News in Brief
▴ Dr Christine Fuchs, vice president global research & development for Fuchs Lubricants, joined executive manager Paul Littley to cut the ribbon for the company’s newly-refurbished R&D Technical Centre at Hanley. The department is part of a multi-million-pound investment in technology.
▶ The Parts Alliance has spent the last 18 months developing the Drivetec range, enhancing quality and updating packaging across all product categories, including braking, steering and suspension, wheel bearings, wiper blades and batteries. The latest developments of Drivetec include a move to coated brake discs, traditionally associated with more expensive brands.
▴ Tyre manufacturer
Apollo has launched a brand-new winter tyre, the Apollo Aspire XP Winter. This new addition brings the company’s winter range up to 60 products, ensuring an optimal coverage of most popular sizes. The Aspire XP will soon be available in 23 sizes and is designed to provide superb snow handling and performance on wet surfaces, ensuring peak safety during the cold season.