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Restoration of the Year award winner’s epic 6,725-hour job

November 17, 2017 • News • Views: 8

The epic 6,725-hour restoration of the one-off Pininfarina bodied 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE by world-class specialists Classic Motor Cars (CMC) won the Restoration of the Year award at the Octane Awards, presented yesterday (16th November) in London. This is the second time that CMC takes home the Restoration of the Year accolade; having done so …

Federal-Mogul Powertrain acquires Controlled Power Technologies

November 16, 2017 • News • Views: 14

Federal-Mogul Powertrain has completed the acquisition of UK-based clean-tech development company, Controlled Power Technologies Ltd (CPT). The purchase provides a timely route for Federal-Mogul Powertrain to expand into the development and manufacture of powertrain technologies for electrification and hybridization that complement the company’s existing capabilities. Financial details of the acquisition have not been released. The …

Genuine Parts Company acquires of Alliance Automotive Group

November 2, 2017 • News • Views: 55

The Genuine Parts Company (GPC) from the United States has announced today that it has completed the purchase of Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) for a total purchase price of approximately US $2 billion, including the repayment of AAG’s outstanding debt, effective today. AAG is the second largest parts distribution platform in Europe, with a focus …

Consider the potential real cost of part worn tyres

October 31, 2017 • News • Views: 52

TyreSafe, the UK’s charity dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of correct tyre maintenance and the dangers of defective and illegal tyres, is currently reminding Britain’s motorists to make safety their primary concern when replacing their tyres. Irish motorists should also take heed of this very good advice. Part worn tyres may appear to …

Autoelectro unveils live chat messenger

October 27, 2017 • News • Views: 58

Autoelectro, the UK’s largest independent remanufacturer of starter motors and alternators, has introduced upgrades to its popular live chat facility, as it aims to increase the communication channels between the company and technicians. Previously, users of Autoelectro’s online chat have had to turn away from their repair job and access their desktop computer before speaking to a technical expert; however, this has now been made …

Motor Factor Awards presented at Carton House

October 27, 2017 • News • Views: 44

The Motor Factor Awards, part of the Irish Auto Trade Awards, were presented at the five star Carton House, in Co. Kildare on Thursday, October 26. The Motor Factor Awards were sponsored by TecAlliance, which provides the independent aftermarket with effective replacement parts management solutions, for wholesalers, distributors, workshops and even parts suppliers/manufacturers. TecAlliance specialises …

Equipment & Tools winners get their Awards

October 27, 2017 • News • Views: 53

The Equipment & Tools Awards, part of the Irish Auto Trade Awards were presented at the five star Carton House, in Co. Kildare on Thursday, October 26. The Equipment & Tools Awards, were sponsored by SME Finance & Leasing Solutions Ltd., the independent finance company, which provides funding to garage equipment suppliers, and offers tailor …

New flowable filler from Teroson

October 24, 2017 • News • Views: 45

Henkel’s Plastic Padding and Teroson ranges already provide a one stop shop for bodywork repair but the choice is now even greater with the addition of a new flowable polyester filler, Teroson UP 270. It allows the application of thin layers to achieve the perfect finish before painting and is particularly good for skimming large …

Cummins acquires battery specialist Brammo

October 24, 2017 • News • Views: 79

Cummins, the manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel engines, recently unveiled a new prototype electric truck. It has now gone further towards electrification by acquiring Brammo, which develops electric drivetrains and battery packs. Brammo was founded in 2002 to build electric motorcycles. In 2015, it sold that division of the business, and focused on making battery packs …

Coil springs range extension surpasses 200 references

October 23, 2017 • News • Views: 38

Lesjöfors Springs has introduced more than 200 new coil springs since the start of the year as the company continues to demonstrate its excellence in bringing to market ‘key’ products for the automotive market. Widely regarded as an industry leader in terms of availability and range, Lesjöfors has introduced new front and rear coil spring references for 12 …