New products, technical information, trade fair reviews and many more: On these pages we present what’s new and interesting at Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG and MEYLE products.
Acid test for MEYLE brakes: Antonio Albacete, runner-up in the European truck racing championship, relies on MEYLE spare parts
Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG has been supporting the team of Spanish truck racer, Antonio Albacete, since the beginning of the season in May 2014 with its brake discs and pads for commercial vehicles. He was racing go-karts at the age of 14 and two years later he turned to cars. After a successful career, Albacete changed to truck racing in 1997. He has been champion three times, runner-up five times and twice team champion in the FIA Truck Racing European Championship with his CEPSA-MAN team. This season too, equipped with MEYLE brakes, Albacete is on track to win the championship again. In the interview, Albacete and Sven Nielsen, Technology Manager at Wulf Gaertner Autoparts, talk about their collaboration and explain the special demands made on the brakes used in the truck.
As of now, Hamburg-based Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG supplies brake pads with a newly formulated friction material mix. Taking account of the changing requirements placed on state-of-the-art brakes the company's in-house engineers have developed a new brake pads friction material specially designed to suit the demands for driving comfort and braking performance of premium-class models and vans. In numerous real-time tests MEYLE Platinum Pads have demonstrated their supremacy. To reduce environmental impact resulting from brake pad scuff latest-generation MEYLE Platinum Pads – like the preceding models – do not use copper or any other heavy metal thereby reducing the level of noxious substances released to the environment as a result of brake pad scuff. Car technicians can find valuable advice on the removal and installation of MEYLE Platinum Pads in a new video of the "The MEYLE Mechanics" on the company's "MEYLE TV" YouTube channel.
At the Automechanika 2014, Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG will be exhibiting the latest generation of its premium MEYLE Platinum Discs with UV paint finish. State-of-the-art paint technology ensures even better anti-corrosion protection while adding a long-lasting brilliance to the brake disc's appearance. In addition, no oil film is required to protect the innovative surface of the MEYLE Platinum Disc – and where there is no oil, there is no need to remove it. The result: smoother repair procedures thanks to easier handling and quicker installation. Most Platinum Disc kits come with the locating screw already included. This saves repairers the extra work in ordering the screw separately and makes brake disc replacement more efficient. As another competitive advantage, the manufacturing of enhanced MEYLE Platinum Discs involves an environmentally-friendly process in which the pioneering finish is cured using UV light and which consumes significantly less energy than traditional coating technologies. The company hosts a YouTube channel called "MEYLE TV", where users can find a video featuring step-by-step guidelines for Platinum Disc replacement to professional standards. With "The MEYLE Mechanics" the company has launched a new YouTube project featuring repair tips and tricks from Meyle experts to facilitate day-to-day workshop routine.
After five eventful days, the Automechanika 2014 ended on Saturday. Numerous trade professionals and journalists from many countries showed great interest in the new products of Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG presented at the MEYLE stand. The media box with various animations, videos 3-D models and photo gallery proved to be extremely appealing and popular among trade fair visitors.
Wulf Gaertner Autoparts is presenting a wide range of innovations at this year’s Automechanika. These include the new MEYLE brake disks and pads, HD control arm sets for Mini and BMW, six newly developed MEYLE HD water pumps and a wide range of commercial vehicle parts. From its extensive service portfolio the company is also presenting practical oil change kits for top quality oil change.