Market Trends & Analysis
  • ECE R-90 Changes

    Most of those involved in aftermarket braking will know that ECE R-90 is a quality standard for brake par ...

    Most of those involved in aftermarket braking will know that ECE R-90 is a quality standard for brake parts. However, changes that were introduced in November 2016 for brake discs and drums have led t ...

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  • Embracing E-commerce Within the Aftermarket

    FPS shares insight on its e-commerce journey and provides useful hints and tips for establishing an onlin ...

    FPS shares insight on its e-commerce journey and provides useful hints and tips for establishing an online presence. Research released by the SMMT revealed that, in 2016, a higher percentage of automo ...

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  • The Rise of Electric Power Steering

    Shaftec, supplier of steering, braking and transmission parts, has revealed to PMF that key to its succes ...

    Shaftec, supplier of steering, braking and transmission parts, has revealed to PMF that key to its success in manufacturing parts for the vehicles of the future is its continuous monitoring of industr ...

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  • A Guide to EU Emissions Standards

    Mark Blinston, Commercial Director for BM Catalysts, explains the ins and outs of Euro emissions standard ...

    Mark Blinston, Commercial Director for BM Catalysts, explains the ins and outs of Euro emissions standards, so that factors can keep up with an area of the industry that is in a constant state of flux. ...

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  • Seasonal Opportunities

    Motorcycle, marine, leisure, and garden batteries can provide strong margins, different seasonal profiles ...

    Motorcycle, marine, leisure, and garden batteries can provide strong margins, different seasonal profiles, and lucrative new markets for factors to explore throughout the year. Factors should look to ...

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  • Morris Lubricants Names its Popular Products

    Stay ahead of the competition by keeping up-to-speed with the latest products that are selling well withi ...

    Stay ahead of the competition by keeping up-to-speed with the latest products that are selling well within the aftermarket. This month, Morris Lubricants highlights some products that could make a dif ...

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  • Are You Prepared for GDPR?

    Distributors using a vehicle fleet need to take action now to prepare for new legislation which will affe ...

    Distributors using a vehicle fleet need to take action now to prepare for new legislation which will affect their data; waiting until the last minute is not a viable option. Helen Goldthorpe and Richa ...

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  • Motorcycle Servicing

    Autodata says that 95% of motorcycle owners also own other vehicles and that by servicing them, your cust ...

    Autodata says that 95% of motorcycle owners also own other vehicles and that by servicing them, your customers are opening themselves up to added revenue streams, which can filter back to you. Accordi ...

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  • The Connected Car Challenge

    Delphi says it has developed a Big Data solution that will help the automotive industry to unlock the pro ...

    Delphi says it has developed a Big Data solution that will help the automotive industry to unlock the profit potential that connected cars could bring. The amount of data generated by connected vehicl ...

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  • The Consolidation Movement and the IAM: An Opportunity or Threat?

    PMF hears from Quentin Le Hetet, General Manager at GiPA UK, and Tristan Kitchin, GiPA’s Research Manager ...

    PMF hears from Quentin Le Hetet, General Manager at GiPA UK, and Tristan Kitchin, GiPA’s Research Manager, who look at how some of the industry’s big players’ attempts to consolidate market share coul ...

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