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  • 80 Years of PCL

    PCL is celebrating 80 years since its incorporation in Sheffield in June 1938. From the appointment of it ...

    PCL is celebrating 80 years since its incorporation in Sheffield in June 1938. From the appointment of its first directors, Henry Turner and Thomas Brown, the business has experienced eight decades of ...

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  • Then & Now

    Next year, Morris Lubricants will celebrate its 150-year evolution; from candlemaker to global oil export ...

    Next year, Morris Lubricants will celebrate its 150-year evolution; from candlemaker to global oil exporter. Grocer and candlemaker James Kent Morris could never have envisaged the future evolution of ...

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  • A Rapid Development

    Lucas Oil’s automotive lubricants and additives are now available from over 120 motor factor branches wit ...

    Lucas Oil’s automotive lubricants and additives are now available from over 120 motor factor branches within the Rapid Group, after a deal was agreed with the US manufacturer last month. PMF finds out ...

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  • Making the Grade

    A decade ago, a motor factor could service the needs of the majority of its customers by stocking 15W-40 ...

    A decade ago, a motor factor could service the needs of the majority of its customers by stocking 15W-40 and 10W-40 grade engine oils. Unless the car was unusual, one of those would have worked just f ...

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  • A Lot Happens in a Year

    PMF takes a trip to Autosupplies to find out what has changed at the Chesterfield operation since the pre ...

    PMF takes a trip to Autosupplies to find out what has changed at the Chesterfield operation since the previous visit, and how the acquisition of Butlers Automotive has affected the business. Autosuppl ...

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  • Timing is Key

    Draper Tools explains how it has made its new timing tools range so accessible to its customers. Engine t ...

    Draper Tools explains how it has made its new timing tools range so accessible to its customers. Engine timing tools are an essential for any workshop, but of course there’s a vast range of them out t ...

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  • All Change

    As the ACEA 2012 sequences are phased out, and with ACEA 2016 sequences now mandatory, PMF speaks to Andr ...

    As the ACEA 2012 sequences are phased out, and with ACEA 2016 sequences now mandatory, PMF speaks to Andrew Goddard, Chairman of the Verification of Lubricant Specifications (VLS) about what the chang ...

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  • The Wheelwright Approach

    Known in the automotive accessory market for its alloy wheel offering, Wheelwright is setting its sight o ...

    Known in the automotive accessory market for its alloy wheel offering, Wheelwright is setting its sight on motor factors to stock its new RoadHero space saver wheel kit. Before launching into the spec ...

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  • It Pays to Display

    Standing out is essential in the challenging and competitive retail environment. With this in mind, Ring ...

    Standing out is essential in the challenging and competitive retail environment. With this in mind, Ring has developed new branding, online presence and in-store support specifically to help motor fac ...

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  • Building an Identity

    Over the course of its 50 years, Melksham Motor Spares has come to understand how it can best fulfil its ...

    Over the course of its 50 years, Melksham Motor Spares has come to understand how it can best fulfil its role in the supply chain. PMF visited the factor to investigate what it is about the business t ...

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