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Steve Carolan joins Dayco team

One year on from the formation of UK subsidiary Dayco Aftermarket UK, the company has appointed experienced aftermarket stalwart Steve Carolan as its new national sales manager for the UK and Ireland.

RSA wants exhausts manufactured to “E” standards

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is proposing that exhaust system, brake linings and towing couplings placed on the market are manufactured to Original Equipment specifications, or that they are approved replacements to EC or UNECE standards, that is “e” or “E” marked.  

Cyclo study grant for DIT automotive technology student

In a further demonstration of the company’s commitment to student education, Cyclo Industries Inc. recently presented DIT student Kalman Strohmayer with a grant of €500 in recognition of his 2011 award for best final year project in the DIT Department of Transport Engineering, BEngTech in Automotive Management and Technology degree programme.  

Car of the Year stretches its range with Gates

The electrically powered Opel Ampera and its US counterpart the Chevrolet Volt,  recently won the European Car of the Year feature Stretch Fit™ belt technology from Gates, in their drive systems to increase efficiency.  

Somora joins TecDoc

Somora Motor Parts, the body panels, lighting and radiator specialists has joined the growing number of quality parts suppliers to list their products on the TecDoc electronic parts data system.

KYB takes on 3 Peaks Challenge

An intrepid team from KYB UK is taking on the 3 peaks Challenge in July to raise funds for automotive industry charity, BEN.  Matt Robinson, General Manager, Steve Moore, Business Manager, Romin Nassiri, Business Manager, Jordan Day, Business Manager, and Vicky Smith, Customer Service Supervisor will attempt to climb Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike

Meyle unveils reinforced control arm

Sporty models, such as the Audi TT, are designed to deliver a dynamic driving experience – the downside is excessive strain on chassis components. Control arms, for example, are subjected to particularly high loads, resulting in premature part wear and failure. Meyle, represented in Ireland by Strongline Autoparts now offers a new HD part which,

FAG extends wheel bearing range to include more models

More new popular models are now being catered for by Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd’s FAG wheel bearings brand. Recent additions to the market-leading range include bearings for a host of popular vehicles including the Nissan Qashqai 2007-. A new Generation 3 FAG wheel bearing is now available for a vehicle parc of nearly 41,000

INA extends range of drive belts

Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd is continuing to increase its market-leading INA range of belt drive components in Ireland. It has introduced a new tensioner kit for vehicles including the Subaru Outback, Forester, Impreza, Legacy 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 2003-, plus three new Over Running Alternator Pulleys (OAPs) and a new Front End Auxiliary Drive (FEAD)