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Items from April 2012


Remy expands rotating electrics offering

Remy Automotive UK, available through FPS, has announced the introduction of a further 94 new-to-range starters and alternators for popular vehicle applications. Read More..

Beat the hosepipe ban

Waterless Wash, from Body Shield Pro, is a fast and effective way to clean and shine your vehicle now available from FPS. With many areas of the South and the Midlands already under a hosepipe ban, this is the ideal time to start pushing this product. Read More..

TVS Group acquires Universal Components

TVS Group, a leading business conglomerates in India, has announced the acquisition of Universal Components UK Ltd. TVS Group has already established its Parts Distribution Business in Asia. With this acquisition, TVS would now look to leverage synergies between UK, Europe & Asia and grow its business. Read More..

Autoparts revels in warehouse move

UAN distributor and Scotland’s largest supplier of car parts Autoparts now occupies a new 70,000sqft central distribution warehouse in Glasgow.
More than 60,000 parts are held on site, which also houses over 100 staff. The building was originally home to Albion Trucks. Read More..

Carlube Triple R sponsor Hughes in the BTCC 2012

Tetrosyl have announced their official sponsorship of Hughes Motorsport for the 2012 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season. The Carlube logo will be prominently positioned on the teams Toyota Avensis and products such as Carlube’s new ester based 0w60 racing oil will lubricate & protect the highly stressed parts of the engine on intense race days.
The 2012 Dunlop British Touring car Championship made an official start on Monday 19th March when the Championships teams, cars & drivers descended on Silverstone Circuit for the series official Media Day. Read More..
FPS going the extra mile for Sport Relief

FPS going the extra mile for Sport Relief

Six FPS branches took part trying to keep the wheels spinning on exercise bikes based in Stratford upon Avon, Birmingham, Barking, Preston, Manchester and Bristol all day, from start of business at 8.30am to close of business at 5.30pm. Read More..

Move for Sovereign

On the 13th April 2012, Sovereign Rotating Machines Ltd will be moving their office and warehouse operations to a new facility across the road.

Some minor interruptions are expected during the afternoon. The schedule is as follows:

13/4/2012 – 3pm the phone line will be temporally unavailable for about 15 minutes. Read More..

New AlcoSense breathalysers

When travelling in France (from 1st July 2012) breathalysers must carry the French NF marking and carrying the wrong type of breathalyser will also result in a fine. British company AlcoSense has launched a new single-use disposable breathalyser, the AlcoSense Single NF, specifically to meet the French requirements. Read More..

The return of the £2million ticket giveaway

To celebrate Comma’s continuing Technical Partnership with the FIA Formula Two Championship and its operator, MotorSport Vision (MSV), the £2 million Motorsport Ticket Giveaway Promotion is back for a third consecutive year. Read More..

New product manager for Borg & Beck

The team of professionals at First Line has been strengthened with the addition of Nick Smith, who has joined as the new product manager for the Borg & Beck clutch programme. Read More..

Bicester to Banbury for First Line

Established in 1983, Bicester has always been First Line’s home, but despite protracted deliberations over possible sites in the town, the requirements for a new building able to meet the needs of the 12 product groups and the 25,000 part numbers that now form the First Line and Borg & Beck brand portfolios meant there was no choice but to look elsewhere.
The new Banbury site is half a mile from junction 11 of the M40. First Line’s continuing commitment to its customers can also be witnessed by the fact that the new facility also includes a technical centre for its Borg & Beck clutch systems, followed by the addition of a fully functioning garage workshop, so that technicians can receive first hand instruction on today’s technical challenges, due later this year. Read More..

New Lambda Sensor range introductions from Cambiare

Cambiare has doubled the size of its popular Lambda sensor range, bringing the total to over 400 direct fit part numbers.
The OEM quality range of sensors now features the latest generation 5-wire wideband and air-fuel ratio sensors (otherwise known as lean burn sensors). Unlike earlier generation Lambda sensors, wideband sensors produce a variable voltage based on the air-fuel ratio in the exhaust gas. Read More..

Neil Davis warming up for the LeaderBoard Challenge

Neil Davis is Managing Director of Stratford-upon-Avon based business FPS and this year the team across all 22 FPS sites are involved in Sport Relief 2012.
Neil is part of a team of Managing Directors and Chief Executives called the LeaderBoard who are raising money for Sport Relief 2012 by competing against each other at the
Blenheim Triathlon on June 10th. There are around 30 in the team. Read More..
Manbat pledges support to the workshop

Manbat pledges support to the workshop

Hybrid vehicles tend to be divided into three categories: full, mild and micro hybrid. Full hybrids can operate by using just the engine, just the electric motor or a combination of both, whereas mild hybrids can only use the electric motor short periods to back up the engine, but can't operate solely on electric power. Micro hybrids on the other hand cannot draw on any form of electric propulsion, but use 'Start-Stop' technology to reduce emissions and improve fuel consumption. Read More..
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