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Pagid, the UK’s biggest braking brand and part of TMD Friction, is to give a workshop in the UK a £10,000 upgrade, through their Workshop Winners campaign, taking place throughout summer.

Workshop Winners is open to any workshop that orders a Pagid product through Euro Car Parts throughout June and July.

The grand prize winner will receive a game-changing workshop upgrade, worth £10,000, while hundreds of instant wins will also be on offer.

The winner will be able to choose from the biggest range and best workshop equipment from Euro Car Parts Workshop Solutions – and Pagid will pick up the tab.

Instant wins include 18-piece pneumatic wind back toolsets, 10-piece pro brake toolsets, Workshop Winners t-shirts and A3 retro signs.

Sadie Jonas, Business Development Director IAM at TMD Friction said: “Workshops across the UK are working tirelessly day in, day out to serve their customers. Through our Proud to Fit garages, we already reward hardworking mechanics, but this summer we wanted to go one step further and give one workshop a game-changing £10,000 upgrade.

“I cannot wait to see the change this prize makes to the lucky grand prize winner, but Workshop Winners won’t just reward one UK workshop – as we will see hundreds of prizes given out to Pagid customers throughout June and July.”

Entrants to Workshop Winners must register their purchases at pagidwinners.com/enter and keep hold of invoices for proof of purchase, if selected as a winner. Find out more at pagidwinners.com.

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Pagid, the UK’s biggest-selling braking brand, is helping the next generation of motor mechanics by supporting automotive courses at Further Education colleges in the UK.

The latest college to benefit is Kirklees College in West Yorkshire, and Pagid has provided the Motor Vehicle department with a demo car for students to carry out brake fitting and repairs. Pagid has also taken part in the College’s Employability week with a guest lecture about apprenticeships and careers in the automotive engineering sector, and has invited the students to its braking performance testing ground in West Yorkshire.

The Pagid branded car is a Citroen C5, originally chosen as a demo car due to the fact it has an unusual front handbrake, and Pagid hopes that it will teach students the necessary skills and versatility when they are fully qualified.

It is based at the college’s specialist state of the art Engineering Centre, which includes maintenance and fabrication workshops, CNC and mechanical workshops, demonstration areas, classrooms, a large automotive workshop and spray booths.

Sadie Jones, Business Development Director IAM at TMD Friction said:

“At Pagid, we like to do our bit in helping the mechanics of tomorrow. The automotive department at Kirklees college is doing some great work, and it is rewarding to watch the students learning their brake fitting skills on the car we have provided.

We also supply Pagid technical bulletins and training materials to assist their studies and hope that it will all help them qualify with motor industry qualifications and succeed in the workplace”.

James Halligan, Curriculum Team Leader for Motor Vehicle at Kirklees College:

“The automotive students at Kirklees College are certainly grateful to Pagid for the loan of this demo car, and for the advice and other support it has supplied.

It’s so useful for our young people to be practising their skills on real cars, so Pagid’s initiative is most welcome in Further Education institutes such as ours. They also talked to the students about future careers and invited them to Pagid’s Proving Ground, where they can learn how braking performance is tested. It’s all great experience and knowledge that will pay off when it comes to examination time”.

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Pagid, the UK’s biggest-selling braking brand, has announced the results of its major review of the automotive aftermarket, after surveying 1,000 mechanics nationwide.

‘The Big Picture’ is Pagid’s mission to understand the challenges facing workshops in the automotive aftermarket in 2017. The extensive survey investigated the perceptions of what technicians look for when choosing brake parts, their opinions on braking brands, the biggest challenges mechanics and workshops faced in 2017, and more.

The results revealed a reassuring result for road safety with product quality featuring as the most important factor when looking for a braking brand. Forty-four per cent of those working in garages agreed with this, thoroughly beating price – with only 16% of respondents placing this as the most important factor.

When questioned on issues and pressures facing the automotive industry, the results showed that costs, finding reliable suppliers, attracting customers and coping with demand were all present in garages’ concerns for 2017.

There was good news for Pagid in the survey, with 94% of those surveyed ranking Pagid as either excellent or good, and of those 61% ranked Pagid as excellent. Meanwhile, 76% of garages said they buy Pagid always or often.


Sadie Jonas, Business Development Manager IAM at Pagid, commented:

“The results of our survey into the automotive aftermarket industry provided insights that we can all learn from, so it was important for us to share the results with the industry as a whole. The Big Picture survey helps garages and workshops see what their contemporaries braking brand preferences are, and what industry issues they face in 2017

At Pagid, we are continually developing our products and range for our valued customers, so it’s vital for us to listen to them to understand their issues, discover what they look for in braking, and find out how we can make their workdays more efficient”.

The survey also enabled respondents to add their own comments on the industry and on braking brands, with David Harrison of Walsh Vehicle Repairs in Mansfield stating, “Pagid are fit and forget. I have never had an issue”, and Joe Bird of Gmech Motors in Reading saying “Pagid are probably the best there is, always a perfect fit, and top quality performance on every car.”

The Big Picture review of the automotive aftermarket will now be an annual survey to discover the latest industry challenges and automotive developments for each year.

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The following statement has been issued to CAT from TMD Friction UK:


Following the recent sale of Andrew Page to LKQ Corporation, TMD Friction UK has been in discussions with the company to agree a deal to reinstate its relationship to distribute Mintex products.

Steve Firbank, managing director of TMD Friction UK, said: “We have a strong relationship with LKQ and it was a natural progression to strengthen our relationship with the company for Andrew Page to distribute our Mintex products.

“As well as working closely with our independent partners across the UK, the agreement with LKQ will ensure a wider distribution network for Mintex that has become a product of choice for garages.”

TMD Friction will also launch its Textar product into the UK market in 2017. Textar is a premium original equipment product and will offer factors and garages an alternative brand.

Andrew Page had been amoung the largest distributors of TMD products, but the latter had ceased supply in the wake of Andrew Page’s well-publicised financial trouble.

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Instagram_4Brake brand Pagid has launched a summer competition for the month of July. The draw has prizes including a beach holiday for two at the Blue Bay in Mauritius, indulgent Radisson Blu weekend hotel breaks, as well as some very cool Ray-Ban sunglasses.

To enter the comp, trade customers just need to make a Pagid purchase from Euro Car Parts in July, and then register their purchase on the dedicated ‘Pagid Summer Brake-Away’ website. Customers can enter as many times as they like as every Pagid purchase counts – so the more products bought, the more chances to win.

Customers need to retain their invoice to register the purchase on the website (and to claim prizes). Terms and conditions are on the organiser’s website.

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