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Borg & Beck Continues Its Export Success

Borg & Beck – A Brand Still On The Rise

As a mark of its continuing strength in the export market, First Line Ltd has again featured in the latest Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 ranking, making it three appearances in the last four years and the company by far the most consistent aftermarket supplier in the study!

The 200 ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales, measured over their latest two years of available accounts and, as such, is an excellent barometer of private company growth and performance.


Published on, July 2016 :

Comline ranks in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200

The distributor of European, Japanese and Korean replacement parts has been recognised as one of Britain’s fastest-growing private companies for international sales.

UK automotive aftermarket company Comline has entered The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table and has placed in 70th position.

Published this month, the annual International Track 200 league table – now in its seventh year – ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales over a two-year period.


Published on, June 2016 :

ContiTech : New Packaging Referencing PIC

- Access options for online platform now contained inside packaging - Information accessible free of charge and without registration – on a mobile device or PC - Product Information Center offers article-specific information at a glance

ContiTech’s Product Information Center (PIC) offers fitting instructions and practical installation tips at a glance. Every new packaging for timing belt kits and V-ribbed belt kits now also shows workshop professionals how they can access the online platform.


Published on, June 2016 :

Automechanika Frankfurt 2016

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Comline News: By Royal Appointment

Comline receives The Queen’s Award for Enterprise : International Trade 2016.

Luton-based Comline Auto Parts Ltd (Comline) has proudly announced that it is one of a select group of UK businesses to receive the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for business success. Comline has been recognised specifically for the growth of its export business with the specific award presented being ‘The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2016’ (see ‘Notes for Editors’ overleaf).

In receiving this award Comline has demonstrated significant and sustained growth across international markets. Driven by its core filtration and friction products and up-and-coming product categories such as Steering & Suspension, Comline branded vehicle parts are now being distributed in over 40 countries throughout Europe, North Africa and selected others across the globe. Regardless of marketplace, the Comline ethos of delivering high-quality replacement vehicle parts that offer genuine value for money is consistently finding favour with aftermarket businesses.

Comline Managing Director, Divyesh Kamdar reflects the excitement of everyone at Comline in receiving The Queen’s Award:

“What a moment this is for everyone associated with Comline! We are proud to be a British company and I can think of no greater honour than receiving such an important accolade directly from HM The Queen.”

Kamdar went onto say:

“Comline continues to enjoy considerable success here in the UK but our export growth over the past four years has been nothing short of staggering. The hard work of our dedicated staff coupled with the efforts of our valued distributors has seen overseas business treble since 2012. To be recognised for this achievement with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is hugely gratifying and something that Comline will wear as a badge of honour over the coming years.”

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise represents a significant feather in the cap for Comline and further emphasises the growing stature of the organisation both at home and abroad.


Published on, April 2016 :

FTE Automotive honored in Detroit second time in succession

“Lubrication Oil Pump” wins PACE Award and PACE Innovation Partnership Award 2016.

Detroit, April 11, 2016 : FTE automotive was a recipient of the 2016 PACE Award (Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence) in the category “Products“ for its low pressure transmission dry-sump lubrication oil pump assembly. In addition FTE automotive was recognized with the PACE Innovation Partnership Award for its work with Audi acknowledging the positive collaboration and importance of strong relationships required to commercialize automotive innovations.

Dr. Uwe Krüger, President and CEO, FTE automotive North America, accepted the award on behalf of FTE automotive during the award ceremony held April 11 at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit. “It is a big honor to receive this prestigious award second time in succession. To be recognized for our innovative products and our customer partnership with Audi means a lot to our company“, said a delighted Uwe Krüger.

FTE´s lubrication oil pump was developed in close cooperation with Audi. It is being used in Audi’s new 7-speed double clutch transmission, which is installed in the A4, A5, A6 and Q5 models. The pumps can be switched “on” and “off” on demand. They are primarily built from engineered thermoplastic and thermoset materials which are carefully chosen to withstand the harsh environment inside today’s automotive trans-missions.

The PACE Award judges were impressed by FTE’s innovative lubrication oil pump de-sign that features light weight, high efficiency and cost advantages in a surprisingly small package. The lubrication pump is a key component in the dry sump lubrication system which increases transmission efficiency thus resulting in a reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

FTE automotive is developing a range of different oil pumps for various automotive applications driven by brushless permanent magnet motors. All FTE pump assemblies use high-quality and lightweight thermoplastic and thermoset materials. Their small package is the result of inventive design ideas and material choice. The modular design approach allows the addition of different pump heads to the motor drive unit to meet the requirements of a wide range of automotive applications.

For over 20 years the Automotive News PACE Awards have honored superior innova-tion, technological advancement and business performance among automotive sup-pliers. This prestigious award is recognized around the world as the industry bench-mark for innovation.


Published on, April 2016 :

ContiTech V-Ribbed belt kits

• V-ribbed belt kits contain all components needed for belt changing and simplify service • All components – even the small consumables – have OE quality • ContiTech covers the most common applications with over 110 kits

Hanover, March 2016. All the spares for changing multiple V-ribbed belts in an all-in-one package: ContiTech covers all repair requirements with its V-ribbed belt kits for the automotive aftermarket. All the components in the kits – even the small consumables – match the quality automotive manufacturers use in original equipment. The specialist in belt drive components offers a solution for the most common applications with its more than 110 all-in-one packages.

