Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. focused on smart mobility tire concepts and electric vehicle technology at its annual Design Insight Forum at the Hankook Technodome.
Robert Bosch LLC has added 44 part numbers to Bosch QuietCast and Bosch Blue Brake pads, Professional Preferred Remanufactured Alternators and Bosch Oxygen Sensors product lines.
The company says the majority of these additions are late model applications and can be found in the most recent Bosch ACES/PIES catalog. Here’s a summary of the additions:
QuietCast and Bosch Blue Brake Pads
Bosch has added nine new part numbers to its QuietCast and Bosch Blue lines of disc brake pads. They cover 0.9 million UIO (units in operation). The new parts expand domestic coverage and include heavy duty on select Bosch QuietCast and Bosch Blue disc brake pad applications.
While all new QuietCast SKUs come with hardware kits, the Bosch Blue sets are offered both with and without hardware kits. For example, the Bosch Blue Disc Brake Pad set with and without hardware is available for 2013-2014 Ford Escape 4WD. The Bosch QuietCast kit for the same vehicle is only available with hardware.
Seven SKUs are being introduced in the rotating electric product category for Professional Preferred Remanufactured Alternators. They cover 2.4 million new vehicles in the U.S. and Canada including 2009-2013 Acura TSX, 2008-2009 Cadillac CTS, 2008-2010 Honda Odyssey, 2010-2011 Toyota Camry, 2005-2013 VW Jetta and more.
The company says Bosch reman alternators are built to withstand extreme heat, cold and high demand. Parts are 100% factory-tested before and during the remanufacturing process to assure that they meet or exceed OE specifications. The voltage regulators and rectifier are also 100% tested and replaced where required.
Twenty-eight OE-fit oxygen sensor part numbers covering 3.9 million domestic, Asian and European vehicles in operation have been added. The additions include 10 wideband/AF sensors for late-model Lexus, Subaru, Toyota, Mazda, Suzuki, Land Rover and Audi models, as well as oxygen sensors for Hyundai, Suzuki, Mazda, Chevrolet, Audi and more.
“As OEM warranties expire on vehicles and they come into the aftermarket for service, we will continue to provide new, high quality parts, many of them replacements for Bosch OE parts, that will be needed to repair them,” says Timo Reif, vice president, product marketing, automotive aftermarket North America.
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Greenball Corp. has released new sizes for its Kanati Mud Hog M/T and Trail Hog A/T lines.
“Consistent. Stable. Dependable.” Those three little words detail the outlook and plan for Kumho Tire USA Inc. in 2017, says Jim Mayfield, national vice president of sales and marketing.
Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. recently opened a new plant in the Clark Freeport Zone in the Philippines. The plant is operated by the company’s passenger car tire manufacturing and sales subsidiary, Yokohama Tire Philippines Inc. (YTPI).
Sears Holdings Corp. has extended its DieHard brand to a vehicle maintenance and vehicle assessment service.
Several TBC Corp. technicians have received 2016 ASE Technician of the Year honors.
Centric Parts has opened its Commercial Center of Excellence (CCE) in Memphis, Tenn. The CCE houses sales and support staff for the company’s Qualis division.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., has acquired the Beck/Arnley brand.
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) and Federated Insurance are providing TIA members with a free webinar that focuses on the hidden dangers of outdated policies and insufficient documentation of actions employers take related to their employees.
Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. and its holding company Hankook Tire Worldwide are placing 19 employees in new executive roles effective Jan. 1, 2017, as part of efforts to increase competitiveness in the global top-tier tire market.
Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. has won the Georgia Department of Economic Development's inaugural Automotive Supplier of the Year Award. The Georgia Automotive Awards recognize leaders throughout the state and honor them as part of the state's automotive ecosystem.
Robert Bosch LLC’s “Rain, Snow or Shine” beam wiper blade promotion includes both a rebate premium offer with purchase, as well as a sweepstakes with no purchase necessary to enter.
Pirelli Tire LLC is recalling 1,190 P Zero All Season tires that were built with an incorrect carcass component.
The newest member of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (Alliance) is Parts Pro Automotive Warehouse of Wickliffe, Ohio. Parts Pro joined the Alliance as a Bumper to Bumper affiliate on Dec. 1, 2016.
Bartec USA LLC’s new Tech200Pro diagnostic tool incorporates TPMS sensor testing and activation, tread depth measurement and tire pressure checks.