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Toyota chooses Trico blades for Lexus range

Toyota has specified Trico blades for the Lexus brand. Trico was rewarded the business by the Japanese automotive manufacturer after impressing with the quality of design and manufacture of its hybrid range. On average, the Trico hybrid blade weighs more than 40 per cent less than the existing original equipment Uni-Blade, as well as boasting

ELTA Automotive celebrates 25 years with new PRO brands launch

ELTA Automotive Ltd marked its 25th anniversary by launching its new PRO brands at Automechanika Birmingham in June. The dual introduction, which encompasses the VISIONPRO – vision related – and VXPRO – electrical sense and control focused – brands was made as a direct response to the changing face of the aftermarket and the brands

First Line for Electric Water Pumps

Modern, low-emission, high-output engines are designed to run within a very small temperature window in order to maintain optimum efficiency. This is controlled through the Electric Water Pump, which regulates the coolant flow dictated by the electronic control unit (ECU). When it comes to forced induction engines, additional cooling of the turbo/supercharger after the engine

New piston ring for commercial vehicle diesel engines

Federal-Mogul Powertrain has developed a new piston ring for use in commercial vehicle diesel engines that enhances gas sealing capability by stabilizing ring dynamic motion and homogenizing oil film. The running surface profile of the new eLineTM rings for use in the 2nd groove has been designed to distribute oil more evenly around the cylinder bores and

Federal-Mogul Powertrain Technologies feature on all Engine of the Year Award winners

Leading engine technologies from Federal-Mogul Powertrain are featured on all of the 2018 International Engine of the Year Awards winners. Again, Federal-Mogul Powertrain’s broad range of advanced engine components are found on the winners of all 13 award categories, each of which use one or more of the company’s pistons, rings, liners, bearings, valve seats and valve

SMPE announces significant NTR Lucas product extension

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) has updated the Lucas engine management portfolio with the introduction of a substantial number of new products. Three thousand new part numbers have been added, available to order now, covering pumps, switches, sensors and valves to name a few product areas, engineered by SMPE in the UK and all ready

New drill stand from Sealey

Sealey’s new drill stand with a cast iron base was launched in its Engineering promotion which is valid to the end of July. Used for vertical drilling using a hand drill, the unit is supplied with a quick jaw release drill vice which mounts onto the base to secure the workpiece. The DS01 features a

BERU launches new support-focused website

Federal-Mogul Motorparts has launched a new website for its ignition brand, BERU. The update brings with it a host of changes to improve ease of use, to add support pages and to ensure compatibility across a range of devices including smartphones and tablets. Several new features make the website more useful to customers, including downloadable

SMPE’s new sensors significantly boost car parc coverage

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), one of the UK’s largest independently owned automotive parts manufacturers and suppliers, has added a significant number of new applications to its ranges of oil level and oxygen sensors. The applications, covering some of the world’s top vehicle marques, mean an increase in car parc coverage of more than two

Comline features in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200

Leading automotive parts supplier Comline Auto Parts Ltd. (Comline) has featured in the prestigious Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table for a third year in succession. Renowned as an independent British distributor of European, Japanese and Korean replacement car parts, Comline’s inclusion for a third consecutive year (2016, 2017 and 2018) comes off