Under its renowned Borg & Beck brand, the First Line Group (FLG) has already introduced 251 new-to-range (NTR) additions to its braking programme so far this year. These additions mean that the range consists of more than 4,000 ‘live’ part numbers, which makes it one of the most comprehensive in the aftermarket.
Among the 2014 NTR introductions are part numbers for several popular applications, which FLG believes are not readily available from other braking suppliers. These include front brake pads for the Vauxhall Adam 10/12 > (BBP2388), Renault Clio IV 11/12 > (BBP2407) and Ford Transit Custom 2.2TD 12/12 > (BBP2414); rear brake pads for the VW Golf VII 11/12 > (BBP2402); front brake discs for the Vauxhall Mokka 06/12 > (BBD5314) and Ford B-Max 10/12 > (BBD5316); rear brake discs for the Fiat 500L 09/12 > (BBD5312) and Hyundai i30 11/11 > (BBD5327).
The overall dry braking programme comprises 1,325 brake pads, 307 brake shoes, 1,422 brake discs, 175 brake drums, 115 wear leads, 449 brake pad fitting kits, 193 brake shoe fitting kits and 98 pre-mounted brake shoe fitting kits.
In addition to its dry and wet braking programmes, FLG has the necessary expertise to maintain their position as market leaders for their quality range of cables, which naturally encompasses brake cables. This in-house expertise has allowed the company to solve one of the aftermarket’s most complicated riddles: that of the brake cables for Ford’s Mk.V and VI Transits.
FLG has issued a product bulletin that clarifies the correct front, intermediate and rear cables fitted to all variations of these popular vans. The document details how the cables can vary depending on the vehicle’s wheelbase, the month it was manufactured, if it has single or twin rear wheels or if it is fitted with rear discs or drum brakes. There are a total of 38 different part numbers used on Mk.V & VI Transit models, so the correct identification of these parts is critical for product selection.
The primary aim of FLG is to offer customers the most pertinent Braking portfolio available in the aftermarket, with a particular focus on being first to market with coverage of the latest applications. The strength of the Borg & Beck brand coupled with the high specification and quality of the product, gives customers the confidence they are using premium components. The range is supported by a ‘best-in-industry’ catalogue, which is available in print and online.