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BERU ® is one of the leading brands of Diesel cold-start technology and offers a wide range of glow plugs and electronically controlled quick starting systems (ISS) for Diesel engines. The first BERU ® glow plug was developed in 1929 and has since been a market leader with numerous patented innovations: from the self controlling, reheatable glow plugs via the Instant Start System (ISS) to the latest examples, the innovative Pressure Sensor Glow Plug (PSG) and the heat-resistant Ceramic Glow Plug (CGP).
APD hold a good range or Beru products ranging from spark plugs and glow plugs(GE102) to BMW and Mercedes Glow plug control units GSE102, GSE114.
90 Years Manufacturing
British Gaskets group have 90 years manufacturing experience. This enables them to supply a leading range of OEM and OE quality Gaskets and Gasket Sets, including thousands of selling references covering in excess of 25,000 vehicle models.
BGA history in Gasket manufacturing has given then one of the strongest names in the aftermarket, with one of the largest ranges available. BGA are proud to supply our customers a leading range of OEM and OE quality Gaskets and Gasket Sets.
In addition to Gaskets, BGA also supply Oil Seals, Rocker Covers and Manifold Gaskets to complete our comprehensive sealing programme. APD stock a good range of all of the products BGA supply for cars and van applications.
APD stock a good range of Bilstein products from B12 Pro-Kit and Sportline products to B16 Damp-tronic and Ridecontrol products. We can also get the Bilstein B8 Off road shock absorbers.
Blue Print is the right choice when it comes to high-quality spare parts for Asian, American and British passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. In addition to precisely manufactured components, the brand offers the best possible service by providing technical information.
The Blue Print complete range consists of more than 23,000 items for professional vehicle repair. The spectrum ranges from standard service products to complex engine management components and a growing number of specialist tools. APD are heavily invested in both the Blueprint and Febi range stocking in excess of 10,000 different parts numbers in both the ranges.
BM Catalysts is Europe’s largest independent manufacturer of catalytic converters, diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and front pipes for the aftermarket. APD stock a wide range of Catalytic Convertors, front pipes and DPF’s at all our sites for car and light commercial vehicles.
Here at APD we stock a wide range of Bosch products with a complete range of diagnostic and workshop equipment and a wide range of spare parts-from new and exchange parts to repair solutions-for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.
APD have been a Bosch distributor for over 30 years and in this time have provided an array of Bosch workshop solution and diagnostic equipment for our valued customers. Popular Bosch products APD stock and supply include Injectors, spark plugs, glow plugs and wiper blades.
Comma is a world-class manufacturer and supplier of automotive lubricants and chemicals for passenger and commercial vehicles.
With over 45 years' experience, Comma Oil have been able to deliver products ranging from low SAPS engine oils for vehicles with Diesel Particulate Filters, to manufacturer approved antifreeze & coolants - Comma has it all.
APD are proud to stock and distribute Comma’s full range of lubricants and Coolants.
Dayco is a leader in the Original Equipment Market – partnering with global automotive and industrial manufacturers to design, develop and produce high quality products for light duty, heavy duty, industrial, agricultural, off-highway and recreational vehicles.
APD stock a wide range of Dayco’s V belts, water pump kits and timing belt kit ranges at all our sites and we have noticed that Dayco products are valued and highly competitive in todays market place.
Exedy is one of the world’s largest original equipment manual transmission and automatic transmission component manufacturers, supplying the leading passenger, light commercial, truck and bus manufacturers.
As OE suppliers to all Japanese passenger and commercial vehicle manufacturers, Ford, Chrysler, GM and many other vehicle manufacturers, EXEDY boasts a pedigree unrivalled in terms of quality and affordability.
APD stock a wide range of Exedy clutch because they supply OE for the following vehicles:
Febi have a range of more than 40,000 technical wear parts for passenger cars and commercial vehicles and this is growing steadily because there aim is to make new products available in the aftermarket as soon as possible.
APD choose to stock Febi because they keep an eye on current trends and developments so that customers are always one step ahead with a quality affordable product.
With over 431 million brake pads produced as Original Equipment in the last 10 years, it’s safe to say that Ferodo® has a rock-solid OE presence.
Ferodo is the premium braking brand and one of the global leaders in both Original Equipment and aftermarket products. The brand has excelled for over 100 years in leading technical innovation. Today, Ferodo is synonymous with excellence and a continued commitment to developing braking solutions for the future.
