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Items from January 2012


KYB UK reaches milestone

KYB UK is celebrating reaching a new milestone, having notched up sales of more than one million pieces last year.

In the UK, the company has enjoyed growth since being formed in 1997 and now boasts a turnover in excess of £20 million.

KYB recently published its new 2012 shock absorber catalogue with 124 new part numbers for its five-strong range. Read More..

Sealey's vehicle service promotion

Sealey’s Vehicle Service promotion, featuring hundreds of deals on tools for professional, launches on 1st February.
The promotion features many new products, including an Automotive Diagnostic Oscilloscope, Bearing & Bush Removal/Installation Kit, Gravity Brake Bleeder Kit,
11-piece Brake Service Kit, Glow Plug Thread Repair Set & Reamer/Base Cleaning Set and Exhaust Fume Extraction Systems.
The TA4000 4-Channel Automotive Diagnostic Oscilloscope features high sample rate, multiple memory function and 4-channel display, allowing the unit to make in-depth analysis of a variety of automotive sensors and components. Read More..

NTN SNR targets wheel bearing infringements

NTN SNR, manufacturer partner to UAN's approved suppliers of wheel bearings, is targeting companies that infringe its intellectual property and patents for the Active Sensor Bearing (ASB) technology. In a statement, Lex Browning NTN SNR managing director said: "Sub standard unlicensed products that fail in operation, as well as producing an inconsistency in performance represent a serious safety concern."

More information is available in the UAN Members' Lounge. Read More..

NGK sparkling at IAAF dinner

NGK Spark Plugs Ltd has won a top industry accolade for the third time.
The supplier of OE spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda sensors has been named the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) 2011 Supplier of the Year.
Brian Childs, Deputy Managing Director of NGK Spark Plugs Ltd, said: “It is a great achievement for the company to win such a prestigious award. Read More..

Trupart launches new lighting catalogue

Trupart has launched its 2012 Automotive Lighting catalogue. The 240 page catalogue features over 550 new to range references; all new references are clearly marked in the catalogue. The new 2012 catalogue represents continued investment in one of the company’s most important product areas. Read More..

Sogefi responds to economic crisis with logistics plans

Sogefi Aftermarket Division (Including FRAM and CoopersFiaam filter brands) reports that changes it has made to its logistics services and company structure in 2011 have set it up for continued growth in 2012.
Key to this has been Sogefi’s investment in a more streamlined and responsive logistics provision. The company has restructured from seven warehouses across Europe to three specialist warehouses; comprising its main headquarters situated in Paris, and two secondary warehouses, offering next day service, in the UK and Spain. Read More..

UAN reaches record high of 150 distributors

United Aftermarket Network Ltd (UAN) has grown to a record 150 distributor members, as the group enters one of its most important phases throughout its eight-year history.

From January 2012, UAN will centrally collect and administer supplier purchasing rebates to distributors, at no extra cost to the supplier or distributor.

This new role, along with the support UAN provides in key areas such as purchasing and marketing, has been a key factor in the appointment of more than 20 members in 2011

Leon Rzepa, director of EBC Motor Factors, who joined UAN in April 2011, said: “UAN is unlike other buying groups in that it is set up to offer individual support to our business, influencing every aspect without being dictatorial. Read More..
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