The V-ribbed belt kits contain all components workshops need for changing the belt – perfectly matched. “Thanks to our closeness to the automotive manufacturers, on the one hand, and the workshops, on the other, we know what parts we need to include in the kits,” explains product manager Dennis Roth. These are the necessary tensioning pulleys and idlers, in addition to the multiple V-ribbed belt. Depending on the application, dampers and consumables are also included. In this way, ContiTech is complying with the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications which explicitly call for the tensioner and all other components to be replaced when changing a multiple V-ribbed belt. Also, ContiTech’s customers get everything from a single source.

The tensioner is a part that wears out over time. If this reduces the tension of the multiple V-ribbed belt, wide-ranging consequential damage can occur – particularly if the multiple V-ribbed belt gets into the toothed belt drive. Changing the multiple V-ribbed belt and the tensioning pulleys and idlers as well as the dampers and consumables at the same time increases safety for both the engine and the vehicle owner. Subsequent service work on the belt drive is not required because all components involved are replaced – which is clearly in the customer’s interest. In addition, customers benefit from the extensive services and expertise of the drive specialist and get everything they need from a single source. Furthermore, ContiTech provides customers with a central point of contact in the independent aftermarket. “We want to offer not only first-class products, but also a comprehensive package that allows our retail and workshop partners to work more efficiently,” says Roth. An increasingly extensive kit range is a significant step towards achieving this goal.


Published on, March 2016 :

3 innovative Continental Products honored

The MK C1, Road Database, and the Holistic Connectivity vehicle win Innovation Awards from the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) in Brussels with CLEPA innovation awards.

Brussels/Frankfurt am Main, March 21, 2016. It is that time again – the winners of the annual Innovation Awards of the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) have been chosen. Three innovative products from the international technology company Continental were honored with CLEPA Innovation Awards at the ceremony in Brussels. The integrated brake system MK C1 was awarded 2nd place in the Safety category. Road Database, which supplies automatically collected, high-precision route data received 2nd place in the Connected category, while the Holistic Connectivity vehicle won an award for 3rd place in the Connected category as well.


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Borg & Beck adds Commercial Vehicles Brake Discs

Premium Quality Disc & Drum Programme

Borg & Beck, has been a reputable worldwide brand in the automotive and commercial vehicle (CV) sector for more than 100 years. Due to its engineering history, knowledge and expertise, Borg & Beck has always been associated with OE quality products, which means it’s a brand that can be truly depended upon.

To accompany the existing CV Drum range, Borg & Beck has now introduced Brake Discs into its comprehensive CV programme, which, in keeping with the company’s strict brand values, provide technicians and operators with premium quality replacement components that deliver when it comes to safety and performance.

To ensure these standards, the company works hand-in-glove with its ISO TS16949 accredited manufacturing partners throughout the product specification, manufacturing and testing processes to guarantee the premium quality of each and every component.

Since November 2014, when the European Union confirmed the legislation, the fitment of ECE R90 approved Brake Discs has become a legal requirement. Therefore, as a leader in the roll out of the approval process, all Borg & Beck Brake Discs are supplied with ECE R90 approval where applicable. Finally, to ensure complete customer peace-of-mind and provide full product traceability and quality control, all are also fully marked with the part number, minimum and maximum thickness, batch code and where necessary, the ECE R90 number.

In addition, where applicable, the brake discs are supplied with fitting kits and benefit from an easy identification process through the Borg & Beck CV website which contains competitor and OE cross-references. Finally, the 85 plus references, which cover all the popular applications, come with a 24-month, unlimited mileage warranty against manufacturing defects.


Published on, March 2016:

CV Water Pumps From Borg & Beck

Quality & Range For The Heavy Duty Sector

Borg & Beck has an established reputation for supplying premium quality replacement components for both the automotive and commercial vehicle (CV) sectors globally and parent company, First Line Ltd, is one of the UK’s leading automotive Water Pump suppliers.

Fusing its extensive product knowledge and market expertise, the company has now introduced a highly requested new range of CV Water Pumps, which will provide both CV factors and their workshop customers with the ideal replacement solution.

The Borg & Beck CV Water Pump programme is launched offering over 65 references, which cover a wide range of the UK’s CV applications, catering for all the general day-to-day aftermarket requirements.

Due to the premium quality standards demanded of all Borg & Beck components, these new CV Water Pumps are manufactured in ISO / TS certified factories and undergo extensive testing and quality during production. This level of quality control is standard procedure for the company as it prides itself on the quality of its components, depth of range and excellent availability. Naturally, gaskets and seals are also included when supplied with the equivalent OES Water Pump.

All Borg & Beck CV Water Pumps are supplied in strong and striking packaging, which ensures the product gets to its destination safely and undamaged and provides a welcome alternative to many other aftermarket programmes.

The range also benefits from a 24-month unlimited mileage warranty against manufacturing defects, giving Borg & Beck customers total peace-of-mind that they are installing a trusted product, which is backed up with excellent availability and customer service.

Published on, March 2016 :