FAG forges ahead…

Forty new FAG wheel bearings kits have been introduced by Schaeffler (UK) Ltd over the past year with new kits being introduced to cater for nearly 1.25 million additional vehicles on the UK and Ireland’s roads.

Significant additions include a rear kit for the Vauxhall Astra Mk V1 (J) 1.4, 1.6, 1.8, 1.7 CDTi and 2.0 CTDi, 12/2009-, to complete the leading brand’s Astra offering, and front kits for the Mercedes A Class 180 CDi and B Class 180 CDi, 2011-, and BMW 5 Series 518d, 520d, 530d and 525d (F10, F18, F11), 03/2010-.

There’s also an addition for the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) range with a rear wheel bearing kit to fit the Ford Transit Custom 2.2 TDCi, 04/2012-.

Malcolm Short, Technical Services Manager for Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket in the UK, said: “The FAG range continues to expand to offer a complete solution for a wide range of vehicles being worked on by independent garage workshops in the UK and Ireland.

“We will continue to add to the range throughout 2016 to offer an even more comprehensive offering for our distributors and their garage customers.”

For more information on exact applications for these new FAG wheel bearings, please visit www.schaeffler-aftermarket.co.uk

Schaeffler (UK) Ltd’s FAG, LuK clutch and INA tensioner brands, together with its recently introduced Ruville engine, cooling and suspension components range, are backed by technical support and repair installation tips through its industry leading internet site REPXPERT (www.RepXpert.co.uk) and a technical hotline; UK Tel: 08457 001100, Ireland Tel: +44 (0)1432 264264.

Schaeffler, with its product brands INA, LuK and FAG, is a leading global automotive and industrial supplier. The technology company stands for the highest quality and strong innovative ability. The Schaeffler Group makes a decisive contribution to the “mobility for tomorrow” with high-precision components and systems in engine, transmission and chassis applications as well as rolling bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications. The company generated sales of approximately 11.2 billion Euros in 2013. With more than 80,000 employees worldwide, Schaeffler is one of Europe’s largest industrial companies in family ownership. It has a worldwide network of manufacturing locations, research and development facilities, sales companies, and training centers at approximately 170 locations in 49 countries.

Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket, based in Langen, Germany, is responsible for the Group’s global automotive replacement parts business for the LuK, INA, FAG and Ruville brands. With a global network of approximately 11,500 distribution partners and 30 sales and representative offices, the company is known for its close proximity to customers, intelligent repair solutions and service competence.

Schaeffler (UK) Ltd’s Automotive Aftermarket division is located in Hereford, where a dedicated team of professionals provides the highest levels of sales service and technical support to the UK and Irish aftermarket.