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Items from September 2009


Centrally held marketing fund creates 20 websites

The new centrally held marketing fund has created more than 20 websites for distributors since it began in January 2009.

The central fund supported by 36 approved suppliers enables distributors to realise their marketing ambitions and requirements and communicate more effectively with garages on a number of levels.

UAN can create and host a customised website for distributors, which enables them to promote their offering online. Read More..

New UAN Draper Tools booklet published

The latest edition of the UAN Draper Tools workshop booklet is now available for UAN distributors to send to customers.

The comprehensive inc & ex VAT retail priced booklet features a hand-picked selection of high quality tools for industrial, agricultural and automotive workshops.

The 128 page publication includes tools for bodywork, engine maintenance and general hand and power tools. Read More..

MAM releases new Autocat+ update

MAM Software has announced the release of Autocat+ version 5 release 2.2, a free upgrade for its electronic parts catalogue.

As well as bringing new functionality, this latest revision of the software is designed to minimise data disruptions by utilising a new backup server infrastructure. Read More..

ACDelco’s wiper blade sales increase

Whilst ACDelco’s organic product growth is emanating from across its entire UK aftermarket programme, General Manager Lee Quinney continues to be buoyed by the performance of the company’s beam and spoiler wiper blades. Introduced just over twelve months ago as part of ACDelco's product offering dedicated to the field of servicing and repair, wiper blade sales are constantly exceeding targets month on month. What’s more, it is a product range that ACDelco is set to strengthen early next year with addition of a number of new flat blade part numbers. Read More..

New POS and catalogue for Lucas batteries

As the sole supplier of the Lucas brand of batteries throughout the UK and Eire, Manbat has produced a broad range of point-of-sales (POS) material to inform the trade and public alike to the depth of the range and the many practical applications that the products are compatible with.

The material starts with a range of 11 separate A4 flyers, four of which cover the various products serving the Automotive sector, three address the Leisure and Marine sectors with four further individual flyers to cater for the CV, Motorcycle, Golf and Mobility sectors.

To supplement the flyers, a series of eye-catching battery stand header boards are also available to highlight products for the Automotive, Leisure and Marine sectors, along with a number of generic laminated A2 window posters titled ‘The Power of Lucas’. Read More..

Delphi breaks new ground with UAN distributors

Delphi has brought to a close a series of meetings with UAN distributors, which it hopes will continue to build on the growing relationship between the supplier and group.

More than 25 distributors attended the three events in either West Yorkshire, Basingstoke and at the company's headquarters in Warwickshire with a view to discussing in greater detail the improved agreement from the company to distributors and, its air-conditioning, vehicle electronics and diagnostics programmes.

Delphi customer sales manager, Chris Haw, said: "We have hit new highs with UAN distributors in recent months and by talking and working with distributors, our aim is to develop this relationship even further. Read More..

Sealey promotes through UAN distributors

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Scrappage scheme extended

The Government today announced a £100M increase to the vehicle scrappage scheme to build on the success of the scheme in boosting consumer demand.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills  said that Industry figures have reflected the positive impacts of the scheme both within and beyond the automotive sector, with manufacturing benefiting and the whole supply chain, from plastics and steel, to individual component manufacturers receiving a boost.

So far 227,750 orders have been placed through the scheme. Read More..

ADF chief blasts Vauxhall

A recent statement from Dave Elder of Vauxhall MasterFit has prompted the ADF’s Brian Spratt to consider referring the matter to the Office of Fair Trading.

In a press announcement Mr. Elder had been talking up the benefit to motorists of dealer servicing. Read More..

Over 50 New Type Approved Cats from Bosal

Since the introduction of Cat Type Approval Legislation on 13th August 2009, leading cat manufacturer Bosal has extended their range of Type Approved references by over 50.

Bosal was the first manufacturer to launch a range of Type Approved catalytic converters in the UK over 25 years ago. Today this is the Companies fastest growing product range comprising over 850 direct fit applications for both petrol & diesel engined vehicles including those with On Board Diagnostics (OBDII). Read More..
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