Attending Automechanika Birmingham 2019

Automechanika Birmingham 2019 is quickly approaching – and Lodge Parts will be there!

A number of the Lodge Parts Team will attend the trade show, which runs on 4th, 5th, and 6th June.

We’re looking forward to seeing existing customers there, and making some new contacts. Feel free to reach out before the show to arrange a meeting with us.

As regular attendees of Automechanika both in the UK and Europe, we’re anticipating some positive discussion about new opportunities for the automotive sector in the coming years.

We look forward to seeing you in Birmingham 4th – 6th June.

Lodge Parts Join SMMT

We’re pleased to announce our membership of the SMMT – Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders – and look forward to working alongside the organisation in the coming months.

SMMT has a long history of supporting the automotive sector with contacts and expertise working across a range of areas.

Our membership allows us to further our work in the OE and aftermarket across the UK and Europe.

We expect to work closely with other members within SMMT in the near future.

SMMT Members

We’re IAAF Members!

Lodge Parts have joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation – IAAF – which opens up some exciting new opportunities for us in the aftermarket.

As we said to the IAAF upon joining:

As an OE specialist, we’re bringing our experience to bear with new projects focused on the aftermarket. Joining the IAAF was a simple but significant decision.
There are many challenges ahead for the aftermarket, and we look forward to being part of the IAAF and benefitting from their expertise in facing these.

IAAF chief executive Wendy Williamson was happy to see us join the organisation

We’re thrilled to welcome Lodge Initiatives as an OE supplier member, and very much look forward to them leveraging their experience to help us further augment our objective, which is to promote and secure the future of the independent automotive aftermarket to the benefit of our members and the sector.

We look forward to working with others within the IAAF and aftermarket in taking our projects forward in the near future.

IAAF Members

Announcing Ambush.Parts

Ambush.parts is our Performance Car Parts offering, including a range of performance parts and accessories for road use sold direct to consumers and within the professional trade.

Ambush is run by a specialist team within the business who focus on providing quality parts from a range of brands and excellent customer service via a retail website and other channels.

We offer an array of fast delivery options and a car fitment checking service to ensure the right performance parts reach consumers.

The Ambush mantra is ‘Sports performance for the road‘, which is embodied by the high-end braking products from our Rotinger UK Distributorship.

Ambush.parts was formally launched at the UK’s flagship performance car show, Autosport International in January, where the team introduced Ambush to some of the 95,000 car enthusiasts.

Take a look at Performance Car Parts available at Ambush.parts or contact us for further information.

Autosport International Ambush.parts Stand

Attending Automechanika Frankfurt 2018

We’re pleased to announce our attendance at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018 in the next few weeks!

A number of the Lodge Parts team will be present for the 25th anniversary of the show, which runs from 11th to 15th September.

We’re very much looking forward to meeting with existing customers and making new contacts.

As regular attendees of the show we anticipate positive discussion around the challenges and opportunities the automotive parts sector has in 2018/19.

If you’re going to Automechanika Frankfurt and wish to meet with us please get in touch.

Announcing Rotinger Distributorship

We’re pleased to announce our role as UK distributor for Rotinger.

Rotinger is a specialist performance brake disc brand respected across Europe.

The brand combine high-end manufacturing processes with excellent visual design to make brake discs at the leading edge of the market.

Rotinger hold the ECE R90 regulation certificate for UK and European markets, and Certificate TÜV issued by Certification Institute TÜV Rheinland.

Read a full introduction to Rotinger brake discs or get in touch for further information.

We look forward to working alongside Rotinger through 2018 and beyond as a key part of our Fast Road range of performance parts.

Lodge Nominated For Business Award

We’re pleased to announce that Lodge Initiatives has been shortlisted for the Export & International Trade Award by West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce.

This award recognises the strength of exporters in West Cheshire & North Wales. Companies being considered for this award stand out from the crowd on the international stage and demonstrate that they have generated significant and sustained increases in their export activity.

The criteria for shortlisting was that companies demonstrate:

The level of exports when compared to the size and sector of the organisation
The barriers that have been overcome e.g. languages
The degree to which products/services are new and markets non-traditional
Innovative approaches to establishing and entering new markets

We’re pleased the hard work our team puts in was recognised by the Chamber and we look forward to the forthcoming awards ceremony.

Unveiling The New Lodge Branding

We have new premises, and a new brand!

Our new brand reflects our continued role in bringing increased value to genuine and original equipment parts.

The Lodge Initiatives brand incorporates three specialisms: Automotive, Commercial Parts and Power Products. These three divisions allow us to further our ambitions across three key markets within the UK and Europe.

We look forward to engaging our new branding with customers throughout the new year.