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Items from June 2008


Price increases

The following suppliers have notified UAN with regards to price increases:

Lucas prices will increases from 1 September 2008.

Nipparts has issued a price increase from 1 September.

Bosal is increasing its price increases from 4 August 2008. Read More..

UAN makes changes to sales team structure

UAN has made significant changes to its sales team structure, designed to provide distributors and suppliers with greater support and resources from the group. The changes will see four territories created and mean UAN's four strong team will cover both car and CV groups. The sales team and territory changes are as follows: Kevin Davison, UAN Business Development Manager North Stephen Hague, UAN Business Development Manager Midlands Dave Hardy, UAN Business Development Manager South Rod Edwards will also cover car and CV distributors in the south while occupying a new role of Field Support Manager, working with UAN BDMs, distributors and suppliers throughout the UK and Ireland. Read More..

Distributors named in Mintex roll of honour

Two UAN distributors; BJ Ashpole (Bishops Stortford) and S & W Services (Bradford), have been highlighted in a Mintex roll of honour celebrating 100 years of the friction brand. Both distributors have been acknowledged for their support of Mintex for more than 30 years. The Mintex range alone includes over 1250 references in brake pads, over 300 brake shoes, more than 700 discs and 55 brake drums, as well as a complete range of brake system accessories and brake fluids. Read More..

FPS to distribute WD-40

FPS has added WD-40 Company Ltd's range of brands to its portfolio of lubricant products. WD-40 Company Ltd produce the UK's No.1 multi-purpose lubricant brand WD-40 and also 3-IN-ONE, which consists of the best selling drip product and the new specialist 3-IN-ONE Professional range. Read More..

CV meeting ends on a high

The UAN CV group has held its first distributor meeting of the year and there was an air of optimism among those that attended. Hosted by ZF Trading UK in Northampton, CV distributors were given an open forum to discuss new ideas and issues relating to the marketplace, suppliers and the progress of the group. Distributors also went away with a copy of the new UAN distributor guide, which provides details of every supplier agreement and information on the group. Read More..

ADF calls for R2RC support

The European Commission has published its long-awaited and much-leaked opinion document on the future of the Block Exemption Regulation (EC1400,2002) (aka BER). In the document the Commission confirms its view that market changes make an automotive sector-specific Exemption unnecessary and, instead, that the Vertical Restraints Block Exemption Regulation (EC2790,1999), which presently covers distribution agreements outside the motor vehicle sector, would represent an equivalent, but more flexible regime, combined with the general competition rules of Art.81 and Art. Read More..

MFG branch manager receives MBE

Motor Factors Group branch manager Satbir Giany (pictured) has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Giany, only 36 and a father of three, has been a voluntary police officer since 1989 and is a Chief Special Constable for the Hampshire Special Constabulary. He spends on average close to 100 hours a month in charge of 400 officers, dealing with 999 emergency calls and anti-social behaviour. Read More..

Baldwin Filters approved to UAN CV group

Baldwin Filters has become an approved supplier to UAN CV group. The company is headquartered in the US and is a worldwide manufacturer of heavy duty filters, supplying close to 5000 part numbers covering air, fuel, oil and hydraulic applications. Baldwin offers extensive promotional and marketing support to distributors notably through its Baldwin "brand builder" point of sale (POS) programme. Read More..

Quinton Hazell plays Q-PID

Quinton Hazell has launched Q-PID Live! an online version of its Q-PID CD, which allows users to look-up QH parts using a vehicle's VRM or Vin details. Q-PID Live! is free to download and use, but if distributors choose to use it with the VRM or VIN lookup there is a charge for each look up (tokens can be purchased via the website). If users decide not to purchase VRM Tokens then they can still use Q-PID Live! Free of Charge to manually search for Quinton Hazell parts and Cross References provided they have access to the product, make, model, engine & year. Read More..

ADF reminds trade of BER opportunities

The Automotive Distribution Federation ADF has reproduced its leaflet on Block Exemption 2003, designed to educate motor factors, garages and the general public on their rights under the legislation. ADF is at pains to stress the four freedoms introduced by the legislation aimed at safeguarding free competition on the entire market for vehicle spare parts service and repair. On the leaflet, the ADF states that it has written confirmation from the office of fair trading (OFT) that: "Independent repairers CAN carry out normal maintenance and repair services during a vehicle's warranty period without invalidating the car company's warranty conditions. Read More..

Mintex launches competitor lookup tool

TMD has launched a new competitor lookup tool, which is now live on the UK Mintex website.

The tool enables users to input a competitors part number in order to determine the cross-referenced Mintex part.

Simply enter the competitors part number in the space provided on the website e. Read More..
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