Euro car Parts Stocks New Range of Hidria glow Plugs
By Maddy Price
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 11:39
Euro Car Parts, the UK’s leading distributor of parts for all makes of cars and light commercial vehicles, now stocks a new range of aftermarket glow plugs by European original equipment (OE) manufacturer, Hidria.
The winner of a prestigious European Business Award for innovation in 2014, Hidria is at the forefront of diesel technology. Its patented pressure sensor glow plugs enable cars to continually optimise performance, delivering improved fuel economy while reducing harmful emissions. Its latest glow plugs redefine efficiency, reaching temperatures of up to 1,000 degrees in less than two seconds.
– Hidria supplies OE glow plugs for Citroen, Dacia, Fiat, Ford, Iveco, Jaguar, Lancia, Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Suzuki, Vauxhall and Volvo.
-5-year warranty on premium aftermarket glow plugs from same production lines as OE.
With total sales of €246m in 2014, Hidria expects to be Europe’s number one OE glow plug manufacturer, and one of the top three premium aftermarket brands, by 2020. Importantly, Hidria aftermarket glow plugs are made on the very same production lines as its OE parts, and backed by a five-year warranty.
Hidria is the exclusive OE glow plug supplier for the new Citroen DS 5 1.6/2.0 Blue HDi (part number: H1 368) and Land Rover Discovery Sport 2.2 D (part number: H1 369). Other notable OE applications include Fiat Qubo and 500, Ford Mondeo IV and Transit, Jaguar XF, Land Rover Freelander 2 and Evoque, Mazda 2, 3 and 5, Mercedes-Benz A and B Class, Nissan Qashqai, Peugeot Boxer, Renault Captur, Vauxhall Corsa E and Volvo C30.
Jernej Kusterle, global aftermarket manager at Hidria,said: “This important distribution agreement is vital to achieving our target of being one of the top three premium glow plug brands in the European aftermarket by 2020. Our aftermarket parts are equal to our OE parts, made with the same materials to the same specifications and tolerances. OE manufacturers trust us and our game-changing five-year warranty will help us to earn the trust of UK independent repairers.”
Martin Gray, chief executive officer (CEO) of Euro Car Parts,said: “This new Hidria glow plug range has arrived at precisely the right moment. Half the UK car parc is diesel, glow plugs fail every 7-8 years, and the average car in the UK is now 7.8 years old. Garages are going to be changing a lot of these parts over the next few years, in many cases changing like-for-like, Hidria OE glow plugs with Hidria aftermarket glow plugs. Fitting premium quality is a no-brainer as the coil inside poor quality glow plugs can explode, damaging the piston – it is just not worth the risk. Hidria is a great new option and the complete range is in-stock at Euro Car Parts.”