Entries by The Parts Alliance

Lesjöfors acquires Metrol Springs Ltd in the UK

The company has a diversified customer base in the UK, Europe, the US, and Asia, serving industrial and automotive customers. Lesjöfors AB has announced its acquisition of the shares in Metrol Springs Ltd, a leading manufacturer of tooling gas springs, special purpose gas springs, and gas struts, within the UK and other global markets. The […]

Uni-Select announces C$125 million convertible debenture financing and concludes Strategic Review Process

· Financing provides flexibility to pursue growth opportunities· 9.5% shareholder Birch Hill Equity Partners Management Inc. affirms confidence in Uni-Select’s current strategic plan by acting as lead investor Boucherville (Québec), December 18, 2019 – Uni-Select Inc. (TSX:UNS) (“Uni-Select” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce the completion of a private placement offering of C$125 million principal […]

The Parts Alliance helps recognise the UK’s best independents at Garage of the Year awards

The Parts Alliance has helped to pay tribute to the achievements of independent garages by sponsoring ‘Best Small Garage’ at Automechanika Birmingham’s Garage of the Year awards. The event, which took place at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on Wednesday 5 June, saw 200 industry professionals gather for a three-course meal and awards presentation […]

Schaeffler unveils REPXPERT app

Schaeffler says that the app will transform the way technicians utilise its online portal, with REPXPERTs now able to source product details for repair solutions and invaluable installation instructions, as well as gain access to TecDoc and product details from across the independent automotive aftermarket, all from the palm of their hands. On the user-friendly […]

UK electric cars will need twice the world’s supply of cobalt

Scientists warn of “huge implications” as government continues electric car push A team of scientists has written to the Committee of Climate Change warning that government plans to replace the UK’s 31.5 million cars with electric vehicles by 2050 will require almost twice the current annual global supply of cobalt. The experts have also calculated […]

GS Yuasa Academy launches online learning platform

Manufacturer says online training will “revolutionise battery training” as its new platform goes live. Featuring both Yuasa and GS battery brands, GS Yuasa Academy is the first system of its type for comprehensive online battery training. Aimed at improving customer service, reducing warranty returns and maximising battery business potential, it provides over 20 certified courses […]

Avia Autos crowned Garage of the Year 2019

Automechanika Birmingham evening event celebrated examples of excellence among UK independents Avia Autos in Bridgend has been named Garage of the Year at this year’s awards ceremony held at the National Motorcylce Museum this week. Collecting the Garage of the Year award and £1,000 cash prize, Hayley Pells described the moment as a complete shock. […]