As a result, Ferodo has naturally become the preferred choice in the supply of Original Equipment, and a trusted name in braking. Indeed, Ferodo provides premium quality brake parts to the world’s leading manufacturers and the aftermarket. Of the 10 top selling vehicles in Europe, Ferodo® was factory fitted to 8 of them.
Pioneering research, innovative development, bold engineering and testing our products on the road all ensure the safety and reliability of our products. Quality is at the centre of what Ferodo does. These are the key reasons why APD have chosen to stock Ferodo brake pads, discs and shoes at all our branches.
First Line is an established world-wide supplier, with over 35 years' experience supplying premium quality automotive components to the vehicle aftermarket. The comprehensive portfolio offers an extensive range of over 40,000 references of Chassis, Engine and Braking components for all makes of vehicle.
APD have partnered with First Line and stock a wide range of its product portfolio including brake clutch and gear cables, radiator caps, steering and suspension products and turbo hoses to name a few.
For over a century, Gates has worked at the forefront of automotive innovation. Gates teams of automotive professionals design, develop and manufacture automotive parts that are found in millions of vehicles on the road today. The complete aftermarket solutions feature first-to-market and late model coverage on systems such as accessory drives, engine timing, fuel, cooling, and more. Gates parts are designed specifically for OE quality and performance requirements of your vehicle.
APD stock a wide range of all Gates product ranging from v belts for car and light commercial vehicles to thermostats and water pump kits.
Granville Oil & Chemicals is a British manufacturer of quality motor oils, automotive chemicals and workshop ancillaries. We also distribute some of the industry’s top brands including Turtle Wax®, Rain-X®, GUNK®, and Autosol®.
We are dedicated to providing a world class service to our customers and supplying them with the best that the automotive industry has to offer.
APD stock the full range of Granville products because the quality is exceptional and the produce some truly innovative products you can’t find elsewhere like the World leading quality Autosol and Rain-X products
GYS design and manufacture three product ranges:
HELLA offers a wide range of innovative electronics and lighting solutions for the automotive market.
Increasing the driver’s comfort and safety is as important to us as reducing CO2 emissions. Hella’s products also support reducing these values
APD stock and sell a range of Hella’s products including the full range of Alternators for all Mann Trucks and a good range of Hella’s engine management and lighting ranges.
Hella cover a wide range of products: Headlamps, ,multi-function lamps, interior lighting, electronics, energy management components, driver assistance systems, engine management, actuators and sensors.
APD stock 3 Quality brands from Schaeffler group INA, FAG and LUK.
INA innovative engine systems and components are crucial in helping to lower fuel consumption and emissions levels.
Every component is engineered to deliver quality, reliabilty and durability in timing drives, front end auxiliary drives, valve trains and cooling systems. APD stock all these products across our branch network.
In addition to performance air filters, K&N® manufactures a variety of other protection and performance products, including air intake systems, oil filters, fuel filters, cabin air filters, and home air filters. Over the course of five decades, we’ve built a reputation for exceptional quality and customer service that millions of customers trust. All K&N products undergo rigorous testing to ensure that they adhere to demanding quality standards. We stand behind our products with some of the most extensive warranties in the aftermarket.
Horsepower and torque claims are based on testing of an actual vehicle on a dynamometer before and after a K&N product has been installed. Horsepower/torque testing is performed on Dyno Jet 248 and SuperFlow 880E dynamometers, which measure actual brake horsepower and torque at the wheel(s) receiving power from the drive train. For most intake systems, dynamometer charts are available on the individual product pages under “Resources”.
K&N performs all airflow testing on a SuperFlow Corporation SF-1020 flow bench. The SF-1020 is a computerized flow bench capable of measuring airflow rates up to 1020 cubic feet per minute (cfm) at test pressures of up to 65 inches of water.
KYB is the largest hydraulic manufacturer in Japan, and one of the world’s largest suppliers of original equipment (OE) shock absorbers to vehicle manufacturers.
Over 1 million KYB shock absorbers are manufactured every week from KYB factories across the world, including the Japanese Gifu plant- the largest shock absorber factory in the world.
KYB also has 3 shock absorber factories in Europe producing for both the aftermarket and for vehicle manufacturers, as well as a state of the art coil spring factory.
APD stock a good range of KYB Shock Absorbers, Coil Spring and Strut Mount kits because they are high quality and perform very well on cars and light commercial vehicles.
