Who are they? Vol.1 Apec Braking

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Apec braking.

Back in 1965, a motor parts wholesaler opened in Bristol with the aim of providing exactly what the trade wanted. Established as the Automotive Power Equipment Company, it subsequently specialised in brake components and became Apec Braking.

50 years on, Apec Braking is firmly established as the leading specialist braking supplier to motor factors throughout the UK and Ireland.

They never compromise on quality or service, so they’ve earned a reputation that’s respected and trusted throughout the motor trade.

Apec Braking offers the best value range for the automotive trade: matching manufacturer’s levels of performance, comfort and safety, at significantly less than OEM prices.



Ready with the parts you need.

Apec offer Europe’s largest range of direct replacement braking products. Their range covers:

  • Brake pads
  • Brake discs
  • Brake drums
  • Brake shoes
  • Wear sensor lead kits
  • Fitting kits
  • Master cylinders
  • Wheel cylinders
  • Brake hoses
  • Adjuster bars
  • Calipers

Including parts for vehicles from the 1960s onwards.


In braking, trust is critical.

All Apec Braking components are precision manufactured to fit first time and use the latest generation materials. They are thoroughly tested to exacting performance standards that ensure they are direct replacements for OE parts.

Engineered to precise tolerances on advanced production lines, Their parts are accurately made for first-time fitting, and offer consistently high levels of performance and durability.

A €10m annual investment in R&D keeps Apec Braking at the forefront of braking technology – for example, by continually developing new friction materials to complement advances made by vehicle manufacturers’ new models.

Apec’s new products and current production samples are regularly and painstakingly tested to ensure consistent, optimum braking performance.

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General Traffic.

General Traffic stocks the full range of Apec Braking Parts, ensuring fantastic availability. For over 20 years Apec has been supplying General Traffic and are proud to be associated with a Business that has grown into a power house in North West Factoring.


December Coat for a Coat Promotion – Free Fleece Gilet.

This year Apec have introduced Coated Brake Discs and to help raise awareness of this, they running our Coat for a Coat Promotion. Throughout December, for every purchase of a matching set of Apec Brake Pads and Discs you will earn you a Coat for a Coat voucher. Collect just 4 vouchers to claim your Free Gilet