Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket, exhibitors at last weekend’s Auto Trade EXPO and the suppliers of original equipment (OE) INA tensioner parts , has expanded its range by introducing two major new kits for the UK and Ireland automotive aftermarkets.
The company has brought out a range of INA timing belt kits with water pump and INA Front End Auxiliary Drive (FEAD) kits.
More than 60 new INA products have been introduced so far this year – satisfying the requirements of a staggering additional 8.1 million vehicles.
The INA timing belt kits with water pump comprises belt/belts, tensioners, idler/deflection pulleys and an original equipment (OE) quality water pump.
Malcolm Short, Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd Technical Services Manager, said the initial range comes with 121 references but there are plans to introduce a further 60 over the coming months.
He said: “We have decided to introduce a range of timing belt kits with OE quality water pumps to offer our distributors and their independent garage customers an even better solution. We wanted to introduce an enhanced range in line with the service offered by franchised dealers.
“The first phase comprises kits for many popular vehicles on the UK and Ireland’s roads and we intend to bring in a second phase of new part numbers by Christmas.”
Initial timing belt kits with water pumps have been released for vehicles that include the Ford B-Max, C-Max, Fiesta VI, Focus C-Max, Focus II, Focus III, Fusion, Grand C-Max, Mondeo 1.25, 1.4 and 1.6, Mazda 2 1.25, 1.4 and 1,6 2003-, and Volvo S40 and V50 1.4 and 1.6 2004-.
There are also kits for the Alfa Romeo Mito 1.4 and Fiat 500, Doblo, Idea, Panda, Punto 1.2 and 1.4, 2004-, and VAG’s Ibiza, Fabia, Octavia, Caddy, Golf Plus, Golf V and VI, and Polo 1.4 16v, 10/2001-.
Lightweight commercial vehicles (LCVs) are also catered for with kits for vehicles including the PSA Relay and Boxer 2.2 HDi 04/2002-, and VW LT Transporter 2.5TDi 01/1996-07/2006.
The INA FEAD kits currently total 22 part numbers, each containing the belt/belts, tensioners, idler/deflection pulleys, Over Running Alternator Pulleys (OAPs) and water pump where the pump is driven by the FEAD system. Two stretch belts for BMW are also included in the range.
Malcolm Short added: “This is a second major development by INA. We have initially introduced 22 references but plan to grow this to 79 shortly. These new launches will give our customers even more reason to fit INA products and strengthens our range across the whole spectrum of the UK and Irish vehicle parc.
“As the largest OE supplier of FEAD components, we continue to offer the best and most up-to-date OE content range in the aftermarket.”
For more information on exact applications for the INA tensioner range, please visit www.schaeffler-aftermarket.co.uk
Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd is renowned for its INA brand, together with LuK clutches and FAG wheel bearings; all of which are backed by technical support and repair installation tips through the RepXpert website (www.RepXpert.co.uk) and a technical hotline – Tel: 08457 001100, Ireland Tel: +44 (0)1432 264264.