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Items from September 2008


Exhaust test unit from Actia Muller

Actia Muller’s Combination vehicle exhaust emissions test unit has received VOSA approval for use in UK MOT test procedures. To mark its release for sale in the UK, the company is giving away an Actia Multi-diag ‘Access’ diagnostics pack, worth £1600, with the first 100 orders received. Read More..

Distributors urged to push gas analysers

UAN distributors are being encouraged by approved suppliers Actia Muller and V-Tech to push the sale of gas analysers following new requirements from VOSA for all MoT stations in the UK to have a new MoT Emissions Analyser in place by the end of 2008.

V-Tech estimates that up to 8000 MoT stations are still to meet the requirement, which means a substantial opportunity for UAN members.

V-Tech says that factors do not have to purchase demo stock, deliver or install the unit and has produced a process for which to adhere to. Read More..

Garage leaflet published

UAN has produced a garage leaflet aimed at highlighting the availability of equipment and diagnostics products through its membership.

Distributors will receive a copy of the leaflet and order form this week and should fax back the form stating how many free copies they would like to receive.

The A5 sized, four page leaflet is incredibly easy to use and simply highlights to garages the brands and products available to them including: Karcher, Actia Muller, V-Tech, Maywood Garage Equipment and, Jaltest CV diagnostics. Read More..

Gates updates web catalogue

Gates has updated its European web catalogue at

The first and major novelty is that its new product line Torsional Vibration Dampers has been completely    uploaded. Read More..

FPS Liverpool is on the move

Having outgrown its existing site after 14 very successful years, FPS Liverpool is now on the move into bigger and better premises. Just 2.6 miles away from their current site, Liverpool is moving to a newly built 12,000 sq ft unit on the Wellington Employment Park South. Read More..

Automechanika invites

UAN distributors attending Automechanika, which takes place from 16 to 21 September in Frankfurt, are invited to visit the following approved supplier stands:

FIRST LINE and BORG & BECK stand M26 in hall 1.1.

MTS Exhaust Systems stand at C73 in hall 5. Read More..

EEC launches new catalogue

European Exhaust & Catalyst (EEC) has launched a new all-encompassing product catalogue comprising catalytic converters, diesel particulate filters, exhaust parts, lambda sensors, fitting kits and accessories.

More than 8000 applications are listed in the catalogue and a CD ROM is also available with picture illustration and 3D amination.. Read More..

United 13 out next week

UAN's newsletter United will publish issue 13 next week, which features exclusive interviews with UAN distributors and suppliers.

In this issue, UAN MD Andrew Dickinson, outlines a key aim of the group in 2009 to support UAN distributors more with a host of new initiatives and ideas, designed to boost their relationship with garage customers.

Also featured is an insight into how factors can ease themselves into online trading with the help of FPS and a feature on the growth of UAN CV distributor Commercial Brake Services (CBS). Read More..

Extra recycling incentive from UK Batteries

UK Batteries has further increased its environmental commitment by unveiling bespoke ‘scrap pads’ that it is issuing to motor factors to help take the headache out of disposing of their scrap battery units.

While interest in recycling batteries is growing, the reality is that it is a complicated process and the need to effectively manage the paperwork that accompanies each scrap battery consignment often puts businesses off. Motor Factors that do not dispose of their battery waste through the correct channels can be liable to a £10,000 fine. Read More..

Autosupplies quizes customers

All customers that took part in the suvey were entered into a prize draw and pictured is counter manager Mick Lofley presenting the prize to customer Richard Wilson.

Dave Clarke, Autosupplies managing director, said: "The questionnaire gives some good positive feedback from our customers and enables us to make fundamental changes to improve the service we offer customers."

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Tetrosyl offers a further 10% off

Tetrosyl is offering UAN members an extra 10% discount off current invoice pricing, against all oil part numbers. The discount will come off the invoice.

Offer applicable to 31. Read More..

Latest price notifications

All distributors should be notified of price changes directly from approved suppliers. Below are the price notifications that UAN head office has been informed of.

Price increases from the following suppliers will come into effect from:

1 November: Remy Automotive. Read More..
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