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The Parts Alliance partners with Petronas to supply the PETRONAS Syntium with °CoolTech™ range to the independent aftermarket

The Parts Alliance today announced its long-term partnership with Petronas Lubricants International as its supplier of premium oil. “Petronas has immense potential for our branches and we are thrilled to be partnering with this globally renowned brand to offer our aftermarket customers an outstanding premium range,” said Paula Huesca de Crean, Group Commercial Director of […]

Further reman engine growth expected after record sales in Europe, reports Ivor Searle

Benefits of more sustainable remanufactured components continues to gain traction across aftermarket. Remanufacturer of major units, Ivor Searle, is predicting a boost in demand for its remanufactured products next year, following record sales of engines in Europe during 2019. As laws surrounding the recycling of vehicle parts become more stringent in the EU than anywhere […]

Lesjöfors acquires Metrol Springs Ltd in the UK

The company has a diversified customer base in the UK, Europe, the US, and Asia, serving industrial and automotive customers. Lesjöfors AB has announced its acquisition of the shares in Metrol Springs Ltd, a leading manufacturer of tooling gas springs, special purpose gas springs, and gas struts, within the UK and other global markets. The […]

Uni-Select announces C$125 million convertible debenture financing and concludes Strategic Review Process

· Financing provides flexibility to pursue growth opportunities· 9.5% shareholder Birch Hill Equity Partners Management Inc. affirms confidence in Uni-Select’s current strategic plan by acting as lead investor Boucherville (Québec), December 18, 2019 – Uni-Select Inc. (TSX:UNS) (“Uni-Select” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce the completion of a private placement offering of C$125 million principal […]

Garage speaks out following “hard-hitting” Trading Standards sting

Family behind Binley Woods urges independents to check quality control processes after being forced to pay £11,150. The family behind Binley Woods Service Centre has spoken out to tell “our side of the story” after being fined £1,500, ordered to pay prosecution costs of £9,500 and a £150 victim surcharge following a Trading Standards operation. Warwickshire County […]

Autotech Recruit MD reveals how he came to supply temp workshop cover

Skills shortage to remain “for at least another decade” says Gavin White. Autotech Recruit’s managing director, Gavin White reveals how the firm has diversified its recruitment services, from short-term contracts, medium-to-long-term fixed placements, and permanent recruitment to meet the needs of the automotive industry. While working as an aftersales manager at Thomson Motor Group, Gavin […]

Yuasa issues cold weather battery warning

“Always check the battery” kit produces quick, accurate results. Over a half a million batteries are replaced by breakdown recovery services every year and battery related faults are the number one reason for vehicle starting problems and winter callouts, Yuasa reports. At 0°C, even a healthy battery will lose about 30 per cent of its […]