Market Trends & Analysis
  • Brexit: Views from the Trade

    At the end of last year, Kalimex commissioned its 8th annual independent market research survey. With Bre ...

    At the end of last year, Kalimex commissioned its 8th annual independent market research survey. With Brexit being the topic of the moment, the survey yielded some interesting results... In December 2 ...

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  • Pumps Past and Present

    The value of water pumps has increased sharply over the years, but why is that? Martyn Holt, Product Deve ...

    The value of water pumps has increased sharply over the years, but why is that? Martyn Holt, Product Development Manager at Schaeffler, evaluates the evolution of the water pump, its add-ons and how m ...

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  • 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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  • Oil Filter Housing Plastic Cap Covers

    Original Birth, the Italian all-makes supplier, has released a range of oil filter housing plastic cap co ...

    Original Birth, the Italian all-makes supplier, has released a range of oil filter housing plastic cap covers that were, until recently, thought only to be available through the main dealers. However, ...

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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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