Laser Tools offer a full range of traditional high quality hand tools but we are also well known for our ever increasing range of special tools designed to make easy work of difficult and awkward jobs. These tools are the result of feedback from the sharp end of the automotive industry - the actual technicians working on today's motor cars. When a problem is identified on specific vehicles our engineers devise a solution that is both cost effective as well as making the job easier for the technician - usually meaning that the work can be carried out on the vehicle in situ - rather than removing sub-assemblies and then removing and replacing the faulty component on the workshop bench.
Once thoroughly tested at our Southam Tech Centre, many of the specialist tools are manufactured at our subsidiary company, Eldon Tool and Engineering in Sheffield, where the whole production process is completed at one facility, from the original CAD design work and rapid prototyping, through machining and manufacture, to final packaging and dispatch.
The impressive range of engine timing tools is constantly being updated - when vehicle manufacturers introduce new engines our engineering team immediately start on the design of the relevant timing tool kits - Laser were first to market with kits for the new Ford EcoBoost
APD stock a comprehensive range of over 2000 tools in the Laser, Gunson and Connect brands throughout its branch network.
Lucas is a leading aftermarket bulb distributor, with stocks in excess of 3.5 million bulbs. From the smallest tachograph bulb to cutting edge xenon headlamps, Lucas is sure to have the bulb that you require.
The Lucas Automotive Bulb range consists of over 600 references covering cars, light and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and motorcycles. All are manufactured to the very highest standards using premium quality materials to ensure both high performance and reliability.
With over 99% vehicle parc coverage and a reputation for quality, the Lucas automotive bulb offering is the obvious choice for both aftermarket and original equipment dealers throughout the world.
APD stock a full range of Lucas Automotive Bulbs for car and commercial vehicles which are instantly recognisable as a brand you can trust, with a heritage dating back to the earliest vehicles on UK roads. The range has been continually developed over the years to remain at the forefront of technology whilst maintaining a broad coverage across classic cars.
MAHLE Original, Knecht, Behr, Metal Leve, Izumi, Clevite and BRAIN BEE. The selection offered by these brands gives strong market coverage, and they are continuously maintained and expanded as required.
APD mainly stock the Knecht brand of filters but we also stock a good range of Mahle engine cooling and air conditioning components. More information on Mahle products can be found on the links below:
More at www.mahle-aftermarket.com
Maypole are proud suppliers to the Leisure, Trailer, Automotive, Agricultural and Marine Trade sectors.
APD choose to stock a wide range of Maypole market leading towing and touring quality products.
Metelli manufacture over 13,000 parts. They make brakes and hydraulic parts, water pumps, transmission and engine parts with the meticulous quality that northern Italy is famous for.
Metelli make there own parts under 6 different brands. That puts them in charge of the supply chain so that they can ensure and monitor the safety and reliability of every part they produce.
As after-market specialists Metelli are good at looking beyond. This has helped them to grow in a sustainable way. For example, They invest heavily in both R&D and the technology needed for advanced production processes. APD invest in the Metelli branded water pumps and brake hydraulics products and we also stock our own unique range of brakes called Modero which is manufactured in Italy by Metelli.
Meyle manufacturing means more than just production of parts: manufacturing a part begins with the first idea for a product or for an optimised MEYLE-HD product. A great deal of time and effort go into research, the fine-tuning of specifications, prototype and quality tests, and coordination before an item can be manufactured by production machines and employees.
Due to the high degree of effort that our MEYLE engineers put into these steps, we take pride in our MEYLE parts, which are "ENGINEERED AND QUALITY APPROVED IN GERMANY". MEYLE parts are developed strictly in line with the guidelines and specifications of our own engineers at the Hamburg location, and overseen and tested in the production process.
Meyle’s production process is certified in accordance with the ISO/TS 16949 standard, which allows it to supply production parts to original equipment and vehicle manufacturers (OEMs). Thanks to high flexibility and short production times, Meyle can optimally respond to current spare part requirements in the independent aftermarket.
A combination of outstanding engineering expertise and flexible manufacturing options has made Meyle a development partner for premium OE manufacturers such as Morgan, which is based in the UK.
APD stock a wide range of Meyle products for German cars including VW Mercedes and BMW. APD particularly value the quality of the Meyle 4 year warranty HD range for steering and suspension components and we have invested heavily in stock in this area.
APD purchase the Polyguard range of automotive chemicals from Miswa.
