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  • Making Sense of Lubricant Marketing Claims

    Verification of Lubricant Specifications (VLS) explains the various marketing claims made on lubricant pack ...

    Verification of Lubricant Specifications (VLS) explains the various marketing claims made on lubricant packaging, so that factors can advise their customers on the correct products to buy. The use of ma ...

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  • A Same-day Delivery Service

    ‘Frequent same-day delivery’ is a phrase that is bandied about the industry by many a supplier, but what ...

    ‘Frequent same-day delivery’ is a phrase that is bandied about the industry by many a supplier, but what sort of logistics platform is needed to truly deliver on this promise? In this special report, ...

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  • From Cowsheds to Continents

    Tucked away in the Sussex countryside, operating from a converted cowshed is Kalimex, a thriving family b ...

    Tucked away in the Sussex countryside, operating from a converted cowshed is Kalimex, a thriving family business. It’s the business behind K-Seal permanent coolant leak repair, as well as the distribu ...

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  • Jack Sealey: Decades of Development

    2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the renowned tool supplier Jack Sealey Ltd. In honour of this significa ...

    2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the renowned tool supplier Jack Sealey Ltd. In honour of this significant milestone, PMF was invited for an in-depth tour of the company’s complex in Bury St. Edmunds ...

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  • Japanparts: The Power of Three

    Since its creation in 1988, Japanparts Group has specialised in spare parts for Asian, European and Ameri ...

    Since its creation in 1988, Japanparts Group has specialised in spare parts for Asian, European and American vehicles, under its three brands: Japanparts, Ashika and Japko labels. With the head office ...

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  • Discount Car Spares – The Retail Factor

    Having a retail arm is becoming increasingly common amongst factor businesses. Discount Car Spares (DCS) ...

    Having a retail arm is becoming increasingly common amongst factor businesses. Discount Car Spares (DCS) in Leatherhead, Surrey, has been capitalising on this trend for a number of years now, so PMF s ...

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  • Views from the Aftermarket – The OBD Debate

    Retaining access to the OBD port is one of the pivotal issues in the automotive aftermarket. In an attemp ...

    Retaining access to the OBD port is one of the pivotal issues in the automotive aftermarket. In an attempt to provide some clarity on the topic, PMF has approached a select group of individuals, from ...

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  • Full Clutch Kits – Upselling

    The growth in the automotive industry has led to a significant increase in the demand for clutches, yet t ...

    The growth in the automotive industry has led to a significant increase in the demand for clutches, yet they tend to be distress purchases and are rarely stocked en masse by workshops. Valeo Service U ...

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  • Dealing with Distress Purchases

    Mark Dolloway, Sales Director at Schaeffler UK, explains to PMF how self-adjusting clutches (SACs) can be ...

    Mark Dolloway, Sales Director at Schaeffler UK, explains to PMF how self-adjusting clutches (SACs) can be a distress purchase for garages and why this means it is important for factors to stock the ri ...

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  • Express Car Parts

    For this month’s Factor Focus, PMF talks to Mark Taylor at Express Car Parts in Horsham, West Sussex, abo ...

    For this month’s Factor Focus, PMF talks to Mark Taylor at Express Car Parts in Horsham, West Sussex, about the year ahead and how the business deals with the daily challenges of running a multi-branc ...

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