The world famous “HEPOLITE” brand with their distinctive yellow and black packaging has announced plans to compliment their recently relaunched piston range with a range of Original Equipment specification piston rings.
The Hepolite brand has a long history of producing engine components and is well known for engine parts for many classic British vehicles, many of whom were supplied as OE with Hepolite branded piston, rings & bearings.
Paul Grosvenor, who has held positions at piston manufacturers including MAHLE & Kolbenschmidt and who is now responsible for the Hepolite product range comments “We have received a tremendous response to the relaunch of HEPOLITE pistons and many of our customers have requested that we develop the range with additional products. Piston rings is the first of these new products. Initially we will concentrate the range on premium material parts such as steel nitrided and DLC coated ring sets as well as applications where we feel we can add a higher value option to other suppliers in the market”
The initial range consists of rings sets not only for older vehicles, but also modern high-performance vehicles such as BMW M3 & M5 which use the BMW S65 V8 and S85 V10 engines. Grosvenor continued “The high-performance road car market is particularly buoyant at the moment, and many of these vehicles are either being used on the track in one make race series or as track day vehicle. Many of the well-known manufacturers are not only slow to respond to the demands in the market for these parts, but when they do the price level is very often close to that of OEM parts. With our HEPOLITE brand, when plan to offer parts that are competitively priced against OEM and established aftermarket brands with no compromise on quality or specification”.
All HEPOLITE parts are manufactured in world class facilities that are not only certified to international quality standards, but are also producing for global vehicle OEMS. Grosvenor comments “Quality is always the main point and one area where we will not compromise with the HEPOLITE brand. In fact, many of our parts are an upgraded specification when compared to other brands and OEM. For example, our BMW S65 / S85 rings use a ductile iron second rings to improve performance, our competitors are using cast iron and on other parts we have specified steel nitrided rings rather than chrome plated cast”.