Manufactured in the UK means APD can get next day delivery of bulk orders if needed as demand may require in Winter months.
NGK Spark Plugs is one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers. Specialized in the fields of ignition and sensor technology, the company supplies customers in Original Equipment and Aftermarket across the globe. Its product portfolio comprises spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition coils, and ignition leads under the brand NGK Ignition Parts as well as MAF and MAP sensors, lambda / oxygen sensors, and exhaust gas temperature sensors under the brand NTK Vehicle Electronics.
APD stock and sell a wide range of all of NGK’s products for both car and motorcycles.APD supply many car and bike racing teams with BKR8EIX CR9EIX Iridium spark plugs amongst other products.
Nissens offer engine cooling and air conditioning products for the international automotive aftermarket and customized cooling components, systems and modules to the renewable energy and industrial segments.
APD stock a wide range of Nissens Radiators, Intercoolers, Heater Matrix and Air conditioning products including compressors, condensors and blowers.
Here at APD we stock OSRAM bulbs because they have a large range of different quality bulbs for car, motorcycle, van and Trucks.
Osram advise there are some simple tests and maintenance you can perform at home to make sure your vehicles lights are operating properly:
APD supply a wide range of Ring Automotive products and Bulbs
Ring is dedicated to helping motorists, commercial vehicle specialists, and technicians get more from their vehicles. With research into new technologies, we are constantly innovating to bring high performance products into the aftermarket, including:
Hill starts, endless traffic jams and winding roads – clutches for passenger cars are subject to a wide variety of demands every day. SACHS clutches, clutch kits and car clutch parts in OE quality get car drivers into gear easily. They ensure great convenience and are particularly reliable. SACHS clutches for passenger cars are also convincing due to their long service life.
Today, the service life of individual clutch components is almost identical. The SACHS clutch kit for cars takes this into account by providing all relevant car clutch parts and components that are required for clutch replacement. These are usually the clutch pressure plate, clutch disk and clutch release bearing.
The kit’s scope of supply includes a special grease for assembly that guarantees perfect, long-term car clutch functioning after the replacement. With the SACHS clutch kit for cars, clutch replacements can be performed safely, effectively and swiftly.
SACHS clutch kits are available in various combinations. In addition to the modern XTend clutch pressure plate for cars, the most advanced kit also includes a dual-mass flywheel (DMF). Apart from the clutch kit with DMF and XTend, there are additional combinations, for example with concentric slave cylinder CSC. These are also available from SACHS.
APD stock a wide range of all the Sachs clutch kits and accessories connected with the clutch. In addition we also stock the ZF family Lemforder brand which is connected with steering and suspension components so we can provide a full ZF solution for you car or lcv or truck.
APD stock a range of over 2000 tools from Sealey which is now known nationally and internationally as a leading brand of professional tools and workshop equipment. Sealey have a reputation for providing the best products, best value and a service that is second to none.
Sealey is regarded as a leading brand by professionals and enthusiasts alike. Sealey provide in excess of 10,000 product lines designed for use in the trade. Catalogue sections include Hand Tools, Power Tools, Garage and Workshop, Bodyshop, Janitorial, Agricultural, Engineering and Vehicle Service Tools. Sealey continually strive to introduce new and innovative tools and equipment for the professional, which comply or exceed international standards, never compromising on quality to achieve value for money.
APD stock a wide range of Summit mirror glasses for car and light commercial vehicles.
The Summit range include:
Due to a high quality extensive range APD has stocked and sold this product for 30 years.
Tetrosyl is the largest manufacturer and supplier of car care products in Europe and is the UK’s biggest independent oil blender extending its global reach to 100 countries.
Tetrosyl leads the way in brand management with a fine blend of innovation, technology and design to bring the biggest retail brands in the industry to car care, automotive and home care markets.
Product ranges include Valeting, Winter, Crash Repair, Automotive Parts, Paint and a Home Improvement range. Tetrosyl has the ability to develop and launch products to market fast due to strong in-house capabilities.
APD stock a wide range of Tetrosyl’s brands including T Cut,Carplan, Wonder Wheels and Carlube to name a few!
APD stock and sell a wide range of Valeo products from Clutch Kits to Climspray which is used to clean the interior within a car van or truck
Here is some more information about this product and how it treats coronavirus
Paris, June 11th, 2020 – The solution used in Valeo ClimSpray™ has received certification from an independent medical laboratory for its compliance with European biocide efficacy standards.* The product, which disinfects and purifies vehicle cabins, has the ability to neutralize viruses (including coronaviruses), bacteria and fungi.
Valeo ClimSpray™ comes as a spray that can be used by anyone. It has an automatic effect: once sprayed in the cabin, it disinfects the vehicle’s interior in 15 minutes flat. The product has the dual advantage of not only preventing the spread of infectious microbes at the source, but also releasing a pleasant fragrance. Valeo ClimSpray™ is suitable for use on both plastic and rubber and does not leave any traces or stains behind.**
Since helping improve air quality is a key innovation focus for Valeo, the Group also offers a second product, Valeo ClimPur™, designed for use by professionals in vehicle maintenance and servicing. This product is diffused via the vehicle’s ventilation circuit to purify the air conditioning system. It cleans, disinfects and protects, while also preventing corrosion from evaporation, eliminating unpleasant odors and filling the cabin with a pleasant scent.
Valeo ClimPur™’s unique microscopic formulation and its ultra-fine droplets mean that the product is distributed evenly, ensuring a steady flow through the air conditioning circuit. The product is non-flammable, which guarantees safety for operators in vehicle workshops.
Valeo has also developed a range of comprehensive solutions for the end-to-end treatment of vehicles’ ventilation circuits. Installing Valeo’s cabin filters in a vehicle creates a powerful shield against pollutants, pathogens, pollen and allergens. Valeo’s offering of cabin filters comprises several ranges, the latest of which can block up to 97% of microparticles of 0.5 µm and above while delivering 99% efficacy against contaminants and viruses (tested according to ISO 18184).
* Product compliant with EN14476+A2 norm (proven to be effective against coronavirus-type viruses), EN1040, EN1275, EN1650, EN1276 and EN13697.
APD stock Victor Reinz gaskets from Dana who are a leading manufacturer of top-quality vehicle technology solutions that it develops and produces under the Victor Reinz® brand. Dana supplies a full-service range of outstanding products on a global scale, including sealing and shielding systems for the automotive industry; service parts for the open replacement parts market; gasket materials and special gaskets for industrial applications, alongside components for fuel cells.
APD sell a lot of the Victor-Reinz Reinzosil 300c Universal Silicone Sealant Rocker Cover,Sump 200ml, 70-31414-20
WD-40 protects metal surfaces against corrosion, shielding and protecting against moisture and other corrosive elements.
WD-40 cleans, getting under grease, grime, dirt and oil deposits for an easy, wipe clean finish. It’s great at dissolving adhesives too, helping to cleanly remove tape, labels, stickers and excess bonding materials.
WD-40’s lubricating properties are world-renowned; our secret ingredients are widely dispersed upon application, providing smooth and easy lubrication for moving parts and mechanisms.
WD-40 displaces moisture quickly and efficiently; it’s great for drying out electrical systems to eliminate moisture-induced short circuits.
WD-40’s penetrant capabilities make it a must-have in every home; use it to penetrate through rust-to-metal bonds and free up stuck, rusted or frozen metal components.
Easy to Use
WD-40 has never been easier to use thanks to the ingenious Smart Straw delivery system, which gives you both wide and narrow application choices, and makes sure you’ll never lose the straw again!
APD stock the full range of Wix filters. Wix are in fact the same company as Mann and Hummel now following the acquisition a few years ago.
Since 1939, WIX® Filters has been an innovator in filtration products. WIX designs, manufactures and distributes products for automotive, diesel, agricultural, industrial and specialty filter markets. Its product line includes oil, air, cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles, trucks, off-road equipment and manufacturing applications. For more information, visit www.wixfilters.com
APD stock the full Professional range of Wynn’s products which provide engine,fuel additive and spray solutions for all types of car and motor vehicles.
Further information can be found at https://www.wynns.uk.com/category/professional/
In 1895, Genzo Shimadzu, founder of GS, manufactured Japan’s first lead-acid storage battery. Now, over a century later, GS Yuasa are still one of the world’s largest global manufacturers of Lead-Acid and Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. For over 30 years, GS Yuasa Battery Europe Ltd have been Europe’s leading battery supplier and the number one choice for quality, performance and reliability.
APD STOCK A FULL RANGE OF YUASA BATTERIES AS YUASA IS OE SUPPLIER TO THE WORLD’S TOP VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS
GS Yuasa’s technology and core products are found in every sphere: