Author: Eoin Cuttle

SMPE to take control of Lucas licence for UK & Ireland

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) is to become the official UK & Ireland licensee for the Lucas brand of engine management. Since acquiring the rights to distribute the Lucas brand in Europe, SMPE has invested considerable resources in range re-profiling, packaging and cataloguing. Now, as part of this new, wider agreement, motor factors and garages

IAAF announces upcoming Industry Briefing Sessions

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced details of its next two Industry Briefing Sessions as Autumn approaches, that will be held in October and November respectively. The next IAAF industry briefing will take place at ECCO Safety Group in Leeds on October 18 before heading to London based Premier League club Watford F.C

Schaeffler exhibits ‘garage of the future’ in Frankfurt

Schaeffler impressed visitors at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018 by presenting a variety of innovative mixed and augmented reality exhibits, all designed to complement the show’s theme of ‘Tomorrow’s Service and Mobility’.   The original equipment manufacturer and supplier invited visitors to tour the ‘garage of the future’, a hands-on exhibit featuring technology that is very close to becoming a reality in the workshop. A team of Repxperts helped volunteers to carry out

Hella opens new plant in Lithuania

Hella, the lighting and electronics specialist, has opened a new plant in Lithuania. Based in the Lithuanian Kaunas region, the new facility will serve the rising demand for electronics components in the European market. The production focus will initially be on lighting electronics components, but will soon be expanded to include various sensors, actuators and control

Lumileds backs Philips’ X-tremeVision headlights

As a leading lighting solutions company for the automotive industry, Lumileds is responsible for manufacturing and bringing Philips products to market for its automotive lighting and accessories product portfolio. Philips X-tremeVision headlights are made for outstanding performance, producing up to 130 per cent brighter light, without compromising on the lifetime. With up to 450 hours*, Philips X-tremeVision’s lifetime is

Europower’s Banner Buffalo series

Europower offers one of the highest quality commercial batteries for every type of commercial vehicle such as trucks, buses, agricultural, forestry and construction machinery. The durable products of the Banner Buffalo series are the most hardworking of Banner’s starter batteries. The Buffalo Bull High Current: Special vehicles require an ever-higher cold start current. This is

PCL launches new slow retract hose reel in Frankfurt

Pneumatics components Limited (PCL) launched its new Slow Retract Hose Reel at this years Automechanika Frankfurt. PCL is a world leader in the design and manufacturer of tyre inflation and compressed air products and says it Slow Retract Hose Reel comes with increased safety and is easy to install, use and maintain. The new product