As one of the UK’s best known automotive aftermarket engineering specialists, renowned for its engine components. June saw them launch into another market sector with the acquisition of steering and suspension experts Howard Roberts Automotive.

Howard Roberts Automotive (HRA) have been engineering top quality steering and suspension products for over 30 years and supplies not only in its own brands of “HRA” and “Turning Circle” but is also an OES partner to most major international brands as well as the Independent Aftermarket.

With over 5000 references, HRA has an extensive offering which includes a full range of steering and suspension, track control arms, strut mounts, axle mounts and ball joints

BG Automotive has begun integrating the steering and suspension products into the BGA branded offering. The combination of BGA and HRA enables the business to enhance its engineering capabilities, technical support and the distribution network and will bring a range to over 30,000 product references, including cooling and lubrication, gaskets and seals, timing kit solutions, Camshafts and Drivetrain, Driveshaft and CV joints as well as Power steering pumps as well as the newly introduced steering and suspension.

Matt Greener, Marketing Director said, “this acquisition will give our customer’s access to one of the most comprehensive product offerings available in the aftermarket whilst strengthening and enhancing the overall BGA proposition”

Today BGA products are mainly applied to internal combustion engines, however, with the move towards hybrid and electric vehicles it is important that we continue to strengthen our customer offer, this acquisition allows us to move into new product groups.

BG Automotive (BGA) is part of the 4BG Group which was established in 1929 and is one of the largest, privately owned OE manufacturing groups within our market sector. Specialising in plastics, engine parts, mouldings and bespoke sealing products, serving the automotive, aerospace, oil and gas industries, along with many others.

To satisfy this expanding demand, 4BG have four plants throughout the UK along with those in South Korea and China, and are an OE supplier of automotive parts to many vehicle manufacturers such as AUDI, BMW, FIAT, HONDA, JAGUAR, MINI, MERCEDES, NISSAN, LAND-ROVER, RENAULT, VOLKSWAGEN, to name but a few.