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MAHLE INNOVATION & UNCOMPROMISING QUALITY FPS partners with MAHLE Aftermarket, gaining access to the OE range of MAHLE Original Components and Victor Reinz sealing products. As one of the world’s 20 largest automotive suppliers and a renowned development partner to the automotive industry, the MAHLE brand requires little introduction to the automotive industry. With 170 production locations worldwide, MAHLE offers first-rate service solutions with its special equipment and spare parts in OE quality. The new relationship between FPS and MAHLE provides motor factors with an initial selection of over 250 MAHLE parts including valves, valve guides and sealing products on a same-day delivery basis. MAHLE is the A further 500 parts such as bearings, pistons and piston ring world’s largest sets are stocked for overnight service from manufacturer of pistons. FPS Sheffield. MAHLE also produces parts for Formula 1, with 8 out of 11 teams winning races with MAHLE products TAKING THE REINZ Over 1.5 billion Reinz gaskets have been produced to date since the inception of the company more than 90 years ago. With a strong track record for innovation, Reinz has continually improved gasket technology of the highest calibre for OE in new cars, top-quality replacement parts and industrial sealing products. With a broad spectrum of innovative products, Reinz is a preferred development partner to the European automotive industry and market leader in many product segments. Victor Reinz also provides sealing technology including head gaskets to Bugatti Veyron. THE MAHLE PROMISE Given the nature of the engine market where key suppliers focus on manufacturing those products where they are OE, no single Tier 1 engine supplier has the full range to be a complete provider. With this in mind, the addition of MAHLE will provide additional availability and car parc coverage bolstering the existing FPS Tier 1 engine portfolio. MAHLE Original is the “Global Star” within the MAHLE Aftermarket Brand Portfolio. The line of parts within this brand stands for uncompromising, high-quality engine components, for original equipment and aftermarket. This is backed by a strong research and development programme with an efficient network of international production sites. The MAHLE Aftermarket Service team provides advice and customer support to go with the components manufactured by MAHLE. The end-to-end aftermarket services include Customer-Information-System (CIS), training programmes as well as online catalogues. 12 MAHLE RANGE OVERVIEW ◼ 1921: First light-alloy pistons produced in Europe ◼ 1930: Produced first cylinder liners with steel nitride ◼ 1931: Ring carried piston registered for patent ◼ 2000: Steel-forged MONOTHERM® pistons with cooled ring carriers for passenger car diesel engines began production ◼ 2016: 20th anniversary of serving the UK aftermarket COMPREHENSIVE CATALOGUING The MAHLE catalogue is currently available to access via TecDoc and www.mahle-aftermarket.com. Further developments are planned to add these parts to MAM Autocat and F:Drive in the coming year. A selection of hard copy product group specific catalogues will also be made available to order. The Victor Reinz catalogue alongside MAHLE valves and valve guides are available on MAM Autocat, TecDoc and on the F:Drive, as well as via http://www.victorreinz.com/. For further information, please contact your local FPS representative. VITAL NEWS ISSUE 44