HB Commercial opens brake refurb site

HB Comm

Service, parts and rental specialist HB Commercial has opened a remanufactured caliper and brake shoe facility at its parts supply centre in Bury St Edmunds.

The firm is based in Ipswich and operates workshops and support hubs in the port towns of Harwich and Felixstowe. It claims the new facility will cut costs by reducing its reliance on imported parts, improve reliability and speed up delivery. 

“As friction specialists, we have been re-lining brake shoes since the 1980s,” said operations director Oliver Brunt, “so the addition of the new facility is a natural fit. Our customers are now benefiting from the low cost, wide choice and fast supply, which the new service brings.”

“Being able to produce 90% of the market requirement on a same-day basis enables us to quickly respond to a wide range of parts requirements at an affordable rate. Furthermore, operators can reduce running costs, minimise down-time and, by reusing the components, make a positive contribution to the environment.”

DAF throws in 12-month warranty for charity truck auction

wolves truck

DAF will provide a complimentary 12-month driveline warranty for the winning bidder at JJX Logistics’ charity auction of its XF.

The logistics firm will sell its XF 460 FTG 6x2 tractor unit, sporting orange paintwork and Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club livery, on 18 September in aid of breast cancer charity Legacy4Lucy.

The mid-lift Super Space Cab model is fitted with Bluetooth, satnav and a fridge/freezer and has a reserve bid of £15,600, which the company expects will be “exceeded significantly”. All funds raised above that figure will go to the charity and it expects the truck will go to a local operator with connections to the club.

The sale will be conducted online as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and replaces JXX’s usual annual charity event.

“This is such a unique opportunity for what we presume will be a local haulier, although a top football club like Wolves will have supporters throughout the UK,” said DAF’s marketing manager, Phil Moon.

“The truck certainly has aesthetic appeal, but with the added peace-of-mind of our 12-month, manufacturer-backed driveline warranty thrown-in. It makes for a seriously attractive business proposition. We are very pleased to be able, hopefully, to make even more money for the Legacy4Lucy charity.”