The flyer details the Dinex LCV range and includes a space in the bottom corner for your contact details. Read More..
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CV operator show confirmed

The first Commercial Vehicle Operator Show will open at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham on Tuesday 13 April next year. 



The new, three day business event is aimed at professional road transport operators and it will show the widest possible range of products and services used to run vans, trucks trailers, buses and coaches of all sizes and types. 

"The CV Operator Show will generate business and save time and money for exhibitors and visitors alike," says its organisers, the CV Show Partnership. Read More..
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FPS continues rollout

FPS has been extremely active in recent weeks in rolling out new products under its increasingly popular FPS car care and accessories programme.



Recently released products include: Granada Key Fob Batteries (CCA001) Town & Country Vehicle Seat Covers (CCA002), Gadco Gunk (CCA009), Maypole Trailer Lighting Boards (CCA010), Miswa Chemicals (CCA014), Delta Fire Extinguishers (CCA015), Celsus (CCA016) and Jagtenberg Plastics (CCA020) – to name but a few.

 

All FPS retail solutions products' are stocked at FPS's Sheffield national distribution centre and supplied next day. Read More..
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ADL launches new installer site

ADL has launched a new website linked to its Blue Print brand, containing useful information specifically for independent workshops.



The Blue Print for Repairers website (www.blueprint-adl. Read More..
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SMMT presents the facts on the motor trade

The 2009 guide to the UK motor industry covers the full vehicle life cycle, with sections on registration and production data. 



This year it also has information on eco innovations, greener driving and end-of-life vehicles.  The guide shows that the UK auto industry exports 76% of the vehicles it makes and that last year the UK registered 2,131,795 cars and 351, 384 CVs. Read More..
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Fuel Parts ready for new law

Fuel Parts UK says it has everything in place for the changes due to take place in June 2009, following the introduction of Type Approval on Catalytic Converters.



The Bromsgrove-based company has been making changes for over twelve months to ensure they properly prepared, when the new legislation is made law. This started in Feb 2008 with the introduction of their Premium Range of Cats, which are 100% Type Approved to ECE Regulation 103. Read More..
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MTS launches new web catalogue

MTS has launched the latest version of its web catalogue, available on www.mts-silenziatori.it



The principal improvements in comparison to the previous version of  MTS SPA - WEBCAT are:   

- insert of the Excluded Countries or not;   

- improved chassis information;   

- same time view of the complete exhaust systems and the single drawing;  

- Accessories for fitting;   

- “NEW” application for the Fitting Parts;  

- “NEW” application for view the Details if you find the Application for the Fitting Parts;   

- “NEW” application for Details in you’ll using the Cross reference. Read More..
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Training key says Manbat

Manbat has reported significant sales growth in the UK aftermarket.



Increasing sales of OE brand Varta, along with its own brand Numax, and the expansion of the leisure sector account for majority of the gains, however without training, the picture would be far less rosy says the company.



Martin McGreevy, UK sales manager explains: "Manbat is dedicated to help its customers sell more batteries and the growth of these major accounts is a perfect endorsement of the philosophy, with sound staff training being a key element in the process. Read More..
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Delphi reaffirms commitment to aftermarket

In a letter to UAN and its members, Delphi vice-president Lucia Veiga Moretti has underlined Delphi's commitment to the aftermarket, as the company entered into negotiations with BeijingWest Industries for the sale of its global suspension and brakes business.



Moretti said: "We remind you, however, that Delphi Product and Service Solutions (Delphi’s Aftermarket Division), remains committed to its braking, steering, suspension and shock absorbers products for the aftermarket. DPSS continues to expand its Original Equipment product offerings including Air Conditioning, Vehicle Electronics and Diagnostics & Technical Support portfolios for the independent aftermarket. Read More..
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Ring scoops major awards

Ring Automotive has won numerous awards in recent months from some of the best selling car magazines in the UK.



In AutoExpress magazine, the company's Performance Halogen Headlamps, RINV75 Mininverter, RAC600

Digital Air Compressor, RMS10 12v Twin Can Multisocket with Twin USB and RINVC150 E:Can Inverter all won Best Buy accolades.



Meanwhile, the RAC600 Digital Air Compressor was also Best Buy winner with Which? magazine and Test Centre Winner from WhatCar? magazine. Read More..
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Festival of speed competition

Sovereign has launched a promotion for customers to win two corporate hospitality tickets to the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 4 July 2009.



The promotion includes two nights accommodation and winners will join 30 other ADF guests, hosted by Sovereign.



From 8 to 12 June, Sovereign will be promoting three popular units. Read More..
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New BTN UAN flyer

BTN Turbos has launched a new UAN distributor flyer, aimed at increasing awareness of its product range to independent garages.



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UK vehicle production drops

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has issued UK vehicle production data for this April.  These showed another fall.  Car production was down 55. Read More..
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Granville takes on Gunk

Granville Oil & Chemicals have taken over the exclusive distribution in the UK and Ireland and manufacturing of Gunk branded products from Gadco Europe Limited.



Paul McGee (former M.D. Read More..
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