GT Automotive becomes sole distributor of Riken

Specialist engine parts supplier, GT Automotive, has announced it has become the sole distributor of Riken’s range of piston rings in the UK.

As a market leader in the piston ring industry for nearly a century, Riken is a long-established and world-renowned company and GT Automotive is looking forward to growing the brand in the UK automotive aftermarket.

Riken is a technology-focused manufacturer, leading the way in product development in its field. Initially, GT Automotive will stock 1700 part numbers covering thousands of European and Japanese vehicle applications. Exceptional product support is also available to customers from Riken engineers and technicians.

All products are manufactured to an original equipment (OE) standards, according to manufacturing and Quality Management System standards ISO 9001, ISO 16949 and ISO 14001.

Oliver Croxson, GT Automotive sales director, said: “Piston rings are a key engine component and determine engine performance, so a high quality part is essential, and we’re delighted to have exclusivity of this advanced range.”

With customers looking for the lowest possible friction in a piston ring, Riken’s range of rings excels with their wide variety of surface treatment technologies, including Cr plating, Gas Nitriding, CrN, DLC, plastic or spray coating.  

These advanced technologies enables GT Automotive to offer a high-wear resistant and low-friction coefficient, while maintaining a superior seal within the cylinder at extreme temperatures and pressures.