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Finol recognised as leading supplier of Total Lubricants

Finol has been recognised as a leading supplier of Total Lubricants at this year’s Total Lubricants Distributors International Seminar which was held in Deauville, France recently. This is ghe second year in a row that Finol has received the prestigious award, positioning the company as a leading supplier of Total lubricants worldwide. The seminar took

EPA gives waste battery advice

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is advising battery distributors of there obligations, under the battery regulations. The EPA says defines a “distributor”as any person who provides batteries on a professional basis to an end-user. To ensure compliance as a distributor of batteries you are required to do the following: Waste industrial or automotive batteries should

All-new spark plug and glow plug catalogue released by DENSO

DENSO is introducing an all-new updated catalogue for its leading Spark Plug and Glow Plug ranges, ahead of the busy winter period. The winter period can prove lethal to sub-standard ignition components, and the new catalogue will help ensure workshops have everything they need to support customers with a wide range of products for petrol

Comline officially launches My Comline

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) has officially launched its ‘My Comline’ marketing portal, which is exclusively available to Comline Factor partners across Europe. My Comline features an array of marketing options including customisable promotions, branded clothing and merchandise, promotional literature, banners, signage and display items. The award-winning British distributor of all-makes replacement parts has partnered with UK-based promotional goods company, Involution, to develop My Comline with the aim of providing its customers with a simple and efficient way

Continental adds timing chains for the Automotive Aftermarket

As an alternative to timing belts, Continental has added another product to its portfolio of drive components and, as of now, timing chains are a permanent fixture in the product range. Continental has long been known as a specialist in modern drive belts and it was therefore a logical further step for the company to

Philips launches YouTube channel on replacing headlight bulbs

Philips Automotive Lighting has uploaded a number of useful step-by-step lighting fitment videos for technicians on its own youtube channel. Cars vary hugely in complexity. For some cars it’s relatively simple to open the bonnet and get to the back of the headlight, remove the old bulb and replace it with a new one. On

New appointment at Draper Tools

Draper Tools has appointed Phil Rowley to the Board of Directors in the role of Sales Director. Phil has worked for the company for over 20 years, most recently as Head of Sales. He is well known and respected in the tool industry and is looking forward to meeting new and existing customers to drive

Versatile ratchet screwdriver from Laser Tools

Laser Tools has launched a very useful and versatile ratchet screwdriver, which is supplied with 20 screwdriver bits plus nine 1/4″ drive sockets. With a super-smooth but very robust 36-tooth ratchet this screwdriver is comfortable and well-balanced and has additional storage for six bits in the handle. The standard (removable) shaft is 125mm long and

Federal-Mogul Powertrain acquires Controlled Power Technologies

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