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Bosal Ireland adds Gabriel shocks to range

Bosal Ireland is partnering with global shock absorber specialist, Gabriel to distribute the brand on the Irish market.

Bosal Ireland’s entry into the shock absorber market, follows the company’s successful entry into braking, with the respected Italian brand, Trusting.

Gabriel is a global manufacturer of OE quality gas and hydraulic shock absorbers,for both conventional suspension systems and strut type,or MacPherson strut, suspension systems.

The company’s aftermarket shock range mirrors the OE product employing the very latest OE technologies. The range also offers excellent coverage with 1,200 references, with 90 per cent coverage of the European car parc.

The crucial safety role that shocks play is also reflected by Gabriel’s rigorous product tests on the roughest terrain. Gabriel recommends shock absorbers should be changed on the axle in pairs every 50-60,000 miles.

With thousands of cars driving on Irish roads with faulty shocks and road conditions generally poor, potential for aftermarket shock business is excellent, and Bosal Ireland believes it is now in an ideal position to help garages, fitting stations and factors meet rising demand with the Gabriel range.

Bosal is well known for its high quality exhausts and towbars and has been distributing these products from its Dublin base for 31 years.

Managing Director, Philip Flanagan says the addition of the Gabriel range range of shock absorbers will fit well with the company’s current product portfolio.

He says, “These are exciting times for Bosal Ireland as we build a product portfolio to complement our core products manufactured by the Bosal Group in Europe. Gabriel is a highly respected brand and we firmly believe that we can make it one of the market leaders for replacement shocks in Ireland.”

Meanwhile, Trusting has made improvements to its brake products and production standards in the recent past, with 114 new references being added to the range.

In particular two main improvements have been put into operation. Trusting has increased the number of part numbers with with anti-noise shims. This action is directed at increasing confidence in its range of brake pads.

Trusting has added anti-noise shims to an additional 234 part numbers. About 75 per cent (more than 1,200 references) of the Trusting range now features anti-noise shims.

Trusting says its anti-noise shims match OE quality standards and are made in multi-layer rubber-steel-rubber.

Most of the shims will be presented like a kit in a plastic bag, which the mechanic can easily fit on the pads, which previously had to be put in the calliper.

In a separate development Trusting has added a scorching process (superficial burning) as standard, as part of the manufacturing process.

This process improves the friction coefficient, and will enhance early life performance.

For more information contact, Bosal Ireland on
01456 5644.