Imperial Engineering retains contract to supply Arriva Bus UK

bus air braking parts

Imperial Engineering is pleased to announce that it has retained its contract to supply Arriva Bus UK with OEM air braking components from manufacturers including Knorr-Bremse and Wabco, for the 13th consecutive year.

Providing air braking parts to Arriva Bus UK since 2004, the leading PSV parts distributor has also regained its contract to supply the major operator with OEM air dryer and compressor parts in place of remanufactured products.  As a result, all the ‘Big 5’ bus companies in the UK: Arriva, First Group, Go Ahead, National Express and Stagecoach, are all now fitting genuine OEM air braking parts for the first time in over 15 years.

The decision to revert to OEM air dryer and compressor components, away from remanufactured parts, is of significance due to the problem of ‘oil carry over’ in the air compressor.  Oil carry over typically occurs when the mechanical parts in the compressor start to suffer from excessive wear, causing the compressor’s lubricating oil to enter the air system.  This can ultimately result in the air compressor failing, as well as damage to valves and seals throughout the air braking system.

John Dwight, Imperial Engineering’s Sales Manager, comments: “We are delighted that Arriva Bus UK has decided to renew their contract to source OEM air braking parts and components from Imperial Engineering, which marks the 13th consecutive year of our valued relationship.  The fact that all of the UK’s Big Five bus operators now all exclusively use genuine OEM air braking parts for the first time in 15 years is also significant and speaks volumes about the quality of the OEM products we supply, as well as the support provided by the OE manufacturers and ourselves to our customers.  We would be pleased to speak to any operators interested in fitting OE air braking parts to get in touch to see how we can help provide long-term cost savings without compromising on quality.”

Imperial Engineering has been supplying the bus and coach industry with premium quality parts and engineering expertise for over 50 years.  The company is a primary distributor for Dana, Knorr-Bremse, Wabco, Haldex and Meritor products and only sells brand new, genuine OEM parts, leaving customers safe in the knowledge that they are fitting the highest quality components to their vehicles.  Imperial Engineering offers a wide range of OEM PSV parts including air braking parts and friction products, propshafts, steering components, water pumps and turbochargers.  The company’s own van delivery service covers the whole of the UK and will collect old core upon delivery of the parts